MADAM MAYOR

ENDORSEMENTS

MEL KING

“I’ve spent my entire life fighting for a Boston that is more equitable and just. One that tears down the walls of racial and economic injustice in Boston and builds up a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational coalition that will bring a new day to the city. I believe the person to lead that change is Mayor Kim Janey.

I have known Kim and her family for decades – in fact, she volunteered as a teenager on my campaign for Mayor in 1983. And I have seen her grow into a passionate advocate and leader for equity and excellence in our schools, for affordable housing for every family, for continuing to build a city to open the doors for the jobs and education opportunity, and for closing the wealth and opportunity gaps that still plague our city. She has done that in just five months as Mayor, and I believe she can do so much more with four more years. It is why I am endorsing her and, more importantly, voting for her.  38 years ago we created a multi-racial, multi-generational Rainbow Coalition that changed Boston forever.  Kim Janey is carrying that torch today and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.”

WE ARE A MULTI-CULTURAL, MULTI-GENERATIONAL GROUP OF BOSTON LEADERS

“Kim is our candidate because we can count on her to unify the city and consistently stand up for racial justice. Kim worked with us for immigrant rights and educational equity for years before ever becoming a candidate.  Kim has consistently stood with our communities on education, housing, economic justice, police accountability, public safety, and other issues. In just a few months, Mayor Janey has already moved the needle on police accountability, affordable housing, educational equity, transportation access, jobs, and contracts, and an equitable COVID recovery.

Jake Abdal Khallaq, Dr. Alenor Abdal-Khallaq Williams, Rose Abdal-Khallaq Williams, Pastor Samuel Acevedo, Acia Adams-Heath, Evelyn Aguasvivas, Vanessa Aguirreche Snow, Lelia Aguirreche Snow, Zakiya Alake, Don Alexander Goss, Hassan Ali Williams, Esq., Garrett Allan, Larry Allen, Henry Allen, Celeste Alleyne, Cori Amadon, Huang Guan Andee, Charles Anderson, Marilyn Anderson Chase, Vivian Anderson Phillips, Billy Andrews, Breanna Appling, Jacquelyn Argenta, Joseph Argus, Osmiguel Arias, Efrain Arias, Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, Adriana Arroyo, Ana Arroyo, Julian Arroyo, Councilor Roy Avellaneda, Gregory Baker, Mukiya  Baker-Gomez, Wanda Bakon, Dorria Ball, Vernette Banks, Kuang Baolian, Heidy Barreiro, Celina Barrios-Millner, Tony Barros, Angela Bello, Franklyn Beltre, Brian Benson, India Berry, Izaiah Berry, Hua Huang Bi, Xia Li Bi, Ngun Leung Bing, Xiang Ma Bing, Wynndell Bishop, Erin Blandini, Joseph Bodio, Rev. Willie Bodrick, II, Kayla Bordley, Mark Bordley, David Bowden, Shanice Boyd, Anthony Brewer, Daryll Bridges, Jaza Broadwater, Derek Brodin, Heidi Brooks, Matthew Brown, Rev. Brenda Brown, Stephanie Browne, Susan Bruce, Gladys Bruno, Andrew Bullock, Karen Bunch, Arnette Burdette, Ed Burley, Steven Burns, Sadie Burton Goss, Patricia Bush, Thomas Butler, Jennifer Calcano, Peter Calianos, Craig Canha, John Cannistraro, Angela Cao, Peter Cao, Altamira Carpio, Monique Carroll, Joseph Carter, David Carter, Apolo Catala, Roberto Chao, Guan Chao, Brian Chavez, Jenny Chen, Karen Chen, Guan Cheng, Mercy Cheryna-Davila, Lucy Chin, Solmon Chowdury, Rokeya Chowdury, Lin Law Chui, Denella Clark, John Cogswell, Teofilo Colombo, David Concepcion, Gloria Concepcion, Marisol Concepcion, Dennis Concepcion, Sr, Andrew Connolly, Anthony Consigli, Carole Copeland Thomas, Michele Courton Brown, Ralph Cox, Arlene Cozart, Pedro Cruz, Belsay Cruz, Rev. Miniard Culpepper, Linda Cunningham, Erika Curry, Mike Curtis, Félix D. Arroyo, Deborah Dancy, Shenia Dancy, Esq., Liang Daqian, Sean Daughtry, Flavio Daveiga, Sr. Virginia Davis, Garland Davis, Greg Davis , Roberto De la Rosa, Norieliz DeJesus, Mark Delaney, Scott Delaney, Lilee Detchan, Brenda DeVaughn, Altemis Diaz, Stephen Doherty, Ambrose Donovan, Frederic Dorci, Kathleen Drew, Jeffrey Dubard, Modell Duncan, Lynn Duval Luse, Francisco Echavaria, Rosa Echavaria, Michael Edwards, Caroline Elerson, James Elmore, State Rep. Nika Elugardo, Andy Erickson, Ernesto Eroc Arroyo, Simon Escobar, Angela Escobar, Agustin Esnal, Audrey Evans, Gary Evee, Young Chan Fee, Huey Feenee, Michael Feldman, Calvin Feliciano, Gesner Felix, Jr., Yao Feng, Gerald Few, Barbara Fields, Kevin Fisher, Justin Fishin, Sara Flint, Priscilla Flint , Kenisa Floyd, Tim Fluker, Kiara Fox, Desiree Franjul, Kurt Fraser, Jordan Frias, Rodney Frias, Erika Fuentes, Jeysaun Gant, Tanairi Garcia, Stephanie Garrett-Sterns, Marcia Garvey, Barbara Gibbs, State Sen. Adam Gomez, Kevin Gomez, Joseph Gomez, Sylvia Gomez, Annette Gonsalves-Byner, Tomas Gonzalez, Linda Good, Greg Good , Nia Grace, Kaidi Grant, Celia Grant, Christopher Grant, Trevin Green, Trevin Green, Rev. Larry Green, Randy Greenstein, Kern Grimes, Rev. Gregory Groover, Sherry Guan, Julia Guerrero, Oscar Guerrero, Nahoum Guillet, Sandrine Guillet, Betsaida Gutierrez, Maria Gutierrez, Ana Guzman, Andrew Hall, Zheng Hao, Mark Harris, Karyn Harris, Frank Harris, Rev. James Harrisonm, Kieson Harry, Philip Hart, Tanya Hart, Marcel Henderson, Kathy Henriquez, Judy Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez, Peri Higgins, Brenda Holiday, David Howe, Karen Howe, Emily Huang, Jeannette Huezo, Ling Zhu Hui, Zhen Huifang, Samuel Hurtado, Carl J. Williams, Councilor Tito Jackson, Duane Jackson, Reginald Jackson, Greg Janey, Jess Jannicelli, Alexandra Jaquez, John Jenkins, Jie Wang Jia, Hua Tang Jian, Mei Luo Jian, Ye Nie Jian, Ying Yu Jian, Zhen Li Jie, Bernard Johnson, Dave Johnson, Tonya Jones, Sharon Jones, Wanda