Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We Love Her

No matter all the mudslings hurled at her by her critics and skeptics, but they cannot deny her exemplary progress and success as a senator. Senator Hillary Clinton is a shining star in New York as confirmed in the following extracts from the report of Adam C. Smith, the Times Political Editor, published in the Times on Christmas Day, December 25, 2007.


"She been fine"
"Actually," the Republican mused, "I'd have to say she's been okay in the Senate. She knows the issues. She's been fine."


'Fighter for New York'
"Absolutely," said Fred Dicker of the New York Post, the dean of the Capitol press corps in New York. "She's seen as a fighter for New York and is perceived as a skilled politician who's not necessarily an archetypal liberal. ... She has impressed many, many people who are Republican-oriented with her knowledge and interest in issues that matter to them."

"She's disarming, She's real, She's genuine."

Throughout her first term she constantly visited local communities, particularly in struggling Republican upstate New York, and her attention to detail showed. Local governments came to see that she was accessible and responsive to their requests for support of flood relief or economic development grants. She dug in and learned their issues.
"The term I would use for her, which I don't think we can apply to enough public officials, is that she's genuinely curious," said Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce president, Garry Douglas.
He describes himself as a "very conservative" Republican, and said Clinton would make 2008 the first time he had voted for a Democrat for president. "To get to know Hillary personally is to like her. It has moved many thousands of people upstate beyond whatever impression that may have had of her. She's disarming, she's real, she's genuine."

"We Love Her"
Peter Gregg of the New York Farm Bureau recounted Clinton's visit to the Washington County Fair last year, a vignette he said is typical of Clinton.
"Her advance people said she probably wouldn't be able to stay long, and then she literally stayed for hours. She really took a great interest in chatting with farmers and learning about what they were exhibiting," said Gregg, noting that farmers' initial skepticism of Clinton disappeared fast. "We love her."

"She's Extremely Well-prepared, Did Her Homework"

"She came in and everybody said she's this carpetbagger who just wanted a stepping stone to the White House. But then people saw that she's extremely well-prepared, did her homework, and really paid attention to upstate New York," said 66-year-old independent voter Nikole Mook, who manages book sales at the Saratoga Springs Library.

From In a GOP bastion, Sen. Clinton earns praise of skeptics

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays With Love From Hillary Rodham Clinton



Dear Orikinla,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I'm so grateful to have your friendship and support during this time of year when we all strive to focus on those things that matter most: our family, our friends, and the desire for peace and goodwill.
As 2007 draws to a close, I am hopeful about what we can accomplish for America together. There is so much good we can do with a positive vision for change and the will to see it done.

My wish for the holidays is that I have the opportunity to make a difference for those Americans who have been invisible for too long. It means so much to know that we share that wish and are working together to change our country.

I know you share my gratitude to the members of our armed forces who are serving overseas, separated from their loved ones during the holidays. They and their families continue to make an enormous sacrifice for us all, and I wish them a safe and happy holiday.


I hope that you and your family have a joyous holiday season, full of love and good cheer. Thank you so much for all you do for our campaign.


Sincerely,






Hillary Rodham Clinton

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays From Hillary Clinton



Dear Orikinla,

I want to wish you a happy holiday season and share a fun video we just made:

Happy Holidays

Hillary has a lot of wishes for the new year, but I know that what she's hoping for most is a new beginning in our country. And we're working hard every day to make sure that in 2008, that wish comes true.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and all the best to you and your family this holiday season.


Patti Solis Doyle
Campaign Manager
Hillary for President

P.S. After you watch the video, make sure to share your best holiday wishes with Hillary!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Anti-Clinton Pests

99% of those attacking Hillary Clinton online do not even know her offline and most are just pests.

It is common to see even absolute strangers running their mouths online to flame celebrities they know next to nothing about.

I have told ignorant posters that it is not compulsory to post comments.

I have seen evidence of political ignorance and intellectual illiteracy on websites attacking Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by people who were either retards or dullards at the same age when she was already showing her brilliance and intelligence at age 12.

I wonder how people can display such naivety and immaturity without scruples?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Des Moines Register’s Editorial Board Has Endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Iowa Caucuses



The job requires a president who not only understands the changes needed to move the country forward but also possesses the discipline and skill to navigate the reality of the resistant Washington power structure to get things done.That candidate is New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

~ The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 16, 2007



The Des Moines Register’s editorial board has endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Iowa caucuses.The Register, Iowa’s statewide newspaper, calls McCain and Clinton the candidates it believes are most competent and ready to lead.

Read the endorsements:Democrats: Hillary ClintonRepublicans: John McCainWatch the endorsement videos:Democrats: Hillary ClintonRepublicans: John McCain

When I heard the good news, I thanked God for Hillary Rodham Clinton!
I was elated to read it on the Huffington Post and quickly clicked the headline linking to The Des Moines Register for the full report of the breaking news! I excitedly sent the breaking news to the editors of Reuters, Guardian Unlimited and Bloggers News Network and other notable people.

This endorsement shows the great foresight of the Des Moines Register in the emergence of a new era in America as we look forward to the election of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next President of the United States of America in 2008.

God bless America!

You can also read my Des Moines Register's The Bald Eagle Blog for more political commentaries on the Iowa Caucuses.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Most Iowans Will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Most Iowans will vote for Hillary Clinton.

Those who think Barack Obama is more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, have poor knowledge of both senators, since birth to date.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has been more engaged in the Civil Rights Movement even before the Kenyan father of Obama met his mother.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has been more committed to the Civil Rights Movement when Oprah Winfrey was still a problem child.

It was so hypocritical to see and hear her name dropping Martin Luther King, Jr. in South Carolina and exploiting his dream to campaign for this Kenyan American, named Barack Hussein Obama.

Where were they when Hillary Clinton was meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1962?

The hypocrisies of Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama were exposed at their rallies in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire.

They tried to use the race card to woo black voters in South Carolina and that is blackmail.
Because, if the Iowans don't vote for Obama, they would say, because he is black.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is more African American at heart than Senator Barack Obama who is really a Kenyan American.

God bless America.

Only ignorant voters will cast their ballots for Barack Obama.

I hope the Democrats in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire will not waste their votes on Barack Obama.

Obama is begging for sympathy votes.

A true leader does not need sympathies, but conviction and approval.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has been committed to the American Dream since her childhood to date and I want Americans to look at the records of Hillary Roadham Clinton from age 13 to date.

I am black and proud and I support Hillary Rodham Clinton for President.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Who is Hillary Clinton? By Charles Gibson of ABC News



Dear Orikinla,

I wanted to share a very personal interview that Hillary did last night with Charles Gibson of ABC News. She talked about her family life, growing up, and what it's like to be the first woman with a chance at winning the White House.

If you love Hillary as much as I do, I know you will love this video. Please take a few minutes to watch, and be sure to share it with your friends.



Sincerely,


Patti Solis Doyle
Campaign Manager
Hillary for President

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Democrats 2008: Hillary 48%, Obama at 22%

Democrats 2008: Hillary 48%, Obama at 22%

December 05, 2007

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Many Democratic Party supporters in the United States want Hillary Rodham Clinton to become their presidential nominee in 2008, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. 48 per cent of respondents say the New York senator is their first choice for president.

Illinois senator Barack Obama is second with 22 per cent, followed by former North Carolina senator John Edwards with 11 per cent. Support is lower for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Delaware senator Joe Biden, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich, and Connecticut senator Chris Dodd.

On Dec. 3 in Iowa, Richardson discussed his chances, saying, "I have met Iowans looking for a presidential candidate who has the experience to bring about the change that our country so desperately needs. I am that candidate. I have the experience to solve the very real problems facing our country. As president, I will end the war in Iraq, work toward solving our energy crisis, and make sure that every American has access to health care."

In American elections, candidates require 270 votes in the Electoral College to win the White House. In November 2004, Republican George W. Bush earned a second term after securing 286 electoral votes from 31 states. Democratic nominee John Kerry received 252 electoral votes from 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Bush is ineligible for a third term in office. The next presidential election is scheduled for November 2008.

Polling Data

Which one of the following Democratic candidates would be your first choice for president?

Nov. 2007
Oct. 2007
Sept. 2007

Hillary Rodham Clinton
48%
45%
42%

Barack Obama
22%
24%
25%

John Edwards
11%
12%
14%

Bill Richardson
3%
2%
3%

Joe Biden
3%
2%
2%

Dennis Kucinich
1%
4%
2%

Chris Dodd
1%
1%
1%

Other
2%
--
--

None
1%
3%
2%

Not sure
9%
7%
8%


Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 467 registered Democrats or Democratic leaners, conducted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2007. Margin of error is 5 per cent.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Hillary Clinton We Know

Dear Orikinla,

Every day in this campaign I hear things being said about Hillary that aren't true. It's just not the Hillary I know.

The Hillary you and I know will make us proud as president. We want to make sure that those of us who know Hillary and know the kind of person she is and public servant she's been share our stories with others.

One of the most moving stories that everyone should hear says a lot about the kind of president she is going to be.

There's no one better to tell it than Joe Ward, who went to Hillary looking for help. He tells his story in a new video for the campaign -- you can watch it here:

Click to watch it

This is just the beginning of a series of videos featuring the people who know Hillary best: old friends and people she has helped.

They want the American people to see the Hillary they know -- the one who is smart, strong, and ready to lead.

Thank you for all you do for our campaign. I know Hillary appreciates all you are doing.

Sincerely,


Patti Solis Doyle
Campaign Manager
Hillary for President

P.S. Will you help us put ads like this on the air in the critical primary states? The first contest in Iowa is right after the new year, and your contribution will help us spread the word about the Hillary you and I know.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Glenda, Clare, and David





Dear Orikinla,


I have a new favorite way to watch presidential debates. I don't miss a single one with Hillary in it, of course. There's so much at stake that I'm always glued to the screen. But this last one was my favorite yet, thanks to Glenda, Clare, and David, the winners of the campaign's debate watch contest.

It was a great setting -- just a few of us sitting down on a couch, watching the debate, cheering for Hillary, and talking about what was unfolding on the TV. I love talking to Hillary's supporters, and it's even better when we're watching her on that stage.

We talked about their lives, too -- and about why they're supporting Hillary for president. After the debate, I got a call from Hillary (we often talk right after they're over), and she talked to Glenda, Clare, and David, too. (I had to pull the phone away from David because the two of them were reminiscing about Park Ridge, Illinois, where Hillary grew up!)

It was a great evening, and a great way to watch a debate. I'm really looking forward to doing this again.

And although you couldn't be there with us, the campaign put together a short video of the evening for you to enjoy. Take a look:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/watchingthedebate

Sincerely,



Bill Clinton

Monday, November 5, 2007

Help get Hillary on the ballot in Virginia

Dear Orikinla,

Help Hillary Clinton turn Virginia blue by volunteering at the polls this Tuesday, November 6!

Tuesday's election is a critical one for Virginia Democrats trying to pick up seats in the state legislature, and we need your help to ensure a large Election Day turnout. We can also send a strong message that Virginians are ready to send a Democrat to the White House.

To prepare, we are organizing meetings in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Charlottesville this Monday, November 5. Sign up to attend one now:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/vapetitions

In addition to casting your vote on Tuesday, we’re asking you to join our effort to put Hillary Clinton on the Virginia ballot by collecting signatures as voters exit the polls. The first five volunteers to collect and submit 500 signatures on notarized petitions will receive a complimentary ticket to Hillary’s Holiday party on December 6. Volunteers that collect and submit 100 signatures will be invited to participate in a conference call on November 19 with a very special guest who will talk about the campaign and our strategy for winning Virginia.

To sign up and receive information for the meeting scheduled in your area on November 5, please click the link below:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/vapetitions

We will hand out information on precincts and petitions at these meetings.

