Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 8:57 PM

Why I'm pumped right now:

Jim McGovern for Congress     I'm fired up. Here's why. In 2020, Democrats ran on a promise — that, if entrusted with running the federal government, we'd actually get to work helping people survive this awful COVID-19 pandemic. Because, if you're anything like me, I was completely, …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
February 23, 2021 at 4:54 PM

My urgent message to President Biden:

Jim McGovern for Congress     Our country has been a state of forever war for decades now. We've destabilized regions, caused countless deaths, and fueled a generation of xenophobia. All in the name of peace – which is absolutely absurd. Yes, America has a duty to defend itself, b…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 9:02 PM

A $15 minimum wage is just the start.

Jim McGovern for Congress     The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. ... $7.25. That's awful. Absolutely awful. No one in America, working full-time, can reasonably survive — let alone get ahead — making that wage. It's an insulting relic and a testament to the imbalance of o…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 2:18 PM

It's all around us. We can't ignore it.

Jim McGovern for Congress     It's the houseless family waiting at their local shelter. It's the parent who skips dinner so their child can eat. It's the service worker having to decide between buying food and paying the rent. Hunger is all around us, and we must not ignore it. Hung…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
February 6, 2021 at 2:27 PM

She demanded Democrats be executed. They cheered.

Jim McGovern for Congress     Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is unfit for service. She called historic tragedies like the Parkland school shooting and the September 11 attacks hoaxes. She’s not only endorsed the outrageous (and, frankly, asinine) QAnon theory, but actively promoted…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 7:21 PM

What's next for our progressive agenda

Jim McGovern for Congress     I am a proud member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. What does that mean practically? It means I'm working each and every day to pass a bold, progressive agenda in the House, and to make sure it makes it through the Senate and is signed into law b…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 9:24 PM

we can only shape the future

Jim McGovern for Congress     A mentor of mine, Senator George McGovern, often said "We cannot change the past; we can only shape the future." Last week, with the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, the country committed to shaping a better future for us all. A …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
January 14, 2021 at 12:51 AM

What will the history books say next?

Jim McGovern for Congress     Last week, all of Donald Trump's worst impulses came to a head, as he set a violent, terrorist mob loose on our nation's Capitol in an attempt to deny the will of the people. The entire world watched the chaos that followed, as the rioters vandalized publ…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Trump lost. People like him remain.

Jim McGovern for Congress     This year has been a unique challenge. Not only are we facing a public health crisis unlike anything we've ever seen and weathering a brutal recession, but we had to do so in the midst of a presidential election to decide the very fate of our democracy. Don…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
December 17, 2020 at 2:19 PM

These final two races need our focus:

Jim McGovern for Congress     Mitch McConnell has a "graveyard" of progressive legislation in his office – bills supported by the majority of Americans and passed by the House, but that upset Mitch's billionaire buddies. Election security measures. Health care reform. Civil rights. P…
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December 15, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Hunger doesn't take a holiday

Jim McGovern for Congress     Every year come November, I am humbled by the generosity I witness throughout our communities in Western Massachusetts. This year has had many obstacles, and even a worldwide pandemic, that have taken an incredible toll on all of us. But at a time when so…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 12:51 PM

A few words from chef José Andrés:

Jim McGovern for Congress     Monte's March is underway! Take a look at this video from my friend chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen: José is one of the most creative, effective, and compassionate fighters in the war on hunger – a tireless advocate for the right of al…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 9:27 PM

quick update

Jim McGovern for Congress     Yesterday, the people of the Second District spoke loud and clear. They went to the ballot box in record numbers to vote for their beliefs, their conscience, and their future. I'm honored and grateful they voted to send me back to Congress to keep fighting…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 1:02 PM

today, we finish this.

Jim McGovern for Congress     It all comes down to this. Today's Election Day, make sure to cast your vote by 8:00 P.M. today. FIND A BALLOT BOX FIND A POLLING LOCATION ELECTION INFORMATION Express Donate: If you've stored your info with ActBlue Express, we'll process your …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 1:54 PM

Ballot Boxes + Polling Locations near you.

Jim McGovern for Congress     We've been waiting for this day for four years. Tomorrow, we take back our country. Make sure you know where to cast your vote: FIND A POLLING PLACE FIND A BALLOT BOX Let's do this, Express Donate: If you've stored your info with ActBlue Express, we'l…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 2:02 PM

🎃 No tricks, all treats.

Jim McGovern for Congress     It's been a joy to be able to get out into the community and talk to voters! We're working to ensure everyone has accurate information during this unprecedented election – because the stakes are too high to leave anyone's voice out! Today marks our very…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM

QAnon for Congress?

