• Politics

    How Women on Long Island are changing the Local Political Landscape

    By Quari Alleyne Women were at the forefront of the 2018 midterm election, but regardless of their political affiliation, their political experiences remain similar. Female politicians on Long Island are testaments of this. Siela A. Bynoe is in her fourth year as Nassau County legislator. She is the only African-American female on the legislature and feels like she has been treated aggressively by her male counterparts. Bynoe, a 40-year resident of Nassau, has long refuted the idea of biting her tongue when dealing with issues she’s passionate about. “I am always going to assert myself because this is not about me,” Bynoe said. “This is about the people I am…