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because she loves to bring andice and do what is right has not lied to america, she is standing for what is right. , listening to what trump says and some of the preachers that support trump, it is all about the money and they are not concerned about america. it is opening my eyes. and i am as old handicap person. i have never seen nobody fight hillary is.rd as susan: thank you so much for your call. republican, linda, california. >> hello. i'm a firm trump supporter and watching the republican
convention, dr. ben carson mentioned that hillary had done her thesis on [indiscernible] i've never heard of him before, i looked them up on the internet and that saw his [indiscernible] students andare they are actually following his eight steps in creating a socialist republic. he wrote the book rules for radicals in 1972 in a few days later my husband and i got a netbooks may be called america, imagine the world without her in at the end of that movie, they showed obama and hillary and she met him in college and invited him to speak at a college which he did and she wrote her thesis on saw lewinsky and if you look at the eight steps, you will see what the eight years for all
about and also obama continued it. they are 16 years and following the eight steps. headed inlieve we are the very wrong direction and i do believe that donald trump is for the constitution and absolutely believes that we do need to get back to that and we need to stop free trade. obama and hillary are taking out the middle class on purpose. that is step number eight. susan: thank you. watching digestive there. donald trump is sending lots of tweets out about tonight speakers. one of them, he writes hillary's refusal to mention radical islam as he pushes a 550% increase on refugees is more proof that she is to lead the country. back to steve scully on the floor. steve: with delegates from
and george and illinois. hillary clinton delegates. had it to do tonight? >> she was fantastic. we expected a lot from her and she delivered. steve: she has been in the public eye for 25 years. she did her to introduce herself . how did that go? >> she showed the real hillary. she knows the hillary that we know, the workforce hillary, the one that is not in the limelight, the one underground doing things for those who cannot help themselves. rede: a state much more than blue can she went? -- win? >> we will do everything we can to make it happen. steve: what did you think tonight? >> i don't not think she had to reintroduce or so. we like what we see already great she got to this point by being herself. hundreds of thousands of the
book into the city, hundreds of thousands came to support who we are. we don't need a reintroduction. what about the rest of the week? a moment or speech you'll take away from philadelphia? >> we went from monday night with michelle from an aspirational, there to the president be motivational, there to our current president with mouth dropping speeches. and that where everyone is leaving ready to go to action. became a convention to people.com to just yell and scream and party, they came to learn and to take back to the hometown to win elections for the top of the ballot all the way down. people are ready to go to work at this convention and if anything should be taken away, it is to turn as many states in this country blue as possible, including southern states like arkansas and the state of georgia. fluid the polls are
indicating they are basically tied. had at the clinton campaign turn this around? i will not speak on behalf of the clinton campaign, but i do believe we will get a huge bump from this committee. we have had one is personal speaker to another. our biggest ours and the democratic party, our president. we have a deep bench. a sports analogy. we heard things about why hillary is doing this. why she did it for the public good and for us. a woman that has never asked down. not afraid, cares about us. we heard michelle obama speak about her daughter's and spoke through the eyes of her daughters about how important hillary's run in her candidacy and ultimate presidency will be for her and her daughters. i think hillary's book tonight about how important her mother was to her and chelsea spoke to
her -- also do how important hillary is to us. we heard about what she was to do for us. i think we all have mothers and grandmothers, it is our future. in really good, safe hands at a critical time in our countries future. we are at a juncture and it is time to get out the vote. i have to tell you, sitting here, i had at least a dozen text from friends all of the country, not from chicago, so that i have not heard from for years, we are there with you, they had seen me on some television, hopefully c-span. we want to get to work. what do we have to do? son of saul. chemically mccarty tomorrow. this is what is happening. we have to take on donald trump because he does not represent us. he does not represent us. this woman, this woman is the answer to what we need.
just as barack obama was in 2008. >> for those of us at the 2008 convention, if something can discover a historical moment and you know what the typical moment, you will remember for the rest of your lives, delegates at this convention experience but we expect in 2008. this moment is one of the historical ones he will take and tape -- shape the rest of this country. >> for 40 years i've worked with her, and her political career, the other side has bombast at her with every life attempting can think lie they up. this has shown the hillary that were for children, for families, disabled, lgbt, anyone who cannot speak themselves or fight for themselves, she is there to support them. i think this convention, people .ill learn that
>> doesn't think that resonate with people. just across the country. white or black, republican or independent. steve: thank you. >> one last thing, don't listen to the polls. go to the polls. >> don't boo vote. >> > thank you. susan: bernie sanders has tweeted out this comment. i congratulate hillary clinton on the historic achievement. we are stronger together. back to calls. tom from arizona. independent. c-span foro thank broadcasting the convention. i was in to watch a lot of the speakers. on one hand,nfused bill clinton said hillary clinton is a change maker and president obama says he will carry on his policies and together, they also america is already great, but for a lot of
us out here, their structural unemployment. it is a mess. go not sure we can actually through another four years of what is going on now. one of the people who talk today, said hillary is a hard worker and passionate, i can believe that, but all that work and passion has always led to failure. look around the world in places she has touched, there's nothing good going on. that worries me. i'm sort of leaning towards trump. this beach is just a bunch of politicians cutting each other on the back and try to promote democrat to be in the presidency after barack obama. i think it's time for a change. ,rump might be a little blunt but he might give it a bring a real change. trump.ia rails on i looked at the video of him
talking about the russians in e-mails, obviously a joke. the media blew it up and trump had them singing his tune. they were focused on him rather than president obama speech. i guess that is my two cents. susan: thank you. rub publican from idaho, but for hillary. the opposition candidates are unqualified. arthur from texas. publican. -- republican. >> hello. one question or statement that secretary clinton and obama have been working together for so long, why haven't some of the agenda she has been talking about tonight already been in place? i'm disabled. my wife has a degree in the one time we needed help from the
government, just a little bit, they wanted us to decrease our sellers in order to increase government assistance. rejected.d and that's what will be voting for donald j.e]] -- trump. susan: thank you. krista, california. democrat. say that itnted to was wonderful. i thought it was great. i'm a hard-core democrat. i'm ready to vote. i'm ready to go forward, not backward. i'm anti-trump, i love everything hillary clinton had to say. obama, think so much for the last eight years. hate to see you go. i'm ready to go forward. let's go blue. ready to vote. thank you. on twitter, henry johnson says, this was a bad dnc.
