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apple store or google play. watch live on the mind anytime at on your desktop, phone, or tablet, where you will find the full convention schedule. follow us at c-span on twitter and like us on facebook to see video of newsworthy moments. watch every minute of the 2016 democratic national convention starting monday on c-span, c-span radio app, and >> democratic national committee chair debbie wasserman schultz has announced she will step down at the end of this week's convention. she served as dnc head for over five years, but has come under pressure after hacked e-mails favored hillary clinton over bernie sanders. a group representing bernie sanders delegates held a news conference in philadelphia, voicing their disappointment.
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they say that convention floor fights are possible over the vice presidential choice and party rules. this is just under an hour. >> good morning. i would like to welcome everyone to this first conference of the network. we now have about 700,000 active members online. the network is ongoing. in very active partnership with progressive democrats of america. this morning, we will hear from the executive director inside the democratic party, major
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player in terms of aggressive activism, organizing work, progressive democrats america, donna smith. i would like to open by giving background on how the bernie delegates network got to now and where we anticipate it will be going in the next few days. one thing that i think needs to be emphatically emphasized is that the bernie delegates network is independent. we are entirely independent of the democratic national committee and the party. we are entirely independent of the bernie sanders official campaign. we have no working direct or indirect relationship or
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communications with bernie sanders or the campaign apparatus. from the outset, we have been independent. that is where we are now and that is where we continue to be. at this point, we have 1250 sanders delegates in the delegates network. in other words, two thirds of all of the delegates are in our network. something else i want to emphasize is the bernie delegate network reflects, it does not direct. we do not tell anybody, we do not try to instruct any delegates in what to do or what not to do, other than our commitment to nonviolence. what does the bernie delegates network reflect today? we reflect disappointment. and we reflect anger. we reflect a progressive commitment to continuing as bernie said the night of the
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california primary. continuing with the understanding the struggle continues. as he said that night in california, that struggle, that campaign for a political revolution that is meaningful and based on economic progressive populism and social justice, it should and must continue through this convention. something that not only bernie sanders but millions of supporters have been clear about is that every meaningful measure of social change in our country has come from the bottom up. it is not come from the top down. the hundreds and hundreds of active bernie delegates who you will be talking with and hearing from every day here at the convention in one way or another totally grasp and embrace that principle.
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we are not waiting for elites to tell us what to do. we are not even waiting for our progressive or favorite politicians to tell us what to do. we are self organized. we believe democracy comes from the bottom up if it's going to be meaningful for social change. we understand this historic moment out of necessity the bernie sanders campaign is contracting. the campaign has had a shed many, many hundreds and hundreds of staff members. by the very nature of the situation, the bernie sanders campaign per se is melting into something you might say a bit more general in terms of the campaign. something else i think needs to be greatly emphasized is that virtually every delegate in the bernie delegate network has
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conveyed us and surely, deeply understands that by far, by far, by far the worst candidate on the presidential ballot is named donald trump. there is a deep and abiding desire and fervent belief that the defeat of donald trump, to keep him out of the white house is absolutely essential for the future of our country and the world. you may have heard the latest poll numbers are very troubling about the number of bernie supporters around the country who are inclined not to support the democratic nominee. and it is troubling not because we are wild about hillary clinton, we are not, but because in swing states that is very
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dangerous. i have to say there has been an enormous amount of media spin coming from the clinton campaign, echoed by all too many members of the punditocracy, but 85% of bernie supporters are going to vote for hillary clinton in the fall. that is contradicted by the latest polls. the latest polls show far, far fewer are committed to doing so. it might dawn on some of the smartest guys and gals in the room at the dnc and the clinton headquarters that this precipitous dip in inclination to support hillary clinton in the fall among bernie supporters might be related to the ways in which in recent days in particular hillary clinton -- we don't know what is on her mind.
