在希拉里还很年轻的时候，她就参加了儿童保护基金（Children’s Defense Fund），并在1995年参加过在北京举行的联合国世界妇女权益大会。在会上，她为妇女儿童的权益不懈的努力。
在丈夫克林顿做美国总统的时期，希拉里继续为美国人民的医疗保障而努力，并最终成功的获得了国家儿童健康保险计划（Children’s Health Insurance Program）的通过。
But she didn’t just fight for American values abroad. She fought for the families that serve the State Department.
What is a fighter? To me a fighter is someone who won’t give up. To me a fighter is someone who’s passionate about what they believe in and that will make a difference in people’s lives. Before Secretary of State, Senator，First Lady of the country she was just a caring, young, bright, creative student who cared about children and those left behind. Hillary came to work for the Children’s Defense Fund when we were a fledgling, beginning organization. The children I met lived harsh lives. It was so overwhelming because people were being treated like they weren’t even full human beings. There are no miracles in all this. It’s hard work. It’s sticking with it. It’s perseverance. And over the years she has made a cumulative, I think significant impact for children. In September, 1995, I was at the UN conference in Beijing. The history of women has been a history of silence. Many people in our own government and our Congress did not want me to go to Beijing But you don’t shy away from confronting human rights abuses. It is a violation of human rights, when babies are denied food or drowned, or suffocated, simply because they are born girls. The entire conference hall exploded in this energy and enthusiasm. Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights once and for all. Hearing the words that she spoke she taught me that there were no limits to what I could achieve. Bill asked me to lead up our efforts to try to see if we couldn’t get quality affordable health care for every American. Now is our chance to beat the historical odds. And give the American people the health security they need. We worked really hard. We weren’t successful. I was really disappointed. But you have to get up off the floor and you keep fighting. So I got to thinking. Let’s see what we can do to help kids. You want universal health care for children. You seem to be swimming against the tide. That’s because I think the tide is not going in the right direction. I was very proud when the Children’s Health Insurance Program passed. We have reports this morning that a plane has crashed. I’m very proud of being part of the recovery work at Ground Zero. One of the firefighters just said to me: “Senator, please, please don’t let anybody forget what happened here. And don’t let anyone forget us. I was so overcome by their courage and their compassion. I knew that I had to also pay attention to what happened to those brave men and women. She stood up day in and day out, fighting for our medical treatment It has made a huge difference in my life. Ladies and Gentlemen: the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton I was a career foreign service officer for twenty six years. The fact that she was willing to work for a former rival, President Obama, restored my faith in the political process. He won and I lost, and then he asked me to be Secretary of State. And I agreed for the same reason: we both love our country. She was the most dogged, determined Secretary of State I’ve ever seen. She mended relationships with countries that had been frayed. But she didn’t just fight for American values abroad. She fought for the families that serve the State Department. Secretary Clinton is exactly that kind of fighter. Everyone deserves a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. That’s the dream we share. That’s the fight we must wage. My dad, the son of a factory worker could start a small business. My mom, who never got to go to college could see her daughter go to college. Everyday Americans and their families need a champion, a champion who will fight for them every single day. And I want to be that champion. I want to get up every single day, going to work for you, standing up for you. And I think by now people know I don’t quit.