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Thursday, December 31, 2009

William J. Clinton Foundation 2009 Year-End Report

Clinton Foundation announces significant strides in combating HIV/AIDS, climate change and childhood obesity, and supporting economic development in 2009.

New York, NY – The William J. Clinton Foundation today announced wide-ranging accomplishments in 2009 in the areas of health care, climate change, sustainable growth, and economic opportunity.

Founded by President Bill Clinton, the Foundation’s initiatives – including the Clinton Global Initiative

Before midnight tonight, make a donation of $50 or more and receive your 2010 calendar featuring inspiring images from our work across the globe.

There are only hours left to make a tax-deductible gift in 2009. Your donation is enormously important to our work, and you can be confident that it immediately will be put to good use.

We were recently ranked one of the "Top 25 Givers" by Barron's and the Global Philanthropy Group, recognizing our ability to take your dollars "very far" and deliver "innovative solutions to lingering problems." More than 95 percent of your donation goes directly to programs.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January at the Clinton Center

Celebrate the New Year at the Clinton Center. "Jewels to Jelly Beans" enters its final month, and we invite students to "Read My Pins" with Secretary Madeleine Albright.

See a full listing of upcoming events.

Now until January 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Donate $50 to a good cause, get a free calendar

2 Days Left to receive our 16-month wall calendar, featuring the places we work and the people we help, in thanks for your year-end gift of $50 or more.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

'We built back better' after tsunami: Bill Clinton

Former US president Bill Clinton, who helped raise millions of dollars in aid for tsunami-hit Asian nations, said the hard-hit region "built back better" in the five years since the disaster.

"We will never forget the stories of those who lost their loved ones and all

Monday, December 21, 2009

In Newsweek this week Bill Clinton on Global Philanthropy

The 42nd president of the United States hasn't silently retired. Through the William J. Clinton Foundation, he has focused on world philanthropy and problem solving. Clinton spoke with NEWSWEEK's Jon Meacham. Excerpts:

Very good and long article

Saturday, December 19, 2009

VIDEO Happy Holidays from Bill Clinton

President Clinton reflects on the accomplishments of the Clinton Foundation in 2009 and wishes his Facebook fans a happy holiday season.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Deadline for Clinton Global Initiative University

Due to overwhelming demand, we have extended the application deadline for the third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), to February 22, 2010. This year’s meeting will take place at the University of Miami, Florida from April 16 – 18, 2010. Visit our website to apply to attend.

The 2010 meeting – hosted jointly by President Clinton and the University of Miami – will focus on how students like you can take practical action to solve global challenges in education, environment & climate change, peace & human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Attending the CGI U Annual Meeting is free. Travel assistance is available for those who qualify.

CGI U is also excited to launch its campus representative program for 2010. CGI U campus representatives work with students, universities, and CGI U headquarters to conduct outreach, organize events, and support CGI U commitments. Click here to learn about becoming a campus representative.

I hope to see you in Miami!


Keisha Senter
Director, CGI U

Due to overwhelming demand, we have extended the application deadline for the third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), to February 22, 2010. This year’s meeting will take place at the University of Miami, Florida from April 16 – 18, 2010. Visit our website to apply to attend.

The 2010 meeting – hosted jointly by President Clinton and the University of Miami – will focus on how students like you can take practical action to solve global challenges in education, environment & climate change, peace & human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Attending the CGI U Annual Meeting is free. Travel assistance is available for those who qualify.

Click here to apply to attend the CGI U 2010 Annual Meeting.
Click here to watch footage of CGI U members in action.
Click here to learn about becoming a CGI U Campus Rep.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bill Clinton has sent a thankful letter to Association Friends of The USA in Kosovo

Dear Agim:
Thank you for all your hard work to organize the commissioning and unveiling of the statue bearing my likeness in Prishtina.

I know that you worked tirelessly to see this project through to completion, and I am very grateful for your dedicated efforts.

Because of you, my part in your in country's history will be forever commemorated, and I am humbled and deeply honored by this gesture.

Once again, I appreciate all you have done.

Bill Clinton
December 15, 2009

Bill Clinton pitches e-mail for Sen. Lincoln's reelection effort in Arkansas

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) got a boost in her reelection effort on Thursday morning by way of a fundraising e-mail from former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton, the one-time governor of Arkansas, sent an e-mail to Lincoln supporters asking for funds and seeking to beat back attacks from the senator's left and right

Dear Friend,

I am going to tell you what I told Senator Lincoln this week: She's going to win this thing.

Here's why. The Republicans are doing what they always do -- using fear and misinformation to obstruct. They tried it on me and they're up to their same old tricks now with Blanche.

She is doing what she always does -- fighting for the people of Arkansas, being an independent voice for progress and using her influence to get things done.

Make no mistake, this will be a tough fight. But I know Senator Lincoln well and I know she is up to it. That's why I'm standing with her and I'm asking you to do the same. She needs to know that we have her back.

Click here to make a contribution of $5 or more to stand with me in support of Senator Lincoln.

I remember all those times when I was in office and Blanche came to me with her "to-do list" for Arkansas. "Mr. President, I know that we come from the same place," she would say with her charm. "But, I want to remind you that Arkansas has critical needs." And most of those times, Blanche got what she asked for.

She is a fighter, as anyone in Congress or any Arkansan she has helped can tell you. Today, we are closer than ever to passing health insurance reform that will make insurance for those who have it make sense, cover more working families who don't have it, and slow the inflation in cost that is hurting our economy, costing us jobs, and holding down pay raises. Senator Lincoln is one of the big reasons why.

Through all the attacks from the left and the right, Blanche has maintained a steady course for common sense reforms that matter most to a rural state like Arkansas where most people are self-employed or employees of small businesses. I admire her grit and I want to help her. I hope you do too.

Click here to make a contribution of $5 or more to stand with me and help Senator Lincoln.

Blanche Lincoln has proven time and again that she is a great U.S. Senator for Arkansas. Now that she is the first Arkansan ever to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee and at the center of the health care debate, we couldn't hope for more influence for our small state. She is exactly where you should want your Senator to be.

I know that the other side will spend millions of dollars saying terrible things about her, because they think that's their only way to return to power. That's why she needs the resources before December 31 - the last reporting deadline of 2009 - to fight back.

I hope I can count on you to join me and be there for her. Please make a contribution to her campaign today.


Bill Clinton

Clinton urges passage of Senate health care bill

Former President Bill Clinton, who is all-too-familiar with what happens when Congress doesn't pass health care reform, issues a rare statement on the ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill.

Clinton, who had a similar message for the Senate Democrats recently in a party lunch, says he knows the cost of inaction and calls it a good bill.

The statement:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Press Release: Cities Join Forces on Electric Vehicles

Fourteen of the world’s largest cities today committed to take steps over the next year to make their cities more electric vehicle-friendly, in collaboration with four leading vehicle manufacturers and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI). The announcement was made at the ‘Climate Summit for Mayors’, which is being held alongside the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.

Clinton, 180 potential donors set for Marshals Museum reception

Around 180 guests from Arkansas and around the country are expected to attend the first high-profile — but completely private — event scheduled Dec. 18 for the U.S. Marshals Museum at which former President Bill Clinton will serve as the ceremonial host.

The invitation-only event to be held at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock is designed to attract individuals who may directly or indirectly donate to the construction and operation of the museum

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bill Clinton Pens New Britannica Article on Dayton Accords

Encyclopaedia Britannica has published a new article about the 1995 Dayton Accords written by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the company said today. The article, about the agreement signed in Paris fourteen years ago today ending the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is now available on Britannica's Web sites.

Mr. Clinton's article recounts one of the bloodiest chapters in post-World War II European history. It explains the origins of the fighting among ethnic Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims that erupted in the early 1990s after the breakup of the Yugoslav federation, the suffering of civilians, the early attempts to make peace and changes in U.S. and NATO policy, including willingness to use force against Bosnian Serb aggressors, that brought all parties to the table. The agreement, reached during a conference near Dayton, Ohio, in November 1995, brought the conflict to an end.
read what he wrote

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tsunami-hit communities ready for future: Bill Clinton

Communities devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami have "built back better" and lessons were learned for future disaster recovery, said Bill Clinton, who served as U.N. special envoy for tsunami rebuilding.

