"We need a leader who makes great, courageous and courageous choices. Someone who is not afraid of progress. That's why I drive to president. And that's why I ask you for your support," New York Democrat says in a video advertising the official launch of its campaign.
The move comes two months after Gillibrand set up a presidential committee – which allowed her to raise money and build a campaign structure – and began introducing to the voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – three of the four states kicking off the primary and caucus calendar – as well as California and Texas, which hold contests immediately after the early polling states.
In his video titled "Brave Wins", the Senator uses "The Star-Spangled Banner" to say that fashion has been a constant choice in the nation's history, and so many Americans have chosen to be brave.
Gillibrand is also aiming at President Trump, claiming that the Republic has promoted a "agenda of cowardice, hatred and fear".
"Brave do not oppose each other. Brave does not put money over life. Brave did not hatch. Cloud truth.
"Build a wall. That's what fear does," she charges in the video.
Gillibrand says that if America could land astronauts on the moon, "we can surely reach universal health care. We can pay family law for everyone, end weapons, give a green new deal, get money out of politics and take our democracy back."
Her announcement comes one day after Gillibrand wrapped her third trip in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary during the White House.
On Monday, Gillibrand leads Michigan to join the Gretchen Whitmer Democratic Government for a public event with a local women's group, Fems for Dems. She will also keep a town hall. Tuesday, Gillibrand heads to Iowa – who votes first in the presidential nomination calendar – and later in the week takes a trip to Nevada, the first Western state to vote.
Next Sunday, Gillibrand plans to hold a speech outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City.
With his statement, Gillibrand becomes the 14th largest democrat to officially launch a presidential campaign. She ends with fellow Sens. Cory Booker in New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Gov. Jay Inslee from Washington State, former governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado, former San Antonio mayor and former residential and urban development secretary Julian Castro and former rep. Betho O & # 39; Rourke in Texas has also declared their candidatures. So, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in Hawaii, former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, the best-selling spiritual writer Marianne Williamson of California and entrepreneur Andrew Yang of New York.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has launched a presidential research committee.
The 52-year-old Gillibrand, who served in Parliament before her current term in the Senate, is known for spearing the fight against sexual harassment and attacks and has become a prominent voice in the # MeToo movement. In her video, she asked to take "at the Pentagon to end sexual assault in the military."
But a sexually harassed question in Gillibrand's own senate office now writes headlines with the report that a women's helper in the mid-20s who worked at Gillibrand's office resigned in protest last summer, criticizing the office's handling of her sexual harassment against a senior male counselor for the senator . This male counselor was recently terminated.