Barbra Streisand endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
The singer, actress and longtime Democratic activist cited Clinton’s ability to bring about change and the historic nature of her campaign.
“Madame President of the United States: It’s an extraordinary thought,” Streisand said. “We truly are in a momentous time, where a woman’s potential has no limitations.
“Hillary Clinton has already proven to a generation of women that there are no limits for success. She is driven by her passion for public service and her belief in the enormous potential of our country. Smart, capable and strong in her convictions, Hillary has transcended the dictates of what is thought to be possible for our time.”
Streisand has been active in Democratic politics for more than 40 years, performing at fund-raisers and participating in campaign events. She was a major supporter of President Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband.
The singer added that she believes Hillary Clinton, a U.S. senator from New York, will prioritize issues of global climate change, universal health care and rebuilding the economy, as well as providing moral leadership.
Clinton, the front-runner in the Democratic race, said she was “honored to have Barbra’s support.”
“Barbra has used her immense talent to be an advocate for truth, justice and fairness,” Clinton said, “and I deeply appreciate her confidence in my candidacy as we work together to change the direction of our nation.”