August 7th, 2008
07:23 AM ET
6 years ago

Clinton supporters to stage '18 Million Voices' march

Sen. Clinton waved at supporters gathered in early June as she announced the suspension of her White House bid.
Sen. Clinton waved at supporters gathered in early June as she announced the suspension of her White House bid.

(CNN) – A grassroots organization of Hillary Clinton supporters has announced plans to march in Denver on the same day the New York senator is set to address her party’s faithful during the Democratic convention there.

The march will take place on August 26 and is being organized by 18 Million Voices Rise Hillary Rise. The march will be accompanied by a festival in downtown Denver and additional coordinated marches across the country on the same day.

Clinton, who garnered approximately 18 million votes in the long Democratic primary fight, is scheduled to speak at the convention on the 88th anniversary of the date American women were granted the right to vote.

Since Clinton announced the formal suspension of her presidential campaign, the Obama campaign has gone to great lengths to promote party unity. Clinton and Obama appeared together at a campaign event in Unity, New Hampshire; the Obama campaign recently announced that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be holding two fund-raising events to help retire Clinton’s campaign debt; and Clinton is scheduled to campaign on Obama’s behalf in key states.

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soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. Clinton/McCain

    I can't wait to see all the anti-Obama/anti-DNC protestors at the convention. My parents and I voted for Gore, Kerry and Bob Casey and unfortunately, we are forced to vote for McCain this time around.

    August 6, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  2. Brian, New York

    Why do some Hillary supporters think that if they revengefully abandon Barack that his supporters are going to support her the next time around?

    August 6, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. Clinton/McCain

    Seth in Jacksonville,

    Actually neither candidate won enough delegates to clinch the nomination. Plus, because of the FL and MI fiasco, we really don't know who would have won the nomination.

    PUMA

    August 6, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. JB in Vancouver

    If she has 18 million supporters, why the heck can't they help her pay off her debt. They should put their money where there mouths are.

    August 6, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. jmv

    I WISHED HILLARY AND HER SUPPORTERS WOULD JUST GO AWAY!!

    August 6, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. daysi rivera

    Can I still vote for Hillary ?

    August 6, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  7. We watched in horror

    How did the myth get started about the anti-Hillary hate? Hillary shone and rose even higher by her conduct under attack from ALL sides- EVEN her own party.

    Obama might have won if he had not played so dirty.

    Obama is a politician like the rest- but he claimed to be above the fray and claimed to be about hope and change... so the betrayal is that much worse.

    Swiftboating the party's best hope by the party itself and by the Obama CULT will not go un noticed.

    August 6, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. Clinton/McCain

    True Blue,

    Why frieightens me are the people supporting someone who is friends with terrorists (Bill Ayers).

    August 6, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. Bill in Minnesota

    Considering the rabid Hillary supporters (of which I am one and would NEVER vote for Barack), Ralph Nader's candidacy (which is not being covered by the media), Barr's candidacy (also not covered by the media), Barack's decline lately because of frequent policy gaffs and the inability to talk coherently without a teleprompter in front of him, and McCain's attractively moderate positions, we as Democrats have a lot to worry about between now and the election. We should be out there pushing for Hillary to be on the ticket....that would clinch it.

    August 6, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Tre

    12 parts angry feminists
    12 parts hatred
    = 24 morons

    August 6, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  11. Silence Dogood

    Folks, read some history. We've done this before. 1968 convention – riots in the street when the DNC ignored many of its members. They handed it to Richard Nixon as a result. And the front runner was farther ahead than Empty Suit is now. Will the DNC learn its lesson this time?

    Obama is not anti-war – of the two wars and many military operations he wants to pull most troops from one and send them to another.

    I may protest a 2 party system that gave us McWar and Empty-Suit, by voting for a third party.

    There are still a lot of liberals out there who will not be bullied by name calling, hate, and vapid cult mentality.

    August 6, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. Doc

    The only thing i can think of here is were are they as Hillary is trying to persuade Barack to help her pay down that debt. The nonsense this game-playing political juggernaut would have us believe. It makes no sense what so ever. The day these people pay off her debt is the day i will take them serious other than that, CNN really needs to think about whether they should continue reporting on them.

    August 6, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. We watched in horror

    I never believed the hype of hope

    nor the hype of the supposed ANTI- Hillary hate.

