Thursday, February 26, 2015

Melinda Gates, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to Release No Ceilings Full Participation Report

Feb 25
New York, NY
Press Release
More than 20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings shows that while progress is possible, more must be done to achieve ‘full and equal participation’ of women and girls worldwide
New York, NY – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will join global and community leaders for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report on Monday, March 9, in New York City. The event will coincide with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women.
The No Ceilings Full Participation Report is the culmination of a year-long, global data aggregation effort by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center and Fathom Information Design. The report identifies the significant gains women and girls have made – and the gaps that still remain – since the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, when Secretary Clinton called on the international community to ensure “women’s rights are human rights.” Benchmarking process since that landmark event, No Ceilings is making the data open and accessible, and is pairing the report with an interactive, shareable collection of data visualizations. The data visualizations will highlight key findings from the data through interactive stories, as well as allow users the ability to explore the data on their own.
More event details:
Who: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Additional participants to be announced
What: The No Ceilings Full Participation Report Release
When: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET
Where: Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway (side entrance on 44th Street)
New York, NY
Livestream of this event can also be found at
The hashtag for the event and report release is #NoCeilings.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton at the Silicon Valley Conference for Women

Hillary Rodham Clinton -- The Re/code Interview -- Full Coverage


Vjeran Pavic for Re/code

Hillary Rodham Clinton Talks NSA, Presidential Aspirations With Kara Swisher

February 24, 2015
Amy Schatz
By Amy Schatz
Ina Fried
By Ina Fried

Americans feel “betrayed” by the revelations of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities and it needs to be more transparent, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday at a gathering of female Silicon Valley executives, in a conversation that touched on issues from gender discrimination to her presidential aspirations.
Asked if former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was a traitor, Clinton responded that “I can never condone what he did,” saying that his disclosures had damaged national security.
At the same time, the government also has responsibilities it needs to live up to, she said.
“The NSA has to act lawfully, and we as a country have to decide what the rules are and make it absolutely clear we will hold them accountable,” she said in an interview with Re/code co-executive editor Kara Swisher at the sold-out Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women after a speech that focused mostly on gender discrimination issues and the economic importance of women.
Read more and watch the full video >>>>

Hillary Clinton Embraces 2016 Speculation in Silicon Valley

Hillary Clinton dropped a number of hints about her expected presidential run in 2016 and laid out what could be the tenants of a potential campaign in front of a women's conference in Silicon Valley on Tuesday. The former secretary of state said she is checking the final items off her list of things that must be in place before she officially announces her campaign, saying she will make a decision "in good time." Clinton told Kara Swisher, the co-executive editor of Re/code, during a question and answer session, "I am obviously talking to a lot of people and thinking it through. Because here's my view on this, Kara: I just think that we have so many big issues we have to deal with that unless we can really come together and have a national conversations about those issues, we're not going to make the progress we need."
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In Talk to Silicon Valley Leaders, Hillary Clinton Offers Glimmers of White House Aspirations

Clinton said if she seeks the White House she would want to bring Republicans and Democrats into a "nice, warm purple space"

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address during the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women on February 24, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.
Hillary Clinton spoke at the Lead On: Watermark's Silicon Valley Conference for Women in Santa Clara Tuesday, amid speculation on whether the former secretary of state, senator and first lady will run for president.
In her first U.S. speech of the year, Clinton spoke about women's empowerment, a topic expected to be central to her long-anticipated second run for the White House.
Clinton called on female technology executives to do more to help women in leadership: "As women, let us do more to help all women lead on and lead. What you do doesn't have to be dramatic. You don't have to run for office. Although if you do more power to you."

Yesterday I met all-star women of tech in Silicon Valley, but anywhere & everywhere. Interesting story:
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Clinton Foundation To Convene More Than 1000 Student Leaders At CGIU In Miami

Featured participants include Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot; America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist; Larry Wilmore, Host, Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”; Aloe Blacc, Grammy nominated artist; Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute and Founder, Gapminder Foundation; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, The Elders; Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health and Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard Medical School; Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Women Journalists Without Chains; University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services; Jack Andraka, Founder and CEO, Andraka Technologies; Abigail Disney, Filmmaker, Fork Films; Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • The 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting encourages students to take action on some of the Millennial generation’s biggest concerns such as the future of energy, the power of big data to address global challenges, and peace-building in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Daily schedules and a complete breakdown of activities can be found here: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the full agenda.
  • More information about CGI U is available here:
NEW YORK – President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced details for the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, which will bring together more than 1,000 college students from around the world on March 6-8 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Students will join innovators, thought-leaders, and civically-engaged celebrities to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
Since the first CGI U meeting, attendees have made 4,800 Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. This growing community of young leaders represents over 875 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states.
This year, through the CGI University Network, the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, and other opportunities, more than $900,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.
The University of Miami first hosted CGI U in 2010 and is the first school to host the event twice. Throughout the meeting, students will engage in various topic- and skill-based sessions, which will empower them to take action in their communities and around the world.
Plenary session topics at CGI U 2015 will include:
  • Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All, which will explore how students and universities, in partnerships with the public, private, and civil society sectors, can expand access to opportunity worldwide;
  • The Power of Big Data, which will examine how CGI U students can harness big data as a tool for addressing global challenges and scaling their existing  commitments, as well as expanding access to big data for all; and
  • The Future of Energy, which will explore how young entrepreneurs can most effectively meet the rising demand for affordable renewable solutions, design the next generation of low-carbon energy technologies, and bring energy efficiency best practices to existing buildings, vehicles, and industrial processes.
On Sunday, March 8, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Foundation Day of Action, a day of volunteering to give back to the community in partnership with the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in Liberty City. MCI is implementing a “cradle-to-college-to-career” strategy in Liberty City focused on intentionally investing in children and their families and has designated 29 blocks as their “Impact Zone.” These blocks are home to Charles R. Drew K-8 Center as well as early learning centers, public and low-income homes. CGI U students will work on neighborhood and school improvement projects ranging from urban agriculture to revitalizing basketball courts and painting murals. The Day of Action will begin with remarks by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
On March 5 and 6, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon in the lead up to the CGI University meeting. The Codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build unique digital prototypes inspired by CGI U Commitments to Action in the areas of Education, Global Health, and Environment & Climate Change. The Codeathon, supported in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will culminate with team presentations to a panel of expert judges working in the fields of technology and social innovation.
Featured participants at the CGI U 2015 meeting include: Karim Abouelnaga, Founder and CEO, Practice Makes Perfect Inc.; Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Members, Pussy Riot; Jack Andraka, Founder and CEO, Andraka Technologies; Aloe Blacc, Grammy nominated artist; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, The Elders; Abigail Disney, Filmmaker, Fork Films; Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health and Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard Medical School; America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist; Ryan Jenson, Chief Executive Officer, HoneyComb; Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Women Journalists Without Chains; Jaime Lerner, Chairman, Arquitetos Associados, Founder, Instituto Jaime Lerner; Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute and Founder, Gapminder Foundation; University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services; Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service; Larry Wilmore, Host, Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”; and more.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Statement from the Clinton Foundation

Feb 19
Like other global charities, the Clinton Foundation receives support from individuals, organizations and governments from all over the world. Contributions are made because the Foundation's programs improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.  The Clinton Foundation has a record of transparency that goes above what is required of U.S. charities.  This includes the voluntary disclosure of contributions on the Foundation's website. Should Secretary Clinton decide to run for office, we will continue to ensure the Foundation's policies and practices regarding support from international partners are appropriate, just as we did when she served as Secretary of State.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hillary Clinton to Headline U.N. Women's Empowerment Principles Annual Event

WEPs Annual Event

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Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality

10 - 11 March 2015,  United Nations Headquarters,  New York City

The UN Global Compact and UN Women are pleased to announce Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State of the United States, as the featured keynote speaker at the 2015 WEPs Event on 10 March. After nearly four decades of public service as First Lady, Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton now helps lead the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Throughout her career, she has championed rights and opportunities for women and girls. She led the U.S. delegation to the Fourth UN World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing, where she delivered her historic speech and proclaimed “women’s rights are human rights”. In her keynote address, Secretary Clinton will reflect on progress made in implementing the agenda set in Beijing two decades ago. She will present key findings and recommendations from "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report" and outline an agenda to accelerate the full participation of women and girls around the world.
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Learn more about past WEPs Annual Events.
Participation is by invitation only. If you would like to request an invitation, contact or by clicking the below button. If you are unable to attend in person, please join us via live webcast.


 The 7 Principles

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women
  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality
For more information and to endorse the initiative, please visit the Women’s Empowerment Principles website.


Lauren Gula
UN Global Compact

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Email from Hillary Clinton: Will you be on the guest list?

