Ted Harvey: Ed Markey right choice for western Massachusetts
To the editor:
Elizabeth Warren has quickly become known as the War Horse of the Senate for her championing the rights of the middle class. Like Warren, Ed Markey fights for what he believes in and will work tirelessly for the people of Massachusetts in the Senate.
How do I know this? His record. Ed Markey has been a champion of finding solutions to some of the biggest issues of our time, long before it was politically correct to do so.
These are the same issues we care about here in western Massachusetts, from affordable health care for all to sensible laws to protect our children from gun violence.
With all that Ed Markey has done in Congress, his work on climate change and environmental issues has perhaps been the most admirable.
Although they may have different letters after their names, when it comes to environmentalism, Ed Markey is the Teddy Roosevelt of our time. For example, Markey voted no on approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and has a 100 percent rating by the League of Conservation voters. We know the disastrous effects of climate change here in Massachusetts, from hurricanes and tornado to October snow storms. We need someone in the Senate who will work to combat climate change. Ed Markey has been leading this charge in Congress and will bring his experience and dedication to working to find a solution to the Senate.
We elected a strong senator in 2012. Let’s do it again this year and support Ed Markey for Senate.