State Legislative Initiative
In 2014, I successfully advocated to place a policy question on the state ballot in the 7th Suffolk District calling increased access to community radio in under served communities--Question No 5.
My vision and efforts, along with the assistance of our community members, organizations, and business owners garnered the 8,000 signatures required. The measure was voted upon favorably by 87% of the voters.
This was a major victory for the various ethnic communities--a measure that was led and fueled by the Black Community in an effort to show support for the only black owned and operated community radio station in Boston that was denied a license for the eight years it was on the local LP dial at LP-WTCH-Boston, TOUCH 106.1FM.
Recognized by the Boston City Council
I have received many citations and awards for my community service work and dedication to the communities that makes up Boston--some noted awards that gave me recognition includes but is not limited to the following:
1979 Boston University The Martin Luther King, Four Year full Academic Scholarship
2007 City of Boston African American Achievement Award for Community Service
2009 Boston City Council Resolution supporting the Low-Power FM Radio Act
2010 Cultural Arts Center Sojourner Truth Award
2013 Carribean Foundation of Boston Recognition of Appreciation
2015 Golden Aires Resolution and honorary member for Outstanding
Service and Dedication to our community
2017 Haitian American United Community Sevice Award
RESULTS YOU CAN COUNT ON
I am one thousand and one percent committed to identifying our needs. I want find the resources available. I want the results our community deserves.
As your next State Representative of the 11th Suffolk district, I will bring new and vibrant ideas that will be sure to change the dynamics of the "politics as usual." I will work to infuse prosperity and growth to the middle class, to the working class, to the poor and the under served. Your representative should work hard for you, the people, not for the big corporations and bankers.
My record in the community shows that I work hard for everyday people; and hard, tenacious efforts always pay off.
As a member of the House of Representatives, I will immediately join the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus to make our voice on Beacon Hill stronger, more powerful, and accountable.
As a member of the Caucus, I will support legislation that impacts the state, I will pursue policies and laws that translates clear, positive results for the residents in our district.
I will advocate for clear, safe and modernized state parks and schools. Healthcare, public safety, and housing are other targets where I plan result-oriented focus and options that systematically addresses our current and future challenges.
The to do list is long and I am ready to get started by exerting the power of the office for the needs of our Veterans; small and medium business growth and expansion; entrepreneurship micro-hubs; access to capital with out usury; specialized services based on individual, community and ethnic based needs for our recovery community members, addressing the basic human rights violations and laws that adversely effect our families due to the over criminalization of men and women in our country, with a target focus on the legislation that impacts the lives of our the 11th Suffolk district families.
Vote for me on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 as your State Representative and I will be your voice in the Massachusetts State House and bring the results you sent me to achieve.