Thursday, February 20, 2014

A sweet email from a donor

My 10-yr old son and I met you at the polls yesterday (Manning school, JP).  We read the flyers that we picked up from each of the at-large candidates and, independently but unanimously, voted you as the best candidate.  
"Mom, this guy has actually done stuff while the other guy just talks about what he's going to do.  Like, he just woke up at breakfast and said, 'Hey, I'm going to do this and this."  But Jed's already done it.' 
I couldn't have said it better myself.  So, we made a donation to your campaign.  Keep up the good work.  We'll be looking for you!

Monday, January 6, 2014

The experience to make change happen

Boston has a new Mayor & City Councilors. Yet, we’ve had the same State Rep. for 29 years. We need new ideas & we need results—but who can deliver them?

I’ve worked for small businesses; the City of Boston; non-profits; faith organizations and a housing cooperative. I oversaw nearly $7 million in federal grants and I’m currently an accountant.

I ran programs that educate & develop youth & reduce violence: working with city departments, community groups, law enforcement & faith organizations, we returned 326 dropouts to school; placed 300 young adults in private sector jobs; created 650 summer jobs; and won $24 million in new funding. Our Youth Opportunity program from 1997 is still serving youth today.

I’ve been a community & political organizer since I was 14: I was a public transit advocate; co-founded a tenants rights organization; worked on the Gun Buyback and organized a citywide moment of Silence for Woolson Street. I’m a Democrat with in-depth experience in political campaigns in Boston.

I support Asset-Based Community Development: we must ask questions, collect data and find the hidden talents & assets in our neighbors and neighborhoods. My belief in co-parenting and that we must bring fathers back into our children’s lives is just one example of using our assets. Join me. Working together we can do better!