Clinton Speaks in Baltimore

On Monday evening, Hillary Clinton spoke in Baltimore, Maryland at a fundraising event for Representative Elijah Cummings’ Youth Program in Israel. During her speech, Clinton spoke about the importance of the United States working with the global community to combat terrorism at home and abroad. She called for unity in the face of the recent terrorist attacks in London. Without saying his name, Clinton criticized President Donald Trump for his recent actions in the international community saying, “It’s a time for steady, determined leadership, like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London. This is not a time to lash out, to incite fear or to use tragedy and terror for political gain. Normally this would go without saying, but we are not living in normal times.” Watch a video of Clinton’s speech below.

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News Source: The Baltimore Sun, WBALTV

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Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. Endorses Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of Civil Rights leaders Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. Rev. Dr. Moss Jr. served as the Pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio before retiring after 33 years of service.  He was also the co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia. A copy of his endorsement is below.

Why Secretary Hillary Clinton Should Be Our Next President
By The Reverend Dr. Otis Moss. Jr.

Mrs. Hillary Clinton is our best hope for moving the U.S. Supreme Court out of the hands of right wing, anti-civil rights, anti-voting rights, anti-human rights judges. The next president will shape the U.S. Supreme Court for perhaps the next 50 years! By that time, the millennials will be nearing (80) years old. Their children and grandchildren will be the living with the results of the 2016 election. The next president will nominate three or four U.S. Supreme Court justices plus score of federal district and appeals court judges.

We need Hillary Clinton to be our next president because she is qualified. She is prepared. She is dedicated. She is an activist in the struggles of the common life for the common good and has the record to prove it. She did not wait 70 years to “think” about civil rights and human rights. She is committed activist nationally and globally. She is the epitome of excellence.

Let me repeat, Hillary Clinton will save the U.S. Supreme Court from political arsonists, obstructionists and destroyers of the civil rights, human rights and voting rights. All the right wing extremists know this. This is why they are endorsing and supporting Trump – including some who tend to despise him. Mrs. Clinton will fight for voting rights protection, health care for all and education for all without crippling debts.

Hillary Clinton will give extraordinary national and global leadership. Leadership anchored in reason, wisdom, sound judgement, spiritual strength and moral courage.

She has been and remains active in her faith commitment from her youth. She has embraced The Holy Scriptures from her youth and knows the names of the books of her Bible and the unsearchable riches contained therein. She knows the songs and hymns and music of her faith and does not scorn and demean other faith traditions. She believes in the total Constitution – not just one or two amendments such as states’ rights and gun rights.

She does not bully her way through life. She has the courage of kindness, the endurance of long-suffering and the joys of Amazing Grace.

She loves children of all races, colors and ethnicities, rich and poor, rural, urban and suburban, healthy and ill, victorious and vulnerable, immigrant and Native American and those whose ancestors came in chains. This includes the well housed and the homeless. She does not seek votes from one group by hating and insulting other groups.

Mrs. Clinton deserves and needs our support and votes. If her opponent should win, we all lose; children, youth and adults. We can all win with Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton Vows to Protect the Rights of People with Disabilities in Orlando Speech

os-pictures-hillary-clinton-rallies-in-orlando-013Yesterday, Hillary Clinton campaigned in Orlando, Florida. During her speech, Clinton praised Orlando for overcoming a number challenges it has faced this past year. “You showed the world what Orlando is made of: strength, love and kindness. This is something we could all use more of right now,” she said. Clinton then spoke about the primary focus of her speech which was her plan to expand job and educational opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Clinton said she has a full plan to ensure those with disabilities have equal opportunity because they “have so much to offer, but are given too few chances to prove it.” An outline of Clinton’s proposal is available on The Briefing, and a summary of what Clinton is proposing is below:

  • Work to fulfill the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Expand support for Americans with disabilities to live in integrated community settings
  • Ensuring that every child, no matter his or her background, can get a high-quality education
  • Improve access to competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities
  • Break down barriers to voting
  • Expand Social Security by counting the hard work of family caregivers and giving them the benefits they deserve
  • Provide tax relief to family members who care for elderly relatives, including those with disabilities
  • Support children, youth, and adults living with autism, as well as their families
  • Expand access to mental health services and eliminate the stigma that is too often associated with seeking out care

Watch a video of Clinton’s full speech below.

