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I know we all get a lot of emails from many people – big names included – asking us to support Hillary. This one is special. Thank you President Carter! We love you!
During my 1976 presidential run, a young woman moved to Indianapolis to help turn out the Indiana vote for me. Forty years later, I will proudly cast my vote for that same woman to be the next President of the United States.
Hillary is going to need more than just my vote, though. She’s got to keep building a campaign that can beat Trump soundly, and that takes resources. Chip in $5 to make sure her team raises $10 million by the FEC deadline on August 31st.
I’ve known Hillary for decades — and her record as a public servant is superb. In 1977, I appointed her to the board of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to Americans in need — she went on to become the first woman to chair the board. Over her tenure, funding for the LSC tripled, allowing the organization to expand legal aid to every congressional district, and handle 1.5 million cases for poor clients each year. As First Lady, Clinton continued to advocate for legal services funding.
That’s a special thing about Hillary — when there’s a job worth doing, she doesn’t abandon it. Work she did decades ago, like founding Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families or helping start the Children’s Health Insurance program, is still changing lives today. Her entire career has been a fight for progress, and as our president, she’ll make sure we’re on the cutting edge of civil rights, economic justice, climate change, and more. She is the only candidate prepared to take us into the future.
We owe it to ourselves to make her our next Commander-in-Chief. Donate now to make sure real American values are protected for generations to come:
Indiana organizer Hillary Rodham in 1976. Join her team: http://hrc.io/2c7Kp0W
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Campaign ads tend to be short bites and not necessarily very sweet. As the campaigns prepare to enter the post-Labor Day stretch, Hillary For America issued a response to Donald Trump’s new campaign ad.
Today, in response to Donald Trump’s new divisive and misleading campaign ad, HFA Deputy Communications Director Christina Reynolds offered the following statement: “Donald Trump’s reckless approach to business has devastated working families and communities. He will do and say whatever is in his interest, even if it means swindling working families to make millions for himself. Now Trump is promising the same reckless, self-centered approach to running the country’s economy – with large tax breaks for the wealthy, and a plan that independent experts say would cost millions of jobs. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who will work to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and has a plan that would create jobs, grow incomes and help small business and the middle class. No misleading ad can change that fact.”
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Today Hillary Clinton announced her comprehensive plan to support Americans living with mental health problems and illnesses. Recognizing that nearly a fifth of all adults in the United States — more than 40 million people — are coping with a mental health problem, Hillary’s plan will integrate our mental and physical health care systems. Her goal is that within her time in office, Americans will no longer separate mental health from physical health when it comes to access to care or quality of treatment. Hillary has been talking about mental health policy throughout her campaign, since hearing directly from American parents, students, veterans, nurses, and police officers about how these challenges keep them up at night.
Hillary will convene a White House Conference on Mental Health during her first year as President. In addition, her comprehensive agenda on mental health will:
- Integrate our nation’s mental and physical health care systems so that health care delivery focuses on the “whole person,” and significantly enhance community-based treatment opportunities.Hillary’s plan will foster integration between the medical and behavioral health care systems (including mental health and addiction services), so that high-quality treatment for behavioral health is widely available in general health care settings. Hillary will expand reimbursement structures in Medicare and Medicaid for collaborative care by tasking the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to create and implement new such payment models.
- Promote early diagnosis and intervention, including launching a national initiative for suicide prevention. The overall rate of suicide increased by 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, and is now at its highest level in 30 years. Hillary will direct all relevant federal agencies, including Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Education, to research and develop plans for suicide prevention in their respective settings, and create a cross-government initiative headed by the Surgeon General to coordinate these efforts. She also believes we must redouble our efforts around early screening and intervention – and that means training pediatricians, teachers, school counselors, and other service providers throughout the public health system, to identify mental health problems at an early age and recommend appropriate support.
