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Planned Parenthood launching seven-figure pro-Clinton ad buy

Planned Parenthood's political arms are launching a multi-platform, seven-figure ad buy in support of Democratic primary front-runnerHillary Clinton. 

Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund will promote Clinton’s pro-abortion-rights stance in videos, digital ads, phone banks and mailers, the groups said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The ads will target Michigan, Texas and Virginia ahead of their early March primaries.

“Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in this race who has made women’s health and rights a priority,” said Deirdre Schifeling, Planned Parenthood Action Fund's executive director, in a statement. “Hillary Clinton has been fighting for women and their families for her entire life.” 

In one ad, entitled “Champion,” a narrator says “we’re with Hillary, because she’s with us.”

“When they said our healthcare wasn’t important. When they tried to deny us cancer screenings. When they talked about our personal health decisions in ways meant to shame us. She spoke up. She was our champion."


Another spot, “Care that Drives,” features mothers playing with their children.

“You encourage. You listen. All to make sure your family succeeds,” the ads begins, showing a mother pulling a shirt over her son and another playing soccer with two daughters. 

“Care. It’s what’s most important. It’s why Hillary Clinton stood up for children without health insurance,” the ad continues. “To make sure they could see a doctor.”

“And when Congress threatened to block patients from Planned Parenthood’s basic services, Hillary Clinton stood up for cancer screenings and birth controls.”

WTF? Seriously? I guess they have plenty of money, since they are attacking a Pro-Choice Democratic candidate...

Depends on thr Dem nominee...

I know many white independents and moderates that will stay at home in November if a certain person is the Dem nominee...

Been saying it for months...this is some serious stuff...

Bernie Sanders to hold public forum in Flint Thursday

FLINT, Mich. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making another campaign stop in Michigan, this time in Flint.

Sanders will host a forum with community members at the Woodside Church Thursday, February 25. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and admission will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

The candidate will open the floor for comment and talk with attendees about the issues they face in Michigan.

Doors open at 1 p.m. at the church, which is located at 1509 E Court Street. Parking spaces are limited, so carpooling is encouraged. Additional parking will be availble at the Mott Community College lot.

More information can be found at the Sanders official campaign site.

Bernie Sanders gets nod from Latino worker-rights group

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday picked up the support of Living United for Change in Arizona, a group whose aim is to organize the state's lower-income and minority families in the pursuit of "social and economic justice."

Sanders, a left-leaning independent U.S. senator from Vermont who won this month's New Hampshire primary, is trying to regain his momentum after a loss to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Saturday's Democratic caucuses in Nevada.

LUCHA officials were set to announce their endorsement Tuesday afternoon during a news conference at Sanders' Phoenix campaign headquarters.

The Sanders campaign described LUCHA as "the leading workers-rights organization in Arizona," citing the group's advocacy for "a fair and just" $15 minimum wage and for helping fast-food industry workers who want the right to unionize. LUCHA has more than 600 members, the campaign said.


Sanders thanks Boston restaurant for chips, salsa, and a side of support


"By Steve Annear Globe Staff February 23, 2016

Bessie King was getting ready to close up Villa Mexico Cafe Monday night when a customer walked over to the counter to show her something on his phone.

As King stared at the screen, she realized it was an image of a bag of tortilla chips and salsa, accompanied by a note that she had written, which she gave to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign staff earlier that day.

“We saw it, and we were, like, ‘Oh, my God!’ ” said King, who co-owns the Water Street restaurant with her mother, Julie.

Sanders’ staff had posted the picture, which showed the handwritten note of support from King, to both Instagram and Tumblr.

The caption next to the image read, “To Julie and Bessie: Thank you for this lovely note. Happy to hear that you #FeelTheBern.”

“To have the humanity to say thank you for the note on social media, it was very much a shock for us,” King said.

Sanders hosted a rally for 7,500 people at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday night. Before the rally, he made a pit stop in Boston to speak to ironworkers.

When a customer told King in the afternoon Monday that Sanders was around the corner from her restaurant, she put the note and chips together and dashed down the street.

The note said, “Welcome to Boston! We own a small Mexican restaurant here on Water Street (my mom and I) and when customers said you may be coming we came out to see and ‘feel the Bern’ in person. We are rooting and voting for you. Stay strong and God bless you.”

She couldn’t get near Sanders, so she handed the bag to his campaign staff, she said.

Hours later, the bag reappeared, but this time on social media.

On Tuesday, customers coming into the restaurant were commenting on Sanders’ post to his more than 800,000 followers.

“We were definitely very surprised,” King said. “It was a stroke of luck, but we are very thankful.”

Sanders’s staff did not immediately return a request for comment about whether the senator actually ate the chips during his drive to Amherst."

Dolores Huerta shout down claim debunked by video and eye-witness accounts


Please read the actual linked article / entry before posting a reply...


The Hill; Nevada Dems threaten to prosecute people who vote in both caucuses

The Nevada State Democratic Party on Friday vowed to prosecute people who "violate the integrity of the caucus process" after a local College Republicans chapter encouraged GOP voters to participate in the contests of both parties.

“After reviewing Nevada law, we believe that registering under false pretenses in order to participate in the Democratic caucuses for purposes of manipulating the presidential nominating process is a felony," Nevada Democratic Chairwoman Roberta Lange said in a statement.

"The Nevada State Democratic Party will work with law enforcement to prosecute anyone who falsely registers as a Democrat to caucus tomorrow and subsequently participates in the Republican caucuses on Tuesday.”

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also lashed out at the "scheme," calling the tactics "disgraceful."

“These Republican plans to interfere with the integrity of Nevada’s Democratic caucuses are shameful and immoral," Reid said in a statement. "Rather than letting voters decide and allowing our democratic system to work, Republicans are resorting to trickery and gimmicks in an attempt to subvert the will of the people. The Republican Party has long decried voter fraud, but with this latest scheme they are now encouraging it." 

This will be the excuse used tomorrow by the Clinton campaign when they lose..."its only because Republicans cheated"...

Saving Social Security...

Basically she has no plan to make it solvent..."we'll look into it.."

Housing discrimination based upon race is already illegal...

So what is she going to do differently?
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