On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at LaGuardia Community College in Queens where she promoted the state’s new plan to provide free college tuition to in-state students whose family makes less than $100,000 a year. The income threshold to be eligible for free tuition will increase to $125,000 in 2019. The law requires that students who take part in the program to remain residents of New York for a number of years equal to the number of years they took part in the program.
Clinton applauded the plan in brief remarks today, as well as on Twitter. Clinton said, “I am here to today to reinforce what the governor has accomplished. He is absolutely right: education and training are the future.” She also said that the plan is a good framework for other states and the federal government. Clinton added, “Paying for college should not defer or destroy dreams. I’m hoping too that Congress will come to its senses and will understand we don’t need to be building walls, we need to be building bridges. And the best bridge to the future is a good education.”
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On Sunday, Hillary Clinton spoke at the United States Conference of Mayors where she spoke about a number of her platform points. She focused on attacking Republican Donald Trump’s positions on a number of topics, although she never mentioned him by name. Clinton also spoke about gun control saying that it is imperative to act and reduce gun violence. She cited surveys which indicate that the vast majority of Americans and gun owners alike support mandatory background checks for the purchase of a firearm. Clinton said, “I know we can respect the 2nd Amendment and make common sense reforms.” A video of Clinton’s speech is below:
Earlier in the day, Clinton marched in the New York City Pride Parade where she joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Rev. Al Sharpton. The Pride Parade celebrates the LGBT community and the monumental Supreme Court ruling that ensures states cannot block same-sex marriage. The court’s ruling was announced a year ago today.
Following her speech, Clinton went to Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended a campaign fundraiser. The event was hosted by Mayor John Cranley, Dena Cranley, Allan Berliant, and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant. Yesterday, a fundraiser was held on behalf of Hillary for America for American citizens living abroad. The event was held in Paris, France and was billed as a Men’s Fashion Week Party. Speaking at the event were actor Kyle MacLachlan and Project Runway producer Desiree Gruber.
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On Monday, Bill and Hillary Clinton marched in Chappaqua, New York’s Memorial Day parade. The Clintons own a home in the city and have participated in local celebrations for years. Marching in the parade with the Clintons was New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. This coming week, Clinton will return to the campaign trail attending events in New Jersey and California.
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On Monday night, Hillary Clinton participated in CNN’s Iowa Town Hall event. The town hall was hosted by Chris Cuomo and each of the Democratic candidates, Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley, were on stage separately. After some questions from Cuomo, the floor was open to questions from the audience. In her answers, Clinton set a clear contrast between herself and Sanders citing experience and a progressive background that will allow her to get things done. While Sanders has big ideas, it isn’t likely that he will be successful getting them passed in Congress.
While Sanders attacked Clinton for her relationship with Wall Street and vote in favor of the Iraq war, Clinton argued that she is only candidate that offers the skills and experience required for handling issues both domestically and abroad. She said, “It’s hard. If it were easy, hey, there wouldn’t be any contest. But it’s not easy. There are very different visions, different values, different forces at work, and you have to have somebody who is a proven fighter — somebody who has taken them on and won, and kept going, and will do that as President.” A video from the event is below.
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Tonight, the three Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley, will take part in a CNN town hall event live from Des Moines, Iowa. This is the final time the three will appear together before the February 1st Iowa caucus. The event will held on the camps of Drake University, and will be moderated by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. The event is scheduled to begin at 9pm ET on CNN.
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