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Working Families Party Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston

Released on: October 21, 2021

Boston, MA—The Working Families Party announced its endorsement of Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. 

"This is what putting progressive values into action looks like," said Georgia Hollister Isman, New England Regional Director of the Working Families Party. "From leading the charge for paid family leave, affordable housing and climate solutions that meet the moment, Michelle’s bold vision has improved the lives of thousands of working families. She’s a changemaker who doesn’t shrink away from transformative solutions, and she’s ready to lead on the most pressing issues facing Boston families. WFP is proud to have her back in this race.”

“From fighting for a livable wage and safe working conditions, to organizing powerful campaigns throughout the nation, the Working Families Party has led the way in reshaping what’s possible,” said Michelle Wu. “I’m grateful to be endorsed by the Working Families Party in fighting to make Boston a city for everyone.”

The WFP is a national independent political organization that recruits, trains and elects grassroots progressives to office. In 2020, the Working Families Party led a $2.5 million voter mobilization effort in Georgia to elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the Senate, helped elect WFP champions Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones in heavily contested Congressional races, drove a wave of victories for progressives in Rhode Island, shook up the New Mexico Democratic establishment with progressive victories under the banner of "No Corporate Dems,” elected a diverse slate of progressives in Delaware, and helped create the most progressive NY state legislature in decades by winning thirty-three state legislative primaries. 

The WFP will be mobilizing its 16,000 members in the state and lending the support of its national texting team to help elect Michelle Wu for mayor.

Working Family Party’s endorsements add to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mayor Kim Janey, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr., Boston City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Liz Breadon and Lydia Edwards; State Senators Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, Sonia Chang Diaz and Julian Cyr; State Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, Jay Livingstone, Adrian Madaro, Vanna Howard, Natalie Higgins, Liz Miranda, Tram Nguyen, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Tommy Vitolo; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; former State Transportation Secretaries Fred Salvucci and Jim Aloisi; former MBTA FMCB Chairman Joseph Aiello; former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson; former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie; labor unions 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Laborers Local 22, 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