April 27, 2018
Second Endorsement by Leading Progressive Organization for Stewart’s Campaign
Mary Ann Stewart, Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 15th Middlesex district, received the endorsement of the Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts (PDM). PDM joins Mass Alliance in supporting Stewart’s campaign.
“I’m proud to earn the support of leading progressive organizations such as the Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts,” said Stewart. “The gathering support I’ve received will help us continue to grow our campaign for bold progressive leadership.”
PDM is a statewide network of progressive activists, dedicated to promoting economic, social, and environmental justice, truly democratic government, and progressive values in Massachusetts. Active since 2003, PDM pursues these goals through sustained grassroots work on issues at the state and local level, supporting progressive candidates, and enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of activists through trainings, network building, and collaboration with other progressive organizations.
Stewart has been touting her progressive credentials in the campaign, making note of her extensive work on education equity through the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the National PTA. She’s been a longtime activist in Lexington, working to oppose the repeal of the state income tax in 2008 and leading on better funding options for public transportation and public education.
“I’m running for State Representative because I’m committed to Lexington and Woburn’s shared values of fairness, opportunity, and equality for all people,” said Stewart. “I look forward to speaking with voters in the community about their concerns.”
The Democratic Primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. The 15th Middlesex district consists of all of Lexington and Woburn wards 1 & 7. For more information on Mary Ann Stewart’s campaign, voters can visit www.MaryAnnStewart.org.
April 4, 2018
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes, has recognized Mary Ann Stewart for State Representative for standing up for gun violence prevention and gun safety as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate.
“As the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country,” Brynne Craig of Moms Demand Action wrote, “Everytown for Gun Safety’s tens of thousands of volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors, and millions of supporters are dedicated to common sense reforms that protect the 2nd Amendment and also make our communities safer.”
Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters. The official Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate logo demonstrates to voters and volunteers that Mary Ann Stewart stands for common sense gun safety.
Mary Ann said she is honored to have received this recognition from Moms Demand Action.
“Reducing and preventing gun violence is a public safety issue, not a political one. Over 35,000 Americans are killed every year by gun violence and thousands more are injured. Doing more to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and people with dangerous histories, knowing that respecting rights and protecting people go hand-in-hand. Common-sense public safety measures make our communities safer and save lives.”
March 9, 2018
“Mary Ann has been a tireless leader in her community and across Massachusetts for public education, transportation, revenue, and working families”, explains Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director of Mass Alliance. “Serving as a State Representative will enable Mary Ann to further extend her leadership within the Progressive Caucus in the State House.”
Mass Alliance member organizations advocate on a wide variety of issues, including civic participation, civil rights, economic justice, education, environmental issues, healthcare, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and workers’ rights. They provide clear leadership for the progressive community, cultivate and empower progressive leaders, and assist them in ultimately winning their elections.