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A Message from the Hillary Clinton Campaign

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> Thank you all for all of your hard work not only during New York’s primary, but throughout the campaign thus far. Whether you made calls, knocked on doors, organized house parties, attended organizing events, talked to neighbors and colleagues, made contributions, did visibility or otherwise, you are all a part of HERSTORY! Hillary has achieved this historic landmark, thanks to your efforts. She is particularly grateful and always rejuvenated by her friends and supporters in New York – so THANK YOU!!
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> We officially wrapped up the primary with a resounding victory in Washington, D.C.!
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> We are kicking off our general election campaign with a Weekend of Action this weekend. Please contact us at newyorkorganizing@hillaryclinton.com or grassroots@hillaryclinton.com if you have any questions. Please see our message below.
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> Weekend of Action
> It’s been a long and exciting Primary season and we are incredibly grateful for all the support you have given this campaign over the last year.

We are so excited to invite you to participate in our first Weekend of Action of the general election this weekend! There are several ways you can participate.

You can canvass in your community:
We will send you sign up sheets and you can canvas high traffic neighborhoods or events such as farmers markets, festivals, busy shopping centers, and parks.

Host a house party:
You can organize a party with your friends and neighbors to discuss the campaign and how they can get involved.

Organize a phone bank:
Get your friends together to make calls on Hillarys behalf. A phonebank can be combined with your house party or it can be at a friends house or in conference room, union hall or office.

You can also have an organizational meeting at a local coffee shop or restaurant.

This upcoming weekend of action is about getting organized and bringing new people into our campaign. It’s time for our party to unite and this weekend is the perfect time to start.

If you are interested in getting involved please email Tom D’Angora at Grassroots@HillaryClinton.com

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> Statements
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> Hillary Clinton Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack
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> In response to the terrorist attack Saturday night at an Orlando gay nightclub Hillary Clinton released the following statement:
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> “I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando, their families and the first responders who did everything they could to save lives.
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> “This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hard at work, and we will learn more in the hours and days ahead. For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad. That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values.
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> “This was also an act of hate. The gunman attacked an LGBT nightclub during Pride Month. To the LGBT community: please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them. We will keep fighting for your right to live freely, openly and without fear. Hate has absolutely no place in America.
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> “Finally, we need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets.
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> “This is a time to stand together and resolve to do everything we can to defend our communities and country.”
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> Stand Together
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> Hillary Clinton: A Moment When We All Need to Stand Together
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> Hillary Clinton addressed the tragic terrorist attack at an Orlando LGBT nightclub during her remarks today in Cleveland, Ohio. She discussed her plan to respond to terrorist attacks like what happened in Orlando, stating that “we must attack it with clear eyes, steady hands, unwavering determination and pride in our country and our values.”
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> Clinton has already laid out a plan to defeat ISIS and other radical jihadist groups in the region and beyond, and her remarks laid out three areas that demand urgent attention: working hand-in-hand with allies to dismantle the networks that move money, arms, propaganda and fighters around the world; hardening defenses at home and defending against lone wolves; and preventing radicalization and counter efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe.
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> Clinton said, that “this is a moment when we all need to stand together” and pledged that “we will overcome the threats of terror and radicalization.” She reiterated that we are stronger together; told the LGBT community she will always have their back, and condemned Islamophobic rhetoric that is counter to our values and makes us less safe.
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> Read her full speech on The Briefing here.
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> 227 Years in the Making
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> How the nation’s newspapers are commemorating Hillary Clinton securing the Democratic nomination
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> Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination for president last week. For the first time in history, ninety-six years after women first won the right to vote, a woman will be a major party’s nominee for President of the United States.
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> This isn’t just news—it’s history. And newspapers across the country are commemorating this moment with front pages we’ll remember for a long time to come.
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> See all the newspaper front pages on The Feed.
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> History Made
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> Hillary Clinton Speaks on Historic Victory
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> In remarks last week at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Hillary Clinton reflected on both the historic nature of her primary victory and the progress it represents for our country. Clinton laid out a vision for how our country and the Democratic party will break down another barrier when it nominates the first woman for president, but reflected on how much more work we have to do to remove the many other barriers holding Americans back, including the divisive, destructive and dangerous vision Donald Trump represents.
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> Clinton also thanked her supporters and congratulated Senator Sanders and his supporters on the campaign he has run.
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> Read her full speech on the Briefing here and share the new video History Made.
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> President Obama Endorses HRC
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> To cap off a historic week, President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president.
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> Here’s why President Obama is supporting Hillary—and why he says there’s never been anyone so qualified to be president:
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Presidential Candidate Petitions

