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would not have represented a fundamental change in the direction of the country. that we have issues on the table like should you bring torture back? should we take the virginia value of freedom of religious worship and turn it on its head and punish people because they are because they are latino? ,hese are big challenging issues, and the choice for the is an existential one and i will do everything i can to help hillary clinton win. virginia is now a battleground state. a poll closing late in ohio, we have a field map and we take care of business at home. we have an ability to play a real role in who the next president will be. >> final question, i wanted to service my running mate -- i
want you to serve as my running mate. what would you say? most andd help her win help her win virginia. she has a lot of directions she can go, and she is going to choose the best person to help her win. i was abetted for this spot -- i in vetted for this spot back 2008. >> you have three children. what are they doing today? >> you can watch this entirety on www.c-span.org. we leave this recorded program nationalve to florida university were hillary clinton and senator tim kaine of virginia will be speaking in a few moments. remarks by thery head of the dnc.
so after the week that i have had, it is good to be home among friends. too! you, thank you so much. now all we have heard from the republican convention last week was more of the same divisive rhetoric, more attacks, more anger. i was right there with you. all we heard from them was bitterness, division, gloom, and doom. is that what we need in a president of the united states of america? of course not. when we did not hear was a single, new idea, policy, or proposal to improve the lives of hard-working americans. florida, we are better than donald trump's dangerous and
divisive rhetoric, aren't we? [applause] better,iends, we are and america is better than that, far better. end, theirow, in the entire convention really all can down to just two important words in donald's speech. did you hear what he said? [laughter] >> did you hear what he said? let me bring you back to donald trump's speech. alone --i [booes] >> exactly, exactly. donald trump says i alone, he alone, can fix america's problems.
well there is a word for that in government, and that --in government, and it is not democracy. a few in this room are from countries of origin were you know something about dictators who think they can do everything alone, and that they don't have to bring the people into the process of making a decision about how to move the country forward. in america, our greatest achievement has never been accomplished alone. we are a country made up of beautifully diverse communities. isn't that right, my friends? [applause] we have hard-working people of all races and creeds, trying to build a better life for our families, and there is no better reflection of that than right here in south florida. [cheers and applause] monday, democrats, on
it is our turn! [cheers and applause] monday,, on monday, i will proudly gavel in the democratic national convention in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection, the beautiful city of our nation's birth, philadelphia. to thewill make our case american people about our vision. it is a new beginning for a vision that under resident barack obama and vice president joe biden, we brought -- brought us back from the brink of economic collapse. [applause] built,they built, we together, legacy that gave us 14.8 million more jobs in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] for 20 million more americans! [cheers and applause] tell rickneed to
-- wea good thing or two need to tell rick scott a thing or two that he is going to lead people without health care. care is a right for everyone, not just a privilege. [cheers and applause] we have built a legacy that has cut the deficit by nearly three quarters. and we rescued america's auto industry from the brink of collapse when the republicans down thee let it go tubes and one million jobs would have gone down with it. is that a legacy we want rolled backwards by donald trump and his cronies? absolutely not. i want to speak to donald directly here. [laughter] words of our two
own for donald. and that is, stronger together. [cheers and applause] we, we are stronger together, and together we will build an economy that makes sure that it works for everyone, not just those at the top. [applause] >> that is what hillary clinton and tim kaine believe in. that is a message that will carry them to the white house in november. [cheers and applause] history whene made he nominated barack obama and joe biden as president and vice president of united states of america eight years ago. [applause] >> and i will tell you, it was an honor to be asked by president obama to help him lead our party, and to watch his back, and help bring him across the finish line, which we did on our shoulders in the state of
florida in 2012, and we will do it again in 2016! now my friends, we are ready for hillary, aren't we? [cheers and applause] >> and we are ready to make history when she excepts our party's nomination to become the 45th president of united states of america. [cheers and applause] she has got the experience, she has got the guts, starting today, she has a new ally in her corner, new fighter on her team, he is the man i have had the privilege of fighting alongside , democratic party headquarters and you will meet him in a moment when he joined hillary clinton on stage. from now until election day, we cannot stop. we have to be relentless. we have to lock arms. we have to make sure we knock on all of the doors and make all of the phone calls.
and make sure that we can carry hillary clinton and tim on the shoulders of florida, and make sure we send a strong message to donald trump's republican party that we aren't going back! never going back! from now until election day, we have to keep saying it loud and proud, i'm with her! say it with me. i'm with her! i'm with her! i'm with her! thank you south florida. as we elect hillary clinton president of the united states. thank you so much! because i'm happy ♪
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up ♪ live in miami at the florida international university arena. coverage includes -- coverage continues on c-span. coming up, we expect to hear from hillary clinton and her running mate, senator tim kaine of virginia. their first appearance together since mrs. clinton announced that she selected senator kaine, the former governor of virginia, as her running mate this year. we spoke to a reporter with the richmond times dispatch, jim nolan, earlier today about hillary clinton's selection of senator tim kaine. we will listen into that. >> so tim kaine has a long history in virginia politics.
what can you tell us about him? >> at the beginning of our story summed it up. one thing that i think is significant is he has been in government service from the ground up. he is not someone who ran for a higher office, then is seeking the second highest office in the land. cityarted out as a councilman, civil route -- a civil rights housing lawyer, he rose from city council and was elected to be mayor, and then the field andded became mark warner's number two. that experience is very helpful and very assuring to a lot of people around the clinton campaign. senator kaine knows how to serve.
he knows how to be a cooperative partner as a political ally. certainly, he has four years with mark warner. now he has the opportunity to be hillary clinton's running mate. so government experience is very key to kenny. aine. he also solidified for jennifer democrats. solidified virginia for democrats. polls show the clinton candidacy well ahead in virginia, which of course, is a very important state for republicans to win. it is not crucial to the --ocrats's in the tutoria torial map.
>> what do we know about his policy positions? how closely aligned has he been with hillary clinton in the past? -- he hass probably got progressive values, but he is more of a moderate another areas. he worked close with barack obama and was probably the runner up to joe biden to be the president's running mate eight years ago. obama been a partner with on a number of different issues, but also disagreed on issues such as authorization of war and push congress to require an authorization of war in its actions in the middle east. in terms of social issues, he is personally opposed to abortion, but has not done anything legislative to begin those laws -- legislative to weaken those
laws. he is opposed to the death penalty and as a practicing catholic, but yet, as governor, he did -- he never did anything to stop executions that were lawful under state law. he is somewhat of a moderate politically in that respect, but he does have certain per recep values -- but he does have certain progressive values. has the ability to be a political and policy partner with secretary clinton. thatme liberals have said he may not be progressive enough for their taste. do you think the positions on trade, in particular, and some of his feelings toward regulation of wall street -- how will that play with former bernie sanders' supporters?
>> you have to really look at it in context. there was probably a political calculation that said sanders' supporters are not going to be running to the campaign of donald trump and mike pence. this was a safe pick for secretary clinton. she is not taking a lot of chances by going out in choosing him. and you could say that that reflects her feeling that she has a very comfortable hold on the race as it stands. senator kaine is not afraid to speak his mind. i'm sure some of those issues will come up. but the real concern of the campaign would be not a departure of support from progresses because senator sanders has already endorsed, done something -- he is already
endorsed hillary clinton. i expect to see his speech on monday. may find a better deal of support with progressives. the issue with the progressives in virginia and elsewhere, and the core obama voters will be, do they come out? do they turn out? certainly in virginia, leadratics -- demographics -- >> with senator kaine's selection as hillary clinton's running mate, if they went through, his seat will be empty. is it too soon -- is it too early to speculate how that's it will be filled? >> they are already speculating
[laughter] >> there is already an election in virginia. lieutenant governor and attorney general will be up for election and virginia. selection,r kaine's there will be an election a year later to fill the seat. gets ar terry mcauliffe chance to appoint someone to fill that see. there will be a special election in 2017 and then senator kaine's term is officially up in 2017. there will be two elections for that seat. the greatest concern among people in democratic circles was
the ability of democrats to hold that seat in virginia. a course, critical to any of future, if elected president, it will be her ability to have control over the senate and will need to pick up a number of seats in order to do that. virginia, which has always been hill for elections, it could be a critical battleground. there is speculation that the attorney general of virginia, several of the congressmen might tapped and run the special election. republicans also have the candidates to challenge in that area. came within a very close margin defeating center mark warner recently.
-- defeating senator mark warner recently. he could certainly emerge as congressman with virginia --congressman in virginia. it is a very relevant question because the future of whether that senate seat is filled by democrats or republicans, is going to be a big factor. democrats are concerned about holding onto that seat, but unlike some of the other choices, former secretary clinton, she knew by plucking a senator from a state run by a democratic governor, the interim appointments will be a democrat. >> all right. that is jim nolan from the richmond times dispatch. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you.
♪ we will keep singing oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ we'll keep singing ♪ florida, we are live in at florida international university arena in miami waiting to see hillary clinton and her selection for a running mate, senator tim kaine of virginia. this'll be the first appearance -- since appearance mrs. clinton tweeted it out. tim kaine as many center since -- tim kaine has been a senator since 2013.
we will see them shortly live as our road to the white house coverage continues. coverage of the democratic national convention takes place live on c-span on , or c-spanradio on demand. go to www.c-span.org. you a portion of a hillary clinton campaign rally from earlier this month when she was accompanied by virginia's senator tim kaine in virginia. hello no then virginia committed to college -- hello thern virginia immunity college. community college.
give it up for the dreamers! [speaking spanish] sen. kaine: we had fantastic elected officials. i have to say to our members of congress, give them a big round of applause! [applause] so, are we ready for hillary? i think that is a yes. [applause] sen. kaine: i think that is a yes. yeah. [chanting "hillary"] [introducing hillary in spanish]
sen. kaine: a little bit of a vocabulary lesson. say hillary in a spanish -- with this great group of grassroots people before secretary clinton decided that she was going to run and chose the name "ready for hillary," and a lot were right here in virginia. me thatery exciting for they chose that name and let me tell you why. hillary, powerful phrase, and we were so excited when she got in the race, but if -- say it in spanish the word ready in spanish is a
little bit different than the word ready in english. if we say in english, we are ready for hillary, it means we are waiting, or waiting to go to the store or something like that. but when i lived in honduras, the best complement you could take to someone, was not to say they were -- intelligent, beautiful, or friendly, it was to say that they were listo. to say that they were ready. in spanish, ready is more than you aretime, it means ready to get on the battlefield, you are ready to fight. you are somebody who can be counted on. , and we were ready for hillary because hillary is ready
for us. hillary is ready for virginia. hillary is ready to be president. hillary is ready to be our leader. hillary is ready to make history. [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: and that's why we are ready for hillary! secretary clinton came from a very tough day yesterday and sprinkled, illinois. -- springfield, illinois. hope you had a chance to hear her talk about challenging issues. but talk about hope and unification. it was the kind of speech you don't want to have to give, but tough things happen, and leaders have to rise to the occasion. and she is a leader. she is a leader. [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: she went to springfield, a city that is really important in our history,
and laid out the right way to lead, which is about reading us together. i know she is wanting to talk about that. what i want to do is just ask you three quick questions, and that i will introduce secretary clinton. imf eu questions because this is a college. -- i am asking you questions because this is college, this is like a test. the questions are about the presidency and about our nation. want aeconomy -- do you "you're fired" president or "you are hired" president? [applause] what is donald trump known for? you're fired. i predict what will be remembered about donald trump is that you are fired.
you.ne other phrase, trump sourcing jobs, being against mineral -- sourcing jobs, being against minimum wage, he is a "you are fired" guy. but we want a "you are hired" president. [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: it starts with fairness, equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage so people can live on it. [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: infrastructure and building and creating jobs and growing this nation and doing it in a fair way. education from pre-to a to postgrad to debt-free college. anyone out here like debt-free college? [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: i told secretary clinton that virginians were pretty smart, so you guys seem
that a "you're hired" president is better than a "you're fired" president. the president embodies us in the world, so do you want a trash talker president, or a bridge builder president? stake. what is at donald trump trash talks women, folks with disabilities, he trash talks latinos. ifhim, it does not matter you are a new immigrant, or you are a worker who has been here for a long time, or a dreamer, or if you are a latina governor of new mexico, or a federal judge. if you are a latino, he is going to trash talk you. he trash talks faiths, like muslims. he trash talks leaders around
the world. he trash talks alliances, like nato. i will take the one that gets me steamed, donald trump wants to be commander in chief. donald trump is the guy who was to be commander in chief, who has said repeatedly, the american military is a disaster. hold on a second. 1.6 million young men and women volunteered to serve at a time of war now stretching 15 years, and you have the guts to call them a disaster? i mean, i don't want somebody who trash talks our troops and treats them with disrespect and contempt. mccain,said about john who worked with senator clinton on the arms services committee and has high praise for her as a committee member, donald trump said about john mccain that he was no war hero because he was
