Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Lansing
Former President Bill Clinton held a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Saturday afternoon in Lansing at the UAW Local 652.
Former Michigan Gov. Jim Blanchard opened the rally.
“There’s no place in the world I’d rather be than right here,” Blanchard said.
Lansing resident Danyel Griffin was at the rally with her kids, ages 9, 4 and 1.
“(We came to the rally) to support Hillary and we love Bill,” Griffin said. “I’m glad my kids could see it. I’m speechless that I got to be here. He spoke the truth.”
Sen. Debbie Stabenow was at the rally, and she spoke before Bill Clinton took the stage.
“Millennials should think about the fact that they can determine this election and really set the agenda,” Stabenow said. “The power doesn’t come from not voting, it comes from voting and from staking your ground on what your agenda is — climate change, jobs that help everybody, not just those at the top, and cost of college.”
Stabenow encouraged people to vote on Tuesday.
“Everybody gets one vote, and if you don’t vote you’re giving up your power,” Stabenow said.
Lansing resident Charron Basey attended the rally.
“I want people to get out and vote,” Basey said. “No matter who you vote for, get out and vote.”
Michigan 8th Congressional District candidate Suzanna Shkreli also spoke at the rally, and she introduced Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton spoke about Hillary Clinton’s policies, including the economy, healthcare and college debt.
“It really ought to make you mad that you didn’t get to hear much about (policy during the debates),” Bill Clinton said. “Don’t you think it’s amazing that we’re two days before the election and you’ve never heard a discussion on (healthcare)?”
College loans are the only type of loan that cannot be refinanced, Bill Clinton said.
“If you take an AmeriCorps job ... four years later (your college debt) is gone,” Bill Clinton said.
Public service jobs will also have loan forgiveness after 10 years in service, Bill Clinton said.
“I’ve known this woman a long time,” Bill Clinton said. “She has never touched anything she has not made better. ...This is really serious. We’re stronger together.”