The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter – Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW MA PACE) has endorsed Democrat Becky Coletta, MSW, JD in her bid for State Senate in Plymouth and Barnstable’s State Senate District.
NASW MA PACE endorses candidates with a proven commitment to promoting social work practice and the profession and to core issues of social and economic justice and unimpeded access to services for all. Social workers advocate for policy priorities and legislation that strengthen the social safety net for vulnerable populations on the local and state level.
Rebekah Gewirtz, executive director of NASW-MA said of the endorsement, “Becky has shown a passion and dedication to social justice and community based transformation through her work in mental health and substance use, women’s rights, immigration, and fair and equitable taxation. We share these priorities with Becky and are very excited to support her candidacy for state senate in Plymouth and Barnstable district.”
Becky Coletta said of the NASW-MA PACE endorsement, "As a trained social worker running in this race, I know the struggles that families face when it comes to accessing the services they need such as appropriate medical care, substance use services, and mental health services. We need to invest in these services, lower the cost of health care, and expand access for those in need. In addition, we must invest in the social workers who provide these critical services and make sure that they can make a living wage while caring for the clients. Thank you to the National Association of Social Workers, MA PACE for their endorsement of my candidacy. "
For all the reasons we have cited above and more, the NASW MA PACE committee is proud to endorse Becky Coletta for State Senate in Plymouth and Barnstable’s State Senate District. For more information on her campaign and to volunteer, please visit https://www.beckycoletta.com/
The Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Voters can find their polling location by visiting WhereDoIVoteMA.com.