Pease Endorsed by Our Revolution UMass Amherst

WORTHINGTON — Our Revolution UMass Amherst has endorsed Casey Pease for state representative in the 1st Franklin District.

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“This campaign season has shown that if we come together behind bold progressive fighters, we can win. Casey Pease has shown himself to be one of those fighters” said the Our Revolution UMass Amherst statement. “On the ballot this September 4th, we have a candidate who has dedicated himself to the fight for a stronger and more prosperous Massachusetts.”

Our Revolution UMass Amherst, a chapter of the national movement born from Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, seeks to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate people’s political consciousness. Their platform supports candidates who fight for working class families, progressive values, and to get big money out of politics.

“I’m proud to be the only candidate in the race with campaign finance reform and getting money’s influence out of our politics as a part of my platform. I brought a resolution to get money out of politics and overturn Citizens United to my town meeting before I was old enough to vote,” Pease wrote in his endorsement application.

Our Revolution UMass Amherst also cited Pease’s progressive policies to fight climate change, improve election processes, protect vulnerable communities, reform opioid treatment, and achieve debt-free higher education as reasons for their endorsement.

Along with Our Revolution UMass, Casey has received endorsements from Worthington Selectboard Chair Charley Rose and Selectman Steve Smith, UAW Region 9A, the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, the official LGBTQIA+ organizing arm of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, and Run for Something, a national organization working to usher in a bold new generation in state government.

Pease is running to represent the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Deerfield, Goshen, Huntington, Leverett, Middlefield, Montague, Plainfield, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Whately, Williamsburg, and Worthington in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, September 4.

Cory Bisbee