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Francisco L. White, 27, has a background in the nonprofit sector and youth work. He has written for Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Boston Spirit, Spare Change News, The Rainbow Times and others. White is also a former at-large city council candidate of the 2013 Boston municipal race, having earned 2745 votes in the preliminary election. He now resides in the Charlotte area.
“Francisco knows the daunting issues from the inside out. And he knows what it means to work hard and triumph in the face of adversity. He’s an eloquent, inspirational voice for good paying jobs, quality schools and public transportation, decent housing, environmental justice and fair treatment for all.” - Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate
Francisco in the Media:
“Working with youth throughout [Boston], in communities of color, and engaging those communities to be involved in the process, I began to realize that people are living in very different Bostons. We speak of a unified city, and Boston Strong, but people are having very different experiences. And I think it’s because racism and classism are a big influence in our policies.”
“We are fortunate to live in a state that considers and integrates equality and diversity in many of our policies and services. It’s a walk through Boston’s Downtown Crossing or one visit to an organization like Bridge Over Troubled Waters, however, that makes apparent at least one particular failure of local government; so many Massachusetts youth are homeless, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. It’s an uncomfortable truth and juxtaposition to a thriving urban landscape of seemingly continuous development. For our state and city to lead in so many ways, we have yet to fully rise to the occasion of combating this crisis.”
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