Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hillary Clinton Wows Westchester!

Yonkers Daily Voice serves Yonkers, NY

Westchester resident and 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attracted a record crowd at The Business Council of Westchester’s  (BCW) Annual Fall Dinner held Monday, Nov. 20 at The Hilton Westchester with overflow tables that spilled out into the hallway.
The former first lady, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York was at the Rye Brook hotel to receive the Westchester Global Leadership Laureate Award.
She was greeted -- after a speech by BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon -- with a standing ovation, rousing applause, and even a "We love you Hillary" shouted from a group in the back of the room.
After a brief mention about how crazy the electon was -- she drew laughter from the audience when she referenced the recent Westchester county executive race between Democrat George Latimer and two-term Repulican Rob Astorino (as opposed to her own) -- she spoke about lessons learned from the 2016 Presidential campaign.
"People often ask me, since the election, how I am," said Clinton. "And I say, as a person, I'm good. But as an American, I'm concerned."
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bill and Hillary Clinton Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Little Rock


Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton

Bill and Hillary Clinton attend Clinton Foundation event in Little Rock, Arkansas celebrating 25 years since the 1992 presidential election victory. Saturday, November 18, 2017. (KATV)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening.
The event brought together Clinton's campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election.
Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United States, urging people to vote for former President Clinton.
"It’s really, really humbling. Not many people ever get to know a president of the United States personally, so it’s a lot of fun," Bronfam said. “He tends to keep his friends together. And so we like to do that and we’re happy to celebrate his legacy."
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, relayed stories from their lives in public service to thousands in downtown Little Rock on Saturday evening, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s first presidential victory.
More than 3,000 people filled the Statehouse Convention Center to hear the Clintons conversation, moderated by James Carville, who ran Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 campaign.
The talk, part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris distinguished lecture series, drew supporters and former staff members from the Clinton administration.
After watching a highlight reel of the 1992 campaign, Carville asked the Clintons to reflect on campaigning in New Hampshire during the 1992 presidential push, as Bill Clinton's poll numbers quickly dropped.
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Here are a few memories.

Hillary Clinton in Atlanta

Winston Groat attended Hillary's event in Atlanta this week and sent along this commentary, photos, and article. Thanks, Winston!
This week, Hillary appeared in Atlanta to speak about her book and our country’s future.  I attended the event along with 4,000 other like minded, energetic individuals.
I’ve never spent a more positive, uplifting and exhilarating evening!   The Fox Theatre roared with applause and energy throughout the night as she spoke.
The moderator used a question I submitted to close out the evening and say thank you for coming to Atlanta:
“May I give you a hug to thank you for your many years of service to our country and your continued leadership & inspiration”....
Hillary glowed as she waived goodbye to the crowd.

Winston Groat
Atlanta GA

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s elections was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump.
Clinton said Monday that the Democratic victories in statewide elections in New Jersey and Virginia, along with down-ballot gains in Georgia and elsewhere, were a “resounding affirmation of America’s best values.”
“None of that would have happened if people got discouraged and decided to give up on politics last November,” she said during her stop in Atlanta as part of a 16-city nationwide book tour.
“You’ve got some important elections next year in Georgia,” she said. “Get involved in whatever way feels right for you. But don’t give up.”
The crowd of more than 4,000 welcomed Clinton with a roar of applause, and it cheered even louder when she said her days of being guarded about what she says in public “are over.”
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Bill and Hillary Clinton in Irving, Texas

On the eve of the anniversary weekend in Little Rock, Bill and Hillary Clinton made a joint appearance in Irving, Texas where Hillary also held a book signing.

Former President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Clinton Share Stage in Irving

Published at 11:11 PM CST on Nov 17, 2017 | Updated at 11:45 PM CST on Nov 17, 2017


When asked what they would tell Trump if he were seated next to them, Bill Clinton said Trump should, "stop seeking enemies and look for people to work with"

Former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared together onstage Friday for the first time since the 2016 presidential election to answer a host of political and personal questions.
The former First Couple was very casual during the hourlong discussion at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving.
They cracked a few jokes and were very candid on a number of topics — chief among them President Donald Trump, the 2016 election and the way forward for the Democratic Party.
When asked what they would tell Trump if he were seated next to them, Bill Clinton said Trump should, "stop seeking enemies and look for people to work with."
"We're the same age," he added. "What do you want your legacy to be?"
Hillary Clinton said Trump, as president, should do more to unite the country. She also discussed some of her own missteps during the campaign.
"It was the first reality TV campaign. He was the first reality TV candidate and I was the candidate of reality. I was not as entertaining and I admit that," she said.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Hillary Clinton with Rita Cosby

I am not the only one who did not understand what Kirsten Gillibrand was saying.

Hillary Clinton Exclusive with Rita Cosby: Discusses Roy Moore, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, President Trump, Her Husband’s Past Behavior, Tax Reform and Uranium One.


The Child Mind Institute Summit: The State of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

NOVEMBER 13: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage during The Child Mind Institute Summit: The State of Child & Adolescent Mental Health at The Paley Center for Media on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Child Mind Institute )

The former Secretary of State, who is on tour for her new book “What Happened,” blasted Alabama GOP Senate Nominee Roy Moore and President Trump, lumping them together, and saying there is a big difference between those two and allegations surrounding their sexual behavior versus Democratic Senator Al Franken. She says Franken’s apology for his inappropriate behavior and his willingness for a Congressional ethics investigation into that “is the kind of accountability I’m talking about. I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald TrumpLook at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither.” 
Secretary Clinton says President Trump “has disgraced the office.” When asked by host Rita Cosby if there is anything she admires about President Trump or what he’s accomplished while in office, she quickly answered, “No. The answer is absolutely no, Rita.. I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he turned out to be.

Hillary Clinton Resigns!

Chelsea Clinton Responds to Trump Policy on Elephant Parts

Barbara Kinney / Clinton Foundation
In recent years, the world has made important progress in the global fight to save elephants from extinction. Governments, businesses, conservation organizations, activist organizations, and citizens have come together to stop the killing of elephants, interrupt the trafficking of ivory, and reduce ivory demand. We’ve brought poaching rates down and elephant birth rates have gone up. This would not have been possible without strong U.S. leadership.
Elephants are dying at alarming rates—and our government just gave the green-light to hunt them and bring their body parts home.
The decision this week to reverse an Obama-era regulation and allow hunters to bring home barbaric “elephant trophies” from Zimbabwe and Zambia is a deeply alarming step backward. Because of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the U.S. government is required to protect elephants in other countries—but instead of protecting them, the Trump administration is signaling it will be complicit in accelerating their extinction.
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Hillary Clinton with April Ryan on Sexual Harassment

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April Ryan speaks with Hillary Clinton who offers her take on the sexual assault allegations against US Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Trump.
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Back to the Future?

It feels like the #MeToo grenades are exploding left and right. Yesterday was especially active. Additional Roy Moore accusers stepped forward, and then came an accusation - with some photographic evidence - against Senator Al Franken who is trending on Twitter as I type.

The incident occurred in 2006 before he was a senator. He issued two apologies yesterday and said that he would cooperate with an ethics committee investigation. Nevertheless, there is a hue and cry for him to resign. It must be noted that many of the #FrankenShouldGo tweets are saying that if Franken should go Trump also should go.

With sexual misconduct, harassment, abuse, and assault being the hot topic everywhere this week, women in government have stepped forward. Jackie Speier is especially active on this front having shared her own story of an assault when she was a congressional aide.

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said she knows of two current members of Congress who “have engaged in sexual harassment,” while another congresswoman, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) recounted a member who exposed himself to a female staffer.The members were not named.The lawmakers spoke at a House Administration Committee hearing on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, and about pending legislation to require training for all members and their staffs, and whether further actions are necessary to establish uniform policies.Read more >>>>

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is hoping the increased national attention on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace will help her push through legislation to strengthen the rules in Congress by the end of 2017.Speier's spokesperson said that she and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., are recruiting cosponsors for the Member and Employee Training and Oversight on Congress Act, or the Me Too Congress Act. They're signing up lawmakers in pairs, adding one Republican and one Democrat at a time.Read more >>>>
But this is a minefield and not easily negotiated as Kirsten Gillibrand discovered yesterday. She should have been prepared for this.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Nov. 15 said "there is a serious sexual harassment problem in Congress." Gillibrand is among several lawmakers introducing a bill to revise procedures for reporting harassment in Congress. (Reuters)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after having a relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, the most prominent liberal to weigh in as the issue has moved from conservative media to a wider chorus of voices in recent days.
Gillibrand said she thought it would have been “the appropriate response,” when asked if Clinton should have stepped down by a reporter. The comments were published Thursday by the New York Times.
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I don't know about you, but I found her response confusing, incoherent. I really don't know what she was trying to say and cannot make sense of her statement.

Franken's accuser, Leeann Tweeden said she could not have made her story public 11 years ago. We are in a different time. She noted that Jackie Speier telling her own story is what gave her the courage to speak up.

Gillibrand also alluded to times being different. But what is she saying?

Bill Clinton, we should remember, was impeached but not convicted. He went through a process. Now she (and others) are saying he should have resigned?

I always find these attacks on WJC obliquely aimed at Hillary. That's just me. The Clintons are out of politics now. They really cannot be hurt. But Gillibrand has been seen as a rising star. With this response she disappointed me and probably shot herself in the foot. Or maybe in both feet.
Here is what Philippe Reines had to say.
Philippe is not known for holding back. He makes an interesting point.

Yesterday Gillibrand said she will give the money Franken contributed to her to charity. Hmmmm... what will she do with the money the Clintons contributed over those 20 years?

(Cross-posted at The Department of Homegirl Security)

Hillary Clinton in Denver

Hillary was at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center this evening.

Hillary Clinton speaks in Denver

John Leyba, The Denver Pos Hilary Clinton addresses the audience about her new book, “What Happened” on Nov. 16, 2017 at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center.
Jesse Paul

Hillary Clinton, in a Denver appearance Thursday night, called Colorado a “state that is really about the future,” urging Democrats — and women in particular — to keep up their activism and push back against the political polarization that dominated last year’s presidential election.
Clinton also raised a red flag about Russian interference in her contest against Donald Trump, saying it poses a “clear and present danger to Western Democracy.”
“This isn’t just about what happened. It’s about what’s happening right now,” she said while promoting her new book about the campaign, “What Happened.”
“Trump is playing right into (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s hands. This is shameful.”
The appearance at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center was the Democrat’s first public one in Colorado since losing the 2016 election to Trump. Clinton covered a range of issues, from the opioid epidemic to her grandchildren, in about an hour.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton Will Hold a Saturday Book Signing in Little Rock

Tickets are available!


VENUE UPDATE: The book signing has changed venues. It is now located at Butler Center Gallery, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201.
Books-A-Million invites you to attend Hillary Rodham Clinton's book signing event featuring her extraordinary new book What Happened ($30.00 Simon & Schuster) at the Butler Center Gallery. Eventbrite tickets are required to attend this event.

Date and Time

Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 10:30 AM CST


Butler Center Gallery
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
View Map
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Hillary Clinton Wants to Join Your Book Club! Enter to Win!

Hillary Clinton to be Honored in Westchester

Hillary is scheduled to be honored own her home turf this month.

Hillary Clinton keynote speaker at Westchester business council dinner

Jordan Fenster, jfenster@lohud.com Published 3:37 p.m. ET Nov. 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton — Chappaqua resident, former senator, U.S. secretary of state and 2016 Democratic nominee for president of the United States  — is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Business Council of Westchester’s annual fall dinner.
Clinton will also accept the organization’s Westchester Global Leadership Laureate Award from CEO Marsha Gordon.
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Hillary Clinton on Broadway

Her office is in the theatre district, but it has been awhile since Hillary has treated herself to a show. Sunday night she was feted at Town Hall by a slew of stars at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser, and last night she saw the Tony Award winning Dear Evan Hansen.
This is a snide article, but here it is. The photo is nice.

