Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter
On August 24, the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter endorsed Samuel for Cambridge City Council. The Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter is a branch of the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization and boasts more than 2.7 million members and supporters.
Massachusetts Nurses Association
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) officially endorsed Samuel in July, just days after the MNA supported the efforts of more than 1,200 nurses to conduct the largest nurses' strike in Massachusetts history at Tufts Medical Center. Donna Kelly-Williams, RN, President of MNA and a nurse at Cambridge Hospital said, “With the cloud of uncertainty currently surrounding the topic of health care in this country, we are lucky to have people like Samuel who are committed to standing up for nurses and patients. He will make an excellent city councillor and will be a strong advocate for his constituents.” The MNA represents more than 23,000 members and is the most powerful and effective voice on healthcare in the Commonwealth.
Setti D. Warren
Two-term Mayor Setti D. Warren of Newton endorsed Samuel on January 25. Warren, the first popularly elected African American mayor in Massachusetts, made it clear that he believes Samuel is a strong fit for City Council. In his endorsement, Warren stated, “I’ve been a mayor for eight years and I know what it takes to lead a city. At just 25, Samuel’s got it.”
Samuel was endorsed by Steve Grossman on March 15. Grossman has served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), treasurer of Massachusetts, president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and is the current CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). Grossman praised Samuel for his commitment to bringing about change, saying that he will “be an innovative force on the Cambridge City Council, ensuring that no one is left behind in all 13 neighborhoods.”