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and my hts from me ability to exist. >> voices from the states. 50 capitals n's tour. >> california democratic senator harris spoke at a rally porter in california's 45th congressional district. they would joined by tenant governor gavin newson who is this is about 40 minutes. hi, thank you. ? thank you, everybody, for coming supporting great candidates for the state of
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california. here today because of our values. nd because we care about our country and because we know that it is our civic and moral duty the very right that so many people fought for us to get. for years and years, to stand up to inequality. to stand up against marginalization, and to stick necks out and fight. not only for ourselves but to fight ur necks out and for marginalized communities everywhere. [cheers and applause] >> so we have the power to take the house in three days. [cheering] >> and i have spent my year doing everything in my power to ensure that every single person who has the right to vote, it's
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a right, not a privilege, the right to vote. feels emboldened and empowered and knows that their voice matters and it is your responsibility for every single person here today to get a person who is not planning to vote to vote. [cheering] >> we're going to knock on people's doors, make sure people are aware that lift and uber are offering free rides to the polls. we can offer babysitting services to our friends and our community. we can reach out to neighbors and strangers with help for transportation. even though i was born in the state of new jersey, the state of california is my home. this is where i live. [cheering] >> this is where i have been very lucky to live and it gave me a life, a career, a job, and many dogs from the state of california. but gave me an understanding of
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what it means to be a progressive and what it means to be a leader. [cheering] >> california is a leader and katie porter is a leader. [cheering] >> so, we have an election coming up. we have been waiting for two years for the tide to turn and republicans to say no more, no babies in cages after the 18th. we can't wait for the tide to turn it we are the tide. [cheering] >> also, california is one of several states where you can still register to vote on the very last day of voting. all that information is available and we will make it available for you. i am very honored to bring out my next guest who is running for
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state assembly district 74, her name is connie petrie norris. ♪ >> thank you.
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thank you. oh my goodness, this is incredible. the energy in this room is electric and the energy all across orange county is absolutely electric. [cheering] >>i am thrilled to be here with you just three days before the most important election of our lifetime. for some many of us, the 2016 election was a huge trauma. it was also a huge wake-up call, which we have heeded. we didn't just get sad or mad, we got busy. let's just think about what we have already accomplished and already achieved. if we have changed the face of orange county. [cheering] ms. petrie-norris: orange county is ground zero in the fight to take back the house in 2018 and restore some sanity to our national politics. it is even bigger than that. the transformation is even bigger than that. all across orange county, from city council to congress and from our school board races to
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state assembly, this election is our opportunity to elect people in orange county who will stand up for our values and stand up for issues that we care about. they will fight for the people in this room instead of a handful of special interests. i am cottie petrie-norris, i'm a businesswoman, a mom, a community leader, i am running against someone who is fundamentally out of touch with our community and fundamentally failing to deliver. i will just spend a couple minutes so we know what we're up against. my opponent matt harper doesn't believe in women's rights or in equal pay for equal work. we deserve better. he doesn't believe in common sense gun safety or that licenses should be required at all to own a firearm. we deserve better. my opponent does not believe in climate change or in protecting our coast from offshore drilling.
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we deserve better. really and truly, we deserve -- we deserve better. [chanting] >> we deserve representatives who put people before party. and put their constituents campaign contributions. that's what this election is about. it, orange county. we're in the home stretch. we're just three days away. every single vote in this election is going to count. these races are going to be close. so please, keep walking, keep knocking, keep phoning, keep
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fighting. and three days we are going to win. [cheering] >> in three days we are going to elect gavin newsom next governor of the great state of california. [cheering] >> in three days we're going to elect katie porter to the united states congress. [cheering] [chanting: katie] ms. petrie-norris: katie porter has spent her life, has spent her career fighting for working families and fighting for justice and fairness. in the united states congress
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she will fight for you. please welcome to the stage the next representative for the 45th congressional district, katie porter. ♪ ms. porter: wow. you all are fired up. [cheering] >> let's make the next last few days count.
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we still have work to do. three more days to go. thank you to everyone for being here today. it is a really special day for me because i get to share it with our great senator kamala harris. [cheering] ms. porter: and our amazing lieutenant governor gavin newsom. [cheering] >> let me tell you why today is so special. for me, it is personal. changing got a life
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phone call from our then attorney general kamala harris. she had just secured a nation's t from the five largest banks and the banks had promised to pay billions to homeowners who were wronged during the foreclosure crisis. when i say our hard-fought, i mean it. kamala didn't blink. she walked away from the negotiations when the banks try to shortchanges and she fearlessly -- she fearlessly fought for a better deal. when the negotiating was over, she didn't even pause. she knew what matters are promises on paper, but what happens to real people. she asked me to be your
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watchdog, california's top what dog against the banks and to hold the banks' feet to the fire. i remember it clearly, she said to me, you and i, we know these banks. they're going to try to get out of their responsibility to homeowners. she was right. when we caught a bank lying to a homeowner, we forced the bank to cut that homeowner a check. we caught banks who were wrongfully foreclosing on homeowners and we put that family back in its home. we saw the banks try to bury people with mountains of just to discourage them. we forced them to knock it off. senator harris was right.
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we need to stand firm, to stand tall, and to stand up for californians. we did. we won tens of thousands of victories for california homeowners and right here in orange county, we helped over 11,000 families stay in their homes. but the reality is, here in orange county and in the 45th district, we are still living with the consequences of what wall street did. i firmly believe we are seeing history repeat itself. fundamentally, our political system has not changed. donald trump and my opponent mimi walters. [booing]
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>> they're making things so much worse. instead of delivering for middle-class families, they are delivering for their special interest donors. they are turning their backs on families like yours and like mine. mimi walters has voted with president trump 99% and in doing so, she has sold us out. mimi voted to pass trump's tax plan and raise our taxes by thousand of dollars. she is a traitor to orange county on taxes. [applause] >> mimi voted for trump-care [booing]
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>> which, for those of us with pre-existing conditions, would have meant no care at all. she did the bidding of polluters and big oil to push hard to drill off the shores of our beautiful beaches. those are the stone cold facts. time and again she has turned her back on orange county and she has turned her back on you. she has shown us who she is and now it is time that we show her the door. [cheering] [chanting: katie]
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ms. porter: it is time we had a representative who fought for orange county 100% of the time. a representative who will fight for tax fairness. a representative who will champion affordable quality health care. and a representative who will protect our air, water, and our beaches. as a teacher, is a feeling i -- i have a feeling i already know the answer, but i ask you, are you ready for a representative who fights for you? [cheering] we have a lot on the line in this election. we have just three more days. let's make them count. make every conversation with
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every voter count. are you with me? [cheering] >> now, it is my great pleasure to welcome our fears senator [cheering] >> in her short time in the senate, she has championed legislation that would provide real tax breaks. she is fighting for working families struggling to make ends meet. and she is working to secure tuition free higher education. [cheering] >> please, help me welcome my inspiration and my dear friend senator kamala harris.
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[cheering] ♪ sen. harris: what's up, oc? katie, katie, katie [cheering] >> sen. harris: what's up, oc? [laughter] [cheering]
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>> ok. let's get this done. i could not be more excited to be here and be with these rock stars in terms of who we need and who we want to come into we will get. as leaders of our country. as a personal point of privilege i had to tell you about katie porter for a minute. you know her, you have brought her this far. folks here have been knocking on doors, calling, emailing, you have been working for this because you know katie porter is truly a voice of the people. i have seen her work when there weren't all the cameras. i have seen her work the long hours, the thankless long hours. i have seen katie porter pull up her sleeves and get ready to box when it needs to happen, do whatever needs to be done in terms of looking at the mass and the details to dibble -- to deliver for people. plenty of people would like to call themselves leaders and can give a beautiful speech but don't know how to get the work done. katie porter knows how to do both. [cheering]
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>> we need her now. we need her now. because we need our strongest soldiers on the field. because we've got to fight. we've got to fight we have a fighter in front of us. what everyone here knows is this moment is truly an inflection moment in the history of our country. i think of this moment as being similar to the moment in time when my parents met when they were students at the university of california berkeley in the 1960's. when they were active in the civil rights movement, marching and shouting for justice. this is a similar moment in time. this is a moment in time that is requiring us each individually and collectively to look in the mirror and ask a question.
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that question being who are we? i believe part of that answer is we are better than this. [cheering] >> we are better than this. so, this is the moment in time that is requiring us to fight for the best of who we are and to fight we will. let's be clear about it. if it is worth fighting for, it is a fight with having. i'm going to say that again. if it is worth fighting for, it's a fight worth having. [cheering] because, it is an interesting thing, when it is time to fight, some people sit back and say, what is the probability of winning that thing? others will say, that is going to get messy. that will require hard work.
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but that's all right. that's all right. because we say, it is worth fighting for, it is a fight worth having. so, what we are fighting for is the best of who we are. the stakes are high. the stakes are high. let's talk a moment about the issue of health care. we have been talking about it here. let's be clear. because of the affordable care act, 1.7 million californians now have access to care that otherwise did not. [cheering] >> but, they have been trying to defeat the affordable care act. since i got to d.c. in january of last year, they kept trying.
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they said that's a fight that is lost here, it's not worth having. they're going to win. what happened? they may have the power and they control the house -- but the people have the power and we won. the people have the power. in this election, and the next three days, i say if somebody wants to vote to take away your health care, vote them out of office. vote them out. vote katie in. [cheering] >> the stakes are high. the stakes are high. you know, they walk around and
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talk about, you know the economy is doing great. the economy is great, they say. you've got to ask, ok, how are you measuring exactly this thing about the economy doing so great? they will say, look at the stock market. stocks are going up. that's fine if you own a stock. [laughter] then you ask, do you have any other measures? they will talk about the unemployment rate going down. you know what? i have been traveling around the country and up and down our beautiful state. let me tell you how many people i have met that will say, i am working, i'm working two and three jobs to pay the bills. [applause] we have an economy that is not working for working people. we need new leadership. they're not going to play us. it is no coincidence that in this election cycle, you know that tax bill they have passed, are they talking about that? no. you know why? people are smarter than they think. they could see that they passed
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a tax bill that was about benefiting corporations in the top 1% of our population instead of families and working people. we know the difference. if we don't like what they are doing and they're not working for working people, vote them out of office. vote the right people in. [cheering] let's also be clear about this fight. this fight -- this fight is a fight that is for something. this is not a fight against something. this is a fight for something. gavin is about to come up in a second and he has been talking up and down the state, all these folks have been talking about what is not working because they believe in speaking truth. it means to have to hear sometimes the things you don't want to hear but it is critical to getting things done. so we speak the truth and we are critical in what is not working.
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it is an interesting thing when you have that conversation. some people suggest that would invite a question about one's love of country. i reject that notion. it is ok to point out what is not working in our country and to be critical. i would say there are two definitions of what it means to be a patriot. one, a definition that suggests to be a patriot one must condone the conduct of their country whatever it does. and then there is the kind of patriot i believe in, the kind that will fight the agenda every day for the ideals of our country and that is what it is about.
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[cheering] >> that is what this is about. this is a fight for the left of our country, they're not going to take that away from us. so, the final point benefit, this moment will pass, i promise you. [laughter] it's going to pass. years from now, our children, our grandchildren, others will look and our eyes, each one of us, they will ask us a question. they will ask us where were you at that inflection moment? what i know we will all be able to say is we were all hanging out here together. [cheering] and our answer, our answer will not be limited to that. our answer will not be limited to how we felt at this moment, it will be what we did. the action we took that we spoke up, that we walked the streets and we knocked on doors and we emailed and we text folks and we told them you must be involved because your voice is important. it matters and this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime.
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we will be heard. we will not be silenced. we will not be bullied. we will vote. [cheering] and we will vote gavin newsom in as the next governor of the next great state of california. [cheering] >> lt. gov. newsom: i love this crowd. chelsea, camelot, cottie, kamala, katie, and the token male feminist. how are you doing, orange county? i love orange because orange is the new blue.
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[cheering] >> i want to brag on you guys. all the democrats in orange county, eat your heart out. thank you all for taking the time to be here. thank you for supporting such outstanding folks behind me. thank you for everything you have done to get us to this point. there are only three more nights that we all have to self-medicate together watching rachel maddow. only three more. we are almost there. finish line, right there. 72 hours. don't run the 90 yard dash, everything we have done today won't mean much if we don't turn it up and turn it on on election night, november 6, and turn out in record numbers to elect katie, to elect cottie, and to send a message to donald trump and those who support trumpism that we rejected, that we are california, and we in the spirit
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of kamala harris are better than this. [cheering] >> our state, our country, our moment. man, california. the most diverse state in the world's most diverse democracy. 27% of us foreign-born in the state of california. this is a state -- i love all of this talk about this caravan. about refugees that are a thousand miles away, moving about 20 miles a day, that may or may not get here in two months, heading up this crisis. it's not a crisis for us because you know better than i, this is a state of refuge. this is a state, california, this is a state that has brought in 112,000 refugees over the
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last 15 years. living together, and advancing together across every difference. that is our state. california. you know what makes california great? we don't tolerate that diversity, we celebrate that diversity. [cheering] >> that is what is on the ballot this november. man, i love this state. california, the coast of dreams. horace greeley was right. go west, young man, go west. a state of dreamers emma doers, occupant of ours, innovators, a
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state that is on the leading and cutting edge. the future in california, the future in this country happens here first. [cheering] >> you are america's coming attraction. the sun does not set out here in orange county, it rises on the west. california, i love this state. i love this state. my job is easy. it is to close this thing up and make this point. the future is not something to experience, not just something to enjoy, the future is inside of you. you have got to make it so. it is decisions, not conditions that determine our fate and future. so the next three days, this is it, folks. let's run that 100 yard dash. let's get cottie in the assembly, katie in washington, d.c.
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let's see kamala harris's star let's see kamala harris's star get brighter and brighter. let's take back this democracy from donald trump and trumpism. thank you, democrats. thank you for everything you are doing. [cheering] [indiscernible crowd noises] ♪
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