Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hillary Clinton Supports Alliance for Youth Action


It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in New York, and with that, a new generation of young people are getting ready to graduate from high school and college and head into the world. That world may look very different than the world my classmates at Wellesley and I entered many years ago, but the issues we’re facing -- issues of inequality and what feels like progress being undone -- aren’t really that different at all.
I have faith in this generation, though. Young people aren’t waiting to be invited to join the conversation anymore. They’re using their platforms to start critical conversations online and off. They’re taking the plunge and running for office themselves. They’re leading the largest march against gun violence our country has ever seen.
The Alliance for Youth Action, another one of the groups that Onward Together is proud to support, is committed to harnessing the power of young people across the country. Take a moment to read more about some of the incredible things that young organizers have accomplished through the Alliance for Youth Action today -- and we’ll talk again soon.
Onward!
Hillary

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: Alliance for Youth Action
The organizers: Sarah Audelo, Executive Director
The mission: To support and scale the work of local organizations, building a movement of young people, by young people, and for all people.
The story: The Alliance for Youth Action was founded as the Bus Federation, named for the famed bus trips taken to knock doors for progressive causes largely in the pacific northwest. As they pivoted into winning national issue campaigns and supporting locally rooted youth organizing everywhere, they became the Alliance for Youth Action -- and the rest is history. The Alliance for Youth Action has been critical in winning LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinances in some of America’s most conservative states, leading young voter engagement efforts in key races up and down the ballot, piloting new policy ideas to improve our democracy like Automatic Voter Registration, and so much more.
The latest: Wherever young people are doing good work in the progressive movement, the Alliance for Youth Action is likely to be found. #TurnUpTurnOut, their electoral engagement plan for 2018 includes registering thousands of young voters, pushing candidates on the issues young people care about most, and driving young voters to the polls via festive and fun tactics alongside more than 20 youth-led organizations in their network. They also produce the American Voter Guide, a handy reference that explains issues and candidates in a way that really makes sense and will be partnering with some of the biggest shops across the country to get these guides in the hands of potentially millions of young voters.
The next step: Head to allianceforyouthaction.org to learn more right now and get involved in an issue campaign that you care about.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Statement from Bill and Hillary Clinton on the Passing of Barbara Bush

Tuesday
Apr 17
2018
New York, NY
Statement
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit and grace, brains and beauty. She was fierce and feisty in support of her family and friends, her country and her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
We will never forget the courtesy and kindness she and President Bush showed us, starting when I was governor in 1983. I’ll always treasure my summer visits to Kennebunkport. Barbara joked that George and I spent so much time together I had become almost a member of the family, the “black sheep” that had gone astray.
Our hearts and prayers go out to President Bush; to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and to the entire Bush family she loved so much. We know that through them her remarkable strength, warmth and wit, and her devotion to our country will live on.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family, especially with the former president who lost his love of more than three-quarters of a century. That's some track record!
She was a Westchester girl, from Rye, NY, a young Navy wife during World War II, and her nickname in the family was "The Enforcer."  She spoke her mind. She hoped Sarah Palin would remain in Alaska, and when her son Jeb ran for president, she said the country had had enough Bushes. There were other talented people out there. She and H.W. (41) unofficially adopted Bill Clinton.
Now she is with her beloved daughter Robin, and I am certain Millie ran to greet her all wagging tail and wiggles.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hillary Clinton at the Ida's Legacy Fundraiser Luncheon In Chicago

Hillary was the keynote speaker at this event today where she was honored with their award for carrying on the legacy of  Ida B. Wells for whom the PAC is named. The committee works to assist progressive female African-American political candidates.



