On Election Night, there was pain and a sense of fear for many Americans and Hillary Clinton supporters. However, Clinton’s concession speech brought hope for a lot of different groups of people who felt a lot of fear following the shocking Trump victory.
“We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone — for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities. For everyone.”
All of these groups, immigrants, LGBT, disabilities are going to have a tough time going forward under the Trump administration. This call to rally around our fellow Americans will be essential to help our other Americans get through this tough time.
“Now, I — I know — I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And — and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
It will no doubt happen at some point, and hopefully in the near future. Empowering young girls in this country will help push through that glass ceiling. Clinton helped instill confidence and hope in young girls telling them they are powerful enough to do whatever they want to do. In this day and age there should be no reason why girls and women today can’t be president of the United States. Clinton’s concession speech was very graceful in defeat as well as giving the confidence that women need in this country to get through the next four years and possibly try again at getting into the White House.