I am blessed to have many trailblazing women in my life. Among them is my late aunt Rev. Addie Wyatt, who I celebrate this Women's History Month.
My aunt Addie was the first woman president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. She also worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights legends to end the tyranny of Jim Crow.
I learned so much growing up in the shadows of this labor and civil rights giant. She taught me that the time is always right to end exploitation, to take what's yours, and that all workers should be set up to bargain, not beg. She dedicated her life's work to fighting for the same thing at stake in this Ward 5 race: justice and progress. And she was unwavering in her commitment to good jobs and fair wages.
That's what I'm about, too.
The other side will have powerful interests and outside groups supporting them. They are pushing against what my aunt Addie stood for and what I am championing in this race. I'm confident with your help, we will be successful. But I can't do it alone. Thank you, Zach P.S. If you squint, you'll see me sitting on the floor, second from the left, in this old family photo. That's aunt Addie sitting in the second row in pink.