tv Campaign 2020 Sen. Bernie Sanders Speaks to Voters in San Antonio CSPAN February 23, 2020 6:33am-6:59am EST
carolina primary. thes called the first in south with 54 pledged delegates. the final week -- the following week is super tuesday. with a total of 15 states and one territory participating including the delegate rich states of california, north , and virginia. on march 10, four states have their primary. of 416 delegates up for grabs. democratic presidential candidate senator bernie sanders claimed victory in the nevada caucuses. he thanked nevada for their support and urged texans to vote for him on march 3. the primary day known as super tuesday.
thank you, san antonio. thelet me introduce to you next first lady of the united states! [laughter] be very proud of your first lady. what i have seen today here in texas, we were in el paso. don't tell anybody. i don't want to get them nervous. we are going to win the democratic primary in texas. [cheers and applause] know, thiss: and you is also important. the president gets very, very upset easily so do not tell him
people of nevada for their support. in nevada, we have just put together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition which is going to not only win in nevada but will sweep this country. and in nevada and in new , what we and in iowa showed is our volunteers are hundreds ofknock on hundreds of thousands of doors. that no campaign has the grassroots movement like we do which is another reason why we are going to win this election. in nevada, i want to thank our
rank-and-file union members. roadt to thank make the and all of the grassroots organizations that helped us when there. there. we are going to win here in texas. we are going to win across the country because the american people are sick and tired of a president who lies all of the time. they are sick and tired of a corrupt administration. tired of ack and president who is undermining american democracy.
above the law.s and who apparently has never read the constitution of this country. the american people are sick and tired of a government which is based on greed, corruption, and lies. they want an administration which is based on the principle of justice. justice. social justice. racial justice. justice.onmental
now, trump and his friends think they are going to win this -- they think they are going to win this election by dividing our people up based on the color of their skin or where they were born or their religion or their sexual orientation. we are going to win because we are doing exactly the opposite -- we are bringing our people together. we are bringing our people together. black and white. and latino. native american and asian-american. gay and straight.
peoplebringing our together around an agenda that works for the working people of this country and not the 1%. all over this country, workers are sick and tired of earning starvation wages. you cannot make it on nine bucks an hour or 11 >> and our or 12 bucks an hour. we are going to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. we are going to provide equal pay for equal work for women. we are going to make it easier to -- unions.
we are going to create millions of good paying union jobs by rebuilding our crumbling building thee and 10 million units of affordable housing this country desperately needs. thise going to win election because we believe in education. we are going to have high-quality, affordable, universal childcare. we are going to triple funding for low income title i schools. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and we need great teachers in this country. [cheers and applause]
senator sanders: we need more latino teachers. senator sanders: we need more african-american teachers. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and because we know the vitally important work that teachers do, we are going to fight to make sure that no teacher in america earns less than $60,000 a year. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and because we believe in education, we believe that all of our people, regardless of their income, are entitled to a higher education. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and that is why we are going to make public colleges and universities tuition free. [cheers and applause]
and we are going to cancel all student debt in this country. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: by imposing a modest tax on wall street speculation. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: 12 years ago, we bailed out the crooks on wall street. now it is their turn to help the working families of this country. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and together, we are going to end the international embarrassment of the united states of america, our great country, being the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people.
[cheers and applause] senator sanders: so let me be as clear as i can be -- health care is a human right, not a privilege. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: we are going to end the absurd situation in which we now are spending twice as much per person on health care as the people of any other country, yet, 87 million of us are uninsured or underinsured. 30,000 die each year and 500,000 people go bankrupt because of medically related deaths. [crowd booing] senator sanders: in america, you should not go bankrupt because you are struggling with cancer. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: the function of a rational and humane health care system is to guarantee
health care for all, not make 100 million dollars in profits for the drug companies and insurance companies. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and we are going to take on the greed and corruption of the pharmaceutical industry. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: under our administration, the american people will not pay in some cases 10 times more for the same prescription drugs sold in mexico, canada, or in europe. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and when we talk about the major crises facing this country, it is a sad state of affairs when we have a president of the united states who believes that climate change is a hoax. [crowd booing]
senator sanders: while the scientific community is in disagreement with mr. trump. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: they think that climate change is an existential threat to this planet, and our administration believes in science, not right-wing extremism. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and that is why together, we are going to adopt the principles of the green new deal. which creates up to 20 million good paying jobs as we transform our energy systems away from fossil fuels. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: brothers and sisters, this is a moral issue.
we must make sure that the planet we leave our children and grandchildren is a planet that is healthy and habitable. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and when we talk about issues that must be dealt with, we, in fact, are going to reform a broken and racist criminal justice system. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: we do not want to continue a situation where we have more people in jail than any other country, including china four times our size. and the people in jail are disproportionately african-american, latino, and native american.
and that is why we are going to invest in our young people's jobs and education, not more jail and incarceration. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: that is why we are going to end private prisons and detention centers. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: that is why we are going to end the war on drugs and legalize marijuana in every state of this country. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! senator sanders: let me ask you all a question -- let me ask you
a serious question. how many of you in this room tonight know somebody who was arrested for possession of marijuana? [cheers and applause] senator sanders: we are going to move forward to expunge the records of those arrested for possession of marijuana. and when we talked about broken and racist systems, we are going to bring about fundamental reform to our immigration system. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: i am the son of an immigrant. my father came to this country from poland without a nickel in his pocket, could not speak a word of english, had very little education. i know something about the immigrant experience. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: together, we are going to end the
demonization of the undocumented in this country. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: on our first day in office through executive order, we rescind all of trump's racist immigration executive orders. we restore the legal status of the 1.8 million young people and their parents eligible for daca. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: on our first day in office, we and a border policy which today allows federal agents to grab babies from the arms of their mothers. [booing]
senator sanders: and throw children into cages. that is not what america is about. and together, we will do what the american people have wanted to do for years, and that is pass comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: earlier today, jane and i were in el paso at the memorial at the side of that terrible shooting in el paso, at the walmart store there. this is my promise to you -- our gun safety legislation, which the american people want because they are disgusted by the amount of gun violence and mass killings in this country, our gun safety legislation will be
written by the american people, not the nra. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: we will have universal background checks. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: we will end the gun show loophole. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and we will do what the american people want and that is and the sale and distribution of assault weapons in this country -- end the sale and distribution of assault weapons in this country. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: i am a united states senator and i am on the floor of the senate very often listening to speeches from republican conservatives. [booing] senator sanders: as you know, their mantra, what they talk about all the time is that they believe in small government.
they believe in getting the government off the backs of the american people, and what i say tonight to those hypocrites -- [cheers and applause] senator sanders: if you believe in getting the government off the backs of the american people, understand that it is women who have the right to control their own bodies. not the government. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: my promise to you is i will never nominate anybody to the supreme court or the federal bench who is not 100% pro-roe v. wade. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: we will codify roe v. wade, put it into law, and we will significantly expand funding for planned parenthood. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: as a united
states senator, i do understand the power of the corporate elite and the 1%. [chanting] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! senator sanders: they have unlimited amounts of money, significant control over our media, our economy, and the political life of this country. [booing] senator sanders: but at the end of the day, the 1% is 1%. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: now, i don't have a phd in mathematics, but i do know that 99% is a heck of a lot bigger a number than 1%. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: so what this
campaign is about his understanding that if we do not allow trump to divide us up i -- by the color of our skin or where we were born or our religion or our sexual orientation, if we stand together, if we fight for an agenda that works for working families and the middle class, if we get involved in the political process, if we stand for justice, if we stand for compassion, if we understand that we are all in this together, that my family has to care about your family, your family cares about my family -- [cheers and applause] senator sanders: brothers and sisters, if we stand together, we will not only defeat trump, we will transform this country
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