Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Hillary Clinton accepts Bernie Sanders endorsement

For starters, in my first 100 days as President, we will make the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.

More jobs here in New Hampshire and across our country, especially in places that have been left out and left behind. In communities of color. In coal country. Indian Country. Everywhere where a person deserves the same shot at the American Dream as anybody else in our country.

photo screenshot of Bernie Sanders campaign ad

photo screenshot of Bernie Sanders campaign ad

And when I say good-paying jobs, I mean it. As Bernie said, Donald Trump thinks wages are too high. He actually stood on a debate stage and said so. He does want to get rid of the federal minimum wage altogether.

Well, both Senator Sanders and I believe anyone who is willing to work hard should be able to find a job that pays well enough to support a family. And Bernie is right – $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage. So sorry Donald, if you’re watching, we’re not cutting the minimum wage – we’re raising the minimum wage.

We’re going to create millions of good jobs by making America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. As Bernie reminds us so powerfully, we owe it to future generations to work together to combat climate change.  And we’re going to do it. We’ve got the intelligence. We’ve got the innovation. We’re going to roll up our sleeves and demonstrate to the world what America is made of. We’re going to have that clean energy economy. We’re going to make it work for everybody.

And make no mistake – we will defend American jobs and American workers by saying ‘no’ to the assaults on the right to organize and bargain collectively. And we’re going to say ‘no’ to attacks on working families and ‘no’ to bad trade deals and unfair trade practices, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Second, we’re going to make college debt-free for all and help millions of people struggling with existing student debt save thousands of dollars.

Here in New Hampshire, students are carrying one of the highest debt loads in the country. I’ve heard from young people who can’t start a business, move out of their parents’ home, or even get married because of all the student debt holding them back.

So with your help, we’re going to make it so future students won’t have to borrow a dime to attend public colleges or universities. Thanks to the new proposal Senator Sanders and I worked on together, for families making less than $125,000 a year, we will eliminate tuition at those schools altogether. And we will do more to help students cover all the costs of getting an education – including books, supplies, and living expenses.

Because in the words of a student I met here in New Hampshire, ‘paying for college shouldn’t be the hardest thing about going to college.’

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