Hillary Clinton joins President Barack Obama on stage after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016.
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By Will Drabold
July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton will lay out an optimistic vision for the future in her acceptance speech Thursday.

Following the themes of the Democratic national convention, the former Secretary of State will offer details about how she will “empower all Americans to live better lives,” according to excerpts of her speech released by her campaign.

Clinton will focus on topics like national security and how to grow wages, areas where she will say Americans are “looking for steady leadership.”

Read the excerpts of her speech:

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.

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.

So 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. From my first day in office to my last. Especially in places that for too long have been left out and left behind. From our inner cities to our small towns, Indian Country to Coal Country. From the industrial Midwest to the Mississippi Delta to the Rio Grande Valley.

The choice we face is just as stark when it comes to our national security. Anyone reading the news can see the threats and turbulence we face. From Baghdad and Kabul, to Nice and Paris and Brussels, to San Bernardino and Orlando, we’re dealing with determined enemies that must be defeated. No wonder people are anxious and looking for reassurance — looking for steady leadership.

Every generation of Americans has come together to make our country freer, fairer, and stronger. None of us can do it alone. That’s why we are stronger together.

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