Boss Brunch, fundraiser, City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo,
City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (3rd from right), held a "Boss Brunch" and fundraiser at For My Sweet
City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (3rd from right), held a “Boss Brunch” and fundraiser at For My Sweet

On Saturday, June 25, City Councilwoman Laurie A. Cumbo hosted a “Boss Brunch,” a breakfast gathering to celebrate the women as leaders in the community and a fundraiser for her 2016 reelection campaign, representing Brooklyn’s 35th District.

The event took place at For My Sweets in Bed-Stuy and included the participation of a local elected officials, local business owners and other outstanding community members alike, including Public Advocate Letitia James, State Assemblywoman Jo Ann Simon, State Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna and IMPACCT BK Executive Director Deb Howard, amongst others.

As chair of the Women’s Committee, Cumbo went over her first-term legislative record, ticking off a list of bills and other initiatives aimed at addressing women’s issues in her district and citywide. Aside from an expansive buffet/breakfast spread, there was a playful question-and-answer session between Laurie and other elected officials, a poetry reading by young film actress and Bed-Stuy resident Eden Duncan Smith, and colorful fashion show by Brenda Brunson-Bey of Tribal Truths Collection.

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