Standing alongside a small group of friends and family members, Tiffany Cabán was officially sworn in as Council Member for the 22nd Council District, becoming the first woman, first Latina, and first Queer person to represent the district. The office was vacated when former Council Member Costa Constantinides resigned in April of 2021.
Immediately after being sworn in, Cabán signed on to co-sponsor 20 pieces of legislation to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the five boroughs. The bills include Intro. 1867-2020 which would establish municipal non-citizen voting rights, Intro. 2173-2020 which would ban solitary confinement in city jails, Intro. 1926-2020 which would extend paid sick leave to misclassified gig workers, Intro. 2197-2021 which would prevent city-owned land from being sold to for-profit developers, Intro. 2317-2020 which would ban natural gas in new buildings and gut renovations, and Intro. 2374-2020 which would mandate smaller class sizes in New York City schools. Each one of the bills will help ensure a safer, more livable New York City for decades to come.
“I am honored to become the Council Member for the 22nd Council District, a place that I am proud to call home,” said Tiffany Cabán. “As Council Member, I am committed to advancing policy that will save lives and investing in the services, supports, and systems that will ensure every New Yorker’s right to a healthy and safe community. I look forward to working in partnership with my current and future colleagues, other partners in government, and community advocates to dismantle existing inequitable systems of harm and make sure that every neighborhood has the resources it needs to truly thrive. This is a time to reimagine our city. A time to transform our reality. A time to take a people-centered approach to ending the devastation of the pandemic and rethinking public health. And I’m ready to get to work.”