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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could break both the figurative glass ceiling and a real one on election night. The Clinton campaign announced yesterday that election night party will be held in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is literally built with glass.

On Nov. 8, Clinton, her supporters and volunteers will stand under a literal glass ceiling as the results of the election are announced. There’s no doubt that if Clinton becomes the first female president of the United States, she will be breaking the glass ceiling, which is defined as “the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.”

The idea of shattering the “glass ceiling” has been a recurring theme throughout Clinton’s campaign. She has told supporters that “we’re on our way to breaking the highest and hardest glass ceiling” and at the Democratic National Convention in July, addressed attendees via live video, “emerging through shards of shattered glass.” In that live video, Clinton said, “I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. Thanks to you and to everyone who has fought so hard to make this possible.”

The symbolic choice was met with support by many on social media:

Social Media Reacts to “Glass Ceiling” Election Night Party

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