Endorsements 2018

Educators and students can count on state Senator Julian Cyr. As a legislator with an extensive background in public policy, health advocacy, organizing and social justice, Julian is committed to fighting for our students and for our public schools, colleges and universities. As the state senator for the Cape and Islands District, he will continue to stand up for working people — and he will do all he can to ensure the success of families and communities throughout the Commonwealth.


  • Merrie Najimy, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association


Senator Julian Cyr has been a fierce champion for reproductive freedom in his time in the Senate and we are proud to endorse him. Reproductive rights are under attack today more so than we have seen in decades. That is why we need champions like Julian Cyr in the State House to ensure that all Massachusetts residents can access the full spectrum of reproductive health services – no matter what.


  • Kristine Glynn, co-chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts PAC


Mass Alliance is proud to endorse State Senator Julian Cyr for his 2018 re-election. The Cape and Islands needs leadership that is dedicated to putting the community first in finding solutions to the problems we are facing. As the opioid crisis takes more lives every year, and a changing climate wrecks havoc on the Cape's vulnerable coastlines, Julian has fought for funding for environmental priorities and access to treatment so those suffering from addiction get the care they deserve. From education, health care, and climate change, Senator Cyr has adopted a bold agenda.


  • Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director of MassAlliance


As D.C. politicians wage attacks on access to reproductive health care and comprehensive sex education, we need leaders like Senator Julian Cyr in the State House to defend Massachusetts and push our state forward. Senator Cyr will fight for policies that strengthen reproductive rights and eliminate barriers to vital health care to ensure everyone has access to the care they need. The people of Massachusetts are fed up with politicians playing games with their health and rights and want leaders who will put people first. The stakes have never been higher in the fight for reproductive rights and health care access, and the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund is proud to endorse and fight alongside Senator Julian Cyr.


  • Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF)


Cape & Islands voters are lucky to have Julian Cyr as their senator. In his first term, Julian has been a powerful advocate for public health and environmental sustainability and for investing in the public education and infrastructure that are the bedrock of our economy. Julian understands well that our Commonwealth is strongest when we are inclusive and when we work together for bold policy solutions. We are proud to endorse his re-election.


  • Jonathan Cohn, Progressive Massachusetts


During his first term as Senator, Julian Cyr has persistently pushed legislation to improve environmental stewardship. As a member of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, he has worked to improve residential solar policies, wastewater management, and pollution control. We urge voters to return him to the Senate this fall.


  • David Rudolph, political chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club


In his first term, Senator Julian Cyr has proven himself to be a true leader and champion of issues important to the LGBTQ+ community. As the only openly LGBTQ+ State Senator currently serving the Commonwealth, it is important to retain his voice in the upper chamber of our legislature. He is committed to ensuring equality, protection, and freedom for all, and we are proud to endorse him in his campaign for re-election to State Senate.


  • Jeremy Comeau, Bay State Stonewall Democrats co-chair


Julian Cyr is a well rounded individual  whose experience in organizing and public policy has helped inform the legislature and advocate for his constituents and the Commonwealth.  


  • Deb Fastino, Executive Director of the Coalition for Social Justice


It's important to have an environmental champion representing a district where the environment and the economy are so inextricably tied.


  • Joe O’Brien, ELM Action Fund Executive Director


He knows that in towns like Truro and across the state we need to build a clean energy economy that will power us into the future. Senator Cyr is a rising star in the next generation of state leadership. Representing a district vulnerable to climate change with abundant natural resources, he has been an effective voice calling for Massachusetts to lead. He understands the importance of our state investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and parks to help address climate change, create jobs, and build healthier communities.


  • Elizabeth Henry, ELM Action Fund President


Julian Cyr has been an LPAC-endorsed candidate since he was first elected to the state senate in 2016. He has been a strong supporter of LPAC since 2014, while serving as chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth. LPAC wholeheartedly endorses Cyr for a second time so that his work in support of LGBTQ equality will continue in the state of Massachusetts.


  • LPAC


A new progressive voice in the State Senate and sponsor of a Single Payer bill, Julian Cyr deserves our support in his re-election bid.


  • Mass Peace Action


Senator Cyr has been a champion of LGBTQ issues for many years, and we are proud to endorse him in his re-election campaign. His dedication to ensuring equality and fairness for all distinguishes him as a legislator.


  • Deborah Shields, JD, MPH MassEquality, Executive Director


NASW-MA’s political action arm endorses candidates with a proven commitment to promoting social and economic justice as well as providing unimpeded access to services for all citizens. Social workers advocate for policy priorities and legislation that strengthen the social work profession and the social safety net for vulnerable populations on the local and state level. NASW-MA PACE is proud to stand behind candidates whose backgrounds are deeply rooted in social justice issues like Julian’s. At the Department of Public Health, he served as deputy director for government affairs and then later as director of policy and regulatory affairs for environmental health. In working with vulnerable populations, Julian served on the Massachusetts Commission of LGBTQ Youth  and previously held a position on the board of directors of Health Imperatives, a nonprofit health and human services agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. Prior to this, Julian worked at the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod. Senator Cyr has proven himself to be an ally to social workers with his unwavering commitment to our priorities. He advocated for the LGBTQ conversion therapy ban, to lift the family welfare cap on kids and pushed back against sub-minimum wage when working on the Fight for $15. We can count on him to make our priorities his priorities in the State House, please join us in re-electing him to the State Senate.


  • National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts PACE


Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse Julian Cyr in his 2018 re-election for the Massachusetts State Senate. Julian’s commitment to smart public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents makes him the best candidate for the State Senate. When he wins in November, Julian will continue to be a vital LGBTQ voice.


  • Mayor Annise Parker, Victory Fund President & CEO


Supported By


Boston Teachers Union PAC

Massachusetts Nurses PAC

Pipefitters Local 537 COPE Fund

Teamsters Local Union No. 122

Boston Carmen's Union Local 589 PAC

MA & No. New England Laborers' District Council Political League

United Food & Commercial Workers Local 328

Teamsters Local 25 Drive

Painters Allied Trades DC #35

Massachusetts Bricklayers

AFT Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17

Carpenters Local 346 PAC

Massachusetts Retail Lumber Dealers Association

IBEW Local Union 2222

Environmental League of Massachusetts PAC

1199 SEIU Mass Political Action Fund

Committee for a Democratic Senate