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>> we will no longer plea to the federal government. right along the statutes of the south. and the dastardly acts of the hooded perpetrator. >> watch c-span, book tv, and american history tv. >> new york senator kiersten gillibrand visited iowa days after she announced she was running for president. one of her stops was a brewery in des moines for an event hosted by the polk county democrats. she highlighted her policy goals and spent time taking pictures with those in attendance.
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[applause] thank you for coming. thank you for getting the best seat in the house. there we go. i got you. thank you so much. good evening, everyone. i am the chair of the bulk county democrats death of the polk county democrats. -- of the polk county democrats. she is served in the u.s. senate
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since 2000 nine and began her career in public service by standing up for everyday americans. she has convicted sexual assaults in our militaries. she also proudly stood up for after 9/11.ters she has been a vocal actor kit -- local advocate -- a vocal advocate. everyone from this past year's 2019 and 18. on behalf of the polk county democrats, welcome. >> thank you so much. you for your leadership, thank you for organizing democrats across this county. time inad the best
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iowa. to thiso committed cause. we've really done extraordinary work here. i kind of recognize you because you are hearty, you are a hard-working. we have a lot of small towns, a lot of rural areas. i know about what it takes to win in places like this. inn i first ran for congress 2006, it was a 2-1 republican district. i wanted to run for office. i felt like i was wasting my life in a big law firm.
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not actually helping the people. we started to run this campaign. mine.ed a friend of he looks up and he says, sorry to say you have no chance. all?d no chance at he said 2-1 republican, you can't win. i said what happens if i win the perfect camp -- if i run the perfect campaign? said no, there's not enough democrats to run for you. i said, what happens if i try to get my message out? there are more cows than democrats in your district. i was very frustrated. well, what happens --
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i know something about what it takes to win. you will be shocked to know that even in a two to one republican district, they care a lot of things that you may care about. they were so angry about the iraq war, they were protesting outside. the other thing they were worried about was health care. insurance companies kept charging too much of the co-pay. how would you feel about -- about 5% you feel income?
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they have at least one not-for-profit public option. i believe that's a lot of the reason why people across america are frustrated. my state was red. i didn't understand how that could have happened. i asked people what was going on in their lives. why did you vote for trump? brain i'm thinking, why did you vote for trump? they told me was a lot of what i heard about. people feel left behind. like democrats hadn't been fighting for them for a long time. the fact that summoning members voted for republicans really is absurd and outrageous. they felt like they were left behind.
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they just said they are not doing it. he ran on a couple of things. he ran on no bad trade deals. whatever your problems are -- that's -- well that was the racist method. the first two were democratic messages. you know what, the voters didn't believe it anymore? i am running for president because i will fight for your kids as hard as i fight for my own. i am a mom with kids.
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i'm here to tell a story about their life. the first endorsement was right here. if i had a child i would want to fight for them. they deserve every opportunity every american deserves. if you really want to see the world in that way, if you really believe in the golden rule, that's why you care about health care is a right. everybody deserves to have basic health care to protect their families and themselves. child towe want every have that chance and earn their way in the middle class.
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to get ahead and have a next generation better than this one. it's why we care about rewarding work. i just set down with a bunch of union leaders. a local legislature and a governor who keeps making it ,arder to unionize, to organize to collectively bargain, which means as a worker, as an employee to be heard, to have wages and benefits, equal pay for equal work. how about affordable day care? if we really believe we should .are about one another it is what is in us. nowproblem we have right
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that makes every bit of that possible is that all members of power are controlled by those powerful few. it is controlled by money and greed that dominates everything. you care about, if you want to end gun violence, you better take on the nra. they speak only for the bottom line. about the care communities or our families or our schools. it's a right, not a privilege. on thee to take insurance industry. they only care about their quarterly profits, they are a for-profit company. they have shareholder requirements. they are not interested in your health, in making sure you need that second in the hospital or
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that medicine or that treatment. -- theyant health care wrote it into law. very specifically to make sure medicare couldn't buy in bulk. make sure those manufacturers can continue to make record profits year after year. if you want affordable prescription drugs, you better be willing to take on the drug company. this is thatall of the way congress works, the way washington works is that money and politics is corrupting. it controls everything. issue as about the it's important to your community. they would talk about issues in a way to say this is what necessary.