Broadway Stars Honor Hillary Clinton At Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

"Find out who you want to be our next president"

Broadway stars were proud to host failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday night for "an evening that was all about women, by women, and for women," according to InStyle.
"Tony and Grammy winners packed The Town Hall theater in N.Y.C. for a special concert all about women's empowerment called 'Double Standards,'" reports InStyle. "Everyone from 'Waitress' lyricist Sara Bareilles to 'The Great Comet of 1812's' former Sonya Rostova, Ingrid Michaelson, sang about women's rights, Hillary Clinton, and standing up in the face of the patriarchy, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the concert tickets and donations going toward Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Breast Cancer Coalition."
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This article is much nicer, and. Ben Platt, clearly, was thrilled


Hillary Clinton signed Ben Platt's cast after a 'Dear Evan Hansen' show

The cast of Dear Evan Hansen got a surprise on Wednesday evening—as did the literal cast from the award-winning Broadway musical.Hillary Clinton attended the show and got some face time with the show's Tony-winning star Ben Platt on Wednesday.Platt tweeted photos of the meeting, calling her "Our real president" and showing off that she signed his character's infamous cast.

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Hillary Clinton Endorses Swing Left

It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve been traveling across the country and internationally -- as the great-granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner, I was delighted to spend time in Wales last month. In Charlottesville, I sat down with the wonderful First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, for a conversation on women’s leadership around the world. And in Wisconsin, I spent some time talking about my book What Happened with the ever-charming Bradley Whitford.
On a more personal note, I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends last month. While this last year hasn’t been what any of us had envisioned, I’m so grateful to be able to spend time with loved ones -- especially my grandchildren, who are growing up so fast. Charlotte even made me a little birthday cake. I don’t want to brag, but it was delicious.
As we head into a new year, there’s no doubt that the next few months will be critical for the future of our country. I wanted to highlight the efforts here of another group that Onward Together supports: Swing Left, which is working to take back the House in 2018.
We have an opportunity to elect more smart, strong progressives who will fight for the values that you and I share -- but we all need to work together to make that happen. I hope you’ll read more about Swing Left below and sign up to join this work. There’s no time to waste.

Onward Together works to build a brighter future for generations to come by supporting groups that encourage people to organize in their communities or run for office. Because you're an important part of Onward Together, we wanted you to get a chance to know these groups a little bit better. To learn more about Onward Together, click here.
The organization: Swing Left
The founders: Ethan Todras-Whitehill, writer and teacher, Joshua Krafchin, entrepreneur, and Miriam Stone, brand strategist.
The mission: Take back the House in 2018 by recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to support Democratic candidates in swing districts, where votes will count the most.
The story: In the wake of the 2016 election, Ethan, Joshua, Miriam, and friends turned their myriad talents toward taking back the House. The day before Trump’s inauguration, they launched a website that matches volunteers with their closest 2018 swing district and connects them with impactful ways to help. More than 200,000 people signed up in the first week alone.
The latest: With the support Swing Left has received from Onward Together and others, the organization has continued to grow. Their volunteers are organizing early and, with a year to go until the midterms, have already held over 1,200 voter contact events in 50 Swing Districts. They’re also fundraising for Democratic candidates -- in less than 48 hours after the House Trumpcare vote, they raised more than $1 million for the eventual challengers to the Republicans who voted “yes.” Last month Swing Left added WI-01, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district, to its map of targeted races.
The next step: Swing Left is working now to build the 2018 campaigns-in-waiting. Visit swingleft.org/join to find your closest Swing District and join the fight.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Uh-Oh! Time to Revisit Hillary Clinton on Wildlife Trafficking

Here is how the Trump administration is about to support terrorists. The keyword here is "trophy." This is not a sport. Those who hunt endangered animals are not sportsmen. This is an industry that funds terrorist organizations including Al Qaida, ISIS, Al Shabab, Boko Haram, and more. This makes the U.S. a state sponsor of terrorism.

The Trump administration is reversing an Obama administration ban on bringing to the United States the heads of elephants killed in two African countries.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it has determined that hunting African elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia “will enhance the survival of the species in the wild,” which is the standard by which officials judge whether to allow imports of parts - known as trophies - of the animals.
“Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation,” an FWS spokesman said in a statement late Wednesday, after hunting group Safari Club International announced the policy.
Imports will be allowed for elephants killed between Jan. 21, 2016 and the end of 2018.
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ICYMI, Hillary Clinton has long been an advocate for wildlife and not for warm, fuzzy reasons.  As she explained as secretary of state, wildlife conservation and protection is a national and international security issue.

