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"The measure of our success will be how much incomes rise for hardworking families. How many children are lifted out of poverty. How many Americans can find good jobs that support a middle-class life—and not only that, jobs that provide a sense of dignity and pride. That’s what it means to have an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That’s the mission, and I’m asking all of you to join me in it.” Hillary, June 22, 2016
- Launch our country’s boldest investments in infrastructure since the construction of our interstate highway system in the 1950s.
- Advance our commitment to research and technology in order to create the industries and jobs of the future.
- Establish the U.S. as the clean energy superpower of the world—with half a billion solar panels installed by the end of her first term and enough clean, renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years of her taking office.
- Strengthen American manufacturing with a $10 billion “Make it in America” plan.
- Cut red tape, provide tax relief and expand access to capital so small businesses can grow, hire, and thrive.
- Ensure that the jobs of the future in caregiving and services are good-paying jobs, recognizing their fundamental contributions to families and to America.
- Pursue smarter, fairer, tougher trade policies that put U.S. job creation first and get tough on nations like China that seek to prosper at the expense of our workers. This includes opposing trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that do not meet a high bar of creating good-paying jobs and raising pay.
- Commit to a full-employment, full-potential economy and break down barriers so that growth, jobs, and prosperity are shared in every community in America.
The Not So Brief
Medium: We can’t let Donald Trump bankrupt America like one of his failed casinos
The Feed: 5 important steps Hillary Clinton will take to reduce inequality and grow our economy
The Feed: The middle class needs a raise. Here’s how Hillary Clinton plans to do it.
Hillary Clinton Economic Speech
Posted by NCTraveler | Thu Aug 18, 2016, 02:11 PM (0 replies)
“If we claim we are for family, then we have to pull together and resolve the outstanding issues around our broken immigration system. The American people support comprehensive immigration reform not just because it’s the right thing to do—and it is—but because they know it strengthens families, strengthens our economy, and strengthens our country. … We can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship. ” Hillary, May 5, 2015
- Introduce comprehensive immigration reform. Hillary will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship within her first 100 days in office.
- End the three- and 10-year bars. The three- and 10-year bars force families—especially those whose members have different citizenship or immigration statuses—into a heartbreaking dilemma: remain in the shadows, or pursue a green card by leaving the country and loved ones behind.
- Defend President Obama’s executive actions—known as DACA and DAPA—against partisan attacks.
- Enforce immigration laws humanely. Immigration enforcement must be humane, targeted, and effective.
- End family detention and close private immigration detention centers.
- Expand access to affordable health care to all families.
- Promote naturalization.
The Not So Brief and Additional Resources
Remarks: A plan to strengthen immigrant families at the National Immigration Conference in Brooklyn
The Feed: Hillary Clinton just pledged to end a law that is tearing mixed-status families apart
The Feed: Hillary Clinton’s talk with a 10-year-old girl sums up one of the most important issues of this election
Hillary Clinton addresses crowd at La Raza conference
Posted by NCTraveler | Tue Aug 16, 2016, 08:03 AM (1 replies)
Early childhood education
“I believe getting off to a good start should be our children's birthright, part of the basic bargain that we have with each other as a nation. Every child should have the tools and the skills to thrive in tomorrow's economy, especially those kids from our most vulnerable and at-risk communities.” Hillary, June 15, 2015
- Make preschool universal for every 4-year-old in America.
- Significantly increase child care investments so that no family in America has to pay more than 10 percent of its income to afford high-quality child care.
- Improve the quality of child care and early learning by giving a RAISE to America’s child care workforce.
- Double our investment in Early Head Start and the Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership program.
- Expand access to evidence-based home visiting programs.
- Award scholarships of up to $1,500 per year to help as many as 1 million student parents afford high-quality child care.
- Increase access to high-quality child care on college campuses by serving an additional 250,000 children.
Fact Sheet: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2015/06/14/fact-sheet-universal-preschool/
K - 12 Education
“Education should be the great door opener, and yet we know it often doesn’t turn out that way. I think every child in this country deserves a good teacher in a good school, regardless of the ZIP code you live in.” Hillary, March 10, 2016
- Launch a national campaign to modernize and elevate the profession of teaching.
- Provide every student in America an opportunity to learn computer science.
- Dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
- As a young law student working for Marian Wright Edelman, Hillary went undercover to investigate “segregation academies” in Alabama.
- As first lady of Arkansas, she chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Commission, fighting to raise academic standards, increase teacher salaries, and reduce class sizes.
- As first lady of the United States, she chaired the first-ever convening on Hispanic children and youth, which focused on improving access to educational opportunities.
- As a U.S. senator, she served on the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee, as a key member shaping the No Child Left Behind Act, with the hope that it would bring needed resources and real accountability to improve educational opportunities for our most disadvantaged students.
Fact Sheet: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2016/02/18/ending-the-school-to-prison-pipeline/
Making college debt-free and taking on student debt
“Let’s … make debt-free college available to everyone. ... And let’s liberate the millions of Americans who already have student debt.” Hillary, June 22, 2016
- Every student should have the option to graduate from a public college or university in their state without taking on any student debt.
- All community colleges will offer free tuition.
- A $25 billion fund will support historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions
- The one-quarter of all college students who are also parents will get the support they need and the resources they deserve.
Debt won’t hold you back
- Borrowers will be able to refinance loans at current rates
- Delinquent borrowers and those in default will get help
- To reduce the burden for future borrowers, Hillary will significantly cut interest rates so the government never profits from college student loans.
- Hillary’s plan will crack down on predatory schools, lenders, and bill collectors.
- A new payroll deduction portal for employers and employees will simplify the repayment process
- Aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to defer their loans with no payments or interest for up to three years.
- Hillary will take immediate executive action to offer a three-month moratorium on student loan payments to all federal loan borrowers.
Fact Sheet: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2016/07/06/hillary-clintons-commitment-a-debt-free-future-for-americas-graduates/
The Not So Brief
Posted by NCTraveler | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 11:53 AM (14 replies)
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