Clinton reaches out to millennials in op-ed
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE is reaching out to millennial voters, praising them for embodying "everything that is most right with America."

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, wrote an ode to the younger generation in an op-ed for Teen Vogue published Tuesday.


“A smart former president — who happens to be my husband — once said there is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America,” she wrote.

“I couldn’t agree more. And your generation embodies everything that is most right with America.”

Clinton faced a tough challenge in the Democratic presidential primaries from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search MORE (I-Vt.), whose campaign was heavily powered by millennials. In the op-ed, she urged young Sanders supporters to rally around her in the general election.

“I know many of you didn’t vote for me in the primaries,” Clinton said. "But no matter who you supported — whether it was me, Senator Bernie Sanders or another candidate — I’m going to keep working hard to earn your trust.

“We have to come together to build an America that reflects the values your generation embodies — diversity, openness, innovation — and stop those who want to take us in a very different direction.”

Clinton touted the potential power of millennials as a voting group.

“If you’re frustrated with the state of politics — and plenty of people are — think about what we could accomplish if everyone who is eligible to vote actually did,” she said.

“Your age group is the largest American generation living today. That gives you a lot of power and even more responsibility. I know you’re up to it.”

A poll released Sunday showed Clinton with a huge edge among young voters in the general election. She had 56 percent support among voters under 35 years old, while Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE had 20 percent support.