Our Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton


Clinton has focused her candidacy on several themes, including raising middle class incomes,expanding   women's rights, instituting campaign finance reform, and improving the Affordable Care Act.Given the climate of unlimited campaign contributions following the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Clinton has called for a constitutional amendment to limit "unaccountable money" in politics.

She believes in equal pay for equal work, to address current shortfalls in how much women are paid to do the same jobs men do. Clinton has explicitly focused on family issues and supports universal pre-K.
On LGBT rights, she wants to see the right to same-sex marriage enshrined in the constitution.
Clinton holds that allowing undocumented immigrants to have a path to citizenship " is at its heart a family issue."

Clinton has expressed support for Common Core. She says, "The really unfortunate argument that's been going on around Common Core, it’s very painful because the Common Core started off as a bipartisan effort. It was actually nonpartisan. It wasn’t politicized....Iowa has had a testing system based on a core curriculum for a really long time. And [speaking to Iowans] you see the value of it, you understand why 

that helps you organize your whole education system. And a lot of states unfortunately haven’t had that, and so don’t understand the value of a core, in this sense a Common Core."

On December 7, 2015, in The New York Times, Clinton presented her detailed plans for regulating Wall Street financial activities and related. She proposes reining in the largest institutions to limit risky behavior, appointing strong regulators, and holding executives accountable.

Clinton is in favor of maintaining American influence in the Middle East. She opposes and criticized Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States. She told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, "America can’t ever be neutral when it comes to Israel’s security and survival."

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