tv Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Raleigh North Carolina CSPAN November 4, 2016 6:29am-7:01am EDT
name of may wiggins who came all the way down to tell her story -- she was a nurse in new york city back in the 1970's, excited about being a young nurse, getting her career off to a start. she was looking for a place to live, and she had a budget, like everybody does. she found what she thought would be a perfect place. it was in her budget, it was close to work. she went to apply for an apartment. it was a brand new building. it wasn't even totally finished yet. she went into the little office and asked for an application and they said, oh, well, we don't have any apartments. she said, but i saw the advertisement. well, we have no apartments left. well, she thought that was pretty peculiar and so she decided to do a little investigation and she found out that all of her african-american friends who had gone to that apartment run by
donald trump and his father, fred, had been told there were no apartments. [booing] mrs. clinton: so she had the gumption to go and make a complaint, which led to the justice department suing them for discrimination. they settled the suit, but then they had to come back a year later and sue them again because they were still discriminating. so when you hear, as bernie so powerfully said at the end of his remarks, that we are standing against the possibility of returning and normalizing discrimination, take it seriously, my friends, because it truly is -- it truly is at stake in this election. and i was also very, very grateful. i had a role in helping create the children's health insurance
program as first lady and let me tell you, one of the great honors as i travel across the country is meeting young people who are the beneficiaries or meeting their families. i met a woman here in north carolina who told her story and we actually recorded it because all of us were so moved by what she had to say when her baby was born. her daughter, she was deaf. and the doctors all said she'll never, she'll never communicate. so she cannot learn to speak, so you need to teach her sign language. and the mom did all this research and concluded that there were some treatments that might help her daughter, but she didn't have that kind of money. they didn't have that kind of insurance. and she was telling her doctor
she didn't know what to do, and the doctor just serendipitously said, you know, there's this new program, it's called the children's health insurance program. it's for people who are not poor, but they don't make enough money to afford that kind of insurance and they don't work for an employer who provides it. you should look into it. and she did. and that began the process of her getting the treatment that her daughter needed. and when i met the mother, i also met the daughter, right here. i talked with her. she told me how proud she was because she had just graduated from college, george washington university. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: so, yes, you know, i do sweat the details and i do have a lot of plans. tim kaine put a whole book out called "stronger together" telling you exactly what we're
going to try to do if we're fortunate enough to be president and vice president, because i actually think it's important for you to know what we're going to do together. and as a senator, i helped to rebuild new york city after 9/11 and provided healthcare to our brave first responders. as your secretary of state, i traveled to 112 countries, negotiated cease fires, reduced the threat of nuclear weapons, stood up for human rights and women's rights and lgbt rights all around the world. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and, you know, everything i've done started by listening to people. listening to hear your stories, what you're worried about. and then working to bring people together to find common ground, even with people who disagreed with me on lots of issues. you know, when i was first lady,
i had a great commitment to kids in foster care and i wanted to improve our foster care and adoption laws and i was looking for some republican to work with me and i found one because i did my research and found out that one of the most partisan republicans, congressman tom delay from texas had a heart for children in foster care. he and his wife had fostered children and i called him up. and i said congressman, would you work with me to change the laws on foster care and adoption. there was a silence and he said what do you want me to do? i said come to the white house. come to a meeting. we'll sit down and figure out what we can do. and we did. and i meet those kids. and i meet those families. kids who were taken out of foster care and given the chance to have a loving permanent family for the first time. [cheers and applause]
mrs. clinton: now, i'm telling you this because i really believe that's the only way we're going to get things done. and if you elect me next tuesday, that is the kind of president i will be. [cheers and applause] [chanting "hillary"] mrs. clinton: so let me just mention a few of the ideas that we've been putting forward to help you and your families get ahead and stay ahead, because i truly believe you need a candidate you can vote for, not just someone to vote against. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: but as you're making this choice, we need to be clear about what the choice is, because come january 20, america
will have a new president. it will either be me or my opponent. [booing] mrs. clinton: now, i think it's fair to say, things are going to change. change is part of life. that much is certain. the question is what kind of change are we going to see? are we going to build a stronger, fairer, better america? or are we going to fear each other and fear our future? i want you just to imagine, imagine the different kinds of futures that are available depending upon who's elected on january 20th. because by imagining it, i want you to think about every issue you care about. everything that is dear to you, everything that you heard from pharrell and from bernie. it's hard for me to imagine that we would have a president who
has demeaned women, mocked the disabled, insulted african-americans and latinos, pitted people against each other instead of bringing them together. that is unfortunately what we have seen in this campaign. what we have seen, what has been said, and how distressful it has been. i know a lot of people have been upset about what has gone on in this campaign. people come and talk to me. i have had people say that they can't sleep, that their stomachs are bothering them, that they have headaches, and i think that is an important signal, because this is a big decision. and as michelle obama has said, the presidency does not change who you are, it reveals who you are. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and i think it's
fair to say that my opponent has already revealed who he is. he wants to ban every muslim in the world from coming to the united states. our country is founded on religious freedom. it is one of the most important building blocks of our democracy. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: he has said that he thinks the lives of black people are all crime and poverty and despair. he has no idea about the strength of the black church, the vibrancy of black-owned businesses, the excellence of historically black colleges and universities. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: he seems not to recognize the rise of a new generation of
black activists for social justice and the success of black leaders in every field. and we saw that again in the way he treated the central park five. these were five black and latino kids, some as young as 14, who were wrongly convicted of a terrible crime in new york city back in 1990. donald trump took out full-page ads in four newspapers calling for the death penalty of these kids. nearly three decades later, they were exonerated by dna evidence. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and in addition, someone else confessed to the crime, so they were finally released from
prison. but not only did trump refused to apologize for what he had said about them and even calling for their executions, he actually said they should still be in prison. evidence did not matter. [booing] mrs. clinton: the law did not matter. to him, those kids would always be guilty. think about it. if he wants to keep exonerated people in jail, how can we trust to fight -- him to fight for the rule of justice and criminal justice reform in america? [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: do we want him appointing our judges? do we want him controlling the justice department? [audience yelling "no!"] mrs. clinton: i've said many times he has shown who he is. now it's up to us to decide who we are.
and right now, people across our country are coming together to do just that. they are rejecting the dark and divisive vision for one that is more hopeful and inclusive. we know that america is bighearted, not small minded. we want to lift people up, not tear each other down. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and that's why i do believe we are stronger together, so let me paint you a different picture. here's what we are going to do together. we are going to take on systemic racism with a full commitment and real follow-through. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: because we refuse to accept as normal some of what we are seeing across america. what happened at that church in mississippi yesterday should not have happened and it should never be accepted.
people painted the words "vote trump" on the side and then set it on fire. who would do that? who would do that to a place of worship where people seek solace? that can never be normal. it can never be acceptable. what happened in flint, michigan, as bernie said, can never be normal, can never be acceptable. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: little children drinking and bathing in poisoned water that will affect their health for years to come, and then we know, don't we. too many young african-americans are dying in police incidents, or because of gun violence. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: we know their
names. trayvon martin and eric garner and sandra bland and keith scott and so many others. we've got to face this and we are going to get to work to do just that. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: we are going to dismantle the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and we are going to replace it with a cradle-to-college pipeline. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and we are going to start with our youngest kids and their families to get them the support that they need and we are going to take a hard look at what we need to do to make sure every child has the chance to attend good schools with good teachers, no matter what their zip code is.
[cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and we will reform our criminal justice system from end to end. it is wrong, my friends, that black men are far more likely to be stopped by police, charged, and sentenced to longer prison terms than white men for the same offenses. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: when i launched this campaign back in april of 2015, the very first speech i gave was on the topic of criminal justice reform. i said then and i have repeated throughout this campaign, we must end the era of mass incarceration. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: too many families have been
broken up. too many communities have been so badly affected. we have to reform these mandatory minimums. we have to ban the box so people who have served their time can get a real chance at a good job. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and we have to restore trust between police and communities. we are all safer when everyone has respect for the law and everyone is respected by the law. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: this is important to families and communities, but it is important to all of us. this is about who we are as a country, about whether we really are a nation that believes in freedom and justice for all. too often, despite the progress
we have made, we fall short of that goal and we have to be honest about it. i am determined to make this one of the most important projects of my presidency and i hope all of you will join me in doing that. [cheers and applause] and i have to say -- [crowd chanting "hillary"] mrs. clinton: i have to say that's only part of what must be done, because the leading cause of death for young african-american men, more than the next nine causes combined, is gun violence. we have 33,000 people
a year dying from guns. i cannot tolerate this any longer. i have met the families of those who have lost loved ones, who lost the first graders at sandy hook, the bible study churchgoers in charleston, the clubgoers in orlando, the moviegoers in aurora, colorado, people going about their lives being cut down and cut senselessly short. we have to take steps to reduce gun violence and i know we can do that because -- [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: the vast majority of americans agree that something must be done and a very big majority of gun owners agree as well. [cheers and applause] and we've got to make investments in those communities that are struggling,
especially communities of color. when i was in eastern north carolina today, i was talking to people there who had been devastated by hurricane matthew. people who did not have very much to start with who lost everything. farmers with 100, 200 acres growing sweet potatoes, wiped out. we have to help everybody get ahead. i believe the economy must work for everyone, not just those at the top, and i think hard-working americans deserve a raise and women deserve equal pay. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: so, how are we going to do this? well, we are going to go where the money is. just as bernie said, we are going to make the wealthy pay their fair share, and make sure
wall street never threatens main street again. and i can't wait to work with bernie to make public colleges like nc state tuition free. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: i know that this is another issue pharrell feels passionately about as well. if you are struggling with student debt, we will help you get out from under it. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and in my plan is a $25 billion fund specifically aimed at supporting historically black colleges and universities. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: schools like shaw and saint augustine. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: because you know they produce some of the finest
leaders in our country and i want to make sure they keep doing that vital work. we could go on all night. bernie and i can keep you here until breakfast. [laughter] mrs. clinton: because we get excited about what we can do. but of course, we can't do anything if you don't get out and vote and get everybody you know to vote. [cheers and applause] [chanting "hillary"] mrs. clinton: this is going to be one of the most consequential elections in our country's history, you know that because we are at a crossroads. notrell is right, we do even have to mention his name that much. although there are some special features that certainly raise deep concerns. [laughter]
mrs. clinton: it's about who we are, what we want, what we are going to do to make our mark on our country at this time in our history. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: i believe america's best days are still ahead of us if we do what we are supposed to do. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: every social movement, every economic advance has only come about because people were willing to work and sacrifice and keep pushing forward in the face of adversity. it's not easy. it wasn't easy to get the vote for women.
it wasn't easy to have the final efforts made to ensure that the civil rights act was enforced. it wasn't easy because there are powerful interests still trying to push us back and push us down. and right now, you know, because in this state a lot of effort was put into trying to suppress the vote, right? [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and some people got discouraged about that. i have met some people who say, i don't even know what they want, what kind of identification. it gets a little discouraging. you cannot get discouraged. do not grow weary while doing good. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: it is now our turn
to stand up to people like your governor and your legislature who wanted to shut you down and push you back. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: because we are fundamentally a good nation and we need to make sure that we deliver on that promise and in this election, president obama's entire legacy is on the line. everything that he has worked so hard to do against implacable opposition. as the president said yesterday, everything we've done is dependent upon him being able to pass the baton to somebody who believes in the same things he believes in. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: so i've got to tell
you, i've told the president i am ready to take the baton, but he is going to have to bend over because he is a lot taller than i am. but i'm not just taking it, all of us are taking it. we are all ready to grab that baton, to defend on the progress of his presidency, and that's why everyone must vote. early vote and vote on tuesday, if you can't get to early vote. more than 31 million americans have already voted. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and listen to this, more then 2 million right here in north carolina have already voted. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: so make no mistake about it, you can make the difference, not only issue you
elect, but in the agenda that those people will then get to work on. i want you to hold me accountable. i want you to be my partners. but i can't do any of this -- you know, when i was with our wonderful first lady last week, she reminded that big problem we had in winston-salem. -- that big crowd we had in winston-salem. president obama in 2008 won the state by about 14,000 votes. if you break that down, you know what the difference between winning and losing is? roughly two votes per precinct. don't let anybody tell you their vote doesn't matter. you've got to get everyone you know to come out and vote. you can vote early through this saturday, november 5. if you don't know where to vote, go to iwillvote.com to confirm
your voting location. the best way to defeat the hateful rhetoric and discrimination is to show up with the biggest turnout in american history. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: and then that will be the story of this election. let's make that one for the history books. please be part of what we are doing in these next days, and let's make sure that we not only have a future we can believe in, but one we can help create together, and -- [cheers] mrs. clinton: and we will say once and for all that love trumps hate. thank you all. [cheers and applause] ? [pharrell's "happy" plays]
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