June 10, 2016

History Made: Hillary Clinton Claims the Democratic Nomination for President!

By Robert Roach, Jr., President, Alliance for Retired Americans

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday as the first woman to claim the presidential nomination for a major political party following Democratic primary victories in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Secretary Clinton has now crossed the 2,383 delegate threshold to secure the Democratic nomination and is one giant step closer to the presidency.

“Becoming the presumptive nominee is a great victory for Hillary Clinton, for women, and for the American people,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “Retirees and working Americans congratulate Secretary Clinton on this magnificent accomplishment.”

Her biggest victory Tuesday was in California, where Clinton won 56% of the vote and secured a majority of the state’s delegates. On Thursday, President Obama officially endorsed her. Also on Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed to work to defeat Donald Trump in November.

Thank you to Sen. Bernie Sanders for mobilizing millions of people and drawing attention to the need for expanding our earned Social Security benefits. We look forward to working with Secretary Clinton and Sen. Sanders in unifying the party to ensure that someone who is ‘temperamentally unfit’ does not get elected President of the most powerful nation in the world.

Together, we can bring retirement security and dignity to millions of seniors who do not have that yet.

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