Monday, February 15, 2016

Dr. Chelsea Clinton speaks to Cleveland's Black community, and campaigns for her mother Hillary Clinton's bid for president as the deadline to register to vote in the Ohio March 15 primary is February 16.....Other elected officials there include Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers, State Representative Janine Boyd, and Cleveland Councilpersons Zack Reed, Jeff Johnson, Mamie Mitchell, Phyllis Cleveland, and Matt Zone.....By www.clevelandurbannews.com Field Reporter Gwendolyn Pitts and Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman


Dr. Chelsea Clinton (far right) with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) before speaking at the Murtis E. Taylor Multi Service Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 15 via a campaign stop for her mother Hillary Clinton's bid for president (Photos compliments of Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed)

The  crowd at the Murtis E. Taylor Multi Service Center in Cleveland awaits former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who spoke for her mother Hillary Clinton's bid for president
Chelsea Clinton (second from left) poses with a group of kids at the Murtis E. Taylor Multi Service Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 15
Chelsea Clinton and Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed
By Field Reporter Gwendolyn Pitts and Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman of Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's most read online Black Newspaper and digital Black newspaper blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). 

A 23-year reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, Coleman interviewed now President Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS

Dr. Chelsea Clinton
CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dr. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter and only child of  former president Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, spoke to  a supportive crowd in Cleveland Ward 2 on Monday at the Murtis E. Taylor Multi Service Center on Kinsman Road on the city's largely Black east side, a 'Get Out the Vote' town hall gathering that comes two days before early voting and just a day before tomorrow's Feb. 16 deadline to register to vote in the March primary election.

"I think this is the most important presidential election of a lifetime," said Chelsea Clinton. "I feel such an intensity about this election."

The younger Clinton, speaking to an audience primarily of senior citizens, said that "we have to protect the progress that President Obama has made and build on that progress."

An Oxford University graduate with a Ph. D. in international relations and a married mom with a 16-month-old child and another on the way, Chelsea, 35, was welcomed with warmth by the audience, largely of Blacks who have traditionally supported the Clinton's since the days of Bill Clinton's presidency from 1993-2001.

Elected officials there, all of whom are Democrats, include U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers, Cleveland council persons Zack Reed, Matt Zone, Jeff Johnson, Phyllis Cleveland and Mamie Mitchell, and state Rep Janine Boyd (D-9) of Cleveland Heights.

One of two Blacks in Congress from Ohio and a Hillary Clinton supporter, Fudge drew a standing ovation when she entered the room before speaking. Other speakers,  who, like Fudge, pushed the necessity of voting, include Sen. Brown, and Councilmen Johnson and Reed, who leads Ward 2, which includes the Mount Pleasant, Union-Miles and Kinsman neighborhoods.

Chelsea thanked both Sen. Brown, who introduced her, and Congresswoman Fudge, whom she dubbed a federal lawmaker par excellence,' and, said Clinton, of  "whom we are all lucky to have in the U.S. House."

And she said that her mother, among all of the presidential candidates, both Democrats and Republicans alike, is best suited to further the policy agendas of the Obama presidency, drawing applause from the seasoned audience of Black people.

Asked by Cleveland Urban News.Com about heightened tensions between police and the Black community across the nation, Chelsea said that her mother is equipped and ready to address that issue too.

Among a host of other initiatives, the former first daughter and pregnant-mom also spoke on jobs, and early childhood education.

Led by three -term Democratic mayor Frank Jackson, who is Black, Cleveland is a  majority Black major American city with a population of some 400,000 people, and both Democratic and Republican candidates for president are aggressively courting the Black vote, particularly in pivotal states like Ohio.
Both Hillary Clinton and her opponent for the Democratic nomination for president, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, are on the March 15 Democratic primary ballot in Ohio,  and both are expected to campaign heavily in the largely Black 11th congressional district.  (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com).