Kelly Ransom est préparée pour le travail à venir et prête à le faire pour le District Six.

Les priorités politiques de Kelly sont axées sur la communauté. Vous, en tant qu'habitant du D6, êtes l'expert de votre expérience à Boston et nous voulons continuer à vous écouter. 


Vous trouverez ci-dessous un échantillon de la plateforme politique de Kelly, qui sera mise en place à partir de juillet et après nos Halls for Progress & Roundtable conversations.

Nous encourageons tout le monde à soumettre ses idées de progrès dans le D6 ici ou à assister à l'une ou à toutes nos Halls for Progress. 

 

Ensemble, nous travaillerons à l'élaboration d'un plan de travail dynamique, inclusif et équitable à mettre en œuvre à l'Hôtel de Ville. 

Droits des Animauxs

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  • Assurer l'adoption et la promulgation de la loi Ollie pour exiger la réglementation des installations qui fournissent des services de garde et de pension pour chiens.

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  • Maintenir un logement stable pour les familles avec des animaux de compagnie et travailler pour interdire aux propriétaires de refuser de louer ou d'expulser sur la base de la race du chien.

  •  Plaider en faveur d'un financement supplémentaire au niveau de l'État pour les programmes de protection et de sécurité des animaux, à verser au Homeless Animal Fund, qui finance la stérilisation à faible coût.

Arts, Culture et Tourisme

As a classically trained singer, high school improv kid, poet, former chef, and co-host of 'It's All About Arts' on Boston Neighborhood Network, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by art & working alongside artists since I was a teen. My commitment to uplifting artists & their work has carried through to my community events like the Latin Quarter World's Fair, where artists were at the organizing table & the festival's focal point. 

I believe in a Boston where we can all consider ourselves involved in the arts even if we aren’t creating them.

 

Enjoying art is just as important and including the brilliance and creativity of artists and creators in policymaking and City planning will help us get there.

I am running for Boston City Council to ensure that arts are always at the table and always a part of the conversation. Whether it be education, housing, economic justice, or even public safety - arts can be woven in all that we do as a city and all that we are.

 

I promise to be a strong voice on the council and advocate for any means necessary for artists to truly thrive and not just survive in Boston.

 

Some of my plans include:

  • - Activer les zones qui ne sont pas incluses dans un district Main Streets avec des œuvres d'art public multigénérationnelles et des spectacles pop-up afin d'augmenter la fréquentation des petits commerces.

  • - Collaborer avec les propriétaires de vitrines vacantes pour dynamiser ces espaces avec des pop-ups qui soutiennent l'économie artistique locale et servent d'espaces pour la collaboration créative de la communauté.

  • - Intégrer la voix des artistes et des créateurs dans tous les domaines de l'élaboration des politiques. 

  • - Réunir les planificateurs d'événements communautaires pour repenser le processus d'autorisation des événements spéciaux et publics à Boston et garantir un accès équitable aux informations, ressources et formations.

Climat et Environnement

  • Poursuivre le développement et l'expansion du programme pilote du projet Oscar de la ville afin de rapprocher Boston de son objectif de zéro déchet grâce au compostage

  • Travailler avec la ville pour améliorer les stratégies de recyclage et les moyens de réduire les déchets solides à Boston.

  • Lancer une initiative pour travailler avec les restaurants et les entreprises alimentaires pour adopter des pratiques écologiques.

  • Plaider en faveur de programmes sur le Climat et la Justice environnementale dans les écoles publiques de Boston.

Justice Economique

  •  Continue the equitable recovery for District Six small businesses & restaurants and the growth of local economies in all neighborhoods post COVID-19​

  • Increase the City's technical & financial assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs while removing barriers for​ Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), Black, Indigenous, and People of Color entrepreneurs

  • ​Improve access to vacant and newly constructed commercial spaces for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and immigrant-owned businesses​

  • Collaborate with unions to advocate for increased education around unionized labor in all industries to reduce economic inequities & protect workers' rights

  • Increase access to training & mentorship programs for MWBE/BIPOC & immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs

  • Work with Boston's Cannabis Board to ensure that those who benefit from the sale of recreational marijuana in Boston are those who have been directly adversely impacted by past racist drug policy​ 

Restaurant, Food Service, & Hospitality Industry

I worked in the restaurant industry for nearly ten years. I worked front of the house, back of the house, and would often switch between both in a single shift. I know the barriers restaurant owners & their employees faced before COVID-19 and now that the world is opening back up, there are a number of new barriers to the success of our Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and Roslindale restaurants. As your next District Six City Councilor, I will serve as a voice for the restaurant, food business, & hospitality industry at Boston City Hall. It's time to serve those who serve us every day.

