The following story appeared today in DNA Info:
It’s not easy to get New Yorkers’ attention, and at a subway station at 5 p.m. on a gorgeous Friday afternoon, it’s nearly impossible.
But that’s what Joyce Johnson, a candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat, did last week.
Standing outside of the train station at Lexington Avenue and 96th Street, Johnson, 64, handed out campaign literature and talked up her second attempt at the seat held for four decades by incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel.
Some straphangers angrily waved Johnson off, while others took a flier without looking her in the eye and kept walking.
But Johnson was persistent. Before long, she struck up conversations with the people she considers to be her core constituency: Women.
The full piece can be read here.