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there are communities where those bonds are very strong, but there are too many communities where the distance is too great. to many african american families mourn the loss of family members killed by police or who die in custody. at a federal level, we still do not even keep track of the data to know how often it happens. that tells you it is not a priority when we do not even bother to measure. people in baltimore know this so very well. just as people in virginia know this. a profound distance has grown up between law enforcement and communities in too many places in america. that distance is dangerous. it is dangerous for the communities and it is dangerous for our police. we had national night out. hadagine most of you national night out events in your communities. we had a celebration two doors down from me in my block in richmond,
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they did it to bring the community and police together. their boy had just graduated from the richmond police academy. i have known him since he was five years old. this is been his lifelong dream. i looked in the eyes of net and other kids like him and are so many honorable police officers who do not get in the job to fight crime. they get in the job to work with communities to prevent crime. that distance has grown up for a lot of reasons and stands in the way. montrell jackson, one of the police officers killed in baton rouge, wrote about that distance on his facebook page and an eerie way just a few days before he died. he said, "when i'm in my uniform , i get nasty, hateful looks. and when i'm out of my uniform, because of the color of my skin, some people look at me and consider me a threat." he was talking about that distance.
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in doing his job, he happened to be one of those good police officers who was killed. he concluded and said, "these are trying times. please do not let hate infector heart." and then he said, "to any protesters are family, i'm working in the streets. if you see me or need a prayer, i've got you." please officers like montrell jackson give me help and they give a lot of people hope and there's a lot we can do. let's invest in training, training budgets that most got hammered when we went into a national recession. you go into a recession and budget have to be cut. was the first thing that gets cut? training. invest in more training to deescalate heated situations so they do not turn violent. hillary has pledged to do that. let support independent data collection investigation and unnecessary prosecution of
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police involved deaths. let's learn from the community's that are doing it right. we brought crime done in richmond by embracing community policing not adversarial zero-tolerance strategies. that are committees all of the country doing this. we do not have to re-create the wheel, but we have to go to the places that are doing it right. let's learn and apply that nationwide. as hillary said many times, we have to get back to a fundamental pencil of that everybody in every community benefits when there is respect for the law, but also when everybody is respected by the law. i could go on and on. you all know that hillary clinton is famous for being a too.y wonk and i am, your kid,f it's about about your business, if it's about your job, about your community, it's not a detailed, it's a big deal. being about details is what we are about because these things matter. if you elect us, you have two
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people in the white house working hard on these issues every day, listening, partnering, bridge building, and we will go after. we are not going after it on our own. we want to do it in partnership and even in robust dialogue. hold us accountable. hold us accountable for the promises we are making. we have got a lot of work to do and you know that better than anyone. we have a lot of problems that need solving. face it -- this campaign has laid bear some of the deep divisions that still remain in this country -- racism, sexism, islamophobia. america has some healing to do. the urban league is so well-positioned to be part of the healing to help this nation heal. it is more than about laws and plans. it is more than about policies could i. it takes people from all walks of life reaching beyond their comfort zone and seeing things from other people's point of view, which means seeing folks
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humanity. when i started to practice civil rights, i learned that anybody who is a person of color, frankly anybody who has even been a religious minority come you have to learn the ways of the majority as a survival instinct. you have to learn kind of in order to survive in the ways of the majority. so often those of us in the majority, we are not forced to learn the ways of anybody else. and we can insulate or wall ourselves off without intending to. we have to force ourselves out of our comfort zone to learn about the realities of all the beautiful parts of this wonderful american. tapestry. that is the work we have to take on our shoulders. that is how we will a country as vast and diverse as ours. to conclude friends, and i do consider urban league supporters friends, we need your help this fall and i'm not ashamed to ask for. please call your friends. please call your family. please make sure they are registered to vote.
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just last week, there were a series of federal court cases striking down a number of states arbitrary restrictions that is are trying to hold people back from voting. [applause] sen. kaine: one of the most of you severe sets of restrictions was in north carolina that found that restrictions have been put in place intentionally to block african-americans from fully participating in voting. what i said to an audience in greensboro is that if you know anybody ever says to you that their vote does not matter, you just say this, if your vote does not matter, why does the other side worked so hard to keep you from being able to? vote? if they think it matters, then that should tell you that it matters. we need to vote and we need to volunteer and participate and knock on doors and do everything possible. claim democracy and put it in our hands. whoever we elect this fall will not magically fix the problems i described. i can promise you this.
