Endorsements

Join trusted leaders and progressive organizations who support Barbara for Congress

National Education Assocation

America's largest labor union. Representing the 110,000 members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association

Senator L’Italien is a true friend of public education. She was instrumental in the fight against Question 2, when she fought for public school kids just like she fought for her own. She has also made her mark as an outspoken advocate for students with disabilities, and thousands of children are getting a better education because of her work. We need strong women like her to stand up for educators and students in Congress.

- Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni

American Federation of Teachers

Representing the 25,000 members of the American Federation of Teachers - Massachusetts

Barbara L’Italien is a life-long progressive advocate who shares our aspirational vision for fully-funded schools and libraries, debt-free public college, and an education system that focuses on true learning, not just testing. She does what's right for our kids, not what's good for big donors' bank accounts. The teachers, librarians, higher ed faculty, and other educators of the AFT Massachusetts are proud to support Barbara because she is a progressive fighter who will take hard stands and never stop advocating for our students and our schools.

- AFT Massachusetts President Beth Kontos

United Auto Workers

National union representing 15,000 Massachusetts members

Barbara L’Italien has a track record we trust. She has delivered for working families, breaking through the roadblocks to achieve real progress. Billionaires and big business are calling the shots in the Trump administration, and Barbara has the legislative skill it will take to stop them. We respect all she’s done for economic justice in Massachusetts, and we’re eager to see what she will accomplish for workers in Washington.

- UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman

Massachusetts Nurses Association

Largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state, representing 23,000 members

Barbara advocates for the issues most important to both nurses and patients. We know from experience that she is not someone to shy away from fighting for what is right and what is best for the people she represents – and that is exactly what we need in Congress right now. 

- Donna Kelly-Williams, President

State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Progressive leader representing Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Shirley, Stow and Sudbury

I’m proud to endorse Barbara L’Italien for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District. I have known and worked with Barbara for 16 years, and have seen up close her values, her fighting spirit and her commitment to helping those who are living in the shadows of life. Barbara has the strongest progressive track record in the CD-3 race. I’ve seen her take on the tough fights in the legislature, from marriage equality to healthcare to supporting immigrants to LGBTQ rights to protecting services for the elderly and disabled, and she does not flinch.

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Steve Kerrigan

Former Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, Former Candidate for Congress

Barbara isn’t someone who just makes promises.  She has drafted and passed new laws that have made a real difference for folks in my hometown and in my family. Our next representative is going to face serious challenges in Washington, and they need to do more than talk the talk. Barbara got into public service to fight for her kids and all our families, and she's gotten the job done time and again.  Barbara really is a mom on a mission and I am proud to stand with her.

Mass-Care

The Massachusetts Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care.

Barbara’s progressive values and effectiveness as a health care justice advocate are part of why is Mass-Care proud to endorse her. Her work creating the nation’s best service and support system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, role in implementing near-universal health insurance for Massachusetts residents, and years spent standing up for working families are among the reasons our coalition is working to elect Barbara as the next Congresswoman.

- Ture Turnbull, Executive Director

OPEIU Local 453

Lawrence Firefighters Local 146

Andover Firefighters Local 1658

Dracut Firefighters Local 3128

Fitchburg Firefighters Local

The Massachusetts Coalition of Police

IBEW Local 1505

IBEW Local 2222

IBEW Local 2321

IBEW Local 2325

UFCW Local 1445

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

State Senate President Harriette Chandler

State Senator Mike Barrett

State Senator Anne Gobi

State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives

State Representative Cory Atkins

State Representative Carmine Gentile

Former State Senator Stephen Brewer

Former State Representative Bob Rice

Former State Representative Geoff Hall

Lawrence City Councilor Maria De La Cruz

Lawrence School Committee Vice-Chair Marianela Rivera

Lawrence School Committee Member Patricia Mariano

Lawrence School Committee Member Adderly Gonzalez

Greater Lawrence Technical School Committee Member Marilyn Fitzgerald

Methuen City Councilor James McCarty

State Representative Colleen Garry

Nashoba Valley Technical School Committee Member Lawrence MacDonald

Chelmsford

Haverhill School Committee Member Rich Rosa

Dracut Selectman Tony Archinski

Greater Lawrence Technical School Committee Member Russell Bourassa

Haverhill City Councilor Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien

Greater Lawrence Technical School Committee Member Leo Lamontagne

Greater Lawrence Technical School Committee Member Gary Mannion

Andover Selectwoman Laura Gregory

Greater Lawrence Technical School Committee Member Stephany Infante

Lawrence School Committee Member Donna Bertolino

Andover Selectman Paul Salafia

Dracut School Committee Member Allison Volpe

Dracut School Committee Member Betsy Murphy

Dracut Selectman Joe DiRocco

Dracut Selectman Jesse Forcier

Methuen City Councilor Joyce Campagnone

Dracut Selectman Tami Dristiliaris

Methuen City Councilor George Kazanjian

BARBARA IS A MOM ON A MISSION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES.

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