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.


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.

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.


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,


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.


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


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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