Political Notebook: Oct. 17, 2020

Published: 10/16/2020 3:51:56 PM
Modified: 10/16/2020 3:51:47 PM
LaRose endorsed by United Food & Commercial Workers Union

The LaRose campaign announced it has secured another key labor endorsement this week from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459.

“UFCW Local 1459 represents around 5,000 members in Western Massachusetts and Vermont. Our membership includes those in retail food, food co-ops, school bus, public sector, and many more. We are confident that you will be an ally in the fight to protect union members across our state as well as supporting important priorities that impact membership.

“During COVID, many workers in the food and commercial industries have served on the front lines as essential workers. The least I can do as an elected official is continue to ensure they are taken care of as they have taken care of us. The UFCW’s endorsement is an honor.”

LaRose, a Democrat, faces Susannah Whipps, an Independent, in the Nov. 3 election for state representative in the 2nd Franklin District.

To learn more about his campaign, visit https://www.willlarose.com or contact the campaign at wlarose124@gmail.com.

Oct. 24: Dems to rally on Uptown Common

ATHOL — The Biden-Harris Democrats United will rally at the Athol Uptown Common on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. (rain date: Oct. 25). Organizers say they will have speakers boosting the candidacy of Biden-Harris, while others will be supporting, in addition, the down ballot Democrats. Social distancing and masks are required.

Confirmed speakers include:

U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern; Gus Bickford, Chair of the Mass. Democratic Party; Mass. Sen. Anne Gobi; Democratic Mass. State Rep. Candidate Will LaRose; Democratic Mass. State Rep. Candidate Samuel Biagetti; Sen. Steve Brewer (Retired); Former Sen. Denise Andrews; Alexandre Schwanz, Selectman and School Committee Member in Orange; Mitchell Grosky, Chair of the Athol Democratic Town Committee.

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