Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Lawrence!
Elizabeth Lawrence witnessed history being made in 2016 as she followed Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail around the U.S., ending in New York City at Hillary’s Democratic Nomination acceptance speech. But let’s back it up to Elizabeth’s 40th Birthday, where this life experience began.
“When I turned 40 this year, my husband, Joel, gave me an offer.” Elizabeth smiled. “He said I could pick my Birthday gift between two options, 1) Aruba, as he was originally planning, or 2) I could follow Hillary around her campaign trail. So, I booked my ticket to Iowa that night.”
When we asked Joel how he felt about missing Aruba this year, he knew Elizabeth made the right call. “There aren't many people who would chose Iowa over Aruba,” Joel laughed, “but I've known Liz long enough to know that she might be one of them. I do hope that we get to Aruba but I think in 20 years from now, when we look back, this trip is going to resonate in a really special way. This is a historic moment, and as a family we have found our own way to be a part of it.”
Liz and Joel are both passionate Hillary supporters and feel excitement about electing our first female President.
“I am not ashamed to say that I am voting for Hillary because she is a woman. For Hillary, children and women's issues are not a theory." Liz added.
On the trail, Liz updated her Facebook feed with a variety of her campaign experiences, such as; live audio of Katy Perry's soundcheck in Iowa, pictures of rural doors knocked on in South Carolina, and seeing Hillary in her home state of New York speak when she announced she was running for President.