Hillary says she's back: "I will never stop speaking out"

“The last few months haven’t been exactly what I envisioned, although I do know what I’m fighting for: I’m fighting for a fairer, big-hearted, inclusive America. And the unfinished business of the 21st century can’t wait any longer,” she said. “Now is the time to demand the progress we want to see … and I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.”

Though Clinton did not mention Trump by name, she took issue with the way he characterized the state of America in his inauguration speech. “Where some see a dark vision of carnage, I see a light shining,” she said, arguing that the country has never been “better positioned” to take on the work of treating women equally in society and encouraging their full and fair participation in the economy…

Calling for more representation in C-suites and in Congress, Clinton sharply criticized “groups of men” in Washington making decisions about women’s health, referencing the Republicans’ currently scuttled health-care bill that would have eliminated funding for Planned Parenthood for a year and left 24 million Americans without health-care coverage over the next decade, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

“When this disastrous bill failed, it was a victory for all Americans,” she said, to great applause. She credited the women and men who showed up in marches after Inauguration Day for generating enthusiasm that helped limit support for the bill among members of Congress who “were met with a wave of resistance.” She also said that enthusiasm would need to be sustained. “The other side never quits,” she said. “Sooner or later, they’ll try again.”