Island women talk race, politics, and more in national forum

(Editor’s Note: The Staten Island Advance is partnering with Spaceship Media in The Many: A Conversation Across Divides, a moderated Facebook conversation for women of all political stripes. The Many will be open through at least the November midterms and we’ll be featuring stories of members and conversations from the group.)

STATEN ISLAND — What does a fiscally conservative and socially liberal attorney from Richmond Town, a wine shop owner and progressive Democrat from the North Shore, and a hairstylist from South Beach who identifies as an Independent, have in common?

They are a few of more than 300 women around the country participating in civil political discussions on a range of topics on a social media group called “The Many.”

From race, to abortion rights, national politics and the future of the Democratic party, The Many is a group where women across the political spectrum can have a “civil conversation” with one another about virtually any topic.

The forum will run through the mid-term elections in November and give women the opportunity to explore their hopes and concerns about the future.

Some 13 Island women of varying political stripes are members and more are still being accepted. If you would like to join the discussion, log in to

Over a recent weekend, several Staten Island women participated in a discussion about the Trump administration’s family separation policy ahead of a nationwide protests calling on the White…

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