"Rachel’s experience as an immigration lawyer and educator will bring new perspectives and energy to the council. She demonstrates the coalition-building skills and temperament to work effectively with the Council and community."
"[Rachel] is an ethical, altruistic, super positive change maker, the type of person we need to shine a light in our darker times, I highly endorse her for City Council, and beyond."
"Rachel is a phenomenal person. During her time in Michigan, I had the pleasure of working with Rachel to provide residential and support services to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She is nothing if not authentic and genuine. Her care and concern for the under represented among us is pure and without strings. Rachel has a brilliant mind and is an excellent communicator. More importantly, what you see is what you get. Rachel says what she means and means what she says. Your city will benefit greatly from her leadership."
"Though I do not live in Boulder, I could not be prouder to support Rachel. I am inspired by her compassion, intellect and advocacy. Rachel works tirelessly on important issues such as immigration, climate change and gun control; issues affecting us all over the country. She helps me recognize ways that I can advocate for change in my city of Richmond, VA. She is a tremendous asset to Boulder."
"As a fellow resident of Southeast Boulder, I am thrilled to see Rachel running to bring her unique skills to City Council. Rachel is passionate about keeping Boulder vibrant and welcoming, and she will represent the best interests of all city residents."
"Rachel is thoughtful, bright and passionate. She’ll be an excellent representative of the often underrepresented citizens of the community on city council."
"Happy and proud to support my daughter who will work hard and speak truth to power for this amazing community.. .I love being part of this important time.. Please consider a compassionate voice for your future. Follow and get to know why she is the amazing person I love."
"I am so proud of my sister and whole-heartedly support her City Council run. Rachel checks all the expected boxes- wicked smart, civic-minded, and both passionate and compassionate. On top of that she is an expansive visionary and a bridge-builder. She will work harder than anyone else in town to make sure that Boulder is the best place for the most people to thrive"
"Rachel has the good judgement and character that we need on council. We are in good hands with her at the helm."
"Rachel is the kind of intelligent, compassionate leader we need during these challenging times. I can't wait to see her sitting with council."
"I have worked with Rachel as a gun violence prevention activist. I know she is deeply passionate about safety for all. She's inclusive, thorough and will work diligently for the greater good of our beloved town."
"Rachel brings deep insights and passion to those issues that most impact the people of Boulder. Her leadership will be a great addition to the strong Boulder City Council."
"Rachel has been a vocal force for Boulder's progress for many years. I think she will be an excellent Council member, using her rational approach of using data to assist in decisions, rather than emotions. The SO Boulder Flood Control project needs to be completed with expediency and she has expressed her opinion many times about getting it done. I was on the WRAB in 2015 when the plan, similar to the current preferred option, was approved by WRAB and Council. There is no need to wait longer."
"I was lucky enough to have Rachel as a neighbor for 4 years in Boulder. In that time, she has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for those who may be/feel under-represented and has continually spoken up for them in an effort to advance their just causes. She is dedicated to discovering the truth, insistent on understanding the data behind the realities of a situation and experienced in moving forward with innovative, forward-thinking, can-do solutions to problems. We need Rachel on City Council! And I am very proud to be one of her many cheerleaders!"
"I've known Rachel for several years and long admired her brilliance and passion for important causes such as social justice, the environment and the economy, among many others. She has long been a champion of the city of Boulder, and I have full confidence she will be an asset to representing Boulder residents on city council."
"I heartily endorse your campaign. You have a moral compass and pragmatic drive to move Boulder forward. After serving as an elected official for 8 years, I can point to how you frame the glaring issue with flood control in South Boulder highlighting the safety of citizens, job #1 for elected officials."
"I'm proud to endorse Rachel Friend for Boulder City Council. Rachel is an intelligent and tireless candidate who understands the many challenges facing Boulder including transportation, affordable housing, homelessness, social justice issues, and health and safety concerns (read: flood mitigation), to name a few. As a former urban and regional planning professional I can confidently state that she gets it. Rachel will focus her talents, experience, and energy on moving Boulder forward!"
"Rachel Friend is a triple threat, with the smarts to tackle the thorniest policy issues, the heart to do what's best for her constituents, and the vision to meet Boulder's challenges, today and in the future. Rachel will be a strong addition to our City Council."
"Boulder needs Rachel Friend on City Council! Working with Rachel on several progressive campaigns, I've learned a few things. She's smart She researches the issues She has a wonderful heart She shows up when we need her!"
"Rachel understands the importance of removing the false choices between our growing population, traffic congestion and climate change. She'll be a forceful advocate for those without a voice, and will bring much-needed pragmatism to Council."
"Rachel is one of those people - when you first meet her - you know immediately that she's smart as a whip & an authentic, caring human being. I'm delighted to call her a friend, and fully endorse her run for Boulder City Council. I will be THRILLED to vote for her & ask all my friends to also. We will be in good hands."
"That a city council candidate speaks about climate change being here, that a city council candidate considers data without preconception.... this offers the hope that i hold for sitting a new council in 2019. I do not know Rachel but the platform she has put forth is worthy and I am in."
"Rachel's emphasis on flood mitigation is much needed and crucial for our city. As a member of the City's Water Resources Advisory Board, I've seen first-hand the need for Council leadership in this area and Rachel is poised to deliver it."
"Rachel is articulate, thoughtful, environmentally conscious and has a strong sense of social justice. She is right for Boulder."
"Rachel is a caring and amazing person who will engage all folks to help shape a Boulder future for all!!!!"
"Rachel is a very accomplished person who cares deeply about her community and her country. Boulder will be lucky to have her."
"An excellent choice to increase Boulder's affordable housing stock.. A fighter for low and middle income workers. Thank you Ms. Friend."
"I support Rachel Friend for Boulder City Council because she cares about facts and knows how to listen."
"Rachel will bring the passion and intelligence we need to manage our wonderful city into the future."
-Jason Williams Williams