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center in louisville. there is this great story. he was walking down the street in kentucky. someone said champ, i saw you fight when i was a kid. he said, yeah? the kid said you got knocked down in the third round. the champ said it was not my fight. he said no i remember. my dad took me. you got knocked down in the third round. the champ said it wasn't my fight. i've never been knocked down. i'm either up or i'm getting up. democrats are not getting knocked down. we're either up or getting up. you're either up or getting up. america has never ever been knocked down. we're either up or we're getting up. thank you, iowa! [applause] ♪
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senator sanders: thank you all very much. let me think all of the people -- thank all of the people in this room for the important work you are doing every single day. together here in iowa, and all across this country, we will defeat the most dangerous president in the history of this country. [applause] together, we will end the racism and the sexism and the islamophobia and the homophobia, and all the other phobias that this president exhibits. and we will end white
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nationalism in this country, as well. [applause] together, we will protect american democracy and the rule of law. and together, we will create an economy and a government that works for all, and not just the 1%. [applause] but let me be as clear as i can be. we will not defeat trump unless we have an agenda that speaks to the pain and reality of the working families of this country, millions of whom are working longer hours for lower wages. we will not defeat trump unless we have the courage to take on the powerful corporate interests who dominate our economic and
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political life. [applause] the american people want, are begging congress, for common sense gun safety legislation. and that is why we have to have the courage to take on the nra. [applause] the american people understand that climate change is real, and that it's causing devastating problems in our country and all over the world. and that is why we have to have the courage to take on the greed and recklessness of the fossil fuel industry. [applause] the american people understand that in the year 2019, we must make public colleges and
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universities tuition free and cancel all student debt in this country. [applause] but in order to do that, we are going to have to end an absurd tax system that allows wall street and major corporations to get huge tax breaks. [applause] and the american people understand, increasingly more and more every day, that health care is a human right, not a privilege. [applause] and every poll that i have seen tells me that the american people agree with many people in this room, that we must pass medicare for all. [applause] but to do that, we are going to have to take on the
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pharmaceutical industry, which charger us the highest prices in the world for the medicine that we need. [applause] to do that, we are going to have to take on the whole health care industry, which made $100 billion in profits last year. and the only way i know how we take on wall street and the drug companies and the insurance companies and the fossil fuel industry and the nra is when we have an unprecedented, grassroots movement of millions of americans standing up, fighting back, and demanding an economy and a government that works for all of us, and not just wealthy campaign contributors. [applause] brothers and sisters, brothers and sisters, in this
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unprecedented moment in american history, we need an unprecedented, grassroots movement. join our efforts and let us reclaim american democracy and a government that works for all people. thank you all very much. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage new jersey senator cory booker.
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senator booker: thank you. thank you. i don't want to use the five minutes in the way you normally would for an event like this. i know that 2020 doesn't stand for the year but the number of us running. i want to point something out that we can't normalize. video from beto o'rourke and he is not here right now. i worried that in this election as we talk about the issues that drive us, the values underneath those issues is what we need to hit on again and again. this election is not a referendum on one guy. you don't need to be a brilliant genius as the president says he
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is to know he's a problem. this is a referendum on us and who we are going to be to each other. this is one of those moral moments in our nation that is going to define the character of our country and this is a week where i will not let the slaughter of our fellow citizens disappear in the next media cycle. i want to use the three minutes i have left to tell you what i believe bonds us together because we were a nation that when four girls were killed in a bombing in birmingham, we conscience andl transformed nation to a more
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compassionate emphatic infrastructure. this has to be that moment. i want to ask you and tell you it is not just the mass shootings. every day in america people are being slaughtered in communities like mine where the sound of gunfire is so regular. for 10 years, i lived in high-rise projects. he came home to this nation and by people in this nation. i never forget asking her what she lived in those buildings
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when her son was murdered their and she said i'm in charge of homeland security. she showed the grit and toughness like what langston hughes wrote to save the dream for one, we must save the dream for all. i want to leave you with the wisdom of a gun violence survivor. a woman on the fifth floor of the projects. this road will be easy. there will be weeks like this. i witnessed another shot, but he bled out and died. i was traumatized and angry. i felt like giving up. i felt a darkness in my heart and i will never forget a morning after the shooting and i saw her. she sees me and opens her arms
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and i run over to her and she holds me and i feel the pain of another black teenager killed and she said two words to me. these are the two words i want to leave you with. over and over, this defiant woman that has this incredible love that knows you cannot leave -- lead the people if you don't love the people. she rubbed my back over and over again and said two words, stay faithful. stay faithful. stay faithful. my fellow americans, we have come this far by faith. we have overcome darker moments and now more than ever, we need to stand up with faith in our country, faith in our ideals, faith in each other and cotogetd
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together and work together and love together and overcome this darkness with our light. this is the call of our country. it is time for the united states of america to rise again. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage andrew yang. mr. yang: hello, iowa.
