Women celebrate nomination of first female presidential candidate

(WIAT) — The historic nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States is resonating with women everywhere.

From the convention floor in Philadelphia, Alabama state Representative Juandalynn Givan, a delegate, described the atmosphere as “mass pandemonium,” after Clinton received enough votes to officially clinch the nomination.

“The crowd erupted here. It’s a packed house. People are in tears, hugging, kissing,” Givan said. “We were made for this moment here tonight.”

CBS 42 also spoke with several women in the Birmingham area about how they feel about a woman receiving a major party nomination, for the first time in U.S. history.

“I think it’s phenomenal,” said Sandi Mantooth. “Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, every woman should be a proponent for equal rights for women.”

Debra McAdoo said she wasn’t sure she’d live to see a female nominee for President.

“You just don’t know how happy I am to see that done,” McAdoo said.

Priscaa Chepngeno immigrated to the United States from Kenya seven years ago, and has since earned the right to vote here.

“As Michelle Obama said yesterday, (America) is the greatest country on earth,” said Chepngeno, holding her one-year-old daughter. “(Destiny) will be encouraged, one day, that she will be something as big as Hillary Clinton.”

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