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Press Release – Matt Patrick to Attend World Climate March in NYC

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September 19, 2014

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CONTACT: Zelda MacGregor, 774.269.8867, zelda@votemattpatrick.org

State Senate Candidate Matt Patrick Joining NYC Climate Change March

Plymouth-Matt Patrick, former State Representative from Falmouth and candidate for State Senate, will participate in the People’s Climate March this Sunday, September 21 in New York City, New York.  A long time advocate for clean and green energy, Patrick looks forward to participating in an event designed to impress upon world leaders that Americans care about Global Warming and want to be part of the solution.

“Green energy is not only good for the environment, it is good for the economy.  As soon as our national and state leaders come to that realization we will be able to make more progress towards fighting Global Warming.  Many of our coastal communities in the Plymouth and Barnstable district are at extreme risk because of Global Warming and sea-level rise.  We have an opportunity to help our environment and our economy by hosting offshore wind here in Southeastern Massachusetts, and events like in New York will help raise awareness of these issues.”

Patrick will join dozens of local citizens who are heading down to participate this Sunday.

For more information about Patrick and his experience with environmental issues, see his website at www.electmattpatrick.org.

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Press Release – Matt Patrick on Democratic Primary Results

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September 10, 2014

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CONTACT: Zelda MacGregor, 774.269.8867, zelda@votemattpatrick.org

State Senate Candidate Matt Patrick pleased with Democratic Turnout in the Primary

Plymouth-Matt Patrick, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the Plymouth and Barnstable District and former State Representative from Cape Cod, was pleased with the turnout in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election.

“Turnout was low overall, but I’m happy with the Democrats that did come out.  I think it shows people are very engaged with this election cycle and I look forward to building on that momentum going forward with our unified ticket.”

Patrick has a strong record of legislative achievement from 10 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  He was unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary and outpaced his Republican opponent in most of the Plymouth and Barnstable District.

For more information about Patrick and his voting history, see his website at www.electmattpatrick.org.

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Press Release – Matt Patrick on the Governor’s Proposal for Temporarily Housing Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

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July 22, 2014

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CONTACT: Zelda MacGregor, 774.269.8867, zelda@votemattpatrick.org

State Senate Candidate Matt Patrick on the Governor’s Proposal for the Immigrant Children to be Located at Mass Military Reservation

Plymouth-Matt Patrick, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the Plymouth and Barnstable District and former State Representative from Cape Cod spoke today about the issues surrounding Governor Patrick’s proposal for housing immigrant children at Mass Military Reservation on Cape Cod.

“It’s time to sit back and take an emotional inventory of this situation and recognize what is stirring up all of this anxiety surrounding the Governor’s proposal.  When all the facts are considered, I’m supportive of the Governor as long as it doesn’t cost the Commonwealth or Towns any money.  It is an opportunity to show our compassion for children who have already had a very difficult time and are still in the midst of a traumatic experience likely to continue for some time.

The facts as I see them are that it is a temporary situation; the process takes on average 35 days.  In the end they will either be deported, reunified with relatives or granted asylum according to the law.  The base is leased by the Federal Government, so the fact that they are consulting with the Commonwealth and Towns shows their concern for local communities.  The children are not on the base yet, but when and if they are, they will be screened for infectious diseases and schooled at the base, so the impact to our communities is minimal.  We must ensure that there is adequate capacity for emergency services in the event of a natural disaster in the Towns with overflow at the base, which is standard operating procedure.

In the end, this is an opportunity to give these children a little peace during what is going to continue to be a traumatic experience.”

For more information about Patrick, see his website at www.electmattpatrick.org.

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Press Release: Matt Patrick’s Position on the Supreme Court Ruling against Massachusetts Buffer Zones

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June 26, 2014
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CONTACT: Zelda MacGregor, 774.269.8867, zelda@votemattpatrick.org

State Senate Candidate Matt Patrick responds to The United States Supreme Court Ruling to overturn Massachusetts’
Buffer Zone law.

Plymouth-Matt Patrick, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the Plymouth and Barnstable District and former State
Representative from Cape Cod, was disappointed by the US Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the Massachusetts Buffer
Zone law. The law, enacted by the MA Legislature in 2007, created a 35 foot safety zone around the entrances to family
planning clinics to help prevent violence against women seeking reproductive health.
“I’m disheartened by this decision,” Patrick said upon hearing the news. “That law protected people from the epidemic
of violence against women that occurs at these places. Massachusetts was a leader on this issue in 2007 when we
passed the law and I voted for the bill.”
“That there is violence and intimidation outside these locations every day in this country is a reality we’ve got to be
honest about and address with laws that protect women – women who are already distressed. The Buffer Zone did not
stop opponents from expressing their opinion. It only enforced a safety bubble around the entrance of the building.
Massachusetts needs to be a leader on these issues again, and I will work every day to make certain we are.”
Patrick has been a long-time supporter of women’s rights and has strong voting record to prove it from his 10 years in
the House. He voted for the Buffer Zone when it passed 122-28 in November 2007.
For more information about Patrick and his voting history, see his website at www.electmattpatrick.org.
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