Hillary Clinton, who has become increasingly vocal in her public criticisms of President Trump since her failed attempt at the White House, said to a crowd this week, “We need to resist, insist, persist, and enlist and make sure our voices and our votes count.”
Clinton addressed an audience at The Center, an LGBT support organization that bestowed the former secretary of state with an award. “I think we have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” she said.
She warned the crowd that certain protections for the LGBT community that were put into place by the Obama administration may be at risk under Trump.
“We’ve learned something important,” she cautioned, “that the progress that we fought for, that many of you were on the front lines of, and that we celebrated and maybe even [took] for granted, may not be as secure as we once expected.”
She told the crowd her “heart broke” when the Trump administration rolled back federal guidelines that instructed schools to permit transgender students to use the bathroom of their choosing.
She urged the crowd to look ahead to the 2018 midterms, stating, “We also have to win elections to make it clear where our country stands.”
“We can never stop fighting. We need to dedicate these next years…the next two years, the next four year and beyond…to supporting people and organizations that are advocating for the best of American values.”
See clips of Clinton’s speech below:
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