Skip to main content

tv   Road to the White House 2020 Hillary Clinton in Selma Alabama  CSPAN  March 3, 2019 3:11pm-3:21pm EST

3:11 pm
very much interested in privacy which has the potential to be a big bipartisan accomplishment of this congress. i think both sides in the house and senate realize we have to have some sort of a national data privacy standard or law that will protect people's personal information. >> we had meetings on privacy. you are right. we can't have states going out and doing their own thing. you cannot have 50 states and the district of columbia coming up with their own. we have to have a national standard that everyone understands. >> watch monday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton and senator cory booker spoke earlier today at the annual bloody sunday commemorative service at the ifwn chapel african american
3:12 pm
global methodist church in selma, alabama. this week marks 54 years since peaceful demonstrators were beaten by alabama state troopers as they attempted to cross the edmund pettus bridge. [applause] clinton: this is the day that the lord has made. let us rejoice and be glad in it. and then, let's get to work. here withrilled to be my friend and your congresswoman and thank her for the work she is doing, the leadership she is toviding, and the imperative once again have a voting rights act that protects and defends the right of every single american to vote. herep, thank you for being
3:13 pm
and presiding over this. reverend strong, you have been a wonderful host. thank you so much for opening more --re -- once [no audio] and everyone associated. especially at this moment that is fraught with peril for our country. and reverend green, windows bones -- when those bones get up and when that spirit is breathed into them and they start climbing out of the valley, the first place they go is to register to vote! [applause] hillary clinton: i am so grateful to be here with a long, long time friend of mine, the rev. jessee jackson, who forged so many --
3:14 pm
[no audio] following today. and it is also a great personal pleasure to be here with senator brown and his amazing wife and my dear friend senator cory booker who you will hear from in a minute. i am not going to stand in the way of getting there fast. i have heard cory preach. you know. you just get ready. but i want to say a few quick things. this incredible commitment that you evidence they day to protecting fundamental, the foundational right we all have. as i said earlier this morning, there is no way we can get to an economy that works for everybody, that produces good
3:15 pm
jobs and rising incomes and includes the prosperity if we don't protect the right to vote. there is no way we can have guaranteed quality, affordable health care if we don't protect the right to vote. there is no way we could deal with any problem, whatever it is that you are worried about, if we don't protect the right to vote. and then if people don't get up and actually go to vote. and when you heard the reports, i hope you paid attention because i was in the senate. there when we passed in the united states senate 98-0 the reauthorization of the voting rights act. we had a republican president, said he. bush, who would sign it, and he did. thousands andn
3:16 pm
thousands of pages of testimony nationhy we still, as a devoted to the law and liberty that should guarantee every one of us in quality, needed the voting rights act. i thought it was a done deal. passed out of the congress, signed by a republican president, and then it found its becausehe supreme court i want you to never forget, there is an other side in america, and they never give up. they never quit. they are never discouraged. they are motivated every single day to try to pull back rights, to try to suppress rights, to try to prevent people from fulfilling their own god-given potential. when they went to work, they found a receptive supreme court who came up with the most absurd decision. there are a lot of absurd
3:17 pm
decisions, but this is in many ways the most absurd. congress is supposed to legislate a stone evidence and facts, which we did. and then it gets up to the supreme court and they say, you don't need that anymore. voting rightsthat stuff. you don't have to hold states and municipalities accountable. we are beyond all of that now. what nonsense, absolute absurd nonsense. what was the result? they gutted the voting rights act. i was the first person to run for president without the voting rights act. it makes a very big difference. it does not just make a difference in alabama and georgia. it made a difference in wisconsin where the best study 40,000 and 80,000 people were turned away from the polls because of the color of their skin, because of their age, because of whatever excuse could be made up to stop a
3:18 pm
fellow american citizen from voting. we are looking toward a new presidential election, thank goodness. but it is not going to make a difference if we don't bring the lawsuits and win them, if we don't register everybody the way stacey abrams has been doing since 2014. [applause] hillary clinton: just think about it. between 2012, the prior presidential election where was the heavy voting rights act, and 2016, when my name was on the ballot, there were fewer voters registered in georgia than there had been those prior four years. think about it, my friends. mission.e a calling, a effortsto redouble our for the 21st century civil
3:19 pm
rights movement. don't just come to selma once a year. don't just walk across the bridge. don't just join hands and sing. we have got to get to work. and that means registering every them nond persuading matter how discouraged they might be that their future depends on them showing up to vote. voting for leaders who will respect them and listen to them and work for them and produce for them. 54tht us celebrate this anniversary, but let us not mistake what our mission must be . faithcome from a tradition of being a doer, not just a hearer of the word. and i know that if we do our back thisan take
3:20 pm
country and put it back on the path that was begun and forged here in selma 54 years ago! god bless you, brown chapel! [applause] [applause] >> all right, all right. [applause] >> all right. thank you. thank you. sit-down. i am there will not be any math quizzes. i was not prepared. i did not study. we have a gathering here today. i want to give on her first to god who is the head of our life. i want to


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on