Monday, June 3, 2013

Endorsement for Suzanne Lee

MWPC is pleased to announce our endorsement for Suzanne Lee for Boston City Council in the Second District! We endorsed Suzanne during her last race in 2011 when she came just 97 votes short of defeating the incumbent. As the race was so close last time, MWPC is committed to helping Suzanne bridge that gap this time.

Suzanne is a known and highly regarded activist within her community, organizing the Chinese Parents Association to encourage parents to be more involved in the education of their children. She helped to create the Chinese Progressive Association, an organization committed to equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Boston, which has fought for the rights of garment workers and stood up against police brutality. Inspired by her family’s experience as immigrants from China, she also worked to establish Boston’s first bilingual job-training program. Suzanne has shown that she is a strong voice for her community and is committed to improving lives in her area.

Suzanne Lee has worked in the Boston Public Schools for 35 years, starting as a teacher during the 1970s. Her experience teaching during the beginning of court ordered busing in Boston strengthened her commitment to bettering education in the city. Since then, she was the principal of the Baldwin School in Brighton and led the extensive reform of this previously underachieving school. She was also the principal of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School which was named one of the Best 100 Elementary Schools in Massachusetts during her time at its helm.

We are excited to once again support former MWPC Board member Suzanne Lee in her run for the Boston City Council. MWPC is proud to stand alongside this longtime advocate for change in her community and our schools!

To learn more, visit Suzanne’s website: