Hillary Clinton was introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her as “mom.”
Chelsea Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to speak about Hillary as a mother, political figure and woman.
Her speech came exactly a week after her friend Ivanka Trump introduced her own father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I’m here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and tonight, in particular, a very, very proud daughter,” she said. “My earliest memory is my mom picking me up, after I’d fallen down, giving me a big hug and reading me Goodnight Moon.”
The former first daughter offered a deeply personal take on her mother– telling a series of stories about the things Hillary has done for her family and for others.
“I never once doubted that my parents cared about my thoughts and my ideas, and I always, always knew how deeply they loved me,” she said. “That feeling of being valued and loved — that’s what my mom works for for every child. It is the calling of her life.”
She also stressed how dedicated her mother is to public service.
“People ask me all the time, ‘How does she do it? How does she keep going amidst the sound and the fury of politics?’ Here’s how: It’s because she never, ever forgets who she’s fighting for,” she told the crowd.
As Clinton closed, she referenced Hillary Clinton’s own mother, Dorothy Rodham, saying, “Grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight.”
“This November, I’m voting for a woman who’s a role model as a mother and an advocate,” she said. “The progressive who will protect our planet from climate change, and our communities from gun violence. Who will reform our criminal justice system and who knows that women’s rights are human rights, and who knows that LGBT rights are human rights here at home and around the world,” Chelsea said to applause.
“I’m voting for a fighter who never ever gives up and who believes that we can always do better when we come together.”
During the speech, Hillary Clinton tweeted a picture of herself watching her daughter, writing: “So proud.”