NEW VIDEO: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Exciting First Trip to Iowa
January 26, 2019
“Senator Gillibrand got it. Keep on talking sister!”
After kicking off her campaign in New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made her first trip to Iowa where she met hundreds of caucus-goers and listened to their concerns about the future of our country.
Gillibrand held 10 public events over two days in Iowa, conducted numerous meetings with local leaders and elected officials and spent time shopping, cooking, drinking coffee and chatting with Iowans and members of the media. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
Gillibrand: I’m filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight! Tonight!
Gillibrand: This is going to be a very different campaign. My vote is not for sale. My character, my integrity is not for sale. And you have to tell the American people that by having bold ideas about how to serve them, to put them first.
Reporter: New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visits Sioux City.
Gillibrand: When you don’t provide education, when you don’t provide housing, when you don’t provide opportunities — you’re just wasting some of America’s greatest potential.
Iowan: You had me in tears when you were talking about disabilities.
Gillibrand: I think you need to do comprehensive immigration reform, and people have been here for a long time. They want to invest in America.
Iowan: She obviously believes in what’s talking about. She’s willing to put an emotional stake in what her beliefs are.
Gillibrand: It doesn’t matter if it’s inconvenient. It doesn’t matter if it’s not politically expedient. If it is the right thing to do, I will do it.
Reporter: She’ll be at the state capitol for the Iowa Women’s March in just a few hours.
Gillibrand: This is bigger than any one person. This is bigger than all of us.
Reporter: She’ll tour Des Moines’ East Village and attend a happy hour at Peace Tree Brewing.
Iowan: She walks around the barrels, through the crowd, and stands on the table, where someone hands her a beer, and people start asking her questions about why she’s running and who she is.
Gillibrand: I worked with Ted Cruz on ending sexual harassment in Congress. I can work with anybody.
Iowan: Senator Gillibrand got it. Keep on talking, sister!
Gillibrand: This campaign is about us reaching out to our neighbors. We have to fight for what’s right, even when it’s hard. Especially when it’s hard. Because we have to take our democracy back.