Received this e-mail today from singer-songwriter Carole King in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign:
Hi, it’s Carole King.
First, and most important, I hope you and your family are well and that you stay healthy.
I’m reaching out to ask you to join me in supporting Senator Ed Markey’s campaign for re-election. He’s fighting for you and your family in this very challenging time, and he needs our help to continue.
You may know me as a singer and songwriter. I’m also a mom and a grandmother. When I look at the world we’re leaving for future generations, I think, We can do better.
Ed Markey has always done better. During the 18 years I’ve known him, I’ve watched him fight for families and working people. And I watched him lead on the climate issue long before it became as urgent as it is today.
Ed is a proven leader in our progressive movement. He fights tirelessly for our shared values. He has a record of delivering results on gun violence prevention, an economy that works for everyone, health care for all, the Green New Deal, and so much more.
Ed has been strong, clear, and insistent in calling for action and funding to stop this devastating coronavirus pandemic.
If you want a senator with a record of fighting for progressive values and standing up for you and your family in a time of crisis, that’s Ed Markey.
Ed is facing his toughest election ever this year. But he can win with a powerful grassroots army that has his back, as he’s always had ours.
Our friend Ed Markey is an extraordinary, dedicated, caring national leader. He’s stood up for us on numerous progressive issues. Now it’s our turn to stand up for him.
I know that not everyone is able to contribute right now, but if you can, will you chip in whatever you can afford to Senator Markey’s campaign today?
Don’t let the new normal get you down. We will get through this.
Stay strong and well, and thank you.
Carole King is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who supports Ed Markey’s re-election to the U.S. Senate—and she actually did write this email.
I’ll also leave you with this: