10 Powerful Celebrity Speeches From The Democratic National Convention

​Chloë Moretz, Chelsea Clinton, Lena Dunham and more take to the stage to show their support for Hillary Clinton


Last night marked the end of the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia following a week of inspirational, powerful and awe-inspiring speeches from a flurry of politicians, activists, and celebrities.

We take a look at the best speeches from the week: 

Chloë Moretz

The 19-year-old actress took to the stage on the fourth day of the convention to urge millennial to make their voices heard.

'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,' she said. 



Katy Perry

Before performing her hit sing Roar and new track Rise, the pop singer endorsed Hillary Clinton to say:

'I did not finish high school and unfortunately, I don't have a formal education, but I do have an open mind, and I have a voice,' said Perry.

Chelsea Clinton

Introducing her mother at the DNC on Thursday, Chelsea gave a personal account of growing up with Hillary as her mother. 

She said: 'People ask me all the time, how does she do it? How does she keep going? Here's how: It's because she never ever forgets who she's fighting for.'


Barack Obama

President Barack Obama closed the third night of the convention with an emotionally-charged speech recalling his own presidential campaign and urging the American public to vote for Clinton.

'I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not Bill, not me — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America,' he said. 

Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games actress opened up Tuesday night's DNC with a hilarious speech mocking Trump. 

'I'm Elizabeth Banks. Some of you know me from The Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket — a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia.

'So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, 'Hey, that's my act',' she joked. 


Lena Dunham and America Ferrera

On day two of the Democratic convention, two of Clinton's most staunch celebrity supporters, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera, gave a powerful joint speech to 

'Hi. I'm Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably, like, a 2,' said Lena. 

"And I'm America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I'm probably a rapist,' added America. 


Sarah McBride

LGBTQ rights activist Sarah McBride made history on Thursday as the first transgender woman to address a major party convention.

'Today in America, LGBTQ people are targeted by hate that lives in both laws and heart. I believe tomorrow can be different,' she said. 

Meryl Streep

A very excited Meryl Streep let our a hilarious scream when she took to the stage on Tuesday in a patriotic flag-print dress to come out in support of Hillary.

'What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit. And it takes grace,' she praised.  


Michelle Obama

During her 15-minute speech at the DNC on Tuesday, Michelle Obama didn't leave a dry eye in the house with a powerful speech focusing on how she believes Hillary Clinton can change the future of America. 

'What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that is what I want. I want someone with the proven strength to persevere,' she said. 

Hillary Clinton

Accepting her Democratic nomination on Thursday night amid an avalanche of balloons and confetti, Hillary addressed her supporters to say:

'Standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, I'm so happy this day has come. Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Happy for boys and men, too – because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit.' 

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