Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards continues to build a grassroots organization following endorsements from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, the MBTA’s Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU 453), and the SEIU Massachusetts State Council, which alone represents 92,000 members in the Commonwealth.
They join Lydia’s growing list of supporters, which includes State Senator Joseph Boncore, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, the Boston Teachers Union, SEIU 1199, SEIU 888, SEIU 32BJ, IBEW 2222 (Verizon Workers), the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Mass Alliance, Chinese Progressive Political Action, Right to the City VOTE, Building Wreckers Local #1421, International Union Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 4, United Auto Workers, and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445.
“This support from our local elected officials and organizations are essential in taking this campaign to the next level and helping spread my message that our neighborhoods need a strong voice in City Hall” said Edwards. “I’m proud of the grassroots campaign we’ve run throughout the summer with over 100 local volunteers knocking on doors and making phone calls on a consistent basis since late April.”
In addition to a strong field operation and a testament to her grassroots appeal, Edwards has raised over $100,000 with approximately 70% of her individual donations being $100 or less. “We’re proud of where we are financially and know it was never about the money raised but about working extremely hard and connecting with residents. We’ve been dedicated to listening to everyday people of this district since day one.”
As part of her continued outreach to voters, she is hosting a series of “Puppies and Politics with Lydia” meet and greets in each neighborhood with local dog owners. All proceeds raised will be given to local animal shelters. The first Puppies and Politics will be held in the new Bremen Street dog park in East Boston on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30AM – 9:00AM. Coffee and dog treats will be provided.