[The following was submitted by U.S. Rep. John Tierney's campaign.]
On Saturday, Congressman John Tierney addressed over 60 women at the annual summer conference of the Business & Professional Women of Massachusetts. Tierney talked to the group about paycheck fairness, providing help for small businesses, and his plans to strengthen the middle class. The Congressman took questions from the audience and let them know why the 2012 election is so important for the future of our country and middle-class families in the 6th District.
“We need to move our country forward by investing in education and infrastructure. I will continue to work in Congress to help middle-class families and small businesses create jobs. This election is about the future, and whether we want to move forward together with a vibrant middle class or whether we will accept sliding backwards with policies that favor only the wealthiest Americans. With the help of everyone in this room, we can strengthen the middle class and create jobs,” said Congressman Tierney, speaking at the event.
During his remarks, Tierney reminded the group of the progress that was made by a Democratic majority in Congress on issues like pay equity, college affordability and health care. He compared that to the current right-wing majority in Congress that has spent the last two years blocking progress in these important areas and waging a war on women.
“I support John Tierney for his daily efforts to help the middle class and small businesses. He understands that we need to invest in education so that we have a workforce prepared to compete globally in the 21st century. John has the right priorities for our community and we need him to continue his work on investing in infrastructure and creating jobs,” said June Andersen of Peabody.
“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to talk with the women who participated in the conference. It was a great discussion of the issues facing women, the middle class and future generations. I look forward to continuing my work with small business leaders in the 6th District,” said Congressman Tierney.