‘Little feminist’ pens letter to Hillary Clinton

She'll inspire you to rock the vote.

 

Marisa Kabas

IRL

Published Oct 19, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 7:03 pm CDT

Hillary Clinton could be the first woman President of the United States, which has feminists all over feeling excited and hopeful. And one “little feminist” is so pumped about Clinton’s potential presidency, that she decided to write her a letter.

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The letter, shared on Clinton’s campaign website, is from 12-year-old Olivia, with the subhed “Kids say the smartest things.” In her handwritten note, Olivia shares that she has two dads, a twin brother, and suffers from dyslexia and ADHD. She also highlights the ways that some of Clinton’s future policy decisions could help families and kids like her.  

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Clinton responded to the passionate future voter with a brief letter of her own.

Thank you for writing to me; it put a smile on my face. … Please know that I join your dads in cheering you on for great success. Keep up the great work, always care deeply about what you believe in, and never stop reaching for the stars!

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Clinton’s campaign site even suggested “Olivia 2040, anybody?”

Clinton appeared in the first Democratic primary debate last week, opposite fellow frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and former Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee

While the winner of the debate is up for debate, it’s a fact that Clinton was the only candidate to bring up Planned Parenthood and the recent efforts by the GOP to bring down the women’s health organization. For little feminists like Olivia, that could make all the difference on Election Day.

H/T Huffington Post | Illustration by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Oct 19, 2015, 6:16 pm CDT