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we don't know what her internals are. but we know her actions and behavior are. this falloff in support is plausibly related to her demonstrable contempt for the progressive wing of his party in selection of tim kaine on the ticket. one of the many, many reasons i think it's among the profoundly widespread reasons that bernie's delegates here reflecting supporters around the country are so upset about the kaine pick. not only is the one thing that hillary clinton can't go back on later on. she is locked into her pick, but also that we believe from only understand on the ground coming from all over this country that the selection of kaine will make defeating donald trump that much more difficult. this is an assault on the
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progressive base of the democratic party that has in the numbers of 13 million voters flocked to supporting bernie sanders. and so those smartest triangulators in the room, that tell us the old formulas prevailed a couple of decades ago at the top of the democratic party will work again, they seem clueless about our current political environment. you have a handout with some documented information about just some of the issues that are such great concern. abortion rights, coal-fired plants, so-called right to work laws that senator kaine has supported, the viciously anti-labor position, tax rates for the wealthy that he does not
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want to increase, voting -- one of a dozen senators to vote for fast-track for the tpp. what kind of message is that? after all, well above 45% of democratic primary voters went for bernie. what is the message here? we want you and the party. don't let the door hit you on the way out. we want you in the room, but here is your hat. what's your hurry? what is this message coming from the top of the party? 10 days ago at the bernie delegates network did a systematic sample survey poll of bernie delegates. you have the results on paper.
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we released this data eight days ago. not a surprise, not unknown to the clinton campaign. what is it mean when 88% of the surveyed bernie delegates said they found senator kaine "unacceptable?" only three saying they would find him "acceptable." this is a barometer of where we are today. before you hear from donna smith, executive director of progressive democrats of america, i want to elude to looking ahead to what we can expect in days ahead.
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we don't know what exactly to expect. it's certainly true of the bernie sanders network delegates. we will convey what the prevailing sentiment and planning is from bernie delegates that took the direction of we will share information among delegates and help delegates to coalesce what most of them want to do. looking ahead, most specifically, there are very serious discussions going on about a challenge on the floor to the vice presidential pick of hillary clinton's. tomorrow as part of the daily briefings we expect that more information for you. this is part of a challenge to the corporate ties democratic party under hillary clinton. in early june as an elected bernie delegate to the national convention living in california i went to downtown square in oakland where 25,000 people, mostly young, certainly multicultural, multiracial, huge crowd, unprecedented heard bernie speak.
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there was a sign that stood out for me ever since. it was hand-lettered. "i refuse to accept a dystopian future." that is really what this struggle is about inside the democratic party and inside the country. whether we will accept a dystopian future that gives only lip service to challenging human caused climate change. whether we will give more than lip service to confronting the threat of nuclear holocaust when there is a $1 trillion budget plan from the obama administration for so-called modernization of nuclear weapons. and more broad-based -- perpetuating a situation of
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massive oligarchy dominance of our economy and politics and the middle class falling to the floor and rampant poverty as well. no to a dystopian future. we have got to defeat donald trump. we have got to challenge the corporate powers in the democratic party, represented by hillary clinton today. and at this point i would like to introduce to you the executive director of progressive democrats of america, donna smith. ms. smith: good morning. if we had needed a bigger room we would have moved today. but we did not. my name is donna smith, executive director progressive democrats of america. we have chapters throughout the country. we are proud to say here at the convention more than 220 delegates identified themselves
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as progressive democrats of america. we like to say we are the insurgency in the democratic party, not an official part of the democratic party. when we came here -- i think it's important to mention most of our delegates, many had to raise significant some of the money to arrive here at the dnc. they did so not because they expected to come in the foot soldiers for anyone who espouse views over not there's in terms of what they heard from bernie sanders that drove them so fervently to support him over the last two and half years. progressive democrats of america in late 2013 issued a petition where he asked people to sign if they wanted to urge bernie sanders to run as a democrat for the presidency of the united states. we gathered thousands of
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signatures that were presented to senator sanders on her 10 year anniversary in may of 2014. there were many people who urged him and influenced him to make the decision to run for president. progressive democrats of america has never before endorsed a presidential candidate. the reason is simple. we are a federal pac and we support candidates that are in line with issues that are important to achieve for the democratic party. some of those are once hillary clinton assured she does not share with us. it is very difficult for us at this point to imagine we will make a smooth transition of any kind. we likely will not be able to endorse hillary clinton has president. that is not the say people in progressive democrats of america what donald trump to be president. i want to be clear about that. we will shift our work to working for the down ballot races and congressional races
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where we really feel we can make a difference and give a more progressive congress to whomever ends up being the president, whether that has to be in opposition to a republican president which sounds pretty awful to us, or whether that be to push a president who is not progressive to be more progressive. as an example, we will take one issue. the single-payer health care medicare for all. the reality is not too long before the convention hillary clinton assured people that single-payer would never come to pass in united states. that's a difficult thing to swallow for bernie delegates to look at the situation happening at our health care industry today. what is happening today to millions of americans who cannot afford their own health care. they may be paying exorbitant health insurance premiums but they are not achieving access to health care. that is one of our primary issues.
