Member of Congress, 10th Congressional District of New York
Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 1977-1992
Columbia University, Government BA, 1969; Fordham University Law School, JD 1978
Member, NARAL Pro Choice American, New York State Board of Directors, 1970's-1980's-present; Member, Metropolitian Rail Freight Council 2016-present; Member, New York State Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 1993-present; National Vice President, Americans for Democratic Action, 1992-present; NYS Board of Directors, NARAL Pro Choice American, 1970-present; Member, Community Free Democrats, 1969-present; Member, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1968-present; Member, American Israel Public Affairs Committee; Member, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); Former Member, Board of Directors, New York State, National Abortion Rights Action League; Member, Board of Directors, West Side Anti-Crime Campaign; Member, National Organization for Women (NOW); Board of Directors, West Side Anti-Crime Campaign; Founder, West Side Kids; Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1993-1994; Member, National Governing Council, American Jewish Congress, 1985-1992; Executive Director, Community Free Democrats, 1972; Member, Community Board #7 (Manhattan), 1967-1971
Prior Public Experience
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1992-present; Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives; Vice Chair/ Founder, House Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus, present; Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 1977-1992; Democratic District Leader, New York County Democratic Committee, 1969-1971, 1973-1977; Democratic District Chair, 1971-1973
Our country is facing extraordinary challenges from the Trump Administration, and they will not be over after he leaves office. We need to take action to protect the rule of rule of law and democratic institutions against the continuing attacks by the President, his Administration, and their enablers. We also need to take urgent action to reverse rising economic inequality, and to fight the climate change emergency.
I will also continue to push for civil rights and civil liberties (voting rights, protecting immigrants, due process); increasing investment in transportation and in eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels, which will grow the economy, create jobs and reduce the environmental impact; pursuing intelligent economic policies that will stimulate our economy and promote economic growth that reaches all members of our society.