Special to the Advocate
The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund has endorsed Jessica Giannino in the election for 16thSuffolk District State Representative, a credit to her commitment to the environment and climate action. With issues of public health, environmental justice, transportation and energy policy inextricably linked, we need leaders at every level of government who understand the pressing issues of their community and will call for ambitious action.
“Representative Giannino has been a strong voice for environmental justice in the House,” said ELM Action Fund Executive Director Casey Bowers. “We appreciate her work to protect natural resources and public health in the Saugus River watershed.”
“I am so proud to have received the endorsement of the ELM Action Fund. I have been fighting for environmental justice and the closure of polluting facilities like Wheelabrator long before I was an elected official,” said Representative Jessica Giannino. “I look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with them to ensure that the Commonwealth meets our emissions reduction goals for 2030, 2050 and beyond.”
Giannino was elected to the House in 2020 after serving as a Revere councillor-at-large since 2012. She currently sits on four Joint Committees in the Legislature; one of them is the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. During her next term, she plans to focus on public transportation and environmental justice issues in her district. In late 2021 Giannino received the River Stewardship Award from the Saugus River Watershed Council in recognition of her work to protect “natural resources and public health in the Saugus River watershed.” That same year she also helped the Revere’s City Council pass a ban on polystyrene in food packaging and was instrumental in passing the plastic bag ban ordinance in 2019. To learn more about Jessica Giannino, visit her website at https://www.jessicagiannino.com.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about its work and its recent electoral victories, visit www.elmaction.org/elections.