OPEN LETTER FROM HILLARY FOR AMERICA 2016 TEAM

Jesse Ferguson medium.com

We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees. It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health.

Donna came in to take over the DNC at a very difficult time. We were grateful to her for doing so. She is a longtime friend and colleague of many of us and has been an important leader in our party. But we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book.

The 2016 presidential campaign was unlike any in our history. It was very difficult for our candidates and our staff. We are very proud that throughout the campaign and the aftermath the staff stuck together, worked as a team, and did the best we could for both Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. We did this for the simple reason that we thought Hillary Clinton would make the best President for the country we all love. We have now, as we did throughout the campaign, enormous love and pride for our candidate, Hillary Clinton. She, more than any of us, persevered through an incredibly difficult campaign and her commitment and stamina inspired us every day. We are very proud of the effort she and the campaign made in both the primary and the general election.

The general election loss was devastating for us all and something we live with every day. And while frustrating that the general election vote total did not change the outcome of the election, we remain proud that Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine received nearly 3 million more votes in the general election than their opponents.

Finally, we are pretty tired of people who were not part of our campaign telling the world what it was like to be on the inside of our campaign and how we felt about it. We loved our candidate and each other and it remains our honor to have been part of the effort to make Hillary Clinton the 45th President of the United States.

All Democrats should be doing everything they can — canvassing, phone banking, etc. — to help our candidates for Governor of Virginia and New Jersey and the other races around the country next Tuesday.

SIGNERS

Huma Abedin
Lily Adams
Emily Aden
Cristóbal Alex
Meg Ansara
John Anzalone
Charlie Baker
Patrick Bauer
David Binder
Michael Brasher
Emily Bromberg
Austin Brown
Matt Compton
Glen Caplin
Yahel Carmon
Tony Carrk
Crystal Carson
Rebecca Chalif
Dennis Cheng
Corey Ciorciari
Thomas Corrigan
Brynne Craig
Leslie Dach
Addisu Demissie
Katie Dowd
Amy Dudley
Marc Elias
Sterling Elmore
Adrienne Elrod
Brian Fallon
Jesse Ferguson
Amanda Finney
Rob Flaherty
Christina Freundlich
Sophie Friedman
Sarah Galvez
Tyrone Gayle
Teddy Goff
Mandy Grunwald
Mahen Gunaratna
Michael Halle
Stephanie Hannon
Anthony Hayes
Sarah Henning
Dylan Hewitt
Tim Hogan
Alex Hornbrook
Anne Hubert
Sarah Jacobs
Maia Johnson
Grady Keefe
Connolly Keigher
Jennifer Kinon
Barbara Kinney
Ron Klain
Michelle Kleppe
Sierra Lindsey Kos
Ben Krauss
Sarah Krauss
Elan Kriegel
Amanda Kules
Doug Landry
Jean Larsen
Sara Latham
Rebecca Leal
Jesse Lehrich
Sierra Lindsey
Miryam Lipper
Lori Lodes
Jenna Lowenstein
Marlon Marshall
Jim Margolis
Zerlina Maxwell
Jess McIntosh
Ian Mellul
Anthony Mercurio
Nick Merrill
Robby Mook
Navin Nayak
Jennifer Palmieri
Matt Paul
Lauren Peterson
Zac Petkanas
Anna-Lee Pittman
John Podesta
Lorella Praelli
Jacob Priley
Elianne Ramos
Noah Reisman
Christina Reynolds
Gabe Rodriguez
Megan Rooney
Jason Rosenbaum
Sylvia Ruiz
Robert Russo
Ian Sams
Carlos Sanchez
Elizabeth Lopez Sandoval
Kristina Schake
Adam Schultz
Dan Schwerin
Josh Schwerin
Vernessa Shih
Oren Shur
Jorge Silva
Samantha Slosberg
Deepa Subramaniam
Kate Stayman-London
Michael Stennis
Heather Stone
Mike Taylor
Mini Timmaraju
Opal Vadhan
Lona Valmoro
Kate Waters
Liz Zaretsky
Julie Zuckerbrod