LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem campaigned for Hillary Clinton on Thursday with stops in State College and Lancaster.
Steinem calls this election one of the most important for women’s rights. She thanked campaign volunteers at the Clinton office on East King Street in Lancaster.
“The work you do will help millions,” Steinem told those advocating for Clinton. “I thank you for all the long hours you are putting in.”
Steinem said Donald Trump is not an advocate for women, and this election can send a message nationwide and around the world.
“Because Trump has been so abusive to women, this is an Anita Hill moment multiplied by one million,” Steinem said.
Steinem, who also lives in New York City, says that Trump has a proven track record of not fighting for anyone’s interest except his own.
“He believes in the big lie,” Steinem said. “If you just lie big enough and often enough, people will believe you. Never in my lifetime have I seen such a big difference in the candidates.”
Lisa Patton opened the Trump Central Pennsylvania headquarters before the primary election. She says there are a lot of women who are behind her candidate.
“We are all about solidarity here at Trump headquarters,” Patton said. “Our office is run by women, which I am very proud of.”
Patton says Trump’s childcare initiative will allow women to go back to work and pursue their careers, which is one of many policies that shows that Trump wants women to succeed.