Hillary Clinton Gets Ready to Make Her Pitch at 1st 'Official' Campaign Rally

Today marks an unofficial, official turning point in her presidential campaign.

"If you want to understand Hillary Clinton and what has motivated her career of fighting for kids and families, her mother is a big part of the story,” Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement.

Today’s public rally will be Clinton’s largest event yet as a presidential candidate. While her campaign organizers will not say how many people requested tickets to the event, attendance is expected to be in the thousands.

Up until now, Clinton’s campaign has focused on small, intimate roundtables, as opposed to big rallies, since announcing her campaign with an online video. Clinton has also kept the policy specifics at a minimum and the press at an arm’s length.

But beginning today, things are expected to change. In this next phase of her campaign, aides to Clinton say she will start hosting big events and town halls, holding frequent press gaggles, and roll out specific policy proposals, one every week beginning this summer.

Following the rally, Clinton will make back-to-back visits to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. She is expected to use many of the same talking points and themes, including her mother’s story, with her on the road.