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"senator gillibrand" Discussed on Dare I Say
"The popularity of arbitration clauses in employment contracts has thinned the body of case law. That establishes legal precedent it has also dramatically skewed workplace harassment statistics collected by government and civil society with fewer cases on public record. It's impossible to get a sense of whether workplace culture across the country is improving or not. I want to just pick your brain from a legal perspective because the other really important reason that we should ARATU KATE. This specifically for harassment cases is because we've lost all legal precedent on this issue by putting all these cases and arbitrary action. There are there are no court cases to be able to go back and look over the last twenty to twenty five years and say well. This is how we're gonNA rule now based on precedent right correct. It's hurt jurisprudence. It's hurt our ability to create a record in even outside the law. It hurts harp to create a record about harassers themselves because these arbitration clauses are are paired with these nondisclosure agreements. These gag orders. So you can't even tell the story of what happened to you unless you want to reach agreement and be open to being sued and somebody will do it anyway. 'cause they're brave and they want justice and they want to be heard but the law is not supporting them right now because they're just all these employment agreements are written a very negative way. So there's no way for us to know senator how many women have been forced into arbitration for harassment cases. There's no way for us to really know how many women have signed settlements with nondisclosures regarding harassment in the race. I mean you know I I can get a general sense from the thousands of women who reached out to me after. My story broke at Fox right but I mean it's for sure thousands but I don't know it could be. It could be a million women in our country easily. We just got did get a report. a not for profit called. Stop Street harassment did a survey in two thousand eighteen in their survey found. Thirty eight percent of women said they had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace and studies have found that the majority of victims of sexual harassment never even come forward to report the harassment and another report says many seventy five percent of employees who report harassment experienced some form of retaliation so those who are sexually harassed are more likely to leave their jobs prematurely. So it is tough and I've as I've been working on sexual harassment sexual discrimination and sexual assault in the workplace for a long time and I've been focused in the military focused on college campuses and now in all workplaces but this is really just the beginning of an argument and the beginning of a debate because the volume is unbelievable and I don't think people fully realize how negatively impacts women's ability to be successful NORC place to be able to stay in a business or profession. They like being forced out by. Harasser being retaliated. Against if you come forward. These are the kind of experiences. I'm sure you've heard about anecdotally. And people read about the paper all the time. So it's not new and it's really harmful because it means more women are working for less money and not reaching their full economic potential in the workplace because either have to change jobs or don't get advancement opportunities because they're difficult workplace. I would say ninety nine point. Nine percent of the thousands of women who've reached out to me never work in their chosen profession. I mean that that's outrage. And that's the retaliation and the and the retaliation is the most undersold part of this entire story. You know sometimes news media can be titillated with the sexual details of harassment case. But the reality is it's the retaliation that actually does the most damage to your future career into your mental health agreed Forced arbitration policies and employment contracts have been around since one thousand nine hundred twenty five but have spiked dramatically in the last three decades once that he from two thousand eighteen that the share of US workers subject to force arbitration swelled from two percent to fifty six percent between nineteen ninety one and two thousand seventeen. That's more than sixty million workers blocked from the Public Court System in America today. It seems to me that after the Anita Hill hearings companies went on notice that they had to come up was sexual harassment training for their employees and they had to come up with policies for their institutions but then they found this great little loophole called Arbitration and they were able to use it for harassment. Assault gender discrimination all of these human rights violations that arbitration was never intend never designed for narrow designed for. That's absolutely true. And it's a way to cover up a company's dirty laundry F because you go to the secret chamber and you're never heard from ever again and that's what you and I are trying to change and for all our listeners. You know this is something we can change together if more people who care about this issue if more women run for office support women candidates lobby. Congress SPEAK-OUT WE can end sexual harassment in the workplace and we can regain are constitutionally provided rights to jury so we just need to fight and I hope everyone here takes time to speak to people they know women in the workplace find out what their personal experiences are. And then lift up voices as best you can and really find. Allies elected leaders. Who Support your values? It's disturbing we have a president who bragged about sexually assaulting individuals assaulting and harassing women. And things that's Okay. So it's a really. It's a moment for women to be heard and for men to be heard on this issue. Who happened harassed? It's an unseen crime. But it's not uncommon crime. And so I just hope people understand that our rights are important and they're worth fighting for and that we can get allies everywhere. We go to lift up the issue. The last question is why aren't more. Republicans supporting this bill. Yet they will probably the Chamber of Commerce is being difficult because the chamber just wants to do whatever they perceive as pro-business but they're wrong. It's so much more. Pro Business to make our workplaces safe and effective for all workers. It is so much better to kick the harassers out. Not The workers were being harassed so if they were smart or smarter they might recognize that the best pro business approach is to get rid of nondisclosure agreements and get rid of forced arbitration clauses. But we do have good allies. So I'm going to work with Lindsay and work with Senator Lisa Murkowski. Who's also on our bill to get more Republicans to care but I also have to lift up. Your Voice Gretchen. Because the truth is you came forward and told your story in a time that it was really frightening to do so at great risk to yourself and your courage is going to inspire millions of more women and to come forward when they're being harassed because you stood up to somebody who was You know absolutely part of status quo and had enormous power but you stood stood up and you wouldn't allow him to continue so thank you for being so brave and courageous and for speaking out for any person who's ever been harassed when you live your life and develop your resume. It's not like I one day thought to myself. Wow somewhere on my resume. End Up being one of the poster children for sexual harassment in the workplace. One day. I mean it's not like something that you aspire to but I've just come through a journey and become stronger and the main thing now is to help other women and exactly and that's what we're trying to do not give up right. It's really important that we don't give up because if we go give up. Who's GonNa protect the women who aren't able to come forward a lot of women who don't have the resources education wherewithal to even begin to hold their harasser accountable and sometimes for those women that you know? It's a choice of putting food on the table for their kids or sucking it up and dealing with harassment. And it's for those women and men that you and I have to keep fighting for because they don't have the privilege of necessarily standing up to the harasser because they might not be able to feed their kids. I totally agree with you. And that's why you and I both continue to work on this every single day. A really appreciate your time today. Senator thank you so much. Thank you this episode was produced by Steph Call Burn in the team of women and gender non conforming produces edit audio to find out more about our conversation. Check out our show notes at Harper's bazaar dot com forward slash. Dare I say podcast stay tuned for our next episode where we sit down with analyst of women's sphere and Ellen grude from McKinsey to talk about the needs include and mentor more women in business..
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on Dare I Say
"This isn't a political issue. And this is why you know we were so dead. Set on making sure that. This was a bipartisan bill. Because when I've been walking the halls of Congress for the last two and a half years meeting with Republicans and Democrats you know. Somebody doesn't ask you. What POLITICAL PARTY. You're in before they harass you and that's why we should air about this and also you know this so much better than I do the idea of trying to actually get something passed. It has to be bipartisan. Right correct. It must be. And that's why when I think one of the first people you talked to about. What happened to you Lindsey Graham and so and Lindsey approached me now I think it's two years ago and said can you work on this with me. I jumped at the chance because I knew from a lot of the work I do in the sexual assaults harassment space that these agreements are so prevalent. It means that about sixty million. American workers don't have access to public court system to basically protect their employment rights in are instead forced to go to arbitration. So that's why you know Senator Graham and I are going to keep working on this bill and I'm optimistic. We can get bipartisan coalition. And if we can convince Senator McConnell a vote we would prevail if we had a vote on this the fair act which is a much bigger arbitration bill and much more all encompassing passed in the house and September October. And that was. I believe the first time that the issue of arbitration ever went to the House or the Senate floor yeah and that Bill. Basically eliminates for starvation arbitration clauses and employment consumer in civil rights cases and allows consumers and workers to agree to arbitration after Dispute Occurs. If THEY WANT. So it's very broad based and it overwhelmingly passed to twenty five twenty six so. I'm hoping we can get up or down. Vote Right now in the Senate Senator Blumenthal and I and thirty two other. Democrats support the bill. But we don't have Republican on that one so hopefully we can at least start with the one that Senator Graham and I wrote as a starting point and our bill is supported by a lot of national advocacy groups. It's supported by the AFL CIO supported by public citizen Impact Fund National Health Network Microsoft American Association for Justice so lots of organizations and companies do support it so we just need to keep elevating the voices of survivors. They can tell people what happened to them. Because a lot of people don't realize how prevalent it is asking in November two thousand eighteen more than twenty thousand Google employees walked out to protest forced arbitration as well as a broader pattern of unethical decision. Making the company ended its policy of requiring forced arbitration for sexual harassment cases soon after facebook square AIRBNB Ebay birth and lift soon followed soup. But they're still a way to go. One of the really important points is whether or not companies would do this on their own and not be forced to with federal legislation. You know an interesting story. Is that President of Microsoft met with Lindsay Cram after we introduce the bill in December two thousand seventeen and decided at that point to to take arbitration clauses out of their employment contracts. And we sort of saw this domino effect in the tech world where you had AIRBNB and Ebay an uber and now Google Google started to end forced arbitration for its current temporary workers in March of two thousand nineteen and this is a good step forward but the new rule still doesn't apply to their temporary workers vendors and contractors. So there's more work to be done so we have to just keep moving now. I mean if they can apply it to their current and future employees. They should also be able to apply it to their temporary workers vendors in contract right and I was hopeful that there would be more of a domino effect after those big companies started stepping up to the plate. I'm interested in your thoughts about whether or not other companies just believe that this is sort of a passing fad in passing movement. And that they don't really have to take these steps Unless WE FORCE THEM WITH LEGISLATION MOST tech companies are run by men and there are not as many examples as we'd like of people standing up and being successful in holding their employer accountable. I think Silicon Valley's very tough landscape for women. They are routinely discriminated against in the workplace. And it's really hard to be heard and that kind of climate but we do have a couple other good leaders into it and adobe have also stopped using forced arbitration agreements so slowly but surely it is catching on but it's not the easiest landscape. Well I know because when I started talking about this issue I would usually get a glazed overlook from people in the audience because you know when I would ask for people to show their hands. Do you know if you have an arbitration clause in your employment contract and nobody would raise their hands and this is the way in which companies have been able to to make it so prevalent because the kind of hoodwinked their employees. They don't even realize that they have these clauses in their contracts and and people don't expect to get into any kind of a dispute when they start a new job. I know I didn't know you're just so excited. You got your job. So it's one of the reasons why we really have to get legislation. Passed it it. It shows that we cannot wait for corporate America to catch up with the rest of the world and we can't leave it to their good graces because the truth is there's so many employers who will never change their rules and we know millions of people are going to suffer. Because they can't get out of that forced.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on Dare I Say
"Allows the allegation of harassment. Brought up into the open it allows to have juries decide these cases to have a courts of law decide these cases that are transparent. And it's a better way to hold perpetrators accountable. It's a public system. It's not done in private. It's not done behind closed. Doors and getting rid of both the forced arbitration and the nondisclosure agreements that allow survivors to come forward and hold their perpetrators accountable publicly so that they can not continue to harass and not continue to get away with it just by fighting a settlement one the reasons we rewrote the laws in the Senate and the house was because the way it was set up it took three months to even report that you are being harassed and then when you when you did go through this process you're month of mandatory cancelling for you the survivor and a mandatory cooling off period just was designed to make sure you'd never reported so we were able to get that bill signed into law. December. Twenty one two thousand eighteen and it's really good. Bipartisan compromise. Several bills that were introduced by me and my colleagues and it just makes a better system where members of Congress if they are accused and found have harassed they will be personally liable for playing the awards and settlements stemming from their acts of harassment. Right and I think that the other affect of being able to know that you can go to an open. Jury process is that it might actually stop harassers from harassing right. Once they once they know that women have a voice in the system. They're like Oh maybe I'll change my behavior. Potentially you know so I think that. There's there's a dual effect there gretchen and Senator Gillibrand have been working on a bill that would avoid forced arbitration for sexual harassment and discrimination claims in Workplaces America. Gretchen and Senator Gillibrand Bill. The ending forced arbitrations of sexual harassment. Act Was introduced to the Senate in two thousand seventeen alongside Republican Lindsey Graham. The plan is to rally representatives on both sides of the political spectrum. Gretchen launched a national organization dedicated ending practices that prevent employees from discussing workplace harassment and assault in late. Two Thousand Nineteen. She founded lift our voices with her former colleague from Fox Julie Roginsky..
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on KTRH
"A tough guy to read I'm good at reading people tough guy to read a column however they had to do with it I don't know that's what makes them good when you could reach somebody fantastic job any understood right for this was crooked politics is crooked politics about all these people they're running for office this is the worst things about me like eight senators on the Democrat side most of them go wiped out you know they got that one percent or less posted got less designed to go home let's go back to California for go back to where they came from let's go back to New York about that one or do you have senator Gillibrand let's go back to New York after they get nothing and then they take an oath that they will be fair that they will be reaching at all of the different is on the other side the doctor what is the beauty so we have four left they're saying the most horrendous things about Mitchell cast politics and it is supposed to vote for me they tried to replace me and then the supposed to be voting so I think it's just a minute think it's incredible but so much I want to thank you very much incredible and you have some of your folks here and they're incredible people and they've been great from the beginning and again you're out of session unfortunately I didn't get I always tell these folks let's do this today we did a prayer breakfast this morning and I thought that was really good in fact that was so good it might work this out but by the end by the time we finish this will work that one.
U.S. Senator Gillibrand exits Democratic presidential race
"FM democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand is dropping out of the twenty twenty presidential race she's in New York senator on Twitter she's calling on supporters to help defeat president trump in next year's election live better not a clue on where you live and I know that together we will win this fight Gillibrand says low polling lead to her decision to call it
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"To start fading away a most shops <hes> when we do surveys eighty three percent of our members say they intend to be permanently employee owned but that wasn't the case that united because of the way they set it up because intricate finances behind the transaction and the biggest problem with the United was was nine eleven those planes crashing into the World Trade Center <hes> 'cause several airlines to go bankrupt. It didn't matter how well the airlines will run but you know united was the one employee owned airline that went bankrupt and people pointed that sometimes it's a failure of employee ownership but there are plenty of airlines that were investor owned that went bankrupt and people don't indict investor ownership so I think there's a double standard on there yeah. That's sounds exactly right to me so if I'm guessing if you were to advise is <hes> candidates you would say hey <hes> Senator Sanders do an ad that connects you know the great proposals. You're putting forward today that you outlined earlier on on and Ben go back to these companies companies. You helped get off the ground you remain Burlington and go do photo ops at employee owned companies like new Belgium. Hey Senator Gillibrand. You know you need to sort of raise. The profile of campaign talked about this Great Legislation Co sponsored in two thousand eighteen. Do you think that this can be used to center and I would add particularly in light of Donald Trump making a whole lot of kind a noise about America this and that you know. Do you think that this is a pretty potent message for candidates to put forward Michael. I'm a little biased but I absolutely do. I think what you just described those photo ops doing it that way. That sounds like a I find that a really compelling approach to talking about economic transformation. I liked that a lot. I you know I'm a little bit of a of a policy nerd so I'd I'd love to see them. Throw in some of the statistics you know you've got some great numbers like <hes> employees owners have ninety two percent greater net household wealth than not employees owners guy employee owner you have fifty three percent greater job tenure than non employees owners..
