Dear Friends and Supporters:
Moving Harrison Forward would like to recognize and celebrate a beloved Harrison resident, our former congressional representative Nita Lowey. Mrs. Lowey retired in January after thirty-two years of outstanding service as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She represented New York’s 17th Congressional District, which includes a portion of Westchester County, most notably Harrison.
As election day approaches, we reflect on the impact we hope to make as elected officials. Nita is the kind of public servant we aspire to be: moral, bold, principled, committed to justice and devoted to her constituents.
Among her many accomplishments, Mrs. Lowey was a pioneer for women in politics. She was one of only 31 women in Congress when first elected in 1989 (today there are 127 women). In 2001 and 2002, she chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the first woman to do so. And in 2018, Mrs. Lowey became the first female chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
Her legislative achievements are almost too numerous to recount. She helped author a Congressional bill that required food manufacturers to clearly label food allergens in their products. She championed a law that adopted a .08 blood alcohol level as the national drunk driving standard. She secured record-high funding to clean up Long Island Sound. She also appeared before Congress with Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie in support of PBS funding.
Mrs. Lowey was an impassioned advocate for early childhood education at every level (especially for girls around the globe), quality health care and robust biomedical research, environmental protection and women’s issues. She was an ardent proponent of pandemic preparedness, gun violence prevention, stricter public safety laws and national security. She was a key figure in the effort to rebuild New York after the tragic events of 9/11.
Mrs. Lowey’s guiding principle during her career is perhaps best summed up in her own words. Reflecting on her many years of public service, she said: “When you see a problem, do something about it.”
The Moving Harrison Forward team looks forward to serving you, addressing problems in our community and achieving positive change, just as Mrs. Lowey did for so many years.
Frank, Rachel and Adam
Moving Harrison Forward
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