DAILY NEWS BRIEF (Political Firsts)

[NBC News] Michelle Wu Becomes First Asian-American President of Boston City Council:”At 30 years of age, Wu, who is an attorney, is the first Asian American, first woman of color, and third woman to ever hold the office in the Boston City Council’s 106-year history.”

[NBC News] Helen Gym, First Asian-American Woman on Philadelphia City Council, Touts Community Investment: “A second-generation Korean American, Gym is a longtime grassroots community organizer and public education advocate who rose to national prominence through her work on a 2010 federal civil rights case to end the bullying and harassment of Asian-American students in a Philadelphia high school.”

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