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many of you are working multiple jobs to make ends meet. you see the top 25 managers making more than all of americas kindergarten kindergarten teachers combined and paying a lower tax rate. so you have to wonder when does my hard work pay off? when does my family get ahead? when? i say now. [ applause ] [ screaming ] . >> prosperity cannot just be for ceo and hedge fund mange ers. democracy cannot be for billionaires and corporations. prosper si and democracy are
part of your basic bargain too. you brought our country back now it's time. your time to secure the gains and move ahead. you know what? america cannot suck saidceed unless you suckceedsucceed. [ applause ] [ screaming ] . >> that's why i am running for president of the united states. [ screaming ] [ applause ]
view with destiny. i am running to make the economy work for you and every american for the successful and the struggling. for the inveigh tornados and inventors. for those discovering cures for diseases. for the factory workers and the food serve ers that stand on their feet all feet all day. for the people that work the night shift and the truck ers that drive for hours and the farm ers that feed us. for the veterans that serve our country. for the small business owner that took a risk. for everyone whose every been
knocked down but refused to be knocked out. i am not running for some americans, but for all americans. our country's challenging did not begin with the great recession, and they will not end with the recovery. for decades americans have been buffeted by powerful currents. advances in technology and the rise of global trade have yes created whole new economies and opened markets and they have also displaced jobbed and undercut wages for millions of americans. the financial industry and many multinational corporations have reappreciate re created a whole wealth and
focussing on two little profit. too much on complex trading schemes and stock buy backs and too little on investments and fair compensation. it's so disfunction that many americans have lost confidence that anything can get done and they have lost trust in the ability and big business to change course. now we can blame historic forces beyond our control for some of this but the choices we made as a nation leader and citizen alike have also played a big role. our next president must work with congress and every other willing partner across our entire country, and i will do
just that to turn to make sure that the currents are working for us and not against us. the best is what americans do. we're problem solve ers and not deny ers. we do not hide from change, we harness it but we can not do that if we go back to the top down economic policies that failed us before. americans have come too far to see our progress ripped away. now there maybe some new voices in the presidential republican choir but
choir, but they're all singing the same song. it's called yesterday. you know the one. our troubles like as though they're here to stay and we need a place to hide away. they believe in yesterday, and you're lucky i did not try singing that i will tell you. these republicans trip over themselves and promising over er taxing for the wellalthy and few er rule in how that makes it worse. we have heard this tune before and we know how it turns out. ask many of these candidates about the climate change and one of the threats of our time.
they will say i am not a scientist. well then why don't you start to listen to those that are. think pledge to wipe out tough rules on wall street rather than to reign in the banks that are too risky and then courting failures in a case that's only considered mass amnesia. they want to take away health insurance for more than 16 million americans without any credible alternative. they shame and blame woman rather than respect our right to make the own reproductive health decisions. they won't to put immigrants who
work hard and pay taxes at risk of deportation and they turn their backs on gay people who love each other. fundmently they reject what it takes to build an inclusive economy. it takes an inclusive society. what i once called a village that has a place for everyone. now my values and a lifetime of experiences have given me a different vision for america. i believe that success isn't measured by how much the wealthiest americans have, but
by how many children climb out of poverty. how many start ups and small businesses open and thrive? how many young people go to college without drawning in debt debt? how many people find a good job? how many families get ahead and stay ahead? i did not learn this from politics. i learned it from my own family. my mother taught me that everybody needs a chance and a champion. she knew what it was like not to have either one. her own parents abandoned her, and by 14 she was out on her own working as a house maid. years later when i was old enough to understand i asked what kept her going. you know what her answer was?
something very simple. kindness from someone who believed she mattered. the first grade teacher that saw she had nothing to eat at lunch and without embarrassing brought extra food to share. the woman whose house she cleaned and letting her go to high school so long as the work got done was a bargain she let to expect and because some people believed in her she believed in me. that's why i believe with all of my heart in america and in the potential of every american to meet every challenge.
