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An in-depth interview with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie talking about why he's running and where he stands on the issues.

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This in-depth interview with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie continues The Forum's coverage of the 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race. Each ca...ndidate interview is posted here as completed. Once all three candidates have been interviewed we'll post side-by-side comparison segments that focus separately on each issue. Here, Bob Massie talks with us about why he's running and where he stands on the issues.

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Bob Massie has been a champion of the labor movement and working people. Read his letter of endorsement by the former Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Dept and former director of their Center for Strategic Campaigns.

I'm proud to share a letter of endorsement from Joe Uehlein founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability Dear Brother or Sister: As one trade unionist to another, I'm writing to let you know why I'm supporting Bob Massie for Governor of Massachusetts. I'm the former Secretary-Treasurer of t
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Yesterday, The Boston Globe published an article detailing Massachusetts' importing of oil that was harvested from the arctic. It criticized environmentalists h...ere who seek to bar the creation of gas pipelines for fracked oil for spurring the import of foreign oil. I disagree with the Globe's editorial board and felt the view presented was incredibly narrow. No, we shouldn't be building pipelines to the tune of $6 billion for gas and we also shouldn't be importing oil that was taken from the arctic. The article fails to mention the third and smartest option: renewable energy. Here's my full response to the editorial. https://www.bobmassie2018.com/…/2/14/the-future-is-renewable

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To the Editor: I was surprised to read that the Boston Globe’s editorial board believes Massachusetts’ only energy choices are either: 1) send money to Russian oligarchs who are despoiling the arctic for LNG; or 2) build pipelines across New England to tap fracked gas, while poisoning water supp...
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Please support our Bob Massie slate of delegates at tomorrow's (Sat) Arlington caucus! Doors close at 10am.
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February 9, 2018 Dear Arlington Progressive, Tomorrow is the day! And we hope to see you at the Arlington Democratic Town Caucus on Saturday, February 10 at 10:00 am, at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave. All three Democratic candidates this year are people wor...
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In case you have not seen Bill McKibben's endorsement of Bob Massie for Governor...

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Bob Massie for Governor

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of my friend, Bill McKibben today:

“We need Bob Massie as Governor in Massachusetts. We need vision. We need action. And ...above all, we need leaders and politicians who are not just going to say the right words, but will do the hard work. Massachusetts could lead the nation and the world. Bob Massie will get it done”. Bill McKibben

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In this moment of national and global crisis, I am proud to support Bob Massie for Governor of Massachusetts.

Though the people of Massachusetts are just getting to know Bob, I have worked with him for decades. I can think of no one running for office today who has similar skills, drive, and courage in imagining the future. Bob is widely recognized as one of the world’s most creative and effective leaders in creating structural change.

His leadership at Ceres mobilized environmental activists, investors, and business leaders to address climate change forcefully. In founding the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Bob founded and chaired a vast international alliance to create a new system of sustainability accounting that has changed the global economy. His truly visionary work has paid huge dividends. When he first proposed these ideas, many people thought they were impossible. Today they are a powerful reality.

When I wanted to create a national divestment movement for fossil fuel, the very first person I called was Bob. He had written the definitive book on the South African divestment movement and gave me critical advice from the beginning. Bob then travelled around the U.S. and as far as Australia to explain the compelling logic of moving investments out of the dirty and dying industries of the past – and in to the enormously prosperous clean energy technologies of the future.

Bob has been a model and an inspiration for activists everywhere. His commitment couldn’t be deeper, and his character couldn’t be stronger.

That’s why we need Bob Massie as Governor in Massachusetts. We need vision. We need action. And above all, we need leaders and politicians who are not just going to say the right words, but will do the hard work. Massachusetts could lead the nation and the world. Bob Massie will get it done. –Bill McKibben

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