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taxation for transportation. frankly it has worked and other than a few extreme voices out there we have not had really much discussion. it's not something we have sprung on the public and we were able to in fact get the public to weigh in and they wade in and we did it. >> i received a couple of questions about the mass shooting in oregon yesterday. president barack obama yesterday responded to the shooting by calling for reasonable gun control. he said quote, i've got to have a congress and i've got to have state legislatures and governors who are willing to work with me on this end quote. what can the governors do to help stem the recurring problem of mass gun violence? ..
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background checks to make sure that they are able to handle a gun. we think there opportunities for awareness and education, not that it is mandatory, an opportunity for people to
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know how to handle weapons. we think there needs to be better education in our schools, big effort we have in our education system is to make sure we don't have bullying that goes on. violence starts at a younger age when we see bullying that is uncontained. teaching goodteaching good values and good principles is a very significant part of the issue. it is not necessary, just new rules and regulations. my wife, the 1st lady, as a conference every year called up the families. families of all kinds can come in and be taught parenting skills.skills. if we teach our children is good values and good principles to reduce crime late and violence.
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that's where i would start. the short-term and long-term. creating some some kind of a law prohibiting the procuring weapons. you were in the news recently when a federal judge issued an injunction issued an order to hold funds for planned parenthood of utah. you have vowed to fight that really is a presumptuous to call before planned parenthood? i don't think it's presumptuous because we know the parent organization has caused some controversy. anyone has seen the videos. some kind of assumption that they were colleagues in medicine and science and we didn't know that is why we
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have a moment of candor. that should cause us all a little bit applause. i do do not discount the fact that planned parenthood does some good things. but that is not to paint over the concerns we have with what we viewed on the videos. that beingvideos. that being said, the more important issue is to make sure we were able to provide for women's healthcare and what ever form of fashion we think is important in our states. we have 41 different locations41 different locations in the state of utah were women's healthcare issues are being addressed. most all of them provide the word mammograms. i just believei just believe that we have not a lot of money in the state of utah, less than $275,000 toward an $8 million budget that planned parenthood has come
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and they have already vowed that we will continue business as usual. can make that better. spread and more convenient locations. all those issues that you're talking about, an organization that is performing abortions. it's just a better way to spend the taxpayers dollars if we are concerned really about with itself. >> you have not said which republican president you would endorse frompresident the tell us what you think of the campaign so far, and is donald trump helping or hurting the gop brand? >> i don't want donald trump's calling the uglier stupid.
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i will be very kind. i think it is an interesting time and presidential elections. we all say this. the most important election in the history, and maybe every election,election, it becomes the most important election in the history of our country. i think there are great candidates that have a lot of substance and a lot to offer. every candidate has strengths and weaknesses. we will have to let that filtered through the process and see what the public wants to see in the oval office. i think that some are certainly tying in to the frustration that we have talked about a little bit today of the dysfunctionality in washington. the propensity to kick the can down the road, to not address anything. the joke is that congress is going to do two things, one is nothing, and the 2nd
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one is overreact. so again, the low esteem that the public holds for what is taking place is indicative of frustration. outside candidates are able to comment say, hey, i'm going to come and clean house, sweep up. that resonates with the public. i like governors, it probably would not surprise anyone. i have a little bit of bias over those that have significant experience. they run something that really is similar to being a president.a president. the executive branch in their state, know-how the pieces fit together and why it's important to work with your legislature, how to put together education, all those things that sometimes we ask of the president. they already have some internship, some experience, working know-how command i
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think that is nothing but an asset. ii like the governors that are running. they have the experience necessary. and in many ways nerve can be outsiders with experience. i am not prepared to endorse anybody yet. i know most of the candidates. i like them. they are good friends. i doi do like the idea of a governor being in the white house which by the way history shows the americans agree with. the last few generations have been the majority governors. >> breaking news according to my colleagues, politico is reporting that congressman jason of utah has just announced a campaign for house speaker, and they wonder if you could
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react to that news, governor >> welcome i'm glad to hear he was running for house speaker enough for governor. lebanon congressman chases for a long time. have known jason for a long time really is willing to engage in the discussion and a frank manner. so having him as a speaker of the house would be a blessing for the house. it would be nice for utah but more importantly it's what's good for the country. i had not heard about this. i saw him just the other day and he didn't mention it to me.
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he said hey, jason. >> well, here on the east coast we are getting pounded by rain. on the west coast there is a serious concern about the ongoing drought. what whatdrought. what do you think about the future of water in the west? >> that really is an advanced question. getting too much water. conservative we havehaven't
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make a stretch farther and develop what we need from the future. we created what's called your utah your future and had people weigh in, the largest grassroots efforts, near 60,000 people have weighed in on our surveys. help us with this issue. the growth pressures of utah and when you want to see utah become. the colorado compact which was put together back in 1922 by the intermountain station, utah happens to be in both basins. if we had to do it over in today it would probably be different than what was done in 1922. california got a certain amount and the rest got the percentage of the flow. your amount of water volume goes down where is the guarantee keeps continuing on.
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you can see some inherent inequities. our native american and sorrow reservations have access and ownership in the water and yet can't access it. the challenge of how to make that work for everybody is an ongoing challenge. the continues to work well. that being said, water issues are big thing. an impact not only our ability to grow that are ski industry which is the greatest no one are. addressing them by conservation efforts.
