The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund has endorsed Councilor Michelle Wu in the election for Mayor of Boston, a credit to her commitment to the environment and climate action. With issues of public health, environmental justice, transportation, and energy policy inextricably linked, we need leaders at every level of government who understand the intersectionality of issues within their community and will call for bold action.
“Michelle Wu tackles the climate crisis not as a standalone issue, but at its intersection with the economy, public health, justice, transportation, and more,” said ELM Action Fund Executive Director Clare Kelly. “She is the climate champion our city needs to meet this crucial moment for climate action.”
“I’m grateful to the Environmental League of MA Action Fund for their endorsement. Their organization is doing the work necessary to end the climate crisis and keep Boston families safe and healthy, and I look forward to continuing the fight alongside them,” Michelle Wu said.
Councilor Wu has been leading on environmental and energy issues since she was first elected to the City Council in 2013 and she has lead the fight on community choice energy, plastic bag ban and so many other issues. Before running for office, she worked at City Hall for Mayor Tom Menino and on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s first campaign. She was the first candidate to enter the 2021 mayoral race and has released an ambitious and comprehensive plan for a Boston Green New Deal and Just Recovery.
To learn more about Michelle Wu, visit her website at michelleforboston.com.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable, and works to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories visit www.elmaction.org/elections.