Thursday, May 3, 2018

Nathalia Fernandez joins the NYS Assembly to comprise the largest number of elected Latinas in the history of the Legislature

  Nathalia Fernandez joins six other Latina elected officials to represent their district in the New York State Assembly. Just as Nathalia is the daughter of Columbian and Cuban immigrants, all these powerful women are also daughters of hard-working immigrant parents.

These seven Latina Assemblywomen, alongside with one other Latina senator, marks a historic moment: the most Latina to ever serve in the state legislature history of over 241 years.

“It is a great honor and privilege to work alongside these inspirational women,” said the Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez. “Together, we set an example for future generations of Latinas who strive to make an impact in their communities. Hopefully, we can light the way so that their journey might be a little bit easier.”

We celebrate this moment as a step forward in diversity, inclusivity, and the recognition of the growing importance of the Latina community in New York.

“The seven Assemblywomen and one female Senator are an indication of the growing influence of Latinas and women overall in all levels of our society; from the boardrooms to the halls of power,” said Assemblyman Crespo, chair of the Hispanic and Puerto Rican Task Force. “The perspectives they bring will frame the history and future of New York and are important in all aspects of governing our diverse state.”

Nathalia Fernandez joins Aridia Espinal (D-Queens), Carmen Arroyo (D-Bronx), Nicole Malliotakis (R-Richmond), Nily Rozic (D-Queens), Maritza Davila (D-Kings), Carmen De La Rosa (D-Manhattan) and Senator Marisol Alcantara (D-Manhattan/Bronx).

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