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Sonia Chang-Díaz endorsed by a dozen local and state progressive leaders

Press ReleaseAug 10, 2021

BOSTON, MA - A dozen elected officials and community leaders from across Massachusetts have endorsed State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Boston) in her bid for Governor. Chang-Díaz launched her campaign for Governor in June, calling for an end to delays on Beacon Hill and new urgency for working families.

“I’m proud to have the support of these strong progressive voices in Massachusetts,” said Chang-Díaz. “Each of these leaders have been strong advocates in the fight for working families. With their help, we are building a grassroots coalition to win this election, fix our broken systems, and build a Commonwealth that works for all of us.”

Featuring state lawmakers, municipal officials, and school committee members from cities and towns all across the state, the slate of endorsers praised Chang-Díaz’s long track record of effective governance and strong leadership in her 12 years as a state senator.

"Sonia knows how to make government work, she centers equity every single time without fail, and she delivers real results for Massachusetts families," said Senator Becca Rausch of Needham. "I've been in the policymaking trenches with Sonia; she's exactly the kind of experienced leader we need in the corner office."

“Thanks to Sonia’s steadfast leadership and fearless advocacy, generations of Massachusetts kids are going to get the resources they need for a quality education,” said Worcester School Committee Member Tracy Novick. “Even when education funding reform looked unlikely, Sonia never wavered. Instead, she came together with educators, parents, and students from every community in our state, heard and amplified our voices, and led the fight for all our kids. She’s already shown what real change looks like, and a Chang-Díaz administration will deliver it for all of us.”  

“Sonia understands the problems Western Massachusetts faces — and she’s committed to fixing them,” said State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa of Northampton. “For years, she’s fearlessly stood with local leaders and communities across our state to build the Massachusetts we all want to leave to our children and grandchildren. She is the Governor we need today.”

“Sonia has repeatedly delivered results for Massachusetts residents, especially when it matters most,” said State Representative Nika Elugardo of Boston. “A lot of people are strong in terms of their beliefs, their values, their rhetoric. But actions broadcast the true strength of a leader — and Sonia has consistently stood up for what is just and for the structural changes that give every person in our Commonwealth a better life. She leads with brilliance and with heart, and, like all great leaders, puts the interests of the people before her own.”

The full list of endorsing officials includes:

  • Becca Rausch, State Senator, Bristol and Middlesex

  • Jamie Eldridge, State Senator, Middlesex and Worcester

  • Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire

  • Danillo Sena, State Representative, 37th Middlesex

  • Maria Robinson, State Representative, 6th Middlesex

  • Liz Miranda, State Representative, 5th Suffolk

  • Nika Elugardo, State Representative, 15th Suffolk

  • Mary Keefe, State Representative, 15th Worcester

  • Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor

  • Rev. Dr. Sarai Rivera, Worcester City Councilor

  • Tracy Novick, Worcester School Committee Member

  • Jonathan Guzman, Lawrence School Committee Member

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