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Sun May 1, 2016, 09:54 PM

HILLARY CLINTON GROUP: A few thoughts on Hillary's career

Someone I like and respect posted this piece on a local discussion board. I thought it was really cool, so got his permission to share it with you. Enjoy!

It's difficult sometimes to explain to someone all the things Secretary Clinton did during her political career, because she wasn't a pass-and-dash kind of person. As First Lady she strongly pushed along the SCHIP program, providing health insurance and vaccination in particular for children. As New York senator she was instrumental in securing $21B in federal aid to help rebuild NYC after 9/11, worked to pass legislation getting first responders of 9/11 medical coverage, co-sponsored the Pediatric Research Equity Act (making drug companies do studies to determine proper dosing of medicines for children), and led the effort to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act. As Secretary of State she traveled all over the world in 112 countries pushing for women's and children's rights, greatly improved US standing in the world after the all-time low during President GW Bush's years, negotiated a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip which got Hamas to quit firing rockets continually into Israel, helped secure the START treaty ratification, and got the European Union, China and Russia (as unlikely as that was) all to join us in imposing crippling sanctions against Iran. To name a few. She was a very busy lady.

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Reply HILLARY CLINTON GROUP: A few thoughts on Hillary's career (Original post)
ladym55 May 2016 OP
savalez May 2016 #1
Thinkingabout May 2016 #2
DURHAM D May 2016 #3
SunSeeker May 2016 #4
DemonGoddess May 2016 #5
Her Sister May 2016 #6
greatlaurel May 2016 #8
Cha May 2016 #7

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Sun May 1, 2016, 10:04 PM

1. She's got my vote.

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Sun May 1, 2016, 10:21 PM

2. She has been such a stromg advocate on women's and childrens issues, always working

To make lives better.

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Sun May 1, 2016, 10:43 PM

3. I met Hillary when she was doing some work for President Carter

re: the Legal Services Corporation.

wiki entry - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_Services_Corporation

Just another one of those little things she was involved in and most people have never heard of.

Bet she can't wait to get in the White House and push their budget numbers.

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Response to ladym55 (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 11:41 PM

4. K & R

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Mon May 2, 2016, 07:23 AM

5. K&R!

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Mon May 2, 2016, 07:29 AM

6. There is really so much about her that's like this! Something Awesome!

 

I think she almost takes it for granted and it feels normal to her so she doesn't mention the thousands of things she has done and accomplished: some big, some huge, some little details that made a difference for someone in a big way! Like allowing trans people to get Federal Id's with their preferred gender which then helped them to get State id's. She did this as SoS.


HRC #45

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #6)

Mon May 2, 2016, 11:39 AM

8. When I talk to so called progressives they have no idea of her record

Her work on environmental issues is exemplary. They just complain about her backing fracking and ignore everything else.

Hillary saved many lives with her work for the 9/11 workers and getting them health care. Bush and Christy Todd-Whitman should be in prison for not making available respiratory protection for the 9/11 workers.

Hillary exposed all this in her Senate hearings. The news media largely ignored it.

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Response to ladym55 (Original post)

Mon May 2, 2016, 08:22 AM

7. Mahalo, ladym~

It's difficult sometimes to explain to someone all the things Secretary Clinton did during her political career, because she wasn't a pass-and-dash kind of person. As First Lady she strongly pushed along the SCHIP program, providing health insurance and vaccination in particular for children. As New York senator she was instrumental in securing $21B in federal aid to help rebuild NYC after 9/11, worked to pass legislation getting first responders of 9/11 medical coverage, co-sponsored the Pediatric Research Equity Act (making drug companies do studies to determine proper dosing of medicines for children), and led the effort to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act. As Secretary of State she traveled all over the world in 112 countries pushing for women's and children's rights, greatly improved US standing in the world after the all-time low during President GW Bush's years, negotiated a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip which got Hamas to quit firing rockets continually into Israel, helped secure the START treaty ratification, and got the European Union, China and Russia (as unlikely as that was) all to join us in imposing crippling sanctions against Iran. To name a few. She was a very busy lady.

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