Jim McGovern for Congress     My opponent didn't like that I called her out during our debate last week for promoting QAnon. But she still refuses to denounce this violent ideology that has been labeled a domestic terror threat by Donald Trump's own FBI. As hard it is to wrap my head a…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 12:04 PM

America is an idea.

Jim McGovern for Congress     I'm eager to move this country forward. To help rebuild our communities from this devastating pandemic and to turn a new leaf after four years of stalled progress and devastation. As we move forward, we can change the priorities of our leaders. Together, …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM

Just 6 days to go. Can you donate $6?

Jim McGovern for Congress     We remember all too well where we were and what we were doing when we learned of the results of the 2016 election. It'll forever be a reminder to me of what happens when we let Dark Money buy our democracy. And right now, we have a chance to put an end …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Texas is winnable, you heard that right.

Jim McGovern for Congress     We need to look down the ballot to candidates that can flip districts from Red to Blue – it's the only way we'll ensure an end to the Trump era horrors, no matter what happens on November 3. That's why I would like to turn your attention to Texas' 17th Con…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 12:46 AM


Jim McGovern for Congress     I've said from the beginning that decency is on that ballot this November – that we need leaders who can heal our country and bring us together as Americans. That's one of the reasons why during Tuesday's debate, I took the time to lay out some of the pol…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 12:59 AM

Had enough yet?

Jim McGovern for Congress     Tonight, I took to the debate stage to discuss both the issues unique to our communities and the national struggle we've shared throughout the Trump administration. Between the mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic and the now evergreen issue of affordab…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 6:40 PM


Jim McGovern for Congress     I'm proud to receive the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans! Like so many of you, I am eager for an administration that doesn't put seniors at risk by cutting funding to programs like Meals on Wheels, undermining earned benefits, attackin…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 11:41 PM

I want to talk to you about World Food Day

Jim McGovern for Congress     As the richest country in the world, America has a moral obligation to lead from the heart and push for an end to world hunger. We live in a world of plenty, where local knowledge coupled with modern agriculture makes it possible to feed everyone on this p…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 10:30 PM

Mind the gap?

Jim McGovern for Congress     Among countless other things, our country's growing trench of income inequality is on the ballot next month – and for good reason: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that income inequality in the United States is the highest of al…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 2:26 AM

3 action items

Jim McGovern for Congress     A few action items following the debate tonight: Sign the petition urging future moderators to include questions about climate change. This issue is so pressing it's moved beyond just an issue of protecting the environment, but also feeds into national se…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 11:54 PM


Jim McGovern for Congress     Look, I don't think anyone had real hope that his experience with COVID-19 would render compassion policy-wise because he's so insulated from how the average American would experience the illness (last I checked we aren't all getting airlifted from our law…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 3, 2020 at 3:15 PM

🐻‍❄️Protecting the Arctic from the Trump Administration

Jim McGovern for Congress     In September 2019, House Democrats passed a collection of bills to protect our nation's coastal waters from destructive offshore drilling, including a piece of legislation which protects the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling. And yet, here…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 6:50 PM

quick signature?

Jim McGovern for Congress     Hey, Trump nominated acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to take on the role full-time. Just like every other person he's nominated, this guy is a disaster. I hope you'll take a moment today to sign my petition calling on the Senate to reject the n…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 3:47 PM

home. stretch.

Jim McGovern for Congress     Today's the day! We've made it to the last end-of-quarter fundraising deadline before Election Day. I'm so proud of my campaign staff and everyone on Team McGovern for their tireless commitment to my reelection bid...But this isn't about me. It never has …
  Seth Nadeau, Team McGovern · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 4:17 PM

Less than 40 days to go.

Jim McGovern for Congress     We're eager to combat the Trump administration's efforts to undermine democracy, to take on right-wing disinformation campaigns, and to help get voters connected with the resources they need to participate in this election safely. But none of that is possi…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 8:32 PM

QAnon for Congress?

Jim McGovern for Congress     My opponent? She's really into Donald Trump. Really into Donald Trump. I'm going to keep this brief, but it's worth mentioning: she runs her Twitter account just like Trump, full of bitterness, hatred, and downright lies. She rants and raves about "Democ…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM


Jim McGovern for Congress     With the new vacancy in the Supreme Court, the risks surrounding abortion rights and reproductive care are no longer hypothetical. We have heard the promises made by the GOP to undercut our rights, to stack the court with Conservative activists judges com…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 22, 2020 at 3:17 PM

here's the pledge:

Jim McGovern for Congress     Today is National Voter Registration Day! I don't need to tell you what's at stake in these next six weeks. But, I do need you to make a commitment to vote. CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION REGISTER TO VOTE Trump and his allies have been sowing chaos for weeks – …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 10:41 PM

a colossal loss

Jim McGovern for Congress     My wife Lisa and I are heartbroken about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer through and through. Her tenacity and intellect were unmatched. A true champion for women's rights and equal justice. Thi…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 17, 2020 at 1:17 PM

We have plenty of food. What we lack is political will.

