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Emma Alumna Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Katie Coakley
Emma Willard School is proud of alumna Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’84 as she takes bold steps to continue to serve and lead our country by running in the 2020 Presidential election.
 
“This is the time for women everywhere to take their rightful place in the highest positions of leadership in any arena which inspires them,” said Emma Willard Head of School Jenny Rao. “Senator Gillibrand is a role model, especially for our students who live and learn each day in a place where our mission is to prepare girls for lives in which they will ‘serve and shape’ their world.”
 
We thoroughly enjoyed when Senator Gillibrand visited in December to discuss the history of the women’s suffragette movement with our students, which she recently wrote about in her book, Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote. “Women were built for this moment,” she said.
 
Gillibrand has selected downtown Troy, just minutes from Emma Willard School, for her campaign headquarters, offering an exceptional opportunity for students to who wish to see how campaigns work, or who might have an interest in politics—whatever their party affiliations might be.
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