Progressive Mass Endorses Tanisha Sullivan for Secretary of State

April 5, 2022 — Today, Tanisha Sullivan announced that her campaign for Secretary of State has received the support of Progressive Mass, a statewide grassroots organization focused on advocating and organizing for shared prosperity, racial and social justice, good government, and environmental sustainability across Massachusetts.

“I’m humbled to have received the endorsement of Progressive Mass, and to have earned the support of 93 percent of Progressive Mass members who voted for endorsement,” said Sullivan. “This level of support shows just how many people believe that the Secretary of State’s office can — and must — do more to build a stronger, more vibrant, and more expansive democracy here in Massachusetts. I’m excited to work alongside the committed advocates and activists who make up Progressive Mass, as well as communities across our Commonwealth, to protect and expand voting rights, make our government more transparent, and increase economic opportunity for all.”  

“Tanisha Sullivan has been an inspiration as President of the Greater Boston NAACP, and we are excited by what she could do as our state’s Chief Democracy Officer and Chief Information Officer,” said Jonathan Cohn, Policy Director of Progressive Mass. “Tanisha will be a strong champion for strengthening voting rights in our Commonwealth and knows that democracy is year-round, not just at the ballot box. She would be a creative and proactive leader in ensuring that racial and economic equity are at the center of all aspects of the office’s work, including the office’s role in corporate governance and historic preservation. Massachusetts has, far too often, been a laggard on voting rights and government transparency when we should be a leader. We have the opportunity to change that.”

The announcement builds on a growing list of endorsements for Sullivan’s campaign. She has also been endorsed by Collective PAC, a national organization committed to closing the Black representation gap at all levels of government; UNITE HERE Local 26, a union representing around 12,000 hospitality workers across Massachusetts and Rhode Island; and several leading elected officials in Boston, including State Representative Russell Holmes, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Representative Liz Miranda, Boston City Councilor At-Large Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor At-Large Ruthzee Louijeune, District 5 City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, District 6 City Councilor Kendra Lara, and District 7 City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson; as well as national democracy advocate and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen.

About Tanisha Sullivan

Tanisha is an attorney, former Chief Equity Officer in the Boston Public Schools and President of the NAACP Boston, who has led a career dedicated to service—from working in community and across the ideological spectrum to deliver on civil rights and social, economic, and racial justice, to decades as a practicing lawyer in corporate firms and life science companies. A Brockton native, she’s running for Massachusetts Secretary of State because it’s time to realize the full potential of this office in the fight to protect voting rights, increase government transparency and accessibility, engage the electorate, and build a stronger, more vibrant democracy for all.

Learn more about Tanisha and her campaign at and @Tanisha4MA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.