Councilor Edwards endorses Michelle Wu for mayor – East Boston Times-Free Press

District 1 Councilor Lydia Edwards, who represents East Boston, Charlestown and the North End, said Michelle Wu is a “daring and courageous woman who supports bold and courageous women” and that is why she endorsed the candidacy of his colleague Michelle Wu for mayor. from Boston.

At a press conference last Wednesday in Lopresti Park, Edwards said that during her tenure alongside Wu on city council, she demonstrated her steadfast leadership to all Bostonians, from all neighborhoods, backgrounds and lived experiences.

District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards and Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu discuss ahead of Wednesday’s press conference.

“That’s why today, I wholeheartedly and proudly supported Michelle Wu, as our next mayor,” said Edwards. “We need Michelle’s leadership. Boston is emerging from a pandemic and all of us are in some form of recovery. No one can say they weren’t affected by 2020. Fewer and fewer of us can actually say we have been healed or that everything is fine. We have seen George Floyd get murdered and we have seen a racial calculus emerge across the country. We were isolated from each other. We were angry. Some are crippled financially and many people still have no idea how they are going to take care of their children. We have the right to question all systems and how things work. So we need a leader today who can see the moment and create a movement that brings us together. This leader is Michelle.

Edwards said Wu spent eight years on Boston City Council defending residents, families and workers.

“She has a clear plan to end the ongoing housing crisis – one of the worst in Boston’s history – and in the midst of record heatwaves and flooding, she understands the urgency to tackle to the climate crisis, ”Edwards said. “Everything Michelle has done is based on her love of Boston. She’s Protector of our City. Protector of our City from Airbnb; Protecting our City from irresponsible developers; Protecting our City from those who want to threaten our clean air and our water. She, like no one else I know, believes in what government can do, especially at the local level. Much of what the city does today is based on her heritage and ideas. “

Edwards continued, “To these people looking at our government and wondering, ‘Can you hear me? Do you see me ? Do you esteem me And to those struggling with addiction, mental health or child care issues, Michelle will never forget you. It will give you power. She will be there for you. Michelle is the best candidate right now, to create the movement we need to come together. “

Edwards’ endorsement adds to the Michelle for Mayor campaign coalition of grassroots multigenerational and multicultural supporters, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, the former state representative and deputy majority leader Byron Rushing; unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of Unite Here !, Alliance of Unions at MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; environmental organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury / Roslindale; and other municipal officials from Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“I am honored to have the support of my friend and Council partner, Councilor Lydia Edwards,” said Wu. respected his tenacity, empathy and leadership. It has been a pleasure to organize with him for economic justice, housing stability and workers’ rights, and I look forward to continuing our partnership to make Boston a city for all. So I couldn’t be more proud today to be alongside someone I cherish and to be part of a community that I have worked with for so many years. We need to bring a sense of community building and a fierce, relentless passion for what we could do together at City Hall and the Mayor’s Office.

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