VOTE SMART & VOTE DEMOCRAT 2016

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Let’s be very clear, while we’re tuning out and staying home on Election Day, other folks are tuning in.  Other folks are taking politics very seriously.  And they’re engaged on every level.  They’re raising money.  They’re making their voices heard –- and their issues known –- from City Hall to Washington, DC.  And I know that in the face of all of that money and influence, it can start to feel like ordinary citizens just can’t get a seat at the table.  And that can make you feel helpless and hopeless.  It can make you feel or think that you’re powerless.

But I’m here today because that’s simply not true.  We are not helpless or hopeless.  Time and again, history has shown us that there is nothing –- nothing -– more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.”

” I’m talking about the tireless, the thankless, relentless work of making change — you know, the phone-calling, letter-writing, door-knocking, meeting-planning kind of work.  That is the real work of democracy –- what happens during those quiet moments between the marches. ”

“That is how we carry on that precious legacy we’ve inherited — by recommitting ourselves to that day-to-day, vitally important work that has always paved the way for change in this country.

What does that mean?  That means being informed.  It means following the news, and learning about who’s representing us, and how our governments work.  It means showing up to vote — and not just every four years, but every year in every election.  It means engaging with the folks we elect, following how they vote and how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars.  And if you don’t like what you see, then let them know, or better yet, run for a seat at the table yourself.  ”

June 28, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama at the AME Church Conference

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“The vote is the most powerful instrument, the most powerful non-violent tool in a democratic society.”

U.S. Representative John Robert Lewis

 

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  1. WH

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
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    9:35 AM
    President Obama departs White House
    South Lawn

    9:50 AM
    President Obama departs Joint Base Andrews

    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    11:10 AM
    President Obama arrives Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Michigan

    12:00 PM
    12:35 PM
    President Obama delivers remarks at a Hillary Clinton rally
    University of Michigan, Arbor, Michigan

    1:00 PM
    1:30 PM
    Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at a Hillary for America campaign event
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida,

    2:00 PM
    2:10 PM
    President Obama departs Michigan
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Michigan

    3:00 PM
    3:50 PM
    President Obama arrives New Hampshire
    Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth / Newington, New Hampshire,

    4:00 PM
    4:45 PM
    President Obama participates in a Hillary for America event
    University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    6:05 PM
    President Obama departs New Hampshire
    Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth / Newington, New Hampshire,

    7:00 PM
    7:25 PM
    President Obama arrives Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8:00 PM
    8:15 PM
    Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Chelsea Clinton participates in a Hillary for America event
    Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    9:00 PM
    9:55 PM
    President Obama departs Philadelphia
    Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    10:00 PM
    10:35 PM
    President Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews

    10:50 PM
    President Obama arrives White House
    South Lawn

  2. Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in October

    PR Newswire PR NewswireNovember 7, 2016

    NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased again in October, after increasing in September. The index now stands at 128.97, up from 128.29 (a downward revision) in September. The change represents a 1.0 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago.

    “The Employment Trends Index increased moderately in recent months, suggesting solid job growth will continue through early 2017,” said Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “The moderation in the ETI’s pace of growth in recent months is typical, given the maturing of the labor market, and does not signal a significant slowdown in job growth.”

    For more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/conference-board-employment-trends-index-150000673.html

  3. November 07, 2016

    Statement on the Passing of Janet Reno

    When Janet Reno arrived in Washington in 1993, the city had never seen anyone like her before – and hasn’t since. She rose from a childhood on the edge of the Everglades to become our nation’s first female Attorney General, a position she held for longer than anyone in 150 years.

    The daughter of reporters – including a mother who literally wrestled alligators – Janet was tough as nails and never cowered in her fight for what was right. In her 15 years as Miami-Dade’s top prosecutor, she helped reform juvenile justice, created Miami’s drug court, and made protecting children the center of her work. As Attorney General, she insisted on transparency and accountability. Throughout her tenure, marked by high-profile, complicated cases, Janet was unflappable, never losing her candor, sense of humor, or love of kayaking on the Potomac. Above all, she was committed to the defining mission of the Justice Department – ensuring that all Americans are treated equal under the law.

