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Ed Markey will be kicking off his grassroots campaign on Cape Cod tomorrow at 11:30
Cape Codders will have an opportunity to meet Ed Markey tomorrow.

Many of the cogs that powered the local grassroots machine working for Elizabeth Warren are already in place for Markey.  This visit gives him the chance to speak with those people who have already committed to work on his campaign, and to introduce himself to anyone in the area who is curious about where he stands on the issues.  

This event is open to the public.

We have been told by the campaign that a website is being developed and material will be printed soon.  All of the pieces that took months to put together for Elizabeth Warren are being assembled on an abbreviated schedule.

Oh, by the way, we haven't heard from Stephen Lynch.  Issues important to Cape Codders aren't that much different than other areas of MA, so why has Lynch maintained a distance?

There are a lot of strong women here on Cape Cod who are not happy that someone who is pro-life is running as a Democrat for the US Senate.  It is almost surreal that we have to deal with that attitude from the left.  We fought Scott Brown, and for many of us women’s rights were the tip of the spear.  Lynch? Well, it is hard to understand.

Lynch could be explaining himself to us, but again, not a peep.  

In the mean time, in addition his support of women’s rights, Ed Markey’s strong record on environmental issues is great start.

Cape Cod is dealing with a looming crisis regarding wastewater management.  Our coastal embayments, rivers, lakes, ponds and coastline are all at risk, and in many cases already suffering and our sole source aquifer is threatened.  The solutions are all more expensive than our local budgets can handle.  Regional approaches are being developed, but we will need help from the federal government.

Tomorrow is our first close-up glimpse of “Candidate Markey.”  If you know anyone who is in the area, please tell them to head into Hyannis for the event.  We need a strong showing. Yes there is the threat of yet another storm- but it won’t begin until Saturday night, and it looks like we might turn the tables on this one, the bulk of the snow will be inland this time. Cape Cod might be spared this time around.  

Announcement:

COME AND MEET ED MARKEY!!

Cape Democrats will welcome Rep. Ed Markey this Saturday February 23, at the Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road (ROUTE 28), Hyannis at 11:30am

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to come hear his message of action to protect the environment, women’s rights, jobs in Massachusetts and to curtail the power of the big oil companies.

Markey is running for the U.S. Senate seat just vacated by Sen. John Kerry when he became the Secretary of State.  The primary is April 30.  The Special Election is June 25.

Markey’s long record of environmental activism is of special importance to Cape residents.  
 Learn more on Saturday.

Check our website for more information

1:47 PM PT: As the wife of a building trades union "brother" I am disappointed in my husband's union. The Affiliated Building Trades Union announced an endorsement of Lynch today.  Of course, they did endorse Clinton over Obama, but to me it shows the male dominated unions don't get the whole pro-choice/pro-life issue.

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Originally posted to 51 Percent on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM PST.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans.

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