Gender Parity: Melissa Mark-Viverito

“We have a responsibility to create more equity and justice in the world.”

Melissa Mark-Viverito is the former Speaker of the New York City Council and co-founder of the 21 in ’21 Initiative. She argues that electing women into government is critical for our society and democracy because their perspectives and experiences need to be represented in budgets, public policy, and legislation.

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