Clinton was also interviewed by a local ABC station in Orlando. Watch the full interview below.

Meanwhile, Time Kaine attended a fundraiser on behalf of Hillary for America in San Francisco, California.

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News Source: The Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, The Briefing

Democratic National Convention Schedule: Day 4

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Today is the final day of the Democratic National Convention from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and tonight, Hillary Clinton will officially accept the party’s nomination. Throughout the day today, a number of caucuses and councils will meet at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Then tonight, the events move to the Wells Fargo Center where a number of speakers are scheduled before Chelsea Clinton introduces her mother for the keynote address of the convention. See the full details of day’s events below:

Date

Time

Group

Venue

July 28, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET Women’s Caucus Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 28, 2016 12:00 PM – 2:00PM ET LGBT Caucus Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Jewish Roundtable Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Rural Council Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Senior Council Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Youth Council Pennsylvania Convention Center

Date

Speaker

Venue

July 28, 2016 Gavel In (4:00 PM ET) Wells Fargo Center
July 28, 2016 Henrietta Ivey Wells Fargo Center
July 28, 2016 Beth Mathias Wells Fargo Center
July 28, 2016 Jensen Walcott & Jake Reed Wells Fargo Center
July 28, 2016 Khizr Khan Wells Fargo Center
July 28, 2016 Chelsea Clinton Wells Fargo Center
July 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton Wells Fargo Center

You can follow the convention live on most television news stations or watch it live online. Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter (follow #DemsInPhilly), Instagram, and check out the full schedule of events on the Convention’s website. Each day, we will post a schedule of the day and the speakers scheduled for that night.

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News Source: Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention Schedule: Day 2

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Today is the second day of the Democratic National Convention from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout the day today, a number of caucuses and councils will meet at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Then tonight, the events move to the Wells Fargo Center where a number of speakers are scheduled including former President Bill Clinton. See the full details of day’s events below:

Date

Time

Group

Venue

July 26, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET Women’s Caucus Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 26, 2016 12:00 PM – 2:00PM ET LGBT Caucus Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 26, 2016 12:00 PM – 2:00PM ET Senior Council Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 26, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Jewish Roundtable Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 26, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Rural Council Pennsylvania Convention Center
July 26, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Youth Council Pennsylvania Convention Center

Date

Speaker

Venue

July 26, 2016 Jelani Freeman Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Gavel In (4:00 PM ET) Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Thaddeus Desmond Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Dynah Haubert Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Kate Burdick Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Anton Moore Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Dustin Parsons Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Students from Eagle Academy Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Joe Sweeney Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Lauren Manning Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Ryan Moore Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 President Bill Clinton Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2016 Mothers of the Movement Wells Fargo Center

You can follow the convention live on most television news stations or watch it live online. Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter (follow #DemsInPhilly), Instagram, and check out the full schedule of events on the Convention’s website. Each day, we will post a schedule of the day and the speakers scheduled for that night.

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News Source: Democratic National Convention

Clinton Campaign Releases Details of Proposed Democratic Party Platform

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On Saturday, Hillary For America Senior Advisor Maya Harris released a statement following a Democratic Platform Drafting Committee meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting was one of four held around the country allowing national and local Democrats to gather and discuss the party’s platform. While the official platform will not be adopted until the Democratic National Convention next month, several proposed platform points are discussed in Harris’ statement including a $15 minimum wage, updates to the country’s prison system, a commitment to clean energy and fighting climate change, and ensuring everyone pays their fair share of taxes. Videos from the drafting committee hearings are available on the Democratic National Convention’s YouTube Channel and, the full statement from Harris is below:

“We are proud that the draft 2016 Democratic Platform, which the drafting committee approved yesterday, represents the most ambitious and progressive platform our party has ever seen, and reflects the issues Hillary Clinton has championed throughout this campaign, from raising wages and creating more good-paying jobs to fixing our broken immigration system, reforming our criminal justice system, and protecting women’s reproductive health and rights. As our Chairman, Congressman Elijah Cummings, directed us at the outset, our platform does not merely reflect common ground—it seeks higher ground.