As message from Chairwoman Suzanne Berger:
Dear Fellow Greenburgh Democratic District Leaders and E-list Recipients:

Chair Suzanne Berger wants you to know that she has delegate petitions for
Hillary Clinton 17th ED that may be picked up at her home (or mailed).
Anyone interested can contact her at _Suzannemberger@aol.com_ (mailto:Suz
annemberger@aol.com) . They are due back to the campaign in White Plains by
1/22. She can’t email them because they are oversized. A posting will also be
made on the Committee’s Web site and on Facebook.

Suzanne also asked that Cari Gardner’s information be provided to you for
petitions for Bernie Sanders. Cari has been very active in the Sanders
Campaign. Cari’s email is _cariyogi@gmail.com_ (mailto:cariyogi@gmail.com) .

Millie Ortiz Sheehan, Corresponding Secretary
Greenburgh Democratic Town Committee

State of the Union Watch Party!

See below a message from White Plains Chair Liz Shollenberger:

This upcoming Tuesday (January 12) is President Obama’s last State of the Union address. Would you like to watch it among fellow Democrats? White Plains Dems will be gathering at the Brazen Fox at 175 Mamaroneck Avenue (between Post Road and Maple, on the east side of the street). There will be food and soda for free to attendees and a cash bar for alcohol. We will be in the back room (entrance off the open parking lot off Waller), which is accessible.You can also enter from Mamaroneck Avenue.

Please join us and spread the word to other Democrats. Invite your district leaders if you like. We’ll be congregating starting at 8:30 pm. There are four television sets, and the State of the Union starts at 9:00 pm.

Message from Judge Helen Blackwood

Please see below a note from Judge Helen Blackwood thanking the County’s district leaders for gathering petition signatures.

Dear District Leader:

I am writing to thank you for having carried petitions for me during this election season. I could not have done it without you!

Those Petitions, which were filed with the Board of Elections, included many more signatures than the minimum requirements, so there was a cushion of safety in the event of any challenges. Happily, no challenges were made, but we were prepared nonetheless.

Through your efforts, my name appears on the ballot as one of Democratic nominees for the position of Westchester County Court Judge in November 2015. I cannot tell you how proud and happy that makes me.

I thank you for your contributions in this process.

Very truly yours,

Helen M. Blackwood

Greenburgh Democratic Town Convention Results!

Please see below a letter sent by Millie Sheehan to the Greeburgh Town Democratic Committee that includes the results of our convention last month. Congratulations to our candidates!

Dear Fellow Greenburgh Democratic District Leaders and E-list Recipients:

This email pertains to our Spring Convention, the general details of which you likely already know but Suzanne includes percentages below. No Greenburgh Town or County incumbent-candidate has a Democratic challenger this year and all Democratic local incumbent-candidates were endorsed at our Spring Democratic Town Committee Convention. The Committee also endorsed Democrat John Diaconis for County Legislative District #3 (a small portion of which is in northern Greenburgh), which currently has a Republican incumbent. Finally, Jill Rembar was elected Committee Vice-Chair position in a contested election. It was a long evening because of several roll call votes that required counting each District Leader’s “weighted vote” but after all the speeches, cast votes, counting, announcements and candidates’ thank you’s to those present we had a full-slate of candidates on our petitions.

What follows is an email from Chair Suzanne Berger with the election results announced at the convention. Following that are emailed thank you’s from Judge Brathwaite, Supervisor Feiner and Councilmembers Jones and Morgan, in the order received, as a supplement to the thank you’s each of the ten candidates endorsed stated at the Convention to those present.

It is petition season and we need to get our candidates on the ballot. Enjoy.

