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My priority will remain supporting those courageous individuals and organizations, among both Israelis and Palestinians, committed to bringing peaceful coexistence to the region.
You cannot have a government for and by the people if it is not represented by all of the people.
I think culture is a very challenging thing to reverse.
I am probably an outsider because I challenge conventional narratives about who should have a seat at the table.
It’s important that people see themselves mirrored in government.
Our immigration system is fundamentally broken, and ICE’s role in supporting the existing system – including separating families seeking refuge in the United States and conducting indiscriminate deportation raids in our communities – is creating an atmosphere of toxic fear and mistrust in immigrant communities.
There’s something to be said for perseverance.
If the power was equitable, then our boards, then our commissions, our contracting, our wealth-building opportunities would all look very different.
In Washington, we need to pass a clean DREAM Act.
I’m very confident about my ability to earn votes in every neighborhood.
If elected, I will work with federal leaders to rehouse the non-immigration enforcement functions of ICE – including human trafficking and money laundering investigations – elsewhere in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security while immediately eliminating funding for enforcement and removal functions.
Neighborhood restaurants matter.
Race is a factor in everything.
I’ve just kept going, like millions of people do every day, because life does not allow them to do anything else.
When I hear ‘politics,’ I hear ‘relationships.’
One of my priorities is criminal justice reform, and there is certainly bipartisan appetite for that. I think we need to eliminate the cash bail system. We need to eliminate mandatory minimums. We need sentencing reform. I think we need parole reform as well.
I know, given my own life challenges, that there are many non-academic barriers that get in the way of the scholastic and life success of our children and that complicate teaching.
I’m an only child, so I don’t come from a big family. But it has been my observation from friends who do come from big families that usually, when you have a family fight, on the back end you come out better and stronger for it.
I’ve always had a love affair with Boston.
People close to me personally, politically, have expressed frustration that I’m not the political animal that they wish that I were.
Since being elected to the City Council, I have been unwavering in my commitment to address issues uniquely impacting women and girls and advance policies that stabilize and strengthen our communities.
We need a permanent solution to TPS recipients and develop a path to citizenship. And, more fundamentally, we need to ensure that our immigration policies treat those coming to this country with the dignity and compassion that should be afforded to all human beings and immediately stop tearing families apart.
I’ve not been a decisively re-elected city councilor and top vote-getter three times because I haven‘t done the work and because I don’t work hard.
My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead.
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