Markey Plans Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Stop in Push for ‘Green New Deal for Health’

Sen. Edward J. Markey. (Courtesy photograph.)

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey is expected to make a Wednesday visit to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, which operates primary care clinics in Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen.

The visit is one of three stops this week to celebrate federal grants for community projects, meet with environmental and health justice advocates and address New England business leaders on, what he called, the “urgent need to address the climate crisis.”

Markey is scheduled to “celebrate the introduction of Green New Deal for Health and underscore the need for new, transformational climate and health investments in Massachusetts’ systems of care” Wednesday afternoon, at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s north site at 150 Park St., Lawrence.

His office said the senator will stress the need to secure major new investments in health care by passing the Green New Deal for Health.

Markey begins the week with a stop in Pittsfield today to celebrate newly-awarded federal funding for the Berkshire Family YMCA, which will be used to help make the building greener and provide more access to recreation and quality, affordable child care. Tomorrow, he will be at the New England Aquarium to deliver the keynote address at the New England Council’s meeting on the economic impact of climate change on the region’s economy.

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