With your help we will make history!

Sincerely,
Guy Cecil
National Political and Field Director

NEWSWEEK Poll: Hillary Clinton Took the Heat at This Week's Democratic Debate and Emerged Undamaged

NEWSWEEK Poll: Hillary Clinton Took the Heat at This Week's Democratic Debate and Emerged Undamaged

The Latest NEWSWEEK Poll Exactly a Year Before Election Day, Clinton Favorite to Win the White House with 44 Percent of Overall Democratic Vote

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Brian Braiker

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

On Tuesday, at the eighth presidential debate among Democrats, front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton came under withering fire from her top rivals, Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards. But the attacks didn't appear to do much damage, with her lead for the party's nomination unchanged, according to the latest Newsweek Poll. Almost exactly a year before Election Day, Clinton is also the favorite to win the White House-if only by a very small margin.


The New York senator gets 44 percent of the overall Democratic vote, compared to 24 percent for Obama (down a point since Newsweek's August poll) and 12 percent for Edwards (down two points). She is the first choice of 45 percent of self-identified Democrats (compared with 39 percent of Democratic "leaners"). She also trounces Obama among Democratic female voters (48 to 19 percent) and enjoys a marginal lead among male Democratic voters (38 to 32 percent). Obama runs better among younger Democratic voters and minorities.


Still, Obama and Edwards both run significantly stronger than Clinton among independents. For example, in a head-to-head match up against Republican contender Fred Thompson (who commands just 15 percent of GOP support), Clinton attracts 47 percent of the independent vote. Both Obama (56 percent) and Edwards (57 percent) draw a majority of the independent vote against the retired senator and "Law & Order' star.


On the other side of the aisle, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has also held his lead over his field of competitors with 30 percent of the Republican vote. And Thompson has slipped from a high point of 22 percent support in August to 15 percent today-although he remains ahead of both Sen. John McCain (14 percent) and Mitt Romney (12 percent). The only Republican to have gained ground since August is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (at 7 percent, up from 2 percent). But, also like Clinton, Giuliani's support is strongest among registered party voters (at 31 percent), before it softens among voters who "lean" Republican (23 percent.).


When you pit the two parties against each other, Giuliani gives the three Democratic leaders a close race. He trails Clinton by four points (49 to 45 percent) and Edwards and Obama by three points (48 to 45 percent in each instance). Still, the unpopularity of President George W. Bush will be a significant obstacle for any Republican nominee to overcome. A 58 percent majority of all voters and two-thirds (66 percent) of independents say they have an unfavorable view of Bush.


But the poll results do somewhat call into question the Democratic frontrunner's electability come next November. Clinton's support tops out at 49 percent in trial heats against Giuliani, Thompson and Romney. Her four- point margin (49 percent to 45 percent) over Thompson and Romney is significantly less than Edwards and Obama's performance in those head-to- heads. Obama and Edwards both lead Romney by 53 to 37 percent. Edwards leads Thompson 53 to 39 percent; Obama leads him 52 to 39 percent.


If billionaire New York mayor Michael Bloomberg were to run as an independent, he'd do more to help the Democrats, according to the poll. In a three-way race against Clinton and Giuliani, Clinton leads with 44 percent to Giuliani's 38 percent and Bloomberg's 11 percent.


Evangelical Republican voters, meanwhile, do not appear to be gravitating toward one candidate in particular. Their support is divided among Giuliani (23 percent), McCain (17 percent), Thompson (15 percent), Huckabee (10 percent), and, lastly, Romney, who is Mormon (9 percent). Among Republicans who do not identify themselves as Evangelical Protestant, 34 percent are backing Giuliani, putting him well ahead of Thompson (15 percent) and Romney (14 percent).


Interestingly, this is shaping up to be an election where there is no single overriding issue that concerns voters. The economy and jobs actually come before the war in Iraq (22 to 19 percent), followed by health care (17 percent) and terrorism and national security (15 percent). Voters today are split on whether the situation is worsening in Iraq (29 percent) or improving (26 percent.) In August, 41 percent held the negative opinion; 16 percent thought the situation was improving.


This poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. Telephone interviews were conducted with 1,002 registered voters. Registered voters were screened from a random-digit- dial (RDD) telephone sample of national adults. Registration status is self- reported. 77 percent of adults in the sample reported being registered. Results are weighted so that the sample demographics match Census Current Population Survey parameters for gender, age, education, race, region and population density. The overall margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points for results based on 1,002 registered voters. Results based on smaller subgroups are subject to larger margins of sampling error.


Newsweek Poll
Election 2008 One Year Out
Princeton Survey Research Associates International

Final Topline Results
(11/2/07)

N = 1,002 registered voters
Margin of error: plus or minus 4
Interviewing dates: 10/31-11/1/07


Notes: Data are weighted so that sample demographics match Census Current Population Survey parameters for gender, age, education, race, region, and population density.


Results based on smaller subgroups are subject to larger margins of sampling error. Sample size and margins of error for these subgroups are included in a separate methodology statement.


An asterisk (*) indicates a value less than 1%.

Questions D2/D2a asked here (results posted at end of document).

