In her first video statement since President Donald Trump took office, Hillary Clinton is encouraging women to keep up their efforts and boldly move towards the future.
The former Democratic candidate filmed her remarks for the 2017 Makers conference, a convention in California which focuses on the leadership and accomplishments of women. Clinton urged conference attendees to remain committed to advocacy, and she pointed to the Women’s March on Washington as a sign that “the future is female.”
We need strong women to step up and speak out. We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly. So please, set an example for every women and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure. And remember, you are the heroes, the history makers, the glass ceiling breakers of the future. As I’ve said before, I’ll say again. Never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.
Clinton has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since her election loss, though she did appear in Washington D.C. for her opponent’s inauguration.
Watch above, via Associated Press.
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