It’s official: she’s the first woman nominee for President of the United States.
On Tuesday night in Philadelphia, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially became the first woman ever to be nominated for the office of President of the United States.
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, that’s huge.
“What an incredible honor that you have given me, and I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” Clinton said, addressing the Democratic National Convention from New York via satellite, after the state-by-state roll call confirmed her nomination.
Jerry Emmet, a 102-year-old woman from Arizona, cast Arizona’s votes for Clinton.“I cried! I never cry,” she said afterwards. Emmet was born before women had the right to vote in the US, and remembers her mother casting her first vote. “We all walked out in the middle of the street and cheered, like they’re cheering here — because my mother was going to get to have a say! That was something!”
“This is really your victory. This is really your night,” Clinton told the jubilant crowd. “And if there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman President. But one of you is next.”
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