it has shown us america is not yet ready to embrace social democracy. burning for bernie. luke is. phil duffy. >> thank you for taking my call. i just watched the speech. i will say this, i think a good presidential candidate should on the successes like hillary did but also their failures like benghazi. hillary clinton is elusive. and in a suit so milky white, she was somehow able to hide the blood on her hands. susan: all right lyrics. -- luke. now it's good to an independent. -- let's go to an independent. about the speech was good. i'm an independent. i was basically raised a democrat.
always watched both sides even though my dad was democrat and republican sometimes. depending on what he believes in. i would say that it is a total 180 from what donald trump is speaking. she has a maternal instinct, very calm and personable. at the same point, she did not adjust things military wise that it would like to know about. as far as things going on outside the country, how we will , are we going to put troops into a conflict in things like that. as someone who suffer from anorexia, i would like to talk to her about the mental health care thing which of the going on for eight years with obama and we have not seen anything past. i was at this year active little bit more on that. and see her expand on the beliefs and go further with her instinct. i loved bill and biden and all the support she has beside her. very strong people with very great believes so i think this
year i will be voting hillary. susan: thank you so much. back to steve on the floor. iowa andgan is from sabrina is from pennsylvania. to first time delegates. the overall experience. >> unbelievable. beyond anything i could have expected. not just the inspirational speeches and being so excited about the bright future of the party from what i hear about the people going on stage, but also about the bright future of the because of the people in my delegation. i was able to bond with people. it was a talk about values and issues we all share a lot of them are my age and younger and it is just so much left to do in our state and i'm excited to go back. home state of pennsylvania, hosting the convention, what has this been like? >> it has been very emotional
for me as a bernie sanders delegate. of course i wanted to see bernie up there, but i'm very grateful i was here for this experience and got to speak with the political elite in the state. people who i vote for, people who represent me. a very surreal express and i was so grateful to have gotten the chance to be here. senator sandys in the room. hillary clinton made references to him tonight. did she convince you to vote for her in november? >> yes, and a sense. bernie sanders endorsed her and ourie sanders told us it is duty to move this political revolution here for the democratic party and move it to be more progressive and hillary a lotn spoke a lot about of the issues bernie sanders
brought up during the campaign. he brought all these things to andfront of the scene without bernie sanders, i don't think it would be like this. i don't think you would have had the same message he had today with the work of myself and other bernie delegates and supporters, and hillary supporters, and together we can move the democratic party to be more progressive and margaret asked her to oriented and more people oriented and stray away from corporate interests and things that hillary discussed. steve: the historic nature of the week?first time a woman ought representing the national major party. >> i'm not typically some who gets easily emotional but this week i have been emotional multiple times. i understand why they give us a pack of tissues and i forgot to bring them. growing up, my parents have always been -- ireland when bill
my pairs a running point at the screen into a bill is a billion man but the reason he is where he is it because he had hillary by his side. ever since then, she has been a role model for me. to see her on stage and rub is that all women in taking the huge step, it is just such a emblem for what i've always wanted in my life. steve: last question, the balloon drop, the pageantry, the ceremony, what was that like? >> we enjoyed it so much. i was sitting around bernie sanders delegates and supporters and hillary delegates and supporters, we were all popping them around, the random at each other and hugging each other. hiller supporters hugging bernie supporters and vice versa. it was super cool. >> i agree. a perfect combination. we started from coming to two different sides enter the week we came together and ending on this note where it was
celebratory because we all should common views of the future. it was perfect. steve: thank you very much. >> thank you. trump campaign manager least a statement on the media about heller clinton accepted speech. -- hillary clinton's acceptance speech. the speech was an insulting collection of cliches and recycled rhetoric. she spent the evening talking down to the american people. hillary clinton talks about unity, about e pluribus unum but her globalist agenda denies american citizens the protection to which they are all entitled. there is more you can find on donald trump's website. leonard, democrat. pennsylvania. hillary clinton was good. i think she will be a very good woman president.
susan: thank you. christie on twitter writes, hillary clinton d eight years ago, can't wait to see where you take our country. you have my vote from day one. bonnie, indiana, independent. >> hello. i've been keeping up on both conventions and have registered as a republican but i am basically an independent. i was watching hillary speech tonight. nothing was mentioned about how she planned on attacking isis, never heard radical islam and how that was going to be dealt with and i watched the convention with donald trump and he put me in the mind of ronald ,eagan and back when reagan ran he was a hero when our country bed one and trump seems to
fitting and one with him. he's a great communicator and i think anybody that knows anything about war, you don't give out your plans ahead of time for the attack. that might be what hillary is doing, not detailing her attack and i think one of the best things for a future president, whether hillary or donald trump, to make things safer for the market people to thrive. that is all i have to say. susan: thank you. inspiredr, hillary has me since i was seven. she has a good heart and get the job done. tired of the hateful attacks and proud to support her. ray from des moines. republican. i watched this beach and as a republican, i'm not too excited about hillary but i was not
inspired by her speech and i did not think it had a lot of residence with a lot of people. but most disappointingly, and her speech she attacked trade and attacked trade on china as well as kind of backing away from her neoliberal credentials which is something she has prided herself on. i found that is disappointed. susan: thank you. vicki, west virginia, democrat. welcome. thank you much for having me. 45-year-old woman with a disability and i first want to speak about donald trump. he is a monster. a bully. him to cannot compare our great president ronald reagan. becausetop there
there's nothing more to say about trump. [indiscernible] was 20's, i think hillary clinton has a great heart, i hope that she will give me teach herelp about disability issues, depression issues and just help n a guide the country i positive direction. susan: thank you. gerald evans on twitter says he speaks of people being up to get an education but businesses can do that through bankruptcy, students get no break. delegates in no rush to leave. one is from arkansas and one is for morgan. two from illinois. say question for all of you. how did hillary clinton did
tonight? >> i thought she was great. the accommodation of a whole week of the message. a culmination of her whole life's work. all we can build has been laid out and tonight she laid it out. steve: how did she did tonight doshe did tonight? -- tonight? >> i was touched while the hard work to the campaign. it was a very moving speech and i was moved by chelsea clinton. i have a friend who basically said he is with her and i'm with them. i'm very open to secretary clinton and looking forward to working hard in the next 181 days to make sure we put her in the white house. steve: already in her corner, how did she do tonight? i i think she did great but
wanted to develop bernie sanders and everything he is done for the party. we are very grateful for him. >> we are stronger together. we really mean that. we will work hard together. we cover must on the platform. i'll take about discussion and debate and sometimes it gets, democracy is messy that it is better than the alternative. we're living pretend that. . -- living proof of that. refugees, same gun policy, and the fact that climate change is real, not cuts are right on the issues. that is what matters to voters. that is the message we will send out. steve: she made a reference to the founding fathers, the birthplace of our constitution integration of independence, without effective? >> very. very meaningful. i'm getting emotional. i love hillary speech. i thought she hit all the points
that i met -- trump is against. a very positive speech. i was sitting next to a bernie sanders delicate and was not clapping or anything for maybe half the speech and she got to the section about climate change and the environment and she started crying and grabbed the and she waved it and was with hillary from that point on. that was happening on that. that hillary and bernie delegates are united. i just got a call from our beloved partner, she's an organ watching and she has worked her heart out for bernie sanders but foralso is still ecstatic this moment of history. what i've told all the people in
the senate delegation, they must remember, women have worked 50 years for this moment. a struggled since the beginning of the movement. an incredible moment in a must i,honored and my sweetie and we have a bernie sanders sign and a hillary sign in the windows and we have had them together because we believe that. steve: thank you. susan: thank you. we will be here until a quarter till the next hour. 12:27 on the east coast. thank you for being with us. c-span for the coverage of the democrats. every minute, gavel-to-gavel all the pages have been catalogued on our website. individually clipped and if you would like to go back and watch them, or send a difference, he can do that very easily. find it at c-span.org. california,ancy and
republican. >> hello, susan. we are not looking for a friend of the president. thatt everybody to think we are voting for the most important job for the entire world. president.nded i did a little bit of research about her resume. her heart is into activism, helping children in which he did for many years and then she became a first lady and she continued during her activist rob tried to get health care and that did not work.
