April 29, 2016/Dispatch

May 10 Special Election, Baker Gets a “C” & More

In just over two weeks – on May 10 – voters on the South Shore will be electing a new state Senator. In Joan Meschino we have a great Democratic nominee who is the type of candidate capable of taking back a seat Republicans have held for over 20 years. We know what we are up against: Gov. Baker’s Republican machine and an onslaught of outside spending. Over our last four special election victories, including taking back a GOP seat, we’ve proven grassroots power beats outside spending — so let’s do it again!


Activists will be canvassing tomorrow in Hull talking about why Joan is the best candidate. Excitement is building, but in order for us to overcome the unlimited dark money on the Republican side, we need you to click here to join our grassroots effort.

Gov. Baker still refuses to tell us where he stands ending discrimination against the transgender community. After getting booed off stage at a recent LGBT event, Gov. Baker made national news – for the wrong reasons. 


Richard Theroux joined the growing list of strong Democrats challenging Republican legislators. Theroux, an Agawam City Councilor, is running to be a full-time State Rep and bring his vast local government experience to the State House. To learn more about Theroux’s campaign and help take back a GOP seat, click here

As Ted Cruz whines about the “personal sacrifices” he’s making to run for President, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reminds Cruz about the sacrifices working people need to make because of his harmful positions. Read more here

Click here to read an op-ed by  Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and State Rep Jim Arciero discussing a public safety bill they just filed to combat child pornography. 

Holding Gov Baker Accountable

Six leading environmental groups released a report card this week, giving Gov. Baker a “C” for his work on energy and environmental issues. Of note, Baker has already broken his promise to allocate 1% of the budget to environmental programs. Click here to read more. 

Click here for Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham’s column on Gov. Baker’s refusal to tell us where he stands on ending discrimination against the transgender community. 

Under Democratic leadership, we were used headlines for leading the nation in education, clean energy and business competitiveness. But now, here’s another story on Gov. Baker’s refusal to support ending discrimination.