UnCorrect New York Podcast: Future Of Women in NYC Politics w/Moira McDermott

Moira McDermott
Moira McDermott, Executive Director of 21 in ’21. Photo credit Kelly Mena.
KCP Senior Editor Kelly Mena & 21 in ’21 Executive Director Moira McDermott. Photo credit Stephen Witt.
KCP Founder, Stephen Witt.

This week Kelly Mena and Stephen Witt sit down with Moira McDermott, Executive Director of 21 in ’21, a nonpartisan initiative that aims to achieve gender parity in the New York City Council.

Specifically the organization aims to elect, at least, 21 women to the New York City Council’s body of 51 members by 2021. The nonpartisan effort will prepare women candidates to run for City Council through support, training, and networking. 2021 is expected to be a banner city election year with 35 of the city council’s 51 seats set to be vacant due to term limits.

Currently, there are only 12 female members out of 51 total in the Council including newly elected City Councilwoman Farah Louis (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood)  in the Council led by Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo (D-Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights).

The initiative was first launched back in 2017 by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Margaret Chin & Effective NY.

Check it out here!

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