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Clinton Global Initiative

One final, unforgettable moment from last week’s CGI meetings in New York…

[hupso title=”@billclinton on @CNN: #FairFoodProgram brilliant, adds you ought to put the pedal to the metal” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/cnn-clinton/”]   In CNN interview, President Clinton calls the Fair Food Program, “brilliant,” adds, “You’ve got a success model, and you ought to put the pedal to the metal…” Last week’s ceremony at which the CIW was honored with the 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award was a night that will not soon be forgotten.  But the three days that followed the award ceremony — the actual business end of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting — were every bit as exciting.  Here’s a thumbnail […]

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Hot off the digital press: A social media round-up and a beautiful new image for 21st century food justice!

[hupso title=”.@ClintonGlobal Citizen Award sparks surge of social media about @CIW & #FairFoodProgram…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/clinton-twitter/”] Clinton Global Citizen Award sparks surge of social media about @CIW and the #FairFoodProgram… Sunday’s Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony in New York was a truly unforgettable celebration of the remarkable progress achieved in Florida’s fields through the Fair Food Program.  Over 1,000 people squeezed into the Sheraton ballroom in Times Square for an evening line-up that included the Clinton family, Leonardo DiCaprio, Seth Myers, the Roots, Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant and hundreds of leading figures in the world working for social, economic, and environmental justice.  But as amazing as the scene […]

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President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title=”NEW POST: @BillClinton, @HillaryClinton honor @CIW with @GlobalCitizen Award” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/bill-clinton/”] President Bill Clinton calls CIW’s Fair Food Program “the most astonishing thing politically happening in the world we’re living in today” On Sunday, September 21, 2014, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for “defending the human rights of farmworkers across the United States”. The Global Citizen Award was presented to the CIW by actress and activist Eva Longoria. The CIW received the Award alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Atifete Jahjaga, the President of Kosovo. President Barack Obama will also […]

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Clinton Global Citizen award makes the headlines…

[hupso title=”Short title” url=”the URL”] From Food Chains director Sanjay Rawal, in the Ft. Myers News-Press: “It begs this question of companies like Publix, Ahold, Kroger and Wendy’s: When hundreds of CEOs, heads of state and thought leaders are gathered to [honor the CIW and the Fair Food Program], why are you so stubbornly against progress in America’s fields?” News of the Clinton Global Initiative’s selection of the CIW to receive the 2014 Global Citizen Award — to be presented this coming Sunday at a gala ceremony in New York City — made the headlines far and wide this past weekend. […]

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BREAKING: CIW to receive 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title=”BREAKING: @ClintonGlobal presents @CIW with Global Citizen Award at #CGI2014″ url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/clinton-global-breaking/”] Clintons to honor CIW for groundbreaking impact of Fair Food Program at gala award ceremony in New York City on September 21… The news was announced on the Clinton Global Initiative website Thursday afternoon: Clinton Global Citizen Awards Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change. Nominated […]

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