Marty Walsh on Principles & Values



Put an end to Boston's bid for summer Olympics

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign the host city contract that would put taxpayers on the line for Olympic debts and told reporters that the opposition to the Olympic bid, which got more media attention than anything else during his mayorship, was "about ten people on Twitter." Then the US Olympic Committee pulled Boston from the running. Walsh explained that the costs outweighed the perceived benefits, and that "our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive."
Source: Jacobin magazine on 2021 Biden Cabinet , Jan 26, 2017

Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting NO in Part I: CIVIL RIGHTS:Clause 7: Church & State. [State Rep. Walsh, a Democrat, voted YES].

A Resolution, filed by Rep. Jones (R, North Reading), would reaffirm the reference to "one nation under God" in the pledge of allegiance.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part I, clause 7: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: We reaffirm our commitment to the constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state, and of the freedom to worship without governmental interference.

Bill H.4402 ; vote number H205

Source: Massachusetts House voting record via MassScorecard.org , Sep 20, 2005

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