- Enforce mental health parity to the full extent of the law. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which Hillary co-sponsored, requires that mental health benefits under group health plans be equal to benefits for other medical conditions, and the Affordable Care Act requires insurance plans in the individual and small group markets to offer mental health coverage as an essential health benefit. But while the right laws are on the books, they are too often ignored or not enforced. As part of her commitment to fully enforcing the mental health parity law, Hillary will launch randomized audits to detect parity violations, and increase federal enforcement. She will also enforce disclosure requirements so that insurers cannot conceal their practices for denying mental health care and strengthen federal monitoring of health insurer compliance with network adequacy requirements.
- Improve criminal justice outcomes by training law enforcement officers in crisis intervention, and prioritizing treatment over jail for low-level offenders. As many as 1 in every 10 police encounters may be with individuals with some type of mental health problem, and our county jails today house more individuals with mental illness than our state and local psychiatric hospitals. She will dedicate new resources to help train law enforcement officers in responding to conflicts involving persons with mental illness, and increase grant funding to support law enforcement partnerships with mental health professionals. She will alsoincrease investments in local programs such as specialized courts, drug courts, and veterans’ treatment courts, which send people to treatment and rehab instead of the criminal justice system, and direct the Attorney General to issue guidance to federal prosecutors, instructing them to prioritize treatment over incarceration for low-level, non-violent offenders. Finally, she will work to strengthen mental health services for incarcerated individuals and ensure continuity of care so that they get the treatment they need, which will improve outcomes for them after they reenter society and will reduce recidivism.
- Improve access to housing and job opportunities. As president, Hillary will expand community-based housing opportunities for individuals with mental illness and other disabilities. Hillary will launch a joint initiative between the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HHS to create supportive housing opportunities for thousands of people with mental illnesses and disabilities, who currently reside in or are at risk of entering institutional settings. The employment rate for people with serious mental illness is below 20 percent, even though many of these adults want to work and more than half could succeed with appropriate job supports. Hillary will work with private employers and state and local mental health authorities to share best practices around hiring and retaining individuals with mental health problems, and in adopting supported employment programs. She’ll also expand HHS’s “Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment” program, which already assists states and communities in providing supported jobs to people with mental illness.
- Invest in brain and behavioral research and developing safe and effective treatments. Hillary believes we need a pioneering, multi-sector effort to transform our knowledge of this field—from mapping the human brain to generating new insights into what drives our behavior to investing in clinical and services research to understand the interventions that work best and how to deliver them to patients. As president, Hillary willsignificantly increase research into brain and behavioral science research. She will provide new funding for the National Institutes of Health; build on cross-collaborative basic research efforts like the BRAIN initiative; scale up critical investments in clinical, behavioral, and services research; and integrate research portfolios with pioneering work on conditions like PTSD and traumatic brain injury already underway at DoD, the VA, and HHS. She will develop new links with the private and non-profit sectors to ensure that federal government efforts are aligned with those of other sectors to ensure that progress occurs as quickly as possible. She will also commit to brain and behavioral science research based on open data.
The full comprehensive proposal is available on HillaryClinton.com here>>>>
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In honor of the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washington tomorrow, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:
“Tomorrow, we mark the date on which hundreds of thousands of Americans marched on Washington on behalf of human rights. Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered words now etched forever in our nation’s history:
‘I have a dream, that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
“His call to action sparked the momentum needed to pass the Voting Rights Act – knocking down legal barriers that had stood for generations, and ensuring every American could exercise their constitutional right to vote.
“In 2016, we’ve come a long way since the days of Jim Crow. Yet too many Americans still face systemic racism and constant assaults on their franchise. Something is profoundly wrong when decades after Dr. King addressed the nation, so many Americans still feel that their country values them less, simply because of the color of their skin.
“That’s just one reason why the stakes in this election are unlike any we have faced before. Those brave men and women who marched, and sat, and bled for civil rights in America must not have done so in vain.
