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Hillary Clinton Honors Danica Roem, Emma Gonzalez, More for Women's Day

Danica Roem and Hillary Clinton

The first woman nominated for president by a major party tweets a diverse list of women who inspire her.

For International Women's Day, Hillary Clinton today tweeted a diverse list of women who inspire her, including groundbreaking transgender legislator Danica Roem and bisexual gun-control activist Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.

"In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, I want to celebrate some of the women and girls who inspire me every day," Clinton wrote. "These women resist inequality, insist on a better world, persist against all odds, and enlist others in our shared fights."

Roem, she wrote, "put a huge crack in the glass ceiling last November, then got right to work to serve her constituents." Roem was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, beating a virulently anti-LGBT incumbent, and became the first openly transgender person to be sworn in to any state legislature in the U.S. (Others have been elected but not seated or were not out at the time of their election.)

Clinton honored Gonzalez along with other activists for prevention of gun violence, such as former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and Shannon R. Watts, a founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She lauded them "and so many others, whose righteous voices have pushed us to see possibility and a path forward on gun violence prevention."

Others named by Clinton include Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement; Rachael Denhollander and other members of the U.S. Gymnastics team who spoke out about sexual assault; the U.S. women's hockey and soccer teams, who demanded pay equity; the members of Mothers of the Movement, who have lost children to gun crimes or police brutality; immigrants' rights activist Astrid Silva; and more. See her full series of tweets below.

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