It is with absolute excitement that I am endorsing Ali Dieng for Mayor of Burlington. For as long as I’ve known Ali, he has been a role model for young boys and girls of color in the state of Vermont. I continue to support Ali because of his values, tenacity, courage and documented critique of where we are today. I am certain that Ali will bring a collaborative style of leadership to Burlington as we continue our efforts to combat social inequities and fill racial gaps. As we look at where we are today and as we continue to celebrate national milestones such as the election of Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, it is imperative that now more than ever, representation matters. I support Ali with confidence and I invite you to join me in supporting him. It’s time to be bold!