Cynthia Nixon loses NY primary and shares a powerful message to young people on Twitter

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Cynthia Nixon loses NY primary and shares a powerful message to young people on Twitter

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New York Democratic primary candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon makes a concession speech at a Brooklyn restaurant.
New York Democratic primary candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon makes a concession speech at a Brooklyn restaurant.

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2018%2f08%2f08%2f71%2f20182f082f062f5a2fphoto.898b3.66f81By Laura Byager

Governor Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic nomination for a third term as governor of New York, defeating actress and activist Cynthia Nixon. 

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Nixon had campaigned hard on issues such as legalisation of marijuana and racial and economic justice. In her series of concession remarks posted in a Twitter thread, she chose to use her space to deliver a powerful message to young women and queer people. 

“I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired,” Nixon wrote after her defeat. 

While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state.

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018

She continued to address the young people of all genders directly.

“To all the young women. To all the young queer people,” Nixon writes. “When it’s your turn, you’ll win.”

To all the young people. To all the young women. To all the young queer people who reject the gender binary. Soon you’ll be standing here, and when it’s your turn, you’ll win.

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018

Nixon insisted that she and her supporters were on the right side of history.

You are on the right side of history, and every day, your country is moving in your direction.

But we can’t afford to wait.

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018

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