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tv   Campaign 2020 Sen. Bernie Sanders Meet Greet in Cedar Rapids Iowa  CSPAN  February 3, 2020 3:37am-4:02am EST

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and now it is time to take selfies with bailey. if you would line up behind sarah, she is waving her hand over here. we will get started on that. ♪ >> here is senator bernie sanders and his campaign cochair nina turner holding a meet and greet at his cedar rapids headquarters. he is leading -- according to an average compiled by real clear politics, he's polling in first place in the state.
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thiswa! are we ready to do thing? count on somebody. count on somebody. i am sure filling -- feeling the burn of the night. they do not know that transcendence is coming. -- this is a you turnout election. they said we could not do it but we did, hello, somebody. we are doing this. iowa, it all starts with you, baby.
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iowa, we need you to do the thing. you have to show up with your friends coming your family, and enemies.end we take all colors. we want all folks to come to this people powered revolution. multi gender. multiethnic. humanity.l mosaic of it is very fitting that we are assembled here today to submit for ourselves and the generations yet unborn the type of world we want to live in. hello, somebody. movement talks about health care for all, they say that is radical.
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or if you are uninsured underinsured, it is not radical, baby, it is right on time. , from a family where they toe to spend $1600 a month provide a particular medicine that their daughter needs, when senator sanders said prescriptions cost $200 a year, that is not radical, baby, that is right on time. menteeswith one of my one day at the hospital. $22,000 for that one day. radical,for all is not it's right on time. of theare a bit dumb fossil fuel industry, hello,
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somebody. have a deal with lead in the water, hello, flint, michigan. when senator bernard sanders talks about infrastructure and a green new deal, it is not radical but right on time. and baby, if you are a black man in america -- can we give a shout out to black history month. you are a black man in america or a black woman in america and overrepresented in the presence -- when we talk about turning around a criminal injustice system that somehow sees black and brown folks as more criminal than anybody else. when senator sanders says he is
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going to legalize marijuana, that is not radical come it is right on time. when he talks about sponging records come it's not radical but right on time. come on, somebody. people are suffering. and we have people that have the nerve to pretend that this is not happening. that will go all the way for the people and that person's name is bernard sanders. are not going to look left or right. we are going to keep our eyes on the prize. what is just,is what is right, and what is good, and what is good for the working people of this nation.
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in the spirit of fdr when he ind judge me by my enemy, our centuries for neck killer it is judged me by my enemies. we are not going to play with us. they have not seen anything like this. people are on the move. and we are on the move for justice. iowa, it's on you. it's all on you. all that we love is on the line.
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we have not seen a synonymy of people power like this. doesn't it feel good? there is happiness in this revolution because we are struggling together. we rise or fall together. spaceer brings you to the , just know that when history is right, you could have been laying on your couch eating bonbons but when history is written, all of you are part of a history that says we won't come together and challenge the system together. hello, somebody. iowa, we have to get out there and drive out the vote. turnout andt turnout. when we turned up, we turnout. let me close with this.
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i'm feeling so good i wish i had enough space to run. this is what this movement has senator,me, for the for dr. jane sanders, for everyone in our campaign. bringing people together to do a new thing. one, the creator has given us two hands, one to reach forward and one to reach back. have other we cannot folks do more for us than we are willing to do ourselves. said -- alone we can do very little. together, we can do so much. this is a together people powered movement. as first lady eleanor roosevelt said -- it does not matter what
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they call you, it is what to answer to. what we answer to is -- not me, us. not me, i was. baby, that is what we are answering to. we are going to do this thing. and you do something for sister turner? raise one hand for yourself. raise another hand for someone else. with these hands we will have college for all. we will cancel student debt. we will take care of mother earth. whole dollar.e with these hands we will change a legal system that is unjust in every stretch of the imagination. and with these hands, we will sanders,ator bernard
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the 46th president of the united states of america. senator sanders: thank you. and we even have people up on the snow bank. [applause] sen. sanders: let me think all of you for coming out. let me think senator lena turner. senator turner has not just been active in iowa. she spent all over this country, rallying people to stand up for justice. senator turner, thank you so much for all that you do. [cheers and applause]
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sen. sanders: tomorrow begins the 2020 election, and what amounts to the most consequential election at least in the modern history of america, but maybe in the history of our entire country. and what's at stake is whether we will continue an administration where we have a president who lies all the time, whether we continue an administration that has a record of corruption, whether we continue an administration with a president who is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, and on top of that he is a religious bigot, as well. that, and no matter what your politics may be, and i know not everyone in iowa agrees with what i stand for, but no matter
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what your politics may be, i think we all understand that that is not the kind of person who should remain in the white house. [cheering] sen. sanders: so what tomorrow night is about is the understanding that we need a government that stands for justice, not greed. [cheering] sen. sanders: a government that stands for compassion, not pathological lying. [cheering] sen. sanders: so our campaign is about two fundamental issues -- number one is the need to defeat
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donald trump, the most dangerous president in the history of this country. but our campaign is about more than just defeating trump. our campaign is about bringing fundamental reform to american society. it is a campaign which says if you work in america and with -- in iowa 40 hours a week, you should not be living in poverty. i have been all over the state of iowa and i have talked to workers who are trying to make it on $10, $11 an hour. you can't make it on $10, $11 an hour. we, together, will raise the living wage to at least $15 an hour. i have talked to women who are tired of making $.80 on the dollar compared to men. women want the whole damn dollar. equal pay for equal work. [applause] sen. sanders: i have talked to workers who want to join unions so they can earn better wages and working conditions. our administration will make it easier for workers to join unions. [applause] sen. sanders: i have talked to
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young people who are sick and tired of leaving school $50,000 or $100,000 in debt. [applause] sen. sanders: and what we have said throughout this campaign is that if trump and his friends can give $1 trillion in tax breaks to the upper 1% and large profitable corporations so that a company like amazon doesn't pay a nickel in federal income tax, if they can do that, we can cancel all student debt in america with a modest tax on wall street speculation. [cheering] sen. sanders: and what the people in iowa and the people in america understand is that it's time for us to end the international embarrassment of america being the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a human right.
