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QNS Write Up on the ’21 in’21’ Initiative

By March 29, 2017 February 18th, 2019 No Comments

“On Friday, Jan. 13, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Councilwomen Elizabeth Crowley and Margaret Chin, came together at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth to explain the “21 in 21” initiative.

 The goal for “21 in 21” is to elect at least 21 women to the 51-member New York City Council by the year 2021.

The New York City Council is the largest municipal legislative body in the United States, representing 8.2 million New Yorkers, and more than half of those represented are women. Yet, there are currently only 13 women serving in the City Council, which is down from 18 in 2009.

However, because four of the seven current members who will be term-limited out of office this year — including Mark-Viverito — are women, that number is in danger of decreasing.”

–Anthony Giudice, QNS

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