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Join the campaign of Marcelle Lashley-Kaboré
Democrat for NYC City Council District 29

fighting for the families of
Forest Hills - Kew Gardens - Rego Park - Richmond Hill

Meet Marcelle Lashley-Kaboré, Democratic Candidate for NYC City Council District 29

I am a proud immigrant hailing from a family of entrepreneurs. My parents endowed me with a determined and dedicated work ethic that I’ve used to overcome barriers and become a global philanthropic leader.

I’ve traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean to earn my Global Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). That opportunity to see the world, that strength, that focus on the possibilities, that entrepreneurial spirit — it’s in my blood, and in our shared goals for Queens.

I’m the founder and CEO of a non-profit that empowers women and girls to discover and fulfill their full potential. I’ve collaborated with leaders to bring resources for financial literacy and economic empowerment to our community.


The Issues Facing Queens and NYC Council District 29

Marcelle talking about the issues

For too many, our system isn’t set up for them to succeed. Funding allocations for NYC schools must be drastically overhauled, providing quality education for all schools regardless of neighborhood; living wage jobs must be created, to restore our economy; housing must be prioritized so everyone in our community has a place to live; and we must fortify our immune systems with comprehensive health, wellness and mental health programs and help reduce the risk of infection for those most vulnerable.

As your councilwoman, I promise that tomorrow will be better than today. I will fight for community-centered policies that guarantee working-class families a livable wage. From better and safer education to affordable housing, to a healthcare system that works for everyone, addressing our global climate crisis and the Covid-19 recovery.