Hillary Clinton made history on Tuesday night, securing the Democratic nomination and becoming the first female presidential candidate for a major political party in the United States.
In a show of unity, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s opponent, told the DNC chairwoman that Clinton should be the party’s nominee during roll call at the party’s convention in Philadelphia.
Clinton will be the standard bearer for the Democratic Party and will face off against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the general election this November.
“If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch,” Clinton said. “I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next.”
The Democratic nominee has pledged to take on issues like gun control, income inequality and Wall Street greed. She’s also ready to take on Trump, a billionaire businessman and former reality TV star, by portraying him as unfit for the Oval Office.
Sanders offered his endorsement of Clinton, but many of his supporters continue protesting at the convention in Philadelphia. Protests were heated on Tuesday after thousands gathered near a subway station near the convention center, but a barricade and heavy police presence kept the demonstrators far away from convention guests.