Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator, New York, explains why we should get off the sidelines, and why now is a "Rosie the Riveter" moment for our generation.
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has made her presence felt in Washington, helping lead the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and passing legislation to provide health care for the 9/11 first responders who are sick from toxins at Ground Zero. Her work led Newsweek and The Daily Beast to name Senator Gillibrand one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.”
The New York Times called Senator Gillibrand's commitment to promoting transparency in Congress a "quiet touch of revolution,” and The Sunlight Foundation, the leading advocacy organization dedicated to openness in government, praised Senator Gillibrand as a “pioneer” for her work.
Senator Gillibrand earned another major legislative victory by passing legislation in the Senate that for the first time that makes any insider trading by members of Congress, their staff, and federal employees clearly illegal. The Washington Post called the bill “the most substantial debate on congressional ethics in nearly five years.”
New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand explains what a "broken" Washington can learn from the New York fashion industry, an industry which supplies 175,000 jobs and 1.6 billion dollars in tax revenue.