captured and held as a prisoner of war. ]booes sen. kaine: you want a trash talker, how about the bridge builder? how about the bridge builder? [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: what about the bridge builder who served on the arms services committee, and worked to make a strong, and worked to respect troops, and worked to build up and support military families, and works to build alliances, and art nation is better as a result. what about the bridge builder who was a diplomat and chief when president obama came in? and president obama said, i am going to restore -- isn't it good to have a president willing to restore diplomacy again? [cheers and applause] said, ine: and when he am going to restore diplomacy , and i have to pick the one
person who can go into one room and be the face of american leadership to restore diplomacy, hillarysked senato clinton to be secretary of state. [cheers and applause] callersen. kaine: when it comesr leadership in the world, trash talking is not enough. we need a bridge builder, and we have a bridge builder in hillary clinton. last question. character. me firstnt a president or a kiss and family president? you.d trump, again, trump sets up a bogus college named after capital h, himself, and takes a lot of people's hard
earned money, and the end up the something less than paper it is written on. what about all the people that got hurt along the way? me first. every other presidential candidate has given up their tax returns. but donald trump is different. he is not releasing his tax returns and even said why. he sai it could politically hurt me. ya think? if you see that this guy doesn't want to pay taxes or the -- ps that is a me first thing. some of you saw a couple of weeks of ago when the brexit
vote passed and the english pound was taking a beating, he said, more people will come to my golf course. me first. i don't want a me first president. i when a kids and families first president. secretar[cheers and applause] sen. kaine: secretary clinton. [applause] sen. kaine: secretary clinton. and i have to admit to some partiality. u what i likeyou tha about my wife, ann. when secretary clinton was growing up in illinois and she got exposed to a methodist youth group and exposed to the big challenges outside in the big outside world when we all do when we are young, you can make a decision whether you make those problems your owner tried to avoid them.
she decided at a young it, i want to make those challenges my own. as a lawyer, working with the ,hildren's legal defense fund doing so much great stuff, secretary of state, making empowerment of women and children a pillar of american foreign-policy in every nation of the world. [cheers and applause] also, you seen the ads that talk about her role as first lady, and making sure that 8 million kids in this country have health insurance today. that is an amazing accomplishment. [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: the problem with those ads is that they are too short. it only tells half the story. this, when you ask yourself about the character of somebody who should be a leader, she was the leader in a way
ahead of its time effort as first lady to try to get comprehensive health insurance done. [cheers and applause] she happened to have the faith of working with a pretty tough congress that did not want to do it. that sounds kind of familiar. so hard to do it and they could not get it over the finish line with a comprehensive health care they wanted to do. say, i am sorry, let's go on to the next issue? did she say, i like kids and families, but we can't do anything? no. they dusted off and took a licking and said, maybe we can't get everything, but maybe we can make sure every young kid in this country will have health insurance and when their parent goes to sleep at night, they will go to sleep with the peace of mind knowing that if something happens to their children, there will be medical
care for them. that is the kind of leader, that is a kind of character, and that is what we want her as president. [cheers and applause] going toe: now i am introduce her. this is a tough time. this is a time of a lot of anxiety and secretary clinton spoke to that yesterday in springfield. she has been speaking about it throughout her whole career. it is a danger we're seeing. we have seen it and not a virginia politics. people are afraid. people worry about the state of the world. one political strategy, and pullingrump is just this playbook, dusting it off and trying to divide people one another. pitt people against one another and play on people's fears, and we know that too well in virginia. there have been many decades of
politics like that, and quite frankly, pretty much a lower this country, and it could work at times if people are diligent. that is not what leaders do. what leaders do when times are tough, there is some means of communication cut off and some channels not being used in dialogue that needs to happen, what leaders do is they do not sugarcoat or whitewash the challenge, but walk right out among them, and walk right into the challenges and embrace them, and bring people together. that is what the best leaders have done in this country since we started. that is what we need right now. and that is why i am so glad to present to you, our great friend, and the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: thank you!
