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This Trans Woman Has 'Personal' Reasons To Campaign For Clinton

Sarah Jones hit the road for two days in support of the Democratic presidential nominee.

A Los Angeles-based transgender woman hit the road for two days in an effort to swing the battleground state of Nevada into a victory for Hillary Clinton

Sarah Jones, an electrician, recently joined over 300 other workers from various California-based unions to go door to door campaigning for Clinton in Nevada, which has traditionally voted Republican. 

“I do not physically feel safe if [Donald] Trump is president, with his ideals. So I have to do everything I can to ensure that Hillary wins,” the 32-year-old said in the above clip. “The right to be ourselves, the right to love who we love and be who we are...we’re going against Trump, who wants to take all that away and undo everything that was done.”  

While Jones wasn’t successful in convincing everyone she encountered that Clinton was the best choice, she didn’t feel deterred by the end of the two days. 

Calling the 2016 presidential election the “most important” for the LGBTQ community, she noted, “This is extremely personal for me. One of the biggest reasons I’m here is so that me and my fellow sisters and trans brothers have a safe place to live.” 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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