In a wide-ranging interview Tuesday for the cover of Variety’s “Power of Women New York” issue, Chelsea Clinton talked about her political activism, the Clinton Foundation, social media, and Donald Trump.
The former first daughter, who actively supported her mother’s run for the presidency, gave an interview to Hollywood trade’s New York bureau chief Ramin Setoodeh, in which she says that everyone who supported former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton needs to “raise your voice” and get off the “sidelines” during the Trump era.
“Everything that took you to the polls that day, hopefully takes you to the streets, takes you to social media, takes you into conversations at work, at home, wherever you may be — to talk about what’s really at risk in this moment,” Clinton said. “Because I think everything is at risk. Our fundamental rights, our fundamental security, are at risk.”
Chelsea claims she was “not surprised” by the amount of sexism that she witness when she was out campaigning for her mother. During a speech at the Woman in the World summit, Hillary Clinton also claimed that misogyny was the reason she lost the election.
“I’m deeply saddened,” Chelsea told Variety. “I think it’s important for us to realize we can’t take progress for granted. Progress has to be continually defended as well as advanced. I think about this multiple times a day.”
“It’s 2017, and we’re fighting again on fights that were settled a few years ago around gay rights, women’s reproductive health; fights to ensure we’re a country that’s always moving toward a more perfect union and not moving toward disunion, disunity, and segregation,” she added. “We’re really in peril of moving backward. That’s not what I want for my children and their generation.”