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People Over Politics: McGovern Best Choice for Congress in Second District



My name is Jim McGovern and I’m running for reelection to Congress in Massachusetts’ Second District. I couldn’t be prouder to have the honor of representing Central and Western Massachusetts in Congress, and due to redistricting, the newly redrawn Second District will include Hopkinton, Holliston, Ashland, Southborough, and Medway. 
I was born and raised in Worcester. Massachusetts is my home. I first got into public service because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s still true today. It’s why I’m focused on putting people over politics to tackle the biggest problems we face.
Second District voters deserve a fighter in Congress that’s going to build an economy that works for everyone. It’s wrong that billionaire corporations are making record profits while many people are living paycheck to paycheck. I’m committed to cutting costs for working families and creating good-paying jobs right here in Massachusetts.


I understand one of the biggest concerns people have is the cost of health care. For decades, Big Pharma dictated the industry and set prices that made families have to choose between the cost of rent or their medication. That’s morally wrong. It’s why I voted for the Inflation Reduction Act to lower health care premiums for low-income families, cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for those on Medicare, and allow drug price negotiation. I will keep working to make health care more affordable and lower the price of prescription drugs.
I have heard from many voters that are alarmed at the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade – I am too. In fact, I’m disgusted. We’re lucky to live in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth has abortion rights enshrined in our Constitution. But we can’t let our guard down. Trump Republicans have made clear that if they win control of Congress, they will pass a national abortion ban. It’s unclear if that federal law would supersede our protections. And so, a vote for a Republican in November is a vote to ban abortion in Massachusetts. I believe women should have the ability to make their own health care decisions and I’ll never stop fighting to protect that right.
I believe we must care for our planet. The climate crisis is real and there’s only so much time to preserve our environment for future generations. I host an annual farm tour in the Second District, and this year, farmers told me about how climate change is impacting how they farm. Farmers put healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables on our plates, and we need to be making their job easier, not harder. I will continue to hold Big Oil accountable for polluting our planet and work for a more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.
Trump Republicans have a radical vision for America’s future – one of hate, division and regression. They fight for billionaire corporations and are in the pocket of Big Oil and Big Pharma donors. And they want to strip away basic freedoms from their fellow Americans. My priorities are clear: I serve working families. It’s why I don’t take a dollar of corporate PAC money. When I look at America’s future, I’m only interested in progress and making this country work for more people.
To get involved and learn more about my campaign, please visit I humbly ask for your vote for the November 8 General Election and I’m looking forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.
This article is Paid for by Re-Elect McGovern Committee