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before i asked the final question i want to remind our audience of upcoming events. republican presidential candidate and neurosurgeon doctor ben carson will address a luncheon. i would now like to present our speaker with the honorary national press club mug, and final question, if you spend any time with reality tv or pop-culture, you think utah is all about sister wives and singing book of mormon musical missionaries. what would you like the rest of america to know about your state? >> well, there are the
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stereotypes are probably every state not just you need to utah. utah is a wonderful state with wonderful people. we speak 130 languages, very cosmopolitan. our, very cosmopolitan. our symphony has been rated as the 7th best in america we venerate the arts. as pioneers came and said this was the right place, the 1st thing they built was not a temple, people did not have houses so they started building a performing arts center. it's improve people's lives by bringing culture utah is not a wild and woolly west. it is a very cosmopolitan urbanized area. we have 3 million people in utah that are mainly headquartered in about ten regions of the state that are very urbanized. a lot of wide-open spaces,
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land and natural resources, tourism, travel. it is a beautiful place to come and visit. we have vistas and venues, landscapes that are just stunning and people of visit and say we need to come back. not only do we have great vistas and venues to migrate people that really are friendly and optimistic and wholesome, but all of that combined makes utah i great place to live, to raise a family, and as forbes has said four times out of the last five years, the best place to do business. we have a lot going for us. he argued example. other states are doing well. i am hopeful that they will listen to the states and let's work together for the good of americans. [applause]
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>> good morning, everybody. imorning, everybody. i had the pleasure of meeting a great many of yesterday. it is my great, great honor to stand here before you this morning to introduce the man of the hour, the great, the one and only. i was saying yesterday the
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future as defined in that movie, this month october 2015 is supposedly the future. they seem to be working. still a couple. among the not so great things are last 30 years as we all no, in your states, right around the time the back to the future was originally released in theaters a number of folks on the right got together and decided that they wanted to write their version of the future.
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in giving credit where it is due, it is hard to deny standing here today as we look at the landscape power in our great country at the state level it is a sea of red. and that is where six comes in. six wants to read the next chapter in the american story command we want it to be our chapter. [applause] and to do that six has articulated a long-term vision to when winning progressive infrastructure in the state and of course given the state of play you might ask, who is that person who is bold enough
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and audacious nothing crazy enough to say that in 2015 we can start to tell the story, build that winning progressive infrastructure in the state your about to meet the future of this country. standing to my right, sitting to my right is a born organizer, natural leader, coalition builder's, guy from nebraska and nobody
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can explain what that chapter that we want to write looks like because he is loved it. the greatest estimate testament asked why he is the right leader this moment's vision is one where all of you feel that your not alone. as we know the other side is doing. he ishe is the one who's going to carry that out. very proud that nick is at the helm. i know you will if you don't already command i am very proud of all of you who support the audacious goal.
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[applause] >> thank you so much. that was a very kind and generous welcome. i hope you'll remember the name is obviously going to be president of the united states sunday. welcome to that 2nd annual legislative conference so many difficult places. some new faces from all of our travels from this year which is very, very exciting in fact, this year we have nearly 250 state legislators representing all 50 states attendance.
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give yourself around applause. we have grown our network to over a thousand now which is amazing. to put that in context, they have a predecessor organizations they gathered between 5250 nine months of our existence they almost double that which speaks to the enthusiasm and excitement currently happening so much great work that he came out of last year's conference in relationships that were forged that i'm excited to see what happens. just a few quick housekeeping things. the two pending hurricane we had a few cancellations. and deblasio had to be back in new york my friend chuck d, had to go to atlanta.
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and so you plan for a conference for months and the one thing we didn't plan for was a hurricane heading west. in spite of those cancellations i think we have a great lineup for y'all having the opportunity to be at the white house, administration officials. this morning we will hear from a number of great leaders. the air from planned parenthood, congressman keith ellison, the legislative session, looking in the 2016, leaders from the movement for black lives
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how to engage with the movement and this afternoon we will have a series of breakout sessions on a host of different issues. we will do legislator only training, briefings. one last peemack, wepoint, we encourage all of you take social media and tweet about the conference using #six. i also want to thank a few people. we have an amazing staff john, patty, anthony, sean. please give a round of applause.
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and for those of you don't no me, i am the executive director. i've been working in state and local government for over six years. i started my time in the nebraska in a camp. i was a committee lawyer and organize here in dc. i worked for governor eliot spitzer until i fell apart. and then i was president obama's liaison to the states in the white house. and was also helped elizabeth warren set up the cfe the right after the .-dot frank legislation was passed. and so i have had different vantage points. to learn and fully appreciate the investment in infrastructure building that was done at the state level,
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for nearly a generation conservatives have far outpaced progressives that the business of movement building in the state. they focused hard on it, put resources into it kind have been ruthlessly efficient that it. it'sit's investment has paid off. think about where we are right now. people spend a lot of time and energy focused on the presidential site, with all due respect i findi find that simply focusing only on federal power can be shortsighted by those within the progressive infrastructure, donor class, and establishment. i'm not saying it's not important. it is for a number of different reasons, but only focusing there is a recipe for disaster. frankly, progressives it has if you takeif you take a look at the map of legislative control in this country it is currently nearly all read. thatthat is because right now in america conservatives control were state legislative chambers system acting hundreds. in fact, in the time the president obama has taken
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office alone republicans have gained over 900 state legislators, 11 governorships, and the majorities and 30 state legislative chambers. none of this by accident or just happened overnight. since the 1970s conservatives have been methodically investing in the development of coordinated state infrastructure the focus is onon elections, ideas promotion, training, and grassroots organizing. "cbs evening news"
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they have a combined budget of $60 million however taking a deeper look at public disclosure reports in an estimates of internal corporate spending we have to make the constellation of groups closer to $250 million to this network to advance their policies, coordinate message, organize, train and influence legislators. i can say progressives are nowhere near that. there are of course a number of different consequences to all of this. each of you on a daily basis are facing. for one, the progressives do not control legislative chambers in the vast majorities of state and they do not control the redistricting process. you effectively will not have control over united states house of representatives. that is where we are today.
