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 – 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
Boston City Council meeting – August 23, 2017: Collective Bargaining, Health Care Provider Parking Permits, Temporary Protected Status, Resolution Condemning Pro-Nazi, White Nationalist, and White Supremacist Ideologies, Hero Square Jamaica Plain, MBTA Green Line Extension, Overdose Awareness Day, Removal of Georges Island Confederate Memorial, Gun Control Legislation, Community Preservation Act, Sandwich Board Signs, BPS Facilities Upgrades
Boston City Council meeting – August 2, 2017: Martin’s Park, Enhanced 911, Community Preservation Committee, BPS Facilities Upgrades, Cost-of-living Adjustment for Retirees, Expanding Access to Dental Care, Voter Registration in the City of Boston, Net-Zero Carbon Requirements and Incentives, Community Choice Energy, Safe Disposal of Home Generated Sharps
Boston City Council meeting – July 12, 2017: Sandwich Board Signs, BPS Facilities Upgrades, Cost-of-living Adjustment for Retirees, National Guard Property Tax Exemption, Consumer Affairs Funding, Boston Public Library Trustees, Boston Boards and Commissions Home Rule Petition, Summer Street Improvement Project, Hubway
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