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Letter: Clinton was an inspiration to many who ran for office

Clinton was an inspiration to many who ran for office

Hillary Clinton may have lost in the Electoral College, but she won something far bigger than that. She has started a wave of enlightenment for women, immigrants and minorities, who know now that they can change the rules if they work hard.

Tammy Duckworth, a veteran who lost both her legs in the Iraq War, was elected a senator from Illinois. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim immigrant and mother of three from Minnesota, is the first Somali-American to be elected to the State Legislature. Kamala Harris of California is the first black politician to represent her state in the Senate and only the second black woman ever elected to the chamber. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada became the first Latina ever elected to the Senate. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, also an immigrant, became the first Indian-American woman elected to Congress.

Now the GOP is ready to repeal every advancement made by Democrats over the years. Republicans, as a party and as individuals, will face the consequences of their actions. More voters favored Clinton and they will replace Republicans in Congress in the next elections. And despite what the media would have us believe, millions of people trusted, respected and truly liked Clinton. She’s not gone, and she’ll never be forgotten. The Hillary Movement has just begun.

Janice Misuraca

Lake View

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