6-Year-Old Gives A Speech At The Women's March With The Confidence And Poise Of Someone Well Beyond Her Years

"There are still many people that have their hearts filled with love."

The Women's March in Washington, D.C., was a multi-generational experience, attracting an estimated 500,000 people of all walks of life, young and old. Among those on the younger side to show their support was immigration activist 6-year-old Sophie Cruz, who emphatically spoke to the large crowd about what the march meant to her. 

Standing with her mom, dad, and younger sister on the podium, Cruz stated, "We are here, making a chain of love to protect our families. 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 ... Let’s keep together and fight for the rights. God is with us."

Cruz then restated her speech in Spanish, ending it with a chant of "Sí, se puede! Sí, se puede!" (Yes, you can! Yes you can!)

While she may only be 6, this isn't the first time Sophie has made an impact. The Huffington Post reported that she made headlines in 2015 when she asked the Pope to support the protection of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) on behalf of her undocumented parents.

Check out the video below to see Sophie's full speech:

(H/T: Mashable)


Subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest news and exclusive updates.