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Hillary Clinton: Don't defund Planned Parenthood. Fund it more.

What would Hillary Clinton do if elected president to ensure that all women—particularly low-income women and women of color—have equal access to healthcare? Push Congress to boost Planned Parenthood funding, for one thing. “I am not only against defunding Planned Parenthood, but I would like to see Planned Parenthood even get more funding,” she told …

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Bernie Sanders has a direct answer on reparations at Iowa forum

Bernie Sanders says he would not support reparations for African-Americans as president. “Its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil,” he told Fusion in an interview. “Second of all, I think it would be very divisive.” The Vermont senator called for “massive investments in rebuilding our cities,” creating millions of decent-paying jobs, and making public …

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (R) speaks during  the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Play Video

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The 2016 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum in less than 3 minutes

Here's a look at the best moments from Fusion's 2016 Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum is less than 3 minutes.

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
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DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
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DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley 
speaks with moderator Jorge Ramos (L) during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives on stage for during the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
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DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) READ MORE
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Iowa Forum: We asked Clinton, O’Malley, and Sanders about the issues that matter most to you

The three Democrats running for president answered questions about education, criminal justice, economical development, health, and immigration—live from Iowa. Watch the entire Brown & Black Presidential Forum from Drake University in Des Moines—the first big event of the 2016 political year—presented by Fusion. Fusion anchors Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez, Fusion contributor and comedian Akilah …

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Iowans speak out on immigration: 'Don't let fear run this country'

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of Monday’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. And these Iowans want the next president to look at and talk to actual immigrants — and listen to them, too. Watch the video above to see their powerful messages. Join us live …

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These two Iowans have been holding candidates accountable on race for over 30 years

Mary Campos and Wayne Ford are co-founders and co-chairs of the oldest minority-focused presidential forum in the nation, the Iowa Brown & Black Forum. Ford organized the first Iowa Democratic presidential forum in 1976, to focus specifically on issues important to Iowa’s minority communities. Eight years later, he partnered with Latina community leader Campos to …

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Voices from Iowa: The American Dream shouldn't just be for rich people

All week Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from Iowa, where the three Democratic presidential candidates will meet soon for the Brown & Black Presidential Forum. Check out this video to hear Ta Na’s message about accessing the American Dream as an immigrant. Join us live on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET as …

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Voices from Iowa: I changed. So can the criminal justice system.

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. Watch the video above to find out how prison is contributing to poverty among African-Americans who never even served time and learn why one former felon believes it’s possible to change the …

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These Iowans are over politics. Here's what they want instead.

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. Watch the video above to hear from some Iowans who are ready for a radical change of pace. You can join us live on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET as Fusion …

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'Police are out here shooting young black males and it's just not working'

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team set up shop in Iowa ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum in Des Moines to find out what’s weighing on the minds of young, diverse Iowans this election season. Watch the video above to hear from a wide array of Iowans united in their frustration with the state of …

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#DearNextPresident: This immigrant pastor wants you to stop busting up families

All week Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from Iowa, where the three Democratic presidential candidates will meet soon for the Brown & Black Presidential Forum. Check out this video from the Rev. Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz, the pastor of a Methodist church in Des Moines, to hear his urgent message about private immigrant detention centers. …

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Voices from Iowa: We're paying millions just to lock people up

All week Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from Iowa, where the three Democratic presidential candidates will meet soon for the Brown & Black Presidential Forum. Check out this video to hear why Kevin Rutledge, a grassroots coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, wants the next president to focus on curtailing private prisons …

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These Iowa high schoolers' messages to the next president will restore your faith in humanity

What do America’s teens want from the next president? How about affordable education, immigration reform, reduced poverty, and reproductive rights for women? And really, who doesn’t want the weekend to be three days longer? Watch the video above and slow-clap for these smart, engaged kids. Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse …

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Voices from Iowa: Take action on police killings

Darryle Bohanna’s message to the next president starts with a simple declaration: “Black lives do matter.” He’s an outreach advisor at Des Moines Area Community College, and he’s speaking out about police brutality (among other issues) as part of our #DearNextPresident project. We’ll be bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead …

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Voices from Iowa: Think twice before you try to save money

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. And this Iowan wants the next president to know that some federal spending is actually good. Melody Acklin is Mental Health Clinical Director with Des Moines’ Urban Dreams, and she’s speaking out as part …

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'We fix education, we fix almost all the problems in the United States'

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. For these particular Iowans, education is key. From affordability to bilingual classrooms to teacher pay, they want the next president to fight for a good, affordable education for all Americans. Join us …

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This Iowan just wants the next president to do their best

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team will be bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. Watch the video above to see Izaah JB Knox’s message and then make your own video and add your voice to the conversation. You can join us live on Jan. 11 …

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