Feminist Majority Endorsements
Kirsten Gillibrand is running for election in 2012 for her first full term in the U.S. Senate representing New York. She was appointed by the governor of New York to temporarily fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State in January 2009. Gillibrand won a special election for the seat with 63 percent of the vote in November 2010. A strong advocate for women’s rights, her positions on reproductive rights have earned her 100% ratings from both NARAL ProChoice America and Planned Parenthood. Gillibrand strongly backed the overturning of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy for Lesbians and Gays in the military.