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UNITED STATES SENATE 1000
SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate convenes a period of morning business, thereafter conducting roll call votes on motions to invoke cloture on the following nominations: Virginia Tyler Lodge, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2019; and Ronald Anderson Walter, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2019, later voting on confirmation of the nominations. The Senate recesses from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. for weekly caucus meetings. The Senate later votes on confirmation of the nominations on which cloture was invoked. 10:00:22 THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:. the senate will come to order. today's opening prayer will be offered by guest chaplain father 10:00:44pomerleau also holy cross church in oregon and also a vermonter. THE GUEST CHAPLAIN:let us pray. father, whose presence is so immediate and mysterious, whose 10:01:01 personal care brings this planet, and the entire universe into existence by your creative word. may we not lose our capacity for wonder, to listen and care for your creation. 10:01:17it is wisdom and contemplation that allow us to read the signs of the times. you put these signs in our hearts through music and dance, 10:01:37poetry and prose, arts and sciences. we thank you as day begins, and the energies of your daughters and sons are focused on the day's business. inspire those here assembled with the gifts of peace and justice, as your word inspires 10:01:54them to courage and compassion for all. amen. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the 10:02:09united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 10:02:25REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president? THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:majority leader. REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president, we know that you help in the senate every day, but today you had a little extra step and a gleam in your eye because of the guest 10:02:40chaplain who is your lovely wife, march -- marcel's brother. following my remarks and those of the republican leader the senate will be in a period of morning business until 10 30 this morning. at 10 30 the senate will proceed to two roll call votes on lodge 10:02:58and walter nominations. if cloture is invoked on either nomination or confirmation votes will occur at 6 00 p.m. this evening. the senate will recess from 1 00 to 2 00 p.m. to allow for weekly caucus lunches. mr. president, i'm told there are two bills at the desk due 10:03:15for second reidings. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:-- due for second readings. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:the leader is correct. the clerk will read the title of the bills. REID, H. (D-NV): h.r. 5759, an act to clarify the rule on executive 10:03:30authority to provide certain forms of immigration relief. THE CLERK: h.r. 5771, an act to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 to make technical 10:03:46corrections and so forth and for other purposes. REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings with respect to both of these bills. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:objection is heard and the bills will be placed on the calendar. REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that commerce 10:04:01committee be discharged from further action on h.r. 1204. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:the clerk will report. THE CLERK: h.r. 1204, an act to amend title 49 united states code to direct the assistant secretary of homeland security to establish an aviation 10:04:17security advisory committee and for other purposes. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:is there objection? without objection the committee is discharged and the senate will proceed to the measure. 10:04:33REID, H. (D-NV):thanks, mr. president. i ask further that the rockefeller-tester substitute amendment which is at the desk be agreed to the bill as amended be read a third time and passed and there be no intervening action or debate. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:is there objection? without objection, so ordered. REID, H. (D-NV):i ask unanimous consent that the committee on commerce and science be 10:04:49discharged from further action on h.r. 2719. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:the clerk will report. THE CLERK: h.r. 2719, an act to require the transportation security administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard 10:05:05to technology acquisition programs and for other purposes. REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president, i ask unanimous consent -- i'm sorry. the clerk just reported out. i ask for the chair's ruling. 10:05:20without objection the committee is discharged. the senate will proceed. REID, H. (D-NV):i ask unanimous consent that the ayotte amendment which is a substitute, be agreed to. the bill as amended be read a 10:05:30third time, passed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:without objection, so ordered. REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president, understanding what hemmingway said so clearly, a man is not 10:05:47made for defeat. that's what he said. if it ever applied to anyone in the world, it applies to tim johnson. it's a testament to his sentiment, because he never, 10:06:03ever acknowledged defeat. he refuses to be defeated. he's never lost an election. he's served in the house of representatives for ten years, from 1987 to 1997. he served in the state legislature. they weren't all easy votes. 10:06:18they weren't all easy elections. he won his election in 2002 by 524 votes. hundreds of thousands of votes were cast but he won by 524 votes. senator tim johnson refused to 10:06:33succomb to defeat because he knew he was fighting for the people of south dakota. he fought for south dakota jobs. to keep ellsworth air force base open and running, a base near 10:06:49rapid city; saved it from closing. he worked to this end, saving thousands of jobs and preserved a thriving economy based on that ellsworth air force base. during his tenure in the house and the senate, he fought for 10:07:05water, which is so important. people don't realize that foreign minister states, but -- don't realize that from many states but states like south dakota and many western states, really water is an important, something you always have to keep your eye on, mr. president. 10:07:21he secured funding for the rural water project, lewis and clarke rural water systems. combined these two projects will provide drinking water for 10:07:38hundreds of thousands of people. that's half the population of the state of south dakota. without question, tim's biggest fight took place in 2006. i can still remember that so clearly. i got a call from his chief of staff saying, you need to go to 10:07:54the hospital. tim's being taken by ambulance to george washington. so i went there because tim had suffered a very bad bleed on the brain. it was something involved -- he was born with this situation. no one knew, but of course it 10:08:13hit him. lots of people have this condition, but most people don't have a bleed on the brain. he did. i was there in the hospital with him. barbara was there, his daughter 10:08:28kelsey, and his two boys brendan and brooks came in as soon as they could. one was serving in the military after having combat duty, a member of the united states army. the other boy is a lawyer who is 10:08:45now the u.s. attorney for south dakota. it was a very difficult time his family had and he had especially. he was in surgery on more than one occasion. his life was threatened. many people don't survive this 10:09:03difficult situation that he was hit with. but i frankly, mr. president, never realized how physically big and strong he was until i saw him laying there in the 10:09:19hospital. he met these challenges. physical, they were very difficult. and ten months later he was back working in the united states senate. he was here on the floor. now after this incident, his 10:09:38physical body will never be the same, but his mental capacity is better than ever. with the support of barbara, his wife, since 1969; their three children whose names i've 10:09:53already mentioned, he made this remarkable recovery. it was all very difficult. he had to learn to talk again. he had to learn to walk again. and much of his life now is different than it was physically. he a lot of times is now in a wheelchair, but he's never asked 10:10:09for any sympathy. he's pushed forward as he always has his whole life. regardless of the changes to his body, mr. president, his honorable indomitable spirit is 10:10:24the same. one newspaper recently said -- 10:10:32quote -- "lost integrity is a greater handicap to any politician and once lost cannot be regained with confidence. johnson's integrity has never been in question." that's a quote. tim johnson has his integrity and he has his unbreakable 10:10:50determination to fight for the people of ohio and just fight to do the things he needs to do. he's retiring after 18 years in the senate and 10 years in the house. to say he will be lost by the people of south dakota is a gross understatement. he worked here with my 10:11:06predecessor, the democratic leader, tom daschle and they got so many good things done for the state of south dakota. they're both missed but their friendship is something i've long admired. to show you the type of person 10:11:24he is, the person he beat by 524 votes came back the next election and endorsed him. a republican long-term member of the house and senate, larry pressler, endorsed tim johnson 10:11:42in his reelection. that is the kind of integrity tim johnson has. people admire him very, very much. but tim johnson leaves the senate as he entered it undefeated. i'll miss him very, very much. my wife will miss barbara, a 10:12:00member of the book club. i've seen their exchange of e-mails back and forth as to what books they should read and what they thought of the book and where they're going to meet. so the reids will miss the johnsons. south dakota will miss the johnsons. but he'll still proceed forward 10:12:18and be a great blessing to the state of south dakota as he's always been. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the next statement i make will appear at a different place in the record. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without 10:12:33objection. REID, H. (D-NV):abraham lincoln said -- quote -- "i want it said of me by those who knew me best that i always planted a thistle or planted a flower where i thought a flower would grow." close quote. today i stand for a few minutes 10:12:49in honor of a man by the name of tom harkin who throughout his time here in the senate planted many, many flowers, so many you can't count them all. harkin's legacy of fighting for all americans, particularly those who are disadvantaged, will never be forgotten. 10:13:06in fact, no one in the history of this institution has done more for people who have physical disadvantages and emotional disadvantages and mental disadvantages and disadvantages generally than tom 10:13:21harkin. tom's life wasn't easy. his tweart feart was a -- his father was a minor, his mother a slow -- slovenian immigrant died 10:13:44when he was ten years old. he attended iowa university and obtained a scholarship. upon graduating he enlisted in the navy and became an active duty pilot, a naval pilot. i have such admiration for naval 10:14:02pilots; i have for all pilots. but thinking of landing an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean, a postage stamp size you have to try to find and land out there is something navy pilots do, and tom harkin did 10:14:17this. in 1974 he was elected to represent iowa's fifth congressional district, a seat he held for ten years. when he came to the senate in 1984, tom, like president lincoln before him, encountered many thistles. 10:14:34he was especially motivated to help millions of americans with disabilities as i've already said. here's what tom harkin said once -- and i quote -- "i heard stories from individuals who had to crawl on their hands and knees to go up a flight of stairs, who couldn't ride a bus because there wasn't a lift, who 10:14:50could not even cross the street in a wheelchair because there were no curb cuts. millions of americans were denied access to their own communities and to the american dream." close quote. tom did a lot to make sure people did have the ability to 10:15:06dream. and what did he do? encountered the injustice faced by millions of disabled americans and responded by authoring the americans with disabilities act. people don't realize now what those disabled people had to go through. it was a big dispute, 10:15:22mr. president, here in the senate and the house as to whether members of congress should vote for this. it created a lot of issues for businesses. but, mr. president, former 10:15:33member of the house of representatives congressman james bilbray of nevada was getting a lot of pressure not to vote for this, but he voted for this. here is why he voted for it. just like tom harkin saw this long before many of us did. congressman bilbray had a 10:15:49friend -- daughter had a friend who was confined to a wheelchair. this man wanted to visit congressman bilbray and his family here in washington, d.c. what an ordeal it was. couldn't find a place for hotel 10:16:05rooms. had trouble getting airline reservations. it was extremely difficult. and so jimmy bilbray said that's enough for me, i'm voting for 10:16:20this. this landmark legislation that was pushed and pushed by tom harkin has helped remove barriers to employment, public services, transportation, telecommunications for people with disabilities. tom harkin's work to protect the disadvantaged hasn't been just 10:16:37reactive. it's been preventative. tom has lost four of his siblings to cancer. in response to that heartbreak, what has he done? senator harkin fought to double the funding for ground-breaking medical research at the national 10:16:52institutes of health. he had a partner in this for many years, arlen specter from pennsylvania. they worked on that subcommittee, labor-h.h.s. and appropriation, and some will remember that this was an unbelievable thing they did to 10:17:09force, force us to spend more money on medical research. in hindsight, what a blessing this was for america and for members of the senate that they voted for this because it was good for us, it was good for the 10:17:24country, it was good for our constituents. and with the funds at n.i.h., the extra money they got, they have made a landmark effort to 10:17:40cure cancer, heart disease, myriad other diseases. we have a long, long way to go. funding hasn't been adequate the last six years. the only boost we got in n.i.h. funding was in the stimulus, the 10:17:57first short time obama -- the first few months of the obama administration where we got additional money. that was done as a result of work done by harkin and arlen specter, and that money now is not there. we need to do more for the 10:18:14national institutes of health. but tom harkin has been tireless. he worked to triple the funding for the center for disease control. in fact, in the obamacare, he is the one that had -- that was responsible for the prevention title in that bill. 10:18:29he has spent his career coming to the defense of the defenseless. a long-time defender of human rights, tom has worked to fight child labor, both domestically and abroad. 10:18:45he has been awarded recognition for the elimination of child labor. now, tom harkin also has had -- in my estimation -- i have spent much of my life on the senate floor -- much of my work life on 10:19:02the senate floor. i remember. i would look and see one of his staff come to the floor. i thought oh, no. i knew we were in for some trouble. his name was richard bender. i really have such admiration for senator harkin's staff, but 10:19:18it's epitomized with richard bender walking in this door because i knew that harkin was going to do something that we had not planned. sometimes it took a lot longer to get things done because of bender and harkin, but in the end, it was always better for 10:19:34our country. so after a lifetime of service, tom will finally be able to spend his post-senate time in another direction. still involved in a form of public service. so i have such great admiration 10:19:50for ruth who i know extremely well. i don't know amy and jenny, his daughters, but i do know that they are going to be able to spend a little more time with their dad and their husband -- her husband. i want to just say one short 10:20:07side note. tom harkin's one of the few senators who has been to my home in searchlight. i was there one day and i got a call. he said are you going to be home? yeah. he said do you mind if we drop 10:20:23by? no, i don't mind if you drop by. so within an hour, he was at my home in searchlight. so as tom harkin closes a chapter of service to the american people, i salute tom 10:20:34harkin on a job very well done. he has become the longest serving democratic senator in iowa's history, and he will be greatly missed. 10:21:12MCCONNELL (R-KY):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the republican leader. MCCONNELL (R-KY):i rise to pay tribute to a fallen soldier from kentucky who was lost in battle. private first class brandon t. pickering of fort thomas, 10:21:27kentucky, died on april 10, 2011. he died in germany from wounds sustained on april 8 in wardock province in afghanistan. when enemy combatants attacked 10:21:42his unit with small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade. he was 21 years old. for his service in uniform, private first class pickering received several awards, medals and decorations, including the 10:21:57bronze star medal, the purple heart medal, the national defense service medal, the afghanistan campaign medal, the global war on terrorism service medal, the army service ribbon, 10:22:12the overseas service ribbon, the army good conduct medal, the nato medal and the combat infantryman badge. to know brandon was to know love and laughter, says tammy moore, 10:22:28brandon's mother. when brandon was boarding the plane to go back to afghanistan, he turned and looked at me and i thought my god, my son's a man. it was the first time i looked at him and didn't see him as my 10:22:44little boy. brandon grew up in fort thomas in northern kentucky and attended woodfield elementary school, highlands middle school and highlands high school. as a kid growing up, he loved to fish and played baseball and 10:23:02football. brandon also practiced tae kwon do when he was a kid and he earned his black belt by age 10. high school classmates and teachers of brandon's remember him as an unassuming student with a big heart and a good 10:23:18sense of humor and a dedication to helping others. as a school, we joined the fort thomas community and the family in mourning his loss, said highland's principal brian 10:23:34robinson. even on bad days, i was able to turn to brandon and bring out a smile to my face says former high school classmate stephanie orling. brandon also had a mischievous side. brandon loved a good prank, his 10:23:49mother tammy recalls. in high school, he decided it would be funny to place a mousetrap in another student's locker. when the principal called him, he admitted it right away. that was the worst trouble brandon ever gave his parents. 10:24:05as a teenager, brandon also enjoyed the freedom that came with his driver's license. while teaching brandon how to drive, he told me mom, mom, i know you don't want to hear this, but this is the happiest i've ever been. 10:24:21tammy says i told him brandon, i know you don't want to hear this, but this is the most scared i have ever been. after graduating high school in 2008, brandon attended cincinnati state. after two semisters, he told me he was thinking of joining the 10:24:38army. tammy said i asked him to give school another semester, and if he still felt the same, i would support his decision. the third semester came and went, and brandon was firm on 10:24:54his decision. he enlisted, and in september, 2009, he left for basic training in fort benning, georgia. after basic training, he was stationed at fort polk, louisiana. there is a small town outside 10:25:09fort polk named pickering. brandon thought that was neat and so did i, tammy says. brandon was an only child, but when he got to fort polk, he found brothers. assigned to fort polk in april of 2010, brandon was assigned to the first platoon company -- 10:25:28first platoon, company sea, fourth infantry brigade combat 10:25:36team, tenth mountain division. he was soon deployed to afghanistan for operation enduring freedom in october of 2010. part of a two-man machine gun team, brandon was six months into his first combat tour when he was fatally wounded. 10:25:51brandon was flown to the regional medical center in germany before he died. because of this, his family was able to be with him before he passed away. brandon made one final gift by 10:26:06volunteering to be an organ donor. his final sacrifice was an offering of life for four germans, including a 6-year-old girl. even in his death, brandon saved the lives of four people, tammy says. i often wondered how i could 10:26:23have raised such a wonderful human being, and then i think only by the grace of god. at fort -- the fort thomas, kentucky, road where brandon grew up was fittingly renamed in his honor as a permanent 10:26:38reminder of his life and his deeds. the portion of river road in fort thomas that runs from state route 8 along the ohio river to south fort thomas avenue next to the cincinnati v.a. medical center is now named the private 10:26:54first class brandon t. pickering memorial highway. mr. president, we're thinking of brandon's family as i recount his story for my senate colleagues, including his mother tammy moore, his father david pickering, his grandfather 10:27:09thomas pickering and many other beloved family members and friends. brandon was laid to rest with full military honors at the alexandria cemetery in alexandria, kentucky. his tombstone bears the words -- 10:27:25"live a life worthy of my sacrifice." tammy has some final thoughts on the words that mark her son's grave. people should think about that, not just for my son but for all the sons and daughters and the 10:27:42ones in the past. she says what people have sacrificed to keep this country free, freedom isn't free and is not cheap. it comes at a high cost, and we all have a responsibility to each other and to this nation. 10:27:58mr. president, i couldn't agree more with tammy moore's thoughts, and i want her to know that this united states senate certainly does recognize the responsibility we have as a nation to honor and always remember the sacrifices of brave heroes like her son, private 10:28:14first class brandon t. pickering. we are in awe of his life of service, and we're humbled by his final sacrifice. from germany to afghanistan to fort thomas, we can see the 10:28:30lives he touched and the people he left better off for having known him. LEAHY (D-VT):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:under the previous order, the leadership 10:28:45time is reserved. under the previous order, the senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 10 30 a.m., with the time equally divided in the usual form. LEAHY (D-VT):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 10:29:01senator from vermont. LEAHY (D-VT):mr. president, i'm looking at the clock, and i ask the senate to be able to continue morning business for up to five minutes. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. LEAHY (D-VT):mr. president, the congressional record will show 10:29:17the introduction of and the prayer by our visiting chaplain today from the university of portland, oregon, and a member of the order of holy cross 10:29:33fathers. now, that is as much of a thumbnail as saying any one of us is a united states senator, period. there is a lot more to it. claude pomerleau has been nearly 10:29:5050 years a priest. i know. he is my brother-in-law and my wife marcel and i, as well as his wonderful parents, phyllis 10:30:06and cecil pomerleau joined him in rome nearly 50 years ago when he was ordained a priest. my family, my parents, my brothers and sisters, also our children have always had such a 10:30:23wonderful relationship with father pomerleau. it is great now to see the young grandchildren come in and give 10:30:36him a hug and "hi, uncle claude." but i'd also look at his distinguished career. it's not just the brother and brother-in-law and uncle and friend; he was a man who speaks 10:30:54many languages, a ph.d. from the university of denver, teaches now at the university of portland, even in semiretirement; also in santiago where he was a visiting 10:31:11professor and well respected and where i'm told his spanish is like a native. but he also was born in vermont, french canadian parents, two people strongly practiced their 10:31:28religion, believes in it, brought up their children speaking french at home. but instilled them with the values that really make our country great and make a human being even greater. 10:31:43he's been a mentor. he's been a moral anchor for our family for decades. i think of him being on the altar when marcel and i, 10:32:01basically a young altar boy at that time when marcel were married 52 years ago. he's been part of our life, our marriage ever since. he is the man that we turn to when we want guidance. 10:32:17he is the man that both of us love greatly, and i feel as the longest-serving member of this senate an honor to have him open us in prayer. mr. president, i thank my colleagues for allowing this, 10:32:33and i yield the floor. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:morning business is now closed. under the previous order, there will be two minutes of debate prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the lodge 10:32:50nomination. without objection, all time is yielded back. the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. THE CLERK:cloture motion. we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions 10:33:07of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate hereby move to bring to a close the debate on the nomination of virginia tyler lodge of tennessee to be a member of the board of directors of the tennessee valley authority. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:by 10:33:22unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. the question is, is it the sense of the senate that debate on the nomination of virginia tyler lodge of tennessee to be a 10:33:38member of the board of directors ftd tennessee valley authority shall be brought to a close. the yeas and nays are mandatory under the rule. the clerk will call the roll. ROLL CALL 11:00:28vote THE PRESIDING OFFICER: are 11:00:42there any other senators wishing to vote or change their vote? if not, the ayes are 63. the nays are 32. 11:00:58and the motion to invoke cloture is carried. ordered. the clerk will report the nomination. THE CLERK:tennessee valley 11:01:15authority, virginia tyler lodge of tennessee to be a member of the board of directors. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:under the 11:01:36previous order, there will be two minutes of debate prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the walter nomination. who yields time? 11:01:57without objection. all time is yielded back. the clerk will report the nomination to invoke cloture. THE CLERK:cloture motion. we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate hereby move to 11:02:13bring to a close the debate on the nomination of ronald anderson walter of tennessee to be a member of the board of directors of the tennessee valley authority signed by 17 senators. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:by unanimous consent the morning hour deemed -- by 11:02:31unanimous consent the mandatory quashing has been waived. the question is is it the sense of the senate that the nomination of ronald anderson walter to be a member of the board of directors of the tennessee valley authority shall be brought to a close. the yeas and nays are mandatory 11:02:46under the rule. the clerk will call the roll. 11:15:09 roll call 11:22:39THE PRESIDING OFFICER:are there any senators wishing to vote or change their votes? if not, there are 65 ayes, 31 nays. the nomination is -- the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the 11:22:53nomination. THE CLERK:tennessee valley authority, ronald anderson walter of tennessee to be a member of the board of directors. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:under the previous order, the senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only until 11:23:106 00 p.m., with the time equally divided in the usual form. 11:23:26REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president, what is the matter before the senate? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senate is currently in a period of morning business for debate only. DISCUSSION OF TORTURE REPORT REID, H. (D-NV):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the majority leader. REID, H. (D-NV):today for the first time, the american people are going to learn the full truth 11:23:43 about torture that took place under the c.i.a. during the bush administration. i have served for 22 years with the chairman of the intelligence committee, dianne feinstein. she is dignified. she is very thorough in whatever 11:23:59 she does. she is intelligent. and she cares a great deal. she has proven herself to be one of the most thoughtful and hardworking members in the history of this body. the people of california are, as well they should be, very proud 11:24:15 of this good woman. i'm appreciative of the work that the senate intelligence committee has done under her direction. we're here today because of her efforts. she has persevered, overcome 11:24:31 obstacles that have been significant to make this study available to the american people. i'm gratified of the work done by democrats on the intelligence committee. we're here today, again i repeat, because of their 11:24:48 efforts. we don't often mention certainly as we should, the work of our staffs. i want to throw a big bouquet to 11:25:04 the intelligence staff. they have worked so hard. under the direction of senator feinstein, they've worked for seven years, seven years working on this vitally important matter. it's a report. 11:25:20 it wasn't easy, but they did it. mr. president, here's what they did. committee members and staff combed through more than six million pages, six million pages of documents to formulate the 11:25:35 report. the full committee report is 6,700 pages long. seven years, i repeat, in the making. the unclassified executive summary is going to be released today is more than 500 pages. 11:25:51 i want everyone to understand the select committee on intelligence, along with the house committee on intelligence, the only group of people who provide oversight over our intelligence community. and they actually have the ability to investigate what happened. no one else. 11:26:08 not the press, not the senators nor the public or outside organizations actually have the ability to investigate the c.i.a. but we did it. and the implications of this report are profound. not only is torture wrong but it 11:26:26 doesn't work. and for people, we hear them coming from different places, saying it was great, it was terrific what we did, it got us so much. it got us nothing except a bad name. without this report, the american people would not know 11:26:42 what actually took place under the c.i.a.'s torture program. this critical report highlights the importance of senate oversight and the role that congress must play in overseeing the executive branch of government. the only way our country can put 11:26:57 this episode in the past is to come to terms with what happened and commit to ensuring it will never happen again. this is how we as americans make our nation stronger. when we realize there is a 11:27:13 problem, we seek the evidence. we study it, we learn from it, and then we set about to enact change. americans must learn from our mistakes. we learned with the pentagon papers. they were helpful to us as a 11:27:28 country. the iran-contra affair, i was here when it went on. it was hard on us but it was important that we did this. and more recently, what happened in that prison in iraq, abu 11:27:43 ghraib. mr. president, we have three separate branches of government -- the judicial, the executive and the legislative branch of government. to me, this work done by the intelligence committee, which the presiding officer is a member, cries out for our 11:28:02 constitution, three separate, equal branches of government. we are here today to talk about the work done by the legislative branch of government. we can protect our national security, mr. president, as a country without resorting to methods like torture. 11:28:18 they are contrary to the fundamental values of america. so i call upon the administration, the intelligence committee and my colleagues in congress to join me in that commitment. 11:28:34 what took place, the torture program, was not in keeping with our country. DIANNE FEINSTEIN FEINSTEIN (D-CA):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from california. FEINSTEIN (D-CA):mr. president, i want to thank the leader for his 11:28:50 words and for his support. they are extraordinarily welcome and appreciated. today, a 500-page executive summary of the senate intelligence committee's five and a half-year review of the c.i.a.'s detention and interrogation program, which was 11:29:08 conducted between 2002 and 2009, is being released publicly. the executive summary which is going out today is backed by a 6,700-page classified and 11:29:23 unredacted report with 38,000 footnotes, which can be released, if necessary, at a later time. the report released today examines the c.i.a.'s secret overseas detention of at least 11:29:41 119 individuals and the use of coercive interrogation techniques, in some cases amounting to torture. over the past couple of weeks, i have gone through a great deal of interspecs about whether to 11:29:56 delay the release of this report to a later time. this clearly is a period of turmoil and instability in many parts of the world. unfortunately, that's going to continue for the foreseeable 11:30:11 future whether this report is released or not. there are those who will seize upon the report and say see what the americans did? and they will try to use it to justify evil actions or incite more violence. we can't prevent that, but 11:30:28 history will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say never again. there may never be the right time to release this report. 11:30:45 the instability we see today will not be resolved in months or years, but this report is too important to shelve indefinitely. my determination to release it has also increased due to a 11:31:00 campaign of mistaken statements and press articles launched against the report before anyone has had the chance to read it. as a matter of fact, the report is just now as i speak being 11:31:16 released. this is what it looks like. senator chambliss asked me if we could have the minority report bound with the majority report for this draft that is not possible, but in the final 11:31:31 draft, it will be bound together. but this is what the summary of the 6,000 pages look like. my words give me no pleasure. i'm releasing this report 11:31:47 because i know there are thousands of employees at the c.i.a. who do not condone what i will speak about this morning and who work day out, day and night, long hours, within the law, for america's security in 11:32:02 what is certainly a difficult world. my colleagues on the intelligence committee and i am proud of them just as everyone in this chamber is, and we will always support them. in reviewing the study in the past few days with the decision 11:32:18 looming over the public release, i was struck by a quote found on page 126 of the executive summary. it cites the former c.i.a. inspector general, john hell garyson, who in 2005 wrote the 11:32:36 following to the then director of the c.i.a., which clearly states the situation with 11:32:44 FEINSTEIN (D-CA):respect to this report years later as well, -- and i quote -- "we have found that the agency over the decades has continued to get itself into messes related to interrogation 11:32:59 programs for one overriding reason. we do not document and learn from our experience. each generation of officers is left to improvise anew with 11:33:17 problematic results for individuals and for our agency." i believe that to be true. i agree with mr. helgerson. his comments are true today but this must change. on march 11, 2009, the 11:33:33 committee voted 14-1 to begin a review of the c.i.a.'s detention and interrogation program. over the past five years, a small team of committee investigators pored over the more than 6.3 million pages of 11:33:50 c.i.a. records the leader spoke about to complete this report or what we call the study. it shows that the c.i.a.'s actions a decade ago are a stain on our value and on our history. 11:34:05 the release of this 500-page summary cannot remove that stain, but it can and does say to our people and the world that america is big enough to admit when it's wrong and confident enough to learn from its 11:34:21 mistakes. releasing this report is an important step to restore our values and show the world that we are, in fact, a just and lawful society. over the next hour i'd like to 11:34:37 lay out for senators and the american public the report's key findings and conclusions, and i ask that when i complete this, senator mccain be recognized. before i get to the substance of the report, i'd like to make a 11:34:54 few comments about why it's so important that we make this study public. all of us have vivid memories of that tuesday morning when terror struck new york, washington, and pennsylvania. 11:35:10 make no mids take, september 11, 2011, war was declared on the united states. terrorists struck our financial center, they struck our military center, and they tried to strike our political center 11:35:26 and would have had brave and courageous passengers not brought down the plane. we still vividly remember the mix of outrage and deep despair and sadness as we watched from washington. 11:35:41 smoke rising from the pentagon. the passenger plane lying in a pennsylvania field. the sound of bodies striking can owe anies at ground level as innocents jumped to the ground 11:35:57 below from the world trade center. mass terror that we often see abroad had struck us directly in our front yard, killing 3,000 innocent men, women, and children. 11:36:12 what happened? we came together as a nation with one singular mission -- bring those who committed these acts to justice. but it's at this point where the values of america come into play, where the rule of law and 11:36:29 the fundamental principles of right and wrong become important. in 1990, the united states senate ratified the convention against torture. the convention makes clear that this ban against torture is 11:36:46 absolute. it says -- and i quote -- "no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, including what i just read, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency 11:37:02 may be invoked as a justification for torture" -- end quote. nonetheless, it was argued that the need for information on possible additional terrorist plots after 9/11 made 11:37:18 extraordinary interrogation techniques necessary. even if one were to set aside all of the moral arguments, our review was a meticulous and detailed examination of records. it finds that coercive 11:37:36 interrogation techniques did not produce the vital otherwise unavailable intelligence the 11:37:45 FEINSTEIN (D-CA):c.i.a. has claimed. i will go into further detail on this issue in a moment, but let me make clear, these comments are not a condemnation of the c.i.a. as a whole. the c.i.a. plays an incredibly 11:38:00 important part in our nation's security, and has thousands of dedicated and talented employees. what we have found is that a surprisingly few people were responsible for designing, carrying out, and managing this 11:38:17 program. two contractors developed and led the interrogations. there was little effective oversight. analysts -- analysts -- on occasion gave operational orders 11:38:34 that interrogations and c.i.a. management of the program was weak and diffused. our final report was approved by a bipartisan vote of 9-6 in december, 2012, and exposes 11:38:51 brutality in stark contrast to our values as a nation. this effort was focused on the actions of the c.i.a. from late 2001 to january of 2009. the report does not include 11:39:09 considerable detail on the c.i.a.'s interactions with the white house, the -- excuse me, it does include considerable detail on the c.i.a.'s interactions with the white house, the departments of justice, state, defense, and 11:39:26 the senate intelligence committee. the review is based on contemporaneous records and documents during the time the program was in place and active. now, these documents are important because they aren't based on recollection. 11:39:43 they aren't based on revision. and they aren't a rationalization a decade later. it's these documents referenced repeatedly in thousands of footnotes that provide the factual basis for the study's 11:39:59 conclusions. the committee's majority staff reviewed more than 6.3 million pages of these documents provided by the c.i.a. as well as records from other departments and agencies. 11:40:15 these records include finished intelligence assessments, c.i.a. operational and intelligence cables, memoranda, emails, real-time chat sessions, inspector general reports, testimony 11:40:31 before congress, pictures, and other internal records. it's true, we didn't conduct our own interviews, and let me tell you why that was the case. in 2009, there was an ongoing 11:40:47 review by department of justice special prosecutor john durham. on august 24, attorney general holder expanded that review. this occurred six months after our study had begun. 11:41:05 durham's original investigation of the c.i.a.'s destruction of interrogation videotapes was broadened to include possible criminal actions of c.i.a. employees in the course of c.i.a. detention and 11:41:20 interrogation activities. at the time, the committee's vice chairman, kit bond, withdrew the minority's participation in the study, citing the attorney general's expanded investigation as the reason. the department of justice 11:41:37 refused to coordinate its investigation with the intelligence committee's review. as a result, possible interviewees could be subject to additional liability if they 11:41:52 were interviewed. and the c.i.a., citing the attorney general's investigation, would not instruct its employees to participate in interviews. notwithstanding this, i am really confident of the factual 11:42:08 accuracy and comprehensive nature of this report for three reasons. first, it's the 6.3 million pages of documents reviewed, and they reveal records of 11:42:24 actions as those actions took place, not through recollections more than a decade later. second, the c.i.a. and c.i.a. senior officers have taken the opportunity to explain their 11:42:39 views on c.i.a. detention and interrogation of operations. they have done this in 11:42:49 on-the-record statements and classified committee hearings, written testimony, and answers to questions, and through the formal response to the committee in june, 2013, after reading the study. and third, the committee had access to and utilized an 11:43:06 extensive set of reports of interviews conducted by the c.i.a. inspector general, and the c.i.a.'s oral history program. so while we could not conduct new interviews of individuals, 11:43:21 we did utilize transcripts or summaries of interviews of those directly engaged in detention and interrogation operations. these interviews occurred at the time the program was 11:43:36 operational, and covered the exact topics we would have asked about had we conducted interviews ourselves. these interview reports and transcripts included but were not limited to the following -- 11:43:52 george tenant, director of the c.i.a., when the agency took tuft and interrogated the majority ofdownees -- detaineeees. jose rodriguez, a key player in 11:44:07 the program. c.i.a. general counsel scott mueller, c.i.a. deputy director of operations, james pavitt. c.i.a. acting general counsel, john rizo and c.i.a. deputy 11:44:23 director, john mclaughlin. and a variety of lawyers, medical personnel, senior counterterrorism analysts and managers of the detention and interrogation program. the best place to start about how we got into this -- and i'm 11:44:41 delighted that senator rockefeller is on the floor -- is a little more than eight years ago on september 6, 2006, when the committee met to be briefed by then-director michael hayden. 11:44:58 at that 2006 meeting, the full committee learned for the first time -- for the first time, of the use of so-called enhanceed interrogation techniques or iit's. it was a short meeting in part 11:45:14 because president bush was making a public speech later that day disclosing officially for the first time the existence of c.i.a. black sites and announcing the transfer of 14 11:45:30 detainees from c.i.a. custody to guantanamo bay, cuba. it was the first time the interrogation program was explained to the full committee as details had previously been limited to the chairman and vice chairman. 11:45:49 then on december 7, 2007, "the new york times" reported that c.i.a. personnel in 2005 had destroyed videotapes of the interrogation of two c.i.a. detainees. the c.i.a.'s first detainee as 11:46:08 well as abwal rashime. the committee had not been informed of the destruction of the tapes of the days later on september 11 -- december 11, 2007, the committee held a hearing on the destruction of 11:46:24 the video tames. director hayden testified that the c.i.a. had concluded that the destruction of videotapes was acceptable, in part because congress had not yet requested to see them. my source is our committee's 11:46:41 transcript, december 11, 2007. director hayden stated that, if the committee had asked for the videotapes, they would have been provided. but, of course, the committee had not known that the videotapes existed. 11:46:56 and we now know from c.i.a. e-mails and records that the videotapes were destroyed shortly after c.i.a. attorneys raised concerns that congress might find out about the tapes. in any case, at that same 11:47:13 december 11 committee hearing, director hayden told the committee that c.i.a. cables related to the interrogation sessions depicted in the videotapes were -- and i quote -- "a more-than-adequate 11:47:29 representation of the tapes and, therefore, if you want them, we'll give you access to them." that's our transcript, december 11, 2007 hearing. senator rockefeller, then 11:47:44 chairman of the committee, designated two members of the 11:47:50 FEINSTEIN (D-CA):committee staff to review the cables describing the interrogation sessions of abu zbabieda. senator bond similar directed two of his staffers to review 11:48:04 the cables. the designated staff members completed their review and compiled a summary of the content of the c.i.a. cables by early 2009. by which time i had become chairman. 11:48:20 the description in the cables of c.i.a.'s interrogations and the treatment of detainees presented a starkly different picture from director hayden's testimony before the committee. they describe brutal 11:48:37 around-the-clock interrogations, especially of zbabaida, in which multiple coercive techniques were used in combination and with substantial repetition. it was an ugly, visceral 11:48:53 description. the summary also indicated that the two did not result, as a result of the use of these so-called e.i.t.'s, provide the kind of intelligence that led the c.i.a. to stop terrorist 11:49:09 plots or arrest additional suspects. as a result, i think it's fair to say the entire committee was concerned and it approved the scope of an investigation by a vote of 14-1, and the work 11:49:27 began. in my march 11, 2014, floor speech about the study, i described how in 2009 the committee came to an agreement with the new c.i.a. director leon panetta for access to 11:49:43 documents and other records about the c.i.a.'s detention and interrogation program, so i won't repeat that here. from 2009 to 2012, our staff conducted a massive and unprecedented review of c.i.a. 11:50:00 records. draft sections of the report were produced by late-2011 and shared with the full committee. the final report was completed in december 2012 and approved by the committee by a bipartisan 11:50:16 vote of 9-6. after that vote, i sent the full report to the president and asked the administration to provide comments on it before it was released. six months later, in june of 11:50:31 2013, the c.i.a. responded, "i directed them that if the c.i.a. pointed out any error in our report, we would fix it. and we did fix one bullet point that did not impact our findings and conclusions. 11:50:47 if the c.i.a. came to a different conclusion than the report did, we would note that in the report and explain our reasons for disagreeing, if we disagreed. and you will see some of that documented in the footnotes of 11:51:03 that executive summary as well as in the 6,000 pages. in april 2014, the committee prepared an updated version of the full study and voted 12-3 to declassify and release the 11:51:19 executive summary, findings, and conclusions and minority and additional views. on august 1, we received a declassified version from the executive branch. it was immediately apparent that 11:51:34 the redactions to our report prevented a clear and understandable reading of the study and prevented us from substantiating the findings and conclusions. so we, obviously, objected. 11:51:50 for the past four months, the committee and the c.i.a., the director of national intelligence, and the white house have engaged in a lengthy negotiation over the redactions to the report. we have been able to include 11:52:06 some more information in the report today without sacrificing sources and methods or our national security. i'd like to ask, following my remarks, that a letter from the white house dated yesterday 11:52:25 conveying the report also points out that the report is 93% complete and that the redactions amount to 7% of the bulk of the report. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. FEINSTEIN (D-CA):thank you, mr. chairman. 11:52:41 mr. president, this has been a long process. the work began seven years ago when senator rockefeller directed committee staff to 11:52:51 review the c.i.a. cables describing the interrogation sessions of abu zubaydah. it's been very difficult but i believe documentation and the findings' inclusions will make 11:53:07 clear how this program was morally, legally, and administratively misguided and that this nation should never again engage in these tactics. let me now turn to the contents of the study. as i noted, we have 20 findings 11:53:24 and conclusions, which fall into four general categories. first, the c.i.a.'s enhanced interrogation techniques were not an effective way to gather intelligence information. second, the c.i.a. provided extensive amounts of inaccurate 11:53:42 information about the operation of the program and its effectiveness to the white house, the department of justice, congress, the c.i.a. inspector general, the media, and the american public. 11:54:00 third, the c.i.a.'s management of the program was inadequate and deeply flawed. and, fourth, the c.i.a. program was far more brutal than people were led to believe. let me describe each category in 11:54:15 more detail. the first set of findings and conclusions concern the effectiveness or lack thereof of the interrogation program. the committee found that the c.i.a.'s coercive interrogation techniques were not an effective 11:54:32 means of acquiring accurate intelligence or gaining detainee cooperation. the c.i.a. and other defenders of the program have repeatedly claimed that the use of so-called interrogation 11:54:47 techniques was necessary to get detainees to provide critical information and to bring detainees to a -- quote -- "state of compliance" -- end que -- in which they would cooperate 11:55:02 and provide information. the study concludes that both claims are inaccurate. the report is very specific in how it evaluates the c.i.a.'s claims on the effectiveness and necessity of its enhanced 11:55:18 interrogation techniques. specifically, we use the c.i.a.'s own definition of "tect "--of "effectiveness." 11:55:35 the c.i.a.'s claims that the e.i.t.'s were necessary to obtain -- quote -- "otherwise available" -- end quote -- information that could not be obtained from any other source to stop terrorist attacks and 11:55:51 save american lives, that's a claim we conclude is inaccurate. we took 20 examples that the c.i.a. itself claimed to show the success of these interrogations. these include cases of terrorist 11:56:08 plots stopped or terrorists captured. the c.i.a. used these examples in presentations to the white house, in testimony to congress, in submissions to the department of justice, and ultimately to the american people. 11:56:33 some of the claims are well-known. the capture of khalid sheikh mohammed, the prevention of attacks against the library tower of los angeles, and the takedown of osama bin laden. other claims were made only in 11:56:48 classified settings, to the white house, congress, and department of justice. in each case, the c.i.a. claimed that critical and unique information came from one or more detainees in its custody 11:57:05 after they were subjected to the c.i.a.'s coercive techniques. and that information led to specific counterterrorism success. our staff reviewed every one of the 20 cases, and not a single 11:57:22 case holds up. in every single one of these cases, at least one of the following was true one, the intelligence community had information separate from the use of e.i.t.'s that led to 11:57:39 the terrorist disruption or capture; two, information from a detainee subjected to e.i. t.'s played no role in the claimed disruption or capture; and, 11:57:52 three, the purported terrorist plot either did not exist or posed no real threat to americans or united states interests. some critics have suggested the study concludes that no 11:58:06 intelligence was ever provided from any detainee the c.i.a. held. that is false, and the study makes no such claim. what is true is that actionable intelligence that was -- quote -- "otherwise unavailable" -- 11:58:26 otherwise unavailable -- was not obtained using these coercive interrogation techniques. the report also chronicles where the use of interrogation techniques that do not involve physical force were effective. 11:58:42 specifically, the report provides examples where interrogators had sufficient information to confront detainees with facts, know when they were lying, and when they a-- and where they applied 11:58:59 rapport-building techniques that were developed and honed by the united states military, the f.b.i., and more recently the interagency high-valued detainee interrogation group called the hague that these techniques 11:59:14 produced good intelligence. let me make a couple of additional comments on the claimed effectiveness of c.i.a. interrogations. at no time did the c.i.a.'s coercive interrogation techniques lead to the 11:59:30 collection of intelligence on an imminent threat that many believe was the justification for the use of these techniques. the committee never found an example of this hypothetical ticking time bomb scenario. 11:59:46 the use of coercive technique methods regularly resulted in fabricated information. sometimes the c.i.a. actually knew detainees were lying. other times the c.i.a. acted on
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5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 220000 2020 Good evening all on night two of this unprecedented and virtual Democratic National Convention! Iâ?Tll be trying my best to live up to the stellar work from Adam Kelsey and others in the unit last night, sending out updates on tonightâ?Ts speakers and remarks with timecodes in this chain. As recently confirmed in the note from Alisa Wiersema below, Colin Powell has been added to tonightâ?Ts speaker lineup. Among others, heâ?Tll join former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Dr. Jill Biden. More on the lineup from the earlier note below, and the embargoed remarks from each speaker have also gone out again to the DL from David Reiter around 7:32pm. (*again, please note that the speeches are embargoed until delivered*). See you back here soon. Ashley Brown ABC News Segment Producer, This Week O: 202-222-6114 C: 202-400-1458 Ashley.Brown@abc.com From: Wiersema, Alisa <Alisa.Wiersema@abc.com> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:30 PM To: #ABCTV News DC Political Unit Main <ABCTVDLNewsPoliticalUnitMain@disney.com> Cc: Klein, Rick <Rick.Klein@abc.com>; Parks, MaryAlice L. <MaryAlice.L.Parks@abc.com>; Karson, Kendall J. <Kendall.J.Karson@abc.com>; Scanlan, Quinn X. <Quinn.X.Scanlan@abc.com>; Cunningham, Meg E. <Meg.E.Cunningham@abc.com> Subject: Now reportable -- Colin Powell to speak at DNC tonight Now reportable -- Colin Powell to speak at the DNC tonight. GAVELING IN Night two began with a Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wielding the gavel in the eveningâ?Ts call to order, praising party leadership for holding the convention virtually. Barrett drew, as he has multiple times since Bidenâ?Ts announcement that he would not appear in person, a distinction between how Democrats have addressed public health concerns compared to President Trump: (20:49:53) And as much as we would have loved to host you in person, I am proud that the Democratic Party and the city Milwaukee have made the health of our residents our number one priority. Unlike the president, we've never called COVID-19, a hoax. Unlike the president. we've never made fun of face masks. And unlike the president. We've never belittled, our public health experts. We understand why we can't be together this week, and I hope you do too. A DIVERSE KEYNOTE Following brief reports from several DNC committee co-chairs, the second night began in earnest with a pre-recorded keynote address video titled â?oWe Step Up to Lead.â?? Billed as a â?obellwether for the future of our party and our nationâ?? by the DNC. The stated theme of the address was â?oLeadership Matters,â?? but the subtext was ostensibly â?orepresentation mattersâ?? -- with appearances from a diverse, young group of lawmakers and political figures, including Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Georgia State Rep. Sam Park, Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. (More on the myriad communities they represent - Black, LGBTQ, Native American, Latinx, Asian, college students - here) The most well-known speaker in the keynote video was former Georgia Secretary of State, 2018 gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams -- who, along with the other speakers, touted Biden as the candidate to help steer the country out of the compounded crises of a pandemic, economic downturn, and reckoning with racism: (211215) ...Our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. (211244) In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. Singer and actor Tracee Ellis Ross is tossing to and from tonightâ?Ts addresses. Following the keynote, she highlighted Sen. Kamala Harrisâ?T historic position as a Black and Indian woman at the top of the ticket, invoking the name of other Black politicians before her: (211502) Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. Ross introduced former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates -- who left in the early days of the Trump Administration after refusing to enforce his ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries. Yates called the ban â?othe start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutionsâ?"and countless dedicated public servants.â?? Yates went on to rebuke Trumpâ?Ts friendly relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, contrasting it with his adversarial relationship with the U.S. intelligence community: (211847) Heâ?Ts trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator whoâ?Ts still trying to interfere in our elections. (211856) Heâ?Ts even trying to sabotage our postal service to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacksâ?"on the FBI, the free press, inspectors general, military officers, and federal judgesâ?"they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like itâ?Ts his family businessâ?"this time bankrupting our nationâ?Ts moral authority at home and abroad. CHUCK SCHUMER Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with a blurry image of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, evoked the statueâ?Ts famous New Colossus poem as well as the quote from President Trump that former first lady Michelle Obama blasted last night on the pandemic response: â?oIt is what it is.â?? Schumer also highlighted the importance of Democrats flipping the Senate this fall, pledging unity among the chamberâ?Ts more progressive and moderate figures: (212211) Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. (212300) If we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER (AND THE KENNEDYS) Remarks from Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg came after Schumer (212513), followed by off-camera remarks from former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (212712 - all covered by photos). In both videos, the Kennedys and the Carters never mentioned Trump by name -- instead, testifying to their personal relationships with Biden. Jimmy Carterâ?Ts remarks on Bidenâ?Ts character (with, perhaps, contrasts to Trumpâ?Ts character and COVID-19 response implied): JIMMY CARTER: (212840) Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nationâ?Ts history. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, thatâ?Ts what we need. During these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing, as recommended by our medical experts. BILL CLINTON Remarks taking direct aim at Trump returned with former President Bill Clintonâ?Ts remarks, who, notably, was given several minutes to speak (compared to longer remarks in conventions past). BILL CLINTON: (213056) At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just -- one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. (213111) The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. (213358) And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's Trump's â?ous versus themâ?? America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. AOC. BOB KING, AND CONFUSION OVER NOMINATIONS FOR SANDERS Tracee Ellis Ross offered condolences and support for Iowa residents rocked by severe weather before introducing DNC Chair Tom Perez, who spoke from Milwaukee. In a clear appeal to the progressive wing of the party, Perez touted the Progressive Movementâ?Ts â?odeep roots) in Milwaukee (213602). This is where some things apparently got confusing enough for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to later clarify her support for Biden -- Perez and Rep. Bennie Thompson teed up the nominating and seconding speeches from Reps. Bob King and Ocasio-Cortez for Sen. Bernie Sanders for the purposes of the roll call. In the one minute each of the representatives were allotted, they did just that: BOB KING: (213921) I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: (214003) A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. (214038) And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. Ocasio-Cortez subsequently tweeted: â?oConvention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call. I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden - letâ?Ts go win in November.â?? ROLL CALL WITH FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS & BIDENâ?TS BRIEF THANK-YOU The nominating and seconding speeches for Joe Biden were given by Delaware lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons (214238) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (214344) -- followed by the socially-distanced roll call, in a unique sequence visiting all 57 U.S. states and territories to officially nominate Biden as the partyâ?Ts nominee for president (see Karson/Scanlan 10:19pm DL note for details). The roll call included some of Bidenâ?Ts former primary opponents and leaders who have risen to prominence as protests for racial equality have swept the nation this summer: Rep. Terri Sewell began by invoking the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in announcing Alabamaâ?Ts delegates for Sanders and Biden (214530). DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made an appeal for DC statehood (215029). Former South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke of Bidenâ?Ts economic recovery goals, particularly for Indianaâ?Ts agricultural sector (215409). Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke of healing the nationâ?Ts divides, and shared her roll call duties briefly with Melvin Carter -- mayor of St. Paul, which dealt with some of the more-immediate protests and unrest after George Floyd was killed in May. (215851) 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 P2 After the roll call wrapped, Joe Biden appeared with his family, flanked by balloons and bookshelves. He seemed to have a brief delay, staring silently for awkward beat, before placing his hand over his heart and expressing his gratitude for all of the delegates: JOE BIDEN: (221942) Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As noted by Kendall and Quinn, Biden officially accepts the nomination Thursday. ADY BARKAN Clips featuring various voices, including Joe Biden himself, promoted health care priorities for about 12 minutes after the roll call and subsequent applause for Bidenâ?Ts nomination wrapped up. One address came from activist Ady Barkan, lawyer and progressive activist, who talked about the ALS diagnosis thatâ?Ts left him paralyzed and blasted Trump and the GOPâ?Ts efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. In moving remarks, Barkan implored supporters to get out the vote, and alluded to his staunch support for Medicare For All -- and wanting to put legislation on Bidenâ?Ts desk to that end: ADY BARKAN: (223139) We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. (223206) Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 2020 The DNCC sent an update on roll call participants since they left out North Dakota (highlighted below) The convention is typically known for pomp and circumstance but the purpose of the gathering is nominating the partyâ?Ts candidate and getting official business done, such as announcing the vote on the party's platform, which will happen on Tuesday night. Joe Biden will formally be nominated as the party's presidential nominee during the 30-minute roll call, a usually long-winded process that can take hours. For other official business of the night, delegates voted on the 2020 ballot, including the platform, via email prior to the convention from Aug. 3-15. Highlights from the party's platform, which includes a single nod to Medicare for All, and no mention of the Green New Deal or "defund the police" - can be found here (h/t Beatrice, Johnny, Molly, Averi, Cheyenne and Adam for their help). The full 92-page document can be found here. Here's a rundown of what to expect: What is happening on Tuesday night in terms of party business? The party's virtual festivities will kick off on Tuesday with the convention chair gaveling in, followed by party officials announcing the results of votes on reports from each of the three standing committees to the convention -- credentials, rules, and platform. (OFF THE RECORD: This will take place just before 9pm ET, beginning at 845pm ET) This will include the vote on the platform, which is expected to be approved despite some dissent from allies of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Upwards of 360 delegates, most of whom back Sanders, pledged to vote against the platform, according to Politico, but there is a total of 4,747 delegates (pledged + supers) at this year's convention. There will be presidential candidate nominating and seconding speeches (for Sanders and Biden) and then the roll call, which is set across all 57 states and territories and will be a mix of live and pre-taped components, will then take place to formally nominate Biden over the course of 30 minutes. What is the roll call? The roll call is a process by which every state, one at a time, is called on alphabetically to announce how many delegates will be delivered to each candidate based on the state's primary results. But the process can take a long time since each state or jurisdiction comes forward when they are called on by the secretary, and a selected delegate or official from each will speak before announcing how the delegate vote should be allocated. This year, the roll call will include delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, essential workers, activists and elected leaders inside businesses, living rooms and in front of iconic landmarks (see below for full list of roll call participants). Once the presumptive nominee reaches the magic number of delegates - *2,374* - the candidate will win the nomination. But the candidate only becomes the nominee when they accept the nomination during a speech on the last night of the celebration. Biden currently has 2,721 pledged delegates, according to an ABC News analysis, while the next closest Democrat, Sanders, has 1,118. What is the 2020 platform? The 2020 Democratic Party platform is a 92-page document that outlines the party's priorities and vision on an array of issues from the economy to health care and foreign policy and beyond. The platform is largely a symbolic document and is in no way binding. The details of the 2020 platform were finalized over Zoom meetings a few weeks before the convention, and heavily reflects the recommendations from the Unity Task Forces that comprised of allies of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The purpose of the joint task forces was to bridge some of their policy priorities, but for the most part, the platform is closely aligned with Biden's campaign planks. Some Sanders allies have criticized the platform for not going far enough on some of their policy priorities (mainly health care) and the vision they had for the party's next four years. Two notable dissenters of the platform is California Rep. Ro Khanna, who served as a national co-chair of Sanders's presidential campaign, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, both who noted they are voting against the platform over the issue of health care. The platform includes one mention to Medicare for All, but does not embrace the progressive health care agenda. When do delegates vote on the platform? Voting on the platform was completely transformed this cycle, with the entire process taking plate remotely, and delegates given a nearly two-week window to vote on the official business *prior* to the convention between Aug. 3 and Aug. 15. All the votes were tallied on Aug. 15, rather than on a rolling basis. The platform was only open to amendments before delegates voted on the ballot and there were no minority reports submitted (a procedural tool that with enough support could force a debate on a policy or rule change on the convention floor). The votes on the platform, and the reports from the other two standing committees, will be announced on Tuesday night. What are the details of the platform? PETERSON/VERHOVEK/NAGLE/HARPER/KELSEY/HASLETT/KARSON Here are some topline highlights for each of the sections of the platform, and the team put together a more in-depth, but easy and digestible overview of the entire platform, which can be found here: PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: The partyâ?Ts platform excoriates and lambasts the Trump administrationâ?Ts handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, attempting to draw a sharp contrast by highlighting their plans to ensure Americans receive adequate health care access throughout the pandemic...The party calls for substantially increasing funding to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), vastly expanding COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and surging personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers and those vulnerable populations who need it most. BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY: Much of the economic portion of the Democratic partyâ?Ts economic platform mirrors portions of Bidenâ?Ts â?oBuild Back Betterâ?? economic plan... Along with a $15 an hour minimum wage, Democrats call for 12 weeks of paid Medical and family leave, and will also seek to address inequalities in the workplace by increasing funding to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL, AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTH CARE: The Democratic platform "believe[s] health care is a right for all" and advocates for "universal health care" through the public option plan outlined within Biden's presidential platform...To the chagrin of progressives and supporters of Sanders, the platform makes only a single reference to Medicare for All...simply saying that its supporters are welcome to join in the push for reform PROTECTING COMMUNITIES AND BUILDING TRUST BY REFORMING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: Criminal Justice reform for the democrats in 2020 calls for a â?ooverhaul the criminal justice system from top to bottom.â?? In the platform it goes into detail about changes Democrats see for Criminal justice and sentencing reform, reforming and training the police changes to sentencing and more....Although they talk about police in great detail, they stop short of calling for â?oDefunding the Policeâ?? as some far left progressives would like but does put emphasis on investing in community projects. HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA: Democrats within this passage declare that they believe that Black Lives Matter. COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The partyâ?Ts platform, which does not mention the Green New Deal, describes climate change as a â?oglobal emergency" ... The platform also embraces investments in clean energy infrastructure, with a goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, transitioning the nationâ?Ts transportation grid rapidly towards clean energy, echoing Bidenâ?Ts call for 500,000 electric charging stations on Americaâ?Ts roadways, 500,000 new solar panels and 60,000 wind turbines... RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY: Central to the â?oRestoring and Strengthening our Democracyâ?? section is voting access, with Democrats pledging to pass a strengthening Voting Rights Act, make election day a federal holiday, support bills to ensure that disabled Americans have the ability to vote, and providing funded needed to allow for mail-in voting along with safe, in-person voting. CREATING A 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: Democrats pledge to reverse Trumpâ?Ts actions on immigration and streamline the path to citizenship for those already in the country. They specifically call for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers, Dreamers, and workers who are essential to pandemic response and recovery efforts. They pledge expanded protections for Dreamersâ?T parents...The Party does not mention decriminalizing border crossings, a progressive policy that gained popularity during the primary that Harris issued support for, while Biden did not...The Democrats do not call for ICE to be abolished, PROVIDING A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION IN EVERY ZIP CODE: The platform commits to making public colleges and universities tuition-free for students who come from families who make less than $125,000 per year, it would also make community colleges and trade schools tuition free for all students including DACA recipients...On student loan debt, the platform calls for up to $10,000 in student debt relief for every borrower. RENEWING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP: Democrats commit to rejoining and reforming the WHO, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the United Nations Population Fund. The party also pledges to restore the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense to prepare for public health crises in the future, and reverse Trump's transgender ban, discriminatory exclusions in military health care, and policies that stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV and AIDS...The party also makes clear that they "will never use active duty soldiers as political props, and we will never send military forces to suppress Americans exercising their constitutional rights" & more on China, Russia, Israel & Iran What about the rules? The convention is also an opportunity to make updates or changes to the party rules. Here is a link to the procedural rules of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The rules committee approved a resolution in late July that directs the national party to keep in place the major party reforms enacted after the 2016 nominating process through 2024, as well as examine additional reforms in 2021. The reforms from after the 2016 contest include limiting the power of superdelegates and encouraging states to embrace primaries over caucuses, and making the caucuses more accessible (i.e. having an absentee voting requirement). "The [Rules and Bylaws Committee] shall conduct a comprehensive and structured review of the presidential nominating reforms adopted by the DNC for the 2020 primaries to evaluate where even further reforms are needed, while maintaining the advances that have been made. This review should include considerations of the successes of each of the reforms adopted in 2018 in achieving the DNCâ?Ts goals, empowering rank and file Democrats, and strengthening and unifying the Democratic Party in the lead up to the general election," the resolution reads. "In conducting this review, the RBC should take steps to ensure public and stakeholder engagement in the process, including at least one public hearing and an opportunity to submit comments. This review and accounting should be completed by March 31, 2021." There was broad agreement on the resolution in committee, before it headed for a vote among all of the convention's delegates. Who is participating in the roll call? Among some of the participants in the roll call is Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father and activist; Jaime Harrison, the Democrat competing against Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina; State Sen. Nikema Williams, who was picked by the Georgia Democratic Party to succeed Rep. John Lewis on November ballot; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the former 2020 contender; Fred Guttenberg, the gun safety activist from Parkland; state Rep. My-Linh Thai, a former refugee in Washington state; and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin. ALABAMA Rep. Terri Sewell will invoke the memory of Rep. John Lewis to advocate for restoring the Voting Rights Act. ALASKA Veteran, fisherman, and party activist Chuck Degnan will discuss the impact of climate change on tribal waters. AMERICAN SAMOA Party leaders Aliitama Sotoa and Patti Matila will celebrate American Samoaâ?Ts legacy of military serviceâ?"and Joe Bidenâ?Ts work to improve the territoryâ?Ts infrastructure. ARIZONA Middle school social studies teacher Marisol Garcia will discuss remote learning from the perspective of teachers, parents, and activists. ARKANSAS Chef Gilbert Alaquinez will describe his work delivering meals prepared at the Clinton Presidential Center to local families via food trucks. CALIFORNIA Sec. Hilda Solis and Rep. Barbara Lee will highlight the importance of Joe Bidenâ?Ts clean energy plan for communities of color. COLORADO Immigrant and party activist Howard Chou and his family will discuss the challenges facing working parents during the pandemic. CONNECTICUT Veteran firefighter Peter Carozza will explain why he and his fellow first responders trust in Joe Bidenâ?Ts courage and commitment to working Americans. DELAWARE Gov. John Carney and Sen. Tom Carper will share a local perspective on Delawareâ?Ts favorite son. DEMOCRATS ABROAD Organizer Julia Bryan will offer a call to action for Americans living abroad to get involved in this election. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mayor Muriel Bowser will issue a call for DC statehood. FLORIDA Gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg will describe Joe Bidenâ?Ts compassion in the wake of his daughterâ?Ts murder in Parkland and commitment to defeating the NRA. GEORGIA State Sen. Nikema Williams, candidate for John Lewisâ?Ts seat in Congress, will urge viewers to overcome voter suppression. GUAM Party chair Sarah Thomas-Nededog will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Guam citizens becoming American citizens. HAWAII Civil rights activist Dr. Amy Agbayani will offer a special personal message to American immigrants. IDAHO Mayor Lauren McLean will share her cityâ?Ts bold response to climate change. ILLINOIS Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will discuss the Biden plan for racial justice in housing. INDIANA Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will describe his cityâ?Ts revitalization and the Biden plan to do the same nationwide. IOWA Secretary Tom Vilsack will take a moment to share best wishes for Iowans suffering after last weekâ?Ts storm. KANSAS Fourth-generation family farmer Mark Pringle will share his concern about the future of rural America and his confidence in the Biden plan for revitalizing rural communities. KENTUCKY Education advocate Colmon Elridge will share a personal story about Joe Bidenâ?Ts commitment to improving American health care. LOUISIANA Rep. Cedric Richmond and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will visit a thriving independent art studio to highlight the importance of small businesses to cities. MAINE State Rep. Craig Hickman, the first openly gay African American to serve in the Maine House of Representatives, will take us inside his American dream. MARYLAND City Council President Brandon Scott and college student Bianca Shah will describe the Biden plan for racial justice in the economy. MASSACHUSETTS State Rep. Claire Cronin will highlight the Biden plan to help our economy recover from the pandemic. MICHIGAN Sen. Gary Peters and UAW auto worker Ray Curry will discuss how Joe Biden saved the Michigan auto industry and his plan to create a million new auto jobs. MINNESOTA Sen. Amy Klobuchar will discuss Joe Bidenâ?Ts ability to bring people together before throwing it across the Mississippi River to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. MISSISSIPPI College president Dr. Carmen Walters will discuss the history of the HBCU she leads and the Biden plan to invest in these important institutions. MISSOURI Bricklayer Reuben Gill will praise the contributions of his fellow working men and women and the Biden plan to invest in infrastructure. MONTANA Recent college graduate Rachel Prevost will describe her senior year of remote learning and highlights the importance of rural broadband. NEBRASKA Meatpacking plant employee Geraldine Waller will share a personal perspective on the dangers facing essential workers during the pandemic. NEVADA Backed by an array of working Nevadans, Rep. Dina Titus will describe the Biden plan for putting workers first in our economy. NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. John Lynch will offer his personal endorsement of Joe Bidenâ?Ts leadership skills. NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy will mark the impact of the pandemic on his state and explains why Joe Biden is the right leader to help us recover. NEW MEXICO Tribal member and state Rep. Derrick Lente will celebrate his stateâ?Ts diversity and commitment to preserving natural and cultural resources. NEW YORK Registered nurse and a member of 1199SEIU Scheena Iyande Tannis will offer a raw personal perspective on the dangers facing health care workers. NORTH CAROLINA Longtime Democratic activist Cozzie Watkins will offer a call to action for Black women. NORTH DAKOTA Tribal citizen and advocate Cesar Alvarez will discuss his unique path to college and Joe Biden's plan to open up educational opportunity. Good evening all on night two of this unprecedented and virtual Democratic National Convention! Iâ?Tll be trying my best to live up to the stellar work from Adam Kelsey and others in the unit last night, sending out updates on tonightâ?Ts speakers and remarks with timecodes in this chain. As recently confirmed in the note from Alisa Wiersema below, Colin Powell has been added to tonightâ?Ts speaker lineup. Among others, heâ?Tll join former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Dr. Jill Biden. More on the lineup from the earlier note below, and the embargoed remarks from each speaker have also gone out again to the DL from David Reiter around 7:32pm. (*again, please note that the speeches are embargoed until delivered*). See you back here soon. Singer and actor Tracee Ellis Ross is tossing to and from tonightâ?Ts addresses. Following the keynote, she highlighted Sen. Kamala Harrisâ?T historic position as a Black and Indian woman at the top of the ticket, invoking the name of other Black politicians before her: (211502) Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. Ross introduced former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates -- who left in the early days of the Trump Administration after refusing to enforce his ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries. Yates called the ban â?othe start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutionsâ?"and countless dedicated public servants.â?? Yates went on to rebuke Trumpâ?Ts friendly relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, contrasting it with his adversarial relationship with the U.S. intelligence community: (211847) Heâ?Ts trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator whoâ?Ts still trying to interfere in our elections. (211856) Heâ?Ts even trying to sabotage our postal service to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacksâ?"on the FBI, the free press, inspectors general, military officers, and federal judgesâ?"they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like itâ?Ts his family businessâ?"this time bankrupting our nationâ?Ts moral authority at home and abroad. GAVELING IN Night two began with a Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wielding the gavel in the eveningâ?Ts call to order, praising party leadership for holding the convention virtually. Barrett drew, as he has multiple times since Bidenâ?Ts announcement that he would not appear in person, a distinction between how Democrats have addressed public health concerns compared to President Trump: (20:49:53) And as much as we would have loved to host you in person, I am proud that the Democratic Party and the city Milwaukee have made the health of our residents our number one priority. Unlike the president, we've never called COVID-19, a hoax. Unlike the president. we've never made fun of face masks. And unlike the president. We've never belittled, our public health experts. We understand why we can't be together this week, and I hope you do too. A DIVERSE KEYNOTE Following brief reports from several DNC committee co-chairs, the second night began in earnest with a pre-recorded keynote address video titled â?oWe Step Up to Lead.â?? Billed as a â?obellwether for the future of our party and our nationâ?? by the DNC. The stated theme of the address was â?oLeadership Matters,â?? but the subtext was ostensibly â?orepresentation mattersâ?? -- with appearances from a diverse, young group of lawmakers and political figures, including Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Georgia State Rep. Sam Park, Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. (More on the myriad communities they represent - Black, LGBTQ, Native American, Latinx, Asian, college students - here) The most well-known speaker in the keynote video was former Georgia Secretary of State, 2018 gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams -- who, along with the other speakers, touted Biden as the candidate to help steer the country out of the compounded crises of a pandemic, economic downturn, and reckoning with racism: (211215) ...Our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. (211244) In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. CHUCK SCHUMER Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with a blurry image of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, evoked the statueâ?Ts famous New Colossus poem as well as the quote from President Trump that former first lady Michelle Obama blasted last night on the pandemic response: â?oIt is what it is.â?? Schumer also highlighted the importance of Democrats flipping the Senate this fall, pledging unity among the chamberâ?Ts more progressive and moderate figures: (212211) Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. (212300) If we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER (AND THE KENNEDYS) Remarks from Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg came after Schumer (212513), followed by off-camera remarks from former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (212712 - all covered by photos). In both videos, the Kennedys and the Carters never mentioned Trump by name -- instead, testifying to their personal relationships with Biden. Jimmy Carterâ?Ts remarks on Bidenâ?Ts character (with, perhaps, contrasts to Trumpâ?Ts character and COVID-19 response implied): JIMMY CARTER: (212840) Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nationâ?Ts history. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, thatâ?Ts what we need. During these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing, as recommended by our medical experts. BILL CLINTON Remarks taking direct aim at Trump returned with former President Bill Clintonâ?Ts remarks, who, notably, was given several minutes to speak (compared to longer remarks in conventions past). BILL CLINTON: (213056) At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just -- one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. (213111) The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. (213358) And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's Trump's â?ous versus themâ?? America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. AOC. BOB KING, AND CONFUSION OVER NOMINATIONS FOR SANDERS Tracee Ellis Ross offered condolences and support for Iowa residents rocked by severe weather before introducing DNC Chair Tom Perez, who spoke from Milwaukee. In a clear appeal to the progressive wing of the party, Perez touted the Progressive Movementâ?Ts â?odeep roots) in Milwaukee (213602). This is where some things apparently got confusing enough for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to later clarify her support for Biden -- Perez and Rep. Bennie Thompson teed up the nominating and seconding speeches from Reps. Bob King and Ocasio-Cortez for Sen. Bernie Sanders for the purposes of the roll call. In the one minute each of the representatives were allotted, they did just that: BOB KING: (213921) I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: (214003) A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. (214038) And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. Ocasio-Cortez subsequently tweeted: â?oConvention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call. I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden - letâ?Ts go win in November.â?? ROLL CALL WITH FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS & BIDENâ?TS BRIEF THANK-YOU The nominating and seconding speeches for Joe Biden were given by Delaware lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons (214238) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (214344) -- followed by the socially-distanced roll call, in a unique sequence visiting all 57 U.S. states and territories to officially nominate Biden as the partyâ?Ts nominee for president (see Karson/Scanlan 10:19pm DL note for details). The roll call included some of Bidenâ?Ts former primary opponents and leaders who have risen to prominence as protests for racial equality have swept the nation this summer: Rep. Terri Sewell began by invoking the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in announcing Alabamaâ?Ts delegates for Sanders and Biden (214530). DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made an appeal for DC statehood (215029). Former South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke of Bidenâ?Ts economic recovery goals, particularly for Indianaâ?Ts agricultural sector (215409). Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke of healing the nationâ?Ts divides, and shared her roll call duties briefly with Melvin Carter -- mayor of St. Paul, which dealt with some of the more-immediate protests and unrest after George Floyd was killed in May. (215851) 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 P2 After the roll call wrapped, Joe Biden appeared with his family, flanked by balloons and bookshelves. He seemed to have a brief delay, staring silently for awkward beat, before placing his hand over his heart and expressing his gratitude for all of the delegates: JOE BIDEN: (221942) Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As noted by Kendall and Quinn, Biden officially accepts the nomination Thursday. ADY BARKAN Clips featuring various voices, including Joe Biden himself, promoted health care priorities for about 12 minutes after the roll call and subsequent applause for Bidenâ?Ts nomination wrapped up. One address came from activist Ady Barkan, lawyer and progressive activist, who talked about the ALS diagnosis thatâ?Ts left him paralyzed and blasted Trump and the GOPâ?Ts efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. In moving remarks, Barkan implored supporters to get out the vote, and alluded to his staunch support for Medicare For All -- and wanting to put legislation on Bidenâ?Ts desk to that end: ADY BARKAN: (223139) We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. (223206) Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. JOHN KERRY & COLIN POWELL Pitches for Bidenâ?Ts foreign policy platform were flanked by a bipartisan paring of former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Colin Powell -- the latterâ?Ts appearance, officially announced and confirmed earlier this evening. Kerry did not give Trump any credit for a stronger economy at the beginning of his term and ridiculed Trumpâ?Ts appearances on the world stage as a â?oblooper reelâ??: JOHN KERRY: (222304) Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas, it isnâ?Tt a good will mission, it's a blooper reel. He breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. America deserves a president who is looked up to not laughed at. (223547) This is the bottom line: our interests, our ideals and our brave men and women in uniform can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. Our troops can't get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. They need a president who will stand up for them. And president Biden will. Colin Powellâ?Ts remarks (224054) focused more on his immigrant heritage and his shared values with Biden -- taking no direct shots at Trump until the end of his remarks, casting the president as someone doing â?oeverything in his powerâ?? to divide the nation: COLIN POWELL: (224126) The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Bidenâ?Ts parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of troops in the same way he would his own family. (224151) For Joe Biden, that doesn't need teaching. It comes from experience that he shares with millions of military families -- sending his beloved son off to war, and praying to god he would come home safe. (224258) Today, we are a country divided. And we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way, and keep us that way. What a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. I still believe that in our hearts we are the same America that brought my parents to our shores. An America that inspires freedom around the world. That's the America Joe Biden will lead as our next president. Jill Biden ended the night with a positive message from Brandywine High School in Wilmington, making the case for her husband-- not mentioning the president by name (instead issuing a call for leadership)-- but highlighting what Democrats see as his failures as families across America struggle with job losses, health care crises and an economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic. JILL BIDEN: (225935) We're coming together and holding onto each other. We're finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We're seeing that our differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. We have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. That's the soul of America Joe Biden is fighting for now. She told America the story of her relationship with Biden and their family, the loss of their son Beau to cancer and how Biden returned to work to continue fighting for American families. JILL BIDEN: (230010) After our son Beau died of cancer, I wondered if I would ever smile or feel joy again. It was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. Four days after Beau's funeral, I watched Joe shave and put on his suit. I saw him steel himself in the mirror, take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world empty of our son. He went back to work. (230046) That's just who he is. There are times when I couldn't even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going. But I've always understood why he did it -- for the daughter who convinces her mom to finally get a breast cancer screening and misses work to drive her to the clinic. For the community college student who has faced homelessness and survived abuse but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. Her only venture toward the president was in the midst of a call to leadership â?oworthy of our nation.â?? JILL BIDEN: (230238) Across this country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We haven't given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation -- worthy of you. Honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for whatever else is next. 230309 Leadership to reimagine what our nation will be, that's Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better. And if I have the honor of serving as your First Lady, I will, too. And with Joe as President, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. 230340 The burdens we carry are heavy, and we need someone with strong shoulders. I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours -- bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us. ***DO NOT EDIT OR MODIFY THIS DOC IN ANY WAY. ONLY LOGGERS ARE PERMITTED. TUESDAY AUGUST 18TH 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION FULL LOG 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE VIDEO 210022 >>> I pledge allegiance. >> To the flag. >> Of the United States of America. >> And to the republic for which it stands. >> One nation. >> One nation. >> One nation. >> Under god. >> Indivisible. >> With liberty and justice for all. âTªâTª KEYNOTES REMEMBERED 210047 DANIEL INOUYE (ON VIDEO)>> My fellow Americans, this is my country. Many of us have fought hard for the right to say that. Many are now struggling today from Harlem to Danang, so that they may say this with conviction: this is our country. 210115 BARBARA JORDAN (ON VIDEO)>> We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. MARIO CUOMO (ON VIDEO >> We must make the American people hear our tale of two cities. We must convince them we don't have to settle for two cities. That we can have one city, indivisible, shining for all of its people. 210144 ANN RICHARDS (ON VIDEO) >> If you give us a chance, we can perform. After all ginger Rogers did everything that Fred astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. BARACK OBAMA (ON VIDEO)>> There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white america and Latino America, and asian-american. There's the United States of America. 210223 JULIAN CASTRO (ON VIDEO)>> The American dream is not a sprint or even a marathon but a re relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation, but each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. BARACK OBAMA (ON VIDEO) >> We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes. All of us defending the United States of America. 210253 >> Welcome. >> Welcome. >> Welcome. >> the second night -- >> of the Democratic National Convention. >> This is a different kind of convention. >> Look at the camera and smile. >> And this -- >> This is a different kind of keynote. >> -- is a different kind of keynote. >> This year -- >> All of us are on the stage. >> And weâ?Tve got a lot to say. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> Let's get real. There's a lot riding on this election. 210313 ROBERT GARCIA (ON VIDEO)>> When we're facing the biggest economic and health crisis in generations. Because our president didn't and still doesn't have a plan. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> When doctors, nurses and home health care aides in Philadelphia have to risk their own lives to protect others because there's not enough protective equipment. 210329 KATHLEEN CLYDE (ON VIDEO)>> When factory workers in Ohio are faced with dangerous conditions because this administration hasn't given clear guidance on how to protect our people. SAM PARK>> When teachers in gwinnett county Georgia and across the country are being asked to return to the classroom without a plan to keep them safe and parents are exhausted juggling full time work and full time child care. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> And visiting our parents and grand parents through the window of a nursing home, worrying all the time that they'll get sick. 210400 MARLON KIMPSON (ON VIDEO)>> When unemployment in north Charleston, South Carolina, a city I represent, has risen nearly four fold and evictions are putting families out on the street in the middle of a pandemic. 210414 NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO0>> Make no mistake, it didn't have to be this bad. In the early days of the virus, Donald Trump didn't listen to the experts, and then he said something that a president should never say. VICTORIA NEAVE (ON VIDEO) >> He said, I don't take responsibility at all. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> No responsibility. >> No leadership. >> No plan. >> He still doesn't have a plan. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> Donald Trump just doesn't understand, we can't fix our economy until we get ahold of the virus. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> While working families are struggling, he's looking out for the people who are already doing just fine. The wealthy, the big corporations, the donors to his campaign. [9:05:07 PM] JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> He's looking out for himself. RANDALL WOODFIN (ON VIDEO)>> But there's one person who's looking out for us. >> All of us. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> And that's Joe Biden. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> Joe called it. We are in a battle for the soul of our nation. 210502 MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> But Joe knows we can never let hard times turn us against each other. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> And we can never stop doing the hard work to make things right. >> That's why we ran for office. Even when people counted us out. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> Even when there had never been a Latina in the Nevada state senate. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> Or Democrat elected as Florida commission of agriculture in nearly 3 decades. SAM PARK (ON VIDEO)>> Or an openly gay man in the Georgia state legislature. RANDALL WOODFIN (ON VIDEO)>> When Birmingham hadn't had a mayor this young in 120 years. 210534 DENNY RUPRECHT (ON VIDEO)>> We ran for office because we know the struggles American families are facing, because we've lived them. MALCOLM KENYARRA (ON VIDEO)>> We've lived the insecurity and the indignity of an eviction notice. ROBERT GARCIA (ON VIDEO)>> I, like many of you, have lived the frustration of paying off student loans. RANDALL WOODFIN (ON VIDEO)>> We have lived the grief of losing loved ones to gun violence and the criminal justice system that unfairly targets our communities. SAM PARK (ON VIDEO)>> We have lived that feeling of helplessness when someone you love is very sick, and access to health care is a matter of life and death. 210609 COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> By the way, Joe Biden has lived a lot of this too. >> He was raised in a middle class family in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Claymont, Delaware. >> He watched his dad look for work and learned that a job is about so much more than a paycheck. It's about dignity and respect. 210628 >> He was sworn into office from the hospital room of his two young sons after a car crash killed his wife and infant daughter. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> He knows what it's like to thank god you have health care. BRENDAN BOYLE>> He knows what it's like to work hard for everything you've got. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> He knows what it's like to send a child off to war. VICTORIA NEAVE (ON VIDEO)>> And he'll never forget who he's fighting for. 210653 COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> I look around my district in north Texas, and I see the people who built this country: the educators, like the single mom who raised me. The men and women on the front lines of our health care system. You built this country. MARI MANOOGIA (ON VIDEO)>> Small business owners like the ones whose shops and restaurants line the streets of Birmingham, Michigan. MARLON KIMPSON (ON VIDEO)>> Of Charleston, south Carolina. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> Of tribal nations. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> Line the streets of Philadelphia. And bring our communities to life. You built this country. 210721 RAUMESH AKBARI (ON VIDEO)>> The nurses in Memphis, who came out of retirement to treat patients during this pandemic. You built this country. ROBERT GARCIA (ON VIDEO)>> And you know what? You deserve more than the constant chaos that Donald Trump delivers. BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> You deserve health care you can afford. A job that pays you fairly. You deserve child care and paid sick leave while you work. And when you pay into social security and medicare, you deserve to know it will be there when you retire. [MULTIPLE PARTICIPANTS]>> Thatâ?Ts why we ran. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> And thanks to the voters across the country in both red states and blue states. [MULTIPLE PARTICIPANTS]>> We won. 210756 MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> A new generation of leaders is rising up. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> And with Joe Biden in the white house, there's no limit to what we can do. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> In Nevada, we're making drug prices more transparent, so people with chronic illnesses won't go broke while drug companies get rich. 210815 COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> Joe's working to protect and expand the affordable care act. He'll make sure millions of people keep their coverage and no one can be denied for a pre-existing condition. He'll bring down the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs too. Giving tax credits to working families and allowing medicare to negotiate drug prices. >> That's a big fâ?Ting deal. >> That's a big fâ?Ting deal. KATHLEEN CLYDE (ON VIDEO)>> Because Joe knows we can't have a healthy economy if people can't afford health care. BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> But let's remember, Donald Trump is suing to take health care coverage away from more than 20 million Americans and eliminate protections for 100 million with pre-existing conditions. >> In the middle of a pandemic. 210857 VICTORIA NEAVE (ON VIDEO)>> In Texas, we're standing up for fierce women like my mom and my tias who raised me never backed down from a tough fight. So we're fighting to make sure that mothers have access to health screenings for safe pregnancies and childbirth. And we're bringing long overdue justice to survivors of sexual assault. 210919 RAUMESH AKBARI (ON VIDEO)>> Joe Biden has been fighting for women his entire career. As senator, he authored the Violence Against Women act. And as president, he'll restore funding for Planned Parenthood. He will codify Roe v. Wade, and make reducing maternal mortality, especially for women of color, a top priority. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> In Florida, on the frontlines of our climate crirs, we're working to produce more renewable energy and shrink our carbon footprint. 210946 JONATHAN NEX (ON VIDEO)>> Joe has a major plan to invest in clean energy, jobs and infrastructure. BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> In the house of representatives, we're closing loopholes to ensure local infrastructure projects use American made materials and local labor, and support American manufacturing. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden will actually enforce buy-American rules, investing in American made clean energy, building materials, high-tech equipment and R&D, all creating more good jobs. 211016 MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> In Michigan, we're banning business practices that have exploited workers and cost them hundreds of millions of dollars in lost wages. MARLON KIMPSOn(ON VIDEO)>> When employment is the highest rate since the Great Depression, when millions of people have seen their hours and pay slashed, Joe knows it's not enough to rebuild the economy the way it was before. We've got to build it back better. 211041 BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> He'll build an economy that rewards work, not wealth. And get rid of the trump tax cuts that only benefit big corporations and the rich. And then he'll invest in health care, education, and infrastructure. And in getting small businesses up and running again. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> Take it from me, when you're in the trenches, you want Joe Biden right there next to you. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> When I wanted to marry the man i loved, Joe Biden was the first national figure to support me and my family. DR. MATTHEW MILLER (ON VIDEO)>> Appreciate you, man. MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> When the auto industry was going under, Joe stuck his neck out to protect it, and help save 1.5 million auto jobs. 211119 CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> When our economy was on the brink Joe led the recovery effort that created millions of jobs, including here in western Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, America bounced back with the longest economic expansion in history. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> You know, the one trump brags about creating. COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> That's what happens when Joe Biden is in your corner. Working families get a fair shot. MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> He understands that leadership means fighting for the people who built this country. All of you. >> All of us. 211147 STACEY ABRAM (ON VIDEO)>> This nation belongs to all of us. And in every election, we choose how we will create a more perfect union -- not by taking sides, but by taking stock of where we are and what we need. This year's choice could not be more clear. America faces a triple threat: a public health catastrophe, an economic collapse, and a reckoning with racial justice and inequality. 211215 So our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. To make your voice heard, text VOTE to 30330. 211244 In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. 211316 In a time of voter suppression at home and authoritarians abroad, Joe Biden will be a champion for free and fair elections. For a public health system that keeps us safe. For an economy that we build back better than before. And for accountability and integrity in our system of justice. We stand with Joe Biden. Because this isn't just about defeating Donald Trump. We are in this to win for America. So let's get it done. TRACEE ELLIS ROSS 211354 ROSS>> Hello. I'm Tracee Ellis Ross, and how exciting to hear from young elected leaders from across the country. A perfect way to begin night two of the democratic national convention, uniting America. Tonight is all about leadership. This unprecedented moment calls for leadership. Steady, inclusive leadership, driven by people who understand that our democracy is based on the value of each and every one of us being treated with dignity and respect. 211431 Leaders who respond to the needs of hardworking Americans who right this minute are unable to pay rent, put food on the table and keep their loved ones safe. As a black woman, I find myself at a crucial intersection in American politics. For far too long black female leadership in this country has been utilized without being acknowledged or valued. But we are turning the tide. 211502 Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. 211540 With every vote we cast for forward thinking, honest leaders, we chip away at ingrained systems of inequity, and we bend the arc of justice. True leaders make sure that policy is informed by all of us -- bridging our burdened past to a safe, equitable and even joyful future. 211606 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are that bridge. Heeding voices from within the movement for racial justice, listening to the people to the people and acting with empathy and compassion to reflect our shared humanity. Tonight we'll hear from a number of American leaders, including former acting U.S. Attorney general Sally Yates who refused to defend an unconstitutional travel ban and paid for it with her job. 211637 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The threat to this nation, to our democracy is real. Itâ?Ts clear and itâ?Ts present. You've watched the president now for three years. Look at what he's doing, instilling fear. I mean, not joking. Instilling fear. Sowing division, stroking racial vision. Undercutting every institution that was designed to check the abuse of power by the president or anyone else. All this for what reason? All this in order to solidify his base and expand his power. SALLY YATES 211718 YATES>> Good evening. I'm Sally Yates. Speaking at a political convention is something I never expected to be doing, but the future of our democracy is at stake. I'm here, in my hometown of Atlanta, where as a young lawyer, I joined our nation's justice department. For nearly 30 years, through Democratic and Republican administrations, I worked alongside my DOJ colleagues to advance our nation's promise of equal justice. 211747 I served as deputy attorney general in the Obama-Biden administration, and stayed on as acting attorney general for the Trump transition.Then, ten days in, I was fired for refusing to defend President Trump's shameful and unlawful Muslim travel ban. That was the start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutions and countless dedicated public servants. 211815 Like me, these officials didn't swear an oath to a person or a party. Public servants promise to defend our constitution, uphold our laws and work on behalf of the American people. But from the moment President Trump took office, he's used his position to benefit himself, rather than our country. He's trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our justice department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. 211847 Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator who is still trying to interfere in our elections. 211856 He's even trying to sabotage our postal service, to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacks on the FBI, the free press, Inspectors general, federal judges, they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like it's his family business. This time, bankrupting our nation's moral authority at home and abroad. 211930 But our country doesn't belong to him, it belongs to all of us. Joe Biden embraces that. He has spent his entire life putting our country first. He has never backed down from a challenge or a bully. He summons the best in us. And lives by the values that define us as Americans. 211955 Service, integrity, courage, compassion. There are countless stories of Joe Biden reaching out to someone in their moment of need. Well, this is our country's moment of need. We need a president who respects our laws and the privilege of public service. Who reflects our values and cares about our people. We need a president who will restore the soul of America. We need Joe Biden. WE THE PEOPLE MONTAGE 212035 >> Over the last four years, we have experienced failed leadership under Donald J. Trump. >> We've had to deal with this insanity. >> I've watched our country deteriorate. >> The coverups, the lying, the favoritism. >> The disregard for the Constitution. >> Donald Trump has failed America. >> Itâ?Ts time for us to reclaim our constitutional and democratic value. >> We need to prove to the world, and most importantly, prove to ourselves that we are better than this. 212103 >> We need an experienced leader. >> A leader that has passion, integrity, and strategic leadership skills. >> And his name is Joe Biden. >> Joe Biden. >> Joe Biden is that leader >> And he really wants the best for this country. >> He understands and respects our democracy. The rule of law. And the U.S. Constitution. >> He will move toward creating a more perfect union. âTª Rise up âTª SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER 212134 SCHUMER>> Hi. Hi, this is Senator Chuck Schumer, Democratic Leader from my hometown -- Brooklyn, New York. Behind me is a sight I see out of my window every night, the Statue of Liberty, the same sight that greeted hopeful immigrants like my grandparents. A symbol of freedom and a beacon of hope to the world. 212157 Today, Donald Trump has divided our country, diminished our greatness and demeaned everything that this statue represents. He even hid in a bunker as Americans were tear gassed and beaten. 212211 Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. 212246 A man with a steady hand and a big heart who will never ever quit on America. That man is my friend, Joe Biden. He will be a great president. But if we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. 212317 Let me tell you some of the things we do. With president Biden, Vice President Harris and a democratic majority, we will make health care affordable for all. We'll undue the vicious inequality of income and wealth that has plagued America for far too long and weâ?Tll take strong decisive action to combat climate change and save the planet. We will protect voting rights, fight systemic racism in the criminal justice system and in our economy, and restore a supreme court that looks out for people not corporations. 212353 We'll rebuild our infrastructure and make sure every home, from inner city to rural America, has broadband. We will save the post office and, once and for all, defeat Covid-19, this evil disease. And beckoned by the Lady behind us, we will reform our immigration system so that immigrants, yearning to breathe free, will at last become American citizens. 212421 Together, we can reignite the hope once felt by millions of men and women, huddled masses on creeking ships who glimpsed this mighty women -- woman with her torch, knowing they could build a better life here in America. And out of this long national nightmare, America will finally awaken to a brighter future and a new day. 212447 ROSS>> Senator Chuck Schumer reminding us that leadership requires integrity and accountability. Real leaders don't ask what we can do for them. They ask what they can do for us. In a minute, we will hear from two former presidents and they're going to speak to that. But first here are Caroline Kennedy and her son, jack Schlossberg. CAROLINE KENNEDY/JACK SCHLOSSBERG KENNEDY>> 60 years ago, in a crowded LA stadium, my father accepted the democratic nomination for president. He challenged Americans to look to the future and join him on a journey toward a new frontier. 212527 SCHLOSSBERG>> It was a call to the young at heart, regardless of age or party. Times have changed. But the themes of my grandfather's speech -- courage, unity and patriotism-- are as important today as they were in 1960. And once again, we need a leader who believes America's best days are yet to come. We need Joe Biden. KENNEDY>> I've admired Joe Biden since I was a senate intern in 1974. He shared my uncle Teddy's commitment to civil rights, women's rights and working families. 212557 He was a senator who cared, who led, who inspired. That's why I helped choose him to be Barack Obama's running mate in 2008. When I was US Ambassador to Japan, I got to see Vice President Biden in action. He stepped off Air Force 2, wearing his aviator glasses and a big smile, radiating American optimism and generosity. 212619 I saw a leader who was tough but fair, who commanded the trust and respect of other nations. And who always put America's interests first. Joe Biden's lifetime of public service reflects his unwavering commitment to our highest ideals. 212636 SCHLOSSBERG>> In this election, our future is on the ballot. For my generation, it will define the rest of our lives. We need to tackle climate change. We need to end systemic racial injustice. We need to make health care available for everybody, and we need to rebuild an economy that helps working families. We can do this. We can reach these new frontiers but only with a president who asks what he can do for our country and what together we can do to build a better world. It's up to us. Let's get it done. SCHLOSSBERG AND KENNEDY>> Let's elect Joe Biden the next president of the United States. 212712 ROSALYNN CARTER>> It's a great pleasure for Jimmy and me to join you in celebrating our next president of the United States. Joe Biden. We've known and admired Joe and Jill for many years. And most recently Iâ?Tve worked with them on tackling the demand faced by the more than 53 million unpaid caregivers in our country who are juggling work and other family responsibilities. And putting their own physical and mental health and well being at risk. 212743 Joe knows well, too well, the sorrows and struggles of being a family caregiver. From Joeâ?Ts time as a young widower, thrust into single parenthood, with a demanding job to he and Jill caring for their own parents and their son Beau at the end of their lives. He knows caregiving is hard, even on the good days. 212806 Joe and I also know the challenges for those who served in the military, and returned with visible and invisible wounds and we know those caregivers need a leader in the white house. Jimmy and I are voting for Joe, because he recognizes the challenges facing our families and has the heart and the talent to make life better for all Americans. 212834 JIMMY CARTER>> I ran for president in 1976, Joe Biden was my first and most effective supporter in the senate. For decades he's been my loyal and dedicated friend. Joe has the experience, character and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. You deserve a person with integrity and judgment. Someone who's 100% fair, someone who's committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader and he's the right person for this moment in our nation's history. 212905 He understands that -- understanding dignity, our citizenâ?Ts (?) rights determines not only our vision but actions. More than ever, that's what we need. In these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing as recommended by medical experts. Joe Biden must be our next president. BILL CLINTON 212933 CLINTON>> Good evening. A presidential election is the most important job interview. At the end, we hire a leader to help us solve problems, create opportunities, and give our kids better tomorrows. That's a tall order this year. With the Covid-19 outbreak on the path of killing 200,000 people and destroying millions of jobs and small businesses, how did Donald Trump respond? At first, he said the virus was under control and would soon disappear. 213002 When it didn't, he was on TV every day bragging on what a great job he was doing, when our scientists waited to give us vital information. When he didn't like the expert advice he was given, he ignored it. Only when Covid exploded in even more states did he encourage people to wear masks. By then, many more were dying. When asked about the surge in deaths, he shrugged and said, â?oit is what it is.â?? But did it have to be this way? No. 213032 Covid hit us much harder than it had to. We have just 4% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's Covid cases. Our unemployment rate is more than twice as high as South Koreas, 2-and-a-half times the United Kingdomâ?Ts, more than three times Japan's. Donald Trump says we're leading the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triple. 213056 At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just (?) one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. 213111 The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. 213138 Covid just doesn't respond to any of that. To beat it, youâ?Tve got to actually go to work and deal with the facts. Our party is united in offering you a very different choice, a go to work president. A down to Earth, get the job done guy. A man with a mission to take responsibility, not shift the blame. Concentre, not distract, unite not divide. Our choice is Joe Biden. 213204 Joe helped bring us back from a recession before, and he can do it again. In 2009, Barack Obama and Joe Biden started with the worst economy since the great depression. And when they were done, they delivered more than six straight years of job growth. What did Joe do? He accepted responsibility for implementing the recovery act. His work created a lot of new jobs and started many new companies in communities across our country. 213232 Now Joe's committed to building America back again. How? He's given us smart detailed plans to invest in areas vital to our future. Innovative financing from modern factories and small businesses. Good jobs and green energy and conservation to combat climate change. A modern infrastructure that brings small towns and rural American the connectivity and investment others take for granted. 213257 And a plan to ensure that black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, women, immigrants and other communities left behind are full participants in our economy and our society. Joe Biden wants to build an economy far better suited to our changing world. Better for young people. Better for families working and raising their kids. Better for people who lost jobs and need new ones. Better for farmers tired of being collateral damage in trade wars. 213327 Better for workers caring for the sick, elderly and people with disabilities. Better because of a living wage, and access to affordable higher education and health care, including prescription drugs. And to child care, a secure retirement and for the first time paid family and medical leave. Joe won't just put his signature on a check, and try to fool you into thinking it came from him. He'll work to make sure that your paycheck reflects your contribution to and your stake in a growing economy. 213358 And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's trump's us versus them America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. Thank you. 213427 ELLIS ROSS>> It's time to call the roll and officially nominate the democratic candidate for president of the United States. But this year, for the first time, the roll call is heading out to all 57 states and territories. Places that showcase our nation's natural beauty. Places where people are working together to secure a better future for our country and places that are working to rebuild and recover. Like Iowa, where thousands have been left homeless and hundreds of thousands have been left without power in the wake of last week's terrible storm. 213504 Our hearts are with you, Iowa. There's so much going on right now. Tonight we come together to nominate a candidate who will fight for all of us. The convention delegates will do the official nominating, but you can join them in supporting Joe Biden. Text join to 30330 to get involved. And now, the chair of the democratic national committee, Tom Perez. TOM PEREZ 213535 PEREZ>> It's great to be here in Milwaukee, a proud uniontown whose grit and character reflect the resilience of our party and our country. There's no doubt these last few months have been tough, but good leadership means being able to adapt to any situation, and I want to thank the people of Milwaukee for being such gracious and flexible hosts. It's also great to be back in Wisconsin where I was lucky enough to marry my wife, Ann Marie, a little more than three decades ago. 213602 The Progressive movement has deep roots here. And since today is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment's ratification, we should point out that Wisconsin was the first state to ratify it. What's more, in its one word motto, â?oforward,â?? Wisconsin captures something so important about America. The way that, no matter what challenges today brings, we always believe a better future is possible. 213631 That's what my parents believed when they immigrated to this country nearly a century ago. fleeing the iron fist of a brutal dictator in the Dominican Republic. This nation welcomed them with compassion. And they quickly learned that their hope of building a better life through hard work was shared by generations of Americans. Indeed, every American story is a story about that hope, that sense of possibility. It's what unites us, defines us. 213702 And it's what sustains us now. We will work to meet our extraordinary challenges because progress is made by the hopeful, not the cynical. And we will do that work together because movements are built by the many, not the few. And as you watch tonight's decidedly unconventional roll call and reflect on the diversity of our nation, remember you too are part of the American story. And no matter where you come from or where you're watching from tonight, you have a place in Joe Biden's democratic party. BENNIE THOMPSON 213741 THOMPSON>> Delegates and distinguished guests, under our procedural rules, two democratic candidates submitted nominating documents to our convention secretary for the office of president of the United States. Senator Bernie sanders and vice president Joe Biden. 213757 As such, each candidate has provided names of individuals who will make nominating and seconding speeches on their behalf. We will begin with nominating and seconding speeches for senator Sanders. Speaking on his behalf will be two Progressive champions, Bob king and representative Alexandria ocasio-cortez. BOB KING 213823 KING>> I'm Bob king. As a proud union member and former president of a great American union, the uaw, I'm honored to nominate Bernie Sanders for president. For decades, Bernie has led the fight for working families, fighting for worker's rights to organize unions and collectively bargain. In a time of enormous inequality, he understands that we must confront large corporations which have far too much control over our economy and our politics. 213851 Bernie believes health care is a human right, and should not be contingent on a job. He knows we can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure by creating millions of good paying union jobs, while combating climate change. Bernie's moral clarity has emboldened the Democratic party's fight for justice. The grassroots energy of his supporters has cemented advances in our platform. Bernie will continue to lead a movement that helps defeat Trump and delivers transformational change. 213921 I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ 213933 AOC>> Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring toward a better, more just future for our country and our world. Infidelity and gratitude to a mass people's movement working to establish 21st century social, economic and human rights, including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the united States. 214003 A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. 214038 And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care [SPEAKS SPANISH] and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. BENNIE THOMPSON 214112 THOMPSON>> Thank you, Mr. King and representative ocasio-cortez. We now turn to nominating and seconding speeches for vice president Biden. In a moment, we'll hear from senator Chris Coons who holds the Delaware senate seat once held by the vice president and representative Lisa blunt Rochester, my colleague in the house. But first, we'll hear from Jacqueline Asbit, a working American who met Joe Biden in a most unexpected place: the elevator where she worked. JACQUELINE ASBIT 214149 ASBIT>> I take powerful people up on my elevator all the time. When they get off, they go to their important meetings. Me, I just head back to the lobby. But in the short time I spent with Joe Biden, I could tell he really saw me. That he actually cared. That my life meant something to him. And I knew even when he went into his important meeting, he would take my story in there with him. 214212 That's because Joe Biden has room in his heart for more than just himself. We've been through a lot, and we have tough days ahead. But nominating someone like that to be in the white house is a good place to start. That's why I nominate my friend Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. CHRIS COONS 214238 COONS>> I'm Senator Chris Coons from Delaware, a small state where people expect to see their senators and even, sometimes, their vice president at the supermarket, at a church festival -- out in their community. Joe fights for us because he knows our struggles and hopes. He knows the pain of loss and the worries of working parents, and he's always brought that same personal concern he showed for Jacqueline to getting things done as our senator, and then as president Obama's vice president. 214307 Joe's tackled gun violence and climate change, he stood up to dictators and supported our troops, he lead the recovery effort after the last recession and delivered on a promise to make our healthcare system fairer and stronger. Through it all, Joe Biden's never forgotten where he's from. He's been sustained by his faith and his family through the toughest of times, and he has the heart and the compassion for this moment. 214332 For all of these reasons and more, it's my honor to second the nomination of my good friend Joe Biden to be the next president of these United States. REP. LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER 214344 BLUNT ROCHESTER>> I'm congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. In some history class in the future, children are learning about this moment. They're learning about pain, our grief, our worry. But they're also learning about a man named Joe Biden, about how he restored decency to our government and integrity to our democracy. They're learning about how we conquered a pandemic, stood united for racial justice and built our economy back better than before. 214415 They're learning about how his leadership gave their generation a fighting chance. They're learning about us too. About the resolve and the unity we showed against the forces of hatred and division. About the work we will do over the next 11 weeks. And about the night when despite our distance we came together to nominate Joe Biden for president of the United States. A nomination I'm honored to second. 214445 THOMPSON>> Thank you, all. Pursuant to our convention rules, we'll now proceed to a roll call by states on the selection of our party's candidate for the president of the United States. Secretary Ray? 214506 >> Mr. Chairman, coming to you live from the Wisconsin center, it's time to begin our virtual trip around America. Our journey begins at the site of a major step forward in our national journey toward justice. Let's go to Alabama. REP. TERRI SEWELL 214530 SEWELL>> John Lewis marched across this bridge in 1965 to demand the right to vote. A lifetime later, civil rights and voting rights remain America's great unfinished business. But those who walked this path before us showed us the way forward. If we want to honor John Lewis's incrediblife life, let's restore the Voting Rights Act and ensure our democracy belongs to all Americans. 214600 Alabama casts 8 votes for Bernie Sanders, and the great state of Alabama casts 52 votes for our next president of these United States, Joe Biden. CHUCK DEGNAN >> Alaska. 214615 DEGNAN>>>The waters we rely on to feed our families and make a living are threatened by climate change. When Joe Biden was vice president, he and president Obama made sure Alaskaâ?Ts tribes had a say in how these waters were managed. Donald Trump took it away. We must elect a president who will respect our voices, protect our waters and address climate change. 214634 Alaska casts 7 votes for Bernie Sanders and 12 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> American Samoa. PETTI MATILA 214643 MATILA>> Joe Biden honors our service and we trust him to support our community. As vice president he helped expand rural infrastructure to communities like ours broadening our economic capacity. As president, he will continue to strengthen rural America from New England to the pacific. ALIITAMA SOTOA SOTOA>> On behalf of the governor and the American Samoa, the democratic party proudly cast 11 votes for our next president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. >> Arizona. MARISOL GARCIA 214719 GARCIA>> As a middle school teacher, I know that public educators are doing everything they can to make sure our students have quality learning experiences this Fall. As a mother of a high school freshman, I know that it's far from perfect. As an NEA union organizer, I'll fight to make sure that it's scientists, parents and educators that decide when it's safe to go back to school, not politicians. As an Arizona Latina, I proudly cast our votes -- 29 for Bernie Sanders and 51 for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Arkansas. 214749 >> Feeding people is an act of love, and I think we can all use a little extra love these days. So we took our food trucks out to the community to deliver meals, made right here at the Clinton Presidential Center, for our neighbors in need. Even when our leaders let us down, Americans kept looking out for each other. Arkansas casts 9 votes for Bernie Sanders and 27 votes for our next President Joe Biden. >> California. 214813 >> Climate change is not a hoax. It's real and communities of color have been bearing the brunt of this reality for generations. >> Joe Biden's plan to crack down on polluters to protect our air and water is about environmental justice and economic justice. 214828 >> He'll prioritize equity and bring new clean energy jobs to black and brown neighborhoods because that is how we build back better. >> California, home to our next vice president, Kamala Harris, casts 231 votes for Bernie Sanders and 263 votes for our next president Joe Biden. >> Colorado. 214851 >> Han and I grew up in poverty as immigrants. But we've been able to make a decent living. We're extremely lucky. But now we have three family members who tested positive for covid, and it just doesnâ?Tt feel safe to put Evan and Emma back to school. 214903 This is certainly(?) going to be hard on them and on us. But millions of working families will have it much harder. I know Joe Biden cares about these struggles and that's why I trust him to fight for us. With one abstention, Colorado will cast 36 votes for Bernie Sanders and 42 for our next president Joe Biden. >> Connecticut? 214924 >> Firefighters are proud to put our lives on the line every day to protect our neighbors. It's a badge of courage. But while we are protecting your family, we need a president who is committed to protecting ours. And that's Joe Biden. He has the courage we respect and the commitment to working Americans we need now. On behalf of our governor, Ned Lamont I am honored to cast Connecticutâ?Ts 75 votes for our next President, Joe Biden. >> Delaware. 214956 >> Delaware passes. >> Delaware passes. Democrats abroad. >> We represent the millions of Americans who live outside the United States and vote back home. Americans abroad can make a difference in the states that will decide this year's elections. We need your help to elect a president who will restore our standing around the world. Go to votefromabroad.org to learn more. Democrats abroad is proud to cast ten votes for Bernie Sanders and seven votes for our next president Joe Biden. 215029 >> District of Columbia. MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER BOWSER>> Welcome to my hometown and the best city in the world. Washington D.C. is 706,000 residents strong. We raise families, pay taxes and serve the United States military, just like every American in the 50 states. The house of representatives just passed a historic piece of legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state. From Black Lives Matter plaza, the District of Colombia proudly casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 43 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> Florida. FRED GUTTENBERG 215106 GUTTENBERG>> When my daughter was murdered in Parkland, Joe Biden called to share in our familyâ?Ts grief. I quickly learned about his decency and his civility. But I also learned about his toughness, and how heâ?Ts beaten the NRA. Together, with the other victims of gun violence and the nation's youth, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take on the NRA again, and win. Let's win back our freedom to live without fear. Florida casts 57 votes for Bernie Sanders and 192 votes for our next president Joe Biden. >> Georgia. 215141 >> My mentor, congressman John Lewis, knew that the right to vote is sacred. Georgians know that our ability to vote is under attack. Long lines, voter suppression. Donald trump is even trying to slow down the mail and force us to risk our lives to cast a ballot. We will not be silenced. 215159 Take out your phone and text vote to 30330 and make sure your vote is heard in this election. From the cradle of the civil rights movement, and in the spirit of good trouble, Georgia casts our 117 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Guam. 215216 >> 70 years ago this summer, Chamorros became U.S. Citizens. We are proud of our resilience, proud of our indigenous heritage, and proud to be part of this historic moment for our party and our nation. From the land where Americaâ?Ts day begins, Guam casts two votes for Bernie Sanders and 11 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Hawaii. 215241 >> I came from the Philippines to Hawaii, the land of indigenous native hawaiians. Today, I want to speak to my fellow immigrants, to the essential workers on the frontline, to the service members who wear our flag, to the parents with big dreams for their children, no matter where we came from, immigrants belong in our countryâ?Ts long fight for justice. We belong in the America we are building together. 215303 Hawaii, birthplace of president Obama, casts nine votes for Bernie Sanders and 23 votes for our next president, Biden. >> Idaho. 215314 >> We're not waiting for Washington to act on climate change. Here in Boise, we know that clean energy doesn't just mean a healthier planet, it means good paying jobs. Imagine what we could do with a president that listens to science and leads with courage. Idaho casts nine votes for Bernie Sanders, and 16 for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Illinois. 215437 >> Discrimination has denied too many black Americans the chance to own a home and build wealth. Joe Biden has a plan to end racist lending practices and help more people of color achieve the American dream of owning a home. This isn't just about racial justice. It's about strong communities and more economic security for working families. Illinois casts 59 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 122 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Indiana. PETE BUTTIGIEG 215409 BUTTIGIEG>> Here in South Bend, we once feared that our best days were behind us, but then we reimagined our economy with new jobs and even new industries. The Hoosier state is ready to lead America's recovery, with our diverse communities, our talented workers, and our best in the world agriculture. Joe Biden's plan gives us a blueprint to revitalize industrial cities in rural areas alike. Indiana casts two votes for my friend, Bernie Sanders, and 86 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> Iowa. 215441 >> We were going to talk to you tonight about biofuels, but the powerful storm that swept through Iowa last week has taken a terrible toll on our farmers, our small businesses and our families who are still without power. >> So while we have the honor of casting Iowa's votes, 11 for Bernie Sanders and 38 for Joe Biden, we also want to ask you to keep Iowans in your thoughts during this difficult time. >> Kansas. 215504 >> I'm a fourth generation family farmer. But I worry about the next generation. Many of our young folks end up moving from a rural community to find jobs. Joe Biden has a plan to help new farmers get a good start. And by funding schools and health care, he'll make sure that rural communities remain great places to live, work, and raise a family for generations to come. Kansas, the sunflower state, proudly casts ten votes for Bernie Sanders and 35 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Kentucky. 215547 >> One day when I was 14, my mom wouldn't wake up. Calling 911, I was scared not only because she was sick, but because I knew we couldn't afford the bill. Thank god she survived. When I told Joe Biden that story in 2008, he promised to continue to fight for folks like us and got busy passing Obamacare. Two years ago, when mom had a heart attack, we only had to worry about her getting better because Joe kept his promise. The commonwealth of Kentucky casts all 60 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >>Louisiana. 215621 >> This used to be an abandoned building, now it's a thriving arts studio, a community hub, a place where independent artists can make their name, and parents can bring their kids during these difficult days of remote learning. >> Our cities are strong because our people make them strong, and our economy will come back because our small businesses will bring it back. >> Louisiana casts all 60 of our votes for my friend, and the next president, Joe Biden. 215649 >> Maine. >> My American dream? Iâ?Tm living it. A 25 acre organic farm on a lake, a roadside farm stand, and a bed and breakfast. My husband and I arenâ?Tt corporate tycoons, we just want to make an honest living and feed our community. Small businesses like ours are the backbone of rural economies across America. Joe Biden has a plan to help more Americans, especially people of color, start their own business. Maine casts nine votes for Bernie sander and 22 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Maryland. 215721 >> Black lives matter. And when it comes to racial justice, black opportunity matters. >> When Joe Biden rebuilds our middle class, he won't leave anyone behind. His plan, more capital for black entrepreneurs. >> More funding for public schools and HBCUs 215733 >> Banning racial discrimination in the housing market. >> And paying every worker a fair wage. >> That's building back better. >> Maryland. >> The home of Frederick Douglass. 215741 >> Casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 119 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Massachusetts. 215748 >> We need a plan to get the economy going again. Joe Biden will get the pandemic under control, create new jobs in manufacturing and clean energy, help small businesses and our restaurants recover, and build back better so that our economy is stronger and fairer than it was before. Massachusetts casts 30 votes for Bernie Sanders and 83 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Michigan. 215718 >> Michigan autoworkers are the best in the world, but we would be nowhere without Joe Biden. And a lot of folks wanted to let Detroit go bankrupt. But Joe Biden believed in us, and together, we fought to save our auto industry. >> Now he's got a plan to create a million new auto jobs by investing in clean energy. Joe Biden believes in American workers. He's got our back, and we've got his. >> Michigan casts 53 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 92 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Minnesota. AMY KLOBUCHAR 215851 KLOBUCHAR>> I'm here in Minnesota, the home of the headwaters of the Mississippi river. We know that a bridge shouldn't fall down in the middle of America, but it did. And we came together to rebuild it. That's what we do in America. That's what Joe Biden will do as president. He'll build back better. He'll cross the river of our divides, and unite this country from our cities to our suburbs to our rural areas. And now, we will virtually cross the great Mississippi to St. Paul, to hear from my friend, Mayor Melvin Carter. 215922 CARTER>> Thank you, senator. As the 46th mayor of a city that's more than ready for our 46th president, I'm proud to cast Minnesota's 31 votes for Bernie Sanders and 60 votes for our next U.S. President, Joe Biden. >> Mississippi. 215940 >> Tupelo college reflects the progression of a people from slavery to citizenship to scholarship and leadership contributing to Mississippi and the world. Our alumni are leaders like convention chairman congressman Bennie Thompson. Joe Biden wants to invest $70 billion in HBCUs like Tupelo. 215958 Imagine what impact that could have on hbcus. Imagine what impact hbcus could have on america. Mississippi casts two votes for Bernie Sanders, and 38 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 P2 >> Missouri. 220013 >> As a member of the international union of bricklayers and allied craft workers, local one St. Louis, I love walking around the city and seeing the contributions that my brothers and sisters have made. We stand ready to rebuild our nation's infrastructure, and with Joe Biden's leadership, we'll create millions of new jobs -- building back better. Missouri casts 28 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 50 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Montana. 220041 >> When covid shut down my college, I came home to my parent's ranch to finish senior year online. But some days I can't even get a video to load or an email attachment to send. Without reliable internet, there's no remote learning, no virtual doctorâ?Ts appointments and just try starting a small business. Rural broadband can be a game change for rural communities like mine and Joe Biden has a plan to make it happen. Montana casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 18 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Nebraska. 220109 >> I work at a meat packing plant making sure grocery store shelves stay full. They call us essential workers, but we get treated like we're ex-pendable. Workers are dying from covid, but a lot of us don't have paid sick leave or even quality protective equipment. We are human beings, not robots, not disposable. We want to help you keep helping you feed your family, but we need a president who will have our backs. Nebraska casts 33 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Nevada. 220136 >> Working people are the backbone of our economy, and the key to our recovery. Joe Biden knows it's not enough to praise them, we have to reward them. So let's raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, empower workers to negotiate for better benefits and safer workplaces, and make it easier to pay for things like health care and higher education. I am proud to cast 24 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 25 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. 220205 >> New Hampshire. >> Hello from the Granite state. We trust Joe Biden. Joe provides the leadership necessary to bring us back from this awful pandemic. Joe has a plan to attack global climate change once and for all. And Joe will restore honesty, decency and trust to the White House, reunite all Americans and build a better future for all. The great state of New Hampshire awards 9 delegates to our friend and neighbor, Bernie Sanders, and 24 delegates to the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> New Jersey. 220238 MURPHY>> We've been hit hard by covid. But we're coming back. But we have to be smart. We have to listen to the experts. And we have to have a president who has a plan. That's why in memory of all those we have lost, in solidarity with those who are sick or struggling, and in eternal gratitude for our heroic frontline workers, New Jersey castles five votes for senator Bernie Sanders and 139 votes for the next president of the united States, Joe Biden. >> New Mexico. DEREK LENTY 220308 LENTY>> [ Speaking foreign language] Greetings and good evening. My name is Derek lenty, state representative, coming to you from the homeland of my ancestors, here at the beautiful Pueblo of Sandia. New Mexico is a diverse state, home to 23 indigenous sovereign nations. With a rich, multicultural history. We are all united by the love of this beautiful place that we call home, and we believe that we owe it to the next generation to protect the natural and cultural resources that are their inheritance. 220337 And to that end, also respect tribal sovereignty. New Mexico proudly casts four votes for Bernie Sanders and 42 votes for the next president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. >> New York. >> As an immigrant from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and an 1199 SEIU registered nurse, I'm proud to be part of America's fight against Covid-19, but many health care workers don't get paid sick leave or have enough protective equipment. 220411 I have two children with asthma, and a mother who is high risk. I worry everyday about bringing this virus home to them. Joe Biden's plan will help us take better care of your loved ones, as well as our own. Along with the lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, I cast New York's votes: 44 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 277 for our next president, Joe Biden. It's Joe time! >> North Carolina. 220446 >> I've been doing this for a long time, so let just me be plain. Black people, especially black women, are the backbone of this party. And if we don't show up, Democrats don't get elected. I'm putting on my mask, and we're going to every corner in North Carolina to help organize, because we need to make sure everyone shows up for Joe Biden. He would show up for us. 220508 North Carolina casts 39 votes for Bernie Sanders and 83 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> North Dakota. >> [ Speaking foreign language ] 220524 >> Welcome to the homelands of the (?) people. I graduated from a class of just 44 students and I had to drive three hours just to sake the S.A.T.S. But growing up, I knew that college was a ladder that could take you anywhere. Joe Biden knows that everyone deserves a chance to climb that ladder so as a proud tribal member, as a mexican-american and as a Harvard graduate, I'm proud to cast North Dakota's votes. Ten for Bernie Sanders, and eight for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Northern Mariana Islands. 220554 >> (?) and hello from paradise, the northern Mariana Islands. We may be far away, but we're American citizens. And this year, for the first time in decades, we finally have a democratic slate. Because Democrats organize everywhere. But we don't get to vote for president, so please don't waste yours. The northern Mariana Islands is proud to cast two votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and nine votes for our next president, Joseph Biden. [ Speaking foreign language ] Thank you. 220628 >> Ohio. >> It seems like every time working people believe in a Donald Trump promise, they wind up getting screwed. Well, Joe Biden has more than just a promise, he actually has a plan to bring jobs back to America. TIM RYAN TIM RYAN>> Like electric vehicles or a national network of vehicle charging infrastructure that will create good paying jobs for skilled union workers like Josh, and the future will be made in America. Ohio casts 20 votes for Senator Bernie Sanders, and 134 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. O-H! >> I-O! >> Oklahoma. 220708 >> 99 years ago, racial violence devastated a thriving black community here in Tulsa. Today, hatred still lives in our nation, but so does resolve. Oklahoma refused to let ourselves be defined by division then, and our nation must turn back the tide of violence again now. Oklahoma casts 13 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 24 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. [cheers] 220732 >> Oregon >> As black Americans standing on native land, we proudly represent Oregon. The dual viruses, Covid-19 and racism laid bare unequal health care access and deaths in communities of color. 220748 >> The Democrats are working to bridge divides and make sure everyone has equal access to low or no cost quality care. Today, Oregon casts 16 votes for Bernie Sanders. >> And with senators Wyden and Merkleyâ?Ts support, cast 57 votes for Joe Biden. >> Pennsylvania. 220806 >> When Joe Biden was young, his father came to this house in Scranton, sat down on Joe's bed and told him he lost his job. It's a moment that stayed with Joe his entire life. Right now, all across America, working families are experiencing that same fear and uncertainty. But Joe Biden has a plan to help them. And to help our country build back better, creating millions of good paying jobs, so more parents will be able to tell their kids what Joe's dad said to him all those years ago. It's going to be okay. 220841 Pennsylvania casts 34 votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and 175 votes for the next president of the United States, Scranton's own, Joe Biden. >> Puerto Rico. [ Speaking Spanish] >> Rhode Island. 