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Here are some sad statistics: - I am one of just 17 women in the US Senate. - Just 17% of all of Congress is made up of women. - There are currently only 6 women governors in the US today. - Less ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 110 comments on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:38 AM PDT with 243 Recommends
From Tucson, to Aurora, to Oak Creek, Wisc., to Sandy Hook Elementary School, there seems to be a never ending series of mass tragedies at the hands of madmen with guns. But as New Yorkers know ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 160 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:16 AM PST with 197 Recommends
What a historic day! I couldn’t be more thrilled that, thanks to extraordinary grassroots activism and the hard work of Governor Cuomo and so many committed organizations and elected officials, ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 99 comments on Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 07:38 AM PDT with 185 Recommends
I have not been in Washington long but I've been there long enough to know that it's broken and we need to fix it. As I travel throughout New York and listen to my constituents, it's clear that ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 192 comments on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM PDT with 169 Recommends
We’ve asked a tremendous amount of the brave men and women serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of them have been deployed on tour after tour, away from their homes and families ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 09:41 AM PDT with 126 Recommends
This year, we have seen historic progress for LGBT rights, in particular on marriage equality, at both the state and federal levels. Most recently, of course, I was thrilled when my home state of ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 09:29 AM PDT with 104 Recommends
As I travel across the state and listen to New Yorkers, there is no question how worried people are about the economy -- if the job they have today will be here tomorrow, if the job they lost is ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 12:17 PM PDT with 78 Recommends
I was outraged by the news earlier this week that the coordinator of the Army's program to prevent sexual assault at Fort Hood in Texas is under investigation for abusive sexual contact. This ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
This past Sunday, it was an honor and privilege to stand alongside Rep. John Lewis and so many other civil rights heroes as we marched over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. It was only 48 ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 12:19 PM PST with 57 Recommends
For the victims of sexual assault in the military, and all those who want to finally see real transformational change made within the broken military justice system, it was extremely disappointing ...
by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
"South Carolina is at war with this federal government and this administration," is what Rick Perry, and not Jefferson Davis, told a wildly-cheering debate audience in my current hometown of Myrtle ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:54 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
A couple of weeks ago, friend devtob and I took a quick trip to the Big City of New York. It was primarily to see the play War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center. I had been ...
by LuLu
Comment Count 67 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:25 AM PST with 30 Recommends
I haven't seen this diaried anywhere else, and it seems to have been lost a bit in ...
by Purplepeople
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 01:31 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Surprise, surprise! The House of Representatives just voted 248-175 for an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill which reaffirms the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Yes, talk ...
by TheSolipsisticMe
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 06:22 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has heard plenty about ...
by robert harding
Comment Count 116 comments on Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 09:37 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
It's seems the Obama Administration in concert with the Senate Democrats are clearing the paths for the "chosen ones". Earlier in the week one of Specter's primary challengers bowed out, and news ...
by Jonze
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri May 15, 2009 at 05:05 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The efforts in Congress to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell are very much alive. There is legislation in the House which would ...
by robert harding
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 08:44 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
If you were running to become the junior U.S. senator from New York, where would you raise money? Certainly, your home state (in this case, New York) comes to mind. And since New York is home to ...
by robert harding
Comment Count 98 comments on Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 06:09 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Jon Cooper said it was an eye-opening moment for him. He was watching the press conference announcing Governor David Paterson's selection ...
by robert harding
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 04:48 AM PDT with 3 Recommends