On Thursday, Hillary Clinton campaigned in southern California where she spoke at an organizing event at East Los Angeles College. With a gathering of Bernie Sanders supporters protesting outside, Clinton focused on the general election in November and fighting the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. She urged Democrats, including supporters of herself and Sanders, to work together to defeat Trump and prevent the “loose cannon” from reaching the White House. She spoke about her plans to work with Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform saying, “We are a nation of immigrants, and I’m proud of it. We are stronger together, and our diversity is one of our strengths. So if people condemn or scapegoat or criticize or demagogue about immigrants, I wonder: Where are they living?”
Bill Clinton was in Portland, Oregon where he addressed a crowd of supporters at Left Bank Annex. Bill also spoke about Trump and why Hillary is a better alternative. But he said that he understands why a candidate like Trump appeals to many Americans. He said, “They’re mad and they’re longing to hear Donald Trump bash people around. And they like the bashing because they feel like they’ve been bashed, and the rest of us, their fellow Americans, don’t give a rip about them.” Bill said that Hillary has a long career of getting things done, and that her plans include everyone, not just a select group of Americans. Videos from today’s events will be added when/if available.
A number of fundraisers were held today on behalf of Hillary for America. In Los Angeles, Clinton attended two fundraisers. The first including a conversation with Los Angeles Councilmember José Huizar. The second event was hosted by Simon Pang. Also in Los Angeles, Campaign Vice Chair Huma Abedin attended an event hosted by Dr. Asif Mahmood. Bill Clinton attended a fundraiser in Portland, Oregon. The event was hosted by Jill and Benjamin Souede. The final fundraiser of the day was held in Houston, Texas and included a conversation with Campaign Manager Robby Mook. The event was hosted by Cheryl and Percy Creuzot.