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September 22, 2016

Competence for a Better Future

FRESNO—Hillary Clinton is the only major candidate who is qualified to undertake the job of President of the United States. She has spent her life learning how our government works and how to help average people across the country. She has a detailed plan for how to improve our economy by helping every American work together to build a future better than any past we have had before.

“Rarely, if ever, in our history has a candidate for President been more qualified and better prepared for the position than Hillary Clinton,” said Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party. “Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady—she knows what the job entails and has a firm grasp of the type of leadership necessary to govern effectively.”

The Democratic plan focuses on making the biggest investment in good­ paying jobs since World War II with jobs in infrastructure and manufacturing, technology and innovation, small business and clean energy. The old strategy of giving tax cuts to corporations and hoping they choose to pay higher wages to the rest of America will not work. We learned the lesson of the 2008 collapse. We saw what happens when corporations are given complete control over the fate of the American worker.

The real values of wages have been stagnant in America since 1970. The American worker needs an ally in the White House who understands that the problem isn’t some foreign conspiracy but rather unregulated corporate bosses here at home. We need someone who will protect our opportunities.

In America, everyone should be able to participate in our economy and lead full lives—including Americans who are living with disabilities. Clinton will also make it easier for women and working parents to make their fullest contributions by providing paid family leave, affordable child care, universal pre­-K and equal pay for women.

Clinton sees the world as it is. She acknowledges the terrible danger of climate change and has included a shift to reliance on green energy in her economic plan, as well as plans to help those communities that might be adversely affected by such a shift in the economy. Clinton’s administration will invest in communities that have been neglected for generations, for example, inner cities and rural communities, places where jobs are far too scarce and opportunities far too few.

“For the United States to continue as the world’s leading economic engine,” says Evans, “we must have leadership that is visionary while at the same time pragmatic and competent.”

The Fresno County Democratic Party is united behind Hillary Clinton for President. The official Coordinated Campaign headquarters is at 1035 U Street in downtown Fresno. To volunteer or for more information, contact 559-495-0606 or