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declined to participate in the proceedings. the president is in london attending a nato meeting through wednesday. we'll have live coverage of the hearing on c-span3, online at or listen live on the free c-span radio app. >> go shopping and see what's now available at the c-span online store, including our all-new campaign 2020 t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. go to and browse all our products. >> democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren spoke to students at the university of iowa. during the town hall meeting she answered questions on her stanct on college costs, health care, school safety and immigration. >> hey, good afternoon. i'm chair of the johnson county
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democrats. i'm not here to make an an endorsement but i'm here to welcome you. i bet i know the reason you're here. and that reason is, you want to make ail change in the way our state and our government in washington is being run. so, absolutely. what's the best way to do that?s get involved. you can get involved with the johnson county democrats, and what you do is go to, that's, get out your phones right now, head there and sign up for our weekly email. and on that email there's a newsletter. it's going to give you the latest of the important political events going on in ou area as well as you can have details about the caucuses, where you're going to caucus, e information, about training stt
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online and also in person. so, please go to that site.suppr join the johnson county democrats and help us take back the state, the country and support our local democrats. thank you. >> next, please join me in welcoming state senator joe bolkum to the stage. [ applause ] >> goods afternoon, iowa city. happy holidays. i'm state senator joe bolkcom. thank you for coming to see afr elizabeth warren this afternoono if you're alreadylida a committ warren thank supporter, thank yf your support.te we havern aou're al lot of workn the next 63 days.ort, tha if you are still undecided about who you're going to support in the iowa caucus, thank you for
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taking time to come here, senator warren, share her vision for the country. the 2020 election is about thre things. stopping the crazy. [ applause ] >> that's right. that's right. breaking the grip of corporate special interests on our democracy. [ applause ] and bringing positive improvements to the american amr people. [ applause ]e ited to i'm here today because i enthusiastically support elizabeth warren for president because she can win and she is best suited to transform our politics once she is in office. [ applause ] she has -- she has the he experience, the energy and the guts to take on powerful and special interests in washington
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to solve the daunting problems facing the american people and our planet. the 2016 election was a loud wake-up call, driven by profound unhappiness with business as usual, powerful special interest politics. people are tired of this corruption. americans want our political leaders to work together to solve their problems. that is really what this election is about. will we have a government of, by and for the people again. we all want a more hopeful unified country. the best way to unify the country is for our leaders and n our government to actually solvt problems facing our families ana improve their everyday lives. that is why we will unify -- mp that's what will unify us,
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solving problems that improve people's lives. sounds simple. it's not.sident n powerful special interests are standing in the way. powerful special interests that like things just the way they nh are. our next president needs to have the guts to take on these powerful interests.g. elizabeth warren has a proven ab record of takingri on washingto special interests and winning. that's what will actually bring people together. winning for the american people. i have heard from some of my friends that say, we need a moderate approach if we'rere gog to beat trump.rump now, i appreciate that viewpoint. i understand that people have ua had it with the chaos, the corruption and the noise of the trump presidency.ld today they just want calm and stability. unfortunately, the world today
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is anything but calm or stable.e we face complex issues here at i homest and around the globe.. what wewe need is a steady, lear thoughtful, smart leader that is going to set high but realistic and achievable goals.affordab we need a leader who is going to tackle income inequality, climate change, college affordability and our broken health care system head on. [ applause ] elizabeth warren is going to t challenge us to be the best we can be. that is what great leaders do. did anyone see the hawks beat nebraska on friday?wn to go hawks! well, it came down to a 48-yard field goal with one second left on the clock. the coach didn't tell the kicker, keith duncan, to get in there and get it close.make the
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give it a good kick. no, the coach and the team wanted to win the game. make the field goal, expect results, get results. that is what we need in our next president. someone who will challenge us to be the best, someone that will expect and get results for the american people. elizabeth warren is that leaderi as i've watched the iowa caucuses unfold over the last several months, i've seen elizabeth organize a grassroots campaign rooted in big ideas and person-to-person connections. she's campaigning in small towns, rural communities and big cities across our country.he the time she spends listening and learning about the lives oft everyday americans makes her a better candidate and will make her a great president. she's proving she knows how to r win. she will campaign hard in every state. she will stand tough against
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trump, she can beat donald trump. [ applause ] i've been doing politics for almost 30 years.andida long time. i've seen -- thank you for your support. wouldn't be here without you. i've seen a lot of candidates and a lot of politicians. the best ones have always set the bar high and encouraged us to be our [ applause ] i've also worked on many, many tough issues. health care, climate change,, tics predatory has ms.lending, tax i. old school, business as usual h politicste hasn't fixed these problems. only a courageous, relentless ve fighter like elizabeth warren will. [ applause ]
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finally, a powerful woman president is our best hope for the positive change we need right now. [ applause ] please join me in caucus for elizabeth warren on february 3rd. thank you very much. >> hello, everybody. hi. so, my name is paige. i'm a field organizer here. i use they/them pronouns. and before i give a little speech, some of you were -- some
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of you wanted to ask questions and so what we're going to do, i'm going to draw five tickets. everyone get your tickets out. i'm going to read the last four digits. and that is how we will do it. you're going to go up to stockton over here. she's lovely. she's holding up the sign. yeah, okay. so, the first number is -- oops. all right. we got two. 1019. you'll yell "persist" if it's you. persist. second number is -- second number is 1020. >> persist. >> is yeah, i think i'm going to shuffle them a little more. we're good. the next one is 1069. 1069, anyone.
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okay. cool. so that one. the next one is 1079. we have 1079. is 1079? that her? 1069, and do we have 1079 here and 1069? no. okay. cool. and then we have 1008. anyone?24. okay. so we are missing two. cool. so then we are doing to do 1024. yes!
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and then the last one for this round is 1016. yeah. amazing. so my name is paige, again, and i use they/them pronouns and i'm an organizer on the north east side of iowa city. i figured since we are on the ra collegern campus,in i would telu a little bit about my experience in college. so, there are going to be trigger warnings in here for gun violence and sexual assault just for your awareness. nd ii went to a small college in hl pennsylvanial, called muhlenber and my time there was bookended by protests. on my first night of subdued cab sleepless night on campus was by
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campus violence when the killing in ferguson happened. and en throughout the year as we elevated the voice of black and brown students and faculty the black lives matter movement emerged into the national spotlight. fast forward three years n. 2017, i remember scrolling ook through facebook oneme day and seeing the words me too scrolled like happybirthday posts, and i can't remember how long it tookb me, but i said it, me too. fast forward again to valentine's day. we got word of another shooting at yet another high school and u we saw thepl news clips of the incredible kids calling out the elected officials for action anh sharing the stories. fast forward another couple of months. two months out of college and working in cedar rapids to elect fred hubbel in iowa.
