"Tonight's victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible."
1. Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling
The Short of It:
Last night, presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton gained the support of enough delegates to secure the presumptive nomination of a major party for president of the United States.
The Longer Version of It:
The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state initially added another bullet point under her title of glass ceiling shatter to her resume on Monday, when news outlets reported that the presidential candidate had secured the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination for the party's July convention. The announcement became all the more real on Tuesday, when results from states confirmed that she had more pledged delegates.
Now, the presumptive nominee is turning her attention towards securing the support of voters feeling the Bern and defeating presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. "[My mother] taught me to never back down from a bully, which it turns out was pretty good advice," Clinton said to a crowd of supporters at Brooklyn's Navy Yards who celebrated her Democratic nomination
Does This Mean Bern's Backing Down?
Nope. Despite the night of disappointing losses for the Vermont senator, Sanders vowed to remain the thorn in Clinton's side till the end, "Next Tuesday we continue the fight," he told a crowd in Santa Monica, California. "We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, D.C., and then we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice to Philadelphia."
Why We're Sending💃🏻Emojis:
Nearly a century after women won the right to vote, and eight years after conceding the presidential race Barack Obama, Clinton stands a chance of winning the White House. Now, Trump v. Clinton is on. We love watching feminism in action and everyone loves a good comeback story, this'll be quite a fight.