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Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine Campaigns in Reno

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Senator Tim Kaine campaigned in Reno on Thursday, September 22.

Senator Kaine spoke at the University of Nevada - Reno at approximately 11:30 am for about an hour.

Local business owner Walter Gloshinski introduced the democratic nominee for Vice President. Gloshinski owner of Smiling with Hope Pizzaria hires employees with disabilities. Senator Kaine highlighted the business that Hillary Clinton calls part of an "inclusive economy" and launched a new piece of their economic platform.

"Hillary put another important pillar in there [Wednesday]  which is making sure that Americans with disabilites..." Sen. Kaine told the crowd "...an inclusive economy has to make sure they don't feel shut out, or they don't feel isolated."

Kaine discussed the recent violence in America and said, "There really is a need to build better bridges between law enforcement and the communities they serve."

He went on to ask "Do you believe in climate science or don't you? If you do, Hillary and I are with you. The other guys are against you." Kaine continued about LGBT rights, immigration reform, and college affordability when asked how their campaign appeals to millennials.

Senator Kaine spoke about the book that he and Clinton wrote, "Stronger Together" he said, "When she looks at the US, she believes we are stronger together." He then goes on to talk about Donald Trump's book, "Crippled America" and how that fits what Trump thinks of America.

Kaine says he and Hillary will battle for equal pay for equal work and that "minimum wage has to be risen". He continues to say they want to guarantee 12 weeks of paid leave after childbirth or to take care of a sick family member, paid at two-thirds of your salary and compared the plan to Trump's plan for maternity leave.

"Their families are sick or something and they need to stand by them and work is always a trouble for them so to have them be able to leave and stand with their families is one of the most important things for us," said Yezenia Olivera, a student at the University of Nevada.

Kaine talked about Clinton's plan, influenced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign to make college either tuition or debt free for students. That idea stood out for John Wells, but that wasn't the only thing, "There was several issues that he brought out that really touched me. So, I can't recall it all but I know when I get home I will."

For many Northern Nevadans, this was the first opportunity to see the Vice Presidential candidate in person.

"Briefly thanked him for what he does," said Coraline Glurem, who shook Sen. Kaine's hand from the crowd after his speech, "Everyone said he was such a kind sweet man, and he strikes me that way ... I didn't know much about him until he was selected as Vice President myself. I got a chance to listen to him at the convention in Philidelphia and then also, here today."

"I didn't know this guy at all and I was really impressed with him," said Eric Miller, a lifelong democrat from Chicago who recently moved to Reno, "I think he's a real strong leader and a really good guy. So I was just, like, I mean I was getting choked up."

Tim Kaine says Nevada is going to be one of the closest states in this election and stresses that everyone vote.

If you live in Washoe County, check your voter registration here: http://tinyurl.com/z5k2uww

To watch the speech in its entirety click here.

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