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with this administration, you will have a president and vice president who will be your partners at the urban league every day. we will work hard to out to reduce inequality, to battle and correct injustice, and give all god's children the chance they deserve for a bright and healthy future. we will stand up against the force of division and say with one voice that love trumps hate. let us elect hillary clinton the next president of the united states. it is great to be with you. thank you, urban league, and morial.u, marc [applause] ♪ picture at the washington marriott wardman park and washington, d.c., where we expect to hear from democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton in just a few moments. at a conference
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cohosted by the national association of black journalists and the national association of hispanic journalists. the event should be getting started here in just a few moments. also a reminder that we will be following the donald trump campaign later today. live coverage at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. that is a donald trump rally in green bay, wisconsin. c-span's road to the white house coverage continues today. again, waiting for hillary clinton at the national association of black journalists and hispanic journalists at a joint conference in washington, d.c. it should begin shortly. ♪
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>> remarks coming up shortly from democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton speaking at a conference in washington, d c, cohosted by the national of black journalists and the national association of hispanic journalists. while we wait for it to get underway, more on campaign 2016 from today's "washington journal." host: joining us now is jonathan rauch, contributing editor at "the atlantic" as well as senior fellow at the brookings institution. he is here to talk about his piece, the cover piece in "the
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atlantic" entitled "how american politics went insane." good morning and thanks for joining us. guest: thanks for having me, kimberly. host: american politics going insane? what do you mean by going insane? guest: we spent so many years attacking the political establishment at stripping away the tools that it needs to organize politics. we are seeing politics and a state of chaos and meltdown . one major party really could not even choose a nominee who is a member of that party. almostseeing a congress incapable of doing basic things like keeping the government o pen. it goes back to stripping away the tools that politicians and leaders need in order to get their jobs done, stuff like vetting candidates and rewarding people who are loyal and getting bills passed and stuff like that. host: where did this insanity, as you put it, start? did it start here in washington?
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did it start out on the campaign trail? what is the origin of this? guest: i trace it back actually to 40 or 50 years ago when it a lot of well-intentioned reformers, me included as a very young person, thought that politics is too sleazy. there's is too much like horse trading and backroom deals. people should be able to choose nominees directly. we had decade after decade of reforms, which basically did versions of the same thing, to reduce the power of parties and professional hacks, political machines in smoke-filled rooms to make deals. you give me a vote on the debt limit bill so that we can keep that from failing and i give you a runway for the airport in your district. and then we turn around and eventually you strip away enough of the stuff that politicians need in order to do their job and they cannot do their job. here we are. host: you argue in this piece
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that the political class is a good thing. guest: it's a necessary thing. host: talk about what is the political class and why it is such a good thing. guest: the political class are in the marriott is -- are intermediaries. they are different for most of us because unlike and at the this -- an activist or a protester or pierced reformer, they have to be there year after year. they have to worry not just about protesting but winning this election and the one after, making sure the brand of the party remains strong. they have to recruit people to run for office. they have to that them -- vet that them to make sure they are ok. to have to do the daily business of keeping government open and counting votes. we need these people and we need them to be a healthy, healthy group. host: we are talking to jonathan rauch of "the atlantic" about his piece on how american politics went insane. callers can join us by
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,alling in at (202) 748-8000 and (202)8001 748-8002. taking a look at one part in the piece were you talking about the insanity of politics, you write, "here is still the bigger point -- the term party leaders has become an anachronism. although capitol hill and the campaign trail are miles apart, the breakdown in order in both places reflects the underlying reality that there is any such thing as a party leader. there are only individual actors pursuing their own political interests and ideological missions willingly, like excited gas molecules in an overheated balloon." what did you mean by that? guest: you know, kimberly, i
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started thinking about this 2013.m way back in do you remember speaker john boehner, paul ryan's predecessor? the u.s. government shutdown. even though republicans did not want to shut down and democrats did not want it to shut down, they cannot keep it open because the republican party and congress cannot keep itself organized enough to overcome a small faction within itself. there is boehner on the leno show and leno asked him why the government shut down when boehner did not want it to. he said, "a leader without followers is just a man taking a walk." that is that assume that he and paul ryan -- the position that he and paul ryan are in right now. they have very limited ability to influence their own members. we have taken away so many of the tools that they used, like porkbarrel spending, for example, and secret
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negotiations. they are left with very little ability to organize and lead. host: it seems in the presidential election as we have seen it laid out, there is a big appetite for outsiders, this does taste for the -- this taste for the political establishment. is that part of it? guest: yeah, it's a vicious cycle. as the establishment gets weaker and weaker and less able to do its job and get simple compromises on things like farm bills through congress, the public gets angrier at the establishment. they vote for outsiders. the outsiders are more independent and less willing to come from us and the cycle continues. host: we're talking with jonathan rauch from "the atlantic" talking about his piece on why american politics went insane. we have laura calling in from yuri, pennsylvania. caller: good morning, c-span.
