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Voices of Victims of Sexual Assault In The Military Must Be Heard
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 07/16/2013 7 43 - -
Bringing Justice To Victims Of Sexual Assault In The Military
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/17/2013 20 69 - -
Let's Send Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Congress
Tonight, Mark Sanford won the GOP run-off in the SC-01 special election and will face off against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch on May 7. My Off The Sidelines PAC is all in for Elizabeth and I ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 04/02/2013 44 246 4 -
Protecting Our Precious Right To Vote
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 03/08/2013 16 57 - -
End the Flow of Illegal Guns
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 01/09/2013 160 197 - -
Needed Reform For The U.S. Senate
As I've traveled throughout New York, one of the concerns I hear most from my constituents is a deep frustration with those in Congress. They feel that Washington is broken and unable to do the job ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 11/28/2012 95 290 4 -
A Historic Election For Women
This week was a historic election for women, both on the ballot and at the ballot box. Women knew what was at stake and showed up at the polls in 2008-level numbers, making up 53% of the electorate .
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 11/09/2012 46 156 - -
In 2012, Women Must Make Their Voices Heard and Vote
For so many Americans, this year’s elections represent a true turning point. For our middle class and poor families, it’s about whether they’ll continue to have access to the American dream. ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 10/25/2012 21 132 2 -
Women Are The Key To Holding On To The Senate
Despite being 51% of the population (and 53% of the voting population,) women currently make up just 17% of Congress, 23.6% of state legislatures and women hold just 6 governorships. Shockingly, the ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 09/27/2012 49 169 2 558
The Farm Bill Should Protect Hungry Kids, Not Subsidies for Insurance Companies
Over the past two years, I’ve traveled throughout New York meeting with farmers and anti-hunger advocates to develop our priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill. Based on these conversations, I fought ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 06/06/2012 8 39 - 83
Reforming Washington & Restoring Our Faith In Congress
Today, I'm extremely pleased that President Obama has signed the STOCK Act into law to make it expressly illegal for members of Congress, their families and staff to trade on non-public information ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 04/04/2012 17 54 2 126
Standing Strong Against The Extreme Blunt Amendment
In recent weeks, I've said repeatedly that I was dumb-founded that in 2012 we are actually debating whether women should have access to contraception. I had no idea I’d be even more dumb-founded ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 03/01/2012 114 299 1 896
AZ-08: Help Me Support Gabby
I’ve been lucky to know Gabby Giffords for almost 5 years now. We entered Congress at the same time in 2007 and we became fast friends. I saw in her an intelligence, an empathy and a fire that ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 10/20/2011 7 39 - 122
Remembering Our Heroes' Sacrifice
Like all Americans, I will never forget where I was the morning of the 9/11 attacks. I was traveling with my husband when I received the call from my mother that would change my life. I was living ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 09/11/2011 6 22 - 67
Let's Send 5 Democratic Women To The Wisconsin State Senate
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 08/03/2011 110 243 4 789
Momentum For DOMA Repeal Continues To Build
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 07/20/2011 29 104 - 261
Our Next Marriage Equality Fight: Repealing DOMA
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, ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 06/25/2011 99 185 - 550
Join The Fight For Marriage Equality In NY
In the coming weeks, New York State has a historic opportunity to pass marriage equality. We’ve tried before, as recently as 2009, but we came up just short. But this time, the wind is at our ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/25/2011 50 86 1 222
NY-26: The Final Stretch For Kathy Hochul
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/22/2011 34 115 2 418
NY-26: Kathy Hochul for Congress
In 2006, the netroots was instrumental in my unlikely victory in NY-20 and today, I’m asking for your help in another red upstate NY seat. On May 24th, there’s a special election ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/03/2011 13 43 1 141
Paycheck Fairness: Progress for America's Women & Economic Security For the Middle Class
As we continue to mourn the passing of Geraldine Ferraro, women today must not forget the words she spoke in her 1984 convention speech: "The issue is not what America can do for women, but what ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 04/12/2011 20 41 - 139
The Next Step Toward Equality: Repealing DOMA
The past year truly has been a landmark year in the fight for equality for LGBT Americans. Not only did Congress finally repeal the corrosive and immoral "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, but we won ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 03/01/2011 66 109 1 299
America Made Their Voices Heard For Our 9/11 Heroes
Today we saw a true Christmas miracle take place in the US Senate. Two weeks ago, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act was defeated on a procedural vote, the casualty of political ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 12/22/2010 135 294 1 98
UPDATED Momentum Building Toward A Christmas Miracle For Our 9/11 Heroes
On September 11, 2001 and in the days and weeks that followed, thousands of patriotic Americans reported to the site of the World Trade Center to help in whatever way they could. On the day of the ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 12/19/2010 111 228 3 791
We did it! UPDATE: Video!
