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At-Large Candidate Lisi Gains Endorsements

press release, October 26, 2007

HOLYOKE- Rebecca Lisi, City Council Candidate At-Large, gained endorsements from Clean Water Action Alliance of MA, Neighbor to Neighbor MA, as well as the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

“It’s important and exciting to get these endorsements”, said Lisi. “I am grateful that each organization recognizes my leadership and that I am trusted to represent diverse issues with evenness and an open mind.”

Clean Water Action Alliance of MA is a national organization of diverse people and groups working together for clean water, protecting health, creating jobs, and making democracy work. Clean Water Action sent a questionnaire to the At-Large candidates regarding an number of environment issues concerning Holyoke such as, the Construction and Demolition Transfer Station sited for the Springdale neighborhood, the use of safer cleaning products in schools, and support for state funding to restore drinking water infrastructure.

“Clean Water Action is very excited to endorse Rebecca Lisi for Holyoke City Council At-Large”, said Chris Bathurst, Political Director for CWA. “We know from first-hand experience that Rebecca Lisi will work hard to protect the health and environment for all the people in Holyoke”.

The Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is a voluntary federation of 70 local labor unions with 35,000 members across the southern Pioneer Valley, whose mission is to organize within communities towards justice for working families. Lisi requested an interview with the PVCLC and asked to be considered for an endorsement.

“We believe that Rebecca will be a good fit for the Holyoke City Council,” said Rick Brown, President of the PVCLC, AFL-CIO. “She will be a strong voice for working families in Holyoke, and will put the needs of families before politics”.

Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts builds power in low-income and working class communities around economic justice issues. Their members held a candidates’ forum at Jarvis Heights Community Room earlier this month and made several endorsements based on the candidates’ responses to questions regarding jobs and job training, opportunities for youth, and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) reform. Neighbor to Neighbor is prioritizing Getting-Out-the-Vote for Lisi’s campaign.

“The population of Holyoke is young, and we need someone who will advocate for the needs of the youth,” commented Veronica Bermudez, Neighbor to Neighbor member. “Rebecca has the energy to bring new ideas to the table and that will be necessary to make positive changes for Holyoke”.

For more information about Rebecca Lisi’s At-Large campaign for city council visit:

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