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journal," and a talk about religious conservative views on abortion policy with david brody of cbs news, and look at the u.s.-north koreaa summit with tom his countrymen. countryman. join the discussion. vermont senator bernie sanders launches his presidential campaign at a rally in brooklyn, new york. then, president trump speaks at the final day of the annual conservative political action conference. after than, c-span interviews and some of congress. >> vermont senator bernie sanders officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign at a rally in brooklyn, new york. he spoke for about 40 minutes. ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause]
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♪ [cheers and applause] ♪ [chanting "bernie"] [cheers and applause] [chanting "bernie"] brooklyn!rs: thank you!
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[cheers and applause] sen. sanders: what an incredible crowd. thank you so much! to have aexcited wonderful rendition of "the star-spangled banner." for not justyou standing up for the workers of erie, pennsylvania against corporate greed, but for every worker in america! thank you very much. thank representative alexander of south carolina. [cheers and applause] they are right. this is going to be a 50-state campaign. [cheers and applause]
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we're not going to concede one mp.te to donald tru and let me thank my very good friend, nina turner. [cheers and applause] acrosss been with me all this country. nina has helped develop one of the great grassroots organizations in this country, our revolution. [cheers and applause] nina -- from one end of this other -- nina, thank you very much. [cheers and applause] king.t me thank sean peopleer this country,
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brokenand we have a criminal justice system. [cheers and applause] in there are few people america fighting for change like him. thank you. lastly, let me thank my wife and my family. heather, all my beautiful seven grandchildren for the support you have given me. [cheers and applause] for coming out today. me thank the weatherman,
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forgiving us vermont weather. thank you. and thank you all for being part of a political revolution which is going to transform america. [cheers and applause] thank you! [chanting "bernie"] it is notrs: no, no, bernie. it is you! together. you, for thank all of being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the isocratic nomination, which not only going to defeat donald the most dangerous
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president in modern american with your help, we are going to transform this country! [cheers and applause] and finally create an economy and a government which works for all of us, not just the 1%. [applause] at our very first rally, i want to welcome you to a campaign which loudly and clearly says that the underlying principles of our government hatred, andgreed, lies. ism,ill not be racism, sex
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andphobia, homophobia, religious bigotry. it will not be tax breaks for billionaires. to throw millions off of the health care that they currently have. [applause] end campaign is going to all of that. [cheers and applause] of our government will be based on justice, on economic justice, on social justice, on racial justice, on environmental justice.
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i welcome you to a campaign which tells the powerful special interests who control so much of our economic and political life that we will no longer tolerate the greed of corporate america and the billionaire class. [cheers and applause] greed which has resulted in this country having more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth. [chanting "bernie"] we will no longer stand idly by families --ee
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three families in this country to own more wealth than the bottom half of america. and while these families become of our children veterans sleep, out on the streets, and senior citizens cannot afford their prescription drugs. to tell the 1% that we will no longer tolerate 46% thell new income going to very richest people in this country, while millions of orricans are working two three jobs, just to survive and pay the bills. [cheers and applause] our fight for a
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political revolution. to the private health insurance companies, whether you like it or not, the united states is going to join every other major country on earth and guarantee health care to all people as a right! [cheers and applause] spend all the money you want against us. we will have a medicare for all, single-payer system! [cheers and applause] say to the pharmaceutical industry that you will no longer charge the american people the highest prices in the world, by far, fo r the medicine they desperately
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need. [cheers and applause] whether you like it or not, your and wes going to end, are going to lower the cost of prescription drugs in this country. [cheers and applause] walmart, to the fast food industry, and all the low-wage employers -- stop paying your workers starvation wages. [cheers and applause] are going to raise the minimum wage in this country to bucks an hour. and we are going to make it easier for workers to to join unions. [applause]
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to the american people that we will rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. bridges, rail systems, water systems, wastewater plants. goingen we do that, we're to create up to 13 million decent-paying jobs. [cheers and applause] parents inay to the and yourry that you children deserve quality, affordable childcare. [cheers and applause] here at brooklyn to young people all over this country, we want you to get the best education
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you can. [applause] regardless of your income! [cheers and applause] jobs require a good education. are going tohy we make public colleges and universities tuition-free. [cheers and applause] we are going to substantially lower the outrageous levels of student debt in this country. [cheers and applause] had theonce best-educated workforce in the world, and we are going to make that happen again. [applause]
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we say to our senior citizens, in vermont, in brooklyn, in california -- we know you cannot survive with dignity on $14,000 a year of social security. my republican colleagues in the cut social to security benefits. [boos] well, we have some bad news for them. we're going to raise social security benefits! [applause] today, we say to the fossil fuel industry -- [boos] is solvable, change but it is an an existential
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threat to our country and the entire planet. ourwe intend to transform energy system away from fossil energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause] we're goingdo that, to create millions of good-paying jobs. [applause] -- and every every person in this country, have a moral responsibility to make certain that the planet we leave our kids and our grandchildren is a planet that is healthy and habitable. [cheers and applause] to theay, we say
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prison-industrial complex -- [boos] that we are going to achieve real criminal justice reform in this country. [applause] there going to end international embarrassment of the united states having more other in jail than any country on earth. instead of spending $80 billion a year on jails and incarceration, we are going to invest in jobs and education. [applause] more private prisons! [applause] profiteering.
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on drugs, that has destroyed so many lives. ore keeping people in jail because they are too poor to afford cash bail. [applause] way, when we talk about criminal justice reform, take a systemo thousands of of americans every year get criminal records for possessing marijuana -- [boos] but not one major wall street ail forve went to j destroying our economy in 2008 -
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- [boos] no, they didn't go to jail. they got a trillion dollar bailout. [boos] today, we say to the american f demonizingead o the undocumented immigrants in this country, we are going to pass comprehensive immigration reform. [applause] provide a path toward citizenship. we're going to provide legal status to the 1.8 million young people eligible for the daca program. [cheers and applause] borderelop a humane policy for those who seek asylum. states will no longer
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babies from the arms of their mothers. [applause] we say to the 1%, and the large corporations of america, listen up, this applies to you -- we say to the 1% and large corporations that under a bernie sanders administration, you're not going to be getting more tax breaks. [applause] quite the contrary. your taxng to end breaks and loopholes. you're going to start paying your fair share of taxes! [applause] [chanting "bernie"] will no longer accept the
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arge,d situation where l multibillion-dollar corporations like amazon, netflix and general motors pay nothing in federal income taxes. [boos] and we're not going to allow these corporations and billionaires to stash their money in the cayman islands and other tax havens. [applause] the wealthy and multinational corporations will start paying their fair share of taxes. we're going to take the austerity from working families and give a little more austerity to them. [applause] we say to the military-industrial complex that
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we will not continue to spend $700 billion a year on a military, more than the top 10 nations combined. [applause] we're going to invest in affordable housing. we're going to invest in public education. we're going to invest in our crumbling infrastructure. [applause] major, major investments in never-ending wars! [cheers and applause] brothers incident there's -- b rothers and sisters, we are going to win this election, not because we have a super pac
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budget with millionaires. we are going to win this election because we are putting together the strongest grassroots campaign in the history of american politics! [cheers and applause] trump wants to divide us up based on the color of our on where we were gender,sed on our based on our religion or our sexual orientation. [boos] what we are about is doing exactly the opposite. we're going to bring our people together! [applause]
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black and white, latino, asian-american, native american, gay and straight, young and old, native-born and immigrant, we are together. [applause] and together, we will transform this country. [applause] i take a moment as i return here to the area that i was born -- whwere i was born. let me say a few personal words. as we launch this campaign for president, you deserve to know where i came from, because family history obviously heavily influences the values
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we develop as adults. milesborn literally a few away from here, on east 26th street. [applause] my family and i lived in a 3.5-room, rent-control department. my father was a paint salesman, who worked hard his entire life but never made much money. and my mother raised my brother and me. i learned a great deal about immigration as a child, because my father came from poland, at the age of 17, without a nickel in his pocket, without knowing one word of english. the united states to escape the crushing poverty that
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existed in his community, and to escape widespread anti-semitism. and it was a good thing that he becausethis country, virtually his entire family was wiped out by hitler' and the nazis. i will not tell you that i grew up in a home of desperate poverty. that would not be true. but what i can tell you, coming from a lower-middle-class family, i will never forget lack how money, or really of money, was always a point of stress in our family. 's dream was that some day our family would move out of that rent-control department, to apartment,ontrolled
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to a home of our own. that dream was never fulfilled. she died young, when we still lived in that rent-controlled apartment. my experience as a child, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully influenced my life and my values. i know where i came from! [cheers and applause] and that is something i will never forget. unlike donald trump, who shut down the government and left 800,000 federal employees without income to pay their bills. [boos] i know what it's like to be in a family that lives paycheck-to-paycheck. not have atrue i did
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father who gave me millions of dollars to build luxury skyscrapers, casinos, and country clubs. i did not come from a family $200,000 me a allowance every year, beginning at the age of three. my allowance was 25 cents a week. but i had something more valuable. i had the role model of a father who had unbelievable courage, in journeying across an ocean with no money in his pocket to start a new and better life. [applause] did not come from a family of had me entertain
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people on television by telling workers, "you're fired." i came from a family that knew all too well the frightening power employers can have over everyday workers. [applause] come from a family that could afford to send my eliter and me to an boarding school. in fact, i was educated in high-quality public schools, here in brooklyn. [cheers and applause] and began my higher education right here on this campus. [cheers and applause] mention, myo brother larry graduated from brooklyn college. [applause] a family come from
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aat taught me to build corporate empire on housing discrimination. i protested housing discrimination, was arrested for protesting school segregation -- [applause] and one of the proudest days of my life was attending the march by dr.ington, led martin luther king jr. [applause] sisters, over the that,ew years and before you end i and millions of struggled ande fought for justice in every
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aspect of society. together, millionaires and large corporations have attacked unions, destroyed pensions, deregulated banks and slashed wages, but we have succeeded in raising the min wage to $15 per hour in states and cities all across the country! [applause] and together, we have forced amazon and other corporations to do the same. [applause] employees across this country went out on strike. [applause] , as the forces of militarism have kept us engaged,
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we have stood together and fought back. for the first time in 45 years, our power to move us forward to end the horrific war in saudi arabia and yemen. together as so many of our young people have received criminal records for nonviolent offenses, we have fought to end the war on drugs and i have seen the state after state decriminalize the possession of marijuana and beginning to see states and communities expunge the rest of those arrests. we have lots of victories, but
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clearly, we have a long, long way to go. thatere to tell you because all of the work we have done together, we are on the brink of not just winning the election but reforming our country. [applause] and let me tell you a little of what that means. when we are in the white house -- [applause] the federalract jobs guaranteed to ensure that anyone in this country is guaranteed a job. [applause] there is more than enough work to be done in this country. let's get it done. [cheers and applause] when we are in the white house, we will attack the problem of
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urban gentrification. build the affordable housing this country desperately needs. when we are in the white house, we will end the decline of rural america. we will reopen rural hospitals that have been closed, and we that the young people in rural communities have decent jobs so that they can remain in the communities that they love. when we are in the white house, epidemic ofthe violence in this country. we are going to pass the common
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sense gun safety legislation that the overwhelming majority of americans want to see. house, are in the white reject not only the national disparity of wealth and income but the racial disparity of wealth and income. going to gather root out institutional racism wherever it we end the only will cowardly [inaudible] we will make it easier for people to vote. when we are in the white house, we are going to protect a control her own
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life. [cheers and applause] that decision is a woman's decision. that the federal government, not the state government, not the local government. [cheers and applause] please make no mistake about it -- the struggle that we are undertaking is not just about defeating donald trump. about taking on the incredibly powerful institutions that control the economic and political life of our nation's. -- let me be very specific .'m talking about wall street i'm talking about the insurance theanies,
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military-industrial complex, prison industrial complex, the assil fuel industry, and .orrupt campaign finance system [cheers and applause] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! senator sanders: brothers and sisters, we have an enormous amount of work in front of us. the path forward will not be easy. the wealthy and powerful elite who decade after decade have
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gotten everything that they want will do all that they can to defend their financial interest, unlimitedave an amount of money, but we have something that they do not have. we have the people. [cheers and applause] this is what i believe from the bottom of my heart. allow trump and his friends to divide us up, if we stand together -- black and white and latino, asian american, native american -- if urban andogether,
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rural, north, south, east, west -- if we stand together not as red state and blue state, but as working people -- [cheers and applause goes bracket if we stand together believing in justice and human dignity, if we stand together believing in -- and compassion [cheers and applause] together, brothers and sisters, the future of our country is extraordinary and there is nothing we will not be able to accomplish. [cheers and applause] thank you all very much. >> bernie! bernie!
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bernie! [cheers and applause] ♪
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