網頁

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

6 波士頓市議員公開支持Lydia Edwards當參議員

 

Lydia Edwards endorsed by Boston City Council colleagues 

BOSTON – Lydia Edwards has been endorsed by six of her Boston City Council colleagues in the special election to State Senate, including: Matt O'Malley, Council President Pro Tempore and District 6 representative; At-Large City Councilors Julia Mejia and Michael Flaherty; Ed Flynn, District 2 City Councilor; Kenzie Bok, District 8 City Councilor; and Liz Breadon, District 9 City Councilor. The endorsements took place at a press conference on City Hall Plaza Wednesday. Primary Election Day is December 14, 2021. General Election Day is January 11, 2022.

“I am honored to have the support of my colleagues. We have been in the trenches together fighting for a strong slate of progressive ideas, including housing, green space, immigrant rights and workers’ rights. I’m proud that every single one of them is standing with me to make sure the people of the First Suffolk & Middlesex District have an advocate in the State House,” said Councilor Edwards. “Primary voters in East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chinatown, Beacon Hill and Cambridgeport will go to the polls on December 14th to choose their next state senator, and I hope they will consider the work and results I have delivered as a member of the Boston City Council when they make their decision. This is a huge moment for this campaign and I am honored to have earned the trust and support of so many of my colleagues.”

“Lydia has been a trusted, valued and accomplished colleague on the Boston City Council and she will continue that great work in the senate,” said Councilor O’Malley. “She is tough and resilient and she doesn’t shy away from difficult problems. You always want her in the foxhole next to you. Lydia gets up each and every day to make this City and this Commonwealth a better place to live, work and raise a family. The fact that we are all assembled here speaks to who Lydia is as a leader, and I am so excited to endorse her today.”

Councilor Flaherty said, “I’m proud to stand with my colleagues today in support of Lydia Edwards to be the next State Senator for the First Suffolk & Middlesex District. I have always admired Lydia’s hard work and commitment. She takes the tough issues head on: Zoning reform, affordable housing, climate resilience, addressing neighborhood quality of life issues. She has been a shining star on the Boston City Council and she is the best choice to represent this district.”

“Lydia is someone who has always been on the right side when it comes to supporting frontline workers, fighting for dignity and living wages for those who are left out of these conversations,” said Councilor Mejia. “She is someone who understands the importance of making laws that make people’s lives better. Lydia has taken the time to educate people about what their rights are and what it looks like when we convene across our differences to move the city forward. I know she will bring that sense of urgency and that fire to uplift all the people that have been left out. I know that her skill, her ability, and her command of legislation is going to get us to where we need to be in this moment, and I am proud to endorse her for state senate.”

“I'm here today because I represent the largest immigrant community in the city,” said Councilor Flynn. “I know Lydia's commitment to immigrants, to persons with disabilities, to people struggling in life, our seniors, working families, and others. My strong endorsement of Lydia is based on her character and based on her hard work, her advocacy in fighting for those who need our help in government. And that's what Lydia will do in the state senate. I'm honored to work with Lydia and I'm honored to stand with my colleagues today to endorse her.”

“I am so proud to be here today to endorse Lydia Edwards to be my next state senator. I'll be casting my ballot for her on December 14 and I could not be more excited about that,” said Councilor Bok. “There are a lot of walls that stand between us and justice and progress on all of our major issues in the state, whether you're talking about transportation, climate change, or others. Where other people chip away at walls, Lydia breaks them down with her passion and her smarts. We do our work on the City Council but we need solid partners at the state, and Lydia is someone you want in your corner. I'll be so proud to have her represent Beacon Hill, where I am a City Councilor, but Lydia has the passion and drive to represent all the people of Revere, Winthrop and Cambridge.”

“Lydia has been working on really important issues and making people's lives better long before she became a city councilor. Housing stability, domestic workers rights – so many issues where she's been bringing her smarts, her commitment, her hard work to solve problems and make lives better all over the Commonwealth,” said Councilor Breadon. “Her work impacts far beyond the City of Boston. I've been honored to have her as a colleague and she's been a tremendous friend, a mentor, and an asset to the City Council. It is with absolutely no hesitation that I endorse her today for state senate.”

Lydia Edwards is a candidate for State Senate representing the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, following the departure of Senator Joseph A. Boncore. For a full and up-to-date list of endorsements, visit: LydiaEdwards.org/endorsements.

No comments:

Post a Comment