So except for that one time that I got really mad at millennials, this is not a political blog. It’s more like a mommy blog where I occasionally post a recipe. But I just have to talk about Hillary Clinton and how much love her after her fabulous performance in the debate.
The truth is that most of the reasons that I support Hillary Clinton come from my experience as a mother. Trying to raise children in this crazy time is hard. We are experiencing big scary things like terrorism and school shootings. But also smaller scary things for parents like the rising cost of raising children and higher education. What I love about Hillary is that she gets all of this, and she has plans- carefully thought out plans- for how we are going to deal with these issues.
As a mom who sends a child to public school, I love that Hillary make this a priority. She has plans to improve our children’s K-12 education and even provide universal Pre-K, pay their teachers what they deserve, and get our kids caught up to the rest of the world when it comes to education and technology.
What mom doesn’t want their kid to go to college but realizes that the costs are going up every year? Hillary Clinton has plans to make public college more affordable and even free for the 83% of kids in America who would qualify under her plan. She wants to help people refinance their student loans so they aren’t paying insane amounts of interest.
She has plans to keep guns out of the hands of violent offenders so that maybe us moms can worry a little less when we drop our kids off at school.
Hillary also has inclusive plans to help working women. She is fighting for paid family leave, better childcare options and equal pay. She has been fighting for these things her entire careers.
There are a million other reasons that I support Hillary in this election but these are the issues that matter to me as a mother. I think about the changes that Hillary wants to make, and then I think about how different it could be for my daughter when she starts a family. I see how much better it could be for her and future generations of mothers. That’s why I’m with her.
I have been volunteering for Hillary a ton and I am even making a trip to Nevada this weekend to register voters, if you are with her here click here to find opportunities near you. I promise you’ll meet a ton of awesome moms!