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Cynthia Nixon

Candidate for Governor of New York
Cynthia grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Yorkville, where she was raised by her single mother in a one bedroom, fifth-floor walk-up apartment. She is a proud graduate of New York public schools and an even prouder public school parent. Cynthia began working as an actor when she was 12 years old to earn money to pay for her college education, and has been a proud union member ever since.  For the last 17 years, Cynthia has been fighting for better schools and more equitable education funding all across the state, including as a spokesperson and organizer for the Alliance for Quality Education, which helped to reverse hundreds of million in education budget cuts. In 2010, Cynthia helped create Fight Back New York, an effort to remove state Senators opposed to same-sex marriage. Cynthia worked with the Empire State Pride Agenda to fight for marriage equality in New York state, and traveled around the country to support similar efforts in Maryland, Washington, and New Jersey. Cynthia is married to longtime education organizer Christine Marinoni, who until recently worked at the New York City Department of Education.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, June 2
 

2:10pm