Kirsten Gillibrand


Kirsten Gillibrand ended her presidential campaign on August 28, 2019.

In her own words: “I have seen communities around my home state of New York dramatically affected by pollution and know that the consequences of ignoring climate change are dire. From Hoosick Falls, where corporate greed resulted in the poisoning of families and has devastated economy security, to the tragic death and destruction from Super Storm Sandy, it should be clear to everyone that we need to act now. This is more than just about environmental policy. It’s a social injustice that children in the Bronx have asthma rates much higher than the national average and that extreme weather like Hurricane Irene can force a family from their home and destroy communities. But we have an opportunity to address these wrongs, while creating jobs and building innovative and new industries. This is a challenge that is worth fighting for, and as president combating climate change will be a national priority.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Kirsten Gillibrand Climate Change News Feed


LCV Statement on Senator Gillibrand's Exit From 2020 Presidential Primary

In response to Senator Gillibrand’s announcement that she would withdraw from the Democratic primary, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: “We commend Senator Gillibrand for her hard-fought campaign and her ambitious climate proposals. The Senator never missed an opportunity to highlight the devastating impacts … Continue reading ""

League of Conservation Voters

Announcing First Wave of Presidential Candidates to Participate in Climate Forum 2020

Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy (GU Politics), MSNBC, Our Daily Planet, and New York Magazine are pleased to announce that several 2020 Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle have confirmed their participation in the “Climate Forum 2020”, a two-day forum featuring 2020 Presidential candidates … Continue reading ""

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Letter to the Editor: Gillibrand gets my vote because of climate policies

I believe that Sen. Gillibrand’s proposals are proportional to the seriousness of the challenge facing us. This is an issue that cannot be met with half measures and that cannot be dealt with at some later time. We have one last chance to get it right.

Concord Monitor

Kirsten Gillibrand's new plan would create a $50 billion fund to help rural America solve its challenges

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s newest plan aims to boost rural areas by providing flexible funding for communities to use as they see fit. Gillibrand, a U.S. Senator from New York, is releasing her plan, called “Rebuilding Rural America to Build Our Future,” at the beginning of a campaign swing through rural Iowa that starts … Continue reading ""

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