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Thursday, March 01, 2018

吳弭入圍艾米莉名單新星獎

(Boston Orange)波士頓市不分區市議員吳弭去年底順利再度當選連任後,今(3月1)日再傳出好消息,入圍艾米莉名單(Emily's List)新星獎,若獲得足夠民眾投票支持,將成為首位獲得該獎的華裔女性。
"艾米莉名單"是一個幫助民主黨女性參選公職或民代的政治行動委員會,1985年時由Ellen Malcolm創辦,華盛頓郵報形容它為全美最有影響力的政治行動組織。
吳弭透露,艾米莉名單董事長Stephanie Schriock打電話通知她,2018年的艾米莉名單Gabrielle Giffords新星獎,全美有6人入圍,她是其中之一,讓她驚喜得說不出話來。
直到3月7日前的未來7天,任何人都可以上網投票,選擇誰是下一個新星獎贏家,當選者將可在下個月舉行的艾米莉名單嘉年華會上分享其個人經驗。
吳弭希望支持她的人都能投她一票,讓波士頓的故事,可以被更多人聽見。
下為吳弭發給支持者的公開信:
            
I was surprised to get a phone call from the President of EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in political office. I was speechless at what Stephanie Schriock told me next: I’ve been nominated as one of six finalists across the country for the EMILY’s List 2018 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.

Over the next seven days, anyone can vote online to choose the next Rising Star Award winner, who will get the chance to share her story and priorities at the national EMILY’s List gala next month.

The award honors the commitment to community, dedication to women and families, and determination and civility that have been the hallmarks of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ career, in and out of office. It’s an opportunity to highlight the work we’ve done together in Boston, from passing paid parental leave to improving transportation access for economic mobility, racial equity, and climate justice. Previous recipients include our very own Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Philadelphia Councilor Helen Gym, Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran, and Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.

Although I was speechless to hear that I’d be on a list to honor Gabby Giffords alongside five amazing leaders, I’d have a lot to say in DC about our collective leadership in Boston and the urgency of taking action for a more inclusive, equitable and resilient world.

Could you take a minute to VOTE and share the link with your friends and family? Voting is open now and goes until 5pm on Wednesday, March 7th:

I’m grateful as always for your support and more energized than ever to keep pushing for bold, progressive leadership in our city and communities. Thanks for all you do!

Michelle

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