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i wake up one day to a massive kidney stone and lose 12% of myf body mass and got saddled with 7,200 $7,200 in medical bills a i not had insurance i would have owed upwards to 42,000. yeah. everyone's decision to get hting involved in politics or movemen comes from a deeply personal place. i was not going to do another campaign and then elizabeth warren who has been fighting for medicare for all jumped into the presidential race. i could not say no to this queen. come on. i joined this campaign for my friends who have to work three jobs to get the food on the table and pay the rent and hopefully have money left over for their medication. i joined this medication, because when ijoined started co my tuition was $42,000 and when i graduated it was $66,000. i joined this campaign because . as a survivor of the childhood sexual assault, i cannot stand
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by with someone accused of sexual assault in the white house. as a binary person, i am tired of my rights being revoked. the number one cause of black men aging 18 to 35 in this country is gun violence. iiar joined this campaign, beca if being a student activist hast taught me anything, it has taught me that the best leaders are the ones who are listening toh warr the ones affected moste issues and give credit where credit is due and get from point a to z. she turn and elizabeth warren is that anh more. the she does notlgbt rely on the fa policy writers, and she turned to the elect q staff and asked and she never shies away from anything. for promise plan everything. this is a a pmovement, and wel electis elizabeth warren as the next president of the united
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states, and we need your help ty do it. this is a movement and there is a place for you. there is too much at stake for e anybody to be sitting on the sidelines with 63 days to the caucus. find a place to fight along our sides to elect the first female president of the united states. thank you. >> a lot of people here, whoa. so, hello. my name is caesar perez and i'm
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a student here at the university of iowa. fore i e go hawks, right. so before i start to begin to oi tell you why i support elizabeth warren and why she gives me hope, i wanted to start by telling you guys who i am, and how did i get to this point in my life. served as a mexican first-generation student i always saw college wao something reserved exclusively for my wealthy peers. growing up, it was a struggle to keep up with my grades and for r long time college did not seem m like an optionen for me. both of my parents came from a mexico and never attended college. so it was bec neverause mention home. but, don't take this as a sob story, because, i don't really take it as a sob story, and i am actually proud of where i came from and how i am getting theren
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[ applause ]ublish so, my future was not always ced bright. i was not always hopeful about . anything, and honest i will, i did not think that i would accomplish anything. so whento m iak got accepted to university of iowa, i knew it tk was a turning point for me, and i seized it. this was my chance to make a difference in the world, and it morest importantly to make my m proud of me. to be completely honest, it wasu hard when i started and it is g0 still hard right now and hard when the exams are hard and it is hard for studying until 4:00u a.m.t, is hard. like me, and also balancing 30 things on your plate is pretty hard. but it is also hard, because fou lower income students like me, every day can feel like a struggle just to afford tuition. like so many others, i took out the loans to afford iowa, but in doing so, i did not know what i was getting myself into. re all right now like many students in
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the united states, i am thousands in debt. this is definitely a struggle. i stress about my future all ofn the time and how i o am going t pay for it. college wasn't made for me to succeed, and especially as the o son of two immigrants, but i know that i will continue to it work hardhe and i will continueo have hope. i want every person to have thet opportunity to go to scollege. if they want to or not, and note have toir worry about this. no one should be defined on the past struggles, and everyone de should have anbu opportunity to live out their dreams, and this is why i supported elizabeth che warren. elizabeth has a plan not to just cancel the student loan death, h but to makeousa tuition-free college. this is what big structural change s and her plan is going to c eraseolle every cent of my thousands of dollars in debt. it will help people so many like me to be successful in college, but not even just in college,
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but in life. he think about it. ition. elizabeth warren is giving every american the opportunity to ing. attend a two -year or four-year college without paying a dime. this is amazing and transformational for our that generation andis economy and country. so, something that i really did learn about this all of my life experience, and all of that is my life experiences have not been easy, but you can't choos your life. my you can only choose how you respondnd to it. ly continue -- i will continue hard for me, my parents and my friends and elizabeth warren has given me inspiration. she wants to fight for me and the ones i love. so please, help me in welcoming
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the next president of the united states elizabeth warren. ♪ working 9-to-5 ♪ what a way to make a living ♪ what a way to get by ♪ it is all taking and no giving ♪ ♪ they just use your mind andner give you credit ♪ ♪ it is enough to drive you crazy if youu let it ♪ ♪ working nine to five ♪ for service and devotion >> hello, iowa city. woo. and great job,good caesar. that is fabulous. what let's give ceasar a hand. way to go. good to see you all here. and gosh, it is good to be here. i just want you all to know that it is good to be back in iowa city. this time i brought family. i brought my son alex. where are you, al? in >> iohere. wa >> okay. . the guy in the blue shirt.
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all right. now, actually, you were with me when were were here before in iowa city and you had on a blueg shirt. and i told everybody in the crowd alex has been my tech support since second grade. true story. and he now runs his own business, small business, and he has picked up a new sideline support your mother when she to runs for president of the united states. way to go, al. i thought that what we would try to do today is to kind of have a real short version of who i am and why i am in this fight. and then we will just take as many questions as we can get in. so let me start this by saying that i was born and raised in oklahoma. one. whoa! wayi ha much ol to go. not that many of us, and we have
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to stick the ftogether. born and raised in oklahoma. i have three much older brothers. i am the baby in the family. ed i'm what used to be called the late in life baby. col myle mother always just called the surprise. my three older brothers in om oklahoma now all live, there and they are collectively referred to as the boys. even today. that is to distinguish them from the surprise. growing up, our daddy had a lot of different jobs, and he sold paint and hardware and fencing.s and all threeer of my brothers went off and joined the military, and it is their path to the middle-class and their chance to serve america. me i had a different dream, and i have known what i wanted to be since second grade. you laugh.
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you did not decide until like fourth or fifth grade, and i can tell there in the back. okay. so i knew what i wanted it to be since the second grade and i have never wavered for it, and i wanted to be a public schoolteacher. and can we hear it for america's public schoolteachers. yes, yes. oh, man. uld li this is what i wanted. i want you to know that i invested early, and i used to line my dollies up and teach e r school. i had aom reputation for being tough but fair. i loved it. by the time i graduated from high school though, my family si did not have money for the collegee application, and much less to send me off to four years of university. so like a lot of americans, i r don't haveto a straight path story, and i have a lot of twists and turns in my story and here is how it goes.
