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Queens Post: Queens Council Delegation Set to Have Four Times as Many Women of Color Next Year

Julie Won in District 26 and Linda Lee in District 23 will likely be the Council’s first ever Korean American members. Won said their victories are just the beginning of a pipeline for greater representation.

“I think that it is a huge monumental milestone for our Korean community,” Won said.

For many of the future council women, the work has already begun reimaging a city that works better for all. Won said she has started meeting other women of color who won their races for coffee and discussions.

“We’re already coalition-building, especially amongst women of color who have been looking for representation for such a long time and really fighting for it,” Won said. “I think it’s something that we don’t take lightly — that this is our privilege, that we are honored and thankful for, and that we will continue to fight for the most vulnerable and marginalized people that we came out to represent.”

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