Women in Politics

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Buffalo Common Councilmember David Rivera condemned President Trump’s racist tweets about four U.S. congresswomen of color Tuesday. Speaking outside City Hall, Rivera was joined by members of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican and Somali communities, which among many other groups have made a home in the West Side district he represents.


Urging more women to get involved in politics

Oct 24, 2011
WBFO News by Eileen Buckley

A former Buffalo politician urges more women to get involved in politics.  Former Erie County Legislator Joan Bozer encourages new generations to consider a run for office.

Quoting two great women who lead the suffrage movement,  Bozer said she would like to see more females become politically active.. She notes that the number of women in the House of Representatives remains low.

"Today only 16% of members of U.S. Congress are women. 16%...There just so outnumbered and we do need women's vision," said Bozer.