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The 5th Suffolk District deserves to be seen, heard and strongly advocated for in the State House. 

Lifelong Resident

Community Builder

Youth Champion

Dear Neighbor,

 
As one of you,  I understand and want to continue to do my life's work to bring people together.
 
Growing up on Woodward Avenue and Clifton Street in Roxbury, I learned at a very young age the power of hope and transformation. As a child, I witnessed my neighbors fight for this very community. By age 13, my activism was growing as a youth leader advocating for environmental justice and resident power in the Nubian Roots Youth Committee of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. 
 
I am running because I understand and I care. 
 
I am running to represent the community we love.
 
I am running because I am a youth advocate, coalition builder and a survivor.
 
I am running because I am a lifelong resident of this community, who has dedicated over 20+ years of my life to improving opportunities for young people, to create stronger and safer communities for all of us, and to uplift resident-led community change in our district.
 
I am running because I am the child of a hard-working and generous teen Cape Verdean mother who emigrated to this country for a better life and has worked over 30+ years in the kitchens of Boston hotels. 
 
I am running because I am a woman who has lost her friends and family to incarceration and a sibling to gun violence in Boston.
 
I am running because I have the passion, experience, and leadership to engage with fellow neighbors and to be effective on the floors of our State House making policy changes, directing investments and championing causes we care about.
 
I am running because I had great mentors, attended amazing youth programs and quality schools and have been afforded opportunities of a lifetime - and I want to ensure that all of our youth regardless of their zip code get the same chances to reach their full potential.
 
I am running because children of this city deserve to work and purchase a home in the same neighborhoods they grew up in.
 
I am running because I am dedicated to this community and you.
 
I am running to serve and work with you as your next State Representative of the Fifth Suffolk District. 

I am running because I have sat on boards since the age of 16, where Residents like you have worked tirelessly to improve our quality of life.

I am running because as an Educator and Entrepreneur I know first hand that our small businesses are the fabric of our community. They need equitable policies and resources to thrive.

I am running because we deserve a district we can build together.

Our time is now.

Join our movement to build more bridges and create change we believe in.

~Liz

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News

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 1:53 PM

LIZ MIRANDA, CANDIDATE FOR 5TH SUFFOLK STATE REP, RECEIVES ENDORSEMENTS FROM BOSTON CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ANDREA CAMPBELL, SEVERAL OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS

BOSTON, MA, 7 AUGUST 2018 – Liz Miranda, candidate for the 5th Suffolk District Massachusetts State Representative, recently received several high-profile endorsements, including Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, former 5th Suffolk State Representative Marie St. Fleur, and current 7th Suffolk State Representative Chynah Tyler. These endorsements ride on the tails of several organizational endorsements, including the Mass Women’s Political Caucus.

Current Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell stated of Miranda: "For years, I have known Liz to be a passionate, hardworking advocate for her community. Liz has a vision and plans to make Dorchester and Roxbury safer, healthier, and to increase opportunity for the residents in the neighborhood she grew up in. I am proud to endorse Liz Miranda to be the next State Representative of the 5th Suffolk District of Massachusetts." On the City Council, Campbell represents District 4, which includes much of the 5th Suffolk district in Dorchester.

Former 5th Suffolk district State Representative Marie St. Fleur spoke glowing praise of Miranda, saying: “I've known Liz since her days as a young 13-year-old community organizer in the Nubian Roots Youth Committee of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. I've seen her activism to improve community centers, schools, and working to address environmental injustices faced by residents of the Dudley Triangle. She was there at neighborhood cleanups, meetings, and reclaiming our playgrounds. And she is still there.

We were proud of her when she went off to Wellesley College as a first generation college student and returned to the community with new skills and even stronger commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all. She dived right back in working on issues of public safety and economic development.

In Liz we have a proven leader with strong negotiation, advocacy, and communication skills to push for our district on Beacon Hill. She is deeply committed to all of the neighborhoods she will represent.”