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chicago.suntimes.com

Hillary Clinton warns Chicagoans of ‘war on truth,' celebration of ‘racist and white supremacist views’ in Trump White House, media

Hillary Clinton gives the keynote address at Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee’'s First Luncheon Fundraiser, Thursday, April 12. | Erin Brown/Sun-Times
Tina Sfondeles @TinaSfon | email

Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t pull any punches on Thursday, telling a Chicago audience that in America today “truth, facts and reason” are under siege and “racist and white supremacist views” are finding an ear in the media and the White House.
Clinton returned to her hometown to both receive an award and help raise money for a political action committee aimed at bolstering African-American women in politics — and to blast what she called the country’s “challenging times” in light of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and in the White House. But despite it all, there are signs of hope and resilience and much of that is being led and shaped by black women like my dear friend [Congresswoman] Maxine Waters,” Clinton told hundreds at the Sheraton in Chicago.
Clinton’s visit is a big nod to a group of voters who were some of her biggest and most unwavering supporters. She last visited Chicago during a book tour last year. The Chicago native, former presidential candidate, first lady and secretary of state, spoke at the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon.
Clinton stressed the importance of black women and their power to instill change: “Black women are not only the base of the Democratic party. You are essential to democracy.”
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Clinton became the first recipient of the new PAC’s award for carrying on the legacy of Wells.
She was handed the award alongside former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and former state Sen. Alice Palmer. Cook County Clerk David Orr, Cook County Commissioner and congressional candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot were in attendance.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Betty Ford's Centennial










GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A celebration of First Lady Betty Ford's centennial birthday brought out big names and big crowds to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park near Grand Rapids Wednesday.
Former First Lady, U.S. Sen., Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton was among the people who joined in praise of Ford.
The celebration was also a testimony the positions Ford took, which many see as groundbreaking.
"In my opinion, (Ford) was one of the most transformational Americans in the last half of the 20th century. I didn't say first ladies, I said Americans," Clinton said.
Read more >>>>


GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Former first lady, secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton brought a message of cooperation to Michigan this week.
Talking about a recent conversation with Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Clinton said she was happy to talk to Pompeo despite the fact he once, as a congressman, called her "morally reprehensible" in connection with the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
"I think we've got to get back to talking to each other and more importantly listening to each other," Clinton said. "We can't allow the partisanship and politicization of everything to interfere with our national interests."
Clinton was a featured guest for a special event honoring the legacy of first lady Betty Ford held at Frederick Meijer Gardens Wednesday, April 11.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hillary Clinton's Guardian Op-Ed on the Brexit Danger to the Good Friday Agreement

theguardian.com
 

Don’t let Brexit undermine Ireland’s peace | Hillary Clinton | Opinion

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Hillary Clinton

Twenty years ago, the Good Friday/Belfast agreement helped bring an end to decades of conflict and violence in Northern Ireland. It was a watershed moment – the result of diplomatic efforts within the halls of government and extraordinary actions of ordinary women and men who reached across longstanding and bitter divides.
Today, the agreement stands not only as a local framework for shared understanding, but as a shining example of what’s possible when citizens come together to demand peace, and preserve it across generations. As the world celebrates this significant anniversary, we must also remain vigilant in protecting the agreement in the face of our current challenges – from the uncertainties heralded by Brexit to the hurdles posed by the impasse in devolved government in Northern Ireland – and do all we can to deliver on the unrealised aspirations of human rights and equality that were espoused that day in April 1998.
Even now, I can picture clearly my husband’s first trip to Northern Ireland as president. On a cold winter night in 1995, Bill and I joined thousands of people at Belfast city hall for the lighting of the Christmas tree. As Catholics and Protestants alike came to that spot from their deeply divided neighbourhoods, there was no guarantee that violence wouldn’t break out; yet they came with a sense of hope, after so many seasons of darkness.
Read more >>>>

Thursday, April 5, 2018

THANK YOU HILLARY: LGBT Equality

Every loving couple and family deserves to be recognized and treated equally under the law across our nation. -- Hillary Clinton, April 13, 2013
We want to thank her for her advocacy for LGBT people, and fighting for Marriage Equality until it PASSED. YES!!
That’s why we’ve made a card to THANK her for her tireless support of the LGBT community -- but it’s not complete without YOUR signature!

