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Kerry Washington Sparks Conversation After Hosting Night Three of the Democratic National Convention 2020

Kerry Washington Sparks Conversation After Hosting Night Three of the Democratic National Convention 2020

Kerry Washington made a powerful speech as she hosted night three of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night (August 19).

The 43-year-old Little Fires Everywhere actress wore a sharp pin-striped pantsuit for her appearance where she spoke about the importance of voting, diversity and more.

“When I was in 7th or 8th grade we memorized the preamble of the constitution and I’ve never forgotten it,” Kerry started. “The first 15 words of our constitution are, ‘We the people, of the United States in order to form a more perfect union’ … we say more perfect because our union is not without flaws.”

She continued, “When our constitution was written, women couldn’t vote. Black people were considered three-fifths of a human being, but therein lies the work. No one is perfect. Nothing is. But it is the striving towards justice, equality, and truth that distinguishes us. We fight for a more perfect union because we are fighting for the soul of this country and for the fight of our lives.”

The third night of the DNC will also feature speeches from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris.

Watch Kerry‘s speech below:

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