Scarlett Johansson © by Jules Minus

6 September 2012 – Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

Excerpts from Scarlett Johansson DNC Speech To Democratic National Convention 2012

Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton reminded us that we are the generation whose voices haven’t been heard. Vote so that your voice is heard. Over the last two days, we’ve been reminded of something that perhaps we forgot: what has been accomplished, and what is at stake.

Whether we can get health care, afford college, be guaranteed equal pay – all of these things are at great, great risk. And that’s why I’m here today-to use whatever attention I’m fortunate enough to receive to shed the spotlight on what’s at stake for all of us.

I’m not going to tell you who to vote for. I’m here to ask you to commit to vote. It’s never been easier than now. Go to to register, to find your polling location and any other information you need. It’s that easy.


Is Scarlett Johansson saying that Barack Obama provided us healthcare, affordable college, and equal pay?

Regarding Healthcare

• Medicaid, a program to help certain individuals and families with limited resources, was created when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed amendments to the Social Security Act on July 30, 1965.
• How long has health insurance existed in the United States? Certainly longer than Barack Obama has been President.

Regarding Affordable College

• Is there a reason today that a qualified poor kid cannot get into college in the United States simply because of money?
• Is a college education an automatic ticket to the middle class or beyond if graduates cannot land good jobs?

Regarding Equal Pay

• The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, and there are no Republicans calling for its repeal.
• If Scarlett Johansson was talking about Lilly Ledbetter act, it really wasn’t for women at all.


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