In an effort to speak directly with voters and get out the vote in communities across the Commonwealth, Martha Coakley's campaign for United States Senate today announced that she will launch a 5-day tour with more than 25 individual stops in the closing days of the campaign.
Coakley will begin her "Countdown to 12/08" tour on Thursday, and will hold a series of rallies, community visits, and other campaign events across the Commonwealth. She will highlight her unique qualifications to serve as our next Senator, including her proven record of getting real results for the people of the Commonwealth and her vision for what she will accomplish as Senator. Coakley will discuss the importance of passing meaningful health care reform with a public option, working to spur innovation and create jobs, and beginning the process of bringing our troops home from Afghanistan.
"In this election every vote is going to count, and we are going to do everything we can to speak directly with voters in these last days and get out our vote on December 8," Attorney General Coakley said. "Our next Senator will address critical issues for the people of Massachusetts -- from implementing meaningful health care reform to turning this economy around to keeping our communities safe. We are going to keep working throughout this campaign so that, if I am fortunate enough to win in December and then January, we can then get to work for the people of this Commonwealth."
Among the community visits scheduled for the tour include: Boston, Framingham, Hyannis, Springfield, Lynn, Lawrence, Lowell, Brockton, Quincy, Dartmouth, and Worcester. (The campaign will provide updated times and specific locations in the coming days.)
Coakley became Massachusetts' first female Attorney General in January 2007. Since then, she has established herself as a leader on a variety of issues affecting Massachusetts residents, including addressing the foreclosure crisis that has plagued so many families. She has a proven track record of taking on Wall Street and protecting consumers, recovering record settlements in enforcement actions from companies such as Goldman Sachs and Fremont Investment and Loan for violating consumer protection laws. As part of her Cyber Crime Initiative, Coakley revolutionized the tools available to prosecutors for fighting crime in the 21st century, ensuring that Massachusetts is on the cutting edge of public safety.
Coakley, 56, was raised in North Adams. She is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where she was a member of the first class admitted to the college that included female students. She received her law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1979. Coakley resides in Medford with her husband, Thomas F.