Francisco White, a youth organizer from East Boston, says he's running for one of the four at-large seats on the city council in this fall's election.
White, 26, is Young Civic Leaders Coordinator for MassVOTE and says he is openly gay. In a statement, he says:
I am someone who has always believed that government works, but only if everyone truly has a voice. I have no delusion of being middle class, I am not Ivy League educated, and my story is not like those who are typically elected to public office. I live, like so many people, at the margin. My reason for running is my desire to take Boston beyond its reputation as a progressive city, to work toward necessary progress that is inclusive of the marginalized. Moreover, my reason for running is to empower poor people, students, minorities, and LGBTQ individuals to take their seats at the table and have input in the decisions that affect us. Boston is much more than its middle class.
- White Web site, which allows comments, one of which is from Boston's biggest fan of open stenographic records.
In the Boston Store:
The unabridged audio version of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, read by Richard M....
$12.13 - Learn more / Buy
On September 14, 1716, Boston Light became the first lighthouse established in Colonial America....
$24.54 - Learn more / Buy
This high-quality art print reproduction boasts sharp detail and vivid imagery. Printed on heavy...
$24.99 - Learn more / Buy