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Sophie Cruz’s Mom Wiping Her Tears As She Watched Her 6 Year Old Speak At The Women’s March Is All Of Us

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.

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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.

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“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!


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!


READ: Here’s How Three Women, Including A Mexican-American, Came Together To Organize One Of The Biggest Marches Of Our Time

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A Car Accident In The Dominican Republic Has Claimed The Life Of Yordano Ventura

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A Car Accident In The Dominican Republic Has Claimed The Life Of Yordano Ventura

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Just a few months after the tragic death of Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, baseball is in mourning once again. This past weekend, Yordano Ventura, a promising pitcher from the Kansas City Royals, was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. According to the Kansas City Star, Ventura was driving through a thick fog when his car rolled over and landed on the side of the road. According to the Star, Ventura was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. No alcohol was found on the scene. The 25-year-old, known for his fiery, confident personality, was a part of the Royals’ World Series run in 2015.

Royals Senior VP of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dayton Moore commented on Ventura’s tragic death via a press release:

“He was so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberance and always brought a smile to everyone he interacted with. We will get through this as an organization, but right now is a time to mourn and celebrate the life of Yordano.”

Andy Marte, a former MLB player also from the Dominican Republic, died in a car crash the same day.

“Today is a very sad day for our entire game and particularly for the many loyal fans in the Dominican Republic, the home of both Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte,” said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in a statement.

MLB players (both retired and current) took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Kauffman Stadium, home of the Royals, displayed this tribute to Ventura on Sunday.


According to MLB.com, Ventura’s funeral will be held on Tuesday in Las Terrenas, his hometown in the Dominican Republic.


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