Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017Hillary Clinton is among the female leaders tributed in a photo series from New York-area Girl Scouts in celebration of Women’s History Month. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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From HFA Women’s Outreach: International Women’s Day Call; Women’s History Month Parties; Last Calls to Michigan
Posted in 2016 Election, Campaign Events, Democratic Party, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton 2016, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Primaries/Caucuses, Uncategorized, Women in Government, Women in Media, Women Leaders, Women's History, Women's History Month, tagged Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary For America, International Women's Day, Women's History Month, Women's Outreach on March 7, 2016| 1 Comment »
In honor of International Women’s Day, we will be hosting a call tomorrow at 4pm EST to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. We have two very special guests joining us to spotlight Hillary’s record of breaking down barriers for women and girls. Please register for the call here.Melanne Verveer
Ambassador Verveer is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She most recently served as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, a position to which she was nominated by President Obama in 2009. She coordinated foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women, traveling to nearly sixty countries. She worked to ensure that women’s participation and rights are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy, and she played a leadership role in the Administration’s development of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. President Obama also appointed her to serve as the U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.Feminista JonesFeminista Jones is the Love & Sex section editor at BlogHer and is the primary blogger at FeministaJones.com, a blog devoted to promoting sex-positive discussions on social media, deconstruction of social norms/restrictions, challenging standard feminist theory (and making feminism accessible to more women in the process), giving voice to man-loving feminist women, exploring alternative sexual identities through a feminist lens, teaching and advising, and all around fun. By day, she is a mental health social work administrator in NYC. By night she is a freelance writer and editor, whose work has appeared in TIME, EBONY, Washington Post, Mashable, Salon, and more.
Women’s History Month House Parties
Throughout Women’s History Month this March, we encourage all of our Women for Hillary volunteers to host house parties in your communities to showcase the impact that Hillary Clinton has had on women and girls throughout her career. We can provide you with talking points, as well as work with you to provide a surrogate for a conference call during your party.
LAST DAY Before Michigan Primary – Help Us Make Calls
Finally, an important ask before the primaries tomorrow – please help make calls into Michigan and other states by clicking here. You can make calls every day from 9:00am – 9:00pm local time. The Michigan primary is a crucial contest, and mobilizing voters before tomorrow is critical.
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Town hall in Coralville, IA. The little rescue is Clarabelle. She has meet seven presidential candidates.
With Jimmy Kimmel who held a kid forum.
Democratic Candidates Forum in South Carolina
Town Hall in Orangeburg, South Carolina with Roland Martin
Bridge Cafe in Manchester and at the Dartmouth Center for Global Business and Government speaker series
Dem Debate in Des Moines
At the Central Iowa Democratic Barbecue in Ames, Bill Clinton joined Hillary to greet supporters and say a few words.
A grassroots organizational event at a community college in Dallas
Hillary gained the endorsement of another powerful labor organization.
On ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’
On ISIS, AQ, and Terrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations
Hillary attended the premiere at the School of Visual Arts Theatre of AOL’s MAKERS: ‘Once And For All.’
Hillary Clinton received the first Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award.
In Nashville at Fisk University
In Reno and Carson City
In Boulder and Denver
Hillary was in Boston for a rally at Faneuil Hall in support of hard hats. Mayor Walsh took the opportunity to endorse her.
At the New Hampshire Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
At the Atlantic Council Women’s Leadership in Latin America Initiative in Washington
At the highly anticipated “Women for Hillary” event in D.C., Hillary was endorsed by 13 of 14 Democratic women Senators.
Time is running out to donate in 2015!
Posted in 2016 Election, Democratic Party, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton 2016, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senate, Uncategorized, Women in Government, tagged 2016 election, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Huffington Post, Op-Ed, Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senate, Wall Street on August 31, 2015| 3 Comments »
One of our nation’s greatest strengths is that we are governed by each other — what President Lincoln celebrated as “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
But increasingly, Americans’ trust in government is eroding. And a big reason for that is the so-called revolving door between government and the private sector.
Inviting outside voices into government is often a good thing. When public servants have experience beyond Washington, they bring new ideas, new perspectives, and new knowledge to the work of governing this huge, complicated country of ours. Some of America’s most dedicated public servants got their start in technology, business, academia, or other fields. Most of the time, that private-sector experience is an asset, not a liability.
But in some cases, it can affect the public trust — for example, if a public servant’s past and future are tied to the financial industry. That’s when people start worrying that the foxes are guarding the hen house.
Tammy — has introduced legislation in the Senate to help close that revolving door. The other of us — Hillary — strongly supports this bill, and as president would crack down on conflicts of interest in government.
Here’s what this bill would do.
Posted in 2016 Election, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton 2016, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Uncategorized, Women in Government, Women in Media, Women Leaders, Women's Issues, tagged 2016 election, CNN, Fareed Zakaria, GPS, Helen Mirren, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Women in government, Women in the World, Women's Issues on August 30, 2015| 7 Comments »
It is the media. It is not the mainstream media, and it is not some post-hip sobriquet like the lamestream media which, face it, along with Repugnican, wingnut, Freeper, Faux News, and a host of other tired old terms has passed its hour to be purged from the language. It is the media’s job to report. As citizens, our job is to communicate among ourselves on what and how they report, which is another reason to avoid slangy terms. There is nothing hip or particularly communicative about acting like teens speaking in adult-proof code.
Marshall McLuhan said, “The medium is the message.” All of the media, these days, seem to be sending one message which, so far, only theSkimm has actually articulated.
The idea is arguable, no laughable, that consuming what has been read and broken down for you makes you smarter. At least theSkimm comes out and says it has put your veggies in a KitchenAid with apples, pears, and high fructose corn syrup. All of the media do it, and it is a little like reading Lamb’s Tales but not as elegant or as much fun. At its worst, it leaves huge information gaps that abound among the electorate and presents an exercise in frustration for those who prefer their asparagus and brussels sprouts whole and unadulterated.
There was a time, in the early days of this blog, so, not that distant in the past, when I could go to media sources and find an entire interview to post. Today, a mere seven plus years into this work, all I can find are media bytes. Little 1.5 – 3.5 minute spoonsful. As theSkimm unabashedly tells you, it is all cut up and pre-chewed for you – like baby food. Unfortunately, they are the only ones telling you that, leaving the impression that you are getting the whole story from other sources, but that is not the case. Most of what you find today is Gerber’s in another guise, and it no longer seems to matter whence the source – there no longer is a mainstream. The media has achieved true social, if not economic, democracy.
When I posted, two days ago, about Fareed Zakaria’s stroke of genius in dividing his interview with Helen Mirren in two and asking her how she would portray Hillary Clinton, I gave credit where it was not due. That was not Fareed’s fault entirely, although he did supply the mini-clip of the conversation. Throughout yesterday, additional stories about Dame Helen’s remarks arose, and I added one of those to that post. Nothing I read or posted prepared me for the whole, real story. Nothing rectified my initial misconception.
Who, then, had the brainstorm and should have received the credit? It was not the interviewer. It was Dame Helen herself who brought up the subject of Hillary Clinton, along with her own appetite to play that role should a script appear. She did insert a disclaimer that there was some self-interest, but that was not really why the subject came up. The topic was roles for women on stage and screen.
Dame Helen has long been an advocate for broader, deeper, more complex longitudinal portrayals of women in drama. In an age when sustainability is a buzzword and even, somehow, an area of academic pursuit, female actors have less sustainable careers than their male counterparts, and, as Mirren points out, ever has it been so. The Bard did not provide much in the way of roles for mature women which is why Mirren portrayed Prospero as Prospera in Julie Taymor’s fantastic production of The Tempest. It is a matter of taking on and refitting the male roles for the mature woman. She stopped short of suggesting she would ever play Lear. Here is how Hillary and 2016 actually entered the conversation.
ZAKARIA: Over the span of a 50-year career in acting, Helen Mirren has done a lot of things. She has done everything from high Shakespearian theater to the scandalous 70s film of “Caligula,” played everything from a queen to a Mossad agent, and won everything from an Oscar to a Tony to an Emmy. But the one thing she has never played is a Bond girl. Is she bitter? Not Dame Helen.
ZAKARIA: You said we’ve all sat and watched as James Bond has become more and more geriatric. While his girlfriends —
HELEN MIRREN, ACTRESS: Get younger and younger. That was the case for a while, wasn’t it? I mean, it was like embarrassing. I thought it was ridiculous.
ZAKARIA: But do you think it’s — is it a big problem in Hollywood that men get cast for roles well into their 60s and 70s, and for women it’s more of a struggle?
MIRREN: It is more of a struggle. But even Shakespeare did that to us, you know. As you get older, even the Shakespeare roles become — that’s why we have to start stealing the men’s roles, you know. Doing like I did “The Tempest,” Prospero. And it’s great that a lot of women are, you know, doing Hamlet, doing “Henry V.” I’m a sure there will be a female Othello soon. And I love that. I think it’s absolutely great. Because, why not.
But it’s changing. I’ve always said, don’t worry about roles in drama — well, do — moan and complain, and I do. But really spend your energies on changing roles for women in real life, because, as night follows day, as the roles for women in real life change, they will change in drama. And I really hope that we’re going to see a female president in the next — when are the elections?
MIRREN: 2016. Oh, not till then. A while. Oh, next year! So I hope we see a female president next year. That would be absolutely fantastic, and that would make a huge difference to the understanding of what women can be.
ZAKARIA: Do you think you could pull off the accent for Hillary Clinton?
MIRREN: She would be a wonderful person to play. Somewhere down the line, someone will do a story. Because she has had — well, it was an extraordinary trajectory, and the brilliance, brilliance at handling her world.
ZAKARIA: If you were to compare the two, the queen and Hillary, what is the defining character of Hillary Clinton that you, as somebody playing her, imagine to be playing her, what would you be trying to capture?
MIRREN: That’s a very interesting question. I mean, the enormous intelligence, the brain that I think is very, very, very fast-moving. And I think the incredible tenacity. The queen of — Elizabeth Windsor, I call her, is — it’s a different — hers is I just — put my head down, I do what I’m supposed to do, I do it as well as I can, and I don’t argue, and I don’t complain, and I just do it. Hillary is much fiercer than that. It’s, you know, she is a lioness of a kind. A lioness. And the — Elizabeth Windsor is not, you know. I don’t know what animal she is. I’ll have to think about that one.
No run up to this interview prepared me for Dame Helen being the one who brought up Hillary and the election. Everything that was out there – and ended up in the earlier post – led me to think it all Fareed’s idea. These two videos are all that CNN offers. Not the entire interview. Only these. Important content has been skipped,
The real story was much deeper than an interviewer with a campaign cycle agenda. It was a woman with a much bigger agenda, changing the roles of women in the world.
Why did I not know that this was Helen’s subject to raise? Because of the piecemeal nature of reportage. The story was cherry-picked for me by the host and by those who wrote about the interview in advance having seen it in advance. This was not at all about a smart anchor raising a brilliant question, as the promos had me believe. It was about a brilliant female leader perceiving the value of expanding the roles of women in general and, as an example and role model, promoting one brilliant woman in particular.
Why was that not the message we all received as we looked forward to this interview? Because the media adulterated it, masticated and strained it for our consumption, just like baby food, and all the good stuff stayed in the strainer and went into the compost bin.
This was less about Helen Mirren wanting a role and therefore wanting Hillary Clinton to ascend to that role than it was about Helen Mirren wanting to boost all women and recognizing Hillary’s ascendancy for its value in that social revolution.
Maybe the fault in the previews had something to do with men having provided all the promotional reports I saw about this interview. Not that they necessarily meant to, but they edited out those crucial first words on the subject. Men are used to Hillary being brilliant and fierce and many men support her. Is it possible that, to more men than I would hope, this was somehow scary? “Spend your energies on changing roles for women in real life.” Why was that part of the story excised?
Thank you, Dame Helen Mirren for your wise advice. You are one of the most brilliant people around, and I cannot imagine two better role models and leaders for women than you and Hillary Clinton.
We women, especially, should be wary. When we see clips of Hillary, we miss some of the context. That original clip of Helen lacked important context. So much of the time all we see, and all I can find, are the little pre-digested bytes, bits, and pieces. I have always tried to find full transcripts and videos of Hillary’s speeches and remarks, but even at her campaign site they are few and far between. All the information comes in memes, clips, and shorthand. If the medium is the message, as McLuhan said, we are all being shortchanged.
APB, Media!!! We do not really need you to do the hunting for us. Lionesses come in prides! We hunt. We have teeth! We can rip the meat off the bone and chew it for ourselves.
Posted in 2016 Election, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton 2016, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Uncategorized, Women Entrpreneurs, Women in Government, Women in Media, Women Leaders, Women's Issues, Women's Rights, tagged 2016 election, Christine Quinn, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marriage Equality, Women's Issues on May 18, 2015| 3 Comments »
Christine Quinn comes from a very personal place to explain in language anyone can understand, without a lot of frills, Hillary’s evolution on marriage equality.
Clinton has come to understand same-sex marriages the same way most Americans have evolved regarding the reality that everyone deserves marriage equality
Today, we have a woman running for President of the United States who fully supports marriage equality. She is also likely to be the only nominee running for president that does. That is something all Americans should be thrilled about. Her position is clear and rock solid, and they way she came to that conclusion is the same way most people do, including some of my own family members. Like most Americans, her position is one that evolved and developed from personal interactions with LGBT Americans and their families, and through a long and deep soul searching. I know a little bit about this process: It’s how my father came to support my right to marry and then eventually walk me down the aisle when I married my wife.
The media likes to present the process of coming to new terms on old issues as flip-flopping. It is not. I saw my own father, who was employed by the defense industry, evolve on the Viet Nam War. Quinn describes the process perfectly. It is deeply personal, and while there often is a material or concrete side to the question there is usually a profoundly spiritual or abstract personal one as well.
Don’t we want leaders who reflect on important issues that affect people’s lives? While some in the media preoccupy themselves with some calendar where they tick off days since Hillary Clinton has responded to a question from the press, Hillary Clinton is on the road listening to Americans – to our concerns, our aspirations, our perceptions, and our positions. She will respond to the noisy media who pretend to be the voice of the people in due time after she has spent some time listening to us and reflecting upon what she has heard.
Evolving is not flip-flopping. It is a process. Where do you stand? How do you feel? What is your position?
- On marriage equality?
- On pay equality?
- On arms and ammunition control?
- On capital punishment?
- On the role of women in civil society?
- In business?
- In government?
- In making their own health decisions?
- On hundreds of other issues and questions….
Have these positions remained stable for you or have they changed over time? Most of us have probably gone through some changes. Why should Hillary Clinton be any different? Would you even want a leader who neither listens nor reflects?
Posted in Appearances, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speaking Engagements, Uncategorized, Women in Government, Women in Media, Women Leaders, Women's Issues, tagged Appearances, Christine Lagarde, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Pussy Riot, Speaking Engagements, The Daily Beast, Women in the World Summit on April 4, 2014| 1 Comment »
From the Daily Beast.
Marc Bryan-Brown/Women in the WorldAt the kickoff of the Women in the World Summit, Clinton said Russia needed to be put in its “proper place,” with IMF chief Christine Lagarde at her side.At the opening evening of the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, whom summit founder Tina Brown introduced as “first among women,” were greeted with a standing ovation at New York’s Lincoln Center.Each is the most popular female politician in her country. Each grew up with brothers and learned how to elbow her way in and operate in a man’s world. Each champions women in their public pronouncements and policies, and when Clinton and Lagarde appeared together at a panel moderated by Thomas L. Friedman, together they called for greater political and economic participation by women around the globe. “Women,” Clinton said from the stage, “are the world’s most untapped resource.”
And this sweet tweet from Hillary ….