Press ReleaseReleased: August 6, 2008
DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Patrick McCabes campaign to represent the 35th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Patrick McCabe has been fighting for working families his whole life and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign. said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Patrick McCabe is committed to a progressive agenda that puts people in charge and that is why he is the best choice for Democrats in this election.
Patrick McCabe was born into a working class Irish family in Somerville, Massachusetts. Patrick's Dad was a trucker and his Mom was a letter carrier, and early in life they taught him the importance of hard work, community, and social justice. Patrick is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served seven years as an officer in the United States Army, joining the elite Airborne Ranger Special Forces, and achieving the rank of Major. The highlight of Patrick's military service was leading 300 men and women from the 101st Airborne Division on peacekeeping missions in war-torn Kosovo, where he and his soldiers worked to protect the victims of the Serbian genocide.
After leaving the military, Patrick and his wife, Amy, settled in Medford, Massachusetts, where they are raising their two children, Madeline and Braeden. Amy works for a non-profit that helps military families struggling with the financial hardships of long deployments, and Patrick has worked for the past four years as the Organizing and Communications Director for SEIU local 1984, a public employee union in New Hampshire, where he helps working families fight for the dignity and fair treatment they deserve.
Democracy for America is the key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney in Californias 11th Congressional District.
"I am honored to have the support of Democracy for America, an organization that demonstrates every day what grassroots democracy really means, said Patrick McCabe DFA makes a difference by empowering the disadvantaged and the non-well connected to find their voice in our political process, and that's exactly what I intend to do in this campaign."
Patrick McCabe knows it's wrong to deny sick people access to important medical breakthroughs like stem-cell research. Its wrong to deny women the right to reproductive freedom. And, its wrong to deny Americans the right to quality health care and that's why he'll fight for a universal health care solution that will serve the needs of every American. said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. As the progressive Democrat in this race, Patrick McCabe knows whats right and has the experience, judgment, and wisdom to bring real change to Massachusetts.