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Source:  NBC News

During the day, Carmen Castillo wears a uniform and cleans rooms at a high-end hotel.  At night, she makes financial and policy decisions as a city council member in Providence, Rhode Island.

Now the story of the immigrant hotel-housekeeper-turned-politician is coming to public television.

A mother of three and a grandmother, Castillo is currently serving her third term on the city council in Providence, a city with a $773 million annual budget.

The city council job is part time paying $18,000 a year, so she continues to work full-time as a hotel housekeeper, a job she has held for 24 years.

“Councilwoman” will have its broadcast premiere on Tuesday, September 3rd on the WORLD Channel, as part of the latest season of “America ReFramed.”

Read the story at NBC News.


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