"Thank You Hillary" Tweets Celebrate Clinton's Impact On The 2017 Election
One year ago, Hillary Clinton lost an election that she and the country had expected her to win. Early the next morning, in her emotional concession speech, Clinton asked Democrats and her supporters to "never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it." A spate of local elections on the one-year mark of her loss paid off dearly for disillusioned Democrats, who claimed wins up and down the ballot. "Thank you, Hillary" began trending on Twitter in response, acknowledging her impact on the 2017 race.
Trump's defeat of Clinton last November, and Clinton's determination to persevere in her fight for women's rights, inspired a small army of women to run for office this year. Women's activism organization EMILY's List told Vox that it has heard from 20,000 women who wanted to run for office after Clinton's loss. And on Tuesday night, a number of jubilant transgender, female, and minority candidates claimed victories.
The Women's March, which organized mass protests across the country the day after Trump was inaugurated, wrote:
Meanwhile, NARAL wrote on Twitter:
Thank You For Gun Activism
Thank You For Inspiring Women
#ThankYouHillary for carrying on the tradition of women inspiring women.— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 8, 2017
It would have been easy to walk around in the woods forever.
You came back out to show us all how to fight another day. pic.twitter.com/rEXQta8jZP
Thank You For Winning The Popular Vote
#ThankYouHillary for everything you have done for this country despite never getting the credit you deserve.— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) November 8, 2017
Thank you Hillary for showing America a Woman can be stronger, better, smarter, and even receive more votes than a Man for President.
Thank you Hillary Clinton!
Thank You For Inspiring Sons
When my four year old son, Mateo Ali said to me during the 2016 election that he wants to be @HillaryClinton when he grows up, that’s all I needed to hear to know how impactful she has been and will be on our country’s future. #ThankYouHillary from the bottom of my heart.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Persisting
#ThankYouHillary for representing everything that is good about America.— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) November 8, 2017
You persisted, you fought for us and now we fight onward together.
65 million Americans will always be greater than 62 million + Russia.
Thank You For Your Commitment To Equality
Thank You For Proving Us Right
One year ago today, 65.8 million of us voted for Hillary Clinton, nearly 3 million more than those who voted for Trump.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 8, 2017
If this year has proven anything, it's proven that we were right.#ThankYouHillary
Thank You For Doing Your Thing
#ThankYouHillary for keeping on doing your thing despite the orange madman in the White House hurling insults at you every 5 seconds.— Chris (@CoffeeAndPandas) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Finding The Words
Thank You For Inspiring The Next Generation
Thank You For How You Spend Your Time
Thank You For Engaging With Us
#ThankYouHillary for always being so engaging with every single person on our staff when you were here, no matter their position at the show.— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 8, 2017
It’s in those private moments that you see a person’s true character.
Thank You For Not Yielding Your Space
Thank you, Madam President, for refusing to yield space to hateful cowards. #ThankYouHillary— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Being An Icon
Thank You For Being There
Thank You For Taking The High Road
😂😂😂— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 8, 2017
It's like the coach of the losing team saying, "but remember when we won that big game last season?"
Also: #ThankYouHillary for winning the popular vote in 2016.
Thank You For Not Giving Up
.@HillaryClinton has been vilified by institutions that are meant to be objective, she’s been attacked by her enemies, and she’s been betrayed by her friends — but she’s never given up.#ThankYouHillary for showing generations of Americans what unflinching resilience looks like. pic.twitter.com/iYKSUheYOg— Brad Ripka (@bradripka) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Bringing People Together
Two Aprils ago, my now-boyfriend & I went on our first date. He’d asked if I was going to the Bernie rally in Prospect Park (nope) & here’s the convo that followed.#ThankYouHillary for giving us something to bond over & an excuse to hang out 🙃🍕 @HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/cIfE10KBAF— Jamie Primeau (@jamieprimeau) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Your Grace
Still proud that I went to vote for @HillaryClinton last year! Your grace and leadership has kept me going this year and inspired @theAWParty! #StillWithHer #IAmHillary #thankyouHillary pic.twitter.com/0HXPWW18La— Mia Brett 👸🏻 (@QueenMab87) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Being A Nasty Woman
Thank You For Going On
#ThankYouHillary for helping me get out of bed on November 9, 2016, and everyday since, with an ignited fire to keep going.— 🍂🍂Aly Semigran🍂🍂 (@AlySemigran) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Leading Us On
Thank You For What You Created
Thank You For Showing Little Girls
#ThankYouHillary for giving woman a platform and a voice, for showing us we can do anything. And that includes winning the popular vote to be President of the United States.— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Being Our Champion
#ThankYouHillary for your decades of public service. Thank you for inspiring millions of ppl across the country, most importantly, young women. Thank you for alwas getting back up, no matter how many times they knock you down.— Sergio Grant (@sgrant525) November 8, 2017
Thank you for being our champion, @HillaryClinton. pic.twitter.com/urQNFalLj8
Thank You For What You Stood For
I also want to say #ThankYouHillary. This is the anniversary of one of the worst days of my life, but today I feel like what you started with your campaign is being lived out. 2 trans women, multiple POC, a Sikh man all elected.— Rohit (@rvponders) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Fighting
Thank You For Cracking That Ceiling
Just Thank You
#ThankYouHillary just thank you. It breaks my heart that you are not our president— mark mathes (@mathes_mark) November 8, 2017
Thank You For This Letter
#ThankYouHillary for this letter from June when I was just home from the hospital, ready for hospice. I look at it daily. Your example and strength helped get my creaky body to the polls yesterday to campaign for two liberal women! pic.twitter.com/Noh8W3efe5— Janice Dvorak (@JaniceDvorak) November 8, 2017
Thank You For All The Angry Snowflakes
#ThankYouHillary for inspiring women and POC to change our country for the better. This is your legacy: a blizzard of angry snowflakes. ❄️— Cat 🇺🇸Milspo (@catie4real) November 8, 2017
Thank You For The Victories
#ThankYouHillary for inspiring the life-giving wave of minority and women wins in this election. It's all you.— LAGordon (@lgordonsswc) November 8, 2017
Thank You For Your Patriotism
#ThankYouHillary for teaching me about love for country even when that country let's you down.— Maggie Klaus 🍩 (@Maggie_Klaus) November 8, 2017
Thank You For The Words You Use
#ThankYouHillary For always working harder than anyone else, for your great intelligence never stopping you from growing and learning, for saying the words "systemic racism" in your speeches, for inspiring us with your bravery and tenacity, for helping us get to tonight. pic.twitter.com/KH1JFQw4qi— Elizabeth Thomas (@eliz_avery) November 8, 2017
Although Clinton has said she will never run for office again, she continues to be active in politics, thanks to her organization Onward Together and the fall release of her book What Happened. Clinton continues to be active within progressive Democratic circles, and advocates for the rights of women and girls across the world.