Hillary Clinton unveiled her long-expected 2016 White House bid with a video Sunday that opens with a series of testimonials from everyday Americans going through major life changes, including a same-sex couple planning to get married soon.
Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson of Chicago say they didn’t know exactly what they were getting into three weeks ago when they agreed to help make a video on behalf of Hillary Clinton, but were pleasantly surprised to see the video and learn they were part of Clinton’s “big day” and have invited her to part of theirs.
The Chicago couple was asked by a friend who works for Organizing for America if they wanted to participate in a video of Americans going through big life changes that were somehow related to Clinton, whom they support for president.
“When we were first contacted, they basically told us a little bit about what they would be doing and said they were interviewing people going through big changes in life and also said that it was something affiliated with Hillary, but didn’t exactly say what it would be,” Johnson told the Washington Blade on Sunday during a telephone interview.
“So they just mainly wanted to hear our story about that and our life and decision to get married and how we’re dealing with that and how excited we are about that.”
The footage for their segment of the video was filmed just outside their apartment in Chicago, where Milrad, 31, works as an attorney and social entrepreneur who founded the non-profit Civic Legal Corps, and Johnson, 30, works as a project manager for a health care consulting company that conducts clinical trials for medications.
The couple has since invited Clinton to attend their wedding:
— Jared Milrad (@JaredMilrad) April 12, 2015
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