1. Now I'm going to name seven Democratic presidential candidates.
After I read all the names, tell me which ONE you would most like to
see nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in
2008. The choices are ... (READ AND RANDOMIZE 1-7)

BASED ON REGISTERED DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRATIC LEANERS


Total Dem Lean Dem 8/1-2/07 6/21/07(1)
43 Hillary Clinton 45 39 44 43
24 Barack Obama 25 23 23 27
12 John Edwards 11 14 14 14
4 Dennis Kucinich 3 6 2 3
4 Joe Biden 2 5 3 1
3 Bill Richardson 1 7 1 2
* Chris Dodd 0 1 1 1
* Other candidate (VOL.) * 0 1(2) 2(3)
3 None/No preference (VOL.) 4 2 4 *
7 Don't know 9 3 7 7
100 100 100 100 100


2. Now I'm going to name eight REPUBLICAN presidential candidates. After
I read all the names, tell me which ONE you would most like to see
nominated as the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2008.
The choices are ... (READ AND RANDOMIZE 1-8)

BASED ON REGISTERED REPUBLICANS AND REPUBLICAN LEANERS

Total Rep Lean Rep 8/1-2/07 6/20-21/07
30 Rudy Giuliani 31 23 30 27
15 Fred Thompson 16 10 22 19
14 John McCain 13 18 13 15
12 Mitt Romney 12 11 10 12
7 Mike Huckabee 5 15 2 4
3 Ron Paul 2 5 2 2
2 Duncan Hunter 2 4 1 *
* Tom Tancredo * 2 1 1
* Other candidate
(VOL.) * 0 4(4) 7(5)
6 None/No preference (VOL.) 8 1 5 5
11 Don't know 11 11 10 8
100 100 100 100 100


READ INTRO TO Q3ab-Q11ab TO ALL RVs: (RV1=1,3): Now I'm going to describe some different choices of candidates voters might have in next year's general election for president. As I read each one, please tell me how you would vote if the election were being held TODAY.


Order randomized for questions 3ab-11ab.


3a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Clinton, the Democrat; or Giuliani, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Clinton Total Giuliani Undec./Other
Current Total 49 45 6 =100
Red states (Bush in '04) 43 51 6 =100
Blue states (Kerry in '04) 54 40 6 =100

Trends
6/20-21/07 51 44 5 =100
5/2-3/07 49 46 5 =100
2/28-3/1/07 46 47 7 =100
1/24-25/07 49 46 5 =100
1/17-18/07 47 48 5 =100
12/6-7/06 48 47 5 =100


4a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Obama, the Democrat; or Giuliani, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Obama Total Giuliani Undec./Other
Current Total 48 45 7 =100
Red states 43 50 7 =100
Blue states 52 40 8 =100

Trends
6/20-21/07 49 44 7 =100
5/2-3/07 50 43 7 =100
2/28-3/1/07 43 48 9 =100
1/24-25/07 47 44 9 =100
1/17-18/07 45 47 8 =100
12/6-7/06 44 47 9 =100


5a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between John Edwards, the Democrat; and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Edwards, the Democrat; or Giuliani, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Edwards Total Giuliani Undec./Other
Current Total 48 45 7 =100

Red states 46 49 5 =100
Blue states 51 41 8 =100

Trends
6/20-21/07 48 46 6 =100
5/2-3/07 50 44 6 =100
2/28-3/1/07 45 47 8 =100
1/24-25/07 46 47 7 =100
1/17-18/07 48 45 7 =100


6a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat; and Mitt Romney, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Clinton, the Democrat; or Romney, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Clinton Total Romney Undec./Other
Current Total 49 45 6 =100

Red states 43 51 6 =100
Blue states 55 39 6 =100

Trends
6/20-21/07 55 40 5 =100
5/2-3/07 57 35 8 =100
2/28-3/1/07 53 38 9 =100
1/24-25/07 56 37 7 =100
12/6-7/06 58 32 10 =100


7a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between Barack Obama, the Democrat; and Mitt Romney, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Obama, the Democrat; or Romney, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Obama Total Romney Undec./Other
Current Total 53 37 10 =100

Red states 50 41 9 =100
Blue states 57 33 10 =100

Trends =100
6/20-21/07 53 37 10 =100
5/2-3/07 58 29 13 =100
2/28-3/1/07 54 34 12 =100
1/24-25/07 56 30 14 =100
12/6-7/06 55 25 20 =100


8a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between John Edwards, the Democrat; and Mitt Romney, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Edwards, the Democrat; or Romney, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Edwards Total Romney Undec./Other
Current Total 53 37 10 =100

Red states 50 40 10 =100
Blue states 56 35 9 =100

Trends
6/20-21/07 57 36 7 =100
5/2-3/07 64 27 9 =100
2/28-3/1/07 58 30 12 =100
1/24-25/07 60 26 14 =100


9a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat; and Fred Thompson, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Clinton, the Democrat; or Thompson, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Clinton Total Thompson Undec./Other
Current Total 49 45 6 =100

Red states 43 51 6 =100
Blue states 55 39 6 =100

Trend
6/20-21/07 53 42 5 =100


10a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between Barack Obama, the Democrat; and Fred Thompson, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Obama, the Democrat; or Thompson, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Obama Total Thompson Undec./Other
Current Total 52 39 9 =100

Red states 44 48 8 =100
Blue states 60 30 10 =100

Trend
6/20-21/07 53 39 8 =100


11a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE between John Edwards, the Democrat; and Fred Thompson, the Republican. (Choices rotated) Who would you be more likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Edwards, the Democrat; or Thompson, the Republican?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Edwards Total Thompson Undec./Other
Current Total 53 39 8 =100

Red states 49 44 7 =100
Blue states 57 35 8 =100

Trend
6/20-21/07 54 38 8 =100


12. If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were to run as an INDEPENDENT presidential candidate in 2008, how likely would you be to vote for him? Would you say ... (READ)


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Very Somewhat Not too Not at
likely likely likely all likely DK

Current Total 4 18 20 47 11 =100

Red states 5 20 18 47 10 =100
Blue states 3 15 22 49 11 =100

Republicans 3 11 26 52 8 =100
Democrats 2 20 16 51 11 =100
Independents 7 23 21 38 11 =100

Trends
6/20-21/07 5 21 24 41 9 =100
11/5-6/98
(Ross Perot)(6) 12 15 14 58 1 =100


READ INTRO TO Q13ab-Q16ab TO ALL RVs: (RV1=1,3): Now I'm going to ask how you would vote if Michael Bloomberg ran as an Independent presidential candidate against some different Republican and Democratic candidates. For each one, please tell me how you would vote if the election were being held TODAY.


Order randomized for questions 13ab-16ab.


13a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE among Hillary Clinton, the Democrat; Rudy Giuliani, the Republican; and Michael Bloomberg, the Independent. (Democrat and Republican choices rotated) Who would you be most likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Clinton, the Democrat; Giuliani, the Republican; or Bloomberg, the Independent?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Total Total
Clinton Giuliani Bloomberg Undec./Other
Current Total 44 38 11 7 =100

Red states 39 43 12 6 =100
Blue states 50 33 9 8 =100

Trend
6/20-21/07 46 37 11 6 =100


14a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE among Barack Obama, the Democrat; Rudy Giuliani, the Republican; and Michael Bloomberg, the Independent. (Democrat and Republican choices rotated) Who would you be most likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Obama, the Democrat; Giuliani, the Republican; or Bloomberg, the Independent?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Total Total
Obama Giuliani Bloomberg Undec./Other
Current Total 43 39 10 8 =100

Red states 40 41 12 7 =100
Blue states 47 36 8 9 =100

Trend
6/20-21/07 44 38 11 7 =100


15a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE among Hillary Clinton, the Democrat; Mitt Romney, the Republican; and Michael Bloomberg, the Independent. (Democrat and Republican choices rotated) Who would you be most likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Clinton, the Democrat; Romney, the Republican; or Bloomberg, the Independent?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Total Total
Clinton Romney Bloomberg Undec./Other

Current Total 46 33 13 8 =100

Red states 40 37 16 7 =100
Blue states 51 30 10 9 =100


16a/b. Suppose you HAD TO CHOOSE among Barack Obama, the Democrat; Mitt Romney, the Republican; and Michael Bloomberg, the Independent. (Democrat and Republican choices rotated) Who would you be most likely to vote for? [IF OTHER/UNDECIDED, RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED] As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Obama, the Democrat; Romney, the Republican; or Bloomberg, the Independent?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Total Total
Obama Romney Bloomberg Undec./Other
Current Total 46 32 16 10 =100

Red states 40 36 15 9 =100
Blue states 52 28 10 10 =100


17. Turning to some different questions ... What is your overall opinion of George W. Bush? Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Favorable Unfavorable DK
Current Total 34 58 8 =100

Republicans 73 19 8 =100
Democrats 7 83 10 =100
Independents 22 66 12 =100

Trends
10/27-29/04 52 43 5 =100
10/21-22/04 50 47 3 =100
10/14-15/04 51 45 4 =100
9/30-10/2/04 49 46 5 =100
9/9-10/04 52 44 4 =100
9/2-3/04 55 40 5 =100
7/29-30/04 48 48 4 =100
7/8-9/04 51 45 4 =100
5/13-14/04 46 46 8 =100
4/8-9/04 48 46 6 =100
3/25-26/04 51 44 5 =100
3/18-19/04 52 42 6 =100
2/19-20/04 49 47 4 =100
2/24-25/00 55 36 9 =100
1/17-19/00 66 26 8 =100
10/21-24/99 71 21 8 =100


18. In deciding which presidential candidate to support in 2008, which ONE of the following issues is most important to you...(READ AND ROTATE 1-7)


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Total Rep Dem Ind
22 The economy and jobs 14 30 19
19 Iraq 13 26 19
17 Health care 14 22 15
15 Terrorism and national security 27 5 14
10 Taxes and government spending 16 4 11
7 Immigration 10 3 8
5 The environment and global warming 1 7 8
1 Other/None of these (vol.) 2 * 1
4 Don't know 3 3 5
100 100 100 100


19. On the subject of Iraq ... All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Current 8/1-2/07(7)
26 Getting better 16
29 Getting worse 41
42 About the same 38
3 Don't know 5
100 100


20. Some people say we should have a third major political party in this country, in addition to the Democrats and Republicans. Do you agree or disagree?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS
Current 6/20-21/07 4/7-16/06(8) 10/15-19/03 8/27-9/8/98 7/25-28/96
54 Agree 57 53 46 46 58
39 Disagree 36 40 44 47 37
7 Don't know 7 7 10 7 5
100 100 100 100 100 100


21. Do you think the current method of nominating presidential candidates gives too much power to the very first states to vote, or not?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Current 5/10-13/00(9)
48 Yes 50
40 No 36
12 Don't know 14
100 100


22. How much would you say you know about Michael Bloomberg and what he stands for... (READ)


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Current 6/20-21/07
4 A lot 6
20 Some 25
40 Only a little, OR 36
35 Nothing at all? 32
1 Don't know 1
100 100


23. From what you know about how Michael Bloomberg has handled his job as mayor of New York City, do you think he would make a good president, or not?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Current 6/20-21/07
24 Yes, would 29
33 No, would not 30
43 Don't know 41
100 100


24. From what you know about Michael Bloomberg's political views, do you think of him as liberal, moderate, or conservative?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Current 6/20-21/07
12 Liberal 16
33 Moderate 36
13 Conservative 12
42 Don't know 36
100 100


25. Suppose Michael Bloomberg spends between 500 million and one billion dollars of his own money to finance an independent candidacy for president. Would such use of his personal fortune make you more likely or less likely to vote for him -- or would it not make much difference either way?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

Current 6/20-21/07
10 Make more likely 10
17 Make less likely 16
70 Wouldn't make much difference 70
3 Don't know 4
100 100


D2. Regardless of how you might have voted in recent elections, in politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?


D2a. As of TODAY do you LEAN more toward the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?


BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

31 Republican
33 Democrat
29 Independent
3 No party/Not interested in politics (VOL.)
1 Other party (VOL.)
3 Don't know
100

40 Total Republican/Lean Republican
46 Total Democrat/Lean Democratic


END OF INTERVIEW. THANK RESPONDENT: That completes the interview. Thank you very much for your cooperation.


