Spotlight on the Senator Gillibrand

The Global Women’s Caucus Hosts a Women’s Economic Forum

Here is where Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stands on the issues…

  • EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE: Make public higher education debt free.  Make childcare more affordable and accessible.
  • GUNS: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  Make background checks universal.
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT: Reform handling of sexual assault in the military and on college campus.
  • HEALTH CARE: Move to a universal, government-run health care system.
  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Overturn Citizens United. Refuse corporate PAC donations.
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: Create a cap-and-trade commodity market for carbon emission. Ban new drilling on federal lands.
  • IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY: Eliminate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Reform immigration to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
  • SOCIAL ISSUES: Expand abortion access. Establish federal paid family leave. Gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans should be allowed to serve in the military and marry whomever they chose.

Learn more about the Senator and where she stands on issues that matter to you at the GWC’s Women’s Economic Forum on June 26th.

(There is no debate—deciding between work and parenting

Is not an option!)

Gillibrand, DeLauro Introduce Family Act, Urge Congress to Pass Permanent Paid Leave.

On the 28th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Rose DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, their signature legislation to create a permanent, national paid family and medical leave program.

The Act ensures that every worker, regardless of size of employer, or if they are self-employed or part-time, has access to paid leave for serious medical situations when needed. The Act provides up to 66% of wage replacement for 12 weeks, anytime, a worker needs it.

Paid leave for all is an important economic solution for women, and particularly women of color. 

Join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she discusses this issue and others at the June 26th Women’s Economic Forum.