On Sunday, March 25, the College Democrats of Boston College (CDBC) will host Senator Ed Markey for a town hall event. One of the largest and most active clubs at Boston College, the group works to advance the policies and ideals of the Democratic Party at BC and in the larger community. As a frontrunner on environmental protection and a political figure committed to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts, and of our country at large, Senator Markey fulfills this mission exceptionally well.
Senator Markey is a native of Malden, Massachusetts and attended Boston College (B.A., 1968) and Boston College Law School (J.D., 1972). He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was elected to the Massachusetts State House where he served two terms representing Malden and Melrose.
As a former Eagle, Markey has held the attitudes and principles of Boston College throughout his political endeavors. He served 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, fighting for local residents throughout his congressional district. When he was dean of the Massachusetts delegation in the House, Markey worked to inspire momentum and influence on behalf of the entire Commonwealth. Elected to the Senate in a special election in June of 2013, he is bringing his experience, energy, and expertise to Massachusetts legislation.
As a chartered member of the Massachusetts College Democrats, a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, CDBC strives to further the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party. Similarly, Senator Markey has been a national leader on progressive causes such as combating climate change, enacting consumer protections, and engaging in foreign diplomacy throughout his professional career.
“Hosting events such as this is one way our club works to promote civic engagement on campus,” explains CDBC Vice President Leo Confalone, MCAS ‘20, “and we are excited to offer the BC and local community the opportunity to engage with a distinguished political figure and ask questions about the issues that matter most to them.”
Senator Markey will be speaking on relevant political issues and taking questions directly from the audience in Devlin 008, on Sunday, March 25. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and the event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participation is free and fully open to the public. The College Democrats encourage the campus community to attend the event for this unique opportunity to connect with an extraordinary sitting senator and BC alumnus.
“BC students should attend this event because it is a unique opportunity to interact with a political figure who is working to advance many of the causes that matter to students,” Confalone continues. “Not often are students given the chance to voice their concerns and ideas to those with the power to make a difference in Washington like Senator Markey.”