The ‘Markeyverse’ Takes On The Senator Over Israeli-Palestinian Stance

Published on 20 May 2021, 23:42
Senator Ed Markey famously got a big boost in his re-election campaign against Representative Joe Kennedy last year from young progressive activists, who placed heavy emphasis on policies like the Green New Deal and used social media to effectively expand their reach. Now many of those same organizers are putting pressure on Markey over his response to Israel’s deadly airstrikes of Gaza following Hamas rockets. To discuss the role of youth activism in Massachusetts politics, Adam Reilly was joined by local political organizers Lillian Gibson and Calla Walsh, who both worked to re-elect Markey in 2020, and Ellen Barry, New England Bureau Chief for the New York Times.