US Senate, NY

Kirsten Gillibrand

ON THE ISSUES

  • Believes that clean air and clean water should be a fundamental human right for all Americans — regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money they make
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Holding this seat in New York will help the environmental movement defend and expand its majority in the Senate and make it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Member of the House Agriculture Committee

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CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

Kirsten Gillibrand has represented New York in the U.S. Senate since 2009. She previously served for a term in the U.S. House. Gillibrand has been a strong voice for fighting climate change, investing in clean energy, and protecting public health, consistently voting for comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation, including the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009. In the Senate, she has continued to fight for legislation to protect our water and public lands, regulate fracking, hold polluters accountable, and to encourage solar, wind and other renewable energies. 

Senator Gillibrand also helped pass the biggest climate bill in American history, with historic investments in clean energy and green jobs. She is also leading the fight to protect drinking water from toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" and to hold polluters accountable. She has called for putting a price on carbon and a stop to offshore drilling. Senator Gillibrand has earned a 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Senator Gillibrand is endorsed by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund. 

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