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i owe you all so much. i was here last year, and on the way just this week, i found out that my campaign is going to be on the stage in the fall. so thank you, iowa. i'm running to solve the biggest problem of our time, which is why is donald trump president? how did he win michigan, idaho, pennsylvania, wisconsin? if you turn on cable news, you will get a series of explanations. russian, hillary clinton. i looked at the numbers and the numbers tell a different story. the reason donald trump is the president is we automated 4 millionn manufacturing jobs.
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how many know someone that lost their job in manufacturing? unfortunately what happened to those workers will spread to retail, call centers, truck drivers through your communities. how many know the stores closing in iowa? why are the stores are closing? it's a one word answer. amazon. they are sucking $20 billion out of your community. how much did amazon pay in taxes last year? >> zero. mr. yang: that is right. the most common job in iowa and around the country is working as a retail cashier. the average retail cashier is a making betweenan
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nine dollars and $10 an hour. i just was at iowa 80 in davenport. there were 5000 people there. imagine trucks that never stop. we are in the greatest economic transformation and it brought us donald trump. farms seen it on yorur and mainstreets. it is up to you to do something about it. why are so many presidential candidates coming here? because you hold the future of the country in your hands. look around right now. there are about 1200 iowans in this room. i've done the math. anyyou know how much
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californians each iowan is worth? 1000 californians. each of you. i see 1.2 million californians. this is how you start a revolution. where does the revolution lead? if you have heard anything about my campaign, there's something you have heard. an asian man wants to give $1000 to everyone a month. that's true. it sounds like a gimmick, but this is a deeply american idea. thomas payne was for it, martin luther king was fighting for it the day he was assassinated and one state has had a dividend for 40 years where everyone gets between $1000 in $2000 a year and what state is that? >> alaska. foryang: how do they pay it? >> oil. mr. yang: technology, that is right.
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in alaska, they call it the oil check. now where does the money go? it would go right back to your communities. car repairs, day care, little league sign up, it would revitalize your economies and create 40,000 new jobs. it would help rural areas with a path forward because we know rural areas are getting sucked dry. this is a vision of a trickle of economy. unlike the nonsense out of washington, d.c., this would work. it is up to you to take the vision for an economy that works for us, the shareholders of the society and make it real. that is why i'm here and the other candidates are here and we do not have much time. if we don't take advantage of this opportunity, we have four more years of artificial intelligence getting smarter, your stores closing, self driving trucks hitting the highways and we cannot let it happen. i'm asking that you take the
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vision to the rest of the country, because the opposite of donald trump is an asian man who likes math. let's make america think harder. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage california senator kamala harris. sen. harris: it is great to be with you. it is so great to be with you. this is historic. i can't believe i'm standing on this stage. first, i'm going to ask you, i hope to earn your support.
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let me just say that i think we all know this is an inflection moment in the history of our country, a moment in time that is requiring each of us to look in the mirror and ask the question, that question being who are we, and i think we know part of the answer is we are better than this. this is a moment in time for us to fight for the best of who we are. this is not a new fight for us. we fight for our country. that is the nature of who we are and so we are going to fight because we love our country, and we know its promise and we know we are better than this. i will tell you, i come from a family of fighters. my parents met when they were activists in the civil rights movement. my mother was tough.
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she was all of five feet tall, but if you met her, you would think she was 10 feet tall. if you ever came home complaining about something, our mother would look at you with a straight face, maybe one hand on the hip and say, what are you going to do about it? i decided to run for president of the united states. there you go. let's talk about the current occupant of the white house for a moment. we must, it is context. this is a guy who came in on a campaign that was about looking backwards. this is about a guy who came in and had been in office, using the power of the president of thatnited states in a way
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about trying to divide us and sow hate and division among us, but we know that one of the greatest strengths about who we are as a people is in our heart. nowe kw we have so much more in common than what separates us. we are not going to buy what he is trying to sell because we know duede got to go. dude got to go. we are going to fight knowing we have so much more in common than what separates us in the way i think about that is what i call the 3:00 in the morning thought. the vast majority of us when we wake up thinking that thought, it is never through the lens of the party of which we are registered to vote. for the vast majority, it is never through a demographic that polls put us in and the vast
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majority of us, it usually has to do with our personal health, the health of our children, parents. for so many, can i get a job, keep a job, retire with dignity, pay off student loans? for so many families, can i help get my family member off their opioid addiction? our farmers, can i keep my business thriving? this man's fragile ego that has tweet.d trade policy by this is a moment in time for us to fight for the america we believe in and the america we believe in, you should only have to work one job to have a roof over your head and put food over your table. we will acknowledge a climate crisis and treat it with a sense
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of urgency, and a woman will have power over her own body and the right to make decisions for her and her family. in the america we believe in, all people will have health care and costs will not be the barrier. we will pay our teachers their value, understanding how they are helping to raise our kids and we will fight because this is a fight not only for optimism of what can be unburdened i what has been, this is a fight not only for the soul of our country, but this is a fight born out of knowing that this is so much worse than we ever hoped it could be, and we are better than this and i promise you we are going to win. thank you. [applause] ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage washington governor jay inslee. [applause] gov. inslee: good evening. i'm jay inslee. the jackhammering, bulldozer operating, concrete truck driving, climate change fighting governor of the state of washington, and i'm here to say this one thing. if you put me on the debate stage with donald trump, i will
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beat him like a two dollar mule. i just want you to know that. now, of course we don't do that to our animals. we treat them with respect and the reason is i have never met a mule like donald trump and never met a mule who is a white nationalist. we need to remove this guy from the white house. i'm really excited to be here tonight. i feel a kinship with a small agricultural town. for 46 years, we raised our boys in a small red district in eastern washington. i won three out of four
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elections there. i know how to win small towns and if i win, the credit party is going to invest in small towns and elections. i only won three out of four. i want to tell you about the fourth election. i was a freshman legislator and the bill came up to ban assault weapons. i knew if i voted to ban assault weapons i would lose my seat, but i voted to ban assault weapons, i lost my seat and i have never regretted that one second. that was the right vote then and it is the right vote now. now, i have the nra on the run. we have a historic place to gather tonight and we know there's something special about
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america, and i think you can call it a music. it is a music of diversity, of the middle class, a music of opportunity. in washington state, we are playing that music. net neutrality bill in the united they do. we need to do what we are doing in the state of washington across this nation. so we have had tremendous success and as a result of doing these things, you get the best economy in the u.s. i know this. we have a challenge out there that will make all these other
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moot if we don't fight together. her name is virgina. -- regina. she runs dress for success in davenport. she was the victim and became much more frequent and intense. her tears were just like moss, as of marcia in agoura hills. people in miami beach because of the climate crisis. if you give me this high honor, i will make defeating climate crisis the number one priority of the united states of america. it needs to be the number one priority. we have good candidates in this field, but i believe i am unique
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because i'm the only one who has made this statement that it has to be the top party. my plan to do so is being called the gold standard. it is the most robust plan. it builds 8 million good union jobs in this country. i will mention one other thing. if we are going to beat climate crisis, we have to take away the filibuster from mitch mcconnell. we have to take that away from him, and i have to say, we need bold action on guns, bold action on teacher pay, bold action on gender parity, bold action on equal pay. thanks a lot. [applause] ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage senator elizabeth warren. sen. warren: hello, iowan democrats. [cheers and applause] i believe democrats win when we talk about our values, and here's an important one for me. no matter where you live in america, you ought to have a chance to build a secure future for yourself, your family and be able to count on the federal government that is on your side.
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but for decades now in rural and small-town america, that has not been the case and that is why a couple of days ago, i rolled out an expanded plan for rural america, and here is where starts. it starts with health care, the importance of keeping our community hospitals and doctors in business. a community loses its hospital, young families cannot move in and seniors feel like they have to leave, so here's how i see this. we start by being willing to fight against hospital mergers that cost us our local hospitals. we recognize the economics, all small hospitals operate on been
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thin margins. that means everyone who comes in the door needs to be covered by health care. that is one of the reasons i support medicare for all. we have to be willing to put in the resources to support our rural hospitals and make sure we have enough doctors and nurses to make sure medical services are available for everyone all across the country. part two of this plan is to make sure we have access to high-speed internet everywhere in america. that is how you participate in a 21st century economy. part three, we need a plan that works for independent farmers. farm plans for too long have been about big ag. we need to have the courage to break up big ag and say no more
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sucking out the dollar of our pocket. i support supply management, and i say it is time for a new policy, an innovative policy to bring in every single farmer, make them part of the solution to climate crisis, put them on the front lines. these are the people who will help take care of our land for generations to come and help us have an inhabitable planet for generations to come. and one more, trade war by tweet is not working for our farmers. i promise you this. when i'm president, when i negotiate a trade deal, there will be independent farmers at the table to make sure we get this right.