ad after that, she became in pastfor eight years maybe not very important bills whoshe did help after 9/11 gets the money to help victims and i saw the clip where she asked bush that he needed $20 billion and looked at her and said you got it. all after. job,.that, the senate susan: where are you going with this? >> she got the secretary of state job and i looked at that and did not get much accomplished as secretary of state.
nature, iof this really don't think it your senator and failed secretary of her. qualifies we should be concerned about that. that is why i think donald trump, for all the trouble we are having with terrorism, his toughness, his truthfulness and his thankfulness for wanting to return to the country that has helped him become successful and his patriotism. i think people need to listen more and understand. susan: thank you. thank you for the call. this weekitter says convention was about coming together and love in. last week's was about loving a billionaire and give him power. steve is back on the floor. steve: i want to introduce you
to a grad student at pit. she's a first-time delegate from pennsylvania. as somebody who attorney are interested in politics into something that is a reality. what has it been like? >> i cannot describe it in words what this late -- week has been like creating contrary. able to walk on the floor for five minutes. i saw a young delegate, a millennial, younger than me. it was my dream to become that kid. now i am that young adult, i should say i'm 23 years old. and it has been an amazing journey. steve: having such a great vantage point next to the podium watching hillary clinton making history, but also trying to convince those who are not yet ready to vote for her. how did you do tonight? >> i thought she did amazing. she touched on all of the issues
i wanted her to. i thought she really appealed to what we wanted. i am a very delicate. she really respect the platform. talked notthink she just to democrats or republicans, because i watched the republican convention. she pulled up issues they had discussed. and i think she just knocked it out of the ballpark. i am not surprised she knocked it out of the ballpark. steve: will we see you at another democratic convention? >> god willing. if i have anything to say about it, i will. steve: susan, we have to turn over here. this gentleman, from the u.s. virgin islands. get a nice tight shot, because we just noticed this moment ago, these are some of the costumes for the delegates. the donkeys with the c-span emblem. tell me your name, how you can with his hat, and why you are here. >> i am a delegate from the
virgin islands.i got here through the selection of the people of the virgin islands, selecting me to come and represent them here. we came here with 12 votes. 12 votes, 100%, the only place that came 100% to hillary. votes, 100% in the primary. in the primary, we gave her over bernie sanders. and we gave barak obama 90%. we are leaving here now and we are moving forward towards the general election. the virgin islands cannot vote in the general election. l was rallying for her, he promised her it is on her platform that they are going to fight for the virgin islands, to be eligible to vote by 2017. that is one of the reasons why we are here. bill and hillary putting into the fire, make sure the virgin
islands gets that opportunity to vote in the general election for president. this is about virgin islands. when i got selected to come here, i said i got it because i was at the convention four years ago, i said i have to do some especially for the people in philadelphia. i am also the district chair of the democratic party and the u.s. virgin islands. that is the donkey symbol, our symbol of the virgin islands, our party's symbol. i will come by the wizard, the island donkey, and bring it here to philadelphia for hillary. steve: i cannot top that with another question. i will let you go. >> i want to tell you, tonight was so exciting. hillary talked about everything. creating jobs, building relationships with foreign countries, she talked about building support of the hispanic community, getting the blacks to vote for her.
as we move forward to november, the blacks and hispanics are going to take over. steve: thank you very much for your time. we love the hat. thank you very much. susan: and back to telephone calls. getting your reaction to the final night of the democratic convention in cleveland -- excuse me, in philadelphia. as we did the final night in cleveland last week. jacksonville, florida. jordan? caller: thank you so much for taking my call. i have been a lifelong democrat. and i love the democrats because of social issues. and i really believe that i love the lgbtq, everybody in this country. i believe america has -- we have the greatest country in america. and so, i see donald trump and hillary clinton, and i understand the politics game, it is a game of persuasion. and i totally get that.
and so, i look at the two, and i see trump, and the media saying a lot of things about him, and i whyhillary, and the reason i am just not sure about hillary is because of her funders. she is funded by wall street, funded by big pharma, foreign interests. i look at that and i say, maybe i cannot support hillary, many that the right person for me. and i think it is time that we support from, we make america great again. republicans, everybody can come together and support donald trump, and i think we love this country, and we need to come together, black, white -- susan: jordan from jacksonville, florida. mary in beaverton, michigan. independent. getting asthma and he calls as we can last 10 minutes. caller: i have a lot to say but i will be quick.first of all , thank you to c-span.
everyone on camera and behind, i think you are having complete coverage of conventions, it was awesome. especially without pandering punditry of people on the main news channels, or on the cable channels, and the brainwashing commercials a choose to run in between the commentary. a historic night, but i don't see this as a wonderful night that i thought it would be. in my future, i am 40 years old, and it is very interesting to me to hear hillary clinton always talk about her 40 years of experience. i met hillary and bill when i our governor at that time, when i was down in ann arbor. and i was real excited about them. i remember all the promises they were going to do. i don't know why we're still talking about the same issues,
because i would think these things should have already been accomplished. i will say that i probably, or i don't know if i can be persuaded to vote for donald trump, as a andher who teaches spanish his speech, debate, english, etc. i don't believe in bullying and stuff like that. but i would rather have a pessimist, because i think pessimist is an opportunist -- somebody, yes, he is opportunist. but he is an optimist with experience. she has had four years to work on all of these things.and she has not. and i have no idea, even though i think her speech was ok tonight, i have still no idea who he is, because her words do not match her record. i long for the day that we have two phenomenal candidates, when we have a choice, a really hard decision, where we can choose a is awesome, b is awesome, too.
