Vision. Collaboration. Action.

Vision. Collaboration. Action.


Why I’m Running

I am running for Cambridge City Council because I believe our elected and municipal leaders must be driven by moral values that focus on social equity to end racism, oppression and marginalization. It’s the only way our whole community can thrive.

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Why I’m Qualified

I’ve focused my work on sustaining the most basic things people need to live their lives—freedom from violence and abuse, safe housing, access to health care, money and jobs. I bring decades of committed social change leadership experience to the City Council.

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A Campaign By People For People

This campaign is fueled by people for people! I believe in government transparency and will not accept contributions from real estate developers, lobbyists, or representatives of commercial interests seeking to influence decisions that the City Council makes.

I’ve taken the Cambridge Bicycle Safety Pledge:

I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes as described in the Cambridge Bicycle Plan. Specifically, I support complete implementation of the Bicycle Plan in the near future, within the next 5 years, using a combination of quick-build and capital improvements. Additionally, I recognize that Mass Ave is the most important street in Cambridge and needs protected bicycle lanes for its entire length as soon as possible.

Accordingly, if elected, I pledge to do everything in my power – including by voting in the City Council, proactively working with the City Manager and City Staff, and promoting this initiative publicly – to ensure that the City of Cambridge installs continuous protected bicycle lanes along the entire length of Mass Ave from the Charles River to the Arlington border, by the end of the next council term, or has started a capital project to do so. These improvements should also include bus transit priority and pedestrian safety improvements.


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