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the laws are written in the dead of night. that's the way things have worked for a very long time. a very long time. if you believe in open government, if you believe in direct democracy, if you believe the power of this democracy in the hands of the people. you have to take on the whole system. why a very small first step. i'm not taking corporate pack money, i'm not taking federal lobbyist money. i don't believe people should have a visual super pac.
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all that does is give more power to the most powerful people in the world. they know how to use that power well. if you want to restore democracy you have to take that on. i can do it all of you. they can do it. it's actually called action. to fight in all our hearts. i believe i have the courage to do this or i believe i have the determination to do this. and it takes a fearlessness to take on any battle. the matter how big.
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you have to take on the battles because they are hard. and what the president has done in that he is trying to divide us. -- every cultural line. this is destroying and ripping apart the very fabric of his come -- of our country. when you want to build a wall, we want to divide and mother from our trialed. the basic moral common decency that this country has always believed in. and that is wrong. [applause]
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i want this to be a cultural values, about our our heart, about what we believe in. as hard as i would fight for my own. campaign is very different. thank you so much. >> i live inclined and i volunteer with the action network.
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how you can help the 40% of iowans that don't access the quality child care. care don't necessarily about -- we need affordable day care. we need affordable universal day care. young kids, no matter your socioeconomic background can get access to early childhood education. the simplicity is clear. you get about $11 back and the ability over the lifetime. it is the greatest investment you can make because that money goes to extraordinary length. we should be caring about affordable day care. we should be caring about universal. -- universal pre-k.
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not only does it give them access to education, it gives that mom and dad or those parents a chance to be in the workforce for the entire year. times they reach their full potential. you don't have it paid leave. and you don't have vacation days . you're going to mix work. -- miss work. what happens is why two thirds of -- what happens to those women as they get stuck on the floor of wages. they can never get off the floor.
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they can never actually earn more then the minimum wage or low-wage jobs. and it harms the u.s. economy. i care about that for every parent. click several immigrant groups, helping them do paperwork. they are very frightened, obviously for good reason. bet would you do that would doable to bring both sides together? to fix the immigration issue? woman just talked to they -- >> i just talked to a woman yesterday in iowa. i said, i would love to hear your thoughts. said,s a republican and i'm really worried about the border.
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they said i'm afraid of terrorists. they said first of all, i'm really angry. neighbor, whyat should we be afraid in the united states of american? we are a country founded by immigrants. it's created entrepreneurialism, innovation, that's what the -- statue ofberty liberty stands for. give us your tiled -- give us your tired, your huddled masses. poor woman -- making that poor woman afraid. so afraid that she thinks they need to be separated. i want to talk to her about that fear she has.
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and what about the process of people who have been here a long time? would you consider some thing like a comprehensive approach? we should be making sure criminals do not commit crimes in this country. we should be making sure terrorists do not come from anywhere around the globe. we do need to secure our country , we do need to make sure the people worked hard and had their resources. we need to be afraid of women and children -- it's what americans stand for. the truth is the fear is being whoted by a president doesn't care about anyone but herself.
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i would rather put all those functions back to the doj, have real immigration judges or are elected. so you can have a process that actually works. buy into our social security, by into our social safety nets. they are part of our community. these are people fundamental to our opportunity. we should fight for them. that's what makes america strong. they do have -- we do have small
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towns and small cities with a small population over the last couple of years. they've taken refugee communities and say we will welcome you.
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>> that's ok. i'm going to stand over here.
