Higher Heights for America PAC is proud to endorse Jackie Gordon to represent New York’s 2nd Congressional District.
Jackie is a combat veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader. While in college and teaching in local schools, she enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. Over her 29-year career in the armed forces, Jackie served our country overseas as a platoon leader in Germany during Operation Desert Storm, as an operations officer at Guantanamo Bay during the Global War on Terror, as a battle captain in Baghdad during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and as commander of the 310th Military Police Battalion in Afghanistan in 2012. She retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2014.
Since 2007, Jackie has served on the Babylon Town Council, where she has worked to direct resources to veterans and military families as chair of the Veterans Advisory Council; pushed for the revitalization of Wyandanch Village, which has breathed new life into the community; and helped raise nearly $1 million for the Wounded Warriors Project through the annual Soldier Ride in Babylon.
Jackie has spent nearly three decades working in New York public schools. As a guidance counselor, she mentors and advises Long Island high schoolers, guiding them into productive lives, college, and the workforce.
History shows that when Black women gain political power, we champion policies that benefit multiple communities.
If elected, Jackie will work to make healthcare more affordable, ensure protections for people with pre-existing conditions, protect funding for Planned Parenthood and women’s access to health care, support common-sense gun violence protection measures, and work for improved education, career training, healthcare and housing assistance for veterans.
Black women represent a major political constituency, consumer base, and volunteer base. Yet, they have largely been left out of important debates related to civil rights, economic justice, and reproductive justice. The time is now to elect more Black women to be at decision-making tables to represent us.
Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Jackie’s campaign with their time, talent, and resources.