Kim Janey

American politician

Kim Michelle Janey (born May 16, 1965) is an American politician who served as Acting Mayor of Boston for eight months in 2021. She served as President of the Boston City Council from 2020 to 2022, and as a member of the council from the 7th district from 2018 to 2022. She is the first woman and first black person to serve as acting mayor of the city during a vacancy in the office of mayor.

Kim Janey


  • There's a long history in this country of people needing to show their papers
    During slavery, post-slavery, as recent as you know what immigrant population has to go through here
    we want to make sure that we are not doing anything that would further create a barrier for residents of Boston or disproportionally impact [Black, Indigenous or people of color] communities
    hurdles facing communities of color with lower vaccination rates
    must consider our shared history as we work to ensure an equitable public health and economic recovery


  • When we are combating a deadly virus & vaccine hesitancy, this kind of rhetoric is dangerous. Showing proof of vaccination is not slavery or birtherism. We are too close to give ground to COVID. Science is science. It's pretty simple - Vax up and mask up.
  • Anyone in a position of leadership should be using that position to build trust in vaccines
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