They’re with her.
Vogue magazine has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States, ahead of the election next month. The Democratic candidate is set to face Donald Trump on November 8, 2016.
The fashion publication has never endorsed a candidate before, and this is the first time in its 124-year history that Vogue has spoken out during an election. On Tuesday, the magazine’s editors backed Clinton, and said that they were compelled to break tradition due to the “profound stakes” of Trump’s candidacy.
In an editorial outlining the endorsement, the fashion bible notes: “Vogue has no history of political endorsements. Editors in chief have made their opinions known from time to time, but the magazine has never spoken in an election with a single voice. Given the profound stakes of this one, and the history that stands to be made, we feel that should change. We understand that Clinton has not always been a perfect candidate, yet her fierce intelligence and considerable experience are reflected in policies and positions that are clear, sound, and hopeful.”
Moreover, Vogue’s editors remind readers the magazine has previously profiled the Democratic nominee six times, and support her positions on immigration, LGBT rights, health care and women’s rights. In addition, the editorial states: “Women won the vote in 1920. It has taken nearly a century to bring us to the brink of a woman leading our country for the first time. Let’s put this election behind us and become the America we want to be: optimistic, forward-looking, and modern.”
Vogue is the latest publication to speak out on the 2016 race. Back in August, Wired stated that they see “only one person running for president who can do the job: Hillary Clinton”, and for the first time in its history, USA Today urged readers not to vote for the Republican candidate.