Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is urging Democrats to join her campaign to help find new voters who would be willing to support her in November
“We are hiring organizers here and between now and election day, we are going to register 3 million more people,” she said at the close of her DNC campaign speech. “We are not just going to register them, we are going to get them to commit to vote.”
Clinton’s plan was announced at an NAACP rally, when she told Democrats that it was more important than ever to build up their voting rolls for victory.
She revealed that campaign employees and volunteers would be going to minor league baseball games, college campuses, barbershops, hair salons, and street corners. Clinton also touted her campaign’s new voter registration tool in both English and Spanish languages.
“I think your votes count more than ever,” Clinton said during her NAACP speech. “That’s why we’ve got to stand up against any attempt to roll back the clock on voting rights. Encourage everyone, everyone we know to stand up and be counted in this November election.”
During her speech in Philadelphia on Friday, Clinton celebrated her “historic” nomination as the first female presidential nominee of the Democratic party, comparing it to President Barack Obama’s nomination and eventual victory for president.
“Nobody that looks like me was thought to be possible to run for president back then,” she explained in Philadelphia. “No one who looks like Barack Obama was thought to be possible.”
Thanks to her nomination, Clinton said, more barriers were broken down in the United States inspiring new voters.
“I have to say, last night, after the end of our convention, I knew that every parent in this country could look at their son or their daughter and say the very same thing,” she said. “You too can be President of the United States.”