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i was a high school debater and i got the college scholarship and so go, debaters. at 19, i fell in love and got married and dropped out of ost school. woo-hoo. now, look,t th itat w is what ig good life. but i thought that i'd lost the dream. i thought that, that is it. i will never get to teach. we are living down in houston, and then iaw found it. a commuter college 45 minutes away that cost $50 a semester. and for a price i could pay forv on a part-time waitressing job, i finished my four-year diploma and i became a special education teacher. i haven: now, got lived my dreae there it is.
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now, have we got any teachers in here or teachers to be? woo! good, good. all right. good. i am this going to need you too me up on this. it is not a job. it is a calling. i love this work. i had 4 to 6-year-olds in special ed, and i loved them. i loved my babies, and the truth is i probably would still be doing that work today, but moret twists and turns in the story. by the end of the first year, i was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days, wished me luck and hired someone else for the job. yeah. so, here i am. i'm at home with a baby. i can't get a job. i have to do something. what am i going to do? i have to -- i'll go to law school. that is how i ended up there.
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all right. so by this time, we are living in new jersey and i found a public law school costs $450 a semester and baby on the hip, i go off to finish three years of law school, and i graduate visibly pregnant and you will tn discover a pattern to the stories. and i passed the bar and i practiced law for 45 minutes, and then i went back to my first love which is teachingn i traded little ones for big ry ones and spentbody almost my wh grown-up life teaching in law nl school. now, i don't know if everybody does this who grew up like i did, but we watched every nickel. and when i taught in law school, i always taught the money courses. learned aboutt mone them and ta about them. commercial law, contract law,
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and securitied transactions and corporate finance, partnership finance, law of debtors and creditors and bankruptcy law. if it was about money, i was right there in the thick of it, but therere is one central famii question thates all of my work a all about and that is what is happening to working families in america? why it that is america's middle being hollowed out? why is it that people who work every bit as hard as my mother and daddy worked two generationo a ago. rock d today, they find the path so rnt much rocky and steep, and for people of color rockier and hato steeper, and the answer is about who government works for. think of it this way. we have a government that works great, fabulously for giant drug
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companies. just not for people trying to o get ain prescription filled.iva it works great for people who want to make money investing in prisons and private detention centers down at the border, but just not for people whose livest have been destroyed by those places. it is working great for giant oil companies who want to drill everywhere, but not for the rese of us who see climate change bearing down upon us, and when f you see a government working great for those at the top, and forto those who have money and is not working for much of anyone else, that is corruption pure and simple and we need to call it out for what it is. yep. so that is why i am in this
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fight. i want an america who does not t just work for those at the top. i want an america that is not ot just business asun usual. e i want an america that is working for every single person, i want an america that is expanding opportunity. that is the america i believe in. that is why i am in this fight, and that is why i am here today. so thank you, thank you. thank you, thank you. we g oh, we got two questioners. oh, good. hi, can i pitch my universal childcare program. hi. what is your name? >>rr i i'm nila, and we are thre about the universal childcare plan, but i study aging, and here in iowa, we have a lot of older adults who have moved out of rural towns and had to move
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far away and so once we take care of the universal child care, how do we take care of the older adults?se >> okay. n. w you thank you for the question. so, the question that you are fr ultimately asking i think is how do we make this country work for everyone? whatever the age and the zip code and their race, we just want to have a country that kine ofve works for everybody, has a lot of opportunity in it. right? so let me see if i can take a couple of ways to think about this question. let's start with plain old a social security, all right. d here's my view on this. ople are after a lifetime of hardwork, people are entitled to retire with dignity and that means protecting and expanding social security. . and i got a plan for that. and here it is. we can ask the top two percent
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to ask for a little more and with that money, we can do a couple of thing, and first, we can expand a a couple of decade and by decades, the viability oe the social security and plus increase the monthly social security check and the monthly disability check by $200 for mio every personn who gets social security and that going lift 5 million people out of poverty. e thinkts about that. sec ease up the budgets for millions more. so that is one part of the problem. the second part of the problem.i and it, wanted to mention aroun health care, and we will talk more about it i hope today, but one part of my transition plan for health care for medicare fon all is to lower the age of eligibility forr medicare down o 50 and then to expand the benefits for everybody who gets
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it to include hearing, dental and vision and long-term care. p and again, we can do that by making sure that we just ask axs those at the top to pay. ngle p t this is not somethi this is not something that we have to do the raise the money on middle-class families by one penny. . and now, looking at this problem and you have identified part of it how the young families are bt moving out of small towns. hinda how many folks leave iowa and don't come back, right? so think about some of the reasons behind that. big part student loan debt. right. you got student loan debt and they don't adjust for what zip code you live in and what wages they are paying, and the student loan debt, they have to meet that nut or they have to head out to the two coast, and i hear
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this from families all over iowa, and we cancel student debt for 43 million americans, they will live their lives right here in small town iowa, and that is important. another part of my health care plan is to make sure that we support all of our hospitals and particularly to support the rural hospitals. you want to keep the community alive, you have to have a ruralu hospital. you have to have a community sew hospital. but and just one, and i mean, you h are keep thinking about how t these pieces fit together, but it is so important throughout huge part of our country, and that is the role that farmers play both in our economy and in the climate crisis we face.
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yep. so i hope that we get to talk more, too, about the climate and climate change, but i just wanted to pitch in here. when we make an investment in our farms so that our farmers can see an economic path to follow sustainable farming practices and growing local food so they can do these things, that is good for the environment and it is good for the local economy. so these are the ones where we can build together and build a future, and that is what i want to do, a future for everybody. so thank you. good question. thank you. i love how all of the pieces intersect, because they do. nice to meet you. >> my name is jazmine. >> hi, jazmine. >> i have loved what you have been trying to do and to help the underrepresented in society. i am wondering what your plans
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are to make reproductive health care accessible to all women no matter the economic status or racial background. >> oh, that is fabulous. cision okay. so, can i do a small pitch to start. i made a decision when donald trump waseople elected. i decided to go to the inauguration. there were people who didn't. i respect that. the i come from a witnessing tradition and i thought that this is a part of the transfer of power in our government. i am a sitting united states i . senator, and senior senator, and i will go, but it was important to me what i wore. black. no, no. i know you are shocked. i will tell you what i wore. i wore my scarf that has in big letters on it embroidered planned parenthood. that
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[ applause ] and then the next day iwa showe up at that little rally that was held around the country, also known as the women's march and k also known as the largest protest rally in the history ofd the world. rf. i spoke and i wore my pink planned parenthood scarf. now that is two. so here is my plan for three. i am going to be wearing that scarf when i am sworn in as es. presidentnt of the united state so, yeah, this is partly about supporting planned parenthood s and this is partly about supporting access to the full range of health care services for women, including access to abortion, and that is part of hh
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what we do as a country. th but it is also about making sure that health care is available to everyone. this is about supporting our igh community health centers, about making sure that health care is available in many of the high schools, right, that we get people access to health care. it is not enough to say it is there if you can track it down and find it. the way we make health care is p accessible is that we actually put it into communities. i strongly support this, and one way we will do this is that when we have better health care plans, and including more peoply in the coverage, now, we can really afford to get those wan community health centers everywhere and get those counselors out there, and that is what i want to see, because everyca single person should ha access to the health care they need, health care is a basic human right and we fight for basic human rights. thank you for asking.
