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League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and League of Women Voters of Boston Statement on Boston City Council Election

Oct. 27, 2021

BOSTON — Today, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts President Elizabeth Foster-Nolan and League of Women Voters of Boston President Kerry Costello released the following statement relating to the Boston City Council election:

“The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the League of Women Voters of Boston (collectively, “The League”) wish to set the record straight with regard to our nonpartisan policy, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy and our Racial Justice Resolution in light of statements emerging from the Boston City Council election.  For more than 100 years, the League has operated as a nonpartisan organization and never endorses or opposes candidates for publicly elected office.  The League is committed to providing trusted information to voters in this nonpartisan manner, and any inference to the contrary by a campaign or candidate is simply not accurate.

Additionally, the League rejects racist tactics employed by any candidate to attack an opponent based on their voting record or race.  A key legislative priority of the League is to remove systemic barriers to voting, and that is why we are working to pass the VOTES Act in the Massachusetts legislature, which will empower individual voters and increase access to the ballot for all throughout the Commonwealth.  Moreover, the League advocates against structural and systemic racism and we are committed to working at the local, state and national level to eradicate these injustices and the enormous harm they have caused.”

To read the League’s nonpartisan policy, click here.

To read the League’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policy, click here.

To read the League’s Racial Justice Resolution, click here.