[chanting "hillary"] ms. clinton: thank you, northern virginia! [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: it is such a great treat for me to be back here, and to have this chance to appear with your great senator, a former governor, a former mayor of richmond, tim kaine! [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i appreciate so much the leadership that he has now heor this state, and is doing the same in congress, and is working with the members of congress who are here -- working with the three members of congress who are here. we thank them for their service. [applause] ms. clinton: and i really loved what tim said. i like the three questions he posed. think about it.
because you really are conducting a giant job interview. to decide who you want to be your president for your community, for your family, or your state, and our country, and indeed yes, the world. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i think what tim said really is worth considering. your fired, or a your fired president? a trash talker or a bridge builder? i like that one a lot. first, or a kids and family first? and i really appreciate tim laying out the choice like that because make no mistake about it, my friends, this is one of the most consequential elections
in our history? . wheninly in my lifetime, where we will go into our future with hope, or given to bigotry and bullying. that will be the decision every voter faces. i am very grateful to have the support of leaders here in this great commonwealth. your wonderful senator mark warner. [cheers and applause] in recent years, virginia has had them at attic officeholders -- democratic officeholders working together trading opportunity. it is a special delight to be tim and othersan
who have paid the way for virginia to continue to play the important role in our country. i have to say i just saw "hamilton." a great, great musical. i saw it for the third time, if you don't tell anybody. and i hope you all listen to the soundtrack. i hope you get to see it when it comes to washington. it is going to travel probably around the country for the next century. us some important lessons. you look at our founders. virginia gave us a bunch of them. you look at them. they did not all agree. they did not even all like each other. but here is what they did.
together, and they et the most unbelievable goals, to transfer those colonies into a nation that could stand on its own with the rest of the world. what an outrageous idea! who could think that that could come to pass? playhere is a song in this were george washington, who did something nobody expected -- he stepped down. he could've stayed as the great revolutionary war general who fought for and obtained our independence as our first president. he probably could have stayed as president for as long as he was alive. but he said, wait a minute, we are a different creature. we are going to go about this in
a way that gives real credence to our aid, so i am stepping down. the a hilarious song by king of england, what is he doing? nobody steps down. in stepping down, washington said, the eyes of history are on us. but we have gone through hard times. yesterdaypringfield at the old state house were abraham lincoln gave a speech. reminding americans that a house divided against itself cannot stand. in no way facing the kind of existential challenge that resident lincoln faced. but we are facing some of our own, audrey? aren't we?
are we building walls or bridges? are we creating opportunities to or are weyone up, scapegoating and finger-pointing? the presumptive republican nominee, that is a campaign he is running. everything tim said is absolutely on the mark. here is what i'm asking all of you. to think hard about what we can do together because, yes, we are stronger together. when we set goals for america, and when we listen to each other -- [cheers and applause] we need more good paying jobs and to provide opportunities for more hard-working americans. we are going to invest in our
infrastructure, roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, electric grids, water systems. we are going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century! [cheers and applause] unlike donald trump who thinks climate change is a as anwe present it opportunity instead of a problem. creating new businesses and jobs. i want to grow the economy so have greater prosperity, and i particularly want to pay attention to those parts of our country that aren't as fortunate as others. coal country, inner-city
neighborhoods -- i want us all to rise together. some people, he needs to be about all of america! ms. clinton: and while we grow logether, we will too.e fairer, donald trump thinks wages are too high. i honestly don't know who he talks to. well, he mostly says he does talk to himself, that's true. he was asked, who are your advisors on foreign policy and national security? he said, well, i mostly consult myself. a good reality show. it has gone on and on.
that we got to take what he says at face value. maya angelou says when someone shows you who they are, believe them. [cheers and applause] and in addition to raising the minimum wage, we are going to do more for small business, particularly -ownedowned and minority small businesses. yes, i do believe it is way past for equal pay for equal work. "hillary"] i have to tell you, there are some people and i know there are some people who basically say, this is not a problem anymore.
