Sarahana for Assembly

Climate organizer.
Nepali immigrant.
NO corporate donations.

The Future Must Be Beautiful

Sarahana is a first generation immigrant who became a citizen in the Hudson Valley to fight for the real changes we need. She is the only candidate in District 103 who has pledged to take NO corporate money, so she can fight to:

End corporate fossil fuels, lower energy costs, and build 100% renewable energy with a Green New Deal

Guarantee universal healthcare—including mental health, substance, long-term, & reproductive care

Reimagine our housing system to ensure affordable, high quality homes for all, and stop cost of living from skyrocketing

Fully fund public pillars like SUNY, schools, and hospitals to provide the essential services and good jobs the Hudson Valley deserves

We refuse all donations from the CEO’s, corporations, lobbyists, fossil fuel polluters, school and healthcare privatizers, and luxury developers squeezing working people to the brink.

(Checks can be made out to "Sarahana for Assembly" and mailed to:
PO Box 118, Ulster Park, NY 12487)

Hello, my name is Sarahana Shrestha.

I’m a first-generation immigrant from Nepal, a climate organizer, and a lifelong advocate for the working class. The democracy and movements that emerged from the political uprisings of my childhood inspired in me an enduring conviction: that when we come together, even the most insurmountable things are possible.

As the Democratic nominee for State Assembly in District 103, I’m running to change the culture of Albany and fight for the future Hudson Valley deserves. Our residents know that now is the time to build a government that works for everyone.

Learn more about Sarahana


At the Doors with Sarahana Shrestha: The Climate Organizer and Democratic Socialist Hopes to Win Big in Rural New York

“I tend to think that the candidates that do well long-term are the ones that put a lot of time campaigning and getting to know their district even when they have confidence they will win.”

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How climate activist Sarahana Shrestha pulled off an election upset

A robust ground game was critical to victory in the 103rd Assembly District primary last week. What does it portend for state climate action?

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Sarahana Shrestha defeats incumbent Kevin Cahill in 103rd Assembly District primary

Climate organizer who ran on a socialist platform scores big upset against longtime incumbent

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N.Y. Assembly Democrats Largely Repel Challenges From the Left

Long-tenured incumbents appeared likely to retain their seats, though an activist was ahead in a Hudson Valley race.

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The Next Battlefield for N.Y. Progressives? The State Assembly.

“Whatever we did to make Albany scared of the climate movement this time around, we want to do the same for health care, we want to do the same for housing,” [Sarahana] said.

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Climate Activists Put Left Politics to the Test in Hudson Valley

“Those in power are usually neglecting everyday people who need things to survive.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Phara Souffrant Forrest


Marcela Mitaynes


Zohran Kwame Mamdani


Emily Gallagher


Julia Salazar

State Senator

Jabari Brisport

State Senator

Check Donations

Checks can be made out to "Sarahana for Assembly" and mailed to:
PO Box 118, Ulster Park, NY 12487