Jones, Douglas Jones, Nicole Joseph, David Keefe, Brian Keith, Thomas Kelly, Bob Kelly, Robert Kelly, Makerra KiKi Felix, Robert Kinney, Kuen Yu Kwok, Wai Yu Kwok, Emily Kwong, Jovan Lacet, Esq., Leonard Lacey, Wah Tam Lai, Rita Lara, Jenny Lau, Suzanne Lee, William Lee, Renardo Lewis, Robert Lewis, Yang Ling, Ryan Link, Liang Litang, Mark Liu, Ye Liying, Kevin Lockhart, Doug Lomax, Oscar Londono, Denise Lopez, Catalina López-Ospina, Tom Louie, Lydia Lowe, Felicyana Lowery, Fred Lowery, Fred Lowery II, Hsiung Lucia, Chen Ludi, Dante Luna, Elena Luna, Joanne Luo, James Mackey, Luz Malagon, Dean Marsh, Bob Marshall, Brenda Marshall, Petrina Martin, Ronald Martinez, Claudio Martínez, Angelita Matias, Ana Maven, Claudia Maxwell, Beatriz McConnie-Zapater, Jean McGuire, Daniel McKenna, Sherea McLaughlin, Lee Hong Mee, Huang Meiqun, Kenny Mendes, Kevin Mendes, April Mendes-Wilson, Cheryl Middleton, Aisha Miller, Ernest Miller, Cornell Mills, Cornell Mills, Jr., Guang Yu Ming, To Minh, Judith Molina, Greg Molina III, Greg Molina IV, Leonard Monfredo, Elsa Montano, Edwin Morales, Sebastian Morales, Isabel Moreta, John Moriarty, Virginia Morrison, Earline Moseley, Markesha Moses, Gloribell Mota, Allen Mulaney, Joe Murray, Rev. Frank Murray, Chrystel Murrieta, Clyde Nesbitt, Lynette Ng, Serena Nichols, Robert Nichols, Ebony Nickerson, Glen Noel, Tam Oiwan, Minister Andrea Osborne, Ajibola Osinubi, Zorica Pantic, Norman Parks, Dinanyili Paulino, Renee Payne, Councilor Jonathan Paz, Donte Peeples, Yu Peiying, Chen Peizhen, Heather Perez, Vincent Petroni, Nguyen Phi, Oliva Pina, Hector and Nivia Piña, Marlon Placide, Tomás Plasencia Lora, Rafaela Polanco, Daniel Polanco, Adrienne Pulley, Guan Qi, Wai Nie Qiang, Gustavo Quiroga, Sylvia Ramirez, Leah Randolph, Doug Reece, Tamayn Reid, Rev. Laurishopa Reye, Marcelina Reyes, Corean Reynolds, Cao Riguang, Roxana Rivera, Danny Rivera, Maria Rivera-Brown, Quincy Roberts, Joseph Robinson, Nelson Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Norma Rosario, Gloria Rosario, Hua Chen Rui, Tan Ruiyi, Faarooq Sahabadeen, Gregory Salvucci, Yardley A Sanchez, Yewellyn Sanchez, Ou Sangou, Roxanna Santana, State Rep. Jon Santiago, Vidal Santiago, Tina Santos, Kim Seawright, Shannon Seawright, Ping Mo Shao, Yuan Shengheng, Chris Shephard, Liang Shilan, Yu Shiyuan, Qiang Mei Shou, Ming Ma Shui, Ping Nie Shun, Rev. Barbara Simmons, Rev. Kenneth Simms, Chan Singho, Boyce Slayman, Jr., Nancy Smith, Ian “Loud” Smith, Jumaada A-K.H. Smith, Marliquea Snow-Branch, Michelle Spratling, Ron Spratling, Thomas Steeves, Cen Su, Zhen Suzhen, Elizabeth T. Harris Nagarajah, Jose Taibot, Michael Taylor, Gary Taylor, Kathleen Taylor, Andrea Taylor, James Taylor, Tony Teat, Kim Thai, Celia Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Robert Thompson, Gale Thompson, Mark Thompson, William Thompson, Bishop Gideon Thompson, Jiang TianYuan, Jose Tineo, Helena Tong, Luz Torres, Henrietta Tuitt, Bossanio Tuitt, Rosann Tung, Miren Uriarte, Giovanny Valencia, Taina Vargas, Greg Vasil, Gladys Vega, CouncilorMelinda Vega, Marvin Venay, Melvin Viera, Michelle Vilmont, Ana Maria Vizcaino, Fun Ng Wai, Kevin Walsh, Lindy Ware, Kyle Warwick, Ernest Washington, Patricia Washington, Tyneshya Washington, Ipyana Wasret, Shelley Webster, Nasir Webster, Jenny Wei, Liang Fang Wen, Armani White, Andrea White, Mariam White, Gilbert White, Jr., State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, Yvonne Williams, Allen Williams, Keith Williams, Brian Williams, Frederica Williams, Patrick Wong, Mary Wood, Janelle Wood-McNish, Anthony Wright, Zheng Xi, Wen Yu Xia, Xing Wu Xin, Chen Xiumei, Huang Xiuxia, Shui Zheng Xue, Zhen Lei Xue, Zhang Xueyun, Li Yan, Nong Yu Yan, Xia Chen Yan, Councilor Charles Yancey, Rev. Eduardo Yarde, Wei Huang Yau, Ernest Yazigi, Qing Wei Ye, Wayne Yeh, Kwan Yin-Fun, Xue Yinger, Chen Yinghuo, Fiona Yu, Michelle Yu, Thomas Yu, Xia Yu Yue, Li Yuyi, Annie Zhang, Winnie Zhang, Guan Zhu

