"If a woman doesn’t control her body, she doesn’t control her future and we can never get to parity and to economic justice without reproductive freedom."
Sleepy Hollow activist Allison Fine will launch her campaign for Congress today, the first woman to join the race to succeed longtime Rep. Nita Lowey.
Fine, who’ll be the fourth candidate to officially seek the Democratic Party nomination, noted that only 23% of Congress is female.
“Fighting for a woman’s seat is a good fight to have,” Fine told The Journal News/lohud. “Especially this woman’s seat, the greatest champion for women in Congress.”
Fine, 55, is the former chairwoman of the national board of NARAL Pro Choice America Foundation. She resigned that position last week ahead of the launch of her candidacy.
Fine is hoping to separate herself from the pack with her understanding of tech, and making data privacy a legislative focus. She’d like to see a future where companies don’t own personal data, especially those of children, and aren’t able to sell it to vendors.