tv Road to the White House 2020 Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Fairfax VA CSPAN2 May 16, 2019 6:19pm-7:52pm EDT
next election then we will do something it's been that way ten or 15 years and that's one of the reasons i left. the reason i'm doing this convention of space because the only real solution for the problem we have is article five conventionon for amendments of forces the government to make decisions that puts term limits and limits the scope of the jurisdiction of the federal government and puts those back to the state. >> that cms project you can find them there senator coburn. >> life here on c-span2 a george mason university life town hall with candidate
warren life here on c-span2. >> one of the other things i like about her is she has a real talent for upsetting donald trump. [applause] that's a great thing. let the tweets begin. so what i say to you now is if we want to pass the equal rights amendment in virginia, which we can. [cheers and applause] if we want to take commonsense measures to prevent gun violence, if we want to make sure there's no discriminatio discrimination, stand up regardless of how or where you worship, that we need to elect democrats this year. [applause] i strongly feel this is our term but i ask questions of this is not our term then where will be? it's got to be now. is not our time how much
longer must we wait? i don't want to wait any longer. this is our time. so i ask you, make a commitment go out and do something you can all make a difference. please. it will build the bridge for 2020 to take back the white house. [cheers and applause] i'm proud to have two daughters and two granddaughters protecting a woman's right to choose is extremely personal to me. [applause] we need you this year because we are one election away from being alabama. think about that. our time is now and we need you come get all in with me. thank you very much. [applause]
. >> good evening northern virginia. how are you? thank you for coming out today it's great to see so many faces fighting rush-hour traffic to be here, we are so thankful for you to be here and joining us today. who was excited to hear from senator warren? [applause] my name is anthony davis junior a part of the national organizing team, the son of northern virginia attending the school over in mclean virginia. this year the national organizing team the goal is to get connected with all the here on the ground and all
over the country to talk to you how we can best organize in your community and tactics and strategy and how to get senator warren's message out in your community but also leading and organizing your communities. the campaign will be here so we need you to serve us when we are not able to be here. can you do that for us? everybody take out your phone quickly. 24477 text the word organize 24477 so you all can get involved from there we will get connected with you to let you know, when we are in town and the opportunity for you nearby. 's an hour get ready to hear
from elizabeth warren right now. [applause] i want her to hear us in the crowd is ready. i will say dream big i want you to say fight hard. dream big. >> fight hard. >> dream big. >> fight hard. >> dream big. >> fight hard. >> let's hear from elizabeth. [cheers and applause] . >> hello virginia. let's give warren a big hello come on brothers and sisters you can do better than that hello. holler back?
it is so amazing to be appear. - - up here. and the 2017 statehouse raised in virginia we started something called the wave. it was not a dance but a movement. i am one of the 21st latinas to be elected the first cybersecurity specialist and i am ready to take on the world. [cheers and applause] so a little bit about myself before i ran for office and got elected deciding to pick up my clipboard and speakers and get off the sidelines, in 1987 i had my son.
i was working a daytime job in a local gas station just down the street. i had no access to health care, minimum wage payment for my work and i did not graduate from college because frankly i could not afford to go. that is tough. very scary and unfortunately my story is not an isolated incident struggling and working you don't have access to affordable health care and you cannot afford to move up in the corporate chain because you don't get the education or the access to it because of cost. and medicated want to share with you how important that is 400,000 virginians now have access to affordable health care. [applause] yes. that has changed my life and
my son's life because without it my son graduates from high school he may not have crossed that stage. that is why i am so honored tonight to bring to you a fighter for the people. a champion for the cause to raise the minimum wage and to bring everyone access to affordable health care. [cheers and applause] to give them access to education so they are not worried about their children's future but their opportunity. without further ado virginia let's tell ms. warren back there our future future president how we are going to do it. you fired up? [cheers and applause] , and virginia are you fired up?