November 8, 2012 by still4hill
Remarks at the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
November 8, 2012

Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Well, it’s a great delight to see all of you here. And as I look out on this audience, I see many familiar faces from the diplomatic community. And I especially thank each and every one of you for being here on this important issue. Congressman Moran, thank you for joining us today. I’d also like to welcome Deputy Administrator Steinberg from USAID, Naoko Ishii of the Global Environmental Facility. Thanks to Under Secretary Bob Hormats for his commitment to this issue, along with Under Secretary Maria Otero and Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, and many others here in the State Department, and particularly all of you from the conservation and wildlife community and the private sector who have been involved in this issue for many years and have done extraordinary work. Unfortunately, we now find ourselves with all of that positive effort that started 30, 40 years ago being affected by changes that we have to address at every level of the international community.
Now, some of you might be wondering why a Secretary of State is keynoting an event about wildlife trafficking and conservation, or why we are hosting this event at the State Department in the first place. Well, I think it’s because, as Bob Hormats has just pointed out, and as the public service announcements reinforce, over the past few years wildlife trafficking has become more organized, more lucrative, more widespread, and more dangerous than ever before.
As the middle class grows, which we all welcome and support, in many nations items like ivory or rhinoceros horn become symbols of wealth and social status. And so the demand for these goods rises. By some estimates, the black market in wildlife is rivaled in size only by trade in illegal arms and drugs. Today, ivory sells for nearly $1,000 per pound. Rhino horns are literally worth their weight in gold, $30,000 per pound.
What’s more, we are increasingly seeing wildlife trafficking has serious implications for the security and prosperity of people around the world. Local populations that depend on wildlife, either for tourism or sustenance, are finding it harder and harder to maintain their livelihoods. Diseases are spreading to new corners of the globe through wildlife that is not properly inspected at border crossings. Park rangers are being killed. And we have good reason to believe that rebel militias are players in a worldwide ivory market worth millions and millions of dollars a year.
So yes, I think many of us are here because protecting wildlife is a matter of protecting our planet’s natural beauty. We see it’s a stewardship responsibility for us and this generation and future generations to come. But it is also a national security issue, a public health issue, and an economic security issue that is critical to each and every country represented here.
We all, unfortunately, contribute to the continued demand for illegal animal goods. Wildlife might be targeted and killed across Asia and Africa, but their furs, tusks, bones, and horns are sold all over the world. Smuggled goods from poached animals find their way to Europe, Australia, China, and the United States. I regret to say the United States is the second-largest destination market for illegally trafficked wildlife in the world. And that is something we are going to address.
Now, several conservation groups are here with us today, and we greatly appreciate their invaluable work. But the truth is they cannot solve this problem alone. None of us can. This is a global challenge that spans continents and crosses oceans, and we need to address it with partnerships that are as robust and far-reaching as the criminal networks we seek to dismantle.
Therefore, we need governments, civil society, businesses, scientists, and activists to come together to educate people about the harms of wildlife trafficking. We need law enforcement personnel to prevent poachers from preying on wildlife. We need trade experts to track the movement of goods and help enforce existing trade laws. We need finance experts to study and help undermine the black markets that deal in wildlife. And most importantly, perhaps, we need to reach individuals, to convince them to make the right choices about the goods they purchase.
Now, there’s no quick fix, but by working closely, internationally, with all of these partners, we can take important steps to protect wildlife in their environments and begin to dry up the demand for trafficked goods. So with these goals in mind, the State Department is pursuing a four-part strategy.
First, on the diplomatic front, we are working with leaders from around the world to develop a global consensus on wildlife protection. I spoke with President Putin, Ambassador, when we were together at the APEC summit in Vladivostok. He has been a staunch, vocal, public supporter of Russian wildlife. And I think it’s fair to say his personal efforts over the last years have made the lives of tigers in Russia much safer. There’s still poaching, but at least there is a commitment from the highest level of the Russian Government to protect the wildlife of Russia. In fact, when I was in Vladivostok, there were posters everywhere with tigers on the pictures on the lampposts and walls and everywhere we looked, reminding people that this was an important issue to Russia and the Russian Government. And I worked – I had the great privilege of working with President Putin and the other leaders there to make sure that the leaders’ statement that was issued included, for the first time ever, strong language on wildlife trafficking.
Now, Undersecretaries Bob Hormats and Maria Otero have met with African and Asian leaders to discuss the immediate actions needed to thwart poachers. Next week, President Obama and I will personally bring this message to our partners in ASEAN and the East Asia Summit when we meet in Phnom Penh.
