Juan Sanchez is a lifelong Holyoke resident and passionate community activist. His commitment to public service comes from his own personal experiences.
He has worked on numerous campaigns and initiatives throughout the city and the region to advance progress on issues impacting marginalized communities. He has advocated to meet people’s basic human needs for decent housing, jobs with living wages, economic assistance, safety, human rights including LGBTQ equal rights, social equity, and more.
Juan has run for city council in Holyoke, and for Secretary of the Commonwealth in 2018, making him the first Puerto Rican candidate for this office in Massachusetts history. Juan is proud to have held the position of president of the board at Nueva Esperanza, a 40 year old agency serving the city of Holyoke. He has a degree in Education from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). Juan currently assists people experiencing homelessness to find housing with a regional agency.
Juan Sanchez wants to bring his commitment to giving voice to those so long unheard by Beacon Hill to the top elections office.
"Now more than ever, Massachusetts needs to ensure fair and equitable elections in a time when our nation seems to be going in different directions" My goals for office include:
-Ensuring the underprivileged and under-represented groups have a voice on Beacon Hill
-Progressive electoral and campaign finance reform
-Improve voter education by delivering information in multiple languages
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July 30, 2022
We are so close to securing our ballot access for the November general election. With over the 5000 signatures that we need to collect, teams of committed volunteers, along with our professional circulator, are out in the streets every day this weekend until our deadline on Tuesday to give us a comfortable cushion to fall back on as we expect some signatures to fall through the cracks.
A team of young supporters have been energetically collecting signatures in Western Mass. The youth understand that neither corporate party represents them. They are taking democracy into their own hands, grassroots style! The future belongs to them!
Donate today to show appreciation to our dedicated volunteers and help keep this momentum going!!!