More than 1,800 people attended a campaign event for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Thursday, July 14 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Clinton visited NOVA along with Virginia’s junior U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a former mayor and governor who has been touted as a possible running mate for Clinton.
During the campaign event in Annandale, Clinton and Kaine discussed their commitment to building a strong America together.
“I want us all to rise together. This isn’t about some people; this is about all of America,” Clinton said to the crowd. She also went on to say that Education and places like NOVA are important. She wants to make community college free. She wants Americans to see community college as a gateway. And that she wants to make four-year colleges and universities debt-free.
Kaine introduced Clinton after local volunteers for her campaign explained why they were supporting her. Virginia Congressmen Don Beyer (D-8th district), Gerry Connolly (D-11th district) and Bobby Scott (D-3rd district) also provided words of support. The former Secretary of State is considering announcing her vice president choice immediately after the Republican convention on July 21 or during the Democratic convention July 25-28.
In previous years, Northern Virginia Community College has served as an ideal venue for a campaign stop and other political announcements for a number of local and national politicians, including four visits from President Barack Obama since 2010. NOVA is a part of the Virginia Community College System, is the largest higher education institution in Virginia and serves more than 75,000 students at its six campuses.
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.