On Monday, June 6, I made reservations for two hotel rooms in Fairfax, Virginia for January 19-22, 2017. I will be on the Mall when the 45th President of the United States takes the oath of office.

On Tuesday, June 7, I settled in to watch the election returns as I have done throughout this primary season. I watched as New Jersey delivered a huuuuge margin of victory, as New Mexico rallied, as South Dakota surprised everyone, and as California soundly put to rest any doubts as to who the Democratic nominee would be.

And I watched, through a cascade of tears, as Hillary Clinton took the stage.


I made those hotel reservations on June 6 confident of her wins on June 7.

And, I made those hotel reservations anticipating her victory on November 8.

Between now and then, I will work my heart out to ensure that Hillary is the one standing at the podium on Friday, January 20, 2017.

On that historic day, my family – including my mother and my daughter – will be standing on the Mall with me for her.