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What did they do before they decided to do to run for office? What did they do in the community to show they could actually change, that they care, and then they ran. That's one reason why I'm voting for Nicole McClain.
— Jeff Crosby
Former ED The New Lynn Coalition

I first met Nicole McClain at the community 4th of July Frederick Douglass reading at Frederick Douglass park, where she organized a day-long festival of readings, performances, and vendors. I brought over a Frederick Douglass poster and postcards I'd printed, and took part in the community reading.

Later Nicole invited me to participate as a letterpress printer in the North Shore Juneteenth traveling exhibit Tower of Strength that appeared at Endicott College, Old Town Hall in Salem, North Shore Community College and the Salem Maritime Park Visitor Center. During the months that we worked on that project I was more than impressed with the many things Nicole was organizing for the community: road races, social events, food drives, job fairs, festivals and many other cultural happenings. I frequently got to hear her speak, and found her inspiring and practical.

When Nicole became Lynn City Councilor At-Large after the passing of Buzzy Barton, and having to play catch-up in the campaign for reelection, I immediately offered to help in any way I can. Supporting Nicole is supporting all the vibrant communities that make up the city of Lynn. I encourage you to support the campaign in any way you can, financially, by volunteering and by sharing social posts.

— Mitchel Ahern
Marketer, Visual & Performing Artists
We first met Nicole at the Diversity Matters Festival that she organized. Red Rock park was full of musicians, singers, dancers, poets, drummers, crafters, international food vendors (Yum!), and residents from the many different ethnicities and cultures that are the bedrock of Lynn. Nicole brought people together to celebrate diversity. We need more of that! This is truly what "Lynn for All of Us" means - community, harmony, creativity, spirit and joy. Thank you, Nicole! — Jim & Billy Moser
I firmly believe Nicole is a great asset to our city and to government. We have talked over the years about us being inclusive and she truly cares for everyone. She is a very hard worker, incredible creative ideas and all around exceptional person. I Have had the pleasure of working together trying to make our community better. We need her to stay on our city council. She can help make changes that we desperately need. — Lisa Pressman
I have known Nicole McClain for several years. I am so impressed by her work ethic, her concern for the people of Lynn, and her determination to make things better for the city, and the country. It takes courage, tenacity, and strength to complete two tours of duty in Iraq. To volunteer for this service demonstrates her commitment to country and community. Her experience as a small business owner in a home daycare center demonstrates her concern for the children of Lynn, and the needs of small business owners in our city. Her roles as founder and president of the North Shore Juneteenth Association are one of many other indications of her organizational skills and commitment to community. I don’t know anyone who works harder than Nicole. Please join me in supporting her candidacy for Lynn Councilor at Large. — Beth Garry
Nicole has unapologetically used her voice for those that struggle to have theirs heard - Women, Black Women, Veterans, & the Countless Black voices that continue to go unheard. I’ve watched Nicole put in the work without a seat at the table so I know that she will continue to be a voice & put in the work (for the entire city) AT the table. I support Nicole’s run for Councilor at Large and encourage all registered voters in Lynn to do the same. — April Anderson
What I’ve seen from afar, is that Nicole is a thoughtful person of courage and determination. I’m thrilled she’s running to represent the people of Lynn! — Karla Starkenberg
I am endorsing Nicole McClain as a Councilor At-Large for the city of Lynn, MA. I believe that representation matters and I know the value it brings. Having Nicole secure a seat at the table will allow those that may have felt that they were voiceless be heard. Knowing that she makes herself accessible strengthens my endorsement. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to support a Black woman that has shown and proven that her vision is in alignment with my own. She’s a fierce advocate and collaborator. Helpers recognize helpers. Doers recognize doers. Strength recognizes strength. I recognize that Nicole McClain is all of these things. She’s an agent for change. Vick Breedy — Vick Breedy
I support Nicole because she has made changes within our community that were much over due and positive for all. — Mariely Nicasio
I am supporting Nicole for Councilor at Large because I have seen the changes she is able to bring about. She has added the voices of the unheard to the public square by starting the North Shore Juneteenth Association. Nicole implements her ideas . She is not just a talker. She works hard and has a heart for the city and all of its people. Electing her to work for the city on behalf of the community will be one of the best voter decisions you could make. Trust, compassion ,tenacity, and the ability to work for the good of all people, that’s Nicole. I hope you will vote for this dynamic thoughtful and courageous veteran who is willing to service once again. — Jacquelyn Fitzhugh
Nicole McClain has my vote!! She is a phenomenal woman who is always looking out for the community. She is also a very vocal and supportive person since I’ve known her. I am confident that she will bring many new ideas. — Naoyah Toure
I am thrilled that Nicole McClain is running for Councilor at large for the city of Lynn. Nicole has a welcoming nature and is eager to positively impact the city of Lynn. Nicole's work as President and Founder of the Juneteenth Association has been inspiring. I believe she is the candidate with the perfect skillset and background that Lynn needs. I am hopeful and excited to see Nicole reframe the narrative and future for the citizens of Lynn. — Sarah O'Shea
Nicole’s message about the gap between local government and the residents of Lynn is true! We need more diversity and voices to be heard in all sections of development. Nicole is the woman we need in leadership! — Emily Bucklin
I just want to say that I have known Nicole since high school. She is an amazing person inside and out, very respectful, educated, and an amazing woman. I am proud of the uplifting movements she is always involved in and grateful our children have such an amazing role model. I wish you nothing but the best. We need more caring people like Nicole McClain. — Johana GONZALEZ GONZALEZ
I am thrilled to endorse Nicole McLain for Lynn Councilor at Large in hopes that our civic leadership will more and more reflect the diverse makeup of our city. Blessings From Paul Bresnahan — Paul Bresnahan
Nicole I’m extremely proud of you. I’m so glad that your voicing things that really matter. You will make a great councilor at large. — Takelia Cook
Nicole, keep doing great work to support your community, I no longer live in Lynn, But I do work in Lynn. I support your Campaign & the great work you are doing, Lynn needs more people like you ! — Dinitta Cooke
I can say you need someone to speak for you someone whom understands the community and the people. Someone who has grown up in Lynn and wants the same or even a stronger Chance to see our Community thrive. I whole heartedly believe that Nicole McClain is that person! Hardworking dedicated smart raised in Lynn has done so much for her community!! A beautiful African American WOMAN. — Minchy Pena
Nicole is an amazing person who is accomplishing tremendous things in this city. I'm excited to be able to vote for her and will be working hard to get her elected! — Rachel Tose
Good luck Nicole! I know how much you love and value the community. As you may know, my Dad grew up in Lynn and my grandparents were proud West Lynners. I have fond memories of spending summers with them and know there are a lot of hardworking families in the city in need of value driven leadership. You'll be a great addition to the City Council. Rooting for you from Salem. — Kim Driscoll
I support you! — Sophorn Vong

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