On Friday, Hillary Clinton held two public events in Syracuse, New York. The first was a round table discussion during which she unveiled her plans to boost manufacturing. The plan calls for an investment of $10 billion and is called “Make it in America.” The basic components of the plan include:
- The establishment of “Make it in America Partnerships” that make America the first choice for manufacturing production by harnessing regional strengths.
- Prevent foreign countries like China from abusing global trade rules, and reject trade agreements that do not meet high standards.
- Revitalize the hardest-hit manufacturing communities.
- Crack down on companies shipping jobs and earnings overseas – and create incentives for companies to bring back jobs to the U.S.
- Invest in America’s manufacturing workforce to ensure that they will always be the best in the world.
Full details of her plan can be read on The Briefing, and a video from the round table event is below.
Clinton then held a public rally in Syracuse’s Regional Market where she covered a number of topics including her pledge to fight for equal pay for women, making higher education more affordable, and growing the economy of New York and and the country. She also touched on the topic she covered earlier in the day at the small business round table saying, “Upstate New York has a storied history of manufacturing. We now have a chance to recapture that.” While in Syracuse, Clinton also made stop at Varsity Pizza where she posed for pictures and signed basketballs. A video from the event will be added when/if available.
Clinton also attended two fundraisers today. The first was held before the rally in Syracuse where donors could meet Clinton. She then traveled to New Jersey for a fundraiser in Tenafly.