To date, Mayor Menino has received the support of (partial list):
National Organization of Women (NOW) (Boston Chapter)
Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV)- first municipal official to be endorsed
Coalition of New American Voters (CNAV)
Haitian American Political Action Committee
Democratic Ward Committees:
Ward 1 (East Boston)
Ward 4 (South End, Fenway/Kenmore)
Ward 5 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village)
Ward 13 (Savin Hill region of Dorchester, parts of Roxbury)
Ward 15 (Meeting House Hill, Bowdoin Street areas of Dorchester)
Ward 16 (Neponset region of Dorchester)
Ward 22 (Brighton)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFC) Local 1445
United Auto Workers of Massachusetts
Service Employees Industry Union (SEIU) State Council
Boston Building Trades Council
A number of elected officials including Reps. Linda Dorcena-Forry (Mattapan/Dorchester), Liz Malia (JP/Roxbury), Jeff Sanchez (JP/Mission Hill) and Mike Moran (Allston/Brighton) are endorsers.
The Mayor was also endorsed this week by a group of community health center directors. And separate from political endorsements, the Massachusetts Association of School Committees gave Menino their “Urban Educator of the Year” award last week (interesting as Boston is the only city in the Commonwealth with an appointed committee).
In short, many progressives who live in the city are strongly supporting the Mayor’s reelection bid. I have had the opportunity to know him for many years, work for him in various posts, and work with him recently on the establishment of a Boston Food Policy Council which we hope will reshape the way the city works to encourage healthier eating, particularly in the schools and inner city, free up more land for urban agriculture, and encourage more local food
production and partnerships. On this issue, as with so many others, Tom Menino continues to move Boston forward.