Astoria councilwoman makes history as first queer Latina to serve District 22


Tiffany Cabán was sworn in Wednesday, Dec. 1, as the first Latina and queer woman to serve as the City Council member for District 22. 

Cabán didn’t spare any time after her swearing-in ceremony and signed on to co-sponsor 20 pieces of legislation. The bills cover a variety of issues, including non-citizen voting rights, banning solitary confinement and paid sick leave, among others. 

“As Council member, I am committed to advancing policy that will save lives and investing in the services, supports and systems that will ensure every New Yorker’s right to a healthy and safe community,” Cabán said. 

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