Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took to the stage at the National Association of Black Journalist’s, and National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s convention on Friday afternoon in Washington DC.
“We need you to make sure that America’s front pages and nightly news casts and online information reflects the great diversity of our nation,” said Clinton.
Hundreds of people gathered to hear her speak about economic issues that impact the African American, and Latino communities; including more jobs for young minorities.
“We’re going to help our young people get that first job so they can get that second job…so they can build that middle class life so they can give their families a better future, “said Clinton.
She also talked about providing more opportunities for convicted felons when they return home…
“As part of our end to end reform of the criminal justice system, we’re going to help people succeed when they return home from jail or prison. We’re going to ban the box, so they can be judged by their skills and talents- not by their past,” added Clinton.
She also promised to take action on immigration reform.
“In my first 100 days I’m going to introduce legislation for comprehensive immigration reform with a pass of citizenship,” said Clinton.
Towards the end, she held and open discussion and invited people to come on stage an ask questions as well.
“I’m really glad to be here, learning a lot and meeting a lot of great inspirational people,’ said NABJ member, Cameron O’Brien.
The NABJ, and NAHJ Convention will continue until August 7th.