NOTE: This press release was just received by Village14 from the Massachusetts Sierra Club and is printed here verbatim. 

On Tuesday November 7, the Massachusetts Sierra Club encourages Newton residents to vote for the following Newton City Council candidates:

– Ward 1-at-large: Councilor Alison Leary & Nicole Castillo

– Ward 2-at-large: Councilor Susan Albright for re-election

– Ward 3-at-large: Andrea Kelley

– Ward 5-at-large: Councilor Deb Crossley for re-election

All these candidates are running citywide.

In light of the federal situation and challenges at the state level in environmental enforcement, the role of city governments is more vital than ever for protecting our air, water, and climate.

Before making its decisions, the Massachusetts Sierra Club Political Committee spent hours speaking with municipal candidates around the region this year, reviewing their positions, history, and responses to our questionnaire in order to make the difficult decisions about which local candidates deserve Sierra Club endorsements.

In Newton, we have endorsed those 5 candidates for things like their commitment to climate action and environmental justice, preserving green space, activism on gas leaks, supporting investments in clean energy and emissions reduction, backing for creative ways to improve the sustainability in the City of Newton, and so on. We urge our members to vote for these candidates to help strengthen environmentalism in both Newton and the Commonwealth as a whole.

If you are uncertain where to vote, visit to find the correct location.

Bill Humphrey, Newton MA
Chair, Massachusetts Sierra Club Political Committee

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