In this week's Leominster Champion:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) joined Natalie Higgins, Democratic candidate for state representative in the 4th Worcester District (Leominster), and nearly 100 of her supporters at her campaign headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Warren was there to endorse Higgins’ candidacy for state representative and cheer on her supporters as they started their get-out-the-vote efforts in advance of early voting starting Monday, Oct. 24.
Talking about her visit with Higgins’ and her supporters, Warren said, “I want to be here because this is how we build a future within a political system. This is how we get newcomers who already have an established record for the part you care about most — for speaking out on important issues. For speaking out for women who are subject to domestic violence. For speaking out for college students who need an advocate to bring down the cost of an education. This is a woman who is what I like best about women, a tough woman.”
State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) also offered her strong endorsement of Higgins, saying, “Natalie is committed to the City of Leominster. It is so great to see someone young, and someone vibrant, and someone who truly cares about the people of Leominster. Natalie knows this city and knows what’s important to the people of Leominster. As state representative, she’s going to be a strong advocate and a great partner for me on Beacon Hill.”
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 better funding, more affordability and accessibility for students, and better support for our faculty and staff in public higher education. Higgins’ endorsements include the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, MassEquality, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus PAC, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4, Massachusetts Voters for Animals, the Massachusetts National Organization of Women PAC, the Sierra Club, 1199SEIU, the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists, and Mass Care.
The general election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, with early voting from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4.