U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh in his bid for re-election today, citing his dedication to building a strong economy that works for all Bostonians and his efforts to ensure pay equity and opportunities for residents in every neighborhood.
Mayor Walsh has prioritized building a fair economy since his first day in office, investing $11 million in job training for thousands of low-income Bostonians and supporting every neighborhood through his Neighborhood Business Access Loan, which targets low-income entrepreneurs, people of color, veterans, and immigrants. The mayor has remained focused on growing workers’ wages, creating centers to develop residents’ job searching skills that served over 15,000 Bostonians last year, and ardently supporting a statewide $15 minimum wage.
Representative Capuano said: “Mayor Walsh is a champion for Boston’s working families, and he understands that for Boston to grow, we need to support all residents in any way we can. Boston’s economy is the strongest it’s ever been because Mayor Walsh has dedicated every day towards creating job opportunities for residents in every neighborhood – through job training, loan programs, and groundbreaking apprenticeship programs. I am proud to endorse Mayor Walsh because he will always fight for opportunities for all of us, in every neighborhood of Boston.”
Mayor Walsh said: “Throughout his years in Congress, and his career as a public servant, Representative Capuano has been a leader for Boston families. Representative Capuano has spoken out against injustice and fought for the residents of our city time and time again, always prioritizing the needs of working families and the most vulnerable among us. I am proud to have him represent me and I am honored to have his endorsement today.”