Recently Joyce had the chance to sit down with popular blog The Loop 21 for a Q&A about her background, Congressional platform, and readiness to serve NY’s 13th C.D. on Capitol Hill. Here’s a peek:
“I come from a political family. My dad was the first black elected to public office in Poughkeepsie as a council member in ’68. My parents were steeped in community, and started the Poughkeepsie Voter’s League. In their 30s, I watched these young folks take their lead in community and it was something that was always instilled in [me]. From the time of a little girl, the biggest joy I got was every four years during the Democratic National Convention. My parents had to run me to bed because I thought there was nothing more exciting than the DNC. It’s in my DNA. I escorted Eleanor Roosevelt when she came to Poughkeepsie. I met Martin Luther King, who came to my church. All of this backdrop sort of fueled this sense of activism…I want to inspire people to come back into a process that we necessarily need them in because I cannot do this work alone. No progress will be done unless folks are fully engaged. This is the opportunity I see in the 13th district.”
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