By Susan Youngwood
Philadelphia, PA — Meet one of the youngest delegates to support Hillary Clinton.
Aleatha Williams, 25, may be young but she’s an old hand at politics. She first campaigned for Clinton as a high school student, in 2008. She canvassed in South Carolina and Ohio.
“When she announced last year, I said, ‘I’m on board,’” Williams said.
Williams cites gender equity as the issue that most motivates her. “She is a strong supporter of equal pay. That’s especially important in 2016. This shouldn’t be an issue in 2016, but it still is.” Williams also lauds Clinton for her efforts in racial, social and economic equity.
To become a delegate, Williams, who lives in the Bronx and works as an administrative assistant for New York Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, collected signatures in her neighborhood. “I campaigned for myself,” she said. Being at the convention, she said, is both “exciting and nerve wracking.”
After this week, she’ll start campaigning for Clinton.
“I’m seeing history in the making and making history,” she said.