Gwen Moore

Remarks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention - July 26, 2016

Gwen Moore
July 26, 2016— Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016 Democratic National Convention
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“Fat pigs.” “Dogs.” “Disgusting.” That is what Donald Trump thinks of women. That's what he sees in our daughters and our mothers and our sisters and our grandmothers of this country. Is that how he sees our place in America?

I am here from the great state of Wisconsin – the Badger State. I am here to tell you that I see things very, very differently!

I am here to tell you that Hillary Clinton sees them differently, too. She sees America with very different vision, and I see America with a very different vision.

Pigs? Dogs? Disgusting? Too many women know where this toxic language leads. Too many women have experienced sexual violence. And I’m one of them. But we are not victims. We are survivors.

We have been bullied, we've been beaten, we've been berated. Told to sit down and to shut up. Well, my voice matters, and I will not shut up. Our voices matter, and we will not shut up. Every day – each and every day – women make our communities better and stronger. And Hillary Clinton knows that she has been fighting for us, each and every day.

She has fought for equal pay for equal work. She has defended our right to make our own health care decisions. She has battled for us, each and every day. She's advocated – and oh, she's got the battle scars – for fighting for paid family leave and health care. Hillary Clinton is someone that I trust with the presidency of the United States. because has stood up for us every time it has counted for women. I trust her, because at each and every opportunity, she has been a voice for the underrepresented and unprotected. And as president, she will keep fighting for all of us!

Like Hillary, I am a grandmother, of three beautiful granddaughters. They are my life, they are my love, they are my inspiration. They are what keeps me going and being aspirational about the future. They are my strength. I know that my vision for them is the same vision Hillary Clinton has for their America.

Now Donald Trump has told us to sit down and to be quiet. Hillary is asking us to stand up. Hillary is asking us to be heard.

My fellow Democrats, stand up with Hillary because she has stood up us. And why? Because it's true. We are Stronger Together.

Thank you. God bless our nominee, God bless America, and I love you.

2020 Democratic National Convention. "Representative Gwen Moore at DNC 2016." YouTube video, 4:54. July 28, 2016.