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after the losses in legislative races in 2010 we effectively gave away the house of representatives for a decade. in addition gerrymandering these districts have also incentivized ideologues because districts are often drawn around a narrow group of similarly minded individuals leaving no reason for neglected officials to compromise compromise. that compromise has become a dirty word in washington. and you have seen the effects of that. the inmates currently running an asylum were willing to shut down the government this week because they didn't believe in funding women's health. how crazy is that? in exchange for not shutting down the government their own speaker john boehner. i'm sure john boehner's head was a delicious treat for the conservative base but the sacrifice of nothing for the country and in fact we should be scared of this extreme governing but again there's nothing we can do about it because they controlled the legislative chamber.
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progressive negligence has left legislators and state elected officials in a position to have to fend for themselves. up until now there is not the miniseries organized effort to identify rising stars, nurture and train elected officials or build a farm team. each of you in this room may need in this room have told us last summer as we were building the organization we had one-on-one conversations with hundreds of legislators around the country. the word literally hundreds of times consistently the same thing. legislators feel like they are on an island. they feel like they are a long. they don't feel connected to one another. national leaders are a common program. they don't have a central place to go to find information and they sometimes get trained when they're running for office but when they are in office. take a look at the presidential candidates running for office on the right. most of them are governors and
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in the case of state legislators they are relatively diverse. they have a farm team in a way that we do not. finally power and legislatures allows for the ability to have power over policymaking and the movement of issues state-by-state. let's take gunzburg sample. later today we are going to have a moment of silence for the victims of the oregon shooting. think about how many mass shootings occur on a regular basis and nothing happens. "rolling stone" magazine rep order this morning that oregon's shooting was the 264th mass shooting this year. this year. october 2, today the 272nd day of the year so there are 272 days of this year and 264 days
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that there has been a mass shooting. how is that possible? our board chair yesterday told me that i knew the former state legislator in kansas, he said when he would vote for gun bill if he voted for it even a simple restriction on access within hours he would be getting calls and e-mails into his office and that happens to all of us. after colorado and oregon passed simple background checks the program lobby when after legislators hard and begin recall efforts against those who voted for simple background check legislation. in colorado to legislators were recalled and lost their jobs as a result. and look what alec in partnership with the nra was able to do was stand your ground. version said that the move from florida to 17 states in one year and is now in 26 states. when i talk about infrastructure and mechanisms to actively and
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quickly influence policymaking in the states this is what i'm talking about. we all get frustrated seeing another mass shooting happened. we ask ourselves how can this happen? how and oregon to ... happen? how when charleston do we let this happen? how in newtown do we let that happen? how was that public opinion even amongst gun owners at the very least simple fact round checks and still nothing has happened? in my opinion one of the major reasons for this is if that they have built this infrastructure that rapidly deploys information can stand up in legislative offices, can crash and discriminate -- disseminate to move those quickly across states and build public opinion. you couple that with the fact that until now, there has not
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been a real alternative for countervailing forces to check this sort of power in the country. and you have an environment that reinforces extreme positions on guns and everything else. another example is economic policy where there is to an assault on the working and middle-class families in this country. think about this, we live in the wealthiest country in the history of the world but i can tell you the people that i grew up when -- with the nebraska many people i meet when traveling across the country would never know that because so much of the wealth is concentrated at the very top. millions of people in fact are simply trying to provide for their families and make ends meet living paycheck to paycheck many are barely making it. in fact i was reading recently that one tenth of 1% of this country, not just the 1%, but one tenth of 1% of this country owns almost as much wealth as
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the remaining 90% of us. think about that for a moment. how is that okay? meanwhile at the same time people are working long and hard for wages and benefits which should be viewed as nothing short of offensive in this country. just the other day was talking to my brother who is a lawyer in d.c.. he mentioned line he had. this woman worked at a restaurant in north carolina. the employer which is a national chain was paying this person effectively $1.69 an hour because they were providing a $5.60 hourly tip credit which was calculated to include a meal that they would throw in. that's $1.69 an hour. they claimed to satisfy the federal minimum wage of $7.25 when you add the two together but in reality she absolutely was not making $5 and 60 cents
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an hour. they figure and tips and the fact that employer have the nerve to make her work 20% of her time on non-tip work in the kitchen. $1.69 an hour in america, 2015. this is an honest person working hard to make ends meet and i don't care who you are, there's something fundamentally wrong with that. we have a system that would take advantage of someone like her following the rules working hard only to make that person more wealthy. there is story after story of that happening in our country. while this may seem -- i can say that there is hope and it starts here. we are in a unique historic moment in the progressive movement. for the first time the donor class, major national institutions, the media and as we saw in the past few days the
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white house is aligned in understanding and a commitment in supporting progressive state infrastructure buildings and in particular state innovation exchange, meaning all of you. we understand when you are organized with the right information and tools and connected to each other and resources a lot can be done. we issued a report this year that highlighted the progressive victories around the country. you can get that report on line at www.state innovation.org. but we found an at report is that it was clear from what we saw that even the reddest of states progressives ideas and values can break through. for example in my home state of nebraska they eliminated the death penalty and by ballot initiative passed a minimum wage increase. [applause] in north dakota they enacted pregnancy accommodations. oklahoma they enacted an on line
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voter registration bill and these are just a few examples of red states. of course no other state this year proved more possible in advancing a progressive agenda than oregon. this year they password twice standards by requiring sick leave and they address police concerns by banning profiling and instituting body cameras. they pass public safety measures that further background checks on gun purchases and made major changes to their education and voting system. again you can find all of this in our report. in addition to working with all of you stage related to prevention of local laws and tax on the clean power plan's. do you remember that indiana religious refusal bill that passed and i think it was march of this year?
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which basically gave a legal right to discriminate for businesses and others to discriminate against the lgbt community? one of the reasons you haven't heard about many more of these passing or any of these others passing is because they have been working with groups to in many states to kill a lot of those bills. this year we are looking to scale up all of those as well as go on the offense on advancing family economic issues criminal justice reform and voter modernization. a big part of this conference and the work in the months and years of head will be amongst other things to help legislators prepare and provide the tools political and other sport you need to move bills this next legislative session that protect workers, enhance work as benefits help incentivize pathways between men and women and modernizer antiquated voting system. there are a number of other tools and resources that we are going to bring to bear to
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support all of your work in the coming years in the years to come which will begin do we hope to level the playing field across the country and really start working on behalf of working and middle-class families. we have a long way to go but i'm confident that working with all of you where going to seize this important moment and begin turning the tide on where we can get america working again on behalf of working middle-class families. thank you. [applause] >> we are going to turn it over to the working delegation so i would like members on the oregon ballot -- delegation to please come up here.
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>> good morning everyone. i am diane rosenbaum and with me are three of my colleagues from oregon and i think as now everyone knows, our hearts were broken yesterday when we arrived at the conference and started hearing the news about the shooting in roseburg oregon and i thought i would just say something about the town of roseburg because we don't yet know much about who the people are who were the victims but roseburg is a beautiful little town of just barely more than 20,000 people in oregon. it used to be a timber town and that is largely dried up so the students who died yesterday are
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generally older in their mid-20s and learning to be nurses or welders, often being retrained for other occupations and it has got a river that runs third called the rogue river. it's a beautiful town late, great place for flyfishing and that's the place that it is. yesterday it became our every town usa. these 10 students and one teacher who died yesterday morning and then the seven who were injured were just starting their day like any other day in the first week of school. as nick said earlier along with way too many names that we all know combine, aurora, charleston nl there is roseburg oregon. our governor spoke last night at a candlelight vigil and said we don't know why this happened and we really don't know why this happened and the community is in
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shock and grief and we standing here are two but also while you hold us in our hearts and we hold those families and teachers and students in that community and our hearts, we also i think want to remember what president obama said yesterday that our thoughts and our prayers are not enough on a day after an event like this. in oregon it's a state as you've heard that is the miraculous things including most recently closing the final loophole in our background check law but the fact that this could happen, the fact that these mass shootings keep happening in this country and really only here means that there is more work to do and i want to commit with all of my heart and energy today together with you that maybe we can't say
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not one more because we know there always will be but this has to end. we have to end this. [applause] so thank you for standing with us, for supporting us and let us commit to do that work beginning now and every day so that there will not be another roseburg oregon after today. thank you all. applaud -- [applause] >> thank you diane. i didn't get much sleep last night. i have found myself in various roles covering shootings at schools and other places. i was a reporter for many years and i spent director for the
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director for the portland schools and i ended up helping to go with the tiger team to deal with crises like this. i wrote a lot last night but i ended up just sort of publishing one paragraph and i'm going to read that right now. to the next person who offers condolences and prayers about the suffering of the families and communities of roseburg and beyond are you now ready to limit the number of guns sold? and bullets sold? or do you just want to see another incident a week or two somewhere else and simply feed the fear that they track and some rum where we are not part of a real solution that can condolences only go so far. the president said this and the
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a number of people have said this. enough. we have to take action and we have to take clear action. i had been to too many vigils to talk to too many folks about this issue and i think we all have. it is time for us to decide that we have too many guns in our country and start finding some way to bring those numbers down and take the opportunity and these kinds of incidents taking place. i want to thank all of your -- all of you folks who have been talking about this but it is really time to follow what the president said yesterday. in enough, it's time to take action and it's time to talk about how we have allowed the gun lobby and the gun industry
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to control the safety of our children. thank you. [applause] >> i'm going to ask if you would mind to join me in a moment of silence if you wouldn't mind standing. thank you. thank you very much.
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>> good morning. i am shown the national political director. this year i've had the honor of meeting and working with a lot of you in 2016 moving forward we will have many more opportunities to work, meet and support their work bridging in the states. this morning i had the pier project interviewing three experts that we worked with on many issues and they are going to be talking about the major issues that americans have focused on as well as recent polling and data from several
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areas. first you hear from david winkler. he will give us a broad picture of the critical issues people are focused on and discuss the general public's distrust of government at how that can be addressed in the enforcement of laws and regulations. we'll hear from mali murphy. she has done extensive studies on family economic issues and will share some of that with you today. these issues are critical to your constituents since they are issues that fix is going to take a leadership role and helping to support u.n. policies in your state. finally -- with the recent conservative ranks midshipman potential shutdown over threatening planned parenthood we better be helpful for you to here on her -- from her in recent polling in other areas in this issue. so we will hear from these three
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panelists and then we will have ample time at the end for questions and answers following the presentation so with that david i will turn it over to you. [applause] >> good morning. thank you for having me and thank you everyone for being here. sean mentioned on the tractor of research and we are excited about our partnership with the state innovation exchange working with all of you on the state legislative issue areas. i want to draw the big picture here through research from three different sources and then we will get into the study that came out around the rules and how enforcing rules properly as a strategy for building trust in government, building a fair economy. this is a longitudinal graph of four different economic measures that are out there and i think what is the most important is if
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you look at the green line you can see the year-to-year change in hourly earnings is stagnant so on the left side can see the worst part of the recession, unemployment at the top during the recession has been going down steadily. people are finding more work than they were in a recession but they are not able to keep up with the cost of living. incomes are flat and people feel like they're falling behind and they can't say save for the future or afford to send their kids to college or think about paying down the debt that they have. that is the central concern of people's perception of the economy today is that problem. we need to understand that and find ways to try to address that another question from a recent survey about six months from now do you think there will be more jobs for the same amount or fewer and 40% say the same amount of jobs, only 26% fewer
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jobs so they are as hesitant about the future and things aren't as bad as they were in the worst part of the recession. this is research for center from american progress and a look at what people should give one or two responsibilities for america's economic future and the two phrases at the top crisis and those in the room onto the inking about how to connect with voters building an economy that works for everyone not just the wealthy and creating jobs in getting america back to work. two of the strongest frames face on this research and this is from a few years ago but i can tell you what we have seen it consistently over and over for the last few years even just recently. the% of voters, center for
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american progress presented voters with a lot of different economic facts and wanted to see what caused them the greatest concerns. the top two were really around, the first one around the corporate ceos make 273 times the average worker. i think now that numbers over 300 times the average worker salary so when people feel like they're not keeping up and they can't get ahead and see the contracts with those at the top that is their greatest concern about the economy and we need to address that. and i think the second is powerful fact that it's important to bring home is one in four american children are growing up in poverty. people are blown away by that number and they know we can do better. so i want to encourage you to remember those powerful ways to connect with the public. this is from gallup about
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government production. a shift from economic concerns to government concerns arising perception, this is a worldwide study that these are american numbers. whether corruption is widespread and gallup releases a couple of weeks ago. 75% of people in the u.s. perceived that government is corrupt and you can look across the world and we are one of the top countries. there are some countries that only 15% think their government is corrupt so this is not a human -- american issue. it's a human issue. we have to find a way to address the perceptions and hopefully i can give you ideas for that coming up. at the federal level there is almost record low trust of the federal government to handle the problems of the country whether they are international.
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i appreciate and have so much respect for the work of state legislatures do and their jobs are incredibly valuable. the public has some awareness of the difference between what the federal government does and state state versus local but everything starts at the top so that distrust in the federal government down to their perceptions of other levels. this is a stat that i think ought to be very concerning for anyone in congress. i know we don't have anyone here today but we are in the shadow of capitol hill. whether or not all members of congress are corrupt at the top and that's a fairly stable number that has been consistent about half the public saying they are corrupt but interesting recently the increase in people saying that their own personal member is corrupt and this -- there's there has been a gap
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because everyone -- they say everyone is corrupt but i love my country. that's not true anymore and as progressives as people who are not in charge of the u.s. congress would need to make sure the public understands we are on their side and who is running congress right now. i know that you are not in congress and we should be that contrast to be drawn in distinction. this is some polling that came out earlier this week actually on the global strategy group and they talked about two questions that i thought were koran people's confidence, the government people doing positive things for the country. 56% of all voters were very or somewhat confident and 12% not at all. you can see the breakdown when you look at core republican voters. they call them -- republicans. they are split down the member member -- down the middle with 43% not at all confident and a
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quarter of republicans are very or somewhat confident but everyone else is much more confident in the government at 61%. ..
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>> >> that it cares about the issues. more than promising to address those issues as people are skeptical. the linkage of caring and to be a voice stronger than and speaking for you or promising to fix things but generally the words on the left as they advocacies speak detailed transparent inclusive but not quite as
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>> >> they want the rules to be applied in a way that is equal. the reasons we want to enforce them fairly to protect seniors and children and reduce pollution to hold big business accountable. 30 or 40 years the right-wing has pushed a narrative that government is the source of our problems and that rules and regulations are killing the economy. this research shows there is a message to solve that challenge that is more powerful and speaks to those perceptions of the role of government that is reason to want to walk you through
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seven dash 10 and feel increased enforcement of the law is good. and people were more supportive of the increased enforcement but basically they thought they should have increased enforcement. >> this includes even more independent voters and democrats they are split down the middle small business employees come down on this side. >> we ask people the way of raising these and there is
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favorable ways and more so than standard door enforcement. that is a great way to say everyone should have a fair shot to be on a level playing field. year unanimous support for increasing laws and regulations we have four different words to you describe the increasing portion should be. proper or common sense? bearer or tough is basically strong support but slightly higher 94 percent said proper enforcement and common sense. >> what are the priorities?
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they want us to focus on clean water and food and drugs imported from other countries and government discrimination and drugs and u.s. nuclear energy wall street banks and financial industry a lot of various in their everyday life that there are rule breakers better getting away with it. we ask them a specific federal agencies to have similar state agencies or opportunities that congress is set the all-time low in terms of approval. and to read those specific ones but the public is
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favorable to these agencies. only two years old at the time of the survey 36 percent did not know that yet. what do people think enforcement can do? the top reason is profanity deadly mistakes and save the lives. seniors and children, preventing pollution, incredibly powerful reasons to prevent the financial markets from harming people there is a whole second tier so these are the top reasons stated they feel it is not fairly applied and their hurts small businesses.
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and was last the day then slide that i get into the messaging section this is from a bipartisan national poll released to the public with that conservative argument because they only work to read pain is more difficult to create jobs and economic growth. maybe add a few points in your political life or from the voters the right wing has spent decades to push that narrative millions of dollars of resources. some people say when a fair and tough enforcement to
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protect american workers and families to give the little guys including small business a fair chance to compete. one that has not been consistently applied, the narrative beat the future regulation peace in the national study. that is what we take that there is a path toward building a fair economy, of government and one of the ways to do that is a forcing the rules that are on the books. >> to get into the messaging, the most effective way to talk about this is the case studies. but the most powerful talk about the negative consequences failing to enforce the regulations with disasters.
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there are some real success stories. to show people it is possible to have success to save lives and save money in to build of level playing field to call for criminal penalties for the ceo of a crucial way to make the economic argument and get to people that believe those at the top get special breaks while everyone else is left behind. >> i will briefly read the language from the west texas law-enforcement is collected the results can be disastrous. in 2013 and explosion at of west texas killed 13 people including 121st responders destroying preschools and nursing-home and hundreds of homes.
