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Next Tuesday please vote for … Martha Coakley for Governor! Steve Kerrigan for Lieutenant Governor!

Martha Coakley for governor! She’s the gal for us! The leader for us! Earned sick time for all Massachusetts workers, a living wage for all Massachusetts workers, casinos for Mass because so many of our people ARE DESPERATE FOR DECENT-PAYING JOBS, getting thousands of our low-income kids into pre- Kindergarten programs throughout the state, an expanded bottle bill to help us keep more plastic (non-biodegradable!!) out of the environment , being a pit bull when it comes to protecting a woman’s access to reproductive services … being passionate about women and families … Martha Coakley, and her running mate, LG candidate Steve Kerrigan, are for all of this! The foundation for a strong, healthy Mass, where no one is left behind – immigrants, little kids, the working poor … the heart and soul of gateway cities like Worcester!

Opponent Charles Baker is squirmy when it comes to supporting Mass families. Baker’s AGAINST earned sick time, expanded pre-K for our kids, the expanded bottle bill, a solid living wage. He is FOR keeping our lowest paid workers on the lowest economic rungs, environment-trashing policies such as running gas pipe lines through our communities and supporting the nuclear regulatory commission’s extension of the pilgrim nuclear power plant’s license.

Learn where Baker stands on important issues! You’ll be DISAPPOINTED!

Coakley and Kerrigan, who is a proud Worcester County guy (Lancaster), would come out swinging for the environment, reproductive rights, public schools, a strong minimum wage …everything a Gateway City like Worcester needs to be successful. We, like Lowell, Springfield, Lawrence and Pittsfield, are the cities immigrants and their sons and daughters call home. Places to embark on the American Dream. Sure, that means poverty, struggle, strife … but cities like Worcester have been the statues of liberty for America since, well, almost the beginning of America!

We should be proud of who we are and not pretend to be what we aren’t. Most visitors to our city are more objective than our slap-happy Woo pr flaks! Visitors see the good stuff in Worcester, but that’s icing on the cake for any Gateway City. Worcester has a lot of poverty. The vulnerability of so many in our community is heartbreaking!

Worcester must do what it’s always done: welcome everyone and create opportunities for our newest Americans, often times the poorest Americans. The city did this for my Polish and Italian immigrant grandparents – it’s probably done the same for yours, whatever their homeland. Now we must create a strong working and middle class – without the factories, this time around. A challenge for sure! But one that Worcester Mayor Joe Petty, Worcester City Councilor Sarai Rivera and the majority on the city council will rise to meet – and overcome. What else can we do?

Count Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan as true and trusty Worcester allies!!

Vote Martha Coakley for Massachusetts governor! Vote Steve Kerrigan for Massachusetts lieutenant governor!

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To learn more about Coakley and her accomplishments and goals CLICK HERE! – you’ll view her official website –  marthacoakley.com

To learn more about Steve Kerrigan, go to his official website by CLICKING HERE

– Rosalie Tirella

Are you voting for Martha Coakley for governor?

We are!

She’s the gal for us! Earned sick time for all Massachusetts workers, a living wage for all Massachusetts workers, casinos for Mass because so many of our people ARE DESPERATE FOR DECENT-PAYING JOBS,  getting thousands of our low-income  kids into pre-K programs throughout the state, an expanded bottle bill to help us keep more plastic (non-biodegradable!!) out of the environment , being a pit bull when it comes to protecting a woman’s access to reproductive services … being passionate about women and families … Martha Coakley is for all of this! Opponent Charles Baker is squirmy when it comes to really supporting Mass families.  He’s AGAINST earned sick time, expanded pre-K for our kids, the expanded bottle bill, a solid living wage. He is  FOR keeping our lowest paid workers on the lowest economic rungs, environment-trashing policies such as running gas pipe lines through our communities and supporting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s extension of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant’s license. 

Learn where  Baker stands on important issues!  You’ll be DISAPPOINTED!

… Massachusetts should have the guts to elect our first woman governor – a woman who’s shown us through her years of public service – that she is intelligent, capable, honorable, honest, committed, tough … and caring.

Men, especially if they look Mad-Men handsome like Charles Baker, always get that free pass into competency … the free pass into the corporate or political world where there’s a ton of power and dough$$$$$ … whereas we gals have to prove ourselves every second of every day, work our asses off to get half the credibility some tall, deep-voiced guy automatically gets because he’s got a penis!

Penis shmenis!!

Vote for Martha!!

To learn more about Coakley and her accomplishments and goals CLICK HERE! – you’ll view her official website –  marthacoakley.com

– Rosalie Tirella

Scott Brown – no “Mr. Smith” Goes to Washington! More like: American Idol comes to Massachusetts

By Rosalie Tirella

Scott Brown, our new US senator, is being touted by some as a Capra-esque figure. That he, like Jimmy Stewart, in Frank Capra’s classic movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” is some naive, small-town bumpkin with sky-high ideals and an undying love for the little guy/gal. Someone who, like Jimmy Stewart, will go down fighting for the common man.

Bull shit.

I’ve listened to and watched Scott Brown. He is no innocent idealist – he is a wily politician who has played this great state for a sucker. He has turned my beloved state into a stage for him to play out his twisted political version of “American Idol” – starring Mass politicians. Starring Scott Brown! After all, only one contestant – I mean politician – can win! Only (Brown) can pull at the voters’ heart strings! Only one can just pour his soul out to the voters – who love him, love him, love him! Only Scott Brown can sing voters a loud, sappy version of “This Land is Your Land.”

But Woody Gutherie, upon hearing Brown desecrate his holy lyrics, would have driven a pitch fork through his phony heart Continue reading Scott Brown – no “Mr. Smith” Goes to Washington! More like: American Idol comes to Massachusetts