BOSTON – Today, City Councilor Andrea Campbell received the endorsement of the Elect Black Women PAC in her bid for mayor of Boston. Elect Black Women PAC is a national organization working to increase representation of Black women in municipal and statewide executive offices.
“Elect Black Women PAC is proud to support Andrea Campbell in her bid for Mayor of Boston. Andrea’s clear vision for Boston and how to keep its citizens safe during the pandemic represents the courage needed in municipal leadership during this uncertain time,” said Ruby Powell-Dennis, Executive Director of Elect Black Women PAC. “We believe that Andrea cares deeply about all Bostonians, regardless of race, class or privilege. We also believe that Andrea will ensure that marginalized communities get the resources essential for economic recovery and long-term prosperity.”
Elect Black Women PAC seeks to help Black women candidates overcome systemic challenges Black women face in political participation or reaching elected office by helping candidates to raise money and prove viability, focusing on municipal races. Notably, they endorsed India Walton, who after an upset victory in the primary is likely to become the first Black woman mayor of Buffalo, NY.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Elect Black Women PAC, an organization that is putting in the work to ensure our local governments are truly representative of the people they serve, and it’s absolutely time for Boston to elect a Black woman to lead our City” said Councilor Campbell. “With less than two weeks until the Preliminary Election, we feel incredible momentum and are proud of the diverse coalition of support we continue to build based on a shared vision of a more equitable Boston for all residents.”
This endorsement comes on the heels of considerable momentum in the last few days for Andrea’s candidacy. She has seen growth in recent public polls, released a new TV ad, and earned key support from leaders and organizations across our City. Campbell is also endorsed by former First Lady Diane Patrick, former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff, State Representative and Chair of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Chynah Tyler, State Representative Liz Malia, former State Representative Marie St. Fleur, former State Representative Marty Walz, Bill Walczak, Diana Hwang, Dr. Atyia Martin, John Borders IV, and Makeeba McCreary. Campbell has also been endorsed by Our Black Party, a national organization that exists to advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Mass NOW).
About Andrea Campbell:
Andrea Campbell is running for mayor to bring Boston together to break cycles of inequity and injustice, and to give every Bostonian a chance to succeed. As a City Councilor representing District 4, which includes large sections of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as pieces of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, Campbell has focused on closing generational inequities in our City, whether in a criminal justice system that is unjust, a school system that under-serves communities of color, or one of the worst racial wealth gaps in America.
Campbell was born and raised in Boston, in Roxbury and the South End, and went to all Boston Public Schools. She is a graduate of Boston Latin School, Princeton University, and UCLA Law School.
Campbell served as Deputy Legal Counsel in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, working to create more equitable systems and deliver progressive change to communities across the Commonwealth. In 2015, Campbell defeated a 32-year incumbent to represent Mattapan, Dorchester, and parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale on the City Council. Since then, Campbell has been a leader for equity, justice, and opportunity for all in Boston. As the first Black woman to serve as Boston City Council President, she championed an agenda that put racial equity at the top of Boston’s priority list. For years, she’s led the fight to reform our police and criminal legal systems and pushed our City and school leaders to act urgently to provide a quality public education to every student.