Press Releases

October 29, 2018

Statement from Becca Rausch on the Mass Murder of Jews at Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill

In a statement shared October 29, Democratic Candidate Becca Rausch shared her response to the horrific hare crime committed against members of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh: "I will not stand for hatred, bigotry, discrimination, or vitriol. I will not stand for the cold-blooded murder we see, now regularly, fueled by that hate. I will not stand for the senseless absence of gun violence prevention laws we need. Nor will I stand for any attempts to strip away people’s humanity because of their identities."

October 09, 2018

Republican Senator Richard Ross Refuses to Debate Democratic Nominee Becca Rausch

League of Women Voters “very disappointed” by Ross’s refusal of public forum invitation

 

In a statement shared yesterday, October 8, with both candidates for MA State Senate in the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District, the Wayland, Needham, and Wellesley chapters of the League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to an engaged democracy, expressed their distinct disappointment at incumbent Senator Richard Ross’s refusal to even acknowledge, let alone accept, their invitation to participate in a public candidate forum with Democratic Nominee Becca Rausch.

October 08, 2018

State’s Most Respected Women’s & LGBTQ Organizations Endorse Becca Rausch in Race to Flip MA Senate Seat

Rausch, vocal champion of equality, gains ground against conservative Republican incumbent

 

Becca Rausch, Democratic nominee for MA State Senate in the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District, recently announced her endorsement by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, organizations dedicated to protecting the rights of women and LGBTQ individuals. Along with previously announced endorsements from MassEquality, MassNOW, and the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, these statements of support paint a compelling picture of Rausch’s commitment to reproductive rights, equality, and positive change for her constituents and the Commonwealth at large.

October 01, 2018

Statement from Rausch Campaign on Senator Richard Ross’s Silence on Judge Brett Kavanaugh

In July, Senator Richard Ross re-tweeted early support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who, even then, posed a threat to safe and legal reproductive health care. Senator Ross has a history of supporting significant restrictions on access to reproductive health rights, including co-sponsoring legislation designed to impose a 24-hour waiting period and other medically unnecessary burdens on women seeking safe and legal abortions. Now, after grave accusations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and other women have emerged, as well as the recent U.S. Senate hearings, Senator Ross has said nothing about his support for Judge Kavanaugh.

August 31, 2018

Primary Election Day Schedule for Becca Rausch, Progressive Democrat for MA State Senate

Progressive Democrat Becca Rausch, of Needham, MA, competes in a three-way primary election this Tuesday, September 4, aiming to move on to the November general election and unseat Republican incumbent Senator Richard Ross to represent the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex State Senate District. Becca is the Democratic candidate with the skills and experience at both the state and local levels of government to be an effective voice for all residents of the district starting on Day One in office. She has raised more than three times as much as all of the other candidates in her race combined, including the incumbent, and has earned every endorsement awarded in this race.

August 30, 2018

Becca Rausch Out-Raises Opponents for MA Senate Seat by Factor of Three

This week marked the deadline for candidates for the MA Legislature to file their pre-primary reports with the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). Becca Rausch, progressive Democrat for Senate in the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District, was the first in that race to submit her report, and has raised over $50,000 since the first of the year.

August 21, 2018

Becca Rausch Spearheads Pledge for Government Transparency and Accountability; Fourteen Other Women Legislative Candidates Push for Culture Change on Beacon Hill

On Tuesday, August 21, Becca Rausch, progressive Democrat for State Senate, and fourteen other Democratic women running to make change in both chambers of the Massachusetts Legislature publicly pledged to push for greater government transparency and accountability. “I pledge to stand for roll calls and to advocate for greater transparency and accountability within the Massachusetts Legislature. Elected leaders should be on record, supporting or opposing proposals on Beacon Hill,” the fifteen women pledged.

August 08, 2019

Becca Rausch Earns Every Endorsement in State Senate Race; Adds MassEquality, Local Elected Officials

Becca Rausch, progressive Democratic candidate for MA State Senate, has earned every endorsement awarded in her race to date, and this week added MassEquality PAC and local elected officials to this impressive list.

June 13, 2018

Class of 2018 Graduates from Emerge Massachusetts Flagship Training Program

This Sunday, Becca Rausch, progressive Democratic candidate for MA State Senate, and five Democratic candidates for State Representative, join dozens of classmates at their graduation from the Emerge Massachusetts 6-month intensive training program for Democratic women interested in running for office.

May 08, 2018

Steve Grossman Endorses Becca Rausch

Steve Grossman, former Massachusetts State Treasurer and Chair of the Democratic National Committee, has endorsed Becca Rausch for MA State Senate.  “Her passion for public service and her deep commitment to inclusive prosperity make Becca the best candidate..."

April 25, 2018

Moms Demand Action and Run for Something #BackBecca Rausch

With nearly double the number of required signatures, Becca is first candidate from her district on the ballot.

March 16, 2018

NAGE, Meiselman Endorse Becca Rausch, Progressive Democrat for MA State Senate

“As a union steward and a lawyer for the Commonwealth of MA, Becca has demonstrated that she shares our values and is dedicated to creating a more just and humane society. We are proud to stand with her for her primary election." David Holway, NAGE National President

February 07, 2018

Public celebration marks official launch of already robust campaign

This Sunday, February 11, The Committee to Elect Becca Rausch will host an ice cream social to celebrate the formal launch of Becca’s Massachusetts State Senate campaign. The celebration is free and open to the public, and will take place from 3-5 PM at the Needham History Center and Museum at 1147 Central Avenue in Needham. Children are welcome, and there will be activities for them to enjoy. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BeccaKickoff.

January 08, 2018

Fundraising Off to a Record Start

Becca Rausch, a Democratic town meeting member from Needham, raised over $27,000 in her first month of campaigning. The December fundraising haul will help the campaign run a positive campaign focused on reaching as many voters as possible to discuss concerns of accountability and transparency in the state legislature.

January 02, 2018

Public testimony urging the Secretary of the Commonwealth to change the date of the 2018 primary elections

Becca Rausch submitted public testimony today to urge the Secretary of the Commonwealth to change the date of the 2018 primary elections, which currently falls on one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar.

Voting in Massachusetts is already hard enough - we lack automatic registration, same-day registration, and even early voting for primary and local elections. Every eligible voter in this Commonwealth deserves full access to all elections.

December 04, 2017

Becca Rausch Declares State Senate Candidacy

Becca Rausch, progressive Democrat from Needham, declared her candidacy for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District the evening of November 30th at the most recent Needham Democratic Town Committee meeting. Rausch is currently a Needham Town Meeting Member.

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