Speaking in a refurbished Brooklyn Navy Yard building with an actual glass ceiling, Hillary Clinton celebrated becoming the first woman to be a major U.S. political party's presidential nominee.
“Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone: the first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee,” she told cheering supporters in the Duggal Greenhouse. “Tonight’s victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”
After paying homage to the Suffragettes, who paved the way for American women to vote, Clinton turned to her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, and called his effort “extraordinary.”