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This is the saddest invitation I have ever received.  Hearing Hillary speak and being in the same space with her is a joy, but it was clear what this speech was going to be.

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Hillary Clinton to Offer Remarks This Morning in New York City
 
Hillary Clinton will deliver remarks to staff and supporters at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, November 9 at the New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom – 481 8th Ave NY NY 10001. 
 
 
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Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Make Remarks on Election Results

At the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made the following remarks on Tuesday night’s election results:

Clinton and Kaine’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:

TIM KAINE:

“Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you, guys. Please, please, have a seat. Good morning.

My wife Anne and I are so proud of Hillary. I am proud of Hillary Clinton because she has been and is a great history-maker in everything she has done – as a civil rights Hollywood FL Car Accident Lawyer and First Lady of Arkansas and First Lady of this country and senator, and secretary of state. She has made history in a nation that is good at so many things, but that has made it uniquely difficult for a woman to be elected to federal office. She became the first major-party nominee, as a woman, to be president, and last night won the popular vote of Americans to be president.

That is an amazing accomplishment. It is an amazing accomplishment.

I’m proud of Hillary Clinton because, in the words of Langston Hughes, she has held fast to dreams. She was inspired at a young age to an epiphany that if families and children do well, that’s the best barometer for whether society does well, and in everything she’s done, she’s focused on that. She – we know she would have made history as a president in one sense, but we never have had a president who’s made their whole career about the empowerment of families and children, and I was as excited about that in the Oval Office as I was excited to have my friend Hillary there and make history as the first woman president.

I’m excited and proud of Hillary because she has built such a wonderful team. There is a – there is a beautiful and kind of comical parable in the New Testament about a vineyard owner who hires people to work and says, ‘And I’m going to pay you this for a full day.’ Then he hires people at noon, ‘And I’m going to pay you the same thing for the half day.’ Then he hires people one hour before – ‘I’m going to pay you the same.’ And those who started early in the day say, ‘Hold on, we don’t like this that you’re treating everybody who came late just as well as you’re treating us.” I’m going to tell you something. Here’s what I’ve come to know so well about Hillary. The columbus law firms that she has assembled over the years, of people that are so deeply loyal to her because she is so deeply loyal to them, is inspiring. But I’ve seen that same degree of loyalty and compassion and sensitivity extended to the most recent folks who have joined the team, the folks who came to the vineyard with just one hour to go. Her loyalty and compassion, of Hillary and Bill, to people – if you’re with you, you’re with you, and that is just something so remarkable.

And finally, I’m proud of Hillary because she loves this country.  Nobody had to wonder about Hillary Clinton, whether she would accept an outcome of an election in our beautiful democracy. Nobody had to ask that question. Nobody had to doubt it. She knows our country for what it is. She knows the system that we have, and in its warts and blemishes, she’s deeply in love with it and accepts it. She’s been in battles before where if it didn’t go her way, she accepted it but then woke up the next day and battled again for the dreams that she’s held fast to. And that love of country is something that I think is obvious to everybody, obvious to everyone.

I want to thank Hillary Clinton for asking Anne and I to join this wild ride. We – about a week before she asked if I would be her running mate, Anne and I went up to Westchester and we sat down with Hillary and Bill and with Chelsea and Marc and with Charlotte and Aidan for about three hours of conversation to try to determine whether we would be the right people to be on the ticket. And when we got in the car to head back to the airport after the three-hour discussion, I said to Anne, ‘Honey, I don’t know whether we’re going to be on this ticket or not, but I do know this: we’re going to remember that three hours for the rest of our life,’ and now we’ll remember 105 days that we’ve had with this fantastic couple of public servants and all of you for the rest of our life.

I’ll just say this. Hillary and I know well the wisdom in the words of William Faulkner. He said, ‘They kilt us but they ain’t whupped us yet.’ They kilt us – they kilt us but they ain’t whupped us yet. Because we know that the work remains. We know that the dreams of empowering families and children remain. And in that work, that important work that we have to do as a nation, it is so comforting, even at a tough time, to know that Hillary Clinton is somebody, until her very last breath, is going to be battling for the values that make this nation great and the values that we care so deeply about.

So now, please join me in welcoming Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

HILLARY CLINTON:

“Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. A very rowdy group. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so very much for being here.”

AUDIENCE MEMBER: “We love you!”

HILLARY CLINTON: “And I love you all too.

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I am sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together, this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and bighearted.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future.

Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things: the rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values too, and we must defend them.

Now, and let me add, our constitutional democracy demands our participation not just every four years but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet, and breaking down all the barriers that hold any American back from achieving their dreams. We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone, for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities – for everyone.

So now our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek, and I know you will. I am so grateful to stand with all of you. I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It has been a joy getting to know them better, and it gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front lines of our democracy representing Virginia in the Senate. To Barack and Michelle Obama, our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. We thank you for your graceful, determined leadership that has meant so much to so many Americans and people across the world. And to Bill and Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express. You crisscrossed this country on our behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most – even four-month-old Aidan, who traveled with his mom.

I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country. You poured your hearts into this campaign. For some of you who are veterans, it was a campaign after you had done other campaigns. Some of you, it was your first campaign. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anybody could have ever expected or wanted. And to the millions of volunteers, community leaders, activists and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook, even in secret, private Facebook sites – I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward.

To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you. Thank you from all of us. And to the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this. I have, as Tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks, sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts, but please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is. It is worth it. And so we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. And to all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

Finally, I am so grateful for our country and for all it has given to me. I count my blessings every single day that I am an American, and I still believe as deeply as I ever have that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us. Because, you know, I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that.

Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. So, my friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America.”

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There was no joy in the room. Hillary is very strong, but she is also very sensitive. She was facing tearful faces and knew she had to lead. Only once did her voice nearly crack, but she delivered the speech she knew she had to.  She did it beautifully.

I want to thank everyone here who knocked on doors, made the calls, and made the donations.  We can be proud of this campaign and of our candidate.  In days to come we will emerge from our state of shock, see how the future is shaping up, and take our steps forward … with Hillary.  #StillWithHer

 

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Hillary and Bill Clinton voted this morning.  Have you voted yet?

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There’s Hillary with Dawn Evans Greenberg!

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IWILLVOTE.COM will send you a sticker after you vote!

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If you are headed out at rush hour, this is important.

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And it is not to late to donate if you can!

 

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Shortly before 4 a.m. EST Hillary Clinton’s campaign plane touched down at Westchester Airport for what is likely the last time. Press and staff deboarded, and a huge hometown crowd was on the tarmac awaiting and cheering her.

That’s Hillary’s van – those taillights you see.

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The motorcade in front of the plane.

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She will be voting in Chappaqua later this morning, but what a marathon day it was! And what a campaign!  Despite all the vitriol from the other side, Hillary did a great job of staying on topic.

So we bid farewell to the Stronger Together big blue plane.  We hope a different plane is in her future.  For now, everyone is glad to have her back home, safe and sound.  Well done, Hillary!  Welcome home!

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What we knew before the crowd at the North Carolina State William Neal Reynolds Coliseum knew it was that Bon Jovi was on the plane with all the Clintons when they left Philadelphia for Raleigh.  WJC was pretending to be deaf when Andrea Mitchell asked a question.

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What none of us knew was that Lady Gaga would be at the rally. In a nod to Madeleine Albright, she sported a big, beautiful pin on the jacket of her pantsuit.  She spoke and then she performed with total Gaga gusto. (JSYK MSNBC cut into Mike Pence’s loud boring screech in Grand Rapids but did not let us hear Gaga sing at all.  Our poor ears.)

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In other news, last night Madonna gave a free concert for Hillary in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park.  What a awesome night!

Chelsea introduced her dad, and he thanked Lady Gaga and Jon Bon Jovi.  He talked about the NC fights for voting and LGBT rights. Asked us not to quit until the polls close. He pointed out a sign in the hall about Hillary’s mom that said “Dorothy was right.” Then he talked about Hillary and how she is. Asked us to be there until the last person votes.

When Hillary came on the students started chanting her name and doing a bounce to “I believe she will win!”  Hillary praised their energy and enthusiasm.

Hillary spoke about the potential for joy, the choice between unity and division.

 

 

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You’ve got to love how Chelsea loves to see the love between her parents.

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As the saying goes, that was all she wrote. Now it is up to all of us. Be there!  Vote!  Be there. Get your friends and family to vote.  Be there!  Watch your neighbors’ kids so they can vote.  Be there!  Give neighbors a lift to the polling location.  Be creative!  Imagine ways that you can move the vote forward.  Contact your local field office to see how you can pitch in.

Today is D-Day.  Happy Election Day, everyone, and thank you for all of your hard work! Thank you for your generosity.  You all are the best!  If you can, chipping in a few more dollars would also help.

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If ever there could be a reminder of the republic that is at stake in this election, it was the optics of this rally in Philadelphia tonight. The crowd filled the space where the Declaration of Independence was first read to a crowd not quite so large.  The place where Benjamin Franklin, when asked what form of government was established, said, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it,” hosted Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea and President Bill Clinton, in that order, Michelle Obama, President Obama, and finally, the woman of the evening, Hillary Clinton who apparently stunned Hollywood fashionistas in her scarlet pantsuit.

Those of us who had followed her through the day knew that she had not changed her attire for this event.  She looked fresh as a rose, and her busy day was not ending there!  She moved on to a late night rally in Raleigh after Barack Obama played Hillary to Hillary’s Bill and escorted her offstage at the end.

Among the many memorable moments of the evening was the way Barack Obama, famous for mic drops, introduced Hillary. Since the mic was stationary and could not be dropped, he opted for a podium pound.

What a night!  Now we all have to make sure everyone votes tomorrow!  This is no time for complacency or letting John do it.  We have to do it!  It is up to us. All of us!

 

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last-call

 

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Friend —

Tomorrow is game day. Tomorrow will be the most consequential election of our lifetime.

So this is it — our final request of you: Please consider making one last contribution today to ensure Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are elected to the White House tomorrow.

If at all possible it’s good to avoid taking on extra debt but, depending on your circumstances, you might be able to see it here and use a bad credit loan to manage any current deficits.

I want you to know you’ve done all that you can in this election. That no matter the results tomorrow, you are on record as giving everything you could to prevent a Donald Trump presidency.

As Hillary has been saying in her closing arguments:

“We believe in an America that is great because it is good, an America where women are respected, where immigrants are welcomed, where veterans are honored, where parents are supported, where workers are paid fairly, where marriage is a right, where discrimination is wrong, where everyone counts and everyone has a place.”

If you believe this, too, please stand with her one last time by making a final contribution today: www.hillaryclinton.com/donate/finance-email-hvf/?raiser=16837

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your hard work and friendship. Let’s win this together!

Dennis

Dennis Cheng
National Finance Director
Hillary for America

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