The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has certainly been enlisting the A-list star power, and history was made Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
Tuesday evening’s theme was “A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families,” which highlights Clinton’s dedication to supporting the rights, needs and dreams of families, women and children.
Celebrities stood behind Clinton as they heaped praise on the Democratic nominee while sharing their dislike of Republican candidate Donald Trump.
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Here are some of the famous names that have attended the event (so far):
The evening’s host, Elizabeth Banks, took the stage to Queen’s We Are the Champions, mocking a similar entrance by Trump at the Republican convention.
The Hunger Games actress attempted to crack a couple jokes (some of which were barely acknowledged) while introducing a short video about Hillary Clinton.
She also got serious when discussing the importance of the next election and what it means for the country.
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Tony Goldwyn, also known as Scandal’s President Fitz, approached the podium and introduced “mothers of the movement,” which included the mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.
Goldwyn said, “Hillary [Clinton] says we can’t hide from these hard truths about race and justice in America,” adding, “We have to name them, and own them, and then change them. That’s what she’ll do as president. And the mothers of the movement prove that one life at a time, one mother at a time, we can change the world.”
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Later that night, the Scandal star posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “So proud to have introduced the #MothersoftheMovement tonight at the #DNC2016 #imwithherus.”
Singer Andra Day took the stage to perform an inspired rendition of Rise Up, with music by United Percussion. The Grammy-nominated song is about inner strength, power, poise and grace.
Tuesday night’s performance wasn’t the first time Day performed Rise Up on television; she sang the song this past February during a Black Lives Matter special that aired on ESPN.
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The singer also performed last month at a sold-out “She’s With Us” concert for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Lena Dunham and America Ferrera
Girls star and creator Lena Dunham and former Ugly Betty star America Ferrera took the stage to take on Trump and what he stands for in the presidential election.
The two actresses opened their speeches with references to Trump’s attitude towards women and immigrants.
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Dunham started, “My name is Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably a 2,” and Ferrera continued, “My name is America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist.”
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Dunham discussed Clinton’s stance on women’s rights, while Ferrera discussed the experiences she’s had as the daughter of Honduran immigrants.
The duo pointed out that Trump is trying to send women’s rights back to when women were meant to be “beautiful and silent.”
Both actresses have been vocal supporters of Clinton’s candidacy throughout the election.
Debra Messing approached the podium to deliver a message in support of unity, while speaking about the tragedy of 9/11 and reminding everyone how it brought America together.
The Will and Grace alum admitted “the trauma that followed will never fully fade,” adding “but neither will the sense of awe I felt after watching so many brave men and women pulling complete strangers from the flames and wreckage, risking everything to protect us through hours and days of sheer terror.”
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Messing went on to introduce the crowd to one of the heroes of that day, NYPD detective Joe Sweeney, who took the stage to share his story.
Celebrity supporters singing Fight Song
After Bill Clinton finished his speech, Elizabeth Banks introduced the music video for Our Fight Song.
The song includes celebrities like actress Nikki Reed, singer-songwriter Sia, actor Rob Reiner, singer Mandy Moore, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and many more.
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The music video is a way for the Democratic party to showcase the diversity and star power behind them, and call people to action.
Meryl Streep took the stage in an American flag dress, exciting the crowd by exclaiming, “We’ve got some fight left in us, don’t we?”
The Oscar winner went on to ask, “What does it take to be the first female anything?”
The actress went into detail about Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
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Streep celebrated female groundbreakers Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Sally Ride and others for breaking through the boundaries and encouraging other generations to follow.
Alicia Keys closed out the second night of the DNC by performing a mini-medley of hits, which included her 2007 song Superwoman and her new song, In Common.
The singer called for party unity by saying, “We can’t let politics divide us. We have to show that bigotry and fear will never win, because we have so much in common.”
Other celebrities that have attended the 2016 event include actress Erika Alexander, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, comedian Al Franken, actress Eva Longoria, singer Paul Simon, comedian Sarah Silverman, actress Rosie Perez, NBA player Jason Collins, singer Demi Lovato, vocal group Boyz II Men, actress Susan Sarandon, television host Stephen Colbert, actress Ashley Judd and actor Josh Gad.
See the full DNC schedule below:
July 25 – United Together
Speakers: Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva
July 26 – A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families
Speakers: 42nd President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement
July 27 – Working Together
Speakers: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
July 28 – Stronger Together
Speakers: Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton
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