Massachusetts has always been a wellspring for bold progressive reforms and the community leaders that champion them. Among those leaders is Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, who recently announced her candidacy to be the city’s next mayor.

Wu is running on what she describes as a people-powered campaign which will show the organizational capabilities that a collective has to demand a government that works for everyone.

Councilor Wu recognizes the urgency, especially in this tenuous moment, for government to provide fundamental services to its people, including access to quality education, greater investments in public health and safety, investing in an efficient, accessible and environmentally conscious transportation system, and addressing the ongoing housing crisis.

Recently, I had the good fortune of being joined by Councilor Wu on-air as we discussed her decision to run for mayor, the progressive reforms that she is running on, and her support for candidates across the Commonwealth that share her vision for a society that is governed on principles of equity and justice. You can listen to the full interview here:

Marcus Ferro is the host of The Marcus Ferro Show airing Saturdays on 1420 WBSM from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact him at The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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