    Janet Reno was an American original, a public servant whose intellect, integrity, and fierce commitment to justice helped shape our nation’s legal landscape. Her legacy lives on in a generation of lawyers she inspired, the ordinary lives she touched, and a nation that is more just. Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to her family and all who loved and admired her.

  4. November 07, 2016

    Remarks by the President at Hillary for America Rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    12:38 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Michigan! (Applause.) Go, Blue! (Applause.) Can everybody please give it up for Chelsea Clinton? (Applause.) Who arranged the weather today? Was it you? Nice job. (Laughter.)

    It is good to be back in Ann Arbor. (Applause.) I know you guys are feeling pretty good right now — 9 and 0 — (applause) — 9 and 0. It’s impressive. Although I talked to Coach Harbaugh — he’s all like, no, no, nice game. We got a long way to go. (Laughter.) So he’s focused. And I need you to stay focused, because I’m asking you to pull off another victory this week. (Applause.)

    We’ve got one more day, Michigan. One more day.

    AUDIENCE MEMBER: Love you, Obama!

    THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) I do.

    But tomorrow, tomorrow, you will choose whether we continue this journey of progress, or whether it all goes out the window. Tomorrow, you get to choose between a politics of blame and divisiveness and resentment — or you can choose a politics that says we’re all stronger together. (Applause.)

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/07/remarks-president-hillary-america-rally-ann-arbor-michigan

  5. November 07, 2016

    Remarks by the President at Hillary for America Rally – Durham, NH

    University of New Hampshire
    Durham, New Hampshire

    4:57 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, New Hampshire! (Applause.) Oh, it is good to be back in Durham! (Applause.) And it’s a good day to be a Wildcat! (Applause.) Every day is a good day to be a Wildcat. (Applause.)

    Can everybody please give it up for our outstanding public servants — your Senator, Jeanne Shaheen. (Applause.) Representative Annie McLane Kuster. (Applause.) And two women you can send to join them in Washington — your Governor and next United States senator, Maggie Hassan. (Applause.) And your next congresswoman, Carol Shea Porter. (Applause.) Your next governor, Colin Van Ostern. (Applause.) And give it up for two great friends of mine — former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords — (applause) — and her husband and former astronaut, Mark Kelly! (Applause.)

    I’ve got to say — because this is, I think, going to be my last big event —

    AUDIENCE: Nooo!

    THE PRESIDENT: Yes! I mean, we’ve got one in Philly. But Michelle is talking there, so I won’t get any attention. (Laughter.) So I want to take some time just to thank some very special people who have put everything they’ve got into this campaign, not just here in New Hampshire, but across America — and that is all the grassroots organizers who have worked so hard every single day. (Applause.) They don’t get a lot of attention. Some of them started on my first campaign. They picked up the phones, they hit the streets. They just live and breathe the hard work of change. I could not be prouder of them. They’re the best organizers on the planet, and I could not be more proud of you. So thank you, organizers, for the great work you do. (Applause.)

    AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you!

    THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. I do. (Applause.)

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/07/remarks-president-hillary-america-rally-durham-nh

    • November 07, 2016

      Remarks by the President to Overflow Crowd at HFA Rally in New Hampshire

      University of New Hampshire
      Durham, New Hampshire

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Well, I just wanted to let everybody know it’s good to be back in New Hampshire! (Applause.) It is a spectacular night. It’s almost like summer in New Hampshire here.

      And look, I’m mainly here to say thank you. (Applause.) The first time I came to New Hampshire, I didn’t have any gray hair. (Laughter.) Now I do. But I tell you, because of the incredible people here, the way that you guys have lifted up Michelle and me, and not to mention Malia and Sasha when they’ve been in camp up here — you guys have always taken good care of us.

