Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Speech




You know I'm not political, but in the case of women. I am excited at any advancement that we make.

I thought I'd share Hillary's speech from the Democratic National Convention.

Monumental for so many reasons. My favorite part:

And after so many decades – 88 years ago on this very day – the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote would be forever enshrined in our Constitution.

My mother was born before women could vote. But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for President.

This is the story of America. Of women and men who defy the odds and never give up.

How do we give this country back to them?

By following the example of a brave New Yorker , a woman who risked her life to shepherd slaves along the Underground Railroad.

And on that path to freedom, Harriett Tubman had one piece of advice.

If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they're shouting after you, keep going.

Don't ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.


Read the whole thing

She thanked her backers, saying:
"To my supporters, my champions -- my sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits -- from the bottom of my heart: Thank you."


Another interesting mom/daughter article:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/08/27/lw.help.im.turning.into.my.mom/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

1 comment:

Juneau.Eco.Mommie said...

so much beautiful and sad lately for you. thinking of you and the little fams you love on your side of the world.

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