Clinton talks algea crisis, national service at Fort Pierce rally

Posted at 8:44 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 20:44:15-04

With the presidential election right around the corner, the candidates are turning up the heat.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned in Florida Friday. She started her day at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce.

Before the doors opened, lines of supporters filled the street.

There were some Trump supporters outside, as well.

However when Clinton took the stage inside, she focused on the issues, first local, then national.

Right off the bat, Clinton acknowledged the algae crisis.

“This is a serious complicated problem, isn’t it, for the entire treasure coast,” said Clinton.

Then the former Secretary of State dove into the main focus of her speech, her goals to expand national service opportunities.

"There is so much work to be done and so many people who want to help do it.”

She spoke about creating service opportunities for students and people of all ages. Clinton also introduced the concept of a national service reserve.

“You would receive some basic training, just like you would in the military reserves. Then when your city or state needs you, you’ll get the call,” she said.

While she faced opposition from trump supporters outside, chanting things like “lock her up,” those who were inside left the event feeling confident.

“I really thought it was productive. People who were really listening to her could see that she really wants the country to move forward,” said Eilean Clark, a Fort Pierce Hillary supporter.

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