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country shows how far we still have to go to achieve dr. king's from gun violence and lack of diversity to persistent poverty, there are issues affecting our communities that must be addressed. in 2015, there were at least 76 gun deaths in my district in new jersey, the 10th congressional district. one-third of all the gun deaths in new jersey last year happened in my district. if we don't do something to tackle this epidemic, then we are failing our children and failing the next generation to give them the hope and the possibilities of being a positive part of this community,
uch as we saw in congressman richmond. in my district, african-americans triple. generations are being left behind without a fair shot of success. the economic prosperity and the economic dream are on hold for the african-american communities. instead of working to address bearing ublicans are assault by trying to defund planned parenthood. democrats are working on bold ctions that will help an immediate impact on the challenges facing
african-americans. i have tried to do my part here in congress. my safer neighborhoods would bye-back.oluntary a and that is one measure that we have to look at. but in talking about dr. king's "tale it reminds me of a of two cities." it's the best of times and the worst of times. yes, we have seen an african-american rise to the opinion call of success to this country in public service and the president of barack obama, dr. king would be very proud of that. but he would be upset to see the
other part, the despair that our communities are in. without the opportunities to raise their children as other communities do. dr. king was about equal opportunity for every man and woman. he discussed problems in appalachia. he discussed problems in the south. and he discussed problems in the north. so, yes, his main sfoke cuss was the african-american community, ut in justice, injustice was anywhere and he lived that motto. so he would be happy for some reasons, but in other areas, he would be very disappointed. so it is our job to continue to
push towards that dream and we here in the congressional black caucus are committed to pushing forward to see his dream realized. and with that, i would yield back. beat beat thank you, congressman payne for bringing us those words of wisdom and reminding us of the failures we have experienced but leaving us with e hope of pushing forward in realizing dr. kings's dream. it miss honor to yield time to the freshman, someone who may be a freshman by our description, but someone who is not a stranger, whether it is advocating for jobs, for veterans, whether it is looking
at economic development and opportunities for those who are those who are in struggling economies, she comes to us as a lawyer, and comes to us as a mother and public servant. she is someone who stands tall in her words of wisdom and someone's voice that we have learned to listen to. she hales to us from the virgin islands. welcome stacey plassket. plassplass thank you for allowing me. i'm humbled and honored to be with joyce beatty of ohio who is the freshmen us to d not just for the people of
our district but for all a americans but that is what we are here to do. and it's not to cast diss petitioners to all of america but to make better 3e78. when dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech he did so that this nation would liven out the true meaning. he said all men created equal would be a truth held self-evident. moving past the bigotries of jim crow would be a benchmark. doing so would be the subtle bill on the tries and they he re extreme in what they fought
to overcomb. dream. ver caming the it is the mobility. african-american community and therefore for all of america. and roll back voting reitz in alabama and citizens in virgin slands or the years of neglect that led to the poise oining in flint, michigan. this is rooted in the less ag si dating back to reconstruction and to slavery. we have achieved much, there is still structural barriers to achieving the american dream for too many minority families. there is racial disparity in every index of efrl american
dream. and they place families of color. a recent study for the corporation for enter price development says that families below r live tworm times the poverty level. and families of color lends to wealth loss as evidenced by the proportion of student debt. african-american college students and are less likely to pay off the debt according to a study. while unemployment in this country has fallen, african-american communities continue to experience
double-digit unemployment rates. many of these communities have experienced decades of funding and resources that can only to wide enthe gap. that is benign neglect that has led to alternative education fractures. crumbling bankruptcy this is a convenient answer but a system attic support which causes places like detroit and virgin islands and bonds to make ends meet. african-americans make up 13% of the population but have 2.7% of total wealth. to an reverse the neglect
invest in infrastructure and education. through fighting against voter expression efforts and supporting student loans. closing the wealth in. it is a responsibility of this congress to uphold the principles to which we were founded to not only adhere to the words that preamble our constitution but provide to the general welfare and ensure that justice, liberty and are afforded to all and not to just some. and i yield back. beat beat thank you to the josm virgin islands and thank you for making us having a better understanding that we cannot do this alone and we have so much work to do. mr. speaker, tonight's special
order hour hopefully will share with this institution the amount of work that we have yet to do, but i believe in hope and opportunity for all. so when i listen to the great legacy that those who have come before us, whether that's the dr. martin luther kick, whether that is rosa parks, we have members of this congressional black caucus who stand united to provide opportunities for all. e are often referred to as the conscience of the congress. there is a reason for that. because we are the voice of the voiceless. and when i think of voices, i think of my kee anchor. i think of a man who came as my classmate, someone stellar, someone who is a scholar, and a