mother, wife,ve a daughter, or sister who is not being paid equally, it is your problem. it is your family's problem, it is america's problem. just the other day, there was a story of a young 17-year-old girl who worked at a pizza restaurant and was really excited. in kansas. it was her first real job. i remember those days when i had my first real job. not just babysitting or things like that, but a real job. so she goes and she works and another one of the people working is a boy she knows from high school, also 17 years old. they are talking one day, and she tells him how happy she is to be earning eight dollars in $8 an hour.llars
.15.ays i'm making $8 she goes to the manager and says why is she -- why is he making $.15 in our more. the manager fires them both, and that is legal. pay, italk about equal requires that we find out whether or not people of the same experience, same education, same qualifications, are being paid the same. when i talk like this i know donald trump says, there she goes again, talking about equal pay. she is playing the "woman card." [cheers and applause] yes, i see you are waiving your woman card. yes, i love it! deal me in. that is exactly right! about you arenk
hired, that is what i want us all to be focused on, creating more jobs, raising incomes for people. they getting to reduce any polity in income by making sure that our economy works for everybody, not just those at the top. priority be my highest among the very first things i do. when i am your president come next january. [cheers and applause] , i will tellnow you what else we have to do because i still believe education and places like this great community college is essential to growing the economy and creating opportunity. so here is what i want to do. i want to make community college free. [cheers and applause] that would affect about -- in virginia, that would
affect 108,000 students. the more education, the more skills that people get. it is not just young people. midcareer people, people changing careers, maybe people whose jobs have moved on. i want you to see the community college is your gateway to a new opportunity that you can take advantage of. [cheers and applause] and here is what i want to do -- and here is what else i want to do. i want to make four-year colleges and universities get free so middle-class working and poor families can afford to go. [cheers and applause] all across america, i heard about how hard it is for young people to afford to go to college, stay in college, and graduate. ago when i wass
teaching at the university of arkansas. and i met a lot of students who scraped together the money they needed for tuition, but then something happened. there was a sickness in the family, the old car they drove back and or broke down, or their childcare arrangements collapsed and could not go on. so we started something called the arkansas single-parent scholarship fund and have now provided emergency funding for students to be0 able to stay in school, graduate from school. [cheers and applause] i want us to do everything we can to send out three messages -- first, we want every child in this country to succeed. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and that is why we want early child and education and universal prekindergarten,
and we want good schools in every zip code in america! [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and number two -- we are not going to tell every student, you have to go to four-year college. that is just not fair and it is not right, and you know what? there are a lot of jobs out there that require skills. so, what we want is for more young people to be supported and mentored and getting those , atls at community colleges apprentices ships -- at apprenticeships run by businesses. [cheers and applause] because we arelinton: going to have a lot of jobs from ing, torastructure to cod creating apps. i don't know who created pokemon
go. [laughter] ms. clinton: but i try to figure out how to get pokemon go to go to the polls. [laughter] three, ion: number don't want family and come to stand in the way of any students' succeeding. and as tim said, his wonderful wife is the educational commissioner, and that is what she is working on, to open the doors of opportunity. i get pretty excited about this. that every so often, someone will write or say, you know, there goes hillary clinton with her plans. [laughter] ms. clinton: she has a plan for everything. [laughter] [cheers and applause] well i did not know
you could run for president and say, i have a plan and i'm not going to tell you. [laughter] ms. clinton: believe me, it's great. it's huge. you will love it. i did not know you could run for president and say that. i kind of thought that when you ran for president, because i do think it is like a big job interview. you always do people to tell them what you want to do. and i think it will help if we actually run on an agenda of what we want to accomplish so congress knows it and everyone is aware of it and you hold me accountable for it. so, that is exactly what i am doing. when it comes to education, we are going to concentrate on making early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, community college, training programs, and for your college and university available, affordable to everyone! [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: and by the way, we are going to help you refinance the debt you are ready have to get that off of your back. and if people say to me, ok, how are you going to pay for it? we are going with the money is. we are going to where the money is. that means we are going to raise taxes on the wealthy and those -- can afford to pay to left afford to pay to lift up our country. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i one us to make sure that the wealthy are paying because thatare who has been offended -- because that is who has been benefited the most. since the great depression, the wealth has gone to the top percent of folks. we in america do not begrudge success.
but we also know we have worked to do here to give more people the chance to be successful, and therefore, we are going to have this kind of support for education that is going to give people the chance to go forward, and that will require raising taxes on the wealthy. i am the only candidate who ran in either primary who said, i will not raise taxes on the middle class. and i mean it, and i won't do it. [cheers and applause] and we are also going to try to provide more incentive so more companies will not only create jobs in america, but bring jobs back from overseas so people can work here in virginia and across the country. [applause] finally, we are going to focus on the way people actually live today. it is not the 1950's.
you have two parents working. lots of times, you have one parent. you have young people trying to get started and get ahead. tim iso believe and absolutely right about this, i do believe that there is nothing more important than supporting our families, and supporting our children, and now yes, my grandchildren. [cheers and applause] be clinton: i want us to willing to look at the stresses we are putting on families. obvious onesost are in the early years with a newborn trying to figure out how you are going to go back to work when you have no paid sick days. no paid vacation days and no paid family leave. and you are trying to bond with this baby. tried to get the baby fed.
