Hillary Clinton's Marvelous Policy Idea Will Silence All The Hill Haters Who Claim She Doesn't Have Plans For The Future
Hillary Clinton has been criticized for a lack of solid policy ideas so far in the 2016 election, but guess what Hill haters — Clinton has a new policy suggestion that the country could actually really use. While speaking at Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday, Clinton called for automatic voter registration when American citizens turn 18. How's that for a firm policy? The suggestion was in response to an increasing number of state efforts to limit people's abilities to vote, including voter ID laws, which disproportionately affect young people of color. "I think this would have a profound impact on our elections and our democracy," Clinton said in her speech.
Since Clinton formally announced her candidacy for president, her critics have been asking, "What is she going to do if she's elected?" Her campaign video said she wants to be a champion for everyday Americans, but was vague about how she planned to do that. Clinton told reporters in April, "I will be rolling out very specific policies over the weeks and months ahead that I think are going to be at the core of not only a successful campaign but, much more importantly, getting our government to work again." Well folks, this is the start of her policy plan, and she wasn't kidding about being specific.
Clinton spoke at the historically black college after receiving the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award. Along with calling for a universal, automatic voter registration when Americans turn 18 (unless they opt-out), Clinton also suggested a nationwide early voting standard of at least 20 days before an election, reduced waiting times on election day, and increased access to online voter registration. Clinton said our current voter registration process is a "relic from an earlier age," while conceding that it won't be easy to fix. She said: "We need a Supreme Court that cares more about protecting the right ... of a person to vote than the right of a corporation to buy an election."
Currently 30 states require people voting in person to show a form of ID and nine states require mail-in or absentee voters to provide a photocopy of their ID, making it impossible for people without a valid ID to cast a vote. Clinton's proposed policy would create more of an even playing field for Americans trying to vote in elections.
This call for reform shows that Clinton can do more than criticize the current government and has real ideas and plans about what she would do in office. So to all the Clinton critics out there:
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