A Better Cambridge Action Fund (ABC AF) is an all-volunteer organization.

In 2019, we supported a slate of 9 candidates, 6 of whom were elected to City Council for the 2020-2021 term. Here is our statement about that huge victory: 

What a victory for an affordable, diverse and green Cambridge! Housing concerns and tenant protections won big last night. 

Our candidates supported a platform with the goal of seeing Cambridge make equity and inclusion a priority, and act as a climate leader. They believe in more density in areas well-served by public transit, in increasing spending on affordable housing, in strengthening tenant protections and in making it easier to build affordable housing throughout the city.

Cambridge should be delighted that Mayor Marc McGovern, former two-time mayor E. Denise Simmons, councillors Alanna Mallon, Sumbul Siddiqui (the top vote getter!) and Tim Toomey, as well as challenger Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler have won seats on the council. In addition, Burhan Azeem, Adriane Musgrave and Risa Mednick were exceptional candidates. They ran dynamic, meaningful campaigns that make us proud to have supported them.

We are excited about the next City Council term, and eager to work productively with all the elected councillors for a Cambridge that is truly welcoming, and that does everything in its power to be a regional, national and global leader on reducing climate change.


ABC AF is a financially independent entity affiliated with A Better Cambridge, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which is also all-volunteer. Its focus is housing policy education and advocacy. 

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Our legal organization:

ABC AF is a political action committee organized under Massachusetts law. It does not take corporate money. It may receive up to $500 per year from individuals. It may donate up to $500 per year to candidates. 

We are proud of how we fundraise and spend money for our goal of a more inclusive, vibrant and green Cambridge. All our financial records are public, and we encourage you to take a look! Use this link to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance website: https://www.ocpf.us/Filers. We're #80999.