tv NY State Democratic Party Convention Hillary Clinton Remarks CSPAN May 28, 2018 1:39am-1:56am EDT
mrs. clinton: thank you. thank you. thank you all. thank you. -- it is great being back here. it is kind of like a family reunion. being here brings back good inories of the first debate 2016 against the republican nominee. a little bit like a reunion, but the kind where you get cornered by that one person you least want to talk to. despite that, it was a great night. mostly because i want. but those are the good old days. i was thinking, i also remember so fondly being at this convention in 2000 when i became your nominee for the united
states senate. footsteps of the daniel patrick moynihan, someone whose words have been on my mind recently. he said "everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his on ."cts as democrats, we believe in facts. real ones, not the alternative ones. it is hard to believe it needs to be said, but that is where we are today. that is why you are at this convention helping to chart the future for new york. there is a question i hear a lot. what do democrats stand for? look around the room. you see people who stand for an economy that works for everybody.
you see people that stand for any economy that works for everyone, who stand for universal health care. and even better, they actually have plans to get us there. [applause] you are also seeing the fenders of civil rights, gb tbytes, the rights of people with disabilities. i do not believe these are minor issues. they matter to millions and millions of new yorkers and americans. so much of the progress we have seen in the united states has happened because we pushed open doors of opportunity to people who have been shut out. and we, my friends, are not going back. [applause] another question i hear, what are the democrats' bold ideas? it is a bold idea everyone in this country should have a decent standard of living and a good job that pays well. [applause] i think it is a bold idea that
everyone deserves the best possible start in life, quality throughout life and a safe, secure retirement. it is even bother to have real plans to make those ideas into reality. the way the democrats do here in new york and across america. these are difficult times for our country. i have never been prouder to be a new yorker or a democrat than i am today. [applause] let's remind ourselves, democrats are the party that rescued our economy from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. [applause] democrats are the party that passed and saved the affordable care act. [applause]
democrats helped keep planned parenthood's doors open. we are the party that will save medicare, medicaid, and social security from persistent republican attacks. we are the party that will keep fighting every day to achieve universal health care and job opportunities. don't let anyone tell you differently. if you want and economy that works for you and your family, you have to vote for democrats. if you want to be sure you have affordable quality health care, you have to vote for democrats. if you want to expand the rights of all americans, you have to vote for democrats. if you believe a woman's right pay and to make her own
decisions, you have to vote for democrats. [applause] if you believe well-funded public schools and colleges help teachers succeed, you have to vote for democrats. [applause] if you believe we need actual commonsense gun safety laws to save lives, you have to vote for democrats. [applause] if you understand the are facing a real crisis with climate change, you have to vote for democrats. if you believe we can stand up to our values and keep our country safe, you have to vote for democrats. [applause] if you believe in comprehensive immigration reform and protecting dreamers, you have to vote for democrats. [applause] if you believe in getting money out of politics and our voters to the polls, you have to vote for democrats. [applause]
if you believe in standing up for evidence and reason and respecting the rule of law is critical to our democracy, you have to vote for democrats. [applause] now, more than ever, they need leaders who will stand up for progressive values and those who try to turn neighbor against neighbor. most of all, we need leaders that believe in producing results and getting things done, leaders like andrew cuomo and kathy. [applause] i have had the personal privilege of knowing and working alongside governor cuomo for a long time, ever since he worked with the clinton administration
as secretary of housing and urban development. i saw his compassion and determination as he worked to confront homelessness. we travel together to puerto rico after hurricane george and i saw how committed he was to solving problems and making our country more resilient. i am not surprised he is the only elected official consistently trying to help puerto rico right now. [applause] as our governor, he has led to the way forward on so many issues that matter to hard-working families. under his leadership, our state added more than a million private sector jobs. [applause] i was proud to stand with him when new york became the first
state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. no one who works full time should have to raise their family in poverty. after the heartbreak of the 2016 election, i was overjoyed when he announced plans to put an affordable college education within reach for every new yorker. [applause] he made our state the first in the nation to provide to wish tuition-fre college for low income and middle-class families. since governor cuomo took office, new york has passed marriage equality, implemented common sense gun safety laws, and adopted the strongest family leave policy anywhere in america. [applause] our state is a shining example of the progress that is possible when we had experienced democratic leaders defending our values, and from the onslaught of attacks from this president and republicans in congress. that is exactly what andrew
cuomo has done, whether he is standing with immigrant families, fighting back against tax changes that will arm new yorkers, or urging schools in texas to do something after the school shootings. [applause] he is not afraid to take on anyone who tries to correct this state or our country. i know he will continue to rally others and joined this fight. i know he is going to have some new allies, november. that is one of the reasons i am thrilled to see stacey abrams on -- won the primary in georgia last night. i supported her in the primary and i look forward to supporting her campaign.
governor cuomo is not doing all of this alone. we are fortunate to have a really terrific delegation representing us in washington, committed elected officials, like my longtime friend who just addressed to you. [applause] exciting candidates up and down the ticket. the very real challenges, i am inspired by the grassroots energy and activism we are seeing across america. people in every corner of this state are mounting a massive resistance, from the students marching to demand an end to gun violence, for the people from all walks of life standing with immigrants and dreamers, to the advocates speaking out for criminal justice reform. that is one of the reasons i started a new group to support these people and groups on the front lines to fight for our shared progressive values.
i am also really inspired by women making their voices heard like never before. [cheers and applause] it was women lawyers who first brought their colleagues together in airports to support our muslim neighbors in the wake of the first travel ban. it is so fitting the states where elizabeth cady stanton and frederick douglass and susan b anthony and many others came together in seneca falls to declare for the first time all men and women were created equal is now home to leaders like the lieutenant governor. [applause] i have worked with kathy for a long time. i admired the way she has consistently stood up for progressive values in places where it is not so easy. having represented the state for a number of years, it is one
thing to stand up and fight for civil and lgbt and women's rights in a place where people already agreed with you, but kathy was walking right into the lions' den, and she never wavered. she is one tough customer. she is going to continue as our senate governor. [applause] we are lucky as new yorkers. we stand on the shoulders of brave trailblazers. our task today is to pick up that torch, know that each of us is fighting, in the words of elizabeth cady stanton, not for ourselves alone, but for generations to come. we are not going to win every
fight. take it from me. if we stand together for the values we share, we will get there together. i know our best days as democrats, new yorkers, and americans, are still ahead. let's go win these elections in november. thank you, god bless you! [cheers and applause] gov. cuomo: do we love hillary clinton? [applause] on behalf of all democrats in new york, listening to your speech is so inspirational. you talk about caring the torch. you carry the torch. [applause]
you are the one who showed so many girls and women their potential and encouraged them to stand up. you always taught us to set the bar higher. you are an inspiration, a crusader, a pioneer, and we are so grateful you are a new yorker and we are so proud of you. thank you for everything. [cheers and applause] hillary: thanks so much! thank you all. [laughter] ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: watch our live coverage of the utah republican primary debate with mitt romney
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