Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton: One step for a woman, a giant leap for womankind

Hillary Clinton marked the historic moment in Brooklyn, New York City.
THAT NOISE you hear is the glass ceiling shattering.

We can't let this moment in history go by without acknowledging  Sec. Hillary Clinton's accomplishment. Tuesday she officially got enough votes to lock up the Democratic Party's nomination for president - the first time in the U.S. that a woman has become a nominee for a major political party.

“We stand side-by-side with incredible women who are leveling the playing field around the world — from the silver screen to the sports arena, from non-profits to the financial sector, from the runway to the White House. Now, we turn to ask you to stand with us too,” said Michelle Obama.

Clinton's victory was a momentous event made even greater when the opposing political party's stated goal is to take a woman's right to choose and anti-family positions like reducing child care, destroying President Obama's Affordable Care Act and doing way with Title 9 of the Civil Rights Act. 

Whether you like her or not, her victory should be celebrated or, at the very least, acknowledged, by anyone who has been held down by this country's power structure that is perpetuated by the institutions that form the foundation of America. 

"When he says let's make America great again, that's code for let's take America backwards," Clinton said, referencing GOP candidate Donald Trump's slogan. "Back to a time when opportunity and dignity were reserved for some, not for all."

The video shown here is actually a promo released Monday for The United State of Women, a summit called by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of State, Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation. Women from around the world applied to attend the conference, posting videos on social media making a case for why they deserved an invitation.

The conference will focus on six topics: equal pay; women’s health care; education; violence against women; entrepreneurship and leadership, and civic engagement.

Summit check in will begin at 6:30 a.m. (EST) with programming running from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 14th. There will then be additional events throughout the following day, June 15th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at various times. If you can't be there, be sure to tune in on their Live Stream!