“We help them understand that they are in danger. Information is very important. This country is different from our [Latin American] countries. In this country, there is a lot of help for victims of domestic violence and many do not know it.”
With her first 100 days in office coinciding with the COVID-19 crisis, Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia perseveres in the interest of most vulnerable, disconnected populations
“We should only be able to have seven passengers on the bus so they can keep that amount of distance between them. But that is not happening.”
“These men and women are the anonymous heroes of the coronavirus pandemic and are among those who least can afford to lose their wages and benefits during this crisis.”
“They tell us, they put up signs, but many don’t read them or ignore them and don’t want to listen, either. None of these people are understanding what we have in front of us."
Como una pandemia de mandrágoras de los históricos ahorcados, bajo los árboles, cubriendo las colinas y las explanadas del Common, como una manta cannábica sobre la yerba del parque, miles de jóvenes y adultos fumaban marihuana en porros, pinchos, vaporizadores, pipas y toda clase de parafernalia.