i would never be voting for hillary. i don't know who i'm going to vote for, i can still be persuaded for trump, but not for hillary. she can take a lot of credit, but she does not take responsibility. thiss a generation xer, e-mail stuff and national security, she really, really scares me. thank you to c-span. susan: thanks so much. appreciate your kind words for our coverage. running out of time, about seven minutes left in our program. steve scully is on the floor with more delegates. steve: one delegate from hawaii and king of prussia, pennsylvania. let me get a reaction from hillary clinton. >> i am disappointed actually that she got the nomination. i am a bernie sanders delegate. and i am really concerned about her track record on war and the military. i was part of a group of their, i don't know if you caught it, chanting no more war, no more war. steve: we heard that.
>> when we did that, the crowd chanted usa, usa. it was kind of scary, very intense. and the reason we were doing that is because secretary clinton has been engineering libya,s coups in haiti, a no-fly zone she wants between russia and syria. that is very dangerous. because let us to say there is a russian airplane flying, the u.s. use it down, that the greater world war. so i'm extremely concerned and nervous about hillary clinton's record on military and war. steve: who you vote for? stein because she values integrity and accountability, and the proper use of the military. which is defense and not often. steve: we will be covering the event on c-span. let me turn to a pennsylvania delegate, one of the key battleground states.
how did hillary clinton do? >> in my opinion, she did very good. she touched all the points of my concern. and when bernie said we were going to endorse hillary and be a part of her, i now trust him and his judgment, i also trust hillary and the things she touched on tonight. she did not have to acknowledge any of those things, but she did. and so, i believe that if we are going to win this, and not let trump get in, we have to be unified on every side. do toat ever we need to protect this country that we live in, we need to do that. i am trusting hillary. i was a clinton delegate years ago. transformed have from a bernie delegate to a hillary delegate.i appreciate all that bernie has done. the knowledge, the information that he brought us. and i am excited about
november, and i'm going to do everything i can -- i am a labor 119cn, i worked for hospital worker. the way women are treated is very important to me. the way some of the bosses treat the employees is a concern of mine. and i can see the changes coming about. the way she spoke tonight, it is fulfilled that she has spoken, we will have a better america. steve: let me turn to a new york delegate. how did hillary clinton do this evening? >> i think it was as perfect as you can get. -- in asooking to say few words as possible -- i and the adult in the room and the donald trump is not. i think she is well on the line, that needs to be said about that, about the election ahead.and i think he also broke common cause and the bread with bernie sanders.
that was important. and she is poised to recent american about herself and the campaign ahead. i think was a very good speech. steve: you had a long week. thank you very much for your time. susan, back to you. susan: and thank you, steve. every four years c-span considers these elections to be our version of the olympic spirit it take so many to bring you this coverage. there are 280 c-spaners altogether, doing the tally between my head, radio, digital media, about 100 and philadelphia, back in washington, d.c., and our archives indiana involved in bringing you this and last week in cleveland. we really thank you for watching and all the kind words about our gavel to gavel commercial-free coverage. we have a few misled. this is a tweet. we might see chelsea becoming the 50th president, very poison like mom. let us go back to calls.
bret is in south carolina. republican. caller: i just want to say thank you for having me, ma'am. i have been on the fence, watching both conventions. i was very disappointed tonight. i am 100% disabled marine, and i heard nothing about what hillary was going to do for our veterans, and the scandals of the v.a.. which took her out for me. it just, that is one of the main things i see wrong, going wrong in our country. and there is not enough being done about it. people we lost 300 waiting for care. and that number is only growing. and nothing is being done about it. anye is not one mention of kind of the a reform or anything going on with helping, which was
very disappointing. so, as of now, i guess i am still on the fence. i am pushing more towards trump, because he seems to support the veterans. and i don't hear that out of the party. susan: thank you, bret. next stop, memphis, tennessee. and defendant by the name of leslie. you are on. caller: i just want to say that hillary clinton did an excellent job. i think the purpose of the speech was to make it more personal, and she actually laid out plans. and the previous caller said she said nothing about the veterans, when she did say she was going to work on getting better health care for our veterans. the other thing i want to say is, we only have two choices in the selection. and earlier today, watching madeleine albright talking to charlie rose, they talked about trump's reaching out to the
russians. in a jokingly manner, asking them to tap into hillary's e-mail protocol. and comes back and says he was being sarcastic. he is a presidential candidate. and at some point, even the republicans have to hold him accountable for what he says. turn, was the pivotal moment for me, on top of what hillary said tonight, and i watched the convention, both of them, in their entirety. i would rather go with hillary, and the fact it is a very uplifting night, not negative, and there is no sarcasm, and there is no speaking out of just the top of her head without thinking what they are saying first. everybody needs to realize -- susan: thanks, leslie.
our time is running out. steve scully has one more interview on the floor. i think that will wrap it up. steve? we actually, have 17 interviews. i'm getting. we have two delegates from california. sylvia and calvin. this is your first time, maybe an appropriate way to end our coverage, what is this like for you? once-in-a-lifetime experience, sing the first woman candidate nominated, it has been wonderful. comparing it to just watching the republican party, that has just been -- it is almost the opposite. trump, showings all the villains in america, while here tonight and this entire week we are seeing the heroes of america. true people who are living, or actually passed away, but trying to defend our constitution, our democracy.
