On Saturday, Bill Clinton held two public events in the south after attending a fundraiser in Atlanta, Georgia. The fundraiser was hosted by Mayor Kasim Reed and Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Hank Johnson, The Honorable Andrew Young and Carolyn Young, Hank and Billye Aaron, Mack Wilbourn, and Daniel and Sonya Halpern.
His first organizing event was held in Atlanta where he appeared with Congressman John Lewis. Lewis spoke about Hillary Clinton and praised her experience. He framed her as the candidate best equipped to lead the country. When Bill took the stage, he made similar comments touting Hillary’s experience and her leadership. He stressed the importance of the 2016 election saying, “We are on the verge of being able to grow together again. You need a change maker who believes in inclusive economics, inclusive politics, inclusive society, and a national security policy … that keeps us safe without giving up who we are as Americans. That’s Hillary.”
In the evening, Bill spoke to a group of supporters at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. During the event, he spoke about his wife’s experience and plans to apply more strict gun regulations, create better jobs, and improve the heath care system. He said, “Hillary literally got into this race, because she does not believe America will ever fulfill its promise until every single solitary American is empowered to fulfill their promise. And she believes we have to do it together.” A video of his speech is below.
Meanwhile, today in Munich, Germany, a Hillary for America fundraiser was held for American citizens currently living in the area. The event was hosted by Johnny Talbot and Mindy Prugnaud and Former Ambassador Melanne Verveer attended the event.
Tomorrow, the Clintons are taking a break from the campaign trail for Valentine’s Day. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.