Eight leaders from Massachusetts’ black community today announced their formal endorsement of Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party candidate for governor of Massachusetts.
From the Boston area, Pastor Kevin Coakley, in ministry for over 20 years and pastor of one of the most historic churches in Boston’s South End, has endorsed Falchuk, as has Minister Mary Franklin, a Boston community activist dedicated to empowering women who have lost family members to murder. From Boston’s South End, Pastor Don Osgood, a community youth and anti-violence advocate for the past 15 years, also announced today his endorsement of Falchuk.
“I support Evan Falchuk because he has shown himself to be much more than a politician,” Franklin stated. “Evan is a man who deeply believes all men and women were created equally. His walk and talk has shown he’s committed to the people government overlooks. Evan believes everyone can succeed in life if given the appropriate support. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I’m supporting Evan Falchuk for Governor of Massachusetts.”
“Evan Falchuk has made me hopeful for real reform and improvement in our state,” Coakley agreed. “He’s a candidate of real ideas – not politics as usual. Job creation is a key platform plank of Evan’s, as well as lowering the cost of living in Massachusetts. Pragmatic plans on both of these key fronts are what have been missing for too long in too many communities, and it’s a prime reason why my support and vote are with Evan.”