Bill Clinton Stumps for Hillary in Main Line

Bill Clinton addresses volunteers in Ardmore, PA campaign office

Bill Clinton addresses volunteers in Ardmore, PA campaign office. Photo: Joel Parlish Photography

Hillary Clinton was busy yesterday preparing for her final debate with Donald Trump (this evening in Las Vegas), but the campaign was far from idle with her surrogates mobilizing voters in swing states (and red states which have turned purple like Arizona and Texas).

Her husband Bill Clinton headlined a rally at Montgomery Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and then visited campaign offices in Ardmore and Bristol to speak to the volunteers in this swing state who will be key to electing Hillary as the 45th President of the United States.

As rumors spread that Bill Clinton was in town, the Ardmore campaign office at Lancaster and Cricket Avenues was packed shoulder to shoulder in the unseasonable 84° heat. Bill Clinton drew distinctions between his wife’s Stronger Together campaign with Trump’s divisive politics where victory by some can only be had at the expense of others. He lauded his wife’s ability to get bipartisan support for her major initiatives such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which enjoyed the support of about two-thirds of both chambers of Congress.

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Hillary’s First Rally of the General Election Campaign

Bill looks on as Hillary speaks at Temple. Photo: Mira B. Shore

Bill looks on as Hillary speaks at Temple. Photo: Mira B. Shore

After an exhilarating week for the Democrats and Philadelphia, I got to attend Hillary’s first official rally of the general elections. There was lots of energy in the air from the whole week leading up to her speech the night before. Gathering into the Temple gymnasium there was a lot of pride in our city of brotherly love. The crowd was diverse: from the crying babies to walkers and wheelchairs, all races, religions, and creeds gathered together in this historic city to cheer for this historic nominee. [Read more…]

#DNC Second Night Program Tuesday, 7/26

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President Bill Clinton. Photo: Timothy K. Hamilton.

People on the program for Tuesday night include President Bill Clinton,  Actress Meryl Streep, and performer Alicia Keys. Earlier in the evening House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer are among the many speakers.

Twitter and CBSN are partnering to provide live streaming of the DNC over the Internet. Our reporters from the Philadelphia Jewish Voice will be on Twitter at @pjvoice. Other networks are on Facebook. PBS will also provide full coverage. The major networks will have special DNC reports from 10 PM to 11 PM each evening of the Convention.

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28.

In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.

Bill Clinton at DNC

Bill Clinton at DNC:”Hillary is the best darn change maker…”

On Tuesday night, Democrats will highlight Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of fighting for children and families. No matter the odds, Hillary has spent her life fighting for children, families and those who have been forgotten and left behind. And she has a long record of getting things done and delivering results. She’s a change maker, who looks for ways to make a difference in people’s lives every day.

The program is listed below:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)

Call to Order
U.S. Representative and Convention Chair Marcia Fudge

Invocation
Dr. Ima Sherman Jackson

Presentation of Colors
Colonel Charles Young
American Legion Post 682

Pledge of Allegiance
Mallory Weggemann

National Anthem
Timmy Kelly
Timmy Kelly is from Pennsylvania and sang the National Anthem at the campaign launch in New York.

Remarks
Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Harkin will speak on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law he wrote and helped pass.

Remarks
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

5:00 – 7:00 PM (EDT)

Nominating Speeches and Roll Call Vote

Remarks
Governor Terry McAuliffe

7:00 – 10:00 PM (EDT)

Remarks
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House

Remarks introducing Video Message
Former State Senator Jason Carter

Video Message from President Jimmy Carter

Remarks
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer

Host for the evening: Actress Elizabeth Banks

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: KIDS AND FAMILIES

Remarks
Thaddeus Desmond
Thaddeus is a child advocate social worker in Philadelphia

Remarks
Dynah Haubert
Dynah is a lawyer who works for a disability rights organization

Remarks
Kate Burdick
Kate is a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia

Remarks
Anton Moore
Anton founded and runs a non-profit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence

Remarks
Dustin Parsons
Dustin is a 5th grade teacher in Arkansas

Remarks
Daniele Mellott
Daniele and Mark Mellott’s adoption of their son was made possible through the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act that Hillary championed as First Lady.

Remarks
Jelani Freeman
Jelani grew up in foster care and is a former intern in Hillary Clinton’s Senate office. Since receiving his law degree, he has worked to bring opportunity to kids at risk.

Remarks
Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile

Remarks
Eagle Academy Principal and Students
As a senator, Hillary Clinton supported the creation of the Eagle Academy to educate at-risk youth in New York City.

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SOCIAL JUSTICE

Remarks
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Remarks
Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay

Remarks
Actor Tony Goldwyn

Remarks
Mothers of the Movement
Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendelton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden, and Wanda Johnson

Performance
Andra Day

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: WOMEN AND FAMILIES

Remarks
President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards

Remarks
Actresses America Fererra and Lena Dunham

Remarks
Mayor of Columbia (SC) Steve Benjamin

Remarks
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: STANDING UP FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS & SURVIVORS
Introduction by Actress Debra Messing

Remarks
Joe Sweeney
Joe was a detective with the NYPD on September 11, 2001. When the towers were hit, he rushed down to the World Trade Center and began digging through the rubble for survivors.

Remarks
Lauren Manning
Lauren spent more than 6 months in the hospital after 9/11 recovering from severe burns. As senator, Hillary Clinton helped Lauren get the care she needed.Remarks
U.S. Representative Joseph CrowleyFIGHTS OF HER LIFE: HEALTH CAREIntroduction of Speaker
Actress Erika AlexanderRemarks
Ryan Moore
Ryan has spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994 when they met during the fight for health care reform. Ryan has stayed in contact with Hillary ever since.Remarks
Former Governor of Vermont Howard DeanFIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SECRETARY OF STATE

Remarks
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

Remarks
Ima Matul
Sex Trafficking Survivor & Advocate

Remarks
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)

Remarks
President Bill Clinton

Introduction of Film
Actress Meryl Streep

Performance
Alicia Keys

 

The Philadelphia Jewish Voice Pays Tribute to Elie Wiesel

Elie_Wiesel_2012_We at The Philadelphia Jewish Voice are profoundly saddened by the recent death of Elie Wiesel. Although Wiesel experienced the worst of mankind during the Holocaust, he transformed his experience into something extraordinary: He became, as President Obama said, “one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world.” [Read more…]