Hillary Clinton to Visit Denver Workforce Training Facility on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
On Tuesday, June 28, Hillary Clinton will visit Galvanize Denver, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and startups that offers tech-focused education and training opportunities. Clinton will take a tour of the facility and speak with Galvanize CEO Jim Deters about the links between technology, education, and workforce development and how we can build an economy that works for everyone—not just those at the top—with good jobs and a good education available in every zip code.
Hillary Clinton Visit to Galvanize When: 10:15 AM MDT, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Where: Galvanize Denver - Golden Triangle Campus, 1062 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204
Bernie Sanders Statement on Democratic Party Platform Draft
BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Sunday on a Democratic Party platform draft:
“The lesson of Brexit is that while the very rich get much richer, working people throughout the world are not seeing the global economy and an explosion of technology benefiting their lives. In fact, in the United States the middle class has been in decline for 35 years while there has been a huge increase in income and wealth inequality. Unfettered free trade has made multi-national corporations more profitable and their CEOs richer, but it also has led to the loss of millions of good-paying jobs in this country and a race to the bottom.
“The challenge for us today is to take on the greed and power of Wall Street and corporate America, and create a government and an economy that works for all of us and not just the 1 percent. In our anger and frustration, we must not succumb to the bigotry and divisiveness of Donald Trump and others like him.
“This is precisely what the struggle over the Democratic Party platform is about. We need to create a Democratic Party which fights for working families and not wealthy campaign contributors.
“I am glad that we have won some very important provisions in the platform drafting process so far, but much more needs to be done.
“There is very good language in the platform that calls for breaking up the largest Wall Street financial institutions and a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act. I am glad that the platform drafting committee is on record to expand Social Security, to create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and to end the outrageous tax loopholes that enable the very rich and large profitable corporations to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
“Unfortunately, however, the platform drafting committee voted down some very important provisions. Despite Secretary Clinton’s opposition, as a candidate for president, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, her supporters in St. Louis voted down a proposal to keep the trade deal from coming up for a vote in Congress. The Clinton delegates also voted down definitive language to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Despite the growing crisis of climate change, they voted against a tax on carbon, against a ban on fracking and against against a requirement for 100 percent clean energy by 2050."
“The platform drafted in St. Louis is a very good start, but there is no question that much more work remains to be done by the full Platform Committee when it meets in Orlando on July 8 and 9. We intend to do everything we can to rally support for our amendments in Orlando and if we fail there to take the fight to the floor of the convention in Philadelphia. It is imperative that this platform be not only the most progressive in the history of the Democratic Party, but includes a set of policies that will be fought for and implemented by Democratic elected officials.”
New Hillary for America TV Ad Shows Trump’s Volatile Response to Brexit
Hillary for America is launching a new national TV ad highlighting Donald Trump failing the Presidential leadership test after Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union. While markets plummeted and American families watched as their 401(k) accounts lose more than $100 billion in value in a day, Donald Trump responded by cheering the results and touting how he can profit from it.
The new ad juxtaposes media coverage of the reality of the Brexit vote with Trump’s response on his Scotland trip. The new national cable ad buy is to make clear that Donald Trump failed to provide the steady leadership needed instead proving he is temperamentally unfit to be President of the United States and that he is in it for no one but himself. The national cable buy begins this week.
Statement from Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris on Democratic Platform Draft
Following yesterday’s meeting of the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee in St. Louis, Hillary for America senior policy advisor Maya Harris, who is the campaign’s official representative to the committee, issued the following statement:
“We are proud that the draft 2016 Democratic Platform, which the drafting committee approved yesterday, represents the most ambitious and progressive platform our party has ever seen, and reflects the issues Hillary Clinton has championed throughout this campaign, from raising wages and creating more good-paying jobs to fixing our broken immigration system, reforming our criminal justice system, and protecting women’s reproductive health and rights. As our Chairman, Congressman Elijah Cummings, directed us at the outset, our platform does not merely reflect common ground—it seeks higher ground.
“For the first time ever, our platform calls for ending mass incarceration, shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline, and taking on the challenges of systemic racism. This year’s platform contains the most ambitious jobs plan on record, including historic investments in infrastructure, pledges to increase American manufacturing and stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, and a robust, stand-alone plank on youth jobs. It contains ambitious, progressive principles on wages, stating that working people should earn at least $15 an hour, citing New York’s minimum wage law and calling for raising and indexing the federal minimum wage. It also calls for the elimination of the ‘tipped’ wage and for the right of workers to form or join a union. And for the first time, the Democratic Party platform explicitly calls for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which restricts access to women’s reproductive rights, particularly low-income women and women of color.
“Four years ago, the Democratic platform called for an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy. This platform moves far beyond that framework, with a robust commitment to combating climate change and ambitious goals, like generating 50 percent of our electricity from clean sources within a decade. This vision was further strengthened through an amendment offered by representatives of both campaigns to see America running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.
“We are also pleased that there were many issues where committee members worked collaboratively to articulate a bold vision, including making sure Wall Street greed and recklessness never again threatens American families and businesses on Main Street; proposing a surtax on multi-millionaires to ensure the richest among us are paying their fair share to build an economy that works for everyone; and expanding Social Security benefits by raising more revenue above the $250,000 threshold.
“Members also worked together on framing Democrats’ shared commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, with an eloquent unity amendment stating, ‘Immigration is not a problem to be solved, it is a defining aspect of the American character and history to be supported and defended against those who would exclude or eliminate legal immigration avenues and denigrate immigrants.’
“And we are proud the draft 2016 Democratic platform sets forward progressive principles and high standards on trade, including calling for trade agreements to be more protective of workers’ rights, labor rights, the environment, and public health. The draft reviewed by committee members yesterday included a call to review past trade agreements and update them to reflect these principles. An amendment adopted yesterday further emphasized the fact that many Democrats oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership because ‘the agreement does not meet the standards set out in this platform.’ Hillary Clinton is one of those Democrats, and has been strongly and unequivocally on the record opposing TPP. Just this week, she said, ‘We will defend American jobs and American workers by saying ‘no’ to bad trade deals and unfair trade practices, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.’
“Make no mistake about it: The 2016 Democratic platform represents an ambitious, progressive agenda that all Democrats can and should be proud of.”
New Hillary for America TV Ad Features Family Benefiting from Clinton's Work on Children's Health Insurance
Hillary for America will begin airing a new television ad on Saturday in eight states featuring a family who has benefited from Hillary Clinton's work on behalf of children and families. In the ad, entitled "Kayla," the mother of a young girl who was diagnosed with two chronic illnesses at age nine tells the story of how her family utilized the Children's Health Insurance Program, which Clinton helped create, to provide her daughter's coverage.
"When Hillary Clinton was First Lady she was instrumental in passing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and because she did, Kayla and millions of other kids have coverage," Kayla's mother, Amanda Strine, says in the ad. "That's what Hillary Clinton did, and that tells you a lot about the kind of president she'll be."
The ad is part of the previously announced eight-figure, initial six-week television buy, which also included the ads "Always," "Quiet Moments," and "Who We Are." It will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.
Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding British Referendum on E.U. Membership
The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration.
Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again.
Hillary Clinton to Hold Town Hall with Digital Content Creators in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Los Angeles, CA -- On Tuesday, June 28, Hillary Clinton will participate in a town hall discussion with digital content creators in Los Angeles, CA. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation and ask Clinton questions important to their communities and online audiences.
DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORS TOWN HALL WHERE: Neuehouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 WHEN: 4:30PM PT, Tuesday, June 28