      I just have one more favor to ask you. Make sure that the person who succeeds me is somebody who shares the values that all of you express in your daily lives every single day — somebody who cares about the environment, somebody who cares about our kids, someone who respects all people. And we’ve got the chance not only to elect an outstanding President in Hillary Clinton, but we also have the chance to elect an outstanding U.S. senator in your governor, Maggie Hassan. (Applause.)

      So I just want everybody — you only got one more day left, which all comes down to how hard we work. If you took the time to come down here and say hi to me, I know you got to time tomorrow to knock on some doors and make some phone calls. All right? (Applause.)

      END

  6. November 07, 2016

    Remarks by the President and the First Lady at Get Out the Vote Rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Independence Mall
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8:42 P.M. EST

    MRS. OBAMA: Oh, my goodness! Wow! (Applause.) Well, thank you so much. Oh, my goodness. (Applause.) First of all, I want to thank Bill for that generous introduction. And thank you, Philadelphia! Look at you! Wow! (Applause.) What an amazing crowd, what an amazing night.

    This is truly an emotional moment for me for so many reasons. First, we are one day away from once again making history. (Applause.) Tomorrow, we have the chance to elect someone who is singularly qualified to be our President, our friend, Hillary Clinton. (Applause.)

    She is a phenomenal woman who has devoted her life to helping others — kids in crumbling schools, families struggling to get by, women who need a voice. And let me tell you, when the going gets tough, Hillary is the person we want on our side, because she never gives up. She never quits. She refuses to ever be knocked down, pushed around, or counted out.

    And on top of all that, she is an outstanding mother, a loving and loyal wife, a bold and brilliant woman who is an inspiration to me and to millions across this country. And in just a few hours, we have the power to make her our next President. (Applause.) Now, how amazing is that?

    So I am honored to be here on this stage on the eve of this historic moment. I’m also emotional because, in many ways, speaking here tonight is perhaps the last and most important thing that I can do for my country as First Lady. (Applause.) And let me just take a moment to thank you, to thank the people of this country for giving our family the extraordinary honor of serving as your First Family. (Applause.)

    Thank you for your love. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for welcoming us into your communities with open hearts, for giving us a chance, whether you agreed with our politics or not. Every day, you have inspired us with your courage and your decency. And every day, we have tried to make you proud and live up to the standard of citizenship that you set. (Applause.) Because we know that our words and actions are a reflection to the world of who we are as a nation, and, more importantly, our actions are a reflection of what behavior we hope our children will emulate.

    And we believe that our responsibility to you and to this country does not end when we leave the White House. That’s why Barack and I have been working so hard in this election, because we believe that we have a duty to ensure that this country is handed over to a leader that we all can trust — a leader who takes this job seriously, someone who is truly ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one. (Applause.) We deserve a leader who will ensure that our daughters are safe and respected — (applause) — and that our sons understand that truly strong men are compassionate and kind. (Applause.)

    We deserve a leader who sees the dignity and humanity in all of us, and who will encourage us to see the better angels in one another. We deserve a leader who sees our diversity not as a threat, but as a blessing. (Applause.) A leader who sees us not as rich or poor, but as hardworking folks doing the best we can with what we’ve got. (Applause.) A leader who sees us not as Democrats and Republicans, but as neighbors and friends who all love this country, who sees us not just as black or white, immigrants or native-born, but as brothers and sisters who are infinitely worthy, all an important part of this great American story. (Applause.)

    And I am here tonight because I believe with all my heart and soul that Hillary Clinton is that leader. (Applause.) And we need to do everything we can to get her elected President of the United States. (Applause.) And here’s the beauty of it all: This election is on us. It is in our hands. If we get out and vote tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will win. (Applause.)

    But if we stay home, or we play around with a protest vote, then Hillary’s opponent will win. Period, end of story.

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  7. WH

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attend meetings at the White House

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