Endorsements

  • Progressive Newton (a chapter of Progressive Massachusetts)

  • Massachusetts Sierra Club

  • Sunrise Boston

  • Massachusetts Nurses Association

  • Bay State Stonewall Democrats

  • Engine 6 - a Ward 5-based affordable housing advocacy organization

  • City Councilor-at-Large Alison Leary (Ward 1)

  • City Councilor-at-Large Susan Albright (Ward 2)

  • City Councilor-at-Large Andrea Kelley (Ward 3)

  • City Councilor for Ward 1 Maria Greenberg

  • School Committee Member-at-Large Matthew Miller (Ward 8)

  • Jo-Louise Allen, Upper Falls Area Council

  • Julie Sall, Newton Highlands Ward 5 public schools activist

  • Fran Godine, Waban affordable housing activist

  • Nancy Zollers, Waban affordable housing activist

  • Kathleen Hobson, Waban affordable housing activist

  • Marcia Cooper, Waban environmental activist

  • Helen Rittenberg, Waban environmental & public transportation activist

  • Lois Levin, Waban cycling/environmental & transportation activist

  • Deena David, Waban Ward 5 public schools activist

  • Susan Forrow, Waban parent

  • Don Ross, former Ward 5 Democrats Chair

  • Peter Barrer, Ward 5 Newton Highlands environmental activist

  • Marianne Tommasini & James Rutenbeck, Waban residents

  • Sheila Decter, Newton civil rights leader and founder & former Executive Director of the Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action

  • Marian Knapp, Council on Aging Advisory Board

  • Allison Sharma, Council on Aging Executive Committee

  • Rhanna Kidwell, former Newton Charter Commissioner

  • Nathan Phillips, environmental scientist, activist, and Newton resident

  • Susan Davidoff, Progressive Newton Steering Committee

  • Ruth Dain, Progressive Newton Steering Committee

  • Tamara Bliss, Newton affordable housing activist

  • John Bliss, Newton transportation and environmental activist

  • The late Rev. Howard Haywood (endorsed in January 2019), affordable housing activist

  • Former City Councilor-at-Large Ted Hess-Mahan (Ward 3)

  • Shawn Fitzgibbons, Chair of the Newton Democrats

Bill has also been named one of the 2019 Rising Stars of Mass Alliance, a coalition of 27 political/advocacy organizations and unions that work together to build a progressive Massachusetts. The coalition champions civic participation, civil rights, economic justice, education, environmental protection, healthcare, reproductive rights, workers' rights, and more.