wow. it is great to be here with you. i am so excited. we are here in fairfax in the shadow of the pentagon. also the shadow of the big five military contractors. and it is worth thinking about for a minute i know there are a lot of really good people that work at department of defense and those that work with defense contractors, but here's the problem. these contractors don't just want a seat at the table. they want to own the table. and that's a problem. so right now they have built this great revolving door
between the department of defense and the contractors and they want that revolving door to keep spinning why? because it is big profits. patrick shanahan. think about this. here is a guy who has absolutely zero military experience absolutely zero foreign policy experience. absolutely zero experience in government he has experience of improving the profit of boeing. and donald trump nominated him to be secretary of defense. my view on this is nobody in america should be in a position of wondering when the secretary defense makes the decision if that is a decision
to improve the safety and security of the people of the united states or to improve the profitability of boeing so i think we should reject his nomination. [cheers and applause] instead how about we pass some basic rules of ethics for the department of defense? [cheers and applause] number one let's block the revolving door. i agree. number two no executives in the department of defense should be able to trade in defense contractor stocks. [cheers and applause] number three, nobody in the intelligence community should be able to go from there to government and number four how about a little transparency in this area?
the big five defense contractors want to lobby then make it public the let's hear what you are saying to them. [applause] look. i have brothers who all served in the military for quite all the sacrifice the military makes, their families make, i just want to be able to say as an american, i guarantee when a decision is made at the department of defense, it's not a decision to enhance the profitability of the major contractor, it is a decision to protect the safety and security of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] so i want to tell you about that because our budget negotiations are coming up next week with our ongoing work in armed services.
so i thought what i would do today, yeah i have a plan for that. [cheers and applause] it is as natural as breathing. [laughter] so today i thought i would tell you about myself, and why am in the fight and takes questions and then we can stay in do you sell fees after laptop so - - [applause] i grew up in oklahoma. and as i said i have three older brothers. my oldest brother was career military spent five and a half
years in combat in vietnam. we were very lucky to get him back home. my second brother john was stationed overseas a little over a year but my third brother david trained as a combat medic. to this day we have a rule in our family. never choke in front of david. [laughter] he has a sharpened pocket knife and he is convinced he could do an emergency tracheotomy and is always ready. [laughter] that is exciting times at thanksgiving. we just back out of the room. i am close to my brothers. when we were growing up we had a lot of different jobs. are daddy's old paint, carpeting, fencing, by the time i was in middle
school the boys were gone i was what used to be called the late in life baby. [laughter] my mother always called me surprise. but it was just my mother and my daddy and me when he had a massive heart attack. we thought he was going to die. he was in the hospital for a long time. he pull through but still cannot go back to work. at night mom would take me in and then i hear them talking after thought i had gone to sleep and that's where i learned words like mortgage and foreclosure. i remember the day we lost our family station wagon.
i walked into the bedroom and on their bed was a dress some of you know, the dress. it only comes out for funerals and graduations. she hadn't laid out and she is pacing and crying and saying we will not lose this house. we will not lose this house. we will not lose this house. she was 50 years old, never worked outside the home. and she was truly terrified. she cried for a long time and then looks at me. and she looks at the dress and looks at me she wipes her face, she pulls the dress on and puts on her high heels and walks to the sears and gets a
full-time job answering phones at minimum wage. that kept her house and save your family. and for many years i thought that was the story that my mother taught to me that no matter how scared you are or how hard it looks when it comes down to it and do what you have to do and then is not just a story of millions of people across the country no matter how scary it is that when it comes down to it they find what they need to find
and they take care of the people they love. only years after a full-time minimum wage job in america would support a family of three. it would put food on the table, pay utilities and cover a mortgage. today a full-time wage job will not keep a mom and baby out of poverty. that is wrong and that is why i am in this fight. [cheers and applause] so understand this is not a accidents because of decisions made in washington d.c.
because when i was a girl the question that congress asked so what does it take a family of three to survive? just to get a toehold to have a place to build something secure. what will improve the profitability of giant multinational corporations i don't want to government that works for giant multinationals but one that works for us now. [cheers and applause] so understand this. since i was in second grade
but i have always known since second grade i wanted to be a public school teacher. [cheers and applause] . >> and i want you to know i made that commitment early i use to line my dollies up and teach them. i was tough but fair and then to get the military you do not get to be a teacher and by the time he graduated from high school so unlike a lot of americans i don't have a straight path so i got a
scholarship to college a and then at 19 i fell in love yay. [laughter] and married you a the first husband. [laughter] and dropped out of school. got a full-time job answering phones. it would still we a good life. i knew that. it's one that he chose but it was not a dream. but then i found a commuter college about 45 minutes away that cost $50 a semester.
that was my big chance. i hung on for dear life i finish my degree and a special needs teacher and i live my dream. [cheers and applause] three have any special needs teachers here? [applause] so to go back on this special needs teachers is not just a job i probably would have stayed forever. i loved it. i could still tell you stories. but by the end of the first year i was visibly pregnant and the principal wish me luck and showed me the door and hired somebody else for the job. so now i'm home with the baby
trying to figure out what to do and then they made a crazy decision to head to law school. gay. found a public law school costing $450 a semester. prices are going up. baby on hip. three years of law school and graduate visibly pregnant. you will detect a pattern. practice lear - - law for 45 minutes. and then went back to my first love of teaching. so i traded the short ones for the tall ones and taught everything about many. contract law, commercial, corporate finance, economic ups one - - economics, bankruptcy and all those pieces and one central question why is the america's
middle class that the people that the path that is even rockier and steeper and just like the minimum wage who the government works for to understand in washington for giant drug companies to get a prescription filled. it works great not just the people trying to make paycheck to paycheck trying to get ripped off. it worked terrifically.
just not for those who see the change bearing down upon us. so when you have a government that works great and is it working for anyone else, that is corruption, pure and simple we need to call that out for what it is. [applause] and understand this. corruption, the influence of money touches every decision that is made in washington. whatever issue brought you here today, or if there is a decision to be made in
washington it is touched or pushed or massaged or tilted over just a little so those with money do better than everyone else. here's an example. go back to the nineties and you start to see the description of the public discussion about climate about warming earth and whether systems starting to get more extreme. and at that point republicans and democrats are working together we don't have the science all right. because they see it nobody wants to see a catastrophe on this earth and then come the coke brothers. >> you have heard of them?
the teethree say wow. if congress gets serious about this climate thing if they really start to clean up the air and the water that could affect our bottom line that could hurt our business model. so think about investments with carbon capture they will invent all the great machines and pull the carbon out of the air. no. they say we will make the switch moving away from carbon -based fuel and renewables and clean energy and move over there. they invested, they really invested in politicians. they invested in washington.
i will tell you exactly how. the bought and paid for experts that i don't know about the science thing to raise doubt. they know the science so just raise the doubt to build the umbrella can the politicians can take teetwelve money and do absolutely nothing if you want to understand that climate crisis we are in now it is 25 years of corruption in washington. [applause] and here's the deal but the
kind of change we have to make isn't nipples around the edge or to clean up the one thing over there or change regulations over there. no. for change we have to make a big systemic change in this country. [applause] and i've got a plan for that. [cheers and applause] okay. attack corruption head on. stop the revolving door between wall street and washington. the revolving door between our defense industry and
department of defense. stop the revolving door. here is another one. we have to end lobbying as we know it. it is killing us. also this is a big bill that i have got. here is the good news i have the biggest anticorruption plan since watergate. [cheers and applause] here is the bad news. we need the biggest anticorruption plan since watergate. i could talk about it all but i will do one more. anyone who wants to run for federal office can put the tax returns online. [cheers and applause]
so attack corruption head on. restructure core parts of the economy. to get bigger and bigger but they get so big they roll wherever they want to roll. spoiler. they are all over their own employees and customers and communities so now let's think about structural change. we need more power in the hands of employees to make it easier to join a union.