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Thank you for supporting Marriage Equality!
Hillary Clinton
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We are SO lucky to have progressive leaders like Hillary who stand up for LGBT rights. She is truly the best.
We hope you’ll sign her card so that we can give it to her on April 28!!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hillary Clinton at The Wing SoHo








Hillary Clinton may not be in The West Wing, but she’s definitely got an honorary lifetime Wing membership, and the latter has free Glossier products. Last night, at the Soho location of The Wing — the luxe, millennial-pink-tinted club for women — co-founder Audrey Gelman and Call Your Girlfriend host Aminatou Sow interviewed the former presidential candidate and “newest member of our coven,” in front of an audience of 400 cheering, kvelling, sometimes teary-eyed Wing women.
“What do you consider to be your legacy?” asked Gelman, wearing an elegant cropped gray pantsuit. “And before you answer, I just want to say, this is part of your legacy.” The audience broke out into exhilarated claps and whoops. “I think that literally every woman in this room who does any small act of courage during the day, like asks for a raise, or demands to live her life on her own terms, is part of your legacy, and I know we all thank you for that. I’m curious for your answer.”
“I don’t want to mess that up!” Clinton replied. “That was pretty great.”

Yale Law Creating a Fund in Honor of Hillary Clinton


Apr 04, 2018
Staff Reporter



Wikimedia CommonsFormer classmates of Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 are working with the Law School’s development office to create a fund in Clinton’s honor, a year and a half after the former secretary of state’s historic defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Rosalind Fink LAW ’72 — a former classmate of Clinton who is helping spearhead the new Hillary Rodham Clinton Fund for the Public Interest — said she expects two recent Yale graduates doing “public interest work” to receive year-long fellowships from the fund next fall, once the Law School formally announces its creation.
Although the development of the fund remains at an early stage, Fink said the project’s ultimate goal is to raise money for the Law School to create more legal clinics, which give law students hands-on experience working with clients on complex issues like immigration.
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Veronica Guerrero LAW ’20 noted that Clinton is one of the school’s most famous alumni. And while she is a political figure, Guerrero said, the Law School should honor Clinton as someone who has used her law degree to help the country. She added that having a fund named for Clinton is exciting given that “law tends to honor a lot more men.”
Clinton is slated to give this year’s Class Day speech in May.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hillary Clinton at Rutgers

The Eagleton Institute event was held at the stadium in Piscataway. Originally, it had been scheduled for the College Avenue gym, but that venue could not accommodate the demand for tickets.



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Hillary Clinton Speaks At Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute Of Politics Forum


The 2016 election is over and Donald Trump is president, so why is Hillary Clinton still making public appearances and talking to crowds?
Or, as Ruth Mandel director of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, put it to Clinton Thursday at Rutgers in Piscataway, why still talk when "People say get off the stage and shut up"?
The former secretary of state's response was direct:
"They never said that to any man who was not elected."
Read more >>>>
... much less to anyone who won the popular vote!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sign the Thank You Card to Hillary Clinton!

Did you see what Hillary Clinton tweeted??
@HillaryClinton: Women resist inequality, insist on a better world, persist against all odds, and enlist others in our shared fights.
We are in AWE. We are SO thankful for FEARLESS women like Hillary who fight for women’s rights. We want to THANK HER.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we got her a card! All that’s missing is your signature!!
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Hillary has been fighting for women’s rights for her ENTIRE career. Who could forget this ICONIC moment:
Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights. -- Hillary Clinton, 1995
She is an inspiration to us all.
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Email from Hillary Clinton: Side by Side


This past weekend, I traveled to Rochester, New York to pay tribute to the life of the great Representative Louise Slaughter, and watched as young activists showed us that the future leaders of the progressive movement are smart, diverse, and not waiting for an invitation to get up and make their voices heard.
I found myself thinking about the ways in which activism and public service can make life richer. After all, there's no better way to meet people who are passionate about your passions than by fighting, side by side, for what's right.
I'm so grateful to be able to share these fights with you, and to have you as part of the Onward Together family. Today, I hope you'll take a moment to learn a little more about Collective PAC, another one of the groups that we're working with, in their fight to find and elect more African-American legislators and make our democracy a little more equal.
Onward!
Hillary

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: Collective PAC
The organizers: Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, former key strategists and organizers for the Sierra Club, NAACP, and Obama for America campaigns.
The mission: To fix the underrepresentation of African Americans in elected office by working to find, support, fund and elect African-American candidates.
The story: Collective PAC was created in 2016, when two politicos set out to close the gap in representation for African American constituents. In less than two years, they've helped 23 candidates win at the local, state and federal level, raised nearly $1,000,000, and launched The Black Campaign School and The Black Political Power Summit.
The latest: With the primary season underway, Collective PAC has swung into action, with 38 endorsed candidates on the ballot this year at statewide, federal, and municipal levels. They're also focused on building the power of black voters and donors through training and support programs.
The next step: Head to collectivepac.org to join the fight for equal representation and get involved in 2018 efforts today.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DEMOCRACY!





