Friday, November 6, 2009

HRC loves FMF, nbd.

Translation: Hillary Rodham Clinton loves Feminist Majority Foundation, No Big Deal, a non-partisan, non-political organization aimed at bringing the public into the political process, held their first annual Public Policy Conference at the Ronald Reagan building. Speakers included Congressman Barney Frank (his sister Ann Lewis is a founder of No Limits), White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina and our extraordinary Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Thanks to our Political Director, Alice Cohan, ten of us, including all the campus organizers and five interns, had the unbelievable opportunity to hear Sec. Hillary Clinton’s speech. Clinton emphasized her commitment to improving the rights of women, children, and families around the world while; Clinton claimed her main motivation throughout her political career has been to enable every child to grow up and “reach their god-given potential.” Clinton was adamant that ‘their’ issues and ‘our’ issues are the same; there is no us vs. them anymore, just us.

You may not know the father of two in Kansas who will be receiving your tax dollars to pay for his cancer treatment, and you may not know the pregnant woman in the Congo who will finally receive prenatal care. But in making these changes and reaching out to these people, we are making America a better place, and the world a better place. I could not agree with her more. Oh right, and then she totally gave a shout out to Feminist Majority, woot woot!

It was fitting for Hillary Clinton to speak at this event. Not only does No Limits stand for much of the same issues she does herself, but no limits is directly aligned with one of Clinton’s most central beliefs: “With our ingenuity, innovative spirit and creativity, there are no limits to what is possible in America.”
Amen sister!

Photo credit: nrbelex from flickr

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