For most women, running for office starts with a passion for an issue you care about. For me, it's always been about human rights, domestic-violence prevention, juvenile-justice reform, sexual-assault prevention.
In my world there's no room for hate or discrimination in the White House. I will be an outspoken voice against that every time.
Diversity is so important for me, particularly in the United States Senate, and it's been important to every job that I've held. Whether you're in government or the private sector, we should be just as diverse as the community that we represent.
What we should be focusing on - and finding solutions for - is ensuring that every American has health care in this country, no matter what level, no matter what age. No one should die because they can't afford health insurance. No one should go bankrupt because they can't afford it.
Women should work with local and state leaders and be vocal about ensuring there's more diversity and more women involved.
We are in a technological age. It is continuing to evolve - and fast. We should not only embrace it, but we should realize that what our skilled workforce is going to look in the future will change. We need to be training people to be prepared for it.
Technology is going to continue to evolve, and we should be at the forefront of it. We should continue to innovate. We should be leaders in clean technology and green energy.
With our abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal energy, Nevada has been a leader in moving away from carbon emissions and embracing a clean energy economy that has created good-paying jobs in our state that can't be shipped overseas.
The Clean Power Plan is a bold step not just in lowering carbon emissions, but also in creating the clean energy jobs of the future.
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