Kirsten Gillibrand


FROM THE CANDIDATE

“It’s absurd that the leader of our country is chosen by a distorted system instead of the voices of all Americans. Proud to support @brianschatz‘s bill to abolish the Electoral College.”

via Twitter

“Democracy doesn’t mean “for some of us.” It’s time for Washington, DC to have statehood and equal representation in Congress, and we should only need a simple majority to make it happen.”

via Twitter

“Every eligible voter can opt-in to receive ‘Democracy Dollars.'”

via Medium

Seattle’s publicly funded elections program:
☑️brings more voices to the table
☑️incentivizes candidates to focus on small-dollar donors
☑️increases voter engagement

Sounds pretty good, right? That’s why I made a plan to do it at the federal level.

via Medium

“In the nine years since the Citizens United ruling, unaccountable money has eroded our democracy. As long as candidates continue to accept corporate PAC and federal lobbyist donations, we can’t fix what’s broken. One person, one vote. It’s time to overturn Citizens United.”

via Twitter


FROM THE CAMPAIGN

Kirsten believes we need to restore the Voting Rights Act and then go even further: We should enact automatic voter registration for every 18-year-old citizen, expand access to online registration and early voting, make Election Day a federal holiday, and end partisan gerrymandering and voter roll purging. We also need to protect against the real threat of foreign interference in our elections by requiring paper ballots, reinforcing elections security, and holding accountable any country or entity that attempts to undermine our democracy.

via Campaign Website

She releases her personal tax returns every year and believes the president and vice president—as well as any candidate who runs for those offices—should have to do the same.

via Campaign Website


FROM THE COVERAGE

Gillibrand introduced the Voter Empowerment Act of 2019, which guarantees formerly incarcerated individuals the right to vote.

via The Washington Post

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