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[ applause ] >> hello. i'm emerson clark. >> emerson. i wanted to make sure that i heard you. nice to see you, emerson. am >> what is theeric biggest thin that you want -- reside >> what is that? >> what is the number one thing that you want to change in america when you become president? >> it starts with corruption. and let me tell you why, emerson, even though you sat down already. okay. i wanted to tell you why i start there. there is a lot that has been broken in america for a long, long time. this country just kind of inches at a time has worked better for those who can hire the lobbyists and the lawyers and make the big campaign contributions, a and a lot of them, you don't see them move, but slightly. and then the world works a e
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little bit better for banks, anp a little better for the pharma and the big polluters and a t, little piece at a time. and now with donald trump as president, what had been bad has just skyrocketed. has just taken off like crazy. right. are you kidding me? a coal lobbyist as the head of the environmental protection agency. a former lobbyist for the educa defense industry is now the secretary of defense, and betsy devoss, secretary of education, no. so the way i think about this is that our democracy is broken. ao i getwn it. rich people, shoot, they may owy more shoes than you do, and they may own more cars than you do, and they may own more houses than you do.
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but they are not supposed to own a bigger share of our democracy than you do. take [ applause ]ney we take that on, and we fight that fight. we knock back the influence of . money, and the lobbyists and the bought and paid for experts and we disrupt it, and we get off of our back foot and get on the front foot andpossib the then t whole world change, and because now what is possible is that actually, you could ask the billionaires to pay a 2 cent s. wealth tax, hello. dustry, we can beat back the big polluters and beat back the influence of the gun industry, but it has to start with not a
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nibble around the edge, polit a a oh, let's be polite to the rich folks, but it starts with big structural change, and that is how we are going to get this done. thank you. great. thank you. i love that. >> hi. i'm connor. n fa >> hi,vo connor. >> the senate map is increasingly biased with republicans and not the mention with the gerrymandering and the structural threats to voting rights, and so what is your plan to work with mitch mcconnell and others to pass your ambitious agenda and how to pass these ace changes? >> i have a plan. and this is how the plan goes. we fight for big ideas and we take back the senate and that is how we get mitch mcconnell out of a job.
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i am serious about this. hangest we have to get out there to show people what democrats are willing to fight for. and the changes that will affect people's lives, and the things t that matter where they live and when we do, here's the thing, it is about getting lekted, you bet it is. this is about november of 2020. but it is about january of 2021e so, yeah. here's the thing. for everybody that i am asking to be part of this, and i am t going to ask all of b you have be part of to this, because n. understand, i want you have to be in be this in the primaries the general and nobody has to b. able to go home when we win. you have to be as strong and fight as hard the day after the lection as the day before. so when i am ready to fight for
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the anti-corruption bill and roll back thet filibuster to ge something done, i will count on the fact that i will do it fromu the biggest and the best platform in the world, and that is the white house, and you'll be doing it all across america. we are going to push this than government and hold it accountable. that is how we will do it together. thank you. i love that. yes. ough oh, paige, come up and do some more. i am going through these. ne mor i am ready. >> cool. i thought that there was one more and then there wasn't, but now there is going to be. all right. >> we have one more. go ahead to draw some so they will be coming in. >> so at 1058. >> oh, yeah. okay. >> come over here. to the big side.
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>> come on over, sweetie. this is great. okay. 106t over here. who else have you got? >> 1063. we >> 1063. >> is there a 1063 in the house? >> we have a 1063. or you were stretching the legs. stretching the legs. that is okay. 1063? do we have a 1063? there could be a stuffed animal in it for you. moving along. >> moving along, we have 1048. >> woo. come on over. >> and .then, we'll do two mor >> yeah. i can do this. >> all right. 1060. >> 1060. we got a 1060? >> 1060.
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she has it and doesn't want to t do it. she put the gum in. 1060, really, under the gum? [ laughter ] we have got it. okay. okay. we have? 1. >> four. >> okay. one more. >> 1065. >> you are right in a row here. >> and 1065. paige fabulous. >> okay. all right. my thank you, paige. all right. so who have we got? >> hi. my name is anne. >> that is my middle name. >> what is your plan for protecting the rights of tha atheists and other nonbelievers? >> ah. thank you, anne. so it starts with the
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constitution of the united . states, to protect anybody who wants to worship the way they want or not at all. f that is powerfully important. the way i see this is that i ami a person ofst faith. i grew up in the methodist church and that is part of who n am, and a i wasi was a sunday schoolteacher, but it is a fundamental question of what it means to be an american. what it means to be an americane is that at core we recognize thw worth of every single human being. that is part 1. re and part two, we are called to act on that and call on the actions consistent with that. we don't take advantage of build people, we don't cheat people and we don't hurt other people. we do what we can to support 'st other people, and to build s opportunity for other people. if those are the core values, ht
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rightha down at the heart that r make us wor americans, i think leaves us all of the room in th. world for worshipping differently a or for not worshipping at all. and that is the kind of america i want us to be. does that work? good. thank you. thank you. >> hi. n. war what is your name? >> i am eleanor and my nickname is bear. >> it is nice to see you g eleanor. >> my question is when you become president, are you going to stop global warming? >> oh. yes. k
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now, eleanor that is a big commitment, because we are in real trouble. you know this, right? that climate change threatens , every living thing on this planet. and for me, the scariest thing that happens now is every time the scientists go back and recalculate the data and put in more information, it is worse i than we thoughtng that it was. i the problem is bigger, and it is moving faster and we have less time to respond. so this is going to be big. all right. and we aresic going to have to t really hard and work together. so my basic approach is that we do everything that we can. and not a part, and not a your plan versus my plan, but everything that we can, becausee that is howry urgent this probl is. - so let meand start with this pa i will do everything that, and
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oh, i love saying this, that a president can do all by herself. okay. stay there, eleanor. i saw you get that finger up, but i am not through yet. let me tell you what that meanss for example, day one, i want to look through everything that we do, but on day one, i will issue orders and no new drilling or mining on any federal lands. done. we will respect the decisions on native american tribes to protect their own land and adjacent federal lands. oh, and i won't put a coal lobbyist as the head of the epe. i want somebody who believes in science.
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you like that, eleanor?ings. okay. so i'll do everything that i can do, but let me talk about a few of the other things that we need to get done. another piece is that we have to make racial justice right at the heart of our climate plan. adesa right at the heart. for decades and decades now the government mhas permitted almosd all of the polluting industriesn to locate right next to communities of color, and located the waste dumps next to communities of color, and the consequence has been a disaster both for the people's health who have lived in the communities y the economic value in those communities. so i commit as a part of, we ar centrale part of my climate pla right from the beginning is that i commit to $1 trillion we will spend to clean up the de communities that are hardest hit and help in the economic . redevelopment in these communities. it is critical. and appl
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i am not through yet. i have to mention a couple more, because they are so important. the ve to pick up regulatory tool. nobody likes to hear the word regulation, and excuse me, but this is where we have to do it. this is where we are right now. and i picked this up with jay inslee, and i spoke to him for i long time and this is good stuff. by 2028, all of the new buildino in the united states has to be s carbon-free. no more. carbon emissions from these buildings. by 2030, all new cars and light duty trucks have to be zero o carbon emission. [ccarbon yep. and by 2035 all production of us thee] electricity has to be zere
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carbon emission. ther three thing, three regulations that you are willing to get out es there to fight for, and three regulations that we will cut carbon in the united states by 70%. ht. now, we have to do the other 30, but 70 is a good place, right? one more thing they wanted to n mention around d this, and thats that we clean up and we get to zero carbon emissions, and we r. are 20% of the problem and it is a small frac shurntion, but it big fraction and we are world leaders and d weonal are leadint world in the wrong direction with donald trump. we are givenendi a lot of cover places that don'tth want to mak economically or p politically different decisions. we have to change that,. and it is not enough to say paris ing climate accord and yes, i'm in, but we need so much more. and think of it this way, that there is an upcoming 17 trillioi
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market around the world to buy clean. clean energy,at things toer, cp the air, and things to clean upe the water and much of what we need has not been invented yet. so i have a plan. nd resea we will go up ten times, tenfol the investment in research and to o development around clean. that is what we are going to do. and then, and then we will do an somethingyt with that. it righ anybody can use that research tf build anything that you want to build so long as you build it right here in the united states of america. good jobs here. anufactu best estimate is that is 1.2 million new manufacturing jobs a here. in america. good union jobs here in america.
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we can do this. and then we sell it or if we cae need to, give it away. to all around the world, because we have to clean up all around the world. it that is the heart of it. la that is right. we have to make this happen. so it is a real commitment. anot last thing that i want to say is that a lot of folks are going tl talk to you about climate, and or that plan and i want to spend so much money or help in this way, and i'm all w for it, but if you are not willing toto talk about corruption, and if you are not willing to roll back the filibuster, we won't get anything. oh, we willld get, things that e nice names, and save the world, and the world is now safe for unicorns or whatever people want to put on it, but the truth is that if it is still the to sp petroleum industryen lobbyists o arere writing this legislation d the big polluters who don't want to have to spend the money to
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clean it up and the ones to puty it together, it is going to have loopholes big enough to drive trucks through, and dirty trucke andep big diesel trucks and no o added to them. big trucks. so that is why i keep saying that all of this intersects back again with who we make government work for. so when i say to you, yeah, i'm going to do this,s, i'm going t start by trying to make this government work for you. we make this government work for you, and the next step is to clean up the rest of the world. thank you. plause >> hi. my name is cassidy. >> hi, cassidy. >> so i'm a first-year student y here at the university, and froe where i am from, i am from a small rural farming community and a lot of my class, the opportunity to go to college is
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so cool, but like, because of the tariffs and everything, a lot of the income is based off of the parents' and tariffs are bad. to so necessarily bad, but anyway, so a lot of them have chosen to go to the community college and i have always wanted to go to the university of iowa, because it is my dream. my brother came here, too, and i kept thinking that it is not so that it is so much more expensive than it used to be ans then i looked at my rewards compared to my brothers and we j are about the same academically, and i was awarded $5,000 less in just the span of four years, and it is crazy to me. t i am wondering how can you fix this and make so it much easier to afford university? >> i haveve a plan for that. okay. so here is how i want to start the conversation. it is time for a wealth tax in america. f.
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so i start with how we will pay for this stuff, and this is how we start. this is the basic idea. it is a tax on fortunes above u $50 million. in other words, your first $50 million is free and clear. whew. but the 50 millionth and first dollar of accumulated wealth, you have to pay two cents. and two cents on every dollar after that, and when you hit $1b billion, you have to put in another penny. so that is the idea, and so if you are tracking with me. ing a anybody own a home or grow up with ata family who owned a hom. all right. you have been paying a wealth tax foreverk and it is just called a property tax. what i want is to say for the top 1/10th of 1% the property
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tax is short and about your reae estate, but it includes the stock portfolio and the diamonds and the rembrandts and the yacht. right. now, you may have heard, there are some billionaires who do not like this plan. yes, in fact i heard they have been burning up the phone line, ooh, will you run for president? yeah. they are out there, and other o billionaires have gone on tv and cried, because it is so sad. mo. so sad. look, they say, i worked hard for my money to which i always want to say unlike anybody elser so, okay, you had a great idea. good for you. good f you followed it through and you made it intoing somea insomethi worked late and good for you and great. but keep in t it mind, if you ba great fortune here in america, you built it at least in part
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using workers all of us helped to pay educate. in yep. us help you built it at least in part getting the goods to market on roads and bridges all of us helped to pay to build. you built it at least in part protected by police and firefighters all of us helped to pay the salaries for. and we are happy to do it. we are americans. we want to make these investments so that people get opportunity. all we are saying is when you ,l arely making it big, i mean, really big, i mean, top 1/10 of 1% big, pitch in two cents so everybody else gets a chance to make it.
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oh, because here comes the fun part. what can you do for two cents. two cents, and the answer, we can do universal child care for every baby in this country agedk zero to 5. think about that. universal pre-k for every 3-year-old and 4-year-old in america. and we can stop exploiting the mostly women, and mostly black and brown women who do this hern work. can raise the wages of every child care worker and preschoolteacher in america. two cents. two cents. we can do all of that for our babies plus we can put a new investment $800 billion new federal dollars into our public school, and every public school
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in america should be an s. excellent one. two cents. isn't that amazing. two cents. plus we can do all of that for the babies and all of that for k-12 and plus we can make tuition ce freege public technical school, two-year college and four-year college for every kid in america. anybody who wants it. plus, not through yet. we can help level the playing ab field, and put $50 billion into the historically black colleges and universities. and, just one more, we can cancel student loan for 43 million americans. two cents.
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so there's the answer. is that, think about this, and this is the fundamental issue for us as a country. how do we build a future as a country, and how do we invest in opportunity, and is it that we believe that it is more important for the top 1/10 of 1% and not to have to pitch in two cent, and they keep growing the great fortunes, and they should grow them at the greatest not to possible rate h or do we believs good for you that you built thiu fortune, but pitch in two centse that we can can invest in an en! generation of americans and their future. you can do this, right. you can do this. what good, good. >> beth. >> hi. >> my name is moreen. >> hello, moreen. >> i'd like to know what you are going to do when you become president about the immigrationc process and how do we get our
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brothers and sisters out of thej cages? and a h to [ applause ] >> i wanted to start where eralg moreenov ended this question, a that is when the word first began to drift out, what has it been about a year and a half ago now that our federal governmentr our government was taking children away from their families down at the border. i went down. went down to mcallen, texas. this is before they started do lockingto senators out of that place. and i down the bear witnessly it is what this place was like. i want you all to just envision a giant amazon warehouse, only it is dirty and it smelled bad. i walked in, and on the left were cages.
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one after another, and jammed against eachch other and maybe feet widein or 40 feet deep wit one toilet back in the corner crammed full of men. on the right, the same thing vee except crammed full of women. people just standing there. and there was not enough room te for all of them to lie down. and then, i thought, this is the worst thing i have ever seen, open it up, and there were the freestanding cageses of little t girls. about the size of just this group of folks sitting here. freestanding cage of just little girls. they had no toys. they had no tv. where t they just sat. then t just sad little girls. most of them didn't seem to know where they were, where the families were, what had happened to them. and then another cage of little girls, and then another one.
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and over that way, a little cage of little boys and beyond that a cage of little boys. - cage and back in the corner as i came through, there was a cage of nursing mothers, the ones with the little tiny babies, and i still remember i stopped to talk to as many people as i could. i talked to one young woman holding her little baby, and she said that she had come from central america. she said that she had given a drink of water to a police , officer, and the word had come down that night that the gangs believed that she was working with the police. and she knew what that meant. she and her baby would be killed. so she never had any notion of immigrating into the united states. she wrapped her baby up and she ran. and she ran all
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of the way to our border. a great nation lifts its humanity and respect the borders and that is who we must be. [ applause ] so, let me just lay out the central parts of an immigration plan. one, we all have to recognize in this country, immigration does not make this country weaker. immigration makes this country stronger. ders stronger economy, stronger ho w connections around the world. and part 1, one, we have to exp the legal immigration in the
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country. trump has been cutting, and it is wrong. part two. we need a path to citizenship for the people who are here. the dreamers, yes. not mak but also their grandparents, their parents, and their friends and the people who came here tou work in agriculture and the people who overstayed the student visas, we need a path. these are our friends, our neighbors, and we need a path. and part three is that we need to stop this trump-made crisis at our border. how do we do that? well, the first part is that we restore aid, and in fact, we expand the aid to central america so they can establish rule of law again. so it is not the gangs running . things. help them. and the second is that we say to
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the entire world we are a over country thatst lives its values and that recognizes the worth of every human being. ur you come to our borders beggingr for help, then we will welcome you in and give you a hearing. that is who we are. e] so i'm in. you bet. thank you. thank you for the question. good. we have paige back. come on back, paige. are we going to do some more, girl? >> yes. three more. ing. cool. do you want to draw the first one? >> no, i never touch, and not even the appearance of a conflict of interest here. . i am staying away from that. >> that is my president. [che okay. so the next oned ap thatplau we 1047. >> oh, good. . >> yay. come on over here.
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>> good. thank come on yoover. >>le coo. and thenenwe we h will mix them little bit. okay. now we have 1042. >> 1042, here we go. fabulous. >> amazing. >> make the last one a good one. >> do you want to do the norns? >> no, no. >> and now we have 1070. . on >> e?1070. 1070, you got it? all right. we got it. fabulous. n thank you, paige. thank you. okay. hi. come on up. lict of st her >> hi, elizabeth. my name is mary. t >> hi,hen mary. >> before iok. ask you a questi i want to you very much . for being such a strong role 0. model for everyone, but l especially women and girls. rig. >> ah, thank you, mary. [ applause ]
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be >> so, one issue that's very important to me is the arren: t environment. so, i'm going ask you another kind of specific question about that. >> okay. >> what are your specific plansh toer undo the damage that our current administration has done rolling back environmental policies? >>re your yeah. so -- oh, god, it's like this it worse than we think it is because they're just doing it every place they can. even deals that had been cut, so cleaning up the river.elected finally after years of foot dragging, youou finally get the corporation in. ge says they'll go along. donald trump gets elected and na they say l whoa, wait a minute. we want to think about that one more time. ar it's juste doin everywhere they. the environmental standards in california. that's the bad news. how much damage they're doing
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doing. thit they'rency, most ofs, that is through agenc which means we get themean s ri person at the head of the environmental protection agency, and i don't just mean somebody who says gee, you i don't know, i want to work on this. i mean somebody who says i get it. world is on fire, and we need to make change fast. and do keep in mind the good folks working at the environmental protection agency, they're there because they believe in the work. so, you get them a leader, bring in the science -- i'm going to say something shocking. i believe in science.h. that's how we get our regs backw in eplace, but understand back n place is not good enough. we cannot say our goal is business as usual.the prob let's get us back to where we th were. the problem ise m is bigger. g
