Publication: Spectrum New NY 1

Separately, female political leaders applauded their new majority on the council. Currently, women hold 31 out of 51 seats with the Speaker also being a woman of color.

The women lawmakers were joined by the organization ‘21 in ‘21, who played a significant role in getting more women to run for office. The group on Wednesday rebranded itself as The New Majority NYC in honor of their historic accomplishments.

“A historic 31 seats in the City Council, allowing women to achieve the representation in city government that we’ve always strived for and that we deserve,” said City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams.

The group and lawmakers say they have made gains that are much more significant in the wake of the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to abortion.

“Most importantly, we are prioritizing the issues impacting women, families, communities that have gone unaddressed for far too long,” added Speaker Adams.

The lawmakers stressed their majority is a sign of political capital they want to continue to grow and maintain in the coming years.

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