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country. that is what i believe in and that is what i will continue to express on the campaign. there will be some days tougher than others. you just have to keep your head up and stay after it. i will probably not. delegate the drinking to a friend. i will be there in spirit. if in ireland you can count on me doing that. really, right on. where does she live? north of san antonio. can i get a picture for her. ? rep. o'rourke: of course. what is your name? >> jerrod. rep. o'rourke: i said hello and thanks for your mom for voting. >> lastnight you said you were no longer going to make the joke
about your wife raising the kids. what made you change your mind about that? feedback ike: the received from people who found that to be offensive. calling my wife and asking her and she says, i know what you are trying to say. which is, here i am in el paso. i am working, i am taking on the lion share of responsibility of raising our children. you were trying to acknowledge that in your comment but it came off a little flip. this is a serious thing and i think you should treat it seriously. i thought it was great advice. and advice that i am going to follow. >> adin wanted to say hi to you. rep. o'rourke: hello adin. you are our on friday, democrac
are you here for a party? >> yes. sen. gillibrand: i like your checkered shirt. it's really nice. >> say thank you. he just turned two. sen. gillibrand: thank you. how are you? how are you? thank you, thank you for coming. here.you for being beer behind. nice to meet you. hi, guys. >> nice to see you again. sen. gillibrand: how are you. ?
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alice? i have a really good book for you, so don't leave. it is about women who are brave just like you. you are going to love it. >> say thank you. >> thank you. >> coming through. >> thank you. sen. gillibrand: how are you? good to see you. thanks for coming out. >> this is catherine and. catherine anne-- , she is here for you. sen. gillibrand: i would love a photo. >> 1, 2, 3. thank you. sen. gillibrand: thank you for being here. do not hide that year. back here. i am ellie.
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crying babies and meet your neighbors. hampshire and new means you have an opportunity to meet your political candidates. we feel like this is an important part to what you can bring to the community. we are excited to hear from the senator today. sen. gillibrand: thank you for hosting me. thank you for giving me a beer. thank you for being a part of this democracy and having this amazing establishment. thank you for welcoming all of us in the community in. really appreciate it. some of you don't know a thing about me. i will talk a little bit about who i am and then i will tell you why i am running for president. then i will tell you why i will win and be trump. [applause] sen. gillibrand: i got my start in politics when i was really young. my grandmother loves politics. my grandmother was a lady who never went to college.
she came from very modest means. .he worked as a secretary she recognized 75 years ago that all the legislators were men and all the support staff where women. she wanted to have a say. she was trying to figure out how do i amplify my voice. how do i get heard in this time. that if sheed organized women in her community and got interested in campaigns, they can actually affect the outcome and they did. they were ladies who did door to door, they did phone banking, they did the stuff you need to win a modern day campaign. over time, these ladies became powerful. you could not get elected if you did not have the blessing of my grandmother and her lady friends. watching her be this woman who believes that public service and politics was the way to help people.
to make a difference in their lives and have a voice in what is happening in their community. service, to do public when.did not know how or fast forward to when i am twentysomething years old in new york city. working for a big law firm. part ofm a pretty rural new york. it is a small city, small town. i watched her go to china and she gave the speech that women's rights are humans rights. i thought to myself, why wasn't i invited? i was not invited because i was not involved in politics. i needed to get involved as an adult so i started working on campaigns. helping peoplee raise money, helping them organize and get their message out. i recognize that that was really what i wanted to do. when i decided that i wanted to run for office, i called a friend for -- a friend of mine. this was 10 years after hillary
gave her speech. i called a friend who is a polls ter. and he still is. his name is jeffrey. i said, jeffrey i want to run for congress in upstate new york. i want to know if i have a shot. andooked up the district said, sorry, no, you cannot win that district. i said, i have been helping other candidates for a decade. clearly i can raise a lot of of money. maybe $2 million. he said no, it is to-one republican. you cannot win the district. i said, what happens if i run the perfect campaign, i can win? he said no. you cannot win your district. i said, what happens if this guy gets indicted, can i win then? he said, it depends on what he gets indicted for. [laughter] sen. gillibrand: in new
hampshire we have red places, this is 2-1 republican. miracles do happen. the only person who thought i could win was my mother. i proved to write and i did run close to the perfect campaign. the one mistake my opponent made, which is the reason i will win, is because he never took me seriously. is just another pretty face. i said, thank you. then i started to talk about how we got our troops out of iraq. even though it was a republican district, i wanted to run on the progressive issues. my people were protesting getting out of iraq for years. i understood that this was not working for our country. i was able to talk to people in a way they could understand. things like this that every military expert i have talked to, every general, every
foreign-policy expert has said, you cannot defeat terrorism in iraq if the iraqis will not push out the terrorists. our deployment of troops is ineffective. we should redeploy them out. that made sense to it upstate new york district with the highest abettor in total. they understood what service meant that also understood national security. i also ran in 2005 on medicare for all. that was a really simple idea. [applause] back then itnd: was a very simple idea because people cannot afford health insurance. it was before obamacare. they were dropping people's anyrage the second you had condition. they were discriminating against people. charging women more than men. i said, what you love a public option? winning you love to buy into medicare at a percentage of income no matter who you are or when you need it?
