Hillary Clinton has a message for the millions of marchers who turned out worldwide on Saturday to speak up for women’s rights in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration: Don’t stop.
In a statement to People Magazine, Clinton shared what it was like to attend the swearing-in of her rival and witness millions marching against his new administration, all within two short days.
“On Friday, I went to Washington to honor democracy and its enduring values,” Secretary Clinton said to People Magazine. “On Saturday we watched women and men across this country and the globe stand up, speak out, and peacefully march for those values with one voice. It was awe-inspiring. We have to keep up the momentum.”
Though Clinton didn’t attend the Women’s March, marchers invoked her name implicitly and explicitly as they marched against the new president, carrying signs like “Stronger Together, Now More Than Ever,” “Nasty Women Unite,” “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights,” and “I’m Still With Her.” Protesters also invoked Clinton’s message to young girls in her concession speech the day after her loss: “To all the little girls watching... never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world.”
Hundreds of thousands of women and men attended the march in D.C., and many more protested across the U.S. and the world: from Boise, Idaho to Wichita, Kansas to Paris, France.
The former Secretary of State won 65,844,610 votes, surpassing her opponent by 2,864,974 votes or an edge of 2.1 percentage points, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report in December.
On Saturday, Clinton made it clear she stood with the marchers in a series of tweets:
In a tweet on Sunday, she echoed Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s words calling for individuals to not only protest, but also to organize, speak up, run for office, register, and vote:
Back in her home in Chappaqua, New York, Clinton has kept a low profile since the election besides attending a few events, including a gala to honor the Children’s Defense Fund and a tribute to former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.