Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton is a politician and Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election, having made an unsuccessful bid in 2008. She was US secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 after serving as a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. She was also the first lady of the United States when her husband, Bill Clinton, served as president from 1993 to 2001. In 2008 and 2016 Clinton has spoken openly about her Methodist faith and how it informs her policy stances. In particular, she cites religion as influencing her focus on children's issues, healthcare, and support of faith-based initiatives to help address poverty and build stronger communities. Like Barack Obama, Clinton made religious outreach a central part of her 2008 campaign, with several staffers devoted to the task and regular stops in places of worship. In 2016 she has mentioned faith less frequently, instead focusing primarily on economic issues like reducing income inequality.
United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
December 7, 2009