What do I do? I have my own federal law practice, working for 14 years as an advocate for families, children, entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Who am I? I am the granddaughter of immigrants who came here to live the American dream, and I am a leader and expert in my field. (more)
Why am I running? I am running for the people of Massachusetts who work harder and harder each year but see a smaller and smaller piece of the pie. (more)
What will I do for the people of Massachusetts? I will be the real deal representative of the people, not the super-wealthy top 10% who already have more than their share of Congressional support. I will work for jobs, justice, and security in the Commonwealth. Review my
Awards and Accomplishments. National award winner, expert and leader in immigration and nationality law.
U.S. Senate Candidate Marisa DeFranco to 50 Attorneys General:
DO NOT Settle with Banks for Pittance
Any Attorney General who thinks $20 billion dollars is sufficient compensation for the crimes the big banks perpetrated against us and our economy needs to go back to a basic math class. Here are three numbers they need to learn, repeat, and memorize:
We, the taxpayers bailed out the irresponsible and criminal banks to the tune of $700 billion, and that number does not even include the true cost, which Bloomberg News estimates at $12.8 trillion...
DeFranco Wins US Senate Democratic Candidates Straw Poll at North Quabbin Forum
... Immediately following the forum, a straw poll ballot was conducted which contained the names of each of the declared candidates, including the presumed front-runner, Elizabeth Warren.
The results were as follows:
DeFranco – 43.4% (23 votes)
Conroy - 28.3% (15 votes)
Warren - 18.9% (10 votes)
King - 9.4% ( 5 votes)
She stands alone with Democrats' bully tactics
by Peter Lucas
June 5th, 2012
Elizabeth Warren may be ready to debate Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, but the cigar-store Indian from Oklahoma clearly was not ready to debate little-known fellow Democrat Marisa DeFranco.
This article was published in the Lowell Sun on June 5th, 2012.
Progressive challenges Warren for Mass. Senate seat
Interview on PoliticsNation
May 30th, 2012
Marisa DeFranco is a progressive in Massachusetts who hopes to challenge Elizabeth Warren in a Democratic primary for Senate. She joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss her campaign.
This interview aired on PoliticsNation on May 30th, 2012.
Big test for Democratic Senate candidates
May 30th, 2012
Supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren are under no obligation to help Marisa DeFranco obtain the minimum 15 percent delegate vote she requires to win a place on the primary ballot in September.
This article was published in the Newburyport Daily News on May 30th, 2012.
DeFranco ready to spoil the party for Dems
May 29th, 2012
Elizabeth Warren, the cigar-store Indian from Cambridge, will win the Democratic Party convention endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, but it could be something of a mixed victory.
This article was published in the Lowell Sun on May 29th, 2012.
Dare to debate? Marisa DeFranco comes out swinging
May 29th, 2012
By Chris Cassidy and Richard Weir
Democratic underdog Marisa DeFranco, claiming she’s riding a new wave of momentum as party establishment darling Elizabeth Warren struggles with a persistent scandal, is demanding at least four primary debates as the U.S. Senate race rivals head into the weekend’s state Democratic convention...
This article was published in the Boston Herald on May 29th, 2012.