We are excited to share that Marisa DeFranco, Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts' 6th District, today submitted her nominating signatures with election officials in order to have her name placed on the ballot. This is a huge victory for the people of the 6th District. The people now have a real opportunity to send a representative to Washington who will actually work for them.
Marisa said: "I am honored to have received so much early support, particularly from young and unaffiliated voters, and I want to assure the people that there is no stopping us now! For the first time in 20 years, the voters of the 6th District will have an actual choice in the Democratic Primary. The people will decide."
DeFranco, an immigration attorney for the past 17 years, was named Top Woman of Law by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and received national recognition by being awarded the National Legal Aid and Defender Association's Beacon of Justice Award for her pro bono service. She has been a leader in the National Organization for Women, serving as the Vice President of Legislative Policy for Massachusetts NOW. She also served on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Marisa has shown time and time again that she is a strong spokesperson and advocate for equal pay for women, for ending violence against women, for civil rights and disability rights.