Clinton Foundation
Win a trip to the Clinton Foundation Gala in New York. Donate now to be automatically entered to win.
Bill, Chelsea, and I always look forward to celebrating our Foundation’s work with our supporters, but we don’t get to do it as often as we’d like.
This year, I am absolutely thrilled that one supporter, along with a guest, has a chance to come to New York on March 4 for one of my favorite events: our Clinton Foundation Annual Gala. When you donate before February 23, you could be our guest.
You will get a full day in New York including a tour of Bill’s office, lunch at one of his favorite restaurants, and the opportunity to join us at the gala. Plus, I’m especially excited because Carole King, one of my favorite musicians, will be there to perform. Airfare and hotel are on us.
Click here to contribute in support of the Foundation before midnight February 23. You’ll be automatically entered for a chance for you and a guest to attend our annual gala on March 4 in New York City.
Since I joined the Foundation, we have achieved so much together. I am reminded every day of the power of people working collectively to help families throughout the world live out their hopes and dreams.
Thank you for that.
When you donate for your chance to attend our gala and visit Bill’s office, you’re helping us create life-changing opportunities.
Donate today to the Clinton Foundation and automatically be entered to win a trip for a two-night stay in New York.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day, Hillary Clinton!

Happy Valentine's Day, Mme. Secretary, to you and everyone you love.

I hope you dance, especially today. 
It's a date!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Save Children's Health Insurance: Op-Ed by Hillary Clinton and Bill Frist

NO child in America should be denied the chance to see a doctor when he or she needs one — but if Congress doesn’t act soon, that’s exactly what might happen.
For the past 18 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program has provided much-needed coverage to millions of American children. And yet, despite strong bipartisan support, we are concerned that gridlock in Washington and unrelated disputes over the Affordable Care Act could prevent an extension of the program. As parents, grandparents and former legislators, we believe that partisan politics should never stand between our kids and quality health care.
We may be from different political parties, but both of us have dedicated our careers to supporting the health of children and their families. This shared commitment inspired us to work together in the late 1990s to help create CHIP to address the needs of the two million children whose families make too much money to be covered by Medicaid, but cannot afford private insurance.
The resulting program, a compromise between Republicans and Democrats, disburses money to the states but gives them flexibility to tailor how they provide coverage to meet the needs of their own children and families. Some expanded Medicaid; others created separate programs. As a result, the number of uninsured children in America has dropped by half. Children miss less school because of illness or injury, and we’ve seen a significant decline in childhood mortality.
Read more >>>>

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton With Visiting Dignitaries

London mayor and media magnet,  Boris Johnson,  was in New York City today, and Hillary met with him and with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

The Daily Mail poked some fun at remarks Johnson had made about Hillary in the past.
The mayor had some diplomatic ground to make up at the talks after being reminded of less-than-flattering comments he made about the then senator in a column for The Daily Telegraph in November 2007.
He wrote: 'She's got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.'
Mr Johnson said it was 'a measure of the goodness and the generosity of Hillary Clinton's spirit' that she agreed to the meeting.
He added: 'I'm sure that whatever I've said in the past will be taken by the Senator who is a very distinguished politician in the light hearted spirit in which it was intended.'
02-11-15-DM-01Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni shakes hands with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Foundation in New York

Media Matters Strikes Back at Sources Using Williams Story Against Hillary Clinton

As soon as I heard, last week, that the Brian Williams story was trending on Twitter,  I shuddered.   I know I was not alone in dreading the comparisons that were certain to be on the way.  Once again, Media Matters has come through with an excellent refutation of those comparisons and a healthy dose of examples of Republicans enhancing their battlefield memories.  Well done, Matt Gertz!


Conservative Media Weaponize Brian Williams Suspension To Attack Hillary Clinton

Blog ››››› MATT GERTZ

... the right-wing media have sought to use Williams' tall tales for political advantage, pointing to Clinton's Bosnia story to ask, "If Brian Williams can no longer be the face of NBC then can Hillary no longer be the face of the Democratic Party?" In a segment representative of such discussions on Fox News,Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy asked this morning, "Brian Williams has been held to this standard because he told these lies about Iraq. But what about Hillary Clinton?" Invoking Clinton's Bosnia story which "turned out not to be true," the hosts aired a clip of a Fox News contributor declaring Clinton's story to be worse than Williams', while on-screen text asked "Why Isn't Hillary Held Accountable For Lies?" and "Did Mainstream Media Give Clinton A Pass?"
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

EMILY's List to Honor Hillary Clinton with "We Are EMILY" Award

On March 3rd at their 30th Anniversary Gala, EMILY's List will honor Hillary who will deliver the keynote address at the event.


