Rachel is the co-founder and Chair of the Progressive Caucus of the NYS Democratic Committee, which has been a catalyst for progressive change in the New York State Democratic Party since the Caucus' inception in 2013. See Progressive Agenda page.

Civil Rights

Rachel is an active member of the LGBTQI community, a long-time fighter for civil rights, and an advocate for the socially vulnerable.
She led the fight in the Democratic State Committee to win support for the Gender Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). See Civil Rights page.


Rachel has actively advocated for sexual harassment legislation which Governor Cuomo signed into law last August. She led the State Party in advocating for elimination of the statute of limitations on rape in the first degree...See Harassment & Assault page.

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Over the past weeks many of us have watched, marched, and spoken out against the racism and police brutality that is so deeply rooted in our country, including in our own New York City and State. We are all heartbroken, enraged, and frustrated by what we have seen, but for the first time in a long […]


Onward !  Voting Begins on June 16th   We are very grateful to be included in the Village Independent Democrats VID Voter Guide.  It is an honor to stand with their endorsed candidates and one of the oldest progressive Political Clubs in the City. Thanks to the efforts of State Senator Hoylman and others, this […]


The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in Letter from a Birmingham Jail argued that a substantial roadblock to achieving racial equality is the white ally “who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.” I […]