7th Suffolk State Representative Chynah Tyler has also offered her support to the Liz Miranda campaign, stating, “Liz Miranda is a community champion with a shared vision towards creating a safer, healthier, and more vibrant Roxbury and Dorchester. Liz has the capacity to lead and her continued advocacy will help our neighborhoods on Beacon Hill. I am endorsing Liz Miranda because I know she will continue her commitment to fostering change as the next State Representative of the 5th Suffolk District.” Rep Tyler is currently the only black woman serving in the 165-member House of Representatives.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:23 PM

TWO HUNDRED ATTEND LIZ MIRANDA, 5TH SUFFOLK CANDIDATE, HQ OPENING

DORCHESTER, MA, 28 July 2018 – Spirits were high on Saturday, as the Committee to Liz Miranda, candidate for 5th Suffolk District Massachusetts State Representative, hosted over 200 guests during the grand opening of their new campaign headquarters on Bowdoin Street. The Committee welcomed guests and visitors, providing food, refreshments, and volunteer opportunities. As well as this, the Liz Miranda campaign accompanied dozens of new volunteers to canvass and drop campaign literature at hundreds of houses in the neighborhood.
“This election is about community, relationships, and people. What we saw here today was a culmination of all three: building community, through relationships, with people. I am honored to have had such a turnout – it shows that our message is resonating with voters, and I know they feel more connected to our campaign after today,” Miranda said.
Liz Miranda is a well-known community advocate in the 5th Suffolk District, and has called this district home for her entire life. Recently, Governor Baker awarded Liz the BigTime Peace Award for her work with Score4More in organizing the SaveRStreets basketball tournament. The largest two-day peace event in the city, SaveRStreets works to combat gun violence in Roxbury. Liz is currently the director of the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center in the Jackson Square area, which provides out-of-school enrichment for youth and resources for families.
The Democratic primary election for the 5th Suffolk State Representative seat will be held on September 4th, 2018. The Liz Miranda campaign has knocked on thousands of doors and had hundreds of conversations with voters about the district’s greatest challenges and what government can do to help overcome these challenges. Liz’s main focus is on youth development and education, gun safety and reducing violence, and economic development and equality. She is a lifetime community organizer, running a people-centered campaign to build bridges and create lasting change in the 5th Suffolk District.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:15 PM

LIZ MIRANDA, 5TH SUFFOLK STATE REP CANDIDATE, TO HOST ICE CREAM TRUCK BIRTHDAY EVENT

DORCHESTER, MA -- Liz Miranda, candidate for 5th Suffolk District Massachusetts State Representative, will be hosting a unique in-district event on Friday, June 29th, from 4-7 PM. In honor of Liz’s 38th birthday on June 29th, Liz and her campaign will be traveling through the 5th Suffolk District, which includes large sections of Dorchester and parts of Roxbury, in a rented ice cream truck. There will be free ice cream for children and adults, as well as music and a chance to speak with the candidate and campaign team. The route’s last scheduled stop is at 6:30 PM at the Kroc Center (Dudley Park area). Press attendance is highly encouraged.

Liz Miranda is a well-known community advocate in the 5th Suffolk District, and has called this district home for her entire life. Recently, she received a community award and a place on a permanent mural at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury. She is the director of the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center in the Jackson Square area, which recently dedicated land to a future community garden. Perhaps Liz’s most famous fundraiser in recent years is the Black Panther Challenge, in which she raised $40,000 to bring 2,000 kids and adults to see the Black Panther movie in theaters.

The Democratic primary election for the 5th Suffolk State Representative seat will be held on September 4th, 2018, the day after Labor Day. The campaign has knocked on thousands of doors and had hundreds of conversations with voters in the district about the district’s greatest challenges and what government can do to help overcome these challenges. Liz’s main focus is on youth development and education, gun safety and reducing violence, and economic development and equality. She is a lifetime community organizer, running a grassroots campaign to build bridges and create lasting change in the 5th Suffolk District.


Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

Liz Miranda, 5th Suffolk District Candidate, Interviewed by BNN News


Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Howell, Miranda go head-to-head in 5th Suffolk race


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