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we heard over and over again the platform committee of the dnc has passed the most progressive platform in the history of the party. while that may well be true, that it's more progressive than previous platforms have been, it is still leading a long distance between what bernie espoused on the campaign trail and what is in that platform. those of you who were in orlando or watched the orlando hearings, a platform committee hearing, you know how hard-fought they were. sometimes we can feel as bernie delegates as if unless we are to just toe the line and be quiet and go along with what the clinton campaign wanted, we will not be included in the conversation. we feel that here at the democratic national convention it's absolutely the appropriate place for us to argue out these issues in a democracy. that is what a democracy is all
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about. it is not inappropriate or disrespectful. it is not disunifying for us to figure out with the best ticket up of four to this country is to tell people this is the direction democrats feel the country should go. that is why the vice presidential pick was extremely upsetting to many bernie delegates. it wasn't just that it was senator kaine. and in most part is not directed personally at senator kaine. it is choosing someone who is so far away from where we stand progressively says that all of us who has worked so hard on bernie sanders's campaign over the last two and half years. giving up months and months of their lives in volunteer support. many people, thousands of dollars. bernie was very fond of talking about the $27 contributions.
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for many families that was a lot of money to put out every month. they didn't lovingly and they did it because they were committed. not just of bernie the person, but the ideals of progressive change in this country. that included protecting our climate. we have an emergency, a climate emergency in this country. unfortunately senator kaine has exhibited a great fondness for the oil and gas industry and for fossil fuels that makes it extremely uncomfortable. unless we join together in mobilized to deal with the climate emergency this issue is going to consume so many of us going over and damage the lives of future generations forever. there is no turning back from some of the climate emergency. i've heard russell green, a member of progressive democrats of america offer a sweeping climate emergency amendment at the platform committee. he believes there is a 10-year window for us to take action.
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if senator kaine is the vice president and he is advising secretary clinton or president clinton on what she might want to do, we are very concerned about what will happen with climate. climate, health care, the stand on peace and war. very difficult. this is a very difficult choice. there were two tangible ways that the clinton campaign and the dnc could show bernie delegates and bernie voters across the country -- 13 million of them, that they cared about where they stood. those two ways for platform and the choice of vice president. in both cases having disdain for those positions held a party delegates does not bode well for the future of either the ticket or the democratic party long-term. we have heard about the millions and millions of young people who came up to vote for bernie. so true. they were inspired not only about his talks or college debt
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and free public education, they were inspired by seeing a world for you did not have the billionaire class and the millionaire class ruling over the rest of us and telling the rest of us what to do. they were inspired by something that gave them hope for the future. and the choices we are making out at the dnc, they are also sending a very strong message to those millions and millions of young people. many of whom have already said that is it. i am done with the democratic party. for the clinton camp and the dnc to disregard those comments from those young people is done at their peril in all of our perils if indeed what we are doing is empowering donald trump to be the president of the united states. with that i want to thank you all. i think we will take questions. >> very briefly, i left work when i mentioned senator kaine
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had voted against tpp fasttrack. i left out the word democratic. he was one of a dozen democratic senators to vote in favor of fast-track to expedite the tpp last year. and to note we are getting a tremendous number of questions about protest prospects on the convention floor. we want to emphasize there are reasons why there is such a likelihood of protests by bernie delegates on the convention floor. and because of the live broadcasts involved today i will repeat your questions before donna and i endeavor to respond to them. yes? >> how many members of this coalition challenge the new vice presidential nominee and how far you in forcing that on the
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floor? protests were stopped by the person with the gavel at the rnc. >> how many in the bernie delegates network are attuned to protesting the vp choice? when we surveyed 10 days ago to bernie network elegant numbers about potential vp choices, and we included senator kaine at the time, one of the questions towards the end of the survey said if the vice presidental pick is either kaine for some of the others we listed or other political outlook, would you seriously consider vocally denouncing the pick and/or as we called it nonviolently and emphatically protesting during the acceptance speech of
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secretary clinton on the convention floor? the vast majority chose and/or. either said one or the other or both. the other part of the question, what do we plan now? we will be quickly doing yet another straw poll. it is done so every delegate has a unique url and can only vote once. we will be surveying within the next 24 hours exactly what plans the delegates might get behind in terms of responding. >> the procedure for doing this? do you know the procedure for doing this? >> officially? we have read the rules and we would hope the rules would be followed. what is theoretical, the neutrality of the dnc which was theoretically in existence drop
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the campaign we now know to the e-mail leaks that was a total fiction. i say that the caveat, but when you read the rules of the dnc in this convention, if we gather 300 signatures with no more than 50 for any particular state we can place a name of a vice presidential potential nominee. then we would go through that entire process. donna, did you want to add something? >> [indiscernible] >> if bernie should ask you to stop your protest, would you? >> if bernie sanders would ask us to step down and not protest for the vp pick, would we? the answer is very much bound up in my explanation at the
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beginning. the network is totally independent of bernie sanders and the campaign. let me make it clear that is the quarter of the bernie delegates network and every other delegate i have talked to who is a party delegate, none of us have ever heard from bernie sanders or any the official campaign that they want us to protest or they don't want us to protest. if we get the message directly or indirectly, i'm sure we will take it under advisement as we take all advice and opinions under advisement. no more, no less. donna? >> in terms of ferguson democrats of america, i am not speaking for the bernie delegate network, but the progressive democrats of america have no intention of standing down at this point. we brought bernie sanders to this party so to speak, and we intend to be there.
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i think bernie was very serious when he used the #notmeus. we take that seriously. this is about building movement. for those that may have been there, we had a fabulous people summit in chicago in which we have thousands of people come together for just the purpose of movement-building. we had a fantastic sponsorship by national nurses united and 190,000 registered nurses who came together to say it's not about bernie sanders the person, it's about the movement and justice and making sure we achieve the progressive change we want to have. bernie has been a tremendous vehicle to bring that agenda to the american public. the american public has embraced it, really embraced it. we always stayed that way for progressive democrats of america. we intend to continue. to answer more specifically,
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there has been outreach to individuals about a willingness or a not willingness to put themselves in that light. you might imagine there is often fear of retribution and i think that is very real in our political system today. we see the most egregious examples of that with donald trump when he very directly threatens people, the press and others, on what will happen if they do not sing the tune he wants sung. the dnc may have its own ways as we found out through wikileaks and so-forth. there may be here on the part of some people, but rest assured, there are people who are unafraid. thank you. >> briefly on that note. this prefigures the future. if there's a president clinton and hillary clinton administration, there is not a nanosecond of honeymoon because
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principles don't take a nap. they don't go on holiday. this prefigures what we anticipate in the future. >> if he could talk a little bit about what a floor protest would look like, what are some of the options? >> the question is talking about a floor protest, what some of the options are. we have heard many possibilities discussed by delegates. our delegate network is reflecting a lot of that discourse going on. there is talk about walking out of the vice presidential acceptance speech. there is talk about a total silence. remaining seated. turning backs. it's all a quest to galvanize and walk in the footsteps of the long tradition of nonviolent protest for social justice in this country. i would like to mention that in 1964 at the democratic convention in atlantic city. the democratic administration in the white house tried very hard
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to suppress the voice of somebody who had suffered from social injustice. the rationale was that that would hurt the party and help to to elect barry goldwater, just as we hearing similar rationale today about we should sit down shut up because that would help donald trump. on the contrary to help donald trump is coming from hillary clinton and choosing someone who is actually backing up the wall street support from the democratic party but such a target for trump. back in 1964 in atlantic city the dimension, we look today at the voice of sanity live hamer who said on behalf of mississippi freedom democratic party, we did not come all this
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way for two seats when the delegation of the regular mississippi party was to retain all of their dozens of seats. very few of our delegates have suffered the terrible abuse that sandy live hamer did at the time of the civil rights activists in the deep south. but there's an understanding that you have to sacrifice and sometimes when the top of the party tells you to be quiet, it's important to let your light shine. it's important to speak up and speak out and in the light of history that is upheld. >> the question is are we also considering floor fights in terms of rules to the platform. late yesterday the rules committee after a wild of deliberation seems to have come up with a quote unquote compromise which might remove the need for a fight that remains to be seen around superdelegates. in terms of platform, there is no minority report as far as i'm aware that has been formally put
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forward. at the same time, there are efforts under way. i don't know if you want to adjust that as well donna but on climate issues and so forth. in terms of what a floor fight might entail. we are committed to nonviolence, we are committed to the long tradition of activism that speaks up for social justice. that remains to be seen. we're going to continue to poll and survey our members. >> i think the other thing that's important to say is if the protest outside the rules committee yesterday is any example of how gurneys elegance will be handled during this convention, the dnc has some work to do. they are talking about unity, they're talking about wanting us to be a part of what they want to do moving forward. and yet the delegates for those
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of you who are there may know the delegates -- bernie's delegates at least seem to be isolated -- they said the room is full and the room is indeed crowded. it is hard to imagine when you have hillary clinton supporters in line who appear to have gotten preferential treatment and getting into the room. then you have 150 people outside the room who are predominantly bernie sanders delegates and supporters just wanting to be in the room to observe events of superdelegates and do some really considered and careful work in consideration of this party's rules and those people are not only help there, but there was a growing police and security presence. no one was being violent at all. they were making noise, they were chanting. there are wanting to make it clear that they wanted to be in the room. they wanted to be moved to a bigger room. we made it clear that shame on the dnc for not having provisions for disabled and elderly people. you better be walking your talks during this convention. and that was not a good showing yesterday in terms of how they handled the rules committee.
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so will we have action from the floor, i think there will be probably some. if not, i want to stress what norman said. it's not up to the bernie delegates network to tell anybody what to do. certainly we will poll and find out what people are thinking. >> debbie wasserman schultz will not be speaking at the convention. is that enough or would you like the removal -- >> i think it i said yesterday. the question is about whether debbie wasserman schultz should be removed as the chair of the party. i think i said it yesterday in a couple interviews that if we just look at our own professional lives and you have a situation which you have written e-mails like that in your professional life about people with whom you
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were supposed to show impartiality and deal with professionally, you might imagine that would have severe consequences to you professionally. my understanding this morning is debbie wasserman schultz will gavel open and close the convention, but she will not have a speaking role. no that is not enough. to my thinking, it's not just debbie wasserman schultz that was involved in this situation. it appears there were several staff members of the dnc who were involved in saying some very inappropriate things, very partial to hillary clinton saying about bernie sanders and there needs to be accountability for that in the party. it's important. this is a democracy, this is not a production show. this is the seat of our democracy here in philadelphia. it's a wonderful place for us to really exhibit that. but it won't be if we are squelched and we are silenced.
