THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, February 7, 2020 Page 3 Markey pushes for Haitians’ permanent resident status By Tara Vocino K icking off Black History Month with a push for Democratic policies, United States Senator Edward Markey addressed more than 300 Haitians on Sunday afternoon at the Haitian Church of God of Unity. “Let’s begin Black History Month by declaring that rights won’t be dictated by the color of your skin,” Markey said at the podium. “You can’t make America great again by making America hate again.” Markey still owns the same Malden house that he grew porch. “While their accent was diff erent, their aspirations are the same,” Markey said. “I’d like to ban assault weapons, ensure background checks for gun owners and turn our society into something that God wants.” Markey emphasized the importance of hard work — growing up, he drove a Hood ice cream truck and went on to attend Immaculate Conception School, Malden Catholic High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. Citing the Greco-Christian term agape, or love – he was boarding a plane to Washington, D.C., later Sunday in an effort to remove Donald Trump from offi ce. “It’s a pivotal year, as Republicans will CHURCH | SEE PAGE 16 Lead Pastor Guival Mercedat, U.S. Senator Edward Markey and Everett Councillor-at-Large Gerly Adrien pray during service. Whittier eighth-grader wins Science Fair up in at 7 Townsend St., across from two Haitian families; he traveled to Haiti days after Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016. Markey resides in a $1 million home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, full-time. “We need more resources to ensure that Haitians here have permanent protected status and that America is the pathway to help immigrants succeed,” Markey said. “No one thought that I could become a United States Senator growing up in Malden, but the children here today crying in their mother’s arms in church could one day become president, senator or fi nd a cure for disease.” Markey said his mother told Eighth grade student Ilias Benmokrane of the Whittier School was recently named the overall winner of this year’s Middle School Science Fair for creating a Solar-Visor 2. He is shown with Whittier School Science Teacher Joseph Lento. (Photo Courtesy of the Everett Public Schools) him that he could be anything that he wanted to be, and that he’d like to give every American child the right to maximize their God-given potential. In Lawrence six years ago – after he fi rst announced that he was running for Senate – he knocked on a door and a brown family came out on the 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family Welcome Lash Expert Now at MEGA HAIR ELITE 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Come in & Enjoy our Famous... $12 LUNCH Menu! Choose from 16 Items! Served Monday thru Thursday until 3:30 PM / Dine-in Only Grilled Rib Eye Steak! includes Two Sides Every Friday In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes two sides Reserve Now for Valentine’s Day!

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