I’m a 27-year-old renter and progressive activist who moved to Brookline in 2018. I live in Brookline Village, and can often be found waiting for a coffee at the Brothers & Sisters cafe on Station St. or on a jog around the Brookline Reservoir.
I was born in Rochester, NY and went to college at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating, I came to the Boston-area for my current job as an editor at TechTarget, where I cover software development.
In Brookline, I’ve gotten involved in progressive local causes, including:
Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy’s campaign for Select Board;
helping found the Brookline Equity Coalition; and
Brookline Budget Justice – and subsequently the local movement to reallocate money from policing to services for students, seniors, and public housing residents.
Additionally, I’m an active member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). As a DSA organizer, I’ve exhaustively campaigned for candidates that fight for economic and climate justice, ample funding for public schools, and greater democracy in our communities and workplaces, and who stand against racism, transphobia, sexism, and homophobia. This past year, I was most involved in the DSA campaigns for the victorious Willie Burnley Jr., Charlotte Kelly, Kendra Lara, and J.T. Scott.
I humbly ask for your vote this election. With me, you will continue to get a steadfast progressive vote in Town Meeting. This past year I was proud to:
vote YES for ground-source heat pumps at the Driscoll school;
vote YES on the full settlement for Firefighter Gerald Alston; and
vote YES on a home rule petition that would enable virtual participation in Town Meeting being a permanent option.
In me, you will also get someone who will tirelessly organize to have Town Meeting as a whole vote in ways that reflect principles like anti-racism, climate justice, economic justice, and housing justice.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you just want to chat. You can reach out over phone at (585) 755-4615 or by email at RyanBlackMedia@gmail.com
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