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hi, jonathan. i want to agree with you about the insanity part. a lot of it is issue by issue. a lot of people would say the debt is insane. you cannot even comprehend what we own an interest every day and it continues to pile up. how will we ever get paid off? the biggest thing for me is that i just heard hillary and her running mate, mr. tim kaine, who is a catholic, is going to overturn the hyde amendment. they already said they are going to do it. that prevented taxpayer dollars to be used to kill unborn babies in abortion. i cannot believe that we are not talking about it. we have heard all these other issues, but to me, rush limbaugh, sean hannity, especially because he is catholic, should be having these topics of front and center. these are the positions of the candidates. this is what they are going to be doing on this issue and this
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issue, but especially abortion. ihave a charity where pay women not to abort. we saved 80 babies by offering to help. why would i want my tax dollars used to have mothers kill the unborn babies? guest: i want to try to focus you on a slightly different issue. abortion is important. the question now is not whether congress can do what you want it to do, which might be pro-choice or pro-life. it is can congress do anything? can even keep the government open, for example? can it pass a debt limit bill and not default on national debt? these things were once routine and taken for granted. passing of reparations bills, authorizing programs -- it can barely organized to do that anymore. i do not think you have to worry about a democratic president and congress, if it's a republican
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congress, repealing the the hyde amendment. i agree with you that it's important and we should be talking about it. i do not think hillary clinton will do it because there are lots of things and platforms that presidents do not do. that said -- let's step back up a minute and focus on the capacity of the system to do its basic job, whatever you think that job ought to be. host: we have lydia calling in from woodstock, illinois. caller: good morning. thank you. sadly we have a lot of history to tell us exactly why these things happen. i want to reference to studies. this was a study of history by arnold. it becausebama reads one of the reasons we have this
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breakdown is because newt gingrich, our current leader, was also part of the process that set in place the current time of troubles, the crises that we now are experiencing when he helped orchestrate the obstruction that took place. that was orchestrated when president obama was inaugurated. the other example is "lord of the flies." " lord of the flies" is a very important study of how these things happen with the young boys who came to an island totally civilized. at the very end, it devolved and they become barbarians. studies, refer to past these situations, and we address crises and move into the field
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, wehallenge and cooperation will also demonstrate that like these other civilizations that chose to fail, we will have that situation happened to us. guest: there are a couple of interesting thoughts there. i agree with you, lydia, that played a seminal role and a pivotal role in the kind of breakdown that i'm talking about. when he became speaker of the house in the 1990's, he decided to consolidate and centralized power in the house of representatives. and the process of doing that, he began a process of dismantling a lot of traditional seniority system. turned out, was very good at letting people, discovering whether they were loyal, putting experienced team players in the house, and getting lots of committees and lots of sort of congressional middle management involved in decision-making.
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you had a lot more people involved. a lot of that machine has been abandoned or weakened by the tendency to move power up to the very top in congress, which newt gingrich started, and down to the very bottom, every individual doing whatever he or she wants. that is what we have to reverse. "lord of the flies" is a novel and not a study. internalt the darkness of human beings and the fragility of civilization. and has a message for conservatives -- never take government for granted. when politics does not work, war and chaos is what happens. we are the break of chaos. host: but talk a little bit about how this is playing out on the campaign trail right now in this presidential year. this piece in today's "washington times" talking about the unfavorable the ratings that secretary clinton and donald
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trump have that is forcing candidates to turn on each other. it says, "political analysts say the historically high unfavorable ratings for both mrs. clinton and mr. trump have left both campaigns with little choice but to focus the bulk of their efforts on tearing the other down and hoping that when the war of attrition is over, single voters will decide their candidate is the lesser of two evils. the clinton campaign chairman g strategy involves using the next 95 days of pain a picture of mr. trump as a heartless business tycoon and pathological liar, a con man who cannot be trusted on both domestic and foreign policy. side, we have seen donald trump referred to the former secretary of state as crooked hillary, saying she cannot be trusted." is this fueling the insanity you are talking about? guest: i suppose. i'm not a political professional, but in my view, it is a shame that secretary
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clinton has not done a better job of articulating what she is for. she has had a very long career in public service. lot and ate a whole this point in the campaign, she should have given people a better reason to vote for her. that is a problem. when you are running against a guy like donald trump, who at least in my view, your willlican callers disagree, but he should not be within 100 miles of the nuclear codes. it is impossible to run a campaign where you do not point that out. when you are talking about trump, it is a campaign that -- people are disgusted with that. ben, you are on.
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next week had dan calling in. rousch. on with jonathan caller: i wanted to really reiterate feelings from back, and we prayed for gridlock. we hoped for it. we hoped agendas would be normally neutralized and ended, .hat we thought were extremist i started to feel that way in gridlock helped stop presidential agendas that i felt were off-base. by the time we got into the
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obama administration, what i saw coming along with a marxist, have a socialist agenda, and that is when i started to see the need to stop this. we need to stop these things because they are way out from the normal. host: let's let jonathan respond to that. guest: the founders intended for the system to be slow and hard to move. they were worried about populism and passions driving things all over the place, which is what was going on before the constitution was adopted. keeping the government open or being able to pass budget from year-to-year, that is not radical reform, whether you are left-wing white ring. that is the bread and butter of government. an organization on capitol
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hill is broken down to the executive cannot get done without a whole lot of friction, you got a different kind of problem. winglism or right radicalism or any of those is a problem about can you get yourself organized to run a government. host: we were talking about the someder sentiment from pushed the candidacies of donald trump and bernie sanders, and in your piece, you write insurgencies in presidential races are nothing new and they are not necessarily bad as long as the governing process can accommodate them. what do you mean? guest: we have had insurgent candidates who beat the party at their own game in 1964, 1972, mcgovern for the democrats. we have had insurgents on capitol hill like jesse helms
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who was ted cruz before ted cruz came along. the difference was those thoseencies brought paralysisics without and dysfunction. the system was able to absorb those ideas because you had enough infrastructure of professionals, to say, how can we adopt elements of these agendas that make sense for us and move forward? when you do not have that level of organizations, then insurgencies become disruptive and you wind up not being able to pass a government bill. you wind up with the republican nominee who is not a republican. that is unheard of. host: we have bill calling in from florida. caller: good morning, how are you jon. up oneoing to bring thing i have noticed over the years and 80 you can tell me
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where this might lead. we're talking about dysfunction maybe they areto just doing way too much, and we have put people in place, and you could call it lobbying, whatever it is where people's fortunes that are tied to industry and need things passed by washington has taken over. part of this a big solution would be to move more and more responsibility back to the states. i know that is a classical, thinkvative view, but i that would alleviate a lot of problems within congress where they could just concentrate more need more that would of a national scope as opposed to things that could be have a more at a state level. as far as donald trump having his fingers on the key to a nuclear weapon -- ♪
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mrs. clinton: good morning. i am so pleased to be here. i want to thank you for the invitation, the introduction, to everyone associated with nabj and nahj. i want to mark the moment because you were created in this hotel. i do not know if there are any original founders, but if there are, could you stand up and we could give you some recognition. [applause] mrs. clinton: i am delighted to
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thank you for the important work you do every day, and now more than ever we need you to keep holding leaders and candidates accountable, and in the journalists past like ruben salazar, we need you 's make sure that america front pages and nightly newscasts and online information for the great diversity of our nation. someone i had the privilege of knowing, bob maynard, former saidnd tribune owner, once , it is in seeing ourselves whole that we can begin to see ways of working out our differences of understanding our similarities and becoming a more cohesive nation.
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and that is what you do every day, helping us to see ourselves as whole. looking forward to our discussion. cover a widee will range of issues, but i want to take if you and it's to focus on a challenge that does not get enough attention on the campaign trail, although i have been how do wed that is expand economic opportunity for african-americans and latinos across america. and you know very well it has been said that when the economy catches a cold, communities of color get pneumonia. e great recession hits our whole country hard, but the toll forespecially difficult black and latino families. black wealth was cut in half. for latinos, it dropped 66%. decades, evened
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generations of hard work. 18 months,these past people across our country have described to me how hard it has been to get back on their feet in an economy that is still not working the way we all want to see it, and barriers of systemic racism make that even harder. that president obama does not get the credit he deserves for leading us out at the great recession -- [applause] mrs. clinton: and i would like to remind people he has nothing to do with creating it in the first place. in thisinto office worst of all financial crises since the great depression was handed to him. and i think if you fairly look at the record, you have to conclude that his leadership
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saved us from a great depression, so as bad as things 9 million jobs lost, 5 million homes lost, as bad as it was, there is no telling how far down we would have gone without his leadership. ditch thatut of the we were in, and now we have got to do even more. we have got to build on the progress we've made, 15 million new jobs in the last 7 1/2 years, 20 million people now have health insurance who did not have before he became president, so we have got to have the will and the plans together to move forward. that is why i have proposed a comprehensive new commitment to african-american and latino communities to make serious, sustained investments to create
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more good-paying jobs, help families build and rebuild wealth, to support black and latino-owned small businesses. for me, these are not just economic issues. they are part of a long, continuing struggle for civil rights. rosa parks opened up everything on the bus. to expandve got economic opportunities so everybody can afford the fare, and we have to make sure that the bus route reaches every neighborhood and connects families with safe, affordable housing and good jobs. [applause] mendezinton: sylvia helped desegregate our schools. now we have got to help every family afford to books, computers, and internet access that our kids need to learn in the 21st century. so in my first 100 days as president, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since world war ii.
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that includes jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology, innovation, small businesses, and infrastructure. if we invest in infrastructure now, we will not only create jobs today, we will lay the foundation for the jobs of the future. you are going to also focus on creating jobs in communities where unemployment remains separately high after generations of underinvestment and neglect. i am a big fan of congressman 10, 20, 30 plan, steering 10% of federal investment to neighborhoods where 20% of the population has been living below the poverty line for 30 years. focus, that kind of targeted investment in urban places, world places, were ever americans have been left out and left behind. $20re also going to invest
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billion in creating jobs for you people. there's a big gap here. betweenployment rate latino and african-american youth is significantly higher than for whites. it is hard to write a resume if you have nothing to put on it. we will help him people to get that first job, to get that second job, so they can build a good middle-class light that will give them and their families a better future. going to do more to help black and latino entrepreneurs get access to capital so they have a real chance at turning their ideas into driving -- thriving businesses. it is not only good for those entrepreneurs. it is good for their families, workers, and communities. additionally, as part of our and criminalform of the justice system, we will help people succeed when they return home from jail or prison.
