PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., touted Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate for paid family leave and equal pay for women.

The New York lawmaker said Clinton’s life work has been defined by this single question: “How we help those who need it most?”


Gillibrand told the Democratic National Convention that Clinton will bring the country’s workplace policies out of the Dark Ages.

“Hillary Clinton’s life’s work has been defined by one question: How can we help those who need it the most?” the senator stated.

Gillibrand said that stands in contrast to what she says is Donald Trump’s defining question: “How can I help myself most?”

Gillibrand, who succeeded Clinton as a New York senator, says: “The choice in this election couldn’t be clearer.”

She added Clinton “knows that in the richest country in the world, it’s unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full time still lives in poverty.”

“If you believe in the values that have always made us great, if you believe in keeping America great, then support Hillary Clinton,” Gillibrand said.

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