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to Senator Gillibrand is the concept of having audience, some geared toward gun control, with more women in the Senate. All too often, one others geared toward Medicare and Medicaid, thinks of politics as a man’s game, while there however; Gillibrand handled the questions are incredibly powerful female representatives perfectly, with Kroft navigating the oftenin the Senate who showcase the issues, make the treacherous waters of politics with tremendous tough decisions, often insight into current while being mothers events. All in all, the and caretakers to Gillibrand handled the questions night was educational their children, as perfectly, and Kroft navigated the and interesting, while well. Women across also being lively. Those the nation should treacherous waters of politics with in attendance were be inspired to take a great insight into current events. certainly enthralled more active role in by the Senator’s their communities, statements on oil and Senator Gillibrand is a staunch proponent drilling on American soil, as she basically shot of that very idea. down President Obama’s idea of exporting The night ended with questions from the American oil to provide income. The Senator’s
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stance was basically “drill it here, keep it here,” which was met with thunderous applause from those in attendance. I’m no politico. I find politics interesting, I find legality interesting, but political debate is certainly not my field of expertise. That said, Senator Gillibrand is such a powerful and impressive speaker, that it was hard not to want to get behind her passion. It’s inspiring to see political figures who genuinely seem to care about not only their state, but also their country. Another great night at Guild Hall, for sure! To see more of what’s coming up at Guild Hall, visit www.guildhall.org. Their summer series of documentary film screenings is in full swing.
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