Out of 51 seats, only five womxn are set to remain in office in 2021. Simply put, women’s representation on the NYC Council is in crisis. That’s why we’re working electing at least 21 more womxn to the City Council in order to achieve full representation for the first time in our city’s history — a mission that matters now more than ever as Covid-19 has shone a bright light on NYC’s systemic injustices and the unique ways womxn (especially mothers, women of color, and LGBTQ womxn) have been disproportionately affected.
Representation matters, and it’s time NYC levels up.
If you want things done differently, you’ve got to do things differently. So, we flipped the old boys club, politics-as-usual machine on its head to give that same level of access, network and opportunity to a new wave of womxn leaders.
Since 2017, we’ve been cultivating and launching a pipeline of womxn-identifying candidates who are now running for City Council in all five boroughs in record numbers.
We’ve also been growing a grassroots army of womxn and allies who are ready to support our candidates as volunteers, campaign staff, and donors to ensure full representation in NYC government once and for all.
From the bottom of Brooklyn to the top of the Bronx, we’re supporting incredible womxn-identifying candidates running for City Council in open seats (and challenging a few male incumbents) throughout each of the five boroughs. Learn more about our endorsement process and the districts we’re targeting.