I’m proud to have earned endorsements from several respected organizations in the past two weeks: Our Revolution Cambridge, the Harvard College Democrats,  the Cambridge Residents Alliance, and Mass. Voters for Animals. Please check out the new Endorsements page of my website to see a running list of individuals and organizations that have endorsed my candidacy.

I’m grateful to have received the endorsement of Our Revolution Cambridge, the local chapter of Our Revolution, whose mission is to mobilize the Cambridge community and beyond to take action around progressive causes. I’m excited to work with their members to continue making Cambridge a model of progressive values for other cities to follow. Four other candidates were endorsed by Our Revolution Cambridge, and together we are seeking the endorsement of Our Revolution’s national organization: incumbent Dennis Carlone and new candidates Quinton Zondervan, Sumbul Siddiqui, and Vatsady Sivongxay.

This year, I am the only candidate to have been endorsed by the Harvard College Democrats. As the mother of three grown children, I constantly strive to be a positive role model for young people, especially those who have an interest in public service. Their perspective, enthusiasm, and optimism are greatly needed in our public discourse. I look forward to working with the Dems to involve Harvard students with local politics.

I’m proud to have earned the endorsement of the Cambridge Residents Alliance, which endorsed me in 2015 as well. In announcing their 2017 endorsements the Residents Alliance wrote:

“The candidates endorsed by the Cambridge Residents Alliance seek bold change through policies and programs that create and preserve affordable housing, increase democratic participation in elections, improve equity and justice, and enhance economic opportunity. Endorsed candidates have demonstrated a commitment to a future city that prioritizes housing for low and moderate income people as well as environmental and traffic/transit policies that support the lives of a truly diverse and welcoming community. Each endorsed candidate has pledged to refuse campaign donations from any large corporate or real estate interests that are seeking zoning changes or other benefits from the Cambridge City Council or city boards.” The “CResA” also endorsed: incumbent Dennis Carlone and new candidates Quinton Zondervan, Sumbul Siddiqui, and Vatsady Sivongxay. Notably this is the same group of five endorsed by Our Revolution Cambridge; the two groups had separate endorsement processes but independently winnowed the list of 26 candidates to the same five.

Mass. Voters for Animals, the state’s only animal protection political action committee, has also endorsed my candidacy as part of a slate of candidates in the upcoming election. In their endorsement, they wrote,

“MVFA worked with Cambridge residents on this endorsement and voted to endorse your candidacy because your votes as a member of the City Council made you stand out as a person who truly cares about animal welfare. We believe you will be a strong advocate on the City Council for animal protection and the prevention of cruelty.” I’m proud to be an advocate for animal welfare and hope to continue serving all Cambridge creatures, great and small.