When the grassroots advocacy group 21 in ‘21 was founded in 2017, its goal was to elect more women to seats on the City Council. Now the organization is celebrating the first-ever woman majority in the City Council, with as many as 31 women heading to the 51-member body — many of them from Queens — pending certification of the election results.
“It’s an honor to be among the most diverse City Council in New York City history and the first to be a woman majority,” Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers said after winning re-election to a full term. “I’m so excited to work with these leaders to fight for policies that will empower and support women and working families. From maternal mortality to equal pay to family leave, we’re ready to get to work.”