the insurance industry is not designed to offer universal care. it is a for-profit industry. fat oute a big layer of of health care because they want those profits. they need quarterly profits. they pay their ceos a lot of money. they want to make sure they have quarterly returns for shareholders. when they deny you the second day in the hospital, or the medicine you want to take, or the procedure your doctor says you need, they are not denying it because of human health, they are denying it because they want to make money. this is the difference between capitalism and greed. when you say it is more important to make money than to actually help people, or meet their health care needs, that is the definition of greed. i do not think the insurance industry is the right way to actually fund health care. i said, let's let people buy an to-onelmingly, and the republican district loved it. that is why i know this country
will support medicaid for all. you just have to explain to them what it is, why it works, and why the insurance industry is failing us. they don't want us to be healthy, they want to make money. miracles do happen. i won by six points. shocker. the bigger shocker is this. my next opponent says, she should have never won. so he decides to run a negative campaign. a very nasty, negative campaign. he spent nearly $7 million on this race. the funny thing about life is, when i was first elected i had a three-year-old named theo. during my first term in office i was pregnant with my second child, henry. i was walking around the district going to bookshops and coffee shops to talk about what people care about. runs -- i am walking around with a toddler and he runs negative ads.
there are pictures of me with my face in red wash, flames coming out of my head, and it said, she is not you think she is. in politics he cannot win a campaign with negative ads against a mom with an infant. the truth is, no one believes you. i beat him by 24 points. [applause] rep. o'rourke: -- sen. gillibrand: so, why am i running and why will i win? president trump has created something very destructive in this country. i think they hate, the division, the rise in bigotry, anti-semitism, racism, homophobia, anti-refugee is crushing our country. it is tearing at the moral fabric of our nation. we have to, each one of us has to fight against it. to dok we are all called
whatever it takes to defeat what he has created. best momentsnd our in this country, believe in the golden rule. we used to care about one another. believing i should treat you the way you want to be treated. that is how we were designed. we used to care about the least among us. we used to care about our neighbor. in our best moments as a nation we welcomed refugees. that is what the statue of liberty stands for. she stands as the beacon of life and hope. she stands there for a reason. thatr strongest moments, is when immigrants came to our country, thrived, and helped build this country. our country is built by immigrants. our diversity has always been a strength. i believe that each one of us is called to fight as hard as we possibly can for what we believe in. [applause] afterillibrand: the day
president trump was inaugurated, what happened? the world responded. i don't know how many people here marched, but i marched. that march was the largest global protest in the history of the world. millions of people marched, and it did not matter what your sign said. it could say black lives matter or women's reproductive freedom, or clean air, clean water. it just mattered that you care enough to be heard. that is the revival of our democracy. yearss what started two ago that must become pleaded by defeating trump. cap for that. -- clap for that. [applause] 2018 it wasand: in the first moment for a lot a first-time candidates. how many people do you know worked on a campaign this cycle? so disgusted, so angry, so disturbed about what president trump has brought. run said i will personally for congress, something i am
afraid to do, but i will do it. 120 women ran for congress and one. -- won. the first two native american women, many women of color, many first-time candidates week as they had the passion and drive to fight for our democracy. what is our democracy about? it is about us. it is about people who are willing to fight for what they believe in. wronghey see something they do not stay silent, they rise up and fight against it. you call out racism when you see it. you call out anti-semitism when you see it. when youout homophobia see it and say that is not the america i love. we are a country that has been built to welcome others. to thrive on diversity. on innovation. it is why we cannot be afraid of the future and actually have to have a vision for the future. i will just talk about two things.
health care should be a right not a privilege. it is the most important right. why not have medicare for all our have anybody buy it at a price they can afford. why not make it in and benefit over time. can have a single-payer system, you will bend the cost curve. everyone will have prevented if care. green new deal, let's be specific. the platform of ideals about how to address global climate change. global climate change is the greatest threat to humanity that exists today. [applause] sen. gillibrand: you must know this. when you have a threat to humanity as big as global climate change so devastating it will kill millions of people over time, you have to respond with a vision that is big enough to attack the problem. when john f. kennedy set i want to put a man on the moon in 10 years because it is hard, he did not know if you would actually get a man on the moon. he just said we have to try.
he knew it was a measure of how innovative we could be. the exceptionalism that america is known for. he said if any country could solve this, it's us. why not say we want to have a green economy in 10 years? why not say let's get to zero carbon emissions? why not put it out there as the ambition of the country? as the goal, as the measuring factor? how smart are we? how innovative are we? how clever are our scientists? our injured near's. we want every kid in america to say they will solve the problem. that is what you want. kidd said i want to be an astronaut. it was part of our national character. it is easy stuff. it is really bipartisan. there are three parts to the green new deal. infrastructure, something the
state wants. not only do you want high-speed rails were mass transit, not only do what basic infrastructure. .2, green jobs. we want more jobs. we want green energy jobs. teach the kids science, technology, into nearing and math so they can do that -- engineering and math so they can do the jobs of the water. last, we need clean water. we learn about different pollutants in the water and air. how many stories do we have to hear about institutional racism where communities who are left behind are routinely poisoned in air and water because no one cares? that is what the green new deal is. it is three basic things. infrastructure, green jobs, clean air clean water. i would add one more thing, put a price on carbon. the best way to create innovation is to use market
forces to your advantage. if you tell a polluter you will pay more because you are polluting, they will put their money elsewhere. you tell an innovator you will have a lower tax rate because you know how to create green energy, money will go there. that is how cash flows. dream big. don't give up. know what you can do. that is what i have done every 12 years i have been in public service. despite winning a 2-1 republican district twice, i was able to state together. 72% of the vote. highest vote threshold in the history of the state, higher than obama or hillary or any human that has ever run statewide in the history of the earth. i did that. the interesting thing about that is because i listened. myan go to any community in state, the red parts of upstate parts of the blue
new york city and find the common ground. one of my bills that i worked with, ted cruz, i work with everybody. [laughter] sen. gillibrand: the bill i worked with with ted cruz was passed by the rules committee unanimously. you can bring people together. you can get things done. they can be big ideas like don't ask don't tell repeal. sometimes you have to push your party to do the right thing. when members of my party said it was not convenient to do this right now, i looked at them and said when is civil rights ever convenient? you do it because it is the right thing to do. [applause] sen. gillibrand: if you want a candidate who has the courage, the compassion, the conviction, and the fearless determination to take on the special interests, to take on the corruption of washington, the lies of washington, and all the
ways the country is structured to value wealth more than everyday people, support me. send me a dollar. just a dollar. sign up to my website. it makes a difference. kirsten gillibrand.com. i want your support. thank you for coming out tonight. [applause] sen. gillibrand: all questions, all topics. go ahead. >> i was one of the brett kavanaugh protesters in washington, d.c. and i appreciate your support around that. also your vocal support around the me too movement. the people who apologize to the me too movement helps but it does not repair the damage. lesbian, i have been out
since 1993. i am uncomfortable with a record on lgbtq writes. not in the past six years, -- rights. not in the past six years, but before then. you ask people to focus on what you have done in the past six years. >> 10. >> you have to take that up with the guardian. that, in theo say same article it said that you don't change your values. you were talking about you don't change your values in regards to trump. what i heard there is, if your values don't change, and with the difficult history of being against gay marriage, does that mean the changes we are seeing her for political reasons? -- seeing are for political reasons? i was out for a lot of years
before that. i was fighting for equal rights in massachusetts. i was navigating homophobic teachers and i was dealing with harassment in the workplace. even coming here and coming out as a lesbian made me think about how can i walk back to my car? will i be safe? in that process, all of the things occurred because people in power allowed those things to occur. you get it with the brett kavanaugh movement and the me too movement. when it comes to the lgbtq just wondering why the lgbtq community, which is large, and we vote, why should we support you and set of somebody who -- instead of someone who has been with us all along. sen. gillibrand: i have never opposed gay marriage. i was the first statewide elected in my state to be for
gay marriage. ahead of hillary, head of our governor, first one. as a freshman senator being appointed in 2009, i took the mantle of don't ask don't tell. no one was ever focused on it except for ted kennedy. i set down with a member of the military and heard his story. his story was about why he joined the military because he believed the importance of the culture, courage, conviction and character. he was so upset that he was forced to lie every day about who he is and who he loved. i took his story and i raised it up and i started to ask my colleagues to repeal don't ask don't tell because it is corrosive. i understood that some people may be weren't yet for gay marriage. what don't ask don't tell we lost more than 1000 members in mission-critical areas. 10% of our foreign-language
speakers, and countless of men and women doing their jobs every day. i led the charge of repealing don't ask don't tell in 2009, before my state passed marriage equality. when my state voted on it it failed. after don't ask don't tell past, it succeeded. pass marriage equality state after state. you should be discriminated against based on who you love. effort to make sure your children and family has every federal right and benefit that everyone else does. i lead the movement on trying to let lgbtq couples to adopt. they cannot be discriminated against. i do not think you have a better champion in the u.s. senate or u.s. congress than me and has a record for bringing democrats and republicans together to do the right thing, to stand up for marriage equality. i perform gay marriages, including my brother in-laws and
his husband. i believe in gay rights. i always have. i grew up in a family were two of my mother's best friends were a gay couple. understanding what their lives are like. to be discriminated against. understanding the crippling nature of the aids epidemic and how it was destroying their community. i have been aware of these issues and at the forefront for the last 10 years. i will always fight for you. i am also at the forefront of the transgender movement. this is really important. president trump would love the debate of american people being around transgender troops. into the fire appeared i don't care. id him to continue to demonize men and women based on their gender identity. i understand how harmful this is. my son grew up in a school community where we had a transgender boy. i watch this little girl cut her hair short.
i watched her changed her name, then i watch her say i am a boy and i want to be identified as i boy. i protect him. the one thing i hate more about president trump is that he demonizes that little boy. he is the last person the president of the united states should demonize. he is warner will and he needs the support of our president, our federal government, and every elected representative. i am the person who will do that. [applause] >> i was not expecting to talk to you tonight, but now that i have you in front of me i have important questions to ask you.
my husband and i are both teachers and the community. we do not do it for the money, we do it for the passion and love of education and educating uths of america. somewhere between teaching math, social study, teaching children to read and be kind to one another, the most important part of my job is keeping 24 children safe every single day. not a day goes by where i do not look for emergency exits. i do not want to get a call from my husband that he is in fair for his life were a student's life -- fear for his life or a student's life. i want to know where you stand for your policy on gun control and responsible gun owners in .he state sen. gillibrand: i believe we
have to take on the corporate corruption and greed that the nra stands for. the reason we cannot pass anything is because the nra is largely funded by the manufacturers. we do know they are largely funded by gun manufacturers. unfortunately, because the gun manufacturers only care about they want to oppose universal background checks because they want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a walmart. to someone who is mentally ill with a violent background. weapons, to sell those that is why they oppose universal background checks. that is why they will not oppose something as simple as bump stocks. or banning assault rifles. they want to sell those things to anybody. it is why they will not do common sense things like having an anti-trafficking law. york, gunslike new
get traffic from out-of-state right into the hands of gang members. they will not even support an anti-federal gun trafficking law. they are corrupt. it is the definition of corruption, the definition of greed. of congress members that you think would be for these things are not because they are afraid of the nra. we as americans need to fight back. this goes to the democracy part. our democracy only works when everyday people stand up and demand it. we need to create a revolution in this country where every person's voice is heard. that we've all, we demand transparency. i think it is great we have a lawsuit after the gun manufacturers. we have to talk about the fact the way washington works. the powerful and the lobbyists get to write legislation in the dead of night because they have so much power. we have a law that says you .annot sue gun manufacturers
there is no other industry ever in the rest of the country that has that kind of protection. that is because of corruption and greed in washington. one of the things i am running on is getting money out of politics. not taking federal lobbyists money or having individual super pac's. you have to displace the power structure in washington if you want any chance of restoring our democracy in your hands. this is the way democracy should work. [applause] sen. gillibrand: your senator, congressperson or president standing in front of you asking -- answering your question. that is the way it is supposed to work. until i am answering to you and not the special interests in washington, we will not get done the things we need to get done. we have to demand more. that is why i am running a publicly funded election. [applause] senator.
for being here tonight. i want to ask you about alzheimer's. it is the six leading cause of death in the united states. almost 100 thousand grant its daters affected directly or indirectly by this disease. i am wondering what you will do? i will onlined: president trumps hateful budget where he took away the budget necessary to find a cure for alzheimer's patients. our baby boomer population is aging and they will have a large number of patients who have alzheimer's and we are not closer to a cure. we need to fund basic research and translational research. int is research that results keywords. we need funding in the nih. people with alzheimer's in 20 for seven cares.
one of the biggest challenges we have in this country is the nursing shortage in the state and we don't pay home health age minimum wage. that toto rage -- raise $50 an hour. we need to ask young people to go into health care fields. i wanthe one of the ways free college for those who need it. i want to expand the g.i. bill. ii g.i. bill after world war was the greatest economic to the end in a generation. all these people who served in the military got to go to college. why not expand it and say, if you are willing to do a year and public service, you can get two years of community college or state school. if you do two years of college you get four years of state school or community college. why not make sure it includes health care, education, first responders and military service as a way to get more young people into the pipeline of health care.
if we do that, we will then have the home health aides and the nurses we need. i would create a better care network for our seniors, and i would make sure we fund those basic and translational research so we find a cure. [applause] >> thank you, senator for joining us. please have another beer. enjoy yourselves and cool off a little bit. if you you -- sen. gillibrand: if you like what you heard tonight i want your support. will you please send a dollar to kirsten gillibrand.com. i want to earn my way to that first debate stage. i want to take on president trump. i know i am the one who could win states like ohio, michigan, pennsylvania, states like wisconsin. you need someone who actually places before, and
someone who can bring this country back together again. i will do that. thank you for coming out tonight. [applause] sen. gillibrand: one second. you talked about how you worked with ted cruz on a bill. how would that translate into your debate [indiscernible] what are your core values? sen. gillibrand: you need to listen to everyone and find out what they believe in and what they care about. you will find something that you both agree on. and i both wanted to end the sexual harassment, so we had that common ground. we got senators on the bill and it ultimately passed
>> hello. >> we will do that, ok? >> i am brittany's mother. . thank you for coming. so good to see you. thank you for coming. >> i'm going to spend a few minutes with her. thank you for being here. forou were my senator almost a decade. i am from new york city. i am happy to have you represent me. to talk about major issues surrounding our country. i want to give you a hug. >> the democratic women's caucus. i will go talk to him.
we want to hear in particular from female candidates. .> i would be delighted >> as a former new yorker, your wonderful. >> how are you doing tonight? >> the four of us are currently serving our year of service with americorps. >> wonderful, thank you for coming. -- natural sciences in elementary schools around the region. we will be serving in state parks. i hope if you do get elected president, you help preserve national parks. >> i definitely well. it is important to me, too. parks, -- >>ional from niagara falls.
>> [indiscernible] >> 1, 2, 3, 4. >> thank you so much. thank you for asking it. >> i want to add i appreciate all the things you mention. there was a long time before that we were looking for support. that is what i wanted you to speak to. community, itmy feels like, where was the help one who were fighting for basic equality? -- i wish ijunior had. i was entirely in favor of gay rights 100%.
i have so many close friends who are gay throughout my life read i always have supported gay rights. >> when an article says, just focus on the last however many a lot it feels like happened before that. method i did anything terrible on it, i just didn't lead on it. once i am a senator, i am like, this is a platform because i care. hope you continue to lift up the trans community. it is a vulnerable community. the leader in protecting transgender troops. the leader. thank you for coming. >> thank you for being here.
