Councilor Michelle Wu Announces Run for Mayor

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu is running for the Mayor's office. Courtesy of the City of Boston.
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu is running for the Mayor's office. Courtesy of the City of Boston.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, a prominent organizer for transit and safer streets improvements in the City of Boston, formally announced her candidacy for the mayor’s office earlier this morning.

In a new campaign video, which features the MBTA prominently and is published in three different languages, Wu highlights her experience as the daughter of immigrants, as a caregiver, and as a parent, and calls on voters “to make Boston a city for everyone.”

Wu has been a strong advocate for transit improvements and safer streets as an at-large Boston City Council member. She was a lead organizer for last summer’s “Boston T Party” event in protest of the MBTA’s fare increases, and more recently outlined a proposal for a municipal “Green New Deal” that would unite efforts to fight climate change with efforts to address against racial inequities, support workforce development, and improve public health.

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