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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9名麻州眾議員 2名波市議員 吳弭選市長支持陣容再擴大

   

奧斯頓/布萊頓區的吳弭支持者。
                 (Boston Orange綜合編譯) 波士頓市長候選人吳弭 (Michelle Wu) 支持陣容又再擴大。波士頓市議員Liz Breadon和麻州眾議會助理多數黨領袖Mike Moran,以及奧斯頓/布萊頓區的多名社區領袖,今早齊聚北哈佛街,稱吳弭和州市議員及社區都有深厚交情,更有能力把事情做成。

                    吳弭競選陣營稱波士頓市議員Liz BreadonLydia Edwards都公開支持吳弭,使吳弭在有13名議員的波士頓市議會中,成為支持度最高的波士頓市長候選人。

麻州眾議會助理多數黨領袖Mike Moran發言支持吳弭。
          在麻州的160名眾議員,40名參議員中,Mike Moran是第9名公開支持吳弭的州議員。他說他和吳弭已認識了將近10年,曾在許多議題上合作,深覺吳弭不但了解議題,而且無所畏懼,是一名真正的夥伴。他相信一旦吳弭當選市長,會不倦不悔的為奧斯頓及布萊頓區居民工作。


          Liz Breadon表示,吳弭作為不分區市議員,每當奧斯頓/布萊頓有議題,需要她時,她都會和她們一起與機構周旋,追究責任,要求住宅的可負擔性及持續性等等,吳弭因應波士頓市最迫切需要的可負擔住宅,氣候因應,重組公校系統以真正為兒童服務,改革刑事司法制度等議題,都有詳細而且具創意的計劃,所以支持她是一點也不難的決定。她認為吳弭會帶出更正義,公平及包容的城市。

   

波士頓市議員Liz Breadon發言支持吳弭。

                 中華耆英會數個耆英服務據點中的白禮頓樓座落在奧斯頓/布萊頓區內。白禮頓樓主任梅麗梨這天早上雖然未加入站台支持行列,但也支持。吳弭競選陣營發出的新聞稿就稱梅麗梨表示早在吳弭當市議員之前,她就已經全力支持吳弭,這次吳弭競選市長,也當然全力支持,並送上祝福。

   

                    根據吳弭競選陣營資訊,吳弭的支持者,包括1名聯邦參議員伊莉莎白沃倫,2名麻州參議員,Sal DiDomenicoJulian Cyr9名麻州眾議員,2名波士頓市議員,以及多名其他城市市議員,不下45個工會組織,23個環保團體,民主黨波士頓市黨部的第4、第5選區黨部,支持陣容洋洋灑灑。

   

             不過吳弭面對的競爭對手們,各個獲得的支持力度也都不弱。根據麻州競選經費網站,以今年11日至818日為止的結算,募款總額排名已有變化,波士頓代市長Kim Janey的擔任市長優勢,顯然已發揮出來,現已成為募款總額最高者,共募得1209431元,Annissa Essaibi George其次, 1201445元;吳弭排第三,1162519元;原本籌款額最多的Andrea Campbell 掉落為第4名,1142142元;John Barros 仍然墊底,591490元。(所有圖片由吳弭競選陣營提供)


City Councilor Liz Breadon, Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Mike Moran, Leaders from Allston and Brighton Endorse Michelle Wu 


Boston, MA— City Councilor Liz Breadon and State House Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran joined civic and community leaders from Allston and Brighton in endorsing Michelle Wu for Mayor today, generating momentum with under four weeks until Election Day. The elected and community leaders expressed strong support of Michelle Wu for Mayor, citing her deep connection to community and ability to get things done. 


Councilor Breadon joins Councilor Lydia Edwards in endorsing Michelle Wu, making her the candidate with the most support on the Boston City Council. 


Representative Moran’s endorsement adds to Michelle’s strong support in state government. As the ninth state legislator to endorse Michelle Wu, she continues to be the candidate with the greatest support from Beacon Hill at a time when collaboration among state and city government will be even more critical. 


“I’m proud to endorse my friend Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. I’ve known Michelle for nearly a decade. She knows the issues, she is fearless, and she is a true partner in government. “This is not a difficult decision. Michelle has been working on the issues in Allston and Brighton as our Councilor At-Large.  She has always shown up in our community when we need her to fight with us for institutional accountability, appropriate development, housing affordability and sustainability.


“Mayor Michelle will work tirelessly on behalf of Allston, Brighton and all our neighborhoods,” said Assistant Majority Leader, Representative Mike Moran


"At this challenging moment in Boston’s history, I am proud to endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor. Michelle’s creative and detailed plans respond to Boston’s most pressing needs: affordable housing; climate resiliency; reforming a public school system so that it serves all of our children; criminal justice reform; and addressing the continuing pandemic. Working with the people of Boston, Michelle Wu will create a more just, equitable, and inclusive city," said Councilor Liz Breadon.


“I’m honored to have the support of Councilor Breadon, Assistant Majority Leader Moran, and so many community leaders in Allston and Brighton. I love this community and treasure these partnerships built over years of working together for our brightest future. As Boston steps up to meet the moment for affordability and opportunity, we need strong collaboration across every level of government and every neighborhood,” said Michelle Wu


“Being an effective mayor of Boston requires courage, and Michelle Wu has the background from representing the entire city as a Councillor at large to understand where change is needed, the skill and insight to develop citywide support for meaningful change, and the courage to fight for that change. 


“She is one of only two candidates who see that change is needed and had  the courage to declare her candidacy before  Mayor Walsh was recruited to Washington. She is the only candidate who recognizes that the pressure of gentrification is destabilizing neighborhoods and who has the courage to say that rent control should be a tool the city can use to protect neighborhood stability, and that dramatic regionwide improvement in affordable Public transportation is essential to provide access to opportunity for all Bostonians. Among a field of talented candidates, Michelle Wu stands out, and I wholeheartedly support her to be elected Mayor of Boston,” said Fred Salvucci, former Secretary of Transportation


"There's a new story that needs to be told in the City of Boston. One that empowers communities and individuals to overcome adversity and achieve great things. As Bobby Kennedy so eloquently said, someone who can dream of things that never were, and say why not. This mayoral election is historic on many levels, but for me, it's historic because there is a person, I believe, who is uniquely qualified to tell that story. Her name is Michelle Wu,” said Tony D'Isidoro


“I am supporting Michelle Wu for mayor because she is working to ensure that Boston is accessible and sustainable for generations to come. She will do this through strong housing, environmental, education, economic and racial justice policies to strengthen our city and support its residents,” said Siobhan McHugh.


“I've supported Michelle Wu since before she was a Councilor. I support her fully and wish her the best in the race for Mayor,” said Lili Mei of the Chinese Golden Age Center.


“I believe Michelle Wu is the best person who has the ability to take boston into the future - serious issues facing us in regards to education, housing, public transportation and also bring people together to work for the common good,” Patrick Galvin, Treasurer of the Ward 22 Democratic Committee

 

These endorsements add to the Michelle for Mayor campaign’s enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson and Andy Vargas; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements

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