A Better Cambridge is proud to endorse 9 pro-housing candidates for City Council. Please vote for all 9 in the order of your choice by November 7th!
The 2023 Cambridge election is coming up, and we need as much help as we can get to make sure that we get a City Council that fights for abundant, affordable, stable and sustainable housing! Read more about the nine candidates ABC believes will prioritize fixing Cambridge's housing crisis.
2023 Candidate Questionnaire
21 candidates answered ABC's questionnaire. Responses are here! Find out where the candidate stands on a range of housing issues, including ending exclusionary zoning, tenant rights, and city governance.
How You Can Help
- SPREAD THE WORD about the ABC IEPAC and the electoral work we do to ensure a strong pro-housing voice on the Council!
- VOLUNTEER for the campaign (fill out the IEPAC volunteer form here and we'll be in touch), whether by helping out at ABC's Candidate Forum, door-knocking, phone-banking, or helping organize!
- DONATE to our Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee so we can knock on doors, print campaign literature, send postcards and more!
- CANDIDATE FORUM! Please join A Better Cambridge for our 2023 City Council Candidate Forum to learn about the candidates and their plans to build more homes, create more affordable housing, and enhance tenant protections. RSVP here.
- LEARN MORE about housing issues with our essential reading shortlist (full list here), our op-ed about the housing crisis!
- The deadline to register to vote is October 28th.
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th. There will be no-excuse mail voting and in-person early voting. Find your polling place and check your voter registration here.
- All nine seats on the City Council are elected at-large on the same ballot, using a ranked-choice voting system called proportional representation. It is important to rank at least 3 to 5 candidates, and we encourage you to rank the entire ABC endorsed candidates list in the order of your choice. You can read more about the PR system here.
A Better Cambridge's election spending (other than the candidate forum) is conducted through an Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee, whose independence is protected by a firewall policy which prevents core ABC IEPAC volunteers from collaborating with any City Council campaign. ABC IEPAC and ABC are separate financial entities, and ABC IEPAC's voluntary contribution policy restricts donations to a maximum of $500 per individual. For more information, visit the ABC IEPAC website.