Hillary's Candid Note To GOP Woman Fighting Trump Proves We're In This Together

by John Haltiwanger

Hillary Clinton has been relatively quiet since Election Day, occasionally popping up to offer words of encouragement on Twitter, or taking selfies with people in the woods.

But she just wrote a letter to a Republican woman The Washington Post recently profiled in relation to her participation in the Women's March on Washington last month.

The woman, Joanne Barr, has received letters from people all over the world since the article was published.

Speaking with the Post, she said,

So much mail — and for someone who doesn't want to be in the spotlight. It's been overwhelming, but I didn't realize there were so many wonderful, nice people.

She never expected to get all that mail, and especially didn't expect to get a letter from Hillary Clinton.

But that's exactly what happened.

"Never forget that you are powerful and valuable." - Hillary Clinton

Barr, who is from Pennsylvania, is a lifelong Republican.

But Donald Trump's sexism inspired her to support Hillary Clinton in the election.

She was extremely disappointed by the outcome, which is part of the reason she traveled over 100 miles from her home to participate in the Women's March alongside her daughter, Ashley.

Clinton was clearly inspired by Barr, which prompted her to reach out.

In the letter, the former secretary of state wrote,

While I know that we are disappointed and heartbroken by the outcome of the election, I am heartened to know that the experience of this campaign has been empowering for you. Never forget that you are powerful and valuable, and that one person can make a difference. I am honored to have had your support and to now stand with you as we face the future with renewed hope and determination.
The Washington Post/Joanne Barr

It seems Clinton is finding strength in seeing how many people she influenced, regardless of the outcome of the election.

She's right: One person can make a difference.

Citations: The touching letter Hillary Clinton sent this lifelong Republican protesting Donald Trump (The Washington Post), She's 54, white, rural and a lifelong Republican. Why is she protesting Donald Trump? (The Washington Post)