Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Friday, July 31, 2009

Let's Start A Bring Back Bill Campaign...


I have been thinking and you know Bill Clinton was not so bad after all, I mean really if you think about it people were working, banks were not failing, car companies were not failing, they say the deficit was lower and he managed to even save some money.

Last Chance Today Bill Clinton Matches Your Gift

I have wonderful news. We quickly reached President Clinton's goal of $100,000! I'm truly inspired by the outpouring of support in the past couple of weeks.Now, with just hours to go before the deadline, President Clinton has increased his matching gift to $150,000. We can't reach this bold new goal without you! This is your last chance to have President Clinton match your gift dollar-for-dollar. Help us reach $150,000 by midnight tonight! This is an exciting fundraising opportunity for the Clinton Foundation. Our need is great, and our efforts are more important than ever as we work to combat climate change, health pandemics like HIV/AIDS and malaria, and extreme poverty. That's why I'm re-sending the note you received from President Clinton. As we redouble our efforts to serve vulnerable communities here at home and abroad, we're asking for your support one more time. Your gift today could put us over the top - and your support will go twice as far. Thank you for your support, Bruce LindseyChief Executive OfficerWilliam J. Clinton Foundation

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Barbra Streisand, for the Clinton Foundation

I'm completely hooked on supporting the Clinton Foundation - not only because Bill Clinton and I go way back, but because his Foundation allows me to be part of winning solutions to the global challenges we face. Let me illustrate: Four in five HIV-positive children worldwide will die before their 5th birthday... unless they get treatment. By partnering with governments around the world to expand pediatric treatment, the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative has given more than 200,000 children a chance to live.

Where's Bill?

Bill Clinton has the battle scars of health care reform. He is a New Democrat that has ties to the more conservative, probusiness aspects of the Democratic Party. Bill did quite a bit of campaigning, and something tells me that he is still somewhat popular in Blue Dog districts. Bill could be the link between the Blue Dogs and the progressive Democrats fighting for a public option and all the things that matter in health care reform.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Time, Again, for Bill Clinton

If the president asked Mr. Clinton to help, which he has not done so far, that assistance could come in two distinct forms. First, the former president could start calling politicians like Mike Ross, the Democrat from rural Prescott, Ark., who serves as the health care spokesman for the Blue Dogs in the House, and Ben Nelson of Nebraska, who is among the most troublesome Democrats in the Senate. He could remind them how their party lost the majority in 1994, partly due to its inability to fulfill his promise of health care reform, and ask them to imagine what life would be like in the minority again. He might even ask them whether they want to be remembered in history as the rump faction that ruined the hopes represented by Mr. Obama.

August at the Clinton Presidential Center

Dear Amy, From the Far East to Deep Space, the Clinton Presidential Center is the destination for adventure, education and entertainment this month. Onsite restaurant Forty Two will take diners on a journey to Vietnam, and the Center sends visitors to the Moon and to Mars.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Charmaine Pattinson, Clinton Foundation

I'm working with an extraordinary team to support the Ministry of Health and strengthen Zambia's national health system through the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, a project of the Clinton Foundation. In partnership with the government, we're increasing the number of qualified healthcare workers and reaching more people in need.

Clinton to headline conference on education

President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at an Orlando conference Aug. 8-9 intended to mobilize high school and college students to push for education improvements in Florida.

Bill Clinton attends secret memorial to legendary Frank McCourt

A secret farewell to Frank McCourt last week drew a surprise guest — President Bill Clinton — who attended the event at the Manhattan Club in New York, sources tell IrishCentral.
Organizers, who included brother Malachy McCourt and writers Colm McCann and Peter Quinn, were astonished when the former President phoned them to say he was on his way.

Bill Clinton Lauds CIA

"I think it's critical to meeting the challenges that we face today and the ones we're likely to face tomorrow. I guess that's the most important thing I can say—that I am grateful to all of you for your service here," Mr. Clinton said.

Bill Clinton: What I Know

Dear Amy, These tough times are touching all of our lives, quite personally. And these challenges cannot be addressed without real changes. We can't afford to lose our Democratic majority in 2010, and women -- our nation's most progressive force -- will be crucial to protecting and building upon our strength. That is where EMILY's List stands out. I know EMILY's List well. It was started by my good friend Ellen Malcolm back in 1985. At that time, no Democratic woman had been elected to the U.S. Senate in her own right or elected governor of a large state. I've watched EMILY's List grow and help elect record numbers of pro-choice Democratic women -- including Barbara Boxer, Jennifer Granholm, Gwen Moore, and of course, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2010, EMILY's List will be critical to electing more progressive women to help President Obama make change happen. But they must meet each and every one of their early goals. If they don't, their proven strategy is put at risk. Join me in helping EMILY's List reach their critical July goal, and if you make a contribution by July 31 a group of dedicated EMILY's List members will match your donation dollar for dollar, tripling your impact. Even a gift of just $10 will have a significant impact. Click here to contribute as little as $10 to EMILY's List by July 31 and have triple the impact. Most of us are still feeling really good about last November's elections -- and we should. But we can't rest on our laurels. History shows us that in 15 out of the last 17 midterm elections the party in the White House has lost seats in Congress. In 2010, if Congress switches hands, Republicans will regain power and President Obama's progress will grind to a halt. There are 49 districts that Democrats hold in the House right now that voted for McCain in 2008. These Democrats are in "red" territory and the GOP is already gunning to take back what they see as "theirs." And then we have the Senate. The GOP only needs to win over one Senate seat to ensure Democrats do not reach a filibuster-proof majority. So 2010 means not only holding on to the Senate seats we have, but also adding more progressive senators to that chamber. Many of these new leaders can and should be women. We need more women in Congress to fight for all of the issues that matter to you, from health care and reproductive freedom, the economy and education, to the environment and energy independence. That’s why it’s so important that we help EMILY's List prepare for the tough road ahead and help them meet their critical July goal by July 31. There are just 3 days left to help them. I hope I can count on you. Click here to contribute to EMILY's List today. We must not yield power to the Republicans in 2010 -- and supporting EMILY's List will help ensure we don't. Thank you for all you’re doing to put our country back on track. Sincerely, Bill Clinton

Monday, July 27, 2009

Press Release: President Clinton Highlights Economic Impact of Obesity Epidemic on Healthcare

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Receives Pioneering Innovation Award from CDC
President Bill Clinton today brought attention to the growing healthcare costs related to obesity in the United States and the urgent need for better prevention, assessment and treatment of the childhood obesity epidemic.
President Clinton, speaking at Weight of the Nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) inaugural conference on obesity, discussed the significant impact of obesity on our nation’s healthcare system. According to figures released by the CDC today, obesity costs our nation as much as $147 billion per year in direct healthcare costs and lost productivity.
The President highlighted the work of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, facilitating innovations to significantly reduce childhood obesity in the United States by 2015.

Video Bill Clinton Conference CDC Obesity Prevention

Bill Clinton on Health Care Reform Politics: 'I Don't Like It'

Former President Bill Clinton told a group of public health officials in Washington Monday that as a "member of the peanut gallery" viewing the posturing over health care reform, he sees "eerily familiar" political arguments getting in the way of progress on one of the most serious issues facing the nation.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bill Clinton recruiting people

Bill Clinton is building a grassroots campaign for his Foundation. Join his cause by clicking the link

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bill Clinton is coming to Sarasota in September

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Sarasota on Sept. 30, his first visit to the city, according to his top aide and Sarasota native Doug Band.AC = -->
Clinton will attend a fundraiser for his charitable foundation at Band’s parents’ home on Siesta Key and give a speech at the Ringling College Library Association's town hall speaker series, which is normally held at the Van Wezel.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton to speak in Regina on Sept. 8

President Bill Clinton will be the star attraction at the Power Within leadership event at Evraz Place Sept. 8.
Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will be the headline speaker at the 'motivational event,' which is also being held in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, London, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bill Clinton gets busy on Facebook

You know all those celebrities with Facebook accounts and you know that they are not really the ones updating their pages ? Well Bill Clinton certainly appears NOT to be one of them. A few minutes ago, his profile read:

Bill Clinton to Address Tennessee Democrats

tickets on sale July 24

Bill Clinton may eclipse film stars

he can raise lots of money in Canada

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill Clinton hosting fundraising event for Eric Massa NY

On August 3 at 5 pm. there will be a fundraising event with Bill Clinton. General admission is $250. Other levels VIP too.
If interested post a contact info (Facebook or twitter) so I can send the invite.

