Progressive Coalitions Unite Behind Cyr

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2018

Progressive Massachusetts and Mass Alliance both cite track record of leadership tackling opioid crisis & protecting our environment in statements of support


TRURO—State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) today announced support from leading grassroots, progressive coalitions Mass Alliance and Progressive Massachusetts in his campaign for re-election to the State Senate.

“I believe in a politics that is honest, bold, and inclusive — values that I’ve worked to represent for the Cape & Islands District,” said Senator Cyr. “I’m honored to have the support of organizations like Progressive Massachusetts and Mass Alliance, who challenge Beacon Hill to do better for vulnerable populations, working families, and a sustainable future.”

“Mass Alliance is proud to endorse State Senator Julian Cyr for his 2018 re-election. The Cape & Islands needs leadership that is dedicated to putting the community first in finding solutions to the problems we are facing,” said Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director of Mass Alliance. “As the opioid crisis takes more lives every year, and a changing climate wreaks 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 to health care and climate change, Senator Cyr has adopted a bold agenda.”

“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,” said Jonathan Cohn, Chair of the Endorsement Committee for Progressive Massachusetts. “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.”

In his first term, Senator Cyr secured funding to bulk purchase NARCAN for first responders and for anti-addiction programs in local schools. Senator Cyr also led a successful effort to secure proper funding for special education programs in public schools across Massachusetts. In 2018, the State Senate passed an unprecedented budget of $4.9 billion in funding for public schools statewide, including new funding for rural school districts on the Cape & Islands, and unprecedented funding for school transportation costs.

About Mass Alliance

Mass Alliance is a coalition of more than 25 political and advocacy organizations working together to advance progressive values, including environmental protection, access to healthcare, and economic justice.

About Progressive Massachusetts

Progressive Massachusetts is a statewide, grassroots organization working to move Massachusetts toward a future where the values of equal opportunity, social and economic justice, consumer and environmental protection, health care as a right, equal access to quality public services, respect for all residents and accountable and transparent government are given top priority.