Denise is officially on the ballot for November 2, 2021! She is thrilled to be seek another term on the City Council to continue her open-door policy, her excellent constituent services, and her pragmatic, down-to-earth approach as a policy maker and as an advocate for those whose voices might otherwise go unheard in City Hall.
As Cambridge continues to grapple with the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Denise feels the role of local elected leaders is more important than ever.
"When Covid-19 hit us last year, it upended so much of life as we know it -- our health, our livelihoods, our ability to connect with one another were all placed at risk. This term, I've been focused on ensuring that the City works to continue connecting people all across the city to the services they need" says Denise. "Whether that's meant working to ensure that Covid testing was available to our seniors and those with mobility impediments, or working to ensure that those local small businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic would receive fiscal lifelines to help them weather the storm -- or whether it's just been checking in on our residents one-on-one where they live, I've been working extra hard this term to help steady our community."
Denise has also continued ensuring that critical City business, such as the passage of the historic citywide Affordable Housing Overlay, keeping the community members apprised of public safety concerns, and establishing the process to choose our next City Manager, have moved forward in spite of the hurdles posed by the pandemic. And she has worked on quality of life issues, including working to establish a museum to house and promote the City's rich, vibrant history.
“I remain staunchly committed to being a forceful advocate for the people I represent," says Denise. "I've never been focused on making the most noise, grabbing the most headlines, or shouting the loudest; I've been much more focused on solving problems, building bridges, and advancing the causes I care about. That’s what I do, it’s what I’ve always done, and it’s what I hope to continue doing should the people choose to send me back for another term in 2022.”