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[applause] what is your name? brandon. i was back here once in a while. >> my wife and i have three kids and seven grandchildren, and i want to know, what are you going to do about climate change. this gentleman has three grandchildren. he is very worried about climate change and what i will do. [applause] so, --
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i think what president trump has done is immoral. he is contrary to the american story. america has always been a beacon of light and hope. we have always been a leader around the globe of what is right. and when he steps away from the global climate agreement in paris he shows a lack of vision, leadership and security for all the people who count on us to lead the way. and i think it is outrageous. one of the reasons i am running, i want to restore that leadership in the world, want to restore that decency about what america fights for, and why. global climate change is not in the real, but it is threatening lives, threatening our country, threatening our community. i know everything our country has experienced, severe weather and real changes in their environment because of global climate change. the new york state, it has really been deadly. we had horrible storms in the
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last five years. superstorm sandy, tropical storm lee. superstorm sandy killed people. i cannot even tell the story. but i met a mom and a dad, the mom was stuck in her suv driving to safety, her husband was working, a public servant called into work to deal with superstorm sandy. he said to go to your mother. she got in the suv with her two little boys, water consumed the car, a 10 foot surge. she got out of the car, lost her kids. that's what happened in new york. i talk to people all around the country who lost their loved ones. people in california just lost their homes to horrible wildfires, horrible, they lost things they worked on their whole lives. people are suffering. drought, wildfires, flooding, violent storms, and we know
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scientists told us. we know. rises,ime the sea level every time there is flooding in places like florida, virginia, people say, what is happening? we know what is happening. stop denying what is happening! [applause] the worst sin president trump has committed is denial of facts, denial ofthe worst scienl of what is happening around us that will harm our future, our children, our grandchildren, harm this country, and we do not have enough money to make people whole. let's be clear. every time there is a disaster, we pass huge funding bills to help people, to try a little bit to let them rebuild homes, businesses, communities. there's not enough money in the
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world to make people hold from -- whole from what global climate change does. [applause] so we have to lead on the issues. [applause] we are the land of innovation. we are the land of possibilities. we are the land of can do. there's nothing america hasn't taken on and actually accomplished when we set our minds to it. that is the american story. we are fearless. we are determined. we do not give up. and we can build or create anything that we can imagine. that is the american story. so if you told americans we need to solve global climate change now, i promise you they would respond. it doesn't matter if they live in a red, purple, or blue state. if you tell them what we as americans must accomplish, with information, technology, opportunity.
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we could have a new great economy. why not create a moonshot? say in the next 10 years, we will create an an entire economy based on renewable innovations, based on what we can do. not because it is easy, but because it is hard, as a measure of our capabilities. [applause] [cheering] that is a request. [applause] did you know that grapefruit was my favorite? didn't even know. it was meant to be. [laughter] it is really good.
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next question. the what of that is you put a price on carbon and incentivize actual investment on renewables and energy efficient technology, and you do all those things to create infrastructure for a great economy. school a whole suny devoted to teaching kids how to invest in the green economy and anticipat participate, buildingr panels, wind turbines, leed certified buildings, energy efficient appliances. when i visited the campus, they said 97% of their graduating seniors have three or more job offers before they graduate. that is the potential of a commitment to a green economy. [applause] >> united we stand, divided we
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fall. when you announced with stephen colbert, you said you would try to unite democrats and republicans, easier said than done. do you have any specifics on how to do that? very important. sen. gillibrand: the question is, united we stand, divided we fall. true. and one of the reasons why i am running, because president trump has divided us along every line you can imagine, whether it is racial, religious, socioeconomic. there's not a line he has not created and divided and torn as us part. and the hate and the division he is tearing at the sole of the country and ripping apart our moral fabric. we always believed in the good of the nation. that's why we have public schools, public roads, public hospitals. we have always believed we should treat others the way we want to be treated. -- that is what makes
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our country different. [applause] how to bringion is democrats and republicans together. i believe i have done that in my state, in the 12 years i have been a public servant. i work on bipartisan issues every day. i work with ted cruz in congress, so i can work with anybody. [laughter] [applause] i serve everyone. in my state, we have a very diverse state. i don't know if you know much about new york, but when most people think about new york they think new york city. all of upstate new york, where i am from, is kind of red. parts are purple and blue, but it is red. long island, westchester is purple. new york city is deep blue. but i talked to everyone.
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i went to all 52 counties, and the town halls across the state, the only statewide representative ever did you tell halls -- town halls. when i was a member of congress in my 2-1 republican district, that was a way i could go to a flower shop or go to a farm stand or coffee shop and just listen. go to the grocery store, just listen. anybody could come up to me and tell me what was on their mind. i learned about what their concerns were. that is what i have been doing across the state. listening since the last election, what actually happened? why are people so angry? and the truth is, if you listen, you will find common ground. there is something that we share. i can tell you one thing i know that we share, we all love our kids. we all love our kids. and if you start from that shared value, you can build anything. you just have to find what you agree on and build from there. that is how we pass to the 9/11 health bill.
