Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Kirsten Gillibrand


Gillibrand Goes Off: 'I Don't Think a Man in America Could Actually Imagine Not Having Control of His Body'

"I hope every human being in this country understands that when you take away a woman's right to make her decisions about her health and well-being, she is no longer a full citizen."

Brett Wilkins ·

To Provide Public Alternative to 'Predatory' Wall Street Banks, Sanders and Gillibrand Unveil Postal Banking Act

"No one in America should have to pay a 400% interest rate on a $375 loan from a payday lender."

Jake Johnson ·

'Call It the Oppression of the Supermajority': Americans Eager for Bold Change, So Why Can't They Get It?

"Entire categories of public policy options are effectively off-limits because of the combined influence of industry groups and donor interests," argues law professor Tim Wu

Jake Johnson ·

To Ensure Dignity for 'Most Vulnerable' Among Us, Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Expand Social Security

"Expanding Social Security as this legislation does is a solution to our looming retirement income crisis and to growing inequality between the wealthy and everyone else."

Jake Johnson ·

Calling Bill That Makes Voting Easier a "Power Grab," McConnell Exemplifies a GOP Terrified of Democracy

Majority Leader, notes one critic, "is saying the quiet part out loud, admitting Republicans lose when more people vote."

Julia Conley ·

"It Can't Be Warren and It Can't Be Sanders": Wall Street Executives Make 2020 Preferences Known

"Wall Street likes Biden, Booker, Harris, Gillibrand, and Beto. Guess who they hate? Sanders and Warren. All the rest is commentary."

Jake Johnson ·

The 'Shameful' Answer to #WheresMitch? Not Ending Shutdown, But Voting on Extremist Anti-Choice Bill

"If Senator McConnell is able to push through an anti-abortion bill to score political points, he surely should be able to schedule a vote on the House of Representatives' bills to reopen the government."

Julia Conley ·

WATCH LIVE: All-Night "People's Filibuster" Vows to Defeat Brett Kavanaugh

"We will go all night and all day until the votes are over - so bring sleeping bags, food, water, humor, and chants and join us for a last stand against this egregious Supreme Court nominee."

Common Dreams staff ·

'This Incident Did Happen': Schoolmate of Kavanaugh Accuser Says She Recalls Hearing of Attempted Rape

"The FBI needs to interview this witness," declared Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Jake Johnson ·

Embracing 'the Sort of Bold Thinking We Need,' Sanders to Introduce Plan to Guarantee Every American a Job

"Proponents trace the idea back to the New Deal Era, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pitched a 'Second Bill of Rights' to Congress in 1944. First on the list: the 'right to a useful and remunerative job.'"

Jake Johnson ·

Common Dreams Logo