Transcript Of Chloe Grace Moretz's DNC Speech Is What Many Millennials Are Thinking
The DNC will be coming to a close on Thursday night with a final batch of speakers making their way to the stage. Over the course of the convention, there have been speakers from various backgrounds — politicians, lawmakers, celebrities, and mothers. There were current and former presidents, there were actors and actresses, and singers. On Thursday, actress and model Chloë Grace Moretz spoke at the convention. A long-time Clinton supporter and advocate, here's a transcript of Moretz's DNC speech.
The 19-year-old will likely be an important player for young voters who have been highly motivated by the 2016 elections — though Clinton has had trouble reaching that demographic thus far. Moretz has spent time campaigning for Clinton over the course of her primaries. While at a campaign stop in Las Vegas earlier this year, the young actress spoke with People magazine about young women coming out in support of Clinton, encouraging them by saying, "Don’t be afraid to vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman. Vote for Hillary for the things that she stands for. Vote for Hillary for what she backs and what she supports."
Moretz joined Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, and America Ferrera as celebrities who have spoken at the convention on behalf of their nominee.
Here's the full transcript of Moretz's speech.
This November, I will be voting in my first general election. And I am excited that the very first vote I cast for President will be for Hillary Clinton!
I registered to vote at the DMV — on the same day I got my driver's license. It took just minutes, but I know it gave me power for a lifetime. The power to make my voice heard and to shape the future of our country.
I'm a Millennial — a member of the largest generation of Americans since the Baby Boom. But nearly four out of five young people stayed home in the 2014 Congressional election.
Imagine what can happen if we all make our voices heard at the ballot box this November.
We can elect a president who will fight to give every American a chance to graduate from college debt-free.
We can elect a president who will fight for equal pay for equal work. My amazing mother became a single parent when I was 13 years old. It wasn't easy. She had to balance a job and caring for her family. Imagine the difference equal pay could make for today's working moms and their families.
So listen: If you still haven't yet registered to vote, get registered right away. Check out www.iwillvote.com for more information about your state's deadlines and confirm you're registered. Don't miss this chance to make your voice count. Because if you show up, if we all show up this November 8th, we can put someone who will fight for us in the Oval Office. We can make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States.