Equity in Education
As a father and a Boston Public Schools teacher, I see the importance of investing in high-quality, equitable public education. Currently Boston provides high-quality education for only some while failing many more of our youth. That’s why I’ve advocated for increased funding and education equity through my union, the Boston Teachers Union, and Black Lives Matter At School. As a city councilor I will be proactive with the Boston city education budget. Working with vested partners I will advocate for increased and equitable funding for all schools before the mayor finalize their budget. We will no longer fight for reallocation, but allocation of funds to support our learners so they can finally get the education they deserve.
Housing for All
As a former renter and current homeowner, I see the very real housing affordability challenges we have in District 4. As a City Council Member, I will address housing affordability and tenants rights for renters while promoting programs that will increase homeownership, especially among people of color who have been systematically prevented from accessing financing for homes.
Support our local businesses
As a board member of Fields Corner Main Streets, I see the structural needs to support small businesses -- the backbone of our community that employ our neighbors, and keep investments in our local economy, not in some corporate CEO’s pocket. As your City Council Member, I’ll make sure the needs of our small businesses are met to recover from this devastating pandemic. Small businesses are a way for communities to reinvest in themselves. COVID has shown us that Boston has the ability to provide capital and invest in small businesses to thrive not just survive. I will advocate for small businesses to have the ability to have more mentorship, better points of sales, marketing, and signage.