Chelsea Clinton speaks at Shaw University
March 14, 2016– Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, met with Shaw University students, faculty, staff and alumni Sunday. Clinton hosted a round table discussion to talk about her mother’s campaign platform and how the upcoming presidential election is such a critical one for Americans. Among the topics addressed were student loan debt, the Affordable Care Act, reducing gun violence and choosing a new U.S. Supreme Court justice.
During her 30-minute talk, Clinton described her mother as a “change maker” with a proven track record. She also took questions from the audience and shared Secretary Clinton’s solutions to problems relevant to college students, mainly student loan debt. Secretary Clinton proposes a cap of no more than 10 percent of a person's salary and that loans should be forgiven after 20 years of work experience.
Chelsea Clinton also told the Shaw audience that the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice to replace the recently deceased Antonin Scalia is a decision that will impact our nation for generations to come. She noted that in the event a President Barack Obama nominee is not confirmed during his administration, the eventual nominee should come from a president who will act in the best interest of the American people.
“As a millennial active in politics, it was only fitting that Chelsea Clinton came to address Shaw students who are continuing our historic legacy of activism and making their voices heard,” said Shaw University President Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy. “We appreciated Chelsea’s willingness to reinforce the importance of voting and provide meaningful answers to issues that impact our community,” Dubroy said.
Clinton is the only child offormer U.S. President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. She currently serves asthe vice chair for the Clinton Foundation and was a special correspondent forNBC News. A graduate of both Stanford and Columbia universities, she is anadvocate for women’s rights, AIDS research and global humanitarianism.