FOR COMMUNITY, FROM COMMUNITY
Youth worker, entrepreneur, non-profit leader.
Representative Liz Miranda is the State Representative of the 5th Suffolk and is running for State Senate in the 2nd Suffolk. She is a community organizer, former youth worker, and entrepreneur who ran for office in 2018 to center those who have struggled when the government left us out of the conversation. Propelled to act after gun violence took the life of her brother, Representative Miranda has been a tireless fighter for the constituents of the 5th Suffolk, and families across the Commonwealth.
In the legislature, Rep. Miranda was a lead author in the police reform omnibus bill that passed in 2021. After her decades of advocacy for gun violence prevention, losing her brother catalyzed her to run for elected office. Her lived experience as a survivor of homicide drove Rep. Miranda to become a legislative champion for violence prevention funding, which has tripled since her first term. She has passed legislation to provide enforceable tools to protect the life and health of environmental justice communities, improve maternal health outcomes of Black women and birthing people, extend postpartum health insurance coverage, end solitary confinement in state prisons, and ensure vaccine equity in the communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, she delivered an additional $10 million in COVID-19 relief funding to the most-impacted Black and Brown-owned small businesses. As the daughter of West African immigrants, Representative Miranda has been a tireless advocate for immigrant justice and has fought for the Safe Communities Act and the Work and Family Mobility Act.
Representative Miranda is running for State Senate because she has worked for two decades—neighborhood by neighborhood, brick by brick, and block by block, people to people—turning talk into action, and she’ll continue to bring these values to the 2nd Suffolk as the next State Senator. She intimately understands the ways our government continues to leave behind working families, small businesses, communities of color, and immigrant communities. Alongside her neighbors, advocates and families directly impacted, she has worked to right the many wrongs within our system as a State Representative.
Before serving in the Massachusetts Legislature, Rep. Miranda was a non-profit executive, entrepreneur, and community organizer. She got her start as youth organizer in the Dudley Triangle, fighting to rebuild her community and protect land. Her professional roles have included serving as the Executive Director for the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center and Director of Youth Opportunity Development at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI).
In 2021, Rep Miranda was inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers of YW Boston, received the Progressive Legislator of the Year Award by Progressive Massachusetts, Emerge Women of the Year, Boston Magazine’s Best Leader in 2021. She has also been named one of Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women.
Representative Miranda is a Wellesley College alumna and proud graduate of Boston Public Schools, graduating from the John D O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Boston Alumnae Chapter, and the Wellesley Club of Boston.