The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Joan Meschino of Hull who is running in the Democratic Primary for State Representative in the 3rd Plymouth District.
“We are endorsing Joan Meschino because of her strong support on environmental issues, her impressive record of leadership as a Selectwoman in Hull and her commitment to addressing the adverse impacts of climate change on coastal communities,” stated ELM Action Fund Political Director Joe O’Brien.
With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection facing the legislature in the next session, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to add strong environmental advocates like Joan Meschino to the State House of Representatives.
“Joan Meschino understands the importance of our state investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and parks to help address climate change, create jobs, and build healthier communities,” stated ELM Action Fund Political Director Joe O’Brien.
Joan Meschino is a lifelong resident of the district and worked on her father's lobster boat to put herself through Harvard University and then later earned her Juris Doctor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She was employed until the election as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc., a public interest law center that promotes equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents.
Joan Meschino is running as a write-in candidate in the Democratic Primary on Thursday, September 8th for State Representative for the seat currently held by Representative Garrett Bradley. You can learn more about her campaign at joanmeschino.com.
The ELM Action Fund helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to help build the political power of the environmental community. This fall the ELM Action Fund will be working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state.
Last fall, the ELM Action Fund and the national League of Conservation Voters launched a new affiliation and an aggressive plan to flex the environmental community’s policy muscle in Massachusetts.