Chelsea Clinton Makes Stop At Hillary’s East Liberty Campaign Office

Apr 13, 2016

Chelsea Clinton stopped by her mother's Pittsburgh campaign headquarters to speak with supporters.
Credit Mike Richards / 90.5 WESA

  Presidential progeny Chelsea Clinton stopped by her mother’s Democratic campaign office in East Liberty early Wednesday.

The younger Clinton met supporters and volunteers at the office. She said Clinton’s work with early childhood education programs and women’s rights will be critical to the fate of future generations.

“It is important that we have a president that knows how to stand up for our values,” Clinton said. “And knows how to make government work on behalf of our values when in office and when not in office.”

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who both introduced Hillary Clinton at her Carnegie Mellon University rally last week, shared their support.

“There are progressive mayors throughout this country that have endorsed Hillary and there's a reason for it: real problems need real solutions,” Peduto said. “Putting yourself behind the issue and getting ahead of understanding where the policies come down is important but actually building a coalition to get it done is critical, and that's what's happening throughout this country.”

During her visit, Chelsea Clinton said this election isn’t just important for her as a candidate’s daughter, but also because she has become a mother since her family left the White House.

“Now being a mother, I found that everything I cared about before, I care more intensely about,” Clinton said.

Clinton said her mother would continue many of the programs President Barack Obama has introduced, as well as those of former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, including legislation toward universal health care.

Fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders also visited the Steel City March 31. Donald Trump will be the first Republican candidate to visit Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Trump is scheduled to attend a Fox News taping at 5:30 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland followed by a rally Downtown at 7 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Fellow Republican Ted Cruz is scheduled to address a group in Erie at 4:30 p.m. 

The Associated Press and WESA fellow Mike Richards contributed to this report.