trying to find a safe place to take care of this baby so you can go back to work to keep a roof over your head. we make it just about as hard as any place in the world for families to do that. and so, here is what i believe -- i believe we need to join the rest of the advanced economies that have paid family leave. [cheers and applause] [chanting "hillary"] friends, we so, my are going to have a great convention in philadelphia. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i have no idea what is going to happen in cleveland. [laughter] -- itinton: it is going is going to be entertaining, i'm sure. bigotry,e into
blustering, and bullying. if you are into drawing lines between americans. if you are into insulting groups of americans. if you are into saying you don't want to let muslims in the country. if you want to round up and a port 11 million people with a deportation force. if you enjoy seeing women demeaned. at ake today distinguished, latin organization -- sometimes my smart research people give me information, and i find it hard to believe at first. i go back and say, did he really say this? [laughter] ms. clinton: they come back and show me where he said it. in one of his miss universe he ist, you know he said
required to be commander-in-chief because he took miss universe to moscow. [laughter] ms. clinton: another time he was introducing contestants, and he introduced a beautiful latina woman as in this housekeeping -- as miss housekeeping. you just go, who said that? the he really say that? remember though, when someone shows you who he is, leave him. part of our challenge, my friends, is to keep this campaign about the future. keep it about what we want to do together. recognize we are stronger together. we will be better united then divided. that we are going to work to make sure that america has its best days ahead of us.
enought no river wide ♪ [chanting "hillary"] [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: hello, miami! [cheers and applause] excited and i am so grateful to be here with all of you! [cheers and applause] afterinton: i must say everything we have just seen as a republican convention this you week, being here with on this beautiful day is truly like a breath of fresh air.
[cheers and applause] outclinton: when i looked at all of you, and you know what i see? i see america's future. [cheers and applause] the fearon: instead of and anger and the resentment, the lack of any solution to help working families get ahead, or to keep our country safe, i sense the confidence and optimism that we are stronger together, and we are going to make that future better. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: donald trump may think america is in decline, but he's wrong. best days are still ahead of us, my friends. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and when he says,
as he did say, i, alone can fix it. he is not only wrong, he's dangerously wrong. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: we americans, we solve problems together. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and and donald does not understand that, he does not understand america. [cheers and applause] i know that no one does anything all alone. our challenge is to make sure we do work together. i am looking forward to working with your elected officials. i want to thank senator bill nelson who was with me yesterday in orlando and tampa. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i want to thank
congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. [cheers and applause] and i am looking for to working with her and with congresswoman frederica wilson. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and congressmen kelsie hastings. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i want to thank all of the elected officials from all levels of government who are here and supporting our campaign, and our vision for the country. [cheers and applause] now, next week in ailadelphia, we will offer very different vision for our country. one that is about building bridges, not walls. [cheers and applause] embracing the
diversity that makes. our country great [cheers and applause] . [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: lifting each other up and standing together because there is nothing we cannot accomplish once we make up our minds. [cheers and applause] why iinton: and that is am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who does not just share those values, he lives them. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i have to say, i have to say that senator tim kaine is everything donald trump and mike pence are not.
