In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Shepard campaign.
FRAMINGHAM – Margareth Shepard has earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in her campaign for state representative for the 6th Middlesex District.
“Now, more than ever, the feminist community needs to be proactive in helping candidates for office work towards NOW’s priority areas: reproductive justice, LGBTQ equality, economic justice, gender based violence, civil and constitutional rights, and racial justice,” said Mass NOW PAC.
“It is humbling to be endorsed by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women,” said Margareth Shepard. “Mass NOW has long advocated for the values shared by the vast majority of Framingham residents, notably women’s rights, social and economic justice, and the end to intimate partner and gender based violence. As your state representative, I will sponsor and co-sponsor legislation to further ensure that our Commonwealth truly embraces its core values of equity and justice.”
The mission of Mass NOW is to “pursue equity, act for justice, and build intersectional feminism in the Commonwealth.” Over the last fifty years, the organization has become one of the leading feminist organizations in Massachusetts.
In addition to Mass NOW, Margareth Shepard has earned the endorsements of SEIU Local 888, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Brazilian Policy Center, Mass Alliance, Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers & Scientists, 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.
Margareth Shepard is running to be the state representative for the 6th Middlesex District, composed primarily of South and Downtown Framingham.
Learn more about her campaign here: www.margarethforstaterep.com