Malliotakis speaks to a group of young female students at the Center on American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
Today, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn/Staten Island) participated in a NEW Leadership panel at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Since being elected at the age of 29, Malliotakis has worked to encourage more youth to get actively involved in politics and run for public office. Malliotakis was a featured speaker at NEW Leadership, a national bi-partisan program aimed at addressing the under representation of women in American politics by teaching young women about the political process, the important role politics play in their lives, and how to become effective leaders within their communities. The program currently runs in 25 states across the nation. I decided to run for public office because my generation's future was being impacted by some bad decisions made at City Hall and in Albany and Washington. By having a seat at the table, I am helping to change and shape the future for my generation and future ones, said Malliotakis. I hope that I have helped to encourage these young women to get more engaged in politics, take on a greater role in their communities, and eventually run for public office one day. Assemblywoman Malliotakis is currently the only Minority Conference female member elected in the City of New York. More information on the Center on American Women and Politics can be found here: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/index.php.
Malliotakis speaks with a student at the Center on American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.