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Every time you support the Clinton Foundation you help someone, somewhere in the world live up to their God-given potential.

It could be a woman in Haiti, whose small business gets the boost that it needs to flourish and grow. It could be a baby born HIV-free in Kenya, thanks to the lifesaving drugs that prevent transmission of the virus. Or it could be a farmer in Malawi, who is able to both support his family and help his local environment by planting trees as part of our Trees of Hope program.

You help us achieve all of this and more, every time you make a gift.

As a way for us to say thank you, when you make a gift, the Clinton Foundation will automatically enter you to win a trip to New York City for you and a guest to meet Bill, Chelsea, and me – along with our friend Hugh Jackman – at our Clinton Foundation Gala on May 1.

My favorite thing about events like this is getting to meet and talk with so many inspiring, compassionate people who are working together to make a positive difference in the world. Make a donation today and be entered to win the chance to join our family as our special guest at the Clinton Foundation Gala on May 1.

With your support, the Clinton Foundation is improving millions of lives around the world. Your donation today will help to:

Empower women and girls to reach their full potential through my new program, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.
Improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five and close the word gap, so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century through our partnership called Too Small to Fail.
Provide greater access to low-cost, high-quality HIV/AIDS treatment for millions in South Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and around the world.
Strengthen health systems in developing countries and improve global markets for medicines and diagnostics – ensuring lifesaving care and treatment can reach the people who need them the most.
Bring healthier food options to schools for children in the United States.


I hope you’ll consider supporting this important work today. When you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip to New York City to meet Bill, Chelsea, and me.

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

*Official Rules and Restrictions. Void where prohibited by law. No contribution necessary to enter. To participate without making a contribution, click here.

Young parents who live near their own parents are lucky.  Some people we know are unapologetically enthusiastic to become grandparents and share their gifts and experience with their children and grandkids.  We wish them the best of luck in that aspiration.

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The Special Role of Grandparents

Many of us remember childhood time with our grandparents with fondness: almost like our parents but with more time to play and maybe more willing to spoil us a little.   

But grandparents also play a very functional role in today’s society. More than three million children in the United States are cared for every day by grandparents while their parents go to work.

As more parents enter the workforce in order stay afloat in a tough economy, and as formal child care becomes more expensive, grandparents and other relatives have become the go-to source for child care. Changing family structures have also contributed to more grandparents becoming primary caregivers, in some instances taking over when their grandchildren’s parents are unable to provide care.

Very young children can benefit greatly from spending quality time with their grandparents. For example, several studies have shown that children whose grandparents talk, read and sing often to them show better vocabulary and emotional development, and are better able to manage stress.

Experts recommend several ways in which grandparents can be more successful in their role as caregivers. First, it’s important to establish mutual trust and respect with parents so that conflicts don’t arise. Additionally, grandparents can positively contribute to their grandchildren’s learning by sharing activities that promote their social, mental and emotional growth. Simple things like singing traditional lullabies, telling family histories or playing games can strengthen bonds with young grandchildren, and help them prepare to learn.

Read more:

  • Learn about important developmental milestones for babies and toddlers in this helpful factsheet from PBS.org.
  • Simple ways grandparents can improve bonding and learning with children, from KidsHealth.

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Attachment and child expert Dr. Jim Sears talks about why building secure attachments are important to children’s health. >>

Simon and Schuster announced a June 10 release date for Hillary’s latest book and has set up a website for it.

Hillary Clinton book to be released June 10

Associated Press

FILE - This April 8, 2014 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in San Francisco. Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share "candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book on her time as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says.

Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share “candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.” The book’s title and jacket design have not yet been released; the publishing date was released by the publisher on a website for the book: http://www.hillaryclintonmemoir.com/

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The Jonathan Allen/Amie Parnes ebook, HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton is now available for free download here >>>>.

On her fifth visit to the west coast since launching her public speaking career a year ago, Hillary delivered the keynote today at Marketo’s 2014 Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco.  She said that she is thinking about running in 2016 and will continue to think about it.  This article provides some context and perspective.

