Tag Archives: Evan Falchuk

Evan Falchuk, United Independent Candidate For Governor, Earns Eight Endorsements from Black Leaders Statewide

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was originally published on Evan Falchuk’s campaign website.)

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2014
Contact: Jen Beltz, Falchuk for Governor
jbeltz@falchuk2014.org, Ph: (617) 780-0821

Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party Candidate for Governor,
Earns Eight Endorsements from Black Leaders Statewide

Campaign opens additional field office in Worcester, Mass.

Boston – 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.”

Falchuk also earned several Worcester area candidate endorsements, including from Pastor Bruschetta Swindell – a ministry leader and organizer for over a decade who works with families and in substance abuse prevention, and a noted civil rights and justice activist – and from Pastor Gladys Gbesorgbor, a senior pastor active in leadership training and development throughout greater Worcester.

An additional Worcester endorsement came from Bishop Walter Weekes, a church leader for the past 30 years, community organizer, and advocate who works primarily with inner-city young people, and acts as mentor to youth across the country.

From other parts of Massachusetts, endorsements for Falchuk have come from Dawn Duncan of Lynn, a community volunteer and activist working alongside non-profit agencies and churches, and Pastor Monterial Bynoe of Randolph, active for many years in youth mentorship and family development work throughout Taunton and Randolph.

Falchuk, who is calling for a greater focus on and increased resources for job training, early childhood education and lowering the skyrocketing cost of living in Massachusetts, recently was the featured guest at a clergy leaders event in Roxbury, where many leaders from throughout Massachusetts came on board and committed to the Falchuk for Governor campaign.

Opening of Falchuk office in Worcester

The Falchuk campaign also announced today the recent opening of another Falchuk for Governor campaign office. Falchuk’s Worcester field office, centrally located at 319 Main Street in the heart of downtown Worcester’s financial business district, will support the campaign’s extensive canvassing and outreach work in central Mass. The Worcester office will be staffed each day for volunteers and voters who wish to stop by for more information about the candidate, his positions, and his detailed plans to lower the cost of living in Massachusetts. Falchuk’s campaign headquarters remain at 177 Tremont Street in Boston.
About Evan Falchuk
Evan Falchuk (www.Falchuk2014.org) is the United Independent Party Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. A Massachusetts native and global business executive, Falchuk is calling for smart, brave reform of our politics, economy and government. Founded in January 2013 by Falchuk and supporters from throughout Massachusetts, the United Independent Party is committed to moving from the outdated establishment debate of “small government versus big government” to one focused on greater fiscal accountability to voters, stronger protection of civil rights, and innovative, pragmatic solutions that improve the day-to-day lives of people, families and communities.

About Angus Jennings
Angus G. Jennings (www.Falchuk2014.org/Jennings) is the United Independent Party Candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, running mate with Evan Falchuk for Governor of Massachusetts. Jennings is calling for smart, brave reform of our politics, economy and government, with a particular emphasis on building thriving communities. A highly regarded land planning and housing professional, Jennings has earned awards and recognition for his work throughout the Commonwealth.

The Daily Free Press: Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Evan Falchuk Talks Goals, Politics

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was originally published in The Daily Free Press.)

This is the first part in a series of profiles about the gubernatorial candidates facing off in the Nov. 4 election.

Attorney and entrepreneur Evan Falchuk is one of three unenrolled candidates vying for the gubernatorial office. Running as a candidate from the United Independent Party, a political party he launched in January 2013, Falchuk hopes to represent the group’s values of equality, civil rights and efficient use of taxpayer money.

Raised in Newton, where he now lives with his wife and three kids, Falchuk wants his campaign to engage voters and inspire a movement of independent candidates to run for office. With his campaign slogan focused on “smart, brave reform,” Falchuk says his ability to take a strong stance on positions and offer answers sets him apart from his opponents.

Read More

Evan Falchuk’s Letter to the Boston Globe

Evan

(The following was a letter to the editor by Evan Falchuk to The Boston Globe.)

For any hope of broadening voters’ choices, we need a third party

IN RESPONSE to the Globe’s July 21 editorial “With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy,” you’re correct in lamenting the staggeringly high percentage of Massachusetts legislative races this year that will have no opposition.

Your big missing piece, however, is that we cannot rely solely on only two options of Democrats and Republicans if we expect to ever have more candidates from which to choose.

The way to achieve greater inclusion in our politics cannot be limited, as you suggest, to the two parties getting activist groups to “urge their members to start running in primaries” or getting “local party committees [to] sponsor debates.”

If we hope to truly broaden our choices of new candidates for the long term, a pragmatic, new third party is needed.

According to DAPA Research Inc., 58 percent of registered voters “believe Massachusetts should have a third official independent party committed to fiscal sanity and social freedoms.”

Just as in the case of the 53 percent of Massachusetts registered voters who choose to be “unenrolleds,” or not tied to Democrats or Republicans, this is the voice of the majority.

Until voters have another party option outside of current political establishment circles, we can only expect our “cradle of American democracy” to wither more with every upcoming election cycle.

Evan Falchuk

Evan Falchuk for Governor, Commerical #2: Fighting the Rising Cost of Living in Mass

(The following video was uploaded to YouTube by the Evan Falchuk campaign.)

Evan Falchuk: Governor Patrick’s Decision on Funding for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: A Bad Deal for Massachusetts

Evan

(The following was originally published on Evan Falchuk’s campaign website.)

In light of Governor Patrick’s July 29 announcement that he will be signing a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, I reiterate my opposition to this move, which puts massive borrowing by the state for a project with unguaranteed financial return above the very real, day-to-day priorities of so many people in Massachusetts.

For starters, 44,000 kids under age five in Massachusetts don’t have access to early childhood education, in spite of numerous studies that show how much of a positive impact that kind of education has. Funding this would cost a fraction of the $1 billion being spent on convention space. When we talk about building our future to fit our modern times, it’s impossible to believe that a bigger convention center is more important than educating tens of thousands of kids in Massachusetts – now.

Second, we have over 400 structurally deficient bridges in Massachusetts. Should expanding the Boston Convention Center really take precedence over finally providing needed funding to fix these? Families drive over these bridges all the time, and our state’s government isn’t spending nearly enough money to fix them. We shouldn’t wait until tragedy strikes before we finally take firm action to address an increasingly critical issue.

Third, consider senior citizens in Massachusetts. Too many of them are facing bankruptcy or financial hardship paying for nursing home care and expensive prescription drugs. Consider how many older Massachusetts residents could be helped by even a fraction of that billion dollars proposed to expand the Boston Convention Center.

Spending $1 billion for this expansion – with limited debate and a questionable return to taxpayers – is another example of how state government priorities are too often misaligned with the actual priorities of people in Massachusetts.  Our first priority must be to address these actual needs that people face – like education, safe infrastructure, and caring for our seniors, to name just a few concrete examples – rather than subsidizing enormously expensive building projects.

Evan Falchuk: Shaking Hands With the Enemy

(The following video was uploaded to YouTube by the Evan Falchuk campaign. Evan Falchuk is the United Independent Party candidate for governor of Massachusetts.)