Chelsea Clinton: Why Guam Should Choose My Mom
Letter to the Editor
Pacific Daily News
May 4, 2016
First is a deeply
personal one. This is the first presidential election I voted in as a
mom — on April 19 in New York. I didn’t know I could care any more about
the issues that I already cared about until I became a mother. As many
parents I’ve talked to this campaign cycle have shared with me and I’ve
shared in turn, everything feels much more personal once we have
children in the world. Whomever we elect our next president will play a
fundamental role in shaping the country, the world and the future that
all our children will grow up in.
The second reason is because
there is so much at stake and I think my mom is the only person who has a
record of being able to deliver real progress, the plans to build a
better future and the grit and grace to get it done.
My mom is running to break down all the barriers that still stand in
our way, and Guam has more than its fair share of barriers. I hope that
the people of Guam know that a President Hillary Clinton would pay
attention to Guam and Guam’s issues and fight every day to provide the
same ladders to opportunity as on the mainland.
That will mean
making sure that all our veterans are taken care of when they come home
from protecting our country. It will mean combating the urgent threat of
climate change, the effects of which will hit island territories
especially hard. And it will mean continuing my mom’s lifelong fight for
our children, making sure that every girl and every boy has the
education and the opportunity to live up to her or his God-given
Having visited Guam, my mom is also keenly aware of the
island’s importance to America’s national security. As Secretary of
State, she was one of the key architects of President Obama’s pivot to
Asia. With her as president, Guam will continue to be an essential base
for the deployment of our armed forces, and she will ensure that the
Department of Defense upholds the important understandings it outlined
in the “four pillars.”
My mom knows that diagnosing a problem
isn’t enough — we need real solutions from a progressive who knows how
to get things done.
We need to do everything we can to make sure
we keep a Republican out of the White House. Families in Guam and
throughout America simply can’t afford to see all the progress we have
made be rolled back. That’s why I believe my mom is the Democrats’ best
chance of winning on Election Day in November. I hope she can count on
your support in Guam’s Caucus on May 7 at the Agana Shopping Center Expo
Hall. Polls open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. time.
I urge you to support my mom on Saturday, so she can support you as president.
Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of Hillary Clinton.