The Boston Globe: How Boston Latinos increased political engagement in their city

Every vote matters,โœ” proven by Julia Mejiaโ€™s election to the Boston City Council two years ago when one vote literally made the difference and won her the fourth at-large seat. Her win made her the first Afro-Latina on the Boston City Council, one that has seen very little Latinx presence throughout the years. Mejia's victory helped pave the way for more Latinx members to join Boston's political sphere. And although the Latinx representation is still very minor in Boston politics, members like Mejia and fellow City Councilman Ricardo Arroyo are bringing about meaningful effects to the community. Representation matters because it begets more representation.


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