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being said as well as what is not being said it easier you have to bridge those gaps and build trust. as a friend from the aclu once told me, we need to listen to an engagement or not we like what is being set and not just when it is being convenient. remember, when the heart does not tell the truth, pain gives you the answer here as we all were to end the divide, thank you for your time and we are excited to participate in the solution and action-oriented plenary session. we look forward to engaging with all of you to create solutions. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, and our
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next presenter is not new to the national urban league. he is always with us at our conference. he is a friend of the national urban league. he is a friend of mine. he is one of the most important voices on civil rights and social justice in this nation, in these times. say, as we always say, the civil rights leadership of the 21st century finds common ground, works together, does not engage in petty bickering, turf battles, in the barrel mine says. the barrel mindsets. we are unified interactive find solutions. to welcome back to the national urban league the reverend al sharpton. [applause] reverend sharpton: thank you and
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certainly to all in the national urban league, i am very happy to be at another conference of the national urban league and certainly my friend and moreague, no one has done and no one has worked harder to correct the ills that we face in this country than mark morreale has in his over a decade as the president of this organization. me be very clear to you as we gather in baltimore, that we are at a very critical time in the history of this country and in the landscape of urban america. we are in an election that is as is as hostile as we have ever seen it. but more than their rhetoric there is the reality when we are dealing with mass incarceration.
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when we are dealing with the question of police reform. when we are dealing with the questions of economic inequality and wage stagnation. when we are dealing with education inequality. , and must beissues dealt with for concrete solutions. i was saying last night, on top , the optics will change because we are now facing for the first time in history that we will be a white succeed a what -- a white exceed a black president. so even our youngsters that feel the inequality had the hope of watching a black family walk across the lawn of the white house, that will be removed coming january.
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the schismatic change -- of the cosmetic change will drive even more home to a lot of us that have to deal with this on the ground. it is in that climate that we must address the real basic questions of criminal justice and the reforming of our economic arrangements in this country. which is why it is critical that andnational urban league others that have a long-standing commitment and ability continue to work together. flashpointust have movements to settle systemic problems. [applause] flash points are good. but if you don't have permanent institutions to do with that,
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then we will not see institutional change. things we say is that one of the reasons it is is that, when you have a police matter, clearly, all police are not guilty. most are not guilty of doing wrong. but when there is a serious allegation, they can depend on an institution, their union, to provide them with legal services and media advice and legal ansell only an institution can stand up against that. this weekend, when i leave here, i am going to ferguson. is the second anniversary of the police killing of michael brown. this week, a --
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we are not in the beginning of seeing something in america become radical. we are in the middle of it being critical. we don't have to go back to selma and montgomery two reference movement. the question is will we be able thatse to the occasion they rose to the occasion and dealt with those things in the 1960's. this is our challenge and this is our mandate. and i am glad that i stand with the national urban leg to not just be a flash in the pan, but to change the temperature in the kitchen to make sure all americans can dwell together. thank you. >> one more time, give him a big hand. [applause]
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let's change the temperature in the kitchen. to change the temperature in the kitchen, what are we going to do? >> vote! the am proud to welcome president and ceo of the end all acp, cornell william brooks. a lawyer and minister, the 18th person to serve as chief executive of this association and ladies and gentlemen, consistent with what we have today, the national urban league, the naacp, the national action network, and soon the flap women's roundtable, we are together onorking issues of economic opportunity, education reform, criminal justice reform, and voting rights act reform. just a little bit about cornell brooks, a graduate of headstart and yale law school, he considers himself a grandson,
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heir and beneficiary of the landmark brown versus board of education decision. before becoming president of the naacp, cornell led the new york-based new jersey institute for social justice. he directed the institute's prisoner reentry bills in 2010 in the state of new jersey. model for the a nation. ladies and gentlemen, he is an expert. he has walked the walk of criminal justice reform. we are so happy to invite to the national urban league brooks. [applause] ♪ brooks: good morning. moment in our
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country's history where leadership cannot be taken for granted. there are those who are adept and articulate in front of cameras and there are those who are skilled and deeply committed and sacrificially committed to the work of the nation. you have that kind of leadership in mark morreale. i will ask you to put your hands together for your own president and eeo of the national urban league. is a moment where the national urban league has convened in the hometown of the naacp. up the cause- lift and concern of a generation of americans who find themselves profiled and criminalized by the criminal justice system.
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that would be the 2.2 million americans who are incarcerated in this country, the one million american fathers who are incarcerated in this country, the 65 million americans who have criminal or -- criminal records. the one out of three african-american men who can expect to spend some time in their lives behind bars. it is a moment in our country that has been described as the new jim crow. theas been described by scholars slavery by another name. this is this era of mass incarceration. sans rhetoric at a moment that transcends political platform, a moment that speaks to who we are, where we are headed and what were -- what we represent as a nation. it is a moment that calls for
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serious policy reform. what does that mean? it means that we have to have reform that represents a categorical, global, total landed to minimum sentences. [applause] i didn't see the beginning of an end. i said the end. when we have mandatory minimums mandatorysent damnation, condemnation, a mandatory condemning of our people to the bowels of the criminal justice system, we have to bring that to an end. that we have to take some of the lessons we have learned in state capitals and state legislatures across the country and take action with respect to federal legislation. here in the audience, we have one of the leaders of that effort. from virginia, congressman bobby scott. if you don't know him, you should know him. in theeading that fight
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with markongress morreale, with al sharpton, with melanie campbell, and with so many of you. we need to stand behind those who are pushing for serious reform and we need to set the floor of compromise really high. in other words, we can't back down from a commitment to ending that this era of mass incarceration globally during we are also in a moment where we have to do some ink about policing on the front end. ande our sons and daughters grandsons and granddaughters, and are and send uncles, mothers and fathers encounter the police on the streets and they find themselves treated as third class citizens in this republic. -- wee to bring a brow have to bring about an end to
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predatory policing. how do we do that? naacp at our convention called upon both presidential candidates, all presidential candidates, and to take what we call an american pledge to preserve and protect our lives. that is to say we are calling upon presidential candidates, upon securing the office of the white house, to act within 100 days to bring about. an end to predatory policing things like defunding law-enforcement agencies that have been found to have engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination. defund them. say we should not be in the business of subsidizing those who are discriminating against us. number two. , that is to say transparency with respect to how we are being treated in the midst of our democracy.
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when the head of the fbi can tell you but the washington post can tell you, that is to say how many people have lost their lives at the hands of the police in a given year, i.e., 950 last this well over 500 year, we have a problem. we need that kind of data. we also need to have a minimum standard of conduct. how is it that, when you go down interstate 95, there is a speed , how is itandard that when it comes to our law enforcement agencies, we have no national standard with respect to use of force? we have no minimum standard of conduct. we have no national certification. we can do something about that. measuresll of these cannot be realized unless we use the boat. -- the vote. a firstthe precipice of
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presidential election without the benefit of the voting rights act. we have the combined energy and protests, withf the practicality of the polls, with the utility of policy. --tests, polls and policy every demonstrator needs to be a vote or to every voter needs to be a demonstrator. we need to be in the streets and at the polls en masse and in the millions. it is just that clear. final note, if we are to do that, it depends on all of us working together. we need the national urban league. you are part of an iconic american institution that has dedicated itself this year, at this moment, to save our city. you are here under the leadership of mark morreale. you are here as part of a great post millennium civilized
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moment. .e ask you to join let us join together and let us turn around this white house, turnaround the senate, turn around the house of representatives, turnaround this nation, and let us lead. because here to four, we have had those who pretended to be leaders. but i see in this room at this time, at this convention the real leaders of this country and we call upon you to leave -- two lead. [applause] >> thank you, cornell. let's give him another big hand for bringing fire, bringing intelligence, bringing vision. [applause] colleague, our friend, melanie campbell, president and ceo -- she wears
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to hats -- the national coalition on black civic participation is an umbrella organization that works on voter registration, education and get out the vote efforts. she is also the convener of the black women's roundtable, which is an organization of black women who are in the forefront and-- forefront of business politics and civil life and civic affairs. she is from florida and she has been a fighter for civil rights, youth fightrights and women's rs for years. organizing and managing successful civic engagement and civil rights based civil campaigns. she is a hard-working leader. i am so pleased she is with us again. please greet a good friend of the urban league movement -- melanie campbell. [applause]
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ms. campbell: good morning. i'm going to say this again. good morning. >> good morning! mark,mpbell: thank you, for inviting me again this year. time last year, those who know me, my mom and my brother isaac were with a down in fort lauderdale. my mom passed away after suffering a massive stroke on june 5 teen. 87t seven days after her birthday. she was still driving. she left the way she wanted to leave. want to thank you, my urban
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league family, for the love you showed my mom last year. she had such a wonderful time. and for the prayers. my mom taught me so much in my life, especially about courage and resilience. know that she would want me to be here with you, to take care of business, to keep pushing, fighting for civil rights, women's rights, and social justice, moving forward on my journey. -- you knowopped by i like to drop by -- this morning to share two thoughts with you. we have 95 days left before the november 8 election when we will vote for the 45th president of the united states, members of the house of representatives, members of the senate, governors, 41 of the 100 largest
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cities are holding municipal elections, including the city of baltimore. i heard reverend l say this. i will repeat it again. us that weeminds will be electing the first white president following the first black resident. so i came by to ask you to join us. we are working in coalition with urban league, the naacp, the national african american social network and many others to make sure we turn out the black vote in record numbers and protect our vote. what are we going to do? >> vote! ms. campbell: you can join us. what is at stake? everything. what's at stake? >> everything.
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are going to we have this conversation around criminal justice reform and mascot -- mass incarceration. one in 10 black man in their 30's are in prison or in jail on any given day. one in 50 children in the united states have a parent in prison. what's at stake? everything. almost 6000 and youth are incarcerated in adult prisons and jails. half the people in federal prison are serving time for a drug-related offense. what is at stake? everything. the number of women in prison 1980.en rising since there are currently 106,000 women in prison in united states of america. black men were incarcerated at six times the rate of white women. what is at stake? everything. we must not only fight for
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sentencing and bail reform, or fair treatment of prisoners, but also insist on returning citizens receiving the a sick american right -- the race it american -- the basic american rights of voting rights. i live in the commonwealth of virginia and spend my daisy d -- d.c. after the supreme court said could restorenor voting rights on a case-by-case basis, i have a barber who came up to me and showed me his phone. been out of prison for over 15 years, doing the right thing, raising his family. he was so excited to show me his application in the system. he said, miss melanie -- made me feel old -- [laughter]
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i just need to show you this. i looked at it. he was, like, i'd be voting. i did not get to vote for the first black president. for awill get to vote woman president. i am just saying what he said. [laughter] signid i'm going to 200-6000 restoration orders for ex felons, said governor mccullen. [applause] including 13 who had already registered for april 4. anniversarythe 51st of the voting rights of 1965. what is at stake? everything. yesterday, president obama commuted the sentences of 214 men and women. thanargest coming tatian the last nine presidents combined. what -- the largest country
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commutation than the last nine presidents combined. what's at stake? everything. i want you to repeat after me. what's at stake? >> everything. ms. campbell: ending mass incarceration. what's at stake? voting rights. what's at stake? policing reform. what's at stake? everything. thank you, urban leaguers. out and vote as if our lives depend on it because it does. thank you very much. [applause] mark: i want to welcome those who have just arrived i'm so thirdthat when the
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wake-up call came, you responded. [laughter] let's give them a big hand. you are all a great-looking crowd. oure are ready for discussion. as we prepare for our discussion, just a few things about today's conference after this plenary. takingre workshops place. there is the annual expense expo, which is wide-open, around noon we have the national council of irving league guild luncheon -- urban league guild luncheon. this afternoon, we have continuing workshops and binaries taking place. and of course, this -- and ies taking place. , there is ae
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morning walk, you will get a call at 5:00 a.m., to get out and walk. there is the family session and the family and community day taking place. national urban league website and conference to get the latest. i am pleased to welcome back to the stage reverend al sharpton who has set into moderate. . thank you, reverend al. combat up. let's get this show on the road. reverend al sharpton. [applause] sharpton: this morning, let's bring on this morning's panel that is divided into two parts. while we will discuss the entire issue of saving our cities, the first part will focus on criminal justice reform.
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our second part will focus on ending mass incarceration within our community. ours get started with panel. please join me in welcoming our eric the conduit, president and ceo of the urban league of greater new orleans. give her a hand as she comes. [applause] democrat for cook county state's attorney in chicago. [applause] michael henderson, president of associated realtors and contractors of greater baltimore. [applause] mona lisa johnson, founder of parents with incarcerated children. [applause]
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and the one and only honorable ,illiam h william burley junior founder of murphy falcon and murphy. [applause] dr. tony allen, managing director, corporate reputation global marketing and corporate affairs of bank of america. [applause] let's give all our panelists a big hand. [applause] all right. you may be seated. start off by each one of you taking one minutes -- and i giving us an- i introduction of what you do and where you are generally on this issue of how we deal with -- from a criminal justice reform
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point of view -- saving our cities. >erica: good morning. with only thework urban league affiliated with the state of louisiana. we work closely with all of our law enforcement agencies throughout the state. the area of in economic development and education, which we know are so critically and connected to criminal justice reform. so we were deeply in communities throughout the state from a direct service perspective and a policy perspective. we havell >> the largest single site to jail in the country. 94% of detainees
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are african-american and latino. we ran a campaign platform our criminal justice reform talking about mass incarceration, talking about making sure that we use our jails and detention centers for those who cause harm to the community and not those who we don't know what to do with. those doing with drug issues, mental health issues, public health issues and though -- so this raises a moment for the country because this will be opportunity for us to show real leadership and reform from the prosecutor standpoint which, unless pointed that, 95% of elected prosecutors in the country are incumbents who are running unopposed. in our election, the fact that we are having an
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african-american woman in this position, we represent less than 1% of women of color were elected prosecutors. this is a real simple moment for criminal justice reform and i'm excited that chicago can take a leadership role. [applause] race where youg defeated alvarez. let's get to you like. .- mike >> good morning. i'm not a policy guy. i'm here mostly to talk about a workforce development reentry program that focuses primarily and we areders considered to have one of the most successful models that only here in baltimore, but also in the country. we have taken this to other andes across the country for 10 years, this program has been established and we have learned a lot about able lessons on what makes workforce
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becauseent successful there's a lot of workforce development programs in name only that do not result in jobs. at the end of the day, it is getting someone into a job that can lead to a meaningful career. that is the truth test of a successful program. [applause] >> good morning, i mightily said johnson. i'm the founder of parents with incarcerated children out of new york. we are national organization and i started this organization because my daughter is incarcerated and i started it totally out of my pain because the related society has a statement towards parents throughout children imprisoned and jails and it basically, we basically look at each other and touch each other and tear each other down and assume there's something wrong in the family purity -- family.
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be, but maybe there is not. there is a pain that takes place in the heart of the parent when they lose their son or daughter to the system and there is a great amount of turmoil that happens emotionally, financially , anyway you can think of it. it affects the family. we decided we would create the resources needed for the family, and particularly the parents to be able to function in they get to the journey with grace and ease. child that is incarcerated, the first thing i want you to do is stand up and not be ashamed, not hide, not protect or depend -- defend. i wish to stand up and be proud of the fact that you did the best that you could do, if you did the best that you could do and know in your heart of hearts that they will hopefully come out and when they come out, if you stand by them and make yourself strong, you will be
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able to hopefully reduce recidivism and hopefully never see her tiger back in again. [applause] pessimist, buta i remain an optimist. i should be a pessimist because we have lost every significant battle since the last 21 in 1964 with the civil rights act and 1965 with the voting rights act and the world poverty in the beginning of the women's movement. we have lost every significant battle in the counterrevolution as a result. the dixiecrat's joined the republican party and exits joinedand overt racist the republican party and converted it from the party of lincoln which the majority in congress had voted for every wager reform on our side, to the party of division, individual and systemic bigotry.
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look at the institutions that remain in place because of the long history of racism and we are not making a dent on that. mass incarceration, the prison system has gotten overwhelmingly worse in the past 30-40 years. black families going down the drain. we lost the supreme court, we never regained it in now we're in danger of making it even worse than ever. we have people who are possibly emerging as leaders who have no concept of the impact of their personal bigotry on the united states standing in the world for a b 5% of the people -- 85% of the people around the world are people of color. not a coincidence that people of color attack us on 9/11. not acquainted with that yemen and africa joined al qaeda because they see what is happening in the united states. the present group that wants to lead is so hopelessly ignorant, so hopelessly racist that we may
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be in for a rougher time and we have ever seen. so i should be a pessimist. but i'm an optimist. that manyrare moment people of goodwill have discovered how bad it is for the black community and how bad it always has been. for the first time. intead of being born communities where there was no opposition whatsoever to individual bigotry, they are not going to school with blacks, working side-by-side with blacks. are now in intimate relations with blacks. the people have changed. that is optimist. thank you. [applause] >> my name is tony allen. i managed corporate reputations for bank of america. part of our portfolio is building a platform for reentry services on two fronts. one is to figure out better ways in our own policy so that we
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will have the opportunity to attract more folks who are formerly incarcerated into the company. and two, to start financial capability to spur investment in reentry services in the country. we're spending a lot of time thinking about that for a couple of reasons. we think it is an economic crisis to have so many black and brown men in prison throughout this country. we think that is an economic crisis. it is not good business and it does not make good public policy. we have a lot of people of color in our company. 40% of our company of 200,000 people are african-americans to just like me, and i know like many of you, have family members who have been a part of the criminal justice system and are looking to this company to see what we can do better. we are here to listen and be a part of the solution. [applause] >> let me propose the first
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question. what can be done to steer efforts and resources away from retribution to sustainable rehabilitation? first we have to be very honest and say that it is institutional racism that has led to our current system and it continues to perpetuate the cycle that we are living in today. policy is critically important to changing the future. we have to work on things that, you heard all the speakers talking about it, we have the 10 point plan, addressing things like police training, hiring standards, anti-profiling laws, 21st century community policing, policy issues are critically important. in a place like louisiana, baton rouge specifically, if you look at the police department there, it does not reflect the community in which it serves. that in another itself is a
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problem. then he move from policy to program and programmatically there are several things we can be morehabilitate and responsive in terms of sustainable practices. we do reentry programs, workforce development will be critically important. also looking at how we invest in arcana t. if you drive through north baton rouge, it looks as if it is deserted, neglected and totally disregarded. in terms of the economic investment and development. we have to double down from a workforce and economic dominance standpoint to make sure that our communities are sustainable in the last thing i will say, from a community engagement standpoint, we have to work to dig -- create dialogue between folks. committees, citizens, and law-enforcement. i think it is a three-pronged approach. answering, particularly with you coming in
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as prosecutor, how can local communities and the federal government also work together for effective law enforcement as part of the overall question? the issues around systemic racism that make people and comfortable when talking about the kernel justice system, we have to have a columnist -- honest conversation about that. we don't see prosecutors saying that we have issues of racism in the criminal justice system. for those who are on comfortable word, there's data from other places, folks who don't want to say it is racist, but we have empirical data that it shows the debilitating economic effects of incarceration rates on committees of color, particularly the black community. when we incarcerate, when we spend more money incarcerating people, there a study done in chicago that someone neighborhood, the austin neighborhood on the city's west side, we spent $50 million on onerceration in
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neighborhood and that is money we are not seeing invested in schools or economic development in that neighborhood. it is one of the most oppressed neighborhoods that we have but we rather spend more money incarcerating for low-level offenses than investing in neighborhoods to ensure that people don't come to the systems. you can look at a heat map and see where that divestment is it it would not surprise you that those are black in black communities. have an honest conversation is where we start. in terms of where the community can get engaged talking about incarceration, does the point that mona lisa made that all of us, if we are being asked -- honest, know someone who called in the kernel justice system and myself, as some of coming in at the top prosecutor, i have family members who have been incarcerated. it is not an us versus them. it is not the good ones try to lock up the bad ones. it is all of us. if we don't as a community stand up together and to say that we
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want our communities to be safe, we also want our current justices to keep fair, we also talk about reentry, we need to talk about no entry. [applause] it means making those investments in the first place and that is the conversation that we have been passive about. we have been passive as a community allen mass incarceration. we have been vocal it is exciting to see where we are. and the changes that will come from that. we have not been vocal in terms of the economic, social and moral investment that commuters of color and continue to spend our tax dollars on incarceration and not investment. [applause] >> i will take a slightly different tact and big on behalf of the business community here in baltimore. i think a key piece to this is we have to dispel the notion that the have-nots in baltimore
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city don't really want to work. had, weorld, we have have been blessed to have some tremendous success in dispelling the notion among the commercial builders in our city. have shown again and again, when you create the right opportunities, when the provide the right support, incredible things can happen. we have seen hundreds of individuals who have come to our homelesso a formally ask offenders, they now have jobs and the have a truck in the have a home and they come back to our program and they speak to the kids, the students that we have because nothing is more to us into athem story who sat where they sat and now look at them. he has a great job. it pays well.
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he has a future. he is being moved into management. nothing instills hope and hope is probably one of the most powerful gifts you can give somebody a really in any walk of life. met, theyelling that don't want to work. well, they do. [applause] >> mona lisa. >> i think that emotional health is something that needs to be heavily considered not to downplay myself but i don't function in all of these collegiate thought processes and all this big advocacy stuff. i'm just a mother. dayi living this day after and i will say that emotional
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health is very important to changing the trajectory of incarceration as a whole from the parents perspective to the inmates to every piece of her african-american and people of color culture. emotional health when i looked be, iterly can really can be dangerous. it can be dangerous. we always run from the idea of getting any type of help. am i right? we run from we don't need to see a psychiatrist, we don't need to talk to anybody about our problems. we basically said to ourselves, let's just keep it in the family. let's hide and protect us. let's not talk about it. we need to get to a we can begin to talk about our problems and not hide, protect and defend the fact that we have problems. lots of families are affected by
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different things. the whole spirit of judgment , if we our community could retract that. if we could work away from that. if i could just take a look at half of you when you were in high school i might go back and look in your lives, i would like to see what you did. we could retract that. if we could work away from that. the wall, flyg on on the wall. let me take a look at what you did that you just did not get caught for. that is the difference between your kid, like it. help.nal health, -- we need to get help. get to psychiatrist, tucked a therapist. create programs court that does not cost money. it is expensive. the typical cost of scenic high contrast -- psychiatrist is $300 an hour. we don't have that. most of us. insurance only pays for one
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visit. that is what i would say. >> i'm a fan of micro solution. but this is the time for macro solutions. it mystifies me why the core of our leadership across the country has not come out against drugs by- the war on legalizing all drugs and setting up a system where drugs are treated as a medical problem. a lot of people say will not work. but the pre-party exist. go to white communities. drugs have been legal in the white communities despite the equivalent usage, same amount of illegal drugs as black people. we have been targeted and the evidence is overwhelming that nixon did it to destabilize black leadership and it is a great job. he did it to it destabilize black men who were emerging as wrong are full leaders.
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so, this is a serious regression by massple ravaged incarceration. we have to bite the bullet. isling the black community not incarceration. we need to have the clinical courage to stand up and fight it until it is done. so none of these things are possible on a micro level to affect the macro level that ascending the black families into extinction at an exponentially increasing rate. this 800 pound grill in the room, the targeting of lack people for imprisonment, drug offenses when whites get treatment, it must end. the only way to end it you will never get white folks to
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prosecute white folks. they know that is unfair. one of the great hopes i have is , not the hopeof that it's worse for whites, but eight out of 10 of the last 10 years of heroin addicts have been white people and that sensitized them to how drug addicts on to be treated. as long if they did not have the problem, it was not a problem to them. it was only our problem. opportunity to make greater reforms -- major reports. we passed comprehensive overhauls of our criminal justice system in one session of the legislature because of the enlightened self-interest of blacks and whites who finally got it together. that shows us what can be done. and we did it because we were united people.
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you have a black caucus is that. did pick up one by one by powerful interest. we cap 44 website is. two things have to happen here, we have to have the courage to speak out relentlessly so drugs are legalized. outer two, we have to speak until we get black caucuses that a united. have to get back to our old habit of speaking truth to power. speaking truth to power. [applause] that is, i want to say exactly why major corporations cannot sit on the sidelines.
