Just in time for the start of a new school year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is touching on a very real issue—sexual assault on campus. The politician posted a short, but powerful video on Twitter with one very clear message for sexual assault victims: speak up and you will be heard (and believed).
The video, which simply shows Clinton in front of a plain grey background, has been posted on her official Twitter handle twice in the past two days. They’ve garnered over 1,300 retweets and have been favorited more than 2,200 times.
At the end of the clip, Clinton, who has been a long-time advocate for women’s rights, includes a link to a page on her campaign web site that goes into more detail about the issue, including Clinton’s plans on bringing “an end to sexual assault on America’s campuses.”
Watch the full video below:
This certainly isn’t the first time celebrities and politicians alike have used social media as a platform for raising awareness about social and community issues. U.S. President Barack Obama for instance, recently posted a similar video of himself pushing for free community college. And back in June 2015, many politicians used social media to show their approval for the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage across America. Everyone from Vice President Joe Biden to local senators and state representatives took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the issue.
Hillary Clinton, Twitter post, September 15, 2015, 5:06 a.m.
“Campus sexual assault: It’s not enough to condemn campus sexual assault. We need to end it,” Hillary for America web site, September 14, 2015.
Barack Obama, Twitter post, September 9, 2015, 8:53 a.m.;