Jim McGovern for Congress     If you've followed my work in Congress and our community, you know that hunger is one of the most salient issues for me. Why? Because this is the richest country in the world, we have the resources to end hunger. Because we have the environment to grow a…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 16, 2020 at 1:30 AM

It's just 7 weeks

Jim McGovern for Congress     Today marks just seven weeks until Election Day – and Election Day looks like no other in modern history. Consider just a few pieces of context: A global pandemic has rocked our communities, our economy, and the way we approach every aspect of our lives. …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 13, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Donald Trump doesn't want democracy to work like this:

Jim McGovern for Congress     Even if Donald Trump disagrees, this shouldn't be a controversial statement and it's as true in Massachusetts as it is in every state: our democracy, our elections should be fairer. How do we get there? Ranked Choice Voting, both here in Massachusetts and…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 10, 2020 at 6:55 PM

Righting generational wrongs

Jim McGovern for Congress     One thing that Donald Trump has made perfectly clear: that the lives of Black Americans are in terrible danger as long as he remains president. But the problem runs deeper than one administration's misconduct. It's the systematic and systemic violence aga…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 9:40 PM

Q & A

Jim McGovern for Congress     Normally, I wouldn't be writing to you about a delusional conspiracy theory that got started in the darkest corners of the internet. But after Tuesday's primary, it's hard to ignore that I'm running against a QAnon believer... You may have heard about Q…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 30, 2020 at 1:15 PM

🖊️ Sign the petition for a pandemic prevention plan

Jim McGovern for Congress     We cannot allow history to repeat itself. That's why I've joined progressive organizations, members of Congress, and other elected officials in calling for the enactment of the People's Pandemic Prevention Plan. There are grave similarities between this p…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 27, 2020 at 12:31 PM

USPS, disinformation campaigns, undermining communities of color

Jim McGovern for Congress     The team and I are in the midst of our get-out-the-vote efforts for Tuesday's election. It's critical that we mobilize as many Massachusetts voters as possible both now, and in November. Will you chip in $3 and help our team get out the vote? Over the las…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 24, 2020 at 4:50 PM

😷 Masks on 😷

Jim McGovern for Congress     Over the past few days, I've been working with Masks for America to provide facemasks to members of our community. It's been a great way to connect with small business owners, community stakeholders, neighbors – and stop by some of my favorite restauran…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 17, 2020 at 1:04 PM

an idea to run by you

Jim McGovern for Congress     I've written to you quite a bit about the importance of the United States Postal Service and the attempts by the Trump administration to dismantle that American mainstay. Trump's postmaster general is deliberately slowing down the mail ahead of the Novembe…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 13, 2020 at 6:25 PM

I dissent.

Jim McGovern for Congress     Let's be clear: Everybody deserves birth control coverage, no matter where you work or go to school. The personal beliefs of your boss or school shouldn't dictate the care you can access. Because of Trump's relentless crusade against Title X, many low-inc…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 11, 2020 at 9:07 PM

Update on Reopening Schools

Jim McGovern for Congress     I've written to you time and again about Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, her manipulative and self-serving policies, and the threat she poses to our students. Right now, the power she wields to re-open our schools and her self-serving leadership could …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Oh good, more super-villains

Jim McGovern for Congress     The Trump administration is no stranger to devious policies when it comes to our environment. The latest? Promoting the deeply problematic Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management as a permanent Director. You probably don't know William Perry Pend…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 6, 2020 at 8:28 PM

🎮 Game on? 🕹️

Jim McGovern for Congress     Did you know that branches of our military were recruiting new soldiers using video game streaming services like Twitch? Servicemembers and recruiters have been broadcasting themselves playing videogames ranging from the war-themed Call of Duty series to …
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
August 4, 2020 at 8:57 PM

Once is an accident, twice is...

Jim McGovern for Congress     It's hard not to notice that other countries across the world are opening back up. Families are gathering for dinner, celebrating friends, and getting back to work. But in the U.S., our COVID-19 numbers are setting new records day by day. No complete closu…
  Jim McGovern · [email protected]
July 31, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Another meltdown?

Jim McGovern for Congress     As we watch the President spiral out on Twitter again, it's hard to believe I'll be facing a Trump-touting Republican challenger in November.   The last thing Congress — let alone this community — needs is another Trump administration puppet.   Trump, …