This is going to be a very busy Election Day! There are several hotly contested races at the state, county and congressional levels. The polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm so you've got lots of time to vote! Let's start with where to vote. Not sure where to vote?
Election Day is Tuesday, September 4th and there are several big races with none bigger than the Democratic Primary for the 7th Congressional District. Congressman Michael Capuano is being challenged by At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. The two have faced off in numerous public debates, discussions and they both agree that they are very similar in what they believe and support. So who are you voting for Capuano or Pressley?
There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and we need it now.
By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now, the Administration officials who said they could easily reunite children and parents are failing to meet a court order to do so, because it turns out they can’t do what they said. I traveled to the Texas border a few weeks ago to get more information about what the federal government is doing to families there. Along with Congressional colleagues, I traveled to the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, where those who are detained at the border are first sent.
Congressman Michael Capuano will be in Jamaica Plain this Sunday to participate in a JP Progressives' candidate forum at Doyle's Cafe. Capuano was first elected to Congress for the 8th District in 1999, and after redistricting he was elected to represent the 7th District in 2013. This fall Capuano is being challenged in the Democratic primary by At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. This forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, who invites the public to ask Capuano questions through slido.com (code #5492). Pressley previously participated in a JP Progressives candidate forum this year, and a video of that forum is viewable here.