Former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was in Philadelphia Wednesday to meet with African American ministers and also to hold a fundraiser for to get support for her presidential nomination. Clinton first paid a visit to Mother Bethel A.M.E. church in Society Hill where she spoke with African American ministers from across the country, including Mother Bethel’s Reverend Mark Kelly Tyler. Clinton told the ministers, “I want to be your partner, not just your president.” Clinton had several discussions including criminal justice reform, jobs, equal pay and women’s health. Hillary Clinton is garnering support for her nomination, ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Feb 1.
Clinton in a fundraiser in Philadelphia, gets support
After meeting with the ministers, Clinton attended a private fundraiser event at the Franklin Square Capital Partners building in South Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton is in a close contest with Bernie Sanders. Both candidates according to the NBC, are hopeful of being the Democratic presidential nominee that democrats will choose in six months at the Wells Fargo Center during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The Mayor, Jim Kenney, said the city is already planning for the event with the Secret Service and the FBI. He also said however it would be a much smaller event than the Papal visit last year. “We’re expecting anywhere from 35,000 to 50,000 attendees, “said Julie Coker-Graham of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB).
Clinton got support from Mother Bethel’s Reverend
Reverend Kelly Tyler said the former secretary of state can count on his support in her bid to become the next American President. “I’m not saying that I’m voting for her just because she’s a woman but I’m certainly voting for her because she’s qualified, she’s capable, she’s ready to lead and the fact that she’s a woman is a plus,” Reverend Tyler said. “We need to diversify our country.”