We’ve seen a lot of celebrities step up to take a stand for what they believe is right since President Trump took office. Mandy Moore, Katy Perry, Charlize Theron, and countless others participated in the women’s marches. Beyoncé and Caitlyn Jenner have come forward to stand together with transgender youth. Lana del Rey is plotting to join witches in a joint spell to attempt to remove Trump from office.
Now, another familiar face is stepping up to lead followers in resistance efforts: one Mrs. Hillary Clinton. The former Presidential hopeful has been pretty quiet since her opponent took office, chiming in only occasionally to remind us all she’s still out there, quietly fighting for her beliefs: (You might remember her cheeky “3-0” Tweet following the federal appeals court decision not to reinstate Trump’s travel ban.)
It seems as if she’s had her fill of staying silent, however, releasing a video to a Democratic rules committee meeting in Atlanta Thursday with a powerful message of “resistance and persistence.”
After thanking her supporters and lauding them for their hard work during the election, Clinton switched her focus to the now. “People are marching, protesting, Tweeting, speaking out and working, for an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted,” she said. Noting that among those resisting were future politicians and even future Presidents, Clinton then reminded her constituents that it ain’t over yet with regard to the big picture.
“The challenges we face as a party and a country are real,” she said. “So now, more than ever, we need to stay engaged, in the field and online. Reaching out to new voters, young people, and everyone who wants a better, stronger, fairer America. We as Democrats must move forward with courage, confidence, and optimism, and stay focused on the elections we must win this year and next.”
With that, Clinton uttered the words that are sure to become the next catchphrase of the Liberal party: “Let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our party and our country.” (Yup — we can just hear the inspiring memes rolling in now.)
As Clinton ended her speech, she offered Democrats one final piece of hope: “Our best days are still ahead. Keep fighting. And keep the faith, and I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.”
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(h/t Bustle, photos via Noam Galai/Getty)