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Sunday, June 05, 2022

陳翟蘇妮 (Sonia Chang-Diaz) 獲28.8%黨代表支持 成為麻州州長選票上首名有色婦女

Calling for Courage Over Politics, Sonia Chang-Díaz becomes first woman of color to be on the Gubernatorial Ballot


Senator Chang-Díaz smashes expectations by securing 28.8% of votes at convention



WORCESTER, MA – Following today’s expectation-defying convention vote, State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz became the first woman of color to be on the ballot for Governor of Massachusetts. The senator qualified after using her microphone to call for delegates and elected officials to put courage over politics. 28.8% of delegates selected her to be on the ballot.


“Trust that feeling you have in your gut that says if we had chosen leaders who were more interested in using their power — rather than just holding onto it — we might not be where we are today on Roe, on the pandemic, on gun control, and on racial injustice,” said Chang-Díaz. “My friends, why else do we do politics? Why do we do all this work of turning out to caucuses, collecting signatures, converging together here at convention? Is it not to forge the world into the society we believe is possible? Maybe it’s because of my dad’s experience getting to space, but the phrase moonshot has never been much of a deterrent to me.” 


Chang-Díaz emphasized that she is the only candidate in the race to support Medicare For All, fare-free public transit, and debt-free higher education – all key progressive priorities that are conspicuously absent from the Attorney General’s platform. 


“I am the only candidate who supports these core tenets of our platform, and I am here to tell you that we can get there — but we must be clear-eyed. The reason we haven’t achieved these things yet isn’t due to a lack of resources, or public opinion, or even Republicans in our state. We have a Democratic supermajority in both chambers of the legislature. It’s because too few of our political leaders display the same acts of courage that working people do every day,” said Chang-Díaz. “So here’s my promise to you: when I am elected Governor, we won’t just talk about these ideas in our platform - we will make them the policies of our Commonwealth.”

 

Senator Chang-Díaz’s convention remarks were preceded by a video narrated by community leader Dálida Rocha. She was introduced by Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune. A full copy of the senator’s remarks are available here

 

Having surpassed the 15% threshold, Senator Chang-Díaz became the first woman of color to ever be on the ballot in a Gubernatorial election in Massachusetts. The senator previously broke barriers by beating an incumbent to become the first Latina and first Asian-American state senator in the Commonwealth. 

 

“We are thrilled by this result,” said Joshua Wolfsun, Chang-Díaz’s campaign manager. “It’s clear that when undecided voters see the candidates side-by-side and hear the real differences in their visions for the Commonwealth, they overwhelmingly pick Sonia.” 


For more information about Sonia Chang-Díaz and her campaign for Governor, please visit www.soniachangdiaz.com.

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