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There was some discussion over the weekend regarding remarks Chuck Schumer made last week. One reason I did not bring that up was that last we were also in the middle of a battle royal to preserve the ACA, and Senator Schumer was central to the effort to shepherd every Democratic vote – which he successfully did. In that context, I made a judgment call and decided not to distract from the important votes taking place in the Senate.  Some readers disagreed with me, but from my point of view, an angry rant from me probably would not have accomplished anything positive and could have distracted from the important work in the Senate last week.

Sometimes hesitation reaps rewards. Skilled teachers and actors know the value of a well-placed pause. While those are planned, this one turned out to be serendipitous. Also over the weekend, a petition popped up on Hillary Clinton Express that can accomplish far more than a rant from me. D Michael Sawyer posted this.

Hillary friends!
I’m asking for your support for this petition. It was developed by a friend who lead the effort in Knoxville. I helped draft some of the language here, particularly focusing on future candidates and 2018. It addresses schumer’s comments concerning hillary spoken last weekend. My friend who wrote this was a strong supporter for hillary in 08 and worked hard for her in 16, and we are all concerned what this attack on her will mean for both our democracy because we are signaling to to Republicans we will tolerate more investigations into her and to democratic women we are leaving a legacy of sexism. Please join us.

I think you will all agree that this petition is much more productive than any sputtering rant I might have posted, and the targets are Senator Schumer and the DNC.  They are looking for 500 signatures. Perhaps we can help them get even more!

Petitioning Senator Charles Schumer and 1 other

Tell Democratic Party leaders they must respect Hillary’s legacy!

In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer chided Hillary Clinton for the loss to Trump in last year’s presidential election: “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things – Comey, Russia – you blame yourself”. Sen. Schumer’s comments are coded sexism at its worst, part of a disturbing trend of disrespect toward Hillary taking hold in the Democratic Party leadership. Hillary’s campaign inspired millions of women to stand up, take power, and believe in their own potential. Most of the Democratic rank-and-file still support her. Hillary’s loss to someone as offensive as Trump proved that sexism is still alive and kicking. Instead of denouncing this injustice, Schumer wants Hillary to shut up, get lost, and blame herself for the discrimination and election interference that undermined her. As the highest-ranking leader of the Democratic Party in government, Sen. Schumer owes Hillary and the party more respect! Tearing down Hillary Clinton as a foundation for Democrats’ 2018 message supports and perpetuates sexism in the party and the nation and potentially undermines future campaigns of Democratic women. It offends the majority of Democrats who are still with her. Hillary did have an affirmative message, despite Schumer’s claims to the contrary. Most Democrats, women and men, still believe that we are “Stronger Together”. Schumer must reaffirm this message of unity by reversing his position on the reason for the Democrat’s loss. Sign this petition demanding that Schumer publicly acknowledge the historic importance of Hillary’s campaign and admit that un-examined sexism robbed her of victory.

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Thanks to Sarah Young for starting this petition and to D Michael Sawyer for posting it!

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In her remarks today, Hillary remembered the late Senator John Glenn who passed away today.  The occasion was a tribute to Harry Reid who is retiring after 30 years representing Nevada. Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer, who succeeds Reid as Leader, shared the podium in reminiscing on Reid’s long career. Both Hillary and Schumer quoted words from Paul Simon’s “The Boxer.”  Reid was a a boxer at one time.  The event was held at the Russell Senate Office Building.

Read’s remarks were typically acerbic. There were moments when he seemed emotional. Harry stuck around so that every single person in the room who wanted a picture with him got one. You could tell he was very touched.

Here is a full video of the proceedings.

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The portrait was unveiled and it is truly extraordinary!

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With the most important New York presidential primary in 40 years only a day away, Hillary Clinton is making every mile count in the metro area.

On her way in from home, this morning, she stopped in neighboring Yonkers to visit staff  at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.

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Then she detoured to Queens where she met up with newly unionized employees at a car wash and lube.

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Joined by Senator Chuck Schumer, she stopped of at Queens Crossing Mall for some bubble tea, dim-sung, and selfies of course!

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Then it was on to mid-town where she was scheduled to hold a rally with Women for Hillary at the Hilton.

Hillary heads into the New York contest with strong endorsements from the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and Newsday. Looking ahead to upcoming primaries, she also earned endorsements from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Hartford Courant, and the Providence Rhode Island Journal.

If you have friends in New York, or if you are a New Yorker with friends in other parts of the Empire State, you can encourage them to vote for Hillary!

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Hillary Clinton returned to New York today.  Our homegirl was greeted with warm enthusiasm at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.  Chuck Schumer gave Hillary a resounding introduction calling on her Senate record as testament to Hillary delivering!  He cited delivery of the CHIP program, the Zadroga Act for 9/11 responders, cleaning up LI Sound.  He cited her fight against Social Security privatization and her fight for the Brady bill (when she was FLOTUS).

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“She listened; she spoke up; and she changed the lives of millions.  We know she delivers, and she is not finished delivering yet… Hillary knows you can walk from one end of 125th St. to the other and meet people from every continent… One New York; One America!” – Chuck Schumer

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“New Yorkers took a chance on me and I will never forget that. You have always had my back and I will always have yours.” – Hillary

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Hillary Clinton Speech at the Apollo Theater

Harlem, NY – Yesterday, Hillary Clinton attended an organizing event at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Clinton discussed her plans to raise incomes and get results for all communities, keep Americans safe, and bring the country together.

Transcript of her full remarks>>>>>

 

Any candidate seriously competing to be president should seriously campaign everywhere. That’s what we’ve done.

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So far we’ve received nearly 9 million votes—more than a million more than Donald Trump and 2.5 million more than Senator Sanders.

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“New Yorkers took a chance on me and I will never forget that. You’ve always had my back, and I’ve always tried to have yours.” —Hillary

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“New Yorkers have always believed that if you work hard and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead.” -Hillary

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Children in every borough in this city deserve the same chance to succeed as children in Manhattan and Westchester.

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Some folks may have the luxury to hold out for “the perfect.” But a lot of Americans are hurting right now and they can’t wait for that.

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“This is NY. Nobody dreams bigger than we do. But this is a city that likes to get things done. That’s what we want from our president too.”

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“We need a president who will help break down all the barriers holding Americans back, not just some.” -Hillary

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Our next president has to be just as passionate about defending our people and our country as about fixing our economy.

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New York is home to 20 million people. We don’t all look the same. We don’t all sound the same or worship the same, but we pull together.

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When a candidate for president says we can solve America’s problems by building walls and discriminating, New Yorkers know better.

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This morning, Secretary Clinton met with Senator Chuck Schumer (of New York) at his Senate office. I have not seen a reference to the topics they discussed. I’ll take a guess: health insurance reform and the security bust of a terror cell in Queens, NY earlier this week.

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On Sunday, Hillary met with Kirsten Gillibrand whom Governor David Paterson has named to occupy her Senate seat.   Senator Charles Schumer joined the brunch meeting in Manhattan.

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