"I'm here to dispel a lot of myths about running for office."

On February 26th, Mindr heard from New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic about how she became the "OG millennial legislator in New York," and what's on her legislative agenda now that she's in office (hint: fostering female entrepreneurship and flexible workplaces, and combating sexist consumer practices and sexual harassment are high on her list). Big thanks to our hosts at Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, to Rose & Rex for giving away a set of Women Who Dared blocks to help educate the next generation of feminist icons, to Mia Oh Photography for capturing the afternoon, and to everyone who came along to be a part of it.

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NILY ON WHY YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE YOUR REPS LISTEN UP WHEN YOU WRITE OR CALL

I represent around 126,000 people. How many of those people are actually registered to vote? It’s around 50% of them. Let’s say it’s like 70,000 people. In a general November election, how many people do you think come out to vote? It’s around 15-20,000 people. But that’s a general election. Remember, I won in a primary election, Democrat on Democrat. How many people do you think voted in that election? 5,000 people. So I won with 2,400 votes and I’m in office now. Can you imagine if a small fraction of that number emailed me or called me about a certain topic? I pay attention.
— Nily Rozic

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