Important Letter From Bill Clinton

Amy, In my travels around the world, I've held babies born with HIV/AIDS because their mothers had no access to the treatment that prevents transmission of the disease. I've seen the devastating impacts of climate change on some of the poorest regions of the world. I've experienced the health problems caused by the struggle against childhood obesity that 1 in 3 American kids are facing today. I've also seen the tremendous difference we can make if we work together - transforming lives and restoring hope. Right now we're facing a global economic crisis that threatens to unravel many of the gains we've made. With countless lives and communities hanging in the balance, we have no choice - we must increase our efforts with even greater urgency. Tomorrow I'm announcing a special opportunity: I will personally match all donations dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $100,000. Today I'm inviting you - someone who has already shown their support in the past - to be one of the first to participate. Will you make a donation of $100 or more today, double your impact, and get us off to a strong start? Here's how far your dollars could go in supporting our HIV/AIDS work, for example:
$30 becomes $60, providing lifesaving packages for four HIV-positive children for one month.
$80 becomes $160, ensuring that eight community health workers can monitor the treatment adherence of all people living with HIV in a Malawian village for two weeks.
$150 becomes $300, providing access to medical care and support to two HIV-positive children in India for a year. It's deeply satisfying to think about how much we've already accomplished together - in the race against climate change, in the fight against childhood obesity in the United States, and in our efforts to stop HIV/AIDS from killing people before their time. But when I think about how much more we could do, I'm filled with a restless determination. I know you feel the same way. That's why I've offered to match every dollar you donate today. Make a gift today that will go twice as far - and help us reach our goal of $100,000 by July 31. Your donation today will make a tremendous difference as we meet new challenges in additional regions of the world and expand our programs to reach more people. I'm deeply grateful for your past support of my Foundation. Today, your support is more important than ever. Sincerely, Bill Clinton

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nobel winner Seamus Heaney recalls secret visit from Bill Clinton

Irish Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney has discussed for the first time the stroke that almost felled him, a secret visit from President Bill Clinton to his Irish hospital and how his love for his wife helped keep him going through the worst moments of his life.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Statement on the Death of Walter Cronkite

Statement on the Death of Walter Cronkite
July 18, 2009 New York, NY Bill Clinton Statements
Hillary and I are saddened by the loss of our friend Walter Cronkite. He was one of the most important figures in 20th century journalism, not just because he was the leading news anchor during tumultuous times when only three networks dominated television news, but because of the way he did it - with wise language, a fine mind, a caring heart, and a careful, fair-minded devotion to the facts of every story. He never let the established "story line" obscure the real story as he saw it. After he retired from broadcasting, he devoted himself to promoting those values within his beloved profession and in our larger public discourse. America has lost a great citizen and a profoundly good man.

Bill Clinton On Cronkite

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Super Summer Saturdays at the Clinton Center

While visiting the Center, don’t miss your chance to see an authentic moon rock - on loan from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Alabama - from July 18 – 29! Be sure to shuttle over to the Clinton Museum Store for featured space items including science and technology kits, toys, apparel, books and more to prepare for your next mission! Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. See a full listing of upcoming events on our website.

Haiti Slideshow From William Clinton Foundation

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bill Clinton: Rural foundation help 'inadequate'

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the activity by nonprofit foundations to help rural parts of the country has been "woefully inadequate" and encouraged workers in those areas to focus on alternative energy initiatives.

SLIDESHOW of event today

Former US President Bill Clinton is scheduled to host an exclusive Mandela Day Gala Dinner and Auction

Former US President Bill Clinton is scheduled to host an exclusive Mandela Day Gala Dinner and Auction at the stunning Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, ahead of Mandela Day. Graca Machel-Mandela will be attending with Nelson Mandela's daughter and grandson, the media said.

Join Bill Clinton For Vegan Lunch In Charity Auction

The online auction features the chance to join an intimate and private dinner where Bill Clinton will be hosted with 35 guests at Simmons’ private residence in New York on July 20.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Black Fraternity Inducts Bill Clinton as Honorary Member

appears this story is fact. i was uncertain when i saw it on twitter but no major media outlet. here is the FOX news alert

Friday, July 10, 2009

Rep. Carolyn Maloney holds off on Senate run launch vs. Gillibrand to accomodate Bill Clinton

Rep. Carolyn Maloney is postponing the launch of her Senate campaign to clear the way for Bill Clinton to show up at a planned July 20 fundraiser.

