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Hillary Clinton writes empowering message to Facebook group Pantsuit Nation

The Facebook group has nearly 3 million members.


Jaya Saxena


Posted on Nov 8, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 3:14 pm CDT

Pantsuit Nation, the private Facebook group for Hillary Clinton supporters, has nearly 3 million members as of election night. That’s enough for Clinton to have taken notice, and today she had a message specifically for the group.

Clinton’s message was posted to the page by Jenna Lowenstein, the digital director of Hillary for America, who said that she told Clinton about the group. Clinton writes:

Dear Pantsuit Nation (have you ever heard a better name?!),
On this historic day, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart.

This election hasn’t been easy: It’s been long, hard-fought, and at times it made us question who we are as Americans. For some of you, it’s been difficult to feel like you could wear your support on your sleeve — and that’s why this community has been such a special place. Your stories and photos of family members and friends are wonderful to see, but what truly warms my heart is the thousands of comments of support and love you all send to each other. I’m honored and humbled to have all of you with me, but I’m even prouder to see this community represent the best of America: people of all backgrounds and beliefs who share a vision for a brighter future for our children, and who have each other’s backs. That’s who we really are, and tonight, we’re going to prove it.

Thank you all so much for your support, your hard work, and your votes. Tonight, I hope we’ll finally break through that highest, hardest glass ceiling together, and use those pantsuits for the best occasion of all — celebrating!

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The post has over 13,000 comments, with many members saying they’ve been moved to tears. Lowenstein said she also told Clinton about the people paying tribute to Susan B. Anthony at her grave. Pantsuit Nation encouraged its members to vote while wearing pantsuits today.

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 10:24 pm CST