I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took a chance on us and supported this campaign. Whether you made calls, distributed, literature, sent texts, held signs, or came out to vote, I cannot thank you enough. Tonight, we secured the votes of 6,436 Newton residents. While this unfortunately was not enough to win a place on the Newton City Council, this is still huge for a number of reasons.
First, it shows that there’s a massive coalition of Newton voters who understand the need for progressive change. Second, it shows that those people are willing to do what it takes to fight for that change.
I am so proud of the campaign that we all built together. I am grateful to my entire campaign team and the broad, multigenerational coalition of support we built throughout this campaign. Without them none of this would be possible and I am honored that they took a chance on me. I am particularly proud of Newton’s young people who put their all into fighting for what they believed in. I am so proud of the way that we were able to rise above hatred and the politics of grievance to focus on the issues that matter most to Newton residents.
We may not have won this election, but we certainly haven’t lost the fight. This wasn’t just a campaign – it was a movement, and movements aren’t measured by momentary setbacks. I promise you now that I won’t give up on our bold belief that we deserve affordable housing, racial justice, environmental sustainability, and so much more. We deserve it, and I know that we will reach it soon enough.