So, I say, to all of you out there, children of the future: President Obama has said, we live in a world of imperfect choices. Hillary is far from perfect, and in that sense, she is every bit human. But I believe, and I am not alone, that she has all the qualifications, experience and talent to lead the US, and with it the world, to a place of hope and change. As a citizen of the United States residing outside her borders, I have already cast my ballot in Clinton’s favor. I wish her, and all of us, the best of luck.
30 facts about Hillary Clinton:
1. First ever student commencement speaker at Wellesley College.
2. Distinguished graduate of Yale Law School.
3. Editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action.
4. Co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
5. Former civil litigation attorney.
6. Staff attorney for Children’s Defense Fund.
7. Faculty member in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
8. Former Director of the Arkansas Legal Aid Clinic.
9. First female chair of the Legal Services Corporation.
10. First female partner at Rose Law Firm, the oldest and one of the largest law firms in Arkansas.
11. Twice named by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.
12. Former First Lady of Arkansas.
13. Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983.
14. Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
15. Created Arkansas’s Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth.
16. Instrumental in passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
17. First Lady of the United States.
18. Promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses.
19. Successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health.
20. Worked to investigate reports of an illness that affected veterans of the Gulf War (now recognized as Gulf War Syndrome).
21. Helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.
22. Initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act.
23. First FLOTUS ( First Lady of the United States ) in US History to hold a postgraduate degree.
24. Helped create Vital Voices, an international initiative to promote the participation of women in the political processes of their countries.
25. Two-term New York Senator and the first ex-FLOTUS in US History to be elected to the United States Senate.
26. Served on five Senate committees: Budget (2001–2002), Armed Services (2003–2009), Environment and Public Works (2001–2009), Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001–2009) and the Special Committee on Aging.
27. Member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
28. Leading role in investigating the health issues faced by 9/11 first responders.
29. Worked with Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York on securing $21.4 billion in funding for the World Trade Center redevelopment.
30. Former United States Secretary of State.
Brokered a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas in 2012.