Democrat Reema Rasool a small business owner, has joined the race to succeed US Rep. Tom Suozzi representing the 3rd District.
Suozzi announced recently that he is running for governor.
Rasool said she will fight for middle class families in Queens and Long Island, and cites high taxes as one of her issues.
She describes herself as a social entrepreneur and small business owner who has founded numerous businesses and organizations, including South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAY WE),
a not-for-profit trade organization for South Asian women.
If elected to Congress, the Oyster Bay resident said that she will focus on issues like helping small businesses build back from the COVID-19 pandemic and “making the transition to renewable energy while creating green new jobs. In Congress, and fight to pass Medicare For All.”
“I’m running for Congress because in this country, the richest country in the world, families should not live in fear of their child or spouse getting sick or breaking a bone because the medical costs could cause them to go bankrupt. Health care is a human right and we need Medicare For All,” Rasool said.
She has lived in both New York City and on Long Island, where she witnessed how climate change and superstorms affect the region.