to be resill atlantayent no matter what the world throws at you. i believe that we can do all of these things because i have seen it happen. when i was a young girl i signed up at the church to baby sit mexican farmers and later as a law student i advocated for were congress to require better working and living conditions for farm workers whose children deserved better opportunities. my first job out of law school was for the children's defense fund. i walked door to door to find out how many children with disabilities could not go to school and to help build the case for a law guaranteeing them access to education. as a leader i defepded the
right of poor people to have a lawyer and i saw lives change because an abusive marriage ended or an illegal eviction stopped. in arkansas i supervised law students that represented clients in court and prison and organized scholarships for single parents going to college and lead efforts for health care and personally knew the people whose lives were improved. as senator i had the honor of representing brave firefighters police officers emt's, construction workers and volunteers who ran toward danger on 9/11 and stayed there becoming sick themselves. it took years of effort but congress timely approved the
health care that they needed. there are so many faces and stories that i carry with me of people that gave their best and then needed help themselves. just weeks ago i met another person like that. a single mom juggling a job and classes at community college while raising three kids. she does not expect anything to come easy but she did ask me what more can be done so it is not quiet so hard for families like hers? i want to be her champion and your champion. if you give me the chance i will wage the first fight for you.
to make the middle class mean something again with rising incomes and border horizons and gave the poor a chance to work the way into it. the middle class needs more growth and more fairness. growth and fairness go together. for lasting prosperity, you can not have one without the other. is it possible in today's world? i believe it is or i would not be standing here. do i think that it will be easy of course not. here is the good news. there are alilies for change anywhere and we cannot stand by and the promise of america
deems. we should welcome the support of all americans who want to go forward together with us. flr public officials that know americans need a better deal and business leader that want higher pay for employees and equal pay for woman and know discrimination for the lgbt community either. there are leader of finances that want less short term trading and more long term investing. there are union leader that are investing their own pension funds and putting people to work to build tomorrow's economy. we need everyone to come to the table and work with us in the coming weeks i will propose
specific policies to reward in those in the long term value than the quick buck. that leads to growth and workers and yes bigger profits. yes, everybody will have a better time. i will rewrite the tax code so that it rewards hard work and investments here at home and not quick trades or stashing profits over seas. i will give a fair share of the profits that their hard work earns. we will unleach a new generation by cutting red tape and making it easier to get a small business loan. we will restore america to the
cutting edge of innovation science and research and increasing the public and private investments. and we will make america the clean energy super were power of the 21st century. developing renewable power, winds and solar and advance and building clean er and power plants and smart er grids and clean er build erer build er and we will sustain a full economic future for poll country to small town in the mississippi delta to the rye owe grand to our inner city. we have to help the fellow
americans. now, this will create millions of jobs and countly new businesses and lead the global fight against climate change. we will also connect workers to their jobs and businesses. customers will have a chance to get where they need and desire with airports, railways and ports brought up to global standards for 21st century. we will establish an infrastructure bank and cell bonds to pay for these. now, building a economy for tomorrow is investing in the most important asset. our people beginning with the
youngest. that's why i will propose that we make preschool and quality child care available to every child in america. i want you to remember this because to me this is absolutely the most compelling argument why we should do this. research tell us how much early learning and the first five years of life can impact life long success. in fact 80 percent of your brain is developed by age three, and one thing that i have learned is that talent is universal. you can find it anywhere but opportunity is not. too many of our kids never have the chance to learn and thrive
as they should and as we need them too. our country won't be competitive or fair if we do not help more families give their kids the best possible start in life. so let's staff the primary and secondary schools that are second to none in the world and give the respect of sparking the love of learning in every child. let's make college affordable and available to all and let the crush crushing burden of student debt. let's provide life long learning to improve and gain skill that is the economy requires and setting up many more americans for success. now, the second fight is to strengthen the families. when families are strong america is strong. today's families face pressure.
