The amazing Lydia Edwards, a member of our Board of Advisers, has announced her candidacy for the Massachusetts State Senate. She writes:
“I want to advocate for the working families of Boston, Cambridge, Revere and Winthrop. I’ve already begun this work with my involvement in campaigns for better wages, earned sick time, protection from discrimination and the earned income tax credit. In my work as a public interest attorney, I am reminded every day how hard it is for many people to afford housing, find work that pays a living wage and achieve the American dream. I have fought time and again for the working people of Massachusetts, and I would be honored to represent the great people of First Suffolk and Middlesex as their Senator.”
We can think of no better person for the job. The Boston Globe calls her “the lawyer with the heart of activist.” To us, she is the most inspiring, tireless, and effective systemic lawyer we know working on behalf immigrant workers who are victims of wage theft, human trafficking, and worse. We are confident she would bring to her work as a legislator that same brilliance and commitment to justice.
To learn more about Lydia and why she’s running or to find ways you can help her campaign, visit her website, here.