We are also pressing forward with efforts to protect marine life. And last week, we joined forces with New Zealand to propose the world’s largest marine protected area, the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. And we hope to gain support from the international community as this important proposal moves forward.
We’re strengthening our ability to engage diplomatically on these and other scientific issues. Building scientific partnerships is an important tool in addressing such global challenges. That’s why I’m pleased to announce our three new science envoys, Dr. Bernard Amadei of the University of Colorado, the founder of Engineers Without Borders; Dr. Susan Hockfield, the former president and currently faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and renowned evolutionary biologist Dr. Barbara Schaal of Washington University in St. Louis. Are these three scientists with us today? Are they? Okay. But I think it’s working to create a scientific consensus and very preeminent scientists from across the world speaking out that is one of the important steps that we are urging partners to join with us in doing.
Secondly, we are reaching beyond governments to enlist the support of people. As part of this effort, Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine, our Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, is spearheading a global outreach campaign which we will launch December 4th on Wildlife Conservation Day. Our embassies will use every tool at their disposal to raise awareness about this issue, from honoring local activists, to spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter. We want to make buying goods, products from trafficked wildlife, endangered species unacceptable, socially unacceptable. We want friends to tell friends they don’t want friends who ingest, display, or otherwise use products that come from endangered species anywhere in the world.
Third, we’re launching new initiatives to strengthen and expand enforcement areas. USAID has already provided more than $24 million over the past five years on a range of programs that combat wildlife crimes. Last year, they launched the ARREST program, which is establishing regional centers of expertise and expanding training programs for law enforcement. We really want to work with all of you, and we want both from countries that are victimized by trafficking to countries where consumers are the end-buyers of such products.
Finally, this is a global issue, and it calls, therefore, for a concerted global response. So I hope every government and organization here today will join the Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking. That is the global partnership for sharing information on poachers and illicit traders. We’ll also be convening meetings with traditional stakeholders like NGOs and governments and with less traditional stakeholders like air and cruise line companies to discuss new potential partnerships.
Some of the most successful initiatives we’ve seen so far are the regional wildlife enforcement networks. These networks are critical to strengthening protection efforts and enhancing cooperation among key countries. To build on these efforts, today I’m calling for the creation of a global system of regional wildlife enforcement networks to take advantage of those networks that already are operating and the lessons we have learned from them. The sooner we get this off the ground, the better, and to that end, the State Department is pledging $100,000 to help get this new global system up and running.
I want to mention one last step we’re taking. Trafficking relies on porous borders, corrupt officials, and strong networks of organized crime, all of which undermine our mutual security. I’m asking the intelligence community to produce an assessment of the impact of large-scale wildlife trafficking on our security interests so we can fully understand what we’re up against. When I was in Africa last summer, I was quite alarmed by the level of anxiety I heard from leaders. It is one thing to be worried about the traditional poachers who come in and kill and take a few animals, a few tusks, a few horns, or other animal parts. It’s something else when you’ve got helicopters, night vision goggles, automatic weapons, which pose a threat to human life as well as wildlife. Local communities are becoming terrified. Local leaders are telling their national leaders that they can lose control of large swaths of territory to these criminal gangs. Where criminal gangs can come and go at their total discretion, we know that begins to provide safe havens for other sorts of threats to people and governments.
So I think we have to look at this in a comprehensive, holistic way. And there’s something for everybody. If you love animals, if you want to see a more secure world, if you want our economy not to be corrupted globally by this kind of illicit behavior, there is so much we can do together. After all, the world’s wildlife, both on land and in our waters, is such a precious resource, but it is also a limited one. It cannot be manufactured. And once it’s gone, it cannot be replenished. And those who profit from it illegally are not just undermining our borders and our economies. They are truly stealing from the next generation. So we have to work together to stop them and ensure a sustainable future for our wildlife, the people who live with them, and the people who appreciate them everywhere. So let me thank you all for being here. I really appreciate the turnout, and it means a great deal and the fact that so many ambassadors are here representing their countries – and I particularly want to thank our colleagues, the Ambassador of Kenya, the Ambassador from Indonesia, for taking a leading role in this effort. We want to hear your ideas. These are our ideas, but we really are soliciting your ideas – what works, what can we do better, how can we make a difference. Let’s put the poachers out of business and build a more secure and prosperous world for all of us, and particularly for children generations to come.
Thank you, all. (Applause.)