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soare going to ban the box they can be judged by their skills and talents, not by their past, and we will dedicate five dollars billion to provide training and support to returning citizens so they can get a good-paying job. and in my first 100 days, i'm going to introduce legislation for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, as not only the right thing to do. every independent analysis shows it will add hundreds of billions of dollars to our economy. it will also keep families together. we need to bring hard-working people out of the shadows. america has always been a place where people from around the world work hard and apply their talents to american growth and innovation in pursuit of their own dreams. we are going to do everything we can to get this done. we need to build an economy in the future that every american
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can be proud of and be a part of. an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. that will be my mission as president. these are just some of the highlights of our plan. i hope you will go to my tosite, hillaryclinton.com read the details, including how we are going to pay for everything i proposed. and of course, i hope you will compare what i am proposing to what my opponent is talking about. [laughter] mrs. clinton: i hear one measure you could use for that comparison. an independent economist recently calculated that if my agenda for jobs and growth is put into place, our economy would create at least 10.4 million jobs within four years. we actually think it could be more than that. now, this economist also ran the numbers on donald trump, including his disastrous and inhumane plan to round up and
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deport millions of hard-working immigrants. to theult, according economic advisor for john mccain during his 2008 run for the presidency, the result of trump's plans would be a lengthy recession with 3.4 million jobs lost. now, of course, donald trump's problems go beyond economics. at every turn, he stokes division and resentment. he says horrible things about one group of americans after another. he is harkening back to the most shameful chapters of our history and appealing to the ugliest impulses of our society. you know the list. you have reported on it. he started this campaign by describing mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. nationalists.ite
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he says a distinguished federal judge cannot be trusted because he is of mexican heritage. he talks about banning muslims from coming to the united states, a land built on religious freedom, and, yes, he also talks about curtailing press freedom as well. we need to stand out as a country and say that donald trump does not represent who we are and what we believe. that is what my campaign, what tim kaine and i and everyone supporting us is doing every day, and we're going to keep at it, because i believe with all my heart that america is better than this. america is better than donald trump. we just launched an all-spanish twitter account because we want to bring as many americans as possible into this conversation. we have opened offices in every
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state because we want to compete everywhere. we want to bring our message and our vision to all corners of our country. but we cannot do it alone. everyone, republican, democrat, an independent needs to stand up and speak out. i think journalists have a special responsibility to our democracy in a time like this. musta wells said, people know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare to the press. many of you are showing the way. it is a badge of honor when jorge ramos gets thrown out of a press conference for challenging donald trump. [applause] mrs. clinton: or when and other news organizations get gets and for reporting what he says. said, the best
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journalism happens when you take a stand, when you do not justice. i hope you will keep calling it like you see it. keep holding us all accountable. i have laid out all these plans, and i am well aware that i have for sometimes made fun of putting out these plans about the economy and education and criminal justice reform and health care and gun safety measures and all the rest of it. but i do have this old-fashioned idea, when you run for president, you ought to tell the voters of america what you would do as president. so i'm going to keep telling you what i would do because i what you to hold me accountable, press and citizens alike. are as highstakes as they have ever been in our lifetime. and we all have to do our part. so thank you for what you do every day. thank you for inviting me to address you today, and i look forward to taking some of your
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questions. thank you all very much. [applause] welcome the moderator, a white house correspondent for nbc news, and national correspondent for telemundo. >> thank you. [applause] good afternoon to all of you. and it honor to be here, is fantastic to see so many people gather here for this great conversation we are going to have with secretary clinton. secretary clinton, thank you for being here. usually i am on the campaign trail with her. so it is great to be able to have this conversation this afternoon. for secretary, thank you accompanying us. i think we should get right to it. alluded toed -- you
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the topic i wanted to ask you about. people are concerned about the economy, about education. they also believe in trustworthiness. i want to start with the topic telli believe will result, the future of it after this election. it is immigration reform. byy latinos are discouraged the lack of immigration reform. they believe their vote has been taken for granted. we know what your position is. what i would like for you to do is to walk us through the steps -- how will you get immigration reform, having that president obama was not able to do, so that latinos can't believe that believe that-- can something is going to happen, that their vote is not taken for granted, considering that the house will remain under republican control. mrs. clinton: a great question and one that i have given much thought to, because i am determined that we are going to
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achieve comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. here is how i see it. we are going to start immediately. hight this to be a clear priority for my administration. we will be prepared to introduce as efficient as quickly as we can do so. i am hoping that the outcome of the election, which i am working willto ensure a victory, send a clear message to our republican friends that it is time for them to quit standing in the way of immigration reform. if you remember, after the 2012 election, the republican national committee did what they call an autopsy of their loss and concluded that they could not continue to deny the importance of immigration
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reform, and they urged republicans running for office to get on board. now, that has not turned out the way that they seemed to have hoped. we have instead a republican nominee who has been very rulently and the immigrant. we have a good chance of having a democratic senate if everybody does i would hope they would do and vote for democratic candidates for the senate. i believe we will pick up some seats in the house and at least if not take it back, narrow the numbers. if we move in the senate and then we demand that there be a vote in the house, because i am convinced that if the bipartisan bill that had been achieved in the senate -- remember, when
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marco rubio was for it and people worked hard and achieved it -- if it had been allowed to come for a vote in the house, it would have passed. so i view the political landscape as increasingly favorable to us making this happen. i will also defend the president's executive actions. i like you was disappointed with the supreme court decision, but remember what he did -- 8% -- it did -- it sent back the case to be tried. so daca and dapa are still alive. trump has said one of his first acts of president would be to eliminate every executive order that president obama has side, including those on immigration issues. apai will defend daca and d while i work vigorously for
