Archive for March, 2018

Election season is exciting, and it’s also a time to take stock of where we are as a nation. Are we paying attention? Are we coming out to participate in primaries and local elections? And are we making sure that our most fundamental right is accessible to every eligible voter?

This week, I’ve been traveling abroad, talking to people about how our countries have grown and changed over the last few years. I was so proud to be able to share with folks here that Conor Lamb won his race on Tuesday, thanks to the hard work of organizers and volunteers in the 18th district of Pennsylvania who made their voices heard.

But in Pennsylvania and across the country, access to the ballot box is obstructed by one unnecessary measure or another. Working to ensure that the right to vote is protected is one of the most critical issues of our time — and that’s why I’m so grateful to the team at iVote, another one of our Onward Together partners, for the work that they do.

Take a moment to learn more about iVote below, then recommit to vote in your next local election. It couldn’t be more important.



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: iVote

The organizers: Campaign veterans Ellen Kurz and Jeremy Bird

The mission: To secure voting rights for all Americans by investing in campaigns to bring universal, automatic voter registration to multiple states and by electing voting rights champions to be the chief election administrator in the office of the Secretary of State in battleground states.

The story: Founded in 2014, iVote went on the offensive by working to elect pro-voting Secretaries of State in key battleground states. Whereas voting rights groups have relied on challenges in court after rights had been impinged, or defeating efforts to further erode rights, iVote takes a different tack – ‘flipping the script’ from playing defense on voter suppression efforts to going on offense.

The latest: In 2016, iVote ran a petition campaign in Nevada to put automatic voter registration on the ballot. After being successfully certified, iVote is now focused on working with partners to win the ballot initiative in November ’18. iVote is also working to advance several pieces of legislation that would put automatic voter registration on the ballot in more states. Earlier this year, iVote announced that they plan to spend $5 million in efforts to elect Democratic, pro-voting rights secretaries of state in seven target states of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, and Iowa.

The next step: Head to ivoteforamerica.org to learn more and get involved ahead of the next primaries, then check out their new video on why fighting back against voter suppression is so important.

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The ninth annual Women in the World Summit will take place April 12-14, 2018 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event is presented and co-hosted by Toyota. Watch videos from the entire 2017 Summit above.

Follow Women in the World on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

The 2018 Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsor Toyota; leadership sponsors AT&T, The Boston Consulting Group, Mastercard, P&G and UBS; supporting sponsor Thomson Reuters; and media sponsor The New York Times.

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This is from me to the students, personally.

No one has the right to curtail your right to protest, not your teachers, school administrators, or even your parents.

As a new high school English teacher in the late 1960s I sat in the cafeteria while the students at Morristown HS (NJ) walked out to protest the war in Viet Nam. We had been told we would be fired if we walked out with them. Most of us agreed with the students. If I had walked out and been fired, I probably would have been beaten to a pulp by my then-husband who collected my paycheck every pay day.

I learned three things in those years.

1.  American students, even the very young, are very aware of current events.

2. High school students, on the cusp of adulthood, are in dangerous territory. They can die for their country soon enough  – or die in school as it happens these days. We should listen to what students say. They bear the burden.

3. It’s not a good idea to let another person hold sway over you. I left that husband. After that, no one told me what I could say, to whom, or under which circumstances.

Having learned that, I was able to support Hillary Clinton, raise money, campaign, and vote for her.

Republicans and NRA supporters may call you names. They say you are whining while never having been sequestered in school when automatic fire is all around.

At Sandy Hook, babies were killed. Promising little first-graders just beginning their educational adventures. Those little ones were too young to mount a protest.

But this time, you did it! You are articulate, informed and unafraid! You are courageous and intrepid.

So from me, the girl who stood in the freezing mud on campus in 1965 to protest the “credibility gap” and marched in Washington against the war, I say – “Here’s the torch!”  Proud to pass it on to a generation so well-prepared for the fight!

Note to Betsy DeVos: “Tests” are not what you think they are. This is a test. The schools don’t fail, and the kids don’t fail either. The kids pass with flying colors.  Most of the schools do, too. You fail.

Slide 1 of 56: BOSTON, MA - MARCH 14: Nicole Rivera, 14, a Freshman at Arlington High School, center, rallies with other students in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston to demand action on gun violence as part of a nationwide school walkout on March 14, 2018. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)







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Many thanks to Cornelia Nauta for sharing this!

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Published: March 13, 2018 4:07 pm

Hillary Clinton in India: Former First Lady of US gets a glimse of 'Hindustan Ka Dil' during three-day visit Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrives at a historical monument, at Mandu in Indore on Monday. (PTI photo)Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is currently in India spending some leisure time in Madhya Pradesh — promoted by the state government as ‘Hindustan ka dil’. Clinton, who was in Mumbai for a conclave on Saturday, arrived in Indore a day later for a three-day private visit along with her family and friends. Thereafter, she left for Maheshwar, a town on the banks of the Narmada river in Khargone district, where she visited the Ahilya Fort.

The former US Secretary of State was in Maheshwar at the invitation of Richard Holkar, scion of the erstwhile Holkar kingdom. Maheshwar, some 91 km from here, was the capital of the erstwhile Holkar kingdom till January 6, 1818, after which Indore was designated as the capital under the reign of Malhar Rao Holkar III.

On Monday, she visited Mandu, home to historical monuments, in Dhar district of the state. Clinton spent two hours going around a number the historical sites.

Sporting a hat and sunglasses, she came out of Jahaz Mahal, built during the rule of Mandu Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji, and told reporters that she enjoyed visiting the historical sites.

“Well, today I’m just enjoying the magnificent archaeological site and learning a lot of the Indian history because of this beautiful palace ground. I am very excited about being here and everything that I have seen,” she said. The magnificent Jahaz Mahal was built in second-half of the 15th century to accommodate women belonging to the royal harem. It is located inside the walled Mandu fort.

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March Madness, and the gym is too small!

NEW BRUNSWICK — Tickets for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s appearance at Rutgers University were in such high demand that the school moved it to a larger location.

The school announced on Monday that rather than holding the March 29 event at the College Avenue Gymnasium, it will instead be held at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. The Eagleton Institute of Politics said the move was being made “due to the extraordinary level of interest” in the program.

The College Avenue Gym, also know as The Barn, can hold up to 2,500. The building serves as the home site for the Rutgers volleyball team. The Rutgers Athletic Center, also known as the RAC, has a capacity of 8,000 and is the home for the basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics teams.

Students, faculty, and staff will be able to register for tickets to the event on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The public will be able to register for remaining tickets at 2 p.m., March 20. Links for tickets will be posted on the institute’s social media channels, and everyone who already reserved a ticket will have a new one re-issued prior to the event. Current ticket holders will get an update on their new tickets by email, according to the school.

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When she was wrapping up her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton said she looked forward to visiting as a tourist some of the places she had been to on the job but was unable to enjoy because she was working.  Looks like she is finally getting the chance to do that!

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Madhya Pradesh on private visit

By ANI  |   Published: 12th March 2018 02:09 AM  |

Last Updated: 12th March 2018 04:09 AM  |   A+A-   |  

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (File photo | AP)

INDORE: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday arrived at Ahilya Fort in Madhya Pradesh’s Maheshwar town in Khargone district.

Clinton, who is on a three-day private visit to the state from March 11-13, arrived in Indore earlier in the day.

Reportedly, Clinton may visit nearby tourist places during her visit.

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By Chasity Cooper.

We’re excited to announce that former U.S. Senator from New York, Secretary of State, and first woman presidential nominee from a major party Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote speech at the Assembly on April 27, 2018.This year’s theme, Big Ideas that Can’t Wait,” will feature a series of discussions with leading policy makers and innovative thinkers on the ideas from the Fourth Regional Plan that are ripe for immediate action.

“We are honored to have Hillary Clinton back in New York, inspiring us with a lifetime spent turning ideas into action,” said Tom Wright, president of Regional Plan Association. “Ms. Clinton has a long and distinguished track record of getting things done—from the creation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program to fight childhood poverty, to strengthening the U.S.’s commitment to fighting climate change, to securing the funding to rebuild after 9/11 and fighting for the first responders who risked their health to help. RPA hopes to learn from her leadership as we plot a course to move the Fourth Regional Plan into action.”

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Hillary is traveling this weekend and making appearances along the way. She is headed to Australia and New Zealand next.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands- Hillary Clinton has warned that the Trump administration “was not recognizing the danger” in discussing nuclear disarmament with Pyongyang, and said Washington lacked experienced diplomats to handle the talks.

“If you want to talk to Kim Jong Un about his nuclear weapons you need experienced diplomats,” Clinton was quoted as telling Dutch tabloid Algemeen Dagblad in an interview published Saturday.

“These are people familiar with the dossiers and who know the North Koreans and their language,” Trump’s presidential rival said in an interview conducted in Amsterdam and published in Dutch.

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Hillary Clinton praises Modi for Paris deal, calls Donald Trump’s decision shameful

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today said that President Donald Trumps decision to pull out of climate change deal signed by world leaders in Paris summit in 2015 was shameful. In a discussion at India Today Conclave 2018 in Mumbai, she praised the role played by India in taking the leadership role at Paris climate summit.

She said it is shameful that the US is the only country in the world that is not in Paris agreement, which is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. It also covers the aspects of carbon emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance in two years time from now.

She, however, praised the role India played in inking the Paris climate deal and making sure that it stays in place even though the US withdrew from it. Clinton said that the Indian government took every other country on board to create awareness about the perils of climate change.

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Thank you Cornelia Nauta for sharing this!

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This has been a big week for progress.

On Tuesday, we saw signs of hope across Texas when more than half of the fifty women running for Congress won their primaries or moved onto a run-off. Across the state, turnout among Democrats was higher than it’s been in years. And yesterday, we celebrated International Women’s Day by reflecting on how far we’ve come, and recommitting ourselves to the work ahead.

There’s certainly work ahead of us, but the groups that Onward Together supports are making progress seem a little more possible these days. I hope you’ll take a moment today to learn more about The Arena, one of our newer groups. They’re inspiring and training activists across the country, and I couldn’t be more proud.



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: The Arena

The organizers: Swati Mylavarapu, Ravi Gupta, and Kate Catherall

The mission: To inspire and train civic leaders at their quarterly summits and through building progressive communities — online and off.

The story: Faced with the fear and confusion of his students after the 2016 election, Ravi Gupta needed a way to bring young progressives together to mourn and organize. The first Arena Summit took place just one month later and brought together more than 450 energized people from 32 states, more than 150 of whom pledged to run for office.

The latest: Currently on their fifth summit, the Arena is on track to train more than 5,000 activists by the end of 2018. They’ve also launched their Spotlight program, which has already brought attention to activist and non-profit leaders doing work that matters.

The next step: The team at the Arena is on the frontlines of the fight to connect progressives across the country with resources and tools they need. Sign up to learn more at TheArena.run

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