Thank you, Hillary Clinton: 19 photos from her decades of public service


Last night, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency after an incredibly long and storied career of public service. She has been a United States senator, a first lady, the Secretary of State, but above all, she has endured. For decades, she has faced relentless attacks on not only her beliefs and credibility but her gender, but she has continued to work tirelessly on behalf of the American people.

“I have spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in,” Clinton said in her concession speech today. “Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.”

And what she believes in, historically, has helped even the weakest among us. She has spent 40 years fighting for children and for healthcare. She helped expand family leave for members of the military. And she constantly reminded us that “women’s rights are human rights.”

We have tremendous gratitude for what her campaign and her vocal support of women’s rights has meant to this country, and particularly to women and girls. Here are 18 photos of Hillary Clinton dating all the way back through her long history of public service, and one from when she was no older than many of the little girls she’s inspired this year. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us.


Happy birthday to this future president.

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#sheslays via @nescreative

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Happy Halloween!

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, and their daughter Chelsea applaud as the governor announces his intention to run for president, Oct. 3, 1991 in Little Rock.  Roger Clinton, Gov. Clinton's brother, is in the background. (AP Photo/Wesley Hitt)AP


** FILE ** Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, wife Hillary Rodham, 33, and week-old baby daughter Chelsea pose for a family picture, March 5, 1980. (AP Photo/Donald R. Broyles)ASSOCIATED PRESS




MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA - JANUARY 27: Hillary Clinton looks at a map with her daughter, Chelsea, right; while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. (Photo by Evan Richman/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Boston Globe via Getty Images



"Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights." —Hillary in Beijing, 21 years ago today

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LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 18:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton kisses his wife, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), after she introduced him at the dedication of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center November 18, 2004 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  An estimated 30,000 spectators gathered in the rain on the grounds of the library to view the dedication of the $165 million facility.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Getty Images

Our reaction when Trump says… #vintageHillary

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Happy birthday, Bill!

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HRC at my age. Kind of inspiring right? #aimhigh #imwithher #🇺🇸 #vintagehillary

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Love me a shirt dress #vintagehillary #imwithher

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#youngbill #younghillary #yale #oxford #rhodesscholar #dope #myfavpresident

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