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.

Rachel Lavine is the Choice of Our Community! That’s why she has been endorsed by: