tv Ted Cruz Primary Night Speech CSPAN April 6, 2016 12:00am-12:31am EDT
--won with your help on saturday, we will win here in wyoming. [applause] mr. sanders: and then we are headed to new york. [cheering] and i know a little bit about new york because i spent the first 18 years of my life in brooklyn, new york. [applause] secret.se keep this a do not tell secretary clinton. she is getting a little nervous and i don't want her to get more nervous, but i believe we have excellent chance to wine tan
new york and a lot of delegates from that state. [applause] and then, we are going to head, after some other states on the east coast come out to the west coast. we all have an excellent chance to win in oregon and california. [applause] which candidate has the momentum. which candidate is bringing out huge numbers of people and creating huge -- [cheering] outh candidate can bring
large numbers of people. i cannot use the word "huge" anymore. november ifn there is a large voter turnout. democrats and progressives win when there is a large voter turnout. republicans win when people are demoralized. this campaign is getting energy and enthusiasm to millions of americans. [applause] [chanting "bernie"] sanders: i think the people
of this country are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics. i think the people of this country are ready for a political revolution. [cheering] and, if you ignore what you hear on corporate media, the facts are pretty clear. victory, path towards towards the white house. [applause] and, wyoming can give us in a boost forward if we win here on saturday. often win, almost always win when the voter turnout is high.
white house as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> ohio governor and republican presidential candidate john kasich addresses the joint session of his state legislature live tomorrow at 7 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> this month, we showcase our c-span studentcam competition winners. the annual competition for middle and high school students. this year's theme is "road to the white house," and students were asked, what issues do you want presidential candidates to discuss? when our second prize high school winners is from oklahoma. junior, she wants
candidates to talk about employment. sanders: the most serious crisis facing this country is the lack of decent payment -- decent paying jobs. >> unemployment is double digits. our participation rate was the worst since 1978. >> too many of our people do not have the education or skills required for the jobs being created. >> as americans, we're all about getting our hands dirty. increasing the labor force, putting people to work. throughout our history there has been one group left behind. >> the unemployment rate for adults with developmental disabilities is 73%. if you are an adult with a dell -- developmental disability your , unemployment rate is much higher than the national average. -- developmental disability limits one or more of your life skills. life abilities.
it is going to continue throughout your life and occurs during the developmental stages of life which is zero to the age of 22. mr. sanders in the year 2015, it : is unacceptable that over 80% of adults with disabilities are unemployed. people need work. they need jobs. >> in the state of oklahoma, billions of dollars are lost annually when you have folks that are not gainfully employed. it goes beyond just the individual with intellectual disabilities. many times they are caregivers, so you have family caregivers that have to leave the workforce to provide day-to-day support for their loved ones. so you have now lost two incomes. >> there have been some efforts made to lessen the problem. >> in 2010, the president issued an executive order which made it
so there would be job increases for people with disabilities. we have made progress. in fiscal year 2012, new hires of people with disabilities was about 16,000 which is almost a 15% increase compared to 2011. so, and at no point in the past 32 years have people with disabilities been hired with a higher percentage than they were in that fiscal year. so that is progress but it is true we have not fully reached our goal and we have a lot of work to do to make sure we reach it. >> a new leaf is a non-profit organization and we have one thing we do here. that is to create independence. we help of adults with disabilities become more independent. we do that by employing them. teaching them job-training skills so they can go in the community and work alongside people without disabilities and earn a wage and become contributing members of society. >> we do things not other people
other people do it any other company. we have christmas parties, social gatherings. it is like any other is this. we just happened to be adults with disabilities. >> every i come out to new leaf thursday, and work with developmental disabilities and teach them the life skills i am so passionate about. >> you need to come over here. >> the goal is to go out and create stories about the community and pitch them. candidates do not often talk about people with developmental disabilities during the election season because usually they do not have -- not vote and they do not have the funding to help their campaign. not every business, like a new leaf, has the money to train people. where does the funding come from? >> the government is better funded and much larger than most nonprofit agencies and they have
that ability. it just has to be a priority. anhave coined it as invisible population because many folks do not have the ability to drive to the capital or a state capital or washington, d.c., and the affect of lobbyists. >> the main reason people should care about integrating people with disabilities into the workplace. that if you are an adult with a disability and you were on social security, you would be at the poverty level. you only learn between $500 and $700 a month. why shouldn't people with disabilities earn a living just like you and i do so they don't have to rely on government assistance? we want a country filled with people who can work hard, get ahead and move up the economic ladder. >> believe it or not for some , there is a dissonance with going to work. >> if you are receiving ssi, if you go to work you lose one
dollar of your cash benefits for every two dollars you make. there are better ways to provide incentives and remove barriers that are there with people with disabilities. i think the government could invest in more progressive employment strategies for people with developmental disabilities. rather than continuing to invest in sheltered workshops. if they would invest in innovation. things like customized employment, which has shown great promise for putting with very significant disabilities to work. >> think about when women were not employed. the country felt women should not employed. they did not have the skills. they did not have the ability to be employed. now women are employed every day and look at the impact they are making in our country. adults with developmental disabilities are the same thing. >> if they have money, they can buy things. that is a boost to the economy.
>> i like working here. it is better than staying at home and it gives you a chance to interact with people and it gives you a chance to -- it gives you a chance to really find out what you are good at. >> i had an opportunity to be part of a conversation the president had with young leaders in the disability rights community. we are really leaving talent on the table. that is something we cannot afford to do if we are going to grow and grow our economy and create opportunity in the way the president has outlined. we cannot afford to leave talent on the table. >> once those with developmental disabilities are able to find jobs, they are no longer a tax burden and instead a means for tax revenue. >> i am very impressed. you are good. i mean, you are ready to make some motion pictures.
>> to watch all of the prize-winning documenter's -- documentaries, go to studentcam.org. administrator peter take questions from members of the senate commerce, science and transportation committee live tomorrow at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span. later in the afternoon, nato secretary-general talks about some of the challenges facing nato, including the current global refugee crisis. he is live at the atlantic council at 4 p.m. eastern . won thenator ted cruz gop presidential primary in wisconsin, defeating donald trump and john kasich. senator cruz spoke to supporters
i want to thank all of you here and all of you at home for showing what wisconsin nice means. [applause] gov. walker: it means we are nice but not pushovers. we understand what commonsense reforms mean, what it means to have principal conservative leadership because we have done it here in the great state of wisconsin. [applause] gov. walker: we don't need leaders who talk about how bad things are. we want leaders who will inspire our country going forward and not is like a night, we will celebrate a tremendous victory for ted cruz, the next president. [applause]
gov. walker: ted cruz is someone who has stood up and fought the big government special interest in washington. he is going to do exactly the same thing for all the people. [applause] gov. walker: i want to thank all of you here that as wisconsin has been a leader in the past, we are proud to be a in joining a turning point in this election. [applause] gov. walker: this is the night when we can look back and say that was the time that turned the tide in the election that took ted cruz home to be the nominee. [applause] let's give a warm wisconsin welcome to the next president of the united states, ted cruz. [applause]
mr. cruz: god bless the great state of wisconsin. [applause] incrediblehat an victory tonight. thank you for your tremendous governor, governor scott walker. for his passionate leadership. [applause] tonight is a turning point. it is a rallying cry. it is a call from the hard-working men and women of wisconsin to the people of america that we have a choice. a real choice. the national political parade. it began to change two weeks ago. in the state of utah, we won 69% of the vote, a landslide. [applause]
we got every single delegate in the state. three days ago in colorado, two congressional districts voted. once again, all six delegates we won. [applause] then two days ago in north dakota, we had another tremendous win. 18 delegates are supporting our campaign. one is supporting donald trump. [applause] 18 to one, i will take that ratio any day of the week. [applause]
now tonight, just three weeks ago, the media said wisconsin was a perfect state for donald trump. but the hard-working men and women of wisconsin campaigned tirelessly to make sure tonight was a victory. [applause] four very different states -- utah, colorado, north dakota, wisconsin were victories. [applause] just how significant is tonight?
just today, our campaign has raised over $2 million. [applause] people all over the country going to tedcruz.org. [applause] contributing $20 or $50, we have had over 1.3 million contributions. [applause] in the last two weeks, and in the coming days when colorado and wyoming finished voting, we are likely to have gained over 100 delegates on donald trump. [applause]
and as a result of the people of wisconsin to find the media, i am more and more convinced that our campaign is willing to earn the 1237 delegates. [applause] either before cleveland or advocate mentioned in cleveland, together, we will win a majority of the delegates and together, we will beat hillary clinton. [applause] tonight was a bad night for hillary clinton.
it was a bad night in the democratic primary and it was an even worse night for her in the republican primary. [applause] we are winning because we are uniting the republican party. of the 17 candidates who started this race, a terrific, talented, dynamic field, five have now endorsed to this campaign. [applause] rick perry and lindsey graham and jeb bush and carly fiorina. [applause] and wisconsin's own governor
scott walker. [applause] when you toss in senator mike lee and mark lovin -- [applause] we've got the full spectrum of the republican party coming together and uniting behind of this campaign. [applause] in 1960, accepting the democratic party's nomination, john f. kennedy observed, "i think the american people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. the times are too grave, the challenge to urgent, the stakes too high to permit the customary passion of political debates.
we are not here to curse the darkness but to light the candle that can guide us to see through that darkness to a safe and sane future. as winston churchill said on taking office, if we open a quarrel, between the presence in the past, we shall be in danger of losing the future. the same is true of today. tonight, wisconsin has lit a candle guiding the way forward. tonight, we once again have hope for the future. [applause] tonight is about unity and tonight is about hope.
young people in america once again have hope that we will bring jobs back to america. [applause] by repealing obamacare, passing it to -- [applause] reining in the federal regulators that are killing small businesses. passing a flat tax. [applause] and abolishing the irs. [applause] we will unleash incredible economic growth. our border will finally be made secure and sanctuary cities will end.
[applause] truck drivers and mechanics and plumbers and steel workers, union members, men and women with calluses on their hand will once again see wages rising, opportunity expand. working moms struggling to make ends meet will see take-home pay rising. common core ending. [applause] catholic schools and jewish day schools, brigham young and the little sisters of the poor will
, soon see a supreme court of protects their religious liberty. [applause] the fundamental freedom of every one of us to live according to our faith and our conscience. we will see a supreme court that protects the second right to keep and bear arms. [applause] and our fundamental right to protect our family and our homes and our children. we will see a president who stands with israel. [applause]