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[applause] sen. sanders: health care is a human right, not a privilege. we will pass a medicare for all single-payer program. [cheering] sen. sanders: we will take on the greed and the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry, which charges our people in some cases 10 times more for the same exact medicine as they charge people in other countries. and what our administration understands and what all of you understand, although the president of the united states does not understand it, climate change is not a hoax. climate change is an existential threat to iowa, vermont, america and the entire world. and what we believe is that the future of this planet, the future of our kids and future generations, is a lot more important than the short-term profits of the fossil fuel
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industry. [cheering] sen. sanders: so we are proud. we don't run away from it. we are proud to introduce the most sweeping climate change proposal ever introduced by a candidate for president of the united states. [applause] and that proposal is based on the principles of the green new deal. we're going to create up to 20 million good paying jobs as we move away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause] sen. sanders: and let me thank the people of iowa. iowa is one of the people in the -- one of the leaders in this country in wind energy. we're going to invest far more in wind, in solar, geothermal, and move aggressively into sustainable energy and great jobs when we do that. [cheering] sen. sanders: our campaign will,
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in fact, address the obscenity of massive inequality in wealth today. we will put it on the table. we won't run away from it. it is morally and economically unacceptable that three people in america own more wealth than the bottom half of america. it is wrong that 49% of all new income goes to the top 1% when you got people in this state and in my state working two or three jobs to put food on the table. so we are going to create an economy and a government that works for working people, not just the 1%. [cheering] sen. sanders: and we understand that in america, it is absolutely imperative that we have a vibrant democracy. i don't want billionaires buying elections. we don't want voter suppression.
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we want to have the highest voter turnout in the industrialized world, not one of the lowest voter turnout. [applause] sen. sanders: the future of this country is dependent on what happens in november, and it all begins tomorrow night here in iowa. [applause] sen. sanders: and what our belief is is that the only way you defeat donald trump in november is when we have the largest voter turnout, the largest voter turnout in the history of the united states. [cheering] and we believe that we are the campaign because of you. we are the campaign of excitement and energy. and i want to tell you something
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that i in are mostly -- i'm in -- enormously proud of and grateful for all of you and people all over the state of iowa. in the last month alone, in one month, our volunteers have knocked on 500,000 doors in a state of 3.5 million people. [cheering] sen. sanders: so we believe we are in a position to win tomorrow night, in a position to defeat trump, not just because of radio ads or newspaper ads, what is more important is the grassroots activism that you guys are bringing forward. [cheering] sen. sanders: this is unique. ain't no other campaign is doing this and it's not just happening -- i want you all to know -- it is not just happening here in iowa. today it's happening in new
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hampshire. it's happening in california. so what this campaign in iowa is about and what it is about nationally is voter turnout. it is reaching forth to our friends and neighbors, who in many instances have given up on the political process. they're working two or three jobs and saying, does anyone care about me? they can't afford childcare for their kids. they're 55, 60 years of age and they don't have a dime in the bank for retirement. what we're saying to those people, if you want to change this country, if you want to improve lives for working people, you must get involved in the political process. we cannot just allow big money interests to dominate what goes on. [applause] sen. sanders: so let me conclude by saying what i have said before.
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tomorrow night, we will know very early on how well we're going to do. if there is a low voter turnout, we're going to lose. if there is a high voter turnout, we're going to win. [cheering] sen. sanders: so our job -- and i know you're doing that today -- our job is to bring out our family, our friends, coworkers, bring out everybody you know. and basically the message is that we cannot just simply complain about the status quo. we can't complain about trump, we can't complain about low wages or the high cost of prescription drugs. we can't complain about education. now is the time to end the complaining and the time for
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action. action is tomorrow night. [cheering] sen. sanders: so let us go forward today, tomorrow, and create the largest voter turnout in the history of the iowa caucus. [cheering] sen. sanders: and when we do that, we're going to win. and we win here, we have a path toward victory and together, we will defeat the most dangerous president in modern american history. thank you all so much. [applause] ♪ >> the democratic presidential candidates have campaign throughout iowa. now, it is time for the results. watch our live coverage of the ata caucuses today starting 730 p.m. eastern on c-span, online at c-span.org or listen on the free c-span radio app. call the roll.ll >> my vote is no.
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