Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just what has Hillary done?

Hillary Clinton speaks at a women's equality event March 9, 2015 in New York. Two women with global clout -- Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates -- released a sweeping report on Monday showing that women are still far from winning equality in leadership pos

Hillary has an extensive record that cannot be disputed (although people try). 
This will be part one of a series that could take a lifetime to go over. Here we start with a list of portions of Hillary’s record and some of her achievements.  Feel free to discuss. I hope there are no duplicates in this batch. 
Secured a policy change that would “take into account” a country’s LGBT human rights record when distributing foreign aid.
She worked with Ted Kennedy to expand the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Directed the State Department to “champion a comprehensive human rights agenda” that included protection of LGBT human rights.
Made the promotion of equality for gay people a core value of U.S. foreign policy.
Declared that “gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights” to the international community.
Launched the Global Equality Fund to support LGBT human rights advocates in partnership with eight countries.
Fought Ugandan efforts to criminalize homosexuality, punishable by death
Hillary Clinton played a vital role in the passage of the Turkish-Armenian Accord.
Launched the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program to help women “get their own businesses in order, to learn how to better achieve what they’re hoping for.
Launched the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative to drive private sector investment into Africa’s energy sector.
While a member of the U.S. Senate, Hillary sponsored 713 pieces of legislation.
As one of her first acts in office as Secretary of State, created equal benefits to domestic partners working for the State Department.
Launched the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, which has 37 countries working to reduce methane emissions.
Hillary Clinton repeatedly cosponsored the Clean Power Act 
Senator Clinton was an original co-sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
In 2007, during debate over the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, Hillary Clinton introduced an amendment to reclassify the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents as immediate relatives.
She co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families advocacy group.
She is the first First Lady of the United States to hold a postgraduate degree. Every First Lady (Laura Bush & Michelle Obama) since her has held one as well.
Introduced the Heroes at Home Act to help family members care for those with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Worked to increase the military survivor benefit from $12,000 to $100,000, and cosponsored the Support for Injured Service Members Act to extend benefits provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Fought to secure funds for medical assessment, referrals and outreach for 9/11 first responders and volunteers.
Led efforts to rescue Chen Guangcheng, the dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Became the most-traveled Secretary of State in history, 112 countries and 956,733 miles -- enough to span the globe more than 38 times.
Initiated the creation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, protecting abused children and encouraging the adoption of children with special needs.
Investigated health issues affecting veterans of the Gulf War, now commonly known as Gulf War Syndrome.
As secretary of state, she negotiated Iran sanctions, and she brokered an agreement between Hamas and Israel that brought about a ceasefire and helped bring security to Israel
Created the Office on Violence Against Women in the Justice Department.
As first lady of Arkansas, she instituted cutting-edge early childhood education programs;
As U.S. first lady, she worked with Congress and succeeded in passing a historic childhood health insurance program;​
She served on Senatorial committees, including Budget; Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and a special Committee on Aging.
This really just scratching the surface. Did you know she also won the most votes of any female presidential candidate in history in 2008?
if you still have a problem check this link on exactly what republicans have done and where your vote should go for a better America.  previously