Meanwhile, an email sent out by the Communist Party USA over the weekend had this to say: “The 2016 elections are in full swing. Many of our districts and clubs and members are actively participating in the campaign to strike a blow to the extreme right and defeat Donald Trump and other down ballot GOP extremists. If you’re not yet involved, there are many ways to get connected with labor and our allies, especially in the key battleground states and in targeted congressional and state legislative races. But no matter where you live you can be part of this exciting election. We can defeat Trump, oust right-wing majorities in Congress and statehouses while also building powerful labor-led people’s movements, advancing a progressive agenda and political independence at the grassroots. We have some great tools, beginning with People’s World daily (sic) Marxist analysis.”
Rodham then entered Yale Law School , where she served on the editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action .  During her second year, she worked at the Yale Child Study Center ,  learning about new research on early childhood brain development and working as a research assistant on the seminal work, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child (1973).   She also took on cases of child abuse at Yale–New Haven Hospital  and volunteered at New Haven Legal Services to provide free legal advice for the poor.  In the summer of 1970 she was awarded a grant to work at Marian Wright Edelman 's Washington Research Project, where she was assigned to Senator Walter Mondale 's Subcommittee on Migratory Labor . There she researched various migrant workers ' issues including education, health and housing.  Edelman later became a significant mentor.  Rodham was recruited by political advisor Anne Wexler to work on the 1970 campaign of Connecticut . Senate candidate Joseph Duffey , with Rodham later crediting Wexler with providing her first job in politics.