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Hillary Clinton Statement on Louisiana Flooding

Today, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement on the ongoing flood response in Louisiana: 

“This month’s floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response. More than 30,000 people have been rescued by the Coast Guard, National Guard, and other emergency responders. We can lessen this crisis by having a government mass notification. Thousands of people have lost everything. At least 13 lost their lives. We must make sure that all resources are brought to bear in responding to the crisis and helping communities rebuild.

“That is why I have called on supporters of this campaign to give what they can to the Red Cross, to bring much-needed aid and supplies to the more than 100,000 people affected by the floods. We also need to make sure that this crisis is not compounded by another, by ensuring mosquito abatement is happening hand-in-hand with flood response, to reduce the riska of mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus from gaining a foothold in Louisiana.

“The best way to help Louisianans affected by these terrible floods is to make sure they have the resources they need today. I am committed to visiting communities affected by these floods, at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response, to discuss how we can and will rebuild together.

“In times of crisis, Americans have always come together to lift each other up, support each other, and rebuild stronger and better than before. That is what we must do now in Louisiana, and I am committed to standing with Louisianans every step of the way.”

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Hillary sent this email today.  Just a note although it should be obvious:  Distractions would include politicians arranging photo ops by traveling to the area diverting responders from the relief efforts.

I just got off the phone with Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana.

The flooding there is more extensive than anyone expected — more than 40,000 homes have been damaged and more than 100,000 people have been affected.

My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can’t afford any distractions. The very best way this team can help is to make sure Louisianans have the resources they need.

There are two organizations the governor asked that we help. Chip in right now to the Red Cross, which is doing critical work to provide medical assistance and supplies to the victims of this natural disaster. You can also donate right now to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, a local organization that’s directing money to community non-profits that need it.

These are our friends, our family members, our community — and they’re counting on us to reach out with open arms right now. This team has done so much for me. Now I’m asking you to show that same support to the victims in Louisiana, so that we can begin to rebuild together:


Thanks so much,

Hillary

In other news …

La. gov tells Trump to volunteer or donate instead of coming for photo-op

The governor of Louisiana is telling Donald Trump to stay away from the state if he only intends to show up for a photo-op and leave.

“Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit,” Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said in a statement Friday morning. “We welcome him to LA, but not for a photo-op.”

The governor’s office added that if the Republican presidential nominee is interested in helping flood victims, he should “consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund” instead

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FTR: Apparently Trump and Pence were mysteriously handing out boxes of Play-Doh rather than this stuff.  You cannot patch a wall or fix a leak with Play-Doh.  You shouldn’t eat it, either.

Lastly, ICYMI, this is the storm trooper security detail that disembarked the Trump plane before the owner did.  When have we ever seen Hillary with a SWAT team protecting her on her home turf?

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Hillary Clinton Statement on Shooting of Police Officers in Baton Rouge

After news that three police officers had been killed and several others wounded in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

“Today’s devastating assault on police officers in Baton Rouge is an assault on all of us. There is no justification for violence, for hate, for attacks on men and women who put their lives on the line every day in service of our families and communities.

“We must not turn our backs on each other. We must not be indifferent to each other. We must all stand together to reject violence and strengthen our communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the police officers who were killed and injured today.”

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Hillary Clinton Statement on the Death of Alton Sterling

After the Department of Justice announced it was opening a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

“The death of Alton Sterling is a tragedy, and my prayers are with his family, including his five children. From Staten Island to Baltimore, Ferguson to Baton Rouge, too many African American families mourn the loss of a loved one from a police-involved incident. Something is profoundly wrong when so many Americans have reason to believe that our country doesn’t consider them as precious as others because of the color of their skin. “I am glad the Department of Justice has agreed to a full and thorough review of this shooting. Incidents like this one have undermined the trust between police departments and the communities they serve. We need to rebuild that trust. We need to ensure justice is served. That begins with common sense reforms like ending racial profiling, providing better training on de-escalation and implicit bias, and supporting municipalities that refer the investigation and prosecution of police-involved deaths to independent bodies. All over America, there are police officers demonstrating how to protect the public without resorting to unnecessary force. We need to learn from and build on those examples. “Progress is possible if we stand together and never waver in our fight to secure the future that every American deserves.”

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Among the 48 contiguous states, probably is none has a recent history as battered and a future as invested positions of candidates for 2016 as Louisiana.  Whatever route the Keystone pipeline might take if it is approved, the end point is not in question.  It is the gulf.

Katrina and the BP gusher have taken their tolls there.  Recovery is incomplete.  There is no time like the present for Hillary Clinton to take her message to a beleagured state anxious about its future under any new administration.

She held a grassroots organizing meeting in Baton Rouge today and will be spending the week on the subject of the Affordable Care Act and how it can be strengthened.

Hillary Clinton on repealing Obamacare: ‘Not on my watch’

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN)Hillary Clinton previewed her fixes to the Affordable Care Act on Monday, telling an audience in Louisiana that while the law it working, there is still more than needs to be done to improve it.

Attaching herself to one of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievements, Clinton used an organizing event in Baton Rouge — her first in the state as a candidate — to slam Republican attempts to repeal the law.

“All of the Republicans candidates for president are determined to get rid of the Affordable Care,” she said. “I will tell you, I am not going to let them rip away the progress we made, I am not going to let them tear up that law, kick 16 million people off health coverage and force this country to start the health care debate all over again. Not on my watch.”

Clinton plans to use the coming week — and a series of events in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Des Moines, Iowa — to outline what she feels is working in Obamacare, and more notably, what isn’t.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton takes a photo with a supporter during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton takes a photo with a supporter during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with a supporter after speaking to a grassroots organizing meeting at the Louisiana Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with a supporter after speaking to a grassroots organizing meeting at the Louisiana Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

A supporter waves a sign for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while Clinton speaks to a grassroots organizing meeting at the Louisiana Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

A supporter waves a sign for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while Clinton speaks to a grassroots organizing meeting at the Louisiana Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., waves to supporters during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., waves to supporters during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

 

 

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Hillary Clinton to raise money for Landrieu

By Dan Merica, CNN

New York (CNN) — Hillary Clinton will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, an embattled Democratic incumbent who finds herself behind in a closely watched runoff to reelection.

The Dec. 1 event, which will be hosted at the New York City home of Sarah & Victor Kovner, longtime Clinton supporters, will boost Landrieu’s coffers after she was unable to best her opponent Bill Cassidy on Election Day. Polls currently show the Republican with a sizable lead in the runoff.

Tickets to the event start at $1,000 and go up to $12,000. The event is being branded as “Cocktails with Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of Sen. Mary Landrieu.”

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The slogan is, of course, a play on the French pronunciation of the {-eau}+{-x} suffix normally attached to plural nouns and the adjectives that must agree with them in gender and number and is pronounced /o/.

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Hillary hopped from her Kentucky rally for Alison Lundergan Grimes to NOLA for the event, billed alternately as  “Women with Mary” and “Moms and Grams with Mary.”   A fair share of men also turned out to see the newly-minted “gram.”   Bryan Cranston and Louis CK were spotted outside the venue.  Hillary reunited with her former Senate colleague at a rally at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans and spoke of Landrieu’s post-Katrina advocacy for her constituents. Landrieu hopes to retain her Senate seat and help maintain the Democratic majority in the Senate.

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