Inspiration for Activism
- Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 4th district. In office January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2015.
- Tireless advocate for gun control
- Pursued legislation benefiting the elderly, including hearing loss detection, prevention & treatment, pushing for affordable hearing devices for all.
- Fought for special education and health services for children
- Always stated in interviews: “I am a nurse and I look at the issues from a nursing perspective.