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50 Reasons To Support Mayor Walsh

The Boston mayoral election is 50 days away– here's why you should stand with Marty.

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1. He’s always stood by union workers, because he remembers his labor roots.

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2. He’s been representing Dorchester since before it was cool

3. Because he gives the best high-fives

4. Because Marty stands up for Boston’s most vulnerable — he opened the first Office of Recovery Services

5. Because he’s building a more resilient Boston — he joined 100 Resilient Cities and started the Office of Racial Equity

6. He’s moving Boston into the future — by investing $1 billion in our public schools, students now have access to more hours of learning and the highest graduation rates in Boston’s history

7. Because babies love him.

8. Because he's a proud ally.

9. Because when we talk, he listens

10. Because he understands that Boston needs affordable housing — and he's committed to building 53,000 new housing units by 2030.

11. Because by ensuring that 99% of Bostonians live within 10 minutes of a park, he’s improving city life and accessibility for all of us

12. Because he’s working to diversify the police force by reinstating the Police Cadet program.

13. Because he’s giving small businesses, owned by minorities and women, the tools they need to succeed and to make sure all Bostonians can thrive

14. Because he stands up for LGBTQ veterans.

15. Because he has the dog vote

16. Because through Operation Exit he’s creating opportunities for everyone to succeed, despite their past

17. Because he knows every kid deserves early access to education, and is fighting for universal pre-K for all of Boston’s children

18. Because he’s giving every kid a place to play

19. Because he likes a good joke

20. Because he’s got moves

21. Because he’s building a better Boston from the ground up

22. Because his volunteers have a great time

23. Because he's the selfie king

24. No, seriously, he'll pretty much always take a selfie with you

25. He’s committed to the arts

26. He’s also king of the court

27. That time he wore cargo shorts and broke the internet

28. Because he looks out for everyone in the city

29. Because he supports moving new markets like the tech industry to Boston

30. Because he has given Boston an international platform, partnering with embassies in Ireland and Mexico and welcoming the Tall Ships to our harbor.

31. Because he wears festive shirts to parades

32. Because he's not afraid to get his hands dirty

33. Because he's improving our daily commute — with plans like GoBoston2030 he's making Boston a more transportation friendly city.

34. Because he’s changing conversations about health — with the expansion of fitness programs across neighborhoods and his challenge to the tobacco industry, he is ensuring Bostonians are in the best condition.

35. Because he's putting cracks in Boston’s glass ceiling by empowering women. He's providing the tools necessary for career success, and is working to close pay gaps.

36. He knows that having fun starts at the library — he understands that these neighborhood resources are invaluable to our community for our upcoming generations.

37. Because he's getting guns off of our streets and taking action to break cycles of violence.

38. Because he knows that going green is more than just a trend -- he is protecting our waterfront and advocating for our environment.

39. Because he's keeping our streets clean, literally.

40. Because he loves our veterans — as mayor he has worked to ensure that those who have served our country receive the support they deserve.

41. Because he understands that everyone deserves equal access, and he’s building a city where every resident has the best services to learn, work, and play.

42. Because he's committed to making Boston age-friendly.

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43. His music taste is tops … Rihanna anyone?

44. Because he's not afraid to take a stand.

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45. Because he knows every day is Sunday

46. Because he loves a good parade.

47. Because the Mayor stands up for all Bostonians, no matter where they are from.

48. Because he stands up for what he believes in.

49. Because he's got a plan for Boston's future — a 50 year plan.

50. Because he's building a better Boston for all of us.

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