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McGovern To Deliver Hunger Message At Mass. Dem. Convention

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More than 10,000 Massachusetts Democrats are expected for this weekend’s state convention in Worcester. U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern will welcome the crowd to his district with a speech at the DCU Center.

Not facing a Democratic challenger or seemingly a Republican one in November, McGovern will use the speech to launch a campaign he’s calling ‘Declare Hunger Illegal.’

“Being an activist means more than just coming to a convention and voting for somebody,” McGovern said. “It also means you got to do something every single week of your life to help make your community better. I believe that we can lead the way to end hunger in Massachusetts and hopefully that will be contagious and other states will follow.”

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey will also speak Friday night before a tribute to Governor Deval Patrick who is leaving office after two terms. Endorsement voting follows on Saturday. Candidates must get 15 percent of the delegates to be on September’s primary ballot.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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