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9/11 first responders, they were the people who raced up the towers after terrorist attack. some of them died after the towers collapsed. the ones who made it out the state there -- stayed, there, looking for survivors and remains. unfortunately they breathed in toxins, which was pulverized steel, authorize glass, pulverized electrical equipment, it, and it in, digested started getting horrible cancers of the esophagus, stomach. it did not stop. and these were men and women in their 40's and more firefighters 50's. died after 9/11 because of 9/11 than on 9/11. so i went to congress. i listened to the first responders, took their story, lifted them up. we went together with first responders knocking on doors, some with oxygen tanks, some with wheelchairs, to tell the story how we answered the call
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of duty and just want you to stand by us, in this moment of our desperate need, because they did not have health care, they were going bankrupt. whatever benefits they had from their unions were expired. they were literally dying for their service. and they said, please protect us. and we did. because of that advocacy, we brought the country together. we passed the bill unanimously. we passed it again five years later unanimously. so that's what it takes to bring people together. absorb the stories of people in pain, no matter who they are. find out what is challenging in their lives, and then fight for them, as much as you fight for yourself. and if we do that, you can bring people together, because we do have shared, ♪ common values. that is why i'm running against president trump. he doesn't care. he doesn't care about you and me. he doesn't care about moms and babies at the border. he tears them apart. just talked to --
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that is not the america we love and know, not what makes our country great. we need to hold this democracy. we need a direct democracy. we need to open the government. we need to take the reins of government and make sure our voices are heard. so this campaign is about us, reaching out to our neighbors, reaching out to people we love and saying we have to fight for what's right even when it's hard, especially when it's hard. that is where we are right now. that is the moment we are in. i have never, ever felt more called to do something than to speak the truth, speak the truth about what is happening in america to people all across this country. because we have to take our democracy back. [applause] >> what is your opinion on automatic voter registration,
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and having other states like here in iowa having nonpartisan commissions for redistricting? sen. gillibrand: love it! we should be doing it in every state. [applause] voting rights is something we ought so hard for. for the ladies in the room, we will have 100 years of suffrage . [applause] something we fought very hard for, our civil rights. the civil rights movement march marched for a very long time because they seeked equal justice. voting rights have been subverted by state legislators, across this country funded by the koch brothers and other moneyed interests, who all they care about is money and greed. it is literally what drives these fears and these systems of power. they just care about money and do know this. the love of money is the root of all evil. that is exactly what is playing out in our democracy today.
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[applause] so, we must restore our voting rights. we must restore our voting rights. let people register online. let people vote by mail. let election day be a federal holiday. let early voting in every state. any way that more people can be heard at the ballot box. and one thing about one great candidate. stacey abrams would have won georgia. [applause] she would have won georgia if they didn't try to disenfranchise so many people of color in her state. she filed for every vote. every person, every vote. we should fight for the same. we should be absolutely aligned, entirely with people who don't have a basic right to vote because they have legislators and governors who are trying to disenfranchise them. that is the mission for all of us. because it has to be our democracy in our hands. >> ok, that is all we have time
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for. sen. gillibrand: thank you all for coming! [applause] >> big-band of years -- big fan of yours. can we get a family picture? ready? one, two -- there you go. thank you. sen. gillibrand: thank you. me.t is for [laughter] sen. gillibrand: tell me your
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name? >> kayla. thank you so much. you've been my number one choice for a long, long time. sen. gillibrand: that means the world to me. thank you for telling me that. >> thank you so much for being here. >> long time fan. thank you for being here, looking forward to seeing you again. >> all right, 1, 2, 3. >> thank you, senator, so much. >> picture?
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>> he got it. he got it. >> thank you very much. i really appreciate it. senator gillibrand: you're welcome. >> i got it for you. here you go. i got it. >> you have the camera? >> we'll take a photo here. >> thank you for speaking up for all women. on three. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. >> great job. >> thank you. [laughter] >> i just want to say thank you for everything you've done on gun violence.
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ok. you aboutd to ask family leave. sen. gillibrand: i am 100% behind. it should be an earned benefits of everyone can buy in for lifetime. >> ok. sen. gillibrand: for the price of a cup of coffee per week, you would buy in and it would be there for you for all lifetime events. when you are sick, when you have a new child or when your parents are sick, so it is for your whole life, men and women, all ages. is sen. gillibrand: nice to see you. >> i would love your help.
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idle email you -- i will email you. >> ok, 1, 2, 3. grapefruit beer. [laughter] >> thank you so much for coming. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for inspiring women. as a woman studying politics, it means so much to see you here. thank you so much. sen. gillibrand: don't give up. be heard. your voice really matters, now
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more than ever. you so much for your work on climate. can you takerner, another look at the renewable fuel standards that have been really bad for our environment? thank you, thank you so much. [inaudible] >> 1, 2, 3. thank you, senator. sen. gillibrand: thank you. [no audio]
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[inaudible] >> i'm looking forward to restoring the dignity of the offens office and our standing the world. i have high hopes. god bless you, thank you. >> let us take a photo. ., 2, 3 >> over here. sen. gillibrand: do you want a photo? >> i would love on. -- one. one photo here.
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1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. there you go. thank you. 1, 2, 3. there you are. >> thank you, god bless you. thank you. thank you so much. you are.3, there senator, one photo here? sen. gillibrand: with the smart man who asked about voting rights? yep.
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smile. 1, 2, 3. there you are. >> thank you. sen. gillibrand: you are welcome. >> a photo with this young lady that i will send to -- >> thank you so much. >> what is your name? >> my name is mariah. sen. gillibrand: get a picture of me and mariah. >> ready? thank you. >> can we take one more with the other phone? >>. can't argue with that. >> nice job. sen. gillibrand: it's freedom for us. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. >> reproductive rights>>,
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especially abortion, it would be really great -- >> thank you for coming. >> how are you doing, senator? sen. gillibrand: thank you for coming. >> how is iowa treating you? i have been here a few years, give or take. sen. gillibrand: where are you from? >> naperville, illinois. a yankees fan though, he's from new york. [inaudible] thank you so much for being here. really appreciate it. are really concerned in iowa
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-- across the nation sen. gillibrand: alzheimer's is growing. >> and we give this issue no attention. sen. gillibrand: [inaudible] >> and the issue, the paid workforce doesn't reach the demands of services. sen. gillibrand: which is why we may be neat national services. >> absolutely. sen. gillibrand: get people excited about it early on, and hope they choose it as a profession. >> i would love to be part of that. senator -- [inaudible] photo together --
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oh my god! [laughter] 1, 2, 3, there you go. thank you! >> you are welcome. sen. gillibrand: very grateful to abby. picture, get a senator? we lived in upstate new york for five years. sen. gillibrand: where? >> ithaca. we are hoping we can turn iowa blue. sen. gillibrand: that is awesome. >> thank you. paul.
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>> you have my support. >> one second, ok? [inaudible] wei know all about you, talked on the phone! thank you for coming! along know, i knew all -- [inaudible]
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sen. gillibrand: god bless you, you did something so brave. i am so grateful. thank you. perfect. thank you very much. >> thank you for coming out tonight. >> kirsten? [inaudible] >> that's so great. ok. great. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> the three of us?
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sen. gillibrand: ok, if you can hand me your phone. >> of course. >> in the middle -- 1, 2, 3. thank you. i can take aand: quick photo. >> thank you so much. photos. thanks. [laughter] >> really? sen. gillibrand: if you really like fruit, like i do, it makes the beer so much tastier, that
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little hint of grapefruit. i but grapefruit with other iteams. thank you for coming all the way to iowa. >> i'm a chef. we have to get a picture. >> brian. thank you for coming, senator gillibrand. you are the only new yorker here, i am the only kentuckian here. but nice to meet you. help ouroing to soldiers with ptsd? sen. gillibrand: the truth is, we have to respond to the research, make sure we have access for them to medicines like medical marijuana. make sure we take their conditions really seriously, support what they need, and
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after service make sure veterans don't feel like they will be discriminated against. we have to really help them. >> thank you. sen. gillibrand: god bless you. in your backyard in county, maryland. sen. gillibrand: thank you. >> we are going to fight back. > [inaudible] >> thank you! thank you very much. sen. gillibrand: nice to see you. >> i read your book in 2013.
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you made me go to grad school. sen. gillibrand: good for you! >> thank you. thank you so much. [inaudible] a breath of fresh air, truly. sen. gillibrand: thank you. >> thank you so much. [inaudible] >> i'm from buffalo. sen. gillibrand: that's awesome! coming, you for senator. i'm ryan. very nice to meet you. >> thank you for coming out tonight. want to sign the
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banner -- of course!rand: >> there it is. guys -- >> senator, can i get your autograph on a couple things? sen. gillibrand: you got it. the front or the back? >> right there. sen. gillibrand: where do you want it? >> anywhere. i have a nice collection of these, from everybody. stances are also in, by the
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way -- awesome, by the way. invites you, and sometime. contact, and they will have that done, ok? take care. >> can i snapped a picture? sen. gillibrand: yers. >> thank you. plant with the local parenth -- planned parenthood affiliate. it has been a lot. sen. gillibrand: thank you for standing up for women, and thank you for not giving up. >> if you need anything, or want any more information, don't be know had to get a hold of them locally in the state. sen. gillibrand: thank you. how are you?
