When you hope for something, you think about it and maybe talk about it like someone else has all the power.
When you stand for something, your speaking and your actions make it clear that you are committed to making a difference in that area.
Standing for something is scarier and takes more effort, and it actually has a chance of making a difference. Hoping is a great place to start, and you need the action to back it up and give it power.
You are powerful. We all are. Your stand makes a difference.