[cheers and applause] he is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one. [cheers and applause] he is a progressive who likes to get things done. [cheers and applause] that is just my kind of guy, tim. we both love in the midwest. fathers whoed by ran small businesses, and who taught us about the dignity of work, and the discipline of a job well done. families,th of our faith was not something you talked about at church on sundays, it was a call to serve others in every way that we can. [cheers and applause]
-- you get to know senator kaine, you will see, his lifelong commitment to social justice is a shining example of his faith and action. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: do know, during law -- ol, when his fellow he took time off to work with missionaries in honduras. [cheers and applause] and after he graduated from harvard law school, he could've done anything, but instead, he chose to become a civil rights lawyer. [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: one of his first cases was a pro bono case representing a woman who was denied an apartment because she was african-american. s] o ms. clinton: so, while tim was taking on housing discrimination and homelessness, donald trump was denying apartments do people who were african-american. [boos] ms. clinton: he is still fighting those battles today. nonpartisan city councilmember, and then the mayor of richmond, virginia. worked hard to bridge racial divides. he built the first new schools in a generation and helped turn that struggling city around. and as governor of virginia, he
led the commonwealth through the worst financial crisis in a generation. what did he do? he brought democrats and republicans together to protect programs that working families count on. [cheers and applause] and while mike funding -- will mike pence slashed education funding in indiana and give more tax cuts to the wealthy, tim kaine cut his own salary, and invested in education from free play through -- in education to college and beyond. [cheers and applause] te clinton: and by the time
tim left office, more kids were enrolled in early education programs. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and then as a hased states senator, tim used his position on the foreign relations and armed services committees to stand up for our veterans and our values and our men and women in uniform, and our security. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: now, there is no doubt in my mind, because i am here with him. [laughter] ms. clinton: that tim is so qualified to be vice president times, i have said many the most important qualification when you are trying to make this really big choice, is can this person stiffened to be
president? served to ben president? besteople who know him have known to give him promotion and that is because -- [applause] because he: that is fights for the people he represents and lee delivers real results. i can't wait for all of you to get to know him the way that i have. the proud father of three grown-up kids. lives and are own making their own contributions, including serving our country. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: a loving husband of a brilliant wife, who -- [applause] ms. clinton: is a great fighter
for progressive causes in her own right. the leader who cares more about making a difference than making headlines. [applause] ms. clinton: and make moves -- and make no mistake, behind that smile, tim also has a backbone of steel. just ask the nra. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: over and over again, he has had the courage to stand up to the gun lobby in their own backyard. [cheers and applause] horribleon: after the virginia tech shooting, he signed an executive order to keep guns out of the hands of those who were deemed severely,
mentally ill. [cheers and applause] foughtnton: and he has for common sense gun reform across the country, as we saw just a few weeks ago, when he joined the 15th hour senate filibuster asking that we get those reforms done. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: so, when i say he is a progressive who likes to get things done, i mean it's. -- i mean it. he is not afraid to take on foreign interests, on payday lending, are fighting back against attacks on planned parenthood, and defending women's writes to make our own health decisions. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: tim hazmat on some of the most important issues facing our country -- tim has
decisions onortant issues facing our country. reform tol justice comprehensive immigration reform. [cheers and applause] now, after last week, i probably don't need to say this, but i will. this is one of the most consequential elections in our lifetime. says, i alone can fix it. [boos] ms. clinton: that should set off alarm bells, and not just democrats' minds, republicans, democrats -- republicans,
independents, and people of all ages. that is not a democracy. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i said yesterday in tampa, we fought a revolution because we did not want one man making all the decisions for us. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and besides, it is just nonsense, no one does anything alone. we don't have a one-person military. we don't have a one-person teaching core. we don't have one doctor and one nurse who fixes everything, do we? we work together. has what traditionally sets us apart from places that have ,urned to single leaders
dictators, authoritarians, who are promised people, i can fix it alone. do you know what that says about us? that somehow we are helpless and we cannot do the work that needs to be done in america ourselves, and cannot reach out to one another, and economic the economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i reject that. i reject that. and next week, starting on monday in philadelphia, we are going to see a very different kind of vision. [cheers and applause] ] hanting "usa" i
ms. clinton: i wanted to come here to miami and introduce you to the person who i just can't think of anybody better to have by my side on the campaign trail, in the white house, together we are going to take on the challenges that are hurting americans. we are going to get the middle class a race. give tax relief for working families with the rising cost of raising kids. we are going to make sure every child in america has the chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. [cheers and applause] please, join us, take out your phone right now -- or go to hillaryclinton.com because we
are hiring organizers right now .n florida be involved in every way that you can because together, we are going to win this election and move our country forward. please join me in welcoming the next vice president, my friend, senator tim kaine! [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: hey, guys, thank you ! hello, miami! u!llo fi spanish] [cheers and applause]
sen. kaine: i am feeling a lot of things today. most of all, gratitude. i'm grateful to you, hillary, for the trust you placed in me, and we are going to be -- [cheers and applause] sen. kaine: i am grateful to the country who has given me so much. i am grateful to all of you floridians, virginians, all americans for their hearts into this wonderful, wonderful campaign. [cheers and applause] and today, like every day, i am especially grateful to my wife, ann. i love you, honey.
.nd to my three beautiful kids i am the luckiest dad, and the luckiest has been in the world. [cheers and applause] [applause] this is been quite a week for me, and believe it or not, to become hillary clinton's running mate, that is not the only thing on my mind this week. i have three kids. he is a proud marine. [applause] and in just a few days, he is deploying to europe to uphold america's commitment to our nato allies. [applause] mr. kaine: