Meet Jerry Emmett, the Clinton delegate who saw women first gain right to vote

On Tuesday night, the Democratic National Convention made history by extending the party’s nomination for president to a woman for the first time ever. It was a big, glass-ceiling-shattering moment for Hillary Clinton and for women in general, but perhaps most significant for 102-year-old Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett from Arizona.

Mrs. Emmett is one of the few women alive today born before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920. Over the course of her lifetime she went from riding in a horse and buggy to flying on an airplane to the convention in Philadelphia, where she pledged her state’s delegates to Mrs. Clinton.

Emmett’s story gives insight into Clinton’s appeal during a race in which she has struggled with likability. READ MORE.

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