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employed folks in with respect politicalg up to institutions and the policy that disrupt the opportunities for us. here, burial, i met when he was 13 years old and played on the basketball team. he looked about 6'5". i was like this. not so much. short and fat. good up a dale and i are from the same community and have the same he made a mistake and got caught. i made a mistake and did not get caught. as a result he went to prison and i went on to get my education. guess what happened, wrote an i had great early on
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and now darryl, he is out of prison. [applause] darryl is the reason, we started a one-stop shop for reentry services for the 1200 people who return from prison every year. he is not a phd candidate at the university of delaware and criminal justice. [applause] i'm just here to say that we are not that far, particular the brothers and sisters of the required we are not that far from the zeros of the world. wherever we are, bank of america, urban league or state house, we have to remember where we come from and reach back in a big way. that is why billy murphy is
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still an optimist. discuss andt to many questions. we will and the panel by asking each of you to give us one quick solution that we the community can do to affect change. each personal answer. and quickly. don't be like about this -- baptist preacher and and three times. [laughter] >> i think you heard it over and over throughout the conference. viote. hold policy makers accountable. like people who represent our values. vote. [laughter] especially november 8 in cook county. >> i can't compete with that. mentoring. yeard a fundraiser last
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for project dumpster, took the money and developed a mentoring program where returning graduates would pour themselves into our existing students. the business community needs to embrace this idea of mentoring and make it part of the culture. mentoring is something i found and it sticks. >> humanize the face of incarceration. those arguments in there. recognize that judgment that you put out on someone else will come back to you. it is just a matter of time. my civil priority, everybody quit your jobs, work full time to elect hillary clinton and stop this donald trump menace. do whatever you can do. organize. make it your top priority. otherwise everything we have been talking about, and going to
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happen -- ain't going to happen. piece, do not quit your job. [applause] -- [laughter] and by the grace of god, their geoeye. i.go >> a warm round of applause for their insight and opinions. [applause] they have given us a lot to think about. at the same token, some real substantive university -- actions. it is one thing to talk about the problems of the date and another to find solutions. pace again. [applause] he has been consistently telling the truth to power. he is consistently defending our
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first african-american president that gets unwarranted attacks within and without our community. he has been consistently the voice of reasoning and sound technical approaches. let's give it up. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. let's think billy marketed. -- murphy. please focus your attention to the video screen. ♪ >> failing to signal a lane change. >> writing in your girlfriend's car with a child in the back.
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into the bathroom in your own apartment. selling cigarettes outside a corner store. >> riding a commuter train. >> walking home with a friend. >> making eye contact. >> selling cds outside a supermarket. >> wearing a hoodie. >> walking away from police. >> walking toward police. >> missing a front license plate. >> holding a fake gun in the park in ohio. driving with a broken brake light.
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sitting in the car for your bachelor party. >> walking up the stairwell of your apartment building. >> calling for help after an accident. >> holding a fake gun in virginia. >> on the way to bible study. holding a fake gun and walmart. laughing. >> holding a wallet. >> attending a birthday party. doing absolutely nothing. we are the time for changes now. we demand radical transformation to heal a long history of systemic racism so that all
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americans have the equal right to live and pursue happiness. [applause] >> now is jump into our second panel and delve into the discussion on ending mass incarceration within our communities. first we had benjamin, attorney at law and the president of the national bar association. [applause] of houstonnd ceo area urban league. [applause] mark holden, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of coke industries. [applause] mason, honorable carol assistant attorney general for
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the office of justice programs for the department of justice. [applause] let's begin by asking each of you to give us a minute on this question of how you think we should deal with the issue of mass incarceration. one minute each. on behalf of the national bar association are presenting 66,000 black lawyers, judges and legal professionals. also at the attorney for trayvon martin and michael brown and 13 black women who were raped by a white police officer. all these cases we see nothing happen but on the reverse side of that, we see little black and brown people being arrested and dayicted on charges every joining this vicious cycle of mass incarceration. we are here to talk about this due process of the law and equal
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justice for all our communities because when you think about it, this is about our children and if we don't start standing up for our children and speaking for our children and fighting for our children, one in three black men in america are going to go to jail. that is the statistic. an obligation to fight for our children and that is what we are going to talk about here today to stop this mass incarceration, this new slavery in and also to the word, you are getting younger, better people because even though slavery was abolished by the 13th amendment, when you are incarcerated. he scratch her head and say why they putting so many of us in jail, you don't have to think long and hard when you think about $.23 an hour is what they in prison.or that is what we are here for.
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30 years of mass incarceration, i think that is like you. we need to as a community stand up, say it is time to stop the madness and figure out ways to collectively work together to stop discrimination against the most honorable people with an archimedes. that happens to be people of color. takeme point you have to organizations like the urban and the naacp and look at some of the programs and recommendations they are making. they are working in the trenches with these communities everyday. we know what the rover will do. we know what empowered youth will do. we know that we work with our mentorship programs through the urban league office. we have the results that show we can redirect people from a pathway of poverty in prison to a pathway to prosperity.
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that should be something that we all take very seriously and work very hard to do every day. the solutions are there. menu to get rid of our two-tiered justice system. if you're rich and guilty, you're treated better than if you're poor and innocent. and he is right. judge kosinski and judge ray cop, when a conservative and wanted liberal, innocent people pleading guilty every day. because they can't afford to fight the government. it is not a surprise to me. exposure here when i was 18 years old and i worked in a prison. a bunch of kids go with work incarcerated. the same stories going on today. it is not working.
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is dividing our country. we're wasting untold millions of dollars and it is not a just way to handle people, particularly when he had the ideals of the bill of rights. winky rp mark amodei to his system and after that we need to make sure that everyone has a quality education come a job in a real opportunity. that is simple enough. it is not easy but as what i think. we work with you all, our and is sensing committees mishra leverage other resources across the federal government so that we are making sure we are creating an environment where young people have the opportunity to succeed and for those coming out of our kernel justice system, that we are equipping them to succeed because that we have to do is remember that there are some wonderful, beautiful and intelligent folks tied up in our kernel justice system and that a talent we all need for the country to succeed. we are very focused on what we talk about. i realize many people did not have a first chance.
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that weunity signature are giving them the opportunity to succeed. youth fromrevent our entering the juvenile justice system? a firstsome to not have can't. had we prevent them from entering -- had we prevent them wem entering -- how do prevent them from entering and if they do had we prevent them from entering? >> we have an obligation when we see stuff to try to speak up. a lot of times we don't do that. said, you have poor people of color, black and brown people lying on themselves every day admitting to crimes they know they did not commit because the cards are stacked so high against you when you are a person of color and poor. they say you can either play and
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take this year and a day in the kernel justice system and get the spelling that you will have to work for the rest of your life or you can roll the dice and go to trial in be convicted and possibly spend the next 25 years of your life in jail for a crime he did not commit because it does not matter what the evidence is, the statistics are out. if you are black or brown person and you go to trial, 60% chance you are likely to be convicted of something and that is that we're seeing with all the charges. that is why it is so important to vote. we saw in ferguson, we are the solution. get, andave to anticipate in the system for the first time, ferguson now has three african american city commissioners so they can dictate who is going to be the police officer, will be the prosecutor and is it so important.
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lastly, if we don't put, think about the charges were talking about now. can you imagine the charges we will get the republican nominee who doesn't to care at all about these issues, we have to save our selves and get in the system. i sought something incredible in philadelphia. we have a prosecutor who said if you've been a arrested and convicted of a felony under the age of 28 years old, they will expunge her felony conviction if you go to college and get one year of education. isn't that an awesome solution? [applause] no locking them up and thrown away the key. >> when we work with kids who pathway into prison, before they turn 18 years old, we have specific programs to
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help redirect them, get them onto a path of prosperity. i think it's important that we start early. in houston, they redirected some of the resources to putting more psychologist into school, more behavioral there is, making sure what have kids who are having behavior problems, instead of sending them to an alternative school, we might prevent sums counseling. them understand how to do with a population we have in the schools. help the student understand how to handle his or her emotional feelings they're going to. world.a smart united states america can do anything it wants. it is a matter of putting your money where your mouth is. please make a decision of what
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we want the next generation to changes uploaded, you some applied ways of getting things done and you'll get a different outcome. >> the key is education and accountability and some intern about these kids in the statistics that were rattled off inlier, the number of people prison who have children, it is not surprising that that repeats itself. importantthink it is to come together. industries, weke all need to care and be involved. i think there are a lot of , there's arograms
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group called rise up for youth. they have turned their lives around and they meant to these children who are in difficult situations in public high schools in the have 100% success rate in the and women are not getting pregnant at a foot they graduate. everyone is graduating on time and getting jobs and some of them are going to college none of this is rocket science quite quickly. it is not a political science. the route he is, the people who end up in the system, i'm repeating myself are overwhelmingly the poorest of the poor. the system is set up for them to get trapped and never get out. right. think that is we cannot have attended that to be the reason why we set the system up but apparently we have because we have not changed it. we need to change the system but we need to be approximate the issues and change hearts and
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minds by caring more about people in difficult situations. that is not always happen given the way the society is set up. said, whenresident you do invest in our young people and we need to change the narrative of how we hurried -- we think of our boys of color. stuck on them at risk and call them at home. they are not at risk, they are the future and the leaders and we need to see them at that and make that investment in debt. if you're looking for a roadmap for my brother's keeper, if you go on the website, we have a roadmap of how you can do that in the community and most of you all are doing it in the communities and as everyone has said, invest in them. trina vaults -- caring adults who care about the young people. contact with the juvenile justice system ought to be rare,
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fair and when they are there, it ought to be beneficial. fort to be an opportunity those who have fallen off the track to get back on the right track. problems, but the i want a quick closing statement from each of you on what is the quick answer we should lead with . a quick one-liner on what is a solution. education. we have to find 21st century solutions to this problem of mass incarceration where we put forth education, other than that, we will keep warehouse in and thed brown bodies other solution i really believe, we have to equate incentivizing mass incarceration. for we have done is made it very profitable to put black and brown people in prison. know not rocket science we
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in and out of the courtroom. >> the fact that prisons are publicly traded, we have an opportunity to begin to redirect our focus as a nation, we can make a choice as to where we want our progress to be. our forces need to be heard. if we believe in extending pre-k for all american token, that is something we can do. we can put the money to make sure that we have the kind of educational investment in our generations to come. we have not done in the past and if we don't do it in the future, we will see more of the same. the criminal justice is done
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you to bottom. prosecutors have too much power, ar six amendment are at -- joke and a violation of the constitution be we need to change our sentencing laws. we should get rid of all mandatory minimum. let judges to their jobs. we need cap prison reform so people come out better than they went in. and don't reoffend. lastly, we need reentry reform. we need that because there are 50,000 collateral consequences to of conviction and it leads people to make a mistake and that choice is a life sentence when 90% of people get out of prison, they get a life sentence because the escrow letter -- scarlet letter f is tattooed on their body. they can vote, can't get loans. it is not surprising when you treat them like that instead of welcoming, they will behave like that. limited options, that leads
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to recidivism. last thing i will say, as an we encourage other employers to do it, nor should be judged forever because what happened on their worst day. i would not want to be. you don't need an act of congress for this, just an active conscious. hiring people, give them a second chance. before i get my clothing statement, i took the pledge and i have two people on my team that we recently hired were formally incarcerated and the woman who runs our corrections program was formally incarcerated. the department of justice it creates money where the mouth is and the solution is you guys. you are the answer. we have given you all the tools, here for tenure means used to build the infrastructure to tackle these problems. i will take him i have an expiration date and they don't. i have to leave hunting or 20th. i'm depending on you all to continue the work that we
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started. we are giving you the tools, giving you the infrastructure and we have told you what you need to be asking for. when we are gone, don't stop asking and demanding the same things you call me about. , successor. hold them accountable. [applause] let me say we have heard from two panels of outstanding people that are on the front lines and they have given specific .olutions they have that with data. they talked about voting, they talked about the trade of -- the stock market of dozens. talked about ending the incentives of mass incarceration. you've heard a lot this morning. the question will be, what we leave here to do. he says she has an expiration date. as a minister, i'm obligated to tell you all of us have one.
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[laughter] the question is we don't know when that date is and when that it comes, what will they say our time on earth achieved? the hardest job of a preacher is to preach to the funeral of somebody that did nothing in life. we supposed to get up and make what you do not make for yourself. we hope you will leave your having heard all of this and not do this for some people somewhere else that are unnamed and that you can't see their faith. do it for you so that your life will have meaning and you will be part of making this nation not great again, but as great as it can become in a continued pursuit of greatness. once again, i would like to thank all of our panelists, sponsors and you. [applause]
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the discussion and the room, let's take it to the powers that be to use it for the greater good of our brothers and sisters who are disproportionately and adversely affected by the criminal justice system. president obama pardon more than 200 inmates a few days ago most of them were lack or brown. he understands the system as it is now. continue his momentum to right the wrongs that created this lopsided justice system in the first place. it ready. this is going to be a bumpy ride no matter who succeeds. goodbyet i bid you all and please enjoy the remainder of your day. i do see all tonight at the gala and see you in the trenches when the convention is over. thank you. [applause]
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>> on saturday, c-span2 spotlight will look at police and race relations. russia president obama at the memorial service for five police officers shot and killed in dallas. >> when the blood started flying, the men and women of the flinch,olice did not and they did not react recklessly. carolina republican tim scott and his speech with his interactions of please. i the vast majority of time was pulled over for nothing more than driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood or some other reason just as trivial. >> the program also includes one family story about a famous and catholic police in washington dc
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followed by a panel with the city's police chief. >> most people get defensive if they feel like you're being opposite. andg very respectful requesting if it is not a crisis or dangerous situation, request versus demand, those things change the dynamics a little bit. >> watch our issues basher -- spotlight on and c-span. radio admits it easy to continue to follow the 2016 election wherever you are. it is free to download from the apple app store or google play. get audio coverage and up-to-the-minute schedule information for c-span radio and c-span television plus podcasts for a popular public affairs book and history program. stay up-to-date on all the election coverage. c-span's radio app means you always have c-span on the go. today hillary clinton spoke
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to the conference of black and hispanic journalists in washington dc. and talked about creating economic opportunities for minorities. she also takes questions from the audience about immigration and the e-mail server controversy. donald trump declined the invitation to speak at the same conference. this is 45 minutes. >> good morning. i'm so pleased to be here. i want to thank you all for the invitation, the introduction, to everyone associated with nab j
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and an eight hj -- nahj. you mark the moment because were created in this hotel. i don't know if there are any original founders, but if there are, could you please stand up so we could give you some recognition. [applause] i am delighted to thank you for the important work to do every day and now more than ever we need you to keep holding leaders and candidates accountable and in the tradition of pathbreaking journalists like ethel payne and ruben salazar, we need you to make sure that america's front
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pages and nightly newscasts and online information reflects the great diversity of our nation. someone i had the privilege of knowing, the late, great bob maynard, former owner of the oakland tribune once said, and i quote it is in seeing ourselves whole that we can begin to see ways of working out our differences of understanding our similarities in becoming a more cohesive nation. that is what you do every day helping us to see ourselves as whole, looking for to the discussion which i'm sure will cover a wide range of issues but i want to take just a few minutes to focus on account that does not get enough attention of the i've been trying and that is how do we expand economic
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opportunity for african-americans and latinos across america? you know very well it has been said that with the economy catches a cold, communities of color get pneumonia. the great recession hit our whole country hard but the toll was especially difficult for black and latino family's. black wealth was cut in half. the latinos it dropped 66%. that represented decades, even generations of hard work. past 18 months, people across our country had 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. and there is a systemic racism makes that even harder.
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i believe that president obama does not get the credit he deserves for leading us out of the great recession. [applause] i like to remind people he had nothing with -- to do with creating it in the first place. he came to office in the worst of all financial crisis since the great depression. i think if you fairly look at the record, you have to conclude that his leadership save us from a great depression. became, 5things trillionobs lost, 13 dollars lost, as bad as it was, there's no telling how power -- far down we would have gone without his leadership. that weut of the ditch were in and now we have to do
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more. we have to but on the progress. 20 million people now have health insurance did not have it. we have to have the will and the plan together to move forward that is why i proposed a comprehensive new commitment to african-americans and latino committees to make serious, sustained investment to make more good paying jobs. latino owned and businesses. for me these are not just economic issues, they are part of a long continuing struggle for civil rights. rosa parks open at every seat on the bus. yet expand economic opportunities for everyone can
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afford it. we have to make sure the bus or every neighborhood and connect families with safe and affordable housing. we have to help every family afford books, computers and internet access that our kids need to learn the 21st century. days, we will0 work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in good paying jobs since world war ii. that includes jobs in manufacturing, manufacturing, clean energy. small businesses and infrastructure. in if we invest infrastructure, we will not only create jobs today, we will lay the foundation for the jobs of the future. we are also going to focus on creating jobs in communities where unemployment remains stubbornly high after
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generations of underinvestment and neglect. i'm a big fan of congress meant jim clyburn's 102030 plan. 10% of federal investment to neighborhoods where 20% of the population has been living below the poverty line we need that kind of focus, targeted investment entered in places, whenever americans have been left out and left behind. we also going to invest in criticality and people. there's a big gap here. a-- the unappointed rate young among latino and african-american youth is significant higher than for s.ite we are going to help get that first job so they can get the second job and build a good, solid middle-class life that
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will give them and their families a better future. we are also going to do more to help black and latino entrepreneurs have access to capital so they have a real chance at turning their ideas into thriving businesses. i think that is not only good for the austin, it is good for workers inies, their achilles. our endally, as part of to end reform of the criminal we are to help people succeed when they return home from jail or prison. we are going to ban the box so they can be judged by their skills and talents, not by their past. $5 billion dedicate to provide training and support
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to returning citizens so they can get a good paying job. days, tost 100 introduce legislation for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship settling the right to do, every independent analysis shows it will add hundreds of billions of dollars to our economy and 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 or card and apply the talent to american growth and innovation in pursuit of their own dreams. you will do everything we can to get this done. we need to build an economy and a future that every american can be proud of and be a part of. in economy that works for not just those at the
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top. that will be my mission as president. these are just some of the highlights of my plan. i will hope you will go to my hillary to read the details. including how we are going to pay for everything i've proposed. hope you will compare what i'm proposing what might opponent is talking about. you coulde measure use that comparison, an independent economist recently cap related that if my agenda for jobs and growth is but into createour economy would at least 10.4 million jobs within four years. we actually think it could be more than that.
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this economist also ran the numbers on donald trump, including his disasters and inhumane plans to round up and deport millions of hard-working immigrants. to theult, according economic advisor to john mccain during his 2008 front for ofsidency, the result doldrums plan would be a lengthy jobssion with 3.4 million lost. of course, donald trump problems go far beyond economic. divisionturn he stokes and resentment. he says horrible things about one group of americans after .nother
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he is back to the most shameful chapters of our history and appealing to be ugly impulses of our society. you know the list, he reported on it. buttarted this campaign it's coming mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. nationalists.ite he has a distinguished federal judge can be trusted because he is of mexican heritage. banning muslims from coming to the united states, a land built on religious freedom. and yes, he also talked about curtailing press freedom as well. we need to stand up as a country and say that donald trump does not represent who we are and what we believe. that is what my campaign, tim kaine and i and everyone supporting us is doing every day. 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 in all spanish twitter account because they want to bring as many americans as possible into this conversation. we've 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 the country. we can't do it alone. everyone, republican, democrat, independent news to stand up and speak out. i think journalists have a special responsibility to our democracy and a time like this. as i do b wells once said, people must 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] or when another is organization gets banned for reporting what he said. as jorge said, the best you know some happened when you take a stand, when you denounce injustice. i hope you will keep calling it like you see it. keep holding all of us accountable. i have laid out all of these plans and i'm well aware that i have been sometimes made fun of for putting out these plants about the economy and education and criminal justice reform and health care and guns and all the
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rest of it. youhave this idea that when run for president, you ought to tell the voters of america what you would do as president. i am going to keep telling you what i would do because i want ,ou to hold me accountable president citizens alike. the stakes are as high as they've ever been in our lifetime. we all have to do our part. thank you for what you do every me, thank you for inviting to address you today and i look forward to taking some of your questions. thank you all very much. [applause] welcome moderator kristin walker. white house correspondent for and national correspondent for telemundo. . [applause] >> good afternoon to all of you.
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what an honor to be here. it is fantastic to see so many people gathered here for this great conversation. we will have with secretary clinton. thank you for being here today. we really appreciate it. usually i am on the campaign trail with secretary clinton. it is great to be able to have this conversation this afternoon. >> thank you so much for a company knows. some questions, so little time. i think we should just get to it. you alluded to the topic that i want to ask about, latinos are very much concerned about the economy from their concerned about education, they also believe in trustworthiness. i'll to start with a topic that result, thell future of it after this election, this immigration reform. many latinos are discouraged by the lack of immigration reform. they believe their vote has been
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taken for granted. we know what your position is. what i would like you to is walk us through the steps, how will you get immigration reform, something that president obama was unable to do so that latinos can believe that something is going to happen, that their vote is not being taken for granted considering that the house will remain under republican control. >> great question. one that i have given much thought to. i determined we are going to comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. here is how i see it. first of all, we're going to start immediately. a clear, high be priority for my administration. to introduceepared legislation as quickly as we can do so. i am hoping that the outcome of
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the election, which i am working victory wille a 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 reform and they urged republicans running for office to get on board. that has not turned out the way that they seem to have hoped. we have instead a republican nominee who has been anti-immigrant. there is nothing like winning to change minds. i think number one, we have a
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good chance of having a democratic senate. if everybody does what i hope they will 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, near the numbers. if we move in the senate and demand that there be a vote in the house, i'm convinced that if the bipartisan bill that had senate,ieved in the remember when 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 committee would have passed. i view the political landscape usincreasingly favorable to making this happen. i will also depend president's executive action. i like he was disappointed with
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the supreme court decision but remember what it did, it sent the case back to be tried. it did not determine the case. they are still alive. donald trump has said that his first acts as president would be to eliminate every executive order that president obama has signed, including those on immigration issues. i will defend them while i work vigorously for immigration reform. i proposed an office of immigration affairs for the white house. so that we are able to answer questions and provide information and help people. i will take a very hard look at the deportation prior to, my -- priorities. my priorities are violent criminals, people suspected of any connection to terrorism, not hard-working mothers and fathers and people who go to work to
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help support the economy and pay $12 billion a year to social security. we will take a hard look at that. we will close private detention centers just like i want to and end private prisons. i have a very active agenda and we will be moving 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 voters, my campaign is try to register 3 million more voters, convince people to turn out because we are going to start early and we will be tenacious and absolutely committed to getting a positive result and i think the chances once they win win will improve dramatically. >> you spoke about the deportation. president obama has been called the the portrait chief -- the
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chief. deporter in you have alluded to your priority of criminals. how do you walk back the deportation. people who are not criminals deported daily from this country. how do you walk back to deportations, comply with the law and not inherit the title of deported and chief? at the same time, all of these steps to help mobilize the latino community, many who still believe that their vote is taken for granted in 2008, 2012, and we have the e-mails from wikileaks that say they are the loyalty brand of the party. mrs. clinton: i think that the president was committed to immigration reform. that is for the recently got the bipartisan bill passed in the senate. and what we did not get was in the political pressure to turn that bill into a voting issue in the 2010 midterm election. here is one of my frustrations, people turn out to vote for
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presidential elections and then often don't for midterm elections. [applause] we lost a lot of the leverage because we lost the house of representatives. nothing happens easily or quickly in modern politics in america. here's what i know. as i have said, we are not going to be deporting hard-working people and break up families. i have been on record for a year and a half about this and that will be how i direct the department of homeland security to act. we are going 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're going to be held accountable for how they are going to act on immigration.
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if we put enough organizing and political effort into this, i am optimistic and i believe we can get this done. it will not happen simply because we want it and i can only say that i will give you my very best effort and i would do everything i can to help elect a democratic senate and a party -- i already talked to some of my former colleagues in the senate, this will be fast tracked. we already know what impact the senate because it happened just a few years ago. if we then put enough pressure on the house and do everything we can to really force them to have to take what the senate passes, i think the outcome will be very different this time. that is my goal and that is what i'm going to do to achieve. >> your poll numbers went way up this week and yet the e-mail controversy was still in the headlines. i want to give you the
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opportunity to respond. you told to separate news organizations that fbi james comey that your answer was truthful and consistent with what you have told the american people. that assertion has been debunked by multiple news organizations which point out that there was no indication you like to be fbi but he did not weigh in on whether or not you are truthful to the american people. my question for you, are you mischaracterizing director comey's testimony and is this not undercutting your efforts to rebuild trust? mrs. clinton: i appreciate you asking that. i was pointing out in both of those instances that the director has said that my answers in the interview were truthful. that is the bottom line here. i have said during the interview and in many other occasions the past month, that what i told the
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fbi, which he said was truthful is consistent with what i have said publicly. i may have short-circuited and for that i will try to clarify because i think chris wallace and i were probably talking past each other because of course, he could only talk to what had told the fbi and i appreciated that. i haven't knowledged -- have acknowledged that using two e-mail accounts was a mistake. i take responsibility for that. i do think, having him say that my answers to the fbi were truthful and then i should quickly add what i said was consistent with what i had said publicly and that is really, in my view, trying to tie both ends together. >> said he never sent or received classified material and he said there were three e-mails that were marked classified at
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the time. it is that an inconsistency? mrs. clinton: here on the facts, i sent over 30,000 e-mails to the state department that were work-related e-mails. director comey said that only three out of 30,000 have anything resembling classified markers. what does that mean? usually, if any of you have served in the government, a classified document has a big heading on top which makes very clear what the classification is. in questioning director comey made the point that the three e-mails out of the 30,000 did not have the appropriate markings. it was therefore reasonable to conclude that anyone, including
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myself, would have not have suspected that they were classified and in fact, i think that has been discussed by others who have said to out of those they were later explained three wereof those later explained by the state department not to have been in any way confidential at the time they were delivered. that leaves 100 out of 30,000 e-mails that director comey testified contained classified information but he acknowledged that there were no markings on those 100 e-mails and so what we have here is pretty much what i have been saying throughout this whole year and that is that i never sent or received anything that was marked classified, now
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if in retrospect, which is what behind the 100 number, if in retrospect some different agency said it should have been, although it was not, it should have been, that is what the debate is about. director comey said there was absolutely no intention on my part to either ignore or in any way dismiss the importance of those documents because they were not marked classified. that would have been hard to do and i will go back to where i started, i regret using one account, i've taken responsibility for that, but i am pleased to be able to clarify and explain what i think the bottom line is. >> very quickly before we get to the panel, donald trump says the
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whole thing cannot be trusted with national security, here endorsed by farmers cia director who said trump cannot be trusted. he went so far as to indicate that he has been turned by you. you agree with that assessment? mrs. clinton: i've had the great honor to work with him. he's a professional who has devoted his entire professional career to protecting our country. i was honored to receive his endorsement. i will let his comment 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. >> thank you. i believe we have a question from one of our panelists from the previous --could you stand up?
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>> national political reporter with the new york times. my question, accuse donald trump of using racist and sexist language. what does this say about the electorate that so many americans are supporting him? mrs. clinton: i really believe that the core of his support, i'm 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 and who has aligned himself with him. i think the core of his support really centers on the disappointment and the economy that so many americans feel. what i have been saying, i want to bring this country together. i think we have three overarching goals. we need more economic opportunity, protect the national security and we have got to work toward american
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unity. i have been trying to understand what it is that has driven people to support donald trump. i have met with some people i have listened to them. so many of them are looking for an explanation as to why they lost the job they had for 18 years when the factory closed and nobody cared about them. what they are going to do when their whole life was spent mining coal and they made it out -- $80,000 a year and now they can barely find a job making minimum wage. why the centers of so many old industrial towns in america are hollowed out and people are turning to opiates and heroine and the list goes on and that is what i have heard. i think we have to recognize
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that of course some of the the is xenophobic and racist and misogynistic and offensive. we have to acknowledge that. but let's not lose sight of the real pain that many americans are feeling because the economy has left them behind. i have said and i have 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 their dreams. that means people who are supporting him. when i went to virginia, i knew that i was not going to win west virginia. i can tell you that. i was in a meeting with a group of folks including a coal miner was incredibly emotional and talking to me and outside there
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was a big trump protest going on and one the people at the protest was blankenship, who i -- had just been convicted of reckless indifference to the well-being of his coal miners causing deaths. clearly the lines are stark. i have said i have a plan for coal country and indian country and inner-city and rural communities. it is one of the reasons i've said that i support jim clyburn's 102030 proposal which would help all kinds of communities in america. jim and i have talked about this. we have to reject and stand up against the appeals to the kind of bigotry and use of bluster and bullying we see coming from
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donald trump campaign. let's not forget the real economic challenges that too many americans of all backgrounds are facing today. that is how i think about it and that is how i will try in this campaign to respond to and rebuke all of the horrible things he says on a pretty regular basis, not about me. i could care less about that. but when he goes after individuals, when he accuses a distinguished federal judge of mexican heritage of not being fair. insulting a gold star family. you know the list. i will stand up and call him out on that. i will also keep reaching out to americans of all races and ethnicities to tell them that i will not forget about them after the selection. i will work my heart out to help
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every single person have a better job with a rise in and make sure the kids get a good education and everything else i think they are owed here in america. [applause] >> another question from the panel. >> washington post, thank you for being here and on behalf of all of us we encourage you to do this more often with reporters. [applause] especially the news organizations that travel the country with you everywhere you go. a majority of voters consistently say they don't like you and they don't trust you. and that's a pretty much the same thing about donald trump. either you or mr. trump will be elected president. how would you leave the nation -- lead a nation where the majority of americans mistrust you and what extreme response -- extra responsibility might you have?
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mrs. clinton: every time i have done a job, people have counted on me and trusted me. at the convention last week, we fightshted the rights -- of my life starting as a lawyer for the children's defense fund taking on the problem of juveniles and adults jails of south carolina, segregated academies, fighting for kids with disabilities to get an education and all the way through the work i did as senator after 9/11 and representing all of you as secretary of state. i take this seriously. don't doubt that. i take it seriously. it does not make it feel good when people say those things and i recognize that i have work to do but when i started running for the senate in new york, a locked of -- a lot of the same things were said. i won, i worked hard to the
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people of new york and i was reelected with $.50 of the vote -- 50% of the vote after a -- i demonstrated that i would be on the side and i represented. i ran a really hard campaign against barack obama. to my surprise and asked me to be secretary of state. he trusted me. i served as secretary of state and when i left, i had a 66% approval rating. [applause] ask yourselves, 67% of the people in new york wrong? were 66% of the american public wrong? or maybe, just maybe when i'm , actually running for a job there is a real benefit to those on the other side and trying to stir up as much concern as possible. i take it seriously and i will work my heart out in this campaign and as president to produce results for people, to
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get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top. to do as much as i can to help people who may not even vote for me. i think our country is that it crossroads election. president obama says extremely well, this is a crossroads election. there is so much at stake. you can look at my record of public service and meet people and families who are benefited by the children's health insurance program. you can meet people who are benefiting by performing the foster care and adoption system. you can meet first responders and survivors from 9/11 were benefited because i went to bed -- battle with them. you can meet national guard members who did not have health
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care must they were deployed before i worked with republicans to fix that. you can go down a long list and we would be happy to provide it to you of what i have done because i believe in public service. i'm proud that i had the great opportunity to work on behalf of giving more people a better life ever since i was right out of law school. i'm just going to get up there every day and make my case and i think there will be an opportunity to a lot of people to execute. [applause] >> editor in chief of the undefeated at espn, what is the most meaningful conversation you have with an african-american friend? mrs. clinton: can i tell you that i'm blessed to have a crew of great friends, i have two
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chief of staff to african american women friends. i have been blessed to have people by my side in politics . i've had a great group of young people who i have been really motivated by and frankly learned from. i have really had a lifetime of friendships going back to my college years and one of my best friends was an african-american student. i can't compress into one conversation. they have supported me, chastised me, they have raised issues with me, they try to expand my musical tastes. [laughter]
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we have had a lot of great times because of our friendships. i can't pick one conversation at 50 years of conversation. i don't want to embarrass my friends. the dean of communications at trinity washington. i want to congratulate her. donna brazil here. she is the acting chair of the dnc. [applause] i guess i will leave it at that. i'm going to respect the cone of silence. please know i have a lot of great friends who have given me so much. >> there is such little time and
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lots of questions you i would be remiss, we are in a room full of latino journalists. [applause] i have to ask you, and give you an opportunity to respond and set the record clear, that the democratic party, does your campaign take latino voters seriously or you taking them for granted that they will automatically vote democrat. mrs. clinton: i take them seriously because i've had the great privilege of working for many years with latino leaders, activists, businessmen and women. just as i responded to the question, my first experience working on behalf of latinos was, even before i was a legal services lawyer, through my
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church, i babysat latino kids on saturdays while their parents and older siblings went to the fields outside of my home in chicago which used to be, hard to believe now, miles of farmland. it was my first real lesson in how much more we all have in common. there i was, 11, 12 years old babysitting these kids and at the end of the day, the old ramshackle bus stop at the end of the road and the parents and the older brothers and sisters got out in these kids broke loose and started running down the road with her arms outstretched calling for their mothers and fathers and getting swept up very tired arms. then when i was a little bit older my church arranged exchanges with latino churches. we were going to the city of chicago, to basements, talk
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about our lives and again it reinforced what to me was so much of a common sense, what we wanted in our lives even though their lives in mind were very -- and mine were very different. as a legal services lawyer, as the chair of the legal services corporation, we expanded legal services in two places against a lot of political opposition. i feel very fortunate that i've had the chance to work with and learn from so many latinos and latinos across america. when i ran for the senate i work closely with our elected representatives, but that the city, state, and national level. i was honored that they rallied around to support me and were part of the great victory that
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we had in the primary in new york. i'll take anybody for granted and i particularly don't take any voter who is placing their trust and confidence in me for granted. because i'm going to get up, as i said, everything a bit and work my heart out to get the result that i told you we are going to achieve together. i know it is hard. i have been around. as you all know, very well. i'm not new to this. it does not happen by hoping it happened. it happens by doing everything you possibly can. i'm blessed to have such close working relationships and friendships with latino leaders. tonight at my house we will be having a big event with latino business leaders coming from around america and i will do what i've always done, i think at the core of political leadership is relationships. you have to build relationships with individuals and communities.
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i know that does not happen by just asking for it. it happens because you work hard. i will do everything i can to make sure any latino voter that votes for me knows that i will be doing my best to deliver on everything i have said. i will tell you as we go along with the challenges are because i need to -- may need to ask you for your help and put pressure on elected officials. i may need you to for the internet or for the old-fashioned mailbox of elected representatives so they know people are watching. that is how we're going to get it done and i'm pretty confident and optimistic about that. 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 of our kids and grandkids deserves. thank you very much. [applause] >> we are out of time.
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i want to thank you very much. a big round of applause. [applause]
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>> the rail of railroads -- role of railroads. shipping containers, moving from places like china, indonesia, elsewhere. railroads are very much a part of this area. when you go to long beach, california, their large shipping facilities. the rear of director along the container ships. former executive editor for a newspaper from for her on parts with the rich history and the historical importance in the current state of the economy.
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>> the 1990's we were thriving. we've done pretty well. in 2000, if you go back household income, michigan was one of the 15 wealthy estates. 2008, one of the 15 poorest states. -- will visit the train depot where thomas edison worked. >> we have every re-creation of this chemical laboratory where he was the first person that we know of to print a newspaper on moving train. he had access to the latest news to the telegraph agent of the news. he would get the news hot off the presses. >> you will then tore the
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lighthouse. the first lighthouse in the state of michigan. what c-span cities tour. afternoon on american history tv on c-span3. the c-span cities tour working with the cable affiliates. the teamsters across the country. -- visiting cities across the country. in greenaign rally bay, wisconsin. donaldtrump davidson -- endorsement of paul ryan. first to hear from mike pence. his vice presidential candidate. ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the next vice president of the united states, governor mike pence. [applause] >> hello, wisconsin. [cheers] for those of you who don't know
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me, which is most of you, i might hence. ago, ifew short weeks was honored and humbled to be on words -- beyond words to be nominated and run and serve as the next vice president of the united states of america. i have to tell you, i join this campaign in a heartbeat. the phone call came at 11:00 at night with my wife by my side. i heard the familiar voice on , he said to me, it is going to be great. said, you nominated a man never quits. down, he's as fighter. he is a winner and until very silly, like he was out there fighting all on its own.
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now we are united. this movement is united and we will elect donald trump to be the next president of the united states of america. [cheers] to get to know this good man, to tell you, i come from south of 40, we talk straight forward and playing down there. i can tell you is that donald trump gets it. he understands the frustration the aspirations of the american people more than any other you -- leader in my lifetime since ronald reagan. he is a genuine article. he's a doer and again as a reserve for talkers in the donald trump does is talking he does not get tiptoeing around all those rules of political politicals that the class root is in the way of men
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try to make a difference. he tells it like it is he will make america great again. the funny thing is, the party in power seems helpless to figure out our nominee and i'm referring to the media. think about it. the democrats remain a kind of have the same problem they keep saying the usual methods will work out against them. they keep thinking they had done them in and that this is come up and out is all over and then he turn on the tv the next morning and donald trump is still standing strong than ever before in fighting for every american to make this country great again the man has got resilience. earlier he isnal
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never forgotten the men and women who work their hands and grow the food and build our roads and bridges tend to our sick and teacher kids. a lifetime of a builder. the world. he has done shoulder to shoulder with the men and women that raised the structure to the sky really is externally. he is never forgotten the people that do the work in uniform as well his devotion to our soldiers and veterans come straight from his heart and donald trump will stand with those in uniform and stand with those who have served. [cheers] and i will say what, as chief law enforcement officer of the united states of america and president donald trump will
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support our law enforcement community with the resources that they need to the job they need to protect the family and come home safely. donald trump will be a president who restores law and order to every city and every community in this great nation. it really is pretty amazing. at the very moment, when america's crying out for something different, crying out for new leadership that will take our nation back in the direction of strength and the other party has answered with a steel agenda in the most printable of names. people in both parties are restless for change ready to break free. the other party has nominated someone who represents everything this country is tired of. did you see that speech the other night?
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it, i watched of most of the speech. i did not see all that. i had a hard time staying awake just like her husband. [laughter] it was long and late. that, it was the same old same old. did you notice that? spending, moree borrowing, more bailouts and and just this week in omaha, did you hear about that? the democratic nominee actually spoke the truth. did you hear about that she said we are going to raise taxes on the middle class she accidentally spoke the truth but
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she quickly corrected it. heardst earlier today, i she was called out by the press for saying that the fbi director had not concluded she had been dishonest. it was handled e-mails and what she said today was that she had sort circuited remarks let me say that in women of wisconsin, for the sake of our security, and the sake of our prosperity, and that sake of preserving the high standards of integrity in the highest office of the land, let's decide here and now that hillary clinton will never be elected president of the united states of america.
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[cheers] us, i heard in that speech, they tell us is the best we can do. the morning after hillary speech, official washington put out the numbers, 1.2% growth. gdp growth. the slowest economic recovery since 1949. the telesis economy is the best we can do. donald trump and i know it is not the best we can do. it is just the best they can do and went donald trump becomes president of the united states, we will cut taxes, balanced budgets, negotiate strong trade deals, repeal obamacare and we will put the american people back to work.
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the record abroad is just as bad as the record here at home. 7.5 years of barack obama and hillary clinton policies have weakened america's place in the world. terrorist attacks at home and abroad, heartbreaking scenes. catholic priest just days ago. laid to rest after he murdered in the pew of his own church. us that weakness arouses evil and weak leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton on the world stage has aroused the enemies of freedom around the world. redlines, is moving resets with russia, or paying ransom to terrorist sponsoring states. we cannot have four more years and abandoning
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friends. america needs to be strong for the world to be safe and on the world stage, president donald trump will leave with american strength. donald trump will rebuild our troops,, stand by our defend our allies, confront radical islamic terrorism and donald trump will destroy isis at its source. >> usa! . the choice could not be more clear. if you weaker tonight, find your neighbors and friends who do
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come study this is. change versus the status quo. the american people can elect someone who literally personifies the failed establishment. establishment now that for far too long has been troubled by folks who are used to saying one thing and doing another while they file a mountain range of debt on our children and grandchildren. or we can do what you all have can and come november we choose a leader, a truth teller, someone who will stand strong on the world stage and fight every day to make america great again. [cheers] say it is my high honor and for the sakeilege
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of our troops who deserve a commander-in-chief who will have their back, for the sake of hard-working americans and businesses who deserve a president who will get back,gton, d.c. off their for the sake of a supreme court that will never turn its back on our god-given liberty or constitution, i give you the n who must be the next president of the united states of america, donald trump. [cheers] mr. trump: so how good is he?
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[cheers] special. he is a special man. and he has become my friend. a lot of people here. [cheers] hello, everybody. your football team is going to have a great year. i watched. the other quarterback in the whole deal. i think it will be a very good year. [cheers] if you get into that super bowl, i will be going. i wrote something down before and i think it is important, i love you too. [cheers] because we need unity, we have to win this election. this is truly one of the most important elections, certainly
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in my lifetime. we are about to go, we are in the wrong direction if we loose and maybe it is gone. supreme court justices, always remember that. somebody different levels, when you see what happened with crooked hillary today, it was a disaster. she had a disaster. she lies. [boos] i wanted to say to the group, i had a great time when i was in wisconsin and i did not quite eke it out. i thought i was going to but it worked out. you build me up, talked to me about politics, and when i left here, i said i think i learned a lot. [cheers]
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i loved it. i have many friends in wisconsin. their incredible people we are going to have a lot of fun. this campaign is not about me or any one candidate. it is about america. [cheers] it is time for a change. we need a change. a real change, not an obama change. we don't need an obama change. we have had enough. it is time to change a rate political system that works -- rigged political system that works only for the insiders and replace it with a government that serves the people. [cheers] i've been on the other side. this is a movement. this is a movement like they may
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have never seen in this country. this is a movement that some say is one of the great phenomena's they've ever seen in politics. the media doesn't want to talk about it, we have done something, i'm a messenger. we have done something truly a -- historic together, standing before you as nominee for president and i'm not a politician. [cheers]
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i'm not part of the system. i'm probably better off running against the system. i ran against the donors. i my own donor essentially. i have a lot of money under this deal. this is a very expensive crisis. i funded the primary. $60 million. i'm largely put in the campaign as a go forward. we have raised tremendous amounts of money and much of it from small donors. $61. as a republican, that does not happen. it happened because of what you are seeing today. donald trump has not really done too well with fundraising. that is because i did not know if i was getting the nomination. i will not raise fund, i
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would've had enough. i would have said bye-bye politics. and then i started raising money and we raised a lot of money. we raised a lot of money. birthday, we raised $51 million. i do things that i think a fantastic. i could do the greatest things, they don't give me headlines. i tell a woman that i love her baby.


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