Clinton Celebrates Labor Day in Iowa

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to voters following a campaign stop at the Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to voters following a campaign stop at the Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

To celebrate Labor Day, Hillary Rodham Clinton attended a number of Labor Day events across the state of Iowa. In Cedar Rapids, she was interviewed by the Associated Press where she was questioned about her email server, her presidential campaign, and her rivals. You can read highlights from the interview HERE.

The primary purpose of the day for Clinton was to celebrate organized labor by attending a number of celebrations across the state. The topics that she focused on were income inequity, the minimum wage, and unions’ rights to collectively bargain. She addressed the Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids before heading to the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois.

Clinton continued her focus on labor topics at the Quad City Federation of Labor’s Salute to Labor Chicken Fry in Hampton. She spoke about the importance of organized labor and its historical relevance. She pledged to support labor unions if she is elected president. While in Hampton, Clinton also received an endorsement from Iowa Representative Dave Loebsack. A video from Clinton’s speech in Hampton is below.

This week, Clinton is scheduled to give a speech in Washington, DC supporting the agreement with Iran on Wednesday, appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, and is scheduled to make appearances in Ohio and Wisconsin on Thursday. Keep up with all the latest on the Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

News Source: The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, US News & World Report, KWQC

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