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Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Mike Moran Endorses Edwards

Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards added Assistant Majority Leader State Representative Michael Moran to her list of supporters with less than two weeks ahead of the September 26th preliminary elections.

“Lydia is prepared, qualified and ready to start on day one,” said State Representative Michael Moran. “I’ve seen her work first hand when she was advocating for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. She is dedicated to representing the community’s best interests and will be a strong, independent voice for all of District 1.”

The Assistant Majority Leader is co-hosting an event in honor of Edwards with Charlotte Golar Richie, Arthur Bernard, Colette Phillips and Steven Wright on Tuesday, September 12th at the Law Offices of Holland and Knight, 10 St. James Avenue, 11th Floor, Boston MA 02116 at 6:00PM.

Edwards also received the endorsement of the Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. “The Sierra Club has endorsed [Lydia’s] candidacy in appreciation of [her] demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment,” says Bill Humphrey of Sierra Club Massachusetts. “Our endorsement [represents her] strong support for the environment and proven track record in environmental issues.”

“We have serious and immediate challenges in our district that need to be addressed”, Edwards added.  “Developers are churning through properties, traffic is stacking up and our kids need neighborhood schools that provide an education for the 21st century.  Recent coastal storms prove our communities need to be prepared with a comprehensive climate readiness plan. In addition, it’s time we expand services for our seniors through a parking pass pilot program and provide meaningful support for families caught in the opioids epidemic.”

“Everyday, I am listening and learning from the people in our district.  I am very optimistic that with their guidance our near future will be stronger and brighter.”

Edwards is no stranger to public service.  She spearheaded legislation that protected women and families, stood up for vulnerable members of our community as a public interest attorney, co-founded a local soup kitchen to assist neighbors in need and worked at City Hall to find real solutions to Boston’s housing crisis.

“I was raised by my mother, a 23-year veteran of the United States Air Force. She taught me the importance of honesty, tenacity and determination,” Edwards said.  “My mom inspires everything that I do.”

Lydia will continue hosting numerous events across the district including a series of “Puppies and Politics” meet and greets at local dog parks as well as a rally ahead of the preliminary election taking place on Thursday, September 21st at 6:00PM at Kelly’s Pub, 84 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128 in East Boston.

Her next local event will be Puppies and Politics in the North End on Monday, September 18th at the Richmond Street dog Park at 5:30PM.  The event is open to the public and dog treats will be provided. Please contact Gabriela at (617) 329-5171 for more information.