Councilmember Helen Gym was seated in 2016 and is the first Asian American woman to serve in Philadelphia’s City Council. She has led prominent campaigns, including the successful opposition to a proposed stadium and casino in Philadelphia Chinatown, winning a federal civil rights settlement requiring schools to address bullying and racial harassment, and campaigns against the inhumane detention and deportation of immigrants. She has also focused her legislative efforts on economic justice issues, including championing fair scheduling legislation, expanding the city’s living wage laws, and requiring disclosure for businesses accepting city subsidies.