Hillary Clinton Holds Town Hall for Digital Content Creators


On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton attended two fundraisers and held a town hall event for digital content creators in Los Angeles, California. During the event, Clinton spoke about her plans to cultivate innovation and assist young people with their startups. Clinton then took questions from those in attendance and spoke about a number of topics including job creation, foreign policy alliances, and her thoughts on Republican Donald Trump.

Clinton also unveiled her Initiative on Technology & Innovation on Tuesday. While some of the details were discussed at an event earlier in the day in Denver, more details were discussed during the evening’s town hall. The extensive plan includes proposals to assist entrepreneurs, improve the technology used in the United States, update existing infrastructure, expand computer science and STEM education, protect user privacy, and make government more technologically efficient. An outline of Clinton’s proposals are below and the full details are available on The Briefing.

  • Spurring entrepreneurship and innovation clusters like Silicon Valley across the country
  • Allowing young entrepreneurs to defer their federal student loans for up to three years
  • Connecting every household in America to high-speed internet by 2020
  • Providing every student in America access to computer science education by the time they graduate
  • Building the Tech Economy on Main Street
    • Providing Every Student in America an Opportunity to Learn Computer Science
    • Engaging the Private Sector to Train up to 50,000 Computer Science Teachers
    • Encouraging Local STEM Education Investments
    • Opening up the Higher Education and Job Training Landscape
    • Rebooting Job Training around Industry Needs and Job Credentials
    • Supporting Programs to Diversify the Tech Workforce
    • Spur Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clusters like Silicon Valley across the Country
    • Support Young Entrepreneurs
    • Attract and Retain the Top Talent from Around the World
    • Invest in Science and Technology R&D
    • Ensure Benefits are Flexible, Portable and Comprehensive
  • Investing in World-Class Digital Infrastructure
    • Close the Digital Divide
    • Launch a “Model Digital Communities” Grant Program
    • Connect More Community Anchor Institutions to High-Speed Internet
    • Deploy 5G Wireless
  • Advancing America’s Global Leadership In Tech & Innovation
    • Fight for an Open Internet Abroad
    • Promote Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance
    • Grow American Technology Exports
    • Promote Cyber-Security
    • Safeguard the Free Flow of Information across Border
    • Update Procedures Concerning Cross-Border Requests for Data by Law Enforcement
  • Setting Rules of the Road to Promote Innovation While Protecting Privacy
    • Promote Healthy Competition at the Federal, State and Local Level
    • Defend Net Neutrality
    • Improve the Patent System to Reward Innovators
    • Effective Copyright Policy
    • Commercial Data Protection
    • Protect Online Privacy as well as Security
  • Engineering a Smarter and More Innovative Government
    • Make Government Simpler and More User Friendly
    • Open up More Government Data for Public Uses

A video from the town hall event is below.

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News Source: The Briefing, The Los Angeles Times