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Massachusetts Teachers Association endorses Michelle DuBois.

6/22/2014:     The Massachusetts Teachers Association has announced its support for Michelle DuBois to be the next State Representative for the 10th Plymouth District. Representing over 110,000 teachers, retired educators, support professionals, and higher education professionals, the Massachusetts Teachers Association recommended DuBois because of her commitment to improving the quality of public education in the district and in the state.

Michelle DuBois shows an impressive grasp of the connection between strong public schools and stable, nurturing communities,” said MTA President Barbara Madeloni. “In her responses to questions posed by MTA members, Michelle revealed a commitment to advocating for all levels of public education as well as for policies that would benefit working families across the state.”

I’m proud to stand with the dedicated educators in the Massachusetts Teachers Association”, DuBois said. “Education is my top priority. Closing the achievement gap, expanding early education, adding tutoring programs and workforce development are all policy areas where I expect to work closely with the MTA. I’ll fight for our schools, our students and our teachers.

The MTA has been an important advocate for quality education since its founding in 1845. Educators in Massachusetts are proud that the state continues to be the highest-performing state in the country on many measures, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress. In recent years, the MTA has increasingly focused on narrowing achievement gaps in student performance.

Brockton Area Transit union supports Councilor DuBois.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1547 has voted to endorse Michelle DuBois, candidate for State Representative in the 10th Plymouth District. In the Greater Brockton Area, Local 1547 membership includes BAT bus drivers, Dial-A-Bat drivers and the GATRA drivers of Taunton. Nationally, ATU is the largest organization representing transit workers, with over 190,000 members.

“I am happy to endorse the candidacy of Michelle DuBois who has worked hard for all the residents and working families of not only Ward 6 but the City of Brockton in general” said ATU Local 1547 President John Troxell. “I want to see someone represent the hard working families on the state level and cannot think of a better candidate than Michelle DuBois.”

“I’m grateful for their support” Michelle DuBois said, referring to the endorsement. “The members of Local 1547 can be assured I’ll fight for a strong public transit system in the state and in the district, because it’s an integral part of our economic growth. Their workers get everyone else safely to and from their places of work, and offer a vital lifeline for our residents who rely solely on public transit.”

Brockton’s fixed-route buses provided an estimated 11,000 passenger trips each weekday and it’s economic benefit on its service area was estimated at 73 million dollars when studied by Bridgewater State University.

Founded in 1892, at the dawn of public transportation, ATU members in North America include: metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers. ATU is an AFL-CIO affiliate.

Examples of Two Recent Community Development Projects Michelle Helped to Secure for the District.

6/23/2014: Ward 6 will be welcoming a new playground and basketball court on Mulberry Street. Working with the City of Brockton's Park Department and Redevelopment Authority, Councilor DuBois secured funding for this community development improvement. Additionally, today the City celebrated another community development success in Ward 6, which is the funding and instillation of sidewalks going to the Brookfield School!

As City Councilor, Michelle have focused on community development and bringing funding home to Ward 6 - with a lot of success. As your State Representative, Michelle will work on community development efforts and securing funding for projects in the 10th Plymouth District.