It will come as no surprise to our 10,000 followers that on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, we are again endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. There has never been anyone, women or man, more qualified than she is for this job. Her knowledge and commitment to all manner of progressive causes in international arena is unprecedented. Whether fighting for women and children, universal health coverage, environmental and wildlife protection, GBLT rights or any other issue, she has been in the forefront. There is simply no one with more knowledge, depth and experience, who is ready to go from day.
The League of Conservation Voters in one of its earliest endorsements ever, they said, “”With her proven history of leadership, strong environmental record, and a campaign committed to building a clean energy future, Hillary Clinton is without a doubt the most effective leader to stand up to Big Polluters and push forward an aggressive plan to tackle climate change and get it done.”
Planned Parenthood in its first ever primary endorsement, has said, “There’s no question: Hillary Clinton holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history. She doesn’t just support women’s health — she has been a proactive leader on expanding access to women’s health care. In fact, no other 2016 candidate has shown such strong, lifelong commitment to the issues Planned Parenthood Action Fund cares about. We live in an era where access to birth control, abortion, and services at Planned Parenthood are under unprecedented attack. With so much at stake, we can’t afford to have a president who continues these attacks — or who won’t stand strong and fight against them, no matter what. We need Hillary Clinton, women’s health champion, in the White House.”
Lilly Ledbetter whose case resulted in President Obama’s signing of the know very famous Fair Pay Act for, states that, “Our next president can either build on the progress we’ve made and go even further—or dismiss this important issue. Women across this country need more than rhetoric; they need action—they need a fighter in the White House. I firmly believe Hillary Clinton will be that fighter. Hillary has spent decades fighting to advance women’s rights and economic opportunities. We fought side by side to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which she co-sponsored in the United States Senate, and she has been a tireless champion for the Paycheck Fairness Act—legislation that would go even further to address the pay gap. And she’s put issues like equal pay, affordable child care, paid leave, and reproductive rights front and center in her campaign.”
We like and admire Bernie Sanders as an excellent legislator from a very small state, and we strongly commend him for keeping the current extremely unfair and unacceptable level of economic disparity front and centre in the campaign. However, we are not convinced about his rhetoric nor by his experience in Vermont, where he has failed to achieve on a state level, most of the goals like Single Payer Health Coverage and Free University Tuition, that he is now trying to peddle on a national level. We recommend that if Bernie wants to show leadership, he return to Vermont, run for Governor and then enact all his great ideas there first, and then he would be in a position to use Vermont as a model for the nation. He should sort out his home state first, and then he would be in a much better position to bring these ideas to the national stage. Otherwise, the huge amount of rhetoric is just all bluff and bluster. Leadership is much more than good ideas and rhetoric.
And as for the Republicans, God Help us; one need look no further than their front runner and his minions, to see the very real danger they pose to everything that we hold dear, precious and free in our society. They must be stopped, and only Hillary has the guts and wherewithal to stop them in their tracks.
For all these reasons, we give our full support to Hillary Clinton, and look forward to this time next year, when she will take the mantle of the first woman president in America, and we call her Madam President!!