The real people of the Third District inspired the television ad released by Lori Trahan, Democrat for Congress, and it begins airing today.
Called “People,” the ad focuses on the same message she has been hearing from the hundreds of families she has met as she’s travelled across the district. Trahan said these families want a representative they know, someone who has a first-hand understanding of their issues, and one they can trust will go to Washington to fight for them.
“Working class people are afraid — they are afraid their Social Security will be cut, they worry about being able to support their families, and they fear for their children’s futures as education funding continues to be whittled away,” said Trahan. “People want a government that works for them and they want a representative who shares their feelings, their experiences, and their story.”
Trahan used her own family to illustrate how decisions made in Washington are hurting seniors, the working class, and families.
The ad features her father Tony Loureiro, a retired union ironworker, her sister Bria Grady who is a nurse and her 8-year-old daughter Grace who attends public school.
“When I look at Congress, I don’t see politicians who care about the people I love. My father was an ironworker. Trump would cut his Social Security. My sister is a nurse. They don’t care about about working people in Washington. My daughter goes to public school. This Congress cut funding for education,” Trahan says in the ad.
Trahan also gathers women and seniors around a table in the Owl Diner, a landmark restaurant in Lowell where she worked as a teenager, to make the group a promise.
“I will always stand up for seniors, for working class families, and for treating women with respect,” Trahan said.
Trahan grew up in Lowell and is now raising her family in Westford. She served as chief of staff for Congressman Marty Meehan before entering the private sector and becoming an executive in the male-dominated high-tech industry. She now owns a consulting company which helps other women into corporate leadership.