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El Planeta Newspaper Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor

Released on: October 22, 2021

Boston, MA— The Editorial Board of El Planeta Newspaper has decided for the second time in its 17 years history to endorse a political candidate for office. Citing her longtime commitment to advancing racial fairness, health and education services, El Planeta said they are endorsing Wu because Boston is ready for new leadership.

“Our values of freedom, democracy and tolerance are at stake in our city and in our country, so we have decided to act.  We support and endorse Michelle Wu as the best choice for Mayor of Boston because we know she will work and fight for those values,” wrote the editorial board of El Planeta, the largest Hispanic paper in Massachusetts.

This endorsement comes on the heels of the release of Michelle’s new Spanish-language TV ad “Boston Para Todos” and two new Spanish radio ads, including a jingle in the traditional Plena style of Puerto Rican music “El Gran Cambio”. (attached)

“This election is about the future of our city. As the daughter of immigrants and mom to two boys in our public schools, I’ll fight to make Boston a city for everyone. We’re building a multiracial, multilingual, multigenerational coalition to last long after Election Day—and bring all of us together to deliver change in office.” said Michelle Wu.

El Planeta’s endorsement ads 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; 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; Working Families Party; 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