Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand

Mom to Theo, Henry and dog Maple. Wife to Jonathan. U.S. Senator from NY and candidate for president. Not “very polite.”

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's words are as true today as they were in 1993. Generations of advocates have spoken up, pushed back, and fought hard to protect abortion rights. As these rights hang by a thread today, we won't stop fighting. We'll continue to carry the mantle.

Wear a mask! It’s the right thing to do.

The service members who have bravely come forward with their own stories of sexual assault, harassment, and retaliation since Vanessa Guillen's murder deserve justice. I will not stop fighting for accountability and reform. #JusticeforVanessaGuillen 

Millions of Americans are relying on federal unemployment benefits to make ends meet. Congress has an obligation to extend this aid and I plan to do everything I can to ensure that it gets done.

Last year, the Department of Defense announced a record number of sexual assaults in the military, and the lowest conviction rates for assailants on record. There are no more excuses. The system is not delivering justice. We need the Military Justice Improvement Act. #PassMJIA 

Your boss shouldn't be able to determine your access to birth control. It's infuriating that, in 2020, this is the case.

Look out for others. It’s the right thing to do. Wear a mask.

Even though the president himself votes by mail, he doesn't want you to have the same option. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue but Republicans have made it one. With everything on the line this election, we must fight to strengthen vote-by-mail.

Our country deserves leaders who won't openly attack public health experts.


You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.

Imagine if half of Congress was women. If half of all mayors and governors were women. Imagine what could get done.

To my Republican colleagues who've complained that there's no new evidence in this impeachment trial: You voted more than ten times to block relevant witnesses and evidence. Don’t bury your head in the sand and then complain that it’s dark.

We can’t let Trump’s right-wing nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, take a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. I still need 548 more people to join me in speaking out before 11:59 p.m. tonight: Tell the Senate to reject Trump’s nominee!

Women are a force to be reckoned with. We won’t be silenced.

Trump ordered the end of DACA and TPS. Then he shut down the government. Now he’s holding federal workers hostage, saying he'll temporarily give back what he took away—only if we give him a pointless, ineffective wall he falsely promised Mexico would pay for. This is a bad deal.

. has scheduled a vote today. No, it’s not to reopen the government and begin paying 800,000 federal workers who’ve gone without pay for 27 days. It’s to restrict reproductive health care coverage. Unbelievable. Stop attacking women. Open the government.

Any senator who votes to confirm Judge Kavanaugh after Dr. Ford’s testimony is telling our country exactly this: the experiences of women don’t matter. Their trauma doesn’t matter. Their stories and their voices don’t matter.