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75 percent of contributions to Sullivan’s campaign came from Massachusetts residents
February 3, 2022 – Massachusetts Secretary of State candidate Tanisha Sullivan today announced that her campaign has raised more than $100,000 in its first two weeks.
Sullivan, an attorney and President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP, announced her candidacy on January 18, citing the need for courageous, proactive leadership from the Secretary of State to protect and expand voting rights, connect people with the information and support they need to participate in our democracy, ensure greater transparency and accountability, and expand economic opportunity for everyone in Massachusetts.
Of the hundreds of individual contributions to Sullivan’s campaign, 75 percent came from residents of Massachusetts. “I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to our campaign so far, and so excited by the energy and enthusiasm we’ve felt across the Commonwealth – from one-on-one conversations and organizing meetings to community events,” said Sullivan. “I got into this race because this moment demands visionary, proactive leadership committed to using the powers of the Secretary of State’s office to protect and defend voting rights, foster greater economic opportunity for all, and expand access to information and the resources needed to help build a truly inclusive and representative democracy. Clearly, that’s a vision that is shared by many people across Massachusetts.”
Raised in Brockton and with deep family roots in Boston, Sullivan graduated from the University of Virginia before receiving graduate degrees in both law and business from Boston College. She has spent the majority of her legal career representing life sciences companies and has focused her volunteer service and pro bono work on expanding opportunity and improving the wellbeing of workers, small business owners, and communities across Massachusetts. While working full time as an attorney, in 2017 Sullivan took on the volunteer role of President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP, the first chartered branch of the NAACP in the country. During her tenure, the NAACP Boston Branch has been deeply involved in critical efforts to advance racial, economic, and social justice in Boston and across the Commonwealth.