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immigration four. i am proposing and office of immigration reform for the white house so we are able to answer questions and provide information and help people. i will take a very hard look at the deportation priorities. my priority are violent criminals, people's assessment of terrorism, not hard-working mothers and fathers and people who go to work, help support this economy, paying $12 billion a year into social security so we will take a hard look at that. we will close private detention centers just like i want to end of private prisons. we are going to close private detention centers. so i have a very active agenda, and we are going to be the on it, and i believe, and obviously it depends upon the outcome of this election, which is why it is so important to register more photos. my campaign is trying to register 3 million more voters,
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and its people to turn out, because we are going to start early and we are going to be tenacious and absolutely committed to getting a positive result. and i think the chances once we win will improve dramatically. >> madam secretary, you spoke about the deportation. is sometimesma called the d porter in chief. you have spoken about your priorities. how do you walk back deportations. how do you walk back to deportations, comply with the law, and not inherit the title of d porter in chief, and at the same time, all these steps to help mobilize the latino community to the polls, many who still believe there votes were taken for granted in 2008, and 2000 and 12, and then we had wikileaksl from saying they are the loyalty brand of the party. mrs. clinton: i think that the
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president was committed to immigration reform. it is one of the reasons we got d inpartisan till past ise the senate. what we did not get was enough political pressure to turn that bill in to a voting issue in the 2010 midterm elections. here is one of my frustrations. people turn out to vote for presidential elections in and then often do not for midterm elections. so we lost -- [applause] mrs. clinton: we lost a lot of leverage because we lost the house of representatives. so nothing happens easily or quickly, and modern politics in america, but as i have said, we are not going to be deporting upd-working people and break families. i have been on record for a year and a half about this, and that he how i direct the department
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of homeland security to act. we are to push on immigration reform, and i will need not only a considerable vote in november, but i will need people across our country to make it clear to their elected representatives that they are going to be held accountable for how they are going to act on immigration reform. if we put enough organizing and political effort into this, i am optimistic. can i believe we can get this done. but it will not happen because we want. and i can only say that i will give you my very best effort and i will do everything i can to help elect a democratic senate, and i have already talked to some of my former colleagues in the senate. this will be fast tracked. we already know what can be passed in the senate because it
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happened a few years ago. if we put enough pressure on the house and do everything to really force them to have to take what the senate passes, i think the outcome will be very different this time. and that is my goal, and that's what i am going to do everything i can to achieve. >> thank you. your poll numbers went way up this week, and get the e-mail controversy was still in headlines. give you anto giv opportunity to respond. james comey -- been debunked has by multiple news organizations, which point out that director comey did say there was no indication you like to the fbi, and he did not weigh in on whether or not you were truthful to the american people. my question is can argue mischaracterizing director comey's testimony, and is this not undercutting your efforts to
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rebuild trust with the american people? mrs. clinton: i appreciate your asking that, because i was pointing out in both of those instances that the director had said that my answers in my fbi interview worth truthful. -- were truthful. that is the bottom line here. i have said during the interview and many other occasions over the past months that what i told the fbi, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what i have said publicly. so i may have short-circuited, and for that i will try to clarify, because i think chris wallace and i were talking past each other because, of course, he could only talk to what i had told the fbi, and i appreciated that. i have acknowledged repeatedly that using two e-mail accounts was a mistake, and i take
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responsibility for that. but i do think having him say that my answers to the fbi were truthful, and that i should quickly add what i said was consistent with what i had said publicly, and that is really sort of in my view trying to tie both ends together. >> is the one inconsistency that you said you'd never would send or receive classified e-mail, and he said there were three e-mails that were marked classified at the time. mrs. clinton: there the facts behind that as well. you know that i sent over 30,000 departmentthe state that were work related e-mails. director comey said that only three out of 30,000 had anything resembling classified markers. what does that mean? usually, if any of you have ever served in the government, a
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classified document has a big heading on the top, which makes very clear what the classification is. questioning, director comey made the point that the three e-mails out of the 30,000 did not have the appropriate was, therefore, reasonable to conclude that anyone, including myself, would have not suspected that they were classified. and in fact, i think that has been discussed by others who had said two out of those three were later explained by the state department not to have been in any way confidential at the time that they were delivered. 100 out ofves belt 30,000 e-mails -- that leaves the 100 out of 30,000 e-mails
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that director comey testified, contained classified information, but he acknowledged there were no markings on those 100 e-mails. what we had is pretty much what i have been saying throughout this whole year, and that is i never sent or received anything that was marked "classified." retrospect, which is what is behind the 100 number, it in retrospect some different agencies said, but it should have been, although it was not, it should have been, that is what the debate is about. but director comey said there was absolutely no intention on my part to either ignore or in any way dismissed the importance
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-- dismiss the importance of those documents, because they were not marked classified. that would have been hard to do. i will go back to where i started. i regret using one account. i have taken responsibility for that. what i am pleased to be able to clarify and explain what i think the bottom line is on this. >> before we get to our panel, donald trump says this whole thing cannot be trusted with national security. today you were endorsed by former cia director, and trunk indicated he has been -- trump indicated he had been turned by putin. mrs. clinton: i have spent a lot of hours with mr. morelle. he is a consummate professional who has dedicated his entire career to protecting our country.
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i was honored to receive his endorsement. i will let his comments speak for themselves, but i really appreciated his explaining as he did in his op-ed some of what is at stake in this election. madam secretary, i believe we have a question from one of our panelists in the previous -- could you stand up. question, you have accused trump of using racist and sexist language create what does this say about the electorate because so many americans are supporting? mrs. clinton: i really believe that the core of his support -- i am not going to speak for everyone who supports him because i think there have been some quite distressing statements coming out of his rallies and his supporters.
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but i think the core of his support really centers on the disappointment in the economy that so many americans feel. and what i have been saying is, you know, i am going to bring this country get it, i think we have three overarching goals. we need more economic opportunity, to protect our national security, and we have got to work toward american unity. so i have been trying to understand what it is that has tiven people to support rump. and i have met with some people, oftens to them, and so many them are looking for an explanation as to why they lost the job they had for 18 years in the factory closed and nobody cared about them. what they are going to do when their whole life was spent mining coal and they may $80,000
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a year, now they can barely find a job making minimum wage, why dissenters of so many old industrial -- why the centers of so many industrial towns in america are hollowed out and people are turning to opiates and heroine. and the list goes on. i think we have to recognize of course some of the appeal is xenophobia and racist and misogynistic and offensive. we have to acknowledge that. but let's not lose sight of the real pain of many americans are hasing because the economy left them behind. so i have said -- i said it again in my acceptance speech last thursday -- i want to be the president for all americans. i want to lift up and give everybody a chance to pursue
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their dreams. and that means people who are supporting him. when i went to west virginia, i knew i was not going to win west virginia. i can tell you that. [laughter] mrs. clinton: and i was in a meeting with a group of folks, including a coal miner who was incredibly emotional and talking to me. an outside there was a big trump protests going on, and one of the people at the protest, or goodness sakes, was blankenship, who had just been convicted of reckless indifference toward the well-being of his coal miners, causing death. so clearly the lines are pretty stark. but i have said i have a plan for coal country, a plan for indian country, a plan for inner cities, a plan for world communities. it is one of the reasons i said
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in my remarks that i support jim proposal, which would help you in all communities. we have to reject and stand up to the kindappeals and the use of bluster and believe that we see coming from trump's campaign. but let's not forget the real economic challenges that too many americans of all backgrounds are facing today. so that is how i think about it, and that is how i am going to to respond campaign herbalrebuke all of the things he says on a pretty regular basis, but not about me. i can care less about that. but when he goes after accuses as, when he
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distinguished federal judge of mexican heritage of not being fair, when he insults a gold star family, a muslim-american who served in the leg -- the military, i will call him out on that, but i will also keep reaching out to all americans of races and ethnicities and wherever they live to tell them that i am not going to forget about them after this election. i am going to work my heart out to help everything person of a better job with a rising income and make sure their kids get a good education and everything else that i think they are owed here in american. [applause] we have another question from our panel. madam secretary, thank you for being here, and behalf on us we encourage you, to do this with more reporters across the country. [applause] especially those news organizations that troubled
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country with you everywhere you go. and majority of voters theystently say, frankly, do not like you and they do not trust you. and they seem pretty much the same thing about donald trump. either you or mr. trump will be elected president. how will you leave the nation where a majority of americans distrust you? mrs. clinton: let me start by saying every time i have done a job, people have counted on me and trusted me, and at the convention last week we highlighted the fight of my life starting as a lawyer for the children's defense fund, taking on the problem of juveniles in adult jails in south carolina, segregating academies in alabama, fighting for kids with kids to get an education.
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i did after 9/11 and representing u.s. secretary of state. i think this seriously. think this serious. it does not make me feel good when people say those things, and i recognize i have work to do. when i started running for the senate in new york, a lot of the same things were said. , i worked hard for the people of new york, and i was reelected with 67% of the vote, when i demonstrated i would fight for the people i resented. i ran a card campaign and against barack obama, as everybody remembers. it got a little contentious from time to time. to my surprise him he turned around and asked me to be secretary of state because he trusted me, and i served. and when i left i had a 66% approval rating. so ask yourself -- [applause] were 67% of the
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people in new york wrong? or maybe just maybe, when i'm actually running for a job, there is a real benefit to those on the other side in trying to stir up as much concern as possible? so i think it seriously, and i will work my heart out in pain and as president to produce results for people, to get the economy to work for everybody, p,t just those of the to people who may not vote for me, because i think our country is at a crossroads election. president obama said it extremely well, both in what his speech discussed in the convention, what his press conferences since have pointed out. this is a crossroads. there is so much at stake.
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you can look at my record of public service. in families people who have benefited by the children's health insurance program. you can meet people who have benefited by the the foster care adoption system. you can meet first funders and survivors from 9/11 who were benefited because i went to bat for them. you can meet national guard members and the families who did not have health care unless they were deployed unless i worked with republicans to help fix that. you can go down a long list. is because ione believe it public service, and i have proud i have had the great, great opportunity to work on behalf of giving more people a better life ever since i was right out of law school. going to get up every day and make my case, and i think there will be an opportunity for a lot of people to actually hear it. -- madam secretary
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what is the most meaningful conversation you have had with an african-american friend? mrs. clinton: oh, my gosh. could i tell you i am blessed friends --reat [laughter] mrs. clinton: and i have had two chiefs of staff who are my african-american women friends. i have been blessed to have politics,my side in like one of the leaders of my campaign. i have had a great group of young people who i have been really motivated by and frankly learned from. had a lifetimee of friendship going back to my
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college years. one of my best friends was an african-american student. so i cannot compress into one conversation. they have supported me, they have chastised me, they had raised issues with me, they tried to expand my musical tastes -- [laughter] [applause] mrs. clinton: so we have had a great, great times because of our friendships. so i cannot really take one 50 years of out of conversations. and i do not want to embarrass my friends. taking lewis is here. she just became -- peggy lewis is here. she just became the dean of communications.