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the problem is getting worse. we haveme, sinc got to be both i aggressive and more innovative. for me -- you just asked me -- since you're on this narrow part of it, i want to tell you a virm little bit about the kind of person i want to have at the head of the environmental protectionotection agency. who h i want someone who has lots of i ideas.t i want someone who is not afraid to try, and someone who is ant s awater of the data, collect the data and what it means and do more of what works and less of what doesn't work.l take can we get this government on our side? that's the idea behind it. and then what i want is i want a fighter. i want someone who is so take committed to this that they an really will take on the oil industry, that they really will take on the plbig polluters, th they are not afraid. and i think the best way this ut happens is i getio a person lik that and then i back them up
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110% because that's the only way we're going to make the changes we need to make. so, thank you. it's a great question. you, thank you. [ applause ]] >> hi ms. warren. >> hi. what's your name? >> beth.irst t >> hi beth.or a w is that an elizabeth? >> yes. >> whoa, double elizabeth.h. feel the power. >> i'm so happy that the first time i get to vote is for a woman. >> oh, good! [ cheers and applause [ cheers and applause ] i'm happy about that too, beth. i'm really happy aboutreally s . >> i grew up in a generation terrified to go to school because of gun threats. i've seen this stuff and it's t. really scary, so i want to know what you're going to do about blem, that. >> okay. i know. so, let's -- let's talk about
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the problem, okay? you going to be okay? you want to come over closer? you gonna be okay? all right. okay. we have a gun violence problem in america, and that's how we need to think of it.aughte it's about mass shootings, and i that'sca really, really scary.ry about what happens on sidewalks and playgrounds, in communities -- particularly communities of color -- all drea around our nation every day. they don't get the headlines, li but children are dying. it's also about suicide and the lethality of suicide attempts b because ofout the presence of . and it is about domestic violence, about the fact -- and it's women largely who are much more likely to die if there is
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an abuser and a gun in the house. so we have to think of this altogether as a gun violence problem. and the way i like to think about this, the way i approach it is to think about we had -- have -- an auto violence problem decades ago, people dying on the highways, stories written over and over about carnage on the highways, entire families that are wiped out. five people died for every million miles travelled on the roads back in the 1960s. and we decided as a nation store that's just not acceptable.he we want to do highw a better joh protectinge our people.e. so, we treated it as a problem of auto violence. and we said we're going to reduce that goi we're going to reduce the ere'
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deaths. and here's what we're going to do -- some of the things that we needed were obvious and easy, seat belts, safety glass. some hadn't even been invented like air bags and automatic ths braking systems.ysuse as but the approach we used as a se government is to say let's do in what we can quickly, get those s in, the things that seem pretty obvious, collect the data, and then come back again. what else do we need to do is second year, the third year, the fourth year until we bring down the death rate, until we bring down the risk, until we make oul childrenl safe? we need to treat gun violence not as a your plan versus my plan. it's what plans will work best to reduce the to we need to treat it like the public health emergency that it
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is. we're going to do this, okay? [ applause ] okay. hi. >> hi. i'm derek. >> hi, derek. it's nice to meet you. >> nice to see you. >> nice to meet you too. >> welcome back to iowa. >> thank you. it's good to be back in iowa. >> we hear a lot of presidential candidates talk about bringing the country together. >> mm-hm. >> i think about the other side, the republicans who basically believe government is evil, every dollar you pay in taxes is theft, and that government is an oppressive force in our lives whereas i see government -- i see my neighbors, my friends, my family working. why can't we highlight the goo'' work of all the people in m de government who are doing things for us, protecting our warre fot air, our water?e countr this is our government.t the ot
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these are our laws.lly >> yep. i'm with you on this one, dereki >>n so, i'm just inviting you comment on that.he goo >> so, you know, it's interesting. look, i'm, i strongly support the people to who workne for government. these are good people. it's called public service for a reason, right? because they're there. they're serving the public. i want to -- if i can, i want to pull this back just a little where you started this on this s question of division in this country, two very different views of what's going on. and i want to ask you to think about this maybe a little intere differently. and that is -- and i'll tell you where this comes from.m ther remember i mentioned the boys, my three older brothers? one is a democrat. do the math, okay? yes, our thanksgivings are like that too. but here's the thing, there are a lot of things we disagree on.
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but my brothers are furious over amazon making $11 billion in profits and paying zero in thre taxes.s. they are really angry. and i mean all three of them, not just the democrat. i mean the democrats and the republicans are really unhappy about this. they are furious about drug companies that take all of the research that you and i paid for as taxpayers through the national institutes of health and so on, take that research and then turn around, turn it into drugs that they've had, they've marketed, they've made their money back, and then they up the price on it. and i don't mean a little bit. they up the price through the roof. this makes my brothers furious. they use different words to describe it, but they are all very angry about the corruptione in washington. they get that they're being
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cheated. they get that this government works fors and they those at th. governments not working for anybody. it's a government that's working great for those at the top.ratsd in fact next time somebody says to you government never works in washington, it's just gridlock. woah. remind them of two things. when the republican donors ey ae wanted that tax break, took five weeks for the republicans to go behind closed doors and write at tax bill andes give a trillion e a half dollars of money away to these guys, right? they know how to move when they want to move. the rest of the time when nothing gets passed, when nothing makes it through the senate, think for just a minute. that actually works pretty well for drug companies. works pretty well for oil companies. works pretty well for gun manufacturers. it works pretty well for everyone for whom the system is working right now. so, washington is working. it's working great for those at
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the top.hrough so, here's my pitch on this. when you talk about bringing the country together, it's instead e of fighting d withiffe each oth left, right, middle, whatever, how about we focus on the guys who keep sucking more and more wealth out of this economy, more and more power out of this economy. how about we focus on them and say in a democracy you've got to pay a fair share and give everybody else some opportunity in this nation?t [ cheers and applause ] repub i'm going to say one more thing about this. we on of really want to beat dona trump -- anybody want tokes it n that?ie [ cheers and applause ] then let's talk about the difference between him and us. r let's talk about the difference between his party and where we o
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wantr th our party to be. and that is right at this question of corruption. he is the most corrupt presidenc in living, midd and we need to call that out, hs but we've got to be in this o pa fight all the way.y y gi we can dove this. good. ll sayyou. good. we reauestion. is this the last one?[cheer >> i'm gary. >> okay.hen le make it a good one.and make it a good one.e i'm ready.s party >> i'm a vietnam [ cheers and applause ]e moe ins fight all the way. we can do this. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: good, thank you. good. last question. is this the last one? >> i'm gary. sen. warren: may get a good one. i'm ready. >> i am a vietnam veteran. [applause] i know what automatic weapons can do. in less than five seconds hit everybody in that group and keea going. >> yep. >> what can we do to get rid of the automatic weapons that no one should have? >> i agree.lause] so, we need to get automatic weapons off ourright. streets.
