As a child Hillary Clinton wrote to NASA asking how she might become an astronaut. At Yale Law School she was one of 27 women in a class of 235. In 1975 she tried to join the Marines. She was told: “You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman.”
Hillary was born to break glass ceilings. Everything she’s done in life has had at its core the goal of empowering women. A few examples:
As First Lady — she was perhaps the most openly empowered presidential wife in American history — she vetted dozens of Clinton Administration commissioners and staff members, many of them women.
The Health Care initiative she chaired in 1993, known as The Health Security Act, was an idea ahead of its time, and although it failed to gain traction when it was proposed, it laid the foundation for the healthcare reform package eventually championed by President Obama (Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare).
As U.S. Senator for New York she called for a crackdown on all types of sexual trafficking of women and children across international borders.
As the 67th U.S. Secretary of State she demonstrated that giving women the opportunity to participate fully in government, business and civic life is vital to security, stability, and prosperity.
Later, at the Clinton Foundation, she implemented the “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project” to accelerate the role of women and girls in the 21st century as a means of advancing global progress.
Sisterhood of the Pantsuit ardently supports Hillary’s message of creating a more inclusive society. We also support her drive to become the first female President of the United States.
As such she will address issues of inequality as perhaps only a woman can. By this we mean not only equal pay for equal work, since nationwide American women make an average 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, but equal opportunity as well.
Sisterhood of the Pantsuit’s mission is to raise awareness about women’s issues—from empowering women and young girls to electing the most qualified female candidate President of the United States in 2016.