Growing up in a household with three sisters and one bathroom, Lori Trahan spent many years pounding at the door.
“It feels like we have to do the same thing with this Republican Congress,” Trahan says in her second television ad set to begin airing Monday, Aug. 20. “I’ll break down the door if that’s what it takes to protect working people and equal pay.”
The ad focuses on equal pay and other issues to help working people in Massachusetts.
“We need more women at the table to achieve real progress,” Trahan said. “There’s no doubt women are under attack, but that type of adversity fuels my fire to take on Trump and fight for equal pay, protect our right to choose, and demand the respect we deserve.”
This new ad is built on Trahan’s personal experience of growing up in a working-class household in Lowell, building her woman-owned business, and her experience of taking on special interests in Washington as a congressional chief of staff.
Trahan’s first ad focused on how Congress is failing working families and documented the issues through her own family’s struggles. As someone who was born and raised in Lowell and stayed in this district to raise her own children, Trahan said she understands working families and their stories, because it’s her story too.
“Every day, I meet people who are struggling, living paycheck to paycheck, and living in fear of getting sick and not being able to work or afford medical treatment,” Trahan said. “These are the people who need a strong voice in Congress representing them and only them. These are the people who I am running for.”
To view the ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1zk68mKXWQ&feature=youtu.be