Thursday, February 21, 2008

Breaking News from Sonia Chang-Diaz


Today I am officially announcing that I will be a candidate for State Senate in the Second Suffolk District this year!

Over the past several months, so many of you have shared your advice, enthusiasm, and ideas with me and offered your financial backing and volunteer support as I've considered this decision. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, insights, and generosity of spirit.

I decided to enter this race because, as a community activist and a former teacher, I know there is still the need and opportunity to do more for our community. From improving the quality of our schools and reducing youth violence to keeping housing affordable and stable and making sure economic development reaches those who need it most, it's clear we've got a lot to do. I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work for the people of this district. What I've heard from you is that you're anxious to do the same.

We saw in 2006 that there's a real appetite for new leadership in the Second Suffolk district- a readiness for change that thousands of voters share with you and me. Although it may be well-worn, I take to heart the truism that "you must be the change you wish to see in the world." That's why I'm in this race for a second time.

I hope you'll be that change with me, and walk with me again on this campaign trail (both literally and figuratively!). I know I can only do it with your help.

Over the coming months, I'm looking forward to making my case for new leadership to voters across the district and talking seriously about the issues we all care deeply about.

To find out how you can be a part of this effort from Day 1, or to ask any questions, please drop me an email at You can also visit We're working on updating the website, but you can help us get started by making a campaign contribution today, no matter the amount. More information will be available soon.

Thank you again for your support and your work on behalf of our communities. I look forward to seeing you soon on the campaign trail!


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