How Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham, and More are Celebrating Hillary Clinton's Historic Presidential Nomination
MAKER Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night after she became the first woman to claim the Democratic presidential nomination.
Now critics are reflecting on the trailblazing career of Clinton who has spent more than four decades in public life, from being the First Lady of Arkansas and the United States, to serving as a U.S. Senator and the 67th U.S. Secretary of State.
Some are even noting that a Clinton presidency could boost women's representation in politics and bring big policy changes.
"A woman president would be — by far — the biggest, most salient, and most important example of a successful woman in American politics likely inspiring secondary and tertiary waves of women's election runs and election victories," wrote Matthew Yglesias in a Vox report.
We've gathered a collection of social media reactions from MAKERS and female influencers throughout the U.S., many responding to Clinton's historic moment for women everywhere.
History. Made. https://t.co/fRa6c0kcip— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) June 8, 2016
Speaking is hard for me. But come January, I want to say these two words: "Madam President." #ImWithHer— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 8, 2016
Tonight @HillaryClinton took a large step forward & made more history. Tomorrow if we join forces we will make our world stronger together— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 8, 2016
It's goddamn huge. Just like when Obama won. https://t.co/UGOG3G9cG0— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) June 8, 2016
As @HillaryClinton has earned the Democratic nomination for President, I am inspired and in awe of its historical significance. The value of this moment for women and girls across the country and the entire world is immeasurable, and we will be seeing the effects of it for decades to come, because it sends a loud and clear message to the world that there is nothing a woman in this country can't do if she is willing to raise her voice and fight for it. Hillary has been breaking down barriers her entire life and this election is no exception. American women have been waiting for this moment for a long time and we aren't going to let this opportunity go to waste. We have one more glass ceiling to break and we will do everything we can to help elect Hillary Clinton President. #history #imwithher
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