Western Queens City Council candidate on how her pregnancy inspired her parents platform

Julia Forman, a city council candidate for western Queens’ District 26, is expecting her first child while on the campaign trail and says her pregnancy has helped her shape a platform that will cater to the needs of young parents.

“A lot of issues that affect parents were always issues I cared about and were important to me, but when I became pregnant, a lot of these things became more personal,” Forman said. “I really started thinking about them from a different perspective: ‘What are parents going to do versus what I’m going to do.’”

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