Samuel Gebru for City Council, 2017

Cambridge Day
November 2017

Gebru has prepared and run a flawless campaign, planning comprehensively, starting early and executing with energy and well-practiced skill, but that’s less a surprise than a pleasant affirmation for someone who’s been engaging with municipal politics since he was in high school. Between his biography and campaign pledges, a vote for Gebru checks a lot of boxes in terms of representation on the council, which must keep immigrant and minority populations in mind especially in a moment of political upheaval nationwide.

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NeighborMedia Interview with Samuel Gebru

October 6, 2017

Cambridge Community Television's NeighborMedia interviewed Samuel at Parking Day 2017.

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Candidate Profile: Samuel Gebru

October 3, 2017

Samuel Gebru discusses his campaign in a series of videos for and

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Samuel Gebru's CCTV Campaign Statement

September 27, 2017

In an effort to educate its viewers on their choices in the upcoming election, Cambridge Community Television offers the opportunity for all certified City Council and School Committee candidates to present their campaign statements on their website and three TV channels.

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Statement by Samuel M. Gebru on the MIT Graduate Student Housing Working Group

August 29, 2017

Cambridge, MA—Cambridge City Council candidate Samuel M. Gebru released the following statement on the newly formed Graduate Student Housing Working Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):

“I am pleased to learn that last week MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and the Graduate Student Council formed a new working group to explore the future of on-campus graduate student housing.

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Statement by Samuel M. Gebru on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Repair Project and Impact on Cambridge’s Memorial Drive

June 27, 2017

Cambridge, MA—Cambridge City Council candidate Samuel M. Gebru released the following statement on the upcoming repairs to the Commonwealth Avenue bridge above the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston and the anticipated impact on Memorial Drive in Cambridge:

“As a longtime resident of 812 Memorial Drive, I have come to greatly appreciate the seasonal closure of a portion of my road on Sundays for pedestrian recreational use. This stretch of Memorial Drive along the Charles River from Western Avenue to Fresh Pond Parkway, known as Riverbend Park, has created a sense of summertime community since the 1980s and continues to contribute significantly to our city’s urban open space.

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Samuel Gebru on WMBR's All Things Africa

WMBR 88.1 FM
May 10, 2017

Samuel was interviewed by MIT doctoral student Chibueze Amanchukwu on WMBR's All Things Africa radio program. The interview begins at 14:05.

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Samuel Gebru on WGBH's Basic Black

WGBH's Basic Black
February 17, 2017

Samuel participated in Basic Black's February 17, 2017 live show on millennials. He discussed his role as the founding Chairman of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Black Caucus and millennials' political concerns, hopes for the future, and lifestyle.

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Gebru wins endorsement of Setti Warren, Newton mayor, in council campaign kickoff

Cambridge Day
January 26, 2017

Setti D. Warren, the two-term mayor of Newton, endorsed millennial candidate Samuel M. Gebru at his first Cambridge City Council campaign fundraiser Jan. 25 at The Asgard Irish Pub & Restaurant near Central Square. Speaking to a crowd of civic leaders, educators, students, families and supporters, Warren, the first popularly elected African-American Mayor in Massachusetts, laid a strong case for municipal government and why Gebru should be elected.

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First challenger for ’17 municipal elections is Gebru, millennial with politics ‘in DNA’

By Marc Levy, Cambridge Day
November 15, 2016

It’s 357 days until the municipal elections, and the field has just begun to shape up.

Longtime city councillor David Maher said Thursday that he would not run for a 10th term, and instead lead the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce as its president and chief executive – after 11 months of dual council and chamber responsibilities starting Dec. 5.

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