Former Democratic Senate Candidate and Brookline resident Alan Khazei announced today he is endorsing Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate.
“We need game changing leaders in the United States Senate and Elizabeth Warren has proven to be such a leader,” Khazei said in a statement released this afternoon.
Khazei, co-founder of City Year, spent roughly six months on the campaign trail, .
Warren and Khazei will team up Monday for a volunteer project at the Curley Elementary School in Jamaica Plain.
Along with Warren, and Boston lawyer Jim King are also vying for the Democratic nomination.
A full copy of the endorsement statement is below:
Alan Khazei, former Democratic candidate for United States Senate in Massachusetts, officially endorses Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate.
“We need game changing leaders in the United States Senate and Elizabeth Warren has proven to be such a leader,” Khazei states. “At a time when so many powerful forces seemed stacked against the middle class, working men and women need a champion to stand up for them. Elizabeth has changed the national conversation and she will be the champion we need in the Senate fighting for our common interests, progressive values and causes. I am excited to support her and will do everything I can to ensure she is the next senator from Massachusetts.”
"Alan has dedicated his life to public service, and he has inspired thousands of people here in Massachusetts and around the country to serve in their communities," said Warren. "I look forward to working with him as we continue to build a grassroots movement to fight for middle class families."
Khazei and Elizabeth Warren will be serving together on Martin Luther King Day at the Curley Elementary School in Jamaica Plain on Monday afternoon, coordinated by Boston Cares. They will serve alongside hundreds of volunteers in various projects, which engage almost a dozen local community agencies.