Frustrated Supporter Slams Hillary for Using Unpaid Interns on Her Campaign
The woman who spoke out against Hillary Clinton for "exploiting" unpaid interns said this morning she will still vote for the former First Lady.
“I had hoped a trailblazer would be more willing to break the mold of indentured servitude that haunts my generation,” Carolyn Osorio wrote in USA Today yesterday. “Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn’t real.”
Osorio, a Clinton supporter since 2007, enthusiastically applied for a job with the Clinton campaign. They ended up offering her an unpaid internship, which would have required Osorio to move to Nevada and find housing on her own dime.
She turned down the position.
Osorio said that "unpaid internships" used to be a way for young people to get their "foot in the door" at a company.
But Osorio said she believes companies now simply "take advantage" of young people who need work experience.
She called on Clinton to come up with real solutions to the 14% unemployment rate among 18-29 year olds.
"It's not enough to give us Beyonce. It's not enough to give us a Spotify playlist. There needs to be something real behind what she is saying," said Osorio.
Despite the disagreement on unpaid internships, Osorio said she will still vote for Clinton because of her social policies compared to Republicans.
Watch the interview above.