Pantsuit Nation, a private Facebook group with more than 2 million members, showed its sartorial support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by wearing pantsuits to the polls. The “safe haven” for the former secretary of state’s supporters serves as a positive space for women — and men! — to express their feelings.
The group even caught HRC’s attention, and she delivered a message via Jenna Lowenstein, who runs digital for Hillary for America. “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,” Clinton shared. “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.” Clinton added that she hopes to “finally break through that highest, hardest glass ceiling together, and use those pantsuits for the best occasion of all — celebrating!”