U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and her political arm isn’t slouching heading into the second term of President Obama.

Already she is sending out an email to supporters to wish the president congratulations as he is sworn in for a second term publicly tomorrow on the steps of the U.S. Capitol (Obama was sworn in today in a smaller, private ceremony due to a quirk in Constitutional requirements).

Here’s Gillibrand’s note:

Tomorrow morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.

I’m excited to be there to witness this historic event, which is always such a powerful reminder of the great democracy we live in.

Please join me in congratulating President Obama on this special day, and let him know that you will stand with him over the next four years.

Click here to sign my congratulatory card, and wish the president the best as he takes the oath of office.

There is so much to be done during his second term. Over the past few weeks, we’ve mapped out an ambitious agenda. By pulling together now, I am confident we can accomplish it.



Of course, part of Gillibrand’s strength as a campaigner has been sending out email like these to build a database for both fundraising and GOTV efforts. That paid off this past election cycle, when she handily defeated Republican Wendy Long for a full, six-year term.

And now for a shameless plug: YNN and NY1 will be in DC tomorrow for the inaugural ceremonies, with both Liz B. and Errol Louis, and our Washington bureau providing reporting, commentary and analysis.