Hillary Clinton's Massive Win For Women Was a Smash
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The Short of It:
Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party made history on Tuesday when she became the Democratic party's presidential nominee and first-ever female presidential nominee of a major political party of the U.S.
The Longer Version of It:
Clinton has been cracking all types of glass ceilings throughout her career, but last night has proved to be her greatest smash yet. After winning the requisite 2,383 delegates needed to clinch the party's nomination, Hillary Clinton became the party's official nominee a little after 6:30 pm EST. The highly anticipated moment was not to be out done by Bernie Sanders supporters who staged a walk out soon after the declaration with chants of "This is what democracy looks like."
Throughout the night a lineup of Democrats took the stage to endorse Clinton and talk about her success as a politician. Meryl Streep showed up, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera tag teamed on a speech that slammed Donald Trump and the mothers of the victims who inspired the Black Lives Matter movement —Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Sandra Bland— joined each other on the stage to encourage voters to push for gun and police reform pointing to Hillary Clinton as the best candidate to authorize change.
*The Takeaway: *
While not all Democrats are celebrating (Sanders Supporters are still reluctant to embrace her as their own) it's good to remember that this win is a huge one for woman. It comes almost 100 years after women in the U.S. attained their right to vote. The victory isn't quite the huge shattering of the ceiling that women and this country require, but it's a pretty big break for women on both sides of the political spectrum. The nomination now leads into a tough fight ahead for Clinton as she battles against Trump for the White house. In the upcoming months we will watch as Clinton goes head-to-head with Republican nominee Donald Trump to win the American vote.