9/11 Anniversary

Twelve years ago our world was turned upside down by a mindless act of terrorism. Today we honor and remember those who lost their lives and we continue to salute the families whose lives were irrevocably changed. If you see a first responder today, thank them for their continuing service.

This nation was built by hard-working and skilled laborers and courageous union organizers to whom we and every generation owe a deep debt of gratitude. Even more, we owe workers the promise of equity, justice, and fair pay for a fair day’s effort. We must not allow disparity to dominate America’s economic landscape. Happy Labor Day!
Don Berwick 
Today, hundreds of fast food workers in Massachusetts are taking part in demonstrations for fair pay and benefits. I am humbled by their act of courage, and it serves as a reminder to all of us that ‘Freedom from want’ and ‘freedom from fear’ are goals as important, worthy, and winnable now as when those phrases first were uttered. As a candidate for Governor, I promise to support the men and women rallying today on Boston Common and to aim for a feasible living wage as a basic standard for all.
Don Berwick
Realizing Dr. King’s dream remains relevant, urgent, and right. It was not then, and is not now, in any sense automatic. It requires vocal and visible leadership toward justice, jobs, and freedom – this moment and always.
Don Berwick
On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment became law, giving women the right to vote. We cannot let up on the fight to ensure men and women are afforded equal rights— in every aspect of life. Happy Women’s Equality Day!

On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment became law, giving women the right to vote. We cannot let up on the fight to ensure men and women are afforded equal rights— in every aspect of life. Happy Women’s Equality Day!