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Off the Sidelines

Sherlock, Seinfeld, Gillibrand and Various Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

California drivers tend to think their turn signals are vestigial organs, something that exists existentially but doesn't really matter, which makes d...

The 20th Anniversary Of My Off The Sidelines Moment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I was working at a law firm in New York City, achieving professional success but feeling that something was missing. What was I contributing? Was I reaching my full potential?

Gillibrand's In, Clinton's Not

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

When Clinton, unlike Gillibrand, isn't on an important list of America's big political thinkers, does it matter?

Inspired by Wendy Davis? Run for Office

Nina Flores | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nina Flores

Need more inspiration? Wendy Davis is not alone in confronting increasingly absurd legislative efforts aimed at maintaining the status quo and the will of dominant institutions.

Dems Raise Cash Off Scott Brown New Hampshire Talk

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Pundits may be calling the idea of former Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown running for office in New Hampshire "stupid," but Democrats are using the...

A Five Star Global Investment in Women: The Power of Mentor Relationships

Connie Morella | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Connie Morella

Mentoring is a powerful force in building the confidence women need to lead effectively.

It's Up to Women to Elect Pro-Choice Candidates in 2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.23.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We need a Rosie the Riveter for our generation. Imagine if six million more women voted this year than did four years ago. We would see a dramatic change in the representation of Congress and in the policies it implements.

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...

Off The Sidelines: A Call For Today's 'Rosie The Riveter'

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Marianne Schnall

"Getting off the sidelines is a state of mind," says Senator Gillibrand, a matter of "understanding that women's voices matter."

A Vision of Power: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Deborah Stambler | Posted 11.23.2011 | Women
Deborah Stambler

Power and ambition are still not considered ladylike terms. Rather than despair over the image of Lady Macbeth and her murderous power play, I went to New York City last week for The WIE Symposium, where I had the opportunity to speak with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I asked them both about how we can change the largely negative connotations our culture has surrounding women, power and ambition.

91 Years Later, We All Have to Carry The Torch

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

In nine short years we will mark a full century since women won the right to vote. This next decade will be crucial not only for the future of women but for the future of America. I know we can and will do more because we have to. We are the solution.

Let's Send Five Democratic Women to the Wisconsin State Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

If they all win, the percentage of the Wisconsin state senate that are women will rise from around 25% to a third. That is the very essence of getting off the sidelines.

It's Time For Congress To Act On The Paycheck Fairness Act

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

In the U.S. today, women are paid only 78 cents on the dollar that men make. If the highest court in the land won't protect women from discrimination in the workplace, then we must stand together and demand action from Congress.