Archive for February, 2019

Well-deserved! Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!

A newly finished hall in a building undergoing construction in the Hudson Valley has been dedicated to former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The 19th century historic three-floor brick building will soon be home to the Rockland Pride Center. Hillary Clinton made a rare public appearance Thursday in the Hudson Valley to advocate for the LGBTQ community in Nyack.

The center will offer counseling, support and medical services to the LGBTQ community.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Hall of Social Justice is the first part of the center that has been finished, and Clinton’s appearance at the hall is part of a capital campaign to raise money to complete the building.

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I hope this puts the dot on the final [i] and crosses the final [t].  After what Hillary Clinton went through in 2007/8 and again, and for longer in 2015/16, who would expect her to to throw herself into the volcano yet again?

As the last nominee for the presidency, she remains the de facto head of the Democratic Party. She is consulting and advising all Democratic candidates who seek her counsel. The policy book she and Tim Kaine authored, Stronger Together, stands as a blueprint for all to access as they see fit. Clearly she remains a force within the party for positive change.

The mark she has made is clear. Women and minorities are running for office in numbers we have never seen before. Thank you, Hillary, for everything you have done and continue to do!

a person posing for the camera: Hillary Clinton says she will continue to speak out against President Trump.© Getty Images Hillary Clinton says she will continue to speak out against President Trump. Hillary Clinton says she “can’t imagine” running for president again, but says in a new interview that she’s “going to keep speaking out” about President Trump.”I can’t imagine that, no,” the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Monday on Tina Brown’s podcast “TBD” when asked whether she could change her mind about running in 2020.”I am very worried about the direction that Trump and his allies are taking us,” she added. “Just because I’m not running, I’m not going to keep my mouth shut. I’m going to keep speaking out.”Read more >>>>

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“How do you get on this kind of Goldilocks path where you’re not too strong and you’re not too weak, you’re not too aggressive and you’re not too passive?” Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the podcast “TBD with Tina Brown.” | Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Hillary Clinton said in an interview this week that the female candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination are unjustly facing the challenge of not looking “aggressive” or “angry” — and must instead take a “Goldilocks path” of looking just right.

“How does a woman stand up for herself on the biggest stage in the world without, No. 1, looking aggressive — maybe a little bit angry — that somebody is behaving like that, being willing to go toe-to-toe, when there are so few memories embedded in our collective DNA where women do that?” Clinton said in an interview on the podcast “TBD with Tina Brown.”

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When Hillary was secretary of state and negotiated agreements with countries that had poor human rights records, she always told us that while she spoke of those issues behind closed doors, we dealt with the governments that were there. It is time for true Democrats to deal with the roster of candidates that we have. We must move forward, and we cannot do that, as she also has always told us, by looking in the rearview mirror.

The petitions, post card and letter writing campaigns are distractions. Candidates are working hard to construct their messages and circulate them. Someone will be the Democratic candidate in 2020. We have a job to do: to decide who that will be. Let’s not be distracted. Let’s do what Hillary has always taught us to do by example. Let’s listen.

Adding the link to this NYT article because it appeared today and is pertinent. I do not agree with all of the content starting with the word “looms” in the header, but, for the record, here it is.

Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, senator and secretary of state, remains a singular and deeply complicated figure when it comes to Democratic presidential politics.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, senator and secretary of state, remains a singular and deeply complicated figure when it comes to Democratic presidential politics.CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Senator Amy Klobuchar seemed quite clear when she revealed the first state she would visit as a presidential candidate: Wisconsin. “Because, as you remember, there wasn’t a lot of campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016,” she said. “With me, that changes.”

Many Democrats took it as an unmistakable swipe at Hillary Clinton, who lost that battleground state after never appearing there during the 2016 general election campaign. The jab ricocheted across the internet, enraging Clinton admirers and earning Ms. Klobuchar attention as a Midwesterner willing to speak hard truths.

But behind the scenes, Ms. Klobuchar of Minnesota sprang into damage control mode, firing off an email to Mrs. Clinton. In a phone call that soon followed, she apologized and said her off-the-cuff remark had been misinterpreted, according to people familiar with the episode.

The Klobuchar comment came out of nowhere for the former Democratic presidential nominee: Only three days earlier, Ms. Klobuchar had been sitting in Mrs. Clinton’s Washington home, the latest in a line of 2020 Democrats who had sought her private counsel ahead of their campaigns. Two days before that, it had been former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. who had visited, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

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Last summer, I was as horrified as anyone to learn about the conditions under which the Trump administration was detaining and separating families who had arrived at the US border seeking refuge and protection in our country.

This team sprang into action — we’ve since raised more than $1.8 million for the groups working to protect the kids and families separated by ICE, including “Families Belong Together,” the family separation initiative from the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance has been at the forefront of the fight to protect domestic workers, immigrants, women, and their families for more than a decade. The issues they have taken on are critical and cut right to the heart of who we are as a country. Late last year, I met with Ai-jen Poo and Alicia Garza to discuss ways that this team could aid their work over the coming months and years. I’m proud to tell you that NDWA has since joined the Onward Together family as an official partner.

The fights ahead are many — from reuniting families still separated to making sure that the workers who care for homes and families across the country are treated with dignity and respect. I’m honored to partner with NDWA, and I hope you’ll take a moment to learn a little more about what they’re working on.



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: National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)

The organizers: Ai-jen Poo, longtime activist for caregivers and current director of NDWA; Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and current strategy director at NDWA

The mission: To work for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers

The story: Two million workers — nearly all of them women — take care of the nation’s homes and families, particularly children and the elderly. Most of those two million are immigrant women and women of color. Historically, they have had few legal rights, making them vulnerable to exploitation, particularly in the case of undocumented migrant workers. Founded at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007, NDWA has since launched an individual membership program, which provides benefits, training, and community to domestic workers in the U.S.

The latest: Through their “Families Belong Together” initiative, NDWA lead the fight last summer against the Trump administration’s cruel family separation policies, including more than 600 marches across all 50 states on June 30th. In November, they harnessed that incredible national energy to get people to the polls to vote for candidates who will protect domestic workers and immigrant communities alike.

The next step: Together with Senator Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, NDWA recently announced Domestic Workers Bill of Rights — a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would improve the lives of domestic workers and transform the way people work in America. Learn more at domesticworkers.org

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In case you missed it on Facebook, here is Hillary’s President’s Day post.


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The Clintons were Broadway bound Friday night, and the word spread quickly!


It sounds like there’s some serious buyer’s remorse going on with the last Presidential election because people went wild for Hillary Clinton Friday night.

Hillary, Bill and Chelsea hit up “To Kill a Mockingbird” — the hottest ticket on Broadway —

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Hillary Clinton to participate in Selma’s 27th annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee


Hillary Clinton is headlining the 2019 Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee hosted Feb. 28–March 4, at which she plans to announce her support of the national initiative Lift Our Vote 2020.

At the jubilee, Clinton will be awarded the International Unity Award as well as inducted into the National Voting Rights Museum Women’s Hall of Fame.

She will also be giving several speeches throughout the days-long event, including at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast on the Wallace Community College Selma campus at 7:30 a.m. on March 3 and at the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church.

She will then participate in the Bloody Sunday March.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton accompanied U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell to her husband’s funeral. Bill Clinton delivered the eulogy.

WASHINGTON — A week after his death in Dearborn, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday in the nation’s capital by several legislative colleagues and one old hunting buddy — former President Bill Clinton.

“The thing that I loved most about him was that he was a world-class doer,” said Clinton of Dingell, who during more than 59 years in Congress helped write and pass some of the most important civil rights, environmental and health care legislation in the nation’s history. “John Dingell was just about the best doer in the history of American public life.”

Dingell, a Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress, died last week at age 92. A funeral was held for him in Dearborn on Tuesday and another service began Thursday shortly after 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in northwest Washington, D.C.

A veteran, he is expected to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

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Bill Clinton turns comforter-in-chief as he hugs John Dingell’s widow Debbie at longest-ever serving Congressman’s Washington D.C. funeral attended by political leaders and Wonder Woman

  • Former president leads mourners at Washington D.C. funeral for John Dingell, who died last week aged 92
  • Longest-serving Congressman in history was praised for his 59 years representing Michigan district
  • Clinton and his wife flanked Debbie Dingell, the congressman’s widow, who now holds his district
  • Clinton joked that it was only time people could get the last word from Dingell and hugged his widow
  • Also eulogized by John Boehner, the former GOP speaker, John Lewis, the civil rights icon and Democratic Congressman, and Steny Hoyer, second most powerful Democrat in Congress
  • Mourners included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gilibrand – and Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman

By Associated Press

Published: 11:18 EST, 14 February 2019 | Updated: 15:50 EST, 14 February 2019

Longtime Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday as ‘one of the greats’ as lawmakers and former colleagues hailed his record-breaking service in the House.

The 92-year-old Dingell who died last week, served 59 years in Congress, longer than anyone else in U.S. history. The Michigan Democrat was the longtime chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Many of the laws forged over the past 60 years reflect Dingell’s influence, former House Speaker John Boehner and other speakers said, and touch on everything from health care to the environment, civil rights and the auto industry, which Dingell fiercely defended throughout his tenure.

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Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church : News Photo

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church : News Photo

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church : News Photo

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church : News Photo

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church : News Photo

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church : News Photo

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Funeral Mass Held For Rep. John Dingell At D.C.'s Holy Trinity Catholic Church


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Last month, Bill and I traveled to Puerto Rico, where we met with Governor Rosselló to discuss recovery, and the obstacles the island is facing without the federal aid they’d been promised by the Trump administration — aid that has since been significantly reduced. We also met with farmers who are working in conjunction with local food programs to rebuild agricultural infrastructure and ensure that no one is without access to a warm, healthy meal.

At Cosechas Tierra Viva farm, recycled tires that build up across the island become raised beds for cucumbers, and rainwater is harvested to water fruit trees. Franco and Natalia Marcano Medina, along with their team, are creating a model for modern farming that their neighbors can learn from and replicate. Their innovation and leadership should be heralded as the best of our country.

Stories like these have been lost recently amid the latest drama out of the White House. But when we lose the opportunity to hear each others’ stories, we lose the compassion that is so critical to our ability to move forward as one nation.

I’m proud to be a part of a team that has always been committed to focusing on people, and I’m so glad that we’re a part of each others’ stories.



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I cannot let the sun set on this day without mentioning this.

Hillary’s policy plans remain online for anyone to copy. It seems silly to take offense when Democrats do it. She encourages the behavior.

Hillary Clinton: “We Are Stronger Together”





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