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By Megan Lasher
November 3, 2016

From Tracee Ellis Ross to Katy Perry and Lena Dunham, Hillary Clinton has her fair share of famous fans. Now, another unapologetic HRC supporter just penned a moving essay about why she’s voting for the former Secretary of State. America Ferrera, who has campaigned for Clinton and spoke onstage at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year, wrote in Latina magazine that Clinton “thrills and inspires the hell out of” her.

“I am a first-generation American, millennial, female voter who is not only voting for Clinton but also really likes her,” Ferrera wrote. “She’s the kind of woman I’d share a bottle of wine with. Maybe this is my vagina’s fault, but maybe I really heart Hillary because I was raised by a single mother who woke up every day and did the unglamorous and grueling work of providing for her six children.”

The 32-year-old star also touched upon some of Clinton’s background on two issues that are close to her heart heart: education and immigration. “[Hillary Clinton] has fought for early childhood education so that a kid like me, growing up in the public school system, doesn’t fall behind before she even gets the chance to begin,” Ferrera said. “Maybe Hillary is my candidate because as a longtime ally in the battle for comprehensive immigration reform, she co-sponsored Ted Kennedy’s immigration reform bill  —  a bill Bernie Sanders voted against in 2007.”

And Ferrera wasn’t afraid to acknowledge her vagenda, but was quick to assert that she’s not just supporting Hillary Clinton because she wants to see a woman in the Oval Office. “Yes, I think it’s pretty awesome that Hillary Clinton is a woman. But if you showed me a purple-faced, three-eyed Martian with a better record on defending women’s rights, fighting for the most vulnerable families and working across party lines to actually get things done, then I would be stumping for that purple-faced, three-eyed Martian. But the fact is no candidate in this presidential election comes close to Hillary when it comes to standing with disenfranchised communities.”

Read the full piece at Latina.com

 

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