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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

News: President Bill Clinton Introduces Film about Pedro Zamora

President Bill Clinton introduces the new feature film “Pedro” that premieres on April 1 at 8 p.m. simultaneously on the cable networks MTV, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, and LOGO.

watch trailer to the movie

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bill Clinton to LatAm bankers: engage the left
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged the people who run Latin America's biggest development bank on Saturday not to turn their backs on the leftists in the region who parlayed the poor's discontent into electoral victories.
Clinton didn't name Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia, whose presidents have all demonized Washington and expelled U.S. diplomats in recent months, referring to them rather as "Colombia's neighbors."
He said he doesn't agree with their politics but "I do understand why poor people who feel powerless turn away from the messy world of democracy."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Photos of Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton visits Shakira's Colombian school

Former US president Bill Clinton arrived in the Colombian port city of Barranquilla Saturday to visit a school built with the help of pop star Shakira to help disadvantaged youths in the region.

Friday, March 27, 2009

President Clinton Visits Latin America

President Clinton travels to Peru and Colombia to meet with people benefitting from health, education, and other programs launched by the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative
Building on his longstanding commitment to Latin America, President Bill Clinton traveled to Peru today to begin a tour of projects that have been launched by the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI), a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation, in Peru and Colombia. At the invitation of the national governments, CGSGI is working with local communities, the Carlos Slim Foundation, and several partners in the private sector to create jobs, increase incomes, and strengthen health, education, and the other building blocks of productivity - all in ways that can be locally sustained.
"This trip to Peru and Colombia gives me the opportunity to see the work of my Foundation in progress and talk to the people who are benefitting from our programs," President Clinton said. "From dozens of women who are running their own business in Colombia to thousands of people who now will receive cataract surgeries in Peru, we are helping people access the business support, health care, and education that will increase incomes, improve lives, and create sustainable development."
In Peru, President Clinton observed the launch of a project of CGSGI, the Ministry of Health, and the Carlos Slim Foundation that will deliver 50,000 additional cataract surgeries in Peru over the next four years, including the poorest regions of the country. Cataracts are a treatable yet are the leading cause of blindness in the developing world, and many thousands of people in Peru lack access to the affordable surgeries. By restoring the vision of 50,000 Peruvians over four years, this project will help increase the productivity of thousands of people and their families.
Tomorrow in Colombia, President Clinton will visit with Afro-Colombian businesswomen from the rural area of Quibdó who run an own organic spice business and, with CGSGI, are strengthening their business and developing new markets for their products. He also will visit a school launched in Barranquilla by Pies Diescalzos Foundation that is receiving support from CGSGI and providing nutrition and job training for thousands of disadvantaged youth and their families. These are examples of other projects launched by CGSGI in Latin America.
This visit marks the first time that President Clinton has traveled to Peru. While in Lima, he spoke to university students and officials at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas about their role as global citizens in addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges.
About the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth InitiativeThe Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative is an innovative partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation, the private sector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs to increase the scope, scale, impact, and sustainability of social and economic development efforts in areas where poverty is widespread. Established in June 2007 by President Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra, CGSGI focuses on alleviating poverty in the developing world through market-driven development that creates jobs and increases incomes, and by strengthening factors that enable economic growth such as health and education. CGSGI is an effort to transform the way businesses do business in the developing world, by creating opportunities and models for all industries seeking to work responsibly in those regions. Learn more at

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Statement from President Bill Clinton on the Passing of Dr. John Hope Franklin.

John Hope Franklin was one of the most important American historians of the 20th century and one of the people I most admired. I was honored he agreed to be the head of the President's Initiative on Race. He led his committee all over America to listen to people of all races, faiths, cultures, and classes. And he produced a remarkable report on the ways in which we remain divided along color lines and what we can do about it. During the process, we became friends and I learned a lot from him about history, politics, and life. He graced our country with his life, his scholarship, and his citizenship. Hillary and I will miss him very much. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Microsoft & Bill Clinton: We'll Save the Cities from Climate Change
Yesterday, at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum, (former) President Bill Clinton launched the Microsoft & Clinton Climate Initiative joint effort, Project 2°, to save the cities of the world from ravages of climate change. Microsoft have developed a tool to help city Administrators assemble an inventory of their CO2 emissions and model planning scenarios to reduce impact. The idea is to roll this out to the 40 city administrations world wide already cooperating with the Clinton Climate Initiative. The tool has been on the go since the latter half of last year and yesterday’s event was created for the purposes of a press launch and to mark the release of a demo site for the tool which you can view here. Of the forty cities associated with the Clinton Climate Initiative four have signed up to use the Microsoft gratis offer: Syndey, Chicago, Houston and Rotterdam.

CGI U Grants: Spread The Word!

