The Democratic National Committee’s oldest delegate was born before women could even vote. But now she’s closer than ever to seeing a woman become president, and she can’t wait.
Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett, an honorary delegate representing Arizona, is 102 years old, making her Hillary Clinton’s oldest delegate. On Tuesday, Emmett emphatically participated in Arizona’s roll call at the Democratic National Convention, announcing her state’s 51 votes for Clinton, or as she called her, “the next president of the United States of America.”
Emmett was just 6 years old when women won the right to vote in the U.S., and she remembers her mother voting for the first time. “I can remember how proud I was of her,” she said.
She also said that she considers Clinton, along with Eleanor Roosevelt, to be the “greatest two women in the whole world, because they dedicated their lives to freedom, to peace, to working together with every other nation and all of the people on this Earth.”
Hear more from Emmett in the video above.
This video was produced by Samantha Guff, Tiara Chiaramonte, Karah Preiss and Alex Kushneir.