220927 >> Rhode Island, the ocean state. Where our restaurant and fishing industry have been decimated by this pandemic. Iâ?Tm lucky to have a governor, Gina Raimondo, whose program lets our fishermen sell their catched directly to the public, and our state appetizer calamari is available in all 50 states. The Calamari Comeback State of Rhode Island casts one vote for Bernie Sanders, and 34 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> South Carolina. JAMIE HARRISON 220959 HARRISON>> Mr. Chairman, I am Jamie Harrison, candidate for the United States senate, speaking from the campus of South Carolina state university, the Alma mater of majority Whip Jim Clyburn and the late Dr. Emily England Clyburn, for whom its Honors College is named. This proud HBCU has contributed 22 general officers to our armed services, and tonight, I proudly cast South Carolina's 64 votes as follows: 15 for Bernie Sanders and 49 for our next president of the United States, Joe Biden. 221039 >> South Dakota. >> (?), relatives, as a first American, and citizen of the standing rock sioux tribe, I welcome you to the Pahá Sápa, the black hills, the site of my creation story, and home to the Oceti Sakowin the great sioux nation. We often say [foreign language] â?oWe are all related.â?? Our next president must lead by this philosophy for the betterment of our next seven generations. We cast three votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and 17 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Tennessee. 221112 >> 100 years ago tonight, suffragists based here at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville cheered as Tennessee became the 36th and deciding state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. This year, I'm casting my very first presidential vote for Joe Biden. Women will decide this election, and we'll replace Donald Trump with a president who respects us. Tennessee casts 23 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 50 votes for our next president of the united States, Mr. Joseph R. Biden. >> Texas. 221151 >> A year ago, my safe community of El Paso was targeted by a domestic terrorist who murdered 23 innocent people, injured 23 more, and devastated all of us. His motive was racism and xenophobia. In the face of hate, we choose love. [ Speaking foreign language ] And in the face of continued gun violence in America, we demand change. The time has come to act, with one abstention, the great state of Texas casts 98 votes for Bernie Sanders and 161 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Utah. 221229 >> Here in Utah, we've had mail-in voting for years. If you're registered to vote, you automatically get sent a ballot. It's fast, itâ?Ts reliable and itâ?Ts easy for everyone to participate. In 2016, we had turnout well over 80%. And this year, weâ?Tre expecting even higher. That's why Democrats and Republicans here in Utah agree, mail-in voting strengthens our democracy. Utah casts 17 voting for Bernie Sanders, and 16 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Vermont. 221302 >> The state of Vermont strongly believing in economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice, proudly supporting democracy and the constitution of the united States, and vehemently opposed to the authoritarianism and racism of the trump administration, is proud to cast 15 votes for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, and nine votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. 221329 >> The U.S. Virgin Islands. >> In recognition of our governor, Albert Bryan Jr., and our delegate to congress,Stacey Plaskett, we bring you greetings from the virgin Islands of the United States. We are a young island (?), the vacation home of a nominee, with turquoise waters, white sand beaches and friendly people. We cast our 13 votes for Joseph R. Biden. >> Virginia. 221354 >> Three years ago, my beloved city Charlottesville, Virginia was attacked by white supremists and a young woman was killed. We were attacked again when Donald Trump praised those racists, turning his back on a community that just wanted peace. That was the day Joe Biden decided to join this battle for the soul of America. Over time, my wife Mazala (?) and I have come to know his soul. He's a decent, compassionate man. 221424 He will bring this nation together. Virginia casts 32 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 91 votes for our president, Joe Biden. >> Washington. 221442 >> As a 15-year-old refugee from Vietnam, I knew that education was the key to finding opportunities in my new home. When having children of my own, I became an advocate to improve the public education system that gave me a chance to contribute to our America. Democrats invest in education, because we are committed to fighting for all kids. Washington casts 43 votes to Senator Bernie Sanders, and 66 votes to our next president, Joe Biden. >> West Virginia. 221515 >> West Virginians have changed the narrative about public education. Parents, teachers, and service personnel have worked together to fight for safe and welcoming schools. Sufficient funding for classroom equipment, and fair wages for teachers and school service personnel. Elections matter, but so does activism. So let's keep fighting to guarantee a quality education for all our children and letâ?Ts elect a president who will fight alongside us. West Virginia casts 34 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Wyoming. 221549 >> After our son Matthew's death in Wyoming, Joe Biden helped pass legislation to protect lbgtq Americans from hate crimes. Joe understands more than most our grief over Matt's death. But we see in Joe so much of what made Matt's life special, his commitment to equality, his passion for social justice, and his boundless compassion for others. 221612 >> With three abstentions, Wyoming casts four votes for Bernie Sanders and 11 votes for the next president of the united States, Joe Biden. >> Wisconsin. 221623 >> Welcome back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a great city on native land on a great lake. It's the place where I was born and raised, right in the heart of 53206 zip code. This is a community thatâ?Ts been faced with significant challenges due to historical injustice but what many don't see is the joy, the resilience and opportunity that lies within this community, and so many others across America just like it. We're hardworking people who are fighting to provide for our families and build a better future. 221650 We know that we build a better future for our nation by channeling Wisconsin's legacy as the birthplace of the Labor and the Progressive movement, and uniting around a bold, inclusive agenda that uplifts every community. In the pursuit of a more just future, one that recognizes health care as a human right and one that tackles the climate crisis and takes on racial and economic justice, Wisconsin casts 30 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for the next president of the United States of America, Joseph Biden. Joseph R. Biden. >> Delaware. 221724 >> Long before this train station bore his name, youâ?Td see Joe Biden up here on the platform with the rest of the crowd on his way to work or going home to his family. That's always been his north star, delivering for families like his own. Working people who struggle and sacrifice to build a better life. Nobody has ever had to wonder who Joe Biden's in it for. 221746 >> Our nation faces daunting challenges, but I've known Joe Biden for 40 years, and there's nobody I trust more to lead our party, unite our country and restore our standing in the world. What's more, he's humble, he tells the truth. He treats everybody he encounters with respect and builds bridges, not walls. He's a leader made for this moment and the finest public servant I have ever known. 221808 >> Delaware is proud to cast its 32 votes for our favorite son and our ext president. >> Our friend, Delaware's Joe Biden. [ Applause ] âTªâTªâTªâTª [VIDEO OF JOE BIDEN WITH JILL BIDEN, APPLAUSE] 221919 >> Thank you to all our delegations. I'm pleased to announce that vice president Joe Biden has officially been nominated by the Democratic Party as our candidate for president of the United States. Vice President Biden is hereby invited to deliver an acceptance speech. JOE BIDEN 221942 BIDEN>> Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. [applause] [MONTAGE OF APPLAUSE FROM VIRTUAL ATTENDEES] 222031 ROSS>> Come on, that was so sweet with the grandkids. Yay! And now, we have an official nominee. Onto the next step, electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November. Make sure you have a plan to vote. Text VOTE to 30330 to find out how. Now, we're going to talk about a topic that touches all of our lives: healthcare. 222057 The affordable care act was game changing. This pandemic has revealed just how important it is to protect and improve it. Increasing access to healthcare and bringing down itâ?Ts cost have always been a priority for Joe Biden. Because for Joe, and for all of us, healthcare is personal. [DNC VIDEO] 222121 >> Itâ?Ts the toughest battles that call for the steadiest leadership. Again and again they were told to give up on affordable healthcare. They knew it would them cost politically. >> The Republicans say this will prove to be unpopular. >> The bill is a legislative train wreck. >> But not nearly as much as it would cost the American people, if they did nothing. 222142 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> We are not going to slow up on providing affordable healthcare for Americans. Healthcare is a natural American right. >> Giving up on the affordable care act would have meant leaving 20 million without coverage out in the cold. But Joe Biden wasn't about to give up. Because he knew what it was like to stand in their shoes. He was sworn in to this senate next to a hospital bed. His wife and daughter had been killed in a car crash. 222214 And lying in that bed were his two sons. 40 years later one of those little boys, his son Beau, was diagnosed with cancer. And given only months to live. 222229 It's hard to imagine a greater grief than losing your child. But Joe always knew that his family was one of the lucky ones. After that accident, his son got 40 more years of life, all because he had healthcare. VIDEO FROM SENATE PASSING ACA>> Without objection, the Senate reconsider is laid on the table. 222256 >> Now, it's unthinkable that Donald Trump is trying to take that healthcare away. In the middle of a pandemic, he is still trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. This fight is personal for Joe -- as personal as it gets. So when Joe says he has a plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect those with preexisting conditions and expand access to every American, heâ?Ts thinking about how having healthcare saved his boys. 222330 His plan talks about lowering drug prices and making care more affordable. He's thinking about Beau. Who spent his final days in comfort because he was insured. Joe Biden knows what affordable healthcare means to American families because of what it's meant to his. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> This is my promise to you. When I'm president, I will take care of your healthcare coverage and your family the same way I would my own. 222401 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> That's what the presidency is. The duty to care. To care for all of us. Not just those who vote for us. But all of us. This job is not about me. It's about you. It's about us. VIDEO OF BIDEN ON VIDEO CONFERENCE JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> How are you? You handsome boy. 222426 STEVE GOMEZ (ON VIDEO)>> He was born in 15. And with a heart condition known as transpositioned arteries. And ended up acquiring a transplant and thankfully the ACA had already taken effect. But now, that's something we think about all the time, especially with his coverage, the potential of coverage maximums and his initial hospital stays was over $3 million. That was billed back to insurance. 222450 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I remember thinking as beau lay dying in bed, and weâ?Td sit, lie in bed with him, his brother and I and his sister, and thinking to myself what in gods name would I do if the doctor walked in and said I'm sorry, you have out run your insurance, you have reached your cap, suffer the last few months of your life on your own. 222513 JEFF JEANS (ON VIDEO)>> I came from a part of the country, rural Missouri, where basically everybody was Republican and I was a Republican. And I lost my voice. And we put off going to the doctor because we didn't have health insurance. When we finally got in to somebody that could look at my throat, they said well you have cancer. It was stage 4. The worst kind of cancer you can have. 222542 My wife applied for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and my coverage began on April 1st in 2012. And that same day, they started my chemo and radiation, and it saved my life. I'm here today. VIDEO FROM HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION WITH BIDEN 222601 DR. ANGIE TAYLOR>> Generally speaking, as a church, you're concerned about people spiritually but youâ?Tre also concerned about other areas of their life. And that includes their physical or physiological well being because the bible talks about all of us. There are people in the country and, in fact, people in my church that can't take advantage of it because they don't have good healthcare. That's -- thatâ?Ts pretty discouraging to me and thatâ?Ts pretty discouraging to them. 222628 JULIE BUCKHOLT>> Because of the myasthenia gravis and the fact that it's a very rare disease, a lot of our medications we have to fight for. And before the ACA, we worried about our medications. We worried about the pre-existing conditions for our children. We worried about age and the cap. Because having that cost of the medications, we would have reached that million dollar cap in no time. But once the ACA passed, we did -- we no longer have that cap on the million dollars. 222704 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The fear that you all live in understandably if somehow tomorrow they said no insurance. You canâ?Tt -- you're not covered. It's just devastating. Hey Laura, how are you doing? LAURA PACKARD>> Thanks again. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> How are you doing? Well, you beat Hodgkinâ?Ts Lymphoma. God love you. But during it all, Trump was trying to rip away your coverage. The day you got your first chemo Republicans voted to gut the ACA. I can't imagine what it must have been like going to sleep at night wondering what to do. LAURA PACKARD>> Ever since I was diagnosed every night I go to bed concerned about what news I would get in the morning. And even still even today theyâ?Tre still trying to take away our healthcare even during a pandemic. 222755 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Look, we're going to make sure we don't lose ACA. We're going to provide a medicare like option, as a public option. And any state where there's a -- if you qualify for medicaid and the state hasn't provided it youâ?Td automatically be enrolled. I'm protect you like I tried to protect my own family. My own family. And I promise you that. â?oWE THE PEOPLE ALL DESERVE AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCAREâ?? VIDEO 222814 EUGENE F>> I met Joe last year at a campaign event to thank him for being so involved in the battle to cure cancer. Indeed, I have what's been diagnosed as terminal cancer. The inspiration and the empathy and the human love that he shared with me kept has kept me going. LISA P>> I made an appointment for my wellness check up provided for by the affordable care act. I was told that I had ovarian cancer. I finished my course of treatment and since then I have been cancer free. And I'm very grateful for that. JACQUELINE A>> I chose to become a Joe Biden delegate as I watched with our nation as president Donald Trump sought to dismantle the affordable care act. EUGENE F>> My purpose in life right now is to devote all my energy to getting Joe elected. 212908 JACQUELINE A>> I anxiously jumped at the chance to become a Biden delegate. LISA P>> He'll continue to strengthen the affordable care act so that diseases like cancer don't go undetected. â?oMAY 2018â?? VIDEO 222932 ADY>> Hey, Carl. It's me, dad. By the time you're watching this, you will have grown up to be strong and courageous. But, I don't know how much longer I'll be around for you. 222948 >> I was diagnosed with ALS today, which is a deadly debilitating disease. BARKAN>> After I was diagnosed, the president passed that tax bill that put my healthcare at risk. So I went to Washington D.C. CNN BROADCAST (ON VIDEO)>> My next guest made headlines when he confronted a Republican senator on an airplane. BARKAN (ON VIDEO)>> You can be an American hero. BARKAN (VO)>> I wanted to help create a better country for you to live in. 223017 BARKAN (ON VIDEO)>> Democracy is beautiful. CROWD (ON VIDEO)>> Democracy is beautiful. BARKAN (VO)>> All that matters to me is to make you proud because I'm already so proud of you. ADY BARKAN 223039 >> Hello, America. My name is Ady Barkan and I'm speaking to you through this computer voice because I have been paralyzed by a mysterious illness called ALS. Like so many of you, I have experienced the ways our healthcare system is fundamentally broken. Enormous costs, denied claims, dehumanizing treatment when we're most in need. Since my shocking diagnosis, I have traveled the country meeting countless patients like me demanding more of our representatives and our democracy. 223110 Today, we are witnessing the tragic consequences of our failing healthcare system. In the midst of a pandemic, nearly 100 million Americans do not have sufficient health insurance. And even good insurance does not cover essential needs like long term care. Our loved ones are dying in unsafe nursing homes. Our nurses are overwhelmed and unprotected. And our essential workers are treated as dispensable. 223139 We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. 223206 Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. Text vote to 30330 to learn how to vote safely. Because our lives depend on it. 223240 ELLIS ROSS>> Politics and elections can seem like these far away things that one person doesn't have the power to change, but what's happening in our country right now makes it clear how personal politics are. I have discovered that when I get informed and participate, my fear gets smaller. Voting is a big part of that. 223301 So knowing the change you want, vote for the leaders you think will make it happen. And if you're able, if you can, help fund this campaign. Please go to joebiden.com and chip in whatever you can. With leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we can build back better here at home. And once again strengthen our nations security and standing in the world. VETERAN FOR JOE VIDEO 223332 GILLIARD>> My name is Demarcus Gilliard. I'm 34 years old, and I currently live in Los Angeles, California. I'm a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Innapolis, and I served on active duty in the marine corps as an officer for six years. I took an oath to support, uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America, and I know that Joe Biden, in his years of public service, took a similar oath and he understands the sacrifice of the men and women in uniform who are overseas right now, fighting for the ideals of this nation. 223407 That liberty and justice can be extended to all people. I know that Joe Biden understands that at his core. I trust him to lead us on Day One into a greater future. There's nothing more important for me right now than making sure that we restore the soul of the nation. And I think that Joe Biden is the best person to do that. So thanks, Joe. JOHN KERRY 223447 KERRY>>Hi, I'm John Kerry.. For the eight years of the Obama Biden administration we led by example. We eliminated the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon. We built a 68 nation coalition to destroy ISIS. We forged 195 nation agreement to attack climate change. 223504 We stopped ebola before it became a pandemic.Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas, it isnâ?Tt a good will mission, it's a blooper reel. He breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. America deserves a president who is looked up to not laughed at. 223530 Donald Trump pretends Russia didn't attack our elections and now he does nothing about Russia putting a bounty on our troops. So he won't defend our country, he doesn't know how to defend our troops. The only person he's interested in defending is himself. 223547 This is the bottom line: our interests, our ideals and our brave men and women in uniform can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. Our troops can't get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. They need a president who will stand up for them. And president Biden will. 223606 Joe's moral compass is always pointed in the right direction. From the fight to break the back of apartheid to the struggle to wake up the world to genocide in Balkans, Joe understands that none of the issues of this world -- not nuclear weapons, not the challenge of building back better after covid-19, not terrorism and certainly not the climate crisis -- none can be resolved without bringing nations together with strength and humility. 223635 Joe understands our values don't limit our power, they magnify it. He knows you can't spread democracy around the world if you don't practice it at home, and he knows that even the united States of America needs friends on this planet. Before Donald Trump, we used to talk about American exceptionalism. The only thing exceptional about the incoherent Trump foreign policy is that it has made our nation more isolated than ever before. 223704 Joe Biden knows we aren't exceptional because we bluster that we are, we are exceptional because we do exceptional things. On June 6th, 1944, young Americans gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy to liberate the world from tyranny. Out of the ashes of that war, we made peace and rebuilt the world. That was and remains exceptional. It is the opposite of everything Donald Trump stands for. 223736 This moment is a fight for the security of America and the world. Only Joe Biden can make America lead like America again. If you agree, text JOIN to 30330. Thank you. BIDEN FOREIGN POLICY VIDEO 223756 BRETT MCGURK>> In the situation room, presidents make decisions of war and peace. So when Joe Biden walks into the Situation Room, first and foremost in his mind is how will my decision impact the lives of the American people? MARIE YOVANOVITCH>> He is experienced. He has made the tough calls. CHUCK HAGEL>> Heâ?Ts got courage. Heâ?Ts got tremendous courage, character, judgment and he can be tough. I witnessed it close up. LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD>> Joe Biden is decisive and well prepared for any issue. 223824 >> There's no one more qualified than Joe Biden to be sitting at the head of the table in the situation room making decisions for this country. >>Having sent his son to war, I don't think anyone can be more ready than vice president Biden. 223838 JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> He knows exactly what's at stake when he sends our troops overseas. ROSE GOTTEMOELLER (ON VIDEO)>> Biden understands how important it is to have allies standing together with us. They are force multipliers. 223849 >> Joe Biden has the unique ability to connect with people. He knows the leaders and heâ?Ts dealt with them for years, knows what makes them tick. >> They trust him, they trust his judgment and they know that his word is good. TOM COUNTRYMAN (ON VIDEO)>> I know that Bidenâ?Ts personal diplomacy will save American lives. 223903 >> To build these relationships takes decades. And to tear them down, all it takes is a tweet. COUNTRYMAN (ON VIDEO)>> Thanks to Donald Trump our adversaries are stronger and bolder. >> Donald Trump has had a love fest with dictators including China and Russia. He hasn't been standing up to them at all. 223920 JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> I served in the United States air force for 36 years. Iâ?Tve led space squadrons, nuclear missile squadrons and I never thought I would have a president who is a danger to national security. >> President Trump has degraded and debased the presidency and our country in the eyes of the world. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> The Russians offered bounties on U.S. Soldiers. I was shocked when I read that but the president didn't even ask Vladimir Putin about it. That's un-american. >> There's something wrong with that. I mean, thatâ?Ts a dereliction of duty. You're failing the troops. Youâ?Tre failing this country. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> The first thing a president needs to do is find out what the facts are. This president doesn't care about facts. 223956 >> Biden cares about the safety and welfare of American servicemen and women. >> Our military had a policy to maintain our presence in Syria. We actually came to the aid of the kurds against ISIS and we helped stop the advance. President trump told us to simply abandon the Kurds. Shameful. >> Joe Biden will be strong against dictators. >> I have heard him on the phone with some pretty tough characters. You know, you talk about Joe Bidenâ?Ts empathy, his decency. But Joe Biden is tough as nails and everybody knows it. >> He will do the right thing. No matter the political cost. 224030 >> I have served for two Republican presidents and one Democratic President. I have seen the trump administration make decisions without any thought. Without any preparation that had massive life and death consequences. >> At one of the most defining times in the history of the world Joe Biden is uniquely qualified to be president of the United States. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> If you want a strong America you want Joe Biden. COLIN POWELL 224054 POWELL>> Hi, I'm former secretary of state Colin Powell. 100 years ago, a young immigrant left a dirt farm in Jamaica and set out for America. Three years later, a ship pulled into New York Harbor, and a young Jamaican woman gazed up at the statue of liberty for the first time. They became my parents, and they inspired me to finish college and join the army. This began a journey of service that would take me from basic training to combat in Vietnam, up the ranks to serve as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and secretary of state. 224126 The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Bidenâ?Ts parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of troops in the same way he would his own family. 224151 For Joe Biden, that doesn't need teaching. It comes from experience that he shares with millions of military families -- sending his beloved son off to war, and praying to god he would come home safe. Joe Biden will be a president we will all be proud to salute. With Joe Biden in the white house, you will never doubt that he will stand with our friends and stand up to our adversaries. Never the other way around. 224216 He will trust our diplomats and our intelligence community -- not the flattery of dictators and despots. He will make it his job to know when anyone dares to threaten us. He will stand up to our adversaries with strength and experience. They will know he means business. 224232 I support Joe Biden because beginning on day one, he will restore Americaâ?Ts leadership and our moral authority. He'll be a president who knows that America is strongest when, as he has said, we lead both by the power of our example and the example of our power. He'll restore America's leadership in the world. And restore the alliances we need to address the dangers that threaten our nation, from climate change to nuclear proliferation. 224258 Today, we are a country divided. And we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way, and keep us that way. What a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. I still believe that in our hearts we are the same America that brought my parents to our shores. An America that inspires freedom around the world. That's the America Joe Biden will lead as our next president. Thank you, very much. [â?oAN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPâ?? VIDEO] 224327 >> It was a friendship that shouldn't have worked. John, a former Navy pilot just released from a north Vietnamese prison. Joe, a young senator from Delaware. But in the 1970s Joe was assigned a military aid for a trip overseas. JOHN MCCAIN (ON VIDEO) >> I was the Navy senate liaison and used to carry your bags on overseas trips. 224359 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> This son of a gun never carried my bags. He was supposed to carry my bags, dammit, but henever carried my bags. 224410 >> John and Joe traveled thousands of miles together. The families got to know each other. Gathering for picnics in the Bidenâ?Ts backyard. CINDY MCCAIN (VO)>> They would just sit and joke. It was like a comedy show sometimes to watch the two of them. >> But when John was elected to the senate as a Republican from Arizona, they found themselves on opposing sides. JOHN MCCAIN (VO)>> We're in different parties. We hold different views on many issues. TED KAUFMAN (VO)>> Theyâ?Td be going at it on the floor and youâ?Td think oh these guys must really, really, really dislike each other. And theyâ?Td be having dinner that night together. >> Senator Biden had great respect for the institution of the senate. He built relationships that were cordial, that were personal. 224458 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> We have always been willing, when we thought the other guy was right, to cross the aisle and lock arms. It's good for the country. RON KLAIN (VO)>> It takes trust to get things done in a divided government. And I think with Joe Biden, his colleagues knew that your points were equally valid to him. >> Even if a deal seemed out of reach, it was always Joe who tried to cross the aisle. >> He was like a natural for that. He just had an ability to find the common ground but never give up your principles. 224532 >> For three decades, Joe was able to move his colleagues, and find a way forward on Violence against women, banning chemical weapons, assault weapons, and controlling nuclear arms. CINDY MCCLAIN (VO)>> It was a style of legislating and leadership that you don't find much anymore. >> And when millions of Americans were faced with losing their health insurance, it was Joe's friend who saved Obamacare by crossing the aisle. 224603 BROADCAST (VO)>> McCain cast his vote with a thumbs down. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> John and I have been given several awards about bipartisan. We don't understand why we should get an award for bipartisan. MCCAIN (ON VIDEO)>> Thank you for your example. I'm proud you remain the same good guy that you were when you first got here. Most of all, for your friendship. My life and the lives of many have been enriched by it. JILL & JOE ORIGIN STORY VIDEO 224635 [BIDEN AND JILL KISS IN THEIR HOME] 224642 JILL BIDEN>> I have a rule that I never think of anything negative when I'm running. When I set my mind to something, I find a way to get it done. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> She is so damn tough and loyal. When I met Jill, I knew. My brother said â?othere's this woman, you'll really like her, Joe.â?? So I gave her a call. And she had a date that night. JILL BIDEN>> You said, â?odo you think you can break your date?â?? JOE BIDEN>> Oh, that's right. And what'd you do? 224716 JILL BIDEN>> Well, I called and told the guy that I had a friend in from out of town. And went out with Joe. JOE BIDEN>> I was 30 and I was a senator, and I was a widower. Several years earlier, a tractor trailer broadsided my wife and three children. My wife was killed and my daughter was killed. I wasnâ?Tt big on the whole date scene thing. 224744 But when I met Jill, I fell in love with her when I saw her. JILL BIDEN>> He said â?oI'd really like to see you again.â?? So, he's looking at his calendar and heâ?Ts -- â?oThursday, no. No, I'm really busy. No, I'm busy Friday. How about tomorrow?â?? [Joe laughs] And I thought, â?oBuddy, you just blew your cover.â?? JOE BIDEN>> She's owned me since then. 224812 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The boys fell in love with Jill too. I'm brushing my teeth one morning and they came running in, and Beau and Hunger said â?oDad, we think it's time we married Jill.â?? Swear to god. I asked her to marry me five times. JILL BIDEN>> It wasn't just my heart that was on the line. I loved the boys so much. I had to be sure that it had to be forever. JOE BIDEN>> I'm going to ask you one more time, will you marry me? She goes like this, â?oOkay.â?? [laughing] 222846 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> She put us back together. She gave me back my life. She gave us back a family. We were raised with the same values. 224902 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, right outside of philly. My mom was English Scottish. And my dad was Italian. My grandmother made the homemade noodles that would hang, you know, and sheâ?Td be drying her noodles. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> They were a very close family. Sheâ?Ts the eldest of five girls. >> She's kind of like the god mother of all of us. 224930 >> I think we've all seen the feistiness in her. >> There was a bully in my school, she marched up the street and knocked on his door -- JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>>-- And I punched him right in the face. 224943 My father fought in World War II. He was a signalman in the Navy. And he was very patriotic. He would take us to watch the blue angels and he was so proud. We worshipped our mother. I can picture her so well, reading for hours. She just loved to read, and that had a great influence on me. I went to college at the university of Delaware. 225011 Then I taught in high schools. I mean, I got up every single day so excited to go teach. When I married Joe, I took off time to establish myself as the boys' mom. We don't use the term stepmother. 225028 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Beau and Hunter said, we have a mom and a mommy. Our mommy died. This is our mom. Then along came Ashley, and -- JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> Our family was complete. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yep. ASHLEY BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When I was growing up, mom was fun. The head butting started when I was a teenager. There were some conflicts. She dealt with it by taking up running. She started to basically run marathons âTª raised on promises âTª 225105 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I never ever doubted that anything she set her mind to she could do. I got to hand her her doctorate degree in education at the University of Delaware. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Let's turn it positive so you will pass it. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I would say she's not your average grandmother. NATALIE BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> Yeah. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> She's the grandmother who wakes you up like, what was it? Like 5:00 A.M. On Christmas eve to go soul cycling. NATALIE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yeah. We have a lot of stories. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yeah, she's a prankster. Sheâ?Ts very mischievous. Like When she goes on a run, sometimes she'll find a dead snake and sheâ?Tll pick it up and put it in a bag and sheâ?Tll use it to scare someone. 225148 AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> That's a classic Jill. She wasn't really a Washington person and I don't think ever imagined herself being part of that. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When Joe was elected to vice president, I just thought, hey, I got to step it up here, because there are things that I really care about. Having had a father in the military, having a son deployed in Iraq, I saw the need to support military families. 225218 ASHLEY WILLIAMS (ON VIDEO)>> Dr. Biden could draw anyone in, and they felt like they were talking to an old friend. That is one of her superpowers. AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> When she was second lady, Jill told me that she would like to continue teaching at community college, and I said, that's insane, you cannot possibly do that. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I said, I know I can do both jobs. AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> I never saw her on any day of the week where she wasn't carrying a huge stack of papers to grade. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> As second lady she was teaching full-time for eight years, 15 credits a semester. 225256 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO>> These were students who wanted to be in your classroom, and I saw their tenacity. And they were taking care of children, just like I had done. YVETTE LEWIS (ON VIDEO)>> She gave 100% of her energy to the students. She's a great teacher. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Teaching is not what Jill does. It's who she is. Jill just simply cares. She cares about other people. 225320 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When beau was diagnosed with brain cancer, nobody knew what we were going through. The secret service, you know, they're not supposed to react to your life or what you're doing. They would whisper, I'm praying for you. HUNTER BIDEON (ON VIDEO)>> Mom, it's your strength that holds this family together. And I know that you will make us whole again. 225353 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> You never stop grieving, ever. But you do have to find purpose. JILL BIDEN (AT CAMPAIGN EVENT)>> Please welcome my husband, Joe Biden! JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Running for president is too tough to not be together. 225411 >> The future first lady of the United States. >> That's right. There you go. >> If Dr. Biden is our first lady, the country will be getting one of the best humans that we have. 225424 >> She has been through some really tough things in her own life, and she knows how hard it can be. JOE BIDNE (ON VIDEO)>> The American people in their heart know that she'll fight like hell for them. JILL BIDEN (VO)>> We all need community. We need to depend on others for our strength. All American families, we all need each other. 225452 >>> And now, please welcome Dr. Jill Biden. JILL BIDEN 225505 JILL BIDEN>> I have always loved the sounds of a classroom. The quiet that sparks with possibility just before students shuffle in. The murmur of ideas bouncing back and forth as we explore the world together. The laughter and tiny moments of surprise you find in materials you've taught a million times. 225528 When I taught English here at brandywine high school, I would spend my summer preparing for the school year about to start, filled with anticipation. But this quiet is heavy. You can hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways. There's no scent of new notebooks or freshly waxed floors. 225555 The rooms are dark as the bright young faces that should fill them are now confined to boxes on a computer screen. I hear it from so many of you: the frustration of parents juggling work while they support their children's learning are afraid that their kids might get sick from school. 225619 The concern of every person working without enough protection. The despair in the lines that stretch out before food banks. And the indescribable sorrow that follows every lonely last breath when the ventilators turn off. 225641 As a mother and a grandmother, as an American, I am heartbroken by the magnitude of this loss, by the failure to protect our communities, by every precious and irreplaceable life gone. Like so many of you, Iâ?Tm left asking, â?ohow do I keep my family safe?â?? You know, motherhood came to me in a way I never expected. 225713 I fell in love with a man and two little boys standing in the wreckage of unthinkable loss, mourning a wife and mother, a daughter and sister. I never imagined, at the age of 26, I would be asking myself, â?ohow do you make a broken family whole?â?? Still, Joe always told the boys, â?omommy sent Jill to us. And how could I argue with her?â?? 225746 And so, we figured it out together. In those big moments that would go by too fast -- Thanksgivings and state championships, birthdays and weddings -- in the mundane ones that we didn't even know for shaping our lives -- reading stories piled on the couch, rowdy Sunday dinners and silly arguments, listening to the faint sounds of laughter that would float downstairs as Joe put the kids to bed every night, while I studied for grad school or graded papers under the pale yellow kitchen lamp. The dinner dishes waiting in the sink. 225829 We found that love holds a family together. Love makes us flexible and resilient. It allows us to become more than ourselves, together, and though it can't protect us from the sorrows of life, it gives us refuge -- a home. How do you make a broken family whole? The same way you make a nation whole -- with love and understanding and with small acts of kindness. 225904 With bravery, with unwavering faith. You show up for each other in big ways and small ones, again and again. It's what so many of you are doing right now for your loved ones, for complete strangers, for your communities. There are those who want to tell us that our country is hopelessly divided, that our differences are irreconcilable. But that's not what I've seen over these last few months. 225935 We're coming together and holding onto each other. We're finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We're seeing that our differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. We have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. That's the soul of America Joe Biden is fighting for now. 230010 After our son Beau died of cancer, I wondered if I would ever smile or feel joy again. It was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. Four days after Beau's funeral, I watched Joe shave and put on his suit. I saw him steel himself in the mirror, take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world empty of our son. He went back to work. 230046 That's just who he is. There are times when I couldn't even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going. But I've always understood why he did it -- for the daughter who convinces her mom to finally get a breast cancer screening and misses work to drive her to the clinic. For the community college student who has faced homelessness and survived abuse but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. 230122 For the little boy whose mom is serving as a marine in Iraq, who puts on a brave face in his video call and doesn't complain when the only thing he wants for his birthday is to be with her. For all those people, Joe gives his personal phone number to at rope lines and events. The ones he talks to for hours after dinner, helping them smile through their loss, letting them know that they arenâ?Tt alone. 230154 He does it for you. Joe's purpose has always driven him forward. His strength of will is unstoppable, and his faith is unshakable. Because it's not in politicians or political parties or even in himself -- it's in the Providence of god. His faith is in you, in us. Yes, so many classrooms are quiet right now. The playgrounds are still. But if you listen closely, you can hear the sparks of change in the air. 230238 Across this country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We haven't given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation -- worthy of you. Honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for whatever else is next. 230309 Leadership to reimagine what our nation will be, that's Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better. And if I have the honor of serving as your First Lady, I will, too. And with Joe as President, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. 230340 The burdens we carry are heavy, and we need someone with strong shoulders. I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours -- bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us. [JOE BIDEN ENTERS] 230418 JOE BIDEN>> Hey, everyone. I'm Jill Biden's husband. As you heard tonight you, excuse me, you can see why she's the love of my life and the rock of our family. She never gives herself much credit, but the truth is she's the strongest person I know. She has a backbone like a ramrod. She loves furiously, cares deeply. Nothing stops her when she sets her mind to getting something right. And you know, for all of you out there across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That's the kind of first lady lady, lady, lady, this Jill Biden will be. God love you. 230457 JILL BIDEN>> So go to joebiden.com to join our campaign. JOE BIDEN>> Thank you all for watching. I'll see you soon. Thank you. [VIDEO OF SUPPORTERS CLAPPING] 230535 ROSS>> Thank you so much for being a part of this night. As Dr. Biden just reminded us, Joe is a steady and experienced leader who can bring us together and help us heal, who will support us in getting better. Remember, we bend the arc of justice if we participate -- if we vote. This moment isn't beyond you, it's up to you. Tomorrow night, we'll meet Joe Biden's choice for vice president, kamala Harris, and learn more about their vision for the future of our country. 230607 And we'll also hear from Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama. Plus, performances from Billie Eilish and Jennifer Hudson. And now, with his song "Never Break", here's John legend. 230624 [VIDEO, JOHN LEGEND PERFORMANCE] ######
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5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 200000 2020 Good evening all on night two of this unprecedented and virtual Democratic National Convention! Iâ?Tll be trying my best to live up to the stellar work from Adam Kelsey and others in the unit last night, sending out updates on tonightâ?Ts speakers and remarks with timecodes in this chain. As recently confirmed in the note from Alisa Wiersema below, Colin Powell has been added to tonightâ?Ts speaker lineup. Among others, heâ?Tll join former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Dr. Jill Biden. More on the lineup from the earlier note below, and the embargoed remarks from each speaker have also gone out again to the DL from David Reiter around 7:32pm. (*again, please note that the speeches are embargoed until delivered*). See you back here soon. Ashley Brown ABC News Segment Producer, This Week O: 202-222-6114 C: 202-400-1458 Ashley.Brown@abc.com From: Wiersema, Alisa <Alisa.Wiersema@abc.com> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:30 PM To: #ABCTV News DC Political Unit Main <ABCTVDLNewsPoliticalUnitMain@disney.com> Cc: Klein, Rick <Rick.Klein@abc.com>; Parks, MaryAlice L. <MaryAlice.L.Parks@abc.com>; Karson, Kendall J. <Kendall.J.Karson@abc.com>; Scanlan, Quinn X. <Quinn.X.Scanlan@abc.com>; Cunningham, Meg E. <Meg.E.Cunningham@abc.com> Subject: Now reportable -- Colin Powell to speak at DNC tonight Now reportable -- Colin Powell to speak at the DNC tonight. GAVELING IN Night two began with a Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wielding the gavel in the eveningâ?Ts call to order, praising party leadership for holding the convention virtually. Barrett drew, as he has multiple times since Bidenâ?Ts announcement that he would not appear in person, a distinction between how Democrats have addressed public health concerns compared to President Trump: (20:49:53) And as much as we would have loved to host you in person, I am proud that the Democratic Party and the city Milwaukee have made the health of our residents our number one priority. Unlike the president, we've never called COVID-19, a hoax. Unlike the president. we've never made fun of face masks. And unlike the president. We've never belittled, our public health experts. We understand why we can't be together this week, and I hope you do too. A DIVERSE KEYNOTE Following brief reports from several DNC committee co-chairs, the second night began in earnest with a pre-recorded keynote address video titled â?oWe Step Up to Lead.â?? Billed as a â?obellwether for the future of our party and our nationâ?? by the DNC. The stated theme of the address was â?oLeadership Matters,â?? but the subtext was ostensibly â?orepresentation mattersâ?? -- with appearances from a diverse, young group of lawmakers and political figures, including Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Georgia State Rep. Sam Park, Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. (More on the myriad communities they represent - Black, LGBTQ, Native American, Latinx, Asian, college students - here) The most well-known speaker in the keynote video was former Georgia Secretary of State, 2018 gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams -- who, along with the other speakers, touted Biden as the candidate to help steer the country out of the compounded crises of a pandemic, economic downturn, and reckoning with racism: (211215) ...Our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. (211244) In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. Singer and actor Tracee Ellis Ross is tossing to and from tonightâ?Ts addresses. Following the keynote, she highlighted Sen. Kamala Harrisâ?T historic position as a Black and Indian woman at the top of the ticket, invoking the name of other Black politicians before her: (211502) Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. Ross introduced former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates -- who left in the early days of the Trump Administration after refusing to enforce his ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries. Yates called the ban â?othe start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutionsâ?"and countless dedicated public servants.â?? Yates went on to rebuke Trumpâ?Ts friendly relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, contrasting it with his adversarial relationship with the U.S. intelligence community: (211847) Heâ?Ts trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator whoâ?Ts still trying to interfere in our elections. (211856) Heâ?Ts even trying to sabotage our postal service to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacksâ?"on the FBI, the free press, inspectors general, military officers, and federal judgesâ?"they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like itâ?Ts his family businessâ?"this time bankrupting our nationâ?Ts moral authority at home and abroad. CHUCK SCHUMER Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with a blurry image of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, evoked the statueâ?Ts famous New Colossus poem as well as the quote from President Trump that former first lady Michelle Obama blasted last night on the pandemic response: â?oIt is what it is.â?? Schumer also highlighted the importance of Democrats flipping the Senate this fall, pledging unity among the chamberâ?Ts more progressive and moderate figures: (212211) Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. (212300) If we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER (AND THE KENNEDYS) Remarks from Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg came after Schumer (212513), followed by off-camera remarks from former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (212712 - all covered by photos). In both videos, the Kennedys and the Carters never mentioned Trump by name -- instead, testifying to their personal relationships with Biden. Jimmy Carterâ?Ts remarks on Bidenâ?Ts character (with, perhaps, contrasts to Trumpâ?Ts character and COVID-19 response implied): JIMMY CARTER: (212840) Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nationâ?Ts history. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, thatâ?Ts what we need. During these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing, as recommended by our medical experts. BILL CLINTON Remarks taking direct aim at Trump returned with former President Bill Clintonâ?Ts remarks, who, notably, was given several minutes to speak (compared to longer remarks in conventions past). BILL CLINTON: (213056) At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just -- one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. (213111) The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. (213358) And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's Trump's â?ous versus themâ?? America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. AOC. BOB KING, AND CONFUSION OVER NOMINATIONS FOR SANDERS Tracee Ellis Ross offered condolences and support for Iowa residents rocked by severe weather before introducing DNC Chair Tom Perez, who spoke from Milwaukee. In a clear appeal to the progressive wing of the party, Perez touted the Progressive Movementâ?Ts â?odeep roots) in Milwaukee (213602). This is where some things apparently got confusing enough for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to later clarify her support for Biden -- Perez and Rep. Bennie Thompson teed up the nominating and seconding speeches from Reps. Bob King and Ocasio-Cortez for Sen. Bernie Sanders for the purposes of the roll call. In the one minute each of the representatives were allotted, they did just that: BOB KING: (213921) I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: (214003) A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. (214038) And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. Ocasio-Cortez subsequently tweeted: â?oConvention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call. I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden - letâ?Ts go win in November.â?? ROLL CALL WITH FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS & BIDENâ?TS BRIEF THANK-YOU The nominating and seconding speeches for Joe Biden were given by Delaware lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons (214238) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (214344) -- followed by the socially-distanced roll call, in a unique sequence visiting all 57 U.S. states and territories to officially nominate Biden as the partyâ?Ts nominee for president (see Karson/Scanlan 10:19pm DL note for details). The roll call included some of Bidenâ?Ts former primary opponents and leaders who have risen to prominence as protests for racial equality have swept the nation this summer: Rep. Terri Sewell began by invoking the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in announcing Alabamaâ?Ts delegates for Sanders and Biden (214530). DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made an appeal for DC statehood (215029). Former South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke of Bidenâ?Ts economic recovery goals, particularly for Indianaâ?Ts agricultural sector (215409). Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke of healing the nationâ?Ts divides, and shared her roll call duties briefly with Melvin Carter -- mayor of St. Paul, which dealt with some of the more-immediate protests and unrest after George Floyd was killed in May. (215851) 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 P2 After the roll call wrapped, Joe Biden appeared with his family, flanked by balloons and bookshelves. He seemed to have a brief delay, staring silently for awkward beat, before placing his hand over his heart and expressing his gratitude for all of the delegates: JOE BIDEN: (221942) Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As noted by Kendall and Quinn, Biden officially accepts the nomination Thursday. ADY BARKAN Clips featuring various voices, including Joe Biden himself, promoted health care priorities for about 12 minutes after the roll call and subsequent applause for Bidenâ?Ts nomination wrapped up. One address came from activist Ady Barkan, lawyer and progressive activist, who talked about the ALS diagnosis thatâ?Ts left him paralyzed and blasted Trump and the GOPâ?Ts efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. In moving remarks, Barkan implored supporters to get out the vote, and alluded to his staunch support for Medicare For All -- and wanting to put legislation on Bidenâ?Ts desk to that end: ADY BARKAN: (223139) We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. (223206) Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 2020 The DNCC sent an update on roll call participants since they left out North Dakota (highlighted below) The convention is typically known for pomp and circumstance but the purpose of the gathering is nominating the partyâ?Ts candidate and getting official business done, such as announcing the vote on the party's platform, which will happen on Tuesday night. Joe Biden will formally be nominated as the party's presidential nominee during the 30-minute roll call, a usually long-winded process that can take hours. For other official business of the night, delegates voted on the 2020 ballot, including the platform, via email prior to the convention from Aug. 3-15. Highlights from the party's platform, which includes a single nod to Medicare for All, and no mention of the Green New Deal or "defund the police" - can be found here (h/t Beatrice, Johnny, Molly, Averi, Cheyenne and Adam for their help). The full 92-page document can be found here. Here's a rundown of what to expect: What is happening on Tuesday night in terms of party business? The party's virtual festivities will kick off on Tuesday with the convention chair gaveling in, followed by party officials announcing the results of votes on reports from each of the three standing committees to the convention -- credentials, rules, and platform. (OFF THE RECORD: This will take place just before 9pm ET, beginning at 845pm ET) This will include the vote on the platform, which is expected to be approved despite some dissent from allies of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Upwards of 360 delegates, most of whom back Sanders, pledged to vote against the platform, according to Politico, but there is a total of 4,747 delegates (pledged + supers) at this year's convention. There will be presidential candidate nominating and seconding speeches (for Sanders and Biden) and then the roll call, which is set across all 57 states and territories and will be a mix of live and pre-taped components, will then take place to formally nominate Biden over the course of 30 minutes. What is the roll call? The roll call is a process by which every state, one at a time, is called on alphabetically to announce how many delegates will be delivered to each candidate based on the state's primary results. But the process can take a long time since each state or jurisdiction comes forward when they are called on by the secretary, and a selected delegate or official from each will speak before announcing how the delegate vote should be allocated. This year, the roll call will include delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, essential workers, activists and elected leaders inside businesses, living rooms and in front of iconic landmarks (see below for full list of roll call participants). Once the presumptive nominee reaches the magic number of delegates - *2,374* - the candidate will win the nomination. But the candidate only becomes the nominee when they accept the nomination during a speech on the last night of the celebration. Biden currently has 2,721 pledged delegates, according to an ABC News analysis, while the next closest Democrat, Sanders, has 1,118. What is the 2020 platform? The 2020 Democratic Party platform is a 92-page document that outlines the party's priorities and vision on an array of issues from the economy to health care and foreign policy and beyond. The platform is largely a symbolic document and is in no way binding. The details of the 2020 platform were finalized over Zoom meetings a few weeks before the convention, and heavily reflects the recommendations from the Unity Task Forces that comprised of allies of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The purpose of the joint task forces was to bridge some of their policy priorities, but for the most part, the platform is closely aligned with Biden's campaign planks. Some Sanders allies have criticized the platform for not going far enough on some of their policy priorities (mainly health care) and the vision they had for the party's next four years. Two notable dissenters of the platform is California Rep. Ro Khanna, who served as a national co-chair of Sanders's presidential campaign, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, both who noted they are voting against the platform over the issue of health care. The platform includes one mention to Medicare for All, but does not embrace the progressive health care agenda. When do delegates vote on the platform? Voting on the platform was completely transformed this cycle, with the entire process taking plate remotely, and delegates given a nearly two-week window to vote on the official business *prior* to the convention between Aug. 3 and Aug. 15. All the votes were tallied on Aug. 15, rather than on a rolling basis. The platform was only open to amendments before delegates voted on the ballot and there were no minority reports submitted (a procedural tool that with enough support could force a debate on a policy or rule change on the convention floor). The votes on the platform, and the reports from the other two standing committees, will be announced on Tuesday night. What are the details of the platform? PETERSON/VERHOVEK/NAGLE/HARPER/KELSEY/HASLETT/KARSON Here are some topline highlights for each of the sections of the platform, and the team put together a more in-depth, but easy and digestible overview of the entire platform, which can be found here: PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: The partyâ?Ts platform excoriates and lambasts the Trump administrationâ?Ts handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, attempting to draw a sharp contrast by highlighting their plans to ensure Americans receive adequate health care access throughout the pandemic...The party calls for substantially increasing funding to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), vastly expanding COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and surging personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers and those vulnerable populations who need it most. BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY: Much of the economic portion of the Democratic partyâ?Ts economic platform mirrors portions of Bidenâ?Ts â?oBuild Back Betterâ?? economic plan... Along with a $15 an hour minimum wage, Democrats call for 12 weeks of paid Medical and family leave, and will also seek to address inequalities in the workplace by increasing funding to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL, AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTH CARE: The Democratic platform "believe[s] health care is a right for all" and advocates for "universal health care" through the public option plan outlined within Biden's presidential platform...To the chagrin of progressives and supporters of Sanders, the platform makes only a single reference to Medicare for All...simply saying that its supporters are welcome to join in the push for reform PROTECTING COMMUNITIES AND BUILDING TRUST BY REFORMING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: Criminal Justice reform for the democrats in 2020 calls for a â?ooverhaul the criminal justice system from top to bottom.â?? In the platform it goes into detail about changes Democrats see for Criminal justice and sentencing reform, reforming and training the police changes to sentencing and more....Although they talk about police in great detail, they stop short of calling for â?oDefunding the Policeâ?? as some far left progressives would like but does put emphasis on investing in community projects. HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA: Democrats within this passage declare that they believe that Black Lives Matter. COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The partyâ?Ts platform, which does not mention the Green New Deal, describes climate change as a â?oglobal emergency" ... The platform also embraces investments in clean energy infrastructure, with a goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, transitioning the nationâ?Ts transportation grid rapidly towards clean energy, echoing Bidenâ?Ts call for 500,000 electric charging stations on Americaâ?Ts roadways, 500,000 new solar panels and 60,000 wind turbines... RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY: Central to the â?oRestoring and Strengthening our Democracyâ?? section is voting access, with Democrats pledging to pass a strengthening Voting Rights Act, make election day a federal holiday, support bills to ensure that disabled Americans have the ability to vote, and providing funded needed to allow for mail-in voting along with safe, in-person voting. CREATING A 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: Democrats pledge to reverse Trumpâ?Ts actions on immigration and streamline the path to citizenship for those already in the country. They specifically call for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers, Dreamers, and workers who are essential to pandemic response and recovery efforts. They pledge expanded protections for Dreamersâ?T parents...The Party does not mention decriminalizing border crossings, a progressive policy that gained popularity during the primary that Harris issued support for, while Biden did not...The Democrats do not call for ICE to be abolished, PROVIDING A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION IN EVERY ZIP CODE: The platform commits to making public colleges and universities tuition-free for students who come from families who make less than $125,000 per year, it would also make community colleges and trade schools tuition free for all students including DACA recipients...On student loan debt, the platform calls for up to $10,000 in student debt relief for every borrower. RENEWING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP: Democrats commit to rejoining and reforming the WHO, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the United Nations Population Fund. The party also pledges to restore the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense to prepare for public health crises in the future, and reverse Trump's transgender ban, discriminatory exclusions in military health care, and policies that stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV and AIDS...The party also makes clear that they "will never use active duty soldiers as political props, and we will never send military forces to suppress Americans exercising their constitutional rights" & more on China, Russia, Israel & Iran What about the rules? The convention is also an opportunity to make updates or changes to the party rules. Here is a link to the procedural rules of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The rules committee approved a resolution in late July that directs the national party to keep in place the major party reforms enacted after the 2016 nominating process through 2024, as well as examine additional reforms in 2021. The reforms from after the 2016 contest include limiting the power of superdelegates and encouraging states to embrace primaries over caucuses, and making the caucuses more accessible (i.e. having an absentee voting requirement). "The [Rules and Bylaws Committee] shall conduct a comprehensive and structured review of the presidential nominating reforms adopted by the DNC for the 2020 primaries to evaluate where even further reforms are needed, while maintaining the advances that have been made. This review should include considerations of the successes of each of the reforms adopted in 2018 in achieving the DNCâ?Ts goals, empowering rank and file Democrats, and strengthening and unifying the Democratic Party in the lead up to the general election," the resolution reads. "In conducting this review, the RBC should take steps to ensure public and stakeholder engagement in the process, including at least one public hearing and an opportunity to submit comments. This review and accounting should be completed by March 31, 2021." There was broad agreement on the resolution in committee, before it headed for a vote among all of the convention's delegates. Who is participating in the roll call? Among some of the participants in the roll call is Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father and activist; Jaime Harrison, the Democrat competing against Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina; State Sen. Nikema Williams, who was picked by the Georgia Democratic Party to succeed Rep. John Lewis on November ballot; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the former 2020 contender; Fred Guttenberg, the gun safety activist from Parkland; state Rep. My-Linh Thai, a former refugee in Washington state; and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin. ALABAMA Rep. Terri Sewell will invoke the memory of Rep. John Lewis to advocate for restoring the Voting Rights Act. ALASKA Veteran, fisherman, and party activist Chuck Degnan will discuss the impact of climate change on tribal waters. AMERICAN SAMOA Party leaders Aliitama Sotoa and Patti Matila will celebrate American Samoaâ?Ts legacy of military serviceâ?"and Joe Bidenâ?Ts work to improve the territoryâ?Ts infrastructure. ARIZONA Middle school social studies teacher Marisol Garcia will discuss remote learning from the perspective of teachers, parents, and activists. ARKANSAS Chef Gilbert Alaquinez will describe his work delivering meals prepared at the Clinton Presidential Center to local families via food trucks. CALIFORNIA Sec. Hilda Solis and Rep. Barbara Lee will highlight the importance of Joe Bidenâ?Ts clean energy plan for communities of color. COLORADO Immigrant and party activist Howard Chou and his family will discuss the challenges facing working parents during the pandemic. CONNECTICUT Veteran firefighter Peter Carozza will explain why he and his fellow first responders trust in Joe Bidenâ?Ts courage and commitment to working Americans. DELAWARE Gov. John Carney and Sen. Tom Carper will share a local perspective on Delawareâ?Ts favorite son. DEMOCRATS ABROAD Organizer Julia Bryan will offer a call to action for Americans living abroad to get involved in this election. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mayor Muriel Bowser will issue a call for DC statehood. FLORIDA Gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg will describe Joe Bidenâ?Ts compassion in the wake of his daughterâ?Ts murder in Parkland and commitment to defeating the NRA. GEORGIA State Sen. Nikema Williams, candidate for John Lewisâ?Ts seat in Congress, will urge viewers to overcome voter suppression. GUAM Party chair Sarah Thomas-Nededog will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Guam citizens becoming American citizens. HAWAII Civil rights activist Dr. Amy Agbayani will offer a special personal message to American immigrants. IDAHO Mayor Lauren McLean will share her cityâ?Ts bold response to climate change. ILLINOIS Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will discuss the Biden plan for racial justice in housing. INDIANA Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will describe his cityâ?Ts revitalization and the Biden plan to do the same nationwide. IOWA Secretary Tom Vilsack will take a moment to share best wishes for Iowans suffering after last weekâ?Ts storm. KANSAS Fourth-generation family farmer Mark Pringle will share his concern about the future of rural America and his confidence in the Biden plan for revitalizing rural communities. KENTUCKY Education advocate Colmon Elridge will share a personal story about Joe Bidenâ?Ts commitment to improving American health care. LOUISIANA Rep. Cedric Richmond and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will visit a thriving independent art studio to highlight the importance of small businesses to cities. MAINE State Rep. Craig Hickman, the first openly gay African American to serve in the Maine House of Representatives, will take us inside his American dream. MARYLAND City Council President Brandon Scott and college student Bianca Shah will describe the Biden plan for racial justice in the economy. MASSACHUSETTS State Rep. Claire Cronin will highlight the Biden plan to help our economy recover from the pandemic. MICHIGAN Sen. Gary Peters and UAW auto worker Ray Curry will discuss how Joe Biden saved the Michigan auto industry and his plan to create a million new auto jobs. MINNESOTA Sen. Amy Klobuchar will discuss Joe Bidenâ?Ts ability to bring people together before throwing it across the Mississippi River to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. MISSISSIPPI College president Dr. Carmen Walters will discuss the history of the HBCU she leads and the Biden plan to invest in these important institutions. MISSOURI Bricklayer Reuben Gill will praise the contributions of his fellow working men and women and the Biden plan to invest in infrastructure. MONTANA Recent college graduate Rachel Prevost will describe her senior year of remote learning and highlights the importance of rural broadband. NEBRASKA Meatpacking plant employee Geraldine Waller will share a personal perspective on the dangers facing essential workers during the pandemic. NEVADA Backed by an array of working Nevadans, Rep. Dina Titus will describe the Biden plan for putting workers first in our economy. NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. John Lynch will offer his personal endorsement of Joe Bidenâ?Ts leadership skills. NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy will mark the impact of the pandemic on his state and explains why Joe Biden is the right leader to help us recover. NEW MEXICO Tribal member and state Rep. Derrick Lente will celebrate his stateâ?Ts diversity and commitment to preserving natural and cultural resources. NEW YORK Registered nurse and a member of 1199SEIU Scheena Iyande Tannis will offer a raw personal perspective on the dangers facing health care workers. NORTH CAROLINA Longtime Democratic activist Cozzie Watkins will offer a call to action for Black women. NORTH DAKOTA Tribal citizen and advocate Cesar Alvarez will discuss his unique path to college and Joe Biden's plan to open up educational opportunity. Good evening all on night two of this unprecedented and virtual Democratic National Convention! Iâ?Tll be trying my best to live up to the stellar work from Adam Kelsey and others in the unit last night, sending out updates on tonightâ?Ts speakers and remarks with timecodes in this chain. As recently confirmed in the note from Alisa Wiersema below, Colin Powell has been added to tonightâ?Ts speaker lineup. Among others, heâ?Tll join former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Dr. Jill Biden. More on the lineup from the earlier note below, and the embargoed remarks from each speaker have also gone out again to the DL from David Reiter around 7:32pm. (*again, please note that the speeches are embargoed until delivered*). See you back here soon. Singer and actor Tracee Ellis Ross is tossing to and from tonightâ?Ts addresses. Following the keynote, she highlighted Sen. Kamala Harrisâ?T historic position as a Black and Indian woman at the top of the ticket, invoking the name of other Black politicians before her: (211502) Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. Ross introduced former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates -- who left in the early days of the Trump Administration after refusing to enforce his ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries. Yates called the ban â?othe start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutionsâ?"and countless dedicated public servants.â?? Yates went on to rebuke Trumpâ?Ts friendly relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, contrasting it with his adversarial relationship with the U.S. intelligence community: (211847) Heâ?Ts trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator whoâ?Ts still trying to interfere in our elections. (211856) Heâ?Ts even trying to sabotage our postal service to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacksâ?"on the FBI, the free press, inspectors general, military officers, and federal judgesâ?"they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like itâ?Ts his family businessâ?"this time bankrupting our nationâ?Ts moral authority at home and abroad. GAVELING IN Night two began with a Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wielding the gavel in the eveningâ?Ts call to order, praising party leadership for holding the convention virtually. Barrett drew, as he has multiple times since Bidenâ?Ts announcement that he would not appear in person, a distinction between how Democrats have addressed public health concerns compared to President Trump: (20:49:53) And as much as we would have loved to host you in person, I am proud that the Democratic Party and the city Milwaukee have made the health of our residents our number one priority. Unlike the president, we've never called COVID-19, a hoax. Unlike the president. we've never made fun of face masks. And unlike the president. We've never belittled, our public health experts. We understand why we can't be together this week, and I hope you do too. A DIVERSE KEYNOTE Following brief reports from several DNC committee co-chairs, the second night began in earnest with a pre-recorded keynote address video titled â?oWe Step Up to Lead.â?? Billed as a â?obellwether for the future of our party and our nationâ?? by the DNC. The stated theme of the address was â?oLeadership Matters,â?? but the subtext was ostensibly â?orepresentation mattersâ?? -- with appearances from a diverse, young group of lawmakers and political figures, including Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Georgia State Rep. Sam Park, Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. (More on the myriad communities they represent - Black, LGBTQ, Native American, Latinx, Asian, college students - here) The most well-known speaker in the keynote video was former Georgia Secretary of State, 2018 gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams -- who, along with the other speakers, touted Biden as the candidate to help steer the country out of the compounded crises of a pandemic, economic downturn, and reckoning with racism: (211215) ...Our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. (211244) In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. CHUCK SCHUMER Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with a blurry image of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, evoked the statueâ?Ts famous New Colossus poem as well as the quote from President Trump that former first lady Michelle Obama blasted last night on the pandemic response: â?oIt is what it is.â?? Schumer also highlighted the importance of Democrats flipping the Senate this fall, pledging unity among the chamberâ?Ts more progressive and moderate figures: (212211) Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. (212300) If we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER (AND THE KENNEDYS) Remarks from Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg came after Schumer (212513), followed by off-camera remarks from former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (212712 - all covered by photos). In both videos, the Kennedys and the Carters never mentioned Trump by name -- instead, testifying to their personal relationships with Biden. Jimmy Carterâ?Ts remarks on Bidenâ?Ts character (with, perhaps, contrasts to Trumpâ?Ts character and COVID-19 response implied): JIMMY CARTER: (212840) Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nationâ?Ts history. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, thatâ?Ts what we need. During these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing, as recommended by our medical experts. BILL CLINTON Remarks taking direct aim at Trump returned with former President Bill Clintonâ?Ts remarks, who, notably, was given several minutes to speak (compared to longer remarks in conventions past). BILL CLINTON: (213056) At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just -- one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. (213111) The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. (213358) And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's Trump's â?ous versus themâ?? America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. AOC. BOB KING, AND CONFUSION OVER NOMINATIONS FOR SANDERS Tracee Ellis Ross offered condolences and support for Iowa residents rocked by severe weather before introducing DNC Chair Tom Perez, who spoke from Milwaukee. In a clear appeal to the progressive wing of the party, Perez touted the Progressive Movementâ?Ts â?odeep roots) in Milwaukee (213602). This is where some things apparently got confusing enough for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to later clarify her support for Biden -- Perez and Rep. Bennie Thompson teed up the nominating and seconding speeches from Reps. Bob King and Ocasio-Cortez for Sen. Bernie Sanders for the purposes of the roll call. In the one minute each of the representatives were allotted, they did just that: BOB KING: (213921) I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: (214003) A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. (214038) And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. Ocasio-Cortez subsequently tweeted: â?oConvention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call. I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden - letâ?Ts go win in November.â?? ROLL CALL WITH FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS & BIDENâ?TS BRIEF THANK-YOU The nominating and seconding speeches for Joe Biden were given by Delaware lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons (214238) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (214344) -- followed by the socially-distanced roll call, in a unique sequence visiting all 57 U.S. states and territories to officially nominate Biden as the partyâ?Ts nominee for president (see Karson/Scanlan 10:19pm DL note for details). The roll call included some of Bidenâ?Ts former primary opponents and leaders who have risen to prominence as protests for racial equality have swept the nation this summer: Rep. Terri Sewell began by invoking the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in announcing Alabamaâ?Ts delegates for Sanders and Biden (214530). DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made an appeal for DC statehood (215029). Former South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke of Bidenâ?Ts economic recovery goals, particularly for Indianaâ?Ts agricultural sector (215409). Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke of healing the nationâ?Ts divides, and shared her roll call duties briefly with Melvin Carter -- mayor of St. Paul, which dealt with some of the more-immediate protests and unrest after George Floyd was killed in May. (215851) 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 P2 After the roll call wrapped, Joe Biden appeared with his family, flanked by balloons and bookshelves. He seemed to have a brief delay, staring silently for awkward beat, before placing his hand over his heart and expressing his gratitude for all of the delegates: JOE BIDEN: (221942) Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As noted by Kendall and Quinn, Biden officially accepts the nomination Thursday. ADY BARKAN Clips featuring various voices, including Joe Biden himself, promoted health care priorities for about 12 minutes after the roll call and subsequent applause for Bidenâ?Ts nomination wrapped up. One address came from activist Ady Barkan, lawyer and progressive activist, who talked about the ALS diagnosis thatâ?Ts left him paralyzed and blasted Trump and the GOPâ?Ts efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. In moving remarks, Barkan implored supporters to get out the vote, and alluded to his staunch support for Medicare For All -- and wanting to put legislation on Bidenâ?Ts desk to that end: ADY BARKAN: (223139) We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. (223206) Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. JOHN KERRY & COLIN POWELL Pitches for Bidenâ?Ts foreign policy platform were flanked by a bipartisan paring of former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Colin Powell -- the latterâ?Ts appearance, officially announced and confirmed earlier this evening. Kerry did not give Trump any credit for a stronger economy at the beginning of his term and ridiculed Trumpâ?Ts appearances on the world stage as a â?oblooper reelâ??: JOHN KERRY: (222304) Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas, it isnâ?Tt a good will mission, it's a blooper reel. He breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. America deserves a president who is looked up to not laughed at. (223547) This is the bottom line: our interests, our ideals and our brave men and women in uniform can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. Our troops can't get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. They need a president who will stand up for them. And president Biden will. Colin Powellâ?Ts remarks (224054) focused more on his immigrant heritage and his shared values with Biden -- taking no direct shots at Trump until the end of his remarks, casting the president as someone doing â?oeverything in his powerâ?? to divide the nation: COLIN POWELL: (224126) The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Bidenâ?Ts parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of troops in the same way he would his own family. (224151) For Joe Biden, that doesn't need teaching. It comes from experience that he shares with millions of military families -- sending his beloved son off to war, and praying to god he would come home safe. (224258) Today, we are a country divided. And we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way, and keep us that way. What a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. I still believe that in our hearts we are the same America that brought my parents to our shores. An America that inspires freedom around the world. That's the America Joe Biden will lead as our next president. Jill Biden ended the night with a positive message from Brandywine High School in Wilmington, making the case for her husband-- not mentioning the president by name (instead issuing a call for leadership)-- but highlighting what Democrats see as his failures as families across America struggle with job losses, health care crises and an economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic. JILL BIDEN: (225935) We're coming together and holding onto each other. We're finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We're seeing that our differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. We have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. That's the soul of America Joe Biden is fighting for now. She told America the story of her relationship with Biden and their family, the loss of their son Beau to cancer and how Biden returned to work to continue fighting for American families. JILL BIDEN: (230010) After our son Beau died of cancer, I wondered if I would ever smile or feel joy again. It was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. Four days after Beau's funeral, I watched Joe shave and put on his suit. I saw him steel himself in the mirror, take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world empty of our son. He went back to work. (230046) That's just who he is. There are times when I couldn't even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going. But I've always understood why he did it -- for the daughter who convinces her mom to finally get a breast cancer screening and misses work to drive her to the clinic. For the community college student who has faced homelessness and survived abuse but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. Her only venture toward the president was in the midst of a call to leadership â?oworthy of our nation.â?? JILL BIDEN: (230238) Across this country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We haven't given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation -- worthy of you. Honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for whatever else is next. 230309 Leadership to reimagine what our nation will be, that's Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better. And if I have the honor of serving as your First Lady, I will, too. And with Joe as President, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. 230340 The burdens we carry are heavy, and we need someone with strong shoulders. I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours -- bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us. ***DO NOT EDIT OR MODIFY THIS DOC IN ANY WAY. ONLY LOGGERS ARE PERMITTED. TUESDAY AUGUST 18TH 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION FULL LOG 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE VIDEO 210022 >>> I pledge allegiance. >> To the flag. >> Of the United States of America. >> And to the republic for which it stands. >> One nation. >> One nation. >> One nation. >> Under god. >> Indivisible. >> With liberty and justice for all. âTªâTª KEYNOTES REMEMBERED 210047 DANIEL INOUYE (ON VIDEO)>> My fellow Americans, this is my country. Many of us have fought hard for the right to say that. Many are now struggling today from Harlem to Danang, so that they may say this with conviction: this is our country. 210115 BARBARA JORDAN (ON VIDEO)>> We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. MARIO CUOMO (ON VIDEO >> We must make the American people hear our tale of two cities. We must convince them we don't have to settle for two cities. That we can have one city, indivisible, shining for all of its people. 210144 ANN RICHARDS (ON VIDEO) >> If you give us a chance, we can perform. After all ginger Rogers did everything that Fred astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. BARACK OBAMA (ON VIDEO)>> There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white america and Latino America, and asian-american. There's the United States of America. 210223 JULIAN CASTRO (ON VIDEO)>> The American dream is not a sprint or even a marathon but a re relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation, but each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. BARACK OBAMA (ON VIDEO) >> We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes. All of us defending the United States of America. 210253 >> Welcome. >> Welcome. >> Welcome. >> the second night -- >> of the Democratic National Convention. >> This is a different kind of convention. >> Look at the camera and smile. >> And this -- >> This is a different kind of keynote. >> -- is a different kind of keynote. >> This year -- >> All of us are on the stage. >> And weâ?Tve got a lot to say. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> Let's get real. There's a lot riding on this election. 210313 ROBERT GARCIA (ON VIDEO)>> When we're facing the biggest economic and health crisis in generations. Because our president didn't and still doesn't have a plan. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> When doctors, nurses and home health care aides in Philadelphia have to risk their own lives to protect others because there's not enough protective equipment. 210329 KATHLEEN CLYDE (ON VIDEO)>> When factory workers in Ohio are faced with dangerous conditions because this administration hasn't given clear guidance on how to protect our people. SAM PARK>> When teachers in gwinnett county Georgia and across the country are being asked to return to the classroom without a plan to keep them safe and parents are exhausted juggling full time work and full time child care. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> And visiting our parents and grand parents through the window of a nursing home, worrying all the time that they'll get sick. 210400 MARLON KIMPSON (ON VIDEO)>> When unemployment in north Charleston, South Carolina, a city I represent, has risen nearly four fold and evictions are putting families out on the street in the middle of a pandemic. 210414 NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO0>> Make no mistake, it didn't have to be this bad. In the early days of the virus, Donald Trump didn't listen to the experts, and then he said something that a president should never say. VICTORIA NEAVE (ON VIDEO) >> He said, I don't take responsibility at all. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> No responsibility. >> No leadership. >> No plan. >> He still doesn't have a plan. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> Donald Trump just doesn't understand, we can't fix our economy until we get ahold of the virus. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> While working families are struggling, he's looking out for the people who are already doing just fine. The wealthy, the big corporations, the donors to his campaign. [9:05:07 PM] JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> He's looking out for himself. RANDALL WOODFIN (ON VIDEO)>> But there's one person who's looking out for us. >> All of us. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> And that's Joe Biden. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> Joe called it. We are in a battle for the soul of our nation. 210502 MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> But Joe knows we can never let hard times turn us against each other. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> And we can never stop doing the hard work to make things right. >> That's why we ran for office. Even when people counted us out. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> Even when there had never been a Latina in the Nevada state senate. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> Or Democrat elected as Florida commission of agriculture in nearly 3 decades. SAM PARK (ON VIDEO)>> Or an openly gay man in the Georgia state legislature. RANDALL WOODFIN (ON VIDEO)>> When Birmingham hadn't had a mayor this young in 120 years. 210534 DENNY RUPRECHT (ON VIDEO)>> We ran for office because we know the struggles American families are facing, because we've lived them. MALCOLM KENYARRA (ON VIDEO)>> We've lived the insecurity and the indignity of an eviction notice. ROBERT GARCIA (ON VIDEO)>> I, like many of you, have lived the frustration of paying off student loans. RANDALL WOODFIN (ON VIDEO)>> We have lived the grief of losing loved ones to gun violence and the criminal justice system that unfairly targets our communities. SAM PARK (ON VIDEO)>> We have lived that feeling of helplessness when someone you love is very sick, and access to health care is a matter of life and death. 210609 COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> By the way, Joe Biden has lived a lot of this too. >> He was raised in a middle class family in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Claymont, Delaware. >> He watched his dad look for work and learned that a job is about so much more than a paycheck. It's about dignity and respect. 210628 >> He was sworn into office from the hospital room of his two young sons after a car crash killed his wife and infant daughter. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> He knows what it's like to thank god you have health care. BRENDAN BOYLE>> He knows what it's like to work hard for everything you've got. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> He knows what it's like to send a child off to war. VICTORIA NEAVE (ON VIDEO)>> And he'll never forget who he's fighting for. 210653 COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> I look around my district in north Texas, and I see the people who built this country: the educators, like the single mom who raised me. The men and women on the front lines of our health care system. You built this country. MARI MANOOGIA (ON VIDEO)>> Small business owners like the ones whose shops and restaurants line the streets of Birmingham, Michigan. MARLON KIMPSON (ON VIDEO)>> Of Charleston, south Carolina. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> Of tribal nations. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> Line the streets of Philadelphia. And bring our communities to life. You built this country. 210721 RAUMESH AKBARI (ON VIDEO)>> The nurses in Memphis, who came out of retirement to treat patients during this pandemic. You built this country. ROBERT GARCIA (ON VIDEO)>> And you know what? You deserve more than the constant chaos that Donald Trump delivers. BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> You deserve health care you can afford. A job that pays you fairly. You deserve child care and paid sick leave while you work. And when you pay into social security and medicare, you deserve to know it will be there when you retire. [MULTIPLE PARTICIPANTS]>> Thatâ?Ts why we ran. JONATHAN NEZ (ON VIDEO)>> And thanks to the voters across the country in both red states and blue states. [MULTIPLE PARTICIPANTS]>> We won. 210756 MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> A new generation of leaders is rising up. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> And with Joe Biden in the white house, there's no limit to what we can do. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> In Nevada, we're making drug prices more transparent, so people with chronic illnesses won't go broke while drug companies get rich. 210815 COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> Joe's working to protect and expand the affordable care act. He'll make sure millions of people keep their coverage and no one can be denied for a pre-existing condition. He'll bring down the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs too. Giving tax credits to working families and allowing medicare to negotiate drug prices. >> That's a big fâ?Ting deal. >> That's a big fâ?Ting deal. KATHLEEN CLYDE (ON VIDEO)>> Because Joe knows we can't have a healthy economy if people can't afford health care. BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> But let's remember, Donald Trump is suing to take health care coverage away from more than 20 million Americans and eliminate protections for 100 million with pre-existing conditions. >> In the middle of a pandemic. 210857 VICTORIA NEAVE (ON VIDEO)>> In Texas, we're standing up for fierce women like my mom and my tias who raised me never backed down from a tough fight. So we're fighting to make sure that mothers have access to health screenings for safe pregnancies and childbirth. And we're bringing long overdue justice to survivors of sexual assault. 210919 RAUMESH AKBARI (ON VIDEO)>> Joe Biden has been fighting for women his entire career. As senator, he authored the Violence Against Women act. And as president, he'll restore funding for Planned Parenthood. He will codify Roe v. Wade, and make reducing maternal mortality, especially for women of color, a top priority. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> In Florida, on the frontlines of our climate crirs, we're working to produce more renewable energy and shrink our carbon footprint. 210946 JONATHAN NEX (ON VIDEO)>> Joe has a major plan to invest in clean energy, jobs and infrastructure. BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> In the house of representatives, we're closing loopholes to ensure local infrastructure projects use American made materials and local labor, and support American manufacturing. YVANNA CANCELA (ON VIDEO)>> Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden will actually enforce buy-American rules, investing in American made clean energy, building materials, high-tech equipment and R&D, all creating more good jobs. 211016 MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> In Michigan, we're banning business practices that have exploited workers and cost them hundreds of millions of dollars in lost wages. MARLON KIMPSOn(ON VIDEO)>> When employment is the highest rate since the Great Depression, when millions of people have seen their hours and pay slashed, Joe knows it's not enough to rebuild the economy the way it was before. We've got to build it back better. 211041 BRENDAN BOYLE (ON VIDEO)>> He'll build an economy that rewards work, not wealth. And get rid of the trump tax cuts that only benefit big corporations and the rich. And then he'll invest in health care, education, and infrastructure. And in getting small businesses up and running again. CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> Take it from me, when you're in the trenches, you want Joe Biden right there next to you. MALCOLM KENYATTA (ON VIDEO)>> When I wanted to marry the man i loved, Joe Biden was the first national figure to support me and my family. DR. MATTHEW MILLER (ON VIDEO)>> Appreciate you, man. MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> When the auto industry was going under, Joe stuck his neck out to protect it, and help save 1.5 million auto jobs. 211119 CONOR LAMB (ON VIDEO)>> When our economy was on the brink Joe led the recovery effort that created millions of jobs, including here in western Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, America bounced back with the longest economic expansion in history. NIKKI FRIED (ON VIDEO)>> You know, the one trump brags about creating. COLIN ALLRED (ON VIDEO)>> That's what happens when Joe Biden is in your corner. Working families get a fair shot. MARI MANOOGIAN (ON VIDEO)>> He understands that leadership means fighting for the people who built this country. All of you. >> All of us. 211147 STACEY ABRAM (ON VIDEO)>> This nation belongs to all of us. And in every election, we choose how we will create a more perfect union -- not by taking sides, but by taking stock of where we are and what we need. This year's choice could not be more clear. America faces a triple threat: a public health catastrophe, an economic collapse, and a reckoning with racial justice and inequality. 211215 So our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. To make your voice heard, text VOTE to 30330. 211244 In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. 211316 In a time of voter suppression at home and authoritarians abroad, Joe Biden will be a champion for free and fair elections. For a public health system that keeps us safe. For an economy that we build back better than before. And for accountability and integrity in our system of justice. We stand with Joe Biden. Because this isn't just about defeating Donald Trump. We are in this to win for America. So let's get it done. TRACEE ELLIS ROSS 211354 ROSS>> Hello. I'm Tracee Ellis Ross, and how exciting to hear from young elected leaders from across the country. A perfect way to begin night two of the democratic national convention, uniting America. Tonight is all about leadership. This unprecedented moment calls for leadership. Steady, inclusive leadership, driven by people who understand that our democracy is based on the value of each and every one of us being treated with dignity and respect. 211431 Leaders who respond to the needs of hardworking Americans who right this minute are unable to pay rent, put food on the table and keep their loved ones safe. As a black woman, I find myself at a crucial intersection in American politics. For far too long black female leadership in this country has been utilized without being acknowledged or valued. But we are turning the tide. 211502 Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. 211540 With every vote we cast for forward thinking, honest leaders, we chip away at ingrained systems of inequity, and we bend the arc of justice. True leaders make sure that policy is informed by all of us -- bridging our burdened past to a safe, equitable and even joyful future. 211606 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are that bridge. Heeding voices from within the movement for racial justice, listening to the people to the people and acting with empathy and compassion to reflect our shared humanity. Tonight we'll hear from a number of American leaders, including former acting U.S. Attorney general Sally Yates who refused to defend an unconstitutional travel ban and paid for it with her job. 211637 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The threat to this nation, to our democracy is real. Itâ?Ts clear and itâ?Ts present. You've watched the president now for three years. Look at what he's doing, instilling fear. I mean, not joking. Instilling fear. Sowing division, stroking racial vision. Undercutting every institution that was designed to check the abuse of power by the president or anyone else. All this for what reason? All this in order to solidify his base and expand his power. SALLY YATES 211718 YATES>> Good evening. I'm Sally Yates. Speaking at a political convention is something I never expected to be doing, but the future of our democracy is at stake. I'm here, in my hometown of Atlanta, where as a young lawyer, I joined our nation's justice department. For nearly 30 years, through Democratic and Republican administrations, I worked alongside my DOJ colleagues to advance our nation's promise of equal justice. 211747 I served as deputy attorney general in the Obama-Biden administration, and stayed on as acting attorney general for the Trump transition.Then, ten days in, I was fired for refusing to defend President Trump's shameful and unlawful Muslim travel ban. That was the start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutions and countless dedicated public servants. 211815 Like me, these officials didn't swear an oath to a person or a party. Public servants promise to defend our constitution, uphold our laws and work on behalf of the American people. But from the moment President Trump took office, he's used his position to benefit himself, rather than our country. He's trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our justice department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. 211847 Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator who is still trying to interfere in our elections. 211856 He's even trying to sabotage our postal service, to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacks on the FBI, the free press, Inspectors general, federal judges, they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like it's his family business. This time, bankrupting our nation's moral authority at home and abroad. 211930 But our country doesn't belong to him, it belongs to all of us. Joe Biden embraces that. He has spent his entire life putting our country first. He has never backed down from a challenge or a bully. He summons the best in us. And lives by the values that define us as Americans. 211955 Service, integrity, courage, compassion. There are countless stories of Joe Biden reaching out to someone in their moment of need. Well, this is our country's moment of need. We need a president who respects our laws and the privilege of public service. Who reflects our values and cares about our people. We need a president who will restore the soul of America. We need Joe Biden. WE THE PEOPLE MONTAGE 212035 >> Over the last four years, we have experienced failed leadership under Donald J. Trump. >> We've had to deal with this insanity. >> I've watched our country deteriorate. >> The coverups, the lying, the favoritism. >> The disregard for the Constitution. >> Donald Trump has failed America. >> Itâ?Ts time for us to reclaim our constitutional and democratic value. >> We need to prove to the world, and most importantly, prove to ourselves that we are better than this. 212103 >> We need an experienced leader. >> A leader that has passion, integrity, and strategic leadership skills. >> And his name is Joe Biden. >> Joe Biden. >> Joe Biden is that leader >> And he really wants the best for this country. >> He understands and respects our democracy. The rule of law. And the U.S. Constitution. >> He will move toward creating a more perfect union. âTª Rise up âTª SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER 212134 SCHUMER>> Hi. Hi, this is Senator Chuck Schumer, Democratic Leader from my hometown -- Brooklyn, New York. Behind me is a sight I see out of my window every night, the Statue of Liberty, the same sight that greeted hopeful immigrants like my grandparents. A symbol of freedom and a beacon of hope to the world. 212157 Today, Donald Trump has divided our country, diminished our greatness and demeaned everything that this statue represents. He even hid in a bunker as Americans were tear gassed and beaten. 212211 Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. 212246 A man with a steady hand and a big heart who will never ever quit on America. That man is my friend, Joe Biden. He will be a great president. But if we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. 212317 Let me tell you some of the things we do. With president Biden, Vice President Harris and a democratic majority, we will make health care affordable for all. We'll undue the vicious inequality of income and wealth that has plagued America for far too long and weâ?Tll take strong decisive action to combat climate change and save the planet. We will protect voting rights, fight systemic racism in the criminal justice system and in our economy, and restore a supreme court that looks out for people not corporations. 212353 We'll rebuild our infrastructure and make sure every home, from inner city to rural America, has broadband. We will save the post office and, once and for all, defeat Covid-19, this evil disease. And beckoned by the Lady behind us, we will reform our immigration system so that immigrants, yearning to breathe free, will at last become American citizens. 212421 Together, we can reignite the hope once felt by millions of men and women, huddled masses on creeking ships who glimpsed this mighty women -- woman with her torch, knowing they could build a better life here in America. And out of this long national nightmare, America will finally awaken to a brighter future and a new day. 212447 ROSS>> Senator Chuck Schumer reminding us that leadership requires integrity and accountability. Real leaders don't ask what we can do for them. They ask what they can do for us. In a minute, we will hear from two former presidents and they're going to speak to that. But first here are Caroline Kennedy and her son, jack Schlossberg. CAROLINE KENNEDY/JACK SCHLOSSBERG KENNEDY>> 60 years ago, in a crowded LA stadium, my father accepted the democratic nomination for president. He challenged Americans to look to the future and join him on a journey toward a new frontier. 212527 SCHLOSSBERG>> It was a call to the young at heart, regardless of age or party. Times have changed. But the themes of my grandfather's speech -- courage, unity and patriotism-- are as important today as they were in 1960. And once again, we need a leader who believes America's best days are yet to come. We need Joe Biden. KENNEDY>> I've admired Joe Biden since I was a senate intern in 1974. He shared my uncle Teddy's commitment to civil rights, women's rights and working families. 212557 He was a senator who cared, who led, who inspired. That's why I helped choose him to be Barack Obama's running mate in 2008. When I was US Ambassador to Japan, I got to see Vice President Biden in action. He stepped off Air Force 2, wearing his aviator glasses and a big smile, radiating American optimism and generosity. 212619 I saw a leader who was tough but fair, who commanded the trust and respect of other nations. And who always put America's interests first. Joe Biden's lifetime of public service reflects his unwavering commitment to our highest ideals. 212636 SCHLOSSBERG>> In this election, our future is on the ballot. For my generation, it will define the rest of our lives. We need to tackle climate change. We need to end systemic racial injustice. We need to make health care available for everybody, and we need to rebuild an economy that helps working families. We can do this. We can reach these new frontiers but only with a president who asks what he can do for our country and what together we can do to build a better world. It's up to us. Let's get it done. SCHLOSSBERG AND KENNEDY>> Let's elect Joe Biden the next president of the United States. 212712 ROSALYNN CARTER>> It's a great pleasure for Jimmy and me to join you in celebrating our next president of the United States. Joe Biden. We've known and admired Joe and Jill for many years. And most recently Iâ?Tve worked with them on tackling the demand faced by the more than 53 million unpaid caregivers in our country who are juggling work and other family responsibilities. And putting their own physical and mental health and well being at risk. 212743 Joe knows well, too well, the sorrows and struggles of being a family caregiver. From Joeâ?Ts time as a young widower, thrust into single parenthood, with a demanding job to he and Jill caring for their own parents and their son Beau at the end of their lives. He knows caregiving is hard, even on the good days. 212806 Joe and I also know the challenges for those who served in the military, and returned with visible and invisible wounds and we know those caregivers need a leader in the white house. Jimmy and I are voting for Joe, because he recognizes the challenges facing our families and has the heart and the talent to make life better for all Americans. 212834 JIMMY CARTER>> I ran for president in 1976, Joe Biden was my first and most effective supporter in the senate. For decades he's been my loyal and dedicated friend. Joe has the experience, character and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. You deserve a person with integrity and judgment. Someone who's 100% fair, someone who's committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader and he's the right person for this moment in our nation's history. 212905 He understands that -- understanding dignity, our citizenâ?Ts (?) rights determines not only our vision but actions. More than ever, that's what we need. In these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing as recommended by medical experts. Joe Biden must be our next president. BILL CLINTON 212933 CLINTON>> Good evening. A presidential election is the most important job interview. At the end, we hire a leader to help us solve problems, create opportunities, and give our kids better tomorrows. That's a tall order this year. With the Covid-19 outbreak on the path of killing 200,000 people and destroying millions of jobs and small businesses, how did Donald Trump respond? At first, he said the virus was under control and would soon disappear. 213002 When it didn't, he was on TV every day bragging on what a great job he was doing, when our scientists waited to give us vital information. When he didn't like the expert advice he was given, he ignored it. Only when Covid exploded in even more states did he encourage people to wear masks. By then, many more were dying. When asked about the surge in deaths, he shrugged and said, â?oit is what it is.â?? But did it have to be this way? No. 213032 Covid hit us much harder than it had to. We have just 4% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's Covid cases. Our unemployment rate is more than twice as high as South Koreas, 2-and-a-half times the United Kingdomâ?Ts, more than three times Japan's. Donald Trump says we're leading the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triple. 213056 At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just (?) one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. 213111 The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. 213138 Covid just doesn't respond to any of that. To beat it, youâ?Tve got to actually go to work and deal with the facts. Our party is united in offering you a very different choice, a go to work president. A down to Earth, get the job done guy. A man with a mission to take responsibility, not shift the blame. Concentre, not distract, unite not divide. Our choice is Joe Biden. 213204 Joe helped bring us back from a recession before, and he can do it again. In 2009, Barack Obama and Joe Biden started with the worst economy since the great depression. And when they were done, they delivered more than six straight years of job growth. What did Joe do? He accepted responsibility for implementing the recovery act. His work created a lot of new jobs and started many new companies in communities across our country. 213232 Now Joe's committed to building America back again. How? He's given us smart detailed plans to invest in areas vital to our future. Innovative financing from modern factories and small businesses. Good jobs and green energy and conservation to combat climate change. A modern infrastructure that brings small towns and rural American the connectivity and investment others take for granted. 213257 And a plan to ensure that black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, women, immigrants and other communities left behind are full participants in our economy and our society. Joe Biden wants to build an economy far better suited to our changing world. Better for young people. Better for families working and raising their kids. Better for people who lost jobs and need new ones. Better for farmers tired of being collateral damage in trade wars. 213327 Better for workers caring for the sick, elderly and people with disabilities. Better because of a living wage, and access to affordable higher education and health care, including prescription drugs. And to child care, a secure retirement and for the first time paid family and medical leave. Joe won't just put his signature on a check, and try to fool you into thinking it came from him. He'll work to make sure that your paycheck reflects your contribution to and your stake in a growing economy. 213358 And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's trump's us versus them America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. Thank you. 213427 ELLIS ROSS>> It's time to call the roll and officially nominate the democratic candidate for president of the United States. But this year, for the first time, the roll call is heading out to all 57 states and territories. Places that showcase our nation's natural beauty. Places where people are working together to secure a better future for our country and places that are working to rebuild and recover. Like Iowa, where thousands have been left homeless and hundreds of thousands have been left without power in the wake of last week's terrible storm. 213504 Our hearts are with you, Iowa. There's so much going on right now. Tonight we come together to nominate a candidate who will fight for all of us. The convention delegates will do the official nominating, but you can join them in supporting Joe Biden. Text join to 30330 to get involved. And now, the chair of the democratic national committee, Tom Perez. TOM PEREZ 213535 PEREZ>> It's great to be here in Milwaukee, a proud uniontown whose grit and character reflect the resilience of our party and our country. There's no doubt these last few months have been tough, but good leadership means being able to adapt to any situation, and I want to thank the people of Milwaukee for being such gracious and flexible hosts. It's also great to be back in Wisconsin where I was lucky enough to marry my wife, Ann Marie, a little more than three decades ago. 213602 The Progressive movement has deep roots here. And since today is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment's ratification, we should point out that Wisconsin was the first state to ratify it. What's more, in its one word motto, â?oforward,â?? Wisconsin captures something so important about America. The way that, no matter what challenges today brings, we always believe a better future is possible. 213631 That's what my parents believed when they immigrated to this country nearly a century ago. fleeing the iron fist of a brutal dictator in the Dominican Republic. This nation welcomed them with compassion. And they quickly learned that their hope of building a better life through hard work was shared by generations of Americans. Indeed, every American story is a story about that hope, that sense of possibility. It's what unites us, defines us. 213702 And it's what sustains us now. We will work to meet our extraordinary challenges because progress is made by the hopeful, not the cynical. And we will do that work together because movements are built by the many, not the few. And as you watch tonight's decidedly unconventional roll call and reflect on the diversity of our nation, remember you too are part of the American story. And no matter where you come from or where you're watching from tonight, you have a place in Joe Biden's democratic party. BENNIE THOMPSON 213741 THOMPSON>> Delegates and distinguished guests, under our procedural rules, two democratic candidates submitted nominating documents to our convention secretary for the office of president of the United States. Senator Bernie sanders and vice president Joe Biden. 213757 As such, each candidate has provided names of individuals who will make nominating and seconding speeches on their behalf. We will begin with nominating and seconding speeches for senator Sanders. Speaking on his behalf will be two Progressive champions, Bob king and representative Alexandria ocasio-cortez. BOB KING 213823 KING>> I'm Bob king. As a proud union member and former president of a great American union, the uaw, I'm honored to nominate Bernie Sanders for president. For decades, Bernie has led the fight for working families, fighting for worker's rights to organize unions and collectively bargain. In a time of enormous inequality, he understands that we must confront large corporations which have far too much control over our economy and our politics. 213851 Bernie believes health care is a human right, and should not be contingent on a job. He knows we can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure by creating millions of good paying union jobs, while combating climate change. Bernie's moral clarity has emboldened the Democratic party's fight for justice. The grassroots energy of his supporters has cemented advances in our platform. Bernie will continue to lead a movement that helps defeat Trump and delivers transformational change. 213921 I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ 213933 AOC>> Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring toward a better, more just future for our country and our world. Infidelity and gratitude to a mass people's movement working to establish 21st century social, economic and human rights, including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the united States. 214003 A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. 214038 And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care [SPEAKS SPANISH] and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. BENNIE THOMPSON 214112 THOMPSON>> Thank you, Mr. King and representative ocasio-cortez. We now turn to nominating and seconding speeches for vice president Biden. In a moment, we'll hear from senator Chris Coons who holds the Delaware senate seat once held by the vice president and representative Lisa blunt Rochester, my colleague in the house. But first, we'll hear from Jacqueline Asbit, a working American who met Joe Biden in a most unexpected place: the elevator where she worked. JACQUELINE ASBIT 214149 ASBIT>> I take powerful people up on my elevator all the time. When they get off, they go to their important meetings. Me, I just head back to the lobby. But in the short time I spent with Joe Biden, I could tell he really saw me. That he actually cared. That my life meant something to him. And I knew even when he went into his important meeting, he would take my story in there with him. 214212 That's because Joe Biden has room in his heart for more than just himself. We've been through a lot, and we have tough days ahead. But nominating someone like that to be in the white house is a good place to start. That's why I nominate my friend Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. CHRIS COONS 214238 COONS>> I'm Senator Chris Coons from Delaware, a small state where people expect to see their senators and even, sometimes, their vice president at the supermarket, at a church festival -- out in their community. Joe fights for us because he knows our struggles and hopes. He knows the pain of loss and the worries of working parents, and he's always brought that same personal concern he showed for Jacqueline to getting things done as our senator, and then as president Obama's vice president. 214307 Joe's tackled gun violence and climate change, he stood up to dictators and supported our troops, he lead the recovery effort after the last recession and delivered on a promise to make our healthcare system fairer and stronger. Through it all, Joe Biden's never forgotten where he's from. He's been sustained by his faith and his family through the toughest of times, and he has the heart and the compassion for this moment. 214332 For all of these reasons and more, it's my honor to second the nomination of my good friend Joe Biden to be the next president of these United States. REP. LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER 214344 BLUNT ROCHESTER>> I'm congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. In some history class in the future, children are learning about this moment. They're learning about pain, our grief, our worry. But they're also learning about a man named Joe Biden, about how he restored decency to our government and integrity to our democracy. They're learning about how we conquered a pandemic, stood united for racial justice and built our economy back better than before. 214415 They're learning about how his leadership gave their generation a fighting chance. They're learning about us too. About the resolve and the unity we showed against the forces of hatred and division. About the work we will do over the next 11 weeks. And about the night when despite our distance we came together to nominate Joe Biden for president of the United States. A nomination I'm honored to second. 214445 THOMPSON>> Thank you, all. Pursuant to our convention rules, we'll now proceed to a roll call by states on the selection of our party's candidate for the president of the United States. Secretary Ray? 214506 >> Mr. Chairman, coming to you live from the Wisconsin center, it's time to begin our virtual trip around America. Our journey begins at the site of a major step forward in our national journey toward justice. Let's go to Alabama. REP. TERRI SEWELL 214530 SEWELL>> John Lewis marched across this bridge in 1965 to demand the right to vote. A lifetime later, civil rights and voting rights remain America's great unfinished business. But those who walked this path before us showed us the way forward. If we want to honor John Lewis's incrediblife life, let's restore the Voting Rights Act and ensure our democracy belongs to all Americans. 214600 Alabama casts 8 votes for Bernie Sanders, and the great state of Alabama casts 52 votes for our next president of these United States, Joe Biden. CHUCK DEGNAN >> Alaska. 214615 DEGNAN>>>The waters we rely on to feed our families and make a living are threatened by climate change. When Joe Biden was vice president, he and president Obama made sure Alaskaâ?Ts tribes had a say in how these waters were managed. Donald Trump took it away. We must elect a president who will respect our voices, protect our waters and address climate change. 214634 Alaska casts 7 votes for Bernie Sanders and 12 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> American Samoa. PETTI MATILA 214643 MATILA>> Joe Biden honors our service and we trust him to support our community. As vice president he helped expand rural infrastructure to communities like ours broadening our economic capacity. As president, he will continue to strengthen rural America from New England to the pacific. ALIITAMA SOTOA SOTOA>> On behalf of the governor and the American Samoa, the democratic party proudly cast 11 votes for our next president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. >> Arizona. MARISOL GARCIA 214719 GARCIA>> As a middle school teacher, I know that public educators are doing everything they can to make sure our students have quality learning experiences this Fall. As a mother of a high school freshman, I know that it's far from perfect. As an NEA union organizer, I'll fight to make sure that it's scientists, parents and educators that decide when it's safe to go back to school, not politicians. As an Arizona Latina, I proudly cast our votes -- 29 for Bernie Sanders and 51 for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Arkansas. 214749 >> Feeding people is an act of love, and I think we can all use a little extra love these days. So we took our food trucks out to the community to deliver meals, made right here at the Clinton Presidential Center, for our neighbors in need. Even when our leaders let us down, Americans kept looking out for each other. Arkansas casts 9 votes for Bernie Sanders and 27 votes for our next President Joe Biden. >> California. 214813 >> Climate change is not a hoax. It's real and communities of color have been bearing the brunt of this reality for generations. >> Joe Biden's plan to crack down on polluters to protect our air and water is about environmental justice and economic justice. 214828 >> He'll prioritize equity and bring new clean energy jobs to black and brown neighborhoods because that is how we build back better. >> California, home to our next vice president, Kamala Harris, casts 231 votes for Bernie Sanders and 263 votes for our next president Joe Biden. >> Colorado. 214851 >> Han and I grew up in poverty as immigrants. But we've been able to make a decent living. We're extremely lucky. But now we have three family members who tested positive for covid, and it just doesnâ?Tt feel safe to put Evan and Emma back to school. 214903 This is certainly(?) going to be hard on them and on us. But millions of working families will have it much harder. I know Joe Biden cares about these struggles and that's why I trust him to fight for us. With one abstention, Colorado will cast 36 votes for Bernie Sanders and 42 for our next president Joe Biden. >> Connecticut? 214924 >> Firefighters are proud to put our lives on the line every day to protect our neighbors. It's a badge of courage. But while we are protecting your family, we need a president who is committed to protecting ours. And that's Joe Biden. He has the courage we respect and the commitment to working Americans we need now. On behalf of our governor, Ned Lamont I am honored to cast Connecticutâ?Ts 75 votes for our next President, Joe Biden. >> Delaware. 214956 >> Delaware passes. >> Delaware passes. Democrats abroad. >> We represent the millions of Americans who live outside the United States and vote back home. Americans abroad can make a difference in the states that will decide this year's elections. We need your help to elect a president who will restore our standing around the world. Go to votefromabroad.org to learn more. Democrats abroad is proud to cast ten votes for Bernie Sanders and seven votes for our next president Joe Biden. 215029 >> District of Columbia. MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER BOWSER>> Welcome to my hometown and the best city in the world. Washington D.C. is 706,000 residents strong. We raise families, pay taxes and serve the United States military, just like every American in the 50 states. The house of representatives just passed a historic piece of legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state. From Black Lives Matter plaza, the District of Colombia proudly casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 43 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> Florida. FRED GUTTENBERG 215106 GUTTENBERG>> When my daughter was murdered in Parkland, Joe Biden called to share in our familyâ?Ts grief. I quickly learned about his decency and his civility. But I also learned about his toughness, and how heâ?Ts beaten the NRA. Together, with the other victims of gun violence and the nation's youth, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take on the NRA again, and win. Let's win back our freedom to live without fear. Florida casts 57 votes for Bernie Sanders and 192 votes for our next president Joe Biden. >> Georgia. 215141 >> My mentor, congressman John Lewis, knew that the right to vote is sacred. Georgians know that our ability to vote is under attack. Long lines, voter suppression. Donald trump is even trying to slow down the mail and force us to risk our lives to cast a ballot. We will not be silenced. 215159 Take out your phone and text vote to 30330 and make sure your vote is heard in this election. From the cradle of the civil rights movement, and in the spirit of good trouble, Georgia casts our 117 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Guam. 215216 >> 70 years ago this summer, Chamorros became U.S. Citizens. We are proud of our resilience, proud of our indigenous heritage, and proud to be part of this historic moment for our party and our nation. From the land where Americaâ?Ts day begins, Guam casts two votes for Bernie Sanders and 11 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Hawaii. 215241 >> I came from the Philippines to Hawaii, the land of indigenous native hawaiians. Today, I want to speak to my fellow immigrants, to the essential workers on the frontline, to the service members who wear our flag, to the parents with big dreams for their children, no matter where we came from, immigrants belong in our countryâ?Ts long fight for justice. We belong in the America we are building together. 215303 Hawaii, birthplace of president Obama, casts nine votes for Bernie Sanders and 23 votes for our next president, Biden. >> Idaho. 215314 >> We're not waiting for Washington to act on climate change. Here in Boise, we know that clean energy doesn't just mean a healthier planet, it means good paying jobs. Imagine what we could do with a president that listens to science and leads with courage. Idaho casts nine votes for Bernie Sanders, and 16 for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Illinois. 215437 >> Discrimination has denied too many black Americans the chance to own a home and build wealth. Joe Biden has a plan to end racist lending practices and help more people of color achieve the American dream of owning a home. This isn't just about racial justice. It's about strong communities and more economic security for working families. Illinois casts 59 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 122 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Indiana. PETE BUTTIGIEG 215409 BUTTIGIEG>> Here in South Bend, we once feared that our best days were behind us, but then we reimagined our economy with new jobs and even new industries. The Hoosier state is ready to lead America's recovery, with our diverse communities, our talented workers, and our best in the world agriculture. Joe Biden's plan gives us a blueprint to revitalize industrial cities in rural areas alike. Indiana casts two votes for my friend, Bernie Sanders, and 86 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> Iowa. 215441 >> We were going to talk to you tonight about biofuels, but the powerful storm that swept through Iowa last week has taken a terrible toll on our farmers, our small businesses and our families who are still without power. >> So while we have the honor of casting Iowa's votes, 11 for Bernie Sanders and 38 for Joe Biden, we also want to ask you to keep Iowans in your thoughts during this difficult time. >> Kansas. 215504 >> I'm a fourth generation family farmer. But I worry about the next generation. Many of our young folks end up moving from a rural community to find jobs. Joe Biden has a plan to help new farmers get a good start. And by funding schools and health care, he'll make sure that rural communities remain great places to live, work, and raise a family for generations to come. Kansas, the sunflower state, proudly casts ten votes for Bernie Sanders and 35 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Kentucky. 215547 >> One day when I was 14, my mom wouldn't wake up. Calling 911, I was scared not only because she was sick, but because I knew we couldn't afford the bill. Thank god she survived. When I told Joe Biden that story in 2008, he promised to continue to fight for folks like us and got busy passing Obamacare. Two years ago, when mom had a heart attack, we only had to worry about her getting better because Joe kept his promise. The commonwealth of Kentucky casts all 60 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >>Louisiana. 215621 >> This used to be an abandoned building, now it's a thriving arts studio, a community hub, a place where independent artists can make their name, and parents can bring their kids during these difficult days of remote learning. >> Our cities are strong because our people make them strong, and our economy will come back because our small businesses will bring it back. >> Louisiana casts all 60 of our votes for my friend, and the next president, Joe Biden. 215649 >> Maine. >> My American dream? Iâ?Tm living it. A 25 acre organic farm on a lake, a roadside farm stand, and a bed and breakfast. My husband and I arenâ?Tt corporate tycoons, we just want to make an honest living and feed our community. Small businesses like ours are the backbone of rural economies across America. Joe Biden has a plan to help more Americans, especially people of color, start their own business. Maine casts nine votes for Bernie sander and 22 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Maryland. 215721 >> Black lives matter. And when it comes to racial justice, black opportunity matters. >> When Joe Biden rebuilds our middle class, he won't leave anyone behind. His plan, more capital for black entrepreneurs. >> More funding for public schools and HBCUs 215733 >> Banning racial discrimination in the housing market. >> And paying every worker a fair wage. >> That's building back better. >> Maryland. >> The home of Frederick Douglass. 215741 >> Casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 119 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Massachusetts. 215748 >> We need a plan to get the economy going again. Joe Biden will get the pandemic under control, create new jobs in manufacturing and clean energy, help small businesses and our restaurants recover, and build back better so that our economy is stronger and fairer than it was before. Massachusetts casts 30 votes for Bernie Sanders and 83 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Michigan. 215718 >> Michigan autoworkers are the best in the world, but we would be nowhere without Joe Biden. And a lot of folks wanted to let Detroit go bankrupt. But Joe Biden believed in us, and together, we fought to save our auto industry. >> Now he's got a plan to create a million new auto jobs by investing in clean energy. Joe Biden believes in American workers. He's got our back, and we've got his. >> Michigan casts 53 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 92 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Minnesota. AMY KLOBUCHAR 215851 KLOBUCHAR>> I'm here in Minnesota, the home of the headwaters of the Mississippi river. We know that a bridge shouldn't fall down in the middle of America, but it did. And we came together to rebuild it. That's what we do in America. That's what Joe Biden will do as president. He'll build back better. He'll cross the river of our divides, and unite this country from our cities to our suburbs to our rural areas. And now, we will virtually cross the great Mississippi to St. Paul, to hear from my friend, Mayor Melvin Carter. 215922 CARTER>> Thank you, senator. As the 46th mayor of a city that's more than ready for our 46th president, I'm proud to cast Minnesota's 31 votes for Bernie Sanders and 60 votes for our next U.S. President, Joe Biden. >> Mississippi. 215940 >> Tupelo college reflects the progression of a people from slavery to citizenship to scholarship and leadership contributing to Mississippi and the world. Our alumni are leaders like convention chairman congressman Bennie Thompson. Joe Biden wants to invest $70 billion in HBCUs like Tupelo. 215958 Imagine what impact that could have on hbcus. Imagine what impact hbcus could have on america. Mississippi casts two votes for Bernie Sanders, and 38 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. 5533 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL PGM SWITCHED 08182020 20000 2020 P2 >> Missouri. 220013 >> As a member of the international union of bricklayers and allied craft workers, local one St. Louis, I love walking around the city and seeing the contributions that my brothers and sisters have made. We stand ready to rebuild our nation's infrastructure, and with Joe Biden's leadership, we'll create millions of new jobs -- building back better. Missouri casts 28 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 50 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Montana. 220041 >> When covid shut down my college, I came home to my parent's ranch to finish senior year online. But some days I can't even get a video to load or an email attachment to send. Without reliable internet, there's no remote learning, no virtual doctorâ?Ts appointments and just try starting a small business. Rural broadband can be a game change for rural communities like mine and Joe Biden has a plan to make it happen. Montana casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 18 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Nebraska. 220109 >> I work at a meat packing plant making sure grocery store shelves stay full. They call us essential workers, but we get treated like we're ex-pendable. Workers are dying from covid, but a lot of us don't have paid sick leave or even quality protective equipment. We are human beings, not robots, not disposable. We want to help you keep helping you feed your family, but we need a president who will have our backs. Nebraska casts 33 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Nevada. 220136 >> Working people are the backbone of our economy, and the key to our recovery. Joe Biden knows it's not enough to praise them, we have to reward them. So let's raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, empower workers to negotiate for better benefits and safer workplaces, and make it easier to pay for things like health care and higher education. I am proud to cast 24 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 25 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. 220205 >> New Hampshire. >> Hello from the Granite state. We trust Joe Biden. Joe provides the leadership necessary to bring us back from this awful pandemic. Joe has a plan to attack global climate change once and for all. And Joe will restore honesty, decency and trust to the White House, reunite all Americans and build a better future for all. The great state of New Hampshire awards 9 delegates to our friend and neighbor, Bernie Sanders, and 24 delegates to the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> New Jersey. 220238 MURPHY>> We've been hit hard by covid. But we're coming back. But we have to be smart. We have to listen to the experts. And we have to have a president who has a plan. That's why in memory of all those we have lost, in solidarity with those who are sick or struggling, and in eternal gratitude for our heroic frontline workers, New Jersey castles five votes for senator Bernie Sanders and 139 votes for the next president of the united States, Joe Biden. >> New Mexico. DEREK LENTY 220308 LENTY>> [ Speaking foreign language] Greetings and good evening. My name is Derek lenty, state representative, coming to you from the homeland of my ancestors, here at the beautiful Pueblo of Sandia. New Mexico is a diverse state, home to 23 indigenous sovereign nations. With a rich, multicultural history. We are all united by the love of this beautiful place that we call home, and we believe that we owe it to the next generation to protect the natural and cultural resources that are their inheritance. 220337 And to that end, also respect tribal sovereignty. New Mexico proudly casts four votes for Bernie Sanders and 42 votes for the next president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. >> New York. >> As an immigrant from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and an 1199 SEIU registered nurse, I'm proud to be part of America's fight against Covid-19, but many health care workers don't get paid sick leave or have enough protective equipment. 220411 I have two children with asthma, and a mother who is high risk. I worry everyday about bringing this virus home to them. Joe Biden's plan will help us take better care of your loved ones, as well as our own. Along with the lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, I cast New York's votes: 44 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 277 for our next president, Joe Biden. It's Joe time! >> North Carolina. 220446 >> I've been doing this for a long time, so let just me be plain. Black people, especially black women, are the backbone of this party. And if we don't show up, Democrats don't get elected. I'm putting on my mask, and we're going to every corner in North Carolina to help organize, because we need to make sure everyone shows up for Joe Biden. He would show up for us. 220508 North Carolina casts 39 votes for Bernie Sanders and 83 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> North Dakota. >> [ Speaking foreign language ] 220524 >> Welcome to the homelands of the (?) people. I graduated from a class of just 44 students and I had to drive three hours just to sake the S.A.T.S. But growing up, I knew that college was a ladder that could take you anywhere. Joe Biden knows that everyone deserves a chance to climb that ladder so as a proud tribal member, as a mexican-american and as a Harvard graduate, I'm proud to cast North Dakota's votes. Ten for Bernie Sanders, and eight for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Northern Mariana Islands. 220554 >> (?) and hello from paradise, the northern Mariana Islands. We may be far away, but we're American citizens. And this year, for the first time in decades, we finally have a democratic slate. Because Democrats organize everywhere. But we don't get to vote for president, so please don't waste yours. The northern Mariana Islands is proud to cast two votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and nine votes for our next president, Joseph Biden. [ Speaking foreign language ] Thank you. 220628 >> Ohio. >> It seems like every time working people believe in a Donald Trump promise, they wind up getting screwed. Well, Joe Biden has more than just a promise, he actually has a plan to bring jobs back to America. TIM RYAN TIM RYAN>> Like electric vehicles or a national network of vehicle charging infrastructure that will create good paying jobs for skilled union workers like Josh, and the future will be made in America. Ohio casts 20 votes for Senator Bernie Sanders, and 134 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. O-H! >> I-O! >> Oklahoma. 220708 >> 99 years ago, racial violence devastated a thriving black community here in Tulsa. Today, hatred still lives in our nation, but so does resolve. Oklahoma refused to let ourselves be defined by division then, and our nation must turn back the tide of violence again now. Oklahoma casts 13 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 24 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. [cheers] 220732 >> Oregon >> As black Americans standing on native land, we proudly represent Oregon. The dual viruses, Covid-19 and racism laid bare unequal health care access and deaths in communities of color. 220748 >> The Democrats are working to bridge divides and make sure everyone has equal access to low or no cost quality care. Today, Oregon casts 16 votes for Bernie Sanders. >> And with senators Wyden and Merkleyâ?Ts support, cast 57 votes for Joe Biden. >> Pennsylvania. 220806 >> When Joe Biden was young, his father came to this house in Scranton, sat down on Joe's bed and told him he lost his job. It's a moment that stayed with Joe his entire life. Right now, all across America, working families are experiencing that same fear and uncertainty. But Joe Biden has a plan to help them. And to help our country build back better, creating millions of good paying jobs, so more parents will be able to tell their kids what Joe's dad said to him all those years ago. It's going to be okay. 220841 Pennsylvania casts 34 votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and 175 votes for the next president of the United States, Scranton's own, Joe Biden. >> Puerto Rico. [ Speaking Spanish] >> Rhode Island. 220927 >> Rhode Island, the ocean state. Where our restaurant and fishing industry have been decimated by this pandemic. Iâ?Tm lucky to have a governor, Gina Raimondo, whose program lets our fishermen sell their catched directly to the public, and our state appetizer calamari is available in all 50 states. The Calamari Comeback State of Rhode Island casts one vote for Bernie Sanders, and 34 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> South Carolina. JAMIE HARRISON 220959 HARRISON>> Mr. Chairman, I am Jamie Harrison, candidate for the United States senate, speaking from the campus of South Carolina state university, the Alma mater of majority Whip Jim Clyburn and the late Dr. Emily England Clyburn, for whom its Honors College is named. This proud HBCU has contributed 22 general officers to our armed services, and tonight, I proudly cast South Carolina's 64 votes as follows: 15 for Bernie Sanders and 49 for our next president of the United States, Joe Biden. 221039 >> South Dakota. >> (?), relatives, as a first American, and citizen of the standing rock sioux tribe, I welcome you to the Pahá Sápa, the black hills, the site of my creation story, and home to the Oceti Sakowin the great sioux nation. We often say [foreign language] â?oWe are all related.â?? Our next president must lead by this philosophy for the betterment of our next seven generations. We cast three votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and 17 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Tennessee. 221112 >> 100 years ago tonight, suffragists based here at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville cheered as Tennessee became the 36th and deciding state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. This year, I'm casting my very first presidential vote for Joe Biden. Women will decide this election, and we'll replace Donald Trump with a president who respects us. Tennessee casts 23 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 50 votes for our next president of the united States, Mr. Joseph R. Biden. >> Texas. 221151 >> A year ago, my safe community of El Paso was targeted by a domestic terrorist who murdered 23 innocent people, injured 23 more, and devastated all of us. His motive was racism and xenophobia. In the face of hate, we choose love. [ Speaking foreign language ] And in the face of continued gun violence in America, we demand change. The time has come to act, with one abstention, the great state of Texas casts 98 votes for Bernie Sanders and 161 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Utah. 221229 >> Here in Utah, we've had mail-in voting for years. If you're registered to vote, you automatically get sent a ballot. It's fast, itâ?Ts reliable and itâ?Ts easy for everyone to participate. In 2016, we had turnout well over 80%. And this year, weâ?Tre expecting even higher. That's why Democrats and Republicans here in Utah agree, mail-in voting strengthens our democracy. Utah casts 17 voting for Bernie Sanders, and 16 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Vermont. 221302 >> The state of Vermont strongly believing in economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice, proudly supporting democracy and the constitution of the united States, and vehemently opposed to the authoritarianism and racism of the trump administration, is proud to cast 15 votes for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, and nine votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. 221329 >> The U.S. Virgin Islands. >> In recognition of our governor, Albert Bryan Jr., and our delegate to congress,Stacey Plaskett, we bring you greetings from the virgin Islands of the United States. We are a young island (?), the vacation home of a nominee, with turquoise waters, white sand beaches and friendly people. We cast our 13 votes for Joseph R. Biden. >> Virginia. 221354 >> Three years ago, my beloved city Charlottesville, Virginia was attacked by white supremists and a young woman was killed. We were attacked again when Donald Trump praised those racists, turning his back on a community that just wanted peace. That was the day Joe Biden decided to join this battle for the soul of America. Over time, my wife Mazala (?) and I have come to know his soul. He's a decent, compassionate man. 221424 He will bring this nation together. Virginia casts 32 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 91 votes for our president, Joe Biden. >> Washington. 221442 >> As a 15-year-old refugee from Vietnam, I knew that education was the key to finding opportunities in my new home. When having children of my own, I became an advocate to improve the public education system that gave me a chance to contribute to our America. Democrats invest in education, because we are committed to fighting for all kids. Washington casts 43 votes to Senator Bernie Sanders, and 66 votes to our next president, Joe Biden. >> West Virginia. 221515 >> West Virginians have changed the narrative about public education. Parents, teachers, and service personnel have worked together to fight for safe and welcoming schools. Sufficient funding for classroom equipment, and fair wages for teachers and school service personnel. Elections matter, but so does activism. So let's keep fighting to guarantee a quality education for all our children and letâ?Ts elect a president who will fight alongside us. West Virginia casts 34 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Wyoming. 221549 >> After our son Matthew's death in Wyoming, Joe Biden helped pass legislation to protect lbgtq Americans from hate crimes. Joe understands more than most our grief over Matt's death. But we see in Joe so much of what made Matt's life special, his commitment to equality, his passion for social justice, and his boundless compassion for others. 221612 >> With three abstentions, Wyoming casts four votes for Bernie Sanders and 11 votes for the next president of the united States, Joe Biden. >> Wisconsin. 221623 >> Welcome back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a great city on native land on a great lake. It's the place where I was born and raised, right in the heart of 53206 zip code. This is a community thatâ?Ts been faced with significant challenges due to historical injustice but what many don't see is the joy, the resilience and opportunity that lies within this community, and so many others across America just like it. We're hardworking people who are fighting to provide for our families and build a better future. 221650 We know that we build a better future for our nation by channeling Wisconsin's legacy as the birthplace of the Labor and the Progressive movement, and uniting around a bold, inclusive agenda that uplifts every community. In the pursuit of a more just future, one that recognizes health care as a human right and one that tackles the climate crisis and takes on racial and economic justice, Wisconsin casts 30 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for the next president of the United States of America, Joseph Biden. Joseph R. Biden. >> Delaware. 221724 >> Long before this train station bore his name, youâ?Td see Joe Biden up here on the platform with the rest of the crowd on his way to work or going home to his family. That's always been his north star, delivering for families like his own. Working people who struggle and sacrifice to build a better life. Nobody has ever had to wonder who Joe Biden's in it for. 221746 >> Our nation faces daunting challenges, but I've known Joe Biden for 40 years, and there's nobody I trust more to lead our party, unite our country and restore our standing in the world. What's more, he's humble, he tells the truth. He treats everybody he encounters with respect and builds bridges, not walls. He's a leader made for this moment and the finest public servant I have ever known. 221808 >> Delaware is proud to cast its 32 votes for our favorite son and our ext president. >> Our friend, Delaware's Joe Biden. [ Applause ] âTªâTªâTªâTª [VIDEO OF JOE BIDEN WITH JILL BIDEN, APPLAUSE] 221919 >> Thank you to all our delegations. I'm pleased to announce that vice president Joe Biden has officially been nominated by the Democratic Party as our candidate for president of the United States. Vice President Biden is hereby invited to deliver an acceptance speech. JOE BIDEN 221942 BIDEN>> Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. [applause] [MONTAGE OF APPLAUSE FROM VIRTUAL ATTENDEES] 222031 ROSS>> Come on, that was so sweet with the grandkids. Yay! And now, we have an official nominee. Onto the next step, electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November. Make sure you have a plan to vote. Text VOTE to 30330 to find out how. Now, we're going to talk about a topic that touches all of our lives: healthcare. 222057 The affordable care act was game changing. This pandemic has revealed just how important it is to protect and improve it. Increasing access to healthcare and bringing down itâ?Ts cost have always been a priority for Joe Biden. Because for Joe, and for all of us, healthcare is personal. [DNC VIDEO] 222121 >> Itâ?Ts the toughest battles that call for the steadiest leadership. Again and again they were told to give up on affordable healthcare. They knew it would them cost politically. >> The Republicans say this will prove to be unpopular. >> The bill is a legislative train wreck. >> But not nearly as much as it would cost the American people, if they did nothing. 222142 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> We are not going to slow up on providing affordable healthcare for Americans. Healthcare is a natural American right. >> Giving up on the affordable care act would have meant leaving 20 million without coverage out in the cold. But Joe Biden wasn't about to give up. Because he knew what it was like to stand in their shoes. He was sworn in to this senate next to a hospital bed. His wife and daughter had been killed in a car crash. 222214 And lying in that bed were his two sons. 40 years later one of those little boys, his son Beau, was diagnosed with cancer. And given only months to live. 222229 It's hard to imagine a greater grief than losing your child. But Joe always knew that his family was one of the lucky ones. After that accident, his son got 40 more years of life, all because he had healthcare. VIDEO FROM SENATE PASSING ACA>> Without objection, the Senate reconsider is laid on the table. 222256 >> Now, it's unthinkable that Donald Trump is trying to take that healthcare away. In the middle of a pandemic, he is still trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. This fight is personal for Joe -- as personal as it gets. So when Joe says he has a plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect those with preexisting conditions and expand access to every American, heâ?Ts thinking about how having healthcare saved his boys. 222330 His plan talks about lowering drug prices and making care more affordable. He's thinking about Beau. Who spent his final days in comfort because he was insured. Joe Biden knows what affordable healthcare means to American families because of what it's meant to his. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> This is my promise to you. When I'm president, I will take care of your healthcare coverage and your family the same way I would my own. 222401 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> That's what the presidency is. The duty to care. To care for all of us. Not just those who vote for us. But all of us. This job is not about me. It's about you. It's about us. VIDEO OF BIDEN ON VIDEO CONFERENCE JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> How are you? You handsome boy. 222426 STEVE GOMEZ (ON VIDEO)>> He was born in 15. And with a heart condition known as transpositioned arteries. And ended up acquiring a transplant and thankfully the ACA had already taken effect. But now, that's something we think about all the time, especially with his coverage, the potential of coverage maximums and his initial hospital stays was over $3 million. That was billed back to insurance. 222450 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I remember thinking as beau lay dying in bed, and weâ?Td sit, lie in bed with him, his brother and I and his sister, and thinking to myself what in gods name would I do if the doctor walked in and said I'm sorry, you have out run your insurance, you have reached your cap, suffer the last few months of your life on your own. 222513 JEFF JEANS (ON VIDEO)>> I came from a part of the country, rural Missouri, where basically everybody was Republican and I was a Republican. And I lost my voice. And we put off going to the doctor because we didn't have health insurance. When we finally got in to somebody that could look at my throat, they said well you have cancer. It was stage 4. The worst kind of cancer you can have. 222542 My wife applied for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and my coverage began on April 1st in 2012. And that same day, they started my chemo and radiation, and it saved my life. I'm here today. VIDEO FROM HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION WITH BIDEN 222601 DR. ANGIE TAYLOR>> Generally speaking, as a church, you're concerned about people spiritually but youâ?Tre also concerned about other areas of their life. And that includes their physical or physiological well being because the bible talks about all of us. There are people in the country and, in fact, people in my church that can't take advantage of it because they don't have good healthcare. That's -- thatâ?Ts pretty discouraging to me and thatâ?Ts pretty discouraging to them. 222628 JULIE BUCKHOLT>> Because of the myasthenia gravis and the fact that it's a very rare disease, a lot of our medications we have to fight for. And before the ACA, we worried about our medications. We worried about the pre-existing conditions for our children. We worried about age and the cap. Because having that cost of the medications, we would have reached that million dollar cap in no time. But once the ACA passed, we did -- we no longer have that cap on the million dollars. 222704 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The fear that you all live in understandably if somehow tomorrow they said no insurance. You canâ?Tt -- you're not covered. It's just devastating. Hey Laura, how are you doing? LAURA PACKARD>> Thanks again. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> How are you doing? Well, you beat Hodgkinâ?Ts Lymphoma. God love you. But during it all, Trump was trying to rip away your coverage. The day you got your first chemo Republicans voted to gut the ACA. I can't imagine what it must have been like going to sleep at night wondering what to do. LAURA PACKARD>> Ever since I was diagnosed every night I go to bed concerned about what news I would get in the morning. And even still even today theyâ?Tre still trying to take away our healthcare even during a pandemic. 222755 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Look, we're going to make sure we don't lose ACA. We're going to provide a medicare like option, as a public option. And any state where there's a -- if you qualify for medicaid and the state hasn't provided it youâ?Td automatically be enrolled. I'm protect you like I tried to protect my own family. My own family. And I promise you that. â?oWE THE PEOPLE ALL DESERVE AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCAREâ?? VIDEO 222814 EUGENE F>> I met Joe last year at a campaign event to thank him for being so involved in the battle to cure cancer. Indeed, I have what's been diagnosed as terminal cancer. The inspiration and the empathy and the human love that he shared with me kept has kept me going. LISA P>> I made an appointment for my wellness check up provided for by the affordable care act. I was told that I had ovarian cancer. I finished my course of treatment and since then I have been cancer free. And I'm very grateful for that. JACQUELINE A>> I chose to become a Joe Biden delegate as I watched with our nation as president Donald Trump sought to dismantle the affordable care act. EUGENE F>> My purpose in life right now is to devote all my energy to getting Joe elected. 212908 JACQUELINE A>> I anxiously jumped at the chance to become a Biden delegate. LISA P>> He'll continue to strengthen the affordable care act so that diseases like cancer don't go undetected. â?oMAY 2018â?? VIDEO 222932 ADY>> Hey, Carl. It's me, dad. By the time you're watching this, you will have grown up to be strong and courageous. But, I don't know how much longer I'll be around for you. 222948 >> I was diagnosed with ALS today, which is a deadly debilitating disease. BARKAN>> After I was diagnosed, the president passed that tax bill that put my healthcare at risk. So I went to Washington D.C. CNN BROADCAST (ON VIDEO)>> My next guest made headlines when he confronted a Republican senator on an airplane. BARKAN (ON VIDEO)>> You can be an American hero. BARKAN (VO)>> I wanted to help create a better country for you to live in. 223017 BARKAN (ON VIDEO)>> Democracy is beautiful. CROWD (ON VIDEO)>> Democracy is beautiful. BARKAN (VO)>> All that matters to me is to make you proud because I'm already so proud of you. ADY BARKAN 223039 >> Hello, America. My name is Ady Barkan and I'm speaking to you through this computer voice because I have been paralyzed by a mysterious illness called ALS. Like so many of you, I have experienced the ways our healthcare system is fundamentally broken. Enormous costs, denied claims, dehumanizing treatment when we're most in need. Since my shocking diagnosis, I have traveled the country meeting countless patients like me demanding more of our representatives and our democracy. 223110 Today, we are witnessing the tragic consequences of our failing healthcare system. In the midst of a pandemic, nearly 100 million Americans do not have sufficient health insurance. And even good insurance does not cover essential needs like long term care. Our loved ones are dying in unsafe nursing homes. Our nurses are overwhelmed and unprotected. And our essential workers are treated as dispensable. 223139 We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. 223206 Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. Text vote to 30330 to learn how to vote safely. Because our lives depend on it. 223240 ELLIS ROSS>> Politics and elections can seem like these far away things that one person doesn't have the power to change, but what's happening in our country right now makes it clear how personal politics are. I have discovered that when I get informed and participate, my fear gets smaller. Voting is a big part of that. 223301 So knowing the change you want, vote for the leaders you think will make it happen. And if you're able, if you can, help fund this campaign. Please go to joebiden.com and chip in whatever you can. With leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we can build back better here at home. And once again strengthen our nations security and standing in the world. VETERAN FOR JOE VIDEO 223332 GILLIARD>> My name is Demarcus Gilliard. I'm 34 years old, and I currently live in Los Angeles, California. I'm a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Innapolis, and I served on active duty in the marine corps as an officer for six years. I took an oath to support, uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America, and I know that Joe Biden, in his years of public service, took a similar oath and he understands the sacrifice of the men and women in uniform who are overseas right now, fighting for the ideals of this nation. 223407 That liberty and justice can be extended to all people. I know that Joe Biden understands that at his core. I trust him to lead us on Day One into a greater future. There's nothing more important for me right now than making sure that we restore the soul of the nation. And I think that Joe Biden is the best person to do that. So thanks, Joe. JOHN KERRY 223447 KERRY>>Hi, I'm John Kerry.. For the eight years of the Obama Biden administration we led by example. We eliminated the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon. We built a 68 nation coalition to destroy ISIS. We forged 195 nation agreement to attack climate change. 223504 We stopped ebola before it became a pandemic.Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas, it isnâ?Tt a good will mission, it's a blooper reel. He breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. America deserves a president who is looked up to not laughed at. 223530 Donald Trump pretends Russia didn't attack our elections and now he does nothing about Russia putting a bounty on our troops. So he won't defend our country, he doesn't know how to defend our troops. The only person he's interested in defending is himself. 223547 This is the bottom line: our interests, our ideals and our brave men and women in uniform can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. Our troops can't get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. They need a president who will stand up for them. And president Biden will. 223606 Joe's moral compass is always pointed in the right direction. From the fight to break the back of apartheid to the struggle to wake up the world to genocide in Balkans, Joe understands that none of the issues of this world -- not nuclear weapons, not the challenge of building back better after covid-19, not terrorism and certainly not the climate crisis -- none can be resolved without bringing nations together with strength and humility. 223635 Joe understands our values don't limit our power, they magnify it. He knows you can't spread democracy around the world if you don't practice it at home, and he knows that even the united States of America needs friends on this planet. Before Donald Trump, we used to talk about American exceptionalism. The only thing exceptional about the incoherent Trump foreign policy is that it has made our nation more isolated than ever before. 223704 Joe Biden knows we aren't exceptional because we bluster that we are, we are exceptional because we do exceptional things. On June 6th, 1944, young Americans gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy to liberate the world from tyranny. Out of the ashes of that war, we made peace and rebuilt the world. That was and remains exceptional. It is the opposite of everything Donald Trump stands for. 223736 This moment is a fight for the security of America and the world. Only Joe Biden can make America lead like America again. If you agree, text JOIN to 30330. Thank you. BIDEN FOREIGN POLICY VIDEO 223756 BRETT MCGURK>> In the situation room, presidents make decisions of war and peace. So when Joe Biden walks into the Situation Room, first and foremost in his mind is how will my decision impact the lives of the American people? MARIE YOVANOVITCH>> He is experienced. He has made the tough calls. CHUCK HAGEL>> Heâ?Ts got courage. Heâ?Ts got tremendous courage, character, judgment and he can be tough. I witnessed it close up. LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD>> Joe Biden is decisive and well prepared for any issue. 223824 >> There's no one more qualified than Joe Biden to be sitting at the head of the table in the situation room making decisions for this country. >>Having sent his son to war, I don't think anyone can be more ready than vice president Biden. 223838 JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> He knows exactly what's at stake when he sends our troops overseas. ROSE GOTTEMOELLER (ON VIDEO)>> Biden understands how important it is to have allies standing together with us. They are force multipliers. 223849 >> Joe Biden has the unique ability to connect with people. He knows the leaders and heâ?Ts dealt with them for years, knows what makes them tick. >> They trust him, they trust his judgment and they know that his word is good. TOM COUNTRYMAN (ON VIDEO)>> I know that Bidenâ?Ts personal diplomacy will save American lives. 223903 >> To build these relationships takes decades. And to tear them down, all it takes is a tweet. COUNTRYMAN (ON VIDEO)>> Thanks to Donald Trump our adversaries are stronger and bolder. >> Donald Trump has had a love fest with dictators including China and Russia. He hasn't been standing up to them at all. 223920 JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> I served in the United States air force for 36 years. Iâ?Tve led space squadrons, nuclear missile squadrons and I never thought I would have a president who is a danger to national security. >> President Trump has degraded and debased the presidency and our country in the eyes of the world. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> The Russians offered bounties on U.S. Soldiers. I was shocked when I read that but the president didn't even ask Vladimir Putin about it. That's un-american. >> There's something wrong with that. I mean, thatâ?Ts a dereliction of duty. You're failing the troops. Youâ?Tre failing this country. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> The first thing a president needs to do is find out what the facts are. This president doesn't care about facts. 223956 >> Biden cares about the safety and welfare of American servicemen and women. >> Our military had a policy to maintain our presence in Syria. We actually came to the aid of the kurds against ISIS and we helped stop the advance. President trump told us to simply abandon the Kurds. Shameful. >> Joe Biden will be strong against dictators. >> I have heard him on the phone with some pretty tough characters. You know, you talk about Joe Bidenâ?Ts empathy, his decency. But Joe Biden is tough as nails and everybody knows it. >> He will do the right thing. No matter the political cost. 224030 >> I have served for two Republican presidents and one Democratic President. I have seen the trump administration make decisions without any thought. Without any preparation that had massive life and death consequences. >> At one of the most defining times in the history of the world Joe Biden is uniquely qualified to be president of the United States. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> If you want a strong America you want Joe Biden. COLIN POWELL 224054 POWELL>> Hi, I'm former secretary of state Colin Powell. 100 years ago, a young immigrant left a dirt farm in Jamaica and set out for America. Three years later, a ship pulled into New York Harbor, and a young Jamaican woman gazed up at the statue of liberty for the first time. They became my parents, and they inspired me to finish college and join the army. This began a journey of service that would take me from basic training to combat in Vietnam, up the ranks to serve as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and secretary of state. 224126 The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Bidenâ?Ts parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of troops in the same way he would his own family. 224151 For Joe Biden, that doesn't need teaching. It comes from experience that he shares with millions of military families -- sending his beloved son off to war, and praying to god he would come home safe. Joe Biden will be a president we will all be proud to salute. With Joe Biden in the white house, you will never doubt that he will stand with our friends and stand up to our adversaries. Never the other way around. 224216 He will trust our diplomats and our intelligence community -- not the flattery of dictators and despots. He will make it his job to know when anyone dares to threaten us. He will stand up to our adversaries with strength and experience. They will know he means business. 224232 I support Joe Biden because beginning on day one, he will restore Americaâ?Ts leadership and our moral authority. He'll be a president who knows that America is strongest when, as he has said, we lead both by the power of our example and the example of our power. He'll restore America's leadership in the world. And restore the alliances we need to address the dangers that threaten our nation, from climate change to nuclear proliferation. 224258 Today, we are a country divided. And we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way, and keep us that way. What a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. I still believe that in our hearts we are the same America that brought my parents to our shores. An America that inspires freedom around the world. That's the America Joe Biden will lead as our next president. Thank you, very much. [â?oAN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPâ?? VIDEO] 224327 >> It was a friendship that shouldn't have worked. John, a former Navy pilot just released from a north Vietnamese prison. Joe, a young senator from Delaware. But in the 1970s Joe was assigned a military aid for a trip overseas. JOHN MCCAIN (ON VIDEO) >> I was the Navy senate liaison and used to carry your bags on overseas trips. 224359 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> This son of a gun never carried my bags. He was supposed to carry my bags, dammit, but henever carried my bags. 224410 >> John and Joe traveled thousands of miles together. The families got to know each other. Gathering for picnics in the Bidenâ?Ts backyard. CINDY MCCAIN (VO)>> They would just sit and joke. It was like a comedy show sometimes to watch the two of them. >> But when John was elected to the senate as a Republican from Arizona, they found themselves on opposing sides. JOHN MCCAIN (VO)>> We're in different parties. We hold different views on many issues. TED KAUFMAN (VO)>> Theyâ?Td be going at it on the floor and youâ?Td think oh these guys must really, really, really dislike each other. And theyâ?Td be having dinner that night together. >> Senator Biden had great respect for the institution of the senate. He built relationships that were cordial, that were personal. 224458 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> We have always been willing, when we thought the other guy was right, to cross the aisle and lock arms. It's good for the country. RON KLAIN (VO)>> It takes trust to get things done in a divided government. And I think with Joe Biden, his colleagues knew that your points were equally valid to him. >> Even if a deal seemed out of reach, it was always Joe who tried to cross the aisle. >> He was like a natural for that. He just had an ability to find the common ground but never give up your principles. 224532 >> For three decades, Joe was able to move his colleagues, and find a way forward on Violence against women, banning chemical weapons, assault weapons, and controlling nuclear arms. CINDY MCCLAIN (VO)>> It was a style of legislating and leadership that you don't find much anymore. >> And when millions of Americans were faced with losing their health insurance, it was Joe's friend who saved Obamacare by crossing the aisle. 224603 BROADCAST (VO)>> McCain cast his vote with a thumbs down. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> John and I have been given several awards about bipartisan. We don't understand why we should get an award for bipartisan. MCCAIN (ON VIDEO)>> Thank you for your example. I'm proud you remain the same good guy that you were when you first got here. Most of all, for your friendship. My life and the lives of many have been enriched by it. JILL & JOE ORIGIN STORY VIDEO 224635 [BIDEN AND JILL KISS IN THEIR HOME] 224642 JILL BIDEN>> I have a rule that I never think of anything negative when I'm running. When I set my mind to something, I find a way to get it done. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> She is so damn tough and loyal. When I met Jill, I knew. My brother said â?othere's this woman, you'll really like her, Joe.â?? So I gave her a call. And she had a date that night. JILL BIDEN>> You said, â?odo you think you can break your date?â?? JOE BIDEN>> Oh, that's right. And what'd you do? 224716 JILL BIDEN>> Well, I called and told the guy that I had a friend in from out of town. And went out with Joe. JOE BIDEN>> I was 30 and I was a senator, and I was a widower. Several years earlier, a tractor trailer broadsided my wife and three children. My wife was killed and my daughter was killed. I wasnâ?Tt big on the whole date scene thing. 224744 But when I met Jill, I fell in love with her when I saw her. JILL BIDEN>> He said â?oI'd really like to see you again.â?? So, he's looking at his calendar and heâ?Ts -- â?oThursday, no. No, I'm really busy. No, I'm busy Friday. How about tomorrow?â?? [Joe laughs] And I thought, â?oBuddy, you just blew your cover.â?? JOE BIDEN>> She's owned me since then. 224812 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The boys fell in love with Jill too. I'm brushing my teeth one morning and they came running in, and Beau and Hunger said â?oDad, we think it's time we married Jill.â?? Swear to god. I asked her to marry me five times. JILL BIDEN>> It wasn't just my heart that was on the line. I loved the boys so much. I had to be sure that it had to be forever. JOE BIDEN>> I'm going to ask you one more time, will you marry me? She goes like this, â?oOkay.â?? [laughing] 222846 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> She put us back together. She gave me back my life. She gave us back a family. We were raised with the same values. 224902 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, right outside of philly. My mom was English Scottish. And my dad was Italian. My grandmother made the homemade noodles that would hang, you know, and sheâ?Td be drying her noodles. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> They were a very close family. Sheâ?Ts the eldest of five girls. >> She's kind of like the god mother of all of us. 224930 >> I think we've all seen the feistiness in her. >> There was a bully in my school, she marched up the street and knocked on his door -- JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>>-- And I punched him right in the face. 224943 My father fought in World War II. He was a signalman in the Navy. And he was very patriotic. He would take us to watch the blue angels and he was so proud. We worshipped our mother. I can picture her so well, reading for hours. She just loved to read, and that had a great influence on me. I went to college at the university of Delaware. 225011 Then I taught in high schools. I mean, I got up every single day so excited to go teach. When I married Joe, I took off time to establish myself as the boys' mom. We don't use the term stepmother. 225028 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Beau and Hunter said, we have a mom and a mommy. Our mommy died. This is our mom. Then along came Ashley, and -- JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> Our family was complete. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yep. ASHLEY BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When I was growing up, mom was fun. The head butting started when I was a teenager. There were some conflicts. She dealt with it by taking up running. She started to basically run marathons âTª raised on promises âTª 225105 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I never ever doubted that anything she set her mind to she could do. I got to hand her her doctorate degree in education at the University of Delaware. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Let's turn it positive so you will pass it. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I would say she's not your average grandmother. NATALIE BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> Yeah. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> She's the grandmother who wakes you up like, what was it? Like 5:00 A.M. On Christmas eve to go soul cycling. NATALIE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yeah. We have a lot of stories. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yeah, she's a prankster. Sheâ?Ts very mischievous. Like When she goes on a run, sometimes she'll find a dead snake and sheâ?Tll pick it up and put it in a bag and sheâ?Tll use it to scare someone. 225148 AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> That's a classic Jill. She wasn't really a Washington person and I don't think ever imagined herself being part of that. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When Joe was elected to vice president, I just thought, hey, I got to step it up here, because there are things that I really care about. Having had a father in the military, having a son deployed in Iraq, I saw the need to support military families. 225218 ASHLEY WILLIAMS (ON VIDEO)>> Dr. Biden could draw anyone in, and they felt like they were talking to an old friend. That is one of her superpowers. AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> When she was second lady, Jill told me that she would like to continue teaching at community college, and I said, that's insane, you cannot possibly do that. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I said, I know I can do both jobs. AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> I never saw her on any day of the week where she wasn't carrying a huge stack of papers to grade. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> As second lady she was teaching full-time for eight years, 15 credits a semester. 225256 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO>> These were students who wanted to be in your classroom, and I saw their tenacity. And they were taking care of children, just like I had done. YVETTE LEWIS (ON VIDEO)>> She gave 100% of her energy to the students. She's a great teacher. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Teaching is not what Jill does. It's who she is. Jill just simply cares. She cares about other people. 225320 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When beau was diagnosed with brain cancer, nobody knew what we were going through. The secret service, you know, they're not supposed to react to your life or what you're doing. They would whisper, I'm praying for you. HUNTER BIDEON (ON VIDEO)>> Mom, it's your strength that holds this family together. And I know that you will make us whole again. 225353 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> You never stop grieving, ever. But you do have to find purpose. JILL BIDEN (AT CAMPAIGN EVENT)>> Please welcome my husband, Joe Biden! JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Running for president is too tough to not be together. 225411 >> The future first lady of the United States. >> That's right. There you go. >> If Dr. Biden is our first lady, the country will be getting one of the best humans that we have. 225424 >> She has been through some really tough things in her own life, and she knows how hard it can be. JOE BIDNE (ON VIDEO)>> The American people in their heart know that she'll fight like hell for them. JILL BIDEN (VO)>> We all need community. We need to depend on others for our strength. All American families, we all need each other. 225452 >>> And now, please welcome Dr. Jill Biden. JILL BIDEN 225505 JILL BIDEN>> I have always loved the sounds of a classroom. The quiet that sparks with possibility just before students shuffle in. The murmur of ideas bouncing back and forth as we explore the world together. The laughter and tiny moments of surprise you find in materials you've taught a million times. 225528 When I taught English here at brandywine high school, I would spend my summer preparing for the school year about to start, filled with anticipation. But this quiet is heavy. You can hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways. There's no scent of new notebooks or freshly waxed floors. 225555 The rooms are dark as the bright young faces that should fill them are now confined to boxes on a computer screen. I hear it from so many of you: the frustration of parents juggling work while they support their children's learning are afraid that their kids might get sick from school. 225619 The concern of every person working without enough protection. The despair in the lines that stretch out before food banks. And the indescribable sorrow that follows every lonely last breath when the ventilators turn off. 225641 As a mother and a grandmother, as an American, I am heartbroken by the magnitude of this loss, by the failure to protect our communities, by every precious and irreplaceable life gone. Like so many of you, Iâ?Tm left asking, â?ohow do I keep my family safe?â?? You know, motherhood came to me in a way I never expected. 225713 I fell in love with a man and two little boys standing in the wreckage of unthinkable loss, mourning a wife and mother, a daughter and sister. I never imagined, at the age of 26, I would be asking myself, â?ohow do you make a broken family whole?â?? Still, Joe always told the boys, â?omommy sent Jill to us. And how could I argue with her?â?? 225746 And so, we figured it out together. In those big moments that would go by too fast -- Thanksgivings and state championships, birthdays and weddings -- in the mundane ones that we didn't even know for shaping our lives -- reading stories piled on the couch, rowdy Sunday dinners and silly arguments, listening to the faint sounds of laughter that would float downstairs as Joe put the kids to bed every night, while I studied for grad school or graded papers under the pale yellow kitchen lamp. The dinner dishes waiting in the sink. 225829 We found that love holds a family together. Love makes us flexible and resilient. It allows us to become more than ourselves, together, and though it can't protect us from the sorrows of life, it gives us refuge -- a home. How do you make a broken family whole? The same way you make a nation whole -- with love and understanding and with small acts of kindness. 225904 With bravery, with unwavering faith. You show up for each other in big ways and small ones, again and again. It's what so many of you are doing right now for your loved ones, for complete strangers, for your communities. There are those who want to tell us that our country is hopelessly divided, that our differences are irreconcilable. But that's not what I've seen over these last few months. 225935 We're coming together and holding onto each other. We're finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We're seeing that our differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. We have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. That's the soul of America Joe Biden is fighting for now. 230010 After our son Beau died of cancer, I wondered if I would ever smile or feel joy again. It was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. Four days after Beau's funeral, I watched Joe shave and put on his suit. I saw him steel himself in the mirror, take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world empty of our son. He went back to work. 230046 That's just who he is. There are times when I couldn't even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going. But I've always understood why he did it -- for the daughter who convinces her mom to finally get a breast cancer screening and misses work to drive her to the clinic. For the community college student who has faced homelessness and survived abuse but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. 230122 For the little boy whose mom is serving as a marine in Iraq, who puts on a brave face in his video call and doesn't complain when the only thing he wants for his birthday is to be with her. For all those people, Joe gives his personal phone number to at rope lines and events. The ones he talks to for hours after dinner, helping them smile through their loss, letting them know that they arenâ?Tt alone. 230154 He does it for you. Joe's purpose has always driven him forward. His strength of will is unstoppable, and his faith is unshakable. Because it's not in politicians or political parties or even in himself -- it's in the Providence of god. His faith is in you, in us. Yes, so many classrooms are quiet right now. The playgrounds are still. But if you listen closely, you can hear the sparks of change in the air. 230238 Across this country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We haven't given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation -- worthy of you. Honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for whatever else is next. 230309 Leadership to reimagine what our nation will be, that's Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better. And if I have the honor of serving as your First Lady, I will, too. And with Joe as President, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. 230340 The burdens we carry are heavy, and we need someone with strong shoulders. I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours -- bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us. [JOE BIDEN ENTERS] 230418 JOE BIDEN>> Hey, everyone. I'm Jill Biden's husband. As you heard tonight you, excuse me, you can see why she's the love of my life and the rock of our family. She never gives herself much credit, but the truth is she's the strongest person I know. She has a backbone like a ramrod. She loves furiously, cares deeply. Nothing stops her when she sets her mind to getting something right. And you know, for all of you out there across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That's the kind of first lady lady, lady, lady, this Jill Biden will be. God love you. 230457 JILL BIDEN>> So go to joebiden.com to join our campaign. JOE BIDEN>> Thank you all for watching. I'll see you soon. Thank you. [VIDEO OF SUPPORTERS CLAPPING] 230535 ROSS>> Thank you so much for being a part of this night. As Dr. Biden just reminded us, Joe is a steady and experienced leader who can bring us together and help us heal, who will support us in getting better. Remember, we bend the arc of justice if we participate -- if we vote. This moment isn't beyond you, it's up to you. Tomorrow night, we'll meet Joe Biden's choice for vice president, kamala Harris, and learn more about their vision for the future of our country. 230607 And we'll also hear from Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama. Plus, performances from Billie Eilish and Jennifer Hudson. And now, with his song "Never Break", here's John legend. 230624 [VIDEO, JOHN LEGEND PERFORMANCE] ######
DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION NIGHT 2 MILWAUKEE WI POOL SWITCHED CLEAN 2020 PART 2
5540 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION MILWAUKEE WI POOL SWITCHED CLEAN 08182020 220000 2020 GAVELING IN Night two began with a Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wielding the gavel in the eveningâ?Ts call to order, praising party leadership for holding the convention virtually. Barrett drew, as he has multiple times since Bidenâ?Ts announcement that he would not appear in person, a distinction between how Democrats have addressed public health concerns compared to President Trump: (20:49:53) And as much as we would have loved to host you in person, I am proud that the Democratic Party and the city Milwaukee have made the health of our residents our number one priority. Unlike the president, we've never called COVID-19, a hoax. Unlike the president. we've never made fun of face masks. And unlike the president. We've never belittled, our public health experts. We understand why we can't be together this week, and I hope you do too. A DIVERSE KEYNOTE Following brief reports from several DNC committee co-chairs, the second night began in earnest with a pre-recorded keynote address video titled â?oWe Step Up to Lead.â?? Billed as a â?obellwether for the future of our party and our nationâ?? by the DNC. The stated theme of the address was â?oLeadership Matters,â?? but the subtext was ostensibly â?orepresentation mattersâ?? -- with appearances from a diverse, young group of lawmakers and political figures, including Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Georgia State Rep. Sam Park, Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. (More on the myriad communities they represent - Black, LGBTQ, Native American, Latinx, Asian, college students - here) The most well-known speaker in the keynote video was former Georgia Secretary of State, 2018 gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams -- who, along with the other speakers, touted Biden as the candidate to help steer the country out of the compounded crises of a pandemic, economic downturn, and reckoning with racism: (211215) ...Our choice is clear. A steady experienced public servant who can lead us out of this crisis just like he's done before or a man who only knows how to deny and distract. A leader who cares about our families or a president who only cares about himself. We know Joe Biden. America, we need Joe Biden. (211244) In a democracy, we do not elect saviors, we cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve. Who hear our dreams and work to make them real. Who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. Singer and actor Tracee Ellis Ross is tossing to and from tonightâ?Ts addresses. Following the keynote, she highlighted Sen. Kamala Harrisâ?T historic position as a Black and Indian woman at the top of the ticket, invoking the name of other Black politicians before her: (211502) Hello, Kamala. Her nomination is historic, for anyone who believes in â?owe the people.â?? Like senator Harris and many we saw in the keynote, today's leaders emerge from communities that have long been underrepresented. They're charting new paths in the spirit of Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Fanny Lou Hamer, and John Lewis. They get in good trouble. Necessary trouble. They call things out, otherwise ignored, elevating our nation, and changing the course of our lives for the better. Ross introduced former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates -- who left in the early days of the Trump Administration after refusing to enforce his ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries. Yates called the ban â?othe start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutionsâ?"and countless dedicated public servants.â?? Yates went on to rebuke Trumpâ?Ts friendly relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, contrasting it with his adversarial relationship with the U.S. intelligence community: (211847) Heâ?Ts trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends. Rather than standing up to Vladimir Putin, he fawns over a dictator whoâ?Ts still trying to interfere in our elections. (211856) Heâ?Ts even trying to sabotage our postal service to keep people from being able to vote. His constant attacksâ?"on the FBI, the free press, inspectors general, military officers, and federal judgesâ?"they all have one purpose: to remove any check on his abuse of power. Put simply, he treats our country like itâ?Ts his family businessâ?"this time bankrupting our nationâ?Ts moral authority at home and abroad. CHUCK SCHUMER Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with a blurry image of the Statue of Liberty in the distance, evoked the statueâ?Ts famous New Colossus poem as well as the quote from President Trump that former first lady Michelle Obama blasted last night on the pandemic response: â?oIt is what it is.â?? Schumer also highlighted the importance of Democrats flipping the Senate this fall, pledging unity among the chamberâ?Ts more progressive and moderate figures: (212211) Millions are jobless. 170,000 Americans have died from covid. And Donald Trump says it is what it is. Presidents should never say it is what it is. President Lincoln, honoring the great sacrifice at Gettysburg didn't say it is what it is. President Roosevelt seeing a third of the nation ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished didn't say it is what it is. America, Donald Trump has quit on you. We need a president with the dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis. (212300) If we're going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can't do it alone. Democrats must take back the senate. We will stay united from Sanders and Warren, to Manchin and Warner and with our unity we will bring bold and dramatic change to our country. FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER (AND THE KENNEDYS) Remarks from Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg came after Schumer (212513), followed by off-camera remarks from former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (212712 - all covered by photos). In both videos, the Kennedys and the Carters never mentioned Trump by name -- instead, testifying to their personal relationships with Biden. Jimmy Carterâ?Ts remarks on Bidenâ?Ts character (with, perhaps, contrasts to Trumpâ?Ts character and COVID-19 response implied): JIMMY CARTER: (212840) Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore Americaâ?Ts greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nationâ?Ts history. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, thatâ?Ts what we need. During these uncertain times, Joe Biden realizes that many American lives can be saved each day with the use of masks and testing, as recommended by our medical experts. BILL CLINTON Remarks taking direct aim at Trump returned with former President Bill Clintonâ?Ts remarks, who, notably, was given several minutes to speak (compared to longer remarks in conventions past). BILL CLINTON: (213056) At a time like this, the oval office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There's only chaos. Just -- one thing never changes -- his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. (213111) The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else. If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he's your man. Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. (213358) And this job interview, the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years, blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It's Trump's â?ous versus themâ?? America against Joe Biden's America. Where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. The future of our country is riding on it. AOC. BOB KING, AND CONFUSION OVER NOMINATIONS FOR SANDERS Tracee Ellis Ross offered condolences and support for Iowa residents rocked by severe weather before introducing DNC Chair Tom Perez, who spoke from Milwaukee. In a clear appeal to the progressive wing of the party, Perez touted the Progressive Movementâ?Ts â?odeep roots) in Milwaukee (213602). This is where some things apparently got confusing enough for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to later clarify her support for Biden -- Perez and Rep. Bennie Thompson teed up the nominating and seconding speeches from Reps. Bob King and Ocasio-Cortez for Sen. Bernie Sanders for the purposes of the roll call. In the one minute each of the representatives were allotted, they did just that: BOB KING: (213921) I'm excited to place into nomination the name of a great champion of the working class, Senator Bernie Sanders. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: (214003) A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia. And to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past. A movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few, at the expense of long term stability for the many. (214038) And who organized a historic grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy. In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo, and out of a love for all people, I hear by second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America. ROLL CALL WITH FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS & BIDENâ?TS BRIEF THANK-YOU The nominating and seconding speeches for Joe Biden were given by Delaware lawmakers, Sen. Chris Coons (214238) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (214344) -- followed by the socially-distanced roll call, in a unique sequence visiting all 57 U.S. states and territories to officially nominate Biden as the partyâ?Ts nominee for president (see Karson/Scanlan 10:19pm DL note for details). The roll call included some of Bidenâ?Ts former primary opponents and leaders who have risen to prominence as protests for racial equality have swept the nation this summer: Rep. Terri Sewell began by invoking the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in announcing Alabamaâ?Ts delegates for Sanders and Biden (214530). DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made an appeal for DC statehood (215029). Former South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke of Bidenâ?Ts economic recovery goals, particularly for Indianaâ?Ts agricultural sector (215409). Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke of healing the nationâ?Ts divides, and shared her roll call duties briefly with Melvin Carter -- mayor of St. Paul, which dealt with some of the more-immediate protests and unrest after George Floyd was killed in May. (215851) After the roll call wrapped, Joe Biden appeared with his family, flanked by balloons and bookshelves. He seemed to have a brief delay, staring silently for awkward beat, before placing his hand over his heart and expressing his gratitude for all of the delegates: JOE BIDEN: (221942) Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As noted by Kendall and Quinn, Biden officially accepts the nomination Thursday. ADY BARKAN Clips featuring various voices, including Joe Biden himself, promoted health care priorities for about 12 minutes after the roll call and subsequent applause for Bidenâ?Ts nomination wrapped up. One address came from activist Ady Barkan, lawyer and progressive activist, who talked about the ALS diagnosis thatâ?Ts left him paralyzed and blasted Trump and the GOPâ?Ts efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. In moving remarks, Barkan implored supporters to get out the vote, and alluded to his staunch support for Medicare For All -- and wanting to put legislation on Bidenâ?Ts desk to that end: ADY BARKAN: (223139) We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. (223206) Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. JOHN KERRY & COLIN POWELL Pitches for Bidenâ?Ts foreign policy platform were flanked by a bipartisan paring of former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Colin Powell -- the latterâ?Ts appearance, officially announced and confirmed earlier this evening. Kerry did not give Trump any credit for a stronger economy at the beginning of his term and ridiculed Trumpâ?Ts appearances on the world stage as a â?oblooper reelâ??: JOHN KERRY: (222304) Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas, it isnâ?Tt a good will mission, it's a blooper reel. He breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. America deserves a president who is looked up to not laughed at. (223547) This is the bottom line: our interests, our ideals and our brave men and women in uniform can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. Our troops can't get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. They need a president who will stand up for them. And president Biden will. Colin Powellâ?Ts remarks (224054) focused more on his immigrant heritage and his shared values with Biden -- taking no direct shots at Trump until the end of his remarks, casting the president as someone doing â?oeverything in his powerâ?? to divide the nation: COLIN POWELL: (224126) The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Bidenâ?Ts parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of troops in the same way he would his own family. (224151) For Joe Biden, that doesn't need teaching. It comes from experience that he shares with millions of military families -- sending his beloved son off to war, and praying to god he would come home safe. (224258) Today, we are a country divided. And we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way, and keep us that way. What a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. I still believe that in our hearts we are the same America that brought my parents to our shores. An America that inspires freedom around the world. That's the America Joe Biden will lead as our next president. Jill Biden ended the night with a positive message from Brandywine High School in Wilmington, making the case for her husband-- not mentioning the president by name (instead issuing a call for leadership)-- but highlighting what Democrats see as his failures as families across America struggle with job losses, health care crises and an economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic. JILL BIDEN: (225935) We're coming together and holding onto each other. We're finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We're seeing that our differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. We have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. That's the soul of America Joe Biden is fighting for now. She told America the story of her relationship with Biden and their family, the loss of their son Beau to cancer and how Biden returned to work to continue fighting for American families. JILL BIDEN: (230010) After our son Beau died of cancer, I wondered if I would ever smile or feel joy again. It was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. Four days after Beau's funeral, I watched Joe shave and put on his suit. I saw him steel himself in the mirror, take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world empty of our son. He went back to work. (230046) That's just who he is. There are times when I couldn't even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going. But I've always understood why he did it -- for the daughter who convinces her mom to finally get a breast cancer screening and misses work to drive her to the clinic. For the community college student who has faced homelessness and survived abuse but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. Her only venture toward the president was in the midst of a call to leadership â?oworthy of our nation.â?? JILL BIDEN: (230238) Across this country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We haven't given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation -- worthy of you. Honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for whatever else is next. 230309 Leadership to reimagine what our nation will be, that's Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better. And if I have the honor of serving as your First Lady, I will, too. And with Joe as President, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. 230340 The burdens we carry are heavy, and we need someone with strong shoulders. I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours -- bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us. ########### >> Missouri. 220013 >> As a member of the international union of bricklayers and allied craft workers, local one St. Louis, I love walking around the city and seeing the contributions that my brothers and sisters have made. We stand ready to rebuild our nation's infrastructure, and with Joe Biden's leadership, we'll create millions of new jobs -- building back better. Missouri casts 28 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 50 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Montana. 220041 >> When covid shut down my college, I came home to my parent's ranch to finish senior year online. But some days I can't even get a video to load or an email attachment to send. Without reliable internet, there's no remote learning, no virtual doctorâ?Ts appointments and just try starting a small business. Rural broadband can be a game change for rural communities like mine and Joe Biden has a plan to make it happen. Montana casts one vote for Bernie Sanders and 18 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Nebraska. 220109 >> I work at a meat packing plant making sure grocery store shelves stay full. They call us essential workers, but we get treated like we're ex-pendable. Workers are dying from covid, but a lot of us don't have paid sick leave or even quality protective equipment. We are human beings, not robots, not disposable. We want to help you keep helping you feed your family, but we need a president who will have our backs. Nebraska casts 33 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Nevada. 220136 >> Working people are the backbone of our economy, and the key to our recovery. Joe Biden knows it's not enough to praise them, we have to reward them. So let's raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, empower workers to negotiate for better benefits and safer workplaces, and make it easier to pay for things like health care and higher education. I am proud to cast 24 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 25 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. 220205 >> New Hampshire. >> Hello from the Granite state. We trust Joe Biden. Joe provides the leadership necessary to bring us back from this awful pandemic. Joe has a plan to attack global climate change once and for all. And Joe will restore honesty, decency and trust to the White House, reunite all Americans and build a better future for all. The great state of New Hampshire awards 9 delegates to our friend and neighbor, Bernie Sanders, and 24 delegates to the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> New Jersey. 220238 MURPHY>> We've been hit hard by covid. But we're coming back. But we have to be smart. We have to listen to the experts. And we have to have a president who has a plan. That's why in memory of all those we have lost, in solidarity with those who are sick or struggling, and in eternal gratitude for our heroic frontline workers, New Jersey castles five votes for senator Bernie Sanders and 139 votes for the next president of the united States, Joe Biden. >> New Mexico. DEREK LENTY 220308 LENTY>> [ Speaking foreign language] Greetings and good evening. My name is Derek lenty, state representative, coming to you from the homeland of my ancestors, here at the beautiful Pueblo of Sandia. New Mexico is a diverse state, home to 23 indigenous sovereign nations. With a rich, multicultural history. We are all united by the love of this beautiful place that we call home, and we believe that we owe it to the next generation to protect the natural and cultural resources that are their inheritance. 220337 And to that end, also respect tribal sovereignty. New Mexico proudly casts four votes for Bernie Sanders and 42 votes for the next president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. >> New York. >> As an immigrant from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and an 1199 SEIU registered nurse, I'm proud to be part of America's fight against Covid-19, but many health care workers don't get paid sick leave or have enough protective equipment. 220411 I have two children with asthma, and a mother who is high risk. I worry everyday about bringing this virus home to them. Joe Biden's plan will help us take better care of your loved ones, as well as our own. Along with the lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, I cast New York's votes: 44 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 277 for our next president, Joe Biden. It's Joe time! >> North Carolina. 220446 >> I've been doing this for a long time, so let just me be plain. Black people, especially black women, are the backbone of this party. And if we don't show up, Democrats don't get elected. I'm putting on my mask, and we're going to every corner in North Carolina to help organize, because we need to make sure everyone shows up for Joe Biden. He would show up for us. 220508 North Carolina casts 39 votes for Bernie Sanders and 83 votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. >> North Dakota. >> [ Speaking foreign language ] 220524 >> Welcome to the homelands of the (?) people. I graduated from a class of just 44 students and I had to drive three hours just to sake the S.A.T.S. But growing up, I knew that college was a ladder that could take you anywhere. Joe Biden knows that everyone deserves a chance to climb that ladder so as a proud tribal member, as a mexican-american and as a Harvard graduate, I'm proud to cast North Dakota's votes. Ten for Bernie Sanders, and eight for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Northern Mariana Islands. 220554 >> (?) and hello from paradise, the northern Mariana Islands. We may be far away, but we're American citizens. And this year, for the first time in decades, we finally have a democratic slate. Because Democrats organize everywhere. But we don't get to vote for president, so please don't waste yours. The northern Mariana Islands is proud to cast two votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and nine votes for our next president, Joseph Biden. [ Speaking foreign language ] Thank you. 220628 >> Ohio. >> It seems like every time working people believe in a Donald Trump promise, they wind up getting screwed. Well, Joe Biden has more than just a promise, he actually has a plan to bring jobs back to America. TIM RYAN TIM RYAN>> Like electric vehicles or a national network of vehicle charging infrastructure that will create good paying jobs for skilled union workers like Josh, and the future will be made in America. Ohio casts 20 votes for Senator Bernie Sanders, and 134 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. O-H! >> I-O! >> Oklahoma. 220708 >> 99 years ago, racial violence devastated a thriving black community here in Tulsa. Today, hatred still lives in our nation, but so does resolve. Oklahoma refused to let ourselves be defined by division then, and our nation must turn back the tide of violence again now. Oklahoma casts 13 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 24 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. [cheers] 220732 >> Oregon >> As black Americans standing on native land, we proudly represent Oregon. The dual viruses, Covid-19 and racism laid bare unequal health care access and deaths in communities of color. 220748 >> The Democrats are working to bridge divides and make sure everyone has equal access to low or no cost quality care. Today, Oregon casts 16 votes for Bernie Sanders. >> And with senators Wyden and Merkleyâ?Ts support, cast 57 votes for Joe Biden. >> Pennsylvania. 220806 >> When Joe Biden was young, his father came to this house in Scranton, sat down on Joe's bed and told him he lost his job. It's a moment that stayed with Joe his entire life. Right now, all across America, working families are experiencing that same fear and uncertainty. But Joe Biden has a plan to help them. And to help our country build back better, creating millions of good paying jobs, so more parents will be able to tell their kids what Joe's dad said to him all those years ago. It's going to be okay. 220841 Pennsylvania casts 34 votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and 175 votes for the next president of the United States, Scranton's own, Joe Biden. >> Puerto Rico. [ Speaking Spanish] >> Rhode Island. 220927 >> Rhode Island, the ocean state. Where our restaurant and fishing industry have been decimated by this pandemic. Iâ?Tm lucky to have a governor, Gina Raimondo, whose program lets our fishermen sell their catched directly to the public, and our state appetizer calamari is available in all 50 states. The Calamari Comeback State of Rhode Island casts one vote for Bernie Sanders, and 34 votes for the next president, Joe Biden. >> South Carolina. JAMIE HARRISON 220959 HARRISON>> Mr. Chairman, I am Jamie Harrison, candidate for the United States senate, speaking from the campus of South Carolina state university, the Alma mater of majority Whip Jim Clyburn and the late Dr. Emily England Clyburn, for whom its Honors College is named. This proud HBCU has contributed 22 general officers to our armed services, and tonight, I proudly cast South Carolina's 64 votes as follows: 15 for Bernie Sanders and 49 for our next president of the United States, Joe Biden. 221039 >> South Dakota. >> (?), relatives, as a first American, and citizen of the standing rock sioux tribe, I welcome you to the Pahá Sápa, the black hills, the site of my creation story, and home to the Oceti Sakowin the great sioux nation. We often say [foreign language] â?oWe are all related.â?? Our next president must lead by this philosophy for the betterment of our next seven generations. We cast three votes for senator Bernie Sanders, and 17 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Tennessee. 221112 >> 100 years ago tonight, suffragists based here at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville cheered as Tennessee became the 36th and deciding state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. This year, I'm casting my very first presidential vote for Joe Biden. Women will decide this election, and we'll replace Donald Trump with a president who respects us. Tennessee casts 23 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 50 votes for our next president of the united States, Mr. Joseph R. Biden. >> Texas. 221151 >> A year ago, my safe community of El Paso was targeted by a domestic terrorist who murdered 23 innocent people, injured 23 more, and devastated all of us. His motive was racism and xenophobia. In the face of hate, we choose love. [ Speaking foreign language ] And in the face of continued gun violence in America, we demand change. The time has come to act, with one abstention, the great state of Texas casts 98 votes for Bernie Sanders and 161 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Utah. 221229 >> Here in Utah, we've had mail-in voting for years. If you're registered to vote, you automatically get sent a ballot. It's fast, itâ?Ts reliable and itâ?Ts easy for everyone to participate. In 2016, we had turnout well over 80%. And this year, weâ?Tre expecting even higher. That's why Democrats and Republicans here in Utah agree, mail-in voting strengthens our democracy. Utah casts 17 voting for Bernie Sanders, and 16 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Vermont. 221302 >> The state of Vermont strongly believing in economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice, proudly supporting democracy and the constitution of the united States, and vehemently opposed to the authoritarianism and racism of the trump administration, is proud to cast 15 votes for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, and nine votes for the next president of the United States, Joe Biden. 221329 >> The U.S. Virgin Islands. >> In recognition of our governor, Albert Bryan Jr., and our delegate to congress,Stacey Plaskett, we bring you greetings from the virgin Islands of the United States. We are a young island (?), the vacation home of a nominee, with turquoise waters, white sand beaches and friendly people. We cast our 13 votes for Joseph R. Biden. >> Virginia. 221354 >> Three years ago, my beloved city Charlottesville, Virginia was attacked by white supremists and a young woman was killed. We were attacked again when Donald Trump praised those racists, turning his back on a community that just wanted peace. That was the day Joe Biden decided to join this battle for the soul of America. Over time, my wife Mazala (?) and I have come to know his soul. He's a decent, compassionate man. 221424 He will bring this nation together. Virginia casts 32 votes for Bernie Sanders, and 91 votes for our president, Joe Biden. >> Washington. 221442 >> As a 15-year-old refugee from Vietnam, I knew that education was the key to finding opportunities in my new home. When having children of my own, I became an advocate to improve the public education system that gave me a chance to contribute to our America. Democrats invest in education, because we are committed to fighting for all kids. Washington casts 43 votes to Senator Bernie Sanders, and 66 votes to our next president, Joe Biden. >> West Virginia. 221515 >> West Virginians have changed the narrative about public education. Parents, teachers, and service personnel have worked together to fight for safe and welcoming schools. Sufficient funding for classroom equipment, and fair wages for teachers and school service personnel. Elections matter, but so does activism. So let's keep fighting to guarantee a quality education for all our children and letâ?Ts elect a president who will fight alongside us. West Virginia casts 34 votes for our next president, Joe Biden. >> Wyoming. 221549 >> After our son Matthew's death in Wyoming, Joe Biden helped pass legislation to protect lbgtq Americans from hate crimes. Joe understands more than most our grief over Matt's death. But we see in Joe so much of what made Matt's life special, his commitment to equality, his passion for social justice, and his boundless compassion for others. 221612 >> With three abstentions, Wyoming casts four votes for Bernie Sanders and 11 votes for the next president of the united States, Joe Biden. >> Wisconsin. 221623 >> Welcome back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a great city on native land on a great lake. It's the place where I was born and raised, right in the heart of 53206 zip code. This is a community thatâ?Ts been faced with significant challenges due to historical injustice but what many don't see is the joy, the resilience and opportunity that lies within this community, and so many others across America just like it. We're hardworking people who are fighting to provide for our families and build a better future. 221650 We know that we build a better future for our nation by channeling Wisconsin's legacy as the birthplace of the Labor and the Progressive movement, and uniting around a bold, inclusive agenda that uplifts every community. In the pursuit of a more just future, one that recognizes health care as a human right and one that tackles the climate crisis and takes on racial and economic justice, Wisconsin casts 30 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for the next president of the United States of America, Joseph Biden. Joseph R. Biden. >> Delaware. 221724 >> Long before this train station bore his name, youâ?Td see Joe Biden up here on the platform with the rest of the crowd on his way to work or going home to his family. That's always been his north star, delivering for families like his own. Working people who struggle and sacrifice to build a better life. Nobody has ever had to wonder who Joe Biden's in it for. 221746 >> Our nation faces daunting challenges, but I've known Joe Biden for 40 years, and there's nobody I trust more to lead our party, unite our country and restore our standing in the world. What's more, he's humble, he tells the truth. He treats everybody he encounters with respect and builds bridges, not walls. He's a leader made for this moment and the finest public servant I have ever known. 221808 >> Delaware is proud to cast its 32 votes for our favorite son and our ext president. >> Our friend, Delaware's Joe Biden. [ Applause ] âTªâTªâTªâTª [VIDEO OF JOE BIDEN WITH JILL BIDEN, APPLAUSE] 221919 >> Thank you to all our delegations. I'm pleased to announce that vice president Joe Biden has officially been nominated by the Democratic Party as our candidate for president of the United States. Vice President Biden is hereby invited to deliver an acceptance speech. JOE BIDEN 221942 BIDEN>> Well, thank you very, very much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family, and Iâ?Tll see you on Thursday. Thank you, thank you, thank you. [applause] [MONTAGE OF APPLAUSE FROM VIRTUAL ATTENDEES] 222031 ROSS>> Come on, that was so sweet with the grandkids. Yay! And now, we have an official nominee. Onto the next step, electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November. Make sure you have a plan to vote. Text VOTE to 30330 to find out how. Now, we're going to talk about a topic that touches all of our lives: healthcare. 222057 The affordable care act was game changing. This pandemic has revealed just how important it is to protect and improve it. Increasing access to healthcare and bringing down itâ?Ts cost have always been a priority for Joe Biden. Because for Joe, and for all of us, healthcare is personal. [DNC VIDEO] 222121 >> Itâ?Ts the toughest battles that call for the steadiest leadership. Again and again they were told to give up on affordable healthcare. They knew it would them cost politically. >> The Republicans say this will prove to be unpopular. >> The bill is a legislative train wreck. >> But not nearly as much as it would cost the American people, if they did nothing. 222142 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> We are not going to slow up on providing affordable healthcare for Americans. Healthcare is a natural American right. >> Giving up on the affordable care act would have meant leaving 20 million without coverage out in the cold. But Joe Biden wasn't about to give up. Because he knew what it was like to stand in their shoes. He was sworn in to this senate next to a hospital bed. His wife and daughter had been killed in a car crash. 222214 And lying in that bed were his two sons. 40 years later one of those little boys, his son Beau, was diagnosed with cancer. And given only months to live. 222229 It's hard to imagine a greater grief than losing your child. But Joe always knew that his family was one of the lucky ones. After that accident, his son got 40 more years of life, all because he had healthcare. VIDEO FROM SENATE PASSING ACA>> Without objection, the Senate reconsider is laid on the table. 222256 >> Now, it's unthinkable that Donald Trump is trying to take that healthcare away. In the middle of a pandemic, he is still trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. This fight is personal for Joe -- as personal as it gets. So when Joe says he has a plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect those with preexisting conditions and expand access to every American, heâ?Ts thinking about how having healthcare saved his boys. 222330 His plan talks about lowering drug prices and making care more affordable. He's thinking about Beau. Who spent his final days in comfort because he was insured. Joe Biden knows what affordable healthcare means to American families because of what it's meant to his. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> This is my promise to you. When I'm president, I will take care of your healthcare coverage and your family the same way I would my own. 222401 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> That's what the presidency is. The duty to care. To care for all of us. Not just those who vote for us. But all of us. This job is not about me. It's about you. It's about us. VIDEO OF BIDEN ON VIDEO CONFERENCE JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> How are you? You handsome boy. 222426 STEVE GOMEZ (ON VIDEO)>> He was born in 15. And with a heart condition known as transpositioned arteries. And ended up acquiring a transplant and thankfully the ACA had already taken effect. But now, that's something we think about all the time, especially with his coverage, the potential of coverage maximums and his initial hospital stays was over $3 million. That was billed back to insurance. 222450 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I remember thinking as beau lay dying in bed, and weâ?Td sit, lie in bed with him, his brother and I and his sister, and thinking to myself what in gods name would I do if the doctor walked in and said I'm sorry, you have out run your insurance, you have reached your cap, suffer the last few months of your life on your own. 222513 JEFF JEANS (ON VIDEO)>> I came from a part of the country, rural Missouri, where basically everybody was Republican and I was a Republican. And I lost my voice. And we put off going to the doctor because we didn't have health insurance. When we finally got in to somebody that could look at my throat, they said well you have cancer. It was stage 4. The worst kind of cancer you can have. 222542 My wife applied for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and my coverage began on April 1st in 2012. And that same day, they started my chemo and radiation, and it saved my life. I'm here today. VIDEO FROM HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION WITH BIDEN 222601 DR. ANGIE TAYLOR>> Generally speaking, as a church, you're concerned about people spiritually but youâ?Tre also concerned about other areas of their life. And that includes their physical or physiological well being because the bible talks about all of us. There are people in the country and, in fact, people in my church that can't take advantage of it because they don't have good healthcare. That's -- thatâ?Ts pretty discouraging to me and thatâ?Ts pretty discouraging to them. 222628 JULIE BUCKHOLT>> Because of the myasthenia gravis and the fact that it's a very rare disease, a lot of our medications we have to fight for. And before the ACA, we worried about our medications. We worried about the pre-existing conditions for our children. We worried about age and the cap. Because having that cost of the medications, we would have reached that million dollar cap in no time. But once the ACA passed, we did -- we no longer have that cap on the million dollars. 222704 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The fear that you all live in understandably if somehow tomorrow they said no insurance. You canâ?Tt -- you're not covered. It's just devastating. Hey Laura, how are you doing? LAURA PACKARD>> Thanks again. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> How are you doing? Well, you beat Hodgkinâ?Ts Lymphoma. God love you. But during it all, Trump was trying to rip away your coverage. The day you got your first chemo Republicans voted to gut the ACA. I can't imagine what it must have been like going to sleep at night wondering what to do. LAURA PACKARD>> Ever since I was diagnosed every night I go to bed concerned about what news I would get in the morning. And even still even today theyâ?Tre still trying to take away our healthcare even during a pandemic. 222755 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Look, we're going to make sure we don't lose ACA. We're going to provide a medicare like option, as a public option. And any state where there's a -- if you qualify for medicaid and the state hasn't provided it youâ?Td automatically be enrolled. I'm protect you like I tried to protect my own family. My own family. And I promise you that. â?oWE THE PEOPLE ALL DESERVE AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCAREâ?? VIDEO 222814 EUGENE F>> I met Joe last year at a campaign event to thank him for being so involved in the battle to cure cancer. Indeed, I have what's been diagnosed as terminal cancer. The inspiration and the empathy and the human love that he shared with me kept has kept me going. LISA P>> I made an appointment for my wellness check up provided for by the affordable care act. I was told that I had ovarian cancer. I finished my course of treatment and since then I have been cancer free. And I'm very grateful for that. JACQUELINE A>> I chose to become a Joe Biden delegate as I watched with our nation as president Donald Trump sought to dismantle the affordable care act. EUGENE F>> My purpose in life right now is to devote all my energy to getting Joe elected. 212908 JACQUELINE A>> I anxiously jumped at the chance to become a Biden delegate. LISA P>> He'll continue to strengthen the affordable care act so that diseases like cancer don't go undetected. â?oMAY 2018â?? VIDEO 222932 ADY>> Hey, Carl. It's me, dad. By the time you're watching this, you will have grown up to be strong and courageous. But, I don't know how much longer I'll be around for you. 222948 >> I was diagnosed with ALS today, which is a deadly debilitating disease. BARKAN>> After I was diagnosed, the president passed that tax bill that put my healthcare at risk. So I went to Washington D.C. CNN BROADCAST (ON VIDEO)>> My next guest made headlines when he confronted a Republican senator on an airplane. BARKAN (ON VIDEO)>> You can be an American hero. BARKAN (VO)>> I wanted to help create a better country for you to live in. 223017 BARKAN (ON VIDEO)>> Democracy is beautiful. CROWD (ON VIDEO)>> Democracy is beautiful. BARKAN (VO)>> All that matters to me is to make you proud because I'm already so proud of you. ADY BARKAN 223039 >> Hello, America. My name is Ady Barkan and I'm speaking to you through this computer voice because I have been paralyzed by a mysterious illness called ALS. Like so many of you, I have experienced the ways our healthcare system is fundamentally broken. Enormous costs, denied claims, dehumanizing treatment when we're most in need. Since my shocking diagnosis, I have traveled the country meeting countless patients like me demanding more of our representatives and our democracy. 223110 Today, we are witnessing the tragic consequences of our failing healthcare system. In the midst of a pandemic, nearly 100 million Americans do not have sufficient health insurance. And even good insurance does not cover essential needs like long term care. Our loved ones are dying in unsafe nursing homes. Our nurses are overwhelmed and unprotected. And our essential workers are treated as dispensable. 223139 We live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. Even during this terrible crisis, Donald Trump and Republican politicians are trying to take away millions of peoples health insurance. With the existential threat of another four years of this president, we all have a profound obligation to act. 223206 Not only to vote, but to make sure that our friends, family and neighbors vote as well. We must elect Joe Biden. Each of us must be a hero for the communities, for our country. And then with a compassionate and intelligent president we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the healthcare we deserve. Text vote to 30330 to learn how to vote safely. Because our lives depend on it. 223240 ELLIS ROSS>> Politics and elections can seem like these far away things that one person doesn't have the power to change, but what's happening in our country right now makes it clear how personal politics are. I have discovered that when I get informed and participate, my fear gets smaller. Voting is a big part of that. 223301 So knowing the change you want, vote for the leaders you think will make it happen. And if you're able, if you can, help fund this campaign. Please go to joebiden.com and chip in whatever you can. With leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we can build back better here at home. And once again strengthen our nations security and standing in the world. VETERAN FOR JOE VIDEO 223332 GILLIARD>> My name is Demarcus Gilliard. I'm 34 years old, and I currently live in Los Angeles, California. I'm a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Innapolis, and I served on active duty in the marine corps as an officer for six years. I took an oath to support, uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America, and I know that Joe Biden, in his years of public service, took a similar oath and he understands the sacrifice of the men and women in uniform who are overseas right now, fighting for the ideals of this nation. 223407 That liberty and justice can be extended to all people. I know that Joe Biden understands that at his core. I trust him to lead us on Day One into a greater future. There's nothing more important for me right now than making sure that we restore the soul of the nation. And I think that Joe Biden is the best person to do that. So thanks, Joe. JOHN KERRY 223447 KERRY>>Hi, I'm John Kerry.. For the eight years of the Obama Biden administration we led by example. We eliminated the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon. We built a 68 nation coalition to destroy ISIS. We forged 195 nation agreement to attack climate change. 223504 We stopped ebola before it became a pandemic.Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas, it isnâ?Tt a good will mission, it's a blooper reel. He breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. America deserves a president who is looked up to not laughed at. 223530 Donald Trump pretends Russia didn't attack our elections and now he does nothing about Russia putting a bounty on our troops. So he won't defend our country, he doesn't know how to defend our troops. The only person he's interested in defending is himself. 223547 This is the bottom line: our interests, our ideals and our brave men and women in uniform can't afford four more years of Donald Trump. Our troops can't get out of harm's way by hiding in the white house bunker. They need a president who will stand up for them. And president Biden will. 223606 Joe's moral compass is always pointed in the right direction. From the fight to break the back of apartheid to the struggle to wake up the world to genocide in Balkans, Joe understands that none of the issues of this world -- not nuclear weapons, not the challenge of building back better after covid-19, not terrorism and certainly not the climate crisis -- none can be resolved without bringing nations together with strength and humility. 223635 Joe understands our values don't limit our power, they magnify it. He knows you can't spread democracy around the world if you don't practice it at home, and he knows that even the united States of America needs friends on this planet. Before Donald Trump, we used to talk about American exceptionalism. The only thing exceptional about the incoherent Trump foreign policy is that it has made our nation more isolated than ever before. 223704 Joe Biden knows we aren't exceptional because we bluster that we are, we are exceptional because we do exceptional things. On June 6th, 1944, young Americans gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy to liberate the world from tyranny. Out of the ashes of that war, we made peace and rebuilt the world. That was and remains exceptional. It is the opposite of everything Donald Trump stands for. 223736 This moment is a fight for the security of America and the world. Only Joe Biden can make America lead like America again. If you agree, text JOIN to 30330. Thank you. BIDEN FOREIGN POLICY VIDEO 223756 BRETT MCGURK>> In the situation room, presidents make decisions of war and peace. So when Joe Biden walks into the Situation Room, first and foremost in his mind is how will my decision impact the lives of the American people? MARIE YOVANOVITCH>> He is experienced. He has made the tough calls. CHUCK HAGEL>> Heâ?Ts got courage. Heâ?Ts got tremendous courage, character, judgment and he can be tough. I witnessed it close up. LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD>> Joe Biden is decisive and well prepared for any issue. 223824 >> There's no one more qualified than Joe Biden to be sitting at the head of the table in the situation room making decisions for this country. >>Having sent his son to war, I don't think anyone can be more ready than vice president Biden. 223838 JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> He knows exactly what's at stake when he sends our troops overseas. ROSE GOTTEMOELLER (ON VIDEO)>> Biden understands how important it is to have allies standing together with us. They are force multipliers. 223849 >> Joe Biden has the unique ability to connect with people. He knows the leaders and heâ?Ts dealt with them for years, knows what makes them tick. >> They trust him, they trust his judgment and they know that his word is good. TOM COUNTRYMAN (ON VIDEO)>> I know that Bidenâ?Ts personal diplomacy will save American lives. 223903 >> To build these relationships takes decades. And to tear them down, all it takes is a tweet. COUNTRYMAN (ON VIDEO)>> Thanks to Donald Trump our adversaries are stronger and bolder. >> Donald Trump has had a love fest with dictators including China and Russia. He hasn't been standing up to them at all. 223920 JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> I served in the United States air force for 36 years. Iâ?Tve led space squadrons, nuclear missile squadrons and I never thought I would have a president who is a danger to national security. >> President Trump has degraded and debased the presidency and our country in the eyes of the world. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> The Russians offered bounties on U.S. Soldiers. I was shocked when I read that but the president didn't even ask Vladimir Putin about it. That's un-american. >> There's something wrong with that. I mean, thatâ?Ts a dereliction of duty. You're failing the troops. Youâ?Tre failing this country. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> The first thing a president needs to do is find out what the facts are. This president doesn't care about facts. 223956 >> Biden cares about the safety and welfare of American servicemen and women. >> Our military had a policy to maintain our presence in Syria. We actually came to the aid of the kurds against ISIS and we helped stop the advance. President trump told us to simply abandon the Kurds. Shameful. >> Joe Biden will be strong against dictators. >> I have heard him on the phone with some pretty tough characters. You know, you talk about Joe Bidenâ?Ts empathy, his decency. But Joe Biden is tough as nails and everybody knows it. >> He will do the right thing. No matter the political cost. 224030 >> I have served for two Republican presidents and one Democratic President. I have seen the trump administration make decisions without any thought. Without any preparation that had massive life and death consequences. >> At one of the most defining times in the history of the world Joe Biden is uniquely qualified to be president of the United States. JACK WEINSTEIN (ON VIDEO)>> If you want a strong America you want Joe Biden. COLIN POWELL 224054 POWELL>> Hi, I'm former secretary of state Colin Powell. 100 years ago, a young immigrant left a dirt farm in Jamaica and set out for America. Three years later, a ship pulled into New York Harbor, and a young Jamaican woman gazed up at the statue of liberty for the first time. They became my parents, and they inspired me to finish college and join the army. This began a journey of service that would take me from basic training to combat in Vietnam, up the ranks to serve as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and secretary of state. 224126 The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Bidenâ?Ts parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House. Our country needs a commander in chief who takes care of troops in the same way he would his own family. 224151 For Joe Biden, that doesn't need teaching. It comes from experience that he shares with millions of military families -- sending his beloved son off to war, and praying to god he would come home safe. Joe Biden will be a president we will all be proud to salute. With Joe Biden in the white house, you will never doubt that he will stand with our friends and stand up to our adversaries. Never the other way around. 224216 He will trust our diplomats and our intelligence community -- not the flattery of dictators and despots. He will make it his job to know when anyone dares to threaten us. He will stand up to our adversaries with strength and experience. They will know he means business. 224232 I support Joe Biden because beginning on day one, he will restore Americaâ?Ts leadership and our moral authority. He'll be a president who knows that America is strongest when, as he has said, we lead both by the power of our example and the example of our power. He'll restore America's leadership in the world. And restore the alliances we need to address the dangers that threaten our nation, from climate change to nuclear proliferation. 224258 Today, we are a country divided. And we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way, and keep us that way. What a difference it will make to have a president who unites us, who restores our strength and our soul. I still believe that in our hearts we are the same America that brought my parents to our shores. An America that inspires freedom around the world. That's the America Joe Biden will lead as our next president. Thank you, very much. [â?oAN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPâ?? VIDEO] 224327 >> It was a friendship that shouldn't have worked. John, a former Navy pilot just released from a north Vietnamese prison. Joe, a young senator from Delaware. But in the 1970s Joe was assigned a military aid for a trip overseas. JOHN MCCAIN (ON VIDEO) >> I was the Navy senate liaison and used to carry your bags on overseas trips. 224359 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> This son of a gun never carried my bags. He was supposed to carry my bags, dammit, but henever carried my bags. 224410 >> John and Joe traveled thousands of miles together. The families got to know each other. Gathering for picnics in the Bidenâ?Ts backyard. CINDY MCCAIN (VO)>> They would just sit and joke. It was like a comedy show sometimes to watch the two of them. >> But when John was elected to the senate as a Republican from Arizona, they found themselves on opposing sides. JOHN MCCAIN (VO)>> We're in different parties. We hold different views on many issues. TED KAUFMAN (VO)>> Theyâ?Td be going at it on the floor and youâ?Td think oh these guys must really, really, really dislike each other. And theyâ?Td be having dinner that night together. >> Senator Biden had great respect for the institution of the senate. He built relationships that were cordial, that were personal. 224458 BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> We have always been willing, when we thought the other guy was right, to cross the aisle and lock arms. It's good for the country. RON KLAIN (VO)>> It takes trust to get things done in a divided government. And I think with Joe Biden, his colleagues knew that your points were equally valid to him. >> Even if a deal seemed out of reach, it was always Joe who tried to cross the aisle. >> He was like a natural for that. He just had an ability to find the common ground but never give up your principles. 224532 >> For three decades, Joe was able to move his colleagues, and find a way forward on Violence against women, banning chemical weapons, assault weapons, and controlling nuclear arms. CINDY MCCLAIN (VO)>> It was a style of legislating and leadership that you don't find much anymore. >> And when millions of Americans were faced with losing their health insurance, it was Joe's friend who saved Obamacare by crossing the aisle. 224603 BROADCAST (VO)>> McCain cast his vote with a thumbs down. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> John and I have been given several awards about bipartisan. We don't understand why we should get an award for bipartisan. MCCAIN (ON VIDEO)>> Thank you for your example. I'm proud you remain the same good guy that you were when you first got here. Most of all, for your friendship. My life and the lives of many have been enriched by it. JILL & JOE ORIGIN STORY VIDEO 224635 [BIDEN AND JILL KISS IN THEIR HOME] 224642 JILL BIDEN>> I have a rule that I never think of anything negative when I'm running. When I set my mind to something, I find a way to get it done. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> She is so damn tough and loyal. When I met Jill, I knew. My brother said â?othere's this woman, you'll really like her, Joe.â?? So I gave her a call. And she had a date that night. JILL BIDEN>> You said, â?odo you think you can break your date?â?? JOE BIDEN>> Oh, that's right. And what'd you do? 224716 JILL BIDEN>> Well, I called and told the guy that I had a friend in from out of town. And went out with Joe. JOE BIDEN>> I was 30 and I was a senator, and I was a widower. Several years earlier, a tractor trailer broadsided my wife and three children. My wife was killed and my daughter was killed. I wasnâ?Tt big on the whole date scene thing. 224744 But when I met Jill, I fell in love with her when I saw her. JILL BIDEN>> He said â?oI'd really like to see you again.â?? So, he's looking at his calendar and heâ?Ts -- â?oThursday, no. No, I'm really busy. No, I'm busy Friday. How about tomorrow?â?? [Joe laughs] And I thought, â?oBuddy, you just blew your cover.â?? JOE BIDEN>> She's owned me since then. 224812 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> The boys fell in love with Jill too. I'm brushing my teeth one morning and they came running in, and Beau and Hunger said â?oDad, we think it's time we married Jill.â?? Swear to god. I asked her to marry me five times. JILL BIDEN>> It wasn't just my heart that was on the line. I loved the boys so much. I had to be sure that it had to be forever. JOE BIDEN>> I'm going to ask you one more time, will you marry me? She goes like this, â?oOkay.â?? [laughing] 222846 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> She put us back together. She gave me back my life. She gave us back a family. We were raised with the same values. 224902 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, right outside of philly. My mom was English Scottish. And my dad was Italian. My grandmother made the homemade noodles that would hang, you know, and sheâ?Td be drying her noodles. BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> They were a very close family. Sheâ?Ts the eldest of five girls. >> She's kind of like the god mother of all of us. 224930 >> I think we've all seen the feistiness in her. >> There was a bully in my school, she marched up the street and knocked on his door -- JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>>-- And I punched him right in the face. 224943 My father fought in World War II. He was a signalman in the Navy. And he was very patriotic. He would take us to watch the blue angels and he was so proud. We worshipped our mother. I can picture her so well, reading for hours. She just loved to read, and that had a great influence on me. I went to college at the university of Delaware. 225011 Then I taught in high schools. I mean, I got up every single day so excited to go teach. When I married Joe, I took off time to establish myself as the boys' mom. We don't use the term stepmother. 225028 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Beau and Hunter said, we have a mom and a mommy. Our mommy died. This is our mom. Then along came Ashley, and -- JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> Our family was complete. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yep. ASHLEY BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When I was growing up, mom was fun. The head butting started when I was a teenager. There were some conflicts. She dealt with it by taking up running. She started to basically run marathons âTª raised on promises âTª 225105 JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I never ever doubted that anything she set her mind to she could do. I got to hand her her doctorate degree in education at the University of Delaware. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Let's turn it positive so you will pass it. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I would say she's not your average grandmother. NATALIE BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> Yeah. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO) >> She's the grandmother who wakes you up like, what was it? Like 5:00 A.M. On Christmas eve to go soul cycling. NATALIE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yeah. We have a lot of stories. NAOMI BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Yeah, she's a prankster. Sheâ?Ts very mischievous. Like When she goes on a run, sometimes she'll find a dead snake and sheâ?Tll pick it up and put it in a bag and sheâ?Tll use it to scare someone. 225148 AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> That's a classic Jill. She wasn't really a Washington person and I don't think ever imagined herself being part of that. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When Joe was elected to vice president, I just thought, hey, I got to step it up here, because there are things that I really care about. Having had a father in the military, having a son deployed in Iraq, I saw the need to support military families. 225218 ASHLEY WILLIAMS (ON VIDEO)>> Dr. Biden could draw anyone in, and they felt like they were talking to an old friend. That is one of her superpowers. AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> When she was second lady, Jill told me that she would like to continue teaching at community college, and I said, that's insane, you cannot possibly do that. JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> I said, I know I can do both jobs. AMB. CATHY RUSSELL (ON VIDEO)>> I never saw her on any day of the week where she wasn't carrying a huge stack of papers to grade. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> As second lady she was teaching full-time for eight years, 15 credits a semester. 225256 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO>> These were students who wanted to be in your classroom, and I saw their tenacity. And they were taking care of children, just like I had done. YVETTE LEWIS (ON VIDEO)>> She gave 100% of her energy to the students. She's a great teacher. JOE BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Teaching is not what Jill does. It's who she is. Jill just simply cares. She cares about other people. 225320 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> When beau was diagnosed with brain cancer, nobody knew what we were going through. The secret service, you know, they're not supposed to react to your life or what you're doing. They would whisper, I'm praying for you. HUNTER BIDEON (ON VIDEO)>> Mom, it's your strength that holds this family together. And I know that you will make us whole again. 225353 JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> You never stop grieving, ever. But you do have to find purpose. JILL BIDEN (AT CAMPAIGN EVENT)>> Please welcome my husband, Joe Biden! JILL BIDEN (ON VIDEO)>> Running for president is too tough to not be together. 225411 >> The future first lady of the United States. >> That's right. There you go. >> If Dr. Biden is our first lady, the country will be getting one of the best humans that we have. 225424 >> She has been through some really tough things in her own life, and she knows how hard it can be. JOE BIDNE (ON VIDEO)>> The American people in their heart know that she'll fight like hell for them. JILL BIDEN (VO)>> We all need community. We need to depend on others for our strength. All American families, we all need each other. 225452 >>> And now, please welcome Dr. Jill Biden. JILL BIDEN 225505 JILL BIDEN>> I have always loved the sounds of a classroom. The quiet that sparks with possibility just before students shuffle in. The murmur of ideas bouncing back and forth as we explore the world together. The laughter and tiny moments of surprise you find in materials you've taught a million times. 225528 When I taught English here at brandywine high school, I would spend my summer preparing for the school year about to start, filled with anticipation. But this quiet is heavy. You can hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways. There's no scent of new notebooks or freshly waxed floors. 225555 The rooms are dark as the bright young faces that should fill them are now confined to boxes on a computer screen. I hear it from so many of you: the frustration of parents juggling work while they support their children's learning are afraid that their kids might get sick from school. 225619 The concern of every person working without enough protection. The despair in the lines that stretch out before food banks. And the indescribable sorrow that follows every lonely last breath when the ventilators turn off. 225641 As a mother and a grandmother, as an American, I am heartbroken by the magnitude of this loss, by the failure to protect our communities, by every precious and irreplaceable life gone. Like so many of you, Iâ?Tm left asking, â?ohow do I keep my family safe?â?? You know, motherhood came to me in a way I never expected. 225713 I fell in love with a man and two little boys standing in the wreckage of unthinkable loss, mourning a wife and mother, a daughter and sister. I never imagined, at the age of 26, I would be asking myself, â?ohow do you make a broken family whole?â?? Still, Joe always told the boys, â?omommy sent Jill to us. And how could I argue with her?â?? 225746 And so, we figured it out together. In those big moments that would go by too fast -- Thanksgivings and state championships, birthdays and weddings -- in the mundane ones that we didn't even know for shaping our lives -- reading stories piled on the couch, rowdy Sunday dinners and silly arguments, listening to the faint sounds of laughter that would float downstairs as Joe put the kids to bed every night, while I studied for grad school or graded papers under the pale yellow kitchen lamp. The dinner dishes waiting in the sink. 225829 We found that love holds a family together. Love makes us flexible and resilient. It allows us to become more than ourselves, together, and though it can't protect us from the sorrows of life, it gives us refuge -- a home. How do you make a broken family whole? The same way you make a nation whole -- with love and understanding and with small acts of kindness. 225904 With bravery, with unwavering faith. You show up for each other in big ways and small ones, again and again. It's what so many of you are doing right now for your loved ones, for complete strangers, for your communities. There are those who want to tell us that our country is hopelessly divided, that our differences are irreconcilable. But that's not what I've seen over these last few months. 225935 We're coming together and holding onto each other. We're finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We're seeing that our differences are precious, and our similarities infinite. We have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage. That's the soul of America Joe Biden is fighting for now. 230010 After our son Beau died of cancer, I wondered if I would ever smile or feel joy again. It was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. Four days after Beau's funeral, I watched Joe shave and put on his suit. I saw him steel himself in the mirror, take a breath, put his shoulders back, and walk out into a world empty of our son. He went back to work. 230046 That's just who he is. There are times when I couldn't even imagine how he did it. How he put one foot in front of the other and kept going. But I've always understood why he did it -- for the daughter who convinces her mom to finally get a breast cancer screening and misses work to drive her to the clinic. For the community college student who has faced homelessness and survived abuse but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. 230122 For the little boy whose mom is serving as a marine in Iraq, who puts on a brave face in his video call and doesn't complain when the only thing he wants for his birthday is to be with her. For all those people, Joe gives his personal phone number to at rope lines and events. The ones he talks to for hours after dinner, helping them smile through their loss, letting them know that they arenâ?Tt alone. 230154 He does it for you. Joe's purpose has always driven him forward. His strength of will is unstoppable, and his faith is unshakable. Because it's not in politicians or political parties or even in himself -- it's in the Providence of god. His faith is in you, in us. Yes, so many classrooms are quiet right now. The playgrounds are still. But if you listen closely, you can hear the sparks of change in the air. 230238 Across this country, educators, parents, first responders, Americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. We haven't given up. We just need leadership worthy of our nation -- worthy of you. Honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for whatever else is next. 230309 Leadership to reimagine what our nation will be, that's Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better. And if I have the honor of serving as your First Lady, I will, too. And with Joe as President, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. 230340 The burdens we carry are heavy, and we need someone with strong shoulders. I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours -- bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us. [JOE BIDEN ENTERS] 230418 JOE BIDEN>> Hey, everyone. I'm Jill Biden's husband. As you heard tonight you, excuse me, you can see why she's the love of my life and the rock of our family. She never gives herself much credit, but the truth is she's the strongest person I know. She has a backbone like a ramrod. She loves furiously, cares deeply. Nothing stops her when she sets her mind to getting something right. And you know, for all of you out there across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That's the kind of first lady lady, lady, lady, this Jill Biden will be. God love you. 230457 JILL BIDEN>> So go to joebiden.com to join our campaign. JOE BIDEN>> Thank you all for watching. I'll see you soon. Thank you. [VIDEO OF SUPPORTERS CLAPPING] 230535 ROSS>> Thank you so much for being a part of this night. As Dr. Biden just reminded us, Joe is a steady and experienced leader who can bring us together and help us heal, who will support us in getting better. Remember, we bend the arc of justice if we participate -- if we vote. This moment isn't beyond you, it's up to you. Tomorrow night, we'll meet Joe Biden's choice for vice president, kamala Harris, and learn more about their vision for the future of our country. 230607 And we'll also hear from Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama. Plus, performances from Billie Eilish and Jennifer Hudson. And now, with his song "Never Break", here's John legend. 230624 [VIDEO, JOHN LEGEND PERFORMANCE] ######
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