Environmental, labor groups endorse vanBeuzekom for reelection to council
From the Minka vanBeuzekom campaign, Oct. 28: City councillor Minka vanBeuzekom has received the endorsements of the Massachusetts Sierra Club, Massachusetts Voters for Animals and SEIU Local 32BJ District 615 for her reelection.
“As a city councilperson, Minka has distinguished herself not only by the policies she promotes but in the actions she takes as a citizen,” said Phil Sego, the Massachusetts Sierra Club’s Political Committee chairman and a Cambridge resident. “Environmental stewardship and helping others is an integral part of her daily life, from her commuting to her volunteer activities helping people save money and energy in their homes and more. Unlike so many elected officials these days, Minka very clearly walks the walk.”
The Sierra Club is the largest environmental organization in the United States.
“We are proud to re-endorse Minka because she has stood with working families during her time on the Council, consistently standing up for good jobs. Over 2,500 of our members live or work in Cambridge, and we applaud her work to build a strong community and make it a safer, healthier, more livable city,” said SEIU 32BJ District 615 leader Roxana Rivera. “Ensuring justice for every worker and housing that working people with families can afford is an essential way to build sustainable communities.”
The SEIU 32BJ District 615 represents 18,000 workers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, including janitors, security officers, maintenance and custodial workers and window cleaners.
In its endorsement, announced previously, Massachusetts Voters for Animals cited vanBeuzekom’s support for creating shared dog parks and dedicated off-leash dog parks and an ordinance to restrict the amount of time a dog can be tethered. Mass Voters for Animals is the state’s animal protection political action committee.