Some of my plans include:

  • Launching an initiative to directly provide mental health & recovery resources for food service, restaurant, and hospitality workers

  • Serving as the champion for the survival, stability, and continued growth of the foodservice, restaurant & hospitality industry in Boston​ 

  • Ending subminimum wages for restaurant employees

  • Establishing a Legacy Business Preservation Fund & Program that would allow the City to award grants to Legacy Businesses and to building owners who lease space to those businesses

  • Collaborate with unions to advocate for increased education around unionized labor in all industries to reduce economic inequities & protect workers' rights.

 

Education

I understand the barriers families face while trying to access high-quality education while experiencing housing instability & poverty. Unfortunately, my experience is not unique. There are currently (that we know of) 5,000 Boston Public School students experiencing homelessness.

 

Growing up in Boston, I attended six schools, including Boston Latin School and Boston Arts Academy. Because of the homelessness, housing instability, untreated mental illness, and poverty I experienced in my school-age years, I had little capacity for learning. I needed to focus on surviving. My quality of life felt ignored as I slipped through the cracks of Boston's education system. 

This cannot happen to our students, the future of Boston, anymore.

 

As your next District Six City Councilor, I will serve as a voice for all families and fight for them to receive the wraparound services necessary for their students to be set up for success and ensure nobody is left behind to slip through the cracks as I did.

Some of my plans include:

  • Ending family homelessness in Boston and utilizing our schools as the vessel to provide families with wraparound prevention & harm reduction services

  • Demanding that the Student Opportunities Act be fully funded to ensure all schools have the funding needed to be truly equitable, accessible, safe, green, and healthy environments for students

  • Continuing the fight for fully funded holistic health & wellness services, including full-time school nurses and mental & behavioral health professionals in every school​

  • Increasing the number of substitute nurses and teachers, hiring more psychologists, social workers, custodians, and other staff to inclusively support all students

  • Guaranteeing access to mental health resources and support for all educators & school staff

Housing & Homelessness

  • Uphold the Boston City Council's commitment to end family homelessness within 5 years

  • Continue to convene, connect, and take action with Family Shelter Providers in Boston & neighboring towns

  • Stabilize housing by continuing the work started by Councilor O’Malley and Councilor Bok to introduce an Affordable Housing Overlay to the Boston Zoning Code, exempting 100% affordable, subsidized development projects from Article 80 

  • Maintain strong & proactive partnerships with Community Development Corporations & affordable housing developers at City Hall to increase mixed-use affordable & supportive housing & homeownership opportunities in District Six

  • Break down silos by convening a roundtable of affordable housing developers, including smaller private developers, and City & State agencies

  • Increase transparency and accessibility by streamlining access to knowledge around development & the process of development projects in all neighborhoods

Public Health

  • Partner with community health centers, non-profit organizations, patients, and caregivers to identify and bolster programs that provide free or low-cost mental health care

  • Streamline access & connection to health services through 311

  • Launch an initiative to directly provide mental health & recovery resources for foodservice, restaurant & hospitality workers

Public Safety & Community Support

  • Work with the Boston City Council to remodel the Boston Police Operating Budget and allocate funds to increase accessible community supports that are grounded in anti-racist, ant-violent, trauma-informed practices

  • Amplify the voices of those participating in consensual sex work and ensure their protection, safety, & wellbeing

  • Fight for improved conditions of imprisoned LGBTQIA+ people and those at risk for, or living with, HIV

   

Transit

  • Amplify the voices of District Six regarding the need for reliable, convenient, safe, affordable, and accessible public transit to all neighborhoods in Boston 

  • Support Complete & Liveable street designs that are in line with federal standards for safe and accessible transit networks for people of all abilities

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  • Lower or eliminate parking minimums for new developments and encourage alternative modes of transit and increase road improvements to ensure all neighborhoods in District Six are accessible 15-minute neighborhoods

MORE TO COME!

Attend one or all of our Virtual Halls for Progress to participate in conversations about the important work ahead for equitable, accessible, inclusive change in Boston.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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