State Senator Letricia Van de Putte SOTU Response
Hispanic State of the Union response with State Senator Letricia Van de Putte SPANISH & ENGLISH TRANSLATION EMBARGO SET BY THE DEMOCRATS: THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY UNTIL AFTER THE PRESIDENT CONCLUDES HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. Buenas noches. Les habla la Senadora Estatal de Texas, Leticia Van de Putte. Me comunico con ustedes esta noche como legisladora demócrata, pero también como madre, abuela, miembro de la comunidad y trabajadora preocupada. El estado de nuestro país bajo el gobierno del Presidente Bush no nos deja mucho que desear. Bajo el Presidente Bush, los ingresos de la comunidad se han estancado. De hecho, el sueldo promedio de los trabajadores latinos ha disminuido. A la misma vez, nuestras familias han cargado el peso de precios récord de gasolina. Muchas familias latinas viven preocupadas por la posibilidad de perder su vivienda a causa del fracaso en el mercado de bienes raíces. A pesar de que trabajan más y más, para muchas familias hay más cuentas que ingresos disponibles al final del mes. A pesar de mi preocupación por la situación actual de nuestro país -tengo esperanza y optimismo sobre nuestro futuro. Me siento orgullosa del rumbo por el cual los demócratas del Congreso nos han avanzado este año pasado. Desde su toma de poder en el Congreso, los demócratas se han enfocado en la lucha para poner el 'Sueño Americano' al alcance de todos en nuestro país, Hemos llegado lejos. Entre sus logros iniciales más importantes fue un alza en el salario mínimo. Los demócratas lucharon esta batalla por diez años, pero sólo fue posible lograrlo con una mayoría demócrata en el Congreso. El resultado fue un aumento salarial para casi 2.3 millones de trabajadores latinos. Pero hemos visto más logros. Los latinos son dueños de casi 2 millones de negocios pequeños - un récord - los cuales son la espina dorsal de nuestra economía. Así que por el pasado año, los demócratas del Congreso aprobaron legislación que redujo el costo de financiar una empresa pequeña. Nuestros líderes demócratas en el Congreso también lograron reducir el costo de una educación universitaria para los casi 2 millones de latinos que van a la universidad. Los demócratas también aumentaron los fondos de vivienda para las familias trabajadoras de bajos ingresos. Más de 100,000 familias adicionales se han beneficiado. También hemos trabajado en uno de nuestros grandes retos como nación: unir a nuestro pueblo para lograr nuestras metas comunes. Por eso es que nuestros líderes demócratas en el Congreso pusieron los mejores intereses de nuestro país primero y se sentaron con el Presidente con el fin de mejorar nuestra economía abatida. Como resultado de ese esfuerzo, se han creado una serie de medidas de estímulo económico que le darán el empuje que nuestra economía necesita. Este esfuerzo ayudará a nuestra economía y le brindará alivio a millones de familias que están sufriendo los estragos de siete años de políticas fiscales desastrosas. Este reto no es de corto plazo. Para los latinos, nuestros valores fundamentales se basan en fortalecer a nuestras familias de generación en generación. Los latinos trabajamos todos los días para asegurar que nuestros hijos puedan vivir una vida mejor que la nuestra. Me siento orgullosa del trabajo que los demócratas han desempeñado en el Congreso a favor de nuestros niños. Tenemos mucho que hacer. Uno de cada cinco niños que estudia en escuela pública es hispano, pero demasiados no terminan la secundaria. Por eso es que prioridades demócratas como legislación para expandir y mejorar los programas educacionales para nuestros jóvenes, como Head Start, han sido una prioridad. Y a la vez que nuestros niños necesitan una buena educación, también necesitan buenos servicios de salud. Uno de cada tres latinos no tiene seguro médico en este país. Como farmaceútica que he sido por 28 años, yo sé lo importante que es que los demócratas sigan trabajando para asegurar que todos tengan acceso a cuidados de salud de calidad. Ese cuidado no debería comenzar en la sala de emergencias, pero por el contrario, debería prevenir problemas mayores y mantener a nuestros niños, padres y abuelos saludables. Nuestro Congreso demócrata ha aprobado legislación que entre otros asuntos mejora y expande los servicios de salud para el tratamiento de cáncer del seno y cervical en las mujeres. El Congreso también aprobó la renovación y expansión del SCHIP, un programa federal y estatal que le provee cobertura de salud a millones de niños. Desgraciadamente, el Presidente Bush ha vetado esta legislación, no una, pero dos veces. ¡Qué lástima! La verdad es que el Presidente parece estar satisfecho con seguir el mismo rumbo pero es un rumbo que ha llevado a tener 46 millones de estadounidenses sin seguro de salud y demasiados quedándose afuera o luchando cuesta arriba. Lo mismo es cierto en cuanto a Irak. El Presidente sigue luchando contra los demócratas, insistiendo en mantener a nuestras tropas en medio de una guerra civil indefinida en Irak. Y en cuanto a los temas específicos de nuestra comunidad, el Presidente ha permitido que los extremistas dominen la retórica sobre inmigración, faltándole el respeto a nuestra historia rica y de contribuciones que los inmigrantes han hecho para fortalecer a nuestro país. Los demócratas del Senado lucharon para lograr un acuerdo bipartidista para un proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria integral y lo trajeron a votación 3 veces. Pero fueron bloqueados por el coraje de la derecha extrema y por republicanos que prefieren usarlo como tema de campaña en vez de resolver el asunto. Eso mismo pasó con el DREAM Act, que es crítico para los hijos de inmigrantes, que se criaron en los Estados Unidos, para lograr sus sueños de una educación universitaria. El estado de nuestra unión es fuerte, cuando nuestros hijos tengan la oportunidad de alcanzar su potencial. El estado de nuestra unión es fuerte, cuando ninguna familia tiene que perderlo todo por culpa de enfermedad. El estado de nuestra unión es fuerte, cuando nuestro país puede ofrecer buenos empleos y dignidad para los trabajadores y jubilados. Los Estados Unidos son mucho más fuertes cuando trabajamos por la unidad, no la división. El estado de nuestra unión depende de cada uno de nosotros. Cuando hacemos a nuestro país más fuerte, podemos unir a nuestro pueblo y podemos lograr el cambio que cada estadounidense quiere y se merece. Pero necesitamos tu voz, necesitamos tu ayuda y más importante que eso, necesitamos tu participación. Les habló la Senadora Estatal de Texas Leticia Van de Putte departe del Partido Demócrata. Gracias por su atención. Y que Dios les bendiga. [ENGLISH Good evening this is Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte Tonight I speak to you not only as a Democrat, but as one of you: a concerned parent, grandparent, community member, and worker. The State of the Union under President Bush's Administration has left much to hope for. Under President Bush, Latinos have suffered from stagnating incomes - in fact, the average wage for Latinos has actually declined. At the same time, our families have been burdened by record high oil and gasoline prices, and the housing market collapse has left many of us fearing the loss of our homes. Despite working harder, we are able to do less, and for too many families there are more bills than disposable income at the end of the month. But while I'm concerned about the current state of our country-I remain hopeful and optimistic about our future, and proud of the direction Democrats in Congress have advanced us the last year. We have come a long way from when Democrats took control of Congress and led the fight to put the American Dream within reach for everyone in America. One of the first things Democrats did was to increase the minimum wage, a battle fought for a decade, but only possible with a Democratic majority in Congress. That resulted in a raise for nearly 2.3 million Latino workers. The change didn't end there. Latinos own a record 1.6 million small businesses, and small businesses are the backbone of our economy. So this past year Democrats in Congress passed legislation that lowered the cost of financing a small business. Our Democratic leaders in Congress also succeeded in reducing the cost of a college education for the 1.8 million Latinos who attend college. They also increased funding for housing for hardworking low-income families helping an additional 100,000 families. We've also worked on one of our greatest challenges as a nation, to unite our people toward achieving our common goals. That's why our Democratic leaders in Congress sat down with the President to address the struggling economy, and put our country's best interests first. As a result of that effort, an economic stimulus package has been crafted that will give our economy the push it needs. This effort will help our economy and will bring relief to the millions of families who are feeling first-hand the strains of seven years of reckless fiscal policies. This should not be about the short term. For Latinos, our fundamental values are rooted in strengthening our families from generation to generation. Working every day to ensure that our children can live a better life than we did. I am proud of the work Democrats are doing in Congress on behalf of our children. We have much to do. One in five children in public schools is Hispanic, but too many are not finishing high school. That's why Democratic priorities like legislation to improve and expand educational programs for our youngest, and like Head Start, have been a priority. And while our children need a good education, they also need good health care. One out of every three Latinos lacks health care insurance in this country. As a pharmacist for more than 28 years, I know how important it is that Democrats continue to work to ensure that everyone has access to quality health care. That care shouldn't begin in the emergency room, but rather prevent major problems and keep our children, parents, and grandparents healthy. Our Democratic Congress has approved legislation that among other things improves and expands health care for women against breast and cervical cancer. Congress has also approved the renewal and expansion of SCHIP, a federal program to provide health care coverage to millions of children. Unfortunately, President Bush has vetoed this legislation, not once, but twice. How sad. The truth is, the President seems satisfied to stay the course, but it's a course that has led to 46 million Americans uninsured, and too many being left out and falling behind. The same is true on Iraq. The President continues to fight Democrats, and insists on keeping our troops caught up in the Iraqi civil war indefinitely. And on issues specific to our community, the President has allowed extremists to dominate the rhetoric on immigration, disrespecting our rich history, and the contributions immigrants have made to strengthen our country. Senate Democrats fought to reach a compromise bipartisan immigration reform bill and brought it for a vote 3 times, but were blocked by the anger of the far right, and Republicans who prefer to use it as a campaign issue than to actually address it. The same happened with the DREAM Act, critical for immigrant children who grew up in America to achieve their dreams of a higher education. The state of the union is stronger, when our children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. The state of the union is stronger, when no family has to lose it all because of illness. The state of the union is stronger, when our country can offer good jobs and dignity for its workers and retirees. America is far stronger when we work to unite, not to divide. The state of our union is up to each and every one of us. We can make our country stronger, we can bring people together, and we can deliver the change that every American wants and deserves. But we need your voice, we need your help, and most importantly we need your participation. This is Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, on behalf of the Democratic Party. Thank you for listening.
State Senator Letricia Van de Putte SOTU Response
Hispanic State of the Union response with State Senator Letricia Van de Putte SPANISH & ENGLISH TRANSLATION EMBARGO SET BY THE DEMOCRATS: THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY UNTIL AFTER THE PRESIDENT CONCLUDES HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. Buenas noches. Les habla la Senadora Estatal de Texas, Leticia Van de Putte. Me comunico con ustedes esta noche como legisladora democrata, pero tambien como madre, abuela, miembro de la comunidad y trabajadora preocupada. El estado de nuestro pais bajo el gobierno del Presidente Bush no nos deja mucho que desear. Bajo el Presidente Bush, los ingresos de la comunidad se han estancado. De hecho, el sueldo promedio de los trabajadores latinos ha disminuido. A la misma vez, nuestras familias han cargado el peso de precios record de gasolina. Muchas familias latinas viven preocupadas por la posibilidad de perder su vivienda a causa del fracaso en el mercado de bienes raices. A pesar de que trabajan mas y mas, para muchas familias hay mas cuentas que ingresos disponibles al final del mes. A pesar de mi preocupacion por la situacion actual de nuestro pais -tengo esperanza y optimismo sobre nuestro futuro. Me siento orgullosa del rumbo por el cual los democratas del Congreso nos han avanzado este ano pasado. Desde su toma de poder en el Congreso, los democratas se han enfocado en la lucha para poner el 'Sueno Americano' al alcance de todos en nuestro pais, Hemos llegado lejos. Entre sus logros iniciales mas importantes fue un alza en el salario minimo. Los democratas lucharon esta batalla por diez anos, pero solo fue posible lograrlo con una mayoria democrata en el Congreso. El resultado fue un aumento salarial para casi 2.3 millones de trabajadores latinos. Pero hemos visto mas logros. Los latinos son duenos de casi 2 millones de negocios pequenos - un record - los cuales son la espina dorsal de nuestra economia. Asi que por el pasado ano, los democratas del Congreso aprobaron legislacion que redujo el costo de financiar una empresa pequena. Nuestros lideres democratas en el Congreso tambien lograron reducir el costo de una educacion universitaria para los casi 2 millones de latinos que van a la universidad. Los democratas tambien aumentaron los fondos de vivienda para las familias trabajadoras de bajos ingresos. Mas de 100,000 familias adicionales se han beneficiado. Tambien hemos trabajado en uno de nuestros grandes retos como nacion: unir a nuestro pueblo para lograr nuestras metas comunes. Por eso es que nuestros lideres democratas en el Congreso pusieron los mejores intereses de nuestro pais primero y se sentaron con el Presidente con el fin de mejorar nuestra economia abatida. Como resultado de ese esfuerzo, se han creado una serie de medidas de estimulo economico que le daran el empuje que nuestra economia necesita. Este esfuerzo ayudara a nuestra economia y le brindara alivio a millones de familias que estan sufriendo los estragos de siete anos de politicas fiscales desastrosas. Este reto no es de corto plazo. Para los latinos, nuestros valores fundamentales se basan en fortalecer a nuestras familias de generacion en generacion. Los latinos trabajamos todos los dias para asegurar que nuestros hijos puedan vivir una vida mejor que la nuestra. Me siento orgullosa del trabajo que los democratas han desempenado en el Congreso a favor de nuestros ninos. Tenemos mucho que hacer. Uno de cada cinco ninos que estudia en escuela publica es hispano, pero demasiados no terminan la secundaria. Por eso es que prioridades democratas como legislacion para expandir y mejorar los programas educacionales para nuestros jovenes, como Head Start, han sido una prioridad. Y a la vez que nuestros ninos necesitan una buena educacion, tambien necesitan buenos servicios de salud. Uno de cada tres latinos no tiene seguro medico en este pais. Como farmaceutica que he sido por 28 anos, yo se lo importante que es que los democratas sigan trabajando para asegurar que todos tengan acceso a cuidados de salud de calidad. Ese cuidado no deberia comenzar en la sala de emergencias, pero por el contrario, deberia prevenir problemas mayores y mantener a nuestros ninos, padres y abuelos saludables. Nuestro Congreso democrata ha aprobado legislacion que entre otros asuntos mejora y expande los servicios de salud para el tratamiento de cancer del seno y cervical en las mujeres. El Congreso tambien aprobo la renovacion y expansion del SCHIP, un programa federal y estatal que le provee cobertura de salud a millones de ninos. Desgraciadamente, el Presidente Bush ha vetado esta legislacion, no una, pero dos veces. ?Que lastima! La verdad es que el Presidente parece estar satisfecho con seguir el mismo rumbo pero es un rumbo que ha llevado a tener 46 millones de estadounidenses sin seguro de salud y demasiados quedandose afuera o luchando cuesta arriba. Lo mismo es cierto en cuanto a Irak. El Presidente sigue luchando contra los democratas, insistiendo en mantener a nuestras tropas en medio de una guerra civil indefinida en Irak. Y en cuanto a los temas especificos de nuestra comunidad, el Presidente ha permitido que los extremistas dominen la retorica sobre inmigracion, faltandole el respeto a nuestra historia rica y de contribuciones que los inmigrantes han hecho para fortalecer a nuestro pais. Los democratas del Senado lucharon para lograr un acuerdo bipartidista para un proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria integral y lo trajeron a votacion 3 veces. Pero fueron bloqueados por el coraje de la derecha extrema y por republicanos que prefieren usarlo como tema de campana en vez de resolver el asunto. Eso mismo paso con el DREAM Act, que es critico para los hijos de inmigrantes, que se criaron en los Estados Unidos, para lograr sus suenos de una educacion universitaria. El estado de nuestra union es fuerte, cuando nuestros hijos tengan la oportunidad de alcanzar su potencial. El estado de nuestra union es fuerte, cuando ninguna familia tiene que perderlo todo por culpa de enfermedad. El estado de nuestra union es fuerte, cuando nuestro pais puede ofrecer buenos empleos y dignidad para los trabajadores y jubilados. Los Estados Unidos son mucho mas fuertes cuando trabajamos por la unidad, no la division. El estado de nuestra union depende de cada uno de nosotros. Cuando hacemos a nuestro pais mas fuerte, podemos unir a nuestro pueblo y podemos lograr el cambio que cada estadounidense quiere y se merece. Pero necesitamos tu voz, necesitamos tu ayuda y mas importante que eso, necesitamos tu participacion. Les hablo la Senadora Estatal de Texas Leticia Van de Putte departe del Partido Democrata. Gracias por su atencion. Y que Dios les bendiga. [ENGLISH Good evening this is Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte Tonight I speak to you not only as a Democrat, but as one of you: a concerned parent, grandparent, community member, and worker. The State of the Union under President Bush's Administration has left much to hope for. Under President Bush, Latinos have suffered from stagnating incomes - in fact, the average wage for Latinos has actually declined. At the same time, our families have been burdened by record high oil and gasoline prices, and the housing market collapse has left many of us fearing the loss of our homes. Despite working harder, we are able to do less, and for too many families there are more bills than disposable income at the end of the month. But while I'm concerned about the current state of our country-I remain hopeful and optimistic about our future, and proud of the direction Democrats in Congress have advanced us the last year. We have come a long way from when Democrats took control of Congress and led the fight to put the American Dream within reach for everyone in America. One of the first things Democrats did was to increase the minimum wage, a battle fought for a decade, but only possible with a Democratic majority in Congress. That resulted in a raise for nearly 2.3 million Latino workers. The change didn't end there. Latinos own a record 1.6 million small businesses, and small businesses are the backbone of our economy. So this past year Democrats in Congress passed legislation that lowered the cost of financing a small business. Our Democratic leaders in Congress also succeeded in reducing the cost of a college education for the 1.8 million Latinos who attend college. They also increased funding for housing for hardworking low-income families helping an additional 100,000 families. We've also worked on one of our greatest challenges as a nation, to unite our people toward achieving our common goals. That's why our Democratic leaders in Congress sat down with the President to address the struggling economy, and put our country's best interests first. As a result of that effort, an economic stimulus package has been crafted that will give our economy the push it needs. This effort will help our economy and will bring relief to the millions of families who are feeling first-hand the strains of seven years of reckless fiscal policies. This should not be about the short term. For Latinos, our fundamental values are rooted in strengthening our families from generation to generation. Working every day to ensure that our children can live a better life than we did. I am proud of the work Democrats are doing in Congress on behalf of our children. We have much to do. One in five children in public schools is Hispanic, but too many are not finishing high school. That's why Democratic priorities like legislation to improve and expand educational programs for our youngest, and like Head Start, have been a priority. And while our children need a good education, they also need good health care. One out of every three Latinos lacks health care insurance in this country. As a pharmacist for more than 28 years, I know how important it is that Democrats continue to work to ensure that everyone has access to quality health care. That care shouldn't begin in the emergency room, but rather prevent major problems and keep our children, parents, and grandparents healthy. Our Democratic Congress has approved legislation that among other things improves and expands health care for women against breast and cervical cancer. Congress has also approved the renewal and expansion of SCHIP, a federal program to provide health care coverage to millions of children. Unfortunately, President Bush has vetoed this legislation, not once, but twice. How sad. The truth is, the President seems satisfied to stay the course, but it's a course that has led to 46 million Americans uninsured, and too many being left out and falling behind. The same is true on Iraq. The President continues to fight Democrats, and insists on keeping our troops caught up in the Iraqi civil war indefinitely. And on issues specific to our community, the President has allowed extremists to dominate the rhetoric on immigration, disrespecting our rich history, and the contributions immigrants have made to strengthen our country. Senate Democrats fought to reach a compromise bipartisan immigration reform bill and brought it for a vote 3 times, but were blocked by the anger of the far right, and Republicans who prefer to use it as a campaign issue than to actually address it. The same happened with the DREAM Act, critical for immigrant children who grew up in America to achieve their dreams of a higher education. The state of the union is stronger, when our children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. The state of the union is stronger, when no family has to lose it all because of illness. The state of the union is stronger, when our country can offer good jobs and dignity for its workers and retirees. America is far stronger when we work to unite, not to divide. The state of our union is up to each and every one of us. We can make our country stronger, we can bring people together, and we can deliver the change that every American wants and deserves. But we need your voice, we need your help, and most importantly we need your participation. This is Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, on behalf of the Democratic Party. Thank you for listening.
VOTE 2008: MITT ROMNEY AD "MI PADRE" IN SPANISH
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY CAMPAIGN AD IN SPANISH CALLED "MI PADRE" 30 Second BETA English Script for "Mi Padre" CRAIG ROMNEY: Mitt Romney's record speaks for itself: successful as a businessman, saved the Olympics, and as Governor of Massachusetts, lowered taxes and stimulated the economy. But above all, Mitt Romney is a family man, a great father, husband and grandfather. I know because Mitt Romney is my Dad. I'm Craig Romney and I invite you to get to know my father, Mitt Romney, a leader who loves our nation, recognizes our challenges and has solutions to confront them GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message. 1/21/08 ------------------ Spanish script for "Mi Padre" CRAIG ROMNEY: El record de Mitt Romney habla por si solo. Exitoso como empresario, salvo las Olimpiadas, y como gobernador de Massachusetts bajo los impuestos y estimulo la economia. Pero sobre todo, Mitt Romney es un hombre de familia, un gran padre, esposo y abuelo. Yo lo se porque Mitt Romney es mi papa. Soy Craig Romney y les invito a conocer mejor a mi padre, Mitt Romney, un lider que ama a nuestra nacion, reconoce nuestros retos y tiene soluciones para enfrentarlos. GOBERNADOR MITT ROMNEY: Soy Mitt Romney y apruebo este mensaje. 1/21/08
VOTE 2008: MITT ROMNEY AD "MI PADRE" IN SPANISH
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY CAMPAIGN AD IN SPANISH CALLED "MI PADRE" 30 Second BETA English Script for "Mi Padre" CRAIG ROMNEY: Mitt Romney's record speaks for itself: successful as a businessman, saved the Olympics, and as Governor of Massachusetts, lowered taxes and stimulated the economy. But above all, Mitt Romney is a family man, a great father, husband and grandfather. I know because Mitt Romney is my Dad. I'm Craig Romney and I invite you to get to know my father, Mitt Romney, a leader who loves our nation, recognizes our challenges and has solutions to confront them GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message. 1/21/08 ------------------ Spanish script for "Mi Padre" CRAIG ROMNEY: El record de Mitt Romney habla por si solo. Exitoso como empresario, salvo las Olimpiadas, y como gobernador de Massachusetts bajo los impuestos y estimulo la economia. Pero sobre todo, Mitt Romney es un hombre de familia, un gran padre, esposo y abuelo. Yo lo se porque Mitt Romney es mi papa. Soy Craig Romney y les invito a conocer mejor a mi padre, Mitt Romney, un lider que ama a nuestra nacion, reconoce nuestros retos y tiene soluciones para enfrentarlos. GOBERNADOR MITT ROMNEY: Soy Mitt Romney y apruebo este mensaje. 1/21/08
GEORGE BUSH CAMPAIGN 88
COVERAGE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE VICE PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH CONDUCTING AN AIRFIELD PRESS CONFERENCE AND ADDRESSING A GI FORUM CONVENTION IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS. 12:31:05 MS OF BUSH FIELDING QUESTIONS AT A TARMAC MICROPHONE, DENYING HIS STUMP ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR MICHAEL DUKAKIS ARE EXCESSIVELY NEGATIVE AND DENOUNCING DUKAKIS FOR HIS DEFENSE CUT PROPOSALS. MS OF A NERVOUS LITTLE GIRL SINGING GOD BLESS THE USA AT A BANQUET HALL PODIUM. PANNING MS OF BUSH WORKING THE CROWDED HALL ON HIS WAY TO THE DAIS. WS OF THE DAIS BENEATH A BANNER READING BIENVENIDO A NUESTRA FAMILIA, VICE PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH. ZOOM IN TO A DIGNITARIES PANEL. 14:18:35 MS OF BUSH EMBRACING A GI FORUM OFFICIAL AS HE STEPS TO THE PODIUM AND STUMPS, DISCUSSING THE DISCRIMINATION HISPANIC VETERANS ENCOUNTERED RETURNING FROM SERVICE IN WORLD WAR TWO AND ARGUING THAT THOUGH HE DOESN'T SPEAK SPANISH HE SPEAKS THE VALUES THAT ARE REPRESENTED HERE TODAY. CI: PERSONALITIES: BUSH, GEORGE. PERSONALITIES: DUKAKIS, MICHAEL (ABOUT). POLITICS: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, 1988.
White House - GW Bush Photo Op with President Alan Garcia
President George W. Bush photo op with President Alan Garcia of Peru STIX & CUTS R20/X83/Slugged: 1130 WH PERU X83 11:37:32 WS oval office President Bush 11:37:44 bush - es mi honor para recibir el presidente de peru. My honor to receive president of peru. I appreciate president's time, him coming to US. 11:38:05 muy amable, gives good advice. 11:38:14 we talked about the neighborhood. As we discussed, the US wants people of south America to fully understand we care about their future. That we want there to be prosperity in region. that we respect leaders who provide basic education and health care. So we had a very constructive conversation. The president is here to urge congress both reps and dems to pass free trade agreement with peru. I urge them to vote yes. We talked about our mutual desire to succeed in preventing drugs from coming to US and people using them in first place. 11:39:47 the president has clear vision of south America. I appreciate his advice and counsel. It always helps for person here in US to get clarity of what environment is like. Finally, I expressed country's deepest condolence for Peruvian student who lost life on campus of Virginia tech. 11:40:41 our prayers go to this person's family. We ask for god's blessing on the family. 11:40:55 bienvenidos Peruvian president Alan Garcia 11:40:58 muchas gracias, senor presidente. Quisiera mostrar nuestro dolor y nuestra condolencia para lo occurrido en la universidad en virginia y deseamos para sus familias en el pueblo Americano serenidad y paz. 11:41:40 en segundo lugar, estoy en los EEUU para impulsar y promover el acuerdo entre los EEUU y peru que para nosotros es un hecho vital, fundamental, para continuar esa redistribucion social de justicia que estamos haciendo en mi pais. 11:42:36 hemos logrado el 8 por ciento annual por uno por ciento generando mas empleo, desarollo, necesita mayor espacios para tratar el libre comercio. Para eso el FDA es fundamental. 11:43:34 para creencia de los mas pobres, genera trabajo, democracia y con inversion es el mayor camino para el desarollo. 11:44:37 en el mundo en los anos 40 sacrificaron a muchos jovenes para afirmar la libertad en el mundo. Confio en que democratas y republicanos sepan la importancia de eso. 11:45:31 con presidente bush sobre nuestra contribucion a la humanidad contra las drogas y coca. Hemos comenzado una guerra frontal contra el narcotrafico, ofrecimos a los campesinos una alternativa a eso con legalidad. 11:46:41 y feliticado a presidente bush por su inteligente accion con el korea del norte que pudiera haber sido una gran conflicta. 11:47:25 en su ultima gira por America Latina, ha sido su acercamiento con brasil con esta organizacion por nuevo combustible. Eso ayuda a toda sudamerica. 11:48:27 el estara en el peru el proximo ano. Creo que tenemos una buena relacion. 11:49:05 MS handshake ***CUTS*** 11:50:28 SS bush talking 11:50:57 push in to TS bush 11:51:20 WS bush 11:51:33 pan to press 11:51:48 TS garcia 11:52:00 TS bush 11:52:37 MS meeting 11:52:54 WS presidents 11:53:14 MS presidents 11:54:28 TS presidents 11:54:45 WS meeting 11:55:55 MS side-rear of room pan to press 11:56:26 TS bush 11:56:56 WS meeting 11:57:21 MS presidents 11:58:51 MS SS presidents 11:59:52 MS rice & Hadley 11:59:59 TS SS Garcia 12:00:21 TS handshake
White House - GW Bush Photo Op with President Alan Garcia
President George W. Bush photo op with President Alan Garcia of Peru STIX & CUTS R20/X83/Slugged: 1130 WH PERU X83 11:37:32 WS oval office President Bush 11:37:44 bush - es mi honor para recibir el presidente de peru. My honor to receive president of peru. I appreciate president's time, him coming to US. 11:38:05 muy amable, gives good advice. 11:38:14 we talked about the neighborhood. As we discussed, the US wants people of south America to fully understand we care about their future. That we want there to be prosperity in region. that we respect leaders who provide basic education and health care. So we had a very constructive conversation. The president is here to urge congress both reps and dems to pass free trade agreement with peru. I urge them to vote yes. We talked about our mutual desire to succeed in preventing drugs from coming to US and people using them in first place. 11:39:47 the president has clear vision of south America. I appreciate his advice and counsel. It always helps for person here in US to get clarity of what environment is like. Finally, I expressed country's deepest condolence for Peruvian student who lost life on campus of Virginia tech. 11:40:41 our prayers go to this person's family. We ask for god's blessing on the family. 11:40:55 bienvenidos Peruvian president Alan Garcia 11:40:58 muchas gracias, senor presidente. Quisiera mostrar nuestro dolor y nuestra condolencia para lo occurrido en la universidad en virginia y deseamos para sus familias en el pueblo Americano serenidad y paz. 11:41:40 en segundo lugar, estoy en los EEUU para impulsar y promover el acuerdo entre los EEUU y peru que para nosotros es un hecho vital, fundamental, para continuar esa redistribucion social de justicia que estamos haciendo en mi pais. 11:42:36 hemos logrado el 8 por ciento annual por uno por ciento generando mas empleo, desarollo, necesita mayor espacios para tratar el libre comercio. Para eso el FDA es fundamental. 11:43:34 para creencia de los mas pobres, genera trabajo, democracia y con inversion es el mayor camino para el desarollo. 11:44:37 en el mundo en los anos 40 sacrificaron a muchos jovenes para afirmar la libertad en el mundo. Confio en que democratas y republicanos sepan la importancia de eso. 11:45:31 con presidente bush sobre nuestra contribucion a la humanidad contra las drogas y coca. Hemos comenzado una guerra frontal contra el narcotrafico, ofrecimos a los campesinos una alternativa a eso con legalidad. 11:46:41 y feliticado a presidente bush por su inteligente accion con el korea del norte que pudiera haber sido una gran conflicta. 11:47:25 en su ultima gira por America Latina, ha sido su acercamiento con brasil con esta organizacion por nuevo combustible. Eso ayuda a toda sudamerica. 11:48:27 el estara en el peru el proximo ano. Creo que tenemos una buena relacion. 11:49:05 MS handshake ***CUTS*** 11:50:28 SS bush talking 11:50:57 push in to TS bush 11:51:20 WS bush 11:51:33 pan to press 11:51:48 TS garcia 11:52:00 TS bush 11:52:37 MS meeting 11:52:54 WS presidents 11:53:14 MS presidents 11:54:28 TS presidents 11:54:45 WS meeting 11:55:55 MS side-rear of room pan to press 11:56:26 TS bush 11:56:56 WS meeting 11:57:21 MS presidents 11:58:51 MS SS presidents 11:59:52 MS rice & Hadley 11:59:59 TS SS Garcia 12:00:21 TS handshake
White House - GW Bush Photo Op with President Alan Garcia
President George W. Bush photo op with President Alan Garcia of Peru STIX & CUTS R20/X83/Slugged: 1130 WH PERU X83 11:37:32 WS oval office President Bush 11:37:44 bush - es mi honor para recibir el presidente de peru. My honor to receive president of peru. I appreciate president's time, him coming to US. 11:38:05 muy amable, gives good advice. 11:38:14 we talked about the neighborhood. As we discussed, the US wants people of south America to fully understand we care about their future. That we want there to be prosperity in region. that we respect leaders who provide basic education and health care. So we had a very constructive conversation. The president is here to urge congress both reps and dems to pass free trade agreement with peru. I urge them to vote yes. We talked about our mutual desire to succeed in preventing drugs from coming to US and people using them in first place. 11:39:47 the president has clear vision of south America. I appreciate his advice and counsel. It always helps for person here in US to get clarity of what environment is like. Finally, I expressed country's deepest condolence for Peruvian student who lost life on campus of Virginia tech. 11:40:41 our prayers go to this person's family. We ask for god's blessing on the family. 11:40:55 bienvenidos Peruvian president Alan Garcia 11:40:58 muchas gracias, senor presidente. Quisiera mostrar nuestro dolor y nuestra condolencia para lo occurrido en la universidad en virginia y deseamos para sus familias en el pueblo Americano serenidad y paz. 11:41:40 en segundo lugar, estoy en los EEUU para impulsar y promover el acuerdo entre los EEUU y peru que para nosotros es un hecho vital, fundamental, para continuar esa redistribucion social de justicia que estamos haciendo en mi pais. 11:42:36 hemos logrado el 8 por ciento annual por uno por ciento generando mas empleo, desarollo, necesita mayor espacios para tratar el libre comercio. Para eso el FDA es fundamental. 11:43:34 para creencia de los mas pobres, genera trabajo, democracia y con inversion es el mayor camino para el desarollo. 11:44:37 en el mundo en los anos 40 sacrificaron a muchos jovenes para afirmar la libertad en el mundo. Confio en que democratas y republicanos sepan la importancia de eso. 11:45:31 con presidente bush sobre nuestra contribucion a la humanidad contra las drogas y coca. Hemos comenzado una guerra frontal contra el narcotrafico, ofrecimos a los campesinos una alternativa a eso con legalidad. 11:46:41 y feliticado a presidente bush por su inteligente accion con el korea del norte que pudiera haber sido una gran conflicta. 11:47:25 en su ultima gira por America Latina, ha sido su acercamiento con brasil con esta organizacion por nuevo combustible. Eso ayuda a toda sudamerica. 11:48:27 el estara en el peru el proximo ano. Creo que tenemos una buena relacion. 11:49:05 MS handshake ***CUTS*** 11:50:28 SS bush talking 11:50:57 push in to TS bush 11:51:20 WS bush 11:51:33 pan to press 11:51:48 TS garcia 11:52:00 TS bush 11:52:37 MS meeting 11:52:54 WS presidents 11:53:14 MS presidents 11:54:28 TS presidents 11:54:45 WS meeting 11:55:55 MS side-rear of room pan to press 11:56:26 TS bush 11:56:56 WS meeting 11:57:21 MS presidents 11:58:51 MS SS presidents 11:59:52 MS rice & Hadley 11:59:59 TS SS Garcia 12:00:21 TS handshake
White House - GW Bush Photo Op with President Alan Garcia
President George W. Bush photo op with President Alan Garcia of Peru STIX & CUTS R20/X83/Slugged: 1130 WH PERU X83 11:37:32 WS oval office President Bush 11:37:44 bush - es mi honor para recibir el presidente de peru. My honor to receive president of peru. I appreciate president's time, him coming to US. 11:38:05 muy amable, gives good advice. 11:38:14 we talked about the neighborhood. As we discussed, the US wants people of south America to fully understand we care about their future. That we want there to be prosperity in region. that we respect leaders who provide basic education and health care. So we had a very constructive conversation. The president is here to urge congress both reps and dems to pass free trade agreement with peru. I urge them to vote yes. We talked about our mutual desire to succeed in preventing drugs from coming to US and people using them in first place. 11:39:47 the president has clear vision of south America. I appreciate his advice and counsel. It always helps for person here in US to get clarity of what environment is like. Finally, I expressed country's deepest condolence for Peruvian student who lost life on campus of Virginia tech. 11:40:41 our prayers go to this person's family. We ask for god's blessing on the family. 11:40:55 bienvenidos Peruvian president Alan Garcia 11:40:58 muchas gracias, senor presidente. Quisiera mostrar nuestro dolor y nuestra condolencia para lo occurrido en la universidad en virginia y deseamos para sus familias en el pueblo Americano serenidad y paz. 11:41:40 en segundo lugar, estoy en los EEUU para impulsar y promover el acuerdo entre los EEUU y peru que para nosotros es un hecho vital, fundamental, para continuar esa redistribucion social de justicia que estamos haciendo en mi pais. 11:42:36 hemos logrado el 8 por ciento annual por uno por ciento generando mas empleo, desarollo, necesita mayor espacios para tratar el libre comercio. Para eso el FDA es fundamental. 11:43:34 para creencia de los mas pobres, genera trabajo, democracia y con inversion es el mayor camino para el desarollo. 11:44:37 en el mundo en los anos 40 sacrificaron a muchos jovenes para afirmar la libertad en el mundo. Confio en que democratas y republicanos sepan la importancia de eso. 11:45:31 con presidente bush sobre nuestra contribucion a la humanidad contra las drogas y coca. Hemos comenzado una guerra frontal contra el narcotrafico, ofrecimos a los campesinos una alternativa a eso con legalidad. 11:46:41 y feliticado a presidente bush por su inteligente accion con el korea del norte que pudiera haber sido una gran conflicta. 11:47:25 en su ultima gira por America Latina, ha sido su acercamiento con brasil con esta organizacion por nuevo combustible. Eso ayuda a toda sudamerica. 11:48:27 el estara en el peru el proximo ano. Creo que tenemos una buena relacion. 11:49:05 MS handshake ***CUTS*** 11:50:28 SS bush talking 11:50:57 push in to TS bush 11:51:20 WS bush 11:51:33 pan to press 11:51:48 TS garcia 11:52:00 TS bush 11:52:37 MS meeting 11:52:54 WS presidents 11:53:14 MS presidents 11:54:28 TS presidents 11:54:45 WS meeting 11:55:55 MS side-rear of room pan to press 11:56:26 TS bush 11:56:56 WS meeting 11:57:21 MS presidents 11:58:51 MS SS presidents 11:59:52 MS rice & Hadley 11:59:59 TS SS Garcia 12:00:21 TS handshake
TEA PARTY SOTU RESPONSE WITH REPRESENTATIVE CURT CLAWSON
REPRESENTATIVE CURT CLAWSON DELIVERS THE TEA PARTY RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S 2015 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TRANSCRIPT WITH TIME CODE: Remarks by Representative Curt Clawson (R-FL) in the Tea Party Response to the State of the Union Address DC SLUG: 2230 TEA PARTY RESPONSE RS35 75 AR: 16x9 DISC# 564 22:40:24 REPRESENTATIVE CURT CLAWSON (R-FL): Good evening. My name is Curt Clawson. I'm both humbled and grateful to the Tea Party Express for this opportunity tonight. I'm also thankful to my dad, and especially to my mom, my hero. I'm thankful for our veterans and men and women in uniform defending our freedom and liberty all over the globe. Finally, I give thanks to our God, for the blessings of this great nation, founded in liberty and opportunity for all. President Obama just presented his proposals for America. Pretty much the same rhetoric we've heard for the past six years. I'm not here to pick apart his ideas one by one but rather to offer a very different vision for our nation. 22:41:12 Further burdening the American economy with even higher taxes is wrong. Just as more debt and more unfunded programs are wrong. The Tea Party Express and I see an America where solutions rest not in big government, but personal liberties and free enterprise and in the opportunity for all to pursue their American dream regardless of race, creed, or conditions of birth, To restore our nation to greatness, we need to empower and enable individual achievement. We need to get past the idea that Washington can solve all our problems. Government and decisions must move closer to home, including more local and family choice on education and on health care. 22:42:07 Our vision is not based on wealth redistribution, but rather on economic liberty, private enterprise, and wealth creation that benefits everyone. We believe that all Americans ultimately want the same things. We all want to achieve our own unique American Dream. We want opportunity for all but favoritism for none. As Americans, we celebrate our diversity. We don't always see things the same way, but we can and must respect and listen to each other. And when we do disagree, we've got to do this without insulting each other. I never expected to be here addressing you at this critical time in our nation's history. Just a year ago, I was only active in local politics because of my concerns about water resources in south Florida and preserving the Florida Everglades, which is a real national treasure that we must protect. I ran for Congress because I was deeply concerned about the direction of our great nation. 22:43:19 I saw an America deeply divided, bogged down in partisan bickering with lobbyists and special interest group lining their pockets at the expense of hardworking Americans. As we restore the voice of "we, the people," we need to grow the private sector and shrink the size and reach of our federal government. I have joined a growing team of newcomers to Washington who believe as I do we're bringing business experience to develop viable solutions to our economic problems. We believe in economic liberty and equal -- equal opportunity, not equal outcomes imposed by a bloated federal government. 22:44:09 It's really odd to me now that these basic principles have somehow become outsider or even radical views as some might suggest. Decades ago, I played basketball at Purdue for coach Gene Keady, a mentor and a hero. I looked around that locker room and found a group of players from very different backgrounds. We had a guard from the West Coast, a forward from Gary, a post player from Cincinnati, a power forward from the west side of Chicago, a center from Long Island, and me, an outside shooter from the corn fields of Indiana. We came to Purdue with diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. But Coach Keady quickly taught us the profound meaning of the word "team." 22:45:03 In spite of our differences, he taught us to work together and to always put the team first. That's how he got the best out of all of us. And I say that's exactly what we need to do in America today. At Purdue our biggest challenge was never the other team: it was in our own locker room. To win, we had to learn to work together. That was true for the role players on that team like me as it was for the stars. As Coach molded us, we learned to respect each other. Then, we began to trust each other, rely on each other, and finally, we learned to truly care about each other. In my senior year, after being picked ninth in the Big 10, we put our differences aside, played hard, put the team first, and one a share of the Big 10's championship. 22:46:01 We won on the court by uniting in the locker room, and we learned that we were all the same. We're all the same. Washington could benefit from Coach Keady's advice, I think. Now, of course, I understand the enormous challenges facing our country are far more complex than bringing a diverse basketball team together. But I still say teamwork is essential in all walks of life, and I also that liberty is the great equalizer in our country. Economic liberty will bring America back to its destiny as the world's beacon of light and opportunity. Economic liberty is the foundation of the American dream. We can never compromise these conservative values. Dividing us or punishing success in the name of fairness will not unite this country. 22:47:02 In 2014, our economy continued sluggish growth, and millions of Americans are still out of work. We know them. We see them. There're our friends. These people are our family. As described in my economic plan, we should target growing this economy by 5 percent annually. A strong and vibrant economy will help businesses create millions of good paying American jobs while freeing millions from government dependency. To do this, we've got to enable American companies to compete in a global market. We've got to reduce burdensome regulations and reduce the business tax rate, currently the highest in the developed world. In 1962, John F. Kennedy said the following: "There's no need for us to be satisfied with a rate of growth that keeps good men out of work and good capacity out of use." 22:48:06 A year later, President Kennedy added, "The final and best means of strengthening demand among consumers and businesses is to reduce the burden on private income and reduce the deterrence to private initiative which are imposed by our present tax system." I say that we need to begin by cutting the small business and corporate tax rates in half to 17.5 percent and take out all the loopholes. We also need to lift the economic shackles of Obamacare. It makes us uncompetitive. And it has not let us keep our plans as we were promised. We can do better. We can do better. We've got to replace Obamacare with a fair, patient-focused, market-based system and no one should lose their healthcare. 22:49:03 We can't expect to move America ahead by heaping higher taxes on achievement or by the government printing or borrowing money and piling debt onto future generations. I say no. No. We can't spend our way to prosperity with more and more entitlements or more government handouts. Long-term, sustainable solutions require an empowered private sector led by small businesses and American innovation that must include energy independence. A major step forward here would be for the president to approve the completion of the Keystone pipeline. Success for our nation also means embracing diversity, including illegal immigrants and the millions waiting legally to begin their own American dream. Legal immigration has long been and remains a key to American greatness. 22:50:04 To those who speak Spanish I say, "Todos cremos en dios (ph), la familia el trabajo, y la libertas. Ay que respect a larle (ph) perros usted le son (ph) bienvenidos quon nos autros (ph). Todos y somos iguales (ph) por supuesto (ph). Nuestra casa es su casa. (ph)" We all believe in God, the family, hard work, and liberty. The law must be followed, but you are all welcome with us. We are all the same, of course. Our house is your house. As we respect our immigration laws, we've also got to be fair to the more than 10 million Americans currently struggling to find good jobs. As I said, these are our friends, families, and neighbors. To do this we need to secure our borders first. This is important for fairness, first, and also for security for all Americans. Finally, we must unite against the global terrorist threat that is radical Islam. 22:51:15 We must not shy away from calling this threat by its name. We must join with our partners in Muslim nations, our friends in Israel, in a coalition of freedom-loving nations around the world. America must lead this coalition. But we must end the disproportionate sacrifice of American blood and treasure. Our allies must finally step up and contribute more to this fight. And we've got to stop getting into bad wars. Too much dying. Today, the light of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from our French partners during our independence, shines across the Hudson to the footprint of the Twin Towers. Last week, the leaders of the world gathered in Paris to shine that light of liberty as a team. To our friends in the cities of light, I say you were our allies in America's war for independence. Now it's our turn to side with you in this global battle against terrorism. Together, we've got to light the torch of freedom for the entire world. 22:52:31 With our God and liberty as partners on our team, we -- we will succeed. Thank you, and may God continue to bless America the Beautiful. END
FATAL POLICE SHOOTING PRESSER / HD
PRESSER ON A POLICE SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA / LABNET 1 FATAL POLICE SHOOTING VIDEO RELEASE PRESSER KABC INFO: Attorneys R. Samuel Paz, Sonia Mercado and their clients (the family representative of Ricardo Zeferino, Eutiquio Acevedo Mendez, and Jose Amado) will be present to provide details of the case which includes the video of the Gardena Police shooting video ordered released by a federal judge. LOG: 13:55:25 SAMUEL PAZ: We will do this first I will speak in English.. First I want to thank the LA times for the wonderful job they did in painting the video and having it released after our efforts for almost a year to have it released to the public -- so the public can make up its own mind as to really what happened that night. It's also important to us for these gentlemen and their story about what happened to come out and show the truth of why the city of Gardena would pay $4.7M to settle this case. It was an injustice, frankly. So today, what we've done is this morning I've gone to the US attorney here in the federal building in {address} and asked for an investigation into the civil rights violations by these officers -- which we think merits a prosecution. We hope they take the time to look at the [truck driving by audio bad] course of the civil litigation and....course of the civil litigation and.. 13:56:31 We'll do that promptly. We also hope and we are thankful for the Times for releasing the video because it really is -- this is a poster child case as to why police departments cannot control their own officers. and why there is no discipline and no supervision, no investigation, and it's all controlled by the lawyers who defend the police officers. From the very moment the shooting happens till the very end of the case. So, we hope that this case becomes an example of what not to do -- what a police department should not be doing -- and an example of how our courts and our federal justice system may hopefully bring justice to the public and reduce the number of shootings of innocent, unarmed persons of the United States. 13:57:26 REPORTER: Can you please, so there's no confusion, explain who is with you, if there were there that night, etc. etc. 13:57:34 This is Eutiquio Acevedo Mendez -- he was there that night, he was standing in the video on the left side of the video with his hands raised. He received a shot to the back -- he still has a bullet fragment next to his spine. His spine was partially broken by the bullet, and he had life saving surgery at UCLA Harbor General. 13:58:02 This is mr. Renosos (sp), the brother of the deceased Mr Zeferino. They lived together. Mr Renosos (sp) bicycle is the one that was stolen. He was there, doing what he should've done, called 911, he was reporting the theft. And that's when his brother walked up and tried to tell the police officers these are my friends, these are the people I work with, they didn't take the bicycle, and that's when he was shot. 13:58:33 REPORTER: Has the us attorney even seen this video? I mean, a number of people have looked at this -- have they seen the video at all? 13:58:40 We dont know. We hope so. Last night, the 9th circuit issued a stay so we don't know what's gonna happen today or the next day, but certainly right now it's in the public arena. REPORTER: So the 9th circuit issued a stay on releasing the video but it's already come it. 13:58:56 It had already been released -- it was already published. REPORTER: Because the district attorney has -- they went over this, no charges. You've already settled. So is this sort of trying to pile on? 13:59:10 [truck driving by bad audio] I think it's important that the media look very carefully at what happened at this case because you'll see that the DA really didn't conduct an investigation. The DA simply was given the video by the defense lawyers for the officers, who were being subject to a criminal investigation. They got the video, they all got together for weeks and practiced their story for weeks before they actually spoke to the Sheriff's dept, who was doing the criminal investigation. So the DA's so-called roll-out program is laughable. It's a shame on the public -- they shouldn't be spending the money on this because they really don't do an investigation. they are given whatever the officers'' story is and they go with it and that's it. REPORTER: So you want a criminal investigation by the...government. 14:00:00 Yes. By the government, of the department who failed to follow their most basic procedures, failed to do an internal investigation, and hadn't done it in Feb of 2015 when this case was settled. 14:00:20 Well I'm not talking about investigating the DA's office -- I just think it's a waste of taxpayer money. REPORTER: Why now? If you knew the DA had cleared the city and the PD -- a year ago...why ask for the probe now? 14:00:34 Because we wanted to have the video show what the truth was. All throughout -- even at the hearing on Monday, before Judge WIlson(sp?), they were arguing, 'We had done nothing wrong!' And Judge Wilson said, very candidly, 'if you hadn't done anything wrong, why did you go to trial? Why did you pay the $4.7M instead of going to trial? You know I was ready to go to trial -- and we were ready to go to trial, because we would've won. REPORTER: What happened to the officers? 14:01:04 Nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing. They're working, there was no discipline, no review, no internal investigation, that's why we're here today. REPORTER: Was there a language problem that night? Did the officers speak spanish well enough--? 14:01:26 SONIA MERCADO: I think the video speaks for itself. You see Mr. Zeferino with his hands out explaining what-- his friends were not bicycle thieves. The reason this story did not come out sooner is because the Gardena PD fought tooth and nail to hide this video from you, the public, and the media, who in the rest of the world is responsible to make sure that the public knows the truth, which is you, finally are able to show that to your public. It was only when the video came out that we can all say, stop spinning the facts, don't believe me, look at the video yourself. Until we were able to have the video seen by the public, the gardenea pd was simply spinning that their police officers had done no wrong. 14:02:30 We're here today for 1 specific reason, and that's to demand that the dept. of justice recognize, nationwide, that individual police departments cannot investigate themselves, 1. 2: that anywhere in the country, every single DA works with the police every single day of the week, as the should. So when it comes to investigating the police officers with whom the district attorney works all the time, there's an inherent conflict of interest in our nation. We've got to face the fact that the DA cannot be investigating the police officers with whom they work every day of the week. So we are here today, very specifically to ask the USDOJ to create an independent unit or body that will investigate police killings in our nation. 14:03:29 Now today we ask that they begin with gardena pd. Because, 3 months ago or so, when we took the deposition testimony of the chief of police in Gardena, he testified under penalty of perjury that as of that date he had not investigated this case. Now if he hadn't investigated the case, how much information was given to the DA? If they had no internal investigation, how could the DA have all of the information? And if the DA just simply accepts, as they do in all other cases, as they do in criminal cases -- whatever the police find -- then there's an inherent conflict of interest and it's time that we as a nation wake up, recognize that we cannot continue wasting money, and recognize that to save another life, every pd where there is a killing of an unarmed innocent man, must be investigated by independent body which falls upon the USDOJ to create such a body. So that the public can have trust again in our police. So that we do not feel that our police are just like across another border, or someplace else. And so that those officers who honor their badge, feel a certain kind of pride that those who do not honor it are properly investigated by chief of police. Chief of police do not investigate their own subordinates, so it's up to the DOJ. ====SPANISH==== 14:05:56 Sonia Mercado, Civil Rights Attorney Este es mi cliente, Agustin Reinoso es el hermano de Ricardo Zeferino Diaz. La razón por la cual pronunció el nombre de Ricardo Ceferino Díaz completamente es porque es un ser humano que a sida indebidamente muerto. Olvidamos que estamos hablando de un ser humano que tiene familia, que tiene hermanos, que tiene una madre y que tiene un padre. Mi cliente me ha dicho "abogada, que nos vale el dinero si no tengo a mi hijo?" "Abogada, simplemente que nos den dinero, no es que tenga que estos policías paguen por lo que han hecho, y que haiga justicia." Justicia se hace cuando la policía se mira, y toma cambios--los policías que mataron al hermano del señor Agustin, todavía estan trabajando y recibiendo sus honorarios. This is my client, Agustin Reinoso is the brother of Ricardo Zeferino Diaz. The reason why I say Ricardo Zeferino Diaz's name completely is because he is a human being that has been killed. We forget that we're talking about a human being that has family, that has brothers, that has a mother, and that has a father. My client has said "what's money worth if I don't have my son?" "Just because they give us money doesn't mean these policemen have paid for what they've done and there is justice." Justice is done when the police looks at itself and changes--the policemen who killed the brother of Mr. Agustin are still working and getting their money. 14:06:43 Le dan una vacación de dos semana para que se vayan a playa y luego nada. El jefe de policía Gardena hast hoy en dia no ha hecho nada con estos policías. No los han investigado. Por eso es que quería ellos salir hoy y pedir que el departamento de justicia federal tome acción, cree una comisión que investigue los daños que hacen los policías cuando matan un ser humano indebidamente que no estaba armado. Para que el público comprenda quién era Ricardo Zeferino Diaz. Habia trabajado doce horas este sabado. El sábado por la noche salido de su trabajo en un restaurante a media noche a tomarse una cerveza como hace todo el mundo en los estados unidos. Y por el robo de una bicicleta, un policia--el policia Méndez no estaba supuesto estar presente en esa situación, estaba supuesto estar en la estacion de policia. They're given their two-weeks vacation so they can go to the beach and nothing else. The chief of the Gardena police, as of today, has done nothing with these policemen. They have not been investigated. That is why they wanted to come out today and ask the federal department of justice take action--create a commission that investigates the damage policemen do when they kill another human being who wasn't armed. So the public can understand who Ricardo Zeferio Diaz was. He had worked 12 hours that Saturday. Saturday night, he left his job at a restaurant around midnight and had gone to have a beer, like everyone else does in the United States. And because of a stolen bike, a policeman-- Officer Mendez wasn't where he was supposed to be. He was supposed to be at the station. 14:07:48 Y como un cowboy, se metió en esta situación y ocho bullets--ocho balazos le dieron al señor Zeferino, de unas balas que se abren cuando entran al cuerpo. Por eso estamos aquí hoy. para que el departamento de justicia federal investigue este departamento de policía. Ya basta. Y para los latinos que sepan, que nuestra raza hay muchos que mueren debajo la mano de los policías y eso no se investga tanto. And like a cowboy, he got involved in the situation and eight bullets--eight bullets hit Mr. Zeferino--the type of bullets that break up when they enter the body. That is why we are here today. so the federal department of justice can investigate this police department. Enough is enough. And for the latin people to know that our race, there are many that die at the hand of the police and that's not investigated often. 140830 SM: I will, I'll let my client talk. I'll say in English that what I said in Spanish was that Mr. Diaz was a human being who on that day on Saturday had worked with his brother. They worked in different restaurants. He had finished work, he had worked 12 hours that day. He finished work at midnight and he went for a couple of beers and to play pool before he walked home. 140858 He was a good brother. A human being with a face and we must not forget that that's what this is about. So for the family, what the mom and the dad were particularly concerned about was that money doesn't bring her son back. Like she said to me: 140916 I will never see my son again. This is the human tragedy of every killing in America. What the family is here for today is to ask the Dept of Justice that justice isn't done until the police are held accountable. [Deceased name] like lots of young people go out and drink on a Saturday night before they go home. He had committed no crime. So we ask the Dept of Justice to investigate the Gardena Police Department who to today has failed to investigate it's own police officers. 141028 Q: Can you say the name of the officer involved with this? 141033 SM: Christopher Mendez, Christopher Sanderson, Toda, Toda Fong. 14:10:54 Mendez no debia estar ahi, esat supuesto estar en las estacion y no sabemos porque se metio en este asunto. Reporter: Cree usted que es importante que se den a conocer estos videos que la policia dice que. SM: La policia dice que esto puede causra problemas de privacida. Es la privacidad de mus clientes, no la privacidad de la policia. No dicen que es la privacidad que se esta violando. La razon por la cual es importante que se vea el video es porque yo le puedo contar un cuento a ustredes y ustedes quieren verificar si es verdad. La policia le cunato un cuento a ustedes y quieren verificar si es verdad. El video habla por si mismo. Yo no le voy a poner cara al video, el video habla por si mismo y por eso es que es importante. Por eso es que ese es el trabajo de todo el media en el pais. 141626 SM: We don't know know what the officers. 141656 SM: They said raise my hands and I did raise my hand, my hands were up in the air. 141149 SM: It's a First Amendment right for the public to know what is happening with their public money and their public employees. And so that's why it's critical that it be the United States DEpt of Justice to investigate...the police officers involved, yes. We've already proven the case against them. Investigate the department that failed to investigate their own officers wrongful conduct. Investigate the chief. investigate the sgts. Nobody took action. I think we should all be appalled at that. 14:13:02 Pues ahorita me siento un poco nerviosos de estar aquí.Pero la verdad, quiere que se haga justicio, que hagan una investigación por todo lo que nos han hecho pues no es justo. Quiero que se investigue todo/ Dijeron que hiban a investigar todo pero hasta ahorita, no se a hecho nada y ahorita la policía pues sigue trabajando y pues nosotros no queremos que pase mas con los latinos que todavias estamos aca. Y pues la verdad. y pues ahorita no me siento bien, todavía quedó un poco traumado por lo que pasó. Y pues ya ahorita no ando muy bien y se que nunca voy a estar bien. Todavía traigo la bala aquí en la espalda. y por un momento, hasta el doctor me dijo que más adelante a lo mejor yo pueda quedar paralítico. O sea, ya yo no estoy para andar pues bien. Well, I feel a bit nervous to be here right now. But the truth is, I want justice. I want them to do an investigation for everything they have done to us because it's not fair. I want there to be an investigation. They said they would investigate everything but as of now, nothing has been done and the police keep working and we don't want anything else to happen to the latinos that are here. And the truth is. right now, I don't feel well. I'm still a bit in shock because of what happened.So right now, I'm not doing so well and I know I will never be. I still have the bullet in my back. and even for a moment, the doctor said that later on I might end up paralyzed. So, I'm not in the condition to be around anymore. 15:15:08 Bueno, el estaba cooperando en todo y él estaba trabant bdo de decirles que nosotros éramos sus amigos y que nosotros no éramos los que habían robado las bicicletas. Pero la policía pues no lo escucho. Y en ese momento llego la policia del señor Méndez pues llegó a tirotear nadamas. Y supuestamente no deberia de estar ahi. Y ya pues, ahorita el sigue trabajando, y pues eso es lo que queremos. que ya no siga trabajando el ahi. Nosotros queremos que se haga justicia o que se haga una investigación más allá, más al fondo, que pues.... Well, he was cooperating with everything and he was trying to tell them that we were their friends and that we weren't the ones that stole the bikes. But the police didn't listen and at that moment, Mendez got there and he just came to start shooting and supposedly, he wasn't supposed to be there. So, now he keeps working and that's what we want-- for him to not be working. We want there to be justice or for there to be an investigation that goes beyond, that goes deeper... 141802 SM: This is Mr Diaz's brother and he lived with him and it was his bicycle that was stolen that night. And he will answer questions. 141820 SM: The question is whether the 4.7 is enough for his brother's life? 141856 SM: Money is not what's important in life, life is what is important in life. 141910 Can you ask him what he thinks should be done with his brothers death won't be in vain? 141925 SM : I want justice to be done. I want the Gardena police dept to be investigated more deeply. That's why i'm here for justice. 144943 Q: Why do you think the police didn't want the video to come out in public 142000 SM: Because they did not want the public to really know what happened.They did not want it to come to public light. 142015 SM: My brother did speak english. 142028 SM: The question was how do you feel when you saw the video. His answer is I feel terrible. it was un just what the police did. 142035 Q: Can you ask him about the photo that he brought. Can you have him hold it up does it have any special meaning? 142116 SM: The picture shows me and my brother. It shows me and my brother. My brother was very good, supported me in everything, helped me alot. He supported my parents. He financially supported my family He supported my sister who has an amputated leg. and he supported my younger sister who was studying and is studying to become a nurse and he paid for her education. 142154 SM: The question is what do you think after two years over a bicycle. 142205 SM: I never imagined this would happen 142210 Q: If you needed help from the police would you call them? A: No 142218 Q: What does he think should happen to the police officers who shot his brother? 142235 SM: They should be suspended from work, definitely. / KABC WILL FEED BACK LIVE GOING TO NY ON LA BNET 1 : 11AM -- PRESS CONFENRENCE: Patio of the Edward Roybal Federal Courthouse Building located at 255 E. Temple St. Los Angeles 90012. Attorneys R. Samuel Paz, Sonia Mercado and their clients (the family representative of Ricardo Zeferino, Eutiquio Acevedo Mendez, and Jose Amado) will be present to provide details of the case which includes the video of the Gardena Police shooting video ordered released by a federal judge. Plaintiffs maintain the video shows the unjustified killing of Ricardo Zeferino and the serious injury to Eutiquio Mendez. Gardena Police Department continues to posture they did nothing wrong and the City of Gardena has failed to investigate this shooting or reprimand their officers, and the significance of the release of the video to bring transparency to the conduct of polices officers who choose to use unnecessary deadly force with unarmed persons. The Plaintiffs will formally ask the U.S. Department of Justice to Investigate the Gardena Police Department and the City of Gardena's failure to investigate this shooting and many prior shootings by this Department. Contact: R. Samuel Paz or Sonia Mercado, Attorneys for the Zeferino Family at 310 989-6915 or 310 210 4445. JUDGE ORDERS VIDEO RELEASED OF GARDENA POLICE KILLING UNARMED MAN <http://abc7.com/news/judge-orders-video-released-of-gardena-police-killing-unarmed-man/851677/> A federal judge ordered a suburban Los Angeles city on Tuesday to release video of police fatally shooting an unarmed man two years ago. The public should be able to see what led the city of Gardena to pay $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit with the family of the dead man and another man wounded in the shooting, Judge Stephen V. Wilson said. "The fact that they spent the city's money, presumably derived from taxes, only strengthens the public's interest in seeing the videos," Wilson wrote in his 13-page decision. "Moreover, defendants cannot assert a valid compelling interest in sealing the videos to cover up any wrongdoing on their part or to shield themselves from embarrassment." But the order was stayed by a federal appeals court late in the day - hours after the court had released what Wilson said were "potentially upsetting and disturbing because of the events they depict," but "not overly gory or graphic" videos. A lawyer representing The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg had asserted there is intense public scrutiny of police shootings nationwide. The media organizations asked the judge to unseal the videos under a First Amendment right to access court documents. "We applaud the court's decision to unseal the video," AP spokesman Paul Colford said. "The Associated Press, joining with other news organizations, believes it's important that the public has access to videos like this to better understand the actions of their police officers." Footage shot from three police-car cameras shows the killing of Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, who was stopped with two other friends by police investigating a bicycle theft early the morning of June 2, 2013. The stolen bike belonged to Zeferino's brother and he was trying to find it, but he was shot when he didn't obey officers' commands to stand still with his hands in the air, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney in a report outlining why officers weren't charged. In the videos, Diaz-Zeferino, who was drunk at the time, first followed police orders to raise his hands, but then lowered them three times. The final time, he removed his ball cap, lowered his arms and reached out with his palms up. That's when police opened fire. Witnesses said Diaz-Zeferino was trying to tell officers that they stopped the wrong men. Camera footage shot from the side where the three officers opened fire shows his right hand go out of view at his waist when they began shooting. Officers said they feared he was reaching for a weapon. Diaz-Zeferino was shot eight times, and Eutiquio Acevedo Mendez was shot once. They fell to the street. Two minutes later, police handcuffed a bloody and limp Diaz-Zeferino. Nine minutes after he was shot, paramedics arrived. An autopsy found methamphetamine in Diaz-Zeferino's system. The ruling comes amid public debates over what footage should be made public as police officers and cruisers are increasingly equipped with cameras to capture evidence that can be used against criminals or to hold officers accountable for their own behavior. Michael Overing, a lawyer and journalism professor at the University of Southern California, said that in addition to being cited in future court filings the ruling could help provide guidance as lawmakers grapple with those issues. "Right now, video is being suppressed," Overing said. "This is going to help open the floodgates so the public can see it ... and see if actions are justified." Gardena was joined by police chiefs and officer groups around the state in arguing that making such videos public would dissuade cities from employing the technology. Wilson said that was a political concern and not for him to judge. The city of Gardena argued that releasing the footage would create a "rush to judgment" about the officers' behavior, but Wilson dismissed that idea during arguments Monday. The judge said the public may see the videos and reach the same conclusion as prosecutors that the shooting was justified. Lawyers for Diaz-Zeferino said the investigation into the shooting was tainted because officers were able to review the videos before giving statements, a courtesy not offered to a member of the public involved in a shooting. Attorney Samuel Paz said they may ask federal prosecutors to investigate whether the shooting was a civil rights violation. "I think it is really helpful for the public to understand why they would be willing to pay $4.7 million to settle the case when we were on the eve of trial," Paz said. "When the public sees the video and other law enforcement agencies see the video, this is very much a criminal act."
