Ruline Steininger wanted to live to see the first woman President Ruline Steininger, the 103-year-old featured in a moving viral campaign video for Hillary Clinton, has died.

Her granddaughter, Karen Steininger, told CNN:

‘She had a long and productive life and did much to inspire many women, young and old. One of my favorite things that she said, as my husband was telling her about the Women’s March here in Des Moines, was to please send Hillary a note after her death and to let her know that she’ll still be fighting. An activist even after she’s gone’

Clinton tweeted about Ruline on Friday. ‘At 103, Ruline Steininger had an energy & vibrancy all should aspire to. My thoughts & prayers are with her family,” she wrote.Steininger was born in 1913, before women had the right to vote, and was keen on seeing America elect our first woman President. The centenarian was understandably upset about Clinton’s loss.

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“We made a lot of progress and it looked like we were going to make a lot more, and now we’re not,” she told CNN on election eve. “And that’s going to make a big difference in our country.”

“It won’t bother me, I’m going to die,” she added. “But I’ve got children and grandchildren that are going to be affected by President Trump.”

source: cosmopolitan

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