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you're exactly right. you know, can we wind back? we can learn a little bit from history. people used to have machine guns, right? no, i'm serious. and what did we do as a nation? we said whoa, we need to get rid of these things, right? this is not goodm seriou to havy who gets in an argument with his neighbor have a machine gun, right? not a good thing. so, what we did is we said you've got to register them. you've got to pay a fat tax on them. and if you don't want to do that, you've got to turn them back in. and by golly, that's what people did. they turned them in, and we got rid of the problem of having a lot of people with machine gunsa we can do the same thing with m weapons of' they should not be on our ned tm streets. they shouldn't be inwe g ourot e we need to get rid of them. thank you. [ applause ] ]
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so, i want to thank you all for terrific questions. this is fabulous. and i want to do obviously the most important part of democracy, and that is selfies. but before we do, i just want t talk a little bit as we wrap this up. i want to tell you a story about a toaster.[a [ laughter ] you did not seeee that coming, right? this woman is going to tell a story about a[l toaster.that com so, here's how this story goes. when i was aell a young mom, tos used to cause house fires.when i see, here's how it worked. those toaster ovens with the or. little slide out trays, they y didn't have the automatic shut a offf switch. so, you put four slices on the tray, slide the thing in, flip h it on, hear the baby cry, run tr the other end of the house, k, spend a little longer than you t thought you had. and when you come back, the incs flames off, the bread will be somewhere betweenbe 6, 8 inches
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maybete 10 inches. and if you're not lucky you xtiu catch curtains on fire, maybe the kitchen cabinets.said ask me how i dow all i'm willing to tell you is i that when i was a young mom, my daddy actually one year gave me a fire extinguisher for christmas. and then along came a federal agency, the consumer product safety commission, and they said enough. we're done. we're done. and that was it. early 2 couldn't sell toasters without the safety switch, house fires from toasters go to zero. all right. dangero not bad. by the early 2000s in america, mortgages had become so complex and so dangerous they had a one in five chance of costing a family their home, not from fire, but from foreclosure.thos and this time, the federal government was not on the side of the
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it was so deep in the pocket of the banks, they let them keep selling those things, and that o was thene crash of 2008. so, after the crash, i had an idea. how about if we have a consumer agency like the one for i toasters, only we have one for t financial products for mortgages, credit cards, student loans, pay day loans. so, i go to washington. i'm not in elected office. i go to washington. i talk to anybody who will talk to me about the idea behind thel agency, knock on as many doors as i can. and i get basically the same two answers. first answer is that is a great idea. you could actually make a real change. this issa structural change, right, an agency that just -- you can't do that stuff, right?b and the second thing everybody would say was don't even try. don't try because you'll be up
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against big money. you'll be up against the big banks. you'll be up against the republicans. shoot, you're going to be up against half the democrats. you can't getbig it done.we i get it. big structural change is hard, but it is the right thing to do. so, we got in that fight and we took on the banks and we took op the big plmoney. and in 2010, barack obama signed that agency into law. we won. we won, and here's the thing. that little agency has already forced the banks to return more than $12 billion directly to people theyo make cheated. not bad, not bad. we know how to make government
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work for the people. we've got an example of it.ains so, here's what i learned from thatbi experience. even if the big donors are against it, the big money is inu against cuit, if wall street is against it, we need big ideas to match the big problems of our time. we need big ideas to inspire people to get out in caucus and get out and vote. wor we need big ideas so that ally w everyone in this world will knoe who and what democrats are actually willing to fight for. we need big ideas to take back the senate and put mitch mcconnell out of a job. [ cheers and applause ] we need big ideas and we need tb be willing toe fight for them.n
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but i get it. it is easy just to give up on big ideas, to sound oh so sophisticated on why we shouldn't even try. but understand this, when we give up on big ideas, we give ub on the people whose lives wouldd have been touched by those hey e ideas. people who are struggling to pay their medical bills, they're sp already in a edfight.the colo people who are crushed by student loan debt, they're already in a fight. people who are stopped by the police because of the color of their skin, they are already in a fight and those fights are our fights. this country is in a crisis, and
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media pundits, washington insiders, shoot, even people in our own party don't want to gn a admit it. big pro they think that running a vague campaign that nibbles around the edges of these big problems is somehowif the safe strategy.trut if all democrats can offer is business as usual after donald trump, then democrats will lose. [ applause ]ugh to m we win when we have answers bigi enough to meet the problems that touch peoples' lives. look, i am not running a campaign that's shaped by a bunch of consultants with planst that areop designed not to offe big donors. i passed that stop sign a long
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timefa ago. no, i'm running a campaign based on a lifetime of fighting for working families. i am running a campaign from the heart because i believe that 2020 is our moment in history, that 2020 is our moment to win the fight for a green new deal and save our planet. 2020 is our moment to win the fight for medicare for all and save our people. 2020 is our moment to win the fight for a two-cent wealth tax and invest in an entire r has
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generation. and if you think that 2020 is our moment, if you think 2020 is the time when the door has opened just a little, the door has opened for big structural to change, then i'm asking you heri today commit to caucus for me.. be part of this fight because this is our time in history. 2020 is when we're going to dream big, fight hard, and win! ♪ ♪ what you want ' ♪ bab' i got it ♪ ♪ what you need ♪ do you know i got it ♪ all i'm asking ♪ is for a little respect and on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, senator kamala harris announced she's suspending her presidential
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campaign. she recently cancelled a fund-raiser in new york as she dropped in the polls. joe biden spoke to reporters about senator harris suspended her campaign. here's his response. >> she is a great candidate and a real competitor. i have mixed emotions about this because she is really a solid, solid person. and loaded with talent. and i'm sure she's not dropping out of making the changes she cares about. >> would you consider her for v.p. still? the senate subcommittee holds a hearing on fraudulent trademarks. the house judiciary
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committee holds a hearing this week with constitutional scholars as part of the impeachment inquiry of president trump. it's intended to focus on the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment. according to a statement from jerrold nadler. the president has been invited to attend and have his legal counsel participate by asking questions. this weekend the white house declined to participate in the proceedings. the president is in london attending a nato meeting through wednesday. we'll have live coverage on c-span3, online at, or you can listen live on the free c-span radio app. the house will be in order. >> for 40 years, c-span has been providing america unfiltered coverage of congress, the white house, the supreme court, and public policy events from washington, d.c. and around the country so you can make up your own mind created by


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