Some of the songs were cheerful and a few were sad. All were full of hope, promise, and affirmation. We heard from parents and relatives of children killed by gun violence as well as from law enforcement whose ranks have also suffered.  Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly spoke.  The military had their evening in the spotlight and Leon Panetta spoke.  The big speeches came from Mike Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, and President Barack Obama who spoke about the nominee as no outgoing president ever has.

We heard our fight song.

Broadway stars serenaded the audience, and even Cagney and Lacy reunited to celebrate.

One thing was clear. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and I know a lot of people are mad at her, organized an awesome convention. So well done!  She was not there, of course, but she did leave her footprint in the sand.

“Mayor Mike” Bloomberg entered as a visitor unaligned with any party but warning about Trump.

Joe Biden touched our hearts.

Tim Kaine accepted his nomination, laid out his resumé, and, from what I can tell, charmed his party.

President Obama categorized Donald Trump’s remarks as components of a larger,  poorly organized, and dangerous Trump Doctrine in which everything depends on Donald Trump alone.  He asked us to do what, for years, I have been saying we would do – carry Hillary in.  He put her in the context of Teddy Roosevelt’s arena.  . Raise your hand if you remember me saying we would carry her into the Oval Office in Teddy Roosevelt’s chair.

Finally, with every person in the house on their feet, came the nominee and it was the best moment so far in a week of best moments.

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I watched the entire press conference and have never seen or heard anything from any candidate for any office as outrageous and treacherous as this.  Never!  Brian Fallon called it a bridge too far. It is … way too far!  If you watch this, notice that he is mouth-breathing into the mic and at times seems to be panting.  Something is very wrong with this guy.  Donald Trump is Putin’s puppy dog.


Statement from Jake Sullivan on Donald Trump’s Press Conference Today

After Donald Trump’s comments at his press conference today Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan released the following statement:

“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”


Nick Merrill shared these two articles.

From Business Insider.

It looks like Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans

From WaPo by Jennifer Rubin no less.

It is not like we have nothing better to do right now, but Malcolm Nance just brought up sedition as defined in the U.S. Code.  How ironic that Trump’s lawyer was Roy Cohn.


Let’s make sure this sick puppy never gets into the White House!



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There is probably a zero percent chance that folks here were not watching last night, but just in case you missed these moments, here is what people are talking about this morning.

There is a lot of work to do.

  1. Here is where you can find your Facebook friends in key states and send them a reminder to vote.
  2. Here is a tool to check your voter registration status.
  3. Here is where you can check voter registration and absentee deadlines in your state.

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All of us watched history being made tonight.  It was amazing, breathtaking, and heartstopping.  By acclamation!

I’ve done a lot of genealogical research and some of it is very impressive. Early Puritan ancestors moved from Massachusetts to found Hartford.  An early French ancestor in New Amsterdam served as Peter Stuyvesant’s entire city council. My four times great-grandfather was George Washington’s supply officer and host to Washington and Rochambeau at Stony Point.  But I would have been just a girl helping on farms, cooking, and serving in any of those environments. Most of those men would never have listened to me. I hope my x-time great-grandads might have.  I cannot know for sure.

I am so glad to be living NOW.  I have said it many times.  I am so happy to walk this earth while Hillary Clinton does. There is no better time for me to be alive.  This is OUR time!  Let’s own it.  Let’s DO this!


PSA:  Wear shoes!  Glass shards on the floor.


“Some people want to rant, but Hillary wants to get results.” —

“We have made too much progress, and we are not going back, we are going forward.” —

Hillary’s oldest delegate is 102. Read Jerry’s story:



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Many people have remarked on the impressions made at the DNC last night by some of the younger speakers.  Karla Ortiz and Anastasia Somoza stole the show according to many.   Want to know more about them and how these two brave and beautiful young women got there?

Karla met Hillary at a campaign event where Hillary was talking about immigration reform.

Karla and her mom were a huge hit last night!



Anastasia’s story goes much further back.  She was a third-grader when President Bill Clinton visited her elementary school in New York in 1993.

A Little Girl Speaks, and a Nation Listens

Published: February 22, 1993

For years, Mary Somoza has been an advocate for disabled people, lobbying elected officials, speaking before a Congressional subcommittee and serving on various task forces. But she marveled yesterday over how much attention the cause has received since her 9-year-old daughter met President Clinton on national television Saturday morning.

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Her story did snowball, as her mom put it, leading to what we now refer to as inclusion.  Disabled children like Anastasia and her twin Alba now are included in classrooms with children who are not disabled, and they learn right along with their peers thanks to her question to a president.


Here is Hillary’s statement issued today on the anniversary of the ADA.

Hillary Clinton Statement on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today, on the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a bipartisan bill which guarantees civil rights protections for more than 56 million Americans, including almost 4 million veterans, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

“The Americans with Disabilities Act made our country more inclusive, our economy stronger, and our society fairer. This landmark law opened educational opportunities, expanded transportation, ensured equal access to public buildings, and outlawed employment discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA enables people with disabilities to participate more fully in their communities and live more inclusive lives.

“But we know we have more work to do. I am committed to realizing the full promise of the ADA expanding opportunity for the over 50 million Americans living with a disability—because we’re stronger together.

“As President, I will continue to advance disability rights and work to fulfill the promise of the ADA.  I will work to expand support for people to live in integrated community settings, consistent with the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision. As part of that effort, I will push Congress to enact the Disability Integration Act so that Americans with disabilities who need long-term services and supports can receive that care in home- and community-based settings if they so choose. And I will work to improve access to competitive integrated employment. We must honor the spirit and substance of the law and recommit ourselves to defending and strengthening it to help ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.”

Let’s do all we can to elect the president who will work to protect families like Karla’s and advance talented disabled people rather than the candidate who ridicules disabilities and wants to deport parents like Karla’s.



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In Charlotte today, Hillary help a campaign event with enthusiastic supporters.
























The convention is open. Let’s get the ball rolling!



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If I know Eleanor Clift, this article was a pleasure for her to assemble. I am sure she will keep us abreast of the additions to the list.

Eleanor Clift

Eleanor Clift

Crossing Over


The Biggest GOP Names Backing Hillary Clinton—So Far

Some of the GOP’s best brains are now With Her. And, according to a source within the Clinton camp, highlighting Republicans who’ve crossed over will be a key fixture in campaign ads this fall.

The actor who voiced a 1964 ad raising alarm bells about Barry Goldwater says Trump “scares me” in an ad produced by the Clinton campaign.

“Trump says we need unpredictability when it comes to using nuclear weapons, what is that supposed to mean? When a man says that he sounds a lot like a threat to humanity.”

A character actor with a long list of credits (Melrose Place, Knots Landing, M.A.S.H.) William “Bill” Bogert did a remake of the “Confessions of a Republican” ad he made for Lyndon Johnson 52 years ago. Airing during last week’s GOP Convention, it is an open invitation to Republicans queasy about their nominee to come over to the other side and join Hillary Clinton.

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