CGI Annual Meeting Begins Tomorrow

Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 7.06.23 PMThe 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting begins tomorrow and runs through Wednesday, September 24. The event is being held in New York City and will feature a wide variety of speakers including Matt Damon, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan, Melinda Gates, President Barack Obama, and countless other world leaders, CEOs, and leaders of non-profit groups that have partnered with CGI. The event will feature four days of roundtable discussions covering a wide variety of topics including the environment, leadership, education, and women’s rights. Former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton are hosting the Annual Meeting and will participate in a number of the discussions.

This year’s theme is “Reimagining Impact” which CGI has designed “to facilitate the development of forward-thinking approaches that re-envision the way we impact the world.” The key idea throughout the discussions and breakout sessions will be creating a better future. The majority of the sessions include a number of speakers from different backgrounds to bring a unique perspective to each topic. Hillary will participate in five of the discussions, which are outlined below (all times are EST):

-September 22 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM – “Reimagining Impact”

-September 23 – 4:15 – 5:30 PM – “Putting Education to Work”

-September 24 – 8:45 – 10:30 AM – “Equality for Girls and Women: 2034 Instead of 2134″

-September 24 - Film – “The Science of Success: Investing in Babies’ Minds”

-September 24 – 3:30 – 4:45 PM – “Aiming for the Moon and Beyond”

We will post a summary and video from Hillary’s discussions at the end of each day. In the meantime, you may visit the CGI website for more information, including a full list of speakers and the complete agenda. CGI will also broadcast each of the sessions live on LiveStream, which we encourage you to watch.

An image of the schedule is below. Discussions in which Hillary is participating are outlined in red, Bill Clinton’s discussions are outlined in blue, and Chelsea Clinton’s are outlined in green.

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Center for American Progress Roundtable

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton took part in a roundtable event on women’s issues at the Center for American Progress. The event covered a variety of topics, and Clinton took the opportunity to talk about the issues of equal pay and family friendly work policies. Clinton blasted Congress for being out of touch with the issues facing American women. She said, “”Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made. The Congress increasingly — despite the best efforts of my friends and others — is living in an evidence-free zone. What the reality is, in the lives of Americans is so far from the minds of too many who don’t place the highest priority” on those issues.”

The roundtable also included Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator Patty Murray, Representative Rosa DeLauro and CAP President Neera Tanden.

The video above is incomplete. A video of her full speech will be posted when/if available.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: NBC News

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Renew September 11 Health Benefits Event

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at event working to convince Congress to renew health care benefits for September 11 victims. Clinton spoke in favor of extending the Zadroga Act, which assists those who have health problems related to the September 11 attacks. The programs within the Zadroga Act are set to expire in 2015 and 2016. Immigration protestors outside of the event stole the headlines as they were on hand hoping to question Clinton’s stance on deportation.

The video above is incomplete. A video of her full speech will be posted when/if available.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: The Hill

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Senator Tom Harkin Steak Fry

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time since her presidential campaign in 2008. She, along with husband Bill Clinton, attended the final steak fry being held by outgoing Senator Tom Harkin. Clinton spoke briefly at the event thanking Senator Harkin for his decades of public service. The question on everyone’s mind was Clinton’s decision to run for president in 2016. She responded by saying, “Well, it is true … I am thinking about it.  But, for today that is not why I’m here. I’m here for the steak.”

The video above is incomplete. A video of her full speech will be posted when/if available.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: KCCI News

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Women in the Workforce (Japan)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke via video to a women in the workforce conference held in Japan. In her remarks, Clinton spoke about the lack of paid family leave in the United States. She said, “The United States, unfortunately, is one of a handful of developed countries without paid family leave.” In Japan, a portion of paid family leave is guaranteed. Clinton also discussed the inequality of pay for women, and in particular the lack of women in some industries, particularly Silicon Valley.

News Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Empowerment of Women and Girls Conference

Friday, September 12, 2014

getimage.aspxHillary Rodham Clinton spoke at a conference aimed at empowering women and girls. Lissa Muscatine, who owns the Politics and Prose bookstore, interviewed Clinton at the event. Clinton spoke about the recent kidnapping of women in Africa saying that the United Nations needs to develop a strategy to find these groups and bring them to justice.

A video from the event will be posted when/if available.

News Source: Newser

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Maya Angelou Tribute

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at a tribute to the late poet, author, and stage performer, Maya Angelou. The tribute featured a number of guest speakers and was held at The Riverside Church in Manhattan. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86. Clinton spoke about Angelou’s talents as a writer and performer. Other speakers at the tribute included Toni Morrison.

The video above is not complete and video of Clinton’s tribute will be posted when/if available.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: The Huffington Post

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