Annissa and Andrea: Bold New Leaders for Boston

10.19.2015

When I launched my campaign for Attorney General two years ago this week, politics was new to me – I’d never been on the ballot, asked for a vote, or raised a dime. But we grew an underdog team from the grassroots. People across Massachusetts poured their hearts into our campaign and helped us win. 

I wouldn’t be Attorney General without so many people who took a chance on me. This year, we have some amazing newcomers on the ballot and I'm doing everything I can to step up for them, just like you did for me.

That’s why today I’m proud to endorse two people who I believe in, and who I know will do a fantastic job representing my home city of Boston, Annissa Essaibi George and Andrea Campbell

These are two progressive, smart, can-do leaders who share our values, give voice to our priorities and they need your help today. 

If you live in Boston, please give a vote to Annissa on the citywide ballot and, if you live in the District 4 neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan and parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain, please support Andrea. Together with Mayor Marty Walsh and two leaders who stuck their necks out for me, Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Matt O’Malley, Annissa and Andrea will make excellent additions to the City Council. 

Annissa is a lifelong Bostonian raising her four boys, including triplets, with her husband, in Dorchester. As a high school teacher in East Boston, small business owner and neighborhood activist, she knows what’s at stake in this election. Annissa’s running with a laser focus on the issues that matter to all Bostonians – better schools, care for our seniors, safer streets, support for small businesses, and good-paying jobs in all of our neighborhoods.

Andrea Campbell, who was also born and raised in Boston, has worked behind the scenes on legal and policy issues, including education, school to prison pipeline and immigration matters affecting children in some of the poorest communities in Boston. Her motivation to run was her twin brother, Andre, who died three years ago at the age of 29 while a pre-trial detainee in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Andrea believes every resident should have access to the opportunities she had that helped her overcome her family’s struggles. 

If you live in Boston, please consider voting for these Annissa and Andrea and helping spread the word about their candidacies on social media.  And please consider helping them today by sending a contribution if you are able and giving a few hours over the next few weeks to help them reach as many voters as possible.  

With just 15 days until the election, let’s help Annissa and Andrea, together. Click HERE to donate to Annissa or sign up HERE to volunteer.  Click HERE to donate to Andrea or sign up HERE to volunteer.  


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