Sasha Bruce — NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Senior Vice President of Campaigns and Strategy
This. Is. It. This is our moment. After 227 years, “first lady” will forever mean something different. Generations of trailblazing women have laid the groundwork so that one of us can now ascend to the White House. It shouldn’t have taken this long, of course. But Hillary has shattered ceilings and scaled obstacles throughout her career without losing sight of what really matters. She knows that women’s rights are human rights, that what some dismiss as “women’s issues” are economic issues, and that access to abortion allows us to build stronger families, a stronger economy, and a stronger nation.
Hillary gets it. Her opponent? Not so much. Up against Hillary is Donald Trump and his campaign to Make Misogyny Great Again. He has called women “pigs” and “dogs,” and thinks women should be punished if they have an abortion. He wants to defund Planned Parenthood—and would even shut down the federal government if he doesn’t get his way. With his backward agenda and repeatedly sexist treatment of women, Trump shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the White House.
Hillary Clinton, however, is the real deal. She will kick ass and take names when we elect her to lead our country. And I couldn’t be more proud to work every day from now until November to make sure she’s elected so that my daughter can grow up knowing that anyone—regardless of gender, religion, or race—can be president.
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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