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Sunday Routine: Councilwoman Margaret Chin

I grudgingly like this breezy series in the New York Times called “Sunday Routine,” despite the fact that it’s fairly bourgeois and appeals to a readership that can actually luxuriate in a brunch-filled, sleep-late Sunday morning routine.

This week, the series tracks the Sunday routine of Councilwoman Margaret Chin. She is the first Asian American in the New York City Council, and the founder of Asian Americans for Equality. A busy woman, indeed.

In particular, I was drawn to her commitment to getting to know her constituents by attending different churches in her district: a Latino church on East Broadway, for example, or a service at the Salvation Army. Seems to show her commitment to representing all of her constituents, not only her fellow Chinese Americans. Perhaps the next Patsy Mink?

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Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a Manhattan-based writer and non-profit manager. More

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