The Greater Boston Young Democrats are pleased to announce their endorsement of Hélène Vincent for the District 8 seat on the Boston City Council. “I am so excited to be endorsed by the Greater Boston Young Democrats,” Helene said. “The support of a new generation of voters is one of the most important endorsements I could receive. I’m excited to work with them on top issues such as climate change, housing affordability, and public education.”
“The major issues I’m championing affect all Bostonians, but they are particularly relevant for young people because they directly shape the kind of future that’s possible for us. Growing income inequality and achievement gaps mean that right now our future looks a lot different than our parents’ futures. To address these disparities and provide possibilities for all Bostonians, I will:
ensure that we expand affordable housing, increase tenant protections, and hold developers accountable.
treat climate change like the crisis it is and incorporate public transportation and infrastructure improvements into our plan to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change’s consequences.
strongly advocate for universal pre-kindergarten—not just because it is invaluable to the well-being of our children but also because it is a proven way of tackling income inequality—and for better funding and support for Boston Public Schools.
tackle financial inequity head-on through programs such as community financial literacy education and on-the-ground constituent services.”
District 8 includes Mission Hill, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Back Bay, and the West End.
Greater Boston Young Democrats is the official local chapter of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts and Young Democrats of America. GBYD is a one-stop shop for young progressives throughout the Greater Boston area, providing news, events, and educational opportunities needed for active participation in local government. Founded in 1932, the Young Democrats are the largest partisan, youth-led political organization in America.