The 21 in ’21 Board was excited to release our candidate results this week. But our path to ensuring full representation of womxn on the NYC Council in 2021 goes beyond this celebratory moment.

Every candidate involved in the endorsement process is important to us. The new Rank Choice Voting paradigm provides us all a real opportunity to support more womxn candidates including each and every candidate who applied for endorsement. We understand that this is a new paradigm, a new perspective and a new way of doing things. …


Group Seeks to Elect AT LEAST 21 Womxn to the NYC Council in 2021

RELEASE* October 19, 2020

New York, NY — Today, 21 in ’21, a grassroots advocacy group founded in 2017 with the goal of getting more womxn elected to the New York City Council, announced the endorsement of 33 candidates who received their membership’s first-choice ranked endorsements for the 2021 election cycle. The ranked endorsements come following a two-months-long application and interview process, as 21 in ’21 is seeking to drastically increase the level of representation for womxn in the City’s government.

The 21 in ’21 board was very intentional in utilizing ranked choice voting as an opportunity to elect womxn…


It’s endorsement time!

We are writing to share important information about the 21 in ’21 endorsement process which begins today, July 15!

Members — Get ready! Not only will you vote on endorsements, you are the grassroots army of support we need to ensure at least 21 women are elected to City Council in 2021! We’ll be sending out candidate info and reminders closer to the membership vote in September, as well as setting up more trainings about Ranked Choice Voting.

Candidates — Congratulations on running for office! You, along with the unprecedented number of womxn running for City Council, give us hope…


21 in ‘21’s mission is to elect at least 21 women to the City Council, so we were thrilled to see women comprise the majority of candidates in the Special Election in District 37.

These women — Darma Diaz, Kim Council, and Sandy Nurse — are a strong slate of candidates who all bring incredible knowledge, vision, and a spirit of collaboration to this race. These qualities were evident in each candidate’s endorsement questionnaire, interview with our Board of Directors, and in their presentation to our membership.

Darma Diaz stood out to a large portion of members and the Board…


As we begin 2020, the Board of 21 in’21 is pleased to announce a new leadership structure to steer the organization through its most critical year yet. 21 in ’21 is building a grassroots, women-led movement that will reshape city government by electing at least 21 women to the City Council. We have already activated and empowered a network that includes over 150 women who have expressed an interest in running for office, and hundreds more members who are determined to use their skills to help them win.

It is with immense gratitude that we announce that the co-founder and…

21 in '21

21 in ’21 aims to elect at least 21 women to the NYC Council by 2021, through fundraising support, political training, issue education and access to networks.

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