The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence's days as the mockingjay are far from over.

After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States, the Hunger Games star reflected on the election in an essay for Vice's Broadly. channel Thursday.

"Is this the stark reality? It doesn't matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, you're not a man? Is that what we just learned?" the Academy Award-winning actress asked. "This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men. I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this? It's a genuine question that we all need to ask ourselves. We shouldn't blame anyone, we shouldn't riot in the streets."

Instead, Lawrence said, "We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past."

Channeling her inner Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence encouraged people who are disappointed by the outcome of the election to take action. As concerns about the environment, racial violence and another recession loom large, the actress said citizens must "organize and stand against it."

"If you're a woman and you're worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don't really know what to say," she said. "I don't know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future."

No matter what, Lawrence said, "We mustn't be defeated. We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair. It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail. And like Hillary, it might not work."

But that's no reason to quit. "Like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done," Lawrence wrote in her Broadly. essay. "Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn't have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman—don't be afraid, be loud!"

Lawrence first spoke out against the president-elect in 2015. "If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world," she told Entertainment Weekly while promoting the fourth and final Hunger Games movie. "I genuinely believe that reality television has reached the ultimate place where now even things like this might just be for entertainment."

The actress' support for Clinton—and her disdain for Trump—only grew strong with time. In May 2016, during a late-night appearance on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show, the X-Men: Apocalypse star revealed she'd actually tried to send Trump a message in person. "I was at a concert that I heard he was attending," she said. "I had my full security, I was like, 'Find Donald Trump!' I was adamant on finding him and making a video of me going, 'Hey, Trump. F--k you!'"

But Lawrence never got the chance to give Trump a piece of her mind.

"I think he knew I was looking for him," she said.

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