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the last time it was inspected was 1985 despite serious violation they got $30.5 and. we'll need to perfect situation is like this there is a case study in west virginia in contaminated water 300,000 families. there are examples like this in every state probably. it is a great opportunity to help people see their real role of government and a way to do better. here is a way. a positive case study. the language is on the web site cbs be ordered bankamerica added to pay $727 million in fines for charging products that customers never agreed to.
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in to pay for wordy deceptive billing. it is 3.5 billion since its creation in two years ago would be to strengthen the enforcement not weaken them. incredibly powerful success story how enforcement can make a difference in people's lives. this is the image that you get when you google banker. [laughter] said his daughter shot from our office. and a few other messages you can find this online. but to piece together the negative consequences and the reasons for it one of the of their success stories was to keep millions of
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products that of the u.s. market with eight-point to million in six months. very powerful but to underline the message, that small business of entreprenuership is the engine of the economy to create wealth level playing field so corporations can squeeze small businesses out of the marketplace. so that is my section of one of the pathways i look forward to working with you in the future as we dived deeper into more recent research and upcoming challenges with the next year's legislation. [applause]
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>> good morning. i am a partner at the polling firm that has over the last several years conducted extensive research on issues impacting families, middle-class, and their role and relationship with the workplace. what i will do today is give you public polling on these issues to augment the presentation with recent examples that i can not necessarily share from my clients because they own the data but we have seen consistently about the power of these issues to make a family friendly economy to major those issues are a top priority. we can go ahead and get started.
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talk about family economic security i don't know if there is the way to a size that down to the edges are not cut off but to set the stage, we noted the economy is moving and recovering since the recession about what is not happening is they don't see that direct benefit to bin terms of wage growth and improved quality of life rand workplace benefits for about this shows you do not see a movement while unemployment is down you don't see it in household income. poll after poll people feel they use are generally getting better but when you ask about their own personal financial situation they
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feel they're not saying that a proponent that will impact the 2016 election and families every single day. because of this there is the broader framework of issues that are out there to address some of these concerns. that impacts minimum-wage workers than there are many out there that are looking for greater relief. we also see greater focus to close the loopholes and there is the huge perception out there that those at the top for doing great to see their bosses arrive but they feel they are paying for its also access to affordable high quality care and child care and not just the wages
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they bring home but what they're able to provide for their families for called preschool and college affordability with the education spectrum are economic issues and they'll look in terms of opportunity. there is enormous support regardless of the extreme spectrum might say that there is a gender discrimination problem so we did a poll for america ted women choose to test a package of issues asking if they supported raising the minimum wage at $10.10 and a guarantee the ability to earn paid sick time and tested equal pay making it harder to pay women must
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then creating that of family medical leave the insurance fund. when we tested this is 63% of the 2016 voters, those who turned out, they will support this as a package. you know, it isn't just support among democrats. this is something that we get support across the board. and as we have seen between what people like and what they are willing to years. we do not see at disconnect but we ask people in canada its are elected office but higher minimum wage paid family and medical leave
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does and make you more or less likely? >> i think those who supported our seen very bill backlash. want out of four. >> not surprisingly you see a lot of candidates take on these issues to talk about them directly with the presidential candidates and hillary clinton and talking about equal pay it is a family issue and the american economic issue. that is how people look at it. lead is help people connect to their own families. bernie sanders also talks about this when millions of workers have seen declines working long brouwer's with lower wages.
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this is connecting with voters where they are right now. but it doesn't surprise anybody that candidates are talking about these issues. for the first time since i can remember you hear republican candidates embracing these issues many probably saw that senator rubio rolled out his program that is a wolf in sheep's clothing but he takes it upon. the previous slides should give you every explanation as to why and who disagrees? one of the threats is to many americans have to choose between being there for your children are reading the financial means. that is why these policies are so important.
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to talk about only conservative principles can solve the income gap but this is the problem that has preached a urgency point in this country and voters are looking for real solutions with rand paul talking about income inequality. so in our polling we found there is huge support for the paycheck fairness act. this was a national study the voters also support the family act and to reach a fever explanation than the softish making an end to
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read it again we see huge support across party lines and when we did focus groups around these issues we heard fervors talk a warrant in their words and they don't see it as only as something but the benefits that all workers should have. they have british lives without having access to know what it to freeze and a this is the scope of research for a first address the problem to read the voters where there are. but not being able to make ends meet in to be there for
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their families. i guess marco rubio soaves too many are forced to do choose to be there for their loved ones leading people where they are recognizing it's a major problem. >> we want to and knowledge of our shared values and to learn the call or page 81 dash benefit from a stable work force and everyone that works hard should be able to make a better future. we believe that their shared values but we need to
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address the fact that the facts are on their side. this is good for businesses says it saves money to retrain and employee turnover and they have proven in place is where it is in effect to make an and economic impact. route two have the ball you on our side. but explain why this matters for everyone. but instead the workforce and the economy is stronger and will strengthen the future generation. it will set families set for a successful future for their children and grandchildren in this country. i will wrap up there.