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[inaudible] sen. gillibrand: how do i spell your name? j-o-h-a-n-n-a? how old are you? >> i'm 14. freshman. sen. gillibrand: say you are young for your age. what do you think about your school? >> i think it's pretty good. asen. gillibrand: public school? >> i go to public school. sen. gillibrand: what is your favorite subject? >> um -- music, probably. sen. gillibrand: are you a sician? a position -- mu
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my son plays very good piano, and he is very shy. we signed up for the sixth grade musical, and then the eighth grade shakespeare play, and he has three songs in all of them. we did not know he could sing until we heard him belt out those songs, and we were like, oh my god. it's a good one. who were you? >> i forget what they are even called. [inaudible] sen. gillibrand: keep up your music! it's really good for you. >> can i get a picture? sen. gillibrand: yes. here by yourself? >> my dad is over there. thank you for coming.
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iowa.nks for coming to i'm david, and this is my buddy charles. >> i am a medical student. did have a concern about student debt. sen. gillibrand: the first thing i would do, all federal debt i would refinance at the fed window rtate. and would help enormously, put millions back in the economy. i think we should offer, and this is a bigger idea, but tuition relief if you go into some measure of public service. so if you are willing say to survey year in a special, at risk place somewhere where your talents are desperately needed, you would get tuition repaid for two years, if you did it for two
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years, you would do it for four years. if you can tell the american people public service and helping others is important. >> we are hoping for something like that. sen. gillibrand: i think it would make a huge difference, don't you? >> get influenced our decision as students about what specialty we want to go into. sen. gillibrand: because you need to pay enoug to pay back dt before you can serve the population that your heart wants to serve. is awa, mental health huge issue, big issue. >> there's exciting things going on in that. let's saybrand: so we passed a bill that says that, and you dedicate 2-4 years in our public schools on mental health, you get tuition paid for. that would make a huge difference. >> of course. sen. gillibrand: i think it would spur really interesting
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outcomes. i think it is a good idea. i'm just beginning to talk about it, but i have always monitored that, more public service. thank you for serving. >> thank you very much. [inaudible] work with lot of military, and you are our star. we modeled the iowa legislature after what you did, and we got it passed in 2014. sen. gillibrand: that means so much. >> would love to have a fundraiser. sen. gillibrand: a photo -- >> thank you. sen. gillibrand: ok, that's better. 1, 2, 3. want to be in it? where is your family? >> ho ahead.
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sen. gillibrand: tree will take one here? 1, 2, 3. ok. >> thank you, senator. i have followed you for several years. sen. gillibrand: ready? one camera? come on in. >> 1, 2, 3, there you go. >> thank you so much, senator. here?illibrand: >> [inaudible] >> thank you for coming. >> would you mind a picture? 3, andllibrand: 1, 2,
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the lighting is a little better this way. 1, 2, 3. there you are, so. thank -- sir. thank you for coming out. >> thank you so much for coming. a lawyeribrand: he's and a photographer. [laughter] >> nice to meet you. very inspiring. looking forward to seeing you more in the caucuses. we will. >> thank you for standing up against sexual assault. thank you. >> we need to head out soon. >> are you having any fun yet? [laughter] did you try the grapefruit one? >> i did. sen. gillibrand: really good.
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my favorite mixed drink is grapefruit with vodka. loved it. i had a great time. i learned a lot, talked to a lot of people. some issues are the exact same. some are unique that i did not know about in new york. for example, mental health is a huge issue in schools, which i did not realize. it might be in my state, but i did not know,. but a lot of economic issues are the same. i think you got a really tough legislature and governor here. i think iowans have a really tough legislature and governor here, so the way they have undermined unions and collective bargaining and the ability to organize is really rough. i think workers are having a hard time. >> when are you coming back? senator gillibrand: soon, very soon. i will go there in two weekends. i think.
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>> can i get a photo? senator gillibrand: yeah. >> ready? all right. >> keep in touch. >> thank you. what's not tond: love? [laughter] >> yeah, ok. all right. [laughter] want us to be in it? ready.your phones
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3.2, 1, 2, 3. >> thank you. sen. gillibrand: me and you? ok. ok. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. [inaudible] i tried to grapefruit beer.
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delicious. your speech was amazing. thank you so much. [laughter] sen. gillibrand: the folks here in iowa are very invested in their democracy. they had a really good questions about what the future could look like, and i am really lucky to be here. >> thank you. out. have to head >> the camera is here. >> thank you. great to meet you. >> nice to meet you. [inaudible] sen. gillibrand: nice to meet you. >> it was so amazing. it made me cry. sen. gillibrand: everybody matters. >> thank you so much. you are amazing. sen. gillibrand: the people who dismiss you and don't protect you and don't defend you are wrong, morally wrong. >> thank you so much.
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>> ambitious and worked their way up just like i did. sen. gillibrand: i didn't have kids until 33, 34. i got married later, 33. [inaudible] it took me a long time to build up the courage to do it. it is not a small thing. [inaudible] >> i wish more people in iowa would take advantage of that. sen. gillibrand: when i was at fordham in new york. but at someto ask,
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anythingdo you have about student loans? sen. gillibrand: i would refinance them at the fed window saves millions of dollars back into the economy. but i would also make it more affordable to go to college. of opportunities, like here in iowa. if you move back to care for someone, i would compensate for that, and programs taking underemployed or unemployed people doing care full-time and create the opportunity to do that. because honestly, you are working every day. i would also work on better job training for people who are unemployed, so getting the
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community involved with not-for-profits, to find the jobs available in your area. thank you so much! >> nice to meet you. [inaudible] >> i'm 26. senator gillibrand: what do you do? >> i have my associates degree. working full-time at a store, but i want to get back in school. senator gillibrand: what do you want to do? >> i am interested in neuroscience, health care. good.ain would be
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i'm really about tiger conservation. we are about to lose them in the wild for the next 10 years. me and my son -- senator gillibrand: you should think about pharmacology. >> i'm afraid of pharmaceuticals. [laughter] sen. gillibrand: what about medical marijuana? >> that is great, i am all for that. sen. gillibrand: it is a growing industry. and we canthe brain, research that. that might be something you could work on. >> that would be great. thank you! sen. gillibrand: thank you for bringing your daughter. >> thank you so much. [inaudible] >> all right.
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>>. the vice chairf polk county democrats. thank you, senator. >> we are going to go out this door. sign something for my mom? for my selfies. [laughter] >> thank you so much. sen. gillibrand: bye! [applause] bye, guys! [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> the government, now in the 30th day of the shutdown.
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the president yesterday offered to extend daca protections for years for current recipients in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. house speaker nancy pelosi said in a statement that it was unlikely any of the provisions would pass the house. senatent som democratic leader dick durbin also said he doesn't support the offer. majority leader of the senate mitch mcconnell issued a statement after the speech, saying the president's plan is a path forward and he will try to bring up a bill next week that would need 50 votes to advance. the house and senate return from the martin luther king holiday on tuesday, with the house expected to vote wednesday to extend government funding through february 28. follow the story on the c-span networks, and our radio app. q and a, author and journalist patricia miller
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and her book "bringing down the colonel," on a late 19th century sex scandal involving a congressman sued by his mistress. >> william powell preston breckenridge, the number of middle names should indicate he was in the southern elite. a respected cavalrymen in the confederate cavalry. at the time of the lawsuit, he was in his fifth term in congress. she by contrast was nobody, a poor girl from kentucky with literary aspirations, very hungry for an education. this hungry young woman who ran into breckenridge at a time when she was really desperate to make herself something in the world and get an education. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." -- on thursday, democratic candidate julian castro attended a political breakfast in manchester, new
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hampshire, his first trip to the state since announcing his white house bid last weekend. mr. castro previously served as housing and urban development secretary in the obama administration and was also the mayor of san antonio, texas. the new hampshire institute of politics at scene and sums college hosted the event. [applause] mr. castro: good morning. thank you very much for that kind introduction. maybe i can make you a deal. i will that you have the 40 under 40, if i can borrow a bit of your gray hair these days. [laughter] i need it. to everybody here at saint anselm's college, big thank you, today, asr hosting us well as the newly counsel and


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