HFA Fundraisers Held on Sunday, Kutcher in Iowa

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On Sunday, two fundraisers were held on behalf of Hillary for America. The first was a LGBT and Allies reception in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event featured a conversation with Mayor Michael Nutter and music by DJ Samantha Ronson. Then, in Providence, Rhode Island, a fundraiser was hosted by Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell. The event featured a conversation with actor Tony Goldwyn.

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Hillary Clinton has also received several celebrity endorsements. Actor Ashton Kutcher visited a local Hillary for America campaign office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A native Iowan, Kutcher criticized Donald Trump for doing anything to get elected. “In an effort to get himself elected, he’s willing to say whatever he has to and make you promises that ultimately I don’t think he can keep, but what most common sense people think is right,” he said. Kutcher continued, “I think Hillary stands for all of the things we stand for.” Meanwhile, in an interview with Katie Couric, DJ Khaled said he was supporting Clinton.

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News Source: The Gazette, Thump

Kaine Talks with Stephen Colbert

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Tim Kaine was interviewd on Thursday’s spisode of CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Kaine and Colbert discussed a number of topics including the moment that he recieved the phone call from Hillary Clinton asking to be her running mate. Kaine also owned up to his “dadhood” as many have commented on his dad-like personality. He responded to Colbert’s jokes, “I’ve been prepared for that for 26 years because I have three children who have been ripping on me and saying those things about me since they were born.” A video of the interview is below.

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News Source: The Atlantic

Hillary Clinton Statement on The March on Washington Anniversary

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Hillary Clinton released the following statement in honor of the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washington. The march was held August 28, 1963.

“Tomorrow, we mark the date on which hundreds of thousands of Americans marched on Washington on behalf of human rights.  Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered words now etched forever in our nation’s history:

‘I have a dream, that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’

His call to action sparked the momentum needed to pass the Voting Rights Act –  knocking down legal barriers that had stood for generations, and ensuring every American could exercise their constitutional right to vote.

In 2016, we’ve come a long way since the days of Jim Crow.  Yet too many Americans still face systemic racism and constant assaults on their franchise.  Something is profoundly wrong when decades after Dr. King addressed the nation, so many Americans still feel that their country values them less, simply because of the color of their skin.

That’s just one reason why the stakes in this election are unlike any we have faced before.  Those brave men and women who marched, and sat, and bled for civil rights in America must not have done so in vain.

As President, I’ll stand up to bluster and bigotry, and fight back against efforts to restrict access to the ballot.  Let’s make it easier for people to vote, not harder.  Let’s make sure every state has at least 20 days of in-person voting, and no one ever has to wait more than 30 minutes to cast their ballot.  And let’s automatically register every American to vote on their 18th birthday.

The power of American democracy comes from the fact that no one is left behind – no matter where they come from, what they look like, or who they love.  That’s what I mean when I say that we’re stronger together.

So today, let’s continue to be inspired by the self-evident truths that first united our nation, and live up to what a young minister dreamed and declared fifty-three years ago.”

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Kaine Meets with Local Elected Officials in South Florida

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Tim Kaine wrapped up a two campaign trip to Florida on Saturday. In Miami Lakes, Kaine toured Design South Florida, a local production company. He toured the facility and visited with employees. He then rallied elected Democrats in Pembroke Pines. Speaking to a collected group of Democratic mayors and elected officials, Kaine went after Donald Trump and touted Hillary’s Clinton’s plans and record. He framed Clinton as the logical choice over Trump saying, “She understands that our safety is about our muscle, but it’s also about our alliances. Donald Trump has a different attitude.” A video from his speech in Pembroke Pines is below.

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack campaigned on behalf of Clinton meeting with voters at events across the state. He spoke about Clinton’s jobs plan and how it would create over 400,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone. Vilsack is a native of Pittsburgh and was rumored to be on Clinton’s short list for running mate.

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News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, ABC 10

Hillary Clinton Interviewed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

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On Friday, Hillary Clinton was interviewed via phone on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Speaking with hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Clinton was asked about a number of topics including her emails, the Clinton Foundation, and her recent comments about Donald Trump’s ties to hate groups. Clinton criticized Trump’s comments about certain segments of the population asking, “If he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?” The full video of Clinton’s interview is below.

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News Source: USA Today, US News & World Report

Tim Kaine Kicks off Florida Campaign Tour in Tallahassee

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Tim Kaine began a two day campaign stint in Florida today with stops in Domi Station and Tallahassee. In Domi Station, Kaine spoke with small business owners and toured a local business before heading to a public rally at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. While Kaine’s speech primary focused on Hillary Clinton’s plans to continue economic growth and create millions of jobs, he also had some harsh words for Donald Trump. “Ku Klux Klan values, David Duke values, Donald Trump values are not American values,” Kaine said. The criticisms leveled by Kaine were the harshest we have heard from him since he was announced as Clinton’s running mate. A partial video from Kaine’s rally is below, and a full video will be added when/if available.

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News Source: Tampa Bay Times, WTXL

Hillary Clinton Statement on International Brotherhood of Teamsters Endorsement

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Hillary Clinton has received the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In a statement, the group said that they support Clinton because she “is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to retire with dignity.” Clinton released a statement thanking the group for their support and vowed to fight for working families and labor unions. A copy of Clinton’s statement is below.

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters built the American middle class, and they make our economy run today. Teamsters keep our planes in the air, they put food on our shelves, and they get packages to our doors. In fighting for better wages and safer conditions on the job, the Teamsters are fighting for all America’s workers. 

I have always been proud to stand with organized labor to create good jobs with good benefits and wages that make it possible to build a middle-class life. As President, I will stand with organized labor and I will always fight for workers’ rights to retire with dignity and security, and to receive the benefits they have earned after years of hard work.

The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher. The Republican candidate for President is a man who has said wages are ‘too high’ in this country. Donald Trump personally signed a contract to hire a union-busting firm to try to stop his workers from organizing in his Las Vegas hotel. His running mate is a man who consistently supported efforts to undermine Social Security and who repealed Indiana’s 80-year-old prevailing wage law. Workers deserve better. And both of them support so-called ‘right to work’ laws that make it harder for workers to organize. I am proud to stand with organized labor against these laws, because ‘right to work’ is wrong for workers and wrong for America.

If elected, American workers will always have a seat at the table and a champion in the White House–because when unions are strong, America is strong.”

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News Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters

HFA Statement on Trump’s Plan to Deport Every Undocumented Immigrant

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Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri released the following statement reacting to Donald Trump’s plan to deport undocumented immigrants:

“Donald Trump reinforced today that he would deport 16 million people, including every undocumented immigrant and American citizens born here to undocumented parents.  Confirming what we’ve seen from the start of his campaign: Donald Trump will be Donald Trump. No one can change his hateful rhetoric or dangerous policies to send a deportation force into American communities, rescind DACA and DAPA, end birthright citizenship, and even ban remittances to families in Mexico in order to help build his giant wall. He may try to disguise his plans by throwing in words like “humane”  or ” fair,” but the reality remains that Trump’s agenda echoes the extreme right’s will–one that is fueling a dangerous movement of hatred across the country.

Enough is enough. Donald Trump must stop playing games with the lives of law-abiding immigrant families in order to save his campaign. These are families who contribute to the greatness of our country and that need a President who will fight to keep them together–not someone who will denigrate them and tear them apart.”

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Clinton Statement on National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Endorsement

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Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The group’s co-founder and CEO Chance Mitchell said that “the stakes have never been so high for the future of the LGBT business community. Hillary Clinton is the progressive champion our businesses and our families need to thrive.” Clinton released a statement thanking the group for their endorsement and reinforcing her support for the LGBTQ community. A copy of Clinton’s statement is below.

“I am honored to have earned the first-ever endorsement of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

For nearly 15 years, the NGLCC has paved the way for LGBT-owned and –allied businesses to succeed, grow, and find new clients and partners.  Just this month, they brought together a record-breaking number of LGBT business leaders at their annual convention.

The stakes in this election could not be higher for LGBT Americans. When Donald Trump says he’ll ‘make America great again,’ that’s code for ‘take America backwards.’ He has said he would appoint judges who would overturn marriage equality. The man Trump chose as his running mate signed a law that opened the door for Indiana businesses to discriminate against LGBT people and said marriage equality could cause ‘societal collapse.’  As we’ve seen in North Carolina, discrimination isn’t only wrong – it’s bad for business.  North Carolina’s egregious HB2 measure has caused companies to pull jobs and millions of dollars out of the state.

We have our work cut out for us.  As President, I’ll keep fighting for equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans by passing the Equality Act.  And I want to be the small business president and make things easier for small businesses every step of the way. In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it – no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love. That’s why I have a comprehensive plan to make it easier to start a business, get the financing to grow, file taxes and work with the federal government, and provide good benefits to workers.

I am proud to stand with the NGLCC in this election and every day.”

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News Source: NBC News

Clinton Criticizes Trump’s Extreme Views in Reno Speech

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Hillary Clinton sharply criticized the extreme views of Donald Trump during a speech in Reno, Nevada today. Clinton said that Trump is “taking hate groups mainstream” with his hateful rhetoric. She blamed him for allowing the extreme right take over the Republican Party. “From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two major political parties. His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous,” Clinton said.

Hillary for America also released a report outlining how Trump has given “Alt-Right” groups the control of the Republican Party. The report takes several of Trump’s policy proposals in quotes into consideration. The report concludes, “This kind of hatred is impacting our families, our communities and the public discourse – the so-called “Trump effect” – and we must recognize and stand up against it in order to keep the fringe extremism out of the White House.” A video from Clinton’s speech in Reno is below, and the full report can be read on The Briefing.

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News Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, The Washington Post, Business Insider