About Medford People's Platform Coordinated Campaign
Our coalition of Medford residents, local community groups, elected officials, and candidates envisions an inclusive local government that genuinely meets the needs of everyone who calls Medford home. Our Revolution Medford is committed to local organizing to develop and advocate for a shared policy vision that centers working people and infuses anti-racism, anti-ableism, anti-austerity, opposition to bigotry against any religion, and intersectionality throughout all policies and practices to combat structural oppression.
City government that enables everyone to thrive and take pride in calling Medford home must acknowledge the disproportionate impact of racial capitalism and economic injustice, especially on Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, disabled, low-income, immigrant, and LGBTQIA+ communities, among others. Justice and equity are the foundation of the 2021 Medford People’s Platform, which can be seen throughout all of the policy categories. We believe that a truly positive society is only possible when those who are most marginalized have their material needs met.
Medford benefits from being part of a productive and vibrant region, but Boston’s rapid growth and development also present significant challenges. We must stand up for a shared vision for our community’s future, not the interests of the highest bidder or biggest property developer. We want to live in a Medford that is collectively governed by and responsive to the community of people who truly call Medford home, and we recognize that we have a duty to share the opportunity to live in our community with others.
Our shared policy vision for Medford over the next two years (2021-2023) will bring people together to fight for a fully-funded City Budget, raise needed revenue, promote climate resiliency and an open walkable city, provide true community safety for all residents, fully fund public education, create an equitable and welcoming city government that supports residents’ basic needs, and improve housing access and stability for people of all incomes.
Candidates for office will be held accountable to this platform through the residents and community groups who have signed on to support the 2021 Medford People’s Platform.