I'm so thrilled that the Senate has overcome a Republican filibuster of our standalone "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal bill. What a historic day! Soon, the Senate will officially pass the DADT repeal ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 12/18/2010 179 396 2 241
Tell The US Senate Not To Go Home Until DADT Is Repealed
We are at the doorstep of history and we can’t let this moment pass. The House has now passed the standalone “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal bill -- legislation I was ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 12/16/2010 153 313 3 95
Being A Voice For Our Veterans
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 10/08/2010 56 126 1 63
NY Democrats, I'm Asking For Your Vote Today
Over the past 20 months, it has been my absolute privilege to serve the state of New York in the US Senate. In that time, I have traveled to all 62 counties in the state, I've listened to New ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 09/14/2010 126 145 1 415
Making Congress More Transparent
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 09/02/2010 45 78 1 40
Reforming The Way Washington Works
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 ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 07/20/2010 192 169 2 71
They've Done The Job Abroad But Can't Find A Job At Home
Today, as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we must recommit ourselves to providing economic opportunity for our brave veterans once they return home. Each day in ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/31/2010 22 42 - 31
This Is About Who We Fight For
Yesterday, I was so proud to accept the Democratic nomination for Senate from New York at the NYS Democratic convention. It'...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/27/2010 80 105 1 63
This Is Only The Beginning [UPDATED]
What a historic week it's been. While the health care reform fight hasn't been easy and while the final bill may not be perfect, I can't tell you how proud I've been to be in the Senate during this ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 03/30/2010 149 370 6 105
Telling The Stories Of Those Impacted By "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
Last Spring I had the honor of meeting with Lt. Dan Choi in my office. While it was a relatively short meeting, 20 minutes or so, it was extremely meaningful for me. I'll never forget Dan telling me ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 02/02/2010 150 237 4 37
Stopping Stupak In The Senate
As you know, last week the U.S. Senate began debate on our version of the health insurance reform legislation. ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 12/07/2009 101 185 1 106
Thank You For Getting Us This Far
As you know, on Monday, Majority Leader Reid sent a merged Senate health care bill to the CBO that contained a public option with an opt out provision for states. This represents a major victory for ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 10/28/2009 174 270 3 130
The Right Time To Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell Is Now
Since 1994, almost 13,000 gay servicemen and women have been discharged from the military based not on their performance but on their sexual orientation. In 2009 alone, we've had more than 400 of ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 10/05/2009 208 376 6 86
 Help Me Fight For A Public Option
As you know, there is a historic effort underway in Washington right now to finally address the health care crisis in this country, and I need your help. As I've ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 07/23/2009 440 552 4 114
Sunlight In The Senate
In 2006, I ran for Congress against -- and, with your help, defeated -- entrenched Republican incumbent John Sweeney. If there was one thing I knew about John Sweeney it's that he was not exactly a ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 07/10/2009 372 206 2 34
Congratulations, Senator-elect Franken!
We've been waiting a long time for this, but let me be among the first to say, Congratulations, Senator-elect Franken and welcome to the Senate! I am thrilled that very soon you will become our 60th ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 06/30/2009 564 615 2 32
I Stand With Lt. Dan Choi, It's Time To Repeal DADT
Last week, I had the honor of meeting a proud graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY – ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 06/18/2009 373 356 2 229
I'm Here To Take Your Questions
As a newly appointed Senator, I really felt it was important to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to get to know me. So, about a month ago, we ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 06/03/2009 386 126 - 294
Renewing Our Commitment to Veterans
Today, as we honor America’s fallen soldiers, I ask you to join me in renewing our commitment to the men and women who have served our nation in the Armed Forces. When I ran for Congress, ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/25/2009 73 112 - 324
I Support The Public Option
Last Tuesday, I stopped by to announce my new website, ConversationsWithKirsten.com . We've already received hundreds of questions through the ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/11/2009 491 574 11 471
More Than Breakfast In Bed: A Legislative Agenda for Moms
Since I was a kid, Mother’s Day was always a special day to tell my Mother and Grandmother how much I love them. Now that I’m a Mom, it is a special day to spend with my children. In ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/08/2009 62 43 2 59
Answering Your Questions
Last week, Scott Murphy was sworn in as my representative in the United States Congress. Thank you, Daily Kos, for playing a huge part in making that happen. Scott ran an inspiring race and I know ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 05/05/2009 311 146 3 36
Let my vote and every vote be counted
Today the Republicans stooped to a new low by challenging my ballot. The Republican’s challenge is frivolous and without merit. Having spent so much time campaigning alongside Scott Murphy ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 04/14/2009 371 632 6 73
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