10,000-strong UNITE HERE Local 26 cites community organizer’s action-oriented approach, commitment to working families DORCHESTER – Boston-area hospitality workers today enthusiastically endorsed community organizer Darrin Howell to be the next State Representative for the 5th Suffolk District, citing his years of front-line efforts on behalf of Dorchester and Roxbury families. “Darrin Howell has been… Read More
Summer’s here and the kids are out of school, but our campaign hasn’t slowed down one bit! We’ve hit hundreds of doors in the last week, earned a host of key endorsements, and even addressed a graduating class of promising seniors! Check out the latest from the trail in our latest 📢 Team Howell News!… Read More
“It was an honor to serve as the commencement speaker at McKinley Preparatory and South End Academy High Schools tonight. I know what it’s like to grow up under tough circumstances, so I couldn’t be more proud of these kids for all they’ve achieved. The future of our community is bright!” — DH Read Darrin’s… Read More
Each year in May, working families from across the commonwealth gather for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Gompers-Murray-Meany Educational Conference. Often referred to as “Gompers” for short, the annual conference is an amazing opportunity for union members to get equipped with the latest tools and strategies to help raise wages, win better benefits and improve the overall… Read More
Our campaign has knocked on hundreds of doors, attended more than a dozen neighborhood events and received attention from a host of important media outlets in the community — and we’re still a few weeks out from our official kick-off. Check out the latest in our inaugural newsletter: 📢 Team Howell News! Don’t receive our… Read More
Yawu Miller of The Bay State Banner joined Darrin on the campaign trail as he went door-to-door, speaking with voters about the issues affecting our community. Miller noted the emphasis Darrin places on listening to neighbors’ concerns and connecting them to information and services that can help address those challenges. Howell, a union organizer and… Read More
News Editor Jennifer Smith was the first out of the gate with a profile of the race for the 5th Suffolk District in the May 10 issue of the Dorchester Reporter. and Darrin made a point to distinguish himself from the usual political crowd: “I’m not a politician. I understand the struggles that this community’s… Read More
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a an annual celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Each year, thousands of families from across the state walk together toward peace, demanding dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. The walk started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support… Read More
As a survivor of community violence and longtime advocate for reform, these issues are close to Darrin’s heart. We need real action to expand community policing and connect young people with after-school programs and jobs.
Access to safe, clean, affordable housing is critical to the health of our community. And in the face of ever-rising rent and gentrification threats, we must ensure individuals and families are not displaced or left without a place to call home.