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Today is THE DAY! Teach Your Parents Well!

Organized entirely by students, today is the March for Our Lives.  You can still join one of the 810 scheduled marches.

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I heard one of the Parkland kids say, "This is not a red or blue issue. It is a red, white, and blue issue."

Adults will not be the speakers today. This is the day for the kids to speak out and for all of the rest of us to learn from them. All speakers will be students.

The Washington D.C. march looks to exceed the attendance at the 2017 inauguration.  Not that this is a competition.

It is, however, democracy in action. Maybe we did teach our children well.



Kids, teach your parents well!

We are so proud of you!



Hillary Clinton Joins Democratic Luminaries Eulogizing Louise Slaughter

democratandchronicle.com

Louise Slaughter remembered as trailblazer during funeral

Meaghan M. McDermott and Brian Sharp, Democrat and Chronicle

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) began by noting that two plane loads of Congress members and staff came to Rochester for the funeral. Pool video

Whether she was walking the halls of Congress, fighting for legislation to protect victims of domestic violence or genetic discrimination, blazing new trails for women in power or cooking up a slab of country ham before seeing her grandson off after a visit, there was truly only one Louise M. Slaughter.
In a moving funeral service on Friday for Rep. Slaughter, she was described by dignitaries and family alike as warm, funny, tenacious, committed and full of joy.
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More than 2,000 people, including dozens of congresspeople, members of the state Legislature, local officials and former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, filled the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Friday to say goodbye to Rep. Slaughter, who died March 16 at the age of 88.
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"Even her opponents couldn't help liking and respecting her,” Clinton said. "We gather here for an extraordinary outpouring of love."
Clinton spoke of Slaughter's sense of humor and personal warmth, and the way she used those skills to help get things done in Congress without alienating her opponents.
"It's hard because what she represented, who she was, not only should be remembered by all who knew her and all who she served with and for, but because we need more Louise Slaughters, today more than ever."]
Read more and see video clips >>>>

Friday, March 23, 2018

Read an Excerpt from Jennifer Palmieri's Book

The L word in this header is not Jennifer's and not ours.
time.com

Hillary Clinton Comms Director on Losing the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd of supporters inside the Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University on the final campaign stop before election day, in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 7, 2016. Logan Cyrus—AFP/Getty Images
Jennifer Palmieri

It’s the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 9. We are at the New Yorker Hotel and Hillary has just finished her concession speech. I decide to just nod and smile wistfully when supporters and reporters, men and women alike, laud Hillary’s concession speech. “Where was ‘this Hillary’ during the campaign?” they would lament. “Why didn’t we see this side of her when it mattered?”
Yes, I am sure you loved her concession speech, I thought to myself. Because that’s what you think is acceptable for a woman to do — concede.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hillary Clinton to Speak at Shared Value Leadership 2018


Inspire. Innovate. Act.
BOSTON, Mar. 19 /CSRwire/ - The Shared Value Initiative is thrilled to announce that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline speakingthe 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit on May 1-2, 2018 at the Conrad New York. Secretary Clinton will be joining other thought leaders and engaging in a dialogue on the role of business to drive scalable solutions to societal challenges, and on broader trends in the socio-political conditions that make now the time for business to innovate for shared value.
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Email from Hillary Clinton: This is not your every day march


Like many Americans, I felt immeasurable grief after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last month. Gun violence touches every corner of this country, and making our communities safer should be our number one priority. And on March 24th, at more than 800 March for Our Lives events, young people will lead us in standing up for exactly that.
March for Our Lives is bringing hundreds of thousands of Americans together to demand that our elected officials prioritize the lives of our students and our communities. They're marching because young people should be worrying about homework, not whether they're safe at school. I'm inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who will be marching for all of our lives on March 24th — and I'm inspired by everyone who has stepped up to join them.
So I'm asking: Will you join a March for Our Lives event near you?
I have always believed in our power to make change if we come together and demand it. I hope you've been as inspired by these students as I have — now, more than ever, is the time to speak out.
Thank you,
Hillary