PA Democrats Philadelphia Organizing Event With Clinton and Kaine

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, will campaign together at public events in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. They will lay out the high stakes of this election for Pennsylvanians, as well as their vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. They will also urge Pennsylvania voters to visit iwillvote.com to ensure that they have all the information they need to vote on Election Day.

Doors Open: 6:15 PM EDT

The entrance to the event is located at Paley Bridge at S. 33rd Street.

Public RSVP Link

Puzzling Out the American Voter 2016

Donald Trump’s “Locker Room Talk” tape wasn’t released until after this panel discussion, but even based on his other past behavior, it is incredible that Trump outscores Hillary Clinton by far on the question, “does the candidate share your religious beliefs?” Is it possible to make sense of the attitudes and preferences of American voters this year? The National Museum of American Jewish History presented a panel of journalists and academics to explain “Religion, Politics, and the 2016 Election.” [Read more…]

PA Democrats Organizing Event With Tim Kaine

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will lay out the plans that he and Hillary Clinton have for creating an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Kaine will emphasize that he and Clinton are proposing an agenda that would make the biggest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, while Donald Trump has consistently outsourced jobs and manufactured his Trump-branded products overseas and has stiffed workers and contractors at his properties here in the United States.

Although the event starts at 6 p.m., the doors open to the public at 4:00 p.m.

Organizing Meeting and Debate Watch

We’re having a pre-debate dessert and drinks gathering for Democrats in our neighborhood, and we’d be thrilled if you could join us.
* Join us for desserts & drinks before the first Presidential debate;
* Enjoy an informal party and get to know Democratic friends and neighbors;
* Learn about ways to support the election of Democrats on November 8th;
* We’ll be watching the debate that night, too (9 to 10:30 pm) on our projector screen. Anyone who wants to stay and cheer Hillary on is welcome.

As your Democratic co-committee people for Lower Merion’s 14th Ward (Penn Wynne), we are excited to support efforts by friends and neighbors to elect Democrats at all levels on November 8th.

Pennsylvania is a major focus of this election. According to 538 (http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-the-top-must-win-states-for-trump-and-clinton/), Hillary will likely win the election if she carries Pennsylvania (79% of the time) but will likely lose if she doesn’t (13% of the time). Similarly, Katie McGinty’s race here has an excellent chance of determining the control of the Senate. By helping turnout the vote in Lower Merion, we can really make a “yuge” difference in this election.

We warmly invite you to support our efforts to achieve the highest voter turnout ever for our neighborhood to take back the Senate and elect Hillary Clinton as our next President!

Hillary Clinton Supports Historic Agreement Between U.S. and Israel

The United States and Israel signed a new Memorandum of Understanding that guarantees $3.8 billion of military assistance to Israel annually for the fiscal years from 2019 to 2028. This $38 billion total aid package is the largest pledge of military assistance by the United States to a single country in American history.‎ [Read more…]

President Obama Speaks at Rally in Philly

President Obama speaks at rally in Philadelphia for Hillary.

President Obama speaks at rally in Philadelphia for Hillary.

At 12:30 about 40 people were awaiting POTUS’ arrival on the Tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport, under warm sunny skies.

Yolanda Dugger, of Philadelphia, had an iPad ready to record the president’s arrival. She said she admired the president for the success he had after growing up without his biological father. Dugger, 57, said she hoped Obama’s story would inspire young men in single-parent homes “and empower them to be better people.”

Mike Bernstein, 15 (but turning 16 Wednesday) held the book “Obama’s Legacy” by Michael Days. “It’s fun,” he said of waiting to see the president. [Read more…]

Racist Supporters of Trump: “Deplorable” or “Hard-working”?

On Friday, Hillary Clinton said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong to a “basket of deplorables,” by which she meant “racist,” “sexist,” “homophobic,” “xenophobic,” and “Islamophobic,” among other categories. (See below for transcript.)

Trump strongly objected, and she apologized for saying it was half.

Now, the question arises: “How many of Trump’s supporters belong in this ‘basket’?”
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Hillary Speaks Out Against Trump’s “Alt-Right” Policies

Hillary Clinton Outlines Dangers of Trump’s Divisive “Alt-Right” Candidacy in Reno

At a speech in Reno on Thursday, Hillary Clinton highlighted Donald Trump and his advisors’ embrace of a hate movement – the disturbing “alt-right” political philosophy. This “alt-right” brand is embracing extremism and presenting a dystopian view of America, Clinton said, which should concern all Americans regardless of party.

Clinton argued that Trump’s embrace of this ideology, cemented by hiring the former head of a leading “alt-right” website Breitbart.com as his campaign CEO, dovetails with a troubling history of hateful behavior: Trump was sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for racial bias in the 1970’s and started his presidential campaign calling Mexicans criminals, drug traffickers and rapists.

Clinton contrasted Donald Trump’s divisiveness with her vision of an America that is stronger together. Clinton said, “So no one should have any illusions about what’s really going on here. The names may have changed. Racists now call themselves ‘racialists.’ White supremacists now call themselves ‘white nationalists.’ The paranoid fringe now calls itself ‘alt-right.’ But the hate burns just as bright. […] this isn’t just about one election. It’s about who we are as a nation. It’s about the kind of example we want to set for our children and grandchildren.”

Full Transcript of remarks by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary’s “Three Million Stronger” Initiative Brings Her Back to Philly

Current PJVoice President Bonnie and Future US President Hillary.Hillary Clinton came to West Philadelphia High School as her latest stop in her campaign’s “Three Million Stronger” Initiative, to register and commit three million Americans to vote this November and the Philadelphia Jewish Voice’s president and publisher were on the scene live tweeting from the event.

votePennsylvanians are now able to register to vote online, thanks to the efforts of Governor Tom Wolf’s administration.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was the first speaker to the standing-room only capacity crowd. Congressman Bob Brady then introduced Clinton. She highlighted her five-part economic plan to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and contrasted her agenda for tax fairness and investing in Pennsylvania with Donald Trump’s plan to give large tax breaks to the wealthy.

He wants to eliminate the estate tax, which does nothing for 99.8 percent of all Americans, but if Trump is as wealthy as he claims to be, it would save his family $4 billion. Now, I’ve got to tell you I could find a much better use for that $4 billion; early childhood, helping our veterans, helping our law enforcement do what they need to do, helping more people get the jobs training and the skills training. In fact, we could hire 95,000 public school teachers for $4 billion. We could actually double health care for our veterans for $4 billion. And we could invest in more infrastructure, affordable housing, and small businesses for $4 billion right here in Pennsylvania.

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