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another is an acting chair of brazile.-donna i will leave it at that. cone ofng to respect the french of friendship silence, but please know i have a lot of great friends who have given me so much more. there is such little time and lots of questions, and they are signaling us -- but i would be remiss, we are in a room full of latino journalists -- [applause] you, and giveask you an opportunity response and set the record clear. does the democratic party, does your campaign take latino voters or are you taking them for granted that they will automatically vote democrat? mrs. clinton: i taken seriously because i have had the great privilege of working for many
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years with latino leaders, activists, businessmen and women, just as i responded to the question. my first experience working on well, of latinos was -- actually, before i was a legal services lawyer, through my church, i think he sat latina -- kids whileatino their parents went to the field outside my home in chicago which used to be, hard to believe now, miles of farmland. lesson infirst real how much more we have in common. 12,e i was, 11 or babysitting these little kids. at the end of the day, the old ramshackle bus stop at the end and the parents and
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the older brothers and sister got out, and these little kids broke loose and started running down their rights with their arms outstretched, calling for their mothers and their fathers and getting swept up in very tired arms. and then when i was a little bit older, my church arranged with latino churches. we would go into the city of chicago, sit in church basements, talk about our lives him and it reinforced what to me of so much of a common sense what we wanted in our lives even though their lives and mine were very different. as a legal services lawyer, as the chair of the legal services corporation, we expanded legal services into places against a of political opposition. so i feel very fortunate that i have had the chance to work with and learn from so many latinas
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and latinos across america. ien i ran for the senate, worked closely with our elected representatives, both at the city, state, and national level. i was honored that they rallied around to support me and were part of the great victory that we had in the primary in new york. so, no, i do not take any voter for granted, and i particularly don't take any voter who is placing their trust and confidence in me for granted. to get up as ing said every single day and work my heart out to get the results that i have told you we are going to achieve together. and i know it is hard. i have been around, as you all know very well. i am not new to this. it does not happen by hoping it happens or wishing it happens. it happens by doing everything you can possibly can, and i am blessed to have such close
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working relationships and friendships with latino leaders leaders.- tonight at my house we will be having a big event with latino business leaders from around america. so i am going to do what i have always done. politicalcore of leadership is relationship. you have to build relationships with individuals and communities. i know that does not happen by just asking for it. it happens because you work hard to achieve it. so i am going to do everything i latinomake sure that any voter who votes for me knows that i am going to be doing my best to deliver on every thing that i have said, and i will tell you, as we go along, what the challenges are because i'm a disaster help. i may need you to put pressure on elected officials. i may need you to flood the or the old-fashioned
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mailboxes of elected representatives so they know people are watching. that is how we are going to get it done. i am pretty confident and optimistic about that. so i hope that people will take this election seriously because i sure take you seriously, and together i think we can create the kind of future that everyone one ofkids and -- every our kids and grandkids deserve. >> we are out of time. thank secretary clinton. we appreciate it. thank you for your time. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> hillary clinton at a conference hosted by the
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national association of black journalists and the national hispanicon of journalists, meeting together here in washington, d.c. after a speech and responding to questions from the audience of themeeting with some journalists on hand for that conference. and this news item from rollcall now prefer that democrats control congress than before the two parties' conventions. a poll conducted from july 31 to august 3 showed 47% of voters prefer democrats to controlling congress compared to 43% of voters who preferred republican control. in june that same poll was tied at 46%. democrats had concluded their convention three days before the start of that survey, and republicans have held there's the week before. and this news item from reuters
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campaign -- truck i the economy as he shifts course after a turbulent week. the story itself, donald trump announced plans to address economic issues and backed off a claim he had seen a video of cash delivered to iran on friday and signs he wants to steer away from controversial comments and get his white house campaign that on sh. said he had created an economic advisory team and -- and will plan release his plan on monday. we will be following the truck campaign tonight. at a rally ine green bay, wisconsin, the light coverage getting underway at 8:00 eastern on c-span. the house and senate of course on their congressional break. their summer vacation. we have been following what some of the members have been doing
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this august. they will be back in september for legislative work, and most members spending a month in their district and states, and they have been on social media showing where they have been visiting. a few tweets from today starting with bradley byrne of alabama, tweeting -- --s tweet from deb fischer donnelly,rom joe democratic senator from indiana. he spoke with health care , on efforts tora address opioid abuse. this tweet from fred upton of
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michigan -- finally, this from a republican senator from montana -- continue to follow the members of the house and senate in their districts and states during this summer break. a reminder that c-span's "road to the white house coverage -- house" coverage continues this evening for the donald trump rally, and our guest on "newsmakers" is jill stein on c-span, c-span radio, and 10:00span.org, sunday"newsmaket a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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andrney general lynch education secretary king were part of the discussion on the state of race relations. this event is just under two hours. >> what is up with all those empty seats? we have all of these empty seats and we are about to be joined by the attorney general of america. go get your friends or do something while we are filling. phil, those of you who have been watching my feed know, here it is --
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♪ i lived in miami for 14 years. we will practice later. people are like, when is she going to get on stage? .ere we are to have theat>> opportunity to work with you. nabj and nahjnk for having us. it is a great idea to call the blacktino. >> it is great we are here to talk about something so important. the issue of race, change, power, demographic change, it is
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central, at least in this moment. night, theying class conventions, there was a lot of -- not a lot of people of color in the media there. this is a conversation that affects us personally. we are happy that we get a chance to have a conversation with -- much, everyone. so important,n is because with the black lives matter issue, more than 100 years there have been these complaints about the way the police treat communities of color, and black and brown folks feel the brunt of that, that sense of disconnect between needing law enforcement and fearing law enforcement more than anyone else in this society. this is a crucial conversation. it's a real important opportunity to speak directly to power, to speak directly to the person whose responsibility it is to bring that sense of justice and to explain to our
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communities what is happening, what can be done, what should be done and what the attorney general's office is attempting to do in that order. it's important which is why we > [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you for coming.

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