>> thank you. thank you. >> how are you? i am a recent new york city transplant. you were our state senator for a long time. i saw you speak on behalf of hillary. this is an exciting. .e are really excited >> nice to meet you. i would be remiss if i didn't buddy,lug-in for my keith powers. do you mind if we take a quick photo? thank you. thank you. >> i wanted to ask you a question. it is a crowded field. i wanted to know how you differentiate yourself?
>> being from a red part of the state and having represented a getblican district, i can things done. understand what it is like to grow up in a rural area, a red area. listen to everyone and find the common ground and get things done. we need someone who will bring us together. you have to have a big enough vision to inspire the grassroots and the base of the democratic party. of gay the forefront rights, women's rights. green energy. immigration reform. i have been doing it for the last decade in the senate. -- when a place like new hampshire or iowa.
we have to win ohio. pennsylvania. a would you mind if i take quick picture? >> i would love it. >> on air? do you want to get in there. >> all of us, i guess. >> thank you. >> thank you. i have been taking about the nude sealants tragedy. it has made me think about the islam a phobia in our country. the best way we can start to tackle that is by taking people like trump out of office.
i am thinking about winning those people back in the long term. trying to remove that emotion from their conscience. of folks, are islam are they too far to bring back? how do we fix that? >> you have to remind everyone remind folks our country was not only founded by immigrants. on religious freedom. in fact, in our worst moment, when we have closed our borders. what makes this country so -- we are not afraid of differences. strong asy is only as
>> thank you so much. >> i was hoping -- >> you want me to take it? you mind? ready? hello, mrs. bottlenose kindergarten class. i hope you are learning about politics in the garden. i am running for president of the united states. i am kirsten gillibrand. tell your mommy and daddy to vote for me. wonderful, nice to meet you. -- sandy hook.
horrible. [indiscernible] georgia and ohio, they want to arm teachers. >> that is a terrible idea. >> do you have a book for her? we need a book to read you have one in the car? can you get one? don't leave, i have it book for you. you are going to love it. all about strong young ladies like yourself. so great. >> hit with people -- i really believe, i love what you said about health care. my wife is a fourth-generation
doctor. turned it into profit. drug manufacturers to be held accountable. >> they should be sued. making sure they had highly addictive drugs. mistreating doctors. theve a case to limit supply of opioids. that would be a start. we should be able to allow pharmacies to receive unused opioids. we should have money to make sure doctors are trained better. hold them up how accountable. you need these private equity people with only one or two bank suppliers, i have a bill to hold them accountable. you will need two days.
my wife is like, it has to be three. i got like a root canal. they give me like 30 pills. i was like, i don't want any. >> if you threw it down the toilet, it would leash. >> thank you. either. i think we should take on the polluters. if you make a mess, you should clean it out so why shouldn't they? getting this stuff in their nose. the turtles. we have to not use plastic straws to protect the turtles. you can make like cardboard ones, they are better. can i earn your vote? can you tell your daddy to vote for me? thank you.
>> when are you going to be able to vote? >> we will do the gag rule. you will have it before you go home. what is your name? nice to meet you. alex, right? >> notorious. >> i remember very distinctly, a late-night vote. i was having a conversation with you. telling you to keep doing this. i just want to say thank you. >> thank you for talking to me. >> of course. i would love it. thank you.
>> thank you so much. [indiscernible] >> i just want to say thank you so much. >> i know, exactly. thank you. a question about your platform? we are the greatest country in the world but we have the largest prison population. would your platform support ending private prison, the war on drugs? >> some of that. decriminalization of marijuana. i want to make it retroactive. i want to get rid of rockefeller
drug laws. a lot of our drug laws are horrible. i need to get to look and whether we can get rid of for-profit prisons but we need to get rid of the prison industrial complex. we need the criminal justice reform. to address institutional racism. abolish the death penalty. decriminalize marijuana. care,parts, health education, the economy. i would also get rid of -- >> yes, thank you. >> you mentioned of lobbyists. can you comment on the israel lobbyists in particular? a criticism, the state of israel, the label of
anti-semitism? banningeason i am individual money, i think the way washington works those who have a great deal of money and lobbyists tend to get their way. that is why i want to remove from the power of the wealthy into voters. voters who care about their democracy. i don't agree with how you framed the issue because i am pro-israel raid but i understand why you are concerned about money and politics. >> you are pro-israel. ann though it is kind of apartheid state. >> i understand your concerns very much. it is the only democracy in the middle east and i wanted to survive. they will need the support of america to not be bombed into
oblivion. i agree with your concern about anti-muslim fervor. that is racism as well. -- >> i amh sides sorry, thank you. >> >> it is good. -- [indiscernible] >> i love my neighbor. for someoneight else's kid as hard as i fight for my own. that is who i am. thank you. [indiscernible] tim >> god bless you. i am there for you.
hampshire take their responsibility as the first in the nation primary. i feel welcomed. people want to know who i am and what i stand for. why i will beat donald trump. i want to tell them. i found a lot of commonality. today, i did two roundtables. chemicals i believe are carcinogens that are truly harming our communities and our children. having that commonality, lifting up voices, taking on the corruption of this current administration who has no empathy and for human health. is what this is about. >> the mayor is coming and we hope sunday, too. what do you make of his flirtation with the presidential
race? >> i know why i am running. i want to restore what has been lost in this country. president trump has divided us. i am grateful we have so many democrats. believe this is the moment where each of us have to respond to that call, make a difference. elevate voices that are not being heard. restore this democracy to the hands of regular people. >> has he done a good job as mayor? >> he has done a couple things i appreciate. he is for universal pre-k. which i appreciate. >> thank you for being here. leaving in one week from tomorrow to go to homestead document 1700 children that are being held in
that facility. a juvenile detention facility. it is on federal property so there is no child welfare oversight. sillyd it was absolutely and it tore him to pieces to see that. this is a for-profit detention stepping uphey are to hold 2400 children. under trump administration's order. in the paper. i cannot sleep since then. said you must be able to apply approved restraint techniques and manage or coerce the weight of an adolescent. i know you talk about children and you are going to fight for other people's children.
dot i would like for you to is go down to homestead and witness what is going on. there is a senate bill. would you be willing to sponsor it >> i will definitely look at it. >> will you demand that end of these facilities? >> i absolutely well. i went to visit them in texas and i was horrified. what i saw was an abandoned walmart that was housing boys from age 10 to 17. it look like a prison. all their beds were made like a prison camp. i said what is your best part of the day? they said, outside time. they said, two hours a day.
they were not allowed to touch each other. those are the ages of my boys. the, they are causing for these children is incomprehensible. the second facility was run by a for-profit prison system. it was for mothers and children. no fathers allowed because they separated them immediately. it is what we did in the slave trade, literally. it is so outrageous how we are treating human beings seeking our assistance. asylum-seekers. i am touring the facility. i see two women on their knees, tears streaming down. safe and secure. i saw some ladies sweeping, i saw the phones. what happens if they don't have money? custodial work for
two dollars a day. i don't know how that is legal. i do want to abolish these for-profit prison facilities. imagineon i called for -- we imagine ice, it should not be under homeland security. we should have real immigration judges. tot are not just the holden the attorney general. they should have a proper asylum system. to gohould be allowed into the community and come back. support is ice i do anti-terrorism. why not allow them to get a real budget? to have a new name question mark ice agent said, our reputation is so destroyed because of the family separations, law: enforcement will not work with
us. ?hy not give them a new mantle anti-human trafficking, gun trafficking. fund that but stop funding these for-profit prisons. >> you are willing to give us some insight? >> i will find out the next time jeff is going. >> thank you so much. >> given the attacks on the mosques, how concerned are you about the rise of white nationalism. >> president trump finds moral equivalencies. -- there areng, people who are white supremacists. the rise has only grown. the rise of hate crimes has only go -- grown. it is unacceptable he continues
to put fuel on the fire. it is not who we should be. i think it's outrageous. my heart goes out to the victims. it is a horrible shooting and another crisis in the world. we need a president who was going to do the right thing and stand up to the nra. >> thank you for coming out. >> we just did a round table. it is crushing. >> i am glad you came, thank you. >> we will cover you.