Hillary Rodham Clinton

History Made - June 7, 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton
June 07, 2016
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Campaign status: Lost

CLINTON: If America is going to lead, we need to learn from the women of the world who have blazed new paths. Think of the suffragists who gathered at Seneca Falls in 1848, and those who kept fighting until women could cast their votes.

CLIP OF SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: Those who think that the women's liberation movement is a joke, I disabuse you of that notion. It is about equal opportunity.

CLIP OF GLORIA STEINEM: We're really talking about humanism.

CLIP OF ROSA PARKS: The time had just come when I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed. I would have to know once and for all what rights I had as a human being.

WOMAN: To create a better world, it's about putting ourselves in the shoes of people who need a voice.

WOMAN: I am part of the new generation of suffragettes. I will not stand silent.

CLIP OF DOLORES HUERTA: Si se puede! Si se puede!

CLINTON: Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all.

WOMAN: The match has been lit and my fire burns bright. But I can't do this alone. Forward together?

CROWD ANSWERS: Not one step back!

WOMAN: This is what democracy looks like!

WOMAN: Women need to be represented.

ANN RICHARDS: Ginger Rodgers did everything that Fred Astaire did, she just did it backwards and in high heels.

WOMAN: If even in some tiny way, I get to carry on the work that she and a whole generation of women did to give us rights, that's huge.

WOMAN: I want to help give back. I've met so many other transgender people, their voices haven't always been heard. But I told them, our time is coming. We're going to change the world together.

WOMAN: Because I'm here, that has an impact on people like me who will come after me.

CLINTON: So let's learn from the wisdom of every mother and father who teaches their daughters there is no limit on how big she can dream, and how much she can achieve.

YOUNG GIRL: I'm a little feminist growing up to help all women with equal rights. I hope you can be the first women president of the whole United States.

WOMAN: Dare to compete, Mrs. Clinton, dare to compete.

CLINTON: Women and men, young and old, Latino and Asian, African American, and Caucasian, rich, poor, and middle-class, gay, and straight, you have stood with me. I will continue to stand strong with you, every time, every place and every way that I can. The dreams we share are worth fighting for, and I want to build an America that respects and embraces the potential of every last one of us.