RNC CONVENTION DAY 3 PODIUM HEAD ON CAM 7PM / HD
POOL PODIUM HEAD ON FEED FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION / REINCE PRIEBUS 19:35:18 Delegates and alternates, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the fourth session of the 2016 Republican national convention. The convention will come to order. [Cheering] To present tonight's colors, please welcome boy scout troop 605 from rocky river, Ohio. 19:35:43 [ colors are presented ] 19:36:30 PRIEBUS: Please remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. At the national anthem and the invocation. To lead us, the recipient of the 2016 adult learner of the year, Margaret Hudson. [Cheering] 19:36:50 [ Pledge of Allegiance ] 19:37:26 [ National Anthem sung by Abby Paskvan ] 19:39:21 >> Usa! Usa! Usa! Usa! 19:39:31 PRIEBUS>> All right. Please welcome Nathan Johnson of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints who will lead us in the invocation. 19:39:50 JOHNSON>> Our loving father in heaven, we and our children bow our heads and give me thanks for this beloved nation for its inspired founding and for the freedoms we enjoy. We ask for your blessing on tonight's proceedings and upon those who will be participating. Please bless all of our leaders, father, that they may have wisdom and humility as they serve. We thank you for all the men and women who serve to protect this country and defend her freedoms. Please watch over them and comfort their families. 19:40:33 We ask, father, that thou bless our enemies and we pray for those who oppose our ideals and seek to do us harm, that their hearts will be softened. Please bless all who are afflicted physically, emotionally, or spiritually, especially children. Bless those affected by disaster or violence or terror, those who go without and those who suffer with sickness, pain, doubt, loneliness or grief may they be comforted through thy spirit and helped through our acts of selfless service. 19:41:14 Bless us that we may be a people that pray to thee, that with bowed heads or on bended knee, we in this heaven rescued land may praise the power that has made and preserved us a nation. And father, we pray for healing, healing for our society, healing for the family, even the healing that comes through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We pray that he who is the great physician may mend our division and contention and bring us peace in our world, our communities, and our homes. We humbly pray in the name of thy beloved son, Jesus Christ. Amen. [Cheering] 19:42:08 PRIEBUS>> Please remain standing while the colors are retired. [Cheering] 19:42:17 [ colors are retired ] >> Please welcome the GE Smith and with this evenings special guest country music star Chris Danson. [ MUSIC ] SPEAKERS RICK SCOTT 19:57:37 Good evening. My name is Rick Scott, Governor of the great state of Florida. Before I begin tonight, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has kept us in their prayers after the horrific and hate-filled terrorist attack in Orlando a month ago. We have received an outpouring of love and support from Americans everywhere. The American people sure do stick up for each other. 19:58:16 So on behalf of all the citizens of our great state of Florida - THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. [ cheers ] 19:58:28 I'm old enough to remember when terrorism was something that happened in foreign countries. Not today. How many more times does the evil of radical Islamic terrorism have to occur, before the President of the United States will muster the courage to face the truth? How many more "Orlandos," "San Bernadinos," or "Ft. Hoods" will happen until President Obama decides to be honest? 19:59:06 I cried with the grieving moms and dads and brothers and sisters of the 49 people slaughtered by the ISIS-inspired terrorist. This war is real. It is here in America. And the next President must - DESTROY - this - evil. [ cheers ] Donald Trump IS the man for THAT JOB. >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump 19:59:50 I met Donald Trump about 20 years ago, before either of us decided to run for office. Let me tell you why this is the time for Donald to be President. A lot of politicians like to give speeches where they say "we are at a crossroads." 20:00:08 But that's not really where we are today. Today, America is in terrible world-record high debt, our economy is not growing, our jobs are going overseas, we've allowed our military to decay, and we project weakness on the international stage. Washington grows while the rest of America struggles. The Democrats have not led us to a crossroads, they - have - led - us - to - a - CLIFF. [ cheers ] Now I know that some have reservations about my friend Donald Trump. Perhaps he's sometimes not polite.he can be a little rough.and for some people he may be too direct. 20:01:05 BUT, this election is not actually about Donald Trump - or Hillary Clinton. In fact, this election is not about you or me. This election is about the very survival of the American Dream. [ cheers ] It's time for all Americans to put down their partisan banners, vote for the survival of the greatest country in the world, and do what is right for our country - VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP! >> [ chant ] Vote Trump! Vote Trump! 20:01:58 Finally..I have some great news..This is the time America has been waiting for. THIS YEAR, WE GET TO FIRE! THE POLITICIANS. And who better to let the politicians know "you're fired" than Donald Trump? [ cheers ] We need a president who is politically incorrect and will tell it like it is. We need a President who isn't afraid of Washington. We need a President who doesn't believe government is the answer to every problem. 20:02:51 We need a President who recognizes that great countries have borders. We need a President who will bring American jobs back to AMERICA. We need a President who is not afraid to SAY "radical Islamic terrorism." And.We need a President who will wipe ISIS off - the - face - of - the - earth. And on every one of these measures...HILLARY CLINTON FAILS. 20:03:40 She fails, she fails, she fails. >> [ chant ] Lock her up! Lock her up! 20:04:12 America is worth fighting for. Let's MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Let's elect Donald Trump the next PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. LAURA INGRAHAM 20:04:53 Hey everybody. [ cheers ] Hey everybody. I love you back. >> [ chant ] Laura! Laura! 20:05:24 Oh sit down. Ya'll may know me from TV and radio, but my kids know me by my most important name--mom. I'm a single mother of three adopted children, they're watching in Minnesota right now, hi kids. I'm here tonight supporting Donald Trump because like most Americans, I refuse to leave my kids a country that is worse off than the one my parents left me. 20:06:19 Now my grandparents were Polish immigrants. My parents they grew up in Depression Era New England. My dad he enlisted in the Navy in WWII. My mom she waited tables until she was 73 years old. My dad he worked at his car wash. My parents flew the flag at our house and not just on the 4th of July. And they scrimped and saved my mother made my clothes, she wore the same winter coat for 40 years. Any extra money in our house went into the bank for our education. 20:07:26 And we learned that there is dignity in every job. [ cheers ] Every job, no matter what you do. My brothers, they picked tobacco and delivered newspapers. I picked blueberries and raked lawns. We did what he had to do. You see, my parents didn't believe there were jobs that Americans wouldn't do. [ cheers ] 20:08:09 In the early '70s, I was a little kid, and I remember watching the news with my mom that night. And one night I asked her, I said, mom, why are people burning the American flag? And she looked at me and he answered: "Honey, because their parents didn't teach them about respect." [ cheers ] 20:08:38 You would've loved my mother. [ cheers ] Respect, respect. We see it in decline once again. The people don't respect the government. The government doesn't respect the people, not even our veterans. [ boos ] Politicians, they don't respect the Constitution. Many don't respect the life of the infant in the womb, or the elderly who languish alone. 20:09:37 Others they don't respect the police, the men and women who risk their lives every day for every one of us. Many in public office we know this all too well don't we, many in public office don't enforce or respect the rule of law.Isn't that right, Mrs. Clinton? >> [chant] Lock her up! 20:10:32 Too many citizens and noncitizens don't respect our laws either. And many of our allies they don't respect us anymore. My friends, it's really sad it's heartbreaking to see this happen to the country that we love. This is our home. It belongs to us, to our children and our grandchildren. it's where our dead are buried. And we deserve better and we can do better. 20:11:20 Like us, Donald Trump understands that we have to turn this around we have to restore respect across all levels of society. Unlike us, Hillary Clinton believes the status quo is just fine because she helped create it. Donald Trump knows that a nation without borders is not a nation at all. But Hillary Clinton, she doesn't believe in borders. Donald Trump knows that a country must put its citizens first, its own people FIRST. Now what about Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton thinks that America is just another nation in a global order. 20:12:18 Donald Trump, he understands that America's greatness it comes from her people, it comes from her freedom. Hillary Clinton, well she believes our greatness can only be found in the ever-growing, bloated government bureaucracy that only she, Her Majesty, can rule over. You can almost see the robes being placed over her shoulders. She believes that there's a government solution for every problem. [ boos ] No, Hillary, YOU'RE the problem. [ cheers ] 20:13:35 We were all -- I was thinking about, back when I was in high school, back in 1979, we were in a mess back then too. Right? We waited in line for gas. We waited for our hostages to come home. We waited for someone to convince us that the long national nightmare would soon be over. And then Ronald Reagan rode in just in time to restore our national confidence -- oh, he's watching us today, he's watching. He rode in to restore our national confidence, restore our economy, and our military. Today, many of our people wait for jobs. We wait for a strategy, any strategy, to keep us safe. And our veterans, they die waiting for decent care. 20:14:43 Well everybody, with Donald J. Trump, thank god that wait is over. It's done. Donald Trump has pledged to work tirelessly to get our country back on track. I want to say this very plainly. We should ALL-- even all you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos--we love you, we love you, but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now, tonight, tonight. 20:15:55 I hope they're listening to you. I hope they are listening. My friends, this is the most important election since 1980. I worked for Ronald Reagan and I remember, before he came along we had--things were bad, but today you know we have stagnating wages. we have skyrocketing healthcare costs. doubling of the debt. the threat of ISIS. the rise of China. 20:16:57 And the Democrats' answer to all that is to nominate woman who helped orchestrate America's decline. Now think about it. That has to be some cruel joke, like skinny jeans on men or man buns or something like that--a bad joke. Now I don't want to sit around and tell my kids stories someday about how great America USED to be. Do you? 20:17:41 We never give up. We rise to every challenge. We fight and win. We're Americans. We need a president who believes in the Constitution and who will fight for us not against us. Treat us like an ally, not an enemy. Fight alongside with us. We are not the enemy, we're the people. We're not your servants. You're ours. And to all my friends, they're way up there, in the press, I see you, hello, to all my friends up there in the press, you all know why in your heart why Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. You know why he won it? Because he dared to call out the phonies, the frauds, and the corruption that has all gone unexposed and uncovered for too long. Too long. Do your job. 20:19:56 Doing your job is a novel concept. And by the way, people on another cable network were talking about how there was no energy in the room last night. Why don't you sit here with the people? What a joke. [ cheers ] America is onto you. Donald Trump, Donald Trump respects u enough to tell us the hard truths about what has happened to our country- on issues like immigration, trade, and our diminished status around the world - even in the face of unfair criticism and sheer hatred. 20:20:47 They had their chance. Now, it's our chance. [ cheers ] America, let us tonight go forth and reject the politics of division. Let's defeat the Clinton Machine! [ cheers ] Let's send the consultants, the clusters, and the lobbyists packing. [ cheers ] 20:21:38 Let's give the power back to the people. [ cheers ] And let's elect Donald Trump president of the United States. PHIL RUFFIN 20:22:34 Hello my name is Phil Ruffin. Donald and I have been friends for over 20 years and business partners. I can tell you as a friend he has been unbelievable. Donald's word is his bond. If Donald tells you something put it in the bank. He's been my partner and friend and believe me, his handshake is better than any contract you will ever write. Innovator, entrepreneur: no one in our business works harder than Donald Trump. Sometimes he works 20 hours a day, I worry about it. He can see things that others cannot see. He'll look at a deal and make something incredible out of it. 20:23:26 We were in New York on Park Avenue and 58th there was a building called the GE Building, I didn't like it I said Donald stay away from it. He bought it, made two or $300 million on a deal. That's what he does. We're in Palm Beach with Robert Kraft he bought a--Donald had a house on the ocean, he paid $40 million for it. I didn't like it, I thought it was a mess. He sold it for $100 million. Shows you what I know. As a result of his vision, he's put tens of thousands of American workers to work. And these are high paying jobs on construction. If any of you do construction you know $40 or $50 an hour is not unusual. He's done this in many many of the nation's greatest states. Chicago, where's Chicago? New York, where's New York, he does it in New York, you know what he does in new York. 20:24:41 His name is all over the place. Miami, where the hell - Miami. He just bought Dural Country Club, and you know what he does? And he has the Mar-a-Lago. He loves Florida. Let me tell you about -- oh, Las Vegas, Nevada. This is one of the deals we did together. Don and I build the Trump international hotel in Las Vegas. Beautiful hotel. All the Trump amenities. He knows how to build. He builds them with detail. 20:25:18 We had almost 1300 units, and they were sold out in 90 days. 90 days. But then, that was 2007, and 2008, nobody could close. The recession hit. The banks shut down. So, then we were stuck. 75% -- only 300 units sold. 75% of them were empty. What do you do? We had $500 million in debt. What do you do? Donald does not give up. He said, let's go forward with this project. We'll put the money in, we will make the damn thing work. And he did. [ cheers ] By the way, we put in $30 million apiece in 4 years. He didn't squawk, wired the money in. 20:26:19 I believe in him I always have believed in him. I think he's tough, he's smart, he knows what he's doing. He always pays his bills promptly, you won't hear that, promptly, no discounts. Nobody lost any money on it. Today we have 80% sold we have no debt we've paid off all that debt and so we're gonna make a lot of money on it. It's become a huge success. He wants to do the same thing for the country. Believe me he will. His mind works like that. Instead of thinking of Donald Trump he will think of the country. 20:27:08 He's a developer extraordinary, he's an entrepreneur like nobody you've ever seen. He is a leader he wants to lead this country. When he first told me we were at Mar a Lago he first told me he was going to run for president. I said Donald are you sure you want to do this? You're king of the world you have everything you want. Why would you want to do this. He said simply I love America, our system is broken and I am Going to fix it. [Cheering] 20:27:54 That is what America needs now. A fighter, innovator, someone who knows what the hell he's doing and believe me Donald can do it all. I know him like a brother, I love the man. He will make this country great again. Go Donald, see you in Washington, a tsunami is coming and his name is donald trump. [Cheering] Thank you. FL AG PAM BONDI 20:28:39 New York aren't you proud? Florida I love you. I love you. November 8th is a day of reckoning for all those who have abused their power. It is the day when we the people will take back our government. From Washington bureaucrats playing doctor with our health care. To a President who's been playing fast and loose with our constitutional rights and Russian roulette with our borders. 20:29:29 November 8th, is when America feels safe again, because that's when America wins again. Because winning this election means reclaiming something to which I've dedicated my entire career: the rule of law. Laws that make our neighborhoods safe, laws that make our economy strong. Laws that apply equally to everyone. And Louisiana, more than ever, laws that back our law enforcement, they have our backs and Donald Trump will have your backs. But today, these laws are under siege by a President determined to ignore laws he doesn't like, and by a former Secretary of State who believes the laws don't apply to her. 20:31:00 And by the way, she deserves no security clearance. How do you become president of the United States when you have no security clearance? This lawlessness must stop. Right here, right now. Donald Trump will stop it. Lock her up, I love that. >> [ chant ] Lock her up! Lock her up! 20:31:35 Stay with me. Donald is going to roll back Obama's unconstitutional executive orders. Hang on. Donald's going to roll back Obama's unconstitutional executive orders. He will enforce our immigration laws to keep us safe, while allowing legal immigrants to bless this nation with their talents and their dreams. [ cheers ] And California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona -- Donald Trump will take control of our borders. [ cheers ] Because we must stop the influx of cocaine and heroin coming into our country and my state, killing our kids. 20:32:39 Oh, and then there's this. Hillary believes our enemies -- this is unreal. Hillary believe our enemies deserve our respect and empathy. [ boos ] Donald Trump deserves -- believes terrorists deserve to die. Hillary will stack the Supreme Court with liberal justices who will allow government to continue its rampage against our individual rights, with utter contempt for our Second Amendment. 20:33:34 I know Donald and I am proud to know Donald. He will appoint conservative justices who will defend, rather than rewrite, our Constitution. I have one question for all of you here today. Are you ready to send ISIS a message that we're really coming after them? When Donald Trump is President, he will. 20:34:21 So America, on November 8th, remember this: If you believe in limited government. If you believe in our historic constitutional rights.If you believe in the rule of law. If you believe it's time for America to start acting like America again.There is only one choice in this election: Donald Trump. America's for Trump. And so am I. God bless America and God bless the Trump family. Thank you. 20:35:19 [ VIDEO PLAYS ABOUT SPACE] COL. EILEEN COLLINS 20:39:16 Good evening it's great to be here with you tonight, thank you. From the moment the first Pilgrims arrived on our shores, Americans have been asking, "what's next?" We are a nation built by the passion of people who weren't afraid to do something first, to step into the unknown, and pave our own way forward. We are a nation of explorers. 20:39:54 In 1961, President Kennedy issued a challenge to America: to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth. And 47 years ago on this very day, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin answered that call and they walked on the moon. [ cheers ] And, they took with them an American flag and a plaque bearing the inscription: "here men from planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969. We came in peace for all mankind." 20:40:46 We landed on the moon to fulfill a leadership challenge and to explore. We know that exploration leads to invention, innovation and discovery. For example our successful robotic missions to Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto have provided valuable information about our own planet. But in 2011, the space shuttle program ended. The last time the United States launched our own astronauts from our own soil was over 5 years ago. We must do better than that! 20:41:36 Countries that are strong are countries that explore, invent, and discover to remain resilient in a changing world. I am honored to have played a role in our nation's heritage of explorers as the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, joining the ranks of those that have fought to lead the way. [ cheers ] Thanks. 20:42:01 We are all so proud of our Apollo program that put our astronauts on the Moon: first, in peace, for all mankind. Nations that lead on the frontier, lead in the world. [ cheers ] We need that visionary leadership again. Leadership that will inspire the next generation of explorers to have that same passion. 20:42:30 We need leadership that will ask Americans--Americans will ask again,"What's next?" We need leadership that will make America's space program first again. And we need leadership that will make America great again. I want to thank all of you. Thank you for what you're doing. God bless America. MICHELLE VAN ETTEN 20:43:24 I was born an entrepreneur and dreamer, and by the time I was six years old I knew it. My dream was to be a circus performer so I decided I was going to have a circus at my house. I made tickets, I went door to door and sold those tickets, I dressed my baby brother up like a clown and I even taught my dog some new tricks. I was ready for my big day. 20:43:59 As my guests started to arrive my parents had no idea I was having a circus. They apologized to my guests and refunded my money. I was so upset. But afterwards my dad told me any dream you have you can do as long as you're willing to do the work it takes to get the job done, after you go to college." 20:44:36 I can't wait. I want it now. I decided, I was gonna take my dad's advice, and I recruited the neighborhood kids to be part of my circus. And we charged our parents to watch the show. I had my circus for over a year. And my dad told me I earned great candy money that year! 20:45:05 Fast forward 26 years. Going to my high school reuinion, my 20 year of course, I decided to scope out the competition. And what I realized, the girls I went to school with, they were driving BMWs and they looked like Barbie. I was 30 pounds s overweight, a stay at home mom and drove a minivan. 20:45:33 I decided at that point I needed a change. And I began to dream again. I took a leap of faith and decided to open up my own home based business. And what I've realized, when you go after a dream. You are going to learn how to fail forward and never quit. 20:46:06 I also learned that I had to level up to become the type of person that I wanted in my business. After two year I was able to retire my husband after 28 years in the DOD. Today my husband he stays at home with our children and he homeschools them because I will not subject them to Common Core. 20:46:45 I own a small business, it's a fashion studio in Brandon, Florida MV House of Style. Florida does rock. Today I run a multi-faceted business, a multi faceted international business and I am living the American Dream. But that dream is in jeopardy. My fear the next generation - the millennials- who over 50% have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be their own boss - will not be able to because of excessive policies and 8 years of liberals. They've overtaxed us, overregulated us, and they are killing the American Dream. 20:47:57 Small businesses are the backbone of America. We need entrepreneurs. We live in the land of opportunity. And we need to protect the American Dream above all else. [ cheers ] The American dream is being -- denigrated right now, because of what's going on. And, we need a change. And if you want a change, and you believe that we can make a difference, then we need to have a president who is a businessman and not a Hillarycrat. Who believes that business is the -- who believes that business is the backbone of America. 20:49:06 Who will not raise taxes. Who will protect our children and end common core. Who will repeal Obamacare and allow small businesses to be able to provide healthcare for their employees again. Who will foster creativity and innovation. Who will bring back manufacturing. Who will take care of the American people and make America great again. There is only one man capable of this juggling act. There is only one man who can handle the circus we've inherited for the past 8 years and serve as the ultimate ringmaster. 20:50:07 There is only one man who can protect the American future for many generations. That man is Donald Trump. Thank you. RALPH ALVARADO 20:50:35 Good evening, it's a great night to be an American. From the great Commonwealth of Kentucky, the home of horses, bourbon, coal, bluegrass, and the finest people on Earth, allow me to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude for the privilege of addressing this assembly. 20:50:59 I am proud to stand before you tonight as the first Hispanic member ever elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. [ cheers ] Thank you. But, the road here was not an easy one. It's a long story, but three failed political runs were lonely at times and full of adversity. With a lot of determination, a lot of grit, and hard work, I triumphed and I'm standing before you here tonight. Cheers ] 20:51:32 Everything I am, everything I have achieved, I owe to God and my parents. My father was a proud legal immigrant from Costa Rica, my mother from Argentina. And being the son of immigrants, I saw firsthand their sacrifice to provide our family a better life. I watched their struggle in mastering a second language and their strong and quiet commitment to hard work. We didn't have the luxuries that other families had, but what my parents did give me was family structure, discipline, support, high personal expectations, love and faith in God. They were Hispanic, they were Americans and they were very proud of being both. 20:52:19 They understood the value of preserving our culture and our language, but also the value of an education and instilling a pride and love for our country. Like most immigrants, they understood that their sacrifice would not provide them with immediate success, but the reward would be in the opportunity and success of their children and their grandchildren. But, this story is not unique to my family; it is the story of many legal Latino immigrants who come to America. At their core, this is important for us to understand, Hispanics believe what Republicans believe: traditional family values, church, faith in God, the dignity of work, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency that comes from a free society and a limited government. 20:53:12 They have simple dreams that might seem mundane to the average American, but would sound familiar to our founding fathers and their core principles. Some flee corrupt government leaders for the dream of liberty and freedom. Some flee crime and anarchy for the dream of safer communities for their families. Some flee hunger and despair for the dream of opportunity, entrepreneurship, and abundance. 20:53:35 But, all of them leave their homelands for the dream of America - the place where if you work hard, study hard, and obey our laws, you can accomplish anything. Now, over the past eight years, our President and his apprentice, Hillary Clinton, have talked about that American dream, but they have absolutely no idea how to protect it, foster it, or expand it. 20:54:03 Today, we have a President who has not only failed to end racial tension, he has made us more divided than ever. Today, we have a President who is itching to restrict our fundamental constitutional rights, such as religious liberty, the right to bear arms, and free speech. 20:54:24 Today, we have a President who has rejected honesty and transparency, lying to the American people over and over again: from Obamacare to the promise of immigration reform to Fast and Furious to phone record spying to an IRS enemies list to green energy crony bankruptcies to Benghazi - to the VA scandal, to the Iran nuclear deal, the list just goes on and on and on. [ cheers ] 20:54:55 And, with Hillary Clinton, this eight year nightmare will get far, far worse. Americans face a very important decision. Or do we want someone who is brutally honest or do we want someone who is brutally dishonest? It is not a decision about America moving left or about America moving right, but it is a decision about America going up or America going down. 20:55:25 By protecting the American dream, we can make America first again. There is only one candidate who will protect it for our current and future generations. And that candidate is Donald Trump. [ cheers ] >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! And now a message for my Latino friends: A mis hermanos hispanos: nuestras familias se fugaron le paises llenos de corrupcion y politicos mentirosos. Por favor, no permitan que esa miseria occura en este pais también. Vivimos en una isla de libertad y opportunidad. Voten conmigo. Voten Republicano. Y voten for Donald Trump. [ cheers ] 20:56:28 And I've got a message for one more person. Hillary Clinton, you failed the Hispanic community, and you don't deserve our vote. [ cheers ] God bless this convention. God bless our country. Thank you very much. 20:56:51 [ MUSIC ] DARRELL SCOTT 20:59:08 I first met Donald Trump several years ago. In that meeting, he said he was very troubled about the direction our country was heading in. I listened to his voice, and I understood and shared many of the same concerns that he expressed. In the many times that we have met since, we have spoken about the economy, race relations, immigration, jobs, urban renovation and revitalization, the military, and many other issues that are critical to our nation's well being. 5535 RNC DAY 3 POOL SWITCHED PROGRAM 072016 C16 P2 20:59:39 The truth is Donald Trump is a conservative father and grandfather who feels that his best days are still in front of him and not behind him. And despite his accomplishments, he still feels a void that he believes can only be filled by service to his country and service to his fellow Americans. The truth is, the Democratic Party has failed us: at home, our growth is lethargic and our debt is deeper; we are spiritually empty; and we are more divided now than we've ever been before. Abroad we are neither respected, we're not feared by our adversaries, and our friends increasingly cannot count on u either.
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POOL PROGRAM SWITCHED FEED FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION / REINCE PRIEBUS 19:35:18 Delegates and alternates, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the fourth session of the 2016 Republican national convention. The convention will come to order. [Cheering] To present tonight's colors, please welcome boy scout troop 605 from rocky river, Ohio. 19:35:43 [ colors are presented ] 19:36:30 PRIEBUS: Please remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. At the national anthem and the invocation. To lead us, the recipient of the 2016 adult learner of the year, Margaret Hudson. [Cheering] 19:36:50 [ Pledge of Allegiance ] 19:37:26 [ National Anthem sung by Abby Paskvan ] 19:39:21 >> Usa! Usa! Usa! Usa! 19:39:31 PRIEBUS>> All right. Please welcome Nathan Johnson of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints who will lead us in the invocation. 19:39:50 JOHNSON>> Our loving father in heaven, we and our children bow our heads and give me thanks for this beloved nation for its inspired founding and for the freedoms we enjoy. We ask for your blessing on tonight's proceedings and upon those who will be participating. Please bless all of our leaders, father, that they may have wisdom and humility as they serve. We thank you for all the men and women who serve to protect this country and defend her freedoms. Please watch over them and comfort their families. 19:40:33 We ask, father, that thou bless our enemies and we pray for those who oppose our ideals and seek to do us harm, that their hearts will be softened. Please bless all who are afflicted physically, emotionally, or spiritually, especially children. Bless those affected by disaster or violence or terror, those who go without and those who suffer with sickness, pain, doubt, loneliness or grief may they be comforted through thy spirit and helped through our acts of selfless service. 19:41:14 Bless us that we may be a people that pray to thee, that with bowed heads or on bended knee, we in this heaven rescued land may praise the power that has made and preserved us a nation. And father, we pray for healing, healing for our society, healing for the family, even the healing that comes through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We pray that he who is the great physician may mend our division and contention and bring us peace in our world, our communities, and our homes. We humbly pray in the name of thy beloved son, Jesus Christ. Amen. [Cheering] 19:42:08 PRIEBUS>> Please remain standing while the colors are retired. [Cheering] 19:42:17 [ colors are retired ] >> Please welcome the GE Smith and with this evenings special guest country music star Chris Danson. [ MUSIC ] SPEAKERS RICK SCOTT 19:57:37 Good evening. My name is Rick Scott, Governor of the great state of Florida. Before I begin tonight, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has kept us in their prayers after the horrific and hate-filled terrorist attack in Orlando a month ago. We have received an outpouring of love and support from Americans everywhere. The American people sure do stick up for each other. 19:58:16 So on behalf of all the citizens of our great state of Florida - THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. [ cheers ] 19:58:28 I'm old enough to remember when terrorism was something that happened in foreign countries. Not today. How many more times does the evil of radical Islamic terrorism have to occur, before the President of the United States will muster the courage to face the truth? How many more "Orlandos," "San Bernadinos," or "Ft. Hoods" will happen until President Obama decides to be honest? 19:59:06 I cried with the grieving moms and dads and brothers and sisters of the 49 people slaughtered by the ISIS-inspired terrorist. This war is real. It is here in America. And the next President must - DESTROY - this - evil. [ cheers ] Donald Trump IS the man for THAT JOB. >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump 19:59:50 I met Donald Trump about 20 years ago, before either of us decided to run for office. Let me tell you why this is the time for Donald to be President. A lot of politicians like to give speeches where they say "we are at a crossroads." 20:00:08 But that's not really where we are today. Today, America is in terrible world-record high debt, our economy is not growing, our jobs are going overseas, we've allowed our military to decay, and we project weakness on the international stage. Washington grows while the rest of America struggles. The Democrats have not led us to a crossroads, they - have - led - us - to - a - CLIFF. [ cheers ] Now I know that some have reservations about my friend Donald Trump. Perhaps he's sometimes not polite.he can be a little rough.and for some people he may be too direct. 20:01:05 BUT, this election is not actually about Donald Trump - or Hillary Clinton. In fact, this election is not about you or me. This election is about the very survival of the American Dream. [ cheers ] It's time for all Americans to put down their partisan banners, vote for the survival of the greatest country in the world, and do what is right for our country - VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP! >> [ chant ] Vote Trump! Vote Trump! 20:01:58 Finally..I have some great news..This is the time America has been waiting for. THIS YEAR, WE GET TO FIRE! THE POLITICIANS. And who better to let the politicians know "you're fired" than Donald Trump? [ cheers ] We need a president who is politically incorrect and will tell it like it is. We need a President who isn't afraid of Washington. We need a President who doesn't believe government is the answer to every problem. 20:02:51 We need a President who recognizes that great countries have borders. We need a President who will bring American jobs back to AMERICA. We need a President who is not afraid to SAY "radical Islamic terrorism." And.We need a President who will wipe ISIS off - the - face - of - the - earth. And on every one of these measures...HILLARY CLINTON FAILS. 20:03:40 She fails, she fails, she fails. >> [ chant ] Lock her up! Lock her up! 20:04:12 America is worth fighting for. Let's MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Let's elect Donald Trump the next PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. LAURA INGRAHAM 20:04:53 Hey everybody. [ cheers ] Hey everybody. I love you back. >> [ chant ] Laura! Laura! 20:05:24 Oh sit down. Ya'll may know me from TV and radio, but my kids know me by my most important name--mom. I'm a single mother of three adopted children, they're watching in Minnesota right now, hi kids. I'm here tonight supporting Donald Trump because like most Americans, I refuse to leave my kids a country that is worse off than the one my parents left me. 20:06:19 Now my grandparents were Polish immigrants. My parents they grew up in Depression Era New England. My dad he enlisted in the Navy in WWII. My mom she waited tables until she was 73 years old. My dad he worked at his car wash. My parents flew the flag at our house and not just on the 4th of July. And they scrimped and saved my mother made my clothes, she wore the same winter coat for 40 years. Any extra money in our house went into the bank for our education. 20:07:26 And we learned that there is dignity in every job. [ cheers ] Every job, no matter what you do. My brothers, they picked tobacco and delivered newspapers. I picked blueberries and raked lawns. We did what he had to do. You see, my parents didn't believe there were jobs that Americans wouldn't do. [ cheers ] 20:08:09 In the early '70s, I was a little kid, and I remember watching the news with my mom that night. And one night I asked her, I said, mom, why are people burning the American flag? And she looked at me and he answered: "Honey, because their parents didn't teach them about respect." [ cheers ] 20:08:38 You would've loved my mother. [ cheers ] Respect, respect. We see it in decline once again. The people don't respect the government. The government doesn't respect the people, not even our veterans. [ boos ] Politicians, they don't respect the Constitution. Many don't respect the life of the infant in the womb, or the elderly who languish alone. 20:09:37 Others they don't respect the police, the men and women who risk their lives every day for every one of us. Many in public office we know this all too well don't we, many in public office don't enforce or respect the rule of law.Isn't that right, Mrs. Clinton? >> [chant] Lock her up! 20:10:32 Too many citizens and noncitizens don't respect our laws either. And many of our allies they don't respect us anymore. My friends, it's really sad it's heartbreaking to see this happen to the country that we love. This is our home. It belongs to us, to our children and our grandchildren. it's where our dead are buried. And we deserve better and we can do better. 20:11:20 Like us, Donald Trump understands that we have to turn this around we have to restore respect across all levels of society. Unlike us, Hillary Clinton believes the status quo is just fine because she helped create it. Donald Trump knows that a nation without borders is not a nation at all. But Hillary Clinton, she doesn't believe in borders. Donald Trump knows that a country must put its citizens first, its own people FIRST. Now what about Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton thinks that America is just another nation in a global order. 20:12:18 Donald Trump, he understands that America's greatness it comes from her people, it comes from her freedom. Hillary Clinton, well she believes our greatness can only be found in the ever-growing, bloated government bureaucracy that only she, Her Majesty, can rule over. You can almost see the robes being placed over her shoulders. She believes that there's a government solution for every problem. [ boos ] No, Hillary, YOU'RE the problem. [ cheers ] 20:13:35 We were all -- I was thinking about, back when I was in high school, back in 1979, we were in a mess back then too. Right? We waited in line for gas. We waited for our hostages to come home. We waited for someone to convince us that the long national nightmare would soon be over. And then Ronald Reagan rode in just in time to restore our national confidence -- oh, he's watching us today, he's watching. He rode in to restore our national confidence, restore our economy, and our military. Today, many of our people wait for jobs. We wait for a strategy, any strategy, to keep us safe. And our veterans, they die waiting for decent care. 20:14:43 Well everybody, with Donald J. Trump, thank god that wait is over. It's done. Donald Trump has pledged to work tirelessly to get our country back on track. I want to say this very plainly. We should ALL-- even all you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos--we love you, we love you, but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now, tonight, tonight. 20:15:55 I hope they're listening to you. I hope they are listening. My friends, this is the most important election since 1980. I worked for Ronald Reagan and I remember, before he came along we had--things were bad, but today you know we have stagnating wages. we have skyrocketing healthcare costs. doubling of the debt. the threat of ISIS. the rise of China. 20:16:57 And the Democrats' answer to all that is to nominate woman who helped orchestrate America's decline. Now think about it. That has to be some cruel joke, like skinny jeans on men or man buns or something like that--a bad joke. Now I don't want to sit around and tell my kids stories someday about how great America USED to be. Do you? 20:17:41 We never give up. We rise to every challenge. We fight and win. We're Americans. We need a president who believes in the Constitution and who will fight for us not against us. Treat us like an ally, not an enemy. Fight alongside with us. We are not the enemy, we're the people. We're not your servants. You're ours. And to all my friends, they're way up there, in the press, I see you, hello, to all my friends up there in the press, you all know why in your heart why Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. You know why he won it? Because he dared to call out the phonies, the frauds, and the corruption that has all gone unexposed and uncovered for too long. Too long. Do your job. 20:19:56 Doing your job is a novel concept. And by the way, people on another cable network were talking about how there was no energy in the room last night. Why don't you sit here with the people? What a joke. [ cheers ] America is onto you. Donald Trump, Donald Trump respects u enough to tell us the hard truths about what has happened to our country- on issues like immigration, trade, and our diminished status around the world - even in the face of unfair criticism and sheer hatred. 20:20:47 They had their chance. Now, it's our chance. [ cheers ] America, let us tonight go forth and reject the politics of division. Let's defeat the Clinton Machine! [ cheers ] Let's send the consultants, the clusters, and the lobbyists packing. [ cheers ] 20:21:38 Let's give the power back to the people. [ cheers ] And let's elect Donald Trump president of the United States. PHIL RUFFIN 20:22:34 Hello my name is Phil Ruffin. Donald and I have been friends for over 20 years and business partners. I can tell you as a friend he has been unbelievable. Donald's word is his bond. If Donald tells you something put it in the bank. He's been my partner and friend and believe me, his handshake is better than any contract you will ever write. Innovator, entrepreneur: no one in our business works harder than Donald Trump. Sometimes he works 20 hours a day, I worry about it. He can see things that others cannot see. He'll look at a deal and make something incredible out of it. 20:23:26 We were in New York on Park Avenue and 58th there was a building called the GE Building, I didn't like it I said Donald stay away from it. He bought it, made two or $300 million on a deal. That's what he does. We're in Palm Beach with Robert Kraft he bought a--Donald had a house on the ocean, he paid $40 million for it. I didn't like it, I thought it was a mess. He sold it for $100 million. Shows you what I know. As a result of his vision, he's put tens of thousands of American workers to work. And these are high paying jobs on construction. If any of you do construction you know $40 or $50 an hour is not unusual. He's done this in many many of the nation's greatest states. Chicago, where's Chicago? New York, where's New York, he does it in New York, you know what he does in new York. 20:24:41 His name is all over the place. Miami, where the hell - Miami. He just bought Dural Country Club, and you know what he does? And he has the Mar-a-Lago. He loves Florida. Let me tell you about -- oh, Las Vegas, Nevada. This is one of the deals we did together. Don and I build the Trump international hotel in Las Vegas. Beautiful hotel. All the Trump amenities. He knows how to build. He builds them with detail. 20:25:18 We had almost 1300 units, and they were sold out in 90 days. 90 days. But then, that was 2007, and 2008, nobody could close. The recession hit. The banks shut down. So, then we were stuck. 75% -- only 300 units sold. 75% of them were empty. What do you do? We had $500 million in debt. What do you do? Donald does not give up. He said, let's go forward with this project. We'll put the money in, we will make the damn thing work. And he did. [ cheers ] By the way, we put in $30 million apiece in 4 years. He didn't squawk, wired the money in. 20:26:19 I believe in him I always have believed in him. I think he's tough, he's smart, he knows what he's doing. He always pays his bills promptly, you won't hear that, promptly, no discounts. Nobody lost any money on it. Today we have 80% sold we have no debt we've paid off all that debt and so we're gonna make a lot of money on it. It's become a huge success. He wants to do the same thing for the country. Believe me he will. His mind works like that. Instead of thinking of Donald Trump he will think of the country. 20:27:08 He's a developer extraordinary, he's an entrepreneur like nobody you've ever seen. He is a leader he wants to lead this country. When he first told me we were at Mar a Lago he first told me he was going to run for president. I said Donald are you sure you want to do this? You're king of the world you have everything you want. Why would you want to do this. He said simply I love America, our system is broken and I am Going to fix it. [Cheering] 20:27:54 That is what America needs now. A fighter, innovator, someone who knows what the hell he's doing and believe me Donald can do it all. I know him like a brother, I love the man. He will make this country great again. Go Donald, see you in Washington, a tsunami is coming and his name is donald trump. [Cheering] Thank you. FL AG PAM BONDI 20:28:39 New York aren't you proud? Florida I love you. I love you. November 8th is a day of reckoning for all those who have abused their power. It is the day when we the people will take back our government. From Washington bureaucrats playing doctor with our health care. To a President who's been playing fast and loose with our constitutional rights and Russian roulette with our borders. 20:29:29 November 8th, is when America feels safe again, because that's when America wins again. Because winning this election means reclaiming something to which I've dedicated my entire career: the rule of law. Laws that make our neighborhoods safe, laws that make our economy strong. Laws that apply equally to everyone. And Louisiana, more than ever, laws that back our law enforcement, they have our backs and Donald Trump will have your backs. But today, these laws are under siege by a President determined to ignore laws he doesn't like, and by a former Secretary of State who believes the laws don't apply to her. 20:31:00 And by the way, she deserves no security clearance. How do you become president of the United States when you have no security clearance? This lawlessness must stop. Right here, right now. Donald Trump will stop it. Lock her up, I love that. >> [ chant ] Lock her up! Lock her up! 20:31:35 Stay with me. Donald is going to roll back Obama's unconstitutional executive orders. Hang on. Donald's going to roll back Obama's unconstitutional executive orders. He will enforce our immigration laws to keep us safe, while allowing legal immigrants to bless this nation with their talents and their dreams. [ cheers ] And California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona -- Donald Trump will take control of our borders. [ cheers ] Because we must stop the influx of cocaine and heroin coming into our country and my state, killing our kids. 20:32:39 Oh, and then there's this. Hillary believes our enemies -- this is unreal. Hillary believe our enemies deserve our respect and empathy. [ boos ] Donald Trump deserves -- believes terrorists deserve to die. Hillary will stack the Supreme Court with liberal justices who will allow government to continue its rampage against our individual rights, with utter contempt for our Second Amendment. 20:33:34 I know Donald and I am proud to know Donald. He will appoint conservative justices who will defend, rather than rewrite, our Constitution. I have one question for all of you here today. Are you ready to send ISIS a message that we're really coming after them? When Donald Trump is President, he will. 20:34:21 So America, on November 8th, remember this: If you believe in limited government. If you believe in our historic constitutional rights.If you believe in the rule of law. If you believe it's time for America to start acting like America again.There is only one choice in this election: Donald Trump. America's for Trump. And so am I. God bless America and God bless the Trump family. Thank you. 20:35:19 [ VIDEO PLAYS ABOUT SPACE] COL. EILEEN COLLINS 20:39:16 Good evening it's great to be here with you tonight, thank you. From the moment the first Pilgrims arrived on our shores, Americans have been asking, "what's next?" We are a nation built by the passion of people who weren't afraid to do something first, to step into the unknown, and pave our own way forward. We are a nation of explorers. 20:39:54 In 1961, President Kennedy issued a challenge to America: to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth. And 47 years ago on this very day, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin answered that call and they walked on the moon. [ cheers ] And, they took with them an American flag and a plaque bearing the inscription: "here men from planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969. We came in peace for all mankind." 20:40:46 We landed on the moon to fulfill a leadership challenge and to explore. We know that exploration leads to invention, innovation and discovery. For example our successful robotic missions to Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto have provided valuable information about our own planet. But in 2011, the space shuttle program ended. The last time the United States launched our own astronauts from our own soil was over 5 years ago. We must do better than that! 20:41:36 Countries that are strong are countries that explore, invent, and discover to remain resilient in a changing world. I am honored to have played a role in our nation's heritage of explorers as the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, joining the ranks of those that have fought to lead the way. [ cheers ] Thanks. 20:42:01 We are all so proud of our Apollo program that put our astronauts on the Moon: first, in peace, for all mankind. Nations that lead on the frontier, lead in the world. [ cheers ] We need that visionary leadership again. Leadership that will inspire the next generation of explorers to have that same passion. 20:42:30 We need leadership that will ask Americans--Americans will ask again,"What's next?" We need leadership that will make America's space program first again. And we need leadership that will make America great again. I want to thank all of you. Thank you for what you're doing. God bless America. MICHELLE VAN ETTEN 20:43:24 I was born an entrepreneur and dreamer, and by the time I was six years old I knew it. My dream was to be a circus performer so I decided I was going to have a circus at my house. I made tickets, I went door to door and sold those tickets, I dressed my baby brother up like a clown and I even taught my dog some new tricks. I was ready for my big day. 20:43:59 As my guests started to arrive my parents had no idea I was having a circus. They apologized to my guests and refunded my money. I was so upset. But afterwards my dad told me any dream you have you can do as long as you're willing to do the work it takes to get the job done, after you go to college." 20:44:36 I can't wait. I want it now. I decided, I was gonna take my dad's advice, and I recruited the neighborhood kids to be part of my circus. And we charged our parents to watch the show. I had my circus for over a year. And my dad told me I earned great candy money that year! 20:45:05 Fast forward 26 years. Going to my high school reuinion, my 20 year of course, I decided to scope out the competition. And what I realized, the girls I went to school with, they were driving BMWs and they looked like Barbie. I was 30 pounds s overweight, a stay at home mom and drove a minivan. 20:45:33 I decided at that point I needed a change. And I began to dream again. I took a leap of faith and decided to open up my own home based business. And what I've realized, when you go after a dream. You are going to learn how to fail forward and never quit. 20:46:06 I also learned that I had to level up to become the type of person that I wanted in my business. After two year I was able to retire my husband after 28 years in the DOD. Today my husband he stays at home with our children and he homeschools them because I will not subject them to Common Core. 20:46:45 I own a small business, it's a fashion studio in Brandon, Florida MV House of Style. Florida does rock. Today I run a multi-faceted business, a multi faceted international business and I am living the American Dream. But that dream is in jeopardy. My fear the next generation - the millennials- who over 50% have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be their own boss - will not be able to because of excessive policies and 8 years of liberals. They've overtaxed us, overregulated us, and they are killing the American Dream. 20:47:57 Small businesses are the backbone of America. We need entrepreneurs. We live in the land of opportunity. And we need to protect the American Dream above all else. [ cheers ] The American dream is being -- denigrated right now, because of what's going on. And, we need a change. And if you want a change, and you believe that we can make a difference, then we need to have a president who is a businessman and not a Hillarycrat. Who believes that business is the -- who believes that business is the backbone of America. 20:49:06 Who will not raise taxes. Who will protect our children and end common core. Who will repeal Obamacare and allow small businesses to be able to provide healthcare for their employees again. Who will foster creativity and innovation. Who will bring back manufacturing. Who will take care of the American people and make America great again. There is only one man capable of this juggling act. There is only one man who can handle the circus we've inherited for the past 8 years and serve as the ultimate ringmaster. 20:50:07 There is only one man who can protect the American future for many generations. That man is Donald Trump. Thank you. RALPH ALVARADO 20:50:35 Good evening, it's a great night to be an American. From the great Commonwealth of Kentucky, the home of horses, bourbon, coal, bluegrass, and the finest people on Earth, allow me to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude for the privilege of addressing this assembly. 20:50:59 I am proud to stand before you tonight as the first Hispanic member ever elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. [ cheers ] Thank you. But, the road here was not an easy one. It's a long story, but three failed political runs were lonely at times and full of adversity. With a lot of determination, a lot of grit, and hard work, I triumphed and I'm standing before you here tonight. Cheers ] 20:51:32 Everything I am, everything I have achieved, I owe to God and my parents. My father was a proud legal immigrant from Costa Rica, my mother from Argentina. And being the son of immigrants, I saw firsthand their sacrifice to provide our family a better life. I watched their struggle in mastering a second language and their strong and quiet commitment to hard work. We didn't have the luxuries that other families had, but what my parents did give me was family structure, discipline, support, high personal expectations, love and faith in God. They were Hispanic, they were Americans and they were very proud of being both. 20:52:19 They understood the value of preserving our culture and our language, but also the value of an education and instilling a pride and love for our country. Like most immigrants, they understood that their sacrifice would not provide them with immediate success, but the reward would be in the opportunity and success of their children and their grandchildren. But, this story is not unique to my family; it is the story of many legal Latino immigrants who come to America. At their core, this is important for us to understand, Hispanics believe what Republicans believe: traditional family values, church, faith in God, the dignity of work, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency that comes from a free society and a limited government. 20:53:12 They have simple dreams that might seem mundane to the average American, but would sound familiar to our founding fathers and their core principles. Some flee corrupt government leaders for the dream of liberty and freedom. Some flee crime and anarchy for the dream of safer communities for their families. Some flee hunger and despair for the dream of opportunity, entrepreneurship, and abundance. 20:53:35 But, all of them leave their homelands for the dream of America - the place where if you work hard, study hard, and obey our laws, you can accomplish anything. Now, over the past eight years, our President and his apprentice, Hillary Clinton, have talked about that American dream, but they have absolutely no idea how to protect it, foster it, or expand it. 20:54:03 Today, we have a President who has not only failed to end racial tension, he has made us more divided than ever. Today, we have a President who is itching to restrict our fundamental constitutional rights, such as religious liberty, the right to bear arms, and free speech. 20:54:24 Today, we have a President who has rejected honesty and transparency, lying to the American people over and over again: from Obamacare to the promise of immigration reform to Fast and Furious to phone record spying to an IRS enemies list to green energy crony bankruptcies to Benghazi - to the VA scandal, to the Iran nuclear deal, the list just goes on and on and on. [ cheers ] 20:54:55 And, with Hillary Clinton, this eight year nightmare will get far, far worse. Americans face a very important decision. Or do we want someone who is brutally honest or do we want someone who is brutally dishonest? It is not a decision about America moving left or about America moving right, but it is a decision about America going up or America going down. 20:55:25 By protecting the American dream, we can make America first again. There is only one candidate who will protect it for our current and future generations. And that candidate is Donald Trump. [ cheers ] >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! And now a message for my Latino friends: A mis hermanos hispanos: nuestras familias se fugaron le paises llenos de corrupcion y politicos mentirosos. Por favor, no permitan que esa miseria occura en este pais también. Vivimos en una isla de libertad y opportunidad. Voten conmigo. Voten Republicano. Y voten for Donald Trump. [ cheers ] 20:56:28 And I've got a message for one more person. Hillary Clinton, you failed the Hispanic community, and you don't deserve our vote. [ cheers ] God bless this convention. God bless our country. Thank you very much. 20:56:51 [ MUSIC ] DARRELL SCOTT 20:59:08 I first met Donald Trump several years ago. In that meeting, he said he was very troubled about the direction our country was heading in. I listened to his voice, and I understood and shared many of the same concerns that he expressed. In the many times that we have met since, we have spoken about the economy, race relations, immigration, jobs, urban renovation and revitalization, the military, and many other issues that are critical to our nation's well being. 5535 RNC DAY 3 POOL SWITCHED PROGRAM 072016 C16 P2 20:59:39 The truth is Donald Trump is a conservative father and grandfather who feels that his best days are still in front of him and not behind him. And despite his accomplishments, he still feels a void that he believes can only be filled by service to his country and service to his fellow Americans. The truth is, the Democratic Party has failed us: at home, our growth is lethargic and our debt is deeper; we are spiritually empty; and we are more divided now than we've ever been before. Abroad we are neither respected, we're not feared by our adversaries, and our friends increasingly cannot count on u either.
