Happy birthday, @Malala ! Can't wait to see how you continue to change the world over the next 22. 🎉
"Now pay them." — @AbbyWambach
World champs—again!! To the amazing women of the #USWNT : Thank you for playing like girls. 🇺🇸
Congrats to the #USWNT for earning that tea. On to the final! 🇺🇸
Hi, London! I made a surprise stop at the Sky Leadership event to announce a new scholarship program from SkyUK and @SwanseaUni It’ll give students the chance to design a one-year master's at The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law to study issues relating to children’s welfare. Thanks to Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch for the chat about why it's so close to my heart. Interested students can apply at swansea.ac.uk/law/globalchallenges.
Amazing update: Together, we've raised over $500,000 in the past 48 hours for groups working to protect children at the border. The Trump administration’s cruelty has caused a moral and humanitarian crisis for every American. Thank you for responding with compassion and action. More contributions mean more services, lawyers, and advocates for kids and families in need, so please continue to spread the donation link (in my profile ) far and wide. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I've been heartbroken and horrified to read the news of children at the border being detained in appalling conditions. No soap, no toothbrushes, no beds. Not enough food, babies being forced to take care of babies, everyone sick. It's hard to process that our country is committing such abuses—and against children—in our name. But let's not stop at outrage or heartbreak. There are amazing groups at the border and beyond doing critical work to defend the rights of immigrant and refugee children. If you can, please chip in to support a few of them today. We can help these children get the help they deserve. And we can send a message to the administration that we won't stand for this. We just won’t. #CloseTheCamps
On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger stood on a balcony in Galveston, Texas and read aloud General Order No. 3, informing the state's enslaved people that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation meant they were free. In the years since, Juneteenth has become an opportunity to remember all those who lived and died under the horrific system of slavery, honor everyone who helped end it, and celebrate the people and contributions of the African American community. It's more important than ever before that we all take some time to mark Juneteenth and reflect on the legacy of slavery in our country's history. We see markers of white supremacy around us every day. It's marching in our streets with torches and signs bearing hate speech, detaining innocent families in camps at the border, and enshrining prejudice in our laws by suppressing the votes of people of color. It's saying that it'll make America great again; great again for whom has always been clear from the context. So many Americans believe in racial justice, in equality, in our differences not just making us stronger but defining what it means to be American. Let's celebrate our victories and our black communities as we keep working for a more perfect union. Happy Juneteenth.
Some advice to my newest fellow @WellesleyCollege alums when I was back on campus for my 50th reunion!
Thrilled to be back at @wellesleycollege for reunion weekend! No glasses this time.
It may look like we're standing among a bunch of boxes in this photo. And we are! But trust me when I say they represent something beautiful. After Hurricane Irma, the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands was cut off from neighboring islands and the mainland for two full days, leaving communities without critical supplies as they grappled with the damage. A harrowing situation for everyone. This week, during the fourth @ClintonGlobal Action Network Meeting, Bill and I visited a new supply depot that's one of three around St. John that will be able to distribute food, water, and other supplies after the next storm. As we fight to curb carbon emissions, we simultaneously have to build long-term resiliency to deal with effects already locked in to the climate system, including more frequent and intense storms. People in communities like St. John bear the brunt of climate change—and now they're coming together to protect themselves and each other in the face of it. This fight has many fronts, and people around the world are rising up to meet the challenge. Hats off to the people from USVI for modeling this work with all these beautiful boxes.
At Hunter College's commencement yesterday, I addressed the surge of hate crimes we've seen across America—shootings and arson at synagogues, mosques and churches; Americans targeted because of their race, religion or sexual orientation. And instead of standing up against bigotry and white supremacy, this administration has too often worked to tear down hard-won civil rights. They've banned Muslims from entering the country, ripped away protections for transgender Americans, and waged war on voting rights for people of color, poor people, and young people. They've torn children from the arms of their parents and locked them in cages. It's up to every American to say that these actions, committed in our name, go against our values as a people and a country.
His last campaign manager, Anne Kronenberg, said of Harvey Milk: "He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us." No better legacy. #HarveyMilkDay
Women's rights are human rights, and we can't let anyone forget it. At noon tomorrow, join @PPAct , @prochoiceamerica , Onward Together partner @indivisibleteam , and other groups to protest the new wave of bans on abortion. There will be events all over the country. Find one near you, and bring a friend along: stopabortionbans.org #StopTheBans
Sixty-five years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated public schools are unconstitutional. Separate was not equal. The ruling was only the beginning: Students, activists, lawyers, and public servants showed astonishing bravery and fortitude in the years that followed to integrate schools in the face of abuse, intimidation, and outright violence. It's worth celebrating that bravery and activism every year even as we remember the work is far from finished.
