Woman of Kashmiri origin runs for U.S. Congress on Democratic ballot



Reema Rasool is the first Muslim American woman on the ballot for the Nassau County Democrats on Long Island, where she ran for the Oyster Bay Town Board in 2021. Rasool, a New Yorker, is a single mom of two, a women’s rights activist, & small biz owner is a first-generation American, the daughter of Drs. Shama and Ayaz Rasool, who immigrated to NY-3 from Srinagar, Kashmir in 1974.


A life-long NY-3 resident, Rasool is a serial entrepreneur and successful business woman who advocates for small business owners.  A mother of two teenage boys, Rasool tweeted on Tuesday: “I’m a parent that knows the struggle of finding great childcare — especially childcare that is within your budget. Caring for our children should not break the bank. If we elect more working parents to Congress, I’m sure we’ll finally have action on affordable childcare.”


A mother of two teenage boys, Rasool said in a statement: “We are a people-powered campaign. I’m representing the middle-class of this country and plan to advance our standing as the technological and business capital of the world. Together, we will guarantee healthcare, a healthy environment, and financial stability for all.”


Rasool, who fights against inequality and advocates for justice on behalf of her almost 800,000 constituents on the Northern Shore of Long Island and Northeast Queens, is a graduate of New York University and the founder of South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAY WE), a national not-for-profit trade association that educates, supports, and advocates for women in business. Rasool is also the founder and principal of LUXE Consulting Groupe, an international financial marketing firm that specializes in the niche field of U.S. infrastructure investments by foreign nationals. LUXE has offices in India and the UAE.


Rasool is running for Congress to lower taxes, support small business owners by redefining the tax code, fight for education equity for children, keep communities safe, and ensure healthcare for all. The Democratic Primary for New York’s 3rd Congressional District is slated for Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Rasool is running against five other candidates.