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Can you believe it? It's been a year already!
It has been such an honor to represent you all as your City Councilor At-Large this past year. I am truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that I have received. I am so grateful for the opportunity and I will continue to show up and advocate for all. However, there is still work that needs to be done,
Advocated and Secured $1.45 million in funding to local non-profits in industries that were affected by COVID-19
My 1st Home Rule Petition passed unanimously this year! An act authorizing electronic application and transmission of absentee ballots to better guarantee voting rights for absent uniformed service votes and overseas citizens in municipal elections.
This legislation is a stepping stone to help modernize the voting process in municipal elections, and as the Chair of Veterans, Military Families, and Military Affairs, I am beyond excited and proud to send her petition to the State House!
I filed and co-sponsored over 13 Council Hearings to discuss deficiencies within the City of Boston:
As the Chair of Veterans on the City Council, I was honored to have hosted the first annual Veterans Day Roundtable at the City Council this year! We had meaningful conversations and heard firsthand what our veterans need from the city government.
The Justice Edward O. Gourdin Veterans Memorial Park, formerly Dudley Park, is a community-initiated project in Roxbury made to honor Brigadier General Edward O. Gourdin, African American veterans, and the Roxbury neighborhood.
I proposed a modification to have the City's Parks and Recreation Commission vote to change "Justice" to "General" and to add "African American" in the park's name so that the park will be known as the "General Edward O. Gourdin African American Veterans Memorial Park."
A modification would better reflect the park's goal to honor veterans of African descent, Gourdin's military legacy, and the culture in the Roxbury Community. The modification is personally pursued by the grandchildren, family, veterans, and friends of the park, who have worked tirelessly for the park's completion, achieving many significant milestones and participating in numerous community meetings and public hearings for over a decade.
I filed 8 Council Resolutions and over 500 Consent Agenda Resolutions to signal the City Council's support to a specific community or person in Boston: