New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was among the politicians who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. Gillibrand has long ties to Clinton, as she was appointed to fill in the Senate seat Clinton vacated in 2008 so she could run for president then. Gillibrand’s speech focused on equal pay and working moms.
Gillibrand is a part of a large New York group speaking at the convention. New York City Bill de Blasio and Senator Chuck Schumer will both be speaking at the convention.
“It’s my turn to raise my voice, to support the woman I believe is most qualified and most prepared to be President in 2016,” Gillibrand wrote. “I am so excited to support Hillary, not simply because she is a woman with the qualities, values, and experience we need to lead our nation, but because I know she will fight for all of us.”