A BOLD NEW VISION

Now more than ever, we need leaders in every level of government who come from the working class and who are dedicated to fighting inequality and injustice. Let’s build a just New Bedford for ourselves and for our children.

A BOLD NEW VISION

Now more than ever, we need leaders in every level of government who come from the working class and who are dedicated to fighting inequality and injustice. Let’s build a just New Bedford for ourselves and for our children.

MEET MATT

I’m a local writer, the son of a Maderian immigrant, and an educator who knows we need community activism. For the last six years, I’ve dedicated myself to local politics and fighting for legislation to break the corrupting influence of money. Working with legislators, it’s become clear to me: we don’t need someone to push. We need someone to lead.

Our generation has the biggest obstacles we’ve ever faced: climate destruction; unaccountable public servants; and the biggest wealth inequality since the Great Depression. But the biggest obstacles are the greatest opportunities to soar. New Bedford has historically lit the world and now we have an opportunity to do so again, if we’re brave enough to pursue it. We need everyone on board – the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community; our Cape Verde, Latinx, Portuguese, and other hard-working communities; and people of all faiths – to bring about the change that our future desperately needs. It’s time New Bedford leads again.

ISSUES

A GREEN ECONOMY

New Bedford’s coastline is one of the best areas in the state to develop the Green Technologies that will power the world. I will make sure that we will lead the way in hydro and offshore wind technologies and require Green Tech companies to employ New Bedford residents for these excellent-paying jobs.

POLICE REFORM

We need to improve the transparency and accountability of the New Bedford Police Department. I will work on implementing common-sense reforms that will improve the relationship between the police and the community and to spread the responsibilities to appropriate agencies.

Housing justice

With the Commuter Rail coming down to New Bedford, we have to protect our communities from being priced out of housing by speculators from Boston and New York City. As Councilor At-Large, I will make sure we don’t kick out the families that have lived here for generations. Housing is a right, and needs to be affordable and accessible to everyone.

All forward change has come from people working together. I need your support, your help, and your voice to win the change we need. Add your name to stay in touch and to show your support for my campaign.

Contact: Matt Keefer
Email: matt@mattkeefer.com
Text: (774) 473-9144