Letter to the Editor

I Support Michelle Wu for Mayor

Dear Editor:

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu has demonstrated time and time again that she is a climate leader. Michelle is the only candidate running for Mayor that has a plan to create a renewable energy future, revitalize the economy, create thousands of jobs and save our planet through a Boston Green New Deal. She knows we need transformative environmental policy to not only meet the moment, but build a more sustainable future.

That’s why I’m so proud to support Michelle for Mayor. It’s no surprise that she has earned the endorsement of so many respected environmental groups like the Boston Sunrise Movement, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Sierra Club. Through bold leadership alongside community organizers and activists, Michelle will continue putting the environment front and center and reversing harmful policies.

I first encountered Michelle when I saw her speak at a school. During her speech she stated, “Build the community that you want to see.” As can be seen in her work, Michelle is clearly building the Boston she envisions through detailed progressive policy. In her Boston Green New Deal, Michelle addresses the need for climate justice through reinvesting city funds and developing Boston’s green workforce. I believe Michelle has the vision and thoughtfulness to be a Mayor that pushes Boston towards its climate goals. 

We need to move forward with the level of urgency that the climate crisis demands – failure on the environment has had widespread negative health impacts, particularly for communities of color. It is heartening to see that the issues Boston residents face on climate change have never stopped being a priority for Michelle. Michelle has earned my vote because there is a lot of work to be done and she has shown that she is more than ready to do it. 

Neha Modak

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