Excepts from Scarlett Johansson’s remarks at the DNC as prepared for delivery:
It’s an honor to be here tonight. I speak to you not as a representative of young Hollywood, but as a representative of the many millions of young Americans, particularly young women, who depend on public and nonprofit programs to help them survive.
My girlfriends from high school to this day still depend on Planned Parenthood and often Medicaid for important health care services. [Johansson has earned tens of millions of dollars during her career and will be paid $20 million to appear in the Avengers sequel]
Whether we can get health care, afford college, be guaranteed equal pay — all at 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.