Kirsten Gillibrand: 'Hillary Clinton Gets It'

New York senator speaks about equal pay for equal work and family support at the Democratic National Convention.
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Transcript for Kirsten Gillibrand: 'Hillary Clinton Gets It'
Ladies and gentlemen please welcome senator Houston Gillibrand fend you. Well. No need at the United States senator from New York. But during school drop off and pick up. I'm better known as CEO and Henry's mom. Like most working parents and my husband and I juggle a lot. We're fortunate to have flexibility. But some day we still barely keep it together. The vast majority of working parents having lots tougher. They're struggling with too little time too little money and too little supports. And Washington hasn't caught up to bear legality. Families today. Look almost nothing like they did a generation ago. Eight in ten moms work outside the home for a ten moms are the primary or sole breadwinners. And many single. Thanks to marriage equality. More children go up with two moms or exceed that. Yet today. Our policies are stuck in the mad men and a only in passing I've Mason that doesn't guarantee workers paid. Family in the east. Women can't. Get a paid day off to give bird. Most parents work outside the home yet child care can cost as much as college tuition. The only three high and women think. We still don't have equal pay for equal work. It makes no sense. Because we know. That when families are strong I mean he is strong. Hillary Clinton can't get fit. Not just because she's a working mom. And Charlotte N eight and grandmother. But because for her. It's about her core values. Eat I hear we have that we have a responsibility. To one another. It's about who we are as the nation. It's why after a possible she could have gone to a fancy law firm. But she chose to work at the children's defense times where he advocated for children with disabilities. It's why as America's First Lady she helped create a health insurance program for children. So that eight million kids to get the care they need. And it's my secretaries gates. See how to women and children to escape violence and poverty. To attend school support their families and reinvest in their communities. And it's why. As president at the United States. She will bring our workplace policies out of that dark ages and always always good families bars. It. You see. Hillary Clinton life. Hillary Clinton might work. Has been defined by the wine question. How can we help close who need it the mugs. Donald Trump has been defined by a very different question. How can I count myself and memos. Donald Trump actually sit on the debate stage and fact that wages are too high. Hillary knows that in the richest country in the world. It is unacceptable. That a mom with two kids and working full time still lives in poverty. Donald Trump dad. I'll come when it comes to pay damage need. You have to be careful of it. Hillary out of that is long past time to have guaranteed paid family leave. Okay. Donald Trump saying that women should get to work harder because and I'm quoting. Yeah make this mean if you do as good of the job. Realignment in American. That is not true had. Harry believe women. Deserved. Eat well pay for heat will work. Thanks so I in this election. Could not be cleaner. If you believe in the values that have always made us great if you. I'm Maric a great sense of who aren't Hillary Clinton. Thank you and I'm glad this great nation. A.

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