JON SANTIAGO, STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND FORMER CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF BOSTON

“I am so proud to endorse Kim Janey for Mayor,” said Representative Santiago. “Kim and I spent most of our careers doing something other than politics — me as a physician, and Kim as an advocate on behalf of the kids and families of Boston, fighting for equity and excellence in our schools. Now, as Mayor of Boston, Kim has shown tremendous compassion, determination and ability. She is leading Boston through the pandemic — helping ensure that 70% of residents have gotten at least one shot while implementing bold measures to take on the Delta variant. She is delivering results to combat the housing crisis and doing so with empathy and resolve. And she is committed to a Boston that is both equitable and just. I look forward to working with her to realize that vision for the next four years.”

MAURA HENNIGAN, FORMER BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR AND CLERK MAGISTRATE

“Kim brings her unique life experiences to the Mayor’s office. This moment in time in Boston History calls for a strong leader with a vision to bring our City together. Kim is that person. I am proud to support Mayor Kim Janey for a full term as Mayor.”

TITO JACKSON, FORMER BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR AND CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION:

“I am so excited to endorse my mayor, Kim Janey,” said Tito Jackson. “She has fought for racial, social, economic, environmental and educational justice throughout her entire career, and she brings that same spirit to City Hall. She knows the challenges residents of Boston face every day because she has faced them herself. She will create more affordable housing and paths to homeownership, make sure our public transportation system works for the riders who depend on it every day and ensure equity and excellence for every student in the Boston Public Schools. Most pressing of all, her lens of equity continues to ensure that the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 not only get vaccinated, but receive the financial support they need to make it through the pandemic.”

CHARLES YANCEY, FORMER DISTRICT 4 BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR AND CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

“It is my honor to endorse Kim Janey for Mayor of Boston,” said Charles C. Yancey. “I’m voting for Mayor Janey because she identifies with the people of Boston and understands the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all who have struggled against the odds. Mayor Janey is doing the job, and the City of Boston is in good hands with her. She has already demonstrated that she has the temperament, intelligence, sincerity, authenticity and competence to lead our city. Let’s keep Mayor Janey working for us.”

MUIKIYA BAKER GOMEZ, MEMBER OF WAKANDA II AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE MASSACHUSSETTS WOMEN OF COLOR COALITION

“Boston will never realize its best and greatest until all of its residents are given the resources and support to live the dream. The dream has been elusive for too many of Boston’s Black residents. We believe that Kim Janey is uniquely qualified to lift all Bostonians up. And we’re ready to go along for this ride.”

UNITE HERE LOCAL 26

“Boston residents need to be able to buy a home to build first-generational wealth. Mayor Janey knows this first hand because she lived it,” Aramayo said. “The Mayor is making this possible through city dollars and good job creation. Whether it be joining us on marches, picket lines, partnering on short-term rental regulations or organizing new hotels, she is focused on keeping Bostonians in Boston. UNITE HERE Local 26 has a longstanding relationship with Mayor Janey, endorsing her in the 2017 Boston City Council election. She has been “a true partner, in every possible way,” according to Richie Aliferis, a Local 26 Executive Board member and Boston resident. “Many call Boston home but can’t own a home in Boston. Mayor Janey will change that.”

SEIU 32BJ

“We are proud to endorse Mayor Kim Janey, the first Black Woman to fill this role in Boston. As a fourth generation Roxbury resident from a working-class background, a single mom, and someone who went through our city’s bussing program, the essential workers of 32BJ know that Mayor Janey understands and cares about the challenges they face each and every day,” said Roxana Rivera, Vice President of 32BJ SEIU. “During her short time as acting Mayor, and throughout her career, Mayor Janey has shown that she stands for making impactful change, which is particularly crucial during this moment of recovery, healing, and racial reckoning as we grapple with the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.” (With 175,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., including 20,000 in Massachusetts, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country)

UFCW LOCAL 1445

“UFCW Local 1445 is proud to support Kim Janey for Mayor of Boston. We share her vision of a more equitable city in housing, services, development, transportation, education, and for all Boston working families,” said Fernando Lemus, President of UFCW Local 1445. “We are also grateful that Acting Mayor Janey help facilitate our industrial laundries’ membership—which is mostly immigrant—in getting the vaccine that has protected their families and co-workers. Kim Janey’s decisive leadership on the City Council accomplished Boston’s Cannabis Ordinance and established the Boston Cannabis Board. We look forward to working with the new administration in further strengthening the labor provisions of the Ordinance”

