A candidate for City Council in The Bronx has been touting her work as co-founder of a group that encourages women to enter politics — but a member of the outfit says it’s a failed project that never got off the ground.
Marjorie Velazquez, who is backed by incumbent Councilman James Vacca and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, has been promoting the Bronx Women United organization as one of her main professional achievements.
But one of the few remaining members said the organization had just three meetings since launching in early 2015 and never registered with the state as a nonprofit or corporation.
“It’s two women who started with a great idea, attempted to build membership and nothing ever came of it,” said Lisa Sorin, who describes herself as co-chair of the “so-called group.”
Sorin said she’s upset Velazquez is boasting of the group as an achievement when it has amounted to little beyond conversations over coffee. “I feel insulted at the idea,” she added.
The Velazquez campaign noted Sorin has donated to her key competitor in the race, Assembly member Mark Gjonaj.
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