A former child refugee, two-term State Senator, and devoted public servant, Anna Kaplan is running for Congress to deliver for New York families and bring decency, integrity and competence to the House of Representatives.
Anna Kaplan was born Anna Monahemi in Tabriz, Iran. She and her family were part of Iran’s ancient Jewish people who trace their lineage back to the Babylonian Exile described in the Old Testament. When the Islamic Revolution swept the country, Anna’s parents made the heart-wrenching decision to send her alone to America when she was just 13 years old.
Anna arrived in Brooklyn as part of an international effort to save Iran’s Jewish children. She was eventually sent to Chicago, where she lived with a foster family, learned English, and completed high school.
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