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The granddaughter of a political legend explains why she's fighting for Hillary Clinton

It’s an understatement to say that politics runs in the family for Lily Adams: Her grandmother was Ann Richards, the quick-witted governor beloved by Texas Democrats. And her mother is Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood and a leading figure of the movement to expand access to reproductive care for women.

So perhaps it’s no surprise to find Adams, 28, in Iowa running communications for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Adams says she was drawn to Clinton in part because “she has a career of basically fighting for the underdog at every turn.”

Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.

The granddaughter of a political legend explains why she's fighting for Hillary Clinton

It’s an understatement to say that politics runs in the family for Lily Adams: Her grandmother was Ann Richards, the quick-witted governor beloved by Texas Democrats. And her mother is Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood and a leading figure of the movement to expand access to reproductive care for women.

So perhaps it’s no surprise to find Adams, 28, in Iowa running communications for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Adams says she was drawn to Clinton in part because “she has a career of basically fighting for the underdog at every turn.”

Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.

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