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Michelle Wu, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Boston Clergy Members Urge Bostonians to Vote on the Second Day of Early Voting

Released on: October 24, 2021

Boston, MA— On the second day of early vote, Michelle Wu, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Boston Clergy Members marched from Grove Hall to the Thelma Burns building to urge Bostonians to vote in a Souls to the Polls event. The group reminded residents that they now have the option to vote early in addition to vote by mail and vote on Election Day, encouraging participation. 

"It was great to have had the opportunity to join Michelle on the campaign trail and cast my ballot early. The energy and support Michelle is receiving from community is tremendous, and speaks to both the strength of her campaign and how her vision for Boston is resonating with voters. As we enter the final days of this election, it's on all of us to keep up the momentum and make sure we get out the victory -- so drop off a mail in ballot if you have one, vote early until October 29, or vote in-person on Election Day, but make sure you make your voice heard,” said Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley 

“This moment is incredibly important, and we have the opportunity to reshape what’s possible for the future of city,” said Michelle Wu. “Together, we are urging every community member from every neighborhood to vote, whether early, by mail or on Election Day. To build a Boston for everyone, we need all of our voices to be heard.” 

Clergy members who joined the event included Minister Omari Jahi Aarons; Reverend Laura Reyes; Reverend Willie Bodrick II; Reverend Brenda Brown; Reverend Miniard Culpepper; Reverend Larry Green; Reverend Dr. Gregory G. Groover, Sr.; Rev. Dr. Arlene Hall; Reverend Sharyn Halliday; Rev. James Harrison, Jr.; Rev. Vivian Stephens-Hicks; Reverend Khaden V. Nurse, Sr.

Early voting started on October 23 at 11 a.m. and will last through Friday, October 29 at 5 p.m. Early voting gives Bostonians more opportunities to cast their votes and provides flexibility to Bostonians who are unable to get time off from work. Registered Boston voters can vote at any early voting location in Boston, including City Hall. Registered voters can also drop off your ballot at any early voting location during Boston’s early voting period. Vote at the location that is most convenient for you!

For those planning to vote by mail, the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 27. Ballots must be received by mail or placed in drop box location by 8 p.m. on November 2. For residents with print or visual disabilities, request to vote by an accessible electronic ballot.

Michelle Wu is endorsed by 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; Working Families Party; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; The Planeta Newspaper; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit