Actor Tony Goldwyn — best known for his role as President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s Scandal — introduced the Mothers of the Movement, a politically active group of mothers whose children were killed in police-involved shootings in recent years, at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening.
“They understand we must reach out to each other because of our diversity, because we are stronger together,” Goldwyn told the cheering crowd of Democratic devotees in attendance at the convention.
“You know, Hillary says we can’t hide from these hard truths about race and justice in America. We have to name them and own them — and then change them. That’s what she’ll do as president,” the actor said.
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Goldwyn is a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton. He joined Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and the show’s star, Kerry Washington, in March for a pro-Hillary Clinton campaign ad.
Goldwyn also hosted a $5,000 per-person fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in April.
Before the mothers took the stage, the crowd began to chant in unison, “Black Lives Matter!”
Mothers of the Movement speakers included Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden, and Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr.
Watch their remarks in the video above.