Boston’s mayoral race is heating up with the preliminary election just 41 days away. This year’s election is one of the most diverse in the city’s history. Four of the five candidates vying to become Boston’s next mayor are women. Chief among them: City Councilor Michelle Wu.
In an interview for Pero Make It Newsy, I spoke with Wu about her historic campaign, key issues facing Boston voters and why she’s the only mayoral candidate on TikTok.
“Boston is in the midst of an urgent housing crisis, and families are being displaced from our city. People across the board can’t afford to live in Boston and now thousands are facing eviction after the lifting of the evictions moratorium. So the real question isn’t why I’m the only candidate for providing relief, it’s why everyone else isn’t,” Wu said.
She added: “This is urgent across the city. It’s the top issue I hear from residents all across our neighborhoods and we need to take every possible step to increase the supply of housing and also to stabilize communities and keep people in their homes.”
Apart from this exclusive interview, this week’s issue of the Latina journalist-curated Pero Make It Newsy looks at Jasmine Camacho-Quinn winning Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold in track and two must-read stories on women’s reproductive health. Princess Party Time is back with a new paw-ndering about a very un-fun trip to the vet’s office.
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Cover photo credit: the Michelle Wu for Mayor campaign.