Clinton campaign opens headquarters in Louisville

04/25/2016 04:39 PM

LOUISVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will open her Kentucky campaign headquarters on Monday night in Louisville.

The headquarters, located at 1357 Bardstown Road, will be used to launch phone banks and neighborhood canvasses as organizers and volunteers contact Kentuckians in Jefferson County leading up to the May 17 primary.

The office is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. with a gala kickoff featuring Congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, state Sen. Morgan McGarvey and state Reps. Joni Jenkins, Darryl Owens, Jeff Donohue and Larry Clark.

Hillary for America Communications Director Tim Hogan says Monday’s activities will help in signing up volunteers and planning campaign strategies.

“We’re going to get people signed up for canvas shifts, we’re going to get them signed up for phone banks, we’re going to have a lot of really strong supporters here tonight,” Hogan said.

Hogan says that Clinton will make an extra effort to reach out to college students and educators.

“I think there are a lot of students wondering, ‘How am I going to pay back their student debt, how are they going to have an affordable college experience?’” Hogan said. “She has a new plan, the New College Compact that she’s rolled out that shows students there is a way forward, there is a way to go to college without being under crushing debt.”

Hogan sees a number of key issues on the minds of Kentucky voters.

“I think creating good paying jobs, ensuring that we are investing in affordable education, making sure that we’re breaking down barriers for everybody,” Hogan said.

Campaign officials expect to see more headquarter offices open across the state in the days ahead.


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