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Dear Hillary,

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, fulfilling, and successful 2014!

From all of us here.

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10 years ago I was proud to begin working on bipartisan efforts to save unemployment insurance. Let’s do it again quickly in this new year.

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Dear Friend,

As we prepare to bid farewell to this year, and welcome a new one, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors and educators who have been following Too Small to Fail, and are helping to prepare America’s children for success. Your love for your children, as well as your support for your families and communities, are so important to the well-being of our nation’s youngest children and will help establish a positive trajectory for the most vulnerable among us.

By doing simple things like talking to your babies and toddlers every day, reading books, playing number games, singing songs and cuddling you are helping to close the word gap in America. Perhaps most importantly, you are establishing a strong bond with your children and a foundation for learning that will help prepare them for school and give them the skills they need to thrive as adults.

Across the country people like you are taking this message to heart, and are not only taking action in their own families that will help their children, but also sharing this information with others in their community.

Here is just such an example. Daffodil Campbell, a mother of two from Hawaii, has decided to record herself reading books for her local cable access station to “help create a love of books, language, and learning” in her community. You can read more about Daffodil here.

Together, we can support parents as they try to give their kids the best possible start in school and life. We still have much work to do, and I expect that this effort will go on for a long time, but together we can turn the future of our country around and make sure that each child lives up to his or her God-given potential. And that is the best gift of all.

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year,

Hillary Rodham Clinton 

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What a lovely way to end the year!  Happy New Year,  Hillary, and here’s to a great 2014!

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

With only a few hours left in 2013, I want to say thank you.

Ever since I officially joined the Clinton Foundation, this community has made me feel incredibly welcome. You’ve shared ideas. You’ve inspired me with your determination and compassion. You’ve impressed me with your accomplishments and ambitions.

Thousands of you also dared to dream even bigger, and stepped up to make a year-end donation. The 2013 tax-deductible deadline is midnight tonight, so if you have been planning to give this year, now is the time.

We have big plans for 2014. Our new Too Small to Fail initiative will help parents give our youngest children a good start in school and in life. No Ceilings will take on what I believe is the great unfinished business of the 21st century — helping women and girls achieve full participation in every aspect of our society. And we’re going to take a look at economic development issues as well, particularly how to help young people get the skills and support they need to find good and fulfilling jobs. Across all our initiatives, we’ll be helping more people in more places solve problems and seize opportunities faster, leaner, and better.

Support the phenomenal work of the Clinton Foundation with a tax-deductible gift now, and your gift will be matched $2 to $1.

Again, thank you from our family to yours. We couldn’t do any of this without you.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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What a busy month November was!  There were many honors, awards, and public appearances.

11/01/13

Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia Convention Center

Keynote: Philadelphia Conference for Women

11/06/13

Detroit MI

Westin Book Cadillac hotel

Beaumont Society dinner fundraiser

11/08/13

Santa Monica CA

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

International Medical Corps Award

11/08/13

Los Angeles CA

Panel Discussions w/ Producers Guild of America Re: Inclusion of early childhood development & voluntary service initiatives in productions

11/09/13

Los Angeles CA

USC

MALI (Mexican American Leadership Initiative) Award Brunch

11/09/13

San Francisco CA

Moscone Center

National Association of Realtors Conference and Expo

Regency Ballroom

Millennium Network Event (Clinton Foundation)

11/11/13 New York NY

The Jazz

Malaria No More 2013 Honor

11/11/13 New York NY

East Harlem School Gala

11/11/13 New York NY

Glamour Women of the Year Awards

11/12/13 New York NY

Modern Museum of Art

Premiere of White Gold anti-poaching documentary narrated by HRC

11/14/13

Washington DC

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

American Patriot Award

11/15/13

Washington DC

Georgetown University

Symposium on the future for Afghan women with John Kerry and Laura Bush

11/18/13

Naples FL

The Ritz-Carlton.

Global Financial Leadership Conference

11/18/13

Orlando FL

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center.

Keynote at 2013 Press Ganey National Client Conference.

11/19/13

New York NY

Waldorf Astoria

Present World Jewish Congress Theodor Herzl Award to Elie and Marion Wiesel

11/19/13

New york NY

Waldorf Astoria

Honored at Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 2013 Gold Medal Gala

11/20/13

Washington DC

Brookings Institution

Speech on Early Childhood Development

11/20/13

Washington DC

White House

Arlington National Cemetery

Medal of Freedom Ceremony

Wreath Laying at the Grave of John F. Kennedy with Former President Clinton and President & Mrs. Obama

11/20/13

Washington DC

Kennedy Center

Host Screening of Mandela

11/20/13

Washington DC

Smithsonian

Medal of Freedom Honorees Dinner

11/21/13 Philadelphia PA

Liacouras Center, Temple University

Keynote at the U.S.Greenbuilding Council

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Archives for November 2013 may be accessed here.

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Hillary, Chelsea, and I just talked

Clinton Foundation

President Bill Clinton

The three of us just talked about the Foundation, how it has grown, and the lives it has changed.

And we agree that there is so much more to be done so that more lives and more communities can improve.

Most importantly, we agree that the real secret to the Foundation’s success is people like you. We will need your support more than ever in 2014 so we can build upon the progress we’ve made together this year. That’s why I decided that matching your donations one-for-one isn’t enough – I want to step up my matching gift offer to $2 for every $1 you give.

Make a contribution to support our amazing work and I will triple your donation – up to our new goal of $200,000.

What started more than 12 years ago with just 14 employees and an idea has grown into a remarkable organization that works with partners around the world to find lasting solutions to some of our most daunting global challenges.

With your support, we’ve been able to provide lifesaving AIDS medicine to 647,000 children worldwide; reduce the calories from drinks served in school cafeterias and vending machines in the United States by 90 percent; and offset more than 200,000 tons of carbon while empowering smallholder farmers with the tools they need to support their families and strengthen their communities.

This is just a small sampling of our work, and we know that there is still so much more we can do. The Clinton Foundation is working to help create brighter futures – but we’ll need your help getting there.

Give today and I will personally match your donation $2 to $1, up to $200,000 until December 31st.

I look forward to accomplishing incredible things together in the coming year.

Bill Clinton  

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For the 18th time, Hillary has won Gallup’s “Most Admired Woman” title.

Obama, Clinton Continue Reign as Most Admired

December 30, 2013
Americans name Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as Most Admired Man and Woman again this year, for the sixth and 18th time, respectively. Billy Graham (57) and Queen Elizabeth II (46) extend their records for most top 10 finishes.

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