Hillary Clinton shared her vision for the future Tuesday, speaking to a cheering crowd of supporters in Philadelphia after several networks called the Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania Democratic primaries in her favor.
Clinton said she is setting "bold progressive goals, backed up by real plans that will improve lives. That is how progress gets made — we have to be both dreamers and doers." She believes the United States can create more jobs that provide "dignity, pride, and a middle class life," overturn Citizens United, and "lift up people and places that have been left out, from our inner cities to Appalachia, in every manufacturing town hollowed out when the factory closed, every community scarred by substance abuse and addiction, every home where a child goes to bed hungry. That's what Democrats believe in, that's what we know is possible."
When the Democratic convention is held in July, the party will unify, Clinton promised, and she applauded rival Bernie Sanders and his "millions of supporters for challenging us to get unaccountable money out of our politics and giving greater emphasis to closing the gap of inequality. Together, we will get that done." There's more that unites the Sanders and Clinton camps than divides them, she continued. They agree wages are too low, inequality is too high, Social Security should be expanded, not cut or privatized, and Wall Street should never threaten Main Street. She also had a message for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, who has said that Clinton is playing the "woman card." "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the 'woman card,' then deal me in," she said. Catherine Garcia