You are invited to join Team Strezo for Optimism Rising, a virtual event to recount our actions taken in 2020, hear plans for 2021 and most importantly, to listen. I want to know what you think the city needs. Please join us for a virtual fundraiser on Saturday, December 19th from 6-7pm. Speakers include Rep. Mike Connolly. 

I’m keeping up my devoted work serving our beloved Somerville. We have the momentum and are starting to raise money for a campaign manager, mailers, campaign literature, and other important expenses.
RSVP and donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/strezo?fbclid=IwAR2aGvXH4BrYjJGl6RhCBpQFyXaAoIeBd4Tf_fl0_gYvLQazB_bE4KPxTOU
 And, what a year it has been! The pandemic has caused havoc unique in our lifetimes, upending our ability to engage socially, exacerbating existing injustices, and bringing painful losses of beloved community members. When I stepped into office on May 4th of this year, my work was cut out for me from the first day. Somerville needed the full force of its City Councilors to meet these challenges head-on, and I was ready. 

During our campaign, I vowed to be a different kind of At-Large Councilor—and have kept my promise. Social distancing has not dampened my ability to take action, and in six months, I have put forward six resolutions, over fifteen orders–signed onto quite a few more reflecting my values–and held one virtual public hearing as the Chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee. 

For more details on the work this year, check out our list here. We have accomplished so much already and stayed true to our values of equity, unity and justice. Your outreach and input inspire me to act daily, and your support has allowed me to turn community needs into opportunities for change.
 
The end of the year signals that it is time to reflect—and time to plan.
 
The virtual meeting link will be provided 24 hours before and then 1 hour before in advance of the event to cover anyone who signed up the same day.I can’t wait to see you!
Find more info and RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/strezo?fbclid=IwAR2aGvXH4BrYjJGl6RhCBpQFyXaAoIeBd4Tf_fl0_gYvLQazB_bE4KPxTOU

Yours,
Councilor Kristen Strezo 
she/her(s)

STANDOUT to protest unfair MBTA rate increases Monday, July 1, 2019

MBTA rate hikes have increased 41% since 2012. On Monday, July 1st, they’ll increase again, burdening riders but especially the poor, families and riders on fixed incomes. We say that’s UNACCEPTABLE.

Join us as the STREZO camp aligns with a coalition of activists, riders, and community leaders coming together to build momentum to fix our deteriorating public transit system. As the fare hikes go into effect on Monday, July 1st, many of us will be at MBTA stations throughout the system to hear directly from riders. We’re working alongside the #bostontparty #wutrain We will be standing out at the Assembly Orange Line stop (American Fresh Brewhouse side, 490 Foley St.) from 7:30-9am on Monday, July 1st.

We need to send the MBTA a message that it’s not okay to purge riders for a system that has been in need of improvements, safety updates and increased schedule needs.

Come for some or all of the standout. Raise awareness. Speak up. Stand out.

Craz-skee for Kristen KICKOFF!!! Wednesday, April 24th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

I have a special place in my heart for skeeball. Playing skeeball was how I alleviated pressure during grad school. No doubt my high score during finals week was unbeatable. This time, though, it’s all in the name of friendship and hope for the future.

So, please join us for our official campaign kickoff party, Crazy-skee for Kristen, a celebration in honor of my candidacy for Somerville City Councilor At-Large!

Our kickoff will be on Wednesday, April 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at the Dark Horse Public House (499 Broadway, Somerville).

Let’s talk about the future of Somerville and maybe compete in a skeeball match or two!

I want to celebrate this next step together with you. Join us!

Donations can be made ahead of time to:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-kristen-strezo-1
And, check me out here: www.kristenstrezo.com

In solidarity,
Kristen Strezo

*there will be Pesach-acceptable snacks for those observing

*those with disabilities or who may require ADA assistance or modifications, please email strezoatlarge@gmail.com