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Women’s marches are planned from coast to coast on January 21. Chartered buses galore (1200 as opposed to 200 the previous day for the inauguration) are expected to roll into the nation’s capital on January 21.  If you cannot make it to the big one in Washington, D.C., there is probably one within a reasonable distance from where you live.

Marches are scheduled in New York, Boston, Minnesota, and the Bay Area, to name a few.  The idea has even spread abroad. HuffPo notes:

… march spokespeople say it would be a mistake to overlook the 370 smaller “sister marches” that have been planned in every state and on six continents that weekend ― and that are expected at last count to draw nearly 700,000 people.
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OR MAYBE NOT!!!! HILLARY CLINTON’S NAME IS MISSING FROM THIS DOCUMENT!!!!This is the reason you are seeing the hashtag #ADDHERNAME trending.


Following the Washington March, an Irish wake for the year 2016 will be held in D.C. by Irish American Democrats.

Dearly Beloved, We gather together to mourn our losses, celebrate those who have dedicated themselves to the cause of electing democrats, and to organize for the year ahead!

With Special Guest: Governor Martin O’Malley

Join the Irish American Democrats for an “Irish Wake” following the “Million Women March” in Washington, D.C. All funds raised will support our efforts in 2017 as we work to elect Democratic Governors in New Jersey and Virginia.

Host Committee:

Stella O’Leary – John McCarthy – Elizabeth Murray – Kelsi Browning – Tori Taylor – Jennifer Holdsworth – Christopher Jolly Hale – Nuala O’Leary – Lizzie Maguire – Rebecca Rougier – Nancy Grandquist – Drew McGinty – Linda Dyer Hart – Brent O’Leary – Brendan Hennessey

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Hillary Clinton and Stella O'Leary.

Hillary Clinton and Stella O’Leary.

To be crystal clear, men are welcome at all marches and events. Pipes, drums, and kilts optional.

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Read Hillary’s response to Donald Trump’s outrageous comments this week.  Many people are writing and reporting on this story, but these are Hillary’s own words.  Media source can spin stories.  This is directly from Hillary Clinton – unspun!

Donald Trump’s comments are horrific — and telling.

All of the Republican frontrunners for president want to make abortion illegal. Now Donald Trump has said how he’d enforce that prohibition: punishing women and doctors.

Donald Trump can try to distance himself from his comments all he wants. But we all heard what he said. As Maya Angelou said, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”

Donald Trump keeps showing us who he is. We should believe him.

But it’s important to remember that he’s not alone. Donald Trump is just saying what Republican politicians across the country believe — everyone who has signed and voted for laws to defund Planned Parenthood, force women to undergo invasive and medically unnecessary procedures before ending a pregnancy, mandate that doctors recite misleading information to patients, and shutter every abortion provider for miles. These are laws that are meant to shame women and block their access to health care. That’s their purpose.

We don’t need to imagine the consequences of these laws. It’s unfolding right before our eyes.

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Whenever politicians become involved in deciding whether, when, and how a woman becomes a mother, it’s not just degrading — it’s dangerous. Few decisions are more sacred or intensely personal, and women deserve to make them for ourselves.

Here’s the good news: While Donald Trump is a bully, voters will have our say at the ballot box. So if you disagree with his comments, you’ve got to vote. Vote like your health and rights depend on it. Because they do.

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This must read  is addressed to her Wellesley sisters by a Wellesley grad, but I see it as having a broader scope. Here is why.

Although I appreciated all of the work that my predecessors had done for me and my generation of women, I did not fully comprehend the extent of what they had gone through in order to lift me up onto their shoulders so that I might see further and reach higher than they were ever permitted. I also did not appreciate how incredibly dangerous it is for women to live in a world where sexism is alive and well, but people believe it to be dead. When people believe sexism to be dead, they become less vigilant about losing all of the gains we have made towards equality. When people believe sexism to be dead, women who are victims are made out to be liars. When people believe sexism to be dead just because it has become more subtle, women, like myself in those taxi rides, become silenced.

Esther Jang has authored a persuasive essay that Hillary supporters may find useful in speaking to women of any age, but especially the young,  who are either Bernie supporters or are fence sitters  – the “I-don’t-know girls.”  No matter who we are or how old, we all stand on shoulders of giants.

For women in particular, as we are about to embark on Women’s History Month, a visit to the struggles of the past is more than useful and instructive.  It is essential.  As Esther Jang points out, there is deadly danger in the assumption that the work is  complete.

One issue, recently, that highlights the urgency of a Hillary vote: Zika.  When the Pope says OK to birth control, you have to know that we are dealing with a crisis of potentially monumental proportions.

In case you missed it last night, this.

Add Zika to the equation.  News flash to young women:  It is not your moms, aunts, and grandmas whose future is threatened by this crisis.  It is yours.

One candidate has fought all of her adult life for women’s rights.  One candidate is experienced, qualified, and equipped to deal with this crisis as it grows.

Nothing is a done deal. The struggle remains.  Esther Jang provides reasons to be on the right side – no matter whether or where you studied, hope to study, or what you do or plan to do.  Please read this and share it widely – broadly, even!

 

When standing on shoulders of giants, please consider…

Dear Wellesley sisters,

A few weeks ago, I got into a taxi and started chatting with my driver about politics. He asked me who I would be voting for, and when I replied, “Hillary,” his immediate reaction was, “Is it just because she’s a woman?” I wanted to say to him, “Are you supporting ____ just because you both have dicks?” but I refrained and continued my ride in silence.

A few weeks before that, I got into a taxi and my driver asked me what I did. When I told him that I worked for Venmo, his immediate reaction was, “You do UX or Design, right?” I wanted to say to him, “No. Also, our Head of Engineering is a woman,” but again, I refrained and continued my ride in silence.

Now that I have lived a handful of years outside of Wellesley, I find myself being silenced by the sheer exhaustion of having to deal with this type of subtle sexism every day.

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Saying “some woman some day”  is a cop out.  There has never in our history been a candidate like this one.  This woman. NOW!

Parenthetically: (Let’s dispense with the notion that propaganda is, by definition, false and/or negative. There are many models of propaganda and a long history. The epistemic model assigns no positive/negative valences.  This post, by the epistemic definition, is propaganda.  It is intended to persuade.)

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Please join Hillary in helping the Flint Child Health & Development Fund if you can >>>>

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Town hall in Coralville, IA.  The little rescue is Clarabelle.  She has meet seven presidential candidates.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves to supporter as she arrives at a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hand with a supporter during a town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets Max Rubin of Iowa City and his dog, Clarabelle, who Rubin says has met seven presidential candidates, during the "Fighting for Us" town hall event in Coralville, Iowa, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Scott MorganDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is introduced to speak at a town hall meeting at Grinnell College Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Grinnell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

An audience member waves a sign as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Grinnell College Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Grinnell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets audience members during a town hall meeting at Grinnell College Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Grinnell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

With Jimmy Kimmel who held a kid forum.

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Democratic Candidates Forum in South Carolina

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Town Hall in Orangeburg, South Carolina with Roland Martin

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League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund endorsement

Hillary shared a VFW post stage with veterans at a Truman Project roundtable in Derry, NH and presented her plan to overhaul the Veteran’s Administration.

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Bridge Cafe in Manchester and at the Dartmouth Center for Global Business and Government speaker series

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets Kerri Viveiros (L) during an off the schedule stop at the Bridge Cafe in Manchester, New Hampshire November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Brian SnyderU.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) is greeted as she makes an off the schedule stop at the Bridge Cafe in Manchester, New Hampshire November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Brian SnyderDSCN1822DSCN1826DSCN1837DSCN1840DSCN1845

Dem Debate in Des Moines

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At the Central Iowa Democratic Barbecue in Ames, Bill Clinton joined Hillary to greet supporters and say a few words.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton take the stage at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue in Ames, Iowa November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mark KauzlarichDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to her husband former President Bill Clinton speak at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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A grassroots organizational event at a community college in Dallas

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Mountain View Community College, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a picture at a Grassroots Organizing Event at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Hillary gained the endorsement of another powerful labor organization.

On ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’

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On ISIS, AQ, and Terrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Hillary attended the premiere at the School of Visual Arts Theatre of AOL’s MAKERS: ‘Once And For All.’

11-19-15-Z-0111-19-15-Z-0711-19-15-Z-1011-19-15-Z-14Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives for the premiere of the documentary film "Makers: Once And For All" at the DOC NYC documentary film festival in the Manhattan borough of New York City, November 19, 2015. "Makers: Once And For All" tells the story of the 1995 Beijing Women's Conference and features commentary from the former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hillary Clinton received the first Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks to gun violence prevention advocates at the Brady Center's annual Brady Bear Awards Gala in the Manhattan borough in New York, November 19, 2015. Hillary Clinton is the recipient of the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award. REUTERS/Stephanie KeithBrady Campaign President Dan Gross, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, pose for photographs with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton before she at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

In Nashville at Fisk University

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Fisk University, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks from a gymnasium side porch to people who weren't able to fit in to hear her speech at Fisk University Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Fisk University Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures during a campaign rally at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClaryU.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClaryDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is introduced by Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., at Fisk University Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks from a gymnasium side porch to people who weren't able to fit in to hear her speech at Fisk University Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Iron Workers Endorse Hillary

In Reno and Carson City

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Steven Edwards, program manager at the Crossroads substance abuse treatment center during a campaign stop Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Clinton said she hoped the program could be replicated elsewhere. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a meeting at Crossroads a Substance Abuse Facility sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton sits down with the Chair of the Carson City Democrats Marty McGarry, during a campaign visit at Comma Coffee in Carson City, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/James Glover II

In Boulder and Denver

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles while speaking to supporters at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan LinsleyDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs as Denver mayor Michael Hancock introduces her at a campaign event at a high school in Denver, Colorado November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a campaign event at a high school in Denver, Colorado November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Hillary Wins LIUNA Endorsement

Hillary was in Boston for a rally at Faneuil Hall in support of hard hats. Mayor Walsh took the opportunity to endorse her.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets people in a crowd before a rally at Faneuil Hall, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Boston. Clinton and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attended the event held to launch "Hard Hats for Hillary," a coalition to organize working families in construction, building, transportation, and other labor industries to support Clinton's agenda. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets the crowd outside a campaign rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brian SnyderU.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and audience members bow their heads for the victims of the mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, during a campaign rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brian SnyderU.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally with labor unions at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brian SnyderBoston Mayor Marty Walsh (R) introduces and endorses U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally with labor unions at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brian SnyderDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets people on stage at the start of a rally at Faneuil Hall, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Boston. The event was held to launch "Hard Hats for Hillary," a coalition created to organize people in industries and labor to support Clinton's agenda. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

At the New Hampshire Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking at the at New Hampshire Democrats party's annual dinner in Manchester, N.H., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking at the New Hampshire Democrats party's annual dinner in Manchester, N.H., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

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With Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning”

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At the Atlantic Council Women’s Leadership in Latin America Initiative in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Atlantic Council Women's Leadership in Latin America Initiative in Washington, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

At the highly anticipated “Women for Hillary” event in D.C., Hillary was endorsed by 13 of 14 Democratic women Senators.

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Here are the archives for November 2015 >>>>

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Daily, it is as if someone has asked him if he possibly could be a little more repellent and disgusting.

Poll: Trump presidency would embarrass half of Americans

Lisa Hagen

While half of all polled would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, the majority of that sentiment comes from Democrats and independents.

For Republicans, 44 percent would be proud to have Trump in the White House, twice as much as GOP voters who would be embarrassed.

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The “proud” ones do not understand how offensive that word was. He hit a new, nauseating low on the sleaze-o-meter. Revolting!

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Cross-posted at The Department of Homegirl Security.

Did Trump not say we should all speak English?

Oy vey! Enough of Trump. (a good bilingual take-down from Dana Milbank)

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Friends –

Today is Human Rights Day. As a lifelong advocate for human rights, Hillary understands the importance of protecting and expanding the rights of everyday Americans and people around the world.

To celebrate Human Rights Day, Let’s Talk Hillary sat down with Aprill Springfield Blanco, who worked in the First Lady’s office when Hillary delivered her historic speech at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. In the video, Aprill talks about the strong opposition Hillary faced from people urging her not to go to the Beijing conference — and you’ll never believe what Hillary said in response.

Check out Let’s Talk Hillary’s latest video to find out!

Don’t keep it to yourself – share Let’s Talk Hillary with friends.

There are many more stories to tell – stay tuned!

Sincerely,

Allida Black
Let’s Talk Hillary

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Still —

Carly Fiorina owes an apology to Planned Parenthood and the millions of women and men it serves.

She should apologize for maliciously describing a video that doesn’t exist and, when confronted with that lie, doubling down on it.

She should apologize for her despicable lies on Sunday that Planned Parenthood is “aborting fetuses alive to harvest their brains.”

She should apologize for using her position as the only woman in the GOP field to actually lead, instead of stop, the war on women.

But you and I know Carly Fiorina won’t apologize. Just like she never apologized to the 30,000 HP workers she fired while shipping their jobs overseas and taking a huge payout for herself.

Well, I know the best way for us to send Fiorina a message. We can do everything in our power to elect women who will stand with Planned Parenthood and fight back against the GOP’s war on women.

Will you send a message to Fiorina and other Republicans waging the war on women by contributing $10 or more to PAC for a Change today?

The House GOP already has three — yes, three — committees investigating Planned Parenthood, and Cecile Richards, the organization’s president, is even testifying today.

None of these committees has found a shred of evidence that Planned Parenthood is doing anything other than providing cancer screenings, contraceptives, and other critical health care for the women and men that rely upon it every day.

So, are they closing down their bogus investigation? No. Instead, they have just announced that they are going to create a new fourth committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.

soEnough. It is time to end this war on Planned Parenthood and women across America.

It is time to make clear that this is 2015, not 1915.

Contribute $10 or more to PAC for a Change today to stop the war on women and help elect progressive women across the country.

If we stand together, we can fight back — and win.

In Friendship,

Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator

The irony would be sublime if it were not so disgusting to see the only woman on that GOP stage standing on an anti-female platform.

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