(1) Trend results for Thursday night interviewing only
(n=186).
(2) Trend results for Other candidate include Mike Gravel.
(3) Trend results for Other candidate include Michael Bloomberg and Mike
Gravel.
(4) Trend results for Other candidate include Sam Brownback and Tommy
Thompson
(5) Trend results for Other candidate include Michael Bloomberg, Jim
Gilmore, Sam Brownback, and Tommy Thompson.
(6) Trend wording read "If Ross Perot were to run again as a third party
presidential candidate in the year 2000, how likely would you be to
vote for him?" Results based on total adults.
(7) Trend results based on total adults.
(8) 1996-2006 trends from Pew Research Center, based on total adults.
(9) Trend results from a CBS News/New York Times poll, based on total
adults.

Source: NEWSWEEK

CONTACT: LaVenia LaVelle of NEWSWEEK, +1-212-445-4859


Web site: http://www.newsweek.msnbc.com/

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton Received Over 100, 000 Happy Birthday Wishes



Dear Orikinla,

You know, I've spent a lot of birthdays with good friends and my wonderful family, but this is the first time I've received birthday wishes from more than 100,000 friends!

This birthday was a special one, and not just because I turned 60. This year, I didn't just celebrate turning one year older. I celebrated having so many people working with me toward the real change that you and I know our country so desperately needs. Whether I'm out on the campaign trail talking to someone struggling to make ends meet or back in Washington working to expand health care for children, I never forget why I am in this race. I am so proud to have you with me making a difference for our country. Thank you so much for your message and for all you do for our campaign. You really made this birthday wonderful.

Sincerely,




Hillary Rodham Clinton

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hillary Clinton Pledges Bold Approach to Stopping HIV/AIDS & Global Poverty

Hillary Clinton Pledges Bold Approach to Stopping HIV/AIDS & Global Poverty

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Today Senator Hillary Clinton pledged that, if elected US President, she will deliver on a range of bold, new policies to address global HIV/AIDS, the plight of orphaned children, women's rights, and related issues.


Religious and community leaders belonging to two local groups, Iowans for AIDS Action and New Hampshire Fights AIDS, had asked that she sign a "Presidential Pledge for Leadership on Global AIDS and Poverty," which she signed today.


In the statement, she pledges to provide "at least $50 billion" for the fight against AIDS by 2013 and to "make significant progress toward providing an additional one percent of the US budget to fighting poverty in impoverished countries."


Clinton also pledged to "improve the coordination and effectiveness of US development assistance by exploring the creation of a cabinet-level poverty-focused development agency."


"Senator Clinton is demonstrating the leadership we need to win in the fight against global AIDS and make our anti-poverty investments more cost effective," said Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director of the Global AIDS Alliance Fund.


"By signing this pledge, she builds on her strong record as an advocate on AIDS and global poverty," Zeitz added. "She is once again showing that she is prepared to deliver on the reforms we need to preserve America's leadership on AIDS and related issues and restore America's standing in the world."


"In recent years, the US has made impressive strides in the area of AIDS treatment," added Zeitz. "Keeping up the pace of the fight against AIDS, at home and abroad, while at the same time fixing those policies that are not working, is a moral imperative facing the next President," he said.


"AIDS kills 8000 people a day, and we cannot try to fight it on the cheap," said Steve Howard, spokesperson for New Hampshire Fights AIDS. "We are thrilled to see Senator Clinton taking this bold, forward-thinking stand," said Howard. "We also need to see the next President ensure full funding for science-based AIDS programs in the US, to reach everyone at risk," he added.


Senator Clinton has co-sponsored important, bi-partisan legislation in the Senate to help African countries improve their health systems, which will help ensure aid can be fully and effectively used. The pledge she signed today includes a promise to "increase the number of health workers by at least one million, building local self-sufficiency."


Source: Global AIDS Alliance Fund

CONTACT: David Bryden, Global AIDS Alliance Fund, +1-202-549-3664 mobile


Web site: http://www.globalaidsalliancefund.org/

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton



Happy Birthday to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who begins a New Year today!
She is a year older this Friday and I am happy for the former First Lady of the United States of America.




Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is a beautiful and wonderful lady who is the melody of love in the life of her great husband, Bill Clinton, the former President of the U.S.A and their family.

I wish her many happy returns of the day with longer life and more prosperity by the infinite Grace of God in Jesus Christ our Lord, who makes all things possible.

I wish her all the best in her quest to become the First Female President of the United States of America.

I support Hillary Rodham Clinton for President.

Her campaign manager, Lady Patti Solis Doyle sent me the following mail and I am asking you to join me and send Happy Birthday Wishes To Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Dear Orikinla,

Here's one of my favorite stories about celebrating Hillary's birthday.

It was her first birthday as First Lady. After all the talk of her changing hairstyles during the campaign, the staff thought it would be funny to surprise her by dressing up as different "Hillarys" -- there was Headband Hillary, Campaign Hillary, Lawyer Hillary, Short-Hair Hillary. I was the 1992 Democratic Convention Hillary -- with the sassy haircut.

This year, I hope we'll start a new tradition: sharing birthday wishes from thousands upon thousands of her supporters. Will you help me get this started by sending Hillary your birthday message today?

Sign Hillary's birthday card:

Even in the midst of an intense campaign, this is a moment for me to stop and reflect about someone who is not just an inspiring leader, but a treasured personal friend. A friend who has been there for me, a friend who has taught me so much about dedication and accomplishment and loyalty and trust.

I'm proud to say that this is the 16th birthday wish that I've sent to Hillary, and this year it's simple: that she continue to make my job easy by being such a great candidate! I know this is one wish sure to come true.

Do you have a birthday wish you want to share with Hillary? Send it to her today.
Click here to send.

Thank you so much for all your support for Hillary, and for helping to make her birthday so special.

Sincerely,


Patti Solis Doyle
Campaign Manager
Hillary for President

P.S. Do you have any friends or family who have a birthday message for Hillary? Forward this email and tell them to send her a message: Click to send yours now

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

From Senator Hillary Clinton With Thanks


Dear Orikinla,

I want to personally thank you for getting involved in my campaign. It is critical that we stay in touch as fast-moving events shape this important election. The stakes couldn't be higher, as you well know. From a vice president who acts like he is above the law to a president who fails us at every turn, this administration has driven our country far away from the American ideal. And not a single Republican candidate can provide America with the clean break and fresh start we so urgently need. But we can - and that's what this campaign is all about. So let's show everyone what we can accomplish together.