parents need more support and flexibility to do their job at work and home. i believe that you should have the right to earn paid sick days. i believe that you should receive your work schedule to arrange child care or take courses to get ahead. i believe you should look forward to retirement with confidence and requirement. that you have the peace of mind that the health care will be there when you need it without breaking the bank. i believe that we should off er paid familyer paid family leave, so no one has to leave between keeping a paycheck or caring for a baby or
sick relative and it's way past time to end the outrage of so many woman still earning less than me on the job and woman of color making even less. this is not a woman's issue. it's a family issue just like raising the minute wage is a family issue. expanding child care is a family issue. declining marriage rates is a family issue. the unequal rates is a family issue. helping more people with an addiction or a mental health problem get help is a family
issue. in america every family in america should feel like we belong. we should provide a path t to citizenship. not second class status and we should ban discrimination against lgbt americans and their families so they can live learn, marry and work just like everybody else. you know americans diversity, our openness and devotion to freedom is what has drawn so many to the shores and inspired people all over the world. i know and seen it with my own
eyes. these are the qualities that pay us well for the demands that are more interconnected. so we have a third fight to harness all of americas power and smarts and values and to maintain the leadership for peace, security and prosperity. no other country on earth is better positioned to thrive in the 21st century. no other country is better equipped than countries like russia and to deal with the rise of new powers like china. no other country is better prepared to meet emerging threats from the cyber attacks and networks like isis and diseases that spread across oceans and contents. as your president i will do whatever it takes to keep
americans safe. if you look over my left shoulder you can see the new world trade center soaring skyward. as a senator from new york i dedicated myself to getting our city and state the help that we needed to recover. as a member of the armed service committee i had the best equip military ready for today's threats. when the brave men and woman come home from war or finish service, i will see to it that they not only get thanks but the care and benefits that they have earned. i today up to pewutan and i was in
the information room on the day that we got bin laden, but i know we have to be smart as well as strong. meeting today's global challenges require every element of today's power and economy influence and building partnerships to improve lives around the world with people not just the governments. there are a lot of trouble spots in the world, but there's a lot of good news for that. i believe the future holds far more opportunity than the threats if we exercise creative leadership that enables us to do global events rather than to be shaped by us. and we all know that in order to be strong in the world, we have
to be first strong at home. that is where we have to win the forty fight of reforming the government and revit liezing the dethat vera si and so that it works for the everyday americans. we have to stop the endless flow of secretes that's corupting the political process and drawning out of voices of people. we need justices on the supreme court that's going to protect every citizen right to vote rather than every corporations right to buy elections.
if necessary i will undue -- the citizen united. i want to make it easier for every citizen to vote. that's why i propose the universal registration and expanded early voting. i will fight back against republican efforts to disempower and disinfranchise young people poor people people with disabilities and people of color. what heart of democracy are they afraid of? but no matter how easy we make it to vote we still have to give americans something worth voting for. government is never going to have all of the answers, but it has to be smarter, simpler, more
efficient and a better partner. the government agencies have to more affectively serve the customers the american people. we need expertise and innovation from the private sector to help cut the waste and streamline the services. there's so much that's works in america and for every problem that we face. somewhere and someone in america is solving it. many states are pioneering new ways to deliver services. i want to help washington catch up. to do that we need a political system that produces results by solving problems that hold us back. not one overwhelmed by extreme parson ship and flexibility. now, i will always seek common
ground with friend and opponent alike, but i will stand my ground when i must. that's something that i did as senator and secretary of state. whether it was working with republicans if were the health care and children and the national guard and improve the foster care and adoption or pass a treaty for a nuclear russian war head that could harm the city. we americans may differ bicker stumble and fall but we're at our best when we pick each other up and have the others back. the american family is strongest when we cherish what in common and drive those apart. people all over the world have asked me how could you and
president obama work together after you have fought so hard against each other in that long campaign. that's understandable. many places you would get killed but not as secretary of the state, but president obama asked me to serve and i accepted because we both love our country. that's how we do it in america. with the same spirit we can win the four fights and build an economy where it's rewarded and strengthen the families and we can defend our country and increase our opportunities all over the world and we can renew
the promise of our democracy if we all do our part in the families businesses and unions and house of schools and in the voting booth. i want you to join me in the effort and help me build the campaign and make it your own. talk to your friends, family neighbors, text j-o-i-n to 4746. go to hillary clinton.com and sign up to make calls and knock on doors. it's no secret that we're going up against some powerful forces that will do whatever and spend whatever it takes to do a different vision for america. i have spent my life fighting for children families and our country, and i am not stopping
now. hillary! hillary! hillary! >> now, i know how hard in job is. i have seen it up close and personal. all our presidents come into office looking so vigorous and then we watch their hair grow gray er and gray er. well may not not be the youngest candidate in this race but i will be the youngest woman president in the history of the
united states. and the first grandmother as well? and one additional advantage, you won't see my hair turn white in the white house because i have been coloring it for were years. so i am looking for a great debate among democrats, republicans and independents. i am not running for those that already agree with me i want to be president for all americans. along the way i will just let you in on this little secret. i won't get everything right. lord knows i have made my share of mistakes. there's no shortage of people pointing them out, and i certainly have not won every battle that i have fought but leadership means perseverance
and hard choices. you have to push through the set backs and the disappointments and keep at it. i think you know by now that i have been called many things by many people. quitter is not one of them. like so much else in my life i got this from my mother. when i was a girl she never let me back down from a bully or barrier. in the later years mom lived with us and she was still teaching me the same lessons. i would come home from a hard day at the senate or state department and sit down with her at the small table in the breakfast nook and let everything pour out. she would remind me why we keep on fighting when the odds are long and the opposition is fierce. i can still hear her saying
life's not about what happens to you, it's about what you do with what happens to you, so get back out there. she lived to be 92 years old, and i often think of all of the battles that she witnessed and all of the process that was won because americans refuse to give up or back down. she was born on june 4th 1919 before woman had the right to vote but on that very day after years of struggle congress passed the kongs tugsconstitutional amendment that will change for ever. it was a hard fought and hard won progress. it continues today. new chapters are being written by men and woman that believe that all of us not some have a
chance to live up to the good given potential. not only because we're a tolerant country or a compassionate country but because we're a better or stronger country when we harness the talent and hard work in every single american. i wish that i my mother would have been with us longer and seen chelsea become a mother herself and seen charlotte, and see the america that we're going to build together. on america if you do your part you reap the rewards. where we don't leave anyone out or anyone behind. in america where a father can tell his daughter yes, you can be anything you want to be even president of the united states. thank you all.
god bless you, and may god bless america. [ screaming ] [ applause ] >> hillary clinton there and near the first big rally in what's become the ten week campaign. her daughter there and bill clinton there joining her on stage. she said join me text me even. she says that she wants to be your champion. she made reference many times about her 92-year-old mother and her humble beginnings and working as a child in domestic work and making reference to her husband and former president and having a long peacetime in
history and balancing and then the former boss and president obama and then saving the auto industry and providing health cares and then many jabs to the republican field there. the now crowded field and she called it the choir, and singing the same old song. yesterday kind of criticizing and saying that they want to take it away and they're continuing in her view to shame woman and she said that they're turning the backs on gay people who love each other. she say that is she wants to continue what she has been doing her lifetime and that's spending a lifetime for children and families so a lot to chew on her with hillary clinton here with this large rally. we have a lot of people joining us to digest and help us all understand what just happened there. senor political correspondent is
on the island and jeff is in marshal town iowa and cnn report er sarah is in park city utah. bare with me. political political commutator is in the beach and senior analyst ron in lass los angeles. okay. we have got a lot. a lot of people and a lot of voices and a lot of points of view. let me pe beginbegin with you. you gave us a boprahint of what to expect. >> reporter: well she really wants people to focus i think on her and her standing alone.
not just on bill clinton that you see now exiting the stage. certainly she has done a lot in her own right especially since running for president last time. while they were references to her husband's administration but the people that she focused on was president obama and the roosevelts as well, and certainly her mom. this is ford freedoms park. this is laid out the four fights for the economy, for strengthening communities and families and family issues and national security and also getting unaccountable money out of the political system. you heard some of the big applause lines having to do with the economy. hillary clinton is framing herself as a pop list in sort of the vein of the roosevelts. the campaign believe that it's economic issues that are really
going motivate democratic and indepen den voters. from the applause i think that's a great assessment. they were more concerned about equal pay and higher wages when she mentioned those items. also on social issues like chris krim nation against gay americans. i do want to mention the last thing that she talked about and the unaccountable money. this could cause problems for her because there are polls and there's a different spot t and something that she needs to deal with and showing that a lot of americans think that she is not trust worthy and honest and it's coming from the cover range of the clinton foundation and the donations that the clinton foundation has got.
this is the kick off ral erie and from here goes to early states. >> we will talk more about this and among those those that got know hillary clinton and then paul so angst tous hear from you all. paul in particular while people thought this would be a rally or her campaign would be about distingishing herself as herself and independent and the obama administration. she in a big way talked about the relationship and what she really is fradsing of those administrations and answering the questions of what people asked her all of the time. how is it that you can work together when you were on the campaign and how you were contend ers and now the words are because we both love country. why is this important to establish off the bat and view paul? >> well, i think that it's honest.
