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21 in 21

  • covid exacerbate

    Most members of the New York City Council Women's Caucus (photo: @vanessalgibson)


    The coronavirus pandemic amplifies many of society's systemic gender inequalities, magnified by race, class, and immigration status. Women, who have continued to carry the burdens of “women’s work” into the 21st century, are disproportionately impacted by this crisis, and women of color in New York City will fare the worst. 

    As nearly 50 women candidates running in the 2021 city election cycle and other women leaders, we have joined together to call attention to these

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  • Mark-Viverito Crowley women City Council

    Mark-Viverito, left, and Crowley, the authors (photo: @NYCCouncil)


    Susan B. Anthony said in 1897, “There will never be complete equality until women themselves help make laws and elect lawmakers.”

    Thanks in part to Anthony’s life work and that of her fellow suffragettes, American women now have the power both to vote and serve as lawmakers. Yet, more than 120 years later, Anthony’s dream of complete equality has not been realized, because of the profound disparity in representation between men and women in elected

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