Dear Amy,
With the CGI U awards deadline approaching on April 3rd, here are two ways to spread the word about our $400,000 in funding for innovative student projects.
1) Distribute flyers by printing out this PDF flyer and posting it on your campus!
2) Forward this announcement by emailing your friends and networks about the CGI U awards.
Also, be sure to apply for a grant to fund your own project here.
Thanks for getting the word out!
The CGI U Team
The CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards are a potential source of funding for student service and activism projects. $400,000 will be distributed to various students and student groups who are addressing the world’s most pressing global challenges in the following five focus areas: Education, Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Peace & Human Rights, and Poverty Alleviation.
To apply for the awards, students can fill out an Outstanding Commitment Award application here. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 3, 2009.
For additional information, please visit our website at

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

News: New CGSGI Project to Bring New Jobs, Higher Wages to Peru

Commitment benefits Peruvian farmers, small businesses.
This month, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) launched a new commitment in Cajamarca, Peru, where 44 percent of the population is considered to be living in poverty. This three-year program directly will benefit 1,500 agricultural producers and small businesses, and improve the lives of another 12,000 individuals indirectly via new jobs, increased household income, and access to new markets.

Clinton pays tribute to Kell

Clinton: Tech Can Help Solve World's Problems

"Do we have to carry [rising health care costs] like a ball and chain on our children's and our grandchildren's future, down to the end of time?" he said. "What is the role of information technology in escaping this box we've put ourselves in in health care?"

Bill to make Bill Clinton's first home in Hope a National Historic Site clears Congress,0,1645461.story

The site is owned by the Clinton Birthplace Foundation, which has operated the home as a museum. It also owns other Clinton-related property in Hope. The home has drawn visitors from all 50 states and dozens of other nations. The home is restored to the era when Clinton was a boy there from 1946 through 1950.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton to give conference in Peru

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is to arrive in Peru on Friday March 27 to give a conference on economics at a well-known University in Lima

Bill Clinton to speak in Skokie, Illinois

tickets are FREE and will go fast. click link to get ticket info

listen to Bill Clintlon talk about his picks

Former President Bill Clinton tells James Carville and Luke Russert who he thinks will make the Elite Eight and beyond.

Monday, March 23, 2009

new Bill Clinton photo

Clinton to attend bank launch today

The Qatar First Investment Bank will be launched today. Former US President Bill Clinton will attend the private launching ceremony tonight at the Museum of Islamic Art.

Clinton Museum seeking historic designation

"You'd drive by and say, 'That's where Bill Clinton lived.' But then the university bought it."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Political "Giants" Speak at Clinton Library

For the first time ever, former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Senators Dale Bumpers and David Pryor sat down for a public conversation. The three men talked about their experiences in office and shared personal anecdotes.

includes video

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

News: Clinton School Releases Report on Economic Recovery Package at a Glance

As a school of public service, we are glad to see significant emphasis in this legislation on helping those who need it most,” Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford said. “It’s our hope, that when people review the public service components of the bill in detail, that they will be inspired to get more involved.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HRC BEING HONORED at a breakfast on MAY 18.

HRC BEING HONORED at a breakfast on MAY 18. Please hold the date for this unusual opportunity to spend time with her!
While First Lady, Hillary Clinton initiated a millennium project, SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES, and took a very personal interest in the preservation and restoration of Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's home near Hyde Park. She has continued to be supportive of this wonderful project which is also a great example of economic stimulus for upstate.
A committee for the May 18 breakfast is now being formed - members will probably be asked to raise or donate $5000, $3000 or $1000. Please let me know if you would like to join me and be involved on this committee. It will be great fun, for a great purpose!
Individual tickets for the event will probably range from $200 to $350.

when i learn more i will post

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dr. Gupta interview with Bill Clinton re-airs tonight

The Larry King show will re-air tonight March 15 at 9 pm EST

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bill Clinton to come to Medellín

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will join other political heavyweights for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) summit in Medellín on March 28

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Transcript of Bill Clinton on Larry King

I will get the youtube later today. For now here is the full transcript of last nights show.

Bill Clinton Last Night With Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

From someone who was there

Tonight was a wonderful, packed gathering with Bill Clinton and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. President Clinton spoke glowingly about Kirsten and said how proud he and Hillary are to support her.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bill Clinton on Larry King 3/11 at 9

Bill Clinton on Larry King tonight at 9 EST

Former President Bill Clinton Speaks to Publishers

Former President Bill Clinton defended his local independent bookstore in a speech today. GalleyCat editor Ron Hogan has been Twitter-ing all morning at the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting, live-blogging the former President's speech. Follow all the AAP updates here.
Some highlights from Hogan's feed: "Clinton is 'still trying to keep our independent bookstore in Chappaqua alive.'

more from Haiti

great article and photo slide show

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bill Clinton to speak at publishers gathering

Bill Clinton will be sharing a few thoughts with the nation's publishers.
The former president — and million-selling author — is scheduled Wednesday to make a brief speech at the annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers. The topic will be education.

the Association of American Publishers website says nothing on it about exactly when it is or anything about if it is open to the public SORRY

Association of American Publishers

AAP General Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom 20

U.N.'s Ban, Bill Clinton urge Haiti to seek recovery (see video)

Bill Clinton at a press conference today

Former President Bill Clinton says stimulus plan could grow Inland-area jobs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economic crisis has created an opportunity for the nation to transform and grow its depleted workforce -- particularly in hard-hit areas such as Inland Southern California, former President Bill Clinton said Monday.
Speaking in Washington to a national workforce group headed by Riverside's Jamil Dada, Clinton praised President Barack Obama's plan to create millions of jobs through a $787 billion combination of spending and tax cuts

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bill Clinton, UN chief seek aid for Haiti

The former U.S. president and the U.N. chief planned to tour the run-down capital and meet with Haitian officials who have been struggling with high food prices and a devastating series of storms during a period of relative political calm in the Caribbean country.
Hundreds of people affiliated with the Famni Lavalas party of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide greeted the delegation at the airport with signs such as "We love you President Clinton" and "Clinton, we need your help."
Clinton and Ban waved to the crowds but did not make any public comments.

