Sophie Cruz, the fearless immigration activist with the larger-than-life personality, made an appearance at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, and delivered a passionate speech in English and Spanish.
The pint-sized leader appeared onstage with her parents and little sister in front of half a million people, and it was clear that this young woman has no fear of public speaking.
The six-year-old, who’s been on our radar since she rushed to deliver a letter the Pope back in 2015, continues to empower us with her words of hope and inspiration while her life is in limbo due to her parents undocumented status.
She began by introducing herself, then got down to business.
“Let us fight with love, faith and courage so that our families will not be destroyed. I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone. There are still many people that have their hearts filled with love and tenderness to snuggle in this path of life. Let’s keep together and fight for the rights. God is with us,” Cruz said to cheers and applause.
Cruz then went on to say her entire speech in Spanish!
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She ended her speech by chanting: Si se puede! And just like her mother, we also couldn’t hold back the tears.
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Watch her full speech below:
Thank you, Sophie, for representing our community!