New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has made it clear that advancing the prosperity and opportunities for women, both in the political scene and in the country, is a number one priority with her. Her “Off The Sidelines” project has been met with acclaim for getting women involved in leadership on all levels. And now, she’s turning her attention to helping women get reelected in Congress.
Sen. Gillibrand drew attention this week as she sent out a fundraising plea on behalf of New York Congresswomen Louise Slaughter and Kathy Hochul, two Democrats believed to be in danger due to the state’s redistricting maps. “Kathy and Louise are going to have tough re-election fights this November, so I hope you’ll join me in supporting them today,” the email read. “These are two of our most dedicated public servants in Congress, working hard for their constituents day in and day out. If they come up short this month and lose in November, it would truly be a loss for our great state and women everywhere. We simply can’t let that happen.”
This isn’t the first time Sen. Gillibrand has raised money for female candidate, or even for Rep. Hochul. Gillibrand, a former state senator, also used her impressive email list to fundraise for Hochul during her contentious special election race in 2011 as well.
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