BOSTON: Mass Alliance, a coalition of political and advocacy organizations dedicated to making Massachusetts more progressive, is proud to announce that it has selected Rebecca Lisi for its 2021 Rising Stars in Good Standing Program.
“We are excited to have Rebecca Lisi as a Rising Star in Good Standing. She has displayed a strong commitment to the community of Holyoke in her 14 years of service on the City Council,” explained Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director of Mass Alliance.
“Rebecca’s focus on growth and community is a true asset to Holyoke and we at Mass Alliance believe she will continue to be a dedicated and thoughtful leader as Mayor of Holyoke.”
Mass Alliance is a coalition of 28 groups that fight for a more progressive Massachusetts. Its member organizations advocate for a wide variety of issues, including civic participation, civil rights, economic justice, education, environmental issues, healthcare, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and the rights of workers.
Mass Alliance cultivates and empowers progressive leaders from across the Commonwealth and, through its PAC, assists them in winning their elections. The Rising Stars Program provides additional support and skills development to a small cohort of exceptional candidates running for office at the municipal level. Diverse in background and experiences, Mass Alliance Rising Stars are all early in their political career and share a commitment to building equitable, vibrant, people-centered communities.
“I am honored to be recognized by Mass Alliance as a leader in Holyoke,” said Lisi. “As a coalition of progressive organizations, Mass Alliance has not only been a valuable resources for me in learning about the details and nuances involved in a variety of issues, but it has also been a model for bringing diverse voices and interests to the same table, working toward a common goal.”
Rebecca Lisi has spent the past fourteen years on the Holyoke City Council building a City of Opportunity. Rebecca’s Smart Growth zoning policies helped pave the way for the revitalization that is taking place in Holyoke today. Rebecca’s collaborative leadership style has helped her build the relationships inside City Hall and out in the community that are necessary to transform ideas into action and that have supported the implementation of concrete, tangible policy goals. As an activist, mother, and Progressive Leader, Rebecca has been committed to building a prosperous future for Holyoke by developing opportunities for Holyoke residents’ talents, visions, and passions to thrive. Rebecca is running for Mayor because she knows that Holyoke’s strength lies in developing its collective power.
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