It was about time millennials' voices were heard at the Democratic National Convention stage. After a turbulent start to the most important event for the Democratic Party this election season, actresses Lena Dunham and America Ferrera took the microphone to voice their support for Hillary Clinton. Democrats began the convention week a party divided, with perhaps more boos shouted at Clinton than were heard at the Republican Convention, a week earlier. The transcript of Lena Dunham and America Ferrera's speech show why Clinton is indeed a millennial candidate.
Dunham and Ferrera were welcome voices at a convention mired in controversy. Several of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters, seething from revelations last week that some staffers of the DNC sought to undermine his campaign, did not hold back on Monday night. At times, speakers could not be heard over the crowd's chants of "Bernie, Bernie!" Some guests, like comedian Sarah Silverman, tried to convince the crowd that Sanders supporters should now unite behind Clinton. But it was no use. The booing continued throughout the night, revealing the hold Sanders still has on his supporters, many of whom are under 35.
However, as Ferrera and Dunham's (unsurprisingly funny) speech tonight made clear, Clinton is a millennial's candidate too.
A full transcript of Dunham and Ferrera's remarks can be found below:
Check out a video of Ferrera and Dunham's speech below and get inspired, millennials: