2018 Endorsements

“From her professional experience fighting climate change through enacting and strengthening renewable energy policy to her personal experience fostering children, Maria embodies the progressive values our organizations share.”

- Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director of Mass Alliance.

Family of Rep. Chris Walsh

"After a lot of discussion and thought, my family endorses Maria Robinson in her campaign to succeed Chris in the Sixth Middlesex Democratic primary on September 4th... We met with Maria, looked at her track record, and considered the growing list of major endorsements she has earned. She has experience writing policy with state legislatures around the country. She is highly qualified in a field – clean energy – that Chris was passionate about. And we find her smart, thoughtful, approachable and independent, just like him. 

Maria chose Framingham as her family’s hometown, just as we did. Kate, James and I know that Chris would have been proud to vote for Maria as his successor to serve the city he loved."

- Cindy Walsh


John Walsh

"Maria Robinson is exactly the kind of qualified woman we need in the State House. She’s running an inspiring grassroots campaign in the finest traditions of the Framingham community. Maria cares deeply for our city and will continue Framingham's strong democratic presence on Beacon Hill." 

- John Walsh, Former Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party

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"Maria Robinson brings an impressive combination of on-the-ground experience crafting policy and a deeply held commitment to progressive values. She understands that for Massachusetts to be a leader on issues like health care, education, and renewable energy, we need to push for bold policies, not settle for complacency, and that our Commonwealth is strongest when it works for all residents. We need more people like Maria in office." 

- Jonathan Cohn, Progressive Massachusetts

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee of Cambridge, MA, an advocate of women’s equality and representation in American politics, has given Maria Robinson her endorsement.

Moms Demand Action

Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

"Thank you again for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety."

- Norma Rahall, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund 

"Maria stands out as a person who truly cares about animal welfare and someone who would be a strong state house advocate for animal protection and the prevention of cruelty."

- Marge Peppercorn, Mass Voters for Animals Steering Committee

"As a clean energy policy expert, Maria Robinson is one of the most qualified individuals in the state to advocate for and shape renewable energy legislation. We strongly encourage voters to support her on September 4th."


- David Rudolph, Political Chair of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter


Maria Robinson has received the endorsement of unions 1199 SEIU, which represents healthcare workers and SEIU Local 509, which represents human service workers and educators.

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"Your progressive platform resonated with the
committee, but your logistical solution on how to achieve these goals was what impressed the committee the most."

- Alison Freeman, PACE Chair


“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us. These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”

- Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS Co-founder


"We are grateful for your leadership on environmental issues and we are proud to stand with you. With important energy, transportation, and climate policy work still to be done, we believe it is critically important that you are elected this fall."
- Joe O'Brien, Executive Director
of the ELM Action Fund


"We know that Maria Robinson will be a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community in the State House. Her ability to reach across the political spectrum while staying true to her values makes Maria a true champion for fairness and equality for everyone in Massachusetts."
-Deborah Shields, JD, MPH
Executive Director, MassEquality