U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said: “Our communities are facing overlapping crises of public health, economic inequality, and racial injustice. At the heart of each of these issues is housing, and Lydia has been a champion for housing justice throughout her career. On the City Council, she has brought compassion and commitment to the fight for safe, stable housing for every Bostonian — that brings with it the opportunity for greater economic mobility, better health, and generational wealth building. I know Lydia will bring that same understanding, determination, and leadership to the State Senate, and I’m proud to endorse her campaign.”
“Ayanna Pressley opened doors for people like me on the Boston City Council. She is a pioneer who shattered glass ceilings and literally changed the face of our elected government,” said Lydia Edwards. “I was proud to serve with her on the council before her election to Congress and hope that we can continue that partnership in the legislature.”
This past June, U.S. Rep. Pressley joined Councilor Edwards in East Boston to address climate justice and to advocate for a green economy and promote clean energy jobs with the aid of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Recently, Lydia led the effort to create a Boston-Cambridge tourism marketing district. This partnership between cities of Boston and Cambridge, and hotels in both communities, will create revenue to stimulate the economy and promote local businesses, particularly critical in the wake of COVID-19’s devastating impacts on the physical and financial health of our communities.
Primary Election Day is December 14, 2021. Early vote in Boston begins on December 4 and will take place at City Hall and neighborhood locations to be announced by Mayor Wu. Boston Democratic voters that requested mail-in ballots through the end of the year on their initial applications should receive ballots in the mail in the coming week.
Lydia Edwards is a candidate for State Senate representing the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, following the departure of Senator Joseph A. Boncore. Lydia is a career advocate, activist, and voice on behalf of society’s most vulnerable. She is currently the Chair of the Committee on Government Operations and the Committee on Housing and Community Development in the Boston City Council. Learn more at LydiaEdwards.org/meet-lydia.