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DNCC Announces Second Night Program for Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016
PHILADELPHIA - The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28.
In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic unifying vision where everyone has a role to play in building our future.
On Tuesday night, Democrats will highlight Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of fighting for children and families. No matter the odds, Hillary has spent her life fighting for children, families and those who have been forgotten and left behind. And she has a long record of getting things done and delivering results. She's a change maker, who looks for ways to make a difference in people’s lives every day.
The program is listed below:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)
Call to Order U.S. Representative and Convention Chair Marcia Fudge
Invocation Dr. Ima Sherman Jackson
Presentation of Colors Colonel Charles Young American Legion Post 682
Pledge of Allegiance Mallory Weggemann
National Anthem Timmy Kelly Timmy Kelly is from Pennsylvania and sang the National Anthem at the campaign launch in New York.
Remarks Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin Senator Harkin will speak on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law he wrote and helped pass.
Remarks Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
5:00 - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Nominating Speeches and Roll Call Vote
Remarks Governor Terry McAuliffe
7:00 - 10:00 PM (EDT)
Remarks House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House
Remarks introducing Video Message Former State Senator Jason Carter
Video Message from President Jimmy Carter
Remarks U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer
Host for the evening: Actress Elizabeth Banks
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: KIDS AND FAMILIES
Remarks Thaddeus Desmond Thaddeus is a child advocate social worker in Philadelphia
Remarks Dynah Haubert Dynah is a lawyer who works for a disability rights organization
Remarks Kate Burdick Kate is a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia
Remarks Anton Moore Anton founded and runs a non-profit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence
Remarks Dustin Parsons Dustin is a 5th grade teacher in Arkansas
Remarks Daniele Mellott Daniele and Mark Mellott’s adoption of their son was made possible through the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act that Hillary championed as First Lady.
Remarks Jelani Freeman Jelani grew up in foster care and is a former intern in Hillary Clinton’s Senate office. Since receiving his law degree, he has worked to bring opportunity to kids at risk.
Remarks Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile
Remarks Eagle Academy Principal and Students As a senator, Hillary Clinton supported the creation of the Eagle Academy to educate at-risk youth in New York City.
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SOCIAL JUSTICE
Remarks Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay
Remarks Actor Tony Goldwyn
Remarks Mothers of the Movement Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendelton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden, and Wanda Johnson
Performance Andra Day
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: WOMEN AND FAMILIES
Remarks President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards
Remarks Actresses America Fererra and Lena Dunham
Remarks Mayor of Columbia (SC) Steve Benjamin
Remarks U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: STANDING UP FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS & SURVIVORS Introduction by Actress Debra Messing
Remarks Joe Sweeney Joe was a detective with the NYPD on September 11, 2001. When the towers were hit, he rushed down to the World Trade Center and began digging through the rubble for survivors.
Remarks Lauren Manning Lauren spent more than 6 months in the hospital after 9/11 recovering from severe burns. As senator, Hillary Clinton helped Lauren get the care she needed.
Remarks U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: HEALTH CARE
Introduction of Speaker Actress Erika Alexander
Remarks Ryan Moore Ryan has spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994 when they met during the fight for health care reform. Ryan has stayed in contact with Hillary ever since.
Remarks Former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean
FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SECRETARY OF STATE
Remarks U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Remarks Ima Matul Sex Trafficking Survivor & Advocate
Remarks Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
Bernie Sanders Prepared Remarks for the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – In an address prepared for the Democratic National Convention's opening night, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday thanked the grassroots movement that energized his presidential campaign, said the political revolution they began will continue and detailed issue after issue – from health care and higher education to the environment and economy – in which Hillary Clinton is the clear choice over Donald Trump.
Prepared remarks below:
How great it is to be with you tonight.
Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented 8 million individual campaign contributions – averaging $27 a piece. Let me thank the 13 million Americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us the 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight – 46 percent of the total. And delegates: Thank you for being here, and for all the work you’ve done. I look forward to your votes during the roll call on Tuesday night.
