HISTORY IS MADE: A MILESTONE THE SIZE OF GIBRALTER HURDLED

Clinton wins nomination

HILLARY CLINTON SECURES THE DELEGATES NECESSARY TO BECOME THE PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Like her or not, support her or not, the truth of this historic moment cannot be denied. Hillary Clinton has secured the delegates needed and is now the Presumptive Nominee of the Democratic Party.

The Fight for Women’s Suffrage began in 1848 and it would take seventy-two years of grueling efforts to convince the men in power to give up a portion of it, to share the rights and freedoms they so long held reserved to themselves. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, finally recognizing women as having the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship, including the right to vote.

Every elected office held by a woman since this time has been a milestone, a hurdle crossed against a misogynistic culture embedded deeply in our society. Should Hillary Clinton be elected President of the United States, she will preside as the first female President on the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. And in the election the following November of 2020, when women celebrate 100 years of actually casting their ballots to vote, she could be running as the incumbent.

These are possible outcomes in the near future, but they are not today. Today, no matter your political affiliation, no matter whether you Feel the Bern or Stump for Trump or Support Hillary 2016, without regard to your allegiances, ideologies or loyalties, we still should take a moment to realize and celebrate this moment in the history of women’s rights. In this moment, we have finally joined our allies in recognizing by majority votes, that women are equally capable of holding any office of authority and government. The ceiling has been shattered and the ladder extended to our daughters. Today we can look them in the eye and honestly say, “You can be anything you choose to be. If you are willing to work for it, there is no limit to what you can accomplish.”

Today we are One Woman, One World.

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