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How Julia Mejia found her voice; She won her council seat by 1 vote. Her message: This is possible for everyone.

Jan 14, 2020 - The Boston Globe


Julia Mejia, the Boston City Council's first Afro-Latina member, won her improbable election by a single vote. She wants her historic victory to convey this message: That this is possible for everyone, no matter their polish or their pedigree. If she can be heard, they can, too.


Julia Mejia celebrated her election with family and friends. She is Boston's first-ever Afro-Latina city councilor.

In 2000, Mejia was part of MTV's "Choose or Lose" ca...