For the first time ever, our platform calls for ending mass incarceration, shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline, and taking on the challenges of systemic racism. This year’s platform contains the most ambitious jobs plan on record, including historic investments in infrastructure, pledges to increase American manufacturing and stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, and a robust, stand-alone plank on youth jobs. It contains ambitious, progressive principles on wages, stating that working people should earn at least $15 an hour, citing New York’s minimum wage law and calling for raising and indexing the federal minimum wage. It also calls for the elimination of the ‘tipped’ wage and for the right of workers to form or join a union.  And for the first time, the Democratic Party platform explicitly calls for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which restricts access to women’s reproductive rights, particularly low-income women and women of color.

Four years ago, the Democratic platform called for an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy. This platform moves far beyond that framework, with a robust commitment to combating climate change and ambitious goals, like generating 50 percent of our electricity from clean sources within a decade. This vision was further strengthened through an amendment offered by representatives of both campaigns to see America running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.

We are also pleased that there were many issues where committee members worked collaboratively to articulate a bold vision, including making sure Wall Street greed and recklessness never again threatens American families and businesses on Main Street; proposing a surtax on multi-millionaires to ensure the richest among us are paying their fair share to build an economy that works for everyone; and expanding Social Security benefits by raising more revenue above the $250,000 threshold.

Members also worked together on framing Democrats’ shared commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, with an eloquent unity amendment stating, ‘Immigration is not a problem to be solved, it is a defining aspect of the American character and history to be supported and defended against those who would exclude or eliminate legal immigration avenues and denigrate immigrants.’

And we are proud the draft 2016 Democratic platform sets forward progressive principles and high standards on trade, including calling for trade agreements to be more protective of workers’ rights, labor rights, the environment, and public health. The draft reviewed by committee members yesterday included a call to review past trade agreements and update them to reflect these principles. An amendment adopted yesterday further emphasized the fact that many Democrats oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership because ‘the agreement does not meet the standards set out in this platform.’ Hillary Clinton is one of those Democrats, and has been strongly and unequivocally on the record opposing TPP. Just this week, she said, ‘We will defend American jobs and American workers by saying ‘no’ to bad trade deals and unfair trade practices, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.’

Make no mistake about it: The 2016 Democratic platform represents an ambitious, progressive agenda that all Democrats can and should be proud of.”

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Clinton Releases Plan to Protect LGBT Rights

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question at town hall meeting at White Mountain Community College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question at town hall meeting at White Mountain Community College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Hillary Clinton has released her plans to fight for the rights of the LGBT community. She has previously said that “gay rights are human rights,” and her plan outlines a mix of legislation and support. The full details of the plan are available on The Briefing, but an outline is below:

  • Fight for full federal equality for all LGBT Americans
    • Work with Congress to pass the Equality Act
    • Continue President Obama’s LGBT equality executive actions
    • Supper efforts underway to clarify that under federal statutes “sex discrimination” includes discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” and “sexual orientation”
  • Support LGBT youth, parents, and elders
    • End discriminatory treatment of LGBT families in adoptions
    • Improve school climate for all students
    • End LGBT conversion therapy for minors
    • Combat youth homelessness
    • Ensure LGBT elders can retire with dignity and respect
    • Correct national data to better serve LGBT individuals and families
  • Honor the military service of LGBT people
    • Upgrade service records of LGBT veterans dismissed due to their sexual orientation
    • Support efforts to allow transgender personnel to serve openly
  • Secure affordable treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS
    • Call on Republican governors to extend Medicaid coverage to provide life-saving health care to people living with HIV
    • Cap out-of pocket expenses for people with HIV/AIDS
    • Expand the utilization of HIV prevention medications, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Protect transgender rights
    • Protect transgender individuals from violence
    • Streamline identity documents
    • Invest in law enforcement training on interactions with LGBT individuals
  • Promote human rights of LGBT people around the world

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News Source: The Briefing

Clinton Global Initiative

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. Clinton unveiled an effort called “Job One,” which is designed to combat youth unemployment. Partnering with ten different companies, CGI is hoping that youth will be hired and learn valuable job skills. The program specifically targets young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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News Source: The Denver Post