Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Eric Adams Wins NYC Mayoral Race; Michelle Wu Is 1st Woman, BIPOC Elected as Boston Mayor

HeadlineNov 03, 2021

In New York City, Brooklyn borough president and former police captain, Democrat Eric Adams has become the city’s second Black mayor. During his campaign, he vowed to tackle crime while focusing on racial justice. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh has elected its first Black mayor, Democrat Ed Gainey.

In Massachusetts, 36-year-old Democrat Michelle Wu has become the first woman, first Asian American and first person of color to be elected mayor of Boston. Wu, whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan, served as a Boston city councilor and is close to Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was her professor at Harvard Law. She pledged to fight against racial inequality, gentrification, and to make transportation and housing more accessible to lower-income residents.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top