Hillary Clinton Posed For A Selfie With Actress Uzo Aduba At Emily’s List Gala
Hillary Clinton gamely posed for a selfie with Orange Is The New Black actress Uzo Aduba at Emily’s List’s 30th Anniversary Gala at the Washington Hilton Tuesday night.
Hillary Clinton, Uzo Aduba Selfie
Emily’s List, the super PAC that supports pro-abortion rights women candidates, held the gala for more that 200 women that included former Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), former representative Gabreille Giffords and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). As Aduba pointed out at the beginning of the event, Clinton was the woman people were most excited to hear from.
“There’s only one name I’m really interested in hearing tonight,” said actress Uzo Aduba, according to the Washington Post. “It starts with an ‘H’ and ends with a ‘Clinton.’”
When Clinton did eventually take to the podium, she talked about her newfound title of grandmother, her own grandparents’ humble beginnings and her desire to see the economic playing field between men and women level once and for all. Calling for the continuation of donations to Emily’s List, Clinton winked at her own potential presidential candidacy, asking, “Don’t you someday want to see a woman president?”
Following the gala, Aduba took to Instagram to thank the super PAC for giving her the platform to speak at the event – and shared a photo of her selfie with Clinton.
“Thank you @emilys_list for inviting me to speak alongside so many inspiring women like the always outstanding #HillaryClinton during your 30th anniversary event. A myriad of voices singing in chorus can make beautiful music together. Thank you for this honor! #EmilysList30 #UseYourVoice #grateful,” she captioned the snap.
On Monday, the day before the Emily’s List Gala, Aduba had joined her Orange is the New Black cast mates in excitedly announcing the June 12 premiere date of the show’s third season.