and i was inspired by her to highlight all of that for the rest of the country to see, not just be talking about her. steve: we haven't talking about our viewers watching at home. for you here inside the wells fargo center, what was it like? >> it was absolutely amazing, life-changing experience. definitely a milestone in american history. as calvin mentioned, the first time a major party has nominated a woman to run for president of the united states. if you look around the arena, you see exactly what the democratic party -- we are so diverse, 70 different ways. we unify, even though we have differences. it is amazing. steve: we had a number of audiences, including those undecided swing voters, how did she do among those still wavering as to whether they will vote for donald trump or hillary clinton? >> i think he is really proven herself. she has a great track record. especially, you have
non-democrats coming to our convention, like bloomberg for example, previous republicans who recognized she is the best candidate for this job. and they came here as absolutely -- laying out the case. that is a great way to lay out her case, when she cannot to speak as well. steve: beyond tonight, the fireworks are critical. >> they were. steve: was there a speech, a moment, an event you are going to remember beyond what you are tonight from hillary clinton? >> i would say definitely the black lives matter movement. that was very inspiring to hear these mothers, they have gone through a lot, and to come out on stage not only here, but millions of people across america, talking about their story, their values, and it is not about them, really about trying to make sure the future, white, asian, black are being protected in this country. and i also think that was a decision that was made by hillary clinton
to bring out people who want to give emotional grief, what their loved ones had gone through, what america really seized. all the different experiences americans have, across the country, from all the different races, ages. steve: we will give you the last word. a moment, event, speech be on lookout are tonight. what is your final take away? >> i believe that when captain kahn came out. the american dream, muslim-americans, immigrating here, you know, they started from nothing to become what they are. their son sacrifices life, such a moving story. and so many sacrifices made by our troops that we have to recognize every single day. i thought that was emotionally moving tonight. throughout the entire week. steve: from the california delegation, thank you very much for your time. we appreciate it.
back to susan. susan: and with that, we wrap up our coverage of the 2016 political conventions. last week in cleveland, this week in philadelphia. in addition to say thanks to the hard-working c-span staff here and in washington, d.c., also time to say thanks to the cable and satellite affiliates who carry c-span's programming as a public service. we appreciate your ongoing support of our network. if you have not had enough, we have two more libelants tomorrow. hillary clinton and tim kaine will be having a postconvention rally in philadelphia, and will bring you live coverage on c-span beginning at noon eastern time. and then tomorrow night, for those of you interested in donald trump, we have a trump event at 9 p.m. eastern time. and he will be speaking in colorado, and we will have live coverage of that on our network. in denver, colorado beginning at 9:00 friday night. that is it.
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officially accepting the nomination. this is the first female presidential nominee for a major party. she was introduced by her daughter, chelsea clinton. welcome chelsea clinton. ♪ >> thank you. thank you. [cheers] it is such an honor for me to be here tonight. american, aa proud proud democrat, a proud mother.
[cheers] and tonight, in particular, and very proud daughter. [cheers] mark and i can't quite believe it, but our daughter charlotte is nearly two years old. she loved elmo. she loves blueberries and above all, she loves face timing with grandma. [cheers] my mom can be about to walk on stage and it just is not matter, she will drop everything for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading check the temperature to -- chugga chugga cho choo with her granddaughter. our son is five and a half weeks
old. [cheers] we are so thankful that he is healthy and thriving and we are biased, that we think he is just about the cutest baby in the world. a view i'm sure my mom shares. withvery day that i spend -- as charlotte and aiden's mother. ., i think about my own mother my wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious mother. memory is my mom picking me up after i had fallen down, giving me a big time integrating me nine man. night moon.e good from that moment and this one, everything a memory i have of my of whathat regardless was happening in her life, she was always there for me.
[cheers] game, every softball game, every piano recital, every dance recital. together atn church, the local library, countless saturdays and punishments in the clouds. making up stories about what we would do if we met a triceratops in my opinion, the friendly's looking dinosaur although my mother would remind me that they were still dinosaurs. as a kid i was obsessed with dinosaurs and the day that my parents took me to dinosaur national park, i did not think like to get any better. whenever my mom was away for work, which thankfully did not happen very often, she let notes for me to open every day she was gone.
together in aatly special drawer with a date on the front of each one so i would know which note to open on which day. when she went to france to learn about the childcare system, i remember one was all about the eiffel tower. another was about that ideas she helped to bring home to help the kids of arkansas. [cheers] i treasured each and everyone of those notes. they were another reminder that i was always in her thoughts and her heart. growing up, conversations around the dinner table always started with what i learned in school that day. i remember one week talking incessantly about a book that had captured my imagination, a wrinkle in time. [cheers] only after my parents had listened to me with a then talk
about what they were working on . education, health care, what with consuming their days and keeping them up at night. i love that my parents expected me to have opinions and to be able to back them up with facts. [cheers] i never once doubted that my parents cared about my thoughts and my ideas into always knew how deeply they love me. that feeling of being valued and loved, that is what my mom once for every child. [cheers] it is the calling of her life. [cheers] know hows raised me to lucky i was that i never had to
worry about food on the table, that i never had to worry about a good school to go to. never had to worry about a safe neighborhood to play in. aboutey taught me to care what happens in the world. i can to whatever change what frustrated me. they taught me that, the responsibly that comes with being smiled on by fate. [cheers] young,my kids are little but i'm already trying to instill the same values and them -- in them. [cheers] there's something else that my mother taught me, public service is about service. [cheers] as her daughter, i've had a
special window into how she served. holding the hands of mothers worried about how they will be their kids, worried about how they look at the health care they need. my mother promising to do everything she could to help. her after those conversations getting straight to work. figuring out what she could do, who she could call. how fast she could get results. she always feels like there isn't a moment to lose because she knows that for that mother, that family, there is an. [cheers] i've seen her at the low points, like the summer of 1994.
several people this week have talked about her fight for universal health care. [cheers] i saw it up close. it was bruising. it was exhausting. she thought her heart out and as all of you know, she lost. old, it wasears pretty tough to watch. mom, she was amazing. time to a little replenish your spirit, family movie night, definitely helped, dad, as all of you know, like police academy. [laughter] my mom and i loved riding prejudice. -- pride and prejudice. [cheers] and then she got right back to work. because she believed she could so make a difference for kids.
-- still make a difference for kids. [cheers] , hade ask me all the time the she do a? -- how does she do it? how does she keep going amid the sound and. politics? here is how. she never, ever forgets who she is fighting for. [cheers] she has worked to make it easier for foster kids to never -- to get adopted. for 9/11 first responders to get the health care they deserve. [cheers] for women around the world to be safe, to be treated with dignity and to have more opportunity. [cheers]
these, they are what keep my mother going. they grabbed her heart. her conscience. and they never let go. [cheers] that is to my mom's. she's a listener, a doer. she is a woman driven by compassion, by faith, but a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love. [cheers] this november, i'm voting for a model and aole mother. a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children. i'm voting for the progressives who will protect our family -- fr --e -- plaintiff
planet from climate change. it will reform our criminal justice system. and who knows that women's rights are human rights. [cheers] knows that lgbt writes are human rights. [cheers] and around the world, i'm voting for a fighter who never ever gives up and who believes we can always do better when we come together and work together. hope that my children will someday be as proud of me as i am of my mom. i am so grateful to be her daughter. is so grateful that she charlotte and aidan's grandmother.