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>> at this situation at this historic moment, the party unity is on higher hillary clinton. it's a bit much to be told that you bernie sell it -- delegates have better snap to it for party unity will me have the -- got the shaft by her going to her right away from the principles of the bernie campaign. and filling my presidential slot. -- vice presidential slot. >> secretary clinton brand yourself as a progressive. is she? >> it depends on the definition. if being an exponent of the basic policies and preferences of wall street makes your progressive. if being endorsed by robert kagan, one of the leading lights of the neoconservative foreign policies. saying that she is a neocon, but
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of course her followers won't call that. if that makes you a progressive. if somebody who has stood firm against the necessity for producing and concrete policy terms the gap between the rich and the poor and on and on. if were going to move the goalposts to that extent that hillary clinton is a progressive, then the whole game is down the rabbit hole. >> what is a response as to the wiki leak that the dnc plans to question bernie sanders jewishness and -- >> the question is what is a reaction to the wikileaks revelations of the dnc e-mails about planning to use bernie sanders religion and asserted atheism against him. sadly it speaks for itself. this is the progressive democratic national committee. it is just shameful.
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i think she has clearly damaged party unity to a large extent by her choice of kane in particular. what she could do now is to open up the convention to actual debate over platform issues. the survey that we did among bernie delegates really tracked with the weaknesses that she has had in her purported progressive politics and her fidelity to wall street. we have by far the top number, some are not 69% of the
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delegates responding to the survey and this is close to 300 of them in an overnight poll said that the transpacific partnership is a most important issue to bring to the floor. yet hillary clinton, even though she claims to be turned against the tpp, did everything in upper power to successfully block that provision to challenge and condemn tpp from coming to fruition. she should reverse that. she should allow there to be an debate over tpp. on the convention floor there should be a debate and vote on platform provisions. after talking about concerns uneconomic justice international trade, that is why we oppose the tpp. that was voted down on orders of hillary clinton and her forces. so not only tpp issue should be allowed by hillary clinton get to the floor, but two other issues which rank very high among our delegates in the survey, single-payer medicare
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for all. that should be brought to the floor. there are so many delegates who have been struggling and fighting to bring it to the floor. hillary clinton is trying to block it. she should reverse course on that. the third one that rank very high was an all-out government mobilization on climate change. to recognize the global national security by any real definition threat that climate change is to humanity. and again, the clinton forces should reverse course and allow that platform fight to come to the floor. >> one more issue that i've heard talked about in choosing senator kaine as a running mate was that perhaps there was some deference being given to making sure the white male vote did not go to donald trump more so than it might go to the democrats. i found that remark remarkably ill-informed about many of the
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white men that i know about what they believe in what they would like to see happen with this country. i also -- there is a certain sort of sexism in that. i also would like to say, and i know i've heard many women bernie delegates say this and i want to say this emphatically. i would like to see a woman president in my lifetime too. very much would like to see a woman president. and i had hoped that would mean that we would bring a different kind of dynamic to politics. perhaps. a different kind of more open thought process, more progressive, more peace oriented. i also would like to say, and i know i've heard many women -- it hurts, it really hurts me to be standing and feeling like i can't really support the first woman who is likely to be a candidate for president. i would like to be able to do that.
