In light of the results of the most recent presidential and congressional elections, it is now more important than ever that utilize the power of local politics. With so much resistance facing us at the federal level, our battles will be fought at the local level, and we need diverse, passionate, and dedicated local leaders to lead the charge forward to progressive change.
For that reason, the College Democrats of Massachusetts is honored to endorse Stephanie Martins for the Everett City Council. As a Brazilian American from Belo Horizonte Brazil, and a as Harvard graduate, Stephanie has proven to be an advocate for all in her community, and has demonstrated the will to build and strengthen local power and coalitions. Her dedication and advocacy has been further demonstrated through her work in the Young Democrats of MA Women’s Caucus, where she has redeveloped engagement with women across the Commonwealth.
Her passion for both the Latinx community and for working class families is provides the foundation for the representation that Everett needs. Our very own Gabriel Montresor, of Everett, wrote of his own experience in the city; “The political climate of my minority-majority home city is fairly representative of the political process in the US, in the sense that it’s not representational whatsoever. Everett has been deemed the most diverse city in Massachusetts for the past three years, yet the municipal buildings, jobs, and services are almost exclusively dominated by what is the political caste in Everett. The political caste has been referred to as an "incestual government," where its members nearly all have familial ties. We have one shade of white representing our diverse pallet of colorful folk, cultures, and ideals.” Stephanie’s candidacy offers the change of perspective needed to address these concerns.
The College Democrats of Massachusetts believes that an elected Latina presence in Everett is long overdue, and that Stephanie’s passion for public service and the working class people epitomizes what we need to see in local governments, especially as we face these next four years.
View Stephanie's campaign Facebook page here.