MILWAUKEE -- Hillary Clinton will be in Milwaukee on Thursday, September 10th for a "Women for Hillary" grassroots organizing meeting at UW-Milwaukee, her campaign says.
In a statement issued to FOX6 News, campaign officials said this about the event:
"During the event, Clinton will discuss her record of fighting for women and families. As president, Clinton will protect funding for Planned Parenthood, and will fight Republican efforts to take away women’s right to basic healthcare like affordable birth control.
She will fight to ensure all workers receive paid leave, allowing them to take time off for a new baby or to care for a sick relative without losing their paycheck or their job. And she will fight to ensure that women receive equal pay. This will strengthen America’s families by helping women and their families get ahead."
Members of the public interested in attending Thursday's event can sign up here.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at UWM's Spaights Plaza.
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In advance of Hillary Clinton's visit to Milwaukee, the Republican National Committee issued this statement:
“Hillary Clinton has a habit of contradicting pro-women words with anti-women actions. Not only did Clinton pay women less in her own Senate office, but her foundation gladly accepts money from foreign countries that don’t respect women’s rights.” – Allison Moore, RNC spokeswoman
Additionally, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is criticizing Hillary Clinton as someone who can't be trusted ahead of the Democratic presidential candidate's first visit to Wisconsin since announcing her 2016 campaign.
Speaking in suburban Milwaukee Thursday morning, Kleefisch said Clinton was "a name from the past" and cast Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a GOP presidential candidate, as the future.
Kleefisch renewed GOP criticism against the former secretary of state over the deadly 2012 terror attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.
She also pounced on Clinton's use of a non-government email server to conduct government business, calling Clinton's recent explanations "silly excuses."
Clinton's campaign didn't immediately return messages seeking comment on Kleefisch's remarks. Clinton has said it was a mistake to use personal email to conduct some government business.