Gerly Adrien is running for State Representative to represent the city of Everett because we need an advocate who will fight for education, economic development, public safety, affordable housing, youth programs and protecting our seniors. Everett needs real leadership, who can get real results. Adrien will work for you and will be your voice at the State House. This is the message that has been resonating with Everett residents as Adrien takes the time to meet and listen to their concerns. As a dedicated servant leader, Adrien has the experience and drive to be a different kind of state legislator – one who is concerned with creating sustainable improvements in Everett rather than advancing her own career. This past weekend, Gerly Adrien was invited to a community barbeque in Everett and had a wonderful time. As she sat listening to their concerns and answering questions, it reminded her more and more that this is what Everett is looking for in their State Representative – someone who can sit down with anyone in Everett and listen to their needs. Please join Gerly Adrien as she hosts the Ice Cream Meet and Greet on this upcoming Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. on the corner of Ferry Street and Elm Street. She looks forward to meeting more residents and listening to their issues. On this campaign trail, Gerly Adrien has been able to compile some of the issues and concerns many Everett residents have discussed with her. Below are some of the issues where she is standing up for and fighting on.

Fighting for Individuals & Families

Gerly Adrien understands the challenges faced by working and low-income individuals and families. Adrien is committed to making sure everyone has a better quality of life. At the State House, Adrien will continue the fight to raise the minimum wage, equal pay, affordable housing and better transportation options.

Protecting and Honoring Senior Citizens

Gerly Adrien understands the magnitude and value of ensuring the well-being of Senior Citizens! Adrien is well aware that seniors in this district often face difficult financial decisions after they reach the age of retirement. From working to protect social security to fi ghting for quality health care, prescription drug coverage and housing for the elderly, Adrien is committed to making sure that seniors have the financial and medical resources to enjoy their golden years. The government cannot allow the pain and suffering of America’s elderly and uninsured to continue, and she is going to fight to eliminate pain and suffering by our senior citizens.

Education and Youth Programs

We can provide hope to our youths through education and youth programs. With the strong foundation, education and youth programs, such as Teen Empowerment, combined with leadership gave her the opportunity to witness and participate in an array of life changing and shaping experiences. We need to push for high educational standards in the classrooms and schools. Gerly Adrien is committed to ensuring that every child receives a quality education and has the opportunity to pursue trades and / or a college degree. We need to ensure that our schools are equipped to meet the needs of every student. It will, also, be her duty to fight for more funding for after-school and summer programs.

Economic Development As a citizen, Gerly Adrien has witnessed the economic woes, and how it influences crime and the veracity of anxiety on safety for its residents! She will strive to create more well paying jobs for residents of Everett. Actively pursuing policies and consistently reaching out to entrepreneurs and businesses owners to encourage the establishment and growth, which will bring more jobs to the community. It is part of her mission to work to ensure that she serves the needs of District residents as they search for employment as well as job training and career development programs.

Crime & Public Safety

Gerly Adrien will work in Everett and with members of the community to address the drug and crime issues that have plagued the District for the past few years and threaten the safety and quality of life of our community. It is her goal to ensure that there are enough highly trained law enforcement personnel that are in touch with the needs of the District neighborhoods and, also, that there are well funded after-school programs to keep youths off the streets with positive and enriching alternatives to drugs, gang membership, and crime. Adrien understands that we must take a careful approach to criminal justice with greater emphasis placed on rehabilitation for minor drug possession offenses both in order to reduce the number of repeat offenders and to assist these individuals in becoming productive, contributing members of our community.

As the campaign trail continues, Gerly Adrien will continue to listen to our community issues and concerns. Please contact her if you have any questions or need someone to talk to. The election will be held on Thursday, September 8. You can learn more about Gerly Adrien and how she is breaking barriers and building a better future for everyone at www. gerlyadrien.com. For more information or to get involved with the campaign, please contact candidate Gerly Adrien at 617-835-8267 or her campaign manager, David Lindsey, at 202-213-0887.


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Candidate for State Representative Gerly Adrien would like to welcome everyone in Everett to a free Ice Cream Social meet-and-greet on Saturday, July 30. Residents are invited to share their ideas, concerns and visions with Adrien while enjoying ice cream. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Ferry Street and Elm Street. As she presses on toward the September 8 election, Adrien is keeping her campaign focused on the people of Everett and the power of voting. She has spent the last few months of her campaign knocking on doors, visiting the elderly, hosting dinners and meeting voters. Her various encounters with the people of Everett have helped to shape her vision for the office of State Representative. “When I reach the State House, every decision that I make on legislation will reflect the needs and values of the people of Everett,” Adrien said. “This election is about representation that works for the people. With your vote, I will give you a voice in the State House this fall.” Adrien said she will continue to plan community events, such as the Ice Cream Social meet-and-greet, once she is elected. In addition to hosting monthly meet-and-greets and quarterly State House town halls, Adrien promised to communicate with the people of Everett whenever controversial legislation arises on the House floor. “Elected officials should have a year-round approach – they should be in the community every day, talking and listening to people,” Adrien said. “I am dedicating myself to Everett, the city where I was raised and the place where I learned to stand up for what is right. I am asking the men and women of Everett to make the best decision for themselves and their city; I am asking them to vote for me in September.”

The election will be held on Thursday, September 8. You can learn more about Gerly Adrien and how she is breaking barriers and building a better future for everyone at www. gerlyadrien.com. For more information or to get involved with the campaign, please contact candidate Gerly Adrien at 617-835-8267 or her Campaign Manager David Lindsey at 202- 213-0887.


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  • Gerly Adrien - Everett Independent

The year 2016 is upon us. What an exciting year we can make it! Now many of us will have new resolutions that we envision that we want to come true. Many of us will continue what we do every year: reflect and do nothing. However, I hope many of us here in Everett will remember the importance of giving back to our diverse community. This is an action, which is not about observation or talking. An action in which we can do something that is outside our comfort zone and reach out to a person or a group of people who needs our help. With some people going through foreclosures, losing loved ones or financially unstable, I am hoping people will step up and see what they can personally help or solve to make Everett a better place.

I realized servant leadership was ingrained in me at a young age. I have always enjoyed making a person smile or even better, laugh, to realize how amazing life is. My parents have taught me the principle, “When you have two, please split it evenly among everyone.” This is why every year on my birthday, I give back in some way to help others who may have been forgotten or are less fortunate. This year, I wanted to help our seasoned and wiser community members by showing appreciation and to let them know thank you. Sometimes, we are very busy that we forget that our grandparents or great aunts / uncles, brothers or sisters need a little time of appreciation. For the holidays, I was able to help put a few more smiles. The Holiday Appreciation Dinner, I hosted, for the seniors was an excellent success. My Grandparents and Godmother would have been very proud. Once more, with the New Year here, let us not forget about our family members, friends, neighbors or strangers who need to know we appreciate them. Happy New Year!

– Gerly Adrien


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