Governor Deval Patrick's (D. MA) daughter, Katherine, and LGBT rights activist, is backing Carl Scirotino (D. MA-05) in the special election to fill Senator Ed Markey's (D. MA) congressional seat:
This is the first campaign I have gotten to endorse in, other than my dad’s of course. I’m backing Carl, not only because of his work on LGBT rights, but also because of his work as a progressive leader.
BOSTON - NOVEMBER 21: Carl Sciortino, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, is photographed at the State House in Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
I want him to be our next Congressman. I want him to be there to stand up to the Tea Party. I want him to be there fighting for women's rights, education and the environment.

But, as we learned in 2012, 2008, and yes, 2006, we don't get great progressive leaders just by wanting. We need to do the hard work to make it happen.

I'm going to be working hard volunteering with the campaign to get Carl elected to Congress over the next 12 days. Can you join me?


The campaign has reached out to tens of thousands of voters, built grassroots teams, spread Carl's message and created a fantastic ad - but everything will be decided in the next 12 days.

We need to make sure voters know about Carl, and make sure they vote on October 15th. Please click here to sign up to volunteer and help get the word out in these last few days!


That's how we won in the past, and that's how we'll win in 12 days.

Thank you so much!

Katherine Patrick

The special election primary is October 15th.  Click here if you would like to volunteer for Sciortino's campaign:


Originally posted to pdc on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans, Kossacks for Marriage Equality, LGBT Kos Community, Milk Men And Women, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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