Millie Ortiz Sheehan, Corresponding Secretary
Greenburgh Democratic Town Committee

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FROM CHAIR SUZANNE BERGER

Dear District Leaders and Friends

Thank you all for attending our convention. It was a long but productive evening and I appreciate your patience as we heard from all our candidates, as well as Senator Stewart Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti.

The results are:

–The Committee unanimously endorsed our incumbent Town Judges: Arlene Gordon-Oliver, Delores Scott Brathwaite, and Walter Rivera.

— We also unanimously endorsed Alfreda Williams (CLD 8) and MaryJane Shimsky (CLD 12) for re-election, and we unanimously endorsed John Diaconis (CLD 3).

— By majority vote, we endorsed for re-election Paul Feiner (58.46%), Ken Jones (70.5%), Kevin Morgan (69.3%) and Judith Beville (67.07%).

— By majority vote, Jill Rembar (50.5%) was elected Committee Vice-Chair in a contested election with Ed Krauss (44.2%).

I posted the results on our Facebook page. Please join us there: http://www.greenburghdems.org/

Your Village or Area Chair has petitions for the local candidates, the Judicial Delegates and Surrogates/County Court. We will be collecting the petitions on July 6 at Ardsley Community Center.

Suzanne

suzannemberger@aol.com

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FROM JUDGE BRATHWAITE

Dear Officers and Members of the Greenburgh Democratic Town Committee:

It is with a heavy heart and great pride that I send this note to you to thank you for your support last evening of my candidacy for re-election as your Town Justice. I am honored that you have demonstrated your faith in my ability to sit on the bench of the Greenburgh Town Court. I promise to continue representing our Town with the epitome of professionalism and legal knowledge.

By now, I am sure you know, that I love being on the court and being a part of its new growth and development. There is still much to do — and I am happy that our team will be able to continue the work we have begun in moving our Greenburgh Town Court forward. Your unanimous vote was an indication that you believe in us and that we can count on your support in our endeavors..

Again, thank you and I look forward to working with you as we prepare for a wonderful November victory!

Warm regards

Judge Delores Scott Brathwaite

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FROM SUPERVISOR FEINER

Dear Democratic district leader:

Just a short note thanking the Greenburgh Democratic Committee for your endorsement. I am very appreciative to have your support and promise to work very hard to elect every Democrat running this year.

I would be honored to have the opportunity to join you as you walk your election district gathering signatures. This will provide me with the opportunity for both of us to get to know each other better and for me to have the chance to have a better appreciation of the concerns your neighbors have. If they need any help with any government related problems I’m willing to try helping them resolve their problems.

I plan to run an aggressive campaign. Will knock on doors, greet people at supermarkets and at the town pool. And, attend many events this campaign season. I also hope to highlight the positive contributions the other endorsed Democratic candidates have made. It would be great if you could join us as we campaign.

Again, thanks for your support. I hope to earn your trust.

PAUL FEINER

(home phone number if you want to get in touch with me: 478-1219)

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FROM COUNCILMAN KEN JONES

Dear Greenburgh Democratic District Leaders:

I write to thank you for supporting my candidacy for the Town Council at the Nominating Convention on May 26, 2011.

I would also like to thank those of you who did not support me and pledge to work hard to gain your support from this day forward.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you and your constituents in working cooperatively with the rest of the Town Board to make our town a better place for us all to live.

Sincerely,

/s/

S. Kenneth F. Jones, Esq.

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FROM COUNCILMAN MORGAN

Dear Fellow Democrats,

I would like to express my gratitude for your continued vote of confidence and support at the recent Greenburgh Democratic Nominating Convention at Town Hall. District leaders like you are the backbone of the Greenburgh Democratic Party and continue to be an unmatchable force in our town.

The key to democracy is strong participation. Your participation in the Convention makes democracy stronger, and I thank you for that. I promise to continue my campaign with the same commitment and determination I have always had for a strong Democratic Party and a better Greenburgh.

I hope you will continue to support my candidacy for Town Councilperson. You may rest assured I will work for, and with, all residents of Greenburgh.

Best Regards,

Kevin Morgan