Kendra is a first-generation Afro-Dominicana. Raised by a working-class immigrant family in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, she is intimately familiar with what can happen when our policies don't prioritize our most vulnerable communities. Kendra believes in public schools that are diverse and resource rich, finding different ways of preventing, responding to, and healing from violence, affordable, safe, and stable homes, free and accessible public transit, putting people over profit, democratizing workspaces, guaranteeing sustainable livelihoods and environmental protections that keep Boston’s most vulnerable communities healthy and resilient in the face of climate change.
"The only way to confront all these systemic issues is with solutions that go upstream, to the heart of the problems." - KH