Public Advocate Tish James (left) & her city council successor, Laurie Cumbo (NY Daily News)
New Public Advocate Letitia (Tish) James sat down with Gotham Gazette for a video interview to discuss her first few months on the job, the causes that she has focused on, the structure she has established in her office, and the work that lies ahead. James touches on policy issues, her use of litigation, the structure of her office, focusing on social justice causes, and encouraging women to run for office.
We published the first two clips of the interview on homelessness policy and other focus areas for James, as well as the four-part structure James has created in her public advocate office.
Below are the third and fourth segments of the interview, with a focus on James' work encouraging other women to seek public office.
On her office staff and budget, social justice causes, and encouraging women to seek public office:
More on encouraging women to run for office, scrutiny, personal choices and sacrifice: