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Hillary Clinton was the first student to deliver a commencement address at Wellesley when she graduated in 1969. She had been chosen for the task by her classmates. When the guest speaker that year, Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts,  delivered remarks which she felt conflicted with the aspirations she and her class held, she departed from her prepared address and spoke from her heart – famously!

Well, she’s coming back! This time as the guest speaker at the 2017 commencement.

 

Hillary Clinton at Wellesley

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 Will Return to Wellesley College to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

Former Presidential Candidate, Global Champion for Women, and Iconic Leader of Our Time Selected to Speak by Class of 2017
Wellesley, Mass.—Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 139th commencement exercises on Friday, May 26, at 10:30 am. Unlike many other colleges and universities, Wellesley’s commencement speaker selection process is driven by its students.

“Secretary Clinton’s decision to come to Wellesley is profoundly inspiring to all of us at the College. As Wellesley students, we arrive here believing in a future that respects women’s potential and accomplishment, but as graduating seniors, and at this moment in history, we look to Secretary Clinton, our sister, as someone who will inspire us to make that future now,” said Casey Butler ’17, co-president of the senior class. Amal Cheema ’17, also co-president, added, “She is the best person to represent who we have become at Wellesley and who we strive to be in the world. Her tireless push for progress embodies the spirit—and the courage—we seek in breaking down barriers and shattering glass ceilings of all kinds.”
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The Trayvon Martin Foundation sponsored the Circle of Mothers conference in Fort Lauderdale tonight.  Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker.

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On Saturday, before leaving southern California for a Mother’s Day celebration at home, Hillary wrapped up her Golden State tour by meeting up with Clinton 42 (maybe we should start getting used to referring to them that way) for a family event.  WJC delivered the commencement address at Loyola Marymount where his nephew, Tyler, was among the class of 2016, and HRC was in the audience to cheer them both on!

 Former President Bill Clinton delivers commencement address at Loyola Marymount

Times staff and wire reports

Former President Bill Clinton delivered the commencement address Saturday morning at Loyola Marymount University, urging students to “set the world on fire” with their dreams and passions.

Clinton spoke at the ceremony attended by hundreds of undergraduates. His nephew Tyler Clinton was among them.

He told the Class of 2016 that they were “graduating in the most interdependent age in human history.”

“Whether we like it or not, for the rest of your lives, what happens to you will in some measure be determined by what happens to other people, by how you react to it, how they treat you, how you treat them and what larger forces are at work in the world.”

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Former President Bill Clinton gives the thumbs-up as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles during the Loyola Marymount 2016 Commencement on the campus of Loyola Marymount University on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline)

Former President Bill Clinton gives the thumbs-up as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles during the Loyola Marymount 2016 Commencement on the campus of Loyola Marymount University on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline)

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Big congrats to Tyler and all the 2016 grads!  A vote for Tyler’s aunt is a vote for a better deal on your student loan and better job prospects in your future!  Don’t listen to empty promises.  Read the plans for a real deal!  Go for it!

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Hillary spoke at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) at the Washington Hilton today.  She was introduced by Rep. Judy May Chu (D-CA).

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Hillary spoke at the NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit this evening.

Hillary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Detroit NAACP Annual 61st Dinner

At the Detroit NAACP Annual 61st Dinner Sunday night, Hillary Clinton highlighted her plans to break down barriers that hold Americans back. Clinton plans to reinvest in communities and provide more affordable housing in order to help cities like Detroit compete in the 21st century. Clinton also addressed the other barriers Americans face, such as systemic racism and the pay gap between men and women.

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“Let America ‘be that great strong land of love.’ That is more than poetry…that’s a prayer.” —Hillary quoting Langston Hughes

“Race still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in America and who gets left behind.” —Hillary

“Something’s wrong when the median wealth for black families is just a tiny fraction of that for white families.” —Hillary

“Something’s wrong when so many black parents are burying their children.” —Hillary

We should be making it easier to vote, not harder. The attacks on voting rights have to end.

Health care. Education. Criminal justice. Equal pay. Tackling racial injustice means tackling them all:

“Systemic racism, inter-generational poverty, gun violence—these aren’t somebody else’s problems. These are our problems.” —Hillary

“We cannot let Barack Obama’s legacy fall into Donald Trump’s hands.” —Hillary

“Let’s keep going together. Let’s organize and mobilize. Let’s make sure that love trumps hate.” —Hillary

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After voting in Chappaqua early in the morning, Hillary Clinton zipped down to DC to deliver a speech at North America’s Building Trades Unions 2016 Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton.

This is a regular stop for Democratic Party candidates. Both Hillary and President Obama addressed this conference in 2008.

I don’t know why this video skipped, but she said it can take as long for a freight train carrying materials to get from one end of Chicago to the other as it took the materials to be flown from the west coast to Chicago. Shocking!

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She’s back in New York now for the election returns.

 
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Hillary spoke at Stanford University this afternoon.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul to speak about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul to speak about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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We can be strong and smart without advocating torture or bigotry.

We live in a complex and dangerous world. We need leadership that’s strong, smart, and steady.

“We need to rely on what actually works, not bluster that alienates our partners and doesn’t make us any safer.” —Hillary in CA

Hillary has a three-part plan to defeat ISIS in the Middle East, around the world, and here at home.

“We can’t let fear stop us from doing what’s necessary to keep us safe—nor let it push us into reckless actions that make us less safe.”

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Slogans aren’t a strategy. Loose cannons tend to misfire. What America needs is strong, smart, steady leadership.

“If Mr. Trump gets his way, it’ll be like Christmas in the Kremlin. It will make America less safe and the world more dangerous.” —Hillary

America should not be shutting our doors to orphans or applying religious tests for people fleeing persecution. That’s not who we are.

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In our fight against radical jihadism, we have to do what actually works. What doesn’t work: offensive rhetoric that demonizes all Muslims.

When Republican candidates like Ted Cruz call for treating American Muslims like criminals, it’s not just wrong—it’s counter-productive.

“If I’m president, the United States will not condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.” —Hillary in CA

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We face serious challenges in the world—but Americans will not turn on each other, turn on our allies, or turn away from our principles.

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 There were several dignitaries and former officials in the room.  Hillary stopped and spent time with them after the speech.

Former Defense Secretary William Perry, left , introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to his son David Perry, right, as former Secretary of State George Shultz stands second from left, after Clinton spoke about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former Defense Secretary William Perry, left , introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to his son David Perry, right, as former Secretary of State George Shultz stands second from left, after Clinton spoke about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak with President Ronald Reagan's former Secretary of State George Shultz after speaking about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak with President Ronald Reagan’s former Secretary of State George Shultz after speaking about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with former Secretary of State George Shultz, right, and former Defense Secretary William Perry, center, after speaking about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with former Secretary of State George Shultz, right, and former Defense Secretary William Perry, center, after speaking about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In this speech, Hillary referred specifically to two Republican candidates and their plans.  She mentioned proposals by some Democrats, but did not mention Senator Sanders by name.  He should afford her the same courtesy.  Senator Sanders should stop attacking Hillary in his speeches and stop giving his audiences reasons to boo her.  When Hillary mentions him, usually in primary night speeches, it is to congratulate him, not to criticize his policy and plans.

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