“As President, I’ll stand up to bluster and bigotry, and fight back against efforts to restrict access to the ballot. Let’s make it easier for people to vote, not harder. Let’s make sure every state has at least 20 days of in-person voting, and no one ever has to wait more than 30 minutes to cast their ballot. And let’s automatically register every American to vote on their 18th birthday.
“The power of American democracy comes from the fact that no one is left behind – no matter where they come from, what they look like, or who they love. That’s what I mean when I say that we’re stronger together.
“So today, let’s continue to be inspired by the self-evident truths that first united our nation, and live up to what a young minister dreamed and declared fifty-three years ago.”
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They move everything we need through the whole country. Today they endorsed Hillary!
Today, after receiving the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, an international union with 1.4 million members in the U.S. and Canada, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement. Since announcing her campaign, Clinton has received the endorsement of 40 national unions, the AFL-CIO, and the North American Building Trades Unions, collectively representing 18.8 million members:
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
“Unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters built the American middle class, and they make our economy run today. Teamsters keep our planes in the air, they put food on our shelves, and they get packages to our doors. In fighting for better wages and safer conditions on the job, the Teamsters are fighting for all America’s workers.
“I have always been proud to stand with organized labor to create good jobs with good benefits and wages that make it possible to build a middle-class life. As President, I will stand with organized labor and I will always fight for workers’ rights to retire with dignity and security, and to receive the benefits they have earned after years of hard work.
“The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher. The Republican candidate for President is a man who has said wages are ‘too high’ in this country. Donald Trump personally signed a contract to hire a union-busting firm to try to stop his workers from organizing in his Las Vegas hotel. His running mate is a man who consistently supported efforts to undermine Social Security and who repealed Indiana’s 80-year-old prevailing wage law. Workers deserve better. And both of them support so-called ‘right to work’ laws that make it harder for workers to organize. I am proud to stand with organized labor against these laws, because ‘right to work’ is wrong for workers and wrong for America.
“If elected, American workers will always have a seat at the table and a champion in the White House–because when unions are strong, America is strong.”
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Quora has been a forum for candidates this cycle. Most days. the Quora digest is filled with questions about IQ, college acceptance, and why Chinese people do or do not (fill in the blank). Today, though, Quora provided a few items to stick in your back pocket should the subject come up.
There is the wall at Hillary and Bill Clinton’s Chappaqua home that some people seem to think Hillary erected for nefarious reasons.
Hillary Clinton shares the home with Bill Clinton. That’s former President Bill Clinton – in case you’ve forgotten. Former President Bill Clinton was under Secret Service protection at the time the Clintons purchased the home, and he still is.
The Secret Service is responsible for the safety and security of all former Presidents and their families, including the Clintons. (See.) Given the location of the home in a suburban neighborhood, without a large buffer zone with unobstructed views around it, the Secret Service required that a perimeter fence and guard house be installed as part of the protection plan for President and Mrs. (now Secretary) Clinton.
For confirmation, seeabout neighbors’ concerns – and about the zoning variance hearings at which the Secret Service presented the request for a higher fence than the town ordinarily allowed.
Clarification added 22 August 2016 in response to numerous comments… Congress’ primary intent in passing the law cited above to provide Secret Service protection to former Presidents is to protect the national security of the United States, which would be put at risk if a hostile foreign power were able to kidnap a former President or a close family member. Protection of the life and property of the former President against ordinary risks from criminals, the mentally unstable, revenge-seekers and politically-motivated enemies is merely a byproduct of that necessary protection.
Now for some Trump mythology, and this may be new if you never watch Hannity.
“That was not Trump’s private plane at the time.”
It’s an exaggeration, and pretty shameful.
At the time this occurred, Trump Air had already filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations.
The liveried aircraft were used under military contract to return military to the US. This was a US Transportion Command operation, part of the United States Air Force at Scott Force Base in Bellville Illinois.
The aircraft were still liveried with the Trump Air brand. This was wholly a military airlift contract operation with leased aircraft.
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