Wearing the same American flag printed Catherine Malandrino dress she wore to a 2009 photocall, Streep spoke about the first-ever female presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and other inspirational women in history.
She talked about Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to fight during the Revolutionary War and even cut a bullet out of her body to avoid being caught.
“Tonight, more than 200 years after Deborah Sampson fought and nearly 100 years after women got the vote, you people have made history,” Streep said proudly. “And you’re going to make history again in November because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president. And she will be a great president and she will be the first in a long line of women and men who serve with grit and grace. She’ll be the first, but she won’t be the last.”
Streep wasn’t the only celebrity to speak out on behalf of Clinton. Actresses Lena Dunham and America Ferrera gave a joint speech in which they declared, “Love trumps hate,” and former President Bill Clinton opened up about how he first fell in love with Hillary.
"She had thick blonde hair, big glasses, wore no makeup. She exuded this sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic," the former president said of his wife.