Massachusetts State Representative, 5th Suffolk District
Liz Miranda is a State Representative in the district of Roxbury and Dorchester in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 2018, she has filed and passed legislation to reform policing, improve racial disparities in maternal health, and promote environmental justice. In response to the pandemic, she was the first legislator in the state to establish a community program that assisted over 3,000 vulnerable residents with food security, housing assistance, unemployment assistance, and access to COVID-19 testing.
Prior to serving in the Massachusetts Legislature, Representative Miranda was a non-profit administrator and community organizer. In 2017, she lost her 28-year-old brother, Michael Miranda, to gun violence. After her decades long advocacy for gun violence prevention, losing her brother was a catalyst in her entrance to electoral politics. Representative Miranda currently serves on the Boards of Score4More,Inc., The Roxbury Historical Society, Union Capital Boston, and We Are Better Together. She is a graduate of Wellesley College.