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  • LYDIA EDWARDS RELEASES HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

    September 13, 2017

     

     

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  • ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER STATE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL MORAN ENDORSES EDWARDS

    September 13, 2017

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  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCACY FUND ENDORSES LYDIA EDWARDS

    August 16, 2017

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  • Charlestown Letter to the Editor from Ivey St. John and Mary Boucher

    August 06, 2017

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  • 32BJ SEIU, BTU, SEIU Local 888 to Endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council

    June 28, 2017

    "I am proud to be endorsed the Boston Teachers Union, SEIU 32BJ, and SEIU 888," said Edwards. "These organizations represent and serve Boston's hard-working families and I'm honored to be their candidate. I've committed my entire career to fighting for workers, women, and families to assure they are protected, have housing and can earn living wages. I will continue to advocate for our middles class as the next city councilor for District 1."

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  • State Senator Joe Boncore Endorses Lydia Edwards

    June 13, 2017

    “With wholehearted enthusiasm, I endorse Lydia Edwards’ candidacy for Boston City Council, representing East Boston, the North End and Charlestown. I first met Lydia during my 2016 special election for the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District.  During the race we developed a mutual respect for each other’s campaigns and work.  Though we were opponents, Lydia’s work ethic and enthusiasm convinced me she was running for all the right reasons.” - State Senator Joseph A. Boncore

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  • LYDIA EDWARDS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR DISTRICT 1 BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR

    May 30, 2017

    BOSTON, MA – East Boston resident Lydia Edwards kicked off her campaign for Boston City Councilor on Wednesday night surrounded by friends, family and over 150 supporters. Those supporters included Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins, who formally endorsed Edwards. As District 1 City Councilor, Lydia will advocate for our families and small businesses to ensure opportunity for the communities of East Boston, Charlestown and the North End.

    “We need a game-changer who will speak from the heart. There’s no pretense with Lydia,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “There is no showmanship, or show womanship, for that matter. There is just that forthright honesty and truthfulness.  We need an honest, faithful and loyal advocate with a proven track record of getting the job done.”

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  • Welcome our Campaign Manager, East Boston Resident Gabriela Coletta

    May 13, 2017

    Lydia Edwards, a Boston City Council District 1 candidate and public interest attorney, announced that Gabriela Coletta, a lifelong East Boston resident with political experience in local and statewide campaigns, was named manager of the District 1 campaign.

    “Gabriela’s knowledge of the district and political savvy positions her to lead my campaign for Boston City Councilor,” said Edwards. “I am confident in her robust organizing skills, experience in local campaigns, and her leadership. I am thrilled to have her as my campaign manager.”

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  • Lydia Edwards, Boston Globe Game Changer 2017

    May 10, 2017

    BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE

    To Lydia Edwards, a former legal aid attorney who launched the effort, the clinics highlight the many hazards renters can face in one of the nation’s priciest housing markets. Not just rent hikes but broader troubles — a fire, job loss, domestic abuse — can put tenants at risk of losing their homes. “People enter a housing crisis for all sorts of reasons,” she says. “Our office is doing our best to come up with systems to help them.”

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  • Lydia Edwards Running For Boston City Council District 1

    April 18, 2017

    Lydia Edwards is currently deputy director of the Boston Office of Housing Stability. Edwards has spent her career as an attorney dedicated to helping immigrants and domestic workers. She was also a union activist and a key force behind the 2014 Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. Most recently, she has led Mayor Walsh’s efforts to prevent the displacement of Boston families.

    “INCOME INEQUALITY IS THE CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME,” LYDIA SAID. “PEOPLE NEED AN ADVOCATE TO HELP THEM STAY IN THEIR HOMES. FOR THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE CALLED BOSTON HOME FOR GENERATIONS, AND FOR RECENT IMMIGRANTS WHO’VE COME HERE IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS NEED INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE HOUSING CRISIS AND WAGE STAGNATION THAT THREATENS OUR WAY OF LIFE. I WANT TO FIGHT FOR EAST BOSTON, CHARLESTOWN AND THE NORTH END. AND I CAN’T WAIT TO PARTNER WITH MY NEIGHBORS TO MAKE OUR VISION OF AN INCLUSIVE BOSTON INTO A REALITY.”

    District voters may remember Lydia from her run last year for the State Senate seat vacated by Anthony Petruccelli and currently occupied by Joe Boncore.

    Lydia lives with her husband, electrician and small business owner Rogerio Mauriz, in East Boston. She is a board member of the Boston Independent Living Center (BCIL) and the Cooperative Fund of New England, was named as a Super Lawyer 2015 for Legal Services, is one of the 2015 National Law Journal Rising Star committee’s top 40 attorneys under 40 in the Boston region, and is a Sustainable Economies Law Center Fellow. She is a graduate of American University School of Law, and received an LLM from Boston University School of Law.

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