Mom to Theo, Henry and dog Maple. Wife to Jonathan. U.S. Senator from New York.
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Sundays are for quality time with Maple and Henry!
A new study shows that a majority of Americans support national paid leave that covers all workers for all of life's caregiving needs.
I wrote the bill that could make it happen. It's called the FAMILY Act. Thanks to @dataforprogress for this new report. Link in bio!
Some of my most inspiring moments over the past year were the times I met and spoke with young girls on the presidential campaign trail. They were so excited to see not just one, but SIX women running for president.
Watching us showed these girls that there’s no limit to what they can do if they put their minds to it—and if we show them we have their backs. Setting that example is a responsibility I take seriously, so while my campaign may have ended, I’ve never felt more clarity of purpose.
For as long as I've been in public service, I've been driven by the belief that we need more women at the decision-making table in our country.
Women still make up less than a quarter of Congress, women of color even a smaller share. We have some work to do.
Today, I'm relaunching Off The Sidelines (@getoffthesidelines) with a goal to support and raise at least $1 million for Democratic women candidates. Can I count on you to be with us in this fight?
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Some nights, you just gotta unwind with old friends.
Wednesday marked the end our campaign, and I couldn’t be prouder of how we fought for the things that matter to us. For one thing, we ran the most feminist presidential campaign in history, and if you know me, that shouldn't come as a surprise.
I was raised by incredibly strong women—my mother and grandmother—who worked in fields traditionally dominated by men. My childhood memories consist of watching them bust open doors and put cracks in glass ceilings at a time when most women didn’t even work outside the home. They showed me early on the importance of women’s voices in every conversation, at every decision-making table, in every place of power.
Because of them, I saw the power of women firsthand. Their example inspired so much of who I am today, especially the public servant I’ve had the privilege to become. There was never any question: Being brought up by these two fierce, no-nonsense women left me without any doubt that we matter, we are important, and we have (and have always had) the power to change our communities, our country, and our world.
It’s why I’ve put fighting for and believing in women front and center for my entire career, and this campaign was no exception. While this part of the journey is over, there’s still so much work to be done when it comes to making sure women have every opportunity to take their seats at the table.
In 2012, I launched Off The Sidelines with the mission of getting women elected to Congress, because we’re half the population, but still only make up just over twenty percent of the body that’s supposed to reflect the people of this country. Off The Sidelines aims to change that by encouraging and financially backing women who want to get off the sidelines and into public office.
Although my campaign for president is over, I’m still as determined as ever to electing women up and down the ballot. That’s why I’m committing to raise and invest at least $1 million to elect women candidates in 2020.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Women are on fire right now in America. We’re speaking up, marching, and running for office. And I have faith that this is just the beginning.
Now, let’s go elect more women.
We're Democrats. If we're not talking about reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and getting money out of politics on our debate stages, no one will. That's exactly why I need to be on the debate stage.
Chip in to help secure my spot by tomorrow's deadline. Link in bio.
It matters which issues come up at the debates. And it matters whether the candidates on stage will bring up the issues that affect women and families most.
Tomorrow is the deadline to qualify for the debates. Chip in now at the link in the bio to make sure we get there.
Women are half the population.
Issues that ensure our economic security—paid leave, equal pay, affordable childcare—are not just side issues or “women’s issues.” And our rights are nonnegotiable.
This #WomensEqualityDay, let’s decide that we value women. And it’s about time.
When I was growing up, I knew I wanted to do something with my life that would make a difference. I didn't yet know what that would look like, but I had incredibly strong women role models—my mother and grandmother—to look to as an example, doing whatever they could to help their communities and never letting anyone tell them their voices didn't matter.
When I got into public service, I knew I'd found the right path. But upon arriving to Congress, I learned pretty quickly that not everyone had a seat at the table. It was mostly men there—and mostly white, rich, older men. It didn't take long to realize that this was exactly why so many important issues weren't getting their due: because the people for whom those issues were most important simply weren't there.
That's why, for seven years now, I've dedicated so much of my time and energy to getting women off the sidelines and into the halls of power in our country. Our voices aren't being heard enough in our government, and I want to change that. And if the 2018 elections were any indicator, there's no doubt that women have risen to the challenge of changing the game in our politics—starting with who gets to play.
Everything we do as public servants is informed by who has our ear. And while some prioritize listening to the corporate PACs and special interests that helped them get elected, I listen to the people I represent. For the same reason it's important to me that we have more diversity in politics, it's important to me that I bring as many voices with me to Washington as possible. Because it matters who has a say in Washington.
The American people deserve leaders who listen to and serve them. That's why I got into public service in the first place, and how I've spent my 12 years in Congress. And if I'm elected president, you can trust that I'll do the same.
I take on fights others won't, because I've never lost sight of the fact that I'm fighting for you. I advocate for issues that are too often sidelined, because they deserve a voice.
Now I need your help to take that fight to the next debate. Click the link the bio to help make it happen.
Henry hopes you all have a fabulous weekend.