Being Latino had the opportunity to go on one of Urban Latino Radio‘s shows a couple months back and shared the time with a single Dominican mother in her 20s that had her eyes set on becoming New York City’s next Mayor.
A 20-something Dominican single mother is what?! Yes that’s right, I said she is gunning for New York City’s first female Mayor of color.
Frances’ story is one that is all but ordinary. A single mother, immigrant, mid-twenties and is running as part of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)! Here is a quick video of Frances in action at the PSL Justice Program.
One that has always been knows for her ability to scream out against what she feels has been an injustice against people of color her entire life. Hear her speak at the Coalition on Public Education Conference.
Frances has been seeing a ton of adversity through her trail to achieving her goals. One including being Locked out of the Debates. Check out the incident below:
Frances Villar, Locked out of the Debates.
Villar has a very unique story and I think that it will be interesting to see how she is perceived by other candidates and NYC’s voters.
Many have criticized Villar and the thought of a socialist in power is not their idea of what NYC needs. Others feel that Villar has a legit sense of community and strong commitment to helping NYC’s under-served communities. What are your thoughts?