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Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten
Gillibrand

(Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the race on 8/28/19) Kirsten Gillibrand is New York’s junior Senator. Gillibrand was first appointed to the Senate in 2009, and won a special election for the seat in 2010. Before serving in the Senate, she was a Representative for New York's 20th congressional district from 2006 to 2009. Gillibrand also worked as an attorney for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and on Secretary Clinton's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign. Gillibrand received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was actress Connie Britton’s roommate (Mrs. Coach y’all!), and got her law degree from UCLA. Learn more about Senator Gillibrand below:

Why are you running

“I really believe in right versus wrong and up until [the 2018 midterms], wrong was winning... I need to fight for this country, for families, for children, as hard as I would fight for my own children."

— Kirsten Gillibrand

Top Priorities

"Family Bill of Rights"

Including universal family leave, affordable child care, and universal pre-k.

Climate Change

Achieve net zero carbon emissions over the next ten years and pass the Green New Deal.

Clean Elections

Voters can receive “Democracy Dollars” to assign to their preferred candidates and candidates can receive them if they meet the qualifying threshold and agree to cap individual cash donations to $200.

Tweeter in Chief

Pod Save America

2020: Kirsten Gillibrand on Medicare for All and speaking truths (From Jan. 22)

Timestamps

[00:00:51] Why she decided to run

[00:02:23] How her 10yr old son Henry felt about her running

[00:03:40] How she stands out

[00:06:34] Her first piece of legislation in congress – health care, Medicare-for-All

[00:12:06] Green New Deal

[00:14:30] Clean air and water

[00:16:35] Using “market dynamics” to fight climate change on a global level

[00:17:38] Job training programs

[00:19:28] Public service to get two years of community college for free

[00:21:54] Open to getting rid of the filibuster

[00:23:04] Filibuster should stay for Supreme Court seats

[00:23:51] Supreme Court reform

[00:26:29] Not taking corporate PAC money

[00:27:48] Border security

[00:31:56] We need to create a more humane immigration system

[00:33:24] New York as purple state

[00:34:17] How women have been “sidelined” in politics

[00:36:41] Intersectionality

[00:41:52] Believes we should ask every person for their vote

On delivering her message to red and blue districts

On what motivates her in public service

On Medicare for All

Queen for a Day with Kirsten Gillibrand

Timestamps

[00:00:51] Why she decided to run

[00:02:23] How her 10yr old son Henry felt about her running

[00:03:40] How she stands out

[00:06:34] Her first piece of legislation in congress – health care, Medicare-for-All

[00:12:06] Green New Deal

[00:14:30] Clean air/clean water

[00:16:35] Using “market dynamics” to fight climate change on a global level

[00:17:38] Full employment through accessible job training programs

[00:19:28] Public service to get two years of community college for free

[00:21:54] Open to getting rid of the filibuster

[00:23:04] Filibuster should stay for Supreme Court seats

[00:23:51] Supreme Court

[00:26:29] Not taking corporate PAC money

[00:27:48] Border security

[00:31:56] More humane immigration system

[00:33:24] New York is actually a purple state

[00:34:17] How women have been “sidelined” in politics

[00:36:41] Intersectionality

[00:41:52] Believes we should ask every person for their vote

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