Boston, Sept. 18, 2021, — State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor today, growing Wu’s coalition days after the preliminary election. Senator Chang-Díaz cited Wu’s leadership, vision and ability to partner with all levels of government.
“Michelle Wu is a fearless champion for Boston’s working families. She has shown time and again the vision and grit to take on the big fights for this city—from paid parental leave to community choice energy. I know Michelle will be a strong local partner in delivering the bold, transformational change our state needs. I’m proud to endorse her for Mayor,” said Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz.
In her remarks at Villa Victoria, Chang-Díaz added, “When we start out by asking ourselves what’s politically feasible rather than what will actually solve problems, we negotiate against our own constituents. I want vision and delivery in my candidates. I want ambition and practicality. It is a status-quo preserving lie that we cannot have both. We have both right here. Michelle Wu is someone who can connect with all our communities across our city and build the multigenerational, multicultural, multiracial, multilingual coalition that we need in our city.”
“I’m honored to be supported by Senator Chang-Díaz, whose powerful leadership brings people together to take on big challenges. She fights hard for working people and has inspired so many across our Commonwealth. Our movement is continuing to build support and momentum with a coalition that is growing every day,” said Michelle Wu.
The Michelle for Mayor campaign is endorsed by an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Sean Garballey; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/