profound lawyer, someone who stands tall nrm stature and in his words, someone that i actually enjoy sitting and listening to him as he some often brings the message. so it is my honor to yield to im as much time as he needs to talk to us about the state of ur union, dr. king's dream and african-americans in this great nation, my colleague, congressman hakeem jeffries. jeff: i thank the distinguished lady for those very kind words and your tremendous leadership and in anchoring and shepard using us since your aprifle here
in the house of house of representatives. and we appreciate that unique and tremmedoice skill and ability that you bring to the people you represent in columbus, ohio and on behalf of america, as you stand here on anchoring this special order hour. and i look forward to continuing this. as we speak truth to power here on the floor of the house of representatives and arctic particular can you late and importance to african-americans and to all of america, earlier today, i made the openings, this is the first day of black history month. the two or fofere intertwined. and the matter of this special
order is of particular importance. dr. king made the open acres that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. and i think what dr. king was saying, you have some good folks and you have some bad actors and in order for justice to prevail, what you need to have is a fair amount of the good folks, come together, sacrifice, work hard and dedicate themselves to the cause of social change and at the end of the day, justice will prevail. but make no mistake in the united states of america, it has been a long and complicated march. we certainly have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. during the founding of the republic back in 1776 and in the
d.n.a. of this great country was gist ed the principles of ties for all. it was a great start. embedded in the d.n.a. of this country, fairness, equality, opportunity for everyone, but there was a genetic detect slavery that was intend anti-to our birth. o you recognize there was a jetic defect, that genetic defect of slavery stayed with us until the war ended in 1865. people sub jew
-- doctor of the subjugated, one of the worst crimes, finally ended in 1865. the 14th amendment and 15th amendment followed. equal protection under the law for everyone, 14th amendment. 15th amendment, designed to guarantee the right to vote. so-called reconstruction period lasted until the middle of the 1870's but is largely abandoned thereafter. african-americans, of course, were given a raw, bad deal. how could you cure the genetic defect of chattel slavery with three constitutional amendments without ever really forcefully implementing them and within a decade or so abandoning the
principles inherent in those constitutional amendments and in place, we received the black codes. jim crow, segregation. and an intense lynching campaign unleashed on african-americans in the south, in the midwest, in the far west and other parts of the united states of america. so we went from chattel slavery, brief period of reconstruction, then you give us jim crow. so we dealt with jim crow, which was at least in principle abolished on paper when the supreme court makes the decision in brown v. board of education that separate but equal was a farce, it was a joke. it wasn't real. the supreme court exposes that, but then says, go ahead and implement it with all deliberate speed. basically meant, don't really implement it with any urgency,
impactful y, any fashion. just take your time and do it at your own pace. so as we try to deal with jim crow, then you have of course dr. king and leads of the civil rights movement, john lewis who congresswoman beatty and i are so privileged to serve with. philip randolph, roy wilkins, james farmer. so many others. and the civil rights movement deals with the lingering effects of our original genetic defect of chattel slavery, replaced by jim crow. then in the 1960's, we get the civil rights act, the 1965 voting rights act, the 1968 fair housing act. lyndon johnson's war on poverty. and efforts to try to finally correct the injustices that have
been race-based here in america. like reconstruction which lasted for a little over a decade, we get this period of dramatic social change, mainly in the early and mid 1960's, that's quickly abandoned, taken advantage of by richard nixon in 1968, with the southern strategy, white backlash, particularly in the deep south. compounded in 1971 when president richard nixon makes the statement that drug abuse is public enemy number one. and essentially the war on drugs ushered in an era of mass incarceration. so when president nixon makes that statement, less than
350,000 people incarcerated in america. today, 40-plus years later, after the war on drugs, so-called, was started, 2.3 million people, more than a illion african-american men, disproportionately and adversely impacting communities of co-already and as has been mentioned earlier, incarcerate more people in america than any other country in the world. a country where we over-incarcerate and undereducate. so when we talk about this journey, and we've made a lot of progress in america, african-americans as a collective community really haven't been given any room to breathe. because we've gone from chattel slavery, the original birth defect in this great republic,
to jim crow, to mass incarceration. with brief periods of reconstruction and civil rights era mixed in between. and you wonder why we're in the situation that we're in right now. we made a lot of progress, obviously the fact that barack obama is sitting at 1600 pennsylvania avenue is a significant development. but as dr. king says he, talked about an arc, which means that similar to what abraham lincoln once said, we have to continue a march for the more perfect union. and the congressional black caucus with leadership from dynamic representatives like joyce beatty have put forth a series of things to benefit not just the african-american community but all communities to help bring the promise of american democracy to life.