EMILY's List to honor Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored next month by EMILY's List, a Democratic fundraising powerhouse, as she considers a potential 2016 presidential campaign that could make her the first woman to win the White House.
EMILY's List, which works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, said Tuesday that Clinton would appear at its 30th anniversary awards gala in Washington on March 3. The former secretary of state will receive the group's We Are EMILY Award to honor her leadership "as a fighter for women and families," said Stephanie Schriock, the group's president.
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March 2-3, 2015
Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.
Join us for an historic two-day National Conference - bringing the best of our candidates and conversations from around the country to Washington, D.C. in 2015. We've come so far in 30 years - let's celebrate our victories and plan for many, many more!
Emily's List
Hi there,
A lot has changed since EMILY's List was founded, but one thing holds true: We stand on the shoulders of the pro-choice women who fought before us.
That's why every year we honor extraordinary women whose leadership has made an impact on our nation — women who are making the road a little bit easier for other women following in their footsteps — with the We Are EMILY award.
I'm excited to announce that, this year, we're presenting the We Are EMILY Award to Hillary Clinton!
You've been a critical part of electing pro-choice Democratic women like Hillary, and I want you to have the chance to celebrate her leadership with us in person.
Donate $3 now to be automatically entered for a chance to come to the 30th gala. You'll get to watch Hillary Clinton receive her award and mingle with other amazing women like Nancy Pelosi, Gabrielle Giffords, and the nine new pro-choice Democratic women this community just helped elect to Congress (hotel and a flight to D.C. for the gala are included for you and a guest).
Good luck, and I hope to see you soon!
Stephanie Schriock
President, EMILY's List

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tweets from Hillary Clinton: #GrandmothersKnowBest

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and . Let's protect all our kids.

Irish America Magazine to Induct Hillary Clinton to its Hall of Fame

According to these New York Daily News and  New York Times reports, Hillary Clinton will join Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Martin O'Malley, and Chris Matthews as a member of Irish America Magazine's Hall of Fame.   Hillary will deliver the keynote address at the March 16 event.

Hillary Clinton to join Irish America Hall of Fame as 'unsung hero' of peace process

Hillary Clinton may not be a two-time presidential candidate just yet.
But she's already an "unsung hero" of Ireland's peace process, according to a group that plans to honor her in New York next month.
Clinton will be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame because “as First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State," she worked to keep the peace process "at the top of the U.S. foreign policy agenda," Irish America co-founder Niall O'Dowd said in a Monday statement.
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Hillary Clinton to Be Inducted Into Irish-American Hall of Fame

Amy Chozick
Hillary Rodham Clinton will be inducted into Irish America magazine’s hall of fame next month, giving her an early opportunity to try to charm a critical voting bloc.
On March 16, Mrs. Clinton will deliver a keynote address to a network of high-profile Irish-Americans who each year honor elected officials and others and give them a chance to address the St. Patrick’s Day-themed luncheon.
Previous inductees include former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and former Gov. Martin O’Malley or Maryland, who last year addressed the crowd in a mix of English and Irish.
Read more >>>>
Hillary has a long and tireless record of working for peace on the Emerald Isle which was recognized on her final official visit in December 2012.

Video: Hillary Clinton with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness

Choice of Hillary Clinton as the Irish American Hall of Fame speaker was easy

It is often forgotten that Clinton played a leading role in the galvanizing of women’s groups in Northern Ireland who went on to play a major role in the peace process.
On her first visit to Northern Ireland in 1995 she made the acquaintance of Joyce McCartan, an extraordinary Protestant woman married to a Catholic whose own son had been killed in the troubles.

After their chat with tea, as Clinton later described, McCartan "gave me an old battered aluminum teapot – which kept the tea very warm, which is what I first noticed about it – that I took with me to the White House where I used it every single day in the second floor private kitchen."
The teapot image was often subsequently used by Clinton. She established the Vital Voices initiative in the North, which brought together mostly, but not exclusively, women at community level and provided a powerful forum for groups with little or no voice.

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Clintons at Screening

Oscar fever is heating up even as the New York metro area ices over.   Bill and Hillary Clinton caught up with an Oscar-nominated documentary over the weekend.


Bill Clinton makes surprise visit at documentary screening