America Ferrera Gave an Amazing Speech at the Women’s March
The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. is underway and speeches are beginning.
America Ferrera is one of the many celebs in attendance and she gave a speech around 10 a.m. In it, she focused heavily on intersectionality and the issues that face not only women, but also women and men of color.
The line that really had us fist-pumping at the TV screen was this: “We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance.”
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Check out most of America’s speech below. We will update the missing parts when a better transcription becomes available.
It’s been a heart-rending time to be both a woman and an immigrant in this country. Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. But the president is not America. His cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America. And we are here to stay.
We march today for our families and our neighbors for our future, for the causes we claim and the causes that claim us. […] We are gathered here and across the country and around the world today to say: Mr. Trump, we refuse.
We reject the demonization of our Muslim brothers and sisters. We demand an end to the systemic murders and incarceration of our black brothers and sisters. We will not give up our right to safe and legal abortions. We will not ask our LGBTQ families to go backwards.
We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance. We won’t built walls and we won’t see the worst in each other and we will not turn out backs on the more than 750,000 young immigrants in this country currently […]
They are hardworking, upstanding, courageous individuals who refuse to live in the shadows of fear and isolation. […] Together, we all of us will fight, resist, and oppose every single action that threatens the lives and safety of any and all of our communities. Marchers, make no mistake: we are every single one of us under attack. Our safety and freedoms are on the chopping block and we are the only ones who can protect one another.
If we do not stand together, march together, fight together for the next four years, we will lose together. Our opposition knows how to stick together. They are united in their agenda to hold this country back and to thwart progress. It is in their slogan. we too must stand united.