And let me offer a special thanks to the people of my own state of Vermont who have sustained me and supported me as a mayor, congressman, senator and presidential candidate. And to my family – my wife Jane, four kids and seven grandchildren –thank you very much for your love and hard work on this campaign.
I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters – here and around the country – I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved.
Together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution – our revolution – continues. Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues. And I look forward to being part of that struggle with you.
Let me be as clear as I can be. This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency. This election is not about political gossip. It’s not about polls. It’s not about campaign strategy. It’s not about fundraising. It’s not about all the things the media spends so much time discussing.
This election is about – and must be about – the needs of the American people and the kind of future we create for our children and grandchildren.
This election is about ending the 40-year decline of our middle class the reality that 47 million men, women and children live in poverty. It is about understanding that if we do not transform our economy, our younger generation will likely have a lower standard of living then their parents.
This election is about ending the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that we currently experience, the worst it has been since 1928. It is not moral, not acceptable and not sustainable that the top one-tenth of one percent now own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, or that the top 1 percent in recent years has earned 85 percent of all new income. That is unacceptable. That must change.
This election is about remembering where we were 7 1/2 years ago when President Obama came into office after eight years of Republican trickle-down economics.
The Republicans want us to forget that as a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. We were running up a record-breaking deficit of $1.4 trillion and the world’s financial system was on the verge of collapse.
We have come a long way in the last 7 1/2 years, and I thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession.
Yes, we have made progress, but I think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done.
This election is about which candidate understands the real problems facing this country and has offered real solutions – not just bombast, fear-mongering, name-calling and divisiveness.
We need leadership in this country which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger – not leadership which insults Latinos, Muslims, women, African-Americans and veterans – and divides us up.
By these measures, any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close.
This election is about a single mom I saw in Nevada who, with tears in her eyes, told me that she was scared to death about the future because she and her young daughter were not making it on the $10.45 an hour she was earning. This election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are struggling to survive on totally inadequate wages.
Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. She understands that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. And she is determined to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure – our roads, bridges, water systems and wastewater plants.
But her opponent – Donald Trump – well, he has a very different view. He does not support raising the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – a starvation wage. While Donald Trump believes in huge tax breaks for billionaires, he believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below $7.25. What an outrage!
This election is about overturning Citizens United, one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in the history of our country. That decision allows the wealthiest people in America, like the billionaire Koch brothers, to spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying elections and, in the process, undermine American democracy.
Hillary Clinton will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are prepared to overturn Citizens United and end the movement toward oligarchy in this country. Her Supreme Court appointments will also defend a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, the rights of the LGBT community, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government’s ability to protect the environment.
If you don’t believe this election is important, if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump would nominate and what that would mean to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country.
This election is about the thousands of young people I have met who have left college deeply in debt, and the many others who cannot afford to go to college. During the primary campaign, Secretary Clinton and I both focused on this issue but with different approaches. Recently, however, we have come together on a proposal that will revolutionize higher education in America. It will guarantee that the children of any family this country with an annual income of $125,000 a year or less – 83 percent of our population – will be able to go to a public college or university tuition free. That proposal also substantially reduces student debt.
This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet, and the need to leave this world in a way that is healthy and habitable for our kids and future generations. Hillary Clinton is listening to the scientists who tell us that – unless we act boldly and transform our energy system in the very near future – there will be more drought, more floods, more acidification of the oceans, more rising sea levels. She understands that when we do that we can create hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs.
Donald Trump? Well, like most Republicans, he chooses to reject science. He believes that climate change is a “hoax,” no need to address it. Hillary Clinton understands that a president’s job is to worry about future generations, not the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry.
This campaign is about moving the United States toward universal health care and reducing the number of people who are uninsured or under-insured. Hillary Clinton wants to see that all Americans have the right to choose a public option in their health care exchange. She believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt in to Medicare and she wants to see millions more Americans gain access to primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs through a major expansion of community health centers.
And What is Donald Trump’s position on health care? No surprise there. Same old, same old Republican contempt for working families. He wants to abolish the Affordable Care Act, throw 20 million people off of the health insurance they currently have and cut Medicaid for lower-income Americans.
Hillary Clinton also understands that millions of seniors, disabled vets and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs and the fact that Americans pay the highest prices in the world for their medicine. She knows that Medicare must negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry and that drug companies should not be making billions in profits while one in five Americans are unable to afford the medicine they need. The greed of the drug companies must end.
This election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system. It’s about making sure that young people in this country are in good schools and at good jobs, not in jail cells. Hillary Clinton understands that we have to invest in education and jobs for our young people, not more jails or incarceration.
In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up. While Donald Trump is busy insulting one group after another, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Yes. We become stronger when black and white, Latino, Asian-American, Native American – all of us – stand together. Yes. We become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native born and immigrant fight to create the kind of country we all know we can become.
It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues. That’s what this campaign has been about. That’s what democracy is about. But I am happy to tell you that at the Democratic Platform Committee there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns and we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party. Among many other strong provisions, the Democratic Party now calls for breaking up the major financial institutions on Wall Street and the passage of a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act. It also calls for strong opposition to job-killing free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House and a Hillary Clinton presidency – and I am going to do everything I can to make that happen.
I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. I remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play as she helped lead the fight for universal health care. I served with her in the United States Senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of children.
Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here tonight.
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I'm Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump.
A little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University. Sure, I had to empty out my 401(k) and take out 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 it was worth it.
And frankly, as a proud alum of Trump U, I think we may be 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.
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 Tyson, and, of course, a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump himself.
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, or, "How to Leave Your Partners Holding the Bag," is taught by the cardboard cutout itself.
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 student rate, 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 I'd like to sell you.
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.
I've known Hillary for 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.
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, you – do in those 102 days could determine who wins. I mean that literally. I won my first race for the Senate by 312 votes.
Where's my Minnesota delegation? There are people there who talked to 312 voters by themselves. Each one of them, individually, is the reason I'm giving this speech here and not into my bathroom mirror.
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 hard work.
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. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old knows how to use a microwave. And let me tell you something else. An 8-year-old can teach a 4-year-old how to use a microwave. That's just scientific fact. They'll be fine. You have work to do. Get on those phones. Knock on those doors. And tell 'em Al Franken sent you.
SPEECH EXCERPTS: Select Remarks from Monday Night’s Program at the Democratic National Convention
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) released a selection of excerpts from the prepared remarks of speakers who will address the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia. The opening night of the Convention will highlight the clear stakes in this election: a choice between building walls and tearing people down - or a unifying vision, where we lift each other up and work together to build a stronger future for our country. On Monday night, speakers will discuss the economic challenges facing America’s families and the type of leadership our nation needs to build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top.
Excerpts from select speeches from tonight’s program are included below:
CONGRESSWOMAN LINDA SANCHEZ (California) • “Donald Trump believes that Mexican immigrants are murderers and rapists. 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.” • “We know 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 taunt players from a predominantly Hispanic high school. This is the behavior Donald Trump inspires in our youth.”
MAYOR MARTY WALSH (Boston, Massachusetts) • “Good evening. My name is Marty Walsh, and I’m an alcoholic. On April 23 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.”
PAM LIVENGOOD [Keene, NH - Pam and her family have been personally affected by the growing substance abuse epidemic and are guardians for their grandson because of their daughter’s struggle with addiction. Pam raised the issue with Hillary while participating at a roundtable during the first trip to New Hampshire.] • “For my 50th birthday, I got a two-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 from there.” • “Well last year, Hillary Clinton came to New Hampshire for a roundtable at my workplace. 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.”
DEMI LOVATO • “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness. But I am 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, whether they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment.”
KARLA ORTIZ [Las Vegas, NV - Karla is an American citizen but her parents, including her mother, Francisca, are undocumented and live in fear of deportation. Karla met Hillary Clinton in Nevada and was featured in the campaign ad, Brave.] • “I don’t feel brave every day. On most days I’m scared… that at any moment my mom and my dad will be forced to leave. And I wonder…. What if I come home and find it empty? I want my parents to see me do science experiments and find my rare rocks in the desert. I want to grow up to be a lawyer so I can help other families.” • “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. She wants me to have the worries of an 11 year old, not the weight of the world on my shoulders.”
JARRON COLLINS • “How do you tell your kids not to be a bully if their president is one? How do you tell your kids to respect their heritage if their president disparages it? How do you tell your daughters they are empowered if their president reduces women to their physical appearance?”
JASON COLLINS • “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. I am forever grateful for their words of wisdom back then and their unconditional support. They know 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.”
JESSE LIPSON • “I taught myself how to build software. When I was 26, I started my company with just $100 for advertising. Today we’re in more than 100 countries – and we’ve created 800 jobs in Raleigh.” • “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: what scares away investment is hate. Disgusting laws like North Carolina’s attack LGBT Americans are costing my state hundreds of millions of dollars. And now it’s cost us the NBA All-Star Game.”
SENATOR BOB CASEY (Pennsylvania) • “Donald Trump says he stands for workers and they he’ll put America first, but that’s not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his “tremendous” Trump products made? Dress shirts – Bangladesh. Furniture – Turkey. Picture frames – India. Wine glasses- Slovenia. Neck ties – China. Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe but not in Altoona, Erie or here in Philadelphia.” • “Well, this is what he said: “outsourcing is not always a terrible thing.” Wages in America “are too high”. And then he complained about companies moving jobs overseas because “we don’t make things anymore.” Really?” • “You can choose a candidate who’s only out for himself, who wants 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.”
MAYOR LUKE FEENEY (Chillicothe, Ohio) • “The last think 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 have all the tools they need to succeed.”
SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (New York) • “You see, Hillary Clinton’s life’s work has been defined by one question: ‘How we help those who need it most?’ Donald Trump’s has been defined by a very different question: ‘How can I help myself most?’” • “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’s unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full-time still lives in poverty.” • “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 for guaranteed paid family leave.” • “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 a job.” Every woman in America knows that’s not true! Hillary believes that women deserve equal pay for equal work. • The choice in this election couldn’t be clearer.”
SENATOR AL FRANKEN (Minnesota) • “I’m Al Franken. Minnesota Senator and world renowned expert on right wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and now, Donald Trump…”
ANASTASIA SOMOZA [New York, NY - Anastasia, along with her twin sister, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia when she was born and is an advocate for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Anastasia interned for Hillary Clinton in her U.S. Senate office and on the 2000 campaign for senate. Anastasia first met President Bill Clinton in 1993 at a town hall meeting for kids.] • “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 healthcare and early intervention for children with disabilities. Over the past 23 years, she has continued to serve as a friend and a mentor… Championing my inclusion and access to classrooms, higher education and the workforce.” • “Donald Trump has shown us who he really is. And I honestly feel sorry 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.”
EVA LONGORIA • “I’m a ninth generation American from a small town in South Texas. And if you know your history, Texas used to be part of Mexico. My family never crossed a border. The border crossed us.” • “ When Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he is insulting American families. My father isn’t a criminal or a rapist. In fact, he’s a veteran…” • “Hillary’s been fighting for us for decades. Now it’s time to fight for her!”
SENATOR CORY BOOKER (New Jersey) • “This is the high call of patriotism. Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good. We can’t devolve into a nation where our highest aspiration is that we just tolerate each other. We are not called to be a nation of tolerance. We are called to be a nation of love…” • “We have a presidential nominee in Hillary Clinton who knows that, in a time of stunningly wide disparities of wealth in our nation, America’s greatness must not be measured by how many millionaires and billionaires we have, but by how few people we have living in poverty.” • “Hillary knows when workers make a fair wage, it doesn’t just help their families, it builds a stronger, more durable economy that expands opportunity and makes all Americans wealthier.” • “She knows that in a global knowledge-based economy, the country that out-educates the world will out-earn the world, out-innovate the world, and lead the world.” • “She knows that debt-free college is not a gift, it’s not a charity, it’s an investment. It represents the best of our values, the best of our history, the best of our party: Bernie’s ideas, Hillary’s ideas, our shared ideas. Our shared values.” • “Hillary Clinton knows what Donald Trump betrays time and again in this campaign: that we are not a zero sum nation, it is not you or me, it is not one American against another. It is you and I together, interdependent, interconnected with one single interwoven American destiny.”
