Laurie Hernandez is past happy with the U.S. Ladies’s Soccer crew for utilizing their large win to shine mild on equal pay! Now, she tells HollywoodLife that she needs to maintain the dialog going, and it’s time to ‘maintain individuals accountable.’
Laurie Hernandez is smart past her years. The 19-year-old olympic gymnast believes the dialog about equal pay “positively must occur,” she informed HollywoodLife on the Nickelodean Youngsters Selection Awards in Los Angeles on July 11. And, Laurie counseled the U.S. Ladies’s Soccer Crew for utilizing their World Cup profitable platform to push for change.
“I imply, the truth that they have been capable of take a stand and have one thing as large as profitable, and you utilize that as a platform to talk out about one thing that you’re keen about like equal pay, I agree with it 100%,” she stated. “I feel with the ability to have a voice and have a platform — a part of that accountability is utilizing it and that’s precisely what the ladies’s soccer crew did!”
Now, Laurie says it’s time for everybody to construct on that platform the U.S. Ladies’s Soccer Crew created. “Let’s preserve that dialog going,” Laurie proclaimed. “Let’s maintain individuals accountable and simply just be sure you let individuals converse and listen to you!”
The U.S. ladies’s soccer crew, with Megan Rapinoe on the heart, celebrating at Metropolis Corridor after a parade, celebrating their World Cup win in New York on July 10, 2019. (Picture credit score: Shutterstock)
The U.S. Ladies’s Soccer crew took residence their 4th World Cup win on July 7 after they dominated the Netherlands within the Remaining profitable 2-0. The crew celebrated with a champagne-filled, homecoming ticker tape parade in New York Metropolis on July 10, the place Mayor Invoice de Blasio gave every crew member a symbolic key to the Metropolis.
Throughout the parade, the U.S. Ladies’s Soccer Crew took the chance to shine mild on equal pay, seeing because the prize cash for the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup was $30 million, in comparison with the lads’s 2018 World Cup prize, which was a whopping $400 million, in accordance with the New York Instances. Chants of “equal pay” roared by means of the streets of New York Metropolis, all the best way up the “Canyon of Heroes” to the steps of Metropolis Corridor, the place Megan Rapinoe took the mic for a strong speech that challenged everybody to be higher and do higher.
“That is my cost to everybody. We’ve got to be higher,” Megan stated. “We’ve got to like extra. Hate much less. We received to pay attention extra and discuss much less. We received to know that that is all people’s accountability. Each single particular person right here. Each single particular person’s who’s not right here. Each single one who doesn’t need to be right here. Each single one who agrees and doesn’t agree. It’s our accountability to make this world a greater place,” she went on.
“I feel this crew does an unimaginable job of taking that on our shoulders and understanding the place that we’ve got and the platform that we’ve got inside this world,” Megan continued. “Sure, we play sports activities. Sure, we play soccer. Sure, we’re feminine athletes. However we’re a lot greater than that. You’re a lot greater than that.”