New York, NY-Today, the New York City Board of Elections’ official vote tallies confirmed that voters elected the most diverse slate of Council Members in the city’s history. In 2022, 35 of the 51-member legislative body will be people of color. Additionally, 29 of the incoming Council Members are women, which marks the first time that the City Council achieved true gender parity.
Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:
“It’s official; New Yorkers elected the most diverse slate of Council Members in our city’s history. They are women, New Americans, second-generation immigrants, people of color, activists and more. In one of the most diverse cities in the nation, this historic moment will ensure that our immigrant communities will not only see themselves reflected, but they will also have a voice on the City Council with real lived experiences, similar to their own, in some cases for the very first time. The New York Immigration Coalition looks forward to allying with this bold new generation of leaders to build a city that prioritizes and fights for all of us.”