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

Clinton supporters to stage '18 Million Voices' march

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. ANNIA

    Wishing I could be there, but with this economy, I will do my part here at home in November, NO HILLARY= NO VOTE!!!

    August 6, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  2. Alex

    this is really bad for democrats..what are they thinking

    August 6, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  3. Seth in Jacksonville

    This is pure ignorance. Pouting, whining, crying, and throwing tantrums will not get HRC anywhere near the oval office. Won't do any good, other than to showcase a bunch of sore-losing crybabies.

    I supported Clinton in the beginning and switched to Obama. She lost, folks. Move on. Put a Democrat in the White House, or suffer the consequences.

    (And she will not win the nomination if she runs again in 2012 after a disastrous McCain administration)

    August 6, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  4. Nobama Mama Dallas TX

    Hurrah! I look forward to marching in Dallas too

    August 6, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  5. True Blue

    Invasion of the bitter wack-a-doodles.

    I hope Secret Service is keeping an eye on these people...they frighten me with their hate and lack of reason.

    August 6, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  6. skinny dog

    count me in.

    August 6, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. Raiders of the Lost Nomination

    There won't be 18 million because Hillary didn' have 18 million votes.

    Of the 17 million she got, some were from imposter Republican opperatives hoping to run against her in the fall.

    Of the remainder, the bulk were not rabid, Hillary or bust, supporters.

    Let it go Indiana ...

    August 6, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  8. Rise Hillary, Rise


    I can't go...

    But I am with you.

    August 6, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. Franky

    Sorry Clinton supporters, you can't flip-flop, you gotta vote for Senator, he shares his views with you...

    August 6, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  10. Adam

    Way to Unite the Party BARACK!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  11. Old McSame

    Are those the same ones that could not come up with $1.00 to help her out. The 18million supporters that would not bail her out? Do they really think that she could win? What a joke they are. Acting like that they are Killing any chance of Billary get a chance at the White House right now or years from now. Bring it on RUSH.

    August 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  12. Diamond from Florida

    Its been about 2 months since hillary suspended her campiagn, and her "supporters" are still crying about it? 18 million voices need to help pay her debt.

    those "Supporters" are going to look real stupid, I wonder how many will even show up.

    August 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  13. Mike Philly

    You know, he could potentially still choose her. He's promising change and having her give a speech on Tuesday and then unveiling her as VP the next night certainly would be an interesting change!

    I really hope he's not so stupid and arrogant that he has ruled her out just because she's a Clinton. Above all else, we need Democrats in the White House and I'm not too keen on him taking chances just to make a point. Clinton/Obama are a great combination and one guaranteed to win the why gamble with anyone else?

    August 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. PUMA in Training

    Go Hillary!!! Never stop fighting for us! Stop the madness and do what you promised: to support the will of the American people – not the DNC's wishes!

    I just wish I could be there.

    And tell Richardson to take a hike while your at it! Like anyone would pay to see that man.

    August 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. Neutral

    Hillary has the support of the BASE of the Democratic Party, lifelong democrats, Obambi has the support of some independent voters, the confused, and dreamers.

    How can Obambi win in general election when the base of the Democratic Party is leaving the party by the busloads and they're taking their money with them.

    When you SELECT instead of ELECT, you lose your support.

    August 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  16. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    I hope they collect 5.00 dollars from each one to pay of her debt.

    August 6, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  17. v.a.

    oh gosh, let's sit back and see what the retarded PUMAs have to say about this one...

    August 6, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. Mslola

    Instead of wasting our time with a march, why don't all you 18 million "Hillraisers" give $2.00 each to pay down Hillarys debt and get over it.

    August 6, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  19. Pat Riot

    Sounds a bit like Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic. Except he is making it about freedom not about him.

    August 6, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  20. PUMA in Training

    Diamond from Florida:

    Just as stupid as you'll look in November when you cry the presidency was 'stolen' from Barrack.

    August 6, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    This is arm twisting pure and simple. The Clintons' LEGACY? This is America!

    August 6, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. Demogogue

    Obama tricked his way into stealing the nomination.

    What kind of man would label an ex-president a racist- just to gain a few votes?

    What kind of man would destroy his own party by instigating hatred among democrats for fellow democrats- while proclaiming himself to be a uniter.

    Yes he said it: I can win back HRC people but not the other way around.

    The opposite illusion.

    August 6, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  23. obama is the most dangerous man alive

    In addition to checking our tire pressure to control oil prices, Obama now says all our HEALTH CARE problems will be solved in this country if we "eat an apple a day".

    August 6, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. fella from Chicago

    Oh Denver, are you sure you want to go through with this convention? It's going to bring in millions of dollars for you, but at what sacrifice? Will there be a Denver after the convention? Let the fight begin.

    August 6, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |

    If only I could afford to miss work and attend this march. The DNC better wake-up that we will not support a party that pushes woman to the back of the bus!! Hillary and her supporters were muzzled by the press and the DNC. They will not get my vote.

    August 6, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
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