In full transparency, the following is a press release from the the Shepard campaign.
FRAMINGHAM – Margareth Shepard has earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers & Scientists (MOSES) in her campaign for state representative for the 6th Middlesex District.
“MOSES recognizes your commitment to public employees and retirees, and we are proud to endorse and stand with you in your candidacy,” wrote Patrick Russell, President of MOSES. “We look forward to working with you as you continue to advocate for policies that protect hard working state employees and make the Commonwealth a great place to work and live.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of MOSES,” said Margareth Shepard. “Organized labor plays such a vital role in advocating for working families, and public employees are instrumental in efficiently and equitably serving all our families and communities.”
MOSES represents over 3,300 public employees of the Commonwealth who perform important work at thirty state agencies. Represented employees enclude construction inspectors and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), environmental engineers and Hazardous Materials Team members at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), regional planners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and wage enforcement inspectors at the Attorney General’s Office.
In addition to MOSES, Margareth Shepard is also supported by several other labor and workers’ rights organizations, including SEIU Local 888, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Brazilian Policy Center, and Mass Alliance, a coalition including ten labor unions.
Other endorsing organizations and elected leaders include Bay Stonewall Democrats, MasEquality PAC, the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action, Progressive Massachusetts, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Massachusetts Voters for Animals, Senator Jamie Eldridge, Rep. Jack Lewis, Rep. Danillo Sena, former Rep. Pam Richardson, City Councilor Tracey Bryant, City Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales, City Councilor Adam Steiner, former City Councilor Robert Case, former City Councilor Judith Grove, School Committee Member Beverly Hugo, former School Committee Member Geoffrey Epstein, and Everett School Committee Member Marcony Almeida.