tv Campaign 2020 Vice President- Elect Harris Campaigns for GA U.S. Senate... CSPAN January 3, 2021 11:47pm-12:55am EST
according to a number of recent polls. it starts with jon osoff running against perdue. >> can you hear me all the way in the back. i love you guys. thank you so much for coming out. thank you so much to the people of garden city and savannah. thank you so much to all the people working so hard across the state of georgia to get out the vote right now. it all comes down to tuesday. it all comes down to tuesday. election day.
the last chance to make our voices heard as georgia and the whole country is watching us right now. the whole country is watching the people of georgia right now. georgia, feel your power at this historical moment. >> feel the power to make a statement that will echo from coast-to-coast and down the generations about what georgiaa stands for. this is our moment. we are on the cusp of a historic victory for the last ten years all of you that have registered voters that have mobilized communities that have protected the sacred right to vote in this
state it all comes down to this and think for a moment about how far we have come. think about how far we have come in the great state of georgia. think about how far we have come in the american south. the most competitive battleground state in the country, to runoff elections to determine the control of the united states senate. the standardbearers are the young the son of an immigrant and black pastor that holds doctor king's baptist church. think about how far we've come. [cars honking] and we are running again like the bonnie and clyde of corruption in american politics.
two united states senators who, when they learned about the pandemic bearing down on the shores, their first call was to the stockbrokers. we deserve better than david perdue and kelly loeffler. when we make our voices heard on tuesday, retirement will be coming for david perdue and kelly loeffler. [cars honking] and certainly we have bigger and better things to discuss than david and kelly. like where do we go from here as a people. georgia has the power to define the next era and we are building
a movement for health, jobs and justice for the people, help, justice for all the people for those that have been forgotten and left behind for those that have been left without healthcare and have to fend for themselves during this pandemic we are building a movement for all of the people. 300,000 of our fellow americans have been killed by this pandemic. hospital systems and nursing homes are buckling under the weight of this disease. so much loss, so many loved ones buried. so many who've lost their lives unable to send those final moments touching and being with the people they love. this has been a year of hardship
and suffering for the people of georgia and the american people. but garden city, help is on the way. help is on the way. joe biden will soon be the president of the united states and today we welcome the vice president, kamala harris. [cars honking] when you sent us to the united states senate we will pass legislation to ensure testing and vaccines are free for every american. we will power the disease control and prevention, we will make sure that hospitals and nursing homes have the resources they need to keep their staff save and savsafe and save livese
spread of coronavirus, because we are building a movement for health for all the people. do you believe like reverend warnock that healthcare is a human right and not just a drivilege for those that can afford it or live in the right zip code? i was in georgia about a week and a half ago in randolph county. they lost their hospital in october. it just shut down. think about that for a moment. here in the state of georgia in the middle of a pandemic in the wealthiest country in the world, the hospital closed and now people have to drive all the way for columbus to get an emergency
room. we do not have to accept that, georgia. we have lost nine hospitals in the state in ten years. but if you send us to the senate, we will deliver the resources to reopen those hospitals and deliver the resources to every community of the state because healthcare is a human right, not just a privilege for those that live in the right part of the state. health, jobs and justice for all the people. let's talk about jobs for a moment. for eight months, the united states senate blocked the relief that people need. for eight months straight, david was adamant that he proposed
stimulus checks for the people and then he changes his tune six days before an election. georgia deserves senators that will have our back not just when it's about to be time to face the people but at all times. and if you send me and reverend warnock to the senate, we will deliver the 2,000-dollar stimulus check that people need to stay in their homes and families need to stay on their feet. [cars honking] we have so much good work to do i want you all to feel in your heart a sense of optimism and excitement about how much good we can do when we win these races. we can pass the most ambitious infrastructure jobs, clean energy plan in history. we can create thousands of jobs across the state, upgrading the public schools, upgrading the
transit and transportation, connecting communities within georgia and connecting georgia with the rest of the south. we can make america the number one producer of clean energy in iathe world and georgia the numr one producer of clean energy in the american south. we have so much good that we can do together. we can raise the minimum wage to 15,000 -- to $15. we can expand the pell grant program so no georgian has to take on a penny of debt to go to a college or hbc you. [cars honking] there is so much good that we can do. health, jobs and justice for all the people. let's talk about justice for a moment, garden city.