Remarks for Wildlife Trafficking Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 3, 2012

December 4th will be the first ever Wildlife Conservation Day.  And I have instructed U.S. diplomatic missions around the world to work to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking – some will host events, others will start a conversation with various communities.  Our goal is to inform more people about this global conservation crisis.Attacks on elephants and rhinos are multiplying at an alarming rate.  Species around the globe such as tigers in Asia are endangered.  Poaching operations are using more sophisticated weapons that threaten security and stability.  By some estimates, the black market for wildlife trafficking is rivaled in size only by the illegal arms and drug trade.
The slaughter of endangered species robs communities of income from tourism, reduces biodiversity, encourages corruption, undermines good governance.
That’s why we are training officials and educating prosecutors and judges about wildlife crimes; why we are helping countries strengthen their own laws; why we are supporting efforts to squeeze trafficking networks.  And we are helping to create wildlife enforcement networks from Central America to South Asia.
But let’s face it: we can’t do this without you.  You have the choice to refuse to purchase products made from endangered wildlife; you have the choice to stand up and speak out against these criminal networks; you have the choice to hold your governments accountable for their actions to protect endangered species and stop this trade.
So please, join us, become part of the solution.  Visit the website www.wildlifepledge.org.  Take the pledge to respect and protect the world’s wildlife.  Together I believe we can save these endangered animals before it is too late.  We can strengthen developing economies, we can bolster peace and security, and protect the world’s ecosystems.  But it is up to you and to me.  So let’s get started.  Thank you.

Hillary Clinton's Interview with Mother Jones


Hillary Clinton on Trump’s Special Counsel Threat: “This Is Such an Abuse of Power”

In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Clinton warns that prosecuting her would be “like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime.”


Hillary Clinton responded on Wednesday to news that the Trump administration is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate her alleged ties to the Uranium One deal, calling the move “a disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department” and “such an abuse of power.”In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Clinton said such an investigation would have devastating consequences for the justice system in America. “If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system,” Clinton said. “It will be incredibly demoralizing to people who have served at the Justice Department, under both Republicans and Democrats, because they know better. But it will also send a terrible signal to our country and the world that somehow we are giving up on the kind of values that we used to live by and we used to promote worldwide.”
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Impeachment Talk Heating Up!

No, not the impeachment you are thinking of and hoping for. Some people want Hillary Clinton impeached. Jimmy Kimmel had his reporter on the street asking folks.

Published on Nov 15, 2017
After public encouragement from Donald Trump, the Department of Justice is reportedly deciding whether or not to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton. Trump and his supporters are so very passionate about Hillary Clinton, it seems like maybe they forgot she lost. She is not the President but we went out on the street and asked people if Hillary Clinton should be impeached. She does not have a job but did that stop people from demanding she be removed from office?

Trump supporters want Hillary impeached

By Tufayel Ahmed On 11/15/17 at 7:07 AM

It has been a year since the 2016 presidential election and it seems some Americans are still a little confused about the result. Newsflash: Hillary Clinton is not president, therefore she cannot be impeached.
But don’t let that stop you from trying, folks. On Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian took to the streets to reveal that an inordinate number of Americans want Clinton impeached.
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It's gallows humor to be sure. Certainly if she were president there would be an effort underway that would be further along the road than current actual efforts against Trump are, although this just happened. 

