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20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle

City Council members & candidates (photo: Samar Khurshid/Gotham Gazette) The 2017 city elections are quickly approaching, with party primaries to be held September 12, followed by the general election on November 7. The offices up for election are the three citywide posts of mayor, comptroller, and public advocate; the five borough president positions; all 51 City Council seats; and two district attorneys (Manhattan and Brooklyn).

We Go Local - Amanda Farias

I have been a lifelong Bronxite with a passion for public service. Born and raised in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, I am a second generation Puerto Rican-Dominican who understands firsthand the hardships of living in one of the most underserved areas of the United States.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELIZABETH CROWLEY & HELEN ROSENTHAL ENDORSE AMANDA FARIAS FOR CITY COUNCIL - The Bronx Chronicle

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELIZABETH CROWLEY & HELEN ROSENTHAL ENDORSE AMANDA FARIAS FOR CITY COUNCIL Highlighting Farias's Commitment to Improve Jobs, Education and Affordable Housing (Bronx, NY) City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Helen Rosenthal announced their support of Amanda Farias, ...

Former Obama Officials Sign Up For Their Next Jobs: Running For Office

WASHINGTON ― At a town hall last week in Willingboro, New Jersey, angry constituents screamed at Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur for a good five hours over his leading role in passing an Obamacare replacement bill. When they walked outside, Andrew Kim was there, eagerly awaiting them.

STATEMENT FROM CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE AMANDA FARIAS ON COUNCIL MEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS-COPELAND - The Bronx Chronicle

STATEMENT FROM CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE AMANDA FARIAS ON COUNCIL MEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS-COPELAND BRONX, NY - Following New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland's announcement about not seeking reelection later this year, Democratic Candidate for New York City Council in the ...

National Organization for Women NYC Endorses Amanda Farias for 18th City Council District - The Bronx Chronicle

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN NYC ENDORSES AMANDA FARIAS FOR 18TH CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT Momentum Continues to Build for Farias (Bronx, NY) Today, the National Organization for Women New York City (NOW-NYC) announced their support for Amanda Farias, Democratic Candidate for ...

Stop Airbrushing Women From Politics

Though New York may appear a progressive utopia to those far from its shining lights, the politics of the city is littered with examples of dirty-dealing, nepotism, election-fixing, and outright corruption. Worse, for a city that allegedly values equality its legislature doesn't bear close scrutiny: just 13 out of 51 City Council seats are currently held by women.

The Women Who Dared Me To Lead.

"I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined." - Congresswoman Maxine Waters. As the only woman running for NYC Council District 18, in a race with six men, that quote hit me in the gut.

'Women Of Color For Progress' Eye Elected Office Where have all the women gone? Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Members, EffectiveNY, Eleanor's Legacy, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund Announce New Effort to Elect More Women to New York City Council Council speaker fears term limits mean fewer NYC councilwomen Voices: #LittleMissPresident — and the story and inspiration behind it New American Leaders on Twitter 'This Is the Moment' for Women Immigrants to Run for Political Office

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