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PROGRAM FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / PAM LIVENGOOD 19:38:20 Hi. For my 50th birthday, I got a 2-year-old. You see, my daughter and her boyfriend had a beautiful little boy named Francis but they got caught up in drugs. It started with the pain medication she was given after Francis was born. And it just got worse. It's hard to explain just how devastating it is to watch your child struggle with substance abuse. I know my daughter loved Francis but love wasn't enough to take care of him. I started getting calls from child services. And one day, they said Francis would be taken away from my family and put in foster care unless he had family who could take care of him. There was no way we were going to let our grandson end up in foster care. So, Francis lived with my husband, John and I, until he was 5. 19:39:15 His grandfather -- he lives with his grandfather now, who is on disability. And when you're my age, you don't expect to start all over again, raising a grandchild. Today, my daughter is in treatment but she has a long road ahead of her. My story isn't unique. This epidemic has devastated communities all over the country. It doesn't discriminate against age, race, gender or income. It affects all of us. But sometimes it feels like folks in Washington don't hear these stories. Well, last year, Hillary Clinton came to New Hampshire for a round table at my workplace. And she asked if addiction had touched any of us. And as I told my story, Hillary listened. She even took notes. And then she did something else we don't see a lot of in Washington. She took action. 19:40:13 She came up with a plan, one that includes everything from reducing overdoses to expanding access to treatment. To me, that's the kind of leader we need. We need a leader who listens to the voices of ordinary Americans, a leader who treats people with compassion and respect, a leader who believes that, as Americans, we look out for each other. I'm not saying that leader has to be a grandmother but it sure helps. For me, that leader is Hillary Clinton. JEANNE SHAHEEN (NEW HAMPSHIRE) 19:41:15 Thank you. Thank you, delegates. And thank you, Pam Livengood for sharing your family's story here today. I applaud your courage. Democrats stand with you, your family and all families struggling with addiction and president Hillary Clinton will stand with you and we will win this fight together. 19:41:50 The opioid and heroin epidemic is ravaging communities all across this country. It's a crisis that affects old and young, rich and poor, men and women, Democrats and Republicans. And it will take all of us working together to defeat it. Across my home state of New Hampshire the awful toll grows each year, 192 overdoses in 2013, 326 fatalities in 2014. And 433 fatalities in 2015. These stories -- these statistics tell a story of a staggering epidemic, but statistics can't fully capture the profound human toll. 19:42:49 It's not only thousands of individual lives that have been destroyed. Entire communities are being devastated. Hillary Clinton sees the epidemic and its terrific toll because she came to new Hampshire. Not to talk but to listen. And she heard stories like Pam livengood's story. She heard stories like the one I recently heard about a young man full of promise, on his way to college when he suffered a sports injury, got addicted to pain killers,switched to heroin. And now instead of living on the freshman quad, he's living on the streets. Panhandling for his next fix. 19:43:35 Hillary heard how addicts are being turned away from treatment facilities due to a lack of resources. Hillary heard from law enforcement, stretched to their limit, dealing with substance abuse. She knows that drug counselors and police officers and others on the front lines of the battle are heroes. 19:43:58 They're doing amazing work. But they need our help. More than 47,000 americans died from drug overdoses in 2014. Hillary Clinton knows we cannot continue on this path. She knows because during this campaign she listened in New Hampshire and across the country. She listened. She learned. And she put together a plan to treat this like the health emergency that it is. And to deploy the necessary resources to fight it. Her plan would invest in some very simple goals, empower communities to prevent drug use among teenagers, ensure every person suffering from addiction can obtain comprehensive treatment, ensure that all first responders carry narcan, which can stop overdoses from becoming fatal and prioritize treatment over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses so we can end the era of mass incarceration. 19:45:10 Early this year, I introduced an emergency funding bill in the senate to pay for policing, prevention, treatment and recovery. But sadly, it was defeated by Republicans. Donald Trump certainly doesn't have a plan to deal with this health epidemic that's gripped our country. In fact, Donald Trump doesn't seem to know what's happening outside of Trump tower. And he seems completely uninterested in finding out. How can trump represent America when he doesn't even take the time to know America? We need a president who listens, who learns, who has empathy and who wants the same opportunities for all children that she's had. Who wants an America where we go forward together. We need president Hillary Clinton. Thank you DEMI LOVATO 19:47:01 Like millions of Americans I'm living with mental illness. But I'm lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately too many Americans from all walks of life don't get help either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues. We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma 19:47:38 I urge every politician to support laws that will provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics, it's simply the right thing to do. I'm doing my very small part by having the treatment center that saw me through my recovery on tour with me so at least a small group of people even for a brief moment can have the same support that I received. 19:48:07 It may not be a lot but we have to believe every small action counts. I stand here today, as proof that you can live a Normal and empowered life with mental illness. I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. [ cheers ] Let's make her the next president of the United States of America. DEMI LOVATO PERFORMANCE JEFF MERKLEY (OREGON) 19:54:09 Hello Philadelphia. And hello Oregon. Wasn't Demi Lovato great? I'm the son of a millwright from a small town in southern Oregon. I was the first in my family to go to college. I live in the same blue collar community I grew up in. And my children go to the same public schools I did. And here is the truth. 19:54:37 Donald Trump got rich by taking advantage of Americans like the hard working Oregonians in my community back home. Making his products overseas, hiring foreign workers instead of Americans for jobs that are right here in the United States. Cheating small business contractors, never paying them what he owed. And scamming people out of their savings through his fraudulent university. 19:55:11 Where I come from, people like Donald Trump are not the problem -- they're not the solution, they are the problem. Last week in Cleveland, Donald Trump claimed he was champion for American workers, but he's never woken up a day in his life worried about American workers. He is no more a champion for American workers than a lion is a champion for a gazelle. When I talk to folks back home again and again, I hear the frustrations of people who watch billionaires get richer while they struggle to find a job, struggle to send their kids to college, struggle to make their rent or their mortgage. Our response to these real challenges should not be to blame, to bully, to belittle, but to rise to the moment with real solutions. 19:56:11 We owe an enormous debt to Bernie Sanders, speaking of solutions. [ Applause ] Bernie Sanders inspired us to reach for bold solutions the challenges we face. Bernie's leadership on Progressive issues, his willingness to fearlessly stand up to the powers that be have galvanized a grassroots movement that is here tonight and will continue long after November and we need it to continue long after November. And now together, working together, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have forged the most progressive platform in our party's history. 19:57:09 And working together we need to join their fight for tuition free college for working americans. For (?) to 100% renewable energy to save our planet from climate change. We need to fight together to overturn citizens united. We need to fight together for passage of the equality act for full opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. We need to fight together with bernie and hillary to end profiling and mass incarceration for our communities of color. And we need to fight for trade policies that put american workers first, which means as Hillary has said, we must say no to bad trade deals and that includes the TPP. 19:58:28 Together -- >> [ inaud. Chant ] --together, we must fight for a government of, by, and for the people. Not a government for the powerful, not a government for the privileged. But a government for the people. And that is exactly what we're going to do when we follow the vision of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and elect her, Hillary Clinton, and Tim Kaine in November. [ cheers and applause ] 19:59:08 We must be united in this battle. Whether you spent this year feeling the bern or you spent this year ready for Hillary, all of us are ready for an America that rejects discrimination and embraces diversity, that celebrates voter empowerment not voter suppression, that creates opportunity for all of us not just the lucky few. So let's work together, as Bernie and Hillary have, and make sure that next January, on the west steps of the capital, it is Hillary Clinton that we are celebrating to become the next president of the United States of America. [ cheers ] Thank you so much, God bless you, and goodnight. Thank you. 20:02:16 [ 'SHE'S WITH US' VIDEO ] KARLA (11 YRS. OLD) AND FRANCISCA ORTIZ 20:03:44 KARLA: Thank you very much for coming here today. I really appreciate it. And today I'm going to tell you guys the story about my parents, about their deportation of immigration. And I'm a daughter of immigrant parents. Valiente, brave, that's what Hillary Clinton called me when I told her I was worried my parents would be deported. 20:04:15 Even when I was little, my parents were always crying. But I didn't understand why. Soy Americana. (I'm American) I was -- [ cheers ] I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. My parents came here, looking for a better life, for the American dream. Sueno Americano. But I don't feel brave every day. On most days I'm scared. I'm scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave. 20:04:58 And I wonder, what if I come home and find it empty? I want to see my parents do -- I want my parents to see me do science experiments and help me find my rare rocks in the desert. I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families like us. [ cheers and applause ] I have hope. Esperanza. 20:05:32 Hillary Clinton told me that she would do everything she could to help us. She told me that I didn't have to do the worrying because she would do the worrying for me and all of us. 20:05:52 She wants me to have the worries of an 11-year-old, not the weight of the world on my shoulder. 20:06:09 FRANCISCA: Valiente. [ cheers and applause ] [speaking Spanish] 20:06:34 [SHOT OF WOMAN IN AUDIENCE CRYING] 20:06:54 KARLA: [Speaks Spanish] Hillary Clinton for president. Thank you. >> [ chant ] Si se pueda! Si se pueda! 20:07:34 ['TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS' VIDEO PLAYS ASTRID SILVA 20:09:12 When I was 4 years old, my mother and I climbed into a raft and we crossed the river to join my father in America, in search of a better life. All I had was a little doll. I grew up like an ordinary girl. My dad worked as a landscaper and my mom stayed at home with my brother and I. But while my friends did ordinary things, I couldn't. Because my parents were afraid that someone might discover I was undocumented. 20:09:41 My family believed so deeply in the promise of this country that we risked everything for the American dream. As an undocumented student, I felt like college was out of reach. But after a journey of ten years, I finally graduated from Nevada state college. [ cheers ] My family and I are here because of people like senator Harry Reid. [ cheers ] Mi abuelito, who put themselves in our shoes and helped us. And while president Obama's immigration action protected me, we live in constant fear that my parents could be taken away from their grandson, Noah. 20:10:33 So, when Donald Trump talks about deporting 11 million people, he's talking about ripping families apart. Separating families like mine and like Karla's. Hillary Clinton understands that this is not who we are as a country. I have seen her comfort children like Karla, who are scared they might lose their parents to deportation. I know she will fight to keep our families together. Nuestras familias. I know she will. LUIS GUTIERREZ (ILLINOIS) 20:11:36 Thank you. Hello, Philadelphia. You know, my parents grew up in San Sebastian, Del Pepino in rural Puerto Rico. They weren't educated. They didn't speak English. But they didn't even have a winter coat. Barely out of their teens, they came to the U.S. When I -- and I was born in the great city of Chicago. [ cheers ] 20:12:20 My parents were born American citizens but when they moved, along with half a million other Puerto ricans in the 1950s, they were greeted with scorn and discrimination. Politicians called them criminals. They said my parents were a dangerous disease and would ruin the country. Sound familiar to you tonight? Nobody spoke up against the bigotry and hatred my parents endured. So you better believe I'm using my voice against the discrimination we hear today. [ cheers and applause ] 20:13:00 I will raise my voice against the bigot who think a judge born in Indiana can't do his job because his parents were born in Mexico. I'll raise my voice against a bully who calls hard-working immigrants criminals and rapists. Someone who promises to round up and deport families, millions of families and then put up a wall between them and us. You have joined me in that fight and so has Hillary Clinton. She stands with us so Americans remain and America remains a welcoming nation. 20:13:53 We don't discriminate because of what you look like, who you love, how you pray, what language your parents speak or where you were born. But let's be clear. My parents, when they came from Puerto Rico, weren't the only ones to confront discrimination. Every generation of newcomers, whoever and whatever they come from, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, they're met with skepticism and suspicion. But every generation proves the skeptics wrong. Immigrants contribute to our communities and make America a great nation. Immigrants die defending our democracy. 20:14:49 And you know what? They give our founding principles meaning in our time. Every time immigrants are labeled as them but over time they become part of us. We, the people. About 11 million undocumented immigrants live, work, pay taxes and raise their families in the United States of America. A lot of their families include U.S. Citizens just like me. But, listen, no matter what your family tree looks like, a fair immigration system is better for all of America. 20:15:35 No matter what others say, it is simply a fantasy that we're going to round up and deport 11 million people. It's a sick, hateful fantasy. But let me tell you what gives me hope. In her heart, Hillary Clinton's dream for America is one where immigrants are allowed to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, pay their taxes and not feel fear that their families are going to be ripped apart. [ applause ] 20:16:13 When Hillary Clinton steps to this podium to accept the nomination, we'll all take a giant step forward. The broad and diverse America that fights for an inclusive and fair nation, our union of black and brown, white and African and Asian people, who love the Earth and know that climate change is real and value education, we will all step up to that podium with her. Listen, we continue the work of our heroes like John Lewis, Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther king. And martyrs like Medgar Evers, who allow me the ability to speak from this podium. We fight for equal rights we believe women deserve equal pay for equal work in this country. [ cheers and applause ] 20:17:18 And we will not stand idly by because we believe that congress has to keep its hands off planned parenthood. We believe that people should be able to love who they love and marry who they want to marry in the United States of America. And we believe that when you send your children to school or young people are having fun at a nightclub, or you walk a beat as a police officer or you walk down the street in your neighborhood in Chicago, you shouldn't fear being shot. We will take on the NRA with Hillary as president of the United States. 20:18:17 Yes. We believe in a country where this son of uneducated parents born in Puerto Rico can speak to this nation on this podium in the city where the United States of America was born. [ Speaking Spanish ] With Hillary, our nation will be greater, better and stronger. [ Speaking Spanish ] Si se puede.[ Crowd chanting, si se puede ] JASON AND JARRON COLLINS 20:19:32 JARRON: Thank you. I'm Jarron Collins. And alongside my kind and brilliant wife, Elsa, we have three children that are raised here in America. I want my kids to know that anything is possible here. I want them to know that any more than any star athlete, the president of the United States is a role model to millions of children. So when it comes to Donald Trump, how do you tell your kids not to be a bully if their president is one? [ cheers ] How do you tell your kids to respect their heritage? My wife is Mexican-american, if their president disparages it? How do you tell your daughters they are empowered if their president reduces women to their physical appearance? 20:20:28 My parents, my family and all the great coaches I've had in my life have taught me the importance of working hard, playing fair and, most importantly, the ability to lead and bring people together to accomplish great things. That sounds like Hillary Clinton to me. [ cheers and applause ] And now, it is with great pride I introduce the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major American sports leagues, my less handsome twin brother, Jason Collins. 20:21:09 JASON: Thank you, Jarron. I'll get you back for that one later. My dream was to play in the NBA and live my authentic life as a proud gay man at the same time. I was able to accomplish both of those goals because of the people who have supported me throughout my life. Before I came out to the world on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" I came out privately to the Clinton family. I have known their family for almost 20 years. I knew that they would accept me for who I was and that they would help pave a path for others to do the same. 20:21:52 I am forever grateful for their words of wisdom back then and their unconditional support. They knew that my sexual orientation made no difference in my ability to play basketball. Just as someone's gender makes no difference in his or her ability to lead our nation. Hillary has defended the lgbt community for years, from co-sponsoring the Matthew Shepard hate crimes prevention act to helping pass the first-ever U.N. Resolution on lgbt human rights, to making sure transgender individuals passports could reflect their true gender. 20:22:40 As both an African-American and a member of the lgbt community, the choice for continued progress is clear.This November, we must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. JESSE LIPSON 20:23:27 So I don't know about you, but Donald Trump's acceptance speech left me with a lot questions. For example, where's this losing country he keeps talking about? The America I live in, the North Carolina I live in -- [ cheers ] -- is a creative engine where the innovative spirit is alive and well. Where nearly all net new jobs are created by startups. Where you can still make something from nothing like I did. 20:24:04 I taught myself how to build software on nights and weekends. When I was 26, I started my company with just $100 in advertising. Today we're in more than 100 countries and we've created more than 800 jobs in Raleigh. [Cheers and applause] 20:24:26 Donald, I'm also a businessman, you build skyscrapers, I build in the cloud, but it's clear you don't understand something simple about business. 20:24:40 Nothing scares away investment like hate. [ applause ] Disgusting laws like north Carolina's attack on lgbt Americans are costing my state hundreds of millions of dollars. It cost us the NBA all-star game and it is also costing us talented programmers who are ready to build the future. I've seen venture capitalists who refuse to invest in our state. Republicans may think they are telling people which bathroom to go into, but they are actually telling people which market to stay out of. 20:25:27 When I travel abroad, I hear people talking about legalized discrimination in America, bigotry doesn't just hurt my state, it hurts our entire country. It is not just North Carolina. In Indiana Mike pence approved discrimination against lgbt Americans. [boos] So I guess you could say if bigotry has created one job, the position of Donald Trump's running mate. 20:26:06 Hillary Clinton knows what every great CEO knows, we're stronger together. That's why she supports a federal law protecting workers in the workplace, no matter who they love or who they are. She'll cut taxes and regulations for startups and small businesses so they can hire and grow. She'll invest in breakthrough R&D so the industry and jobs of the future are created here in America. She'll help lift the burden of college debt so young people can chase their dreams. I tell my employees all of the time, focus on solutions not problems. All trump offers are problems. Hillary offers real solutions. 20:27:07 America, there is no question Hillary Clinton must be our next president. [Cheers and applause] Thank you. PAT SPEARMAN 20:29:02 Good evening, Democrats. Good evening, Democrats! I'm a veteran, I'm a minister, I'm an African American, and I am a proud member of the lgbtq community. [Cheers and applause] When I joined our military in 1977 I lived in fear of being discharged. But today, lgbtq members of the military can serve openly and proudly. When I was elected to the Nevada state legislature in 2012, I was one of only two who were openly gay and today I'm one of five. [ cheers ] When Nevada started recognizing same-sex marriage in 2014, we were one of 26 states and today marriage equality is nationwide, that's progress, my friends. [Cheers and applause] 20:30:17 But we can't stop now. We've heard Trump say that he would protect the lgbtq community, but he is against marriage equality and has said he's all for overturning it. Donald Trump says that anyone can use any bathroom in trump towers, but he still supports heinous bathroom bills and he would strip the rights away from transgender Americans. But his worst attack on us was his vice presidential pick. Indiana governor Mike pence. 20:31:08 Governor pence signed a law that lets individuals and businesses deny services to LGBTQ Americans and he used religion as a weapon to discriminate. And the state lost millions of dollars as a result. As a lesbian that hurts me, and as a person of faith that offends me and as a legislator working hard to create jobs that baffles me. No matter the cost to our country Donald Trump and Mike pence will strip away the progress we have fought so hard to win. 20:32:00 Why? Because they fear diversity, we celebrate it. They fear progress, we build on it. They fear equality, we'll keep fighting for it. So Democrats, Democrats, are we going to retreat? >> No. SPEARMAN>> Will we keep marching forward? >> Yes. 20:32:24 SPEARMAN>> Hillary Clinton is battle tested. She will fight alongside us for equality in our schools, in our communities, in our workplaces and in our nation. She will make the equality act legal and make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of who you love, who you are, wherever you live or wherever you work once and for all. 20:33:00 This election make no mistake about it, won't be easy. I know we are ready. And in the words of the old negro spiritual, so let's walk together Democrats, don't get weary, let's work together Democrats, don't get weary, let's talk together Democrats, don't get weary, there's a great camp meeting in the promised land of equality. Thank you, and god bless you all. [Cheers and applause] [ VIDEO PLAYS ] BOB CASEY (PENNSYLVANIA) 20:35:50 Welcome to Philadelphia, the place where American independence began, where our Constitution was born. Since the time of William Penn, Pennsylvania has been a commonwealth of creators. Of makers. Of builders who, every day, invent the future. My father, Governor Casey, believed that we must never forget that quote, "the sweat and blood of working men and women who built Pennsylvania forged the industrial revolution in our country and out-produced the world." 20:36:24 With family roots in Scranton and her many visits to the state over the years, Hillary Clinton understands this. She'll work every day to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. But what about Donald Trump? Donald Trump says he stands for workers and that he'll put America first, but that's not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his quote, "tremendous" Trump products made? Dress shirts: Bangladesh; furniture: Turkey; picture frames: India; wine glasses: Slovenia; neckties: China. China. 20:37:09 Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe, but not in Altoona, Erie, or here in Philadelphia? [ cheers ] Well, this is what he said: quote, "outsourcing is not always a terrible thing." Wages in America quote "are too high." And then he complained about companies moving jobs overseas because quote, "we don't make things anymore." 20:37:41 Really? Well, tell that to the union workers at All-Clad in Canonsburg, who make the pots and pans found in many of our kitchens. [ cheers and applause ] Tell that -- Tell that to the employees of K'NEX in Hatfield, who create toys that teach our children about engineering and architecture. Tell that to the robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, who are building 21st century robots and cars that drive themselves. 20:38:11 Donald Trump hasn't made anything in his life except a buck on the backs of working people. If he's a champion of working people, I'm the starting center for the 76ers. The man who says he wants to make America great doesn't make anything in America. And it's insulting that he has no plan, no plan to support the men and women who are manufacturing products here at home. All he has are empty promises, like so many he's made and failed to follow through on before. If you believe that outsourcing has been good for working people and has raised incomes for the middle class, then you should vote for Donald Trump. 20:39:03 I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. Hillary believes that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just Donald Trump and those at the top. We need to commit ourselves to making good-paying jobs here at home, so that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay there. That's why in her first 100 days in office, President Hillary Clinton will put forward the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II. 20:39:38 As President, she'll reward businesses that share profits with their employees. She will slap a new "exit tax" on companies that move overseas while rewarding companies that invest here at home. And she'll strengthen our economy by investing $10 billion in new advanced manufacturing jobs that can't be sent overseas. 20:40:02 This November, we have a choice. You can choose a candidate who's only out for himself, who wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage, and who would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class. Or you can choose Hillary Clinton - a leader with a proven track record of fighting for an economy that works for ALL of us. If you're with her like I am, go to hillaryclinton.com. Thank you. LUKE FEENEY MAYOR OF CHILLICOTHE, OHIO 20:41:04 >> Hello, delegates! Hello, Ohio! I am proud to serve the great people of historic Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital. And I'm proud to be one of the many Ohioans supporting Hillary Clinton. [Cheers and applause] When I think about what's at stake this November, I think about a woman from our hometown named Courtney Lewis. Courtney's dad works at the local paper mill. She dreamed of opening her own business. Not just for her, but for her city. She didn't like seeing her city with those empty buildings downtown. 20:41:52 She wanted to do her part. So, Courtney moved into a vacant storefront and, with two partners, started a local gift shop called Totem Supply Company. Three years later, Totem is a small town success story and it's not the only one. Chillicothe is on the rise. Appalache is on the rise. And it's thanks to small business owners like Courtney. I tell Courtney's story tonight not because it's unique, but because it isn't. 20:42:28 All across the country thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners are equally ready to drive growth in their communities, all they need is a chance. The last thing Ohioans need is a president who has crushed small businesses by not paying them for the work they did. The last thing Ohio needs is Donald Trump. Hillary's dad was a small business owner, she gets it. Hillary knows America works best when it works for everyone. And she has a plan to make sure that entrepreneurs like Courtney have all the tools they need to succeed. 20:43:12 Less red tape, more access to capital like bigger businesses have. A more even playing field and a wider path to prosperity for all of us. Mayors of small towns across the country need a president who will be a friend to small business, who will be a partner in our resurgence. Hillary knows Americans' success stories start in places like Chillicothe. That's why we're with her. That's why Chillicothe is with her. That's why ohio is with her. 20:43:53 We're with her, because she's with us. And that's why we're going to send Hillary Clinton to the White House this November. Thank you. 20:44:18 [ VIDEO: 'TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS'] KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (NEW YORK) 20:46:10 Some people know me as a United States Senator from New York. [ cheers ] But during school drop-off and pick-up, I'm better known as Theo and Henry's mom. Like most working parents, my husband and I juggle a lot. We're fortunate to have flexibility, but some days, we still barely keep it together. 20:46:40 The vast majority of working parents have it much tougher. They're struggling with too little time, too little money, and too little support. And Washington hasn't caught up to their reality. Families today look almost nothing like they did a generation ago. Eight in 10 moms work outside of the home. Four in 10 moms are the primary or sole breadwinners, and many are single. Thanks to marriage equality, more children grow up with two moms or two dads. And yet, today, our policies are stuck in the "Mad Men" era. 20:47:26 We are the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee workers paid family leave. Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. Most parents work outside the home, yet child care can cost as much as college tuition. Families rely on women's income, but we still don't have equal pay for equal work. This makes no sense, because we know that when families are strong, America is strong. 20:48:07 Hillary Clinton gets it-not just because she's a working mother, and Charlotte and Aidan's grandmother, but because for her, it's about her core values, the idea we have that we have a responsibility to one another. It's about who we are as a nation. It's why after law school, she could have gone to a fancy law firm-but she chose to work at the Children's Defense Fund, where she advocated for children with disabilities. 20:48:47 It's why as America's First Lady she helped create a health insurance program for children so that 8 million kids could get the care they need. And it's why as Secretary of State, she helped women and children to escape violence and poverty-to attend schools, support their families, and reinvest in their communities. 20:49:13 And it's why as President of the United States, she will bring our workplace policies out of the Dark Ages, and always, always, put families first. You see, Hillary Clinton's life -- Hillary Clinton's life's work has been defined by one question: "How can we help those who need it most?" Donald Trump's has been defined by a very different question: "How can I help myself the most?" 20:49:54 Donald Trump actually stood on a debate stage and said that wages are "too high." Hillary knows that in the richest country in the world, it is unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full time still lives in poverty. [ applause ] Donald Trump says that when it comes to paid family leave, "you have to be careful of it." Hillary knows that it's long past time to have guaranteed paid family leave. [ cheers ] 20:50:32 Donald Trump thinks that women should just work harder because-and I'm quoting-"You're gonna make the same if you do as good of a job." Every woman in America knows-that's not true! Hillary believes that women deserve equal pay for equal work. 20:50:58 The choice in this election couldn't be clearer! If you believe in the values that have always made us great-if you believe in keeping America great-then support Hillary Clinton. Thank you and God bless our great nation. AL FRANKEN (MINNESOTA) 20:51:45 Hi everybody. [ cheers ] Hi. Save it for the end. I'm Al Franken. [ cheers ] I'm Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump. 20:52:31 Now a little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University. [ laughter ] Sure, I had to empty out my 401(k) and take a reverse mortgage on my house to pay the tuition. But Mr. Trump or, rather, some people who said they'd once met him, convinced me that it was worth it. 20:53:02 And frankly, as a proud alum of Trump U, I think we may be mis-underestimating Donald Trump. Sure, he's scammed a lot of people. But did you know that Trump University's School of Ripping People Off is ranked second in the nation? Right behind Bernie Madoff University? That's no mean feat. 20:53:38 And Trump University is about more than just bilking people. Although, trust me, you will get bilked. It's also about learning directly from success experts like Scott Baio, Mike -- Mike Tyson, and, of course, a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump himself. 20:54:07 Now, of course, Trump University wouldn't be Trump University without its business school. Their bankruptcy program in particular is known throughout the real estate/investment community for its creativity. The most popular course, Bankruptcy 101, "How to Leave Your Partners Holding the Bag," is taught by the cardboard cutout itself. 20:54:38 The pride of Trump University, of course, is its library, located on a shelf in a closet on the third floor of Trump Tower. All of Mr. Trump's bestsellers are available for sale at a special rate, for students, which is 10% higher than the retail price. Clearly, Donald Trump's enormous, dare I say "huge," success as a businessman qualifies him to be President. And if you believe that, I've got some delicious Trump Steaks to sell you. 20:55:28 In all seriousness, I think rather than voting for someone who's never done anything for anyone other than himself, maybe we should go with the candidate who's spent her entire life working to get important things done for the American people. [ cheers and applause ] I've known Hillary, I've known Hillary for almost a quarter-century. I've never met anyone smarter, tougher, or more ready to lead us forward. I am proud to call Hillary Clinton my friend. And I can't wait to call her Madam President. 20:56:30 Now, we're going to have a lot of fun this week. But when we wake up Friday morning, there will be just 102 days left until the election. And what you - yes, all of you - what you do in those 102 days could determine who wins. And I mean that literally. I won my first race for the Senate by 312 votes. 20:57:07 There's my Minnesota delegation. There are people up there who contacted more than 312 people themselves. And literally I would not be here. The reason--they are, each of them, individually, the reason I'm giving this speech here and not into my bathroom mirror. 20:57:42 My friend, my friend Paul Wellstone - [ cheers ] -- my friend Paul Wellstone used to say, "The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard." This week is about passion. But starting Friday morning, it's all about work, hard work. 20:58:21 Now, now, many of you have jobs. Many of you have families. Ignore them. Let me tell you something: kids love it when their parents aren't home. They love it. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old knows how to use a microwave oven. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old can teach a 4-year-old kid how to use a microwave. It's just scientific fact. 20:59:02 Don't worry about your kids. They'll be fine. You have work to do. Get on those phones. Knock on those doors. And tell 'em Al Franken sent you. Thank you. 21:02:22 [ VIDEO PLAYS ] ANASTASIA SOMOZA 21:04:00 I first met Hillary as first lady on a visit to the white house. I was 9 years old and I listened to her and my mom discuss health care and early intervention for children with disabilities. [ cheers and applause ] Over the past 23 years, she has continued to serve as a friend and mentor, championing my inclusion and access to classrooms, higher education and the work force. She has never lost touch with people like me. She has invested in me, she believes in me and in a country where 56 million Americans with disabilities so often feel invisible, Hillary Clinton sees me. 20:05:11 She sees me as a strong woman, a young professional, a hard worker and the proud daughter of immigrants. My father from Nicaragua and my mother from Ireland. She has shown me that all these aspects of my identity are strengths which will help me effect change. I fear the day we elect a president who defines being American in the narrowest possible terms, who shouts, bullies and profits off of vulnerable Americans. 21:06:00 Donald Trump has shown us who he really is and I honestly feel bad for anyone with that much hate in their heart. I know we will show each other and the world who we really are in November when we choose genuine strength and thoughtful leadership over fear and division. Donald Trump doesn't see me. He doesn't hear me. And he definitely doesn't speak for me. [ cheers and applause ] 21:06:50 I am confident that as our president, Hillary will do everything in her power to promote the rights, empowerment and humanity of all Americans. [ cheers ] She knows that when we support access to education and employment opportunities for absolutely everyone, more of us will be able to live happy, independent lives and to promote, build, and contribute to this great country. 21:07:31 As president, Hillary Clinton will continue fighting and inspiring us all with her (?) and tireless efforts on our behalf. On the eve of the 26th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, I'm proud to be with you, Hillary. Thank you for showing me how to live boldly with a courageous heart. AL FRANKEN AND SARAH SILVERMAN 21:14:57 FRANKEN>> Remember me? I'm senator Al Franken and this past year, I have been #I'mwithher. SILVERMAN>> I'm Sarah Silverman. And this past year, I've been feeling the Bern. Relax. I put some cream on it. FRANKEN>> What did you say? SILVERMAN>> I said I put some cream on it. 21:15:30 FRANKEN>> You see, Sarah's the comedian so she gets the joke and I'm the politician now, so I get to make what's known as an ask. But trust me, it's a good ask. You see, if you go to hillaryclinton.com before midnight tonight and join the team, you can be not just #I'mwithher in spirit but #I'mwithher literally, as in you could win a trip to Philadelphia to be here on Thursday night when Hillary accepts the nomination. See, Sarah? That's even more fun than getting to get the joke. 21:16:15 SILVERMAN>> Oh, Al. You still got it. While we're on the subject, can I make my speech now? FRANKEN>> Oh absolutely. Go ahead. SILVERMAN>> Thank you. Al, get out of my frame. As some of you may know, I support Bernie Sanders and the movement behind him. [ cheers and applause ] 21:16:41 And Bernie's already succeeded in so many ways. He proved that citizens united is in fact not a necessary evil and by the way, citizens united, isn't that such a beautiful name for something that means billionaires buying politicians? Good Lord. Rails against the very spirit of our democracy. 21:17:06 And I'm very glad that Hillary has vowed to overturn it. [ cheers ] Not only did Bernie wake us up, he made us understand what is possible and what we deserve. You know, my shrink says we don't get what we want, we get what we think we deserve, and Bernie showed us that all of America's citizens deserve quality health care and education, not just the wealthy elites. I know. It sounds so obvious, who wouldn't agree with that? But yet it's not what's been happening. You know, I happen to believe the crazy notion that people who maybe weren't born with the same opportunities as you and me should be given the same opportunities as you and me. 21:17:57 And all it takes to accomplish this is everyone, is all of us, or as a pretty kick-ass woman once said, it takes a village. This democratic primary was exemplary. No name calling, no comments about the size of candidate's hands or ethnicity or how much they sweat or if they go to the bathroo m. Inside secret, they do. That stuff is for third graders. Come on. That's like major arrested development stuff. That's -- I'm still emotionally for calling people names from my gold-encrusted sand box because I was given money instead of human touch or coping tools stuff. Stop. But I digress. I have just been told to stretch. 21:18:54 Hillary heard the passion of the people, the people behind Bernie, and brought those passions into the party's platform and that, that is the process of democracy at its very best and it's very cool to see. [ cheers and applause ] Hillary is our democratic nominee and I will proudly vote for her. >> [ boos ] [ SHOT OF BERNIE SUPPORTERS ] 21:19:28 It's so inspiring, it's so inspiring, just a few years ago -- [ SHOT OF BERNIE SUPPORTERS BOOING ] -- she was a secretary and now she's going to be president. I mean, come on. She's like the only person ever to be overqualified for a job as the president. 21:19:51 So I tell you this, I will vote for Hillary with gusto, as I -- as I continue to be inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie, who will never stop fighting for us. [ CAN HEAR AUDIENCE IN BACKGROUND ] I am proud to be a part of Bernie's movement and a vital part of that movement is making absolutely sure that Hillary Clinton is our next president of the United States. Boo ya. Ba, ba, booey. 21:20:31 FRANKEN>> Gee, that was pretty good, Sarah. Hillary, Hillary. SILVERMAN>> Unity, unity, unity. FRANKEN>>Hillary, Hillary. 21:20:56 SILVERMAN>> Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. [ cheers ] They told us to stretch so I figured I'd add that. They made me cut off my speech and now we have to stretch. Oh I have so much I want to say. FRANKEN>> Well, okay. >> [ chant ] BERNIE! BERNIE! FRANKEN>> You know, listen to that. Listen to what you did. This is a comedian. This is the power of comedy. SILVERMAN>> Thank god they can fix this in post. 21:21:55 FRANKEN>> You know, we -- we have been -- I want to thank you, because Sarah and I have been asked to stretch, because we are about to introduce someone that we're both huge fans of. How we doing, guys? We close? We'll see. You know, Sarah, what I love about us both being here is that you know, it's like we're a bridge. A bridge. SILVERMAN>> How do you figure that, Al? How do you figure that we're a bridge? FRANKEN>> Well, you were for Bernie. I'm for Hillary. So we are like a bridge over troubled -- 22:22:52 SILVERMAN>> Oh, good lord. Are they ready? Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Paul Simon. 21:23:30 [PAUL SIMON PERFORMANCE] 21:28:41 VIDEO OF MARIO CUOMO PLAYS
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NET REQUEST FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / JOHN PODESTA CLINTON CAMPAIGN CHAIR 19:00:55 >> Hello, Democrats! I want to begin by saying thank you to all of you across the country who have volunteered your time, donated what you could. Signed up at Hillaryclinton.com. You have voted to make Hillary Clinton the nominee of the democratic party. This is your victory! [applause] And to everyone who supported senator Sanders, this is your victory, too! I've known Bernie since I was a young staffer for senator Pat Leahy and he was mayor of Burlington. He stood up to the special interests and fought to give the working people a fair economy and a bigger say. And those are the same values that he brought to this campaign and our party and our country are better for it. 19:01:52 Donald Trump has different values. He built his career by ripping people off, stiffing contractors and skipping out on his bills through bankruptcy. He is too erratic, dangerous and divisive (trust?) to the white house. I'm a fortunate grandson of Italian and Greek immigrants with a blue collar dad and a pink collar mom, I've had the honor to serve two great presidents who fought for working people and met the challenges of their time. 19:02:29 Now, like all of you, I'm working to elect a president who has the experience, vision, values and grit to make progress in these turbulent times. That person is Hillary Clinton. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Hillary will be a president who gets results. She'll take on powerful special interests in a rigged system to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. And she''ill be a champion for our children and our families. With your hard work, we can build a better future for everyone. Steelworkers and school teachers, farm families and military families, the forgotten middle class and those who have been left out and left behind. And immigrants. 19:03:14 People like my family and yours, who struggled to get here, who built this country and who love America. That's who we're fighting for. That's who this election is about. That's why she picked Tim Kaine as her running mate, a man with a deep core and a passion for service. And if we, and if we work overtime, work overtime for the next 105 days, we will succeed in making history and elect the first woman president of the united States! Thank you. 19:03:58 (VIDEO: 'POSSIBLE NEXT PRESIDENT ON MARRIAGE') TRUMP>> I don't wanna sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof, okay. LINDA SANCHEZ (CALIFORNIA) 19:04:28 Buenas noches, good evening everyone. It's great to be here with all of you. My name is Linda Sanchez and I have the honor of representing California's 38th congressional district, and serving as the chairwoman of the congressional hispanic caucus. We are a diverse caucus and we bring in an important perspective to the decisions that shape the future of our country. We embody the promise of the american dream. That you can achieve success in our great country if you are willing to work hard enough for it. The hispanic caucus is made up of 26 talented members who are veterans attorneys, business owners, doctors and engineers just to name a few. 19:05:18 Our caucus is growing and this november we have the opportunity to elect outstanding hispanic candidates from across the country. And with Loretta sanchez and Katrine cortez masto (sp?) we will elect a latina to the US senate. 19:05:50 I'm proud of the hispanic caucus and the work we do everyday to make our country stronger. Take a look. [VIDEO] 19:09:46 We are here at this historic democratic convention to nominate Hillary Clinton, the next president and Tim kaine, the next vice president of the United States. [ cheers and applause ] 19:10:06 I want to share a little bit of my story because it's an American story. It's the story of millions of Latinos and Latinas across this country. I'm the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. They came to this country and worked hard every day to provide for me and my brothers and sisters. My father, Ignacio, was an industrial mechanic. And my mother, Maria, became an elementary school teacher after raising a family. They owned their own home. They sent all seven of their children to college. [ cheers ] 19:10:48 My mother and father saved and sacrificed to achieve the American dream for our family. They weren't given their success. They earned it. Donald Trump believes that Mexican immigrants are murderers and rapists. [ boos ] But what about my parents, Donald? Let me tell you what my parents are. They are the only parents in our nation's 265-year history to send not one, but two daughters to the United States congress. [ LORETTA SANCHEZ COMES UP AND GRABS HER SISTER'S HAND ] 19:11:44 Like my parents, Hillary Clinton believes the United States is a country where people of all backgrounds can make a home and a better life. But that America isn't possible if we allow Donald Trump and his Republican party to build a wall that divides us. I stand here tonight as the chair of the congressional hispanic caucus and a proud congresswoman from California, but most importantly, I'm here as a mom. 19:12:13 We all want what's best for our kids. We want our children to grow up to be healthy, successful and kind hearted. Our job is to nurture them, be good role models for them to follow as they grow. Now I will be the first to tell you that being a parent hard. But Donald Trump is making it a whole lot harder. He has taken the low road time and time again. He has been vulgar and he has been intolerant. Or as we say in Spanish, [ speaks Spanish ] 19:12:53 He peddles fear intestine security to divide the great people of this country. Tell me, what kind of example would we set for our children by allowing a bully to sit in the oval office? We know that our children aren't born with hate or racism in their hearts. They learn it from watching the world around them and following the example of the adults in their life. Too many of our children are watching and learning the wrong lessons from Donald Trump. We've seen it at an Indiana basketball game where a group of white students started chanting "Build that wall" to players from a predominantly hispanic high school. 19:13:40 This is the behavior that Donald Trump inspires in our youth. A trump presidency would be a signal to our children that we condone this kind of behavior. Well that is a message I refuse to accept. Who we vote for says a lot about our values. There are few moments in history that have an impact on the trajectory of the world. And I believe that this election is one of those moments. Our children are watching us. Their future depends on the outcome of this race. 19:14:16 Do we want a responsible leader or a loud-mouth bully? Do we want a president who respects women or who calls them names and devalues them? Do we want a president who appreciates the contributions immigrants make to our country or someone who vilifies them? Hillary Clinton is the only choice for president. She is a president we can be proud of. [boos] And, Donald, let me just say this. America is great. It is the country that gave my family the opportunity for a better life, just like all immigrants who came before them. It is because of our diversity that we are the envy of the world. Hillary [ Speaking Spanish ] 19:15:18 Like I said in the video, Hillary Clinton is badass and ready to lead. Let's win in November. MARTY WALSH BOSTON MAYOR 19:16:11 Good evening. Good evening. Thank you, Massachusetts. Thank you. Good evening delegates. My name is Marty Walsh and I'm an alcoholic. On April 23rd, 1995, I hit rock bottom.I woke up with little memory of the night before and even less hope for the days to come. Everybody was losing faith in me. Everybody except my family and the labor movement. I followed my father into the building trades when I was 18 years old. Labor gave my immigrant family a chance and the labor community got me the help I needed and gave me a second chance. 19:17:19 18 years later, I became the mayor of Boston, a city of big dreams and a big heart. As mayor, I work to give everyone a fair shot and a second chance. Whether it's apprenticeships, free community college or help starting a business. There's no doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton is the champion American workers need. She will help workers get the skills, the jobs and the child care they need to support strong families. 19:18:02 She believes in an America that's not just for those with advantages. She believes in an America for those who need a helping hand, people struggling with addiction, moms working two jobs, students in debt, seniors struggling to retire. Workers facing layoffs and people like the carpenters and electrician Donald Trump hired but then refused to pay just because he did. We may not have our names in gold outside any buildings we've worked on. But our sweat, our work, our pride is on the inside of every single one of them. Hillary Clinton knows that. She believes what I learned in my labor family, we are stronger together. This is our choice. Are we going to let Donald Trump stiff the working families so he can make more for himself and the people at the top or are we going to stick together and build an economy that works for everybody in America? 19:19:14 I know where I stand. I stand with the women and men of every race, creed, color who built this country. And I stand as a living example of Hillary Clinton's vision for an America where everyone gets a fair shot and a second chance to achieve their dreams. That's the America I believe in. That's the America I've lived. And that's why America's working people are going to vote and elect Hillary Clinton our next president. I want to thank you and god bless the United States of America. LEE SAUNDERS PRESIDENT OF AFSCME 19:20:24 >> Good evening. I am Lee Saunders, I am proud to be here representing the 1.6 million public service workers of afscme. We keep our community safe and strong, feeding school kids, healing patients, plowing roads and answering 911 calls. Every day, in every way, we never quit putting families first.Hillary Clinton never quits, either. She is an unstoppable champion for working people. She understands collective bargaining rights don't just improve the lives of union members, they strengthen all of us. 19:21:15 We need a president who gets that, who understands that busting unions and cutting public services means families suffer. Let's look at Flint, Michigan, where poisonous policies led directly to poisoned drinking water. Donald Trump wants to tear working people down. He's only in business for himself. I was just in Las Vegas with workers at the trump hotel last week. They voted to form a union, but Donald Trump won't negotiate a contract with them. You can't keep saying you like to make deals, Donald. How about working out a deal with the housekeepers and the food servers to help your business succeed? [ Applause ] 19:22:08 It's no surprise, I guess, how can you be pro worker when you're famous for the catchphrase "You're fired." But this isn't reality television. This is reality. And we need a serious-minded leader who puts families first, not a thin skinned bully who puts himself first. [ Applause ] That's the choice. An unstoppable champion versus an unstable (?). I know whose side I'm on. I'm with her. Afscme is with her. Let's elect Hillary Clinton our next president of the united States. RICHARD TRUMKA PRESIDENT AFL-CIO 19:23:07 >> Hello, Democrats. I'm Rich Trumka president of the afl-cio. [ Applause ]And it's great to be in Philadelphia, a proud, proud union town. See, working people built this stage, and now we'll build a new era of shared prosperity,working people are strong. And Donald Trump is wrong, wrong, wrong. Listen, he thinks he's a tough guy. Well Donald, I worked in the mines with tough guys. I know tough guys. They're friends of mine. And Donald, you're no tough guy, you're a phoney. [ Applause ] [ Cheers ] 19:24:07 Donald Trump has repeatedly outsourced jobs to line his own pocket. He rooted for the housing collapse. He actually said that our wages are too high, not just once, but repeatedly. Donald Trump isn't the solution to America's problems, he is the problem. [ Cheers ] 19:24:30 Working people, we have the solution. We're building a national movement for a better life, no matter the color of our skin, where we were born, who we love, or how we worship. We set the bar high, and Hillary Clinton answered our call. In this election, she is fighting to rewrite the economic rules for all of us. She has a bold plan to invest in manufacturing, infrastructure and jobs. She opposes the job killing trans pacific partnership. [ cheers ] 19:25:14 She'll protect workplace rights, stand up to Wall Street and fight to finally, finally, secure equal pay for equal work. So Democrats, get on your feet. Let's change the rules. Let's take back congress. Let's win a pro-workers supreme court and let's elect Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States. [ Cheers ] LILY ESKELSEN GARCIA PRESIDENT, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 19:25:55 >> Wow. Wow. [ Speaking Spanish ] My name is Lily Eskelsen Garcia. And I'm here because I have the honor to be representing the 3 million educators that formed the union of the national education association. My story isn't different from my students' stories. My mom is an immigrant. My dad served in the army. My parents worked hard so that their kids could have a chance to get ahead, and they were so proud of me when I became a teacher. But today too many students in our classrooms feel like they won't get the same chance that I got, especially those from immigrant families. They tell us they're afraid that their parents might be taken away, that they might be deported for not having the right piece of paper. 19:26:56 Hillary Clinton believes in keeping families together. She believes in our dreamers. She believes that educators should be focused on education, not deportation. [ Cheering ] Now, Donald Trump sees things differently. My mom says that if you can't say something nice about somebody, you should at least make it funny. I can't make this funny. Donald Trump sees immigrants as criminals, as drug dealers, as rapists. He says he'd round up families and deport them. He'll build a wall. We're better than that. Our kids deserve better than that. Hillary Clinton doesn't want to divide people with walls of hate. She wants to build bridges to a better future for all of us. That's why America's educators are with her, and why we're going to do everything in our power to build a bridge to a future where Hillary Clinton is the president of the United States of America. Gracias. [ Cheering ] MARY KAY HENRY 19:28:21 >> Hello, sisters and brothers. I'm Mary Kay Henry and I'm proud to stand here on behalf of 2 million members of service employees international union. [ Cheering ] And the millions more who are fighting for 15 in the unions. Our movement will be an unstoppable force in this election, because the stakes could not be higher. We need a president who wants to raise wages in this country, not one that says wages are too high and that there shouldn't even be a federal minimum wage. 19:29:02 That's why we're working to elect Hillary Clinton and champions up and down the ballot who are going to raise wages and help workers join together in unions. Hillary has spent time with workers, who care for children and our seniors, like Lizbeth (?) from Las Vegas. Lizbeth has been a home care provider for 40 years, but still Lizbeth has to rely on food stamps and medicaid just to make ends meet. Hillary Clinton knows that's wrong, and that's why Hillary Clinton is ready to raise wages for home care providers and child care providers, and ensure that they have a strong voice in quality care. We know that economic justice is inextricably linked to winning racial justice, environmental justice, and immigrant justice. 19:30:08 We must elect Hillary Clinton and the champions like her who are going to put families first, and stop the candidates of hatred and greed. Brothers and sisters, I believe that we can win. Do you? Repeat after me. I. I believe. I believe that we. I believe that we can win. I believe that we can win. I believe that we can win. Thank you very much, brothers and sisters. [ Applause ] SEAN MCGARVEY 19:30:58 >> Good evening. I'm proud to be here in my hometown of Philadelphia. I'm even prouder to represent the 3 million members of north America's building trades unions. Trade union members have helped build this great nation. The hoover dam, the golden gate bridge, the freedom towers, the very arena we are in tonight. You name it, we build it. We're proud of our work. But with collapsed bridges, crumbling roads and stressed energy systems we know it's past time to rebuild our nation's infrastructure. And building trades members are ready to do their part. 19:31:41 Hillary Clinton has the boldest infrastructure plan we've seen in generations. She will help us repair roads and bridges and make broadband universal, build new airports and modernize our energy grid. She will do it all while creating good, fair paying jobs with standards that support real apprenticeship programs, which the building trades pioneer to ensure that workers get the skills they need to succeed. And let me be very clear, we cannot rebuild America unless we treat America's workers with respect. 19:32:17 Donald Trump chose the running mate that has not respected workers. As governor Mike pence gave corporations license to pay construction workers less by repealing the prevailing wage law that had been in place for 80 years. That was bad deal for Indiana. It would be a bad deal for America. That's why hardhats, all across America support Hillary Clinton and honorary iron worker Tim kaine, they have our backs and we have theirs. Now let's get them elected. God bless you and thank you. RANDI WEINGARTEN PRESIDENT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS 19:32:55 Brothers and sisters, I am proud to be here representing the 1.6 million members of the AFT. Last week, last week we saw a festival of fear, every day was full of hate and bigotry. Why? To hide that trump's plans like many of his businesses are completely bankrupt. Donald made millions while he ripped off workers and small businesses with his unfair business practices. 19:33:41 Remember, he ended up bankrupting not one, not two, not three, but four of his companies. And his economic ideas will make millionaires like him richer at the expense of the middle class. Just look at Trump University to see how he operates. Salespeople were told to exploit people's fears -- and let me be very careful -- I quote, "a single parent that may need money for food into useless high cost seminars." Instead of an education, students lost thousands of dollars and got nothing in return. That's Trump in a nutshell. Manipulating people's fears to enrich himself. He is completely unqualified to be in the Oval Office. 19:34:44 So thankfully we have a different choice and it's a great one, Hillary Clinton. Hillary's worked her entire life to level the playing field for working families. That starts with public education from pre k to college. She has a plan for universal early childhood education. She'll reset education policy to focus on creativity and critical thinking, not on more testing. And she'll make public universities free for working families, a stark contrast from Trump's for profit scam. 19:35:31 Hillary is the most qualified candidate to run for president in my lifetime. She'll wake up thinking everyday how to help us. The choice couldn't be clearer. We must elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. Thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] PAM LIVENGOOD 19:38:20 Hi. For my 50th birthday, I got a 2-year-old. You see, my daughter and her boyfriend had a beautiful little boy named Francis but they got caught up in drugs. It started with the pain medication she was given after Francis was born. And it just got worse. It's hard to explain just how devastating it is to watch your child struggle with substance abuse. I know my daughter loved Francis but love wasn't enough to take care of him. I started getting calls from child services. And one day, they said Francis would be taken away from my family and put in foster care unless he had family who could take care of him. There was no way we were going to let our grandson end up in foster care. So, Francis lived with my husband, John and I, until he was 5. 19:39:15 His grandfather -- he lives with his grandfather now, who is on disability. And when you're my age, you don't expect to start all over again, raising a grandchild. Today, my daughter is in treatment but she has a long road ahead of her. My story isn't unique. This epidemic has devastated communities all over the country. It doesn't discriminate against age, race, gender or income. It affects all of us. But sometimes it feels like folks in Washington don't hear these stories. Well, last year, Hillary Clinton came to New Hampshire for a round table at my workplace. And she asked if addiction had touched any of us. And as I told my story, Hillary listened. She even took notes. And then she did something else we don't see a lot of in Washington. She took action. 19:40:13 She came up with a plan, one that includes everything from reducing overdoses to expanding access to treatment. To me, that's the kind of leader we need. We need a leader who listens to the voices of ordinary Americans, a leader who treats people with compassion and respect, a leader who believes that, as Americans, we look out for each other. I'm not saying that leader has to be a grandmother but it sure helps. For me, that leader is Hillary Clinton. JEANNE SHAHEEN (NEW HAMPSHIRE) 19:41:15 Thank you. Thank you, delegates. And thank you, Pam Livengood for sharing your family's story here today. I applaud your courage. Democrats stand with you, your family and all families struggling with addiction and president Hillary Clinton will stand with you and we will win this fight together. 19:41:50 The opioid and heroin epidemic is ravaging communities all across this country. It's a crisis that affects old and young, rich and poor, men and women, Democrats and Republicans. And it will take all of us working together to defeat it. Across my home state of New Hampshire the awful toll grows each year, 192 overdoses in 2013, 326 fatalities in 2014. And 433 fatalities in 2015. These stories -- these statistics tell a story of a staggering epidemic, but statistics can't fully capture the profound human toll. 19:42:49 It's not only thousands of individual lives that have been destroyed. Entire communities are being devastated. Hillary Clinton sees the epidemic and its terrific toll because she came to new Hampshire. Not to talk but to listen. And she heard stories like Pam livengood's story. She heard stories like the one I recently heard about a young man full of promise, on his way to college when he suffered a sports injury, got addicted to pain killers,switched to heroin. And now instead of living on the freshman quad, he's living on the streets. Panhandling for his next fix. 19:43:35 Hillary heard how addicts are being turned away from treatment facilities due to a lack of resources. Hillary heard from law enforcement, stretched to their limit, dealing with substance abuse. She knows that drug counselors and police officers and others on the front lines of the battle are heroes. 19:43:58 They're doing amazing work. But they need our help. More than 47,000 americans died from drug overdoses in 2014. Hillary Clinton knows we cannot continue on this path. She knows because during this campaign she listened in New Hampshire and across the country. She listened. She learned. And she put together a plan to treat this like the health emergency that it is. And to deploy the necessary resources to fight it. Her plan would invest in some very simple goals, empower communities to prevent drug use among teenagers, ensure every person suffering from addiction can obtain comprehensive treatment, ensure that all first responders carry narcan, which can stop overdoses from becoming fatal and prioritize treatment over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses so we can end the era of mass incarceration. 19:45:10 Early this year, I introduced an emergency funding bill in the senate to pay for policing, prevention, treatment and recovery. But sadly, it was defeated by Republicans. Donald Trump certainly doesn't have a plan to deal with this health epidemic that's gripped our country. In fact, Donald Trump doesn't seem to know what's happening outside of Trump tower. And he seems completely uninterested in finding out. How can trump represent America when he doesn't even take the time to know America? We need a president who listens, who learns, who has empathy and who wants the same opportunities for all children that she's had. Who wants an America where we go forward together. We need president Hillary Clinton. Thank you DEMI LOVATO 19:47:01 Like millions of Americans I'm living with mental illness. But I'm lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately too many Americans from all walks of life don't get help either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues. We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma 19:47:38 I urge every politician to support laws that will provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics, it's simply the right thing to do. I'm doing my very small part by having the treatment center that saw me through my recovery on tour with me so at least a small group of people even for a brief moment can have the same support that I received. 19:48:07 It may not be a lot but we have to believe every small action counts. I stand here today, as proof that you can live a Normal and empowered life with mental illness. I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. [ cheers ] Let's make her the next president of the United States of America. DEMI LOVATO PERFORMANCE JEFF MERKLEY (OREGON) 19:54:09 Hello Philadelphia. And hello Oregon. Wasn't Demi Lovato great? I'm the son of a millwright from a small town in southern Oregon. I was the first in my family to go to college. I live in the same blue collar community I grew up in. And my children go to the same public schools I did. And here is the truth. 19:54:37 Donald Trump got rich by taking advantage of Americans like the hard working Oregonians in my community back home. Making his products overseas, hiring foreign workers instead of Americans for jobs that are right here in the United States. Cheating small business contractors, never paying them what he owed. And scamming people out of their savings through his fraudulent university. 19:55:11 Where I come from, people like Donald Trump are not the problem -- they're not the solution, they are the problem. Last week in Cleveland, Donald Trump claimed he was champion for American workers, but he's never woken up a day in his life worried about American workers. He is no more a champion for American workers than a lion is a champion for a gazelle. When I talk to folks back home again and again, I hear the frustrations of people who watch billionaires get richer while they struggle to find a job, struggle to send their kids to college, struggle to make their rent or their mortgage. Our response to these real challenges should not be to blame, to bully, to belittle, but to rise to the moment with real solutions. 19:56:11 We owe an enormous debt to Bernie Sanders, speaking of solutions. [ Applause ] Bernie Sanders inspired us to reach for bold solutions the challenges we face. Bernie's leadership on Progressive issues, his willingness to fearlessly stand up to the powers that be have galvanized a grassroots movement that is here tonight and will continue long after November and we need it to continue long after November. And now together, working together, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have forged the most progressive platform in our party's history. 19:57:09 And working together we need to join their fight for tuition free college for working americans. For (?) to 100% renewable energy to save our planet from climate change. We need to fight together to overturn citizens united. We need to fight together for passage of the equality act for full opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. We need to fight together with bernie and hillary to end profiling and mass incarceration for our communities of color. And we need to fight for trade policies that put american workers first, which means as Hillary has said, we must say no to bad trade deals and that includes the TPP. 19:58:28 Together -- >> [ inaud. Chant ] --together, we must fight for a government of, by, and for the people. Not a government for the powerful, not a government for the privileged. But a government for the people. And that is exactly what we're going to do when we follow the vision of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and elect her, Hillary Clinton, and Tim Kaine in November. [ cheers and applause ] 19:59:08 We must be united in this battle. Whether you spent this year feeling the bern or you spent this year ready for Hillary, all of us are ready for an America that rejects discrimination and embraces diversity, that celebrates voter empowerment not voter suppression, that creates opportunity for all of us not just the lucky few. So let's work together, as Bernie and Hillary have, and make sure that next January, on the west steps of the capital, it is Hillary Clinton that we are celebrating to become the next president of the United States of America. [ cheers ] Thank you so much, God bless you, and goodnight. Thank you. 20:02:16 [ 'SHE'S WITH US' VIDEO ] KARLA (11 YRS. OLD) AND FRANCISCA ORTIZ 20:03:44 KARLA: Thank you very much for coming here today. I really appreciate it. And today I'm going to tell you guys the story about my parents, about their deportation of immigration. And I'm a daughter of immigrant parents. Valiente, brave, that's what Hillary Clinton called me when I told her I was worried my parents would be deported. 20:04:15 Even when I was little, my parents were always crying. But I didn't understand why. Soy Americana. (I'm American) I was -- [ cheers ] I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. My parents came here, looking for a better life, for the American dream. Sueno Americano. But I don't feel brave every day. On most days I'm scared. I'm scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave. 20:04:58 And I wonder, what if I come home and find it empty? I want to see my parents do -- I want my parents to see me do science experiments and help me find my rare rocks in the desert. I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families like us. [ cheers and applause ] I have hope. Esperanza. 20:05:32 Hillary Clinton told me that she would do everything she could to help us. She told me that I didn't have to do the worrying because she would do the worrying for me and all of us. 20:05:52 She wants me to have the worries of an 11-year-old, not the weight of the world on my shoulder. 20:06:09 FRANCISCA: Valiente. [ cheers and applause ] [speaking Spanish] 20:06:34 [SHOT OF WOMAN IN AUDIENCE CRYING] 20:06:54 KARLA: [Speaks Spanish] Hillary Clinton for president. Thank you. >> [ chant ] Si se pueda! Si se pueda! 20:07:34 ['TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS' VIDEO PLAYS ASTRID SILVA 20:09:12 When I was 4 years old, my mother and I climbed into a raft and we crossed the river to join my father in America, in search of a better life. All I had was a little doll. I grew up like an ordinary girl. My dad worked as a landscaper and my mom stayed at home with my brother and I. But while my friends did ordinary things, I couldn't. Because my parents were afraid that someone might discover I was undocumented. 20:09:41 My family believed so deeply in the promise of this country that we risked everything for the American dream. As an undocumented student, I felt like college was out of reach. But after a journey of ten years, I finally graduated from Nevada state college. [ cheers ] My family and I are here because of people like senator Harry Reid. [ cheers ] Mi abuelito, who put themselves in our shoes and helped us. And while president Obama's immigration action protected me, we live in constant fear that my parents could be taken away from their grandson, Noah. 20:10:33 So, when Donald Trump talks about deporting 11 million people, he's talking about ripping families apart. Separating families like mine and like Karla's. Hillary Clinton understands that this is not who we are as a country. I have seen her comfort children like Karla, who are scared they might lose their parents to deportation. I know she will fight to keep our families together. Nuestras familias. I know she will. LUIS GUTIERREZ (ILLINOIS) 20:11:36 Thank you. Hello, Philadelphia. You know, my parents grew up in San Sebastian, Del Pepino in rural Puerto Rico. They weren't educated. They didn't speak English. But they didn't even have a winter coat. Barely out of their teens, they came to the U.S. When I -- and I was born in the great city of Chicago. [ cheers ] 20:12:20 My parents were born American citizens but when they moved, along with half a million other Puerto ricans in the 1950s, they were greeted with scorn and discrimination. Politicians called them criminals. They said my parents were a dangerous disease and would ruin the country. Sound familiar to you tonight? Nobody spoke up against the bigotry and hatred my parents endured. So you better believe I'm using my voice against the discrimination we hear today. [ cheers and applause ] 20:13:00 I will raise my voice against the bigot who think a judge born in Indiana can't do his job because his parents were born in Mexico. I'll raise my voice against a bully who calls hard-working immigrants criminals and rapists. Someone who promises to round up and deport families, millions of families and then put up a wall between them and us. You have joined me in that fight and so has Hillary Clinton. She stands with us so Americans remain and America remains a welcoming nation. 20:13:53 We don't discriminate because of what you look like, who you love, how you pray, what language your parents speak or where you were born. But let's be clear. My parents, when they came from Puerto Rico, weren't the only ones to confront discrimination. Every generation of newcomers, whoever and whatever they come from, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, they're met with skepticism and suspicion. But every generation proves the skeptics wrong. Immigrants contribute to our communities and make America a great nation. Immigrants die defending our democracy. 20:14:49 And you know what? They give our founding principles meaning in our time. Every time immigrants are labeled as them but over time they become part of us. We, the people. About 11 million undocumented immigrants live, work, pay taxes and raise their families in the United States of America. A lot of their families include U.S. Citizens just like me. But, listen, no matter what your family tree looks like, a fair immigration system is better for all of America. 