Clinton Back in New Hampshire – Day 1

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia, New Hampshire, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia, New Hampshire, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Today, Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off a 3-day visit to New Hampshire with stops in Nashua and Laconia. Her first stop in Nashua focused on substance abuse. In a Town Hall event, Clinton discussed her $10 million plan to address drug and alcohol abuse at the community level. She unveiled the initiative a few weeks ago. She expressed her surprise about how many people have talked to her about their struggles with substance abuse and how drugs has affected their community. She also answered a number of questions from those in attendance.

Clinton’s second stop was in Laconia at the Boys and Girls Club. The community event also focused on substance abuse and her plans to combat it. She stressed the importance of understanding the treatment of those affected saying, “This is a disease. This is a chronic condition that has to be interrupted and treated and prevented if possible. Left untended, it’s only going to get worse. The numbers are only going to get higher.” A video from Clinton’s speech in Laconia is below.

A videos from today’s event in Nashua will be posted when/if available.

Tomorrow, Clinton is scheduled to make two appearances in New Hampshire and one in Maine. At an event at the University of New Hampshire, she is expected to receive the endorsement of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan. For all the latest, follow our Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

UPDATE (9/22): Added a video from Laconia speech.

News Source: WCVB, The Wall Street Journal, Fosters

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