Anna Kaplan is a former child refugee who has devoted her life to public service as her way of giving back to the country that has given her so much. Now serving her second term as a New York State Senator, Anna is fighting hard for Long Island and delivering results for our community. With your support this November, we can keep Anna Kaplan fighting for us in the Senate.
Anna Kaplan was born Anna Monahemi in Tabriz, Iran, and when revolution swept the country, her parents made the difficult decision to send her to America for her safety when she was just 13 years old. She arrived in Brooklyn as part of an international effort to save Iran’s Jewish children and was sent to live with a foster family in Chicago, where she learned to speak English and completed high school. Eventually, the family was reunited in Queens, where Anna went on to graduate from Yeshiva University before becoming the first woman in her family to graduate from law school at the Cardozo School of Law.
Anna and her husband Darren moved to Nassau County to start their family and raise their daughters, and Anna felt a strong desire to give back to the country that had opened its arms to her as a child in need. After volunteering in the community for several years, she ran for office and served first as a member of the Great Neck Library Board, then a member of the North Hempstead Town Council. In 2018, she made history when she was elected to the State Senate as the first former refugee to be elected to the New York State Legislature and the first Persian American. Since taking office, Anna has delivered on her promises to protect women’s reproductive rights, pass common-sense gun safety laws, deliver record funding and resources for our schools and law enforcement, decrease state income taxes, cap property taxes, and support small businesses. Anna stands up for Long Island families and will always fight for us!
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Kaplan, a national leader on gun safety, called the rating a “badge of honor” GLEN COVE, NY (October 2, 2022) – With less than five
With less than 50 days until the November 8 election, Kaplan announces endorsements from three more major labor unions GLEN COVE, NY (September 25, 2022)
Leading Reproductive Rights Advocacy Organization Endorses Senator Anna Kaplan in Her Bid for Re-Election
In recognition of her tireless leadership for women and reproductive choice, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) Action Fund PAC has endorsed Anna Kaplan
GLEN COVE, NY (August 23, 2022) – New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) declared victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for
Ahead of August 23 Primary, Coalition of Elected Officials Endorse Senator Anna Kaplan for Re-Election
The coalition includes State Senators, Assemblymembers, County, Town and Village officials, and elected municipal government leaders from the Nassau County region Endorsements were announced at
Diverse Coalition of South Asian Community Leaders Back Senator Anna Kaplan’s Re-Election Bid Ahead of August Primary
In recognition of her tireless support for South Asian communities and issues, 35 prominent community leaders endorse Senator Kaplan’s re-election to the New York State