Party Unites Around Lori Trahan as the Democratic Nominee for Congress in 3rd Congressional District
LOWELL, Mass. – At a Democratic unity event held today, eight out of the 10 Democratic candidates for Congress in the Third Congressional District, along with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, joined together in endorsing Lori Trahan in the general election and offering their full support.
Organized by the state Democratic Party and emceed by former state Rep. Barbara L’Italien, other speakers included Leonard Golder, Bopha Malone, Jeffrey Ballinger, Beej Das, Alexandra Chandler, Rufus Gifford and Dan Koh. Juana Matias was unable to attend.
“The party stands united in sending Lori to Washington in November,” said Gus Bickford, chair of the state Democratic Party. “Not only is this the Year of the Democrat, but the Year of the Woman.”
Tsongas said women’s voices are “critically needed to help enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and allow working parents to support and care for their families.”
“That’s why I’m so proud to be here today to enthusiastically support Lori Trahan for U.S. Congress,” Tsongas said.
Trahan said she will fight for Democratic priorities, including universal health care, affordable prescription drugs, good paying jobs with benefits, quality public education, and common sense gun laws.
“We need more voices in Washington who are going to stand up to Donald Trump, hold this Administration accountable and restore the values of our country,” Trahan said. “We need a Congress that puts working and middle class families first; and not corporations and special interests.”
Trahan also thanked her challengers, as well as Tsongas, for her support.
“This was a hard-fought race and we all surfaced issues that meant so much to us, our families and our communities,” Trahan said. “But one thing we all shared in common is a core belief that now more than ever, we need more voices in Washington – like Niki Tsongas – who are going to stand up to Donald Trump, hold this Administration accountable and restore the values of our country.”