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By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Hardworking men and women deserve not only job security, but also a paycheck when they need to take time off to care for a loved one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

As a lawyer you never speak with emotion. It's about the precise facts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Unfortunately, our [american] workplace rules are stuck in the seventies, when, out of a block of 10 houses, in more than half of them the husband went to work and the wife stayed home. Now on that same block almost eight of the wives work. That's one reason why I want equal pay for equal work, and why affordable day care, early childhood education, and universal pre-K are so important to me.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Ultimately, our tangled views of ambition come down to word choice. Just as many women reject the word 'feminist' but believe in opportunity and equality for all, many women reject the word 'ambition' but believe in trying to achieve difficult goals.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

While we can't begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Those last six words—'for a time such as this'—resonate with me to my core. I believe that in certain situations, we each have a moral responsibility to act. We all have unique opportunities that derive from our unique circumstances, and we have a duty to take them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

[Hillary Clinton] was trying to encourage us to become more active in politics and she said, 'If you leave all the decision-making to others, you might not like what they do, and you will have no one but yourself to blame.' It was such a challenge to the women in the room. And it really hit me: She's talking to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

If I had a daughter, I would tell her certain things. I would tell her that it’s great to be smart, really smart - that being smart makes you strong. I would tell her that emotions are powerful, so don’t be afraid to show them. I would tell her that some people may judge you on how you look or what you wear - that’s just how it is - but you should keep your focus on what you say and do. I would tell her that she may see the world differently from boys, and that difference is essential and good.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I hate the phrase 'having it all,' because it demeans women who do stay home with their children, by implying that their lives are less than full. One of the main goals of the feminist movement is that all women should be able to make the best choices for themselves and their families, and no one should be belittled, degraded, or disregarded because of what she chooses to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I don't think clients you represented as an associate are relevant ... I think how you vote is relevant.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

So, please, let's stop talking about 'having it all' and start talking about the very real challenges of 'doing it all.' The old debate pits women against one another and distracts the conversation from what truly matters—figuring out how working mothers can get the support they need to achieve economic security and build better, happier, more-balanced lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Why the confidential advisor provision is so important, because most women - the first place they go is online: "What do I do if I'm raped?" There's no knowledge about "How do I proceed?" in a way that's going to protect them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I don't like the phrase having it all. It implies we're being greedy, like "have a second piece of pie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I believe transparency in government is key to restoring our nations faith in its elected leaders.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

If women in all stages of life don't get involved and fight for what we want, plans will be made that we may not like, and it'll be our own damned fault. I think about this everyday. It's true at every level, from the Capitol to your city's town hall to your neighborhood school. We need to participate, and we need to be heard. Our lives, our communities, and our world will be better for it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

There is no greater call to service than that of our brave men and women who serve our country in combat across the globe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

We should be cultivating our female workers. The truth of the matter is that women just see problems and solutions differently, and that's valuable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I realize that for many New Yorkers, this is the first time you've heard my name, and you don't know much about me. Over these next two years you will get to know me, but more importantly, I will get to know you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I find that when you open the door toward openness and transparency, a lot of people will follow you through.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

We must do everything we can to help our service members and veterans transition into civilian life once they return home, and that means preparing them for the tough job market.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

It truly disturbs me how little some leaders care. Few lobby for food stamps, because the people who need them aren't in positions of power. The logic is sad and twisted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I had an amazing advantage: a grandmother [Polly Noonan, an influential confidante of the mayor of Albany] who loved politics. She taught me not to listen to negative press or people. I grew up knowing politics was rough-and-tumble.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I might want to do a hundred things in a given day, but I know I have to pick up my kids between 5 and 6. That is the most important thing. So I fit in everything else around that. I know what needs to be done, and then I know what I want to get done.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

When we create hope and opportunity in the lives of others, we allow love, decency and promise to triumph over cowardice and hate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

My hope is that in the future, women stop referring to themselves as 'the only woman' in their physics lab or 'only one of two' in their computer science jobs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

The story we hear over and over again is: Boy in science class, very nice to the girl, says, "Please come to our party on Saturday night." She, of course, shows up. He hands her two, three, four, five drinks. She becomes so inebriated he says, "You can sleep it off in my room. It'll be safe." Or, "I'll walk you home." It's all premeditated with the intention of having sex with that woman without her consent when she's passed out. It's a huge issue.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

The Senate is extremely slow: They have enormous difficulty passing the bills that even get through the House. That's the reality that I've recognized in my two years: that it takes time to change the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Without your voice being heard in Washington, the decisions we make aren't as good. I would urge women to consider public service. And if you want to run, give me a call. I'll help.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Each campus should absolutely investigate the use of alcohol, the prevalence of alcohol, and its role in sexual assault. We know that predators will use alcohol as a weapon. We know they will use drugs as a weapon.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

When a woman has the opportunity to speak truth to power, it's important that she does, even if it's just trying to get a crosswalk in her neighborhood. That's how social change happens!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

One of the things that Claire [ McCaskill] and I are trying to do is put systems on campus in place so that a survivor knows who to talk to - that there's somebody who's an expert on their campus that will know all their options from day one and really empower them to make their own decision about what they want to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Typically, [a victim of sexual assault] go home, take a shower, call their best friend, and evidence is lost. They say, "I can handle it." And they let time pass. And then, either the guy starts harassing them again or they see him do it to somebody else. Having that power on the first day is so important.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

I have since talked to some of my girlfriends sexual assault and found out that they had their own experiences that they never shared at the time. It was never talked about it. And I think it's because of that normal response - you feel badly, you feel responsible, you feel guilty, you feel like you did something wrong, you feel ashamed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

The biggest mistakes I've ever made are when I've been rushed. If I'm overwhelmed, I slow down. It's more effective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

A strong mentor can help a young woman find and advance in the career of her dreams that otherwise may have seemed impossible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

As a 10-year-old girl, I would listen to my grandmother discuss issues, and she made a lasting impression on me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Most of my friends that I know now [were sexually assaulted] stayed silent. And I see that still happening today. A lot of women will stay silent and not share what happened to them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Women's voices aren't heard often enough. Congress should reflect the population, but with only 20 percent women in the Senate and 18 percent in the House, it just doesn't.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Recently in America, we've fallen into a never-ending debate about whether women can 'have it all.' It's an absurd frame for many reasons. The first: For almost all mothers, earning money is a necessity, not a choice. Women work to provide for themselves and their children. We need to stop pretending that work is optional for all but the most financially secure American women. Second: The word 'have' in that phrase drives me crazy. It sounds like women are being greedy, trying to finagle more than their fair share, more than they're due. This is preposterous.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Work and family are both basic tenets of our society. Every government should celebrate and protect both for all of its citizens. That we have come to a place where women seeking work and family can be seen as overreaching, even selfish, is inane.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they're helping the company to be successful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

My mother is a great hunter - she usually shoots our Thanksgiving turkey.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kirsten Gillibrand

If we are going to out-innovate, out-compete, out-educate other countries, it's going to be women who make a difference, it's women who are going to lead the way and you know, until women get that rightful place and decision making and leadership and growth, America won't realize all her potential.