Citing Social Security and Abortion Rights as Critical Issues in the Race
WARWICK, RI- General Treasurer and congressional candidate Seth Magaziner was endorsed today by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Congressman James Langevin, and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline to be the next representative of the second congressional district, citing the intentions of Congressional Republicans to cut Social Security, pass a national abortion ban, and pave the way for Donald Trump’s return. The delegation was joined by Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and the other candidates who ran for the Democratic nomination in RI-02.
“Seth Magaziner is a trustworthy, proven problem solver who will protect Social Security and Medicare and fight for a woman’s right to choose, said U.S. Senator Jack Reed. “From lowering healthcare costs, to improving schools, to strengthening our economy, Seth will be a hardworking, pro-worker champion for the Second District who will get the job done,” said U.S. Senator Reed. “But a vote to send Allan Fung to Congress is a vote to empower Trump Republicans and tighten Trump’s chokehold on our democracy.”
“There is so much at stake for Rhode Islanders in this election,” said U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. “Republican Allan Fung is fully committed to supporting Kevin McCarthy for Speaker, and Speaker McCarthy would be determined to cut Social Security and Medicare– the bedrock of the middle class. Seth Magaziner is the leader we need to continue moving our state forward.”
“Seth has served the second congressional district for the last eight years, fixing crumbling school buildings and creating clean energy jobs from Westerly to Burrillville. I know Seth will continue to fight for Rhode Islanders in Congress,” said U.S. Representative Jim Langevin. “I was proud to endorse Seth back in June and will be working for the next seven weeks to ensure Rhode Island sends Seth to represent the second congressional district.”
“Sending Allan Fung to Congress would be a tremendous step backward for Rhode Island,” said U.S. Congressman David Cicilline. “Allan Fung will be a vote for the national Republicans dead set on passing a national abortion ban, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and cutting programs like Social Security and Medicare that seniors rely on. In the House, the majority party controls the agenda and decides which bills see the light of day. We cannot send Allan Fung to Washington where his first vote will be to set in motion the extreme national Republican agenda that will hurt Rhode Islanders. Seth has demonstrated for ten years he will fight for Rhode Islanders and I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”
Allan Fung has repeatedly taken stances supporting the extremist, right-wing agenda of the national Republican Party including expressing opposition to the Affordable Care Act and opposition to codifying Roe v. Wade into Rhode Island law. Fung has said his first vote would be for Trump-loyalist Kevin McCarthy, who is determined to cut Social Security, repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass a national abortion ban.
“I am incredibly thankful to have the support of Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse, Congressman Langevin and Congressman Cicilline as well as Mayor Polisena who has been a great leader for Johnston. With this team at my side, I am confident we will win in November and stop the extreme national Republicans who are determined to cut Social Security, overturn the Affordable Care Act, and pass a national abortion ban,” added General Treasurer and congressional candidate Seth Magaziner.
Magaziner will protect Social Security and Medicare, fight for women to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions and fight against right-wing extremism in Washington. As General Treasurer, Magaziner supported legislation codifying Roe protections into Rhode Island law.