Trumka: Why the Presidential Debate Is Hillary's Moment

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

"When Hillary Clinton takes the stage for her first debate with Donald Trump, her primary purpose should be very simple: she must let go, and be herself.

"Hillary will make a tremendous president, and I am proud to work on behalf of her candidacy every day. She is committed to writing new economic rules that will put us on the path to shared prosperity. She is calling for a new direction on trade. She is proposing the most substantial investment in infrastructure since the interstate highway system, generating over 10 million new jobs. She wants bigger paychecks, paid time off, a fair schedule and the right to join a union for every single worker.

"Hillary is the only reasonable, responsible, civil and moral candidate who will be on that stage at Hofstra University. But being better than Donald Trump is the lowest of bars. It is not enough. Millions of Americans are wondering if they’ll ever get to experience the American Dream, and they are hungry for leaders who will never stop fighting for them."

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