Michael Dukakis has been picking up trash in public areas on his walks around his hometown of Boston for 25 years. He has been seen by others on several occasions and on August 10, 2015, attorney Sarah E. Godfrey met him while he was picking up trash. She later penned a letter about meeting the man who was a Governor for 12 years as he was picking up trash.
Michael Dukakis said in 2016 about his practice of picking up trash, "It doesn't hurt if people see incumbent majors and ex-governors cleaning the place up. And you hope that others will be inspired to do the same.... What makes my day is when somebody comes along and says, 'Now you got me doin' it (Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 2016).'"Unreal: #Boston woman meets Michael Dukakis picking up trash at @MBTA station. #mapoli #atleasttechnically pic.twitter.com/US9pRDtMuU— Jack Newsham (@TheNewsHam) August 14, 2015
For more information on Micahel Dukakis's practice of picking up trash you can read these articles.
- A Former Governor is Picking Up Your Trash (Boston.com, Eric Levenson, August 14, 2015)
- This Former Governor Once Ran for President and He's Been a Volunteer Trash Collector for 25 Years (Upworthy.com, Thom Dunn, August 24, 2015)
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