A statement from Donna Lent, NWPC National President, on the results of the 2016 Presidential Election:
Secretary Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the White House brought together a majority of voters in this country who supported her vision for women’s rights, education, the environment and economic opportunity. Although she ultimately did not receive enough electoral college votes to secure the Presidency, we need to remind ourselves that the vision she held for America is shared by the majority of Americans. Our work now is to not give up and march forward.
NWPC is proud of Secretary Clinton’s hard-fought campaign and for all she’s accomplished over the many decades of public service. We remain inspired by her dedication to the progressive values and vision we share for our country.
For many of us who worked our hearts out and dedicated ourselves to seeing the most qualified person to ever run elected President of the United States, this election has reminded us that although we can and must be part of the process, we can’t control the outcome.
To all the young women out there who have supported Hillary, who have been driven by her strength and commitment to our country, who because of her, have realized that you too can be a change maker within society, let Hillary’s words continue to inspire you, “…this loss hurts, but please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it.”
Let’s continue our work #StrongerTogether. We are #StillWithHer!
We must also take a moment to celebrate our successes as we build momentum for 2018, 2020 and beyond. Six women had historical wins on election night:
Kate Brown, Oregon was elected as the first LGBT governor.
Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada was elected as the first Latina to serve in Senate.
Stephanie Murphy, Florida was elected as the first Vietnamese-American woman to serve in Congress, defeating a 23-year incumbent.
Attorney General Kamala Harris, California was elected as the first Indian-American to serve in Senate and California’s first African American senator.
Ilhan Omar, Minnesota came to the U.S. as a preteen after her family escaped the Somali civil war and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp was elected as the first Somali-American Muslim female legislator.
Pramila Jayapal, Washington was elected as the first Indian-American woman to serve in Congress.
We congratulate all our endorsed Senate and House candidates! They truly made us proud! We share in tremendous Senate wins for Governor Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in Illinoisand State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris in California.
Join us in continuing the fight. Our work continues as we focus on recruiting, training, and electing multi-partisan, progressive pro-choice women at the national, state, and local levels.
National Women’s Political Caucus