All The Best Moments From Hillary Clinton’s 1st Official Campaign Speech

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Yes she can!

On Saturday June 13, 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton officially launched her campaign by giving her first speech. She stood before thousands in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York and addresses millions more at home in a speech that outlined her main focus in the lead up to November 2016.

You can watch the full 45 minute video below, and trust us, it is worth hearing, whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent. After all, if you are going to vote for or against a person, it’s important you are familiar with what they stand for.

So we thought we would share some of our favorite moments of her speech which inspired us, and why she is our candidate of choice.

1. She started off her speech by saying how great it was to be in a location free of a glass ceiling. Breaking barriers for women is something she is passionate about so this was a great metaphor to start with.

2. She believes in being the champion of ALL Americans, not just democrats, not just women, and not just Caucasians.

3. She says she would help take down Citizens United Ruling which has allowed billionaires to control elections for far too long in this country, and she would put the power back into the policies and the people of America.

4. She believes issues such as mental health, unfair incarceration, education and healthcare are not just issues that affect some parts of society, but they affect families which is why she wants to be a champion of everyday American families.

5. She wants to fight for paid family leave, which if it happens, would finally allow America to catch up with the rest of the world in this area.

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6. She spoke about a memory of her mother who battled tough economic times to be her role model. Hillary talked about coming home from work when she was a New York Senator and telling her mom what a tough day she had, and how her mum would continually encourage her to keep going and never give up.

7. Sticks and stones may break her bones but names will never hurt her. “I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, but quitter is not one of them” she said not ignoring all the ways the media and the oppositions have hounded her.

8. She is not afraid of a hard task saying she is willing to find “common ground” with those who disagree with her, but she will also “stand her ground” on what she knows is right. We don’t want a pushover President but we need someone who knows how to negotiate and communicate.

9. She didn’t make it just about women, so no one can accuse her of only being an ally to feminists. Instead she wants to be an ally of women, men, children, and the LGBTQ community so that all people feel equal.

10. She believes every American should automatically be enrolled to vote when they turn 18.

11. She wants every American to have a chance at a prosperous future which means banks and billionaires pocketing less money, and everyday people thriving in an economy that works for them.

12. She will fight enemies abroad (thanks to her experience as Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term) and tackle climate change at home. “Never back down from a bully or a barrier” she declared.

Hillary came out swinging and hitting homes runs left right and center with her policies, and it was interesting that she didn’t focus only on women, of which she has been a fierce champion throughout her political career. This came just days after the Republican Party’s only female candidate Carly Fiorina gave a speech saying she wants to redefine feminism and that it’s time for the Republican party to reclaim it.

Just a heads up Carly, we’re glad that the GOP has a woman candidate running, but so far you’ve only used your platform to take digs at Hillary right from your announcement video, and even up until now.

We are 110% on board with Hillary’s plan for America and know that she has set the bar incredibly high for other candidates to match. Watch her speech below.

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