20:15:35 No matter what others say, it is simply a fantasy that we're going to round up and deport 11 million people. It's a sick, hateful fantasy. But let me tell you what gives me hope. In her heart, Hillary Clinton's dream for America is one where immigrants are allowed to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, pay their taxes and not feel fear that their families are going to be ripped apart. [ applause ] 20:16:13 When Hillary Clinton steps to this podium to accept the nomination, we'll all take a giant step forward. The broad and diverse America that fights for an inclusive and fair nation, our union of black and brown, white and African and Asian people, who love the Earth and know that climate change is real and value education, we will all step up to that podium with her. Listen, we continue the work of our heroes like John Lewis, Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther king. And martyrs like Medgar Evers, who allow me the ability to speak from this podium. We fight for equal rights we believe women deserve equal pay for equal work in this country. [ cheers and applause ] 20:17:18 And we will not stand idly by because we believe that congress has to keep its hands off planned parenthood. We believe that people should be able to love who they love and marry who they want to marry in the United States of America. And we believe that when you send your children to school or young people are having fun at a nightclub, or you walk a beat as a police officer or you walk down the street in your neighborhood in Chicago, you shouldn't fear being shot. We will take on the NRA with Hillary as president of the United States. 20:18:17 Yes. We believe in a country where this son of uneducated parents born in Puerto Rico can speak to this nation on this podium in the city where the United States of America was born. [ Speaking Spanish ] With Hillary, our nation will be greater, better and stronger. [ Speaking Spanish ] Si se puede.[ Crowd chanting, si se puede ] JASON AND JARRON COLLINS 20:19:32 JARRON: Thank you. I'm Jarron Collins. And alongside my kind and brilliant wife, Elsa, we have three children that are raised here in America. I want my kids to know that anything is possible here. I want them to know that any more than any star athlete, the president of the United States is a role model to millions of children. So when it comes to Donald Trump, how do you tell your kids not to be a bully if their president is one? [ cheers ] How do you tell your kids to respect their heritage? My wife is Mexican-american, if their president disparages it? How do you tell your daughters they are empowered if their president reduces women to their physical appearance? 20:20:28 My parents, my family and all the great coaches I've had in my life have taught me the importance of working hard, playing fair and, most importantly, the ability to lead and bring people together to accomplish great things. That sounds like Hillary Clinton to me. [ cheers and applause ] And now, it is with great pride I introduce the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major American sports leagues, my less handsome twin brother, Jason Collins. 20:21:09 JASON: Thank you, Jarron. I'll get you back for that one later. My dream was to play in the NBA and live my authentic life as a proud gay man at the same time. I was able to accomplish both of those goals because of the people who have supported me throughout my life. Before I came out to the world on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" I came out privately to the Clinton family. I have known their family for almost 20 years. I knew that they would accept me for who I was and that they would help pave a path for others to do the same. 20:21:52 I am forever grateful for their words of wisdom back then and their unconditional support. They knew that my sexual orientation made no difference in my ability to play basketball. Just as someone's gender makes no difference in his or her ability to lead our nation. Hillary has defended the lgbt community for years, from co-sponsoring the Matthew Shepard hate crimes prevention act to helping pass the first-ever U.N. Resolution on lgbt human rights, to making sure transgender individuals passports could reflect their true gender. 20:22:40 As both an African-American and a member of the lgbt community, the choice for continued progress is clear.This November, we must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. JESSE LIPSON 20:23:27 So I don't know about you, but Donald Trump's acceptance speech left me with a lot questions. For example, where's this losing country he keeps talking about? The America I live in, the North Carolina I live in -- [ cheers ] -- is a creative engine where the innovative spirit is alive and well. Where nearly all net new jobs are created by startups. Where you can still make something from nothing like I did. 20:24:04 I taught myself how to build software on nights and weekends. When I was 26, I started my company with just $100 in advertising. Today we're in more than 100 countries and we've created more than 800 jobs in Raleigh. [Cheers and applause] 20:24:26 Donald, I'm also a businessman, you build skyscrapers, I build in the cloud, but it's clear you don't understand something simple about business. 20:24:40 Nothing scares away investment like hate. [ applause ] Disgusting laws like north Carolina's attack on lgbt Americans are costing my state hundreds of millions of dollars. It cost us the NBA all-star game and it is also costing us talented programmers who are ready to build the future. I've seen venture capitalists who refuse to invest in our state. Republicans may think they are telling people which bathroom to go into, but they are actually telling people which market to stay out of. 20:25:27 When I travel abroad, I hear people talking about legalized discrimination in America, bigotry doesn't just hurt my state, it hurts our entire country. It is not just North Carolina. In Indiana Mike pence approved discrimination against lgbt Americans. [boos] So I guess you could say if bigotry has created one job, the position of Donald Trump's running mate. 20:26:06 Hillary Clinton knows what every great CEO knows, we're stronger together. That's why she supports a federal law protecting workers in the workplace, no matter who they love or who they are. She'll cut taxes and regulations for startups and small businesses so they can hire and grow. She'll invest in breakthrough R&D so the industry and jobs of the future are created here in America. She'll help lift the burden of college debt so young people can chase their dreams. I tell my employees all of the time, focus on solutions not problems. All trump offers are problems. Hillary offers real solutions. 20:27:07 America, there is no question Hillary Clinton must be our next president. [Cheers and applause] Thank you. PAT SPEARMAN 20:29:02 Good evening, Democrats. Good evening, Democrats! I'm a veteran, I'm a minister, I'm an African American, and I am a proud member of the lgbtq community. [Cheers and applause] When I joined our military in 1977 I lived in fear of being discharged. But today, lgbtq members of the military can serve openly and proudly. When I was elected to the Nevada state legislature in 2012, I was one of only two who were openly gay and today I'm one of five. [ cheers ] When Nevada started recognizing same-sex marriage in 2014, we were one of 26 states and today marriage equality is nationwide, that's progress, my friends. [Cheers and applause] 20:30:17 But we can't stop now. We've heard Trump say that he would protect the lgbtq community, but he is against marriage equality and has said he's all for overturning it. Donald Trump says that anyone can use any bathroom in trump towers, but he still supports heinous bathroom bills and he would strip the rights away from transgender Americans. But his worst attack on us was his vice presidential pick. Indiana governor Mike pence. 20:31:08 Governor pence signed a law that lets individuals and businesses deny services to LGBTQ Americans and he used religion as a weapon to discriminate. And the state lost millions of dollars as a result. As a lesbian that hurts me, and as a person of faith that offends me and as a legislator working hard to create jobs that baffles me. No matter the cost to our country Donald Trump and Mike pence will strip away the progress we have fought so hard to win. 20:32:00 Why? Because they fear diversity, we celebrate it. They fear progress, we build on it. They fear equality, we'll keep fighting for it. So Democrats, Democrats, are we going to retreat? >> No. SPEARMAN>> Will we keep marching forward? >> Yes. 20:32:24 SPEARMAN>> Hillary Clinton is battle tested. She will fight alongside us for equality in our schools, in our communities, in our workplaces and in our nation. She will make the equality act legal and make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of who you love, who you are, wherever you live or wherever you work once and for all. 20:33:00 This election make no mistake about it, won't be easy. I know we are ready. And in the words of the old negro spiritual, so let's walk together Democrats, don't get weary, let's work together Democrats, don't get weary, let's talk together Democrats, don't get weary, there's a great camp meeting in the promised land of equality. Thank you, and god bless you all. [Cheers and applause] [ VIDEO PLAYS ] BOB CASEY (PENNSYLVANIA) 20:35:50 Welcome to Philadelphia, the place where American independence began, where our Constitution was born. Since the time of William Penn, Pennsylvania has been a commonwealth of creators. Of makers. Of builders who, every day, invent the future. My father, Governor Casey, believed that we must never forget that quote, "the sweat and blood of working men and women who built Pennsylvania forged the industrial revolution in our country and out-produced the world." 20:36:24 With family roots in Scranton and her many visits to the state over the years, Hillary Clinton understands this. She'll work every day to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. But what about Donald Trump? Donald Trump says he stands for workers and that he'll put America first, but that's not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his quote, "tremendous" Trump products made? Dress shirts: Bangladesh; furniture: Turkey; picture frames: India; wine glasses: Slovenia; neckties: China. China. 20:37:09 Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe, but not in Altoona, Erie, or here in Philadelphia? [ cheers ] Well, this is what he said: quote, "outsourcing is not always a terrible thing." Wages in America quote "are too high." And then he complained about companies moving jobs overseas because quote, "we don't make things anymore." 20:37:41 Really? Well, tell that to the union workers at All-Clad in Canonsburg, who make the pots and pans found in many of our kitchens. [ cheers and applause ] Tell that -- Tell that to the employees of K'NEX in Hatfield, who create toys that teach our children about engineering and architecture. Tell that to the robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, who are building 21st century robots and cars that drive themselves. 20:38:11 Donald Trump hasn't made anything in his life except a buck on the backs of working people. If he's a champion of working people, I'm the starting center for the 76ers. The man who says he wants to make America great doesn't make anything in America. And it's insulting that he has no plan, no plan to support the men and women who are manufacturing products here at home. All he has are empty promises, like so many he's made and failed to follow through on before. If you believe that outsourcing has been good for working people and has raised incomes for the middle class, then you should vote for Donald Trump. 20:39:03 I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. Hillary believes that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just Donald Trump and those at the top. We need to commit ourselves to making good-paying jobs here at home, so that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay there. That's why in her first 100 days in office, President Hillary Clinton will put forward the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II. 20:39:38 As President, she'll reward businesses that share profits with their employees. She will slap a new "exit tax" on companies that move overseas while rewarding companies that invest here at home. And she'll strengthen our economy by investing $10 billion in new advanced manufacturing jobs that can't be sent overseas. 20:40:02 This November, we have a choice. You can choose a candidate who's only out for himself, who wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage, and who would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class. Or you can choose Hillary Clinton - a leader with a proven track record of fighting for an economy that works for ALL of us. If you're with her like I am, go to hillaryclinton.com. Thank you. LUKE FEENEY MAYOR OF CHILLICOTHE, OHIO 20:41:04 >> Hello, delegates! Hello, Ohio! I am proud to serve the great people of historic Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital. And I'm proud to be one of the many Ohioans supporting Hillary Clinton. [Cheers and applause] When I think about what's at stake this November, I think about a woman from our hometown named Courtney Lewis. Courtney's dad works at the local paper mill. She dreamed of opening her own business. Not just for her, but for her city. She didn't like seeing her city with those empty buildings downtown. 20:41:52 She wanted to do her part. So, Courtney moved into a vacant storefront and, with two partners, started a local gift shop called Totem Supply Company. Three years later, Totem is a small town success story and it's not the only one. Chillicothe is on the rise. Appalache is on the rise. And it's thanks to small business owners like Courtney. I tell Courtney's story tonight not because it's unique, but because it isn't. 20:42:28 All across the country thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners are equally ready to drive growth in their communities, all they need is a chance. The last thing Ohioans need is a president who has crushed small businesses by not paying them for the work they did. The last thing Ohio needs is Donald Trump. Hillary's dad was a small business owner, she gets it. Hillary knows America works best when it works for everyone. And she has a plan to make sure that entrepreneurs like Courtney have all the tools they need to succeed. 20:43:12 Less red tape, more access to capital like bigger businesses have. A more even playing field and a wider path to prosperity for all of us. Mayors of small towns across the country need a president who will be a friend to small business, who will be a partner in our resurgence. Hillary knows Americans' success stories start in places like Chillicothe. That's why we're with her. That's why Chillicothe is with her. That's why ohio is with her. 20:43:53 We're with her, because she's with us. And that's why we're going to send Hillary Clinton to the White House this November. Thank you. 20:44:18 [ VIDEO: 'TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS'] KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (NEW YORK) 20:46:10 Some people know me as a United States Senator from New York. [ cheers ] But during school drop-off and pick-up, I'm better known as Theo and Henry's mom. Like most working parents, my husband and I juggle a lot. We're fortunate to have flexibility, but some days, we still barely keep it together. 20:46:40 The vast majority of working parents have it much tougher. They're struggling with too little time, too little money, and too little support. And Washington hasn't caught up to their reality. Families today look almost nothing like they did a generation ago. Eight in 10 moms work outside of the home. Four in 10 moms are the primary or sole breadwinners, and many are single. Thanks to marriage equality, more children grow up with two moms or two dads. And yet, today, our policies are stuck in the "Mad Men" era. 20:47:26 We are the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee workers paid family leave. Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. Most parents work outside the home, yet child care can cost as much as college tuition. Families rely on women's income, but we still don't have equal pay for equal work. This makes no sense, because we know that when families are strong, America is strong. 20:48:07 Hillary Clinton gets it-not just because she's a working mother, and Charlotte and Aidan's grandmother, but because for her, it's about her core values, the idea we have that we have a responsibility to one another. It's about who we are as a nation. It's why after law school, she could have gone to a fancy law firm-but she chose to work at the Children's Defense Fund, where she advocated for children with disabilities. 20:48:47 It's why as America's First Lady she helped create a health insurance program for children so that 8 million kids could get the care they need. And it's why as Secretary of State, she helped women and children to escape violence and poverty-to attend schools, support their families, and reinvest in their communities. 20:49:13 And it's why as President of the United States, she will bring our workplace policies out of the Dark Ages, and always, always, put families first. You see, Hillary Clinton's life -- Hillary Clinton's life's work has been defined by one question: "How can we help those who need it most?" Donald Trump's has been defined by a very different question: "How can I help myself the most?" 20:49:54 Donald Trump actually stood on a debate stage and said that wages are "too high." Hillary knows that in the richest country in the world, it is unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full time still lives in poverty. [ applause ] Donald Trump says that when it comes to paid family leave, "you have to be careful of it." Hillary knows that it's long past time to have guaranteed paid family leave. [ cheers ] 20:50:32 Donald Trump thinks that women should just work harder because-and I'm quoting-"You're gonna make the same if you do as good of a job." Every woman in America knows-that's not true! Hillary believes that women deserve equal pay for equal work. 20:50:58 The choice in this election couldn't be clearer! If you believe in the values that have always made us great-if you believe in keeping America great-then support Hillary Clinton. Thank you and God bless our great nation. AL FRANKEN (MINNESOTA) 20:51:45 Hi everybody. [ cheers ] Hi. Save it for the end. I'm Al Franken. [ cheers ] I'm Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump. 20:52:31 Now a little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University. [ laughter ] Sure, I had to empty out my 401(k) and take a reverse mortgage on my house to pay the tuition. But Mr. Trump or, rather, some people who said they'd once met him, convinced me that it was worth it. 20:53:02 And frankly, as a proud alum of Trump U, I think we may be mis-underestimating Donald Trump. Sure, he's scammed a lot of people. But did you know that Trump University's School of Ripping People Off is ranked second in the nation? Right behind Bernie Madoff University? That's no mean feat. 20:53:38 And Trump University is about more than just bilking people. Although, trust me, you will get bilked. It's also about learning directly from success experts like Scott Baio, Mike -- Mike Tyson, and, of course, a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump himself. 20:54:07 Now, of course, Trump University wouldn't be Trump University without its business school. Their bankruptcy program in particular is known throughout the real estate/investment community for its creativity. The most popular course, Bankruptcy 101, "How to Leave Your Partners Holding the Bag," is taught by the cardboard cutout itself. 20:54:38 The pride of Trump University, of course, is its library, located on a shelf in a closet on the third floor of Trump Tower. All of Mr. Trump's bestsellers are available for sale at a special rate, for students, which is 10% higher than the retail price. Clearly, Donald Trump's enormous, dare I say "huge," success as a businessman qualifies him to be President. And if you believe that, I've got some delicious Trump Steaks to sell you. 20:55:28 In all seriousness, I think rather than voting for someone who's never done anything for anyone other than himself, maybe we should go with the candidate who's spent her entire life working to get important things done for the American people. [ cheers and applause ] I've known Hillary, I've known Hillary for almost a quarter-century. I've never met anyone smarter, tougher, or more ready to lead us forward. I am proud to call Hillary Clinton my friend. And I can't wait to call her Madam President. 20:56:30 Now, we're going to have a lot of fun this week. But when we wake up Friday morning, there will be just 102 days left until the election. And what you - yes, all of you - what you do in those 102 days could determine who wins. And I mean that literally. I won my first race for the Senate by 312 votes. 20:57:07 There's my Minnesota delegation. There are people up there who contacted more than 312 people themselves. And literally I would not be here. The reason--they are, each of them, individually, the reason I'm giving this speech here and not into my bathroom mirror. 20:57:42 My friend, my friend Paul Wellstone - [ cheers ] -- my friend Paul Wellstone used to say, "The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard." This week is about passion. But starting Friday morning, it's all about work, hard work. 20:58:21 Now, now, many of you have jobs. Many of you have families. Ignore them. Let me tell you something: kids love it when their parents aren't home. They love it. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old knows how to use a microwave oven. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old can teach a 4-year-old kid how to use a microwave. It's just scientific fact. 20:59:02 Don't worry about your kids. They'll be fine. You have work to do. Get on those phones. Knock on those doors. And tell 'em Al Franken sent you. Thank you. 21:02:22 [ VIDEO PLAYS ]
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SWITCHED PROGRAM FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / 19:02:29 Now, like all of you, I'm working to elect a president who has the experience, vision, values and grit to make progress in these turbulent times. That person is Hillary Clinton. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Hillary will be a president who gets results. She'll take on powerful special interests in a rigged system to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. And she''ill be a champion for our children and our families. With your hard work, we can build a better future for everyone. Steelworkers and school teachers, farm families and military families, the forgotten middle class and those who have been left out and left behind. And immigrants. 19:03:14 People like my family and yours, who struggled to get here, who built this country and who love America. That's who we're fighting for. That's who this election is about. That's why she picked Tim Kaine as her running mate, a man with a deep core and a passion for service. And if we, and if we work overtime, work overtime for the next 105 days, we will succeed in making history and elect the first woman president of the united States! Thank you. 19:03:58 (VIDEO: 'POSSIBLE NEXT PRESIDENT ON MARRIAGE') TRUMP>> I don't wanna sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof, okay. LINDA SANCHEZ (CALIFORNIA) 19:04:28 Buenas noches, good evening everyone. It's great to be here with all of you. My name is Linda Sanchez and I have the honor of representing California's 38th congressional district, and serving as the chairwoman of the congressional hispanic caucus. We are a diverse caucus and we bring in an important perspective to the decisions that shape the future of our country. We embody the promise of the american dream. That you can achieve success in our great country if you are willing to work hard enough for it. The hispanic caucus is made up of 26 talented members who are veterans attorneys, business owners, doctors and engineers just to name a few. 19:05:18 Our caucus is growing and this november we have the opportunity to elect outstanding hispanic candidates from across the country. And with Loretta sanchez and Katrine cortez masto (sp?) we will elect a latina to the US senate. 19:05:50 I'm proud of the hispanic caucus and the work we do everyday to make our country stronger. Take a look. [VIDEO] 19:09:46 We are here at this historic democratic convention to nominate Hillary Clinton, the next president and Tim kaine, the next vice president of the United States. [ cheers and applause ] 19:10:06 I want to share a little bit of my story because it's an American story. It's the story of millions of Latinos and Latinas across this country. I'm the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. They came to this country and worked hard every day to provide for me and my brothers and sisters. My father, Ignacio, was an industrial mechanic. And my mother, Maria, became an elementary school teacher after raising a family. They owned their own home. They sent all seven of their children to college. [ cheers ] 19:10:48 My mother and father saved and sacrificed to achieve the American dream for our family. They weren't given their success. They earned it. Donald Trump believes that Mexican immigrants are murderers and rapists. [ boos ] But what about my parents, Donald? Let me tell you what my parents are. They are the only parents in our nation's 265-year history to send not one, but two daughters to the United States congress. [ LORETTA SANCHEZ COMES UP AND GRABS HER SISTER'S HAND ] 19:11:44 Like my parents, Hillary Clinton believes the United States is a country where people of all backgrounds can make a home and a better life. But that America isn't possible if we allow Donald Trump and his Republican party to build a wall that divides us. I stand here tonight as the chair of the congressional hispanic caucus and a proud congresswoman from California, but most importantly, I'm here as a mom. 19:12:13 We all want what's best for our kids. We want our children to grow up to be healthy, successful and kind hearted. Our job is to nurture them, be good role models for them to follow as they grow. Now I will be the first to tell you that being a parent hard. But Donald Trump is making it a whole lot harder. He has taken the low road time and time again. He has been vulgar and he has been intolerant. Or as we say in Spanish, [ speaks Spanish ] 19:12:53 He peddles fear intestine security to divide the great people of this country. Tell me, what kind of example would we set for our children by allowing a bully to sit in the oval office? We know that our children aren't born with hate or racism in their hearts. They learn it from watching the world around them and following the example of the adults in their life. Too many of our children are watching and learning the wrong lessons from Donald Trump. We've seen it at an Indiana basketball game where a group of white students started chanting "Build that wall" to players from a predominantly hispanic high school. 19:13:40 This is the behavior that Donald Trump inspires in our youth. A trump presidency would be a signal to our children that we condone this kind of behavior. Well that is a message I refuse to accept. Who we vote for says a lot about our values. There are few moments in history that have an impact on the trajectory of the world. And I believe that this election is one of those moments. Our children are watching us. Their future depends on the outcome of this race. 19:14:16 Do we want a responsible leader or a loud-mouth bully? Do we want a president who respects women or who calls them names and devalues them? Do we want a president who appreciates the contributions immigrants make to our country or someone who vilifies them? Hillary Clinton is the only choice for president. She is a president we can be proud of. [boos] And, Donald, let me just say this. America is great. It is the country that gave my family the opportunity for a better life, just like all immigrants who came before them. It is because of our diversity that we are the envy of the world. Hillary [ Speaking Spanish ] 19:15:18 Like I said in the video, Hillary Clinton is badass and ready to lead. Let's win in November. MARTY WALSH BOSTON MAYOR 19:16:11 Good evening. Good evening. Thank you, Massachusetts. Thank you. Good evening delegates. My name is Marty Walsh and I'm an alcoholic. On April 23rd, 1995, I hit rock bottom.I woke up with little memory of the night before and even less hope for the days to come. Everybody was losing faith in me. Everybody except my family and the labor movement. I followed my father into the building trades when I was 18 years old. Labor gave my immigrant family a chance and the labor community got me the help I needed and gave me a second chance. 19:17:19 18 years later, I became the mayor of Boston, a city of big dreams and a big heart. As mayor, I work to give everyone a fair shot and a second chance. Whether it's apprenticeships, free community college or help starting a business. There's no doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton is the champion American workers need. She will help workers get the skills, the jobs and the child care they need to support strong families. 19:18:02 She believes in an America that's not just for those with advantages. She believes in an America for those who need a helping hand, people struggling with addiction, moms working two jobs, students in debt, seniors struggling to retire. Workers facing layoffs and people like the carpenters and electrician Donald Trump hired but then refused to pay just because he did. We may not have our names in gold outside any buildings we've worked on. But our sweat, our work, our pride is on the inside of every single one of them. Hillary Clinton knows that. She believes what I learned in my labor family, we are stronger together. This is our choice. Are we going to let Donald Trump stiff the working families so he can make more for himself and the people at the top or are we going to stick together and build an economy that works for everybody in America? 19:19:14 I know where I stand. I stand with the women and men of every race, creed, color who built this country. And I stand as a living example of Hillary Clinton's vision for an America where everyone gets a fair shot and a second chance to achieve their dreams. That's the America I believe in. That's the America I've lived. And that's why America's working people are going to vote and elect Hillary Clinton our next president. I want to thank you and god bless the United States of America. LEE SAUNDERS PRESIDENT OF AFSCME 19:20:24 >> Good evening. I am Lee Saunders, I am proud to be here representing the 1.6 million public service workers of afscme. We keep our community safe and strong, feeding school kids, healing patients, plowing roads and answering 911 calls. Every day, in every way, we never quit putting families first.Hillary Clinton never quits, either. She is an unstoppable champion for working people. She understands collective bargaining rights don't just improve the lives of union members, they strengthen all of us. 19:21:15 We need a president who gets that, who understands that busting unions and cutting public services means families suffer. Let's look at Flint, Michigan, where poisonous policies led directly to poisoned drinking water. Donald Trump wants to tear working people down. He's only in business for himself. I was just in Las Vegas with workers at the trump hotel last week. They voted to form a union, but Donald Trump won't negotiate a contract with them. You can't keep saying you like to make deals, Donald. How about working out a deal with the housekeepers and the food servers to help your business succeed? [ Applause ] 19:22:08 It's no surprise, I guess, how can you be pro worker when you're famous for the catchphrase "You're fired." But this isn't reality television. This is reality. And we need a serious-minded leader who puts families first, not a thin skinned bully who puts himself first. [ Applause ] That's the choice. An unstoppable champion versus an unstable (?). I know whose side I'm on. I'm with her. Afscme is with her. Let's elect Hillary Clinton our next president of the united States. RICHARD TRUMKA PRESIDENT AFL-CIO 19:23:07 >> Hello, Democrats. I'm Rich Trumka president of the afl-cio. [ Applause ]And it's great to be in Philadelphia, a proud, proud union town. See, working people built this stage, and now we'll build a new era of shared prosperity,working people are strong. And Donald Trump is wrong, wrong, wrong. Listen, he thinks he's a tough guy. Well Donald, I worked in the mines with tough guys. I know tough guys. They're friends of mine. And Donald, you're no tough guy, you're a phoney. [ Applause ] [ Cheers ] 19:24:07 Donald Trump has repeatedly outsourced jobs to line his own pocket. He rooted for the housing collapse. He actually said that our wages are too high, not just once, but repeatedly. Donald Trump isn't the solution to America's problems, he is the problem. [ Cheers ] 19:24:30 Working people, we have the solution. We're building a national movement for a better life, no matter the color of our skin, where we were born, who we love, or how we worship. We set the bar high, and Hillary Clinton answered our call. In this election, she is fighting to rewrite the economic rules for all of us. She has a bold plan to invest in manufacturing, infrastructure and jobs. She opposes the job killing trans pacific partnership. [ cheers ] 19:25:14 She'll protect workplace rights, stand up to Wall Street and fight to finally, finally, secure equal pay for equal work. So Democrats, get on your feet. Let's change the rules. Let's take back congress. Let's win a pro-workers supreme court and let's elect Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States. [ Cheers ] LILY ESKELSEN GARCIA PRESIDENT, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 19:25:55 >> Wow. Wow. [ Speaking Spanish ] My name is Lily Eskelsen Garcia. And I'm here because I have the honor to be representing the 3 million educators that formed the union of the national education association. My story isn't different from my students' stories. My mom is an immigrant. My dad served in the army. My parents worked hard so that their kids could have a chance to get ahead, and they were so proud of me when I became a teacher. But today too many students in our classrooms feel like they won't get the same chance that I got, especially those from immigrant families. They tell us they're afraid that their parents might be taken away, that they might be deported for not having the right piece of paper. 19:26:56 Hillary Clinton believes in keeping families together. She believes in our dreamers. She believes that educators should be focused on education, not deportation. [ Cheering ] Now, Donald Trump sees things differently. My mom says that if you can't say something nice about somebody, you should at least make it funny. I can't make this funny. Donald Trump sees immigrants as criminals, as drug dealers, as rapists. He says he'd round up families and deport them. He'll build a wall. We're better than that. Our kids deserve better than that. Hillary Clinton doesn't want to divide people with walls of hate. She wants to build bridges to a better future for all of us. That's why America's educators are with her, and why we're going to do everything in our power to build a bridge to a future where Hillary Clinton is the president of the United States of America. Gracias. [ Cheering ] MARY KAY HENRY 19:28:21 >> Hello, sisters and brothers. I'm Mary Kay Henry and I'm proud to stand here on behalf of 2 million members of service employees international union. [ Cheering ] And the millions more who are fighting for 15 in the unions. Our movement will be an unstoppable force in this election, because the stakes could not be higher. We need a president who wants to raise wages in this country, not one that says wages are too high and that there shouldn't even be a federal minimum wage. 19:29:02 That's why we're working to elect Hillary Clinton and champions up and down the ballot who are going to raise wages and help workers join together in unions. Hillary has spent time with workers, who care for children and our seniors, like Lizbeth (?) from Las Vegas. Lizbeth has been a home care provider for 40 years, but still Lizbeth has to rely on food stamps and medicaid just to make ends meet. Hillary Clinton knows that's wrong, and that's why Hillary Clinton is ready to raise wages for home care providers and child care providers, and ensure that they have a strong voice in quality care. We know that economic justice is inextricably linked to winning racial justice, environmental justice, and immigrant justice. 19:30:08 We must elect Hillary Clinton and the champions like her who are going to put families first, and stop the candidates of hatred and greed. Brothers and sisters, I believe that we can win. Do you? Repeat after me. I. I believe. I believe that we. I believe that we can win. I believe that we can win. I believe that we can win. Thank you very much, brothers and sisters. [ Applause ] SEAN MCGARVEY 19:30:58 >> Good evening. I'm proud to be here in my hometown of Philadelphia. I'm even prouder to represent the 3 million members of north America's building trades unions. Trade union members have helped build this great nation. The hoover dam, the golden gate bridge, the freedom towers, the very arena we are in tonight. You name it, we build it. We're proud of our work. But with collapsed bridges, crumbling roads and stressed energy systems we know it's past time to rebuild our nation's infrastructure. And building trades members are ready to do their part. 19:31:41 Hillary Clinton has the boldest infrastructure plan we've seen in generations. She will help us repair roads and bridges and make broadband universal, build new airports and modernize our energy grid. She will do it all while creating good, fair paying jobs with standards that support real apprenticeship programs, which the building trades pioneer to ensure that workers get the skills they need to succeed. And let me be very clear, we cannot rebuild America unless we treat America's workers with respect. 19:32:17 Donald Trump chose the running mate that has not respected workers. As governor Mike pence gave corporations license to pay construction workers less by repealing the prevailing wage law that had been in place for 80 years. That was bad deal for Indiana. It would be a bad deal for America. That's why hardhats, all across America support Hillary Clinton and honorary iron worker Tim kaine, they have our backs and we have theirs. Now let's get them elected. God bless you and thank you. RANDI WEINGARTEN PRESIDENT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS 19:32:55 Brothers and sisters, I am proud to be here representing the 1.6 million members of the AFT. Last week, last week we saw a festival of fear, every day was full of hate and bigotry. Why? To hide that trump's plans like many of his businesses are completely bankrupt. Donald made millions while he ripped off workers and small businesses with his unfair business practices. 