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Hillary began March on a date with Bill Clinton to see the musical Hamilton, then playing Off-Broadway.  It since has moved to The Great White Way and is a huge hit.

The Clintons lost another friend when Rev. Theodore Hesburgh passed away.

The media, and particularly the New York Times, launched what would become a season or more of attacks based on Hillary’s use of a private email server.  These were regularly deflected by the State Department, Media Matters, and members of Hillary’s own team who came to her defense. Hillary herself addressed the issue several times and insisted that she wanted the public to see her emails.   Since that time, many have been released by the State Department and news sources continue to pour over them.

Hillary continued her active public speaking career with participation in CGIU, a No Ceilings event with Chelsea and Melinda Gates, the annual U.N. Women’s Empowerment event (where the media paid far more attention to a brief presser she gave on the sidelines about – yep – her emails), a surprise visit to eBay execs in San Jose, California, and what was to become the final professional speaking engagement for the duration addressing camp professionals in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Near the end of March, she keynoted the Toner Award event in D.C.


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Hillary also continued being recognized with awards and honors.  Emily’s list bestowed their We Are Emily Award on her and  Irish America Magazine inducted her into their Hall of Fame.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is presented with a gift by Niall O'Dowd, publisher of the "Irish America" magazine for being inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame in New York
Over the course of the month,  Hillary became very active on Twitter speaking out on a variety of issues.  This attention to current events on social media added to the weaning off of scheduled paid speaking events signaled that change was in the air.  Meanwhile the House Select Committee on Benghazi continued beating their drums and ended the month insisting that she testify in private rather than publicly.  It was becoming clear that there was an impending campaign and the Republicans in Congress intended to head it off or inflict damage by using their sworn sacred duty for dirty political purposes.  That was lost on no one here or anywhere in the Hillary world.

Here are the archives for March 2015 >>>>



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Early in February, Leo DiCaprio took a break from filming The Revenant to introduce a screening of an Oscar-nominated documentary, Virunga, at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.   Bill and Hillary Clinton were there.


Hillary continued collecting honors and awards. It was announced that she would join Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Martin O’Malley, and Chris Matthews as a member of Irish America Magazine’s Hall of Fame.  (At the time, many said “Martin who?”)  Emily’s List announced that it would present Hillary with their We Are EMILY Award.  Both events were scheduled for March.  The U.N. announced her as a keynote speaker for its March Women’s Empowerment event.

Although she was officially a private citizen at the time, visiting dignitaries continued to seek her company.  She met in New York with London Mayor Boris Johnson and with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.


Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni shakes hands with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Foundation in New York

Near the end of the month, speaking at a women’s conference in Silicon Valley, Hillary started becoming more transparent about mulling over a run for the White House.  She did not say she would, but she did explain how seriously she was considering it.


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As February drew  to a close, the Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that the No Ceilings Full Participation Report would be released at an event with Chelsea, Hillary, and Melinda Gates in March.


Here are the archives for February 2015 >>>>



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Hillary Clinton just vowed to continue the fight for women's rights:
I know there are still some people who roll their eyes when I or others say that women's issues are America's issues, but they're just going to have to get used to it. -- Hillary Clinton
We're sending her a card to thank her for always pushing for progress.
Will you sign it?


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EMILY’s List 30th Anniversary Gala was held at the Washington Hilton the evening of March 3.

Hillary received the “We are EMILY” Award. These are some of the remarks she made.

People roll their eyes when I say women’s issues are America’s issues.

What was it like for women in politics before EMILY’s List? Women could not get into the game.

Barbara Mikulski, a 4’11’ spark plug – forced the Senate to allow women to wear pantsuits on the floor. Gave Hillary a tutorial in how to be a senator.

EMILY’s List helped elect 19 women to the Senate.


Hillary cited Maggie Hassan, Gina Raimondo, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Boxer, …. Hopes more women will run since we are losing both Barbaras.


Standing up not just for women but for all people …. for an economy that works for everyone.


New participation age: No Ceilings global report full of evidence of how when women and girls participate they lift up everyone.


Today there are too many policies and pressures that make it hard for families. These are not problems just for women but for families.


When any parent is shortchanged the economy is shortchanged.  This is everyone’s fight.


The American middle class was built in part by the right of people to organize and fight.  Not an issue just for labor union members, but for everyone. If there is not a balance of power in the workplace, everyone suffers.


Americans feel the ground shifting under their feet. The new rules are not clear.Our gains are real but fragile.  We are going to have to work together to build the 21st century economy.


Washington has to work not just for those at the top but for all.  We can help families find their footing in the middle class.  Republicans recently singing out of the same hymnal.  We don’t discourage them but don’t buy the trickle down economy.


She reminisced about her own family. How her grandparents and parents succeeded.  Her mother’s voice, like Ayanna’s mother’s, echoes in her head.


Some decisions are big like ‘do you run for office.’


When, like Gabby, you survive a murder attempt, what do you do?


Waiting for Charlotte: A nurse said thank you for fighting for paid leave…. while she was taking care of other people’s babies she had to worry about how to take care of her own kids.

Hillary also had to make decisions about how to take care of Chelsea when she was sick and Hillary had to get to court.


Over the next months: Don’t you want to see more women running? For the school board? For president?


Be recommitted. Help us organize. Spread the word. Fulfill the vision of EMILY’s List.  Stand with them and for them. Make a daily commitment.


We are at a turning point. We can wage these struggles and emerge victorious.  Let’s go forth and win some elections!


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Also to be televised on C-SPAN 2 tonight.
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TONIGHT: Hillary Clinton, Gabrielle Giffords, and other amazing women

will celebrate 30 years of EMILY's List, and you can watch live.

Tune in at 8pm ET for our official livestream.
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We are EMILY – EMILY’s List Leadership Award

New York NY
Clinton Foundation fundraiser with Carole King

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On March 3rd at their 30th Anniversary Gala, EMILY’s List will honor Hillary who will deliver the keynote address at the event.



EMILY’s List to honor Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored next month by EMILY’s List, a Democratic fundraising powerhouse, as she considers a potential 2016 presidential campaign that could make her the first woman to win the White House.

EMILY’s List, which works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, said Tuesday that Clinton would appear at its 30th anniversary awards gala in Washington on March 3. The former secretary of state will receive the group’s We Are EMILY Award to honor her leadership “as a fighter for women and families,” said Stephanie Schriock, the group’s president.

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Join us for an historic two-day National Conference – bringing the best of our candidates and conversations from around the country to Washington, D.C. in 2015. We’ve come so far in 30 years – let’s celebrate our victories and plan for many, many more!
Emily's List

Hi there,

A lot has changed since EMILY’s List was founded, but one thing holds true: We stand on the shoulders of the pro-choice women who fought before us.

That’s why every year we honor extraordinary women whose leadership has made an impact on our nation — women who are making the road a little bit easier for other women following in their footsteps — with the We Are EMILY award.

I’m excited to announce that, this year, we’re presenting the We Are EMILY Award to Hillary Clinton!

You’ve been a critical part of electing pro-choice Democratic women like Hillary, and I want you to have the chance to celebrate her leadership with us in person.

Donate $3 now to be automatically entered for a chance to come to the 30th gala. You’ll get to watch Hillary Clinton receive her award and mingle with other amazing women like Nancy Pelosi, Gabrielle Giffords, and the nine new pro-choice Democratic women this community just helped elect to Congress (hotel and a flight to D.C. for the gala are included for you and a guest).

Good luck, and I hope to see you soon!

Stephanie Schriock
President, EMILY’s List

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You can sign this card and send your own message to Hillary here >>>>






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Wishing a Happy International Women’s Day to Hillary Clinton, who inspires all of us every day, and to all the supportive women and men who visit this blog.

Thank you, Hillary, for all you do!

Emily’s list invites all of us to thank Hillary!

Today is International Women’s Day.

On March 8, people all around the world celebrate the political, social and economic achievements of women — past, present and future.

To EMILY’s List, no person better embodies the spirit of this day than our friend Hillary Clinton. As first lady, senator, and secretary of state, Hillary’s leadership has inspired millions of women of all ages to keep striving for a more equal world.

Please join EMILY’s List in thanking Hillary Clinton for her fearless, tireless work on behalf of women and families.

Take care,

EMILY’s List

Hillary sent this email out so that you can thank the women who inspire you and invite them to join her initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

Clinton Foundation

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on all the gains women and girls have made around the world, even as we forge ahead to address the gaps that remain.

Almost 20 years ago, the world came together at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to declare with one voice that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” That was more than a declaration of principles – it was a platform for action.

Because of the hard work and courage of women and men all over the world, we’ve made important progress to achieve the full and equal participation of women and girls in every aspect of our societies, from education to the economy to government.

On this International Women’s Day, take a moment to celebrate someone who has helped you make progress by sending a message to a woman who inspires you.

Send a message

More girls are in school than at any time in history and many discriminatory laws have been repealed.

Yet, no country in the world – including the United States – has achieved full participation. Women and girls still comprise the majority of the world’s unhealthy, unfed, and unpaid.

I believe that helping more women in more places achieve their God-given potential is the great unfinished business of the 21st century – and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines.

Send a message to a woman who inspires you and invite her to be a part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

Through No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, we are collecting data and stories from women and girls around the world to measure the progress we’ve made and the challenges ahead. We’re also working on a 21st century agenda for full participation that will build on the gains of the past 20 years and pave the way for new breakthroughs.

To celebrate this International Women’s Day, I hope you will join us and be a part of the conversation about full participation as we work together to set the agenda for the future.

Send a message to a woman who inspires you and invite her to be a part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

If we get this right, if we learn from the past and plan for the future, we can put the world on a path toward less poverty and more prosperity, less inequality and more opportunity – and we can only do it together. I hope you will join me.


Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary’s tweet on this occasion.


For , I celebrate the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, a courageous advocate for human rights. Her work continues to inspire.

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In a post on Monday, among other news stories about our girl, I included an article about an online video “game” that encourages players to slap Hillary.   In that post, I mentioned the “virtual violence directed at our prime champion of women’s rights and dignity”  and called it physical abuse.  The game implies that it is acceptable to slap a woman for speaking.  It is not.  Ever!

I wondered, at the time, whether the SuperPAC Ready for Hillary would comprehend the underlying message this “game” conveyed and combat it in some way.  Here is part of the email I received from them on the subject.  (Links to contributions have been broken intentionally.)

We’ve seen these so-called “Stop Hillary” super PACs attack Hillary before, but this is a new low. As CNN reported, they released an online game “that allows viewers to virtually slap the former Secretary of State across the face.”

The “Stop Hillary” operatives even began messaging reporters, asking them, “Have you slapped Hillary today?”

This behavior is just plain wrong.

But instead of getting mad, we should get organized. And that’s why I hope you’ll make a contribution today. Remember, there’s no better way for us to respond to this nonsense than to continue building a large grassroots organization encouraging Hillary to run.

Please make a $5 donation and help us send a message that disgusting tactics like these will only strengthen our resolve to make Hillary our next president.

Instead of waging attacks like this “slap Hillary” game, this crowd should help address the challenges facing our country by working with President Obama to create good jobs.

It’s three-and-a-half years before the 2016 election. Hillary hasn’t even said if she’s running (and that’s why we’re encouraging her to run) and yet these “Stop Hillary” groups are attacking her every day. She’s a private citizen working to make sure children have a good start in life and to advance the rights of women and girls around the globe. Even so, these groups are already asking Americans to “slap Hillary” — and MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Times, and more are all reporting on it.

Will you respond by making a $5 contribution today so that everyone knows that Hillary has the most committed grassroots supporters in the country, and attacks like this only makes us work harder?

Certainly everyone who comes here is well aware of her work as secretary of state and as a private citizen since that  is the focus of this blog as opposed to concentrating on rumors, gossip, and what may or may not materialize as a campaign.  I was disappointed that the assessment was simply that the behavior is wrong – no explanation as to why and no mining the depth of the message the “game” conveys – and then onward to the predictable request for funds.

People who want her to run should have a deeper appreciation of the work she has done for women and children beyond the perfunctory nod to her current work.  The struggle to eliminate violence against women and girls and all that encourages it is basic to her endeavors – essential.

In contrast, Emily’s List also emailed me, and here is part of their message.


In less than 24 hours, more than 20,000 people have joined EMILY’s List in demanding that every GOP 2016 candidate pledge to refuse money from The Hillary Project and any other group advocating violence against women. Have you signed on yet? There’s still time to do so.

Add your name right now. Show the GOP just how serious we are about protecting women.

Hmmmmmm… that is more like the response I had hoped to see from Ready for Hillary who purportedly are ready for her.   Evidently they lack depth of passion for what impassions her.

Slapping women for speaking is more than “just plain wrong.”  It is assault,  a crime,  and deserved a much stronger reaction from Ready for Hillary – much stronger than simply pointing out her current activities and asking twice for contributions.

Here is another petition from Ultra Violet since , on this subject,  you cannot have or sign too many.

Slapping women is not a joke.

A Republican Super PAC has put out a new online “game” where they ask their supporters to virtually slap Hillary Clinton across the face.

The Super PAC is known as The Hillary Project and is an anti-Hillary Clinton group that lists Christopher Marston–a Republican campaign consultant and a former member of the Bush administration–as its treasurer.

Violence against women is not a joke.

Our message to the Hillary Project and Christopher Marston:

“Your “Slap Hillary” game is offensive and outrageous and you must take it down and apologize right away. Violence against women kills three women every day–there is nothing funny about it.”

Yes, I am aware that after one signs the Emily’s List petition there is a request for contributions, but it is secondary, and, most importantly, there is a petition!

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