Philadelphia, July 29: Warning that the US is facing a "moment of reckoning", Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday (July 28) asked Americans to unite against the divisive policies of her Republican rival Donald Trump as she promised to build a country where everyone has a job and millions of undocumented workers get a path to citizenship. "America is once again at a moment of reckoning.
Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It's truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we're going to work together so we can all rise together," Clinton, 68, told fellow Americans while accepting the Democratic Party's White House nomination to run for president in the November general elections. If elected, Clinton would become the first women president of the US.
Clinton said she would build an economy that gives jobs to every one and not a few and a country where "love trumps hate".
That is the country she is fighting for, she said. "It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in Americas promise that I accept your nomination for president," Clinton said as thousands of party delegates, leaders and supporters at the Wells Fargo Center erupted in cheers and applause.
"I want to tell you tonight how we're going to empower all Americans to live better lives. My primary mission as President will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States," Clinton said. "We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid. We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have," she said.
Clinton said her Republican rival Trump has taken the Republican party a long way from morning in America to mid- night in America. "We will not build a wallinstead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one... And we'll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy," she said.
"He wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other. He's betting that the perils of today's world will blind us to its unlimited promise. He's taken the Republican Party a long way, from morning in America to midnight in America," she said.
"He wants us to fear the future and fear each other," she said. "We will not ban a religion. We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight and defeat terrorism," she said. Clinton promised a comprehensive immigration reform arguing that this will grow the economy and keep families together.