“The field continues to widen for the soon-to-be open congressional seat in NY-17, a district encompassing Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Barack Obama, and Allison Fine, the former chairwoman of the national board of National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro Choice America Foundation, announced their campaigns in November. They are competing for the Democratic nomination in the election for the seat held by Rep. Nita Lowey, who recently announced she will retire next year … Fine said, “I am running for Congress because our country is broken in some fundamental ways … our children are hiding beneath their desks because of rampant gun violence …” … “My top priority in Congress is to defend our Democracy from foreign interference and from a President intent on undermining the rule of law and eroding our values, so that the next generation has the opportunity to succeed,” said Farkas. “ … We must enact common sense gun reforms and do better by our children …” …”
Farkas has this statement on her campaign website:
I believe defending our country means preventing domestic and international terrorism and preventing gun violence.
And offers up this on Twitter:
In war zones around the world, I saw what assault weapons can do in the hands of trained soldiers. They have no place in our homes and communities.
— Evelyn Farkas (@EvelynNFarkas) December 5, 2019
Fine does not currently have a 2A position statement on her campaign website, but did say this on Twitter:
The only way to stop domestic violence, is to understand domestic violence. We must increase funding for domestic violence services to ensure every survivor has a path to safety.
In Congress, I will fight for VAWA, tighter gun safety laws, and DV services funding.#DVAM2019
— Allison Fine (@Afine) November 27, 2019