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sari. [laughter] [applause] >> i feel like these presentations build off of each other so i am happy to follow that. i and the executive director of the planned parenthood action by and. that is the fidgety that does political and advocacy work and i will be sharing some research on women's access to reproductive health care as well as its one organization but is now
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like to ask their of the federation of america and as wolf may narrow bridge and provides a and we provide a range of reproductive health care and issue he asian. well woman the same stomach cancer screenings comer breast exams, birth control and abortion. 75% of patients and low-income 150% at the poverty bubble or below and in addition through our educators we provide comprehensive more then and that - - more young people every year. but our mission has been to
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provide compassionate with care and but to be in those under certain areas with that population in certain sense but they're tough and nt attack and some members of state ever revs as well as the antiabortion extremist. the goal is to take planned parenthood out of participating in medicaid and other government programs that reimburses planned parenthood for services that are provided to low income people. i will share some polling
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but at heart this is an about birth control or sex ed but whether or not it should be safe and legal in this country but unfortunately we think it is discriminatory toward the women but that is the law so we follow that so we look dash fit will be the rule. >> and they favored continued funding for permanent - - planned parenthood at the end of july and found ages 63 through 28 murders and they
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are especially strong. 60% but national polls though of and to a 61% and they're eliminating funding but to a proposal over shutting the government down or funding planned parenthood and a new poll shows that the vast majority of the public agrees with the u.s. supreme court decision that made abortion safe and legal 67 / 29% and the two-thirds majority is
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an unchanged but with that marriage to call ladies and larry nance and this is fair and so he tested similar to web malis said about a but that doesn't mean that they vote. their votes to done if and 30% those that is a rooster
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from an i amusing republicans as a sure hand because that is the party in power but obviously we have a lot of republicans that support funding. i don't want to be too broad brush. the voters are skeptical about the congressional republicans hearings and investigations. >> now we're under investigation by congress we went to use that at the essence.
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but how the public is absorbing this date think it is political. 57 n / 28 they have a political agenda they're trying to push. 60 / 25% in the investigation into play and parenthood is designed to score political points. women voters have a high regard for planned parenthood. not surprising many our patients. and as a couple things to note 61% believe they play an important tool to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies at a 40 year low right now so that is a very important role and 59% of a planned parenthood is one of the few affordable health care options. to summarize, over the past
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two months we go over the last several years reproductive health care access is under attack at the state level like never before. my colleague is ever state policy director in will be in the the a panel later today to talk about the state to attacks to preview what we are anticipating the next legislative session after reproductive health care justin last two months we have had 15 and thai women hold votes in congress with four specific votes to defund planned parenthood in 15 states attempt to defunded in their state and 17 state investigations in the last two months. the level of harassment is intense.
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doing the math and i would close by basically and to talk about women's health issues for british important to highlight to the motive of folks who would act to define for restrict access to women's health care or to planned parenthood to focus on that underlying motive it isn't about birth control or education but he a different set of beliefs around access to abortion. you will acknowledge that the decision to have an abortion is personal and complex for women and doctors and families but isn't helpful necessary to go further them that purport
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talking about the complexity of a personal decision but not going so far terceira recognize people think this is a san or immoral is not necessary or helpful for code to be proactive especially prevention and findings you can do with garner own terms as the elected official you want to bring this up. don't wait until your oust the be strong and proactive to talk about attacks island health care and to restrict access to services should be a dominant party for elected leaders the special with other urgent challenges. the fact we had 15 votes restricting access in the last two months think all the other stuff they have not done a taking care of
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of, it is outrageous. so lastly i will leave you with a plea to be the vocal supporters to be out front and the leaders on this issue. we're at a critical moment in this conversation of who will make these decisions. within zero or politicians? as elected leaders you have a critical role to stand up for women's ability to make their own reproductive health decisions. i would encourage you to do that. a thank you so much. [applause] >> now we will take questions over 50 minutes.
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>> 15. >> ion from minnesota. a terrific presentation and i hope we can see it all somewhere. for those that cannot write fast enough but to bring in another aspect of planned parenthood i know people gave me a dirty looks but i went to the head in minnesota said i almost joined the demonstration against you because i was so irritated that you were not participating in the exchange even though i am a total supporter of reproductive health i am actively working legislatively of law-and-order issues to facilitate donor request. one direction i thought we should go is to remove the official action. i don't know anything about it but we've moved the
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official action of planned parenthood but to make sure those were having abortions know that this is an option to facilitate the women to make the connection in themselves. sorry i am the basic molecular biologists so i am very concerned about those issues. >> i am from wisconsin. i'll love planned parenthood i used to work for you iran wisconsin and. hagen their real love your work. but it seems from my perspective this is about power, but taking away halt the services that women
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desperately the need to work or go to graduate school i am worried about making it about abortion i think of the extremists opposed birth control but day to go after the services because they think they should make these decisions to take away choices about our lives. and wanted to frame it bigger i think the abortion is the peace but to have the ability to make critical decisions and for the first presentation, does this motivate people to vote? we have massive corruption right now and for chalet walker is back in the states but to people vote on this? is this an important critical thing to talk
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about? maybe that is separate and it is a motivator? >> i totally agree it is about a larger issue of control was emphasizing the abortion peace because instead of engaging about a debate on that issue if they do the backhanded think that does not direct address that to make it about something else for our was trying to air dry attention to that but i agree there is a larger world view clash happening. >> the second question and deserves a much wonder answer, but rules and regulations are not what people are very devout but making ends meet to put food
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on the table. addressing that concern is where you want to start reading touche decisions where they want to vote for to make the economy grow. and part of the argument is a system of government that is corrupt and we can address that to enforce the rules cover not necessarily put that on your campaign bumper sticker. [laughter] >> going back to the statement of the public can you explain why 75 percent favor i will be a voice free but only 25 percent say i will speak for you?