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and one last point i want to make. when i talk about structural change in our economy, when i talk about the kind of changes we need to make, it is so the economy works for everyone. think about it this way. we need more power in the hands of workers. that means making it easier to join a union. give unions more power when they negotiate. it is time for a wealth tax in this country. two cents from the top one-tenth of one percent and we can have universal childcare, universal pre-k, universal college, $50 billion for historically black colleges and universities and we can cancel student loan debt for
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95% of the folks who've got it. we've had enough of an america where the government works better and better for a thinner and thinner slice at the top. 2020 is our chance. we can make this government work for all of america. let's do this, democrats. dream big, fight hard, let's win! [applause] ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage former vice president joe biden. mr. biden: folks, your patience exceeds your good judgment. [laughter] last.od news is i'm it is great to be with you all tonight. you heard from good people tonight. you heard from people who share one fundamental belief, that
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there is an existential threat if we keep donald trump for president. i'm not saying it for applause. markets,s can move send men and women to war, they can make peace, they can appeal to our better angels, but they can also unleash the ugly side of society, and ladies and gentlemen, when donald trump -- since he has come president, that is exactly what he's done. he has unleashed a constant battle taking place in america. we have been here before. we have been here when 3000
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klansmen in 1925 walked down the street of pennsylvania avenue marched down and over 30 members of the house who declared klan members. when there were six or seven senators. ladies and gentlemen, we fought back because we had people that decided that is not who we are. the reason i'm telling you this is not that we can't overcome. we can overcome. when you saw those people walking out in charlottesville, their contorted faces, anger, chanting anti-semitic bile, the
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racists.ment by the fact was is that david duke talked about the president of the united states in terms of this is what we want to do. we found the president who said at the time when asked when that young woman was killed and he said what no other president has said. he said there are very fine people on both sides. he did. this is a reality. ladies and gentlemen, donald trump offers no moral leadership. he has no interest in unifying the country. there's no evidence the presidency has awakened his conscience in any way.
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instead, he has publicly and unapologetically spread hate, racism and division. ladies and gentlemen, it is up to all of us who have to do what our president can't, stand together, stand against hate and let's call it what it is. this is white nationalism. this is white supremacy. assault.everything that makes -- it's not only our values that's under assault. everything that makes america is under assault. look at the attacks on the free press, the legislature. these are the guardrails that have decided we settle long ago and ladies and gentlemen, the american creed has always been that we are created equal and we hold these truths self-evident that we the people in order to form a more perfect union. we have never fully lived up to it, but every single generation
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has moved us closer to justice. [applause] here's the deal. every generation has done it, but ladies and gentlemen, the fact we never lived up to it isn't because we can't do it. every single generation has done it. gatheredy it's never dust in the history books, all that we stand for. the fact of the matter is donald trump does not get it. he doesn't understand what we are all about. four years of donald trump is going to go down in history as an aberration, but eight years of donald trump will fundamentally change who we are as a nation. ladies and gentlemen, the core values of this nation are standing in the world.
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our own sense of who we are is at stake. everyone knows who donald trump is. we choose truth over lies, unity over division, we choose that we are going to stand for what we are as because if we do, we can take it all back tomorrow and we must. donald trump is an existential threat. not a single thing can happen unless we defeat donald trump, so god bless you all and may god protect our troops. let's take it back. i refuse to wait any longer. take it back now. this is america. there's nothing beyond our capacity. stand up, america. take it back. [applause] ♪
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>> coming up this morning, we will talk about prescription drug prices with patience for affordable drugs founder and -- ident david mitchell be sure to watch c-span's "washington journal." live at 7:00 eastern this morning. join the discussion. tonight on the communicators. >> people come up to me, and they say, sir i can't follow you. they make it impossible. these are people that are really good at what they do. they say they make it
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impossible. >> we will talk about the recent presidential social media summit , where president trump discussed social meter censorship by big tech firms and what to do about it. >> i think as consumers we can certainly demand that as users of facebook and twitter and google that we expect they will respect our ability to communicate. if we don't like it, we can quit. >> it seems hard to levy an accusation that big tech is a net negative to conservative speech when someone like dennis prager is getting one billion views on the products he is putting out. the communicators tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span ♪ ♪

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