“Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is!” – Hillary Clinton
From U.S. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s November 9th Concession Speech
Posted November 10th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
A Brief Foreword from NAL publisher Doug Draper – As a parent of a member of the millennial generation and as an aging journalist and advocate for progressive change on a host of environmental and other fronts, I was heartened by how many millions of young people – in the United States and in Canada – became engaged in Bernie Sanders’ campaign and call for a “political revolution.”
We should all be just as concerned that these same young people might become discouraged and give up as a result of the way Sanders’ campaign was derailed by the elites in the political system, corporate board rooms and so much of the mainstream media that is, after all, owned by the same corporations they should be watchdogging on behalf of everyday people Sanders’ campaign (and Donald Trump’s for that matter) spoke to.
It is interesting, then, that a message similar to one I left with a young man in Buffalo, New York this November 8th Election Day in the U.S.A., not to turn off on getting involved out of discouragement that his candidate, Bernie Sanders, was not on the ballot, came from Wall Street candidate Hillary Clinton during her November 9th concession speech.
Coming from someone who once so condescendenly said to young Bernie supporters that they should ‘grow up, get realistic and back her’, it is a beautiful message just the same, and young people in America, Canada and throughout the world, should take it to heart.
I am posting it here –
“And to the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this: I have … spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes, and I’ve had setbacks: sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts. But please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.
It is! It is worth it!
And so, we need you to keep up these fights now—and for the rest of your lives. And to all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign, and in me—I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.
Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling—but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.
And to all the little girls who are watching this: never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
– Hillary Clinton
Watch the video of Hillary Clinton’s entire concession speech –
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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders