2016 Presidential Primary Voters' Guide

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Hillary Clinton

Elected Experience: As senator from New York, Hillary expanded health care access for 9/11 responders and veterans, and worked to revitalize rural communities

Other Professional Experience:  From advocating for children as a young lawyer to defending human rights around the world as Secretary of State, Hillary has dedicated her career to fighting for children and families.

Education:  As a Yale Law student, Hillary defended children against abuse, addressed systemic racism, and provided free legal help to those who couldn't afford it.

Community Service:  From fighting to expand education for Arkansas' poorest children to helping provide health insurance to 8 million children, Hillary's devoted her life to serving others.

Statement: I’m running for president because I believe we need to tear down all the barriers that prevent Americans from reaching our full potential. It’s important that Wall Street never again threatens Main Street. But America isn’t a single-issue country, and we need more than a plan for the biggest banks. The middle class needs a raise. We need more good jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced, that provide dignity and a path to a brighter future. We can create those good jobs by building on the progress we’ve made under President Obama. Let’s make new investments in manufacturing, small business, scientific research and enough clean energy to power every home in America.

Let’s break down the barriers that keep people on the sidelines of our economy, especially women. We’ve waited long enough for quality, affordable childcare and paid family and medical leave, and equal pay. Let’s break down the barriers that stop our young people from getting the best possible start in life. We need to support great teachers and great schools in every ZIP code, make college more affordable, and help relieve the crushing burden of student debt. Let’s take on the epidemic of gun violence in America. We also have to face the reality of systemic racism that, more than a half a century after Rosa Parks sat and Dr. King marched and John Lewis bled, still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in America and who gets left behind. We have to invest in communities of color and reform our broken criminal justice and immigration systems. We have to guarantee opportunity, dignity, and justice for every American.

The future we want is within our grasp—let’s build it together.

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