The Must-See Speech from the Democratic National Convention


Reverend William Barber II gave a powerful speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, shortly before Hillary Clinton gave her acceptance speech.

Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and leader of North Carolina’s Forward Together movement spoke about the “heart of our democracy” and “justice for all.” Most notable, the recreant said “We can’t give up on the heart of our democracy”, expanding the message of hope that has come to many after the foundations of the establishment were shaken, though not broken, this election season.

Reverend Barber is known for his civil disobedience campaigns targeted at raising awareness of voting rights, public services, and women and minority rights.

“When we fight to reinstate the power of the voting rights act, and we break the interposition and nullification of the current Congress, we in the south especially know, that when we do that we are reviving the heart of our democracy. The heart of our democracy is on the line this November and beyond.”

You can see the Barber’s full speech above.


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Alexandra Jacobo is a dedicated progressive writer, activist, and mother with a deep-rooted passion for social justice and political engagement. Her journey into political activism began in 2011 at Zuccotti Park, where she supported the Occupy movement by distributing blankets to occupiers, marking the start of her earnest commitment to progressive causes. Driven by a desire to educate and inspire, Alexandra focuses her writing on a range of progressive issues, aiming to foster positive change both domestically and internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to community empowerment and a belief in the power of informed public action. As a mother, Alexandra brings a unique and personal perspective to her activism, understanding the importance of shaping a better world for future generations. Her writing not only highlights the challenges we face but also champions the potential for collective action to create a more equitable and sustainable world.