At the end of July, I was honored to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as one of your delegates, and to elect Hillary Clinton as our Democratic nominee for President of the United States. It was an incredibly exciting week. Many of you have asked what it was like to be at this historic event, and it felt just that -- like I and thousands of fellow delegates were witnesses to an important moment in our nation's history as Hillary Clinton smashed a glass ceiling declaring, "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit." It was very meaningful to be able to share this experience with my daughter, as well as the generations of women who have spent their lives paving the way, chipping away at that ceiling.
Michelle Obama declared, in her incredible speech, that "this election, and every election, is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives," and it seemed impossible that the convention could get any better. But it did. Each day there were moving and meaningful take-aways that included personal stories by speakers who were touched in some way by Secretary Clinton. Many of the speakers weren't famous or well-known, but they were ordinary Americans who had been helped in some direct way by Secretary Clinton or had an important message to share about this election, like Khizr Khan's incredible tribute to his son who died defending American troops from a suicide bomber in Iraq.
Many of you have asked what you can do to make sure that Hillary Clinton is our next President. To find out how you can help, please take a few hours to volunteer and sign up here.
I hope all is well with you & your family. As always, please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any assistance from the state, have a legislative idea, or just want to chat about Maryland policies or politics. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, and I hope to see you at Lake Roland on September 25th!
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