>> and then the structural change past the wealth tax. so here is my proposal. anybody here own a home? you have been paying wealth tax for years is just call the property tax. and i am saying let's include commit is your biggest asset, asset, how about for the top one tenth of 1 percent with more than $50 million so let's include in your property tax i just want everybody to
understand this is not a point the idea is to say to build one of the great fortunes in this country the one tenth of 1 percent good for you. you and inherited it but. [laughter] [applause] [cheers and applause] either way, good for you. but here is the deal. and that fortune was built, it was built in part using workers all of us helped pay to educate. at least in part getting their goods to market.
and protected by police and firefighters out there in the field. so we just say you built one of the big fortunes. that's great. good for you but pitch in so everybody else gets a chance to build something real. [cheers and applause] that's all it is. to stick one more fact on this about fairness. just everybody knows, the top 1 percent last year all in all the taxes they paid was three.2 percent of their total wealth. the 99 which might include some of you paid about seven.2 percent. i'm tired of free loading billionaires. [cheers and applause]
so here is the deal. two things. that's all i want. i want you to know what we could do with two cents in america. with two cents we could provide universal childcare for every one of our babies. [cheers and applause] plus universal pre- k for every two and three and four -year-old. plus raise the wages for every child care worker in preschool teacher to the level that they deserve. [cheers and applause] plus, 12 free steak knives if
you act now. [laughter] plus. two year college for your public college are fee free and tuition free for all kids. [cheers and applause] and i am still not through. one more. plus all of this student loan debt cancellation for 95 percent of the people who have it. [cheers and applause] think about that. restructure this economy to level the playing field. that is part number two. part number three, change the rules to protect our
democracy. i want to see a constitutional amendment to protect the right of every american citizen to vote and let that vote count. [applause] rollback everyone of these gerrymandering and voter suppression laws. one more. overturned citizens united. [cheers and applause] so there it is. just three things. [laughter] three structural changes. we will fight back against the corruption. just those basic rules of how the economy works. to protect our democracy. and understand for me these three things are related to each other. they are all about
opportunity. not just for those at the top or those born into privilege, but for all of us. opportunity to get a good education from the very beginning. to get a good job to start a business. to start a family and buy a house. opportunity, i am a special needs teacher. opportunity or a chance to live independently. [applause] i am in this fight for opportunity because of what it meant to me. my daddy ended up as a janitor. wanting to be of public school
teacher a college professor and a united states senator. [cheers and applause] and to be a candidate for president of the united states. [cheers and applause] dream big. fight hard. let's win. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] thank you. warren. warren. warren. warren. [chanting] warren. [chanting] . >> are you ready we will ask just three questions i will call three numbers those at
>> anybody got it? where's the per sis to have? -- persister? do we have one? >> we got it! okay, come on up. >> all righty. thank you, paula. >> all right, let's do this. >> thank you, ma'am. >> hi. hi, nices to meet you. what's your name? >> brendan martin. >> hi, brendan. >> hi, senator warren. [laughter] >> you can call me elizabeth. [laughter] [cheers and applause] >> i'll call you lizzie. >> all right. i think my question is probably one a lot of people are canning in this democratic -- asking in this democratic primary season. you're for medicare for all, correct?
>> yes. >> can you argue the virtue of that over a more cautious and, arguably, more real let'sic goal of over 55 -- >> let me just start, i don't think these are inconsistent. let's do this it this way, let's start with health care is a basic human right, and we fight for basic human rights. [cheers and applause] >> the goal is we, as democrats, what are we looking for? we're looking for a way to get everybody covered at the low possible cost. and the data backup, the best way to do the that is through medicare for all. now, there are multiple pathways. some say we start by lowering the age, some say we raise the age, it's going to take bringing folks to table. we need our unions to be represented in this, very important. [cheers and applause] >> but i want to make a core point on this since i'm here among democrats -- not entirely.