    It filled the blogs JUST to create the illusion that it existed... so that she might suffer from the perception and Obama might benefit from the perception.

    August 6, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. Huh?

    Good lord people, grow up and give it up. She lost. The immaturity of these people is just astounding. Time for a serious reality check.

    August 6, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  15. Joe Kiloz

    Mr. Obama, I would reconsider an outdoor acceptance speech when you have so many disaffected within your own party. Some are showing utter distaste for you and or some of your policies or readjustments. I would not be at all surprised to see some violence, heckling and otherwise distasteful moments for you.
    There is nothing wrong with speaking to your supporters in a controlled indoor arena. Good luck to you.

    August 6, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. Craig a Texas Democrat

    Out of those 18 million people who claim to support her cant come up with 2 dollars a piece to help her out her debt. Oh i see half were republicans.......

    August 6, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. Not McSame

    Hey Old McSame, I guess it wasn't enough that I gave to her campaign on 5 occasions. I'm on a fixed income and enough is enough already.

    August 6, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  18. beverly

    the 18 million voters , you do mean that hillary had, since then many of those voters switch over to obama, CNN YOU JUST KEEP THE FIRER GOING, DOUSE IT, BE FAIR SENATOR OBAMA IS NOT DOING A BAD JOB . HILLARY PROMISED NO MATTER WHO WON THE NOMINATION THE OTHER WOULD CAMPAIGN VERY HARD FOR THE OTHER TO INSURE THAT A DEMOCRATIC WILL SIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. SHE BEEN GETTING OFF TO A SLOW START, AND BILL IS STILL LICKING HIS WOUND HE 'S AN EXPRESIDENT GETTING OLDER IT TIME FOR HIM TO BE A MAN AND STEP UP TO THE PLATE FOR SENATOR OBAMA. IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD TO BE IN DENIAL TO LONG, ( BILL YOU CAN GET SOME PROFESSIONAL HELP IF NEEDED. CNN I'LL SEE IF YOU WILL PRINT THIS.

    August 6, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  19. NEVEROBAMA

    I love you Hill good to see you again!

    August 6, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  20. ben

    Is this woman still fighting? If she is, it is not for Obama. If these women voters of both parties gather together to show immense strength, it could possibly turn the national convention into a nightmare. At least one third of her votes came from REPUBLICAN women voters. If she didn't win the nomination, they were going to vote for McCain. . Maybe that is why it took so long to allow them to vote.

    August 6, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  21. Mister D

    For gosh sake, enough already!

    Those of you who are still nursing your hurt egos because of Obama's victory, are you that blind that you cannot see you are NOT supporting Hillary but McCain and working against everything Hillary stood for? Rush Limbaugh is licking his chops at this kind of foolishness and you are standing with him and the Republicans.

    Hillary has eloquently asked you to look beyond personal politics and see the importance of defeating McCain in the fall. Please, please, please listen to her.

    August 6, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  22. Robert

    Leave it to the ignorant democrats to throw away a gimme election.

    August 6, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  23. Joseph, Los Angeles California

    When are these people going to get over being angry? We need a Democrat in the White House and you will all ruin everything just because you're mad.

    The war will continue and our families will continue to be killed.
    The lies from a republican administration will continue.
    The Supreme Court will become ultra-conservative for a bejillion years
    Women's right to chose will lose that right.
    Equal right for gays, minorities, woman will go bye-bye.
    Our respect around the world will continue to deminish.
    I can go on and on...

    After the Clinton supporters get McCain into the White House, by 2012 this country will be in such a mess I can't see why Hillary would want the mess he is going to leave the next President with. Things are bad enough now. If you allow the Bush administration to continue for four more years, we will all be miserable; Thanks to you all.

    This is so sad... How do you expect anybody to unite with such a movement of this kind. Hatred and anger never accomplishes anything.

    August 6, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  24. How does CNN determine who gets posted?

    Why won't they retire her debt?

    August 6, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  25. Chickens coming home to roost

    Obama disgraced the party by stealing the nomination.

    Hillary came out the legend.

    Hate will come back to bite you.

    Hillary was called the B word and the Cun* word, and ridiculed and belittled.

    Rev Wright and Father Pfleger: That is just as nasty and as unacceptable in a democracy as the N word. Your hatred disguised as religion damaged your own chosen ONE.

    August 6, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
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