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but boy are they making it hard. they are making it very difficult for me and millions of other women to do the same. >> what would you say to the argument that hillary folks are saying that she is their candidate and that she gets the right to pick a vp and that their voices are not being heard by you folks? >> i've heard it said over and over again that hillary clinton won this fair and square. we could go on for another hour about whether or not that is really true. or not. it is frustrating, it's difficult, it's angering, it's we have also some issues about election integrity to clear up in this country. one of the things that bothered me most about the dnc through this primary process was that they did not protect the rights of every democratic voter to cast a vote. and they did not protect the right of us to have our votes counted properly. so as i said, we could argue
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whether or not every california but was counted -- vote was counted appropriately. or whether not some of our friends in the media, i don't do single anybody out, but released information not only about a primary in california but release information about who is going to win the day before. these are things that signal that that fight was not fair. the wikileaks document and the e-mails that are coming out reinforce that. i want to say, these are not things that bernie delegates were conspiring to come up with that the clinton campaign or the dnc were doing. these are just confirming what we saw on the ground as volunteers, as workers, as poll watchers in states all across
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the country. where we tried so hard not to show favoritism. we just wanted every vote counted and every person to be able to build. the dnc should have protected that right for every democratic voter. i don't think we know. perhaps they did. perhaps they did. for me, if i were a candidate, it would be a very hollow victory indeed to win it with that question. about how that win was achieved. i believe that hillary clinton is an extremely intelligent woman. i have no doubt about that. i would not argue about her intelligence or her capability to run this country. what i argue about then, what i am concerned about is how we are being treated as fellow democrats who are trying to have an open party that really embraces that we have 45% of democratic voters. this is not a small percentage. 45% of democratic voters voted
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for senator sanders. that is a significant number of people who embraced that agenda and that wave moving the party forward. >> tim kaine will be shifting his vote or his position on tpp to be more in alliance with what hillary clinton has said. do have you had any indication of this? what has he done. >> the question is the clinton campaign has been emphasizing in recent days that senator kaine may eminently be shifting his position indicating a shift in his position on the tpp. i'm reminded of a thing that mark twain said, that it's easy to quit smoking, i've done it hundreds
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of times. in this case, we have concrete actions to go on. we are so encouraged by this spinmeisters to do this existential interpretation of what some of his motivation of future plans may or may not be -- based on pledges or otherwise. but let's be empirical. what did he do? he was one of a dozen democratic senators who voted for fast track which was intended at the time to smooth the way for tpp, which let's be clear, is a threat to democracy. it's a threat to democracy in this country on a whole host of issues. so if it were just a matter of rhetoric, these folks might just be stupendous. if it's just about promises, then again it may be stupendous. let's remember this is coming from a campaign headed by a former secretary of state who reiterated that the tpp was the gold standard of international
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one of the tremendous ironies is electionthreat to the is by herry clinton embrace of a corporate vice president candidate who will be for the nativist
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who,ism of donald trump like demagogues, has claimed to be for the little guy, while aligning with the big money. i think that secretary clinton, rather than blaming us for exercising our right to respond , sher suppressive tactics herht to try to imbue campaign on the convention floor with genuine economic populism of a progressive variety.
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your members found cane unacceptable. ?ho is acceptable there was enthusiasm for putting worn on the ticket. there was a different set of finalists from secretary clinton . we might be just about done. >> do you need these people to say yes i will accept before putting their names into nomination? consent of a potential vice presidential candidate contender before
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putting their name into nomination. we do need a sign off from that person, in 1968 from the convention floor, at that convention, a name was placed in and he explained that constitutionally he was not qualified because he was under 35. who we choose to nominate not only will consent bus will be over 35. >> since 1988, the vice presidential nomination has a voice vote even though there have been several there were other candidates who had petitions which would allow them to be put on the ballot.
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how are you going to react when they do it again? there has always been acclamation for the selection of the presidential nominee, how would we respond if that happens again? if this goes forward and you will know more tomorrow our briefing at 10:30 a.m. we intend to go through all of the rules, too. dot all the i's and cross all of the t's of the dnc regulations and if the party or debbie wasserman schultz wants to indicate they've turned over a new leaf after the exposure of their e-mails -- then they concern the follow the letter of the rules, we intend to hold onto these rules. i think we are all set. i look forward to seeing you at
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the briefing tomorrow and thank you very much for being here. >> one last thing. i'm from colorado. i am not a delegate. i wanted to make sure you all knew that. >> hillary clinton becomes the
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first woman major nominee of a political party for president of the united states. obama and bernie sanders are featured speakers. was speak.ll clinton obama and biden will speak wednesday. tim kane will also address the convention. thursday, chelsea clinton introduces her mother before she accepts the parties nomination of president of the united states. live coverage of every minute of this historic convention begins monday at 4 p.m. eastern on c-span, the c-span radio app, and
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the mayor of philadelphia and other city officials talk to reporters about security arrangements for this week's convention. officials discuss the impact of the heat wave. this is about 25 minutes. before we start, i want to acknowledge the death of gabriel. please keep them in your prayers


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