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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Bring ‘American Opportunity Agenda’ to Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand will bring her American Opportunity Agenda tour to Ithaca College on Monday, Feb. 3. In her remarks, Gillibrand will focus on her proposals to help more middle-class women workers gain financial security by modernizing America’s outdated workplace policies.

The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. in Emerson Suites in Phillips Hall. While free and open to the public, seating at the event is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those planning to attend are advised to take public transportation to campus; if driving, please use the free Visitor Parking Lot (turn right from the main campus entrance off Rt. 96B).

Gillibrand entered the Senate in 2009 after being appointed to the seat left vacant when Hillary Rodham Clinton was named U.S. Secretary of State. She won the special election in 2010 to serve the remainder of Clinton’s term, then reelection to a full six-year term in 2012. She is currently a member of the Senate Committees on Aging, Agriculture, Armed Services and Environment and Public Works.

Prior to joining the Senate, Gillibrand served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing 10 counties in upstate New York’s 20th congressional district.

An Albany native, Gillibrand earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her law degree from UCLA. She has worked as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and an attorney in New York City and Albany, and during the final year of the Clinton administration she served as special counsel to U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (and now New York governor) Andrew Cuomo.

For more information on Senator Gillibrand’s Ithaca College visit, contact Anthony Hopson, assistant vice president for community/government relations and civic engagement, at (607) 274-3686.