Clinton's senior policy advisor says the presidential candidate has serious plans to look after African American women.
Though Hillary Clinton has faced some opposition from Black female voters, the Democratic frontrunner wants to make women of color a major priority in her campaign.
Her senior policy advisor, Maya Harris talks about the impact Clinton’s presidency would have on women of color in an interview with The Huffington Post.
“She’s putting forward plans like how we’re going to be able to increase access to capital, which has been a barrier [and] a challenge for many women who are trying to start up businesses, in particular African-American women, who she’s heard stories from along the campaign trail, and certainly over the years,” Harris told HuffPost.
She adds that Clinton will push for affordable childcare, paid family leave and an increase in minimum wage noting that,
“[Of] minimum wage workers, women are nearly two-thirds, and they’re predominately women of color. Women of color are often in low-wage jobs that don’t have benefits. They don’t have paid sick days. They don’t have paid family leave. And they are not earning enough to afford childcare when childcare costs have gone up 25 percent over the last decade. In the majority of states, it costs more for childcare than for college tuition.”
Harris believes that Clinton’s plans are obtainable and would have a positive impact on the lives of women of color.
“She has concrete plans and proposals that add up and that would make a real difference in the lives of many women of color,” Harris said.
WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!