Feminist Majority Endorsements

Kirsten Gillibrand

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.

Background

Clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Served as Special Counsel to United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Andrew Cuomo during the Clinton Administration. Partner at the law firm headed by David Boies, who represented Al Gore case in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore.

Position on Key Issues

She has received a 100% ratings from both NARAL ProChoice America and Planned Parenthood. She has been one of the leading voices in the Senate on the subject of Sexual Assault in the Military. She supports Equal Pay and increasing opportunity for women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

Prospects

Sen. Gillibrand's prospects are excellent with the latest poll showing a 43 point advantage over her opponent, Wendy Long.

Opponent

Her opponent is attorney Wendy Long.

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