Natalie Higgins, Democratic Candidate for State Representative of the 4th Worcester District, Receives Five More Endorsements
For Immediate Release
September 1, 2016
Contact: Natalie Higgins, 978-602-3772
Natalie Higgins (D) has received five more endorsements in her campaign for State Representative of the 4th Worcester District (Leominster): the Clean Water Action, SEIU Local 888, NARAL Pro Choice, UFCW Local 1445, and SEIU State Council.
Higgins is running for the Leominster House seat that incumbent Rep. Dennis Rosa has announced he will not seek this fall. She is an attorney and executive director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM), a nonprofit that advocates for more affordable, accessible, and well-staffed public higher education institutions.
“Natalie Higgins’ resume and track record as a community advocate over the past decade proves that she is not only the best candidate for the job, but also truly committed to helping the people of Leominster,” said Jim Carvalho, Political Director, UFCW Local 1445. The United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1445 represents more than 15,000 working people and their families in northeastern New England.
A lifelong Leominster resident and 2006 graduate of Leominster High School, Higgins obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UMass Amherst, earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2014.
She has worked for the last ten years as a community advocate, first as a Rape Crisis Center Teen Counselor/Community Educator throughout Central Massachusetts. As a law student she worked in Governor Patrick’s Office, the Worcester Juvenile Court, Community Legal Aid’s Elder Law Unit, Northeastern’s Domestic Violence Clinic, and with the Reproductive Justice Unit of the Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi, India.
"We are proud to endorse Natalie Higgins for State Representative. Her work making public higher ed more affordable, here history fighting for women's rights and her work with Seniors make her the ideal candidate for working families. She is the best candidate in this race and we are happy to endorse her," said Mark DelloRusso, President, SEIU Local 888.
Higgins has pledged to defend public education, increase access to mental health services and create economic development opportunities as State Representative. She also supports increasing access to clean energy, to ease the burden of rising energy costs on our homeowners and small business owners, as well as create new jobs.
"Natalie Higgins is committed to ensure everyone has access to affordable, clean energy, safe drinking water and a healthy environment," said Joel Wool, an advocate with Clean Water Action. "As a Central MA native myself, I'm happy to support a candidate who understands the green economy must work for all." Since 1972, Clean Water Action has fought to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life.
Since launching her campaign in February, Higgins has received more than twenty endorsements, including the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Massachusetts Voters for Animals, Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, 1199SEIU, Mass-Care, National Association of Social Workers - MA PACE, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4, Mass Women’s Political Caucus, MassEquality, Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (MOSES), MassNOW, SEIU Local 509, Sierra Club, and Central MA AFL-CIO.
The Democratic Primary will be held on Thursday September 8th. You can learn more about Natalie Higgins at www.electnataliehiggins.com.
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