Hartford, Conn.– Carlos Moreno, State Director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, Lindsay Farrell, former State Director, and Joe Dinkin, National Campaigns Director, issued a statement following the news of the passing of Senator Edwin Gomes.
“The passing of Senator Ed Gomes is a massive loss for Bridgeport as well as for our movement. Whether as a steelworker, union negotiator, city councilor, and a legislative proponent for just causes at the Capitol, Senator Gomes was a champion for working families. A fearless leader, Ed was never afraid to take on those in power. He was a powerful voice for social justice who fought tirelessly against wealthy elites and corporate interests. He often challenged his own caucus to be better advocates for working class folks in our state.”
“Senator Gomes was with WFP from the very beginning, and eventually made history in 2015 as the first state legislative candidate in the country to run and win on the Working Families Party ballot line, beating back the Bridgeport Democratic party machine.”
“It was an honor being in the fight with Senator Gomes, and working alongside him to advance social, economic, and racial justice. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We can only try to live up to his legacy.”