Chelsea City Councilor Garcia is officially joining the Kennedy campaign to help with LatinX outreach and ethnic media strategy. She is the latest hire by the Kennedy for MA campaign as it works to fortify its advantage in communities of color.
Transitioning from her corporate job at Rapid7, Councilor García will join Joe Kennedy III on the campaign trail while balancing her duties as Vice President and Chelsea City Council. The first Honduran American woman to serve on the Chelsea City Council as well as the youngest current member, Garcia is a fierce advocate for immigrant families in Chelsea and protecting her community from the effects of climate change. Since endorsing Kennedy in the early stages of his campaign, she has hosted him in Chelsea for a “listen and learn tour” as well as introduced him at a spanish language town hall.
“There’s no question this year’s election will be an important one,” said Garcia. “Often excluded from the conversation, I want to ensure that the voices of LatinX communities are heard. Committed to showing up, listening, and standing in solidarity — Joe has proven he’s the leader to get the job done.”
“Now more than ever we need a leader who is willing to show up, listen, and advocate for us as he has done on multiple occasions for communities of color. Throughout this pandemic he was a leading force on spotlighting what was going on in Chelsea, helping raise over 30 thousand dollars for vulnerable families. This is exactly the type of compassionate leader we need in the Senate.”
Garcia is enthusiastic about working to increase voter turnout on this primary election September 1st.