FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Kristen Day
September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC –Democrats For Life is proud to announce its endorsement of the following Democrats running for re-election, citing their consistent effort to defend and protect life at all stages:
Michael Rush (Norfolk and Suffolk), Thomas Kennedy (2nd Plymouth and Bristol) and Richard Moore (Worcester and Norfolk)
House of Representatives
Alan Silvia (7th Bristol), Marcos Devers (16th Essex), Brian Michael Ashe (2nd Hampden), John Velis (4th Hampden), Thomas Petrolati (7th Hampden), Angelo Puppolo (12th Hampden), James Arciero (2nd Middlesex), Thomas A. Golden (16th Middlesex), David Nangle (17th Middlesex), James R. Miceli (19th Middlesex),Timothy Toomey (26th Middlesex), James Dwyer (30th Middlesex), Paul Donato (35th Middlesex), Collen Garry (36th Middlesex), Bruce Ayers (1st Norfolk), Walter F. Timilty (7th Norfolk), John H. Rogers (12th Norfolk), Thomas J. Calter (12th Plymouth), Nick Collins (4th Suffolk), Russell E. Holmes (6th Suffolk), Edward Coppinger (10th Suffolk), Angelo Scaccia (14th Suffolk), Stephen Dinatale (3rd Worcester), Dennis Rosa (4th Worcester), and Mark Dowgiewicz (18 Worcester)
Secretary of the Commonwealth
William F. Galvin
Marilyn Pettio Devaney
“We support the listed pro-life candidates,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats for Life, “with a reminder to the Democratic Party that it is stronger with diversity in its ranks. These members strengthen our big tent and the ability to pass critical legislation to assist the hard-working families in Massachusetts.”
Democrats For Life of America was founded in 1999 to mobilize Democrats at the local, state, and national levels. DFLA’s primary mission has been to elect pro-life Democrats, support pro-life elected officials, promote a pro-life plank in the Democratic Party platform and achieve legislation that fosters respect for human life. Democrats for Life of America is one of over 200 member organizations of Consistent Life, an international network for peace, justice, and life.
“As a pro-life Democratic resident of Massachusetts, it is exciting to see these candidates receive this important endorsement” said Jack Cahalan, spokesman for the DFL chapter in Massachusetts. “I am proud of them for their advocacy for the whole life position. We know we can count on them to stand up for the unborn and all those who need assistance in our great state.”
The Massachusetts chapter of Democrats for Life has been recently reorganized. It is committed to building a strong pro-life advocacy group within the state and supporting pro-life Democratic elected officials.