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  1. Christopher Williams

    Hillary P. Edwards (D-NY)

    Sign out, officially. I'm done.
  2. Christopher Williams

    @HillaryEdwards

    @HillaryEdwards: Senator Donnelly, respectfully, we need more than just a hearing into the #BeaumontDisgrace, but a comprehensive #InvestigationOnPrisonAbuse. We can do both.
  3. Christopher Williams

    Press Office of Hillary Edwards

    For Immediate Release United States Senator Hillary Edwards Hart Senate Office Building Edwards Motions to Launch Investigation Into Abuse of Inmates in U.S. Prisons "Inmates are people, they are Americans, and they have rights" (Washington, D.C.) Speaking before the Armed Forces, Foreign Affairs, and Judiciary committee, Senator and DNC Chair Hillary Edwards (D-NY) motioned to open "a formal investigation into mistreatment and abuse in the US prison system". She explained that as prison protests over maltreatment became widespread, it was "clear to me and to the country that this is more widespread," she said before the committee. The long-time New York Senator releases the following statement regarding her motion: "This is not just at Beaumont, it's not just in Nevada or Texas, it's happening right here at home - in New York. It's happening across the country. And if there is no one who will stand tall and fight for these inmates, I will. I recognize that these inmates are still people, they are Americans, and they have rights. We have to face up to the fact that we aren't upholding those rights and that's why I've motioned for us to investigate the widespread state of prisoners' rights in America. We are going to get to the bottom of this." Video: Senator Edwards' full statement launching committee investigation on mistreatment and abuse in U.S. Prison system Senator Hillary Edwards is a Democrat who has served as a New York Mayor, a United States Representative, and a U.S. Undersecretary of State. She sits on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Foreign, Affairs, and Judiciary and is a member of the Senate Congressional Progressive Caucus.  If you would like more information on the Senator's legislative projects in Washington, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Democratic National Committee, or the Senator's Senate committee assignments, please contact the Senator's press secretary, Paula Morris.
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    @HillaryEdwards

    @HillaryEdwards tweeted a video: #BeaumontDisgrace isn't the only display of the ills in our prison system. It's time we get to the bottom of how Americans caught in our prison system - across the country and here in NY - are being treated. #InvestigationOnPrisonAbuse #PrisonersRights
  5. Senator Hillary Edwards There comes a time when people stand up because they've had enough. There comes a time when we are forced to recognize our wrongs and correct the ills of our country. I believe strongly that time is now. I am aware of the hearings scheduled to take to task in figuring out the situation with prison protests in Beaumont, however, it has become increasingly clear to me and to the country that this is more widespread. The fact of the matter is that we must take a long and hard look at the mistreatment of inmates in the United States criminal justice system. Accordingly, I hereby motion that this committee launches a formal investigation into mistreatment and abuse in the US prison system, with its conclusory elements consisting of a bipartisan report on the state of prisoners' rights and how they are being upheld. Per the motion, this investigation shall be conducted upon the release of said report and presented for the public record. Thank you and I yield to the chair.
  6. Christopher Williams

    @DNC

    @DNC: The Democratic Party stands with its President and is proud of the firm bipartisan support of the nomination of Senator Marc Baudin to be Vice President. @DNC: Marc Baudin is a proud Democrat who has shown that he is thoughtful and pragmatic and has the ability to unite the country. @DNC: Marc Baudin used his legal prowess & expertise to give back to his community by working as a public defender. #DidYouKnow @DNC: Marc Baudin and his wife built the distinguished Cleveland Children’s Center for children in at-risk neighborhoods. #DidYouKnow @DNC: Marc Baudin served his country honorably in the United States Foreign Service for 15 years, including embarking on tours in Africa. #DidYouKnow
  7. Christopher Williams

    Press Office of Hillary Edwards

    For Immediate Release United States Senator Hillary Edwards Hart Senate Office Building Edwards Supports Nomination of Baudin for Vice President "[He's] a qualified public servant; proud Democrat; and fearless fighter for working people" (Washington, D.C.) United States Senator and Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Edwards, will support the nomination of Marc Baudin to be Vice President of the United States. She praised the Senator's public service and addressed concerns about his stance on reproductive rights. "When it comes time to cast a vote in favor of his nomination, I will gladly support Senator Marc Baudin to be Vice President. Senator Baudin has been an amazing, dedicated public servant who has relentlessly stood up for working people across geographic lines and political aisles. He enjoys bipartisan support and I'm proud to be a part of that. While there are concerns about the nature of his stance on reproductive rights, I am certain that his nomination and ascension to the office of the Vice President will not put any woman's rights at risk. Senator Baudin is defined by more than one stance on one issue. He is an honorable man who has and will continue to serve his country well and with exemplary pragmatism. The bottom line is that Senator Baudin is a qualified public servant; proud Democrat; and fearless fighter for working people - and if anyone should be Vice President, in a capacity to unite our country, step in and become the leader of our nation, it should be him." Senator Hillary Edwards is a Democrat who has served as a New York Mayor, a United States Representative, and a U.S. Undersecretary of State. She sits on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Foreign, Affairs, and Judiciary and is a member of the Senate Congressional Progressive Caucus.  If you would like more information on the Senator's legislative projects in Washington, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Democratic National Committee, or the Senator's Senate committee assignments, please contact the Senator's press secretary, Paula Morris.
  8. Christopher Williams

    @HillaryEdwards

    @HillaryEdwards: I've always admired and respected Senator Baudin - he's a great friend; I've also prided myself over the years in being a pro-choice feminist. I will put great thought into his nomination for VP.
  9. Christopher Williams

    Hillary P. Edwards (D-NY)

    I'll come back.
  10. Christopher Williams

    Hillary P. Edwards (D-NY)

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  11. Senator Hillary Edwards: With that, I will be getting back to Washington to begin the work that's needed to get to the bottom of the conditions of this facility and of the state of America's prison system. Thank you all, God bless, and God bless all Americans.
  12. Senator Hillary Edwards: I am not aware of any other public officials' plans in this regard. Nevertheless, I have come here to see for myself. I care deeply about what is going on in our prison systems and I think in my capacity as a public official, It's the right thing to do to figure out what is going on and what needs to be fixed. I'm deeply disappointed I was not able to visit the striking prisoners to get a clearer understanding, nevertheless, I look forward to returning to Washington and beginning the work on the committee to probe the nature of our prisons.
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