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For one mother, Hillary Clinton's nomination isn't about politics, it's about her daughter

Political pundits and the press aren't the only ones reacting to Hillary Clinton becoming the first female presumptive presidential nominee for a major political party.

If social media is a guage of reaction, parents with daughters are eager to explain to their girls the historical significance of the news.

Minutes before taking the stage for her victory rally in Brooklyn, New York, Clinton posted a photo via Twitter and Instagram, conversing with a young girl.

"To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want — even president. Tonight is for you," Clinton said in the photo.

CNN has interviewed multiple successful women, asking them to express their views of the impact of Clinton's nomination.

"This isn't about politics, it's about my daughter. It's about my daughter realizing her power while she's still young enough to have the energy and passion of blind hope. It's about her feeling she can be anything because she is smart and strong and nothing divides us," said Alyssa Milano, an actress, philanthropist, entrepreneur.

Her nomination came eight years after she ended her 2008 bid for the Democratic Party nomination by saying "primary voters had put 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling that prevented women from winning the presidency since the nation’s founding," the Wall Street Journal reported.

During the rally Tuesday, Clinton mentioned that her biggest inspiration is her mother, CNN noted. "I wish she could see her daughter become the Democratic nominee," Clinton said of Dorothy Rodham, according to CNN. Rodham, who would have recently turned 97, was born on June 4, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois — the day Congress passed the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. The amendment was ratified in 1920.

The late Geraldine Ferrano, who made history as the first female vice presidential hopeful who ran beside the Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale in 1984, has two daughters who are thrilled by the prospect of seeing Clinton's name on the ballot, according to the New York Post.

“I wish I could obviously celebrate with my mother because it is such an exciting milestone — I know she wanted it to happen in her lifetime,’’ said Laura Lee, Ferraro’s youngest daughter. “I think it surprised her that it didn’t happen before she passed away, that it was taking so long."


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