Mayor Yarber endorses Hillary Clinton

February 8, 2016 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber

Hillary Clinton received an endorsement from Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber today.

Yarber cites Clinton’s attentiveness to local issues facing families in often underserved communities, according to a press release from Clinton’s campaign. Last week, Clinton took note of a municipal issue in Jackson, praising city officials for their response and transparency involving lead being detected in water samples, and yesterday, Clinton visited Flint, Mich., where she has been keenly focused on that city’s ongoing water crisis.

“Hillary Clinton knows how to make it happen,” said Yarber. “As President, she will give special and needed attention to cities – particularly minority-led cities – and the issues that plague us. She is committed to pushing for creative infrastructure investments and to building on the progress President Obama has made. In my mind, she is the only candidate who can pragmatically achieve important gains for families and communities, and it’s why I’m proud to support her candidacy.”

According to the release, Clinton is committed to fighting for families as President, which is why she is proposing policies that benefit communities like Jackson. Her efforts include plans to reform the criminal justice system, proposals to reduce prescription drug and out-of-pocket medical costs and a  $275 billion plan to enhance and strengthen America’s infrastructure.