Working families need the support of our elected leaders, and that starts by standing with our unions. The Greater Boston Labor Council has found five City Council candidates to endorse in the November election.
In addition to the election of city councillors and School Committee, the November ballot will have three questions about reforms to the city charter. They are the beginning of work to change the charter and make our Cambridge government more responsive.
Many in Cambridge know city councillor Marc McGovern as a staunch advocate for vulnerable Cambridge residents, particularly at-risk children and families. What many don’t know is that his work for the vulnerable extends to our animal friends.
The health of Cambridge’s arts and culture is becoming a campaign issue, with leaders at the The Brattle Theatre, Central Square Theater, CCTV, Dance Complex, José Mateo Ballet Theatre holding their own City Council candidate forum Tuesday.
Without real work on our housing issues, Cambridge is at risk of losing its ideals of equity, fairness and inclusion. Burhan Azeem and Joe McGuirk’s have made affordable housing the No. 1 issue on their campaign trails.
The city and its community partners stepped up to feed residents during Covid-19, and we can be proud of the way the city committed resources. But we need long-term solutions for access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.