Hillary Clinton Thanks Facebook Supporters Known as "Pantsuit Nation"
"Tonight, I hope we'll finally break through that highest, hardest glass ceiling together, and use those pantsuits for the best occasion of all — celebrating!" she wrote to the secret hub.
A secret Facebook group filled with more than 2.8 million supporters of Hillary Clinton received a special message from the candidate herself on Election Day.
Pantsuit Nation is a Facebook group unaffiliated with the campaign. A Maine resident started it two weeks ago as a safe place to show support for Clinton in what has been such a contentious election year. On Tuesday, Hillary for America's head of digital Jenna Lowenstein said she showed Clinton some of the messages posted within the invite-only Facebook hub and the Democratic presidential candidate gave her a note to share with the group.
In the group, women and some men have been posting pictures of themselves at various polling stations, as well as sharing stories about why they are voting for Clinton. Many of the women are wearing pantsuits, suffragette white or a combination of the two in order to honor their favorite candidate.
Read Clinton's note in full below.
Dear Pantsuit Nation (have you ever heard a better name?!),
On this historic day, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart.
This election hasn't been easy: It's been long, hard-fought, and at times it made us question who we are as Americans. For some of you, it's been difficult to feel like you could wear your support on your sleeve — and that's why this community has been such a special place. Your stories and photos of family members and friends are wonderful to see, but what truly warms my heart is the thousands of comments of support and love you all send to each other. I'm honored and humbled to have all of you with me, but I'm even prouder to see this community represent the best of America: people of all backgrounds and beliefs who share a vision for a brighter future for our children, and who have each other's backs. That's who we really are, and tonight, we're going to prove it.
Thank you all so much for your support, your hard work, and your votes. Tonight, I hope we'll finally break through that highest, hardest glass ceiling together, and use those pantsuits for the best occasion of all — celebrating!