“I’m going to run for President of the United States, because as a young mom I am going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I fight for my own, which is why I believe health care is a right and not a privilege," she told the audience.
“It’s why I believe we should have better public schools for our kids ― it shouldn’t matter what block you grow up on, and I believe that anybody who wants to work hard enough should be able to get whatever job training they need to earn their way into the middle class,” Sen. Gillibrand added.
“But you are never going to accomplish any of these things if you don’t take on the systems of power that make all of that impossible, which is taking on institutional racism, it’s taking on the corruption and greed in Washington, it’s taking on the special interests that write legislation in the dead of night. And I know that I have the compassion, courage and the fearless determination to get that done.”
Gillibrand joins Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Obama HUD Secretary Julián Castro, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in announcing intentions to run for president.
Kirsten Gillibrand to Stephen Colbert: "I'm filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States. Tonight!" Via CBS pic.twitter.com/BwnVZgdCZm
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