Week of October 7
The week of October 7 was a busy one for the Clinton/Gore Michigan office. Several senior activists toured around the state on Wednesday and Thursday, October 9th and 10th, to discuss issues relevant to senior citizens such as Medicare and Social Security. They especially focused on the need for fellow seniors to support and vote for a President and Vice President who will preserve Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Hillary Clinton made appearances in Detroit and Flint on Monday, October 7. In Detroit, Mrs. Clinton was at the downtown YWCA. She highlighted the YWCA's national awareness week, called the Week Without Violence/Making Our Schools Safer. Mrs. Clinton assumed the role of teacher, using YWCA course materials to instruct about 60 local elementary school students on how to keep their schools safe.
In Flint, the First Lady appeared at a school and had a town-meeting style discussion about the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program and its benefits for children. Several students that had been positively influenced spoke, along with an officer in charge of the program. Mrs. Clinton also solicited questions from the many sixth grade children sitting on the floor in front of her. She discussed with them the problems of drug abuse and the many ways that they had learned to resist drugs.
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