Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for President who received almost 3 million more votes than Donald Trump in the general election, is speaking out on an issue that she’s worked tirelessly for her entire life: women’s rights.
The 2017 MAKERS Conference was held from February 6-8, and Clinton recorded a special video message for the event.
According to its official website, the conference was held to “bring together hundreds of trailblazing leaders, inviting everyone to #BEBOLD, elevate the conversation and raise challenges and solutions through action-oriented sessions” and to “shine a light on issues ranging from violence against women to inclusion of men.”
Clinton’s message fit right in with the theme of this conference, which you can watch below:
“I’m proud to be a MAKER and to support MAKER’s mission, to share women’s stories and celebrate women’s vital roles in the past, present and future of our country.
“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.
“Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organized a march that galvanized millions of people all over our country and across the world.
“Now more than ever, we need to stay focused on the theme of this year’s conference: be bold. 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 woman and girl out there who’s worried what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure. And, remember, you are the heroes and 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. So thank you, MAKERS.”
This isn’t the last we’ll see of Hillary Clinton in 2017. She’s planning to release two books in the fall, one of which will include her thoughts on the 2016 election. You can find out all the details here.