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September 21, 2019


Launches 2020 Campaign in East Boston With Family & Supporters

Boston, MA – Today, Joe Kennedy III announced his candidacy for the United States Senate in 2020. Surrounded by friends, family and supporters at East Boston Social Centers, Kennedy highlighted the urgency of the moment and the issues he will center in this campaign.

Over the next three days, Kennedy will tour the Commonwealth highlighting the key challenges facing Massachusetts families including housing, mental health access and substance abuse, climate change, civil rights, economic justice and workers’ rights.

He will visit Boston, Salem, Dracut, Lawrence, Fitchburg, Greenfield, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, New Bedford and Attleboro in his first weekend.

See the latest from his announcement tour on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Kennedy said:

“I’m running for the United States Senate because our country is at a moment of truth. Donald Trump has forced a long overdue reckoning in America, and how we respond will say everything about who we are.

“But our focus must be bigger and bolder than simply stopping Donald Trump. We have to take on the broken system that gave rise to him in the first place -- the outdated structures and old rules, the everyday oppressions and injustices that hold our people back and have exploited American families for generations.

“Together, we’re fighting for a new politics and a new economy. A new America that stands up for every person who calls this country home. A just economy. Absolute civil rights. Humane immigration policy. A health care system of salvation, not scarcity. A justice system of equity, not oppression. A planet that will survive for our kids and grandkids. And governing structures that amplify, rather than ignore our people’s voices.

“I’ve spent my career fighting for the folks who have been shut out, let down and left behind. I’m running for the Senate to help build a system that won’t fail them any longer.

“Since Donald Trump's election, I have had countless conversations with my constituents. I’ve told them not to give up. I have implored them to do more. I have begged them to reach deeper, fight harder, put more on the line, because everything we believe in is at stake. I’m running for Senate to do the same.

“This isn’t a moment for waiting, for sitting on the sidelines, or for playing by old rules that don’t work anymore. This is the fight for our lives, the fight of my generation. I'm all in."

Posted on September 21, 2019 in Press Releases.