you may not know this, but my mother came to this country as an immigrant when she was 23-years-old. alone as a young woman. it takes courage to uproot your whole life and move to the other side of the planet and start over, but she came here because she believed in the ideas that this country stands for. now let me be clear that doesn't mean she harbored or indulged in some kind of fantasy about american history. that doesn't mean she didn't recognize how much further the country hadhe to go. she came here because she believed this country was on a journey of progress. towards fully realizing the very best of our founding ideals. equality in god's eyes, equal justice for all.
our constitution already guarantees equal protection under the law. but when shot to death in broad daylight in the streets on camera in glenn county, georgia -- [cars honking] and the local authorities look the other way because he's a young black man, that makes a mockery of equal protection under the law. [cars honking] so, garden city, are you ready to fight to pass an act to secure equal justice for all, no matter the color of our skin, no matter our social class? [cars honking] and at this moment when the president of the united states
power right now. donald trump is leading. [applause] use sent donald trump packing you did that now instead of the latest daily outrage or scandal the latest offense, we can elevate our eyes to the horizon and dream about what is possible. garden city a what you to dream with me i want you to believe we can build a society we know except racism andte poverty be one - - poverty are inevitable because they are t not believe that we can reach
higher and higher with a victory on tuesday let us send this message would georgia stands for them ask you to work these next two days not for my sake, not for the glory of a political party, but because of how much good we can do for theow people. garden city, savannah, are you ready to work? so you ready to knock on doors? are you ready to get everybody out to the polls to win the senate races? are you ready to send it to the united states senators to washington? it is an honor to be here it's a honor to welcome kamala
harris thank you for your support we love you so much and let's went on tuesday and make history. thank you so much. thank you. e yonaano o ♪ ♪ >> hello and welcome help us keep this event safe for everyone to stop the spread of covid-19. please stay in your vehicle at all times as you need to use the restroom. if you need tosp either vehicle, wear a mask, practice social distancing and return straight to your vehicle as soon as possible. thank you for your cooperation. please welcome your next senator reverend warnock. ♪ ♪
>> as a graduate of the hbc you howard university it will give you your props. i cannot wait until the one - - kamala harris gets to be the deciding vote in the united states senate. [applause] >> you have to make sure you are sending reverend warnock and t12 to the united states senate. you ready to make that happen? [applause] >> now to my hometown the coastal city.
but the coastal city is ready to stand up and said one of its own to the united states senate. [applause] it has been 150 years. having a georgia senator from savannah think it's about time. >> call everybody you know. everybody. >> call your family members and friends call the folks you like and don't like.
call the folks who owe you money. and tell them what i really need you to do is vote. it is so critically important it can make a difference in the selection the rest of the country didn't see you coming we want to tell them welcome to the new georgia welcome to the blue georgia. [applause] but here is what we cannot do they cannot afford to rest on the laurels of that achievement it's going to be close in savannah georgia garden city georgia can make the difference.
>> i would be deeply honored if the people in the city where i was born and nurtured and raised would be the defining city and selection are you ready to push us over the top? >> now i'm asking you to do this red asking for me because it's not aboutut me or about john ossoff but livable wage and the dignity ofal work and voting rights andnd civil rights saving the planet clean air and clean water and the work that we must do in this moment my name is on the ballot but this is about you a senator
thinking about the people georgia and i promise you savannah, if you send me to the senate i will be thinking about you every day. i will wake up with george on my mind because i am home. you know when you were growing up you take the place where you grew up and take things for granted without the rest of the world was as beautiful as savannah. the older i get the more i appreciate the city with the town square and cobblestone
streets, oak trees, two and 300 years old. bending over the streets the spanish moss taking the love of history and horticulture into the city. i'm an example and the iteration of the american dream. i was born in poverty one of 12 children my parents read the bible be fruitful and multiply and took a very seriously. number 11 out of 12 the first college graduate in my family.
