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Thursday, May 12, 2022

陳翟蘇妮通過1萬人支持簽名門檻 正式成為州長候選人

Sonia Chang-Díaz first woman of color to pass signature threshold for MA Governor’s ballot

Campaign collected over 17,000 signatures 

Sonia Chang-Diaz (left) and her campaign policy director
Sam Hyun. (Photo by Chutze Chou)
BOSTON, MA - Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz reached the signature threshold for the Massachusetts Governor’s ballot Thursday, with town clerks reporting over 10,000 certified signatures less than 48 hours after the deadline. In total, the campaign collected over 17,000 signatures and many more are expected to be certified in the coming days. 

This makes the senator the first woman of color in the Commonwealth’s history to pass the signature threshold necessary to make it on the ballot. 

“I want to thank every single volunteer whose commitment and hard work brought us to this moment,” said Chang-Díaz. “You have shown that when working people come together, we can make history. Together, we can turn our Commonwealth into a beacon that we can truly be proud of.” 

Chang-Díaz emerged in the past month as the most progressive candidate in the Democratic primary and was endorsed in early April by Our Revolution Massachusetts. She is the only candidate to reject donations from the fossil fuel industry and to support progressive priorities such as single-payer healthcare, debt-free public college, and a Green New Deal that includes fare-free public transit.

Before officially getting on the ballot, Sonia Chang-Díaz must get 15% of delegates to vote for her at the Democratic Party convention in early June and drop off all certified signatures with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Despite the insider-nature of the convention, the campaign says they are confident that they will be able to clear this threshold. 

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