Here's one thing you can do: display my special gift to you today - a "Hillary for President" bumper sticker! Click here to get a bumper sticker you can display with pride. And I hope you will also take a few minutes to visit HillaryClinton.com. We work hard to make sure it delivers all the information you need -- from speeches on major issues to videos from the campaign trail to a full range of opportunities for you to get even more involved. On the site right now, you can join Team Hillary, our nationwide voter contact program. So far, supporters like you have already committed to more than 1,000,000 hours of volunteering!

Once again, thanks so much for standing with me -- and make sure you sign up for your "Hillary for President" bumper sticker today. Show your family, friends, and neighbors that you support my campaign for change by displaying a "Hillary for President" bumper sticker.

All the best,

Sincerely,







Hillary Rodham Clinton

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Clinton Has $35 Million in Bank, Obama $32 Million

Clinton Has $35 Million in Bank, Obama $32 Million

Sen. Hillary Clinton spent roughly $20 million in the third quarter in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and had $35 million left to spend in her primary quest, aides reported last night. Her chief rival for the nomination, Sen. Barack Obama announced late Monday her has more than $32 million cash remaining for the primaries despite also spending at a rapid pace.

Counting funds that can be used for the general election, Clinton had roughly $50 million in reserve when September ended.

Much of Obama's spending appears to have been on advertising in Iowa; a report from the Nielsen Company showed he has ran more than 4,000 ads in Iowa, compared to 1,662 by Hillary Clinton and 45 by John Edwards.

--Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted at 8:17 PM ET on Oct 15, 2007

Washington Post on 15/10/2007


All thumbs up to Senator Hillary Clinton and her Team Hillary for the great progress on the road to 2008.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton Leads All The Way, Others Trail Behind Her


Potential 2008 U.S. Presidential Candidates

Senator Hillary Clinton leads all the way.


Current Results of public opinion polls.

Question:

Who is your favorite candidate for U.S. President in 2008?

[61221 votes total]


Joe Biden (2484): 4%

Sam Brownback (2514): 4%

Hillary Clinton (8883): 15%

Chris Dodd (1856): 3%

John Edwards (4964): 8%

Rudy Giuliani (4298): 7%

Mike Gravel (1493): 2%

Mike Huckabee (3302): 5%

Duncan Hunter (1579): 3%

Dennis Kucinich (1954): 3%

John McCain (3388): 6%

Barack Obama (7622): 12%

Ron Paul (3606): 6%

Bill Richardson (3790): 6%

Mitt Romney (4253): 7%

Tom Tancredo (1512): 2%

Fred Thompson (3723): 6%

Friday, October 12, 2007

Join The Team Hillary



CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT HILLRAISERS TODAY

Sign up. We have lots of work to do, so let's get started!


Orikinla Osinachi
--for Team Hillary

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Welcome To Support Hillary Clinton for President Blog



The election of the first female President of the United States of America is long over due. And the only American woman bold enough to take up the challenge is Hillary Clinton. I have created this Vote for Hillary Clinton To Be President Blog to support her all the way to her victory.

Senator Barack Obama can be her Vice President.



No retreat and no surrender until Hillary Clinton is elected as the first female president of the USA.

I welcome you to join me in giving total support to Hillary Clinton.
May God bless you as you do so.

The History of the Journey To the Election of the First Female President of America.

First Woman to Vote Under the 19th Amendment
From Jone Johnson Lewis,
Your Guide to Women's History.


Which Woman Cast the First Ballot?

An often-asked question: who was the first woman in the United States to vote -- the first woman to cast a ballot -- the first female voter?

Because women in New Jersey had the right to vote from 1776-1807, and there were no records kept of what time each voted in the first election there, the name of the first woman in the United States to vote is lost in the mists of history.
Later, other jurisdictions granted women the vote, sometimes for limited purpose (such as Kentucky allowing women to vote in school board elections beginning in 1838).

But we do know the name of the first woman to vote under the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.*

On August 31, 1920, five days after the 19th amendment was signed into law, Hannibal, Missouri, held a special election to fill the seat of an alderman who had resigned.

At 7 a.m., despite pouring rain, Mrs. Marie Ruoff Byrum, wife of Morris Byrum and daughter-in-law of Democratic committeeman Lacy Byrum, cast her ballot in the first ward. She thus became the first woman to vote in the state of Missouri and the first woman to vote in the United States under the 19th, or Suffrage, Amendment.

The Long Road to Suffrage

From Seneca Falls to the 1920s: an overview of the woman suffrage movement An article from your Guide, Jone Johnson Lewis.

The first women's rights meeting in the United States, held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, itself followed several decades of a quietly-emerging egalitarian spirit among women. What a long road it would be to winning the vote for women! Before the Nineteenth Amendment secured women's right to vote in the US, more than 70 years would pass.

The Woman Suffrage movement, begun in 1848 with that pivotal meeting, weakened during and after the Civil War.

For practical political reasons, the issue of black suffrage collided with woman suffrage, and tactical differences divided the leadership. Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone founded the American Woman Suffrage Association, which accepted men as members, worked for black suffrage and the 15th Amendment, and worked for woman suffrage state-by-state. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who, with Lucretia Mott, called the 1848 gathering at Seneca Falls, founded with Susan B. Anthony the National Woman Suffrage Association, which included only women, opposed the 15th Amendment because for the first time citizens were explicitly defined as male, and worked for a national Constitutional Amendment for woman suffrage. Frances Willard's Women's Christian Temperance Union, the growing Women's Club movement after 1868, and many other social reform groups drew women into other organizations and activities, though many worked for suffrage, too. These women often applied their organizational skills learned in the other groups to the suffrage battles -- but by the turn on the century, those suffrage battles had been going on for fifty years already.

