MassAlliance is proud to endorse Dimple Rana into the Rising Stars program. She is a community organizer, public servant, and a proud graduate of Revere High School, Hofstra University and Tufts University’s graduate urban policy and planning program. She currently serves as the Director of the City’s department of Healthy Community Initiatives.
Dimple is a first Indian American who grew up working in her parent’s independent convenience stores in Revere. She learned the value and struggles of a small family owned businesses, from the unique perspective of immigrant families. She has been a community organizer working with many organizations focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, and LBGTQ and immigrants rights. In 2012, she was a founder of Revere Youth in Action, and she has also fought to raise the living wage in Massachusetts as part of the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition.
As city councilor, Dimple will continue her activism on behalf of working people in Revere. She will push for development that favors local business and residents but does not result in displacement. She will promote Revere’s outstanding diverse local markets, restaurants, and festivals, while creating a food innovation district and spaces for locally owned food trucks. Regarding the opioid crisis, Dimple will support evidence-based public health approaches including harm reduction and treatment initiatives and quality mental health care. Finally, as a first generation immigrant, she knows the importance of having a welcoming community where long time and new residents and members of the LGBTQ+ community are all treated equally and with respect. As city councilor, Dimple will value community building over divisive politics and make sure all of our residents have access to basic safety and services and are supported in working towards their fair share of our City’s success.
With her deep understanding of the issues facing our community, Dimple is uniquely qualified to represent the many voices of our city so that we can move forward as “One Revere”.