Highlights leadership on affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and the environment

The Coalition for Social Justice, a powerful statewide progressive grassroots organization, has announced their support for State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, who is running for re-election in the 15th Suffolk District, which includes the communities of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale, and Brookline.

The Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ) was founded to bring together people affected by and concerned about poverty to advocate for economic opportunity. Deb Fastino, Director of the Coalition, serves as the co-chair of Raise Up Massachusetts which worked towards the 2018 passage of Paid Family and Medical Leave and a $15 Minimum Wage.

“We’re proud to support Jeff Sanchez for re-election,” said Deb Fastino, “He doesn’t just talk about the issues – he’s experienced them. From growing up in public housing and advocating for his districts most vulnerable, he represents what our organization stands for. Sanchez has been a partner to our organization working to pass economic justice legislation for the last fifteen years, and we hope to continue to stand beside him.”

“I’m humbled to receive the endorsement of the Coalition for Social Justice,” Sánchez stated. “From working to pass Paid Family and Medical Leave and build more affordable housing for our communities, we’ll keep tackling the biggest challenges head on to ensure justice in our district and in our Commonwealth.”

Fastino cited Sanchez’s record on affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and environmental policy as reasons that CSJ chose to get involved in his race:

“With Jeff as the first Latino chair of Ways and Means and the most progressive member to hold that seat, we have an incredible opportunity for his district and for Massachusetts to advance progressive legislation,” said Fastino. “Jeff’s record on affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and environmental policy makes him the best person to represent our values.”