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First of all, thank you. To have your support in this next venture means so much to me. Onward Together is the true culmination of a great deal of thinking and listening over the last few months, and I’m excited to continue sharing our work with you.

It’s been amazing to watch what the groups Onward Together is uplifting have been up to — from recruiting thousands of young people to run for office to organizing at town halls across the country. I wanted to make sure you knew all the good they were doing, so I’ll be passing on updates every once in a while. (See the first one about Indivisible below.)

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of traveling, seeing family, and making edits to my next book, which is my most personal yet. It’s a book about what happened in the 2016 election, what we can learn from it, and what we can all do now. But even more than that, it’s a book about resilience — about getting knocked down and getting back up. I can’t wait for you to be able to read it in September, and I look forward to seeing many of you across the country this fall.

I also had the a chance to see Wonder Woman finally, and it was just as inspirational as I’d suspected a movie about a strong, powerful woman in a fight to save the world from international disaster would be.

I hope you’re all enjoying your summers, and that you get a chance to relax with the people you love. Thank you, again, for your continued support. I can’t do any of this work without you. This team is one I’ll always be proud to be a part of — I hope you will, too.

Onward!

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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: Indivisible

The organizers: Leah Greenberg, former staffer for Representative Tom Perriello of Virginia, and her husband Ezra Levin, former staffer for Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas.

The mission: To fuel a progressive grassroots network to defeat the Trump agenda by holding each and every member of Congress accountable to their constituents.

The story: Leah and Ezra came up with the Indivisible Guide to affecting change in Congress over drinks with friends a few weeks after the 2016 election. They put their initial 23-page google doc online, and it blew up — it’s now been downloaded more than 2 million times and inspired more than 5,800 local Indivisible chapters across the country, including at least two in each congressional district.

The latest: Indivisible is financially independent, but they’re great friends to the progressive movement. Together with organizations like Planned Parenthood, Indivisible had led the charge in directing thousands of people to town hall meetings across the country and hundreds of thousands of calls to members of Congress — so much so that they have been credited as a force in the fight that led to the defeat of the Republicans’ repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

The next step: Republican leadership may not be letting up in their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Indivisible isn’t letting up, either.

Members of Onward Together can visit indivisibleguide.com to get involved locally.

 
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Steve Bannon may be gone from the Oval Office, but Breitbart, where he landed on his feet, loomed large in defeating our Hillary Clinton online offensive in 2016. Those of us on the social media campaign bus tried our best to get Hillary Clinton’s message out. When you look at the first few graphics in this report, you may be stunned, as I was, at how little media attention her issues received.

The study illuminates the degree to which opposing sides used social media differently – and postulates as to why. It also shows which major media sources played important roles and how we, the electorate, used them. That Breitbart even figured in as “major” came as a surprise to me.

I am neither a data analyst nor a campaign strategist. I am not sure what we could have done differently based on the results of this study. What I do see is that we failed to battle the Breitbart offensive effectively. It was astoundingly successful. Click on the upper right link on the page to download the full pdf text.

Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Title: Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Author: Benkler, Yochai; Roberts, Hal; Faris, Robert M.; Etling, Bruce; Zuckerman, Ethan; Bourassa, NikkiNote: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.
Citation: Faris, Robert M., Hal Roberts, Bruce Etling, Nikki Bourassa, Ethan Zuckerman, and Yochai Benkler. 2017. Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research Paper.
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Abstract: In this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the majority of mainstream media coverage was negative for both candidates, but largely followed Donald Trump’s agenda: when reporting on Hillary Clinton, coverage primarily focused on the various scandals related to the Clinton Foundation and emails. When focused on Trump, major substantive issues, primarily immigration, were prominent. Indeed, immigration emerged as a central issue in the campaign and served as a defining issue for the Trump campaign.

We find that the structure and composition of media on the right and left are quite different. The leading media on the right and left are rooted in different traditions and journalistic practices. On the conservative side, more attention was paid to pro-Trump, highly partisan media outlets. On the liberal side, by contrast, the center of gravity was made up largely of long-standing media organizations steeped in the traditions and practices of objective journalism.

Our data supports lines of research on polarization in American politics that focus on the asymmetric patterns between the left and the right, rather than studies that see polarization as a general historical phenomenon, driven by technology or other mechanisms that apply across the partisan divide.

The analysis includes the evaluation and mapping of the media landscape from several perspectives and is based on large-scale data collection of media stories published on the web and shared on Twitter.

Read the full report – click the Download Full Text link >>>>

There were stories here that I never encountered, e.g. the one about immigrants with “blistering STDs.”

There are lessons here. Maybe our team did not spend enough time in the slime of the opposition websites to battle their disgusting lies. We thought the opposition, like us, actually accessed traditional sources, which, as the study shows, did not give Hillary’s issues any kind of fair hearing because, you know, her emails!

I must thank Jen Michigander for sharing this study with me. She is the intrepid one who has spent a lot of time moving among the shadows at the opposition pages.

 

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Hillary was sporting a fashionable chapeau while shopping at a popular bookstore in Knowlton, Quebec.  In September, we expect to see Hillary coming to our own hometown bookstores.

Spotted: Clinton family in Knowlton bookstore

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Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with Jessica Brown and her family (Photo courtesy Jessica Brown)

CTV Montreal
Published Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:45AM EDT

The Clinton family is seeing the sights and posing with fans during their vacation in the Eastern Townships.

Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton popped into Brome Lake Books in Knowlton on Wednesday and were promptly swarmed by a crowd of well-wishers.

Residents posed for multiple pictures with the Clintons before allowing them to browse the bookstore.

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Knowlton is where author Louise Penny lives, and this is the bookstore where fans often run into her. Many think Knowlton is the model for Three Pines, the village central to most of Penny’s murder mysteries. Penny has been showing the Clintons some of the sights around the Eastern Townships.

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Here is a great idea for Hillary’s 70th birthday in October that is getting off the ground now.

HRC Birthday Scrapbook

 
Hello, this is @notorioushrs on tumblr and I thank Still4Hill for spreading this message. 
 
In the past 2 years of her campaign, I’ve met so many Hillary supporters online and in person. Each have their own story as to how they gravitated towards her and how she’s inspired them.

She’s turning the big 7-0 in October and I want to send her something special. With 30 other contributors I’ve met online, we are collectively making her a birthday scrapbook of all our stories, letters, quotes, pictures, and drawing that show how she’s inspired us. I believe if we make a collective project she’s more likely to actually get it and for it to mean something to her. I hope we can convey how much her work has meant to us, how we are all still behind her, and wish her the best in the future.

I am putting the book together and will get it to her before October 26th.  If you want to join or hear more about the project, message @notorioushrc on tumblr or email me at bettedaviseyes1950@gmail.com. If you are interested, please contact me ASAP. I would like all messages sent to me no later than September 17th. 

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If you read the Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny, I have read all of them, you know a little about the Eastern Townships of Quebec where Hillary and Bill Clinton are vacationing with the family and close friends. Louise Penny is also staying at the resort with them. She visited with them at their Chappaqua home back in March. Bill is hoping his friend, former prime minister Jean Chrétien, will also be joining them to help him celebrate his birthday.

Here they all are out for a boat ride on Lake Massawippi.  We get our first glimpse of little Aidan.

Say what you will about the Daily Mail. You can always count on them for a wealth of pictures!

dailymail.co.uk

Hillary and Bill Clinton enjoy family vacation in Canada

  • Hillary and Bill Clinton are on vacation in the village of North Hatley in Quebec this week
  • The pair are being joined by daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc as well as their two grandchildren Charlotte and Aidan
  • The family was invited on the vacation by author Louise Penny, whose series of novels about the fictional Inspector Gamache are a favorite of Hillary
  • The family all went for a boat ride on Lake Massawippi Tuesday, where Hillary could be seen doting on young Aidan, who just turned one in June
  • Marc was seen holding Charlotte while Bill, who turns 71 this weekend, chatted with the other guests on the boat
  • On Tuesday Hillary also did some shopping and picked up chocolate while Bill strolled the streets and meet with residents 

Hillary Clinton has headed up to Quebec for the week, where she is enjoying a family vacation with Bill, Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, and her two young grandchildren Charlotte and Aidan.

And on Tuesday, the group enjoyed some time out on the water, touring  Lake Massawippi in a small motorboat.

Photos show Hillary as she dotes on young Aidan, who is being held by mom Chelsea while Marc sits with daughter Charlotte.

The Clintons hosted author Louise Penny in Chappaqua in March, 2017.

Read more – see many more pics and video >>>>

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What kind of decaf have morning media pundits been drinking for the past year? Why are they acting like they awoke in a stupor this morning in the wake of that presser at Trump Tower yesterday? How did they not know that this is who Donald Trump is and that he is not going to change? On “Morning Joe” someone even used the word “mourning.” Really? How is it that you all failed to predict this?

Why is this a question?

This time last year Andrea Mitchell was obsessed with Hillary’s emails and coughing spells. She was not alone. They all were!  Maybe that is why they missed Hillary’s speech in Reno on August 25, 2016 when she issued a strong warning about what Trump was doing and what his presidency would look like.

From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican party. His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous.

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Trump’s lack of knowledge or experience or solutions would be bad enough. But what he’s doing here is more sinister. Trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters.

It’s a disturbing preview of what kind of President he’d be.

And that’s what I want to make clear today: A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the internet, should never run our government or command our military. Ask yourself, if he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?

Now, I know that some people still want to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. They hope that he will eventually reinvent himself – that there’s a kinder, gentler, more responsible Donald Trump waiting in the wings somewhere.

Because after all, it’s hard to believe anyone – let alone a nominee for president – could really believe all the things he says.

But here’s the hard truth, there is no other Donald Trump. This is it.

And Maya Angelou, a great American who I admire very much, she once said: ‘When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.’ Well, throughout his career and this campaign, Donald Trump has shown us exactly who he is. And I think we should believe him.

She went on to enumerate instances when the Department of Justice filed charges of discrimination against Trump and remarks he made on the campaign trail regarding a variety of minority groups. She warned.

This is someone who retweets white supremacists online, like the user who goes by the name ‘white-genocide-TM.’ Trump took this fringe bigot with a few dozen followers and spread his message to 11 million people.

His campaign famously posted an anti-Semitic image – a Star of David imposed over a sea of dollar bills – that first appeared on white supremacist websites.

The Trump campaign has also selected a prominent white nationalist leader as a delegate in California. And they only dropped him under pressure.

When asked in a nationally televised interview whether he would disavow the support of David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Trump wouldn’t do it. Only later, again under mounting pressure, did he backtrack.

And when Trump was asked about anti-Semitic slurs and death threats coming from his supporters, he refused to condemn them.

Through it all, he has continued pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist undertones.

You remember, he said that thousands of American Muslims in New Jersey cheered the 9/11 attacks. They didn’t.

Yesterday, Trump told the press and the American people that there were people “very quietly” protesting the removal of a statue. That did not happen, either. He told us he saw things that we did not, and at one point he told us what we know and what we think.

If the pundits had listened to Hillary instead of worrying about her cough which turned out to be pneumonia, perhaps they would not be so stunned and astounded today.  Perhaps they might have worried more about Trump’s mental status than about Hillary’s temporary, curable cough.

The last thing we need in the Situation Room is a loose cannon who can’t tell the difference, or doesn’t care to, between fact and fiction, and who buys so easily into racially-tinged rumors. Someone so detached from reality should never be in charge of making decisions that are as real as they come.

That is yet another reason why Donald Trump is simply temperamentally unfit to be President of the United States.

Now, I hear and I read some people who are saying that his bluster and bigotry is just over-heated campaign rhetoric – an outrageous person saying outrageous things for attention. But look at his policies. The ones that Trump has proposed, they would put prejudice into practice.

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the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, Breitbart embraces ‘ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right.’ This is not conservatism as we have known it, this is not Republicanism as we have known it. These are racist ideas. Race-baiting ideas. Anti-Muslim, anti-Immigrant, anti-women –– all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.’

Now, Alt-Right is short for ‘Alternative Right.’ The Wall Street Journal describes it as a loose, but organized movement, mostly online, that ‘rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white identity.’

So the de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump Campaign represents a landmark achievement for this group. A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party.

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On David Duke’s radio show the other day, the mood was jubilant. ‘We appear to have taken over the Republican Party,’ one white supremacist said. Duke laughed. ‘No, there’s still more work to do,’ he replied.

So no one should have any illusions about what’s really going on here. The names may have changed. Racists now call themselves ‘racialists.’ White supremacists now call themselves ‘white nationalists.’ The paranoid fringe now calls itself ‘alt-right.’ But the hate burns just as bright.

And now Trump is trying to rebrand himself as well. But don’t be fooled.

There’s an old Mexican proverb that says ‘Tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are.’

But we know who Trump is. A few words on a teleprompter won’t change that.

He says he wants to ‘make America great again,’ but more and more it seems as though his real message seems to be ‘Make America hate again.’

And this isn’t just about one election. It’s about who we are as a nation. It’s about the kind of example we want to set for our children and grandchildren.

Next time you see Trump rant on television, think about all the children listening across America. Kids hear a lot more than we think.

Another year of school is starting and parents have to worry about how safe it is for their kids to listen to the president speak! Teachers are unsure as to how they can approach a current events unit.

This morning many media pundits seemed to be suffering that post-adrenaline hangover we all feel after a shock. If they had listened to Hillary last year they might not have been so surprised. In fact, perhaps they would not have been complicit in drowning out her message and her substantial plans to improve everybody’s shot at the American Dream. Instead, they ignored those policy speeches. They are shocked. Shocked. That a POTUS would defend Nazis and the KKK.  Are they woke now? The jury is out.

You can read Hillary’s entire Reno speech here >>>>

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Looks like they are having fun. Typical Bill, cannot rip himself away from people who want to ask him questions, and, as usual, has something instructive to say.

cbc.ca

Hillary and Bill Clinton spotted shopping in Quebec’s Eastern Townships – Montreal

Hillary and Bill Clinton strolled through North Hatley, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, on Tuesday afternoon. (Radio-Canada)


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. president Bill Clinton shook hands and posed for photos with people on the streets of North Hatley in Quebec’s Eastern Townships on Tuesday.

The pair, along with their daughter Chelsea and two grandchildren have been staying at Manoir Hovey resort on the shores of Lake Massawippi this week.

“We’re having a wonderful time, thank you, it’s so beautiful,” said Hillary Clinton.

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