Poll: Democrats' Favorite Recent President Is Bill Clinton -- Not Obama

A national survey from Public Policy Polling (D), asking respondents about their favorite and least favorite recent presidents, finds an interesting result: Bill Clinton outranks Barack Obama, thanks to a lead among Democrats.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Business leaders key to solving climate crisis says Bill Clinton

In an exclusive video message delivered to delegates attending a COP15 meeting at Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle just outside Copenhagen on Saturday evening, ex-US president Bill Clinton said: “No matter what agreement is made in Copenhagen, the business leaders brought together by the Copenhagen Climate Council and the UN Global Compact are key to whether we can actually solve this crisis. There can be no effective response to the climate problem without business innovation, investment, and low-carbon technology and processes.”

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bill Clinton Asks: What Will Your Commitment Be?

President Clinton to speak at Palm Beach event

The foundation describes itself as an organization that “strengthens Jewish identity, energizes the community’s relationship with Israel and meets the human needs of the Jewish community.”

Thursday, December 10, 2009

President Clinton Announces that the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative Will Become the Clinton Health Access Initiative

The Clinton Health Access Initiative will carry on and expand the projects previously conducted through the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and will continue working in association with governments and other NGO partners to expand access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS and malaria, and to strengthen integrated health systems around the world. President Clinton will continue to lead CHAI as the chairman of its board, and CHAI will continue to work alongside the Clinton Foundation.

Human Rights Day 2009: President Clinton Continues his Campaign for Equality through His Foundation

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrine this timeless truth for all people and all nations: respect for human rights is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace."

With these words, President Clinton proclaimed Human Rights Day in the United States on December 10, 1993, and built his Administration’s foreign policy on promoting democracy and human rights.

In addition to issuing an order to create an interagency working group to help enforce and ratify human rights treaties, the Clinton Administration established a genocide early warning center and funded nongovernmental organizations that responded rapidly to human rights emergencies. His leadership helped to end genocide in the Balkans and expand human rights and religious freedom worldwide, including in China, Burma, and Sudan

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bill Clinton speaks to Jewish charity in Phila.

"You do this work you do out of love and affection for people with whom you identify," Clinton told about 750 people at a fund-raising reception for the Jewish charity. "The Rwandans do this work with people who killed their loved ones, because they can't get away from each other."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bill Clinton Talks About His School of Public Service

Facebook Fan Eric Eyotre wanted to know more about the Clinton School of Public Service. Watch President Clinton’s response, as he talks about the program at the University of Arkansas that he is so proud of.
WATCH Bill Clinton's answer

Monday, December 7, 2009

Climate talks an economic opportunity-Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday that to reach a new deal to combat climate change, global warming needs to be sold as an economic opportunity not "a dose of castor oil you have to swallow."

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Give a gift that matters: President Bill Clinton

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bill Clinton Endorses Coakley In Senate Primary

Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the special election for U.S. Senate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bill Clinton and Wafaa El-Sadr discuss the future of AIDS advocacy

Clinton spoke Tuesday at a panel organized by the Mailman School of Public Health to mark World AIDS Day . He was joined by Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University, and other panelists representing non-profit and community initiatives seeking to prevent the spread of AIDS. The event was sponsored by Columbia’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Video Bill Clinton see how you can get a Clinton Foundation calendar

Amy ,

Before you finish reading this email, a child will die from AIDS. Two minutes later, another will die.

But there are solutions. There is hope for those who had none, as long as we work together to make it happen.

With you by our side, that's what we do every day through the Clinton Foundation. We give people hope by figuring out long-term, large-scale solutions to urgent problems like climate change, childhood obesity in the United States, poverty, and deadly diseases like AIDS and malaria. You, Amy , are part of that solution.

Today -- World AIDS Day -- I encourage you to watch this brief video that describes our impact. And join with me this holiday season in helping to save and improve more lives by making a tax-deductible gift.

In thanks for your uplifting gift of $50 or more, you’ll receive a limited-edition Clinton Foundation calendar:

Bill Clinton World Aids Day live webcast at 12:15pm from Columbia U.

President Bill Clinton is participating in a panel discussion on World AIDS Day, hosted by the Clinton Foundation and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. President Clinton will be joined by Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, Director ICAP, and other distinguished panelists to address the global and domestic state of HIV/AIDS.
The conversation with President Clinton will be available via a live webcast on this page on
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. EST.
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