National Organization for Women NYC Endorses Amanda Farias for 18th City Council District

Momentum Continues to Build for Farias

(Bronx, NY) Today, the National Organization for Women New York City (NOW-NYC) announced their support for Amanda Farias, Democratic Candidate for Eighteenth District City Council. NOW-NYC’s endorsement highlights Farias’s commitment to championing & furthering women’s rights as a member of the City Council.

“I am excited and honored to receive the endorsement of the NOW-NYC,” Amanda Farias, Eighteenth City Council District Candidate said. “My mother instilled upon me at an early age the values of strength and perseverance, which I have rendered into my hard work at City Hall fighting for the values of women and families. I’m proud to have NOW-NYC’s backing because we share these values, and their work to organize women has been critical to the advancement of women for decades. I look forward to working with NOW-NYC as a member of the City Council as we continue to make that mission a reality.”

“The National Organization for Women New York City is proud to endorse Amanda Farias for City Council in the 18th District,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women New York City. “As a lifelong resident of the Bronx with on-the-ground experience making our city government work, she is the best candidate to take on the issues that women of color in our city face. Ms. Farias has the tenacity to speak truth to power and challenge the status quo–which is what we need in this political climate.”

The National Organization for Women New York City (NOW-NYC) is the largest NOW chapter in the country, playing a key role in shaping the debate on the issues that impact women, creating policies, and holding government and businesses accountable to the women of New York. They work to defend reproductive rights, fight economic inequality, and end discrimination and violence against women.

More on Eighteenth City Council District Candidate Amanda Farias:

Amanda Farias is a lifelong Bronxite with a passion for public service. Born and raised in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, Amanda is a second generation Puerto Rican-Dominican who understands firsthand the hardships of living in one of the most underserved areas of the United States. Born the oldest of three children in a single parent household, Amanda learned at an early age the value of hard work as she helped to support her family.
For several years, Amanda managed the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, where she organized campaigns around equal pay, women’s healthcare services, and providing more opportunities for Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).

Amanda also served as the Director for Participatory Budgeting for Council District 30, where she spearheaded the allocation of over one million dollars in capital funds, as voted on by thousands of local residents, to improve public schools, libraries, and parks in the district.

Amanda is a proud product of Bronx schools, she attended P.S. 69, Holy Cross School and Preston High School in the Bronx. She holds a B.A. in Government and Politics and an M.A. in International Relations from St. John’s University.

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