July 15th, 2018

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Endorses Tami Gouveia for State Representative

BOSTON –The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC) Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its final round of endorsements for women seeking political office in across Massachusetts. These endorsements come as more women are seeking the support of the MWPC, whose mission is to "recruit, train and elect" women to political office. This year’s endorsements include races for State Representative, State Senate and District Attorney.

Included in the final group of endorsed candidates was Tami Gouveia, who is running for State Representative of the 14th Middlesex District (Concord, Carlisle, Acton and Chelmsford).  In 2016, Tami founded and co-led the Massachusetts Chapter of the Women's March on Washington DC.

"We are pleased to endorse a group of terrific women candidates who are highly qualified and committed to making positive changes in districts across Massachusetts," said Laurie Martinelli, MWPC Executive Director. "This is a watershed year for the Caucus in many respects, and through these endorsements for offices statewide we are seeing this women’s movement unfolding right in front of our eyes.”

The MWPC PAC endorsements yielded major successes last year, as 29 of the 36 candidates endorsed in the fall 2017 municipal elections won their races.

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July 12th, 2018

Senator L’Italien Endorses Tami Gouveia for State Representative

State Senator and 3rd Congressional Candidate Barbara L’Italien endorsed Tami Gouveia for the 14th Middlesex State Representative seat that is being vacated by current Representative Cory Atkins.

“Now more than ever, there is a critical need for bold, progressive, qualified women creating legislation.  As an organizer, public health advocate, and mom, Tami has demonstrated her ability to bring people together to solve pressing problems. She is a true change-maker and we need her voice - I’m proud to support her candidacy.“

“Barbara has been a leader in the Massachusetts Legislature,”  stated Tami Gouveia. “As a State Representative, I plan to continue working on the issues the impact families the most, whether that is access to adequate and affordable health care or addressing substance use and mental health.”

Tami has also received endorsements from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and the Barbara Lee Foundation, both organizations committed to helping elect women who demonstrate leadership and commitment to gender equity.

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June 25th, 2018

Major Labor, Environmental Groups Rally Around State Representative Candidate Gouveia

The AFL-CIO of Massachusetts, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 2321 Telephone Workers, and the Sierra Club endorsed Democratic candidate Tami Gouveia (D-Acton) for the 14th Middlesex State Representative seat that Representative Cory Atkins is retiring from this fall. The three organizations represent thousands of workers and advocates in the district.

“The Massachusetts AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Tami Gouveia’s campaign for the 14th Middlesex House District” stated Steven Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “Tami has proven that she will fight for progressive issues and be a champion for working people at the state house.”

Gouveia is a long-time advocate of workers’ rights, economic equality, and environmental justice. “Organized labor is critical to maintaining a robust economy, dignified wages, and healthy work conditions for all,” stated Gouveia. “As State Representative, I will collaborate with workers and advocates in our District to grow our economy through more sustainable jobs, smart growth, and opportunities that ensure every person has the wages and benefits that allow them to provide for their families.”

“As the parent of two teenage boys, I know middle class families are struggling to pay for escalating housing, health care, and education-related costs,” Gouveia continued. “On Beacon Hill, I will champion causes that ensure every person has the same opportunities to thrive, just as I have done throughout my career, including Medicare for All, affordable higher education, and protection for workers who experience harassment and wage suppression.”

A career-long public health social worker, Tami has worked to pass legislation to keep tobacco companies from targeting children, completed environmental health research on the impact of toxins in consumer products, and has been working to solve the opioid epidemic for the past 10 years by bringing together business leaders, health professional, parents, and elected officials.

 

 

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Mass-Care Endorses Tami Gouveia for 14th Middlesex State Representative

Boston, MA -  Mass-Care, the Commonwealth’s largest advocacy group devoted to single payer health care reform, announced this week its endorsement of Acton Democrat Tami Gouveia for the 14th Middlesex State Representative seat. “Ms. Gouveia is acutely aware of the complexities of our broken healthcare system and the frustrations faced by her constituents,” said Jessica Gallo, Interim Executive Director of Mass-Care. “As a former public health social worker, Ms. Gouveia understands health systems and that in order to truly reduce cost and improve care, we must transition to single payer.”

“Health care is one of the most pressing issues facing members of our Commonwealth,” said Tami Gouveia, a Progressive Democrat currently vying for the seat Representative Cory Atkins is retiring from this year. “On the campaign trail, I have listened to voters share their experiences and frustration in navigating our inefficient and expensive health care system. There is resounding support for a single payer system that will protect families from medical bankruptcy, overwhelming debt, or losing their home because someone they love faces a medical crisis.”

Research from UMASS Amherst estimates that a single payer system in Massachusetts would save 15.75% of current spending on health care in the state – approximately $21 billion annually. Thirty one percent of every health care dollar the state spends goes to overhead costs, while our national Medicare system spends only 2-3% on overhead.

Medicare for All legislation (S.619 and H.2987) is currently pending in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Sponsors of the S.619 version of the bill include Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury), Jack Lewis (D-Framingham), and Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover).

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News Archive

Interview with State Representative Candidate Tami Gouveia | Tom Christiano | May 11, 2018 | Chelmsford News

Red Flag Law Discussed at Gun Forum | Matt Mallio | March 30, 2018 | The Beacon

In Chelmsford, hundreds join call to stop gun violence | Scott Shurtleff | March 24, 2018 | Lowell Sun

A year after the Women's Marches, what's changed? Stephanie Ebbert | January 21, 2018 | Boston Globe

Boston downtown center stage for new women’s protest Maria Szaniszlo | March 9, 2017 | Boston Herald

Day Without A Woman Lobby Day Senator Eldridge | March 8, 2017 | The Eldridge Files

Concord residents share their Women’s March experiences Henry Schwan | January 23, 2017 | Concord Journal

Women’s March attendees rest, reflect — and plan Nicole Fleming | January 23, 2017 | Boston Globe

Meet the women of the Women’s March on Washington | Nicole Sganga | January 21, 2017 | CBSNews

Maynard Women to Join Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21 | Molly Loughman | January 17, 2017 | Acton Beacon

Mayor Walsh proposes raising tobacco purchase age In Boston to 21 | November 18, 2015 | CBS Local

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