Hillary Clinton Accepting Democratic Presidential Nomination a Big Night for Women

Dallas Democrats gathered Thursday night to watch history at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

"I want my daughters and my granddaughters and all the kids in the world to know it's possible," said Nancy Sanchez. "It's possible to be a woman and have power and be good."

Noemi Sosa, 13, watched the last night of the convention too.

"It makes me see that I can go far in life," Sosa said. "Without anyone judging me or anyone believing just because I'm female I can't do it."

Before Clinton shattered the glass ceiling of being the first woman nominated for president by a major political party, there were other trailblazers and ceiling breakers. 

"It's history in real time," said Fort Worth City Councilwoman Gyna Bivens. "We've got to be able to appreciate it."

Before Bivens was in politics, she was a reporter who interviewed politicans like President Bill Clinton. Bivens was a reporter at a time when few women were in the newsroom.

"Things are different now, but not so much," Bivens explained. "Those men are still around and they still think they're the boss of us, but I think, day by day we're showing them, not so much!"

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez spoke at the convention Thursday night. She shattered her own glass ceiling in the male-dominated law enforcement professsion.

"I was the first female elected in Dallas County and it was such a neat feeling," Valdez said. "But that has almost nothing to do with how this is going down tonight."

Politics aside, the Democratic nominee for President of the United States made history Thursday night. 

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