she makes me proud every single day. [cheers] and mom, grandma would be so proud of you tonight. [cheers] to everyone watching here at hearti know with all my that my mother will make us proud as our next president. [cheers] this is the story of my mother, hillary clinton. [cheers] .> here is a woman what does she dream of? when does she feel proud? how many times will she leave her mark? how many ways will she light up
the world? >> she had this wonderful laugh. far andries quite sometimes will be suppressed because you will be a meeting -- middle of something and she will laugh. a joy and mirth. i think sometimes the public does not always appear >. >> holding hands. i felt like she tried to soothe me. orwasn't about pictures productions, just showed up and had a simple message. thank you. she would make good on the promise. >> love to watch her with people and see the effect of her kindness. rodham grew up in park ridge, illinois. >> my father was a chief petty officer at home as well as in
the navy. ofreally had the attitude don't whine, don't complain. do what you are supposed to do. due to the best of your ability. dorothy wasr terribly neglected. on her own working as a housekeeper by the time she was 18. she once said that that job was the first time she saw what a loving family looked like. >> she told me once on her young parents letter overnight by herself. she was four years old. a set of coupons so she could go to the corner cafe and get food. just the image of this little girl all by herself walking down the stairs of the walk-up tenement, out the door alone through the corner to the cafe and getting food with coupons, just constant -- haunts me.
>> here's a woman making her first marks on the world. she is, we all know, right and promising. an achiever. and yet, extra ordinarily, what is most striking, is her heart. >> her commitment to making people's lives better, her abiding belief that the same opportunities that chelsea has had should be extended to every child. that comes through in everything that she does. >> she could have joined a big law form, been a corporate equated, instead she chose the children's defense fund. there she went door to door gathering stories to help children with disabilities who were denied schooling. she challenged a system that kept teen boys in the same just as men. she went undercover as a housewife to prove that alabama was to find the law to keep it schools all white. she was successful.
>> i remember watching her in class and i just thought she was fascinating. classowed her out of the youi got a close as i am to and i lost my guts and did not speak to her. that?aid, who is she said that is bill clinton. he from arkansas and that is all he talks about. and then i heard him say, we grow the biggest watermelons in the world. that is all i know about him. about him. -- >> here is the woman. she is to say the least, and untraditional first lady. boldly reformhe the state education system and in the white house, she easily takes on national healthcare. a whole school of washington, health-care reform is not welcome.
>> my mother wanted me to be resilient and be brave. there are lots of kids in the neighborhood and i would come out and have a bow in my hair and the kids would pick on me. it was my first experience of being bullied and i was terrified. when they are running into the house and my mother met me and said, there is no room for cowards in this house. you go back outside and figure out how you're good to deal with what these kids are doing. [cheers] >> hillary worked with both democrats and republicans. together they created a plan that to this day provides medical insurance for 8 million american children. 8 million children. >> it is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food or drowned or suffocated or their spines broken simply because they are born girls. has been said that
in beijing, the conference is where hillary woke up the world. >> human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights once and for all. [cheers] >> when she said women writers -- women rights argument rights and human right to women's rights. in 1995, that was a radical statement. >> she had never held public office before. she had been a senator for just nine short months. and then, our nation bowed his head in greek. -- grief. >> it appeared as though a dark blackish gray curtain had dropped between lower manhattan and the rest of the city. >> injury wise, but my legs were shattered. landingieved that the gear of the plane hit me because it was so hot that it closed my
wounds >>. around 9:00 at night, when my andf people came in whispered to both of us that the white house had just sent out its first request for funding and there was not a penny in it for new york. >> new york needed a champion. tirelessly worked her way across washington not stopping until the reached the oval office. >> president bush looked at me and said what do they? i said we'd dollars and chuck schumer said we need $20 billion and he said, you got it. grasped thatuickly this is a much bigger issue than replacing the buildings. this is replacing the american spirit. >> eye remover taking a few pictures. the i got been developed,
flash of the camera against the dark sky, it reveals of the particles in the air. it looked like snow. >> when the first responders began to get sick and question the quality of the air at ground zero, hillary lally took on the epa and got them health benefits. say she wasdid she good to fight for us, -- >> at the same time she very quietly helped survivors rebuild our lives. >> i remember talking to hillary saying i can't. i need to be of the dance my way into it. she said, you're going to do it. i know you will. hearing her say that, helped me believe it. is ae bin laden situation perfect example of how palatable hillary's judgment -- valuable
hillary's judgment and strength was to me in every decision i made. i have seen the photographs, so have you. we were never quite know what it felt like to be in that room. but look at her, look at her face. she is carrying the hope and great of an entire nation. arosen the opportunity remit to be part of the small group advising the president about whether or not the intelligence we had with strong enough for him to act, i took that response will the personally -- responsibility virtually and on behalf of the 3000 people who were murdered, that tens of thousands of loved ones who were left behind, before that was infected on our country, -- >> just listening to her talk about what that meant, i think we all thought the external cause abilities and extra of being of enable -- able to serve the american people. >> i was sitting in a back room
by myself 50 cap and my sneakers were sticking out of the dress. someone came behind me and hugged me and i had no idea who it was. it was hillary. >> without press, without fanfare, they are only family photos. hillary quietly attended her wedding and debbie danced. she danced. ofthere is more than enough the american dream to go around. if we are committed to growing on nurturing it, passing it for our children and grandchildren, i can't think of anything more thrilling than be part of that. >> we all hope for a better tomorrow, any parent knows your every dream for the future is deep in the heart of your child. it is how we are made. the american dream is passed down from generation to
generation to generation. we could spend his golden years of our lives, she wants to do this because she believes she can make a difference. >> i'm going to stand up and fight for every american because i think if you are the president, that is exactly what you should do everyday. >> there are show horses and workhorses. horses you count on to the liver and she is a -- to deliver and she is a workhorse. >> you have to love the country, believe in the country, lift up the people. >> to have a decade after decade of being on the front lines of try to bring about change. >> do everything you can to make should they believe you're getting up every morning and that they called white house thinking about them, understanding what they are up
against working to make it better. >> she does that because she feels deep in her heart that here in the greatest country on earth, everybody deserves a shot. >> i hope to unify the country and bring people together. i hope to break down every and make our country everything it should be. that is what i hope are my grandchildren, that is what my mother hoped for me. >> how many times was to leave her mark? how many ways was to light up the world -- will she light of the world? this is the woman. [cheers] gentlemen, my mother, my hero, and our next president, hillary clinton. [cheers] ♪
thank you all very, very much. [cheers] thank you for that amazing all for thek you great convention that we have had. [cheers] and just say, thank you. [cheers] mother andd to be a so proud of the woman you have become. thank you for bringing market to our family and charlotte and aden into the world. bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45 years ago -- [cheers]
it is still going strong. >> hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! mrs. clinton: that conversation has lasted through good times that told us with joy -- filled us with joy and hard times that tested us and i even got in a few words and along the way -- in along the way. [cheers] on tuesday night i was so happy to see that my explainer in chief is still on the job. grateful to the rest of my family and to the friends of a lifetime, for all of you, whose hard work brought us tonight together, and to those of you who joined this campaign
this week, thank you. what a remarkable week it has been. [cheers] we heard the man from hope, bill hope,n, and the man of barack obama. [cheers] america is stronger because of president obama's leadership and that better because of his friendship. -- i am better because of his friendship. [cheers] terrific viceour president, the one and only joe biden. [cheers] he spoke from his big heart about our committees -- parties
commitment to working people. and first lady michelle obama reminded us -- [cheers] that our children are watching. and the president we elect is going to be their president, too . and for those of you out there who are just getting to know tim kaine. [cheers] you will soon understand why the people of virginia keep promoting him from city council to mayor, to governor and now senator and he will make our whole country proud as our next vice president. [cheers]
and i want to thank bernie sanders. [cheers] inspiredour campaign millions of americans, particularly the young people who do their hearts and souls into our primary. [cheers] you put economic and social justice issues brought and center where they belong. [cheers] and to all of your supporters here and around the country, i want you to know that i've heard you, your cause is our cause. [cheers]
our country needs your ideas, energy and passion. turnis the only way we can our progressive platform into real change for america. [cheers] we wrote to together, now let's go out and make it happen together. [cheers] my friends, we have come to philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation because what happened agohe city 200 and 40 years still has something to teach us today.
, but wenow the story usually focus on how it turned out and not enough on how close that story came to never being written at all. when representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king and somebody went to stick it to the king. the revolution hung in the balance. then somehow they began listening to each other. compromising. finding common purpose. [cheers] and by the time they left philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation. that is what made it possible to stand up to a king, that the
courage, they had courage. our founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together. [cheers] now america is once again at a moment of reckoning. powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. bonds of trust and respect are framed. ng.frayi and just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. it truly is up to us. we have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all rest together. -- rise together. [cheers]
our country's mother is e pluribus unum. one.of many, we are will be stager to that motto -- will we be true to that motto? [cheers] we heard donald comes answer. he was to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other. he is betting that the perils of today's world will blind us to its unlimited promise. he is taken the republican party a long way from mourning in america to midnight in america. futures us to fear the and fear each other. know, a great democratic president, frank without a roosevelt came up with the perfect rebuke to drum.
more than 80 years ago, during a much more perilous time, the only thing we have to fear is. self -- fear itself. [cheers] now, we are cleared -- clear eyed about what our country is up against. but we are not afraid. we will rise to the challenge just as we always have. we will not build a wall, instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one. [cheers] and we will build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy. [cheers]
we will not been a religion, we and work with all americans our allies to fight and if the terrorism. -- defeat terrorism. [cheers] yet we know there is a lot to do. too many people have not had a pay raise since the crash. there is too much inequality, too little social mobility, too much for alice's in washington. paralysis in washington. too many threats at home and abroad. just look for a minute at the strength we bring as americans to meet these challenges. we have the most dynamic into first people in the world. [cheers] we have the most tolerant and generous young people we've ever
had. [cheers] we have the most powerful military, the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most enduring values. justiceand equality, and opportunity. that thosee so proud words are associated with us. i have to tell you, as your secretary of state, i went to 112 countries. when people hear those words, they hear america. [cheers] don't let anyone tell you that
our country is week, we are not. don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes, we do. believe of all, don't anyone who says i alone can fix it. [cheers] those were actually donald trump's words in cleveland. they should set off alarm bells for all of us. really? i alone can fix it. isn't he forgetting troops on the front lines, police officers and firefighters who run towards danger, doctors and nurses who care for us, teachers who change who seentrepreneurs
possibilities in every problem, mothers who lost children to violence, and are building a movement to keep other kids safe, he is forgetting every last one of us. americans don't say i alone can fix it, we say will fix it together. [cheers] and remember, our founders thought the revolution -- fought a revolution and wrote the constitution so america would never be a nation where one person had all the power. [cheers] later, we still put our faith in each other.
look at what happened in dallas. after the assassinations of five brave police officer's, police asked the brown community to support his force, maybe even joined them. and you have the community responded? applied ineople just 12 days. [cheers] answer how americans when the call for help goes out. 20 years ago, i wrote a book called it takes a village. [cheers] people look at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that? this is what i mean. none of us can rivet family,
build a business, healey community, or lift a country totally alone. [cheers] us toa needs everyone of lend our energy, our talent, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger. i believe that with all of my heart. that is why stronger together is not just a lesson from our history, it is not just a slogan for our campaign, it is a guiding principle for the country we've always been in the future we are going to build. a country where the economy is for everyone, not just those at the top. where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school no matter what zip code you live in.
a country where all our children can team -- dream and the dreams are in reach. strong andies are communities are safe and yes, , love trumps hate. [cheers] that is the country we are fighting for. that's the future we are working toward. and so, my friends, it is with determination, and boundless confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [cheers]
the great state of new york. [cheers] then i represented all of you as secretary of state. but my job titles only tell you what i've done. they don't tell you why. the truth is, through all these years of public service, the "service" part has always come easier to me than the "public" part. i get it that some people just don't know what to make of me. so let me tell you. from, no one has the names on big buildings. my family were builders of a
different kind. builders in the way most american families are. they used whatever tools they had, whatever god gave them and , whatever life in america provided and build better lives and better futures for their kids. my grandfather worked in the same scranton lace mill for 50 years. [cheers] because he believed that if he gave everything he had, his children would have a better life than he did. and he was right. my dad, hugh, made it to college. he played football at penn state and enlisted in the navy after pearl harbor. when the war was over he started his own small business, printing fabric for draperies. i remember watching him stand for hours over silk screens. he wanted to give my brothers
and me opportunities he never had. and he did. my mother, dorothy, was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. she ended up on her own at 14, working as a house maid. she was saved by the kindness of others. her first grade teacher saw she had nothing to eat at lunch, and brought extra food to share. the entire year. the lesson she passed on to me years later stuck with me: no one gets through life alone. we have to look out for each other and lift each other up. she made sure i learned the words of our methodist faith: "do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can." [cheers]
i went to work for the children's defense fund, going door-to-door in new bedford, massachusetts -- [cheers] on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school. i remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house. she told me how badly she wanted to go to school, it just didn't seem possible. and i couldn't stop thinking of my mother and what she went through as a child. it became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. to drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. you need both understanding and action. [cheers] so we gathered facts. we built a
coalition. and our work helped convince congress to ensure access to education for all students with disabilities. it's a big idea, isn't it? every kid with a disability has the right to go to school. [cheers] but how do you make an idea like that real? you do it step by step, hereby by year, sometimes even door-to-door. and my heart just swelled when i saw anastasia somoza on this stage representing millions of young people. we changed our lot to make sure she got an education. it is true. i sweat the details of policy
whether we're talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in flint, michigan, the number of mental health facilities in iowa, or the cost of your prescription drugs. because it's not just a detail if it's your kid, if it's your family. it's a big deal. and it should be a big deal to your president. [cheers] after the four days of this convention, you've seen some of the people who've inspired me. people who let me into their lives, and became a part of mine. people like ryan moore and lauren manning. they told their stories tuesday night. i first met ryan as a seven-year old.
