Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand )

Kirsten Gillibrand

Bio Mom to Theo, Henry and dog Maple. Wife to Jonathan. U.S. Senator for New York. Not “very polite.” She/her.
Location New York
Tweets 19,5K
Followers 1,5M
Following 1,0K
Account created 07-09-2009 03:53:24
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iPhone : No one should have to choose between their health and their vote. Our democracy depends on states implementing the appropriate policies and measures to ensure voters can make their voices heard. Protect voting — take action now: endcitizensunited.org/the-safe-democ…

#SAFEDemocracy

TweetDeck : At this time, we must ensure that all Americans can vote while keeping themselves and their loved ones safe.

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Twitter Web App : With his transformative vision for the country, Bernie Sanders built a powerful movement, inspiring and energizing millions to fight for justice and progressive causes. Bernie, we're so grateful for your leadership—and I look forward to keep working with you.

iPhone : Wishing a Passover filled with sweetness and hope to all who celebrate. I hope you have a festive and meaningful Seder tonight—as well as the opportunity to connect with loved ones, even if from a distance.

iPhone : If more American workers could take time to recover from illness without the fear of losing a paycheck, it would help slow the spread of this virus. We should keep fighting to expand paid family and sick leave.

iPhone : As we continue to weather this crisis, we're going to have to work together—and do much more—to make sure families across the country keep food on their tables.

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iPhone : Long before this crisis started, many American workers had to put their jobs on the line when it came to caring for a sick loved one. It wasn’t right then and it isn’t right now. At this critical time, we need to keep fighting for paid leave.

Twitter Web App : On the day paid sick leave from the relief package was to go into effect, the Dept. of Labor released rules to deny millions the ability to take it. It's unconscionable.

My PAID Leave Act would give all workers access to their wages during this crisis.

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iPhone : Drawing from her experiences, my dear friend Gabrielle Giffords offers powerful and useful advice for getting through these challenging times. She reminds us of how important it is to lean on one another—and gives hope that we will emerge from this stronger.

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Twitter Web App : As we come off the heels of another tough week, I want to take another moment to recognize the health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers at the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Thanks for all that you do, and sending love and strength.

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Twitter Web App : Capt. Crozier was trying to protect his command from coronavirus. He was fulfilling his duty. There needs to be a thorough investigation by the Inspector General into this case—and the Navy's preparedness for such a public health crisis.

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iPhone : Thanks so much to all who participated in our tele-town hall with aarpny — we had over 20k people call in! Appreciated all of the thoughtful questions and discussion. twitter.com/aarpny/status/…

iPhone : "State budgets will be continually challenged," Kirsten Gillibrand tells first caller on town hall. "Hopefully the next bill will give states more. It’s just a first step. This crisis is going to be longer and more difficult from a budgeting perspective than anyone can comprehend."

iPhone : We’ve begun. Kirsten Gillibrand says $2 trillion coronavirus relief package is “first down payment, not the last.” She notes package includes funding for Older Americans Act & notes Social Security recipients do NOT need to file tax returns to get their Social Security cash payments

iPhone : Right now, New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The president must be transparent about why New York's requests for medical supplies remain unfulfilled, while others reportedly have had their requests fulfilled completely. twitter.com/NYDailyNews/st…

Twitter Web App : Today is Census Day.

The census happens once every 10 years—and your participation can impact the future of our communities, our state, and our country. Fill out the census and make sure that you're counted! You can get it done online at 2020census.gov