Rounding the Corner on Election Day!

After months of controversy and media frenzy, the 2016 presidential election is now right around the corner. The upcoming election is particularly monumental because Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first female presidential candidate for a major party in US history. But who exactly is Hillary Clinton?

 

Born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, Hillary Clinton attended Wellesley College and later Yale Law School, where she met former president Bill Clinton. Together, they have one daughter, Chelsea Clinton. The presidential nominee has a substantial and diverse resume. From former First Lady, U.S Senator, and Secretary of State, and now 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. Regardless of your political stance, anyone can recognize Hillary Clinton’s trailblazing political success.

 

Although Hillary Clinton has a plethora of political positions, here are a few of her major stances.

 

-Expand social security

-Equal pay for women

-Up to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave

-Universal pre-kindergarten education

-Abortion is a woman’s decision and should expand access to it (pro-choice)

-Endorses and wants to fund Planned Parenthood

-Expand affordable health care

-Make prescription drugs more affordable

-"Hillary will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship within her first 100 days in office." (https://www.hillaryclinton.com/)

-Wants to defend Obama’s immigration policy and approach

-Work together with allies to defeat ISIS

-Eliminate student debt

-Reform minimum sentencing and the entire criminal justice system

-Supports increased gun control policies

-Should stay in the Parish climate control accord

-Taxes on wealthy raised

-Expand Medicaid

 

Whether you support Hillary’s stances on various political and social institutions and policies or not, remember to register to vote for your preferred candidate in the upcoming election. If you are away at college in a different state, you can always register to vote by an absentee ballot. If you are still on the fence about who to vote for, there are several upcoming presidential debates. The first debate will take place on Monday, September 26 at 9PM EST. The presidential election will take place on Tuesday, November 8th.

 

For more information on the presidenital nominee to https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

As well as two media outlets that outline her political platform very well: 

http://www.cbsnews.com/media/where-does-hillary-clinton-stand/3/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/political-issues/