NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hillary Clinton was campaigning at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, but did not take any questions despite the event being billed as a town hall.
As WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported, the rally was billed as the Women for Hilary town hall. But the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state took no questions from the public or the media.READ MORE: New York AG: Trump Organization Misled Banks And Tax Officials
Instead, she addressed the crowd, vowing to fight for women’s rights causes including abortion rights.
“It goes to the heart of women’s autonomy and independence and rights,” Clinton said. “It is critical to who we are and who we can be.”
Clinton also discussed the importance of establishing equal pay between men and women. She applauded New York state for recently committing to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In The Bronx
Clinton further slammed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump at the rally, saying he share his home city’s values.
She referenced the owner of Trump Tower and said: “The fellow who’s from New York? I wish he’d get out of one of his towers and walk the streets.”
Clinton later said she believes “the values of New York are the values of America.”
Clinton’s campaign is stressing the need to get a win in her adopted home state and has emphasized turning out African-American voters. She was joined onstage by minority women, including activists, elected officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, voters in Wisconsin were picking their candidates in the presidential primary. Clinton was in a tight contest there with rival Bernie Sanders.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/19 Wednesday Morning Forecast
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