The thing to keep in mind here is that these people are American voters! Chew on that!

In the same vein, yesterday, while grilling AG Jeff Sessions, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez suggested that he would ask Hillary to resign if Sessions would make the same request of Trump.


Gutiérrez to ask Hillary to resign so country can move on

By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, an Illinois Democrat, had a creative way to kill off the probes into President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton taking place on Capitol Hill.
'I'll go to Hillary Clinton and you can go to Donald Trump and we'll tell them both to resign,' he said, looking at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was testifying today before the House Judiciary Committee. 'Then we can move on as a nation from an election that never seems to end.'
Gutiérrez added that his 'solution' would 'save the American taxpayers a lot of grief and a lot of money by eliminating the need for the investigations.'
'Now, I did Google organizations that Hillary Clinton leads and came up zero,' he noted. 'So I'm not quite sure what you're going to get her to resign from because she doesn't appear to be in charge of anything.'
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Nevertheless, she persists. As she told an enthusiastic audience at UVA yesterday, she is not going anywhere!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton at UVA's Women’s Global Leadership Forum


A Forceful Hillary Clinton Closes Out UVA’s Women’s Global Leadership Forum

Hillary Clinton delivered prepared remarks before sitting for a conversation with Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications) Hillary Clinton delivered prepared remarks before sitting for a conversation with Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications)
Jane Kelly, jak4g@virginia.edu

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton said her party’s huge wins in Virginia’s Nov. 7 elections were “about as close to a silver lining as you can get” to her defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Speaking Tuesday afternoon to an enthusiastic audience at the University of Virginia, Clinton said it was thrilling to know that her loss to Republican Donald Trump had inspired women to step out of their comfort zones and run for office. In Virginia, that resulted in a 67 percent increase in the number of women in the state legislature after this month’s elections. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam also defeated his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie.
“I think that the contrast between the inauguration and then the next day – the [women’s] march was something that I think began a movement that so many people, in particular women, want to be part of,” she said.
Clinton was speaking with Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe during a question-and-answer session that closed UVA’s two-day Women’s Global Leadership Forum, part of the University’s bicentennial celebration.
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ns-HillaryClintonWGLF-KBellows Hillary Clinton closes the Women's Global Leadership Forum with a speech on women and democracy in the 21st century. Kate Bellows | Cavalier Daily
By Alexis Gravely | 25 minutes ago

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was warmly welcomed to Grounds Tuesday afternoon with a standing ovation to deliver the closing remarks for the Women’s Global Leadership Forum, hosted by the University’s Morven Programs. Her speech was titled, “Women and 21st Century Democracy: The Path Forward.”
The auditorium of Old Cabell Hall, which seats about 850 people, was nearly filled to capacity.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) highlighted the various leadership roles Clinton has held in his introduction of her. Clinton was most recently the Democratic nominee during the 2016 presidential election and the first woman to run as a major party’s candidate for the White House. Clinton has also been the first lady of Arkansas, first lady of the United States and a U.S. senator from New York.
“This woman has been an advocate her entire life for women and children,” McAuliffe said. “As Secretary of State, her voice was always heard all around the globe. She has been a trailblazer her entire life.”
Clinton gave her own remarks about women’s leadership before sitting down with Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe for an interview session. The audience and the press did not have the opportunity to ask Clinton any questions.
“Now, leadership is not just in politics,” Clinton said. “Leadership is also necessary in the private sector, in academia, in media, in your community life. Everywhere we go in a democracy, we expect people to help lead us.”
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Hillary Clinton Wants You To Run!

Did you come out of 2016 all fired up? Did last week's Blue Wave inspire you? Is there a seat opening up soon on your Board of Education or City Council? Hillary wants you to go for it! Run for something!

They will walk you through the process of getting on a ballot, provide contacts, and train you.  Go here to get started >>>>

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton at the Child Mind Institute

Hillary was in New York today to speak at The Child Mind Institute Summit: The State of Child & Adolescent Mental Health at The Paley Center for Media.  She is seen with Founding President of Child Mind Institute Harold S. Koplewicz, MD.

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