Alabama Governor signs bill making abortion criminal
"Alabama's governor signed into law, the most restrictive abortion Bill in the country, and your total ban on all abortions in the state under the new law. Doctors who perform abortions could face up to ninety nine years in prison. The reaction from democratic presidential candidates has been swift and fierce one of the laws, most vocal opponents is New York, Senator and twenty twenty presidential candidate Kirsten gillibrand. The tweeted that the abortion bands recently passed an Alabama and Georgia represent. And I'm quoting the greatest threat. Reproductive freedom in our lifetimes. Senator gillibrand is heading to Georgia tomorrow. But I you joins us here on three. Sixty Senator thanks for being with us. You wanna fight this. But what exactly can you do on the congressional level? I mean, this is solely decision for the courts at this point, isn't it? I think I can lead a movement, and a fight across this nation for women's reproductive freedom. This is an all out assault state after state over thirty. Nine efforts in this country to undermine women's reproductive freedoms, President Trump intends on overturning Roe v. Wade, he's made it clear, not only in his campaign, but as president, and that's what these Republican legislatures are doing across this country. This is something. We're gonna have to fight back on. And I will lead that fight Justice Cavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, he said that he would respect the quote important precedent of Roe v. Wade do you believe he'll do that? If and when this case and cases from other states make their way to the supreme court because that a lot of times, people who are waiting to get confirmed. Give a statement that kind of oblique it could be read in different ways. I think his statement was dishonest and disingenuous. But the American people are watching, and if he lied under oath in those hearings that's gonna be problematic. So I hope the American people and American women everywhere will hold this president accountable, and we'll protest these extreme. Decisions by legislatures and governors being signed into law there. Criminalizing a woman's right to make a decision about her body her. Reproductive freedom. How many children, she'll have when she will have children, and it is literally turning back the clock on settled law. This is not something, the American people support over seventy percent of American American people support, reproductive freedom and support the precedent of Roe v. Wade, the fact of the matter, as you said, is that this is not any surprise. President Trump made it very clear as a candidate. He wanted to overturn this. He won the presidency in part because his supporters wanted him to appoint conservative justices to the supreme court, potentially peeling Roe v. Wade if it came down to it. So I mean couldn't win argue that this is the will of the people at least to a certain degree. Well, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes. So I wouldn't say that. And if you ask. Ericans today. Do you believe in the precedent of Roe v? Wade and giving women basic human rights and civil rights to make decisions about their health their wellbeing their bodies and life or death medical decisions. They believe women should have that right? So we know where the American people stand on this, and that's why we have to lift up the voices of people in Georgia people in Alabama, women who will suffer under these new laws and make sure that their voices are heard, and I will lead this fight across the country. If I'm president, I will make sure that there is not a judge or Justice, who was appointed by me, a who will not Opole the precedent of Roby row. We've Robie Wade, and the truth is, I will guarantee that no matter where you live in this country in all fifty states, that a woman will have access to safe legal abortions and other reproductive care services. That Republican legislators are so intent on denying one litmus test for supreme court justices and Roe v. Wade would be one of those limits does I do. And I do because President Trump and Senator McConnell, have changed all the rules when it comes to appointing justices, when Mitch McConnell decided that President Obama was not entitled to his supreme court Justice, where America Arlen was denied a hearing vote. They changed the rules. President Trump has made clear. He's had a litmus test, and frankly, I believe in precedent settled law.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"It's the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC. Good morning again, everyone. Now, we continue a fall election series thirty issues in thirty days today issue fifteen what the Democrats would do differently on immigration, if they take control of congress would it matter to the doctor recipients or their parents would it matter to family separation at the border would it included deal for Mexican border wall or other additional border security. Here's Senator gillibrand taking a stand that's dividing Democrats in this election year, whether or not to run on abolishing, the immigration and customs enforcement agency known as Jila brand is pro abolition, I think you should reimagined ice under a new agency with a very different mission and take those two missions out. And so we believe that we should protect families that need our help. And that is not what is doing today. And that's why I believe you should get rid of it start over re it. And build something that actually works. Senator gillibrand there so what would a democratic congressman for immigrants and immigration policy? Our guest for this is democratic congressman Adriana S Bayat from upper Manhattan and the Bronx in two thousand sixteen he became the first Dominican American and the first formerly undocumented immigrant elected to congress. Congressman thanks for joining us for this. Welcome back to WNYC. Thank you, Brian. Thank you for having me once again to get you on the record on that line to start out are you for abolishing ice? Absolutely. I I don't think it's a radical idea. In fact, we have law enforcement agencies, for example, alcohol tobacco and firearms. EA the drug enforcement agency and others that are almost exclusively have. Level of jurisdiction over one particular area of law enforcement. So I don't see how ice which is really entrusted with securing the border preventing human trafficking, preventing illegal guns from coming into the country, preventing smug human smuggling from coming in the country, drugs gangs. I don't I don't see how it is. It is a smart operational goal to to invest over sixty percent of their budget in ripping in nine month old child for but mother's arm. So we should have a law enforcement agency that obviously we'll look over negotiation balls, but would a heart, and I think that that's what abolishing is just football. What do you think about this? As a national issue though in a year when Democrats are hoping to take back. Control of the house and possibly the Senate urine a very safe district. This issue is not going to be that controversial in your district. But many Democrats think that's a losing position for the Democrats to take nationally because people misunderstand it to mean, stop enforcing illegal immigration and have open borders, and the Republicans can hammer home and run on that misinterpretation, which frankly is a much easier thing to understand even if it's