Chelsea Clinton urged Utahns to vote for her mother and democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Salt Lake City on March 15.
There is a battle of delegates between democratic candidates, and with the Utah caucus’ around the corner on March 22, Chelsea made sure to invite those in attendance to vote for her mother.
The biggest take away for college students, in Chelsea’s opinion, is the differences between Bernie Sander’s plan and Hilary’s.
Utah government and state legislature have been cutting funds to public education and the state does not have the means to contribute that vast amount of money back into education
Chelsea stated that Sanders advocates free public universities but requires the states to fund a vast majority of the cost, including Utah. However, Chelsea said her mom won’t rely on state funding for education.
“She says she believes that students that come from lower income or middle class families should be able to go to public universities, and make college’s tuition free,” Chelsea said. “She believes those that come from wealthier background should still pay into the system to help finance expanding opportunities, she doesn’t think government should be paying for it.”
Chelsea also met with local Latino leaders on the results Hilary could deliver for them if elected President. She spoke to a broader audience at the Hilary for Utah Organizing Event on why she supports her mother.
“If we have any doubt that our values are currently under threat, we only have to listen to the Republicans on any given day. The almost normalization of hate speech, the racism, the sexism, the Islamophobia, the homophobia, the anti-immigrant rhetoric, the rhetoric against Americans with Disabilities, the list just goes on and on. In knowing how to make government work on behalf of our values, what happens in and out of the office really matters,” Chelsea said. “So it matters having a president who knows how to make government work.”
Nora Godin, a supporter of the Clinton campaign, has been following Hilary’s political career closely. She recalled watching her daughter, Chelsea, playing in the White House. She believes the U.S. should honor Hillary for being a charitable contributor, a “well-prepared” and a “well-connected woman.”
“I think she is consistent, every single debate she brings up major issues and she doesn’t just have an idea about it, she has plans on how to get it done,” Godin said. “She knows her ropes in Washington, she’s been there long enough. I agree with her agenda, and I think she could get it done.”
Lauren Flygare, who voted for Hillary on the last presidential election, read her biography, and attended multiple events to rally behind Clinton.
“She’s a woman,” Flygare said. “I think women leaders are more nurturing,. They’re not the warring kind.”
In a private press conference after her speech, Chelsea responded to the differences between this campaign and the past campaigns involving her, and her mother.
“On a personal level what’s different for me is that I am now a mom and I care even more about this election,” Chelsea said. “I think my mom is even more well prepared, and more experienced, and her efforts now and in her readiness to be an effective President domestically as well as to be our Commander-in-Chief and our Chief Diplomat from day one because of her services as Secretary of State, I think she is the most well-qualified and well-prepared person we’ve ever had run for President.”
Hillary currently has 886 delegate and 467 super delegate votes compared to Sanders’ 599 delegate and 26 super delegate votes. A total of 2,383 are needed for the democratic nomination.