she likes the president and served him and served him well. second it is strategic. you don't want to be running away from him. it's a disaster to serve in the obama admin stationistration as the secretary of the state and then run way and say that i don't know him. she also said that this is not 1941 or 1993 or 2009. she is her own person. the thing that struck me is that this is very personal for hillary. she does not like that. she is not a bern that wears the heart on the sleeve like her husband does. she talked about her mother and never used to do that when i worked for clinton. >> why did it seem like it was so easy when it's been so difficult. did it say something about the evolution of hillary clinton? >> she lost her mother and it caused her to reflect how hard
she came and how hard her mom meant to her. those two events in the personal life and gaining a grandchild and losing her mother has opened her heart more. she is not a politician that likes her emotions being out there on display. i know that she has the same last name as her husband, but i want to see her open up more. >> so hillary, we really did see on stage there very compassionate hillary. she talked about what she wants to do for families. what she wants to do for law abiding immigrant families. what she want toss do to make sure that all kids have an opportunity from preschool to college. >> two things struck me in addition and that was there was a lot of policy needed in there for gays the aides have been
down playing how much to expect in the speech. i think that was before she got ahold of the draft. in her heart she is a policy and wanted people to know about the major issues today. then the second thing is that i am not auld going get it right. i thought this was a signal and this is a long campaign and you can pick stuff apart. i am not a quitter, and i am going stay in there. my mom did not raise me to be a twitter. that connecting and political issue that you're facing now with where she gets the grip is something that's important for people to know. >> ron, did she in any way change the game for jeb bush that was going to make it official next week? there was a lot of kritism, right who said that she is not talking issues and just as she
just underscored, she talked issues and ideas. is jeb bush and his team readdressing the speech that he is going make on tuesday, or are they rethinking how much they need to reveal? >> no i think that she reframed and certainly put and gave a strong indication on where it's going. she spoke more directly than she did in 2008. this was to identify er as someone that would fight for the middle class. most young er americans have only nobody her in a series of positions. she has to get over the hurdle of convincing people on the way that she lives today. she did that by saying that i
have lived this experience and will do that to you. by the way it's similar to the message that bill delivered in 1992 expect a speech presented. it was the same thing that i will fight for you because i have walked in your shoes. that's what we heard from her today. >> what did you see today? >> i counted more than 35 specific topics and proposals in the long address. i think that it did answer the critics as far as policy is concerned. what struck me most is that she is framing the campaign as a candidate should in the launch. as a fight for the middle class, you can never lose a campaign on fighting to the middle class because 80 percent claim to be in the middle class, and then of course as she pointed out a
number of times she can provide a spot lot that thoracic outletno one can, and she would be the first woman president if elected. >> and she made reference to equal pay several times for woman. she made reference several time for the end of discrimination to the lgbt community. how significant is that? it must spoke to her journey and upcoming and make the reference to those issues several times. >> well those are safe issues to make reference to in the 2012 campaign. it speaks to how far and in fact the nation has moved since 2007 and 2008. don't forget that she and others were not supportive of the gay marriage. that's how far it's having to shift. i was struck by the fact and
really the sign of the cross and the coalition. she went through every point here. this is not the bill clinton campaign of 1992 and going down the center. she is trying to double down on winning the obama states if you will. the obama coalition. i will say that i was struck as hillary mentioned by the humor and humility at the end. this is not t something that we saw say lot from. when she said i will not get everything right and called many name but quitter is not one of them. we heard of some specifics, but it's things like that that people are going to latch on to. that's what democrats want to hear. >> is there something that within the camp there was a push you know that she would show that kind of humor and
would be self-deadly weapon er vat vating. >> sure the shackles are off of her. everybody learns something running for president second time. she is try to go do this her own way. in 2007 and 2008 she was guided by a whole different strategist. this is her stamp on things here. the question is is it going to be out there for democrats? i am at a watch party and only six people that include one staff er were at it. people people were watching at home. i am not sure. >> so what were people saying about what they saw, heard and felt? >> well they're excited about it. they want to see and hear more
from her. she is flying to iowa and will be at a party tonight in sue city iowa and then the rally tomorrow. she is not out here alone. senator sanders is having a day of activities and she is drawing hundreds of people to the event here. she has a bit of competition. democrats want her to show that she will fight for the nomination here. they want to hear more and see more from her. >> okay. so the ma'am js ofimages of the watch party are not exciting. it was happening numberone the less. maybe people were watching at home. so let's go to sarah murray sarah, you're in utah at a mitt romney event.