with that, i yield back to my good friend representative beatty. mrs. beatty: thank you so much to my colleague as i stood here and i listened to you walk us through that rich history, reed -- it reminded me of all the bad actors that caused many of those bad things, when i reflect on someone in my family being a part of that chattel slavery, as a slave. when i think about jim crow and i think about the things that my grandmother was asked to do when had walked to -- walked far to try to vote and she was asked to recite thing that probably the people asking her could not have done. then when i think about the social reforms and all the things that happened 50 and 55 years ago, it made me think
congressman jeffries, when we think about martin luther king and his dream, so often people would say, what would he think today? but i guess for me, the question is a little different that i'd like to discuss with you. do to you think history is repeating itself? as i listen to you talk about slavery and today when i go into some parts of my community with the war on drugs, i've had black men say to me that they feel like they're living during a time of slavery. when i talk to young, single moms who are fighting for their own existence or to feed their children, they feel that they are held captive by poverty. so are we looking at still bad actors? bad actors in the chambers that
i stand in? bad actors who want to take away snap, bad actors who don't want deal?e us a voting rights bad actors that don't want to ban the box. are we seeing history repeat itself? mr. jeffries: it's a great question. unfortunately, the arc of history here in this great country of ours has been that whenever progress has been made, it's been followed by a backlash. progress was made with the reconstruction amendments, it was followed by a backlash that lynchings crow, the in the south. progress was made in the 1960's with the civil rights act, the voting rights act, the fair housing act, immediately followed by richard nixon's southern strategy and a backlash against things like affirmative action which had barely been put into motion and a rollback of the war on poverty which was
designed to help african-americans and all americans of every race. then of course many thought that we perhaps had reached a post racial america in the aftermath of the election of president barack obama, but we know, of course that that is not the case, sadly. i am hopeful, however that many of my colleagues, republicans and democrats, conservatives and progressives, who have come together, folks like raul labrador, trey gowdy, jason chaffetz, good friends of mine on the other side of the aisle, recognize the importance of dealing with mass incarceration for america. but here are a few statistics i think we need to be concerned about. as it relates to your question. african-americans serve virtually as much time in prison for nonviolent drug offense, approximately 58 months, as white americans do for a violent criminal offense.
62 months. whilets in america statistically use drugs five times as aufpble as african-americans, yet african-americans are sent to prison for drug offenses as 10 times the rate of white americans. lastly, african-americans represent 83% of crack cocaine federal defendant bus only 28% of users. 83% of defendants, 28% of users. whereas white americans retcht 5.8% of federal defendants, but 62% of users. something is wrong. justice is not color blind in america. and so hopefully we'll find the ability to come together to deal with the overall broken criminal justice system and certainly as part of that, rectify some of the racial disparities that
exist. mrs. beatty: thank you so much. let me just end by saying, mr. speaker, that what you witnessed tonight, our past that eyou talked about is our experience. our present is our responsibility. and our future is our hope. so mr. speaker, at this time, i would like to seek unanimous consent to enter congressman john conyers' statement into the record, the dean of this house, the african-american, one of the founds of the congressional black caucus. and then i would like to move the house to now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m.
>> we take you live right now to des moines iowa. six precincts crammed together doing the iowa caucus. we have live coverage right now. you will see and a moment folks giving speeches on behalf of the presidential candidates. i believe the first gentleman is speaking on behalf of donald trump. live coverage now from iowa on c-span.
>> number three, mr. trump is a member of a self funding campaign. he's not taking any money from many wealthy special interests groups. he's not doing this for the won't have, and he to oh any favors to anybody in washington for any pay that. -- for any payback. he is free to make decisions on his own and that are in the best interests for america. that smartrump knows to benefit the american people and he will do that by cracking down on china and bring these jobs back to america. i know this personally. our products are built all over the world. we need to bring that back here. we've had that negotiation
process done through his entire life and he knows how to deal with those particular. to maintain what he has built and to want one and he has and to continue to grow, he knows how to negotiate with world leaders and to bring everything back here so that we can get america going again. mp wants to build up the military. we will build a military back to where it once was. we also will take care of our vets. he's done that in the past weekend, as you saw. i'm sorry, time is up. i hope you all vote for donald trump. my time is up. next, pete will be speaking for governor bush.
you want to speak from where you are at, or do you want to come up front? ok. >> i hope the time i spent walking up here was not deducted from my old a lot of time. allotted time. [laughter] greetings, my fellow republicans. tonight i am honored to speak on behalf of governor jeb bush. i'm not going to follow the script that the campaign gave me. whyead, i want to tell you
i support governor bush, based on my own perspective. that, the i get to thatign hierarchy insisted i mentioned governor bush's outstanding record in florida as governor. it, but i amioned realistic enough to know that if you are talking outstanding governors, everyone in this room knows that no one can compare to our own governor branstad. [applause] disappointed.has is divisiveness of it disgusting. bushof the reason governor
is not doing well in the polls ,s because, for the most part he stayed above all of that. example, i a fine think, for all of us. we must be a party that reaches out to those who do not strictly adhere to all of our values. this.or bush does this does not mean that his own values and the ones he will support as president are significantly different from any of ours. strong yethave a reasonable voice for our values.
otherwise we risk letting those values be subjugated. sideverage voter on either is looking for that reasonable voice. we must not alienate them. evangelical, but the impression of evangelism that i have is it is a philosophy of reaching out with love to those who do not share all of our views, in hopes of gently getting them to at least listen to those views and beliefs. opinion, based on personal and political experience that goes back more than a half of all the potential
nominees, jeb bush is the most qualified to reach out with the voice of reason which america craves. yet, he will not betray any of that we, the base of the republican party, cherish. one more very personal note. bush is the tallest of the candidates. if i am to be an example in any form, let that form be the fact overcomeve managed to my personal prejudice and still support him. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much, pete.
our next presenter is for dr. carson, rita davenport. there you are. ok. >> thank you. all right, high, neighbors. and i'ma davenport speaking for dr. ben carson. my husband and i are lifelong iowans. i work right here at the des moines area community college so if you think i look familiar, that is probably why. i'm proud to say my family has lived in iowa since the late 1800s. i am a longtime member of the boone county republican
committee for precinct one. committeeserved on getting in 1991. i know that working at the local level is how things get done, and i believe in a government that is close to the people as the best kind of government. i also believe in grassroots work for change. i will not just talk about it, i will work to change it. started volunteering for the draft ben carson for president movement two years ago. joined by these ladies who are also part of that effort. all that clamoring we did from thousands of volunteers across the united states worked.
carson is a candidate for the republican nomination for president of the united states. now i need to tell you why support dr. ben carson. theirt, everyone will say candidate is the best choice. they say their candidate will fight for whatever you want to hear. unlike a politician, dr. carson's moral compass does not fail when the going gets tough or when the polls may compromise convenience. he has the strength, judgment, clarity, and trustworthiness that can inspire americans. those of us who follow dr. carson know that he does not bow to political correctness. he is a humble man. he is more likely to talk to god in prayer than to talk about himself. we need a leader who praise. we all know dr. carson's story. he pulled himself out of poverty through hard work, prayer, and
determination. dr. carson is the man with the strength and judgment to keep america safe. he has this unique distinction and qualification of all the candidates. dr. carson really has had 2 a.m. calls where he would frequently have to rapidly analyze complex information and situations to make literally decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. some people worry that dr. carson isn't loud enough. but you don't heal the sick by yelling. will not sick and you heal it by yelling either. america and god has blessed dr. carson. sickness ands seen shielded.
our families are breaking down, our country is sick. more importantly, dr. carson has the strength to inspire us to be that shining city on the hill again. only in america is a story like dr. carson's possible. i'm canvassing for him because i want that same opportunity for my family, for my neighbors, and for millions of people i will never meet. i'm proud to stand here tonight and ask you to not only think with your head, but to act with your heart come and join me. let's make today the day when we the people stand for what is right and set america back on the path of righteousness, success, an opportunity. with dr. carson, the united states of america is in safe hands. [applause] >> thank you, rita. thank you, ladies. >> next we will have a santorum.tive for mr.
>> tonight i'm here to vote for rick santorum. a faithful husband, a homeschooled dad with seven children and a former u.s. senator from pennsylvania. our top priority tonight must be to vote for the person who is prepared to be commander-in-chief on day one. rick has the most foreign-policy experience of all the candidates. he served eight years on the senate armed services committee. he helped modernize our military and authored sanctions on syria and iran. rick is the only candidate isis has targeted by name as their enemy. our conservative values are under attack, not only got foreign fighters but also by the political establishment that wants us to remain silent about our moral values.
we cannot have limited government without a moral code that binds us and constrains our passions. morality and national law are the basis for our constitution and our american way of life. to stop fighting for these principles is to compromise the very unalienable rights endowed by our creator that led to our founders to revolution. despite what some candidates may say, no government, a either federal or state, can justly passed civil laws that conflict with natural laws. we don't need to compromise on these issues. we need a warrior to fight for them. there is one candidate in this race whose character is the on reproach, whose achievements for our movement are many, and who can be trusted to lead us into battle and win. rick santorum fought to end partial-birth abortions. the only vote on a
federal marriage amendment. he ended a federal entitlement amendment. he also defeated to democrats incumbents into separate purple state, despite being outnumbered by a million democrats. , he has not just fought fought and won. tonight we have the privilege of being the first in the nation. we determine polls. by voting for rick, we signal to isis that we are prepared for war. we signal to eye that republicans care about our economy. while some candidates promise to end a renewable fuel standard and weaken our economy, rick protect these the best. rick has outworked every other candidate, holding 300 public events and reaching all 99 counties six months ago.
we signaled the political establishment that iowans will not surrender our moral values. rick santorum is the candidate we have been looking for. join me tonight and cast your vote for center rick santorum. thank you. -- senator rick santorum. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, charlie. governor huckabee's speaker will be rick young. >> i'm honored to be here in iowa. i am a louisiana grassroots chairman. i'm obviously a few miles from home. we noticed when we ran louisiana, we got to see governor huckabee up close. i remember when the democrats raising taxes down
the throats of arkansas people and governor huckabee got up at a press conference, stood up and , created a tax me more fund with a press conference so that democrats could voluntarily pay of having thetead good people of arkansas pay those taxes. i also remember during hurricane katrina when governor huckabee had a people first paperwork later approach when my fellow louisiana and's were seeking food and shelter and just to be loved and respected. stood up tokabee the folks in washington who wanted everybody centralized like they were at the astrodome. he stood up and helped our people in louisiana and i'm personally very grateful for that. you guys have seen him here in iowa.
you know him, he has been here several times. he has been to every county. he is the same fellow here that he is at a fundraiser in new orleans or new york city. you will never see him change. he will protect social security and medicare. he has supported fully the fair tax. he has been a big supporter of agriculture, not just in iowa but in arkansas when he was governor. he is a great person. many of you have got to know him and his wife. they are about as real as you can get. i remember when his wife would set up a function in louisiana. she was asked what she missed about him being on fox news. she just replied, the paycheck. ,hey are those kind of people the people you want in your living room, the people you want leading america.
