Strong Ladies Michelle Obama, Sarah Silverman, Demi Lovato And More Crush It At The DNC

First Lady Michelle Obama, Demi Lovato, Sarah Silverman and Eva Longoria! A legion of strong ladies were out last at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night.

Of course we loved FLOTUS’ speech, in which she reminded the world that the White House was built by slaves and talked about raising her two daughters Sasha and Malia under the spotlight. Mrs. Obama also made a style statement when she donned a Cobalt blue silk crepe, cap sleeved, flared-skirt dress, designed by Project Runway breakout star Christian Siriano. The dress was clearly intended to play down Mrs. Obama’s appearance and play up the night’s patriotic theme.

In her speech, the first lady made it a point not to mention Trump by name, but instead condemned “the hateful language that we hear from public figures on TV.” The 52-year-old added the quote of the night: “our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”

We love her! And we also loved Sarah Silverman who put all those crazy “Bernie or Bust” people in their place when she went off script and said people who would only vote for Bernie Sanders were being “ridiculous.”

Actress and outspoken advocate Eva Longoria took aim at Donald Trump’s border policy and attack on Mexicans when she said, “Like many of you, this election is very personal to me. I’m from a small town in South Texas and if you know your history, Texas use to be part of Mexico. Now, I’m ninth generation American. My family never crossed a border, the border crossed us.”

Longoria also said, “So when Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he’s insulting American families. My father is not a criminal or rapist, in fact, he’s a United States veteran. When Trump cruelly mocked a disabled reporter, he was also mocking my special-needs sister Lisa and many like her. When he said that a wife who works is a very dangerous thing, he not only insulted me, he insulted my mother who worked as a special-education teacher for 40 years and raised four children while being a wife.

Earlier in the night, Demi Lovato, who has openly battled with mental illness took to the stage to talk about her own illness.

While endorsing Hillary Clinton, Lovato said, “Like millions of Americans, I’m living with mental illness — but I’m lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility.” The 23-year-old added, “Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help, either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues.”

The “Confident” singer said, “We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma. I urge every politician to support laws that will provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics. It’s simply the right thing to do.”

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