even if it's wrong are you concerned about that. No because I think. It really depends on the optics which you look at this issue. If you look at this issue from family separation, and we also the mothers and the children crying in the middle of the night. Asking for the mommy or daddy. That issue poll extremely well. Nobody wants to see the children ripped away from their parents. That's not what this country was built on. That's not so ingrained in the values of our nation. The dreamers pulled over eighty percent. Involve Republican districts and and democratic red states, blue states. So I think these two issues hit home very well for everybody. And obviously if abolishing nice being that, I shouldn't have spent most of his time separating families. I think it will play a very very most Americans that so it really depends on how the issue is frame. And I think that obviously most Americans are met four separate is if the Republicans say your party is for open borders. What's your response? My response is that most of the families that are crossing over data crossing the border are seeking asylum. And they're coming from countries that are still recuperating from violence are still under violence from or gang operations. That are still lead natural disasters. And our our nature has a long-standing tradition. A welcoming people that are seeking asylum, and there was due process, Dan, go to court, and the court decides whether or not you should remain, and we should change that for this should know. Should we circumvent the law? So is that to say that that in your view, anybody should be able to cross the border anywhere, not just at a checkpoint? And then find a way to present themselves for asylum. Well, what's happening? Brian is that many folks that are seeking asylums crossed out of port of entry, and they know forced to enforce the border somewhere else. Well, maybe perceived to be illegal. So we're forcing people that are seeking asylum because their stuff happening into Mexico side of the border were they don't allow folks to just crossover and that's not being debated. Any light being shed on that particular dynamic back there? Tire camps of people that have hooked up in the Mexico side of the border. And they just allow the trickle in on a. Of like date day by week by week basis. And so many many folks are forced to cross the border somewhere else not in a porta wrench. And what about people who are crossing not in pursuit of asylum. Are there ways in which you or the Democratic Party in general are for strengthening border security, or again on that point when the Republicans say all those Democrats, therefore open borders. What would decide I'm I'm in favor or strengthening the ports of entry which are very antiquated, and our also not equipped to deal with the criminal an illicit activity that goes on through there, for example, gun smoking. Smarter human trafficking. Lots of stuff happens at the port of entry. Puerto entry is very weak, many of them are very weak and need to or have state-of-the-art modern facilities for that. Lengthening the infrastructure roads and bridges are around the board or to strengthen the border. I don't think anybody is against that. I think people are against, you know, having family separating sending children, you know, three thousand miles away from them or having a tent camp. Having told me your Texas. They're much against blatant violation of the human rights up unaccompanied minors. Come from us far as Nicaragua Salvador to the United States, many of them fleeing violence list in the in the gangs. You know, your life may be dangerous if your merchandise I met some of them in India into correctional facility in Elizabeth New Jersey, if you have a small business, and you don't pay again tax your life may be in danger. So folks are are fleeing from that dynamic and here we are in America saying. You should go back to your desk. This is my guest is northern Manhattan and part of the Bronx democratic congressman, Adriano Espaillat as we're in issue. Fifteen in our thirty issues in thirty days fall election series, what the Democrats would do differently on immigration, if they take control of congress, and listen as you can call in with what you would like the Democrats to do differently on immigration if they take control of congress or with any question at two one two four three three WNYC two one two four three three nine six nine. Two congressmen. You may have seen the New York Times magazine piece this week on the fraught relationship between congressional Democrats in immigration policy over a period of decades and one thing referred to was positions like this. When Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, of course, but similar to many Democrats who consider themselves pro labor. As Sanders portrayed himself back in this two thousand seven clip on the Lou Dobbs show opposing an immigration liberalization Bill. If poverty is increasing wages are going down. I don't know why we need millions of people to be coming into this country as guest workers will work for low wages than American workers in drive wages down even lower than the all right now Bernie Sanders in two thousand seven congressman how do you square the interests of people already here suffering from chronic low wages, even if unemployment is low and the Democrats interest in allowing more people in in larger numbers. Well, Bryan, you may remember that. In addition to Bernie Sanders labor in general had a long standing position against immigration changed position. Right. And they understand that many of us understand that who's gonna pick our grace who's going to wash the dishes. To take care of our very frail Albany, and our children, in fact for that matter who's gonna work on FOX. You know, who's gonna work in some of our factory. You know, the fact of the matter is that that's going to be the new immigrants is the best economic development plans that we have we've had authorized our history is immigration, and that's not gonna change. And so this all position that labor, and even those are in what may be considered a very liberal left party against immigration back in the day is not the position. Now, I think it's evolved to another position. But I've been there all along. And I have to say that that that resistance, which is now hitting the country and on a day to day tour city by city has been very much alive in Washington heights for years. And in fact, it's been four hundred years. That's my district is the bet rod out the resistance because we have Harlem, I kinda call which is the capital of the African they ask why across the United States. I have which is a launching pad of the Puerto Rican and Hispanic experienced in New York City, New York state, and I have immigrant Hamilton heights wash has name would as well as brash. So this is a district. I could I talk with a level of. Oh, experience an ownership that, you know, we've had positions that many people in the left have not shared with us for many years, but they cover rounding they'd be bolt to be our allies. Now, Chuck in Hoboken, you on WNYC. Hi, chuck. Hi, I just wanted to ask congressman and all his colleagues as whether or not they have considered the anti messaging. That's going to come about. When you say abolish is the politics of fear is very very real and very very effective. And when he says this, although I agree the tactic of approaching it through abolition is absolute political lunacy. I can already see the attack ads coming from the other side and already we have seen the President Trump at his rallies. He says this the way that liberals and progressives used to talk about. The former governor of Texas who said I want to get rid of the department of energy. It sounds insane. And I implore you to please find a different tack because you are not helping yourself. Well, let me say this to you. I'm not in charge of crafting our message, you there folks that within the party that are responsible for that. And we should say that members of the democratic congressional candidates in a wide range of positions on this summer. Some some are not. So go ahead. I understand that clearly, but then let me say this to you. I think our message you should be very clear. Our message should be that dreamers who are doctors who are nurses who are member. Teachers members of our armed forces should be giving the shot to stay in Asia. I think our message message, and you should be very clear families should not be separated. I guess me particular because I think that all somebody like me should push. I should not be held back from expo supporting a more aggressive position on immigration because over my own personal history. And because of that I represent Grabner than pushing back I push for in fact, I wanna make sure that Democrats who get elected have a commitment to comprehensive immigration reform because for far too long. You sitting how we've seen how even on won't party has gotten the issue of immigration reform for far too long every year year after year that has taken a second tier stand and Pete we have not addressed it always been a good reason why we should not take up immigration reform. What Obama had the opportunity while it wasn't pulling. Well have. You know, we have to wait. The Senate went ahead and didn't pass it. And there's always been an excuse any reason why we should not take that up. But it's an important issue for many of us. So is there a reason to believe I want support anybody in our party is not committed to comprehensive immigration reform? So congressman. Go ahead. Including reforming or abolishing nice whichever way you want to explain it. That's up to you. I mean, I think we should concentrate on family unification on the dreamers. But if you wanna take up the issue of ice, you know, I'd say abolishing if you wanna say reforming that's up to you some moving off the issue of abolishing ice because that's just one thing and a very complicated. You know, set of moving parts on immigration is there reason to believe given the history that you just laid out some similar history was documented in this times magazine article over the weekend. Of many Democrats not voting for meaningful immigration reform over many years because they're afraid it's a losing issue for them. Is there any reason to believe that anything will change if Democrats take the house? Well, again, Brian. That's why I won't aggressively. Anybody nor contribute to the election of anybody? That's not fully a bore with comprehensive immigration reform. And that means to me. Supporting that we don't break up and split up families. That means to me. Unmovable position to support dreamers. That means.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"To women and take this out of the hands of those who provide abortions which as we know is the law that we should not be providing taxpayer funding for abortions and and that is in keeping with where president trump is in his beliefs in terms of being prolife and again it's another promise he has made and a promise he is keeping with the most to lose is noted is planned parenthood salem michael medved explain planned parenthood which receives a great deal of tax payer money if it is going to continue receiving that money has to make a clear distinction not only in theory but but in terms of facilities that they use between providing birth control which is authorized by congress and providing abortion which emphatically is not kirsten gillibrand who of course is running for president she is the senator from new york's junior senator from new york she had this to say about the new move by the trump administration not to defunding planned parenthood only congress can make that decision alternately but two separate planned parenthood's abortion providing from it's providing of birth control here's senator gillibrand direct it's a direct hit on planned parenthood which as you know chris provides healthcare services for millions of americans who desperately need particularly low income americans and so it's trying to defunding planned parenthood and i think this is an issue that should enrage american public tickly women because it's attack on them i don't know why members of congress like it's their job to tell women what to do with their healthcare so it's really important that this is something we fight we fight through all social media that we fight at the ballot farm the defense that it's just an extension.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Chroma would win a third term and then it would be eric schneiderman turn to be governor was you know leftleaning democratic progressive unlike governor cuomo he doesn't facing a primary challenge the champion of women's rights i mean everybody believes that this is a guy he started his career escorting women to plant parenthoods to protect them from protesters and lately he was suing harvey weinstein he's speaking up on twitter defending women who were coming out and revealing past sexual assault so it just makes it even more shocking really say i mean obviously investigation and schneiderman does contest the allegations that he assaulted anyone but he did say it would be impossible for him to be effective at his job did he have any choice but to resign no i don't think so that new yorker story came at about six forty seven pm last night and i thought he's only got a couple hours left once he you know has it thinks about a little bit and comes to a sensors and the other people around him there he could not have lasted i mean today would have just been crazy if he were trying to stay in that position after all that has been said about him by according to the new yorker credible sources though yes yes it does need to be proven it's really happened otherwise you know we have to take you know at least take his word into consideration here fellow fellow elected officials also asked him to step down in this including the governor senator gillibrand.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"When he very well could i agree with what mcnary catherine saddest things sometimes we forget that every state politics is different this is a very red state it's on in presidential elections last three cycles of god by more than toast at the june tv for democrats does i would say that the democrats who are involved in in the what's going on on the ground there actually think there's a good chance that doug jones could win i mean that seems unbelievable and i think if that happens it's earthshattering but there is a definite possibility the vecchi certainly could i think shouldn't forget though that alabama voters don't always think exactly how we think at the right able or how everyone in washington dc things but there's a lot to get out the vote presents down there all right everybody stick around we've got a much more coming up any moment we're gonna get our first exit poll results in alabama so what does it mean afford more wins that's next breaking news in our politics lead senate republicans are planning on meeting tomorrow if roy port more wins the alabama senate race sources telling cnn's monte roger on capitol hill that they will be discussing the next steps to take in the possibility that an accused sexual abuser takes his seat in the senate let's bring in cnn's tom former now in tom what are the options for more and what's actually likely to happen limited to begin with a look at the situation here republicans came into this year with eighth razor thin advantage over democrats allies fifty two seats to forty eight seats then jeff sessions became the us attorney general he left his seat the alabama governor replaced him with another republican luther strange people thought would win the general election gun knocked out in the primary by roy more and this is where they said so if more wins the math is fine but look at all the different republican senators that he will face who have raised some sort of objection or question or concern about these allegations against him and look at some of these alaska's dan.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Wherever there politics lead we're just moments away from our first look at the exit polls in alabama where voters are choosing who will be there states next us senator either democrats doug jones a republican were more join me now is to krokkidis a spokesman for the more and more campaign thanks so much for joining us let me ask you a question if judge more does win how much of a role do you think president trump's public support for him we'll have been a factor i think it was a push at the end that help but i think role more was going to win the election anyway okay as you know some senate republicans have called for more to to step aside and they suggested they will not give him a seat uh or or they will not cede him or give him a seat on a committee if he wins obviously there are those including the majority leader saying he will likely face an ethics committee investigation how concerned are you that these allegations of sexual assault of misconduct will basically be an albatross around his neck for the whole time he's in the senate well have live in alabama and a lot of this has been refuted for example the gloria allred klein miss nilsson uh that's a forgery and fraud in everybody on in the united states knows that by now i i don't don't think so hold on one second saarc she it's been proven that somebody wrote the date and the location but i don't think it's been proven in any way that warm more writing than in the year book has been that the most of it was a fraud i think part of it underneath uh beverley nelson admitted that she had written some of that but not the part about not the whole thing.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"So characteristics are really really good senator phone co structure yeah twelve is really young fourteen two more as you know is being fullthroated lee backed by the president of the united states that was daughter ivanka has set of more there's a quote special place in hell for people who prey on children to that the president's former white house senior strategist steve bannon last night whose website breitbart has led the smearcampaign against moore's accusers he had this rebuttal there's a special place in hell for republicans who should know better frankly it's a stunning rebuke of the president's daughter by his former chief strategist but no matter what bannon says no matter how hard his team has worked to attack moore's accusers and no matter what happens tonight this the stake is just there on judge more it will be there if he wins or loses because the charges are so hideous and so many people including conservatives and republican leaders find them so believable it's nothing short it remarkable that the conservative attorney general who's senate seat this one's was jeffords jefferson baugh regard sessions he wouldn't even tell the public today whether he voted for the republican on the ballot mistakes are really really good senator foam constitution that's the wrong by we have one of jeff sessions talking about what he voted for we do not have the he said i voted absentee and i value the sanctity of the ballot and i would say the people of alabama or good indecent wonderful people i've been proud to serve for twenty years in the senate and they'll make the right decision i'm sure so what is the right decision sessions would not say but now the rest of the state gets to weigh in and what they think right and wrong is we have the race covered from all angles today cnn's alex marquardt is outside the campaign headquarters of democrat doug jones in birmingham kaitlan collins is with the more campaign in montgomery alabama caitlyn let's start with you more wrote in on his horse today seem pretty confident what is the mood at the new at the more campaign.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
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"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Based broken ugly back and forth this afternoon between president trump and female new york democratic senator and it isn't hillary clinton lead starts right now just when you thought it couldn't get any nastier democrats are accusing the president of bullying of sexists smirin quote slot shaming for attacking a female senator who has called on him to resign hours until the polls close in a tragically wild race the country waiting to see whether alabama sins and accused sexual abuser to the senate or a democrat as growing moore's wife fights accusations of bigotry with the my lawyer is a ju defence plus a homemade pipe bomb a rental truck on a rampage after two recent attacks targetting new york city new fear the crushing isis in the middle east could be like knocking over the anthill good afternoon everyone welcome to the lead i'm jake tapper just moments ago the white house having to defend the president over old and new accusations of sexism today fifty nine democratic women members of the house of representatives called for an investigation into the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct made against president trump dating back to the 1980s this in addition to the fact that six senators who caucus with the democrats have suggested the president should resign because of these allegations including new york senator cures and jilib ran the only one president trump singled out for an attack tweeting this morning quote lightweight senator curious than jila brand of total flunking for chuck schumer and someone who would come to my office quote begging for campaign contributions not so long ago and would do anything for them is now in the ring fighting against trump very disloyal to bill and crooked used the president suggesting gillaibrand would do quote anything for campaign contributions has been interpreted by democrats as.