Beyoncé endorsed Hillary Clinton with a powerful speech at the vote concert and rally in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday.
“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich; if you were a woman, it did not matter. Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history again by electing the first woman president.”
“We have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change. Eight years ago, I was so inspired that my nephew, a young black child, could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office.”
“And now, we have the opportunity to create more change. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless.”
“We have to think about the future of our daughters, of our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do. And that is why, ‘I’m with her,” Beyoncé addressed the crowd at the rally, which aimed at mobilizing voters in the key swing state.
There were performances by Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Big Sean and J. Cole and Jay Z at the Cleveland rally.