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2016 Democratic Nominee, SecState, Senator, hair icon. Mom, Wife, Grandma x3, lawyer, advocate, fan of walks in the woods & standing up for our democracy.

Mar 8, 2018, 14 tweets

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, I want to celebrate some of the women and girls who inspire me every day.

These women resist inequality, insist on a better world, persist against all odds, and enlist others in our shared fights.

The courageous @Astrid_NV fights tirelessly to protect DREAMers and keep immigrant families together.

@Astrid_NV @IAmMarleyDias is the brains behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, an effort to ensure black girls like her can see themselves in books.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @AiJenPoo organizes @domesticworkers—one of the fastest growing parts of the American workforce—who deserve the same respect and care they show our loved ones.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani tackles the gender gap in technology by inspiring girls and women to learn to code.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani Rachael Denhollander and the many women of US Gymnastics have bravely shone a light on sexual assault in sports.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani The US women’s hockey and soccer teams stood up for themselves and all women in sports by demanding pay equity and fair treatment.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani @ColleenFlangan advocates for health care and Americans with disabilities—absolutely refusing to be ignored.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani @ColleenFlangan My friends @SybrinaFulton, @GwenCarrERIC, @MariaHa05153239, @lucymcbath, @iammikesmother, Geneva Reed-Veal, Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, and Annette Nance-Holt have turned their mourning into a movement, fighting for a criminal justice system that actually delivers justice.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani @ColleenFlangan @SybrinaFulton @GwenCarrERIC @MariaHa05153239 @lucymcbath @IamMikesMother @pwcdanica put a huge crack in the glass ceiling last November, then got right to work to serve her constituents.

@Astrid_NV @iammarleydias @aijenpoo @domesticworkers @reshmasaujani @ColleenFlangan @SybrinaFulton @GwenCarrERIC @MariaHa05153239 @lucymcbath @IamMikesMother @pwcdanica @NadiaMuradBasee and Wai Wai Nu are two inspiring young human rights activists I met last month at Georgetown. Nadia is raising awareness of human trafficking and Wai Wai is speaking out for peace in Myanmar and against the persecution of the Rohingya.

Who inspires you this #InternationalWomensDay?

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