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Kirsten Gillibrand

14 Badass Lessons From Kirsten Gillibrand's Memoir

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women

Kirsten Gillibrand is a cool chick. As a 28-year-old Manhattan lawyer watching Hillary Clinton declare "women's rights are human rights" on the wo...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'There's No Support' For Low-Wage Working Moms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

America is still "stuck in the 'Mad Men' era" in terms of supporting working mothers, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told HuffPost Live on Monday. ...

That Time Kirsten Gillibrand And Connie Britton Drank Toad Venom In China

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women

In what must have been the most fun summer ever, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Connie Britton were roommates during a college program in Beijin...

Laura Bassett

Kirsten Gillibrand: I Couldn't Tell My Harasser 'To Go F*** Himself'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Monday that when a male labor leader harassed her about her weight several years ago after she'd had a baby, she...

Kirsten Gillibrand: Condoleezza Rice Would Be An 'Extraordinary' NFL Commissioner

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says Condoleezza Rice would be an "extraordinary choice" for NFL commissioner if the controversy surrounding Ray Rice proves t...

WATCH LIVE: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Talks Women And Politics

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live is joined by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to discuss her new book "Off The Sidelines." She'll also give us the scoop on her politica...

Connie Britton: Kirsten Gillibrand Was 'Larger Than Life Even In College'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

Before Connie Britton was a major TV star and Kirsten Gillibrand was a major national political force, the two women were friends at Dartmouth College...

Gillibrand's In, Clinton's Not

Rebecca Sive | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

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

The Tables Turn on College Rape

Amy Siskind | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Amy Siskind

As our country moves forward with awareness and acknowledgment of the epidemic of rape on campus, someone's been left behind: our college men.

CNN Reporter Reveals She's Had Gross Encounters With Male Senators Too

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Media

CNN's Dana Bash revealed on Thursday that she has been on the receiving end of some pretty gross comments from male senators during her career as a co...

Gillibrand: Congressmen Called Me 'Fat' After Baby

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

If there was any question as to whether sexual harassment exists among members of Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) confirmed the answer in a...

#WEmatter and We Demand Change

Laura Reyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Laura Reyes

For too long the needs of women and families have been dismissed by our elected officials, as if women, who make up more than 50 percent of the population, are a special interest group seeking special treatment. It is way past time Congress understood that our issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance.

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

Laura Bassett

Women Senators Propose Bill To Help Working Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic women senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make child care less expensive for working parents by expanding the Child and Depe...

Empowering Women With Our Voices and Our Votes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

With a record number of female candidates running and with women making up 53 percent of the vote, we were able to elect a record number of women to Congress. My hope is that we can do this once again in 2014. Because this isn't just about numbers -- it's also about policies.

It's Time to Upgrade the Family and Medical Leave Act

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The absence of paid leave has left too many workers forced to choose between, for example, caring for a sick parent with cancer or paying the rent -- it's as basic as that.

Waiting on John Kerry: Attacks on LGBT Community Increase 20-Fold as Uganda's Foreign Minister Eyes Top UN Job

Milton Allimadi | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

It would be a great travesty and shame to the reputation of the UN, exposing the global body to more public ridicule, if Mr. Kutesa is elected to the Presidency on June 11 when the 193 member nations vote.

Sam Stein

Kirsten Gillibrand And Rand Paul, The Senate's Odd Couple, Team Up Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In today's bitterly divided U.S. Senate, there are at least two lawmakers on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum who have found a ...

Sam Stein

Gillibrand Wants Obama Meeting To Revive Sexual Assault Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who spearheaded a ferocious, ultimately unsuccessful public fight to revamp how sexual assault is repo...

Making the Road in New York: A Model for Work-Family Policy Change

Carol Joyner | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Carol Joyner

We need a living wage so workers can be effective on the job and at home. We need to close the wage gap so working women and minorities aren't discriminated against and have more money to spend as consumers. And we need paid sick days, which are not only morally right, but are sound fiscal and business policy.

A Mother's Place Is in the House (and Senate)

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Barbara Lee

Let's celebrate with the same spirit as the women whose activism sparked the holiday in the first place. Let's celebrate by taking action. Support the women around us. Fight for family-focused public policy. Lift up women in office who are writing these policies, and elect more women like them. A card is nice. Change is better.

College Campus Safety: What Parents and Students Should Know

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Avital Zeisler

In a letter penned to the Senate Committee Appropriations leaders, Senators Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and McCaskill (D-Miss.) called for an increase in the federal funding required for better investigation and appropriate enforcement of sexual assault laws.

"I Don't Want to Be That Girl": The Story of Why I Don't Tell Stories About Sexual Assault

Terry O'Neill | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

In the first few weeks, the community really supports the rape victim, but then there is a shift and the rape victim becomes isolated while the community circles around to defend the perpetrator.

Tyler Kingkade

Bipartisan Group Demands More Transparency In College Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.21.2014 | College

In a letter released Monday, a bipartisan group of senators called on the White House task force on college sexual assault to adopt three reforms aime...

Tyler Kingkade

Members Of Congress Are Finally Focused On College Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced an "unprecedented," extensive survey sent out to 350 colleges and universities -- public, private ...