BOSTON – Today, City Councilor Andrea Campbell received the endorsement of the Elect Black Women PAC in her bid for mayor of Boston. Elect Black Women PAC is a national organization working to increase representation of Black women in municipal and statewide executive offices.
“Elect Black Women PAC is proud to support Andrea Campbell in her bid for Mayor of Boston. Andrea’s clear vision for Boston and how to keep its citizens safe during the pandemic represents the courage needed in municipal leadership during this uncertain time,” said Ruby Powell-Dennis, Executive Director of Elect Black Women PAC. “We believe that Andrea cares deeply about all Bostonians, regardless of race, class or privilege. We also believe that Andrea will ensure that marginalized communities get the resources essential for economic recovery and long-term prosperity.”
Elect Black Women PAC seeks to help Black women candidates overcome systemic challenges Black women face in political participation or reaching elected office by helping candidates to raise money and prove viability, focusing on municipal races. Notably, they endorsed India Walton, who after an upset victory in the primary is likely to become the first Black woman mayor of Buffalo, NY.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Elect Black Women PAC, an organization that is putting in the work to ensure our local governments are truly representative of the people they serve, and it’s absolutely time for Boston to elect a Black woman to lead our City” said Councilor Campbell. “With less than two weeks until the Preliminary Election, we feel incredible momentum and are proud of the diverse coalition of support we continue to build based on a shared vision of a more equitable Boston for all residents.”
This endorsement comes on the heels of considerable momentum in the last few days for Andrea’s candidacy. She has seen growth in recent public polls, released a new TV ad, and earned key support from leaders and organizations across our City. Campbell is also endorsed by former First Lady Diane Patrick, former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff, State Representative and Chair of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Chynah Tyler, State Representative Liz Malia, former State Representative Marie St. Fleur, former State Representative Marty Walz, Bill Walczak, Diana Hwang, Dr. Atyia Martin, John Borders IV, and Makeeba McCreary. Campbell has also been endorsed by Our Black Party, a national organization that exists to advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Mass NOW).