Clinton to promote family agenda in Haverford today

Published in Daily Times News, 9/30/2016

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HAVERFORD >> A local woman featured in an ad campaign for Hillary Clinton will be in the house during the Democratic presidential nominee’s first visit to Delaware County this election season today.

Clinton will speak at the Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center at 11:30 a.m. Joined by daughter Chelsea Clinton and actress Elizabeth Banks, a Penn alumna, the women will focus on Clinton’s agenda to support children and families. A

Attending the town hall event, will be the story of Amanda Strine, a Media resident whose daughter, Kayla, 14, received crucial health care coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. Recently, television and radio campaigns have highlighted the story of the Strine family.

“It was amazing and such life saver for us to have CHIP. It was instrumental to get my daughter the care and medicine she needed,” Strine said. “I just feel overwhelmingly grateful that she (Clinton) is such an advocate for children and children’s health for decades now. We’re benefiting from CHIP. It’s really important to be a part of this.”

As first lady, Clinton was instrumental in forming the CHIP program.

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