Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End.
Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council president, a position she held from 2016 – 2018.
“Throughout her eight years on the Boston City Council, Ayanna has been a tireless advocate for reducing inequality in all forms,” said Councilor Wu. “From founding the Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities to her work to reform Boston’s liquor license system, among many other issues, I’ve been proud to stand with her in our shared fight to build a more just society and create opportunity for the residents of Boston. I’m excited to endorse her candidacy for Congress because I know she’ll bring the same type of leadership, compassion, and determination to Washington.”
Said Pressley, “I am proud to call Michelle a colleague and a friend. She is an incredible advocate for the people of Boston and a trailblazing member of the Boston City Council in her own right. I’ve been honored to serve alongside her since her election in 2013, and I’m humbled to have earned her support. Michelle’s work to make Boston a more inclusive, affordable, and livable city is incredibly admirable, and I look forward to continuing our partnership to help find creative solutions to the real challenges facing residents of the 7th Congressional District.”