ENDORSEMENTS

 
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BAY STATE STONEWALL DEMOCRATS

Gretchen is proud and honored to have been endorsed by Bay State Stonewall Democrats, a group that works tirelessly to protect the civil rights and liberties of everyone in our great Commonwealth.


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GREY2K USA WORLDWIDE

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of GREY2K USA Worldwide and 100,000 greyhound advocates in Massachusetts and around the globe, we would like to offer our heartfelt endorsement for your candidacy to represent the 14th Suffolk District. Your proven record of progressive action, integrity and compassion for both the two- and four-legged speaks volumes."


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IASTE, LOCAL 481

"Gretchen has received the enthusiastic endorsement of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts, Local 481, New England Studio Mechanics.  Gretchen is proud to stand with her neighbors and all members of Local 481 and promises to protect the film industry tax credit, which has created and sustained hundreds of good union jobs in Massachusetts and injected millions of dollars into our economy."


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MASSCARE

Gretchen is a strong proponent of single payer health care and honored to have the endorsement of the leading single payer health care organization in Massachusetts.


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MASS EQUALITY PAC

In their first round of endorsements for the 2018 legislative races, MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields, JD, MPH, said  "Gretchen has been an effective advocate and supporter of LGBTQ equality in her community. We are confident that she will also be an outstanding champion of LGBTQ rights on Beacon Hill.”


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MASSACHUSETTS WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS

"The MWPC is excited to endorse Gretchen Van Ness for State Representative of the 14th Suffolk District! As a Hyde Park resident, she demonstrates her community leadership by serving as co-chair of the Zoning Committee of the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Association, member of the steering committee of Boston South Fair Skies, and RISE (Roslindale is for Everyone). Ms. Van Ness spent her career protecting Massachusetts residents as a current civil rights lawyer and as former President of theWomen's Bar Association of Massachusetts."


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MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS FOR ANIMALS

Gretchen is pleased to have the support of this important advocacy organization and look forward to working with them on Beacon Hill.


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MOMS DEMAND ACTION GUN SENSE CANDIDATE

Gretchen is proud to be recognized as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate. She has demonstrated that she supports common-sense gun violence prevention measures and has pledged to vote on the side of gun safety.