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COCONUT CREEK, FL - OCTOBER 25: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at her rally to highlight the start of in-person early voting at Omni Auditorium, Broward College North Campus on October 25, 2016 in Coconut Creek, Florida. With two weeks to go until Election Day, Clinton will urge Florida voters to take advantage of in-person early voting, which begins in many Florida counties. (Photo by JL) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Progress, experience: The case for Hillary Clinton

If you care about your future, vote for Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump and Clinton may go down in history as the most unlikeable presidential candidates, but you have to admit Clinton is a lot less despicable.

Someone who unveiled a U.N. resolution to combat sexual violence against women and children in conflict zones, who as Secretary of State helped the U.S. impose sanctions on Iran—paving the way to the nuclear deal blocking their path to a nuclear weapon, someone who stood up on the global stage and declared, “LGBTQ rights are human rights” and sat in the Situation Room when President Obama brought Osama bin Laden to justice does not deserve to lose to someone like Donald Trump.

What was Trump doing during this time? Oh, right. He was starring in the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Unlike her opponent, Clinton is a legitimate presidential candidate with actual credentials and plans for this country that will benefit the people living in it.

According to NPR, Clinton wants to restrict companies from moving profits overseas. She wants increased tax burdens on wealthier Americans. She wants to reduce taxes on low- and middle-income earners and increase the minimum wage.

Clinton also recognizes the gender pay gap and she wants to work toward closing it.

Unlike her opponent, Clinton supports funding for Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to an abortion.

This alone should encourage women to vote for her because a man should not dictate what women can do with their bodies, especially a man who already thinks he can do whatever he wants to their bodies.

One major issue Americans seem to have with Clinton is the exhausted email scandal.

According to factcheck.org, yes, the FBI recovered “several thousand work-related emails” that Clinton did not turn over to the State Department.

However, Trump claimed Clinton deleted her emails to “cover up her crimes,” but FBI Director James Comey said the FBI found “no evidence that any of the work-related e-mails were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them.”

Recently, the email case against Clinton has been opened up again, but there is no indication that the investigation has any merit.Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates disagreed with Comey’s reopening of the case, according to CNN. Scandals like this that are blown up for no reason just further show the fear-mongering of Trump’s politics.

Trump often claims Clinton is trying to take away the second amendment, but Clinton simply supports increased gun control and increased background checks, which could potentially help reduce the costs associated with gun violence.

Unlike Trump, Clinton does not want to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and she does not believe we should build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. He believes Muslims should face extra immigration hurdles, which is racist and discriminatory.

Trump’s plans benefit one type of person in this country. Trump’s plans do not correspond to a socially progressive society.

Clinton acknowledges the fact that there is a lot of work to do to restore the trust between communities and police. The Democratic nominee believes the African-American prison population is disproportionately large. She supports the Black Lives Matter movement and the use of body cameras on our police.

Under Clinton’s education plan, every student will have the option to graduate from a public college or university in their state without taking on any student debt. All community colleges will offer free tuition. That alone should send college students all over the country sprinting to the poll booths to vote for Clinton.

The main reason you should vote for Clinton is she is not Trump and if you do not get out there and vote for her, he will become the next President of the United States.

As Americans, we deserve better than what Trump has to offer this country.

Hillary Clinton is running against someone who is so inept, so unfit and so dangerous – how could you not be With Her?

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