To the people of Boston,
Today, the United States Senate voted to confirm me as the next Secretary of Labor. I am deeply honored to serve my country in this way at such a critical moment in our history.
Before I depart, I want to say thank you to the City and the people who helped make me the person I am today. I have spent my entire life in Boston. It’s the City that welcomed my immigrant parents, and it’s the City that gave me a chance to follow my dreams.
When I became Mayor in 2014, I said I would listen, I would learn, and I would lead together with you. That is what we did, every moment of my time in this office. Our City’s success is due to all of you who advocated for a better, more inclusive future for the city we all love. This spirit of collaboration, compassion, and community has been especially clear during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our City has come together in extraordinary ways to look out for one another. My heart is filled with pride.
I want you to know: Wherever I go, I will bring Boston with me. I will work to make the new administration in Washington, D.C., the best federal partner Boston and America’s cities have ever had, and I will never stop fighting for the values we believe in.
I hope you and your families are staying safe and well during this uncertain time. There are better days ahead, and I have no doubt you will continue to show the world what it means to be Boston Strong.