Notes from the Field

Latinas Represent Congratulates Council Member Amanda Farías on Historic Appointment as New York City Council’s First Latina Majority Leader


January 8, 2024

Contact: Nicole Lopez |


Los Angeles, California — Latinas Represent, an organization dedicated to promoting Latina representation in government, extends heartfelt congratulations to Council Member Amanda Farías on her historic appointment as Majority Leader of the New York City Council. Council Member Farías’ groundbreaking achievement as the first Latina to hold this esteemed position marks a significant milestone in the city’s political landscape.


This momentous accomplishment not only underscores Council Member Farías’ unwavering dedication and leadership but also signifies a positive stride toward increased diversity and representation in local government. Under the visionary leadership of New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams, the City Council’s top leadership positions are now entirely composed of women of color.


Stephanie Lopez, Executive Director of Latinas Represent, expressed her excitement and support, stating, “Latinas Represent is thrilled to congratulate Council Member Amanda Farías on her historic appointment as Majority Leader of the New York City Council, becoming the first Latina to serve in this role. We commend New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams for her solidarity in addressing representation gaps by appointing Council Member Farías, especially during this pivotal moment when diverse Latina voices are needed more than ever at all levels of government.”


Council Member Farías brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to her new role, having demonstrated unwavering commitment and advocacy for her constituents. With a strong track record of service and a dedication to the well-being of working-class families, she is poised to be a powerful voice for her community and a driving force for positive change.


Latinas Represent looks forward to witnessing Council Member Farías’ accomplishments in her new role, believing that her leadership will inspire future generations of Latinas to pursue careers in public service.



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