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New York State Model Senate Session Project Participants/Videos 2011

The Stellar Six participate in a debate on the important issue of redistricting New York State.

Michele Quintero Williams Michele Quintero Williams (R, C, IP) was selected to serve as the representative from District 51 and sat in the seat of New York State Senator James L. Seward. Michele was also given the privilege of serving as Majority Whip and was put in the position of working closely with all of her fellow members on the Republican side to make redistricting a reality by voting for bill MS-15. She debated vigorously for the rights of individuals who live in communities and the need for those individuals to be allowed to make the choices for the communities that they live in. Michele made the case that the politics of the issue was being used to create a log jam in the movement of the plan to redistrict New York State. She asked that an Independent Commission be formed to evaluate the district lines of the state and that a Constitutional amendment be put in place to maintain certain lines in order for the people of New York State to have fair and equitable representation. Michele is a singer, actress and a student of politics. She is currently working in the office of Assembly member Nelson Castro (as part of the Somos Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force Summer Internship Program) and has worked for City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez. Michele won a five hundred dollar scholarship for an essay that he wrote regarding his position in the Model Senate. Michele’s full bio can be seen here: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/profiles/stu_mquintero.html.

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Model Senate 2011

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