New York City Council Laurie A. Cumbo represents the 35th District in Brooklyn, which includes the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant.
As Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee and Co-chair of the Women’s Caucus, Cumbo has been an aggressive champion of women’s workforce equality including gender pay equity, parental rights, and reproductive rights.
During her first term, Council Member Cumbo helped enact monumental legislation and citywide policies including: universal pre-Kindergarten for all eligible four-year olds, after school programs for middle-school-aged youth, expanding the right to paid sick leave to more New Yorkers, paid parental leave, raising the minimum wage to $15, bolstering sexual education transparency in public schools, diversifying participation within the Percent for Art program and expanding our city’s investment in artists. Her platform is aimed at raising the benefit floor for more New Yorkers, integrating the arts, utilizing a holistic education model, reducing gender and income inequality in New York City.
Cumbo, a Brooklyn native, is a graduate of the Berkeley Carroll Day School, Brooklyn Technical High School, Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, and New York University with a master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration.