Michelle Wu Holds Get Out the Vote Rally With Senator Warren Ahead of Tuesday’s Election
Released on: September 12, 2021
Boston, MA— Michelle Wu held a GOTV rally with Senator Elizabeth Warren on Saturday to energize organizers, supporters and community members in advance of Tuesday’s preliminary mayoral election. The rally, which drew hundreds of supporters, was held at the Chinatown gate at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to Wu and Warren, speakers included Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Wu volunteer and supporter Tania Del Rio, Organizing Director Anthony Davis Jr., and Deacon Steve Ekerberg of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA who held a moment of silence to commemorate those lost on 9/11. Senator Warren fired up the crowd going into the final few days of the campaign.
That the rally was held in Chinatown had special significance for Wu’s campaign, as the neighborhood is where she first began volunteering and community organizing in Boston nearly two decades ago.
“If there was ever a moment when we needed to organize, to fight, to stand up to tackle impossible odds, it is right now. We are facing an ongoing public health crisis and a climate crisis and a displacement crisis. But this is a city, and a community, that stands up to fight. After eight years in the City Council, ten years in City Hall, we have seen the power we have to make that change at the local level. I’m so grateful to Senator Elizabeth Warren for being in this fight with me, and know that together, we will take on the big challenges to meet this incredibly important moment,” said Michelle Wu.
“I believe in Michelle because I know Michelle. I’ve known Michelle since she was my student, since she had the courage to step up and run for City Council. I’ve known her as a partner in the fight for childcare, more affordable housing and a Boston that works for working people. Michelle has good values and good plans, and she is a fighter. Michelle Wu is the right candidate to set Boston on a path to the future,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The Michelle for Mayor campaign is proud to be comprised of an enthusiastic coalition of multigenerational, multicultural grassroots supporters including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and House Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Sean Garballey; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements.