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tv   Campaign 2020 Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Des Moines Iowa  CSPAN  February 4, 2020 5:52am-6:10am EST

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, we are going to do this, i promise you. i promise you we are going to get this done, and god willing, we will do it together. may god bless you all and protect our troops. thank you. thank you. thank you. on to new hampshire. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪
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♪ ["working 9 to 5"] ♪ [cheers and applause] sen. warren: thank you, iowa. thank you so much. it is too close to call, so i will tell you what i do know. >> you won! [cheers and applause] as the baby daughter of a janitor, i am grateful to be on this stage tonight. [cheers] tonight, as a party, we are one step closer to defeating the most corrupt president in america. [cheers] tomorrow, donald trump will make a speech about the state of the union, but i have a message for every american, our union is stronger than donald trump. [cheers]
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and in less than a year, our union will be stronger than ever when that one man is replaced by one very persistent woman. [cheers] >> [crowd chants "warren!"] sen. warren: donald trump and i see america from very different viewpoints, and we have since we were born. trump grew up in new york city in a 23 room, nine bathroom mansion. i grew up out in oklahoma in a and oneoom house
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bathroom with a converted garage where my brothers slept. by the time donald trump was three, he was getting a $200,000 allowance every year from his estate empire. until he got half $1 billion from his dad. i took out small loans and sewed dresses for my aunts. donald trump blamed the bone spurs to avoid the draft. all three of my older brothers signed up for military service, and the oldest spent 5.5 years off and on in combat in vietnam. before he became a reality tv show host, donald trump spent most of his career running one company after another into bankruptcy, stiffing small business is, ripping off workers -- businesses, ripping off workers, and scamming students. i spent most of my career fighting to make it easier to get back on their feet. [cheers]
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before i was even elected to office, i built an entire agency to stop big banks and financial institutions from cheating people. [cheers] i tell you this because a person's values matter, a president's values matter, and the only thing donald trump values is donald trump. he believes government is one more thing to exploit, a tool to enrich himself and his corrupt buddies at everyone else's expense. i believe government should work for everyone. [cheers]
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we do not know all the results tonight, but it has showed americans have a deep hunger for big, structural change to make our democracy work for everyone. tonight showed that our path to victory is to fight hard for the changes americans are demanding, changes that democrats, independents and republicans are demanding. tonight showed that our agenda is not just a progressive agenda, it is not just a democratic agenda, it is an american agenda. [cheers] throughout our history, when moments of crisis have called on us to meet big challenges, americans have answered the call. even when the doubters and critics say our dreams are too big and the fights too hard, we persist. [cheers] in the 1700s when people said we
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could never overthrow a king and form a new republic, farmers and merchants came together and fought side-by-side until we won our independence. [cheers] in the 1800's, people said slavery would endure forever and african-americans would never see liberation, but abolitionists, enslaved and formerly enslaved people formed an underground railroad and more than 2 million people waged war to defeat the tyranny of slavery. [cheers] 1900's,the people said we could never rescue our economy from the depths of the great depression or defeat fascism, but we formed a new deal, we mobilized to defeat fascism, we expanded unions, we built the middle
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class, and we marched for civil rights. [cheers and applause] americans do big things. that is who we are! [cheers and applause] settle, we: we don't don't back down, we meet big problems with even bigger solutions. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: so i am here tonight because i believe that big dreams are still possible in america. showed that when you imagine an america that als, you canits ide set in motion the process of making it a reality. all it takes is some hard work and better connections. [laughter] sen. warren: and here in iowa, that is what happened. you came together, you
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organized, you showed that we are united in our conviction thathope defeats fear, courage overcomes cynicism -- [cheers and applause] sen. warren: that we will always be a stronger party and a stronger nation when we unite around our shared values to advance justice and expand opportunity to everyone. [cheers and applause] so right now, across america, there are folks standing with groups of friends were sitting on the couch with loved ones, or maybe even watching this quietly on their phones -- because everyone else in the house is asleep -- [laughter] sen. warren: watching and thinking, "maybe i can help out." >> yeah! sen. warren: "maybe i can volunteer some time. maybe i can get in the fight,"
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and that is how we are going to do this. >> yes! sen. warren: i am here tonight to tell you that if you have hope that america can be better than it has been in these last years, and if you have the courage to speak out and do a little organizing with us, then this campaign is for you. [cheers and applause] can imagine if you america where corruption does not block our ability to reduce gun violence, an america where we can urgently attack climate change, where we can bring an end to the opioid epidemic, then this campaign is for you. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: if you can imagine an economy where every job has dignity, where people are paid a livable wage, and where everyone
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-- everyone -- has a real chance to thrive, then this campaign is for you. [cheers and applause] and if you can imagine a democracy where first, not money, come this campaign is for you. [cheers and applause] and if you can morale america of clarity, that lives its values every day, then this campaign is for you. [cheers and applause] tonight, we are one step closer to winning the fight for the america we imagined as possible. tonight is for every volunteer who put their feet to the pavement to fight for change. [cheers and applause]
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sen. warren: it is for every organizer who braved the blistering cold to knock on doors. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: it is for every person who mayday call or sent -- made a call or send a text to spread the word. i am going to tell you about some of our volunteers, because tonight is for the veterans, who came back diagnosed with ptsd, and who volunteered every week to help us become a nation that honors its promises to its veterans. tonight is for every organizered, unafraid and volunteer. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: who proudly knocked on doors to let the world know that the path to progress runs through courage, not fear.
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[cheers and applause] tonight is for the innovative, persistent women -- [cheers and applause] sen. warren: who organized babysitting clubs, so they could get in more hours of volunteering. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: and tonight is for the single mothers who had been homeless and was so determined that her twin daughters would grow up in a better world that she found the moment to make calls on our behalf. tonight is for everyone who believes that no matter the color of their skin, who they you, how you worship, where were born, or what zip code you your opportunity should be pretty much as good as everyone else's. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: in every day and
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every way, this movement is made up of people who know that the only way to make progress in the build power is to fight for the from the heart. so tonight, iowa, and all of you, i want to say thank you. thank you for living your values. thank you for standing together, fighting together, persisting together. you have made me a better candidate, and you will make me a better president. [cheers and applause] sen. warren: and while i am at ,t, i want to thank my sweetie bruce. i could not do it without him.
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[cheers and applause] thanks ton: and bailey. he truly is a good boy. [laughter] sen. warren: together, together we have built a movement, powered by hopeful, courageous people who will do the work to make the change we need, and we are just getting started. this race will be decided by people like you, and if you believe that something should be done, than i am asking you to do something. now, pitch in a few bucks, sign up to volunteer, get involved in our campaign wherever you live, because this started right here in iowa, but starting tomorrow, it will run from ocean to ocean, east to new hampshire, west to nevada, and down to south carolina. this fight will stretch across
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all 57 states, territories that make up this great nation until we unite together as a party in milwaukee. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "warren"] sen. warren: the road won't be easy -- [crowd chanting "warren"] sen. warren: the road is not going to be easy here, but we are built for the long haul. [cheers and applause] still have: yeah, we a fight on our hands, but we are fueled by the hope in our hearts. ouroptimism and determination run deep, and no matter what lies ahead, we are not afraid. [cheers and applause] this -- this is our
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moment. this is the moment we have been called to. our moment to make history. our moment to dream big, fight hard, and win. [cheers and applause] ♪ "respect" by aretha franklin ]laying ♪ >> will you stay and do photos?
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sen. warren: yes! cannd if you want one, you line up on that side of the room. that is right. levinia, and you won a selfie, light up on that side of the room. sen. warren: thank you for being here tonight. thank you. ♪ ♪


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