Hillary Clinton agrees to not campaign or run ads on 9/11

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, will not campaign or run ads on Sept. 11.

A campaign official has confirmed that Clinton will refrain from stumping on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.

A national nonprofit named 9/11 Day sent letters this week to presidential candidates, asking them to stop their public political activities that day. It wants to instead focus the day on service and remembrance.

In addition, 9/11 Day is urging people running for Congress to refrain from campaigning.

The nonprofit’s president and co-founder, David Paine, says a one-day campaign moratorium would help revive the spirit of national unity and empathy that followed the attacks.

A spokeswoman for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

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