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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Combined Federal Campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 20, 2009


(Recorded Nov. 9, 2009)

Hello every one. As the Honorary Chair of the Combined Federal Campaign, I am delighted to invite all of you to take part in this year’s annual giving drive. Since 1961 federal employees have raised over $6 billion through this campaign to support thousands of worthy charities throughout the country and around the world. In my prior work as First Lady and as senator and now as secretary of state, I have seen communities on every continent bound by poverty, crippled by hunger, plagued by treatable illnesses, but by making a contribution to the CFC you’re giving charitable organizations the resources they need to help make lasting progress against these and other challenges.

If you’ve contributed in the past you know how rewarding this program is. And if you’ve never contributed before, now is a great time to start. In this tough economic climate charities are working harder than ever even as their own budgets are shrinking. So help us meet the growing needs. You can support them through a one-time contribution or a payroll deduction by visiting your local CFC website. Each and every day the men and women of the federal government work to make a lasting difference in people’s lives. So, I’m counting on your compassion and generosity to help others who are working to do the same. Thank you very much.

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