SEIU LOCAL 888

“The members of SEIU Local 888 are excited and proud to endorse Mayor Kim Janey,” said Tom McKeever, president of SEIU Local 888. “We knew Kim Janey, long before she became Mayor, as a staunch advocate on the City Council for the dedicated workers who keep Boston running. Now, our members who work for the City have seen first-hand the careful listener and compassionate leader she is as Mayor. We look forward to ensuring that she wins a full term so she can finish the great work she has started — whether around affordable housing, equity and excellence in our schools, or simply making sure Boston works for its people.” (Founded in 2003, SEIU Local 888 unites more than 8,500 public service workers, including 2,000 members working and living in the City of Boston)

RIGHT TO THE CITY VOTE

“Kim Janey is the mayor for the moment,” said Armani White, who chairs Right to the City VOTE! “Her record before and since taking office, on reforming exam school admissions, police accountability, and opening up economic opportunities come from her own lived experience and deep community roots…”

CHINESE PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ACTION (CPPA)

“Mayor Janey is committed to fighting displacement and putting her money where her mouth is,” said Chinese Progressive Political Action (CPPA) member Lydia Lowe. “She has tripled the usual budget for keeping tenants in place by preserving buildings as affordable housing, tripled assistance for first-time homebuyers, launched a Community Land Trust Fund, and pledged needed changes in the inclusionary housing formula.”

FELIX D. ARROYO, SUFFOLK COUNTY REGISTER OF PROBATE

“Boston deserves a mayor like Kim Janey, and I am proud to endorse her candidacy,” said Register Arroyo. “I first met Kim over 20 years ago when I was a member of the Boston School Committee, where I saw her advocacy for quality public schools for all students. As a member of the Boston City Council and now as Mayor, Kim has continued to fight for justice and equity for all. I know Kim’s heart and I know her values. She is the right person to lead our City, and I will be working hard to elect her to a full term. I ask that you join me.”

NIKA ELUGARDO, STATE REPRESENTATIVE

“I enthusiastically endorse Kim Janey for Mayor because her victory will set the progressive movement on fire in the most disenfranchised neighborhoods of our city,” stated Representative Elugardo. “As a City Councilor and now as Mayor, Kim Janey has been a passionate, progressive leader on issues ranging from jobs and economic development, to reimagining policing, to ensuring equity in exam schools. In a field lush with political prowess and progressive credibility, the Janey candidacy presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that mobilizes the genius of a generation of BIPOC residents in the poorest, Blackest and most politically marginalized parts of Boston — including Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. If elected to a full term, Mayor Janey will continue to center the seat of power among the most disenfranchised and, in so doing, will unleash the pent up progressive force that is ripe and ready to transform Boston.”

RICARDO ARROYO, DISTRICT 5 CITY COUNCILOR

“I am enthusiastically endorsing Kim Janey for Mayor,” said Councilor Arroyo. “I have worked with Kim as my colleague on the Boston City Council and as our Mayor. Kim has been a strong progressive partner in our work to address racial and systemic inequities in both roles, and I know she shares my values. As our Mayor, she has met the moment and shown a commitment to ensuring that Boston is a city that works for everyone — whether by increasing accountability and transparency at the Boston Police Department, joining forces with the Council to create a participatory city budget process or standing for equity in all of our public schools.”

SUZANNE LEE, COMMUNITY LEADER AND EDUCATOR

“As a former BPS principal, community organizer, and former candidate for city council, I care a great deal about Boston’s children, Boston’s workers and Boston’s neighborhoods. In this historic race for Mayor, there is no candidate better prepared to lead our youth, working families and communities into a better, more equitable future than Mayor Kim Janey. I’ve known Mayor Janey for decades through her work as an education advocate, fighting to close the achievement and opportunity gap in our schools. Her historic rise to Mayor presents us with an incredible opportunity to unify our city across racial and socio-economic lines so that every Boston resident – especially those who have for too long been left out – shares in Boston’s success. I enthusiastically endorse Mayor Janey because Boston will be a better city when it is a more equitable one … and Mayor Janey is already showing that she is the leader to get us there.”