U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s “Leads and Delivers” Tour made a stop in Winthrop on Saturday for a campaign rally at Town Hall. Each stop on the tour is designed to highlight the ways that Sen. Markey has delivered for cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.
A large and enthusiastic crowd of residents gathered on the Town Hall Lawn to welcome the popular United States Senator to the town and show their support for his re-election. The supporters began cheering as soon as Sen. Markey disembarked from the campaign tour bus.
Winthrop For Ed Markey Campaign Organizer Alicia DelVento welcomed residents to the rally.
“Like all of you, I have been so energized to make sure we re-elect Ed Markey not only because he’s a fierce fighter for issues that will make a difference for my generation, but because he’s a fierce advocate for issues that will improve the world we live in for generations to come,” said DelVento.
“The movement to protect our planet has not only ignited us, the next generation of voters, but has led us to join the fight of many activists that have come before us,” continued DelVento. “Without Ed’s leadership and Green New Deal-maker skills, many of the next generation of activists would never have joined the fight.”
Speaker Robert A. DeLeo began his remarks by noting that Sen. Markey had previously served Winthrop well as its congressman. “Isn’t it wonderful to be here in Winthrop with Ed Markey, a place where I believe it all began – right here in Winthrop?
“I have had the honor of knowing Ed Markey since my days as a member of the Board of Selectmen and he was a congressman, and I can tell you that knowing him since those years, he’s been fighting for the environment long before it became fashionable,” said DeLeo. “He knows that climate action meant protecting towns like Winthrop from flooding, erosion, massive coastal storms and rapidly warming waters.
“Ed Markey gets it done,” said DeLeo, drawing applause from the audience.
Sen. Markey thanked the many residents for their support of his campaign and his efforts representing the town of Winthrop in Washington, D.C. He noted Speaker DeLeo’s exceptional leadership of the Mass. House of Representatives and the great partnership in government they have enjoyed through the years, one that has led to Winthrop completing several federally funded projects.
Markey delivered a spirited address that cited the critical need for bold climate action and the importance of protecting the town’s natural resources. He received a warm ovation from the crowd as he continues to build momentum in his campaign for re-election heading into the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 1.