U.S. Senator for New York Kristen Gillibrand has campaigned for women's equality throughout her entire political career. Once a corporate lawyer, she's now nationally recognized as a tireless advocate for human trafficking victims, a champion of paid family maternity leave, and an activist in the fight to end campus rape. In 2009, she passed the historic Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama.
In this episode of Broadly Meets, we join Senator Gillibrand at a human trafficking hearing in Queens, New York—where she meets with the survivors who are directly impacted by her legislation—then talk with the Senator about her commitment to pushing women's voices to the forefront in politics and dealing with sexism in Washington.