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if you are doing those things, they are going to come to you. that's why bernie sanders has gotten over 12 million votes even as he was being fought at every step of the way by the establishment in every possible way they could. next question. >> in 2014, 60% of state legislature seats were opposed, and 40% of them were completely uncontested. i live in springfield, oregon. in the past three races, there were 26 races. 18 out of the 26 were unopposed. and eight times out of the 26 were people running. don't act too surprised. in ferguson, the mayor, nobody ran against him. as far as addressing these down ballot spots. i work for nation builder. i came in because i started a website called
runforoffice.org. i was sick and tired of the elites in the democratic and republican party holding on to that information for how to get on school board, how to get on those special districts. democracy for america, where were you? 18 out of 26 races, you are not developing the bench. and in st. louis county, i just did the rich for it, the entire county is now on our site. you can enter your address. four out of five of your municipalities do not have a website. publicly elected sheriff, you guys don't run for those positions either. we have got a lot of work to do down ballot. i'm a big proponent of open data. not going to give this to any specific group. it should be for everyone. i'm not comfortable that you guys get to pick these candidates for congress. what's up with that? what are your metrics for
that? ms. rojas: in terms of the vetting process and what an ideal candidate looks like, we're actually going into the community. if we are looking at congressional districts, we are going to the people that actually they represent. it is more sort of like a nomination than vetting process. it is after long vetting and talking with the community members that identify those people. it is not only career politicians, it's actually members of the community that we don't even know of yet. >> i'm more concerned with how you make the choice and who is going to get the money in the backing of your group. it happens in each and everyone of your districts. all i do all day long is look at election results and developed lists of elected positions. the same goes for you, congressman grayson. those people you neglect to get on your ballot, those are also
voters f someone is running for school board, you could probably count 50 votes for this. he bottom carries the top. every four years is a new astroturf operation for the democrats that has got to stop. mr. chamberlain: great questions. i want to be of the give other people attempt to ask questions. thanks for sitting down now. let's give people a chance to answer. ms. rojas: let me tell you quick stats. sen. chappelle-nadal: 36% of the people who live in the first congressional district live in poverty. 60% of the children who go to public school are on free reduced lunch. the african-american community is currently experiencing an employment rate of 17%. when you run for office, let me tell you about the colorization of campaigning. when you are black and when you are a woman, and if you're both like me, you don't get support from the party. here is the other thing. when you look at how people are doing things, i'm not
accountable to mayor knowles. first of all he's republican, and i don't know how he got elected, let me tell you -- it's my turn. here is what is about to go down. there are people after ferguson who have woken up, for challenging the system, and the people who i am supporting for running for lower ballot, it is because they have been inspired, so instead of yelling at us and realize that because of the death of a young black man and several deaths of young black men and young black women, we're inspired and we're engaged and we're waking up and we're saying we're not going to tolerate this anymore, and it is our responsibility to help those who want to work from the grassroots and go on and support every other person who is out there who doesn't have an opportunity. i do want to push back. here is our problem. it is still my turn.
here is our problem. we have five people who want to run for mayor in ferguson. that is a beautiful thing. we have people who are running against each other who have both een inspired in the same seat, multiple seats. i'm try to figure out who am i going to support or am i supporting both? in a couple races, i'm supporting both people because they are all inspired. this is not going to be perfect. it you are not perfect. i am not perfect. neither one of us. nobody in here. we are all children of god. what we should be doing is to help people who have no voice. and take the energy and the passion that you have and look at those numbers as you do and help build a strong party and oppose the establishment at every single turn that you have. oppose the party, oppose the establishment.
we do have our problems just like you-all do. >> speaking for dfa, the bottom line is that we have worked hard across the board to elect candidates up and down the ballot. i'm not going to be defensive here. we can't support everyone all the time, we can't force people to run in district and we can't require somebody, we can't say you have to run. if you don't run, we can push it and we try to empower people as much as possible. we've been very successful at it. think about the scale of what you are asking. when you think about state legislative races, there over 3000 state legislative races in a year. we have a cycle budget of $10 million. there's only so much we can actually do for each and every candidate. we encourage people to run as much as possible. we look for candidates who are running for real and fighting hard. even if they are in a district that might be very difficult. we very much encourage people to run for lower levels of
office. we have been very successful of it. one of the things that has set us apart is that as a national rganization, we do things like supporting her as one of the first candidates way back in 2004 in her race for state representative of missouri. nobody else was supporting her. we did it and we worked our absolute butts off and we continue to support her year after year. reality is that while there are not enough stories like that, as i would love to give you 3000 stories like that, i would love to be able to tell you we convinced somebody to rain for the mayor of ferguson to do that, love to be able to tell you we can fill every school board race, every state senate race, the reality is that that is extremely -- that is a very, very big lift. it's one of the exciting rings that we recognize that that is what we are pushing for, it is way more likely to happen. it also takes a lot more than
ust a few people, the staff in burlington or other resources we have to make it happen. >> it is bigger than one organization. people having to get up in the local communities. brand-new congress, it is to inspire people that don't have those resources to get up, start organizing and filling the seats instead of waiting for someone to do it. >> we recognized it is more than one organization. that's part of the reason democracy for america is hosting a pam that includes somebody that potentially is a competitor of ours in saying support and be involved because we know there's room to be involved in a lot of places. you have asked a lot of questions. i would like to move on to the next person. >> my name is cheryl from new york. not a place where we have trouble with democrats. we have many democrats. but if you talk about the more versus better, we have more. we need better.
i'm actually -- god help me, i'm a member of the kings county democratic committee, i have that much ower, an iota over zero. one of the things that incumbent democrats who are not ecessarily friends of progress use very much to hold onto their power is the gerrymander, and i as wondering if you guys could address the structural obstacles that we face -- insurgency. >> allen, do you want to take that? as somebody who is in the structure and still trying to challenge it at the same time? >> are you referring to gerrymandering specifically or, what do you mean by structural challenges? >> there are certainly structural challenges within the
party, but i'm referring specifically to gerrymandering. both parties love it. it helps them keep their ncumbents. representative grayson: right. that is correct. we are the last primary in the entire country and that is because it favors incumbents. with regard to gerrymandering, you're right. i hope at some point there will be some new supreme case that will end it once for all. i think gerrymandering is unconstitutional and i think it violates the equal protection clause, and the clause that actually requires the federal government to guarantee a democratic government in every state. there is a separate clause that does that. i'm very committed to this. we had a tremendous success in florida that took years to get through litigation. we have something called fair istrict florida.
[applause] you'll see that the first five figure checks they got for the effort was for me. i was committed to see that happen, even though i have a blue district. my district got watered down when it went into effect. what we need is the government to reflect the values. of the state. we reached a point in florida where even though florida is the ultimate purple state, we had 19 members of congress who are republicans and only six after the 2010 election who were democrats, but that's probably a function of money but it was dirty money, but almost entirely a function of gerrymandering. they packed huge numbers of democrats into a tiny number of districts and they got away with it. the same thing is true in pennsylvania where the current delegation is 12 republicans and five democrats in a state that
has not gone republican in an election and more than a quarter-century. in ohio, 10 are republicans and four democrats. they created a situation where the whole country is so gerrymandered that we have to win nationwide by eight points before we get to even in congress. that is almost entirely a function of gerrymandering. it is a horrible situation. it needs to end. one of the things that has been done, in florida, we put it on the ballot. fair districts florida was a constitutional effort to amend our constitution to prohibit gerry handering. it took roughly $8 million from start to finish to accomplish that and we needed one million signatures to get on the ballot. there are other states were the same effort can be made. not every state has referendum like florida does. where you do, do something that needs to be done.
the power structure will never ever reform itself. the result of that is we have a situation where the voters don't pick the elected officials, the elected officials are picking their voters. mr. chamberlain: that's right. >> the point i was trying to make is that democrats where i come from, democrats love the gerrymander. we have a cozy arrangement between our state assembly and our state senate that the democrats get the assembly and republicans get the senate and everybody's happy. >> yes. that's definitely a problem. thank you for the question. unfortunately, we are out of time. i'm afraid we will not take any more questions. i want to encourage those of you that still have questions, even follow-ups from others, we are all going to be here for a a few more minutes. don't hesitate to chat with us. i do want to give each of our panelists a chance to say a closing statement. 30 seconds or less.
one burning thought you would leave us with. let's do it. alan, go first. representative grayson: go team blue! [applause] mr. chamberlain: you don't want to say your website again? >> my website is senatorwithguts.com. >> i want to thank everybody for oming. i thank you for the opportunity to come be a part of this and for the chance to speak. i encourage all of you to check out my website at mistyksnow.com. if anyone would like to donate, i would appreciate it. don't underestimate the power of small donations in large numbers. [applause] >> don't be silent. speak up. there are often times people want to put us in a box as progressives and they want to
label us and want to say that we can do this, we can do that, when and where and how. reject that. you have an obligation as a progressive to speak up, stand up and fight as hard as you can with every single tool that you possibly have in your corner. use it. i am running for congress. i am running against an establishment opponent who takes money from the payday loans. from the rent to own industry. and also is someone who does not champion the same kind of policies that elizabeth warren oes. my website is maria2016.com and i'm asking you for your help. [applause] ms. rojas: i echo everyone's sentiments on stage so far, and i'm very humbled to be on stage with so many great senators and
people that are running for congress right now. the message that i want to leave is to believe in yourself and never give up. and anyone, including a 21-year-old from connecticut, including a 16-year-old from missouri, anybody can get up, stand up, whether running for office. if anyone wants to get to work, you can go to www.brandnewcongress.org. forward slash work. to sign up and contribute to our website, you can go to www.brandnewcongress.org. to learn more about our plan and sign up for an orientation call to talk to our volunteers. thank you so much again. we look forward to hearing from anyone who has questions. [applause] mr. chamberlain: before we go, i think if there's one thing i want to say about what we're learning here today is the
political revolution is -- it existed before bernie sanders. he helped bring it together in a way that was really strong and powerful and helped prove to the country that there are at least 46% of the democratic party, 12 million votes, 22 states that absolutely understand how critically important it is to stand up for bold values and bold issues. the key to this not going away is to not let them take it from us. there is no question that we have a political establishment and a corporate establishment, a country that wants to tell us and keep us down and tell us that this campaign is over, this revolution is over and they will say it every single time we lose over the next year, next five years, next 10 years. they will say it every single time. they'll look to countp our losses. what i want to say all of you, is we move ahead and count our victories. the victories are what matters.
if we're going to fight everywhere, that's how we can win everywhere. that means we will not always win. we had three fantastic candidates on the stage and i hope every one of them wins and i think every single one of them has a chance. [applause] but if they don't, it is not over because we have candidates and people running across the country on our values, on our issues, on our vision and they need to be supported and that will be true tomorrow, true a year from now. if there's anything i can say as being executive director of democracy for america, they will be there 12 years from now. let's make sure we keep the political revolution going. fight as hard as we can. with that, thank you for being here. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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about how trust on wall street continues to wane in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. and several top c.e.o.'s to overhaul corporate governance. watch "washington journal" beginning live at 7:00 eastern on tuesday morning. join the discussion. >> physician and environmental health advocate, jill stein, was officially nominated to be the green party's presidential candidate at its national convention this past weekend in houston. in her acceptance speech, she discusses immigration issues, the criminal justice system, and her proposal for what she calls a green new deal to create jobs jobs by transitioning completely to renewable energy by 2030. her speech is about 50 minutes and after it's over, we'll take your phone calls and tweets and get your reaction.
the role that i played, you know when they write the history of the evolution of the human rights movement here in this country, front and center will e our dear sister, believe me. i have to admit, though, i told dr. stein that running with me is not going to be as adventurous as running with sherry because you-all know when you run with sherry, you better e ready to go to jail. i try to avoid jail myself, you know. again running with sherry, it can happen. we were in new york -- what year was that? the national convention where one of those illegal gatherings
and they told sherry that there would be no -- it was in new york. no marches. no permits. but of course the organized the rally anyway anti-police surrounded the square -- and the police surrounded the square and tried to contain us. i had a chance to speak, so i saw what was happening. i said i'm going to speak and then i'm getting out of here. but you know what? the people coming out more and more people came and the police barricades were pushed further and further back. i was like watching. ok, let's see what's going to happen. and the people were ready to step off and sherry put everybody in line. she said we stepping off. and i said, you know, when the masses are moving like this, you got to be with the masses. and i joined that line with them. and we -- it was the only successful nonpermitted march at that convention.
that is my sister, sherry. [applause] let me thank also the organizers of these last couple of days as an event planner, i know how difficult it is to organize these events. et me thank the conference delegates, you did a tremendous job. you took your responsibility seriously. let me thank you. let me thank the green party in eneral for your consistency. for always being there and raising the critical questions and being the vehicle for progressive politics. [applause] and last but not least, let me thank my leader, jill stein.
[applause] brothers and sisters, friends, we're at a critical moment as jill says, a transformational oment. we have tremendous opportunities before us. the american people are longing for a change. they are ready to do something different. and we have to be the vehicle or that difference [applause] there are difficult conditions that the people face. they tell us it's been a recovery. and things are all right from the crisis. but you know what, there are millions of people, people who
we work with, who haven't experienced any kind of recovery. there are millions of people who still don't have a place to lay their head at night. there's a reason why the fastest growing population of homeless people are black women with children. there are millions of people who would like to have a job where they can live a decent life. but they don't have it. and if they have a job, that basically they are making starvation wages. they are working two and three different jobs just to make ends eet. they tell us things are better. we have a situation where as a consequences of austerity across this country, in communities where we live and work, they are
closing down schools. people live in communities where they can't go to the store because there's no store. so we have like 48 million people who are living in situations where they are going to bed every night hungry. we have a situation where basically even with so-called obamacare we have millions still without health care. these are difficult conditions. difficult conditions. and people are wondering why, why do we have to accept this kind of situation? so when the two parties attempt to try to herd people based on fear, we find that today there are millions of people who are prepared to do something different. who are prepared to go another
way. and we're going to be there to provide that opportunity for a new day and another way. [applause] there are people all over this country engaged in struggle who believe that we shouldn't have schools closing. who believe that we all have a right to be healthy. who believe that education should be something that's going to enhance our human dignity and our spirits. who believe that people should not be going to bed hungry or walking the streets without someplace to live. who believe that women have a right to their bodies, and bodily integrity. who believe that transpeople have a right to live in dignity and with equal rights.
there are people engaged in struggle all around this world building social movements, and part of that motion they are looking at how do we relate to the electoral process? how do we look at electoral processes as part of a larger strategy plan? and there are many people saying that in terms of building power we could look critically at how we advance our efforts through the electoral process. where they look for that alternate -- alternative we have to be there. we have to have the possibility for them to be able to express themselves politically on the green ballot lines across this contry. that's why it's so vitally important that we get as many votes as we can, that we run this election with the intent that we have which is basically to win. [applause]
my brothers and sisters, i lived my entire life committed to the notion of independent politics, building alternative power. i understood that basically we had the real possibilities in advancing that struggle for political independence. using the electoral process. and that's where dr. stein and the green party comes in for me personally. ecause you-all get it. dr. stein understands that you can't transform a -- you can't transform a system without struggle. you have to organize the people. that the electoral process is a site that processes how we build power. and for me that is what is
attractive to this process and was the basis for me accepting when dr. stein called and said, ajamu, are you ready to join me? i said dr. stein, i thought about it. i know where you're coming from. and you can count me in. i'm with you. [applause] it is that commitment to building possible pew lar power, it is that commitment to -- popular power, it is that commitment to people, it is that understanding that we have to build a multinational movement here in this country based on the needs and aspirations of working people that i joined this effort. it is that commitment that i stand here proudly and say to
ll of you, it is my honor to accept the nomination for the vice-presidency of the united states from the green party. [cheers and applause] a signed particular set a particular that's understands we're going to struggle. it's a ticket committed to popular power. it is a campaign that says, no lies. we don't lie to the people. it's a campaign that says no compromise. no retreat.
and no fear. cheers and applause] my brothers and sisters, you know we don't -- we're not in a position to determine the historical conditions that we're born in. but we can determine how we respond to those conditions. and for us, for many of us, we have determined that we're going to fight. so i stand here before you to tell you that a stein-baraka campaign we're committed to fight. we're committed to fight not just for you but with you. we understand that it is a collective process. we understand that all we have to keep us back is ourselves.
mr. baraka: thank you. thank you so much. it now, my friends, it is indeed bring r, my pleasure, to before you someone who really needs no introduction. someone who has been a freedom fighter all her life. someone who i have seen work night and day for all of us. someone whose dedication is something to be admired. i have been on this venture for just a couple of days, and i have even more respect for dr. stein now. [applause]
dr. stein: we're what democracy ooks like. yes, we're what democracy looks like and we're what political revolution looks like. [cheers and applause] dr. stein: and thank you, thank every one of you, thank you, ajamu, for that incredible inspiration. thank you to every one of you for being here and leading the charge for an america and a orld that works for all of us. and i want to agree with everything that ajamu said and everything that sherry said and agree with all of their thank yous. i want to reiterate them and just add to that a big thank you
to lynn who has been running the show here. and a big thank you to toma jaeger and hillary cane and to the harris county green party for making this amazing convention possible. i'm honored beyond words to be your candidate, and i'm so honored to be running for president of the united states with the green party. the only party of, by, and for the people, that is what we're. we have been ahead of the curve in so many ways. on climate change, on green energy, on demilitarization, on
marriage equality, on free public higher education, and canceling state of the union debt. on stopping the transpacific partnership. on ending the war on drugs and he incarceration states. on providing represent perfectations -- reparations for slavery and to the indigenous people of this nation. on opposing war crimes committed by saudi arabia and yemen, and ar crimes and occupation committed by the israeli , and so t in palestine much more.
we have been ahead of the curve for decades and all of a sudden that curve is catching up to us bigtime. [cheers and applause] dr. stein: i want to again recognize the heroes who have kept the party going through thick and thin. so again stand up if you are party of a state, local, or national green party organization and a big thank you. o you. .nd again a big thank you it is such an honor to be also running in alliance with the bernie sanders movement that i now hear called as burning green. we're burning green together. we owe you such a debt of
gratitude for lifting up this revolution that has been smoldering for decades. you broke through the media blackout, you lifted us up, and you refused to be shut down by the d.n.c. so please stand so we can thank you from the bernie campaign. thank you so much. ogether we're unstoppable. thank you so much. it's an honor again to be running alongside of ajamu baraka, a powerhouse of human rights who brings a lifetime of dedication and his powerful voice, and i have to thank cornell west who has been an incredible hero for all of us
.or so long who has broken free it's such an honor to have him in one of our two first commercials speaking to the world. i don't know if people have seen him yet, but he made such a powerful speech which is out -- when on the tv and i walked to the airport and arrived and walked up to the curbside check in and i gave to the brothers who were manning the curbside check in, i gave them my i.d. card, and they said to me, are you the jill stein? [cheers and applause] i knew they had heard the voice to the ll west speaking broad community that has not
been able to hear our message before. so thank you, brother. i am so inspired to have and i n on this campaign also am so honored to run along with the inspired state and local candidates who are also running for office and bringing our message of people, planet. please stand, stand if you are running for office so we can thank you and recognize you for carrying this fight into our communities. e're in this together. thank you so much. and i just want to recognize that things have been forever changed. the day that bernie sanders
endorsed hillary clinton, the floodgates opened in our campaign to more volunteers, more ballot access drivers, more funding. we're a different campaign than we have ever been in history for having joined forces with you. [cheers and applause] it is such an honor to be your candidate in this historic moment of unprecedented crisis d unstoppable momentum for transformational change. we have not only an historic opportunity, we have a historic responsibility to be the agents of that transformational change. as martin luther king said, the arc of the moral universe is
long but it bends towards justice. i know that arc is bending in us and through us right now. we're the actors in something that is much bigger than us. s we struggle for justice, peace, community, and healing together. cheers and applause] that arc of justice is moving through us as we mobilize to ensure that every black life tters, and we end violence policing and broken windows policing, as the frisco five and the millions march new york city just achieved by moving out the
leadership of their police departments that had overseen broken windows policing. they are turning the tide in this crisis of racist policing. that arc of justice is moving through us as we sit in and as we look down to stop tracking -- fracking pipelines and fossil fuel bomb trains and coal and lng export terminals and all manner of poisonous fossil fuel nd nuclear infrastructure. that arc of justice was moving through us in philadelphia like i have never seen. in the city of brotherly love, it was overrun by love in the streets, even inside of the d.n.c., as the sanders campaign
broke away from that corrupt and backstabbing d.n.c. -- cheers and applause] and the bernie or bust movement want here today, and i to thank yamai, give a wave wherever you are, for helping us move to that higher place together where we cannot be stopped. thank you sister. we moved together in philadelphia and we merged our campaigns in rally after rally. growing stronger by the hour. the power of this movement was clear, especially during our power rally at fdr park. who was there? raise your hand if you were there.
it was not only us and it was a sea of people as far as my i -- eye could see when nature erupted in thund earn lightning to say there is a big change coming. [cheers] and as the heavens opened up and it poured down around us, we sought shelter because we were there inside of this little lightning rod of a tent in the middle of this park. the police said hurry up, go underneath that overpass. we moved the rally and we continued under the underpass in the lightning and the thunder and the rain because we cannot be stopped. [cheers] here we are in this movement for justice and democracy that is
sweeping the planet, from living wage campaigns to our fossil fuel blockade in the fight and mass incarceration, and cancel student debt, and to restore the rights of immigrants and indigenous people and lgbt q and women and disability rights. across the globe we are part of a movement that is rising up like we have not seen for generations because we are facing an unprecedented crisis that demands transformational solutions and a new way forward based on democracy, justice and human rights. that will not come from corporate political parties funded by predatory banks, war profiteers and fossil fuel giants. it will come from us, from we the people. obilize.
mobilize in broad social movements with an independent political voice, because as frederick douglass said, "our -- power concedes nothing without a demand. it never has. it never will. we will be that demand. [cheers] we're told saying, it's a recovery, but, in fact, it is still an emergency. those good jobs we lost a been replaced by part-time, low-wage, temporary, insecure jobs. a generation of young people is locked in predatory student loan debt. black lives are on the firing line. immigrants face mass
deportation. and the climate meltdown threatens civilization as we know it in our lifetime. while the superrich party on richer than ever and the political elite that serve them are making things not better but worse as they inflict austerity upon everyday people while they squander trillions of our dollars on wall street bailouts, on tax savers for the wealthy and on wars that know no end. we are in revolt. [cheers] and the good news, the good news they don't want you to know is that we actually have the power
to turn this around. the minute we stand up with the courage of our convictions. [cheers] because we not only have the vision and the values of the american people that we reflect and we lift up, but because we actually have the numbers to win the day. as you may know, there are 42 million young people and not so young people who are locked into predatory student loan debt. that is a winning plurality of the presidential vote. right there. and there is only one place those votes can go, and you are looking at it. it is the stein-baraka campaign.
it is time we bailed out the students. we bailed out the crooks on wall street who crashed the economy with their waste wraub. it's time to bail out some of the key victims of that abuse, a generation of young people. [cheers] we have the power. don't let them tell you for a minute that we don't. just go talk to the millennial who is in debt and let them know -- let them let each other know because they are the self-mobilizing demographic if there ever was one. [cheers] e also have the power to fix
other things that ail us. by the way, ending student debt, canceling it is our way forward. this is the gateway issue because who is it that actually leads the way forward on transformational change? whether it's the immigrant rights movement. whether it is the black lives matter or the climate justice movement or the peace movement or the women's or the lgbtq movement. it is always been the younger generation that leads us forward. we need to liberate the younger generation for all of our sakes, not just for their sake. it is for all of us. and in liberating them, which by the way is my first priority when we turn the white house into a greenhouse and make the world a safer place. my first priority is to
liberate that generation who could then take us forward on all the other issues that we are fighting for for justice. an emergency jobs program that will solve the emergency of climate change. agreement new deal that will create 20 million jobs. 100% clean renewable energy by 2030. [applause] it will create an immediate ban on all new fossil fuel infrastructure. the day we take office we will create health care as a human right through a medicare for all system. we will make public higher education free. it pays for itself. for every dollar of taxpayer
money we put into public higher education we get back seven dollars in return. this doesn't cost us, this benefits us. there is no excuse not to have it now. we support the disabled members of our community. to ensure that they have full support for the treatment they need in the housing and the health care and the jobs. to enable them to be fully contributing members of our society to respect their dignity. we will revive public education and fully fund it. we will and sure that our young people come to school ready to learn. that means healthy and
nourished. that means free from poverty. that is the biggest obstacle to education that exists. we will end testing that is an obstruction for challenge to learners and we will put an end to the schools to prison pipeline and we will and the closing of schools because they are poor or because they are latino are in communities of color. we will support those schools, not shut them down. we will fund them. we will provide them with the real tools for education that they deserve. small classroom sizes, in rich curricula which means music and art and recreation and community engagement.
we will do for our kids what the advocates and leaders of so-called education reform are doing for their kids. they are not sending their kids to schools with that kind of testing. we're almost out of time. we will create a welcoming path to citizenship for our immigrants. residents who are leading the way for just and sustainable and prosperous communities. we are all immigrants on this bus. if you were not for here are a slave ship or your land was not stolen, everyone else here is an immigrant. we will stop the deportation.
the night raids are a national scandal. the republicans have become the party of hate and fear mongering. the democrats are the party of deportations, detentions and night raids. we are the alternatives to it for a just and welcoming path to citizenship. the other thing we will do to fix the immigration crisis is to stop causing it in the first place. we say to donald trump, we don't need no wall. we have to stop invading other
countries. how about that? [applause] a couple of quick wins. -- other quick loans. we can and discourage of racist brutality not only in our police departments within our courts and in the economy at large. we can start by ensuring that every community has a police review board so communities will control their police, not police controlling the community. we will ensure that every community has access to an investigator so that all cases are just in the custody of police are investigated. not just a few did get a special thumbs-up from the department of justice. we call for a truce and
reconciliation commission so we can get to the bottom of this crisis of racism and to provide reparations to acknowledge the enormous debt owed to the african-american community for the unimaginable price that they paid in building this country and sustaining our economy for generations as they were denied dignity and freedom. ("no justice no peace") we'll end the assault on our privacy, on freedom of the press, on the internet, we will end the war on whistleblowers. we will free the political prisoners and that includes leonard peltier, mumia
abu-jamal, chelsea manning, edward snowden, julian assange and edward pinckney. we will create a foreign policy based on international law and diplomacy, not on military and economic domination which has been a catastrophic failure. we must abandon that policy. ["no more war"] jill stein: the american people deserve to know the truth about these wars.
since 9/11 they have cost us $6 trillion when you include the health-care expenses of our wounded veterans. $6 trillion comes down to an average of $75,000 per american household. for wars that have not made us safer, that have only increased the terrorist threat. it is created failed states and has created mass refugee migrations that are tearing apart the middle east and europe. we say no to those wars.
we call for a new policy. they want to do more of this catastrophically failed policy. we need to be on the debate stage so we can tell the truth about this. [applause] we have a new kind of offensive for the middle east. it's called a peace offensive. it starts with a weapons embargo since we are providing the majority of weapons to all combatants and to all sides we can shut down the flow of weapons to the middle east we can also shut down the flow of funding which is coming largely from our allies. with one hand, starting back in afghanistan where we and the
saudi's created this great idea of the local terrorist enterprise that was created in order to help the mujahedin fight against the soviet union. this has come back to bite us in a very big way. it is time to shut the whole enterprise down. with one hand, we and our allies are are fighting it but with the other hand we have been training and arming it. even hillary clinton's memos show that the saudi's are still the major funding of jihad around the world. we started this and we can shut it down. that is our answer to isis and to terrorism.
waiting for. the politics of fear that we have been told to bow down to has only delivered everything we were afraid of. all those reasons we were told to vote for the lesser evil because we didn't want the off shoring of our jobs, the meltdown of the climate, the massive bailout of wall street, the expanding prison state, the attack on our civil liberties and on immigrant rights, all the things we didn't want is exactly what we got by allowing ourselves to be having a lesser evil speak for us. [applause] when they try to tell you you
are powerless, remember what alice walker said. the biggest way people give up power is by not knowing they had to start with. we're going to use it in this election. we are saying no to the lesser evil and yes to the greater good. we are not only deciding what kind of a world we will have in this election we are deciding whether we will have a world or not going forward into the future. the day of reckoning is coming closer and closer. on climate change we are told there will be a civilization ending development in terms of rising ocean levels by 2050.
we cannot wait. we have to act now if we want to stop that rise of sea levels happening in 2050. we need to declare a state of emergency right now. we need to undertake a wartime scale mobilization to create those 20 million jobs and create that hundred percent clean energy now. we have a crisis in nuclear weapons. thanks to the democrats. bill clinton removed us from the anti-ballistic missile treaty. barack obama created a trillion dollar budget for us to spend on a new generation of nuclear weapons.
on the count of climate or nuclear weapons or this insane nuclear arms race that we are once again plunging headlong into, on the count of these endless and expanding wars that are blowing back at us all around the world, we cannot afforded to sit this one out. the lesser evil is a losing strategy. people stopped coming out to vote. lesser evil politicians keep throwing them under the bus. the republicans will win anyhow. to look at donald trump, donald trump does not stand alone. he is about the rise of right-wing extremism but only in this country but in europe. bernie sanders himself said the only solution to the likes of donald trump is a truly radical progressive agenda that restores our needs and ends the economic
misery that promotes the kind of demagogues we are seeing in donald trump. we are the ones we've been waiting for. hillary clinton is the problem. she is not the solution. we are the solution. we are the ones we've been waiting for. this is our moment. together we do at the power to create an america and the world that works for all of us. the power to create that world is not just in our hopes is not just in our dreams is right here and now in our hands. we will make this happen together. we are unstoppable. thank you so much. [applause] [applause]
["jill not hill"] ["i'm with jill"] [applause] [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] (202) 628-018 [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] dr. jill stern joined on stage. they were selected by their party to run for the presidency. our route to the white house coverage continues on what you heard.
green party has come up with. vote forlly want to them. i was voting for hillary clinton. this right here really has me thinking. host: what in particular? what struck you? caller: what struck me is trying to make our military, demilitarize our military. with so much going on in the world we really have to demilitarize it. we are in everybody's business. if we keep to the policies of the united states, it will be host: much better. host much better. i just want to say that jill stein is a great person and would make a great leader, a
great president. was, i'm registered as a green party three years ago and then bernie sanders came along. what he was saying is basically what the green party stood for. i switched over to a registered democrat so i could vote for him. now after things have worked their way out, i will be voting green party again. , i discover them years ago. when i read their platform i knew they were really the platform to get involved in and support. everything i would like to say is that everything comes down to our money system. if you study the history of money in this country, we had four private central banks. we need to change that. we need to go to public banking where the profits from the banks
go back to help the people and not this 1% of people who were controlling things. that is by comment. thank you. is seven weeks away from the very first presidential debate. as of nine, jill stein will not be in the presidential debate. 26 ategan september hofstra university. the sunday the ninth of october in the last one wednesday, october 19. we had a caller on our republican line. caller: i am calling in support of donald trump. recollection,any the last wealthy man that ran our country as the president roosevelt. without him we would not even have social security. forld trump is not in it the money like hillary clinton
is. by the way, hillary clinton has no enemies. buries them. host: at 8:00 tonight we will show you donald trump's's speech. just a snapshot here of where things stand in terms of the polls. here is the rolling average. topne will show the candidate nationally4. clinton,ump, hillary joel stein, and gary johnson. hillary clinton has a 7.4% advantage over donald trump. new york on our green party supporter line. host: hi.
say i'm thed to treasurer of the green party of new york. i just believe that jill stein the only viable candidate in this election. i think you very much for allowing me to say that. host: what is the number one fidelity factor for jill stein in your opinion? caller: there are too many of them. tax policies. peace policy. those are the key ones. host: jacksonville, florida, democrat line. caller: hi, how are you? host: i'm doing fine, thank you. caller: i am a democrat. i want to voice my opinion on donald trump. i am for hillary clinton. with donald trump being president of the united date is the fact that he is uneducated, in my opinion. he has a lot of hate in him.
i am a fan of him as far as being a celebrity. i watched "celebrity apprentice" and everything. if you ask him a direct question, it is always "i have got a plan." he cannot give you a direct answer on anything. i am a woman. way long ago.ry i am in my 50's, ok, first of all. is everybody is blaming hillary for a lot of stuff. she has been an politics way longer before she was even in office. host: we're getting your thoughts on the comments from jill stein. the green party help their convention in houston on saturday. your thoughts on jill stein?
she was our guest on "newsmakers" this week. she addressed this issue. dismisses debate lawsuit. this decision came down friday. they say gary johnson is vowing after a judgeng dismisses lawsuit against the commission on presidential debates. johnson and one of his steinptive rivals just assume the convention last september saying violation of the first amendment and the antitrust law. the commission will add five national polls and will invite the candidates that have at least 15% support. supporter ins site iowa. good evening. caller: how are you? host: i am doing fine.
thank you. i am me district delegate for bernie sanders. green party after i read jill stein's platform. i really think it mirrors bernie's in a lot of ways. with are you hearing that senator fellow bernie's supporters in iowa? yes, i am hearing it. it seems to be about 50 eight. a lot of people are afraid of trump so they're going for hillary. a few of us changed parties and are going for jill. host: let's hear from our independent line. joe in cleveland. real quick.
hit the mute button on your remote. go ahead. caller: people come to this country so they can succeed and make money and what is happening now is people are coming to this lead healthyto people who were trying to do their best. everything comes out of social security. ok? host: thank you, joe. we're going to hear from our republican line. caller: are you doing? and what to say a few things. this just sign is a waste of green time. she said two failed once as governor. forhas failed one before the presidency. she keeps recycling the same
platform in the same stances. basically, it is nothing new to the socialist platform. eventually it is going to lead to communism. this woman is a danger to america. if she was ever to get close to being elected, which she never will. thank god we have someone like trump who is from the outside and is not just going off on the same tired old stances. host: thank you. outside for political life, it just sign is a practicing physician and so is her has appeared they had two sons that are both admit. she has served in local office in massachusetts and began her run on a national level back in 2002 when she first ran or the massachusetts. it was the rainbow green party like them.
delaware, elizabeth, democrat line. thank you for taking my call. i have to say in relation to the fellow right before me, we are all socialists in this country. social security, unemployment, your kids go to school, fire, police, parks, you get it. socialists. bernie supporter. he laid out exactly what we need in this country if you want the people to succeed. billionaires and oligarchs own both parties. republicans and democrats. it does not matter if it is hillary clinton or donald trump. they are going to keep the war going, fund both sides. what we need is a return of our government to the people of this country. calls and of your politics ahead after today's interest before the detroit economic club. donald