Kathleen Rice is the United States Representative for New York’s Fourth Congressional District. She previously served as the District Attorney of Nassau County, New York, and was the first woman elected District Attorney in Long Island’s history. Known for her innovative, tough, and smart-on-crime initiatives, she effectively prosecuted perpetrators of crimes of gender violence and focused on ensuring protection and justice for victims of sex trafficking. Congresswoman Rice’s pioneering anti-demand efforts to deter sex trafficking by holding sex industry buyers criminally accountable have become a national model.
“Sex trafficking victims need help and support, not criminal punishment. That’s why I established a special human trafficking part in Nassau County to help women and punish those who exploit them.”