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Boston city councilor at-large Ayanna Pressley

From the Manikka Bowman for School Committee campaign, Oct. 13, 2015: Boston city councilor at-large Ayanna Pressley, an Emily’s List Rising Star recipient, has endorsed School Committee candidate Manikka Bowman.

“I’ve had the honor of knowing Manikka Bowman for almost a decade. I can speak easily to her strength of character, qualifications, work ethic and compassion,” said Pressley, in her third term on the council and chairwoman of its Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities. “I’ve no doubt she will apply all of these qualities as a Cambridge School Committee member. She has been a great ally in the fight for equity across the board.”

She continued:

“As a Boston city councilor at-large for whom girls and women are my heart’s work, I am especially excited at the prospect of having a partner across the bridge who will advocate fiercely for girls while fighting for an equity in school quality and scholastic achievement for all.

“Manikka shares my belief that education is the equalizer and families are the stabilizer. With Manikka Bowman on the Cambridge School Committee, I’ve no doubt that schools and families will have a strengthened partnership, and our children will have improved outcomes. I am proud to endorse her.”