Hillary Clinton certainly has her support network, but in case the adults decide to abandon her, the former Secretary of State will at least have the support of one young, loyal fan. The 68-year-old recently shared a photo of a letter she received from a 12-year-old girl named Olivia on her Facebook page.
The letter, addressed to the ex-First Lady, described little Olivia’s life she had in Brooklyn, with her two fathers and twin brother Spencer. Olivia wrote, “I go to a school called Mary McDowell Friends School. The school is for kids with learning disabilities, I have Dyslexia and ADHD wich stands for Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.[sic]” She went on to state how expensive her schooling was and also expressed her wish for more public schools that helped children like her. She also confessed how big a fan of Clinton she is and even volunteered to help the Democratic presidential candidate hopeful in her campaigning—after school, of course. The young Olivia also revealed her feminist status and ended, “I hope you can be the first woman President of the whole United States! By the way I’m really glad, that there is now gay marriage legal all around the whole 50 states of America! [sic]”
Clinton’s representatives captioned this post with “A 12-year-old feminist named Olivia wrote Hillary this brave, heartwarming letter. Olivia 2040, anybody?” With around 10,000 likes in under an hour, Clinton’s supporters left encouraging comments, applauding Olivia as well as her idol. They wrote, “This is awesome! Thanks for inspiring so many young feminists!” and “Male feminist here, this is a beautiful thing I’m seeing. Hillary is a wonderful woman, and that is a neat letter.”
In the meanwhile, there is no doubt that Clinton’s fan following is only expanding by the hour, as she has been spending her recent time promoting public safety and the end of private prisons. She also met families of some African-American children who were sadly lost to shooting incidences, including the families of victims Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, and Trayvon Martin.
Hillary Clinton, Facebook post, November 2, 2015.
Merica, D., “First on CNN: Clinton Meets with Trayvon Martin’s Family,” November 3, 2015.