CHERYL LANKFORD [San Antonio, TX - Cheryl Lankford heads up the local chapter of Gold Star Wives. Her husband, Jonathan M. Lankford, a command sergeant major in the Army, died in Baghdad in September 2007. In 2009, Lankford signed up for Trump University to find a way to get back on her feet. She said she spent $35,000 from an Army insurance payment to learn Mr. Trump’s secrets, and has nothing to show for it. She is a big Hillary Clinton supporter and called her a “hero.” Her story was previously reported in the New York Times. Ms. Lankford developed a business in her husband’s honor, Lankford Land Development, LLC.] • “You just saw what happened to me. How Trump University cheated me out of the money I received after my husband’s death. How they broke their promises. How they stopped taking my calls. How the whole thing was a lie…” • “Donald Trump made big promises about Trump University. And I was fooled into believing him. Now he’s making big promises about America. Please don’t make the same mistake.”
CONGRESSMAN JOSEPH KENNEDY (Massachusetts) • “First day of law school. First class. The goal: escape unscathed. Three seconds in, I get the first question: ‘Mr Kennedy, what is the definition of assumpsit?’ ‘Uhhh…’ ‘Mr Kennedy, you realize that assumpsit was the first word in your reading?’ ‘Yes. I circled it because I didn’t know what it meant.’ ‘Mr. Kennedy, do you own a dictionary? That’s what people use when they don’t know a word.’ I never showed up unprepared for Professor Elizabeth Warren again.”
SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN (Massachusetts) • “Trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the flames of fear and hatred. By turning neighbor against neighbor. By persuading you that the real problem in America is your fellow Americans – people who don’t look like you, or don’t talk like you, or don’t worship like you… • That’s Donald Trump’s America. An America of fear and hate. An America where we all break apart. Whites against Blacks and Latinos. Christians against Muslims and Jews. Straight against gay. Everyone against immigrants. Race, religion, heritage, gender – the more factions the better. • But ask yourself this. When white workers in Ohio are pitted against black workers in North Carolina, or Latino workers in Florida – who really benefits? • Divide and Conquer is an old story in America. Dr. Martin Luther King knew it. After his march from Selma to Montgomery, he spoke of how segregation was created to keep people divided. Instead of higher wages for workers, Dr. King described how poor whites in the South were fed Jim Crow, which told a poor white worker that, quote, “no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man.” Racial hatred was part of keeping the powerful on top. … • When we turn on each other, bankers can run our economy for Wall Street, oil companies can fight off clean energy, and giant corporations can ship the last good jobs overseas. … • When we turn on each other, we can’t unite to fight back against a rigged system. • Well, I’ve got news for Donald Trump. The American people are not falling for it!
Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine to Campaign on Bus Tour Through Pennsylvania, Ohio from Friday, July 29, to Sunday, July 31, 2016 President Bill Clinton to Join Democratic Ticket on Friday
Following the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, will campaign throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio on a bus tour from Friday, July 29, to Sunday, July 31. The tour will have a heavy emphasis on Clinton's vision for an American economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top -- highlighting her agenda to make the largest investment in jobs since World War II in her first 100 days in office.
Clinton and Kaine will depart on the tour after a joint rally in Philadelphia on Independence Mall on Friday, the day after Clinton formally accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States. On the tour, Clinton and Kaine will visit communities across Pennsylvania, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, before entering Ohio on Saturday evening. They will be joined by President Bill Clinton on Friday.
Following the public rally in Philadelphia on Independence Mall, the tour will include public events in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Youngstown and Columbus.
Additional details and stops on the bus tour will be released soon. Members of the public interested in attending the following public events on the bus tour can RSVP at the public RSVP links listed below.
Harrisburg Public Event When: 8:30 PM EDT, Friday, July 29 Doors open to public: 6:30 PM EDT Where: The Broad Street Market, 1233 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102