Proud parents filled the DNC stage each night of the convention, eager to support the candidate whom they feel will adequately protect their interests as well as the interests of their children. In her final address, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made sure to appeal to parents, mothers specifically. Her sentiments were echoed by many others who understand the significance of an election on the health and safety of their children. The following seven most important quotes from the DNC for parents show that Clinton's message embraces younger generations and will continue to fight in order to achieve their established Democratic platform.
The pride in their children and significance of this election on their children's future was deeply felt throughout all four days. First Lady Michelle Obama gave a virtually flawless speech, praising her daughters and lifting them up amidst all that she and other black women have had to face. Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke of her mother's attentive parenting. President Barack Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright all acknowledged the significance of current generations as well as those before them. Parent Khzir Khan spoke from the heart about what this election means to his now deceased son, who was an American, Muslim soldier.
The quotes that follow summarize the DNC's view of how parenting and politics affect one another, creating a stronger, safer world:
1. Chelsea Clinton On Her Mother's Parenting
2. Michelle Obama On "All Our Sons & Daughters"
3. Elizabeth Warren On Our Children's Future
4. President Obama On Family Values
5. Madeleine Albright On Her "Skills"
6. Hillary Clinton On How This Helps "Everyone"
7. Khzir Khan On Honor & Sacrifice
Whereas the DNC offered solutions, responding to the concerns of parents nationwide, last week's RNC seemed to only generate buzz about the problems. These heartfelt speeches painted Clinton as a proud parent and champion of children's healthcare: A cause she's been fighting for since the very beginning.