NYC’s women of color electeds feel excluded, silenced at Gracie Mansion heritage events

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On Aug. 10, an often overlooked group of elected officials — Dominican women, from state and local politicians to those who are first in several city industries — said they felt further invisible and invalidated at an event intended to celebrate the progress that New York’s leading Dominican community has made.

Despite the event, hosted by Mayor Eric Adams, honoring two Dominican women with nine women elected officials on stage for the event, Bronx politicos who attended the event told the Bronx Times they are “disappointed” that no women were given an opportunity to speak.

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