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Friend –Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot of news since the election. And some of the smartest, most enjoyable reading I’ve done has come from women who write about politics, culture, and the world around us.These women haven’t let the frustrations and disappointment of the last year knock them down. They’re leading new discussions about the fights ahead of us and need for passionate activism. They’re starting new chapters of their lives — getting married, raising their children. And they’re finding new ways to change our world for the better.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read more below about the work that another group Onward Together has endorsed, Emerge America, is doing to increase the number of women in public office. Over and over again, I’ve heard from young women running for office that Emerge gave them the tools they needed to get started. I’m grateful for that. Our communities — from our families and workplaces to our neighborhoods and states — are smarter and stronger when women have an equal seat at the table.

And to any women reading this, I hope you’ll consider taking a chance on running for office. Being your champion was the honor of a lifetime — now it’s my turn to be on your team.

Onward!

Hillary


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: Emerge America

The organizer: Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder

The mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office by recruiting, training and providing a powerful network. The vision: To change the face of power, politics, and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans.

The story: Struck by the incredible lack of women holding elected office at the local level in San Francisco, Andrea co-founded Emerge California in 2002 to lead the fight to get more women elected to office in Northern California. Emerge California’s top notch training program quickly became successful. So in 2005, Andrea founded Emerge America to replicate the model in all 50 states. Emerge America currently has affiliates with staff on the ground in 22 states with plans to expand across the country.

The latest: On Election Day in November 2016, 150 of the 214 Emerge America alumnae on the ballot won their races–a 70% win-rate. Since then, the number of women applying to Emerge America’s training programs has increased by more than 85%, with no signs of slowing down. In 2017, Emerge America alumnae have won 88 out of 117 races – that is a 75% win rate. Emerge is not waiting until 2018 to win elections.

The next step: Already, 309 Emerge America alumnae have stepped forward to run in 2017 and 2018. Next month, 18 Emerge Virginia-trained women will be on the ballot for the Virginia House of Delegates. Visit emergeamerica.org to learn more.

Makes me wish I were still at Columbia!


Hillary Clinton is testing the waters on a return to academia.The former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential nominee is in talks with Columbia University to take on a formal role at the Ivy League — and potentially house her archives there, multiple sources told the Daily News.

One option under discussion is an esteemed “University Professor” role that would allow Clinton to lecture across a range of schools and departments without the requirement of a strict course load, one source said.

A former law professor, Clinton could maintain the vaunted but vague role indefinitely or decide at a later date she wants to settle at Columbia’s celebrated law school or maybe the School of International and Public Affairs, the source said.

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Moving right along….

sacbee.com

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Hillary Clinton on stage at UC Davis talks Trump, Comey, fake news

By David Caraccio dcaraccio@sacbee.com

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Mondavi Center Monday at UC Davis as part of her nationwide book tour.

Clinton’s upcoming book, “What Happened,” went on sale Sept. 12 and details her upset loss to Republican Donald Trump last fall.

At the Mondavi Center, Clinton talked about the James Comey letter to Congress that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign that mentioned the reopening of an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server. She also had a message for women and girls, talked about President Donald Trump, “the new cold war” and more.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said wildfires are made worse by climate change, and research says she’s right, according to a report in The Washington Post.

“It’s been a tough couple of weeks with hurricanes and earthquakes and now these terrible fires,” she said during a speech Monday at the University of California Davis, according to Sacramento’s KXTV. “So, in addition to expressing our sympathy, we need to really come together to try to work to prevent and mitigate, and that starts with acknowledging climate change and the role that it plays in exacerbating such events.”

Wildfires have devastated Northern California in one of the deadliest outbreaks in history, claiming at least 15 lives and 1,500 homes and commercial buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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If this is found to be the case, what is the solution?


By Joe Rothstein

Donald Trump spent much of the 2016 campaign warning us that the result of the presidential election would be rigged. Events of the last few weeks suggest he may have been right and that his presidency is illegitimate.

Here’s what we have learned in those last few weeks:

1. The Republican and Democratic co-chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies that Putin’s government engaged in propaganda and hacking campaigns to influence the outcome of 2016 U.S. election. The use of “hacking” in their assessment is significant for reasons I’ll discuss in a moment.

2. The Russian propaganda campaign mirrored the way the Trump campaign itself used Facebook advertising to target voters, strongly suggesting collusion.

3. The National Security Agency and Equifax, two of the most secure data repositories in the world, reported that they were successfully hacked, undermining claims that state and county voting systems, many built on consumer software, were impenetrable to outside manipulation.

Let’s first consider the propaganda question.

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Hillary Clinton sat down with Sarah Ferguson of Australia’s Four Corners TV. Here is a a short promotional video. See below for podcast details.

In a special edition of Four Corners, Hillary Clinton, in her only Australian television interview, talks with Sarah Ferguson.

This riveting conversation, recorded in New York, takes us into the heart and mind of the woman at the centre of the most stunning election loss in modern US history.

This is a very different Hillary Clinton to the managed political performer. Candid, open and at times angry, the former presidential candidate talks about what went wrong and her fears for the future.

An unmissable interview.

Reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson, goes to air on Monday 16th October at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 17th October at 1.00pm and Wednesday 18th at 11pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

The interview will be streamed live on the Four Corners Facebook page, and will be available as a podcast through the new ABC Listen app.


Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new picture book has an inspiring message: Everyone—including children—can come together to make the world a better place.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds her children's book "It takes a Village" Melina Mara/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton just released a picture book with an inspiring message about how everyone—including children—can come together to make the world a better place. In exclusive interview with Parents.com, Clinton, a grandmother of two, gives us insight into the making and meaning of It Takes A Village, and reveals what children’s literature has shaped her.

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