President Bill Clinton to speak at The Haitian League’s 2009 Haitian Diaspora Unity Congress

Former President Bill Clinton announced he will attend and address the 2009 Haitian Diaspora Unity Congress which will take place at the Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, on August 6-9, 2009.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clinton and Pelosi Inspire a New Generation of Progressives


Generation Obama Meets Bill Clinton

As Bill Clinton spoke to the standing-room-only conference of liberal student activists in a packed Washington ballroom yesterday, he peered over his reading glasses to assess the crowd. They were diverse, quite young and awfully friendly.

William J Clinton Foundation Press Release: Alert About a Fraudulent Solicitation

July 07, 2009 New York Clinton Foundation Press Releases
The William J. Clinton Foundation has recently discovered that an individual or individuals (including someone identifying himself as “Ralph McGill”) are misrepresenting themselves as agents of the Clinton Foundation who are hiring representatives to receive donations and perform other tasks on behalf of the Foundation and other charities.
Please be advised, THIS SOLICITATION IS FRAUDULENT AND IN NO WAY CONNECTED OR AFFILIATED WITH THE WORK OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. We are taking steps to address this matter. Positions with the Clinton Foundation and its initiatives are posted exclusively on the Clinton Foundation website under “About The Clinton Foundation” at

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Campus Progress Conference

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday a lack of cooperation between Haitian politicians, aid groups and business leaders was hurting efforts to help the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Bill looks cool in shades

check out bottom photo too

Environment right for U.S. health reformBill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday the political and economic environment was more favorable to comprehensive U.S. healthcare reform than during his failed effort in the early 1990s.

Bill Clinton to Speak Welcome to The Future of Corporate Reform

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 – Thursday, September 10, 2009Hotel del Coronado • San Diego, California

Clinton urges better building in Haiti

Former US president Bill Clinton called for better building construction on a visit to the Haitian city that was almost destroyed by hurricanes and tropical storms a year ago.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bill Clinton draws crowds as envoy to Haiti

Bill Clinton on Tuesday took his Haiti relief effort to this battered seaside city that was nearly destroyed last year by a series of tropical storms, finding a mud-caked maze of partially rebuilt homes and shops.

Bill Clinton on Haiti trip praises Michael Jackson

The former U.S. president, now a special U.N. envoy to Haiti, recalled Jackson's performance at a 2002 fundraiser at New York's Apollo theater.......

Bill Clinton at Charity Golf Outing

Former President Bill Clinton, who played in a group with Torre and Donald Trump, wanted to honor Torre for his commitment to combat domestic violence. ...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Clinton Returns to Arkansas for Rural Philanthropy Conference

An e-mail comes in to The Think Tank letting me know that President Bill Clinton will be returning to Arkansas to speak at a rural philaanthropy conference organized by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in conjunction with the Clinton School of Public Service and the Clinton Presidential Center. The conference is being help July 13-16 in [...]

UN envoy Bill Clinton begins first visit to Haiti in his new role

During his three-day visit, Mr. Clinton is expected to meet with a series of senior Government officials to discuss how best the international community can support their efforts to better prepare for hurricanes, generate new jobs and enhance the delivery of basic social services.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bill Clinton to visit Haiti Monday as UN special envoy

Former US president Bill Clinton will travel to Haiti Monday for his first visit as UN special envoy to the Caribbean nation, the world body announced Thursday.
William J Clinton Foundation Press Release

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser 4 Representative Carolyn Maloney's primary challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

But perhaps the biggest news for the prospective candidate looking to win what was until January the Senate seat of Hillary Clinton is the scheduled July 20 fundraiser at the St. Regis which will feature Bill Clinton. Maloney announced the details herself to the crowd.

The Maloney camp acknowledged that the event was scheduled well before her decision to challenge Gillibrand, but also suggested that it would serve as a meaningul boon to the campaign."Certainly it's a good thing to have the president do an event for her," said Maloney's chief strategist (and, apparently, lone staffer at this point), Joe Trippi. "He's a major attraction. It is meaningful to the campaign and to her."But an aide to the former president said it would be a mistake to read any special significance into Clinton's attendance at the fund-raiser, which is part of a series of events he is participating in to thank supporters of Hillary Clinton for their hard work during the 2008 presidential campaign. The aide said, "The former president believes that Senator Gillibrand is doing a good job as senator and this type of thank-you event, and any other he may do, should not be read as an endorsement or un-endorsement."