Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Takes Stage at DNC

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh appears on the screen on the opening night of the Democratic convention.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke briefly at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night.

By Andrea Asuaje
BU News Service

If you stepped out for a quick bite, you missed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s short speech during the first evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.

He started his speech with a very frank confession.

“My name is Marty Walsh, and I’m an alcoholic,” he said.

From there, Walsh described how it was the labor community that helped with his recovery and his belief in the importance of second chances and helping struggling families — a trait he said he shares with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“She believes in an America that’s not just for those with advantages,” he said. “She believes in an America for those who need a helping hand.”

Walsh also echoed the day’s mantra in his speech: Americans are stronger together.

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