many people were painting the pictures of awhatwhat they're seeing in the speech. they made a reference to competitors. they're thinking the same song and it's a choir of yesterday. what was the response there as jeb bush is about to officially o nuns announce the campaign on monday. >> this is a different event than what you're saying today. this is a moment for the candidates to mingle with the donors that help mitt the raise the money. the thing that donors want to see is someone that can win. he heard and there was a lot of shark wards and we saw mark rubio and then ohio governor john was there and you can not take downhill erie clinton by attacking the clintons. you have to bring someone with a record to go up against her.
we heard this morning and she is another woman that's up against her. she made a claim that she has more foreign policy experience than anyone in the public field, so it's interesting to see all of the republicans line up on the way that they plan to take out hillary clinton. >> okay. i want to bring you back in the conversation and ron in any way do you believe that the campaign trial is now changing? would it be democrats or pu publy -- kind of a small meeting and get to know people and now she is saying that i am officially in a big way. hillary fist on that. >> well that's why she did the campaign today.
she has been dealing with the early states. she will sbrentered the race and saying that she is not taking it for granted, so you go to iowa. that means new hampshire where you're having policy discushionsions behind closed doors. they know that there was a clam erring for a bigger picture of hillary's candidacy. that's what it was expected to do. we're going see here over the nefrks next couple of months and that's what is require in the early states. her time is going to be spent doing the campaigns to win the primary. >> back with us. how do you see it? >> the enthusiasm is what is
important. nobody believes the staticsticsstatistics but it's true. we live ain a highlyly parson age. i think her launch did some of that. certainly the issues that she brought up did. i am sure that she will flush them out as time going on. >> hey, with us right now is hillary clinton's press secretary is there and he has now stepped in front of the camera. bryan fallen with us hey bryan. >> reporter: hi. >> give us an idea. how difficult was this for hillary linton to be personal and see the huemor that we saw
and the family history and struggle. was it something that was her idea oar something that you and others really had to urge her to do? was its a big risk for her to take? >> reporter: not at all. they wrote this herself. this was very personal. i think that she wanted to let the american people know what was motivating her. she believes that it's the middle class everyday americans that help to rebuild the economy and get us back in the recession in 2008. they have yet to be able to build the rewards yet from the recover. that's what this fight is about. her mother inspired her that everyday needs a champion and the assist of friends and neighbors. i think that you heard her be
personal and lay out a strong bold progression agenda that she will come in in the coming weeks. she talked about paid leave and then in the coming weeks had a case of once every week or ten days. you will see her role out the issues. >> and bryan i know that it's a party scene there. we love that it's hashtag and hillary clinton house party. in air real reference the music is loud so i am going to have to ask you and we're going to try to pump up your volume but i am going have to ask you to talk loud er. talk to me about who issue is trues to reach. she made several references on equal pay for woman and ending discrimination in the lgbt commune can i. this is an assertive effort to reach the certain body and she talked about trying to create a
pathway for illegal immigrant families, but those that are law abiding. how high up on the list is this? >> so i would answer a little differently. i think what the policy list and the prytysiorities that she out lines is the recognition of the american family. on issues like lgbt equality and equal pay, these are not issues that speak to voters. these are main stream issues that the american public is on the side of and i think that it's more of a commentary of how out of touch the field is that these are still contraversaries in 2015. >> okay. when i let you go how we will see hillary clinton on the campaign trail. is in a return to the small er
settings that we saw in the first ten weeks of the campaign? >> reporter: you're going to see a mix, but certainly see a larger event in iowa. we have a lot of enthusiasm and tonight clinton will be in person participating and then we will have similar meetings happening in all districts to analyze the supporters and coming on the new hampshire side you will see the high spirited events. >> thank you for taking the time. it's appreciated and glad that you stepped in front of the camera for us. >> thanks for having me. this is cnn breaking news. >> hello gain and thanks for joining me again. much more ahead on what to be