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Angelina Camacho

Parent organizer Angelina Camacho emphasized growing inequality in her opening remarks.

“I’m running because there’s a disconnect between community and opportunity,” she said. “The haves are taking more than their fair share, the have-nots cannot connect to resources and those in the middle are left scratching their heads.”

Asked about residents facing eviction, Camacho spoke about increasing linkage fees developers pay to support the creation of affordable housing. She said the key to helping families stay in their homes is providing workforce development so that families can increase their incomes.

“We need to put more income into the hands of our residents,” she said.

Asked about reimagining public safety in Boston, Camacho said she would work to improve diversity in the police department.


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Angelina Camacho Camacho was born in Boston. She grew up in Roxbury and spent some of her childhood in Mattapan. She has worked much of her adult life in public health, including a stint with the M