Tito Jackson for Boston Mayor
I am proudly supporting Tito Jackson. He led the effort to protect taxpayers from funding the Olympics, he led the effort to force body cameras on Boston police officer, and he has been a leader for affordable housing, transit, and against BPS cuts. Under a Mayor Jackson, Boston will double it’s percentage of inclusionary zoned units for affordable housing. Under a Mayor Jackson, police will be subject to an independent review board and wear body cameras. Under a Mayor Jackson, all BPS schools will get the resources they need-not just the ones in nice zip codes. A Mayor Jackson will actively lobby the legislature and Governor for leadership on the T. A Mayor Jackson will work to elect a Democratic governor and fight for progressive candidates down the ballot. He will fight for people of color and working families of all races. Boston has a great opportunity to prove the cynics wrong, prove that money and clout matter less than passion for the issues and the marginalized. Proud to vote for Tito.
Lydia Edwards for District One
I supported Lydia Edwards when she ran for State Senate in the First Suffolk & Middlesex Special Election. This is a great opportunity for East Boston and Charlestown to be represented by a woman of color dedicated to worker rights, tenant rights, transit, and progressive education. She is a real community leader and a potential rising star.
Cambridge City Council: Sumbul Siddiqui #1
I have known Sumbul since the first grade, been good friends with her since the sixth grade, and have the distinction of losing my first political race to her when we both ran for Senior Class President. Her leadership in that position prepared her for a distinguished career in law, public policy, and community advocacy. She is currently a housing rights and legal aid attorney working in Boston and fighting tirelessly for Cambridge. She has personally knocked on hundreds of doors, raised $40,000 in small donations and $0 from developers, and she has been endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, State. Rep Mike Connolly, and Our Revolution. A first generation Pakistani American who grew up in public housing, she is a great bridge between the welcoming and diverse Cambridge of the present and the economically diverse Cambridge of the future. She has my strong support.