GREAT photos below

Bill Clinton National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum in Washington March 9, 2009

Former U.S. President Clinton blows a kiss to the audience after speaking at the 2009 NAWB Forum in Washington . SEE PHOTO

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Former President Speaks At Senate Fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton attended a $1,000-a-plate breakfast for Rep. Kendrick Meek

photo of Bill here too

I read in another story that about 100 attended. Rep Meek was in OH, KY and IN rallies I volunteered at. He was a staunch supporter of Hillary until the end. I would have gone if it was at 8 pm instead of am (work)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

AIDS Clinics May Close

Below are excerpts from a Bill Clinton interview on Larry King, Feb 17, 2009

KING: Now, how is this economic crisis going to affect that and your other various things?

CLINTON: Well, so far, it has not had an adverse effect on the Global Initiative. It has had a very adverse effect on my health and economic development programs, and my climate change programs. Because after my library was built, where Americans were very generous to me at all levels, since then most of the contributions I get are 100 dollars or less, or a half a million or more. Millions and millions and millions of dollars disappeared from that upper category through no fault of their own.So I had saved some money for a little endowment, and I spent about half of it last year to keep all of our clinics open, and to keep most of our global warming work going, because I didn't want any children to die because of the economic downturn. But this year, I have got to go out and probably get another 200,000 or 300,000 people to give me 100 dollars or less, and then get more people to give money at the 500 to 1,000, 1,500 dollar category. And if I don't do it, I won't be able to continue my operations.KING: Do you think any giving might be hard?CLINTON: Well, no, ironically, here is what I think is going to happen. I think that most Americans know they're still better off than most people who ever lived. And a lot of people around the world feel that way. So they will continue to give some money, even if less. What I think is that almost every charitable endeavor will have to do what I'm doing, they'll have to restructure to be more like the recent presidential campaign. You know, in American modern history, the most Internet- intensive, small donor-dominated campaigns ever run, in order, were: first, President Obama's; second, Hillary's; third, Senator McCain."


Friday, March 6, 2009

(3/6)Shake-Up Coming At Dem Centrist Group

Bill Clinton, in a statement to POLITICO, seemed to endorse this idea.“For 25 years, Al From has urged the Democratic Party to be the party of ideas and of ‘the dynamic center,’ rooted in the values of opportunity, responsibility and community,” Clinton said, adding, “Those ideas helped me win in 1992 and govern for eight years. ... By helping to modernize our government for the 21st century and cultivating young leaders with new ideas in every state, Al From has made invaluable contributions to the Democratic Party’s success and America’s future.”

March at the Clinton Center

Calendar of events at Bill Clinton's library

(3/5)Apply Now For Outstanding Commitment Awards 2009

Dear Amy, CGI U is excited to announce the return of the CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards. These awards are an opportunity for students to receive funding for their Commitments to Action. The 2009 Awards are generously supported by the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Wal-Mart Foundation. A total of $400,000 will be distributed in 2009 to students and/or student group commitments across all five CGI U focus areas: Education, Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Peace & Human Rights, and Poverty Alleviation. The CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards will provide recognition and financial support for a select number of CGI U commitments. To apply for the awards, please fill out an Outstanding Commitment Award application here. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 3, 2009. Any questions about the application can be directed to Browse the CGI U website for ideas and examples of CGI U Commitments to Action. To learn more about CGI U and the Outstanding Commitment Awards, please visit Feel free to spread the word about these awards. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Many thanks, The CGI U Team Go to the link if interested

(3/6) UN chief and Bill Clinton to visit Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will visit Haiti next week to promote international aid for the Western hemisphere's poorest country, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Monday.

GREAT VIDEO OF Bill Clinton on Philanthropy

Bill spoke the entire 25 min at the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Rate this Entry Reminder: Bill Clinton to host Gillibrand fundraiser in NYC March 11

“I am honored to announce that on March 11, President Clinton will headline a fundraising reception in support of my 2010 Senate election,” Gillibrand wrote. “Both Secretary of State Clinton and President Clinton embody the type of leadership I hope to bring to the state of New York, and President Clinton’s willingness to show his early support for my candidacy could

(3/5)Why I miss Bill Clinton (Chicago Tribune)

Great Article

proof that there needs to be a forum for Bill Clinton,0,542633.story

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bill Clinton Needs A forum Too

There are many Hillary blogs but none for Bill Clinton

His Foundation does such important work it would be nice to have stories about his work more visible like we do for Hillary

This site will post news and announcements of Bill Clinton events