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Onward Together!

I am deeply saddened by the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing. She was an American giant, a true champion of justice and equality, and a fearless fighter who paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her.

She also left us with clear instructions: No confirmation of her Supreme Court replacement until after inauguration day in January. We owe it to her to ensure her final wish is fulfilled.
Please join me in protecting Justice Ginsburg’s legacy by making a donation to Demand Justice, which is leading the fight to ensure that a new Supreme Court justice will not be confirmed until after inauguration day in January.

As you’re reading this, the Trump administration is working overtime to fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a radical, right-wing justice who will no doubt work to overturn the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade, and reverse decades of progress Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought tirelessly for.

This is what they’ve been waiting for: an opportunity to pack the court with a conservative supermajority. But we won’t let them. Your donation to Demand Justice will help ensure Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy is protected by honoring her wish: No confirmation until inauguration.

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As I reflect on the legacy Justice Ginsburg leaves behind, I keep coming back to this: The best way we can honor her is to fight hard to protect the fairness of our court. The legacy she leaves behind is far too precious to let the Trump administration undermine.

Follow @wedemandjusticenow on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the ways you can be a part of this work in the coming months.

Thank you for joining me in this fight.Onward,

Hillary

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Onward Together!

I’m so looking forward to this just-announced virtual event: On Tuesday, October 6th, I’ll be joining Stacey Abrams — along with singer, actor, and equal rights advocate Audra McDonald — for a special evening in support of Fair Fight PAC and Onward Together.
Get your ticket for the event now, and we’ll save you a spot.

No one knows better than Stacey Abrams how important it is to fight for every last vote. I’m so grateful to her for turning her attention to the critical issue of protecting voting rights across this country. The cost of your ticket will support Onward Together and Fair Fight PAC in that work this fall and for years to come.
We have a great deal of work ahead of us before November, so I hope you’ll join our conversation on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m. ET:

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Thank you,

Hillary

 

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

It’s crucial that Joe, Kamala, and Democrats down the ballot have all the resources they need to make these final few weeks count. The stakes in this election are high, the polls right now are tight, and this team knows best that presidential elections can come down to a narrow margin of victory — or loss.

That’s why I’m joining Kamala Harris next Monday, September 14th at 6:00 pm eastern for a grassroots event — to talk about how we must bring Americans across the country together to wage this fight.

I want you to be there for my first virtual grassroots event with Kamala. Chip in to power Joe, Kamala, and Democrats across the country to victory, and we’ll save you a spot to join us for this special event:

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I wish Donald Trump had been a better president. Because America needs a better president than this. America needs a president who shows the same compassion, determination, and leadership in the White House that we see in our communities.

Throughout this crisis, Americans have kept going — checking on neighbors, showing up to jobs at grocery stores and nursing homes. Because it still takes a village.

We need leaders equal to this moment. We need Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. But I can’t overstate how important our role is in helping Joe, Kamala, and Democrats down the ballot win this election.

I’m hoping you’ll join Kamala and me on Monday, September 14th at 6:00 pm eastern to discuss the work that needs to be done to elect Democrats down the ballot this year.

Will you pitch in now to RSVP to the virtual grassroots event?

I can tell you from experience: When an election is over, you really remember who stood by you, doing the hard work of fighting for every single vote.

So, I’m proud to stand with you, Joe, Kamala, and Democrats across the country in this fight — and I hope I see you at our event on Monday, September 14th.

Onward,

Hillary

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Hillary Clinton offers cautionary tale about this election

Below is the text of Hillary’s speech on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Take a look, or watch the full speech here.

The morning after the last election, I said, “We owe Donald Trump an open mind and the chance to lead.” I meant it. Every president deserves that. And Trump came in with so much set up for him: A strong economy, plans for managing crises, including a pandemic. Yes, we Democrats would have disagreed with him on many things, but if he had put his own interests and ego aside — seen the humanity in a child ripped from her parents at the border or a protester calling for justice or a family wiped out by a natural disaster — that would have been a good thing, for America and the world.
I wish Donald Trump knew how to be a president, because America needs a president right now. Throughout this time of crisis, Americans keep going: checking on neighbors, showing up to jobs as first responders, hospitals, grocery stores, nursing homes. Yes, it still takes a village.
And we need leaders equal to this moment of sacrifice and service. We need Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Everyone has a story about Joe’s caring and empathy. I remember him calling after my mother, Dorothy, died, and we talked about being raised by strong women. The best testament to Joe is how he’s cared for his family. (And how great is it that Dr. Jill Biden plans to keep teaching as First Lady?) And Joe picked the right partner in Kamala. She’s relentless in the pursuit of justice and equity, and she’s kind. When her press secretary, Tyrone Gayle, was dying of cancer, she dropped everything to be with him in his final moments. I know something about the slings and arrows she’ll face, and believe me, this former District Attorney and Attorney General can handle them all.
So this is the team to pull our nation back from the brink. But they can’t do it without us.
For four years, people have told me, “I didn’t realize how dangerous he was.” “I wish I could do it all over.” Or worst, “I should have voted.” Look, this can’t be another woulda coulda shoulda election. If you vote by mail, request your ballot now, and send it back right away. If you vote in person, do it early. Become a poll worker. Most of all, no matter what, vote.
As Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders warned us: If Trump is re-elected, things will get even worse. That’s why we need unity now more than ever. Remember back in 2016 when Trump asked: “What do you have to lose?” Well, now we know: our health care, our jobs, our loved ones. Our leadership in the world and even our post office. But let’s set our sights higher than getting one man out of the White House.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to give us so much to vote for. Let’s vote for the jobs that Joe’s plan will create, clean energy jobs to fight climate change, caregiving jobs with living wages. Vote for emergency relief that lifts small businesses and saves hardworking people from foreclosures and evictions. It’s wrong that billionaires got $400 billion richer during the pandemic while millions lost their $600 a week in extra unemployment.
Vote for parents and teachers struggling to balance children’s education and safety, and for health care workers fighting COVID-19 with little help from the White House.
Vote for paid family leave and health care for everyone, for Social Security, Medicare, and Planned Parenthood.
Vote for DREAMers and their families. Vote for law enforcement purged of racial bias, that keeps all our streets safe. Vote for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, because Black Lives Matter.
Vote for honest elections, so we — not a foreign adversary — choose our president.
Vote for the diverse, hopeful America we saw in last night’s roll call. And don’t forget, Joe and Kamala can win by three million votes, and still lose. Take it from me. We need numbers so overwhelming, so Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory.
100 years ago yesterday, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. It took seven decades of suffragists marching, picketing, and going to jail to push us closer to a more perfect union. 55 years ago, John Lewis marched and bled in Selma because that work was unfinished.
Tonight, I’m thinking of the girls and boys who see themselves in America’s future because of Kamala Harris – a Black woman, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, and our nominee for Vice President. This is our country’s story: breaking down barriers and expanding the circle of possibility. And to the young people watching: Don’t give up on America. Despite our flaws and problems, we’ve come so far. We can still be a more just, equal country, with opportunities previous generations could never have imagined.
There’s a lot of heartbreak in America now, and the truth is, many things were broken before the pandemic. But, as the saying goes, the world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places. That’s Joe Biden. He knows how to keep going, unify, and lead, because he’s done that for his family and country.

So come November, if we’re strong together, we’ll heal together. We’ll redeem the soul and the promise of our country, led by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.Onward,

Hillary

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Hillary Clinton never makes me cry. I love her (obviously). I am 100% with her on the “woulda, shoulda, coulda.” She did not evoke tears in me. She never has that I can remember. She always makes me feel like we can do it. Tears this week, for me, have been for the Americans who have testified about the deported at the border and the departed from COVID-19; lost jobs, farms, and small businesses; caged babies at the border; Estella; Kristin; the list goes on. Did I cry when Hillary spoke? Not at all. Her message was strong, galvanizing as it always has been and remains. We can do this, and we must. N.B. It is not about making history or who makes it. It about saving our democracy. #GetOutTheVote

 

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Onward Together!

This summer hasn’t looked the way any of us expected. This administration’s handling of a global health crisis has been frustrating on their best day and cruel on their worst. I’m thinking of every person who has been affected by this pandemic, and I’m grateful for the continued work of those who have been keeping our hospitals, our businesses, and even our families running without much support from the White House.

I hope that, despite everything, you’ve found time to safely connect with loved ones, do some yoga, or disappear into a good book. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of my friend Louise Penny’s latest mystery novel, and while I won’t spoil anything, it was the perfect escape. I’ve also been spending much of my time talking with a number of smart, fascinating people for my new podcast, and I can’t wait to share those conversations with you.

Like many of you, I’m still mourning the death of Congressman John Lewis. John was the truest kind of patriot. He believed America could live up to its highest founding ideals of equality and liberty for all. I was honored to call him a friend, and I’m so proud of the Onward Together team members who have been relentless in making what John called “good trouble”:

  • In the midst of a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting people of color, Latino Victory is doubling down on electing candidates who understand the challenges that women of color are facing right now. Last month, they launched the First Latinas program to increase representation in government by electing Latina women who are running for seats that have never had a Latina representative or who will achieve a ‘first’ milestone.
  • For organizations that work directly with voters, this election looks different than any others. But our partners have quickly redirected their efforts online to ensure the safety of staff and voters alike; the Alliance for Youth Action put together a list of online steps for becoming an at-home organizer, while Run for Something collected resources for first-time candidates to navigate this new reality. And Arena launched their Academy 201, where political professionals can participate in free, advanced trainings on everything from how to deal with rapidly-changing plans to how to center racial equity in a campaign environment.
  • And of course, Color of Change has continued to lead the fight to end practices — including police brutality, voter suppression, and uneven access to health care — that hold Black people back.

It’s up to us now to continue John’s work, and I know I can count on this team to do just that. With November drawing closer, the most important thing you can do right now is to vote and ensure others can vote, too. Visit iwillvote.com to confirm your registration or request an absentee ballot, then head to democracydocket.com to get the latest in the fight to give more voters access to mail-in voting.

Onward,

Hillary

 

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Not only was this deed good for the hospital staff, it was a nice boost for Mr. Nick’s.

Bill and Hillary Clinton sent over 400 pizzas to New York hospital workers on front lines against coronavirus

Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus are facing unprecedented challenges. Some hospitals, especially in New York, are overwhelmed with patients, and hospital staffs are working tirelessly — sometimes without the proper protective equipment. On Thursday, one hospital in the area received a meaningful thank-you gesture from some famous New York residents.

“Amazing !!! I am an ER doctor at Dobbs Ferry NY and just received pizza from the Clintons,” tweeted Dr. Angela Cirilli, who works at St. John’s Riverside Hospital and Dobbs Ferry Emergency Medicine in Westchester County.

“Thank you !!!! We NEED LEADERS LIKE YOU in this tough time. So much gratitude I didn’t know how else to reach you to say thank you – Angela cirilli, MD,” her tweet continued.

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Onward Together!

In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out and let you know that I’m thinking of you.

We are a long way from knowing how this health crisis will play out or what long-term effects it will have. But we do know that we should be focused on two things:

  1. Preventing the spread of this virus as much as possible.
  2. Support hospitals, doctors, nurses, and state and local officials so they can take care of the seriously ill.
The experts have all told us that there are many, many people walking around with the virus by now. Many of them will not get sick, or will only get mildly sick; others will have a more acute experience. Millions of American workers do not have the luxury of staying home; it is absolutely critical that those of us who can do so. You’re not just protecting yourself by working from home, minimizing travel, and washing your hands. You’re protecting people in your community who may have a greater risk of complications from COVID-19 than you do.
You and I know that this crisis is real. Call your loved ones and ask that they stay home if they can, or, if they can’t, that they take other precautions to avoid contracting or spreading the virus. The CDC is regularly updating their guidelines, and many national news sources have made their COVID-19 coverage available for free.
And while we’re at home, one way that we can support our communities is to continue to call on our representatives to further expand paid sick leave and paid family leave, as well as unemployment insurance and Medicaid funds. Millions of nurses, caregivers, and food service workers in America don’t have access to any paid sick leave. It’s morally wrong and, as the coronavirus crisis makes clear, it puts us all at risk.
As for us, Bill and I are at home, following the guidelines set by the governor and the CDC — and taking the opportunity to catch up on some reading. I’ve particularly enjoyed The Dutch House by the wonderful Ann Patchett.
If you or someone you know is concerned about food or housing security in the coming weeks, or if you’re looking for somewhere to make a donation, the following organizations are offering support during this crisis: Feeding America, No Kid Hungry, World Central Kitchen, God’s Love We Deliver, Direct Relief, and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Keep an eye out in the coming days for an update on how Onward Together partners are responding to the crisis, and what you can do to fight for our shared values from home. In the meantime, know that we’re thinking of you and your loved ones.
Stay safe and healthy,

Hillary

I am adding this because really it is art of what is above. Everyone should be able to vote without fear of putting themselves in jeopardy.

 

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Hillary Clinton spoke at Disney’s Women’s Day on Broadway Tuesday. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Hulu)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to her love of theater and emphasized the importance of women’s equality on Broadway and elsewhere at a women’s event Tuesday.

Speaking at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Clinton employed her theater references, ranging from “King Lear” to the diversity of the 2017 Broadway season to director Rachel Chakvin’s Tony Awards speech, to comment on current politics and her own frequent attendance on Broadway. At the heart of her speech was a call for women to speak up, whether it be through dramatic art or within the workplace.

“I feel a strong obligation to keep talking about the great unfinished business of the 21st century, namely expanding the rights, opportunities and full participation in every aspect of society by women and girls,” Clinton said. “And of course that includes the theater.”

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