Hillary Clinton Says Youth Causes Will Be 'Passion of My Presidency'

During a speech at Temple University in Philadelphia, the Democratic nominee for president discussed college financing, the economy and discrimination some Americans still face.
6:40 | 09/19/16

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Transcript for Hillary Clinton Says Youth Causes Will Be 'Passion of My Presidency'
And I'm going to close my campaign the same way I started my career. Fighting for kids that young people in families. That is and that caused them I. And it will be the passion of my presidency and I hope you will join me we can't get distracted. When the media or my opponent turns this election into a circus. My husband has a saying about that he calls it majoring in the minors. Getting so wrapped up in stuff that doesn't matter you forget what's really important to your future. And the future of this country. Take that challenges facing young Americans today. First of all. If your willing to work hard and should be able to find a good job that pays well. And lets you do what you love and make your mark them. That's been out of reach for too many young people trying to find your footing in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. That's why Tim Kaine and I have a plan. To work with both parties and make a historic investment in good new jobs. We can create millions of jobs and make life a lot better. By doing things like connecting connecting every household too broad band by 22 when he. Installing. Half a billion solar panels. Building a cleaner more resilient electric grid with enough renewable energy. Com and. Next getting an education. Should give you a boost not hold you back. But as you know better than most. Tuition keeps going through the roof and debt keeps piling up. I understand that temple was founded. To democratize. Diversify. And widen the reach of higher education. That is still a little goal. So I work with Bernie Sanders on a plan. We came up with a plan that makes public college tuition free or working families and debt free for every one. And if you already have dat we will help you refinances. And pay it back as a percentage of your income so your never on the hook or more than you can afford. Oh. You've had accidentally see how much you and your family can say under our plan. By looking at the college calculator. And Hillary Clinton dot com. And here's something we don't talk about and a four year degree. Should not be the only path to a good job and there. I should be able to learn a skill practice to trade and making. The good living because of that. So we're offering new tax credits to encourage companies. To offer paid apprenticeships. That let you earn while you learn and do ward and dignified skills. Across the lord for welders machinists health technicians co owners and so many other. Okay. Another challenge I hear about all the time. It's from new parents. About how hard it is to balance the demands of work and family in today's economy. Families looked different today than they did decades ago I think we can all agree. Most need to win comes just to get by. And many people now change jobs frequently and have wildly unpredictable schedules. Or they have to cobble together part time work. All without the basic supports available to parents. In nearly every other advanced country. That's why Tim Kaine and I have a plan. To help working families with quality affordable childcare. Preschool. And paid family leave we fundamentally. And the more we. Can strengthen families the stronger we will be as a nation. Everywhere I go young people also share their concerns. About the device sadness and discrimination we see in America today. You aren't and you shouldn't be satisfied with the progress we made. You should keep wanting to right wrongs and fight for justice and dignity for all. We see. As Lawrence that. Too many young. Black men and women made to feel like their lives are disposable. Too many immigrants living in fear of deportation. Too many young LG BT Americans bullied. Too many young women and men sexually assaulted on campus or in the military or at home. And more than previous generations you understand. That all these challenges are intersecting. And we must take them on together. You also see. A Republican nominee for president. Who incites hatred and violence. That we've never seen before in any campaign. Hate speech. Being normalized. The dog whistles are out in the open. And yet despite this. I remain convinced America's best days are ahead of us. In large part that's because of the inspiring young people I meet every day.

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