he was wearing a full body brace that must have weighed forty pounds. because i leaned over to lift him up. children like ryan kept me going when our plan for universal health care failed and kept me working with leaders of both parties to help create the children's health insurance program that covers 8 million kids in our country. [cheers] lauren manning, who said here -- did here with such grace and power was gravely injured on 9/11. it was the thought of her, and debbie st. john, and john dolan and joe sweeney, and all the victims and survivors, that kept me working as hard as i could in the senate on behalf of 9/11 families, and our first responders who got sick from their time at ground zero. i was thinking of lauren, debbie
and all the others ten years later in the white house situation room when president obama made the courageous decision that finally brought osama bin laden to justice. [cheers] in this campaign, i've met so many people who motivate me to keep fighting for change. and, with your help, i will carry all of your voices and stories with me to the white house. [cheers] and you heard from republicans and independents were supporting our campaign, well i will be a president for democrats, republicans, independents. for the struggling, the striving and the successful. for those who vote for me and
standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, i'm so happy this day has come. happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. i'm happy for boys and men because when any barrier falls in america, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. [cheers] after all, when there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. [cheers] so let's keep going, until every one of the 161 million women and girls across america has the opportunity she deserves. [cheers]
but, even more important than the history we make tonight, is the history we will write together in the years ahead. let's begin with what we're going to do to help working people in our country get ahead and stay ahead. now, i don't think president obama and vice president biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. [cheers] our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. nearly 15 million new private sector jobs. million more americans with 20 health insurance. and an auto industry that just had its best year ever. that's [cheers]
progress.al but none of us can be satisfied with the status quo. not by a long shot. we're still facing deep-seated problems that developed long before the recession and have stayed with us through the recovery. i've gone around our country talking to working families and i've heard from so many of you who feel like the economy just isn't working. some of you are frustrated, even fear is. you know what? you're right. it's not yet working the way it should. americans are willing to work and work hard but right now, an , awful lot of people feel there is less and less respect for the work they do. and less respect for them, period.
democrats are the party of working people. but we haven't done a good enough job showing that we get what you're going through, and that we're going to do something to help. so i want to tell you tonight how we will empower americans to live better lives. my primary mission as president will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the united states. [cheers] from my first day in office to my last, especially in places that for too long have been left out and left behind. from our inner cities to our small towns, from indian country to coal country. [cheers] from communities ravaged by addiction to regions hollowed out by plant closures.
and here's what i believe. i believe america thrives when the middle class thrives. i believe that our economy isn't working the way it should because our democracy isn't working the way it should. [cheers] that's why we need to appoint supreme court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights, not restrict them. [cheers] and it is necessary, we'll pass a constitutional amendment to overturn citizens united! [cheers] i believe american corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return. [cheers]
are, but too many art. it's wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other. [cheers] and i believe wall street can never, ever be allowed to wreck main street again. [cheers] i believe in science. i believe [cheers] i believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs. i believe that when we have
millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out. [cheers] comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together and it's the right thing to do. [cheers] whatever party you belong to, or if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign. [cheers] if you believe that companies should share profits and not pad executive bonuses, join us. [cheers] if you believe the minimum wage
should be a living wage and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty, join us. [cheers] if you believe that every man, woman, and child in america has the right to affordable health care, join us. if you believe that we should say "no" to unfair trade deals, that we should stand up to china, that we should support our steelworkers and autoworkers manufacturers, then join us. [cheers] if you believe we should expand social security and protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, then join us. [cheers]
and yes, if you believe that mother, wife,g sister, or daughter deserves equal pay, join us. [cheers] that is how we're going to make sure this economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. now, you didn't hear any of this from donald trump at his convention. he spoke for 70-odd minutes and i do mean odd. [laughter] and he offered zero solutions. but we already know he doesn't believe these things. no wonder he doesn't like talking about his plans.
you might have noticed, i love talking about mine. [cheers] in my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since world war two. [cheers] jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure. if we invest in infrastructure now, we'll not only create jobs today, but lay the foundation for the jobs of the future. and we will transform the way we prepare our young people for those jobs. bernie sanders and i will work together to make college tuition free for the middle class and debt-free for all! [cheers]
we will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt. [cheers] it's just not right that donald trump can ignore his debts, but students and families can't refinance theirs. [cheers] and here's something we don't say often enough: college is crucial, but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job. [cheers] we will help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it. [cheers] he will give small businesses
like my dad's a boost. it easier to get credit. way too many dreams die in the parking lots of banks. in america, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. [cheers] we will help you balance family and work. and you know what, if fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the "woman card," then deal me in! [cheers] now, here's the thing, we're not
only going to make all these investments, we're going to pay for every single one of them. and here's how: wall street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. [cheers] resent not because we success. because when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top 1%, that's where the money is. and we are going to follow the money. [cheers] and if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we'll make them pay us back and we'll put that money to work where it belongs s, creating jobs here at home! [cheers]
i imagine some of you are sitting at home thinking, well that all sounds pretty good. but how are you going to get it done? how are you going to break through the gridlock in washington? look at my record. i've worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. and if you and if you give me the chance, that's what i'll do as president. thinking, but trump, he's a businessman. he must know something about the economy. well, let's take a closer look. in atlantic city, 60 miles from here, you'll find contractors and small businesses who lost everything because donald trump refused to pay his bills. >> boo