Press Releases

  • New Ed Markey Campaign Ad: “Pay”

    The Markey for Senate campaign today released a new ad, “Pay,” which highlights Rep. Ed Markey’s (D-Malden) leadership holding oil company executives accountable for the deadly BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and his relentless efforts to protect the environment and make polluters pay. More »

  • Clean Water Action Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

    Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement today after receiving the endorsement of Clean Water Action:

    “In Congress, I have worked to protect the environment and promote clean energy, and I am honored to receive the endorsement of Clean Water Action on behalf of its 50,000 Massachusetts members. America needs to unleash a green revolution that will combat climate change and create clean energy jobs that will transform the economy of Massachusetts and the nation. I will continue standing up to the polluters and special interests harming our environment, and I want to bring this fight for a clean energy future to the Senate.” More »

  • American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts Endorses Ed Markey For Senate

    Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement today after receiving the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts (AFT):

    “I am so proud to have the support of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts, whose members are some of the most dedicated individuals I know. More than simply educators, our teachers are role models – for our children and for the communities they serve every day. I’ve spent my time in Congress fighting to provide the best education possible for our children, and I’ll continue the fight in the Senate for more teachers, better schools and smaller class sizes.” More »

  • MassEquality Endorses Ed Markey

    Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) received an endorsement for his commitment to LGBTQ issues from the leading statewide grassroots organization, MassEquality. The group represents residents from across the state on a wide variety of issues that ensure the LGBTQ community continues to receive important protections. Time and again, Ed has stood up for equal treatment for those in same-sex partnerships. He co-sponsored legislation that would change the tax code to allow domestic partners to qualify for employer-provided insurance. And Ed supported a bill that would provide spousal health care, retirement and other benefits to all federal civilian employees with qualifying same-sex domestic partners. Ed also co-sponsored legislation to unite American families by providing same-sex partners of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the same immigration benefits as different-sex spouses currently enjoy. More »

  • SEIU Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

    Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement today after receiving the endorsement of the Massachusetts Service Employees International Union (SEIU):

    “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the SEIU State Council and its 85,000 members. SEIU is at the heart of the labor movement, fighting tirelessly to improve the lives of workers in Massachusetts and throughout the country. I have spent three decades standing up for working families and advocating for good jobs, fair wages, and quality and affordable health care. I want to bring this fight for working men and women to the Senate, and I look forward to working with SEIU to build a future that makes the American Dream achievable for all.” More »

  • Planned Parenthood Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

    Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement today on Planned Parenthood’s endorsement of his campaign for U.S. Senate:

    “I am honored to have the endorsement of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate. John Kerry was a steadfast champion for women’s health, and after decades of fighting for Massachusetts women and families in the House, I am eager to partner with Elizabeth Warren to continue that legacy in the Senate.” More »

  • Markey Campaign Kicks Off State-of-the-Art Canvass Effort with More Than 100 Events Statewide

    Medford, MA – Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) took to the streets and launched his campaign’s canvassing effort in Brookline and Milton with dozens activists and elected officials. Ed knocked on doors and asked for support to bring his fight for Massachusetts families to the U.S. Senate. Attorney General Martha Coakley joined supporters in Somerville, while Medford Mayor Mike McGlynn spoke with activists in his hometown. Ed joined State Senator Brian Joyce in Milton and spoke about going to the Senate to pass climate change and gun control legislation, and to ensure the rights of women and the LGBT community. By the end of the weekend, more than 700 Markey for Senate canvassers will hold more than 100 events and knock on thousands of doors throughout the Commonwealth. More »

  • Markey Builds Statewide Grassroots Campaign, Collects More Than 52,000 Signatures to Qualify for Senate Ballot

    Medford, MA – Today, in a display of the breadth and strength of his statewide grassroots campaign, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) announced volunteers had collected 52,307 signatures to put his name on the ballot for U.S. Senate, more than any other candidate in the race. Ed was joined on the steps of the Massachusetts State House by supporters from throughout the state, where he thanked the 2,850 volunteers who held 1,123 events over the past 25 days to collect signatures required to put his name on the ballot. Ed, joined by volunteers from Pittsfield, Springfield, Cambridge and Lowell, among others, then marched the tens of thousands of certified signatures to the office of the Secretary of State. Supporters walked with signs listing the number of signatures each city collected and issues such as gun control, equal rights, climate change and job creation as reasons for their support for Ed’s campaign. More »

  • Markey Highlights Economic Opportunity through Quality Health Care and Education at Western Mass Campaign Stops

    Medford, MA – Today, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) joined Western Massachusetts supporters and local leaders at a grassroots organizing meeting in Holyoke where he shared priorities for his grassroots campaign, plans for economic growth, and commitment to creating economic opportunity for all through affordable health care and quality education. More »

  • Markey Celebrates Successful Signature Gathering Drive with Live Webcast to Supporters

    Medford, MA – Tonight, to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers who held thousands of events to gather signatures to put Ed’s name on the ballot for U.S. Senate, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) joined some of his most committed supporters via live webcast to celebrate their efforts and share next steps for the grassroots campaign. More »