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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Humanitarian Hillary Clinton on the record

Partisanship aside, paaaaleeeze!

Let's take a look at Mrs. Hillary Clinton's many humanitarian accomplishments, outside of being scrutinized under the the magnifying glass in the public domain.

1. She's mother to Chelsea and grandmother to Charlotte.
  • Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983
  • Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984
2. Hillary Rodham is the daughter of an American Navy veteran.
3. Hillary Rodham was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969, and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973.
4. Miss Rodham married William Jefferson Clinton on October 11, 1975, at 930 California Street in Fayetteville, AK, the home where they lived while both taught law at the University of Arkansas.
5.  In 1977, Mrs. Clinton founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. This non-profit organization was founded to research, educate on and rethink children’s issues.
6. She became first lady of Arkansas in 1979, when her husband Bill Clinton's was elected governor in 1978. During her 12 years as first lady, Hillary continued to work as an attorney at Rose Law Firm. She gave birth to Chelsea Clinton in 1980.
7.  As Arkansas First Lady, some of her activities included chairing the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee, continuing work with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and serving on the boards of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services and the Children's Defense Fund. She was also a member of corporate board of directors for TCBY, Wal-Mart and Lafarge. From 1987 to 1991 she chaired the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession.
8. For new and working teachers, Mrs. Clinton fought for teacher raises and mandatory competency tests. She was behind the effort to develop the state’s first set of statewide curricular standards in the 1980s.
9.  She launched the "HIPPY" program- Home Instruction Program for Pre-school Youth.  This program was championed by Mrs. Clinton and sent teachers into the homes of underprivileged families to train parents in school preparedness and literacy. This program became a model for other states.  HIPPY was designed to bring families, organizations and communities together regardless of limited financial resources or educational barriers. Through the program, parents learned the importance of talking to and reading to their children. Today, there are currently 146 HIPPY sites in 25 states and Washington D.C. serving nearly 16,000 children.
10.  Books written by Mrs. Clinton:
  • Living History (2004) - An autobiography of her life, including her life with Bill Clinton. 
  • An Invitation To The White House : At Home With History (2000) - A photo-filled book of the White House during the Clinton Years.
  • It Takes A Village (1996) - Hillary's take on raising children in the modern era. While it does naturally contain some of her political views, it's mostly about taking an active role in parenting, which either political party would agree with.
Americans know Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her family as well as any modern historical leader of our era. She has put herself out there for inspection during every challenge put in front of her, both real and including the muckraking contrived scandals.

Mrs. Clinton more than earned American and worldwide respect, as both a humanitarian and as a diplomat.  

Thank you Mrs. Clinton for accepting the challenge to run as a progressive Democrat, to become the first woman president of the United States.

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