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CAMBRIDGE—Barbara Lee, founder and president of the Barbara Lee Political Office and a national expert on engaging women in American politics, today endorsed Michelle Wu for election to the Boston City Council At-Large.
“Michelle Wu is a rising star who will be a stand-out City Councilor, and I am proud to endorse her bid for an At-Large seat,” said Barbara Lee.
“Michelle’s experience and results navigating Boston’s public school system, her roots as a former entrepreneur and Boston City Hall employee, and her experience connecting with Boston’s diverse neighborhoods give her a unique perspective on the city’s needs,” Lee said. “She represents a new brand of Boston leadership, and I am thrilled to support her.”
Michelle Wu is a graduate of the Oval Office Program at Harvard and the 2010 class of Emerge Massachusetts, specialized training programs that give women the tools they need to successfully navigate running for office. Barbara Lee endows the nonpartisan From Harvard Square to the Oval Office program and brought Emerge – a national organization training Democratic women – to Massachusetts.
About Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee is a national leader in advancing women’s equality in American politics. She founded and leads the Barbara Lee Political Office and the nonpartisan Barbara Lee Family Foundation. Through strategic advice, candidate training, direct support, and voter mobilization, Lee has helped elect 118 women in 28 states, including every sitting Democratic woman governor and U.S. Senator. Her foundation’s nonpartisan research has studied every woman candidate’s campaign for Governor since 1998.