Stanton and Anthony and Mathilda Jocelyn Gage published the first three volumes of their history of the suffrage movement in 1887, after winning women's vote in only a few states. In 1890, the two rival organizations, the NWSA and the AWSA, merged, under the leadership of Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt in the National American Woman Suffrage Association. After fifty years, a leadership transition had to take place. Lucretia Mott died in 1880. Lucy Stone died in 1893. Elizabeth Cady Stanton died in 1902, and her lifelong friend and coworker Susan B. Anthony died in 1906. Women continued to provide active leadership in other movements, too: the National Consumer's League, the Women's Trade Union League, movements for health reform, prison reform, and child labor law reform, to name a few. Their work in these groups helped build and demonstrate women's competence in the political realm, but also drew women's efforts away from the direct battles to win the vote. By 1913, there was another split in the Suffrage movement.

Alice Paul, who had been part of more radical tactics when she visited the suffragists of England, founded the Congressional Union (later the National Women's party), and she and the other militants who joined her were expelled by the NAWSA. Large suffrage marches and parades in 1913 and 1915 helped bring the cause of woman suffrage back to the center. The NAWSA also shifted tactics, and in 1916 unified its chapters around efforts to push a suffrage Amendment in Congress. In 1915, Mabel Vernon and Sarah Bard Field and others traveled across the nation by automobile, carrying half a million signatures on a petition to Congress. The press took more notice of the "suffragettes." Montana, in 1917, three years after establishing woman suffrage in the state, elected Jeannette Rankin to Congress, the first woman with that honor.

Finally, in 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment, sending it to the states. On August 26, 1920, after Tennessee ratified the Amendment by one vote, the 19th Amendment was adopted. Now move forward in time more than another fifty years, to the 1970s. A new women's rights movement is active, and the surviving women who led the struggles before 1920 are elderly. A group of scholars undertakes to capture the voices of leaders like Alice Paul and Jeannette Rankin. They ask questions about how suffrage was won -- about the practical aspects of political organizing -- about the education and background and lives of these leaders -- about the peace movement and other reforms for which these women battled after 1920. And now, another twenty years later, these voices come to the internet.

An incredible volume of pages of interviews are now online, thanks to efforts at the University of California Berkeley. Next: more on what's in some of those interviews.

If you want to read them for yourself, here's the link:
Suffragists Oral History Project New! From the University of California, Berkeley: interviews with 12 suffragists including Alice Paul, Jeannette Rankin.

From Women's History

Women's Suffrage Events
From Jone Johnson Lewis.


Timeline of Woman Suffrage:

Key events in the struggle for women's suffrage in America. Also see the state-by-state timeline and the international timeline.

1837: Young teacher Susan B. Anthony asked for equal pay for women teachers.

July 14, 1848: call to a woman's rights convention appeared in a Seneca County, New York, newspaper.

July 19-20, 1848: Woman's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York.
October, 1850: first National Woman's Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1851: Sojourner Truth defends woman's rights and "Negroes' rights" at a women's convention in Akron, Ohio.

1855: Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell married in a ceremony renouncing the legal authority of a husband over a wife, and Stone kept her last name.

January 8, 1868: first issue of The Revolution appeared.

1868: New England Woman Suffrage Association founded to focus on woman suffrage; dissolves in a split in just another year.

1869: National Woman Suffrage Association founded primarily by Susan B.

November 1869: American Woman Suffrage Association founded in Cleveland, created primarily by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and Julia Ward Howe.

December 10, 1869: Wyoming territory passed a law permitting women to vote.

1872: Republican Party platform included a reference to woman suffrage.

1872: Campaign was initiated by Susan B. Anthony to encourage women to register to vote and then vote, using the Fourteenth Amendment as justification.

November 5, 1872: Susan B. Anthony and others attempted to vote; some, including Anthony, are arrested.

June 1873: Susan B. Anthony was tried for "illegally" voting.
January 10, 1878: The "Anthony Amendment" to extend the vote to women was introduced into the United States Congress.

1878: First Senate committee hearing on the Anthony Amendment.

1880: Lucretia Mott died.
1887: Three volumes of a history of the woman suffrage effort were published, written primarily by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Mathilda Jocelyn Gage.

1890: American Woman Suffrage Association and National Woman Suffrage Association merge into the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1893: Colorado passed a referendum giving women the vote.

1893: Lucy Stone died.
January 25, 1887: The United States Senate voted on woman suffrage for the first time -- and also for the last time in 25 years.

1896: Utah and Idaho passed woman suffrage laws.
1900: Carrie Chapman Catt became president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1902: Elizabeth Cady Stanton died.

1904: Anna Howard Shaw became president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1906: Susan B. Anthony died.

1910: Washington State established woman suffrage.

May 4, 1912: Women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City, demanding the vote.

May 4, 1913: About 5,000 paraded for woman suffrage up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

1913: Women in Illinois were given the vote in most elections -- the first state East of the Mississippi to pass a woman suffrage law.

1913: Alice Paul formed the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, first within the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1914: The Congressional Union split from the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1915: Carrie Chapman Catt elected to presidency of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1916: The Congressional Union recreated itself as the National Woman's Party.

1917: National American Woman Suffrage Association officers meet with President Wilson. (photo)

1917: National Woman's Party began picketing the White House.

June 1917: Arrests began of pickets at the White House.

1917: Montana elected Jeannette Rankin to the United States Congress.

March 1918: A court declared invalid the White House suffrage protest arrests.

January 10, 1918: House of Representatives passed the Anthony Amendment but the Senate failed to pass it.

May 21, 1919: United States House of Representatives passed the Anthony Amendment again.

June 4, 1919: United States Senate approved the Anthony Amendment.

August 18, 1920: Tennessee legislature ratified the Anthony Amendment by a single vote, giving the Amendment the necessary states for ratification.

August 24, 1920: Tennessee governor signed the Anthony Amendment.

August 26, 1920: United States Secretary of State signed the Anthony Amendment into law.

1923: Equal Rights Amendment introduced into the United States Congress.



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