i hope we have some non-democrats here. democrats to be, i like to call them. [laughter] future democrats. but here's, here's something else i want to talk about in this. i want to go back. it's been a little shy of two years ago when the republicans in the house voted to repeal health care for tens of millions of americans. some of you may have watched that on television. i did. i watched when they voted. here's the thing, after they voted they high-fived each other. who high-fives somebody over taking away health care from tens of millions of americans? but here's part of the deal in that. they wanted to roll back the affordable care act. and i, you know, i just have to say i think one of the principal reasons was because president obama had been in favor of it, then they gotta be against it. right? that was part of it. but much of what got lost in
that discussion about health care was not only did they want to roll back the affordable care act, they wanted to take a big bite out of medicaid. and this is something as democrats -- been there for a long time now, medicaid -- we've much defended. medicaid, for a lot of people, is about someone else. it's not about us, it's about someone else. i just want to reminded everyone here, two out of every three seniors living in a nursing home is counting on medicaid to pay the bill. anybody here know someone that has been caught in the grip of mental illness? there you go. or addiction? there you go. the odds are very good that whatever medical care they're able to get is through medicaid, because that's the principal provider. and anybody know a family who had a baby that ran up a million bucks in the first month in
medical bills? yep, there you go. right? even if the parents have the gold-plaited insurance, it's medicaid that steps in and does the breathing equipment and the fancy feeding equipment and the speech therapist and the occupational therapist, all the things that help this baby have a chance to make it in this world. so here's how i see this when we talk about health care generally. the way i like to understand this is we live in an american where we -- in an america where we don't know whose grandma is going to outlive her savings. we don't know whose beloved brother or aunt or cousin is going to get caught in the grips of mental illness or addiction. and we don't know whose beloved niece is going to have the baby that runs up a million dollars in medical bills in the first month. but here's what we do know: as
part of the human family, we will all pitch in now so if it happens to your family or your family or your family, we're going to be there for each other, and that's how i feel about every part of this. so we've gotta do this. [cheers and applause] thank you. yep! we've gotta do it! okay. who we got? who else have we got here? we got one? hi, what's your name? >> [inaudible] >> hi, chris. >> hold the mic up. >> sorry. there we go. sorry, i'm chris. >> hi, chris. >> my question is, so we know over the past few decades public trust in the government has been dwindling. >> yeah, i kind of noticed that. [laughter] >> what would a warren administration do to re-earn that trust, and how would the agencies and departments be better advocates for the public? >> oh, that's a good question, chris. i like that. good question. [applause] it's the first time i've actually been asked that question framed that way. so let me start with a lot of
people don't trust the government to work for them. and that's because the government doesn't work for them. [cheers and applause] no, i'm just serious on that. and the time has come. we've got to call this out. it isn't working. yeah, it works great for those who have money. it works great for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and great for those who can do bought and paid for experts and think tanks. but it's not working for the rest of america. is so here's my proposal -- so here's my proposal exactly on -- i do have a plan for that. [cheers and applause] here's how i think we go about it. number one is we really have to call out the corruption. you know, i talk about this all around the country now, corruption. and people nod. they get it. and this is not, this isn't even very partisan. democrats and republicans. when you're out, outside
washington, they get this. that the government is working for those who come and lobby it and grease the wheels and make campaign contributions. that's who it's working for, and we need to make it work for everyone else. so that's the start. let's pass my anti-corruption plan, okay? that's part one. yeah. [applause] part two, here's how i see this. the proposal for the wealth tax, i'm just going to pick a part of this. my two the cent wealth tax on the top one-tenth of 1% of the fortunes in this country, if we use just a piece of that money to forgive student loan debt for about 95% of those who have student loan debt, that has huge support among democrats, independents and republicans. now, here's my point on that. we come in in january of 2021,
and we actually make that change, i think a whole lot of people have a lot more faith that government can work for the people. [cheers and applause] so i'm convinced. and now just to make one more pitch on that, just one more pitch because we're here together right now, we're in a democratic primary. this is democrats against democrats. and you have the opportunity to say to every democrat who wants to earn your vote, where are you getting your money? who are you spending your time with? [applause] because if we really want to rebuild faith in government, we need to walk the walk every day. so thank you, chris. thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] all right. we got somebody? hi. >> my name is priscilla, i'm a
marine corps veteran, and do you have any plans on -- >> i'm sorry, you said you're a veteran? >> yes, ma'am. >> good. [cheers and applause] crystal? is that right? >> priscilla. >> priscilla. and what branch did you serve in? >> i served nine years in the marine corps. >> in the marines? all right. [cheers and applause] glad you're here. >> do you have any plans on improving health care through the is the veterans affairs department and not just for oif and oef, but all the way back to vietnam? >> yes. [cheers and applause] so thank you, crystal. i'm sorry, priscilla. i just saw you changed your name, sorry about that. thank you, priscilla. this one is really personal for me. i've said i have three brothers. all of whom are vets and one, of course, is a vietnam vet. and i hear on a pretty regular
basis what it's like to deal with the v.a., what it means to try to get your health care through the v.a. and yet in my family, nobody wants us to get rid of it, they just want to make it work. that's where they are. and i'm going to give you what i think are two pieces that we gotta do. i see this, i see this as a moral question. people who join the military say i'll put my life on the line. and i will disrupt my family in order to keep the rest of america safe. so i see this as a two-way street, and that means the rest of america says to everyone who makes that promise we will honor all of our promises to you, and that includes a promise for first rate health care for the rest of your life. [cheers and applause] that that is our obligation. finish. [applause] two parts.
