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Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:59 AM

Hillary's story

Hillary's story

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for.


Hillary grew up in a middle-class home in Park Ridge, a suburb of Chicago. Her dad, Hugh, was a World War II Navy veteran and a small-business owner who designed, printed, and sold drapes. Hillary helped with the family business whenever she could.

Hugh was a rock-ribbed Republican, a pay-as-you-go kind of guy who worked hard and wasted nothing.


Hillary’s mother, Dorothy, had a tough childhood. She was abandoned by her parents as a young child and shipped off to live with relatives who didn’t want to raise her.

By age 14, Dorothy knew the only way she’d get by was to support herself, and she started working as a housekeeper and babysitter while she went to high school. Her mother’s experience inspired Hillary to fight for the needs of children everywhere.


Hillary’s childhood was very different from her mother’s. Her parents built a stable middle-class life. Hillary attended public school and was a Brownie and a Girl Scout. She was raised a Methodist, and her mother taught Sunday school. On a trip to Chicago with her youth ministry, Hillary got to see Martin Luther King Jr. speak—this sparked her lifelong passion for social justice.


to be continued ....

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/about/bio/

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Response to upaloopa (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:33 AM

1. I wonder if that was the spark

That inspired her to the Goldwater campaign?
Are we supposed to fawn over a biographical press release?

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Response to JackInGreen (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:51 AM

2. I don't run your life

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Response to upaloopa (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:54 AM

3. "Hillary Clinton has been a lifelong champion for

middle-class families, an advocate for the underserved, and a fighter for civil rights. Her record reflects the steadfast belief that every American, no matter their race, gender or ethnicity, should have the right to achieve economic security and opportunity. She is a tested leader with the resilience and experience to be a great President. I was honored to work closely with her in the Clinton Administration, during a time of historic peace, prosperity and progress for our nation. Having known and worked with her for over 20 years, I wholeheartedly endorse Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President.
Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York

NY's progressive mayor Deblasio also endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

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