Clinton Says She’s Not Taking Latinos—Or Any Other Voters—For Granted

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) joint convention, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Holston)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) joint convention, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Holston)

Hillary Clinton addressed her campaign’s appeal to a diverse voter base during a question-and-answer session at a joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Friday afternoon, stressing that she’s not taking the Latino vote for granted.

“We are in a room full of Latino journalists,” one attendee asked. “Does the Democratic Party, does your campaign, take Latino voters seriously? Or are you taking them for granted that they will automatically vote Democrat?”

In response, Clinton cited her history of outreach, saying that she has had “the great privilege of working for many years with Latino leaders, activists, businessmen and women.” She went on to speak about babysitting through her church at the age of “11 or 12,” and later working with Latinos through church exchanges, expanding legal services and working with representatives during her New York Senate campaign.

“So no,” Clinton said. “I don’t take any voter for granted, and I particularly don’t take any voter who is placing their trust and confidence in me for granted.”

“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that any Latino voter who votes for me knows that I’m going to be doing my best to deliver on everything that I’ve said,” she later added.

SOURCES: TPM Livewire

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