think you will find a better person, a better candidate. you won't find a stronger leader when fighting the clinton democrats. he has beaten them time and time again. the clintons would send their supporters into arkansas and surrogates would come in and speak against governor huckabee and he consistently beat them. . thank you guys for your time i thank you for participating in the process tonight. it's great to see such a great crowd, and i urge you tonight to vote for governor huckabee and help him make it back here so we can beat the democrats and get the 270 electoral votes required to send the democratic party that home. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much.
our next candidate for governor is representative -- represented by chip baltimore. >> what a great night to be a state ofn all over the iowa. congratulations and thank you also much for coming out tonight. i got a text from a friend of mine and i asked her, what are you doing tonight? she said i'm staying home and watching some mindless tv. i said, i didn't know the democratic caucuses were on tv. i'm here toy, represent governor chris christie and as for your support for him. i first met governor christie about five years ago when he first started coming to this state. there has been nobody in the entire slate of candidates that is more for the state of eye
with an chris christie. he has come here repeatedly over the last five years. congressman king, congressman young, all of the other great candidates up and down the line. he has come here consistently to help raise money, to raise awareness, to push for the vote and get people out. what governor christie does. one of the first things i learned about governor christie was something that resonated with me. he was the original tell it like it is candidate. he would stand there and tell you exactly what he thought and felt and exactly what he knew, regardless of whether or not you wanted to hear it, because he's not going to be the kind of guy to sit there and pander to you. that resonates with me because i appreciate that, and i think most people appreciated as well. there is not a single more accomplished candidate in this field and governor christie when
it comes to actually getting things done. governor christie is the governor of one of the bluest states in the country. one of the first things he did was go and balance a state budget that had an 11 -- $11 billion deficit. thest twice as high as state of i was entire budget, that was there deficit. he balance the budget every year for the last six years despite a democratically controlled legislature. as the u.s. attorney, he is one of the only candidates in this field who has actually thought terrorism on the front lines. he has prosecuted terrorist and done it successfully. he knows how they operate and he knows how to find and defeat them. he is a guy that's going to stand up to bullies or any of the other world leaders and tell them exactly what he thinks and exactly where america stance.
governor that the has be towed the most tax increases in the country's history. he has cut taxes in the state of new jersey. he has balance their budget and he supports like the rfs, renewable fuel standard. in iowa, he knows it is invaluable when it comes to making our economy work. governor christie is accomplished, he will let you know where he stands and he will put his them aquatic opponents in their place, and he will win in november. -- supporto sport governor christie tonight. thank you so much. [applause] next candidate will be rand paul, and brian kraft will be speaking on his behalf. >> thank you.
, ie never done this before am nervous, to be honest with you. i have lived in boone for over 20 years with my wife and my family. i'm not up a politician. i volunteer. i do this because i'm passionate about liberty and freedom. what i want to share with you tonight is real simple. ist keeps me awake at night the thought that some day i'm going to have to look like kids in the eye when they say dad, what did you do to defend liberty? i can't get a job because our economy has been wrecked, we have a huge debt that i did not contribute to. what did you do? and so i'm here to say the reason i'm here is to promote
liberty. i think rand paul is the best person to do that. you know, the real threat to our men hidingnot from in caves wearing turbans. the real threat to our freedom is men wearing suits and ties in washington, d.c. i just have a few more brief comments here. here is one quote for you that i want you to think about. when people speak to you about a preventative war, you tell them to go and fight it. after my experience, i have come to hate war. that was dwight eisenhower.
so just a couple of parting comments. vote your conscience. to give you going maximum liberty, whoever you think it is. i think it is rand paul. the last thing is, if you think electing someone here is going to fix washington, you are mistaken. washington is broken. we need to fix government here in iowa. we have an amendment call the 10th amendment. it is states rights. anything the federal government doesn't we don't like, we don't have to follow it. that is something we all need to keep in mind. i hope you will join me with supporting rand paul. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, brian. our last but not least representative and candidate is governor kasich, and rachel
mckinney will be representing him. rachel. [applause] .> hello i didn't come here expecting to speak tonight. you can see my fancy yellow paper compared to the printouts that other people have. but i wanted to leave my day behind and calm, like you, to the most optimistic place i can thek of, and that would be iowa caucus. i came to speak about that kind of optimism that i feel when i think about what john kasich to do for our future. until a few you, up weeks ago, i did not know who john kasich was. but the more i read about him, the more i am sure that he is the only candidate that could lead our country in the right direction. what hemistic about could do for our economy. $8 billionnd
shortfall without a tax increase and has cut taxes by $800 million. unemployment is going down in his state and he has served not only in the public sector as congressman,a before congress was so broken, but he's also served in the public sector as well at lehman brothers as the managing director. he has the common sense to know how business works and how to create an economy that can let business do its job. he believes in defending the second amendment, but also working to improve the mental health system to keep our country safe. electable,, he is and if you want to put a republican into the white house, we need someone who can reach across the aisle and draw in moderates. i truly believe john kasich is proven by his as
recent endorsement by the new york times. i did not come here to speak today, i came to vote, to vote for us, for my children, for our future. i vote with my conscience, a conscience that cares about our the shape thatn it needs to lead the world. i came here to vote for john casey for president, and i hope that you will join me. hank you. -- i came here to vote for john kasich for president. [applause] >> thanks, rachel. thank you very much for taking time out of your day and three -- being brave enough and strong enough to stand up for your beliefs and share it with the individuals here. that is very important. time theybe the last are going to hear something before they cast this next alan, so thank you again for your time and efforts for doing that.
[applause] start theime to precinct business. thank you for coming, and i encourage you to stay and contribute not only to the presidential outcome, but also matters facing all of us in boone county as republicans. i would like to stress, and i mean really stress, how important it is for iowa to retain first in the nation caucus status. it's very important, faux. what you are showing here tonight helps. thank you. the results of the caucus will be posted for you to view as you leave the gymnasium this evening. the results posted will be only for the precincts that are meeting here at des moines area community college. does everybody understand that? it's just the precincts here that are going to post the
results. there will also be a total sheet that will combine all of the six precincts that are voting here. find out what they are, you can go back at home and get it on tv. you can pull it up on your phone as the results come in, but we will only have the precincts for this particular location. lastly but not least lee, and probably one of the most important things to me, i asked -- i have three people i want to introduce. please step forward. ellen, and mary beth. these three people help comprise county committee. trust me, if it was not for these three ladies, the organization would not be what you are seeing here tonight. , andhave worked tirelessly i cannot thank the three of you
enough for that. have the rest of the committee and i don't want to slight any of them, but the hours and hours of work have put in, please give them another round of applause. [applause] thank you very much. thank you very much. last thing i want to do is thank the community college and tom for allowing us to take over atrium.asium and schedules and moves classes around. e have a gym here at the community college and if you get a chance to tell any of them it will go a long ways. at this time i'll turn it over and e temporary chairs six p ies of the precincts.
thanks again, folks. [applause] >> can everybody hear me? the caucus will now come to order. if you can't hear me, do this. at this time ow the brown ss around envelope. this is for donations to the party.county republican every year we have a lot of expenses. you could put something in, it would be deeply apprecia appreciated. if you put in more than $25, put your name, address and phone the back and the amount, okay? on the end. it
forth.st pass it back and the first order of business is to elect a permanent caucus chair. the chair will be responsible or conducting the business during this caucus. >> my turn? >> yep. nominated though. >> right. >> okay. wait.ere any -- would like to nominate kathy. are there any additional nominations? >> it has been first and your ed i will become permanent chair at the time. i'll take over the caucus at as permanent chair. >> kathy is elected permanent chair.
>> now the next order of business is to elect a caucus secretary. i would like to elect becky as a caucus secretary: no other nominations. in favor? . aye. oppose. our secretary. right now i will be passing slips.nomination these slips are for the candidates that will be running locally and state wide for the republican party. if there are two names running position you may still vote for both. write ase be sure and your name on any nomination slips that you can.
would you take this -- these are of the ballots. we're supposed to pass them down. the ballots.ollect > what you do is you will go find the spot over here in the corner. to have to stay in here count because they then anyone's allowed to watch you. have a robably will camera on you. they just can't bother you, okay? >> you want me to collect those ballots? yes, start collecting and then meet tom putnam. hardly hear you up here. hard.know, it's very i sorry. >> where do the ballots go? there are four guys