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why is there that incredible difference that seemed to mean the same? >> batted is a study that you can find in public with more detail on the strategy web site they just found i imagine the public response is what they're willing to have their officials to but to speak for them they do not like that as much. >> state senator from washington and. one month ago had a planned parenthood clinic in washington were washington state university is located are you seeing signs of this type of aggression occurring we seem to not have this
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much for a while but it is interesting is a and a town with a college campus. what you find out about college students' views are republicans reaching we had a lot of polling with young for orders. -- young voters. >> guess this is a and a craze of arson attacks over the last two months recently another one in california sennar seeing increased attacks on the health centers. with the rhetoric and focus and hateful speech and plants itself to those attacks but in terms of pulling -- polling and all
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have been a pain to choose tour at this moment but our student organizing presence has skyrocketed in the last several years with the strong student chapters on 260 campuses around the country of planned parenthood generation they are fired up and ready to go organizing their campuses and communities and it has been incredibly inspiring to see that outpouring of support. >> i will speak to the information on younger people. the college age said is often too small to look bad in and of itself public at millenials. we do know as much as anti-a
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planned parenthood there will try to see a movement of young for people moving against planned parenthood and choices not reported by any polling data there is still support with millenials as with all age groups for funding planned parenthood to give them access to health care and birth control to keep abortion safe and legal. you're not seeing and the trend among and the age group. so does the issues are closer ties to family economic security or is the new anchor man who are more engaged in a way that helps us. not to say older men are against it but it is less motivating less of our rally cry but for millenials and they see the connection between women's access to health care and economic
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security so if anything i believe the opposite is more true. >> senator from new jersey. i have a slightly parochial view that you left new jersey out. >> after a six year fight since the governor took over was the first governor to redlined out of our budget money for planned parenthood we continue the fight and we will win when we get a democratic governor in two years so please give us a color on that map. [applause] thank you. >> north carolina. we have had an incredibly tough year a brutal session
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where in the last long session that ended 4:50 a.m. the day before yesterday yesterday, and today's ago? one of the final debates was on fetal tissue. someone mentioned how young men are getting more involved and the goodness. the majority of the debate was coming from older men. the drama was coming from older republican men and i was really of farm to to see the women in the house, the republican women who would take this up. one example that was incredible a woman said if they were to find a cure, her husband has
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parkinsons. if there were to find a cure she were not accepted for her husband if it had come from experiments with fetal tissue. i want to do know how would you turn that message around? the fact that she could take that on your gore and to make your husband's medical decisions for him? i was embarrassed to see red stayed north carolina we were just defunded and part of the problem was a misunderstanding that it was medicaid eligibility at best and not specific funding we lost $130,000 in our budget that went shoot to programs.
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it had to do with teaching the scientific medical accurate sex education and they are gone now there will have to find donors but the messaging is so important and what not do talk about. thank you for all you do. >> i will say one thing to that. thank you for all the work in north carolina. my goodness you are in the middle of it. more of us day reassurance but you are dealing with the extremist hutu not even and represent the every day voters within their party. where you have the most extreme republicans taken now because it is said j.
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small loud vocal minority of those representing them in body that. so for your average republican voter there much more of line with comprehensive sex education for our family planning and funding and getting back on track away from the distractions and. those people do not represent a large constituency and public opinion is on your side. >> i am from vermont. by training i am a social worker we have a part-time legislatures of i am still the director of an organization that provides family and child services for cry consider myself a
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lifelong child advocate. i find it fascinating despite what the data shows the support for children who are homeless, waiting to be adopted is so high. i wonder about the pivot the you care so much about these unborn children by yet you do nothing to make sure these kids get a fair chance in life. and i would also like to say one templates and framework that you presented is brilliant it looks like it will be very helpful when there's trouble thinking about issues one thing about
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planned parenthood, i worked at an agency that does adoption work and we get more referrals from planned parenthood right now than any other community organizations. thank you. >> does planned parenthood along with any other social service or unemployed in that service, do you actively promote voter registration at your facilities? it seems that is the target demographic. second business acting as a
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monolithic entity is there a way to message to put the wedge between small business and corporation? and they are funded by the aga corporations -- big corporations. >> and the health centers to have order registration forms available and do the drives that are non-partisan edits appropriate. and also out in the community and i agree it is
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important. >> with the question with business you raise an excellent point* that voters draw a very important distinction between corporations and small business. i could talk for days on the importance to differentiate. and the slide that a show with the and it is not about proving, it is important to assert these protections for workers are not at the expense that the stability of small business but meant to support though work force that helps small business and three found that argument that many policies level the playing field because small businesses are feeling squeezed by the tax breaks corporations get by the margins they can claim and having a harder time competing so if anything
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that the information and david shared on cl benefits makes it more difficult so to take that on and make it clear these are to support middle-class families and you are asking just with the fairness to make sure that they pay their fair share it is very important. >> the research shows how important that is and two examples the worst part is day past a couple different measures that were corporate tax solutions with the small business coalition that was crucial to the messaging.
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the other example is from my home state of colorado called the keep jobs and colorado at trying to help state businesses get and the advantage of contracts so those tax dollars create jobs in your own state. >> it is exciting to have this discussion and. we will have to more. [laughter] okay. i'm sorry we have time for one question but the panel will come to this side to answer when we are done. i am sorry. >> state senator from colorado. two weeks ago the center is
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purer with the east its annual property data and one thing that was unique at the same time they're released their percentages not just based on the guidelines but the supplemental poverty measure. so how we frame the issue of economic opportunity, does the polling shows there is a way to a couple of anchorage the idea of specific targets of poverty reduction? in oregon there has been some success to get the business community more engaged and the business council has something that is the task force working on poverty reduction. so how do we frame the
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conversation so we could use the word poverty reduction because i think there is a disconnect and then are you targeting of business community getting a sense of they could be more engaged that the poverty still is not moving and there is a tremendous amount of families that are considered the working poor. they play by the rules but still live paycheck to paycheck. >> there is a lot there but thank you. i do show that incredibly economic fact that the one out of four children are born into poverty we know that we can do better at that.
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ever also recommend the more we use language it is inclusive like hard working families, ordinary americans or to separate the zero working for or middle-class if you can include more people the strunc area will be. but i do think the businesses of a crucial part of the conversation will so. . .
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but it goes up to affordable childcare, it's a long-term care, access, access to higher education and job training. it has a broad application here. we just we need to keep the program moving. can we have a quick round of applause for a panel?

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