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Tuesday, November 09, 2021

華人協選會宣佈支持 Lydia Edwards 競選麻州參議員

CHINESE PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ACTION ENDORSES 

LYDIA EDWARDS 

FOR FIRST SUFFOLK & MIDDLESEX SENATE DISTRICT RACE


Chinese Progressive Political Action

(CPPA) announces its endorsement of Lydia Edwards for the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District Special Election on December 14, 2021. 


“Lydia Edwards has fought for housing, economic,  and environmental justice by our community’s side for more than a decade and half,” said CPPA member Karen Chen. “We first met Lydia when she was a civil rights attorney fighting wage theft and to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. We worked with her as Director of Housing Stability to ensure residents had the resources and protections to stay in their homes and community. She worked with housing justice advocates to craft a comprehensive list of anti-displacement policies, which she continued to work on when she was elected as Boston’s District 1 City Council in 2017.”  


As city councillor, Lydia fought for affordable housing in District 1 and throughout the city.  She worked to embed fair housing law into the city’s zoning code and to codify affordable housing requirements of developers. Most recently, she worked for passage of Question 1 to  create a more democratic and accountable budget process. 


“Now more than ever, it is essential that our elected officials work to invest in stable, affordable housing, a healthy environment, strong workers’ protections, immigrant rights, and equitable economic relief,” said Chen. “Lydia is the fearless leader we need to stand up for working-class residents as we work towards an equitable recovery. She will be a leader who represents all voices.” 


Long-time activist and Chinatown resident Suzanne Lee stated: “We are proud to endorse Lydia Edwards as our next State Senator.  The work we have done with Councilor Lydia Edwards has always been defined by raising the voices of those who often go unheard. She has the experience and passion to get things done. Lydia understands that government is driven by people, not elected officials. Let’s get Lydia to the State House. ” 

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