Hillary Clinton Will Run For President, And Make Gender Issues A Key Part Of Her Campaign

A lot's changed since Hillary Clinton's 2008 run – mainly the fact that she's a lot more vocal about gender issues.

Hillary Clinton Will Run For President, And Make Gender Issues A Key Part Of Her Campaign

by Stevie Martin |

Finally, Hillary Clinton has officially announced that she'll be running for president in 2016 after years of speculation. And, according to the announcement video she released on YouTube, she's going to be focusing a lot on women's issues - something she's been fairly vocal about in the past.

'Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favour of those at the top,' she says in the video. 'Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion, so you can do more than just get by. You can get ahead, and stay ahead, because when families are strong, America is strong.'

In recent years she's spoken out against the gender pay gap, about the need for more women in tech industries, and supported pre-school programmes that 'free up women to be in the workforce if they had the skills and desire to do so.'

She's also been mining data focused on the gender pay gap, alongside daughter Chelsea as part of the No Ceilings project, who told WIRED last month that it 'enables us to make the most powerful case ultimately for why investing in women and girls isn’t just the morally right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. The evidence really shows that where countries have invested in women and girls, societies are safer, and a rising tide really lifts all boats.'

Sounds excellent to us - last time she ran against Obama (and, obviously, lost) she didn't really talk about gender. This time, it looks like it's going to be crucial to her campaign, which can only be a good thing.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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