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. NVH

    Hillary doesn't have REAL supporters. If she did they would help her pay off her debt. Instead of leaving high and dry to BEG everybody else to help her pay her bills. That's what real supporters do DONATE to their candidate's campaign, and represent the causes their candidate stand for. These trouble makers just make her and themselves look real stupid. It's sort of pathetic how they are always threatening and making a lot of noise.

    August 6, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  2. Lisa Que

    If theres a march in Dallas I' ll be there.


    August 6, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  3. PUMA-PAC - Murphy

    Yes!! We will march!! ALL of us!! You better be ready!! We will bring down all of the galaxy if that's what we have to do! Destroy the world if we don't get HRC!! It's all about ME ME ME!!

    August 6, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  4. Vote Nader

    Unity by division... I love it.

    ** Nader/Gonzalez 2008 **

    August 6, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  5. Sacto Joe

    Well, Hillary? The silence is deafening. Are you or are you not a democrat?

    August 6, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. Obama Supporter from Texas

    This topic is right out of Karl Rove's play book. True democrats, don't fall for this conversation. Most of us voted for Hillary are ready to stand for Obama. We cannot lose this election and our women's rights. Most women I talk to that voted for Clinton as well share the same views. A democrat MUST be in the white house. That candidate at this point is Obama. Hillary would want a democrat there as well. Follow her lead.

    August 6, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. joe hollins

    these people are not dem's they are fakes and could care less about America, a woman President is what they want, and as for me they show me or reenforce my views about women ability to act above emotions sorry but until i am proven wrong thats it

    August 6, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  8. Ludovic

    I mean guys, instead of working in denver, please pay off her debt, it will be more usefull for here!!

    August 6, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Tracey, Arlington, VA

    Nothing, and I mean nothing, including hateful Hillary and her henchmen (or women) will stop me from enjoying this convention. I have my ticket and I am going to have a WONDERFUL time. I can't wait to hear Barack. It will not only be a successful convention, but an inclusive, and historical one.

    God bless Barack Obama.


    August 6, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  10. What!!!

    I am tired of her and her supporters. Just fade into the sunset. Goodnight and Goodbye! Your 15 minutes is long past over. Buh-bye!

    August 6, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  11. Scott L

    Chaos in the Dem party...way to unite everyone Barack! You are gonna rip this country apart for sure...but it won't matter because you will get crushed in the November election.

    August 6, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  12. webster208

    The march seems to be a peaceful event. I wonder why the Obama posters here are so bitter. They still feel the need to insult Hillary and her supporters long after the primary is over. Read Roland Martin's article today and you will see how conflicted Obama supporters are. Martin observes that Bill still seems bitter about Hillary's loss (this is Martin's conclusion), and he said he prefers for Bill to show and express this bitterness. But check what Martin will have to say if Clinton articulates what he really thinks of Obama. All this taunting of the Clintons by Obama supporters are preventing party unity, and guess who they'll blame if Obama loses in November.

    August 6, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  13. former republican

    i predict 10 protestors.

    August 6, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  14. Diane, MT

    Okay, let's see if Hillary shows up at that rally. if she does, she will have LIED, once again about her support for Barack.

    She can not be trusted.

    August 6, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. JFK

    I would join if I could!

    August 6, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  16. Freida, NYC

    I'm with you Hillary, all the way to the house. Hillary, please fight for us, and get back in the race to win this election. You still have all of your 18 million supporters backing you, don't let us down.

    Hillary 2008/2012

    August 6, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. Jake

    It's kind of a risk for them to take. Most of their strength has been in being able to claim more support than they have. This could expose them as the angry losers they are.

    August 6, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  18. Mark

    Is this a last-ditch effort to force Hillary as the nominee? I am guessing that this will turn into a few hundred people scattered across the country trying to stage a march, but noone being able to decide where to march to. If you are that upset about the Dems choosing Obama instead of Hillary, then form your own party- the feminists and racists party, or the blind-to-reason party, or something like that. At least you wouldn't have to focus on McCain as the object and beneficiary of your tantrum, you could actually choose your own candidate to challenge Obama! Maybe one who might be pro-choice?

    August 6, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  19. Dave in Atlanta

    I'm sure Clinton is sitting somewhere thinking: "I wish these idiots would put all this enery into retiring my campaign debt."

    August 6, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  20. Gary H

    That's right. I am an Obama supporter since day one but I was big enough to cotribute $100 to help retire Hillary's debt. All the crybabie PUMAS can do is whine about how Obama beat her. As the person above said, if her "18 Million" supporters would give a dollar each her debt would be retired. I suspect that the PUMAS are really only a bitter very small but vocal group of losers.
    Hillary lost the primary but unlike the PUMAS she is anything but a loser.

    August 6, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  21. GET OVER IT!

    To the Hillary supporters who don't support Obama...get OVER IT! It's not about the person so much as it is about the ISSUES! You would rather sacrifice women's rights and keep our children in Iraq than vote for OBAMA?? That just proves your intentions. The fact is, Hillary and Obama are way more similar in their views than McCain and Hillary. If you vote for McCain or don't vote at all, you officially lose your right to complain about ANYTHING that goes on with healthcare, the economy or women's rights.


    If Obama doesn't get elected and Hillary decides to run in 2012, do you really think the Obama supporters are gonna support Hillary???!! There will be a new organization formed...OSAH..Obama Supporters Against Hillary. LOL If HIllary ever wants to get to the white house, her supporters better band together and support Obama. PERIOD.

    August 6, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  22. Tony, Miami

    If you love her so much SHOW IT PAY HER DEBT. Finally all they want is a little carnival. Bring your masks and costumes hillibillies

    August 6, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  23. Democrat AGAINST Obama

    I cant wait to march and cant wait to write her name on the ballot in November.



    August 6, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  24. Obama-Junkie, IL

    If just half of those supposedly "18 milllion Hillary voters" gave $3 dollar to Hillary's campaign, then Hillary's campaign debts and personal loans would be paid off.

    These PUMA and 18 million Voices folks surely are not listening to Hillary. If you asked Hillary want she wants "18 million voices" staging a march in Denver or donate money to her campaign, Hillary would take the MONEY!

    August 6, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. BJ, Texas

    What a bunch of numbnuts the democratic party is. It is *so* divided and they want us to vote for their candidate in November. Give me a break please. We want a party that will unite the country not divide it. Vote Republican and maybe these clowns, so called democrates, will learn how to unite their party first before they screw up our country.

    August 6, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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