 

Hillary Clinton Plants a Tiny Seed of Doubt

“I am obviously flattered and deeply honored to have people ask me and people encourage me. And I am thinking about it,” Clinton said in San Francisco, per NBC’s Andrew Rafferty. “But I’m going to continue to think about it for a while.” Then came the doubt part, with Clinton saying the political back-and-forth she observed as Obama’s secretary of state gave her pause about waging another presidential campaign. “I would be the first to say we’re having a political period of, frankly, dysfunction,” she added. “I saw it from afar as secretary and it was disheartening and even embarrassing to see people arguing about letting us default on our debt.”

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This evening she is speaking to the World Affairs Council of Oregon in Portland.  She also tweeted this.

 

20 years ago, women made 72 cents on the dollar to men. Today it’s still just 77 cents. More work to do.

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Here is a report on the Portland speech from The Oregonian.

Hillary Clinton speaking in Portland (live updates)

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Enter for a chance to join Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton on May 1 in New York at the Clinton Foundation Gala.

 

Clinton Foundation

President Bill Clinton

When I started this Foundation 13 years ago, I knew that in order to succeed, I would have to convince others that helping people live their best life stories is something worthy of their support.

I had big ideas and even bigger hopes, but there was something I just didn’t plan for: the incredible generosity and compassion of people like you.

Your support has made it possible to expand our work faster and touch more lives than I ever thought possible, even in my most ambitious moments.

That’s why I’m especially eager to share this unique opportunity with you: Help continue to push our work forward with a donation by April 15 and be entered to win a truly unforgettable trip for you and a guest to attend our Clinton Foundation Gala in New York City on May 1.

Will you be the one to join Hillary, Chelsea, and our host and friend, Hugh Jackman, backstage?

This is an amazing chance, not just to talk to Hillary, Chelsea, and me about the exciting plans we have for the Foundation in 2014, but to actually be the reason that those plans come to fruition.

The Clinton Foundation depends on individual donors like you to increase access to lifesaving immunizations in developing countries, provide healthy learning environments in U.S. schools, and bring advanced farming techniques to smallholder farmers in Malawi.

Your donations are essential to our work, as are your support and enthusiasm.

Hillary, Chelsea, and I would love to see you at the Gala on May 1, almost as much as we’d love to see you join us in working to make the world a better place. The first step is to make your gift today.

My sincerest thanks,

Bill Clinton

*Official Rules and Restrictions. Void where prohibited by law. No contribution necessary to enter. To participate without making a contribution, click here.

Hillary will be making some west coast appearances this week.  Here are some of her scheduled speaking engagements.

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San Francisco CA
Moscone Center
World Marketing Summit Keynote
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Portland OR
Keller Auditorium
World Affairs Council of Oregon International Speakers Series
04/10/14
San Jose CA
San Jose State U Event Center
Unique Lives & Experiences Series

04/10/14
Las Vegas NV
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
ISRI Convention Keynote

04/11/14
San Diego CA
San Diego Convention Center
Keynote: Western Healthcare Leadership Academy Conference (Live via satellite)

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From the Daily Beast.

 

140404-lagarde-clinton2-cleanMarc Bryan-Brown/Women in the World

Power Players

Hillary Blasts Putin

At the kickoff of the Women in the World Summit, Clinton said Russia needed to be put in its “proper place,” with IMF chief Christine Lagarde at her side.
At the opening evening of the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, whom summit founder Tina Brown introduced as “first among women,” were greeted with a standing ovation at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Each is the most popular female politician in her country. Each grew up with brothers and learned how to elbow her way in and operate in a man’s world. Each champions women in their public pronouncements and policies, and when Clinton and Lagarde appeared together at a panel moderated by Thomas L. Friedman, together they called for greater political and economic participation by women around the globe. “Women,” Clinton said from the stage, “are the world’s most untapped resource.”

And this sweet tweet from Hillary ….

 

Great to meet the strong & brave young women from , who refuse to let their voices be silenced in .

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