you can't do this if you won't spend the money, and you can't do it if you won't put the muscle behind making the changes in the v.a. that we need to make. i promise you, as president of the united states, i will fight to get the money into the v.a. and to get the kind of muscle that says we are going to deliver for all of our vets. [cheers and applause] thank you. good question. thank you. [applause] thank you. so there are a million things we could talk about. i have a plan for that. [laughter] but what i want to do is make sure that we have enough time to be able to take pictures. yes, we should talk about guns. i believe in gun safety. [cheers and applause] you're right -- no, i just want to say how glad i am to see our moms in the red t-shirts here. [cheers and applause] go, moms! because this is a safety issue. seven children and teenagers will die today from gun
violence. and most of the time it won't make a headline. some will be in mass shootings, and that will get people's attention. most of it will be on sidewalks and playgrounds and at a friend's house. if seven of our children were dying from some mysterious virus, we would pull out all the stops to make sure we understood it and put a stop to it. [cheers and applause] but right now the nra holds congress hostage, and we need to fight back. this is a moral imperative on behalf of our children. so we got a lot that we can do in terms of better background checks -- [applause] getting rid of bump stocks, weapons of war do not belong on our streets. [cheers and applause]
and i want to put a pitch in, basic research on what works and what doesn't. we gotta do this. [applause] but i see moms on guns, i see people who talk about, who come in to lobby on health care, people who come in to talk about immigration, people who come in to talk about the issues that touch their lives. this is how democracy is supposed to work. we are supposed to have the powerful we, the people. you know, i want to tell you, so i've been doing this now for a long time, it feels like. since first of january. and first time i got up i talked about corruption and the changes i wanted to make. i talked about core changes in our economy, just structural changes. i talked about protecting our democracy. and then i went back to congress, and i have people come up to me and say i listened to your speech, i read about your
speech, it's too hard, what you're asking for. it's too much. there's too much power on the other side. this isn't going to happen. don't ask for -- ask for something narrower, smaller. smile more. [laughter] and the first time i heard that you know what i thought? i thought what do you think they said to abolitionists? too hard. man, are you kidding? no, that's not gonna happen. what did they say to suffrage jets? -- suffrage its? just too hard. give up now. what did they say to early union organizers? oh, no, give up now. just too hard. what did they say to the foot soldiers in the civil rights movement? too hard, give up now. what did they say to lgbt the q plus -- lgbtq plus marriage
activists, whoa, that's not gonna happen. too hard, give up now. but none of them gave up. [cheers and applause] none of them! [applause] they organized! they built a grass roots movement! [cheers and applause] they persisted! [cheers and applause] and they changed the course of american history! [cheers and applause] dream big! fight hard! dream big! >> fight hard! >> dream big! >> fight hard! >> dream big! >> fight hard! >> let's win! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ >> women work well together. [cheers and applause] give senator warren a big round of applause! [cheers and applause] come on, virginia! whoo! [cheers and applause] would you like to take a picture? all right, i'm going to give you some simple instructions. we're going to go line up on the sidewalk here, so the entry point will be here, and you'll stand in line to get your photos, and the senator will be
>> we can do a quick one. >> okay -- [inaudible] >> so nice to meet you. [inaudible conversations] >> you ready? oh, sorry. >> i got it. >> okay, elliot, you and me. look up at the camera, baby. >> 1, 2, 3 -- >> awesome. big smile down there. >> thank you. >> good. [inaudible conversations] >> i need your help. >> senator warren --
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