Early vote in Ohio starts today — and Buckeyes are with her.
With two presidential debates down and early voting starting in states across the country, this election is in full swing — and Columbus, Ohio, gave Hillary Clinton a big welcome during her recent visit 30 days out from election day.
Here are a few favorite photos from the trip — and if you’re as ready to elect Hillary Clinton as these Ohioans, make sure to vote early (or get registered at iwillvote.com).
Photography by Barbara Kinney
“This election is our chance to show who we are. We are better than that. We are bigger than that. And I want to send a message to every boy and girl, every man and woman in our country, indeed, to the entire world, that that is not who America is. And we can do that by making sure that we turn out in the biggest numbers ever.”
“Never forget America is great because America is good, and if we deviate, if we deviate from our fundamental values — and that’s indeed the kind of campaign my opponent has run. He has said he would order our men and women in uniform to commit war crimes. He has said he would impose a religious test on who could come into our country — a nation founded on religious freedom and liberty. This is turning the clock back, not just a few years, but centuries. The only way to rebuke this is to vote. Use the single most important, fundamental right you have as citizens of America.”
“I want you to know what you’re voting for, because I don’t want you just to vote against something. I want you to vote for something.”
“I believe our economy should work for everyone, not just those at the top. … Let’s say yes to good jobs, but here’s what else we need to say yes to: Let’s say yes to good education from preschool all the way through college and university.”
“Whatever issue you care about, imagine that that is on the ballot.”
“Imagine if you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage, if you believe that we finally should have paid family leave in this country like every other advanced economy, if you believe climate change is real and we could save our planet by creating a lot of jobs at the same time …”
“ … if you believe diversity is America’s strength, not a weakness, if you believe women should be able to make our own health care decisions and that LGBT Americans should be treated equally across America, and you should be able to live up to your potential, no matter who you are or where you come from, then start voting October the 12th.”
“I know that if we win in November, we can summon the positive spirit of our country back again. I think I have to do everything, everything in my power to bring people together, and I will.”
“And I promise you this. Together we’re going to prove that we can make the future what it should be for all of you; that there is a positive, optimistic, confident America out there; that America’s best days are ahead of us.”