Michelle Wu has been a voice for Boston’s future through inclusion, innovation, and transparency.
Growing up as the oldest of four children, Michelle saw through her immigrant parents’ eyes the invisible barriers – language, cultural, social, and economic — that families face. Through hard work and a great public school education, Michelle got a scholarship to study at Harvard College, where she fell in love with Boston. As a college student, she spent most of her free time volunteering in Boston’s Chinatown, taking the Red Line back and forth across the Charles River. After graduation, she moved to the North End and started working as a consultant in Boston’s Financial District.
But then life changed suddenly when her mother began to struggle with serious mental illness. At the age of 23, Michelle became primary caretaker for her mom and two younger sisters. She opened and ran a small family restaurant to help support her family. Eventually, Michelle was admitted to Harvard Law School and brought her family with her back to Boston. While studying, she helped her mom access the world-class health care in Boston, sent one sister to college and became legal guardian for her youngest sister, who graduated from Boston Public Schools…
Boston City Council meeting – October 4, 2017: East Boston Community Funding, BPD Police Officers’ Contract, Community Preservation Act, Jim Brooks Stabilization Act (Just Cause Eviction), Community Choice Energy, Resolution Supporting Automatic Voter Registration, Resolution in Support of Dining Hall Workers at Northeastern University, Eviction Data Collection Ordinance, South Boston Waterfront/Seaport Public Facilities, Funding for MicroHUBS, Flight Paths
Boston City Council meeting – September 28, 2017: BPS Teachers Contract, Short Term Rental Housing, Resolution Supporting Puerto Rico, Summer Jobs Funding, Executive Session
Boston City Council meeting – September 19, 2017: BPS Teachers Contract, Early Education and Childcare Briefing – Transitions from Early Ed to Kindergarten, Voter Registration Changes Hearing
Boston City Council meeting – September 13, 2017: Boston Boards and Commissions Home Rule Petition, National Black Women’s Justice Institute, City Response to Extreme Weather Events, Resolution Supporting H.742 For State Burial Fund, Resolution Supporting Congressional Gold Medal For Chinese American WWII Veterans, Right to Charge Ordinance, Resolution on DACA
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