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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Texas Democrats managed to stop one of the worst voter suppression bills in the country. But Republicans have vowed to try again. We need to pass the Voter Empowerment Act — now part of #ForThePeople  — to stop these voter suppression laws once and for all.

Caregiving is essential, and this International Domestic Workers Day we are especially grateful for the domestic workers who cared for our loved ones throughout this pandemic. Let's show our gratitude by passing the #AmericanJobsPlan  and investing in our care infrastructure.

Every child deserves a loving home. But right now, thousands of children are waiting in foster care because of agencies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ families. It's time to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act and put an end to this discrimination once and for all.

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Whether you've got a newborn, an elderly parent who needs help, or a seriously ill loved one — care is essential. And you shouldn't have to risk your job and paycheck to care for a loved one or to care for yourself. It's time to guarantee paid leave for every worker in America.

A huge thank you to @VP  for hosting the women of the Senate for dinner last night!

A nationwide high-speed rail network would advance equity, create millions of good jobs, and dramatically reduce our carbon footprint. Proud to join @Ocasio20 @sethmoulton18 and to call on Congress to fund high-speed rail in our upcoming infrastructure package.

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We can't allow our privacy to be undermined by Big Tech companies that value profits over people. It's time to create a Data Protection Agency that will hold Big Tech accountable for protecting our data and privacy.

Just early voted with my mom and Jonnie in Albany. With voting rights under attack, we should be protecting this sacred right and making it easier to vote—not harder. Let's pass the #ForThePeopleAct 


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.

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

Every American should be able to vote by mail.

I will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett. This nomination process is illegitimate. I refuse to participate in the further degradation of our democracy and our judiciary.

Let’s put a bank in every post office.

I’m proud to endorse @JoeBiden today. Our country needs a president who will provide steady, honest leadership, and I believe Joe has the right experience, empathy, and character to lead. I’m excited to help him defeat Donald Trump in November.

Trump’s new Postmaster General, a top Republican donor, has tens of millions of dollars invested in the Postal Service’s competitors. How could he possibly have the @USPS ’s best interests in mind? We have to keep speaking out to protect our post offices.

A woman can win. Anything that suggests otherwise ignores the facts. @HillaryClinton  won 3 million more votes than @realDonaldTrump  in the last election.

Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure.

Today in Youngstown, OH, a woman asked: "This is an area that, across all demographics, has been depressed because of the loss of industry and the opioid crisis. What do you have to say to people in this area about so-called white privilege?" Here's what I answered: