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WAKANDA II Endorses Michelle Wu For Mayor

Released on: October 06, 2021

Boston, MA— WAKANDA II, a community coalition based on Black empowerment, self-determination and building equity in Boston, endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor today. Citing her bold vision for Boston and proven track record, the coalition of community leaders and activists said that Wu is the best candidate to deliver for Boston residents as the city deals with overlapping crises of racial, economic and climate justice.

"After an exhaustive process in which the two Boston Mayoral candidates were drilled on an array of detailed questions critically important to Black residents of Boston, WAKANDA II endorses Michelle Wu. We believe that Wu is the best choice to deliver on matters of critical importance and that she will create the best path to achieve the  Boston that we can be; a city where decisions and opportunities are grounded in equity and justice for all.  For this time, for this moment, for the promise of Boston, WAKANDA II endorses Michelle Wu to be the next Mayor of Boston and pledge to do all we can to achieve victory," said Dianne Wilkerson.

“I am grateful to stand with community leaders and activists who continue to push for action and accountability. From building a thriving Black business community, to boosting home ownership and educational equity, I look forward to continuing to partner with them as we work to ensure all our neighborhoods have the resources they need to be safe, supported and healthy,” said Michelle Wu.

WAKANDA II’s endorsement adds to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mayor Kim Janey, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Sonia Chang Diaz State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Liz Miranda, Adrian Madaro, Jay Livingstone, Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas; Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr.; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Laborers Local 22, UFCW 1445, 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; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit