About 300 women from all over the United States are expected to attend the National Council of Jewish Women’s National Convention this month in Atlanta, and organizers are excited about the diverse backgrounds that will be represented at the event.
“It’s an opportunity with an amazing group of women who are so smart and so dedicated to social justice,” said Rachel Rosner, the president of NCJW’s Atlanta Section. “It’s really impressive to see so many talented women together in one place.”
The 47th National Convention has plenty of star power. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be presented the Women Who Dared Award; she’s scheduled to accept by video speech rather than appear in person. Democratic Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta, who has taken a leading role in the opposition to Trump, will receive the Faith and Humanity Award in person and speak at the awards gala the final night of the conference.
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Posted in Appearances, Awards, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Speaking Engagements, Uncategorized, tagged Appearances, awards, Girls, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Inc., Speaking Engagements on March 7, 2017| 1 Comment »
Posted in Awards, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Human Rights, LGBT Issues, Uncategorized, tagged awards, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, The Center on February 9, 2017| 3 Comments »
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center will honor Hillary Clinton at their April 20 dinner. Hillary will receive the Trailblazer Award at the event to be held at Cipriani on Wall Street.
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Congratulations in advance, Mme. Secretary, on a well-deserved honor!
Posted in Appearances, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Secretary of State, state department, U.S. Department of State, Uncategorized, tagged Colin Powell, Diplomacy Center, Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton Pavilion, Honors, James Baker, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State, State Department, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Diplomacy Center on January 10, 2017| 2 Comments »
In late January, 2013, only days before she left office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was joined by former Secretary James Baker to launch the State Department Diplomacy Center.
In early September 2014, she returned to the State Department again joined by predecessors Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, and Colin Powell as well as her successor, John Kerry, for a ceremonial ground-breaking 0f the U.S. Diplomacy Center.
Hillary returned once more today to celebrate the completion of U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion, the first floor of which was dedicated and named the Hillary Rodham Clinton Pavilion. Best compliments, Mme. Secretary! You earned this! We cannot wait to visit this impressive new landmark museum!
Posted in Appearances, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Uncategorized, tagged Appearances, Children's Defense Fund, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Marian Wright Edelman on November 16, 2016| 11 Comments »
The event was held at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Introducing Hillary, Marian Wright Edelman noted her overwhelming lead in the popular vote and called her “the People’s President.” Hillary admitted that making this appearance was not the easiest thing for her. She said she wanted to curl up with a good book and her dogs and never leave the house again. But she said she got up and dusted herself off because Marian exemplified that for her. She reminisced about Marian’s leadership and service, and her work with RFK and MLK.
Hillary quoted Marian, “Service is the rent we pay for living.” She spoke of service and said she did not get into public service to hold high office. She called child poverty America’s problem. She said there is a lot of work to do and asked us not to lose heart or give up on the values we share and to stay engaged. She told us America is worth it. Our children are worth it. She quoted 1st Corinthians, “Love never fails.”
Hillary told the story of her mother, Dorothy, who had a difficult childhood. She dreams of going back to her mom’s childhood to tell her that she would grow up to have a family and her daughter would become a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and win more than 62 million votes for President of the United States.
Posted in Appearances, Awards, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Uncategorized, tagged Appearances, awards, Barack Obama, Congressional Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton, Honors, Phoenix Awards, Speeches on September 17, 2016| Leave a Comment »
As the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination, Hillary received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Trailblazer Award tonight. The 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. President Obama delivered his seventh and final address as POTUS.
Congratulations, Hillary! You always make us so proud!
At the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner, Clinton Calls on America to Choose Progress Over Prejudice
At the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Hillary Clinton asked all Americans to choose a path of unity and progress over the prejudice and paranoia of Donald Trump. Clinton again called out Trump for his leadership of the birther movement aiming to delegitimize our first black president.
Dedicating her award to those who broke down barriers before her, and to the next generation of Americans fighting to allow every child to achieve her God-given potential, Clinton said this election is about “who will fight for the forgotten, who will invest in our children, and who will really have your back in the White House. We need ideas, not insults, real plans to help struggling Americans in communities that have been left out and left behind, not prejudice and paranoia.”
Clinton’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:
“Hello. It’s so great to be back here with all of you tonight. I want to thank my friend, Congressman Jim Clyburn; Don Peebles; Representative Butterfield; members of the Congressional Black Caucus; and congratulate all of the honorees. On a personal note, I want to recognize a dear friend who is retiring after 46 years, Congressman Charles Rangel. He is one of a kind, and we are grateful for your years of service.
And what can I say about one of the best Presidents this country has ever had, Barack Obama? All through this campaign, I have made the point over and over again, President Obama saved our country from a second Great Depression. He brought Osama bin Laden to justice. And so much more. I, for one, don’t think he gets the credit he deserves for doing what he’s done on behalf of our country and the world. And it’s not just the President he’s been, but the man he is. Even when hateful nonsense is thrown their way, Barack, Michelle, their two beautiful daughters, have represented our country with class, grace, and integrity. As Michelle says, ‘When others go low, we go high.’ I know I speak for not just everyone in this room but so many tens of millions of Americans: Mr. President, not only do we know you are an American, you’re a great American! And you make us all proud to be Americans, too. Let me thank the leadership of the CBC Foundation for this great honor, and to thank all of my friends in the Congressional Black Caucus for it as well. I dedicate it to all the trailblazers who came before me who blazed trails that I could follow in their footsteps – Barbara Jordan. Shirley Chisholm. I would not be standing here without them. Generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and cleared a path for all of us.
This award is also for everyone out there helping to break down the barriers holding Americans back, to leaders like all of you, and to a rising generation of young activists. To all those on the front lines dedicated to the proposition that in America, every single child deserves the chance to fulfill his or her God-given potential. This has been the cause of my life ever since I went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund all those years ago. And I’m going to close my campaign the way I began my career and the way that I will serve as your president, focused on opportunities for our children and fairness for our families.
We have so much work to do together. I’ve heard many heartbreaking stories over this campaign. One was from Tianna Gaines-Turner, a working mother to three children from Northeast Philadelphia. She testified at the DNC platform meeting in June and told us how her husband had been laid off and she worked in a part-time job. She said she’d been hungry more times than she could count, and that life felt like a maze, because she faced barriers no matter which way she turned. But despite all of this, Tianna has hope. She still believes that her 8-year-old daughter will be president one day. And she believes that this election can make all the difference in the world to her and her family. Let’s prove her right.
As a country, we have a moral obligation to give her family and every family a chance to rise up and reach their dreams. That is what’s at stake in this election. It’s not about golf course promotions or birth certificate. It comes down to who will fight for the forgotten, who will invest in our children, and who will really have your back in the White House.
We need ideas, not insults, real plans to help struggling Americans in communities that have been left out and left behind, not prejudice and paranoia. We can’t let Barack Obama’s legacy fall into the hands of someone who doesn’t understand that, whose dangerous and divisive vision for our country will drag us backwards. Instead, we need to come together, to get incomes rising with a higher minimum wage, to invest in neglected communities with efforts like Jim Clyburn’s 10-20-30 plan, to get guns out of the hands of dangerous people, to fight for a criminal justice system that actually delivers justice, and to make sure that all kids have good schools and good teachers no matter what zip codes they live in.
When you really think about it, the choice this November is about so much more than Democrats and Republicans. As Michelle Obama said at the Democratic convention, it’s about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives. It’s also about the kind of country we want to be, what we want to leave behind for future generations. I thank everyone here, who has been fighting for this vision over so many years. I thank all who have supported me. I want you to know I’m not taking your vote or anyone’s vote for granted. I’m working every single day to earn your support. And I need your help over the next 52 days to bring our campaign across the finish line together.
Barbara Jordan famously said that a government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation. So to everyone here tonight, please, keep doing what you’re doing, but also help to register voters. Tell others about the clear choice in this election. In some states, early voting is nearly here, so we need to keep the pressure on. Let’s send a loud and clear message once and for all: We are stronger together. And no matter what, remember this: Love trumps hate. Thank you all very much!”
Posted in 2016 Election, Awards, Democratic Party, Endorsements, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton 2016, Hillary For America, Hillary for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Uncategorized, tagged 2016 election, awards, Endorsements, Hillary 2016, Hillary Clinton, Hillary For America, Honors on July 1, 2016| 1 Comment »
Hillary Clinton collected honors and awards with regularity while she served as secretary of state as well over the two years immediately after she left that post. Since she launched her presidential campaign in April 2015, the primary honors she as been awarded have been the endorsements of her fellow Democrats from many walks of life.
Over the past week, however, she was honored by a town in Albania which erected a bust in recognition of her work for Albanians.
June 30, 2016
SARANDA, Albania (AP) — A bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was unveiled Thursday in the main square of Albania’s southernmost city of Saranda to honor what officials say is her contribution to Albania in the international arena.
The Saranda city council decided unanimously more than a month ago to erect the bust to depict Clinton’s “dimension as a woman in politics, as a representative of the old Albania-U.S. friendship, for her contribution to the Albanian nation in different historical moments.” Their efforts were aided by a local non-governmental organization and city hall.
Saranda Mayor Florjana Koka said Clinton’s bust was a way of sending thanks “to the American people and government for what they have done for the Albanian people and nation.” She specifically mentioned Clinton’s involvement with the Albanian community’s issues in the United States, her promotion of the role of women, her denunciation of the Serb genocide and protection of Kosovo’s independence.
Hillary also won the endorsement of President François Hollande of France this week.
French President François Hollande endorsed Hillary Clinton in a newspaper article published Thursday, likening Republican Donald Trump’s nativist bombast to anti-immigrant movements across Europe.
Hollande said “the best thing the Democrats can do is to get Hillary Clinton elected” in the article, published Thursday in France’s Les Echos newspaper. The socialist president also said electing Trump “would complicate relations between Europe and the U.S.” and agreed with the notion that it would be dangerous.
Trump’s isolationist rhetoric likely sounds familiar to Hollande, who faces strong opposition from Marine Le Pen, the outspoken leader of France’s National Front party. Le Pen, a vocal immigration opponent, has called for France to follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom and leave the European Union.
It is wonderful to see our candidate so recognized and honored. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!