Hillary Clinton Picks N.Y. Park Named for FDR For Formal Campaign Launch

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epa04771255 Democratic 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak to the South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, 27 May 2015. South Carolina has an early primary election date. EPA/ERIK S. LESSERERIK S. LESSER / EPA

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By Carrie Dann

Hillary Clinton's official campaign launch is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 -- and we now know that it will happen at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City.

A campaign official says that the event will take place at the Roosevelt Island park and be followed by a "nationally webcast organizing meeting in Iowa." Then the Democratic presidential candidate will do another campaign swing through Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

The park celebrates Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address highlighting the "four freedoms" : freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

"Her speech will lay out her view of the challenges facing this country and her vision and ideas for moving the country forward," the campaign said.

The park also honors Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the nation's most celebrated First Ladies.

The Clinton campaign notes that New York, Roosevelt's home state, also launched Clinton's Capitol Hill career by electing her as its first female senator.

Clinton formally announced her entry into the race on April 12, but she has not yet held a typical campaign rally with a speech outlining the fundamentals of her campaign. She's instead held small, roundtable-style events in key primary states.

The Four Freedoms Park event is being billed as her "official campaign launch" by Clinton campaign staff.