Kirsten Gillibrand was first sworn in as United States senator from New York State in January 2009 and was elected in November 2012 to her first six-year Senate term. In a very short time, Senator Gillibrand has made her presence felt in the Senate. From fighting to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” to providing health care and compensation for 9/11 first responders, to reforming the military justice system and tackling the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, she has created unique bipartisan coalitions. Senator Gillibrand is a leading voice for policies that help families earn their full economic potential, including paid family leave and affordable childcare.
“When we fight back against human trafficking, we hold dangerous criminals accountable, give victims a sense of justice, help them put their lives back together, and keep more New Yorkers safe.”