Celebrating the Possiblities as Q4 2013 is Upon Us: Daily Thoughts

Part of the Mission of "outsiders" that began with this was to think about the simple notion that we're all in this together.   As one "ordinary face", I have been working on writing, reflecting and thinking through such that goes on in our World.   It is extremely frustrating when I continue to see those in charge in Washington not realizing how their actions impact ordinary individuals.    It has been quite interesting, though, to see a number of members of Congress who have decided to contribute their salaries to charity--including Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Mark Udall.    There was a bit of a scary time in Washington D.C. as a woman who was engaged in a shooting incident at the US Capitol.   I was proud of those patriotic Americans who were on the job as Capitol Hill Police Officers even though they have been subject to the shutdown of the US Government.

One such example of the notion of "Being Together" is the work of the Clinton Foundation.  CGI 2013 epitomizes the very nature of being together.  I enjoyed catching  some of the proceedings as I reported on it in "outsiders" last week.    As I gear up for the 4th quarter of the Daily Outsider, I wanted to report on CGI 2013 as we continue to think and reflect upon our World:

Clinton Foundation
We're All In This Together
We're All In This Together 
We believe that, together, we can find solutions to our world's most pressing challenges and transform lives and communities from what they are today to what they can be. Watch our new video and join us.
Clinton Global Initiative Annual MeetingClinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 
Last week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held its ninth Annual Meeting where over 160 new commitments were made, valued at more than $10.8 billion, and are expected to improve nearly 22.2 million lives. The theme for the 2013 CGI Annual Meeting was "Mobilizing for Impact," which explored ways that CGI members and member organizations could be more effective in leveraging individuals, partner organizations, and key resources in their commitment efforts. Watch the sessions and view a recap from the Annual Meeting.
The Alliance and McDonald'sThe Alliance and McDonald's: Bringing Industry to the Table
Last week at the CGI Annual Meeting, President Clinton announced McDonald's groundbreaking CGI commitment with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to promote healthy behaviors in children and families by marketing healthier beverages to kids, offering salads, fruits, and veggies as substitutes for fries, and ensuring 100% of advertising directed at kids includes healthy messages. Read the New York Times article and the story on our blog.
Too Small to FailToo Small to Fail 
A joint initiative of Next generation and the Clinton Foundation, Too Small to Fail aims to help parents, caregivers, educators, communities and businesses take specific, meaningful and evidence-based actions to improve the health and well-being of America’s youngest children. Read Hillary Clinton's blog post on closing the word gap and check out how Too Small to Fail is preparing children to succeed.
A Night Out with the Millennium NetworkA Night Out with the Millennium Network 
On November 9, join Secretary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Rashida Jones, and Patrick Dempsey for a night out in San Francisco.Purchase tickets today.
Celebrating Community ServiceCelebrating Community Service 
Read President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton's op-edabout why community service is at the core of America's national character, and join Chelsea Clinton for a Day of Actionon October 26 in New York City.
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