October 29, 2018    

Diehl Helps Vandalized Memorial

BOSTON, MA – Following reports of major vandalism to theVietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester with what appeared to be a chainsaw, candidate for U.S. Senate Geoff Diehl has made a contribution to the restoration of the defaced memorial.

“My heart goes out to all the veterans in Dorchester, the entire city, and our Commonwealth,” said Diehl. “The senseless destruction around such an iconic monument only brings sorrow. I’m hoping others will join me in helping with the cost of restoring this hallmark that serves as a wonderful reminder to us all about how so many have sacrificed for us.”

Diehl has made veterans issues a focus of the campaign in the wake of discovering that Elizabeth Warren had failed to respond to a veteran seeking help from her office for over 113 days. Diehl also recently toured the Northeast Veterans Outreach Center in Haverhill and addressed a crowd of men and women who had served in the armed forces to lay out his vision for assisting veterans when elected to the U.S. Senate.

Diehl’s campaign against Elizabeth Warren has been gaining huge momentum even in Democratic strongholds such as Everett for his commitment to the people and support of law enforcement.  He has received more police association and union endorsements than any other candidate including Scott Brown, Martha Coakley, and Charlie Baker.

Police endorsements include so far:

 

  • Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association
  • Boston Police Superior Officers Federation
  • Everett Police Patrolmen’s Local 94
  • Everett Police Superior Officers Local 95
  • The Association of Marshfield Police
  • New Bedford Police Union
  • Taunton Patrol Union
  • Taunton Superior Officers Union
  • Weymouth Police Superior Officers
  • Whitman Police Association IBPO Local 509
  • Worcester Police Patrolmen Local 911
  • Norfolk County Correction Officers
  • Plymouth County Correction Officers
  • Massachusetts Police Association
  • Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
  • New England Benevolent Police Association
  • Massachusetts Coalition of Police (an AFL-CIO affiliate)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council Local 207

Diehl has promised to be a full time Senator and has taken the 6-year pledge.  He will not be a part-time Senator, part-time author, or part-time presidential candidate. Diehl is committed to putting Massachusetts first.

Diehl was the co-chairman for the statewide ballot question that repealed the linkage of the gas tax to inflation.  If the law had remained in place, the gas tax would have increased every year.  Diehl has saved taxpayers from 3 gas tax hikes already.

“Warren has failed to help Massachusetts taxpayers.  We need a Senator who will stand up for the hard-working people of Massachusetts.  While Warren has focused on putting money in her wallet selling books, I have focused on putting money into your wallet,” added Diehl.

“From the time you wake up in the morning and until you go to bed in the evening you should be working to help the people of Massachusetts.  I think people should come first ahead of oneself.  Our Senator needs to do their job by putting you first!” said Diehl.

Diehl is disappointed with Senator Warren who is more focused on her national profile rather than working in the best interest of Massachusetts.  One key example of this, Diehl pointed out, was how she voted against the 21stCentury Cures Act.

“If she cared about our state, she wouldn’t have voted against a bipartisan measure to promote medical innovation and the development of new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Massachusetts is a medical research leader and she still voted against the bill,” said Diehl.

Diehl won the State Primary by 29 points and has also earned the endorsements from Representatives David DeCoste, Marc Lombardo, Jim Lyons, Shaunna O’Connell, Lenny Mirra, and Peter Durant; Weymouth Mayor Bob Hedlund, former New England Patriots Fred Smerlas, Steve Grogan, and Matt Light, Red Sox Champion Curt Schilling, comedian Lenny Clark, and broadcaster John Dennis to name a few. He has also received endorsements from former Governor’s Councilor David Constantine (D-New Bedford).