Chelsea Clinton visits Grand Rapids on Hillary Clinton's campaign trail

Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It was a bit of a late start Thursday, Sept. 22, but that didn't stop the wall-to-wall Hillary Clinton supporters at the Richard App Gallery.

Chelsea Clinton took the stage, addressing her mother's platform in the race for the White House. She said her mother is working diligently to not only extend maternity leave, but to include family leave as well. She said both the mother and father play critical roles in a newborn's life and need ample time away from work to bond.

Clinton also spoke about the wage gap, discussing the importance her mother places on equal pay for equal work.

"This really matters particularly for women because women are two thirds minimum wage workers throughout our country, and so this is another issue that might be billed as an economic issue--it's also a women's issue," Chelsea Clinton said. "So, we have to raise the minimum wage, we have to get to equal pay for equal work for women and we also have to get equal pay for equal work for American's with disabilities."

At the end, the audience had the opportunity to ask Clinton questions which primarily addressed her mother's stance on healthcare, her lengthy experience in the political realm and the plan Hillary Clinton has moving forward in the campaign, as the first presidential debate approaches.

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