Rounding the bend to election, DSA endorses SIX candidates with Boston DSA! First off, check out Joel Richards running for Boston City Council, District 3 – going head to head with conservative interests. Joel is looking to consolidate left/progressive support after coming in second in the primary.
Dan Totten is an active DSA member running for Cambridge City Council, whose top priorities are reducing homelessness, universal afterschool care, and raising the minimum wage for city workers.
Also running for Cambridge City Council, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler joins the rest of Boston’s “sidewalk socialist” crew, also focusing on housing justice and afterschool care. With robust labor support, he’ll support organizing on the shop floor and the streets.
Running for Medford City Council, Zac Bears is focusing on better funding for city services, housing and displacement, and enhancing city democracy. He’s been endorsed by Our Revolution, the Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Labor Council.
Somerville City Council incumbent Willie Burnley, Jr. has passed significant legislation expanding rights for tenants and workers and increasing protections for LGBTQ+ folks with first-in-the nation non-discrimination ordinances.
Also a Somerville City Council incumbent, JT Scott has been a champion for DSA and has regularly met with the chapter’s Socialists in Office committee. His platform includes transparency around new development, affordable housing, and defunding the police.