19:33:41 Remember, he ended up bankrupting not one, not two, not three, but four of his companies. And his economic ideas will make millionaires like him richer at the expense of the middle class. Just look at Trump University to see how he operates. Salespeople were told to exploit people's fears -- and let me be very careful -- I quote, "a single parent that may need money for food into useless high cost seminars." Instead of an education, students lost thousands of dollars and got nothing in return. That's Trump in a nutshell. Manipulating people's fears to enrich himself. He is completely unqualified to be in the Oval Office. 19:34:44 So thankfully we have a different choice and it's a great one, Hillary Clinton. Hillary's worked her entire life to level the playing field for working families. That starts with public education from pre k to college. She has a plan for universal early childhood education. She'll reset education policy to focus on creativity and critical thinking, not on more testing. And she'll make public universities free for working families, a stark contrast from Trump's for profit scam. 19:35:31 Hillary is the most qualified candidate to run for president in my lifetime. She'll wake up thinking everyday how to help us. The choice couldn't be clearer. We must elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. Thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] PAM LIVENGOOD 19:38:20 Hi. For my 50th birthday, I got a 2-year-old. You see, my daughter and her boyfriend had a beautiful little boy named Francis but they got caught up in drugs. It started with the pain medication she was given after Francis was born. And it just got worse. It's hard to explain just how devastating it is to watch your child struggle with substance abuse. I know my daughter loved Francis but love wasn't enough to take care of him. I started getting calls from child services. And one day, they said Francis would be taken away from my family and put in foster care unless he had family who could take care of him. There was no way we were going to let our grandson end up in foster care. So, Francis lived with my husband, John and I, until he was 5. 19:39:15 His grandfather -- he lives with his grandfather now, who is on disability. And when you're my age, you don't expect to start all over again, raising a grandchild. Today, my daughter is in treatment but she has a long road ahead of her. My story isn't unique. This epidemic has devastated communities all over the country. It doesn't discriminate against age, race, gender or income. It affects all of us. But sometimes it feels like folks in Washington don't hear these stories. Well, last year, Hillary Clinton came to New Hampshire for a round table at my workplace. And she asked if addiction had touched any of us. And as I told my story, Hillary listened. She even took notes. And then she did something else we don't see a lot of in Washington. She took action. 19:40:13 She came up with a plan, one that includes everything from reducing overdoses to expanding access to treatment. To me, that's the kind of leader we need. We need a leader who listens to the voices of ordinary Americans, a leader who treats people with compassion and respect, a leader who believes that, as Americans, we look out for each other. I'm not saying that leader has to be a grandmother but it sure helps. For me, that leader is Hillary Clinton. JEANNE SHAHEEN (NEW HAMPSHIRE) 19:41:15 Thank you. Thank you, delegates. And thank you, Pam Livengood for sharing your family's story here today. I applaud your courage. Democrats stand with you, your family and all families struggling with addiction and president Hillary Clinton will stand with you and we will win this fight together. 19:41:50 The opioid and heroin epidemic is ravaging communities all across this country. It's a crisis that affects old and young, rich and poor, men and women, Democrats and Republicans. And it will take all of us working together to defeat it. Across my home state of New Hampshire the awful toll grows each year, 192 overdoses in 2013, 326 fatalities in 2014. And 433 fatalities in 2015. These stories -- these statistics tell a story of a staggering epidemic, but statistics can't fully capture the profound human toll. 19:42:49 It's not only thousands of individual lives that have been destroyed. Entire communities are being devastated. Hillary Clinton sees the epidemic and its terrific toll because she came to new Hampshire. Not to talk but to listen. And she heard stories like Pam livengood's story. She heard stories like the one I recently heard about a young man full of promise, on his way to college when he suffered a sports injury, got addicted to pain killers,switched to heroin. And now instead of living on the freshman quad, he's living on the streets. Panhandling for his next fix. 19:43:35 Hillary heard how addicts are being turned away from treatment facilities due to a lack of resources. Hillary heard from law enforcement, stretched to their limit, dealing with substance abuse. She knows that drug counselors and police officers and others on the front lines of the battle are heroes. 19:43:58 They're doing amazing work. But they need our help. More than 47,000 americans died from drug overdoses in 2014. Hillary Clinton knows we cannot continue on this path. She knows because during this campaign she listened in New Hampshire and across the country. She listened. She learned. And she put together a plan to treat this like the health emergency that it is. And to deploy the necessary resources to fight it. Her plan would invest in some very simple goals, empower communities to prevent drug use among teenagers, ensure every person suffering from addiction can obtain comprehensive treatment, ensure that all first responders carry narcan, which can stop overdoses from becoming fatal and prioritize treatment over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses so we can end the era of mass incarceration. 19:45:10 Early this year, I introduced an emergency funding bill in the senate to pay for policing, prevention, treatment and recovery. But sadly, it was defeated by Republicans. Donald Trump certainly doesn't have a plan to deal with this health epidemic that's gripped our country. In fact, Donald Trump doesn't seem to know what's happening outside of Trump tower. And he seems completely uninterested in finding out. How can trump represent America when he doesn't even take the time to know America? We need a president who listens, who learns, who has empathy and who wants the same opportunities for all children that she's had. Who wants an America where we go forward together. We need president Hillary Clinton. Thank you DEMI LOVATO 19:47:01 Like millions of Americans I'm living with mental illness. But I'm lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately too many Americans from all walks of life don't get help either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues. We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma 19:47:38 I urge every politician to support laws that will provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics, it's simply the right thing to do. I'm doing my very small part by having the treatment center that saw me through my recovery on tour with me so at least a small group of people even for a brief moment can have the same support that I received. 19:48:07 It may not be a lot but we have to believe every small action counts. I stand here today, as proof that you can live a Normal and empowered life with mental illness. I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. [ cheers ] Let's make her the next president of the United States of America. DEMI LOVATO PERFORMANCE JEFF MERKLEY (OREGON) 19:54:09 Hello Philadelphia. And hello Oregon. Wasn't Demi Lovato great? I'm the son of a millwright from a small town in southern Oregon. I was the first in my family to go to college. I live in the same blue collar community I grew up in. And my children go to the same public schools I did. And here is the truth. 19:54:37 Donald Trump got rich by taking advantage of Americans like the hard working Oregonians in my community back home. Making his products overseas, hiring foreign workers instead of Americans for jobs that are right here in the United States. Cheating small business contractors, never paying them what he owed. And scamming people out of their savings through his fraudulent university. 19:55:11 Where I come from, people like Donald Trump are not the problem -- they're not the solution, they are the problem. Last week in Cleveland, Donald Trump claimed he was champion for American workers, but he's never woken up a day in his life worried about American workers. He is no more a champion for American workers than a lion is a champion for a gazelle. When I talk to folks back home again and again, I hear the frustrations of people who watch billionaires get richer while they struggle to find a job, struggle to send their kids to college, struggle to make their rent or their mortgage. Our response to these real challenges should not be to blame, to bully, to belittle, but to rise to the moment with real solutions. 19:56:11 We owe an enormous debt to Bernie Sanders, speaking of solutions. [ Applause ] Bernie Sanders inspired us to reach for bold solutions the challenges we face. Bernie's leadership on Progressive issues, his willingness to fearlessly stand up to the powers that be have galvanized a grassroots movement that is here tonight and will continue long after November and we need it to continue long after November. And now together, working together, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have forged the most progressive platform in our party's history. 19:57:09 And working together we need to join their fight for tuition free college for working americans. For (?) to 100% renewable energy to save our planet from climate change. We need to fight together to overturn citizens united. We need to fight together for passage of the equality act for full opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. We need to fight together with bernie and hillary to end profiling and mass incarceration for our communities of color. And we need to fight for trade policies that put american workers first, which means as Hillary has said, we must say no to bad trade deals and that includes the TPP. 19:58:28 Together -- >> [ inaud. Chant ] --together, we must fight for a government of, by, and for the people. Not a government for the powerful, not a government for the privileged. But a government for the people. And that is exactly what we're going to do when we follow the vision of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and elect her, Hillary Clinton, and Tim Kaine in November. [ cheers and applause ] 19:59:08 We must be united in this battle. Whether you spent this year feeling the bern or you spent this year ready for Hillary, all of us are ready for an America that rejects discrimination and embraces diversity, that celebrates voter empowerment not voter suppression, that creates opportunity for all of us not just the lucky few. So let's work together, as Bernie and Hillary have, and make sure that next January, on the west steps of the capital, it is Hillary Clinton that we are celebrating to become the next president of the United States of America. [ cheers ] Thank you so much, God bless you, and goodnight. Thank you. 20:02:16 [ 'SHE'S WITH US' VIDEO ] KARLA (11 YRS. OLD) AND FRANCISCA ORTIZ 20:03:44 KARLA: Thank you very much for coming here today. I really appreciate it. And today I'm going to tell you guys the story about my parents, about their deportation of immigration. And I'm a daughter of immigrant parents. Valiente, brave, that's what Hillary Clinton called me when I told her I was worried my parents would be deported. 20:04:15 Even when I was little, my parents were always crying. But I didn't understand why. Soy Americana. (I'm American) I was -- [ cheers ] I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. My parents came here, looking for a better life, for the American dream. Sueno Americano. But I don't feel brave every day. On most days I'm scared. I'm scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave. 20:04:58 And I wonder, what if I come home and find it empty? I want to see my parents do -- I want my parents to see me do science experiments and help me find my rare rocks in the desert. I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families like us. [ cheers and applause ] I have hope. Esperanza. 20:05:32 Hillary Clinton told me that she would do everything she could to help us. She told me that I didn't have to do the worrying because she would do the worrying for me and all of us. 20:05:52 She wants me to have the worries of an 11-year-old, not the weight of the world on my shoulder. 20:06:09 FRANCISCA: Valiente. [ cheers and applause ] [speaking Spanish] 20:06:34 [SHOT OF WOMAN IN AUDIENCE CRYING] 20:06:54 KARLA: [Speaks Spanish] Hillary Clinton for president. Thank you. >> [ chant ] Si se pueda! Si se pueda! 20:07:34 ['TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS' VIDEO PLAYS ASTRID SILVA 20:09:12 When I was 4 years old, my mother and I climbed into a raft and we crossed the river to join my father in America, in search of a better life. All I had was a little doll. I grew up like an ordinary girl. My dad worked as a landscaper and my mom stayed at home with my brother and I. But while my friends did ordinary things, I couldn't. Because my parents were afraid that someone might discover I was undocumented. 20:09:41 My family believed so deeply in the promise of this country that we risked everything for the American dream. As an undocumented student, I felt like college was out of reach. But after a journey of ten years, I finally graduated from Nevada state college. [ cheers ] My family and I are here because of people like senator Harry Reid. [ cheers ] Mi abuelito, who put themselves in our shoes and helped us. And while president Obama's immigration action protected me, we live in constant fear that my parents could be taken away from their grandson, Noah. 20:10:33 So, when Donald Trump talks about deporting 11 million people, he's talking about ripping families apart. Separating families like mine and like Karla's. Hillary Clinton understands that this is not who we are as a country. I have seen her comfort children like Karla, who are scared they might lose their parents to deportation. I know she will fight to keep our families together. Nuestras familias. I know she will. LUIS GUTIERREZ (ILLINOIS) 20:11:36 Thank you. Hello, Philadelphia. You know, my parents grew up in San Sebastian, Del Pepino in rural Puerto Rico. They weren't educated. They didn't speak English. But they didn't even have a winter coat. Barely out of their teens, they came to the U.S. When I -- and I was born in the great city of Chicago. [ cheers ] 20:12:20 My parents were born American citizens but when they moved, along with half a million other Puerto ricans in the 1950s, they were greeted with scorn and discrimination. Politicians called them criminals. They said my parents were a dangerous disease and would ruin the country. Sound familiar to you tonight? Nobody spoke up against the bigotry and hatred my parents endured. So you better believe I'm using my voice against the discrimination we hear today. [ cheers and applause ] 20:13:00 I will raise my voice against the bigot who think a judge born in Indiana can't do his job because his parents were born in Mexico. I'll raise my voice against a bully who calls hard-working immigrants criminals and rapists. Someone who promises to round up and deport families, millions of families and then put up a wall between them and us. You have joined me in that fight and so has Hillary Clinton. She stands with us so Americans remain and America remains a welcoming nation. 20:13:53 We don't discriminate because of what you look like, who you love, how you pray, what language your parents speak or where you were born. But let's be clear. My parents, when they came from Puerto Rico, weren't the only ones to confront discrimination. Every generation of newcomers, whoever and whatever they come from, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, they're met with skepticism and suspicion. But every generation proves the skeptics wrong. Immigrants contribute to our communities and make America a great nation. Immigrants die defending our democracy. 20:14:49 And you know what? They give our founding principles meaning in our time. Every time immigrants are labeled as them but over time they become part of us. We, the people. About 11 million undocumented immigrants live, work, pay taxes and raise their families in the United States of America. A lot of their families include U.S. Citizens just like me. But, listen, no matter what your family tree looks like, a fair immigration system is better for all of America. 20:15:35 No matter what others say, it is simply a fantasy that we're going to round up and deport 11 million people. It's a sick, hateful fantasy. But let me tell you what gives me hope. In her heart, Hillary Clinton's dream for America is one where immigrants are allowed to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, pay their taxes and not feel fear that their families are going to be ripped apart. [ applause ] 20:16:13 When Hillary Clinton steps to this podium to accept the nomination, we'll all take a giant step forward. The broad and diverse America that fights for an inclusive and fair nation, our union of black and brown, white and African and Asian people, who love the Earth and know that climate change is real and value education, we will all step up to that podium with her. Listen, we continue the work of our heroes like John Lewis, Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther king. And martyrs like Medgar Evers, who allow me the ability to speak from this podium. We fight for equal rights we believe women deserve equal pay for equal work in this country. [ cheers and applause ] 20:17:18 And we will not stand idly by because we believe that congress has to keep its hands off planned parenthood. We believe that people should be able to love who they love and marry who they want to marry in the United States of America. And we believe that when you send your children to school or young people are having fun at a nightclub, or you walk a beat as a police officer or you walk down the street in your neighborhood in Chicago, you shouldn't fear being shot. We will take on the NRA with Hillary as president of the United States. 20:18:17 Yes. We believe in a country where this son of uneducated parents born in Puerto Rico can speak to this nation on this podium in the city where the United States of America was born. [ Speaking Spanish ] With Hillary, our nation will be greater, better and stronger. [ Speaking Spanish ] Si se puede.[ Crowd chanting, si se puede ] JASON AND JARRON COLLINS 20:19:32 JARRON: Thank you. I'm Jarron Collins. And alongside my kind and brilliant wife, Elsa, we have three children that are raised here in America. I want my kids to know that anything is possible here. I want them to know that any more than any star athlete, the president of the United States is a role model to millions of children. So when it comes to Donald Trump, how do you tell your kids not to be a bully if their president is one? [ cheers ] How do you tell your kids to respect their heritage? My wife is Mexican-american, if their president disparages it? How do you tell your daughters they are empowered if their president reduces women to their physical appearance? 20:20:28 My parents, my family and all the great coaches I've had in my life have taught me the importance of working hard, playing fair and, most importantly, the ability to lead and bring people together to accomplish great things. That sounds like Hillary Clinton to me. [ cheers and applause ] And now, it is with great pride I introduce the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major American sports leagues, my less handsome twin brother, Jason Collins. 20:21:09 JASON: Thank you, Jarron. I'll get you back for that one later. My dream was to play in the NBA and live my authentic life as a proud gay man at the same time. I was able to accomplish both of those goals because of the people who have supported me throughout my life. Before I came out to the world on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" I came out privately to the Clinton family. I have known their family for almost 20 years. I knew that they would accept me for who I was and that they would help pave a path for others to do the same. 20:21:52 I am forever grateful for their words of wisdom back then and their unconditional support. They knew that my sexual orientation made no difference in my ability to play basketball. Just as someone's gender makes no difference in his or her ability to lead our nation. Hillary has defended the lgbt community for years, from co-sponsoring the Matthew Shepard hate crimes prevention act to helping pass the first-ever U.N. Resolution on lgbt human rights, to making sure transgender individuals passports could reflect their true gender. 20:22:40 As both an African-American and a member of the lgbt community, the choice for continued progress is clear.This November, we must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. JESSE LIPSON 20:23:27 So I don't know about you, but Donald Trump's acceptance speech left me with a lot questions. For example, where's this losing country he keeps talking about? The America I live in, the North Carolina I live in -- [ cheers ] -- is a creative engine where the innovative spirit is alive and well. Where nearly all net new jobs are created by startups. Where you can still make something from nothing like I did. 20:24:04 I taught myself how to build software on nights and weekends. When I was 26, I started my company with just $100 in advertising. Today we're in more than 100 countries and we've created more than 800 jobs in Raleigh. [Cheers and applause] 20:24:26 Donald, I'm also a businessman, you build skyscrapers, I build in the cloud, but it's clear you don't understand something simple about business. 20:24:40 Nothing scares away investment like hate. [ applause ] Disgusting laws like north Carolina's attack on lgbt Americans are costing my state hundreds of millions of dollars. It cost us the NBA all-star game and it is also costing us talented programmers who are ready to build the future. I've seen venture capitalists who refuse to invest in our state. Republicans may think they are telling people which bathroom to go into, but they are actually telling people which market to stay out of. 20:25:27 When I travel abroad, I hear people talking about legalized discrimination in America, bigotry doesn't just hurt my state, it hurts our entire country. It is not just North Carolina. In Indiana Mike pence approved discrimination against lgbt Americans. [boos] So I guess you could say if bigotry has created one job, the position of Donald Trump's running mate. 20:26:06 Hillary Clinton knows what every great CEO knows, we're stronger together. That's why she supports a federal law protecting workers in the workplace, no matter who they love or who they are. She'll cut taxes and regulations for startups and small businesses so they can hire and grow. She'll invest in breakthrough R&D so the industry and jobs of the future are created here in America. She'll help lift the burden of college debt so young people can chase their dreams. I tell my employees all of the time, focus on solutions not problems. All trump offers are problems. Hillary offers real solutions. 20:27:07 America, there is no question Hillary Clinton must be our next president. [Cheers and applause] Thank you. PAT SPEARMAN 20:29:02 Good evening, Democrats. Good evening, Democrats! I'm a veteran, I'm a minister, I'm an African American, and I am a proud member of the lgbtq community. [Cheers and applause] When I joined our military in 1977 I lived in fear of being discharged. But today, lgbtq members of the military can serve openly and proudly. When I was elected to the Nevada state legislature in 2012, I was one of only two who were openly gay and today I'm one of five. [ cheers ] When Nevada started recognizing same-sex marriage in 2014, we were one of 26 states and today marriage equality is nationwide, that's progress, my friends. [Cheers and applause] 20:30:17 But we can't stop now. We've heard Trump say that he would protect the lgbtq community, but he is against marriage equality and has said he's all for overturning it. Donald Trump says that anyone can use any bathroom in trump towers, but he still supports heinous bathroom bills and he would strip the rights away from transgender Americans. But his worst attack on us was his vice presidential pick. Indiana governor Mike pence. 20:31:08 Governor pence signed a law that lets individuals and businesses deny services to LGBTQ Americans and he used religion as a weapon to discriminate. And the state lost millions of dollars as a result. As a lesbian that hurts me, and as a person of faith that offends me and as a legislator working hard to create jobs that baffles me. No matter the cost to our country Donald Trump and Mike pence will strip away the progress we have fought so hard to win. 20:32:00 Why? Because they fear diversity, we celebrate it. They fear progress, we build on it. They fear equality, we'll keep fighting for it. So Democrats, Democrats, are we going to retreat? >> No. SPEARMAN>> Will we keep marching forward? >> Yes. 20:32:24 SPEARMAN>> Hillary Clinton is battle tested. She will fight alongside us for equality in our schools, in our communities, in our workplaces and in our nation. She will make the equality act legal and make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of who you love, who you are, wherever you live or wherever you work once and for all. 20:33:00 This election make no mistake about it, won't be easy. I know we are ready. And in the words of the old negro spiritual, so let's walk together Democrats, don't get weary, let's work together Democrats, don't get weary, let's talk together Democrats, don't get weary, there's a great camp meeting in the promised land of equality. Thank you, and god bless you all. [Cheers and applause] [ VIDEO PLAYS ] BOB CASEY (PENNSYLVANIA) 20:35:50 Welcome to Philadelphia, the place where American independence began, where our Constitution was born. Since the time of William Penn, Pennsylvania has been a commonwealth of creators. Of makers. Of builders who, every day, invent the future. My father, Governor Casey, believed that we must never forget that quote, "the sweat and blood of working men and women who built Pennsylvania forged the industrial revolution in our country and out-produced the world." 20:36:24 With family roots in Scranton and her many visits to the state over the years, Hillary Clinton understands this. She'll work every day to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. But what about Donald Trump? Donald Trump says he stands for workers and that he'll put America first, but that's not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his quote, "tremendous" Trump products made? Dress shirts: Bangladesh; furniture: Turkey; picture frames: India; wine glasses: Slovenia; neckties: China. China. 20:37:09 Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe, but not in Altoona, Erie, or here in Philadelphia? [ cheers ] Well, this is what he said: quote, "outsourcing is not always a terrible thing." Wages in America quote "are too high." And then he complained about companies moving jobs overseas because quote, "we don't make things anymore." 20:37:41 Really? Well, tell that to the union workers at All-Clad in Canonsburg, who make the pots and pans found in many of our kitchens. [ cheers and applause ] Tell that -- Tell that to the employees of K'NEX in Hatfield, who create toys that teach our children about engineering and architecture. Tell that to the robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, who are building 21st century robots and cars that drive themselves. 20:38:11 Donald Trump hasn't made anything in his life except a buck on the backs of working people. If he's a champion of working people, I'm the starting center for the 76ers. The man who says he wants to make America great doesn't make anything in America. And it's insulting that he has no plan, no plan to support the men and women who are manufacturing products here at home. All he has are empty promises, like so many he's made and failed to follow through on before. If you believe that outsourcing has been good for working people and has raised incomes for the middle class, then you should vote for Donald Trump. 20:39:03 I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. Hillary believes that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just Donald Trump and those at the top. We need to commit ourselves to making good-paying jobs here at home, so that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay there. That's why in her first 100 days in office, President Hillary Clinton will put forward the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II. 20:39:38 As President, she'll reward businesses that share profits with their employees. She will slap a new "exit tax" on companies that move overseas while rewarding companies that invest here at home. And she'll strengthen our economy by investing $10 billion in new advanced manufacturing jobs that can't be sent overseas. 20:40:02 This November, we have a choice. You can choose a candidate who's only out for himself, who wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage, and who would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class. Or you can choose Hillary Clinton - a leader with a proven track record of fighting for an economy that works for ALL of us. If you're with her like I am, go to hillaryclinton.com. Thank you. LUKE FEENEY MAYOR OF CHILLICOTHE, OHIO 20:41:04 >> Hello, delegates! Hello, Ohio! I am proud to serve the great people of historic Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital. And I'm proud to be one of the many Ohioans supporting Hillary Clinton. [Cheers and applause] When I think about what's at stake this November, I think about a woman from our hometown named Courtney Lewis. Courtney's dad works at the local paper mill. She dreamed of opening her own business. Not just for her, but for her city. She didn't like seeing her city with those empty buildings downtown. 20:41:52 She wanted to do her part. So, Courtney moved into a vacant storefront and, with two partners, started a local gift shop called Totem Supply Company. Three years later, Totem is a small town success story and it's not the only one. Chillicothe is on the rise. Appalache is on the rise. And it's thanks to small business owners like Courtney. I tell Courtney's story tonight not because it's unique, but because it isn't. 20:42:28 All across the country thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners are equally ready to drive growth in their communities, all they need is a chance. The last thing Ohioans need is a president who has crushed small businesses by not paying them for the work they did. The last thing Ohio needs is Donald Trump. Hillary's dad was a small business owner, she gets it. Hillary knows America works best when it works for everyone. And she has a plan to make sure that entrepreneurs like Courtney have all the tools they need to succeed. 20:43:12 Less red tape, more access to capital like bigger businesses have. A more even playing field and a wider path to prosperity for all of us. Mayors of small towns across the country need a president who will be a friend to small business, who will be a partner in our resurgence. Hillary knows Americans' success stories start in places like Chillicothe. That's why we're with her. That's why Chillicothe is with her. That's why ohio is with her. 20:43:53 We're with her, because she's with us. And that's why we're going to send Hillary Clinton to the White House this November. Thank you. 20:44:18 [ VIDEO: 'TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS'] KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (NEW YORK) 20:46:10 Some people know me as a United States Senator from New York. [ cheers ] But during school drop-off and pick-up, I'm better known as Theo and Henry's mom. Like most working parents, my husband and I juggle a lot. We're fortunate to have flexibility, but some days, we still barely keep it together. 20:46:40 The vast majority of working parents have it much tougher. They're struggling with too little time, too little money, and too little support. And Washington hasn't caught up to their reality. Families today look almost nothing like they did a generation ago. Eight in 10 moms work outside of the home. Four in 10 moms are the primary or sole breadwinners, and many are single. Thanks to marriage equality, more children grow up with two moms or two dads. And yet, today, our policies are stuck in the "Mad Men" era. 20:47:26 We are the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee workers paid family leave. Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. Most parents work outside the home, yet child care can cost as much as college tuition. Families rely on women's income, but we still don't have equal pay for equal work. This makes no sense, because we know that when families are strong, America is strong. 20:48:07 Hillary Clinton gets it-not just because she's a working mother, and Charlotte and Aidan's grandmother, but because for her, it's about her core values, the idea we have that we have a responsibility to one another. It's about who we are as a nation. It's why after law school, she could have gone to a fancy law firm-but she chose to work at the Children's Defense Fund, where she advocated for children with disabilities. 20:48:47 It's why as America's First Lady she helped create a health insurance program for children so that 8 million kids could get the care they need. And it's why as Secretary of State, she helped women and children to escape violence and poverty-to attend schools, support their families, and reinvest in their communities. 20:49:13 And it's why as President of the United States, she will bring our workplace policies out of the Dark Ages, and always, always, put families first. You see, Hillary Clinton's life -- Hillary Clinton's life's work has been defined by one question: "How can we help those who need it most?" Donald Trump's has been defined by a very different question: "How can I help myself the most?" 20:49:54 Donald Trump actually stood on a debate stage and said that wages are "too high." Hillary knows that in the richest country in the world, it is unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full time still lives in poverty. [ applause ] Donald Trump says that when it comes to paid family leave, "you have to be careful of it." Hillary knows that it's long past time to have guaranteed paid family leave. [ cheers ] 20:50:32 Donald Trump thinks that women should just work harder because-and I'm quoting-"You're gonna make the same if you do as good of a job." Every woman in America knows-that's not true! Hillary believes that women deserve equal pay for equal work. 20:50:58 The choice in this election couldn't be clearer! If you believe in the values that have always made us great-if you believe in keeping America great-then support Hillary Clinton. Thank you and God bless our great nation. AL FRANKEN (MINNESOTA) 20:51:45 Hi everybody. [ cheers ] Hi. Save it for the end. I'm Al Franken. [ cheers ] I'm Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump. 20:52:31 Now a little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University. [ laughter ] Sure, I had to empty out my 401(k) and take a reverse mortgage on my house to pay the tuition. But Mr. Trump or, rather, some people who said they'd once met him, convinced me that it was worth it. 20:53:02 And frankly, as a proud alum of Trump U, I think we may be mis-underestimating Donald Trump. Sure, he's scammed a lot of people. But did you know that Trump University's School of Ripping People Off is ranked second in the nation? Right behind Bernie Madoff University? That's no mean feat. 20:53:38 And Trump University is about more than just bilking people. Although, trust me, you will get bilked. It's also about learning directly from success experts like Scott Baio, Mike -- Mike Tyson, and, of course, a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump himself. 20:54:07 Now, of course, Trump University wouldn't be Trump University without its business school. Their bankruptcy program in particular is known throughout the real estate/investment community for its creativity. The most popular course, Bankruptcy 101, "How to Leave Your Partners Holding the Bag," is taught by the cardboard cutout itself. 20:54:38 The pride of Trump University, of course, is its library, located on a shelf in a closet on the third floor of Trump Tower. All of Mr. Trump's bestsellers are available for sale at a special rate, for students, which is 10% higher than the retail price. Clearly, Donald Trump's enormous, dare I say "huge," success as a businessman qualifies him to be President. And if you believe that, I've got some delicious Trump Steaks to sell you. 20:55:28 In all seriousness, I think rather than voting for someone who's never done anything for anyone other than himself, maybe we should go with the candidate who's spent her entire life working to get important things done for the American people. [ cheers and applause ] I've known Hillary, I've known Hillary for almost a quarter-century. I've never met anyone smarter, tougher, or more ready to lead us forward. I am proud to call Hillary Clinton my friend. And I can't wait to call her Madam President. 20:56:30 Now, we're going to have a lot of fun this week. But when we wake up Friday morning, there will be just 102 days left until the election. And what you - yes, all of you - what you do in those 102 days could determine who wins. And I mean that literally. I won my first race for the Senate by 312 votes. 20:57:07 There's my Minnesota delegation. There are people up there who contacted more than 312 people themselves. And literally I would not be here. The reason--they are, each of them, individually, the reason I'm giving this speech here and not into my bathroom mirror. 20:57:42 My friend, my friend Paul Wellstone - [ cheers ] -- my friend Paul Wellstone used to say, "The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard." This week is about passion. But starting Friday morning, it's all about work, hard work. 20:58:21 Now, now, many of you have jobs. Many of you have families. Ignore them. Let me tell you something: kids love it when their parents aren't home. They love it. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old knows how to use a microwave oven. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old can teach a 4-year-old kid how to use a microwave. It's just scientific fact. 20:59:02 Don't worry about your kids. They'll be fine. You have work to do. Get on those phones. Knock on those doors. And tell 'em Al Franken sent you. Thank you. 21:02:22 [ VIDEO PLAYS ] ANASTASIA SOMOZA 21:04:00 I first met Hillary as first lady on a visit to the white house. I was 9 years old and I listened to her and my mom discuss health care and early intervention for children with disabilities. [ cheers and applause ] Over the past 23 years, she has continued to serve as a friend and mentor, championing my inclusion and access to classrooms, higher education and the work force. She has never lost touch with people like me. She has invested in me, she believes in me and in a country where 56 million Americans with disabilities so often feel invisible, Hillary Clinton sees me. 20:05:11 She sees me as a strong woman, a young professional, a hard worker and the proud daughter of immigrants. My father from Nicaragua and my mother from Ireland. She has shown me that all these aspects of my identity are strengths which will help me effect change. I fear the day we elect a president who defines being American in the narrowest possible terms, who shouts, bullies and profits off of vulnerable Americans.
