Sexual assault

Kirsten Gillibrand: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

Kirsten Gillibrand
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Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democratic senator from New York known for her #MeToo advocacy and policy positions to protect sexual assault victims. Once a moderate as a congresswoman from a red district, she made a progressive turn after becoming senator, and now holds views considered further left than the liberal consensus.

Bernie Sanders' staff unionize in first presidential campaign union

Bernie Sanders. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Staffers on Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign voted to unionize on Friday, giving current and future workers bargaining power for pay and benefits, and "becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize," USA Today reports.

Diving the news: Workers will work through negotiations with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400. If Sanders wins the presidential bid, employees who transitioned to the White House with him would not remain part of the union, per a UFCW spokesperson. Sanders publicly apologized in January after women from his 2016 presidential campaign said sexual assault allegations weren't appropriately managed.

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