I was in the Senate when, more than a decade ago, we confronted Abu-Ghraib and the horror of waterboarding committed in our name. Senator John McCain condemned it and President Obama outlawed it when he became president, and I spent four years as Secretary of State traveling the world to help prove that we had left those practices behind us. But now, instead of continuing to move forward—instead of standing up for human rights—our government wants to turn a blind eye and build a wall. As I said in my keynote celebrating the essential work Heartland Alliance International does to help victims of torture: We cannot let this un-American distrust and fear determine our future. We have to affirm that torture, physical and psychological, is wrong and will not be tolerated—whether it happens in a prison in Syria or in a cage on our southern border. Some have walked thousands of miles to get to America. Instead of a safe harbor, they find barbed-wire detention centers where they're treated as criminals and freeloaders rather than people who deserve dignity and respect. This is an abdication of America's responsibility to its own core values. Photo: @sarahmathesonphotos
Here's what I told students at @Columbia last night: To have the kind of future you want to have, it's critically important that you get involved in the public sphere in some way. It's an all-hands-on-deck sort of moment. For all the steps forward we've made on civil rights and women's rights, there are people and organizations that are working to turn back the clock. Decades of progress are at risk. Every American deserves personal freedom, autonomy, and opportunity—so get in there and push for change.
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated 25 years ago today as the first black president of South Africa, a milestone of the 20th century. I was lucky to be among the American delegation for the event. I'll never forget the moment at the luncheon following the inauguration when President Mandela looked over the crowd of gathered dignitaries and made a point of thanking three of his former prison guards for being there. Out of all the distinguished people at that historic event, he was most grateful that these men—whose humanity he had recognized and acknowledged, as they had recognized his—could attend. He demonstrated how each of us can choose how we will respond to injustices and grievances that affect us. And as a leader, he knew that to help free his country he first had to free himself. Photo: AP
Thank you to all the students at @dartmouthcollege for their thoughtful questions yesterday on everything from Iran and China to AI and the place of social media in our news environment. This generation doesn’t miss a beat, and I can't wait to see how you all shape our country in your own image.
And that's a wrap on our tour! Thank you to the hosts of our final stops this weekend—Bradley Whitford, @TedDanson , and Jan Jones Blackhurst—and to everyone who joined us on the road around the country. It was wonderful to see so many old friends, meet new ones, and find community among people who share progressive values. Here's to all of you. Photo: Matthew Lamb
Thanks for joining us in Vancouver, @SophiaBush ! And may I compliment you on your sharp pantsuit?
Two "Can you believe this?" faces. Thanks to @MaddowShow for having me on to talk Barr, Russia, and the Mueller report. Photo: Mackenzie Calle/MSNBC
In the midst of some of the most challenging times our country has ever seen, women are doing the hard work of reinvigorating our democracy—and I was honored to join so many of them at the @VitalVoices Global Leadership Awards this week. Photo: Vital Voices/Lancer Photography/Paul Morigi
Here was my take on the Mueller report at the #TIME100 Summit: We were attacked. We have significant evidence that this administration did everything it could to undermine and interfere with the investigation into that attack. And we are going to walk away and pretend it didn’t happen? At that point, you might as well just say all bets are off—there is no accountability for anyone in the most significant job in the world. I don’t think that’s the right place to end up. Photo: Bryan Ach/Getty Images
A special edition of Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day with Chelsea back in 1995. #tbt
I enjoyed telling @annfriedman about one of the many times I'm glad I followed my mother's advice. Eighteen years old, away from home for the first time, and utterly overwhelmed, I considered leaving Wellesley College. Mom told me to stick with it. I'm so glad I did. Link in profile.
On this #EarthDay , I'm thankful for the millions of young people around the world who have marched and gone on strike over the last few months to demand urgent action on climate change. The world's leading scientists have told us what we need to do: Cut greenhouse emissions in half by 2030. Now we need to do it. As 16-year-old activist @GretaThunberg says: "I want you to behave like our house is on fire. Because it is." Photo: Mickan Palmqvist
Twenty-four years ago today, 168 people died in a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City. Many of them were children. I'm thinking today of Bill's words at the memorial prayer service: "Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear. When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it. In the face of death, let us honor life. As St. Paul admonished us, Let us 'not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.'" Photo: Oklahoman Archive