Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us in Mattapan this morning's standout! I was proud so many people joined us going door to door afterwards!
While Emily Torres-Cullinane and I will be on the campaign trail this Fourth of July, I want to thank Meaghan Moynahan keeping alive the nine year tradition of setting up across from the fireworks barge at 5am for a day of fun, sun, and patriotism! Happy Independence Day everyone!
I could not be more proud of how our campaign has begun. This weekend showed the true opportunity we have to unite the 12th Suffolk District. Together our shared belief that public service can have a profound impact on people’s lives when the campaign comes from the heart and its focus remains on building a partnership through genuine trust with the community.
On Saturday, my wife, Emily, and I attended the Annual Community Cookout at the Metropolitan Baptist Church on Norfolk Street. The smell of great food, the laughter of children playing in the bouncy house and the quality conversations among neighbors reminded me what summer is all about.
On this day in 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court voted down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. There is much work to be done. The same fight may be called new things. Let the battles fought and won in the past and the progress earned serve as motivation to continue the work ahead.
Thank you to the staff an residents of The Boston Home for inviting me to spend the morning with them and for giving me a tour of their amazing facility. From art classes to the technology lab, The Boston Home is truly inspiring!
Deeply saddened to learn to the largest loss of fire fighters since September 11th, 2001 - 19 lives lost battling the wild fire in Arizona, 19 families missing a loved one forever. Keep the families in your prayers.
While in Boston for a political meeting, I was stopped by three high school students, one of whom is from Mattapan, filming a video project on "What is the American Identity?"
I was happy to help. My answer: The American identity is opportunity. We are a nation of immigrants. All of our families came here from someplace else and as such it is incumbent on us as 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation Americans to ensure that America is the same land of opportunity for all, from recent immigrants to those who have lived here their whole life.
How would you describe the American Identity?
Thank you to everyone who joined us at tonight's steering committee meeting. I am humbled that so many leaders throughout the district have signed on to work with me in this campaign!
If you, too would like to join us, I'd love to have you on board -- join the team here.