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"From from going away congressman always good to see at the white house said today that the president's immigration a plan would have camped this terrorist suspect out of the country is that true possibly but you know look i don't like when we jumped when the president or the administration jumps to the issue of immigration because it's an extremely divisive issue and one that needs a lot of debate i think it's important for us to like basically just be americans in these moments same with terrorist attacks oversees our i congressman kinzir stick around i have a lot more to talk with you about including terrifying new reports about north korea and there are advanced bioweapons program we're going to squeeze in a quick break we'll be right back we're back with our world lead now in a new alarming threat from north korea the nation is inching closer to developing an advanced bioweapon program giving the hermit kingdom the ability to release smallpox or anthrax into populations around the world according to the washington post let's bring in republican congressman adam kinza guerrilla no he sits on the house foreign affairs committee congressman obviously this report is quite concern yeah it's really concerning biological weapons to me are even more frightening the nuclear weapons we can build the ability to defend against nuclear weapons we can see when nuclear weapons are few older fired off in most cases biological weapons are much harder to track and when we started the point of the middle east they started making american soldiers get anthrax vaccines because of this concern and and that's a brutal regime by the way to give an anthrax vaccine but this is a major concern because when you have a nation like north korea that's massing in this biological realm i don't understand enough about does.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"I think look you could have seen this about a mile and a half comey and president trump's decision to stand by roy more may have been fashion in part by an acknowledgement that if he called rome were out people would call him out but they must have known at the same time that this will be an opportunity for critics to call him out no matter what and no matter which side he took he is standing by room more because he's concerned about what happens if they lose the majority in the senate and because he believes rumour can win a democrats are calling him out and criticizing him now because they wanna do over from 2016 this is an opportunity they be crazy not to take it but how far it's going to go really has yet to be seen as something else from the white house briefing that i wanna talk to you guys about you might find it hard to believe but the trump white house today said it is wrong when people put out information that they know to be incorrect in an attempt to mislead the republic that's that's right the white house run by the president who came to political prominence by promoting the lie that the first african american president was born in africa is finding time to take issue with those who mislead people the white house run by the president into his head with no evidence the crowds of american muslims were seen on tv celebrating a new jersey after nine eleven the man who repeated the ludicrous national enquirer claim that ted cruz his father had something to do with the kennedy assassination and the man who has said with no evidence that there were three to five million fraudulent votes for hillary clinton that same president is taking issue with people being misled now there is an occasion and a serious issue for the part for the white house and the president to take issue with there have been a number of journalistic mistakes in recent weeks ones that have been fixed in corrected by the news organizations in question including cnn but corrections notwithstanding this has prompted further trump a tax on the press tweets by the president against abc news against cnn against washington post a tweet insulting the.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"A unwanted behavior but we are not holding our president accountable for what he is and who he is all of the alleged incidents took place before mr trump won the white house on the campaign trail and since he has denied the allegations the avenge never happened never all of these liars will be sued after the election he never followed through on that threat of legal action but today at the white house press secretary sarah sanders responded like this the president has addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations and that this took place long before he was elected president and the people of this country had a decisive election supported president trump and we feel like these allegations has been answered for that process nikki haley the us ambassador to the united nations who's one of the most highprofile women in the trump administration said the president's accusers have a right to be heard they should be heard and they should be dealt with and i think we heard from them prior to the election and i think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way they have every right to speak us allegations the president's behaviour or getting a fresh look in the wake of the alabama senate race and this searing national conversation on sexual misconduct only days after senator al franken said he would resign amid reports of touching women inappropriately several democratic senators sought to seize the high ground and called for the president's resignation just hours ago senator kirsten jill liver and telling cnn's christiane amanpour the congress should investigate the president's behavior and hold him accountable president trump should resign these allegations are credible they are numerous i've heard these women's testimony and many of them are heartbreaking.
"senator gillibrand" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"President trump should resign i'll these allegations are credible they are numerous i've heard these women's testimony and many of them are heartbreaking end president trump should resign his position children join two other democratic senators in calling for president trump who resigned over these claims one of them being cory booker of new jersey who also may run into thousand twenty a fourth senator who may also run independent bernie sanders of vermont has said the president trump may want to think about resigning this as three women who have come forward with accusations against the president in the past could a publicly called for a congressional investigation at least twelve women have accused the president on the record of actions ranging from sexual harassment or misconduct to sexual assault the danes dates ranging all the way back to the 1980s cnn's jeff zeleny that the white house forest and jeff many many questions today for white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders about these accusations jake there were many questions indeed but uh pretty much want to answer the white house again denying all of these allegations they're saying that essentially look these have been asked and answered the voters knew about these of course before the election last year this is all coming under of course a very different microscope but white house press secretary sarah sanders also added this she said it took place a long time before he was elected with sexual harassment allegations during a national reckoning three of president trump's accusers join together today saying the man in the oval office should also be held accountable i ask that congress put aside their party affiliations and investigate mr trump's history of sexual misconduct at least fifteen women have come forward with accusations ranging from sexual harassment and misconduct to sexual assault including unwanted kissing and groping in some some areas of our society people are being held accountable accountable for a.