Candidate Details

Allison Fine

House - Open

Allison Fine is a grassroots political organizer and author from Westchester, New York. She served as the Chairwoman of the national board of NARAL Pro-Choice American Foundation. In 2019, Fine founded the Network of Elected Women to help elect women to local offices around the country and has written three books on the value of virtual social activism to support these efforts. Fine is active in the Jewish communal world, and was previously the president of Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, NY, and sits on the UJA-Westchester Regional Advisory Council. New York’s 17th Congressional District is a safe Democratic seat that is open following Rep. Nita Lowey’s retirement in 2020. Within the crowded field, Fine stands out for her connection to progressive groups and the American Jewish community, along with her background in organizing.

From her time as Temple Beth President, Fine is extremely plugged into the American Jewish community and JStreetPAC’s issues. According to Fine, the likelihood of a two-state solution is threatened by the illegal Israeli settlement expansion and possibility of unilateral annexation of the West Bank. She is a firm believer that Israel is essential to US national security concerns and global stability. To bolster this relationship, Fine argues for continued aid to Israel and a resumption of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people. She is a supporter of the JCPOA, and maintains the need to re-enter diplomatic negotiations with Iran with the goal of bringing Iran back into a nuclear deal that closely resembles the framework provided by the JCPOA.