DNC CONVENTION DAY 1 PODIUM HEAD ON 7PM / HD
HEAD ON PODIUM SHOT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / JOHN PODESTA CLINTON CAMPAIGN CHAIR 19:00:55 >> Hello, Democrats! I want to begin by saying thank you to all of you across the country who have volunteered your time, donated what you could. Signed up at Hillaryclinton.com. You have voted to make Hillary Clinton the nominee of the democratic party. This is your victory! [applause] And to everyone who supported senator Sanders, this is your victory, too! I've known Bernie since I was a young staffer for senator Pat Leahy and he was mayor of Burlington. He stood up to the special interests and fought to give the working people a fair economy and a bigger say. And those are the same values that he brought to this campaign and our party and our country are better for it. 19:01:52 Donald Trump has different values. He built his career by ripping people off, stiffing contractors and skipping out on his bills through bankruptcy. He is too erratic, dangerous and divisive (trust?) to the white house. I'm a fortunate grandson of Italian and Greek immigrants with a blue collar dad and a pink collar mom, I've had the honor to serve two great presidents who fought for working people and met the challenges of their time. 19:02:29 Now, like all of you, I'm working to elect a president who has the experience, vision, values and grit to make progress in these turbulent times. That person is Hillary Clinton. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Hillary will be a president who gets results. She'll take on powerful special interests in a rigged system to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. And she''ill be a champion for our children and our families. With your hard work, we can build a better future for everyone. Steelworkers and school teachers, farm families and military families, the forgotten middle class and those who have been left out and left behind. And immigrants. 19:03:14 People like my family and yours, who struggled to get here, who built this country and who love America. That's who we're fighting for. That's who this election is about. That's why she picked Tim Kaine as her running mate, a man with a deep core and a passion for service. And if we, and if we work overtime, work overtime for the next 105 days, we will succeed in making history and elect the first woman president of the united States! Thank you. 19:03:58 (VIDEO: 'POSSIBLE NEXT PRESIDENT ON MARRIAGE') TRUMP>> I don't wanna sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof, okay. LINDA SANCHEZ (CALIFORNIA) 19:04:28 Buenas noches, good evening everyone. It's great to be here with all of you. My name is Linda Sanchez and I have the honor of representing California's 38th congressional district, and serving as the chairwoman of the congressional hispanic caucus. We are a diverse caucus and we bring in an important perspective to the decisions that shape the future of our country. We embody the promise of the american dream. That you can achieve success in our great country if you are willing to work hard enough for it. The hispanic caucus is made up of 26 talented members who are veterans attorneys, business owners, doctors and engineers just to name a few. 19:05:18 Our caucus is growing and this november we have the opportunity to elect outstanding hispanic candidates from across the country. And with Loretta sanchez and Katrine cortez masto (sp?) we will elect a latina to the US senate. 19:05:50 I'm proud of the hispanic caucus and the work we do everyday to make our country stronger. Take a look. [VIDEO] 19:09:46 We are here at this historic democratic convention to nominate Hillary Clinton, the next president and Tim kaine, the next vice president of the United States. [ cheers and applause ] 19:10:06 I want to share a little bit of my story because it's an American story. It's the story of millions of Latinos and Latinas across this country. I'm the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. They came to this country and worked hard every day to provide for me and my brothers and sisters. My father, Ignacio, was an industrial mechanic. And my mother, Maria, became an elementary school teacher after raising a family. They owned their own home. They sent all seven of their children to college. [ cheers ] 19:10:48 My mother and father saved and sacrificed to achieve the American dream for our family. They weren't given their success. They earned it. Donald Trump believes that Mexican immigrants are murderers and rapists. [ boos ] But what about my parents, Donald? Let me tell you what my parents are. They are the only parents in our nation's 265-year history to send not one, but two daughters to the United States congress. [ LORETTA SANCHEZ COMES UP AND GRABS HER SISTER'S HAND ] 19:11:44 Like my parents, Hillary Clinton believes the United States is a country where people of all backgrounds can make a home and a better life. But that America isn't possible if we allow Donald Trump and his Republican party to build a wall that divides us. I stand here tonight as the chair of the congressional hispanic caucus and a proud congresswoman from California, but most importantly, I'm here as a mom. 19:12:13 We all want what's best for our kids. We want our children to grow up to be healthy, successful and kind hearted. Our job is to nurture them, be good role models for them to follow as they grow. Now I will be the first to tell you that being a parent hard. But Donald Trump is making it a whole lot harder. He has taken the low road time and time again. He has been vulgar and he has been intolerant. Or as we say in Spanish, [ speaks Spanish ] 19:12:53 He peddles fear intestine security to divide the great people of this country. Tell me, what kind of example would we set for our children by allowing a bully to sit in the oval office? We know that our children aren't born with hate or racism in their hearts. They learn it from watching the world around them and following the example of the adults in their life. Too many of our children are watching and learning the wrong lessons from Donald Trump. We've seen it at an Indiana basketball game where a group of white students started chanting "Build that wall" to players from a predominantly hispanic high school. 19:13:40 This is the behavior that Donald Trump inspires in our youth. A trump presidency would be a signal to our children that we condone this kind of behavior. Well that is a message I refuse to accept. Who we vote for says a lot about our values. There are few moments in history that have an impact on the trajectory of the world. And I believe that this election is one of those moments. Our children are watching us. Their future depends on the outcome of this race. 19:14:16 Do we want a responsible leader or a loud-mouth bully? Do we want a president who respects women or who calls them names and devalues them? Do we want a president who appreciates the contributions immigrants make to our country or someone who vilifies them? Hillary Clinton is the only choice for president. She is a president we can be proud of. [boos] And, Donald, let me just say this. America is great. It is the country that gave my family the opportunity for a better life, just like all immigrants who came before them. It is because of our diversity that we are the envy of the world. Hillary [ Speaking Spanish ] 19:15:18 Like I said in the video, Hillary Clinton is badass and ready to lead. Let's win in November. MARTY WALSH BOSTON MAYOR 19:16:11 Good evening. Good evening. Thank you, Massachusetts. Thank you. Good evening delegates. My name is Marty Walsh and I'm an alcoholic. On April 23rd, 1995, I hit rock bottom.I woke up with little memory of the night before and even less hope for the days to come. Everybody was losing faith in me. Everybody except my family and the labor movement. I followed my father into the building trades when I was 18 years old. Labor gave my immigrant family a chance and the labor community got me the help I needed and gave me a second chance. 19:17:19 18 years later, I became the mayor of Boston, a city of big dreams and a big heart. As mayor, I work to give everyone a fair shot and a second chance. Whether it's apprenticeships, free community college or help starting a business. There's no doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton is the champion American workers need. She will help workers get the skills, the jobs and the child care they need to support strong families. 19:18:02 She believes in an America that's not just for those with advantages. She believes in an America for those who need a helping hand, people struggling with addiction, moms working two jobs, students in debt, seniors struggling to retire. Workers facing layoffs and people like the carpenters and electrician Donald Trump hired but then refused to pay just because he did. We may not have our names in gold outside any buildings we've worked on. But our sweat, our work, our pride is on the inside of every single one of them. Hillary Clinton knows that. She believes what I learned in my labor family, we are stronger together. This is our choice. Are we going to let Donald Trump stiff the working families so he can make more for himself and the people at the top or are we going to stick together and build an economy that works for everybody in America? 19:19:14 I know where I stand. I stand with the women and men of every race, creed, color who built this country. And I stand as a living example of Hillary Clinton's vision for an America where everyone gets a fair shot and a second chance to achieve their dreams. That's the America I believe in. That's the America I've lived. And that's why America's working people are going to vote and elect Hillary Clinton our next president. I want to thank you and god bless the United States of America. LEE SAUNDERS PRESIDENT OF AFSCME 19:20:24 >> Good evening. I am Lee Saunders, I am proud to be here representing the 1.6 million public service workers of afscme. We keep our community safe and strong, feeding school kids, healing patients, plowing roads and answering 911 calls. Every day, in every way, we never quit putting families first.Hillary Clinton never quits, either. She is an unstoppable champion for working people. She understands collective bargaining rights don't just improve the lives of union members, they strengthen all of us. 19:21:15 We need a president who gets that, who understands that busting unions and cutting public services means families suffer. Let's look at Flint, Michigan, where poisonous policies led directly to poisoned drinking water. Donald Trump wants to tear working people down. He's only in business for himself. I was just in Las Vegas with workers at the trump hotel last week. They voted to form a union, but Donald Trump won't negotiate a contract with them. You can't keep saying you like to make deals, Donald. How about working out a deal with the housekeepers and the food servers to help your business succeed? [ Applause ] 19:22:08 It's no surprise, I guess, how can you be pro worker when you're famous for the catchphrase "You're fired." But this isn't reality television. This is reality. And we need a serious-minded leader who puts families first, not a thin skinned bully who puts himself first. [ Applause ] That's the choice. An unstoppable champion versus an unstable (?). I know whose side I'm on. I'm with her. Afscme is with her. Let's elect Hillary Clinton our next president of the united States. RICHARD TRUMKA PRESIDENT AFL-CIO 19:23:07 >> Hello, Democrats. I'm Rich Trumka president of the afl-cio. [ Applause ]And it's great to be in Philadelphia, a proud, proud union town. See, working people built this stage, and now we'll build a new era of shared prosperity,working people are strong. And Donald Trump is wrong, wrong, wrong. Listen, he thinks he's a tough guy. Well Donald, I worked in the mines with tough guys. I know tough guys. They're friends of mine. And Donald, you're no tough guy, you're a phoney. [ Applause ] [ Cheers ] 19:24:07 Donald Trump has repeatedly outsourced jobs to line his own pocket. He rooted for the housing collapse. He actually said that our wages are too high, not just once, but repeatedly. Donald Trump isn't the solution to America's problems, he is the problem. [ Cheers ] 19:24:30 Working people, we have the solution. We're building a national movement for a better life, no matter the color of our skin, where we were born, who we love, or how we worship. We set the bar high, and Hillary Clinton answered our call. In this election, she is fighting to rewrite the economic rules for all of us. She has a bold plan to invest in manufacturing, infrastructure and jobs. She opposes the job killing trans pacific partnership. [ cheers ] 19:25:14 She'll protect workplace rights, stand up to Wall Street and fight to finally, finally, secure equal pay for equal work. So Democrats, get on your feet. Let's change the rules. Let's take back congress. Let's win a pro-workers supreme court and let's elect Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States. [ Cheers ] LILY ESKELSEN GARCIA PRESIDENT, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 19:25:55 >> Wow. Wow. [ Speaking Spanish ] My name is Lily Eskelsen Garcia. And I'm here because I have the honor to be representing the 3 million educators that formed the union of the national education association. My story isn't different from my students' stories. My mom is an immigrant. My dad served in the army. My parents worked hard so that their kids could have a chance to get ahead, and they were so proud of me when I became a teacher. But today too many students in our classrooms feel like they won't get the same chance that I got, especially those from immigrant families. They tell us they're afraid that their parents might be taken away, that they might be deported for not having the right piece of paper. 19:26:56 Hillary Clinton believes in keeping families together. She believes in our dreamers. She believes that educators should be focused on education, not deportation. [ Cheering ] Now, Donald Trump sees things differently. My mom says that if you can't say something nice about somebody, you should at least make it funny. I can't make this funny. Donald Trump sees immigrants as criminals, as drug dealers, as rapists. He says he'd round up families and deport them. He'll build a wall. We're better than that. Our kids deserve better than that. Hillary Clinton doesn't want to divide people with walls of hate. She wants to build bridges to a better future for all of us. That's why America's educators are with her, and why we're going to do everything in our power to build a bridge to a future where Hillary Clinton is the president of the United States of America. Gracias. [ Cheering ] MARY KAY HENRY 19:28:21 >> Hello, sisters and brothers. I'm Mary Kay Henry and I'm proud to stand here on behalf of 2 million members of service employees international union. [ Cheering ] And the millions more who are fighting for 15 in the unions. Our movement will be an unstoppable force in this election, because the stakes could not be higher. We need a president who wants to raise wages in this country, not one that says wages are too high and that there shouldn't even be a federal minimum wage. 19:29:02 That's why we're working to elect Hillary Clinton and champions up and down the ballot who are going to raise wages and help workers join together in unions. Hillary has spent time with workers, who care for children and our seniors, like Lizbeth (?) from Las Vegas. Lizbeth has been a home care provider for 40 years, but still Lizbeth has to rely on food stamps and medicaid just to make ends meet. Hillary Clinton knows that's wrong, and that's why Hillary Clinton is ready to raise wages for home care providers and child care providers, and ensure that they have a strong voice in quality care. We know that economic justice is inextricably linked to winning racial justice, environmental justice, and immigrant justice. 19:30:08 We must elect Hillary Clinton and the champions like her who are going to put families first, and stop the candidates of hatred and greed. Brothers and sisters, I believe that we can win. Do you? Repeat after me. I. I believe. I believe that we. I believe that we can win. I believe that we can win. I believe that we can win. Thank you very much, brothers and sisters. [ Applause ] SEAN MCGARVEY 19:30:58 >> Good evening. I'm proud to be here in my hometown of Philadelphia. I'm even prouder to represent the 3 million members of north America's building trades unions. Trade union members have helped build this great nation. The hoover dam, the golden gate bridge, the freedom towers, the very arena we are in tonight. You name it, we build it. We're proud of our work. But with collapsed bridges, crumbling roads and stressed energy systems we know it's past time to rebuild our nation's infrastructure. And building trades members are ready to do their part. 19:31:41 Hillary Clinton has the boldest infrastructure plan we've seen in generations. She will help us repair roads and bridges and make broadband universal, build new airports and modernize our energy grid. She will do it all while creating good, fair paying jobs with standards that support real apprenticeship programs, which the building trades pioneer to ensure that workers get the skills they need to succeed. And let me be very clear, we cannot rebuild America unless we treat America's workers with respect. 19:32:17 Donald Trump chose the running mate that has not respected workers. As governor Mike pence gave corporations license to pay construction workers less by repealing the prevailing wage law that had been in place for 80 years. That was bad deal for Indiana. It would be a bad deal for America. That's why hardhats, all across America support Hillary Clinton and honorary iron worker Tim kaine, they have our backs and we have theirs. Now let's get them elected. God bless you and thank you. RANDI WEINGARTEN PRESIDENT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS 19:32:55 Brothers and sisters, I am proud to be here representing the 1.6 million members of the AFT. Last week, last week we saw a festival of fear, every day was full of hate and bigotry. Why? To hide that trump's plans like many of his businesses are completely bankrupt. Donald made millions while he ripped off workers and small businesses with his unfair business practices. 19:33:41 Remember, he ended up bankrupting not one, not two, not three, but four of his companies. And his economic ideas will make millionaires like him richer at the expense of the middle class. Just look at Trump University to see how he operates. Salespeople were told to exploit people's fears -- and let me be very careful -- I quote, "a single parent that may need money for food into useless high cost seminars." Instead of an education, students lost thousands of dollars and got nothing in return. That's Trump in a nutshell. Manipulating people's fears to enrich himself. He is completely unqualified to be in the Oval Office. 19:34:44 So thankfully we have a different choice and it's a great one, Hillary Clinton. Hillary's worked her entire life to level the playing field for working families. That starts with public education from pre k to college. She has a plan for universal early childhood education. She'll reset education policy to focus on creativity and critical thinking, not on more testing. And she'll make public universities free for working families, a stark contrast from Trump's for profit scam. 19:35:31 Hillary is the most qualified candidate to run for president in my lifetime. She'll wake up thinking everyday how to help us. The choice couldn't be clearer. We must elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. Thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] PAM LIVENGOOD 19:38:20 Hi. For my 50th birthday, I got a 2-year-old. You see, my daughter and her boyfriend had a beautiful little boy named Francis but they got caught up in drugs. It started with the pain medication she was given after Francis was born. And it just got worse. It's hard to explain just how devastating it is to watch your child struggle with substance abuse. I know my daughter loved Francis but love wasn't enough to take care of him. I started getting calls from child services. And one day, they said Francis would be taken away from my family and put in foster care unless he had family who could take care of him. There was no way we were going to let our grandson end up in foster care. So, Francis lived with my husband, John and I, until he was 5. 19:39:15 His grandfather -- he lives with his grandfather now, who is on disability. And when you're my age, you don't expect to start all over again, raising a grandchild. Today, my daughter is in treatment but she has a long road ahead of her. My story isn't unique. This epidemic has devastated communities all over the country. It doesn't discriminate against age, race, gender or income. It affects all of us. But sometimes it feels like folks in Washington don't hear these stories. Well, last year, Hillary Clinton came to New Hampshire for a round table at my workplace. And she asked if addiction had touched any of us. And as I told my story, Hillary listened. She even took notes. And then she did something else we don't see a lot of in Washington. She took action. 19:40:13 She came up with a plan, one that includes everything from reducing overdoses to expanding access to treatment. To me, that's the kind of leader we need. We need a leader who listens to the voices of ordinary Americans, a leader who treats people with compassion and respect, a leader who believes that, as Americans, we look out for each other. I'm not saying that leader has to be a grandmother but it sure helps. For me, that leader is Hillary Clinton. JEANNE SHAHEEN (NEW HAMPSHIRE) 19:41:15 Thank you. Thank you, delegates. And thank you, Pam Livengood for sharing your family's story here today. I applaud your courage. Democrats stand with you, your family and all families struggling with addiction and president Hillary Clinton will stand with you and we will win this fight together. 19:41:50 The opioid and heroin epidemic is ravaging communities all across this country. It's a crisis that affects old and young, rich and poor, men and women, Democrats and Republicans. And it will take all of us working together to defeat it. Across my home state of New Hampshire the awful toll grows each year, 192 overdoses in 2013, 326 fatalities in 2014. And 433 fatalities in 2015. These stories -- these statistics tell a story of a staggering epidemic, but statistics can't fully capture the profound human toll. 19:42:49 It's not only thousands of individual lives that have been destroyed. Entire communities are being devastated. Hillary Clinton sees the epidemic and its terrific toll because she came to new Hampshire. Not to talk but to listen. And she heard stories like Pam livengood's story. She heard stories like the one I recently heard about a young man full of promise, on his way to college when he suffered a sports injury, got addicted to pain killers,switched to heroin. And now instead of living on the freshman quad, he's living on the streets. Panhandling for his next fix. 19:43:35 Hillary heard how addicts are being turned away from treatment facilities due to a lack of resources. Hillary heard from law enforcement, stretched to their limit, dealing with substance abuse. She knows that drug counselors and police officers and others on the front lines of the battle are heroes. 19:43:58 They're doing amazing work. But they need our help. More than 47,000 americans died from drug overdoses in 2014. Hillary Clinton knows we cannot continue on this path. She knows because during this campaign she listened in New Hampshire and across the country. She listened. She learned. And she put together a plan to treat this like the health emergency that it is. And to deploy the necessary resources to fight it. Her plan would invest in some very simple goals, empower communities to prevent drug use among teenagers, ensure every person suffering from addiction can obtain comprehensive treatment, ensure that all first responders carry narcan, which can stop overdoses from becoming fatal and prioritize treatment over prison for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses so we can end the era of mass incarceration. 19:45:10 Early this year, I introduced an emergency funding bill in the senate to pay for policing, prevention, treatment and recovery. But sadly, it was defeated by Republicans. Donald Trump certainly doesn't have a plan to deal with this health epidemic that's gripped our country. In fact, Donald Trump doesn't seem to know what's happening outside of Trump tower. And he seems completely uninterested in finding out. How can trump represent America when he doesn't even take the time to know America? We need a president who listens, who learns, who has empathy and who wants the same opportunities for all children that she's had. Who wants an America where we go forward together. We need president Hillary Clinton. Thank you DEMI LOVATO 19:47:01 Like millions of Americans I'm living with mental illness. But I'm lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately too many Americans from all walks of life don't get help either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues. We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma 19:47:38 I urge every politician to support laws that will provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics, it's simply the right thing to do. I'm doing my very small part by having the treatment center that saw me through my recovery on tour with me so at least a small group of people even for a brief moment can have the same support that I received. 19:48:07 It may not be a lot but we have to believe every small action counts. I stand here today, as proof that you can live a Normal and empowered life with mental illness. I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. [ cheers ] Let's make her the next president of the United States of America. DEMI LOVATO PERFORMANCE JEFF MERKLEY (OREGON) 19:54:09 Hello Philadelphia. And hello Oregon. Wasn't Demi Lovato great? I'm the son of a millwright from a small town in southern Oregon. I was the first in my family to go to college. I live in the same blue collar community I grew up in. And my children go to the same public schools I did. And here is the truth. 19:54:37 Donald Trump got rich by taking advantage of Americans like the hard working Oregonians in my community back home. Making his products overseas, hiring foreign workers instead of Americans for jobs that are right here in the United States. Cheating small business contractors, never paying them what he owed. And scamming people out of their savings through his fraudulent university. 19:55:11 Where I come from, people like Donald Trump are not the problem -- they're not the solution, they are the problem. Last week in Cleveland, Donald Trump claimed he was champion for American workers, but he's never woken up a day in his life worried about American workers. He is no more a champion for American workers than a lion is a champion for a gazelle. When I talk to folks back home again and again, I hear the frustrations of people who watch billionaires get richer while they struggle to find a job, struggle to send their kids to college, struggle to make their rent or their mortgage. Our response to these real challenges should not be to blame, to bully, to belittle, but to rise to the moment with real solutions. 19:56:11 We owe an enormous debt to Bernie Sanders, speaking of solutions. [ Applause ] Bernie Sanders inspired us to reach for bold solutions the challenges we face. Bernie's leadership on Progressive issues, his willingness to fearlessly stand up to the powers that be have galvanized a grassroots movement that is here tonight and will continue long after November and we need it to continue long after November. And now together, working together, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have forged the most progressive platform in our party's history. 19:57:09 And working together we need to join their fight for tuition free college for working americans. For (?) to 100% renewable energy to save our planet from climate change. We need to fight together to overturn citizens united. We need to fight together for passage of the equality act for full opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. We need to fight together with bernie and hillary to end profiling and mass incarceration for our communities of color. And we need to fight for trade policies that put american workers first, which means as Hillary has said, we must say no to bad trade deals and that includes the TPP. 19:58:28 Together -- >> [ inaud. Chant ] --together, we must fight for a government of, by, and for the people. Not a government for the powerful, not a government for the privileged. But a government for the people. And that is exactly what we're going to do when we follow the vision of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and elect her, Hillary Clinton, and Tim Kaine in November. [ cheers and applause ] 19:59:08 We must be united in this battle. Whether you spent this year feeling the bern or you spent this year ready for Hillary, all of us are ready for an America that rejects discrimination and embraces diversity, that celebrates voter empowerment not voter suppression, that creates opportunity for all of us not just the lucky few. So let's work together, as Bernie and Hillary have, and make sure that next January, on the west steps of the capital, it is Hillary Clinton that we are celebrating to become the next president of the United States of America. [ cheers ] Thank you so much, God bless you, and goodnight. Thank you. 20:02:16 [ 'SHE'S WITH US' VIDEO ] KARLA (11 YRS. OLD) AND FRANCISCA ORTIZ 20:03:44 KARLA: Thank you very much for coming here today. I really appreciate it. And today I'm going to tell you guys the story about my parents, about their deportation of immigration. And I'm a daughter of immigrant parents. Valiente, brave, that's what Hillary Clinton called me when I told her I was worried my parents would be deported. 20:04:15 Even when I was little, my parents were always crying. But I didn't understand why. Soy Americana. (I'm American) I was -- [ cheers ] I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. My parents came here, looking for a better life, for the American dream. Sueno Americano. But I don't feel brave every day. On most days I'm scared. I'm scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave. 20:04:58 And I wonder, what if I come home and find it empty? I want to see my parents do -- I want my parents to see me do science experiments and help me find my rare rocks in the desert. I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families like us. [ cheers and applause ] I have hope. Esperanza. 20:05:32 Hillary Clinton told me that she would do everything she could to help us. She told me that I didn't have to do the worrying because she would do the worrying for me and all of us. 20:05:52 She wants me to have the worries of an 11-year-old, not the weight of the world on my shoulder. 20:06:09 FRANCISCA: Valiente. [ cheers and applause ] [speaking Spanish] 20:06:34 [SHOT OF WOMAN IN AUDIENCE CRYING] 20:06:54 KARLA: [Speaks Spanish] Hillary Clinton for president. Thank you. >> [ chant ] Si se pueda! Si se pueda! 20:07:34 ['TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS' VIDEO PLAYS ASTRID SILVA 20:09:12 When I was 4 years old, my mother and I climbed into a raft and we crossed the river to join my father in America, in search of a better life. All I had was a little doll. I grew up like an ordinary girl. My dad worked as a landscaper and my mom stayed at home with my brother and I. But while my friends did ordinary things, I couldn't. Because my parents were afraid that someone might discover I was undocumented. 20:09:41 My family believed so deeply in the promise of this country that we risked everything for the American dream. As an undocumented student, I felt like college was out of reach. But after a journey of ten years, I finally graduated from Nevada state college. [ cheers ] My family and I are here because of people like senator Harry Reid. [ cheers ] Mi abuelito, who put themselves in our shoes and helped us. And while president Obama's immigration action protected me, we live in constant fear that my parents could be taken away from their grandson, Noah. 20:10:33 So, when Donald Trump talks about deporting 11 million people, he's talking about ripping families apart. Separating families like mine and like Karla's. Hillary Clinton understands that this is not who we are as a country. I have seen her comfort children like Karla, who are scared they might lose their parents to deportation. I know she will fight to keep our families together. Nuestras familias. I know she will. LUIS GUTIERREZ (ILLINOIS) 20:11:36 Thank you. Hello, Philadelphia. You know, my parents grew up in San Sebastian, Del Pepino in rural Puerto Rico. They weren't educated. They didn't speak English. But they didn't even have a winter coat. Barely out of their teens, they came to the U.S. When I -- and I was born in the great city of Chicago. [ cheers ] 20:12:20 My parents were born American citizens but when they moved, along with half a million other Puerto ricans in the 1950s, they were greeted with scorn and discrimination. Politicians called them criminals. They said my parents were a dangerous disease and would ruin the country. Sound familiar to you tonight? Nobody spoke up against the bigotry and hatred my parents endured. So you better believe I'm using my voice against the discrimination we hear today. [ cheers and applause ] 20:13:00 I will raise my voice against the bigot who think a judge born in Indiana can't do his job because his parents were born in Mexico. I'll raise my voice against a bully who calls hard-working immigrants criminals and rapists. Someone who promises to round up and deport families, millions of families and then put up a wall between them and us. You have joined me in that fight and so has Hillary Clinton. She stands with us so Americans remain and America remains a welcoming nation. 20:13:53 We don't discriminate because of what you look like, who you love, how you pray, what language your parents speak or where you were born. But let's be clear. My parents, when they came from Puerto Rico, weren't the only ones to confront discrimination. Every generation of newcomers, whoever and whatever they come from, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, they're met with skepticism and suspicion. But every generation proves the skeptics wrong. Immigrants contribute to our communities and make America a great nation. Immigrants die defending our democracy. 20:14:49 And you know what? They give our founding principles meaning in our time. Every time immigrants are labeled as them but over time they become part of us. We, the people. About 11 million undocumented immigrants live, work, pay taxes and raise their families in the United States of America. A lot of their families include U.S. Citizens just like me. But, listen, no matter what your family tree looks like, a fair immigration system is better for all of America. 20:15:35 No matter what others say, it is simply a fantasy that we're going to round up and deport 11 million people. It's a sick, hateful fantasy. But let me tell you what gives me hope. In her heart, Hillary Clinton's dream for America is one where immigrants are allowed to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, pay their taxes and not feel fear that their families are going to be ripped apart. [ applause ] 20:16:13 When Hillary Clinton steps to this podium to accept the nomination, we'll all take a giant step forward. The broad and diverse America that fights for an inclusive and fair nation, our union of black and brown, white and African and Asian people, who love the Earth and know that climate change is real and value education, we will all step up to that podium with her. Listen, we continue the work of our heroes like John Lewis, Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther king. And martyrs like Medgar Evers, who allow me the ability to speak from this podium. We fight for equal rights we believe women deserve equal pay for equal work in this country. [ cheers and applause ] 20:17:18 And we will not stand idly by because we believe that congress has to keep its hands off planned parenthood. We believe that people should be able to love who they love and marry who they want to marry in the United States of America. And we believe that when you send your children to school or young people are having fun at a nightclub, or you walk a beat as a police officer or you walk down the street in your neighborhood in Chicago, you shouldn't fear being shot. We will take on the NRA with Hillary as president of the United States. 20:18:17 Yes. We believe in a country where this son of uneducated parents born in Puerto Rico can speak to this nation on this podium in the city where the United States of America was born. [ Speaking Spanish ] With Hillary, our nation will be greater, better and stronger. [ Speaking Spanish ] Si se puede.[ Crowd chanting, si se puede ] JASON AND JARRON COLLINS 20:19:32 JARRON: Thank you. I'm Jarron Collins. And alongside my kind and brilliant wife, Elsa, we have three children that are raised here in America. I want my kids to know that anything is possible here. I want them to know that any more than any star athlete, the president of the United States is a role model to millions of children. So when it comes to Donald Trump, how do you tell your kids not to be a bully if their president is one? [ cheers ] How do you tell your kids to respect their heritage? My wife is Mexican-american, if their president disparages it? How do you tell your daughters they are empowered if their president reduces women to their physical appearance? 20:20:28 My parents, my family and all the great coaches I've had in my life have taught me the importance of working hard, playing fair and, most importantly, the ability to lead and bring people together to accomplish great things. That sounds like Hillary Clinton to me. [ cheers and applause ] And now, it is with great pride I introduce the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major American sports leagues, my less handsome twin brother, Jason Collins. 20:21:09 JASON: Thank you, Jarron. I'll get you back for that one later. My dream was to play in the NBA and live my authentic life as a proud gay man at the same time. I was able to accomplish both of those goals because of the people who have supported me throughout my life. Before I came out to the world on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" I came out privately to the Clinton family. I have known their family for almost 20 years. I knew that they would accept me for who I was and that they would help pave a path for others to do the same. 20:21:52 I am forever grateful for their words of wisdom back then and their unconditional support. They knew that my sexual orientation made no difference in my ability to play basketball. Just as someone's gender makes no difference in his or her ability to lead our nation. Hillary has defended the lgbt community for years, from co-sponsoring the Matthew Shepard hate crimes prevention act to helping pass the first-ever U.N. Resolution on lgbt human rights, to making sure transgender individuals passports could reflect their true gender. 20:22:40 As both an African-American and a member of the lgbt community, the choice for continued progress is clear.This November, we must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. JESSE LIPSON 20:23:27 So I don't know about you, but Donald Trump's acceptance speech left me with a lot questions. For example, where's this losing country he keeps talking about? The America I live in, the North Carolina I live in -- [ cheers ] -- is a creative engine where the innovative spirit is alive and well. Where nearly all net new jobs are created by startups. Where you can still make something from nothing like I did. 20:24:04 I taught myself how to build software on nights and weekends. When I was 26, I started my company with just $100 in advertising. Today we're in more than 100 countries and we've created more than 800 jobs in Raleigh. [Cheers and applause] 20:24:26 Donald, I'm also a businessman, you build skyscrapers, I build in the cloud, but it's clear you don't understand something simple about business. 20:24:40 Nothing scares away investment like hate. [ applause ] Disgusting laws like north Carolina's attack on lgbt Americans are costing my state hundreds of millions of dollars. It cost us the NBA all-star game and it is also costing us talented programmers who are ready to build the future. I've seen venture capitalists who refuse to invest in our state. Republicans may think they are telling people which bathroom to go into, but they are actually telling people which market to stay out of. 20:25:27 When I travel abroad, I hear people talking about legalized discrimination in America, bigotry doesn't just hurt my state, it hurts our entire country. It is not just North Carolina. In Indiana Mike pence approved discrimination against lgbt Americans. [boos] So I guess you could say if bigotry has created one job, the position of Donald Trump's running mate. 20:26:06 Hillary Clinton knows what every great CEO knows, we're stronger together. That's why she supports a federal law protecting workers in the workplace, no matter who they love or who they are. She'll cut taxes and regulations for startups and small businesses so they can hire and grow. She'll invest in breakthrough R&D so the industry and jobs of the future are created here in America. She'll help lift the burden of college debt so young people can chase their dreams. I tell my employees all of the time, focus on solutions not problems. All trump offers are problems. Hillary offers real solutions. 20:27:07 America, there is no question Hillary Clinton must be our next president. [Cheers and applause] Thank you. PAT SPEARMAN 20:29:02 Good evening, Democrats. Good evening, Democrats! I'm a veteran, I'm a minister, I'm an African American, and I am a proud member of the lgbtq community. [Cheers and applause] When I joined our military in 1977 I lived in fear of being discharged. But today, lgbtq members of the military can serve openly and proudly. When I was elected to the Nevada state legislature in 2012, I was one of only two who were openly gay and today I'm one of five. [ cheers ] When Nevada started recognizing same-sex marriage in 2014, we were one of 26 states and today marriage equality is nationwide, that's progress, my friends. [Cheers and applause] 20:30:17 But we can't stop now. We've heard Trump say that he would protect the lgbtq community, but he is against marriage equality and has said he's all for overturning it. Donald Trump says that anyone can use any bathroom in trump towers, but he still supports heinous bathroom bills and he would strip the rights away from transgender Americans. But his worst attack on us was his vice presidential pick. Indiana governor Mike pence. 20:31:08 Governor pence signed a law that lets individuals and businesses deny services to LGBTQ Americans and he used religion as a weapon to discriminate. And the state lost millions of dollars as a result. As a lesbian that hurts me, and as a person of faith that offends me and as a legislator working hard to create jobs that baffles me. No matter the cost to our country Donald Trump and Mike pence will strip away the progress we have fought so hard to win. 20:32:00 Why? Because they fear diversity, we celebrate it. They fear progress, we build on it. They fear equality, we'll keep fighting for it. So Democrats, Democrats, are we going to retreat? >> No. SPEARMAN>> Will we keep marching forward? >> Yes. 20:32:24 SPEARMAN>> Hillary Clinton is battle tested. She will fight alongside us for equality in our schools, in our communities, in our workplaces and in our nation. She will make the equality act legal and make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of who you love, who you are, wherever you live or wherever you work once and for all. 20:33:00 This election make no mistake about it, won't be easy. I know we are ready. And in the words of the old negro spiritual, so let's walk together Democrats, don't get weary, let's work together Democrats, don't get weary, let's talk together Democrats, don't get weary, there's a great camp meeting in the promised land of equality. Thank you, and god bless you all. [Cheers and applause] [ VIDEO PLAYS ] BOB CASEY (PENNSYLVANIA) 20:35:50 Welcome to Philadelphia, the place where American independence began, where our Constitution was born. Since the time of William Penn, Pennsylvania has been a commonwealth of creators. Of makers. Of builders who, every day, invent the future. My father, Governor Casey, believed that we must never forget that quote, "the sweat and blood of working men and women who built Pennsylvania forged the industrial revolution in our country and out-produced the world." 20:36:24 With family roots in Scranton and her many visits to the state over the years, Hillary Clinton understands this. She'll work every day to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. But what about Donald Trump? Donald Trump says he stands for workers and that he'll put America first, but that's not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his quote, "tremendous" Trump products made? Dress shirts: Bangladesh; furniture: Turkey; picture frames: India; wine glasses: Slovenia; neckties: China. China. 20:37:09 Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe, but not in Altoona, Erie, or here in Philadelphia? [ cheers ] Well, this is what he said: quote, "outsourcing is not always a terrible thing." Wages in America quote "are too high." And then he complained about companies moving jobs overseas because quote, "we don't make things anymore." 20:37:41 Really? Well, tell that to the union workers at All-Clad in Canonsburg, who make the pots and pans found in many of our kitchens. [ cheers and applause ] Tell that -- Tell that to the employees of K'NEX in Hatfield, who create toys that teach our children about engineering and architecture. Tell that to the robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, who are building 21st century robots and cars that drive themselves. 20:38:11 Donald Trump hasn't made anything in his life except a buck on the backs of working people. If he's a champion of working people, I'm the starting center for the 76ers. The man who says he wants to make America great doesn't make anything in America. And it's insulting that he has no plan, no plan to support the men and women who are manufacturing products here at home. All he has are empty promises, like so many he's made and failed to follow through on before. If you believe that outsourcing has been good for working people and has raised incomes for the middle class, then you should vote for Donald Trump. 20:39:03 I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. Hillary believes that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just Donald Trump and those at the top. We need to commit ourselves to making good-paying jobs here at home, so that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay there. That's why in her first 100 days in office, President Hillary Clinton will put forward the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II. 20:39:38 As President, she'll reward businesses that share profits with their employees. She will slap a new "exit tax" on companies that move overseas while rewarding companies that invest here at home. And she'll strengthen our economy by investing $10 billion in new advanced manufacturing jobs that can't be sent overseas. 20:40:02 This November, we have a choice. You can choose a candidate who's only out for himself, who wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage, and who would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class. Or you can choose Hillary Clinton - a leader with a proven track record of fighting for an economy that works for ALL of us. If you're with her like I am, go to hillaryclinton.com. Thank you. LUKE FEENEY MAYOR OF CHILLICOTHE, OHIO 20:41:04 >> Hello, delegates! Hello, Ohio! I am proud to serve the great people of historic Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital. And I'm proud to be one of the many Ohioans supporting Hillary Clinton. [Cheers and applause] When I think about what's at stake this November, I think about a woman from our hometown named Courtney Lewis. Courtney's dad works at the local paper mill. She dreamed of opening her own business. Not just for her, but for her city. She didn't like seeing her city with those empty buildings downtown. 20:41:52 She wanted to do her part. So, Courtney moved into a vacant storefront and, with two partners, started a local gift shop called Totem Supply Company. Three years later, Totem is a small town success story and it's not the only one. Chillicothe is on the rise. Appalache is on the rise. And it's thanks to small business owners like Courtney. I tell Courtney's story tonight not because it's unique, but because it isn't. 20:42:28 All across the country thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners are equally ready to drive growth in their communities, all they need is a chance. The last thing Ohioans need is a president who has crushed small businesses by not paying them for the work they did. The last thing Ohio needs is Donald Trump. Hillary's dad was a small business owner, she gets it. Hillary knows America works best when it works for everyone. And she has a plan to make sure that entrepreneurs like Courtney have all the tools they need to succeed. 20:43:12 Less red tape, more access to capital like bigger businesses have. A more even playing field and a wider path to prosperity for all of us. Mayors of small towns across the country need a president who will be a friend to small business, who will be a partner in our resurgence. Hillary knows Americans' success stories start in places like Chillicothe. That's why we're with her. That's why Chillicothe is with her. That's why ohio is with her. 20:43:53 We're with her, because she's with us. And that's why we're going to send Hillary Clinton to the White House this November. Thank you. 20:44:18 [ VIDEO: 'TRUMP IN HIS OWN WORDS'] KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (NEW YORK) 20:46:10 Some people know me as a United States Senator from New York. [ cheers ] But during school drop-off and pick-up, I'm better known as Theo and Henry's mom. Like most working parents, my husband and I juggle a lot. We're fortunate to have flexibility, but some days, we still barely keep it together. 20:46:40 The vast majority of working parents have it much tougher. They're struggling with too little time, too little money, and too little support. And Washington hasn't caught up to their reality. Families today look almost nothing like they did a generation ago. Eight in 10 moms work outside of the home. Four in 10 moms are the primary or sole breadwinners, and many are single. Thanks to marriage equality, more children grow up with two moms or two dads. And yet, today, our policies are stuck in the "Mad Men" era. 20:47:26 We are the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee workers paid family leave. Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. Most parents work outside the home, yet child care can cost as much as college tuition. Families rely on women's income, but we still don't have equal pay for equal work. This makes no sense, because we know that when families are strong, America is strong. 20:48:07 Hillary Clinton gets it-not just because she's a working mother, and Charlotte and Aidan's grandmother, but because for her, it's about her core values, the idea we have that we have a responsibility to one another. It's about who we are as a nation. It's why after law school, she could have gone to a fancy law firm-but she chose to work at the Children's Defense Fund, where she advocated for children with disabilities. 20:48:47 It's why as America's First Lady she helped create a health insurance program for children so that 8 million kids could get the care they need. And it's why as Secretary of State, she helped women and children to escape violence and poverty-to attend schools, support their families, and reinvest in their communities. 20:49:13 And it's why as President of the United States, she will bring our workplace policies out of the Dark Ages, and always, always, put families first. You see, Hillary Clinton's life -- Hillary Clinton's life's work has been defined by one question: "How can we help those who need it most?" Donald Trump's has been defined by a very different question: "How can I help myself the most?" 20:49:54 Donald Trump actually stood on a debate stage and said that wages are "too high." Hillary knows that in the richest country in the world, it is unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full time still lives in poverty. [ applause ] Donald Trump says that when it comes to paid family leave, "you have to be careful of it." Hillary knows that it's long past time to have guaranteed paid family leave. [ cheers ] 20:50:32 Donald Trump thinks that women should just work harder because-and I'm quoting-"You're gonna make the same if you do as good of a job." Every woman in America knows-that's not true! Hillary believes that women deserve equal pay for equal work. 20:50:58 The choice in this election couldn't be clearer! If you believe in the values that have always made us great-if you believe in keeping America great-then support Hillary Clinton. Thank you and God bless our great nation. AL FRANKEN (MINNESOTA) 20:51:45 Hi everybody. [ cheers ] Hi. Save it for the end. I'm Al Franken. [ cheers ] I'm Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump. 20:52:31 Now a little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University. [ laughter ] Sure, I had to empty out my 401(k) and take a reverse mortgage on my house to pay the tuition. But Mr. Trump or, rather, some people who said they'd once met him, convinced me that it was worth it. 20:53:02 And frankly, as a proud alum of Trump U, I think we may be mis-underestimating Donald Trump. Sure, he's scammed a lot of people. But did you know that Trump University's School of Ripping People Off is ranked second in the nation? Right behind Bernie Madoff University? That's no mean feat. 20:53:38 And Trump University is about more than just bilking people. Although, trust me, you will get bilked. It's also about learning directly from success experts like Scott Baio, Mike -- Mike Tyson, and, of course, a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump himself. 20:54:07 Now, of course, Trump University wouldn't be Trump University without its business school. Their bankruptcy program in particular is known throughout the real estate/investment community for its creativity. The most popular course, Bankruptcy 101, "How to Leave Your Partners Holding the Bag," is taught by the cardboard cutout itself. 20:54:38 The pride of Trump University, of course, is its library, located on a shelf in a closet on the third floor of Trump Tower. All of Mr. Trump's bestsellers are available for sale at a special rate, for students, which is 10% higher than the retail price. Clearly, Donald Trump's enormous, dare I say "huge," success as a businessman qualifies him to be President. And if you believe that, I've got some delicious Trump Steaks to sell you. 20:55:28 In all seriousness, I think rather than voting for someone who's never done anything for anyone other than himself, maybe we should go with the candidate who's spent her entire life working to get important things done for the American people. [ cheers and applause ] I've known Hillary, I've known Hillary for almost a quarter-century. I've never met anyone smarter, tougher, or more ready to lead us forward. I am proud to call Hillary Clinton my friend. And I can't wait to call her Madam President. 20:56:30 Now, we're going to have a lot of fun this week. But when we wake up Friday morning, there will be just 102 days left until the election. And what you - yes, all of you - what you do in those 102 days could determine who wins. And I mean that literally. I won my first race for the Senate by 312 votes. 20:57:07 There's my Minnesota delegation. There are people up there who contacted more than 312 people themselves. And literally I would not be here. The reason--they are, each of them, individually, the reason I'm giving this speech here and not into my bathroom mirror. 20:57:42 My friend, my friend Paul Wellstone - [ cheers ] -- my friend Paul Wellstone used to say, "The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard." This week is about passion. But starting Friday morning, it's all about work, hard work. 20:58:21 Now, now, many of you have jobs. Many of you have families. Ignore them. Let me tell you something: kids love it when their parents aren't home. They love it. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old knows how to use a microwave oven. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old can teach a 4-year-old kid how to use a microwave. It's just scientific fact. 20:59:02 Don't worry about your kids. They'll be fine. You have work to do. Get on those phones. Knock on those doors. And tell 'em Al Franken sent you. Thank you.