I thought the video launch was the kind of inspirational stuff state politics has been sorely lacking since the early days of Deval combined with a focus on her nuts and bolts record delivering on bread and butter issues like housing, education, and the cost of living.
“I’ve spent my life listening to powerful people tell me to slow down. To think smaller. To wait,” Chang-Díaz said in the video. “Voters didn’t send me to the State Senate to wait….Every day it gets harder for working families to live here. Health care and housing costs get higher, Black and brown kids face yawning opportunity gaps. If we don’t act now, we’ll be having the same conversation about the same problems in another 10 years.”
“If my mom can spend a lifetime helping kids escape poverty, surely Massachusetts can pass a Millionaires Tax to help more children get a better start in life,” she said. “If America can send a poor kid from Costa Rica to space, surely Massachusetts can green our infrastructure and close the racial wealth divide.”
I’ve been underwhelmed by Gov. Baker and the Democrats who ran against him in 2014 and 2018. 2022 could be different. Sonia Chang Diaz is smart, young, diverse, and the kind of pragmatic progressive who actually gets things done instead of just taking up space. I remain undecided until the field fully takes shape, but she’s someone to watch and consider supporting.
More on her campaign from NBC Boston