[applause] my often say i went on of faith scholarship tot morehous. i didn't have enough money for the first semester. anybody who went to college like me on a faith scholarship? somebody gave me some pole grants and low-interest loans that is good federal public policy. i was an upward bound student. [applause] on the campus at savannah state. where i spent my summers. i graduated from high school. [applause] with through hard work and grit and determination i was able to go on to college and
earn several graduate degrees including a a phd. been 15 years ago i returned to even nazar baptist church with mlk served in the spiritual home of john lewis. and now i'm running for the united states senate against the wealthiest member of congress. only in america is my story even i possible. [applause] i was with my mother earlier today. she is 82 years old. she grew up in waycross georgia. do you know whereia that is?
in 1950 she spent her summers taking somebody else's tobacco in somebody else's cotton. but because this is america and then to take the united states senator and i'm running for the united states senate because i believe in american promise if you send me to the united states senate i will never forget that little boy who grew up i will be standing up for him and all the young people not just urban environments but all across georgia and the young people into of the united states senator who is thinking about
warnock.com you know your precinct is located because the stakes are too high for any of us to stay home. we have work to do. we have to get control over this virus. t have to get the vaccine distributed safely and efficiently. we have to get covid relief to ordinary people in a begins with the stimulus we have to reopen businesses safely we have to get our schools open
and our children back in a safe environment. we have to make sure everybody has access to affordable healthcare and we have to stand up for front-line workers to stand up for healthcare workers and for our police officers and those are on the front lines. we been calling them essential workers we can pay them and essential wage. >> and essential benefits. we need infrastructure investment and repair roads
go i'm running up against the unelected senator of georgia, georgia, kelly was appointed is clear the people of georgia are disappointed. have you noticed she hasn't evenhe bothered to try to make a case for herself? she hasn't even made a case why she should be elected to the seat was because she know she is a lot of explaining to do she has done a terrific job
she heard about the coronavirus pandemic she was busy sheltering her investments and then when it came time to get $600 in unemployment insurance she said it was counterproductive i guess it wasn't counterproductive for her for the pandemic who does that? >> where do they do that? >> profit off love the pandemic she notions in the case to make for herself she is busy trying to malign me and to make you afraid of me because she is afraid of you.
but it is a continuation of my life's work was talking about healthcare before i was running georgia refused to expand medicaid i went to the governor's office and i said you must expand medicaid and those in the capital police came and they said get out the way we will have to arrest you. ythey didn't understand it already been arrested. my mind and my imagination was arrested and captivated by this idea if my neighbor is not covered am and protected. i was not matter the capital police they were doing their job i was doing my job. then in 2017 giving tax giveaway to the richest of the
rich to the us capital i made my argument in the rotunda of the capital capital police came and said you cannot stay in the rotunda. i wasn't mad at them they were doing their job i was doing my job. you said you will have three warnings and we will take you away they took us away that day. i have a feeling in ahe few days i will meet those capital police officers again and this time they will not be taking me to central booking they will help me find my new office. [applause] i will be your next united states senator. >> savannah georgia, we have work to do. do not sleep to this moment my daddy strike me up every morning that don and says boy
you cannot sleep late in my house. get up. get dressed. put your shoes on. get ready. is a get ready for what? it saturday he said i don't know i will tell you later just be ready make sure you are ready. i'm glad my dad would be ready i am ready to be your next united states senator from the great state of georgia. [applause] let me ask you a question savannah georgia, are you ready cracks are you ready for affordable healthcare? are you ready to make sure everybody has a livable wage?
are you ready to get the job done? will get up and get dressed and put your shoes on and get ready if we stay together if we vote together and pray together and show up together on tuesday we will make history together but more importantly we will in the future for all of our children. god bless you. did dressed in your shoes on geand get ready.
>> hello savanna. hello georgia. hello my fellow americans. a pediatrician here in savannah and president of the georgia state medical association. i am glad that 2020 is over. i am blessed to still be here and looking forward to great things and 21. one of the great things in 2020 help to propel is a black lives matter movement.
hopefully now everyone understands we just want black lives to matter just as much as every other life. from the medical viewpoint our organization has been striving for over 125 years to get equal access to and implementation of medical care for black and other minorities with a disproportionate number of vets and hospitalizations of black and minorities, covid has further shed light on the inequalities in the negative atalth care outcomes that has plagued our nation due to systemic racism and disparities in our healthcaree system.
we have had record numbers of new cases of covid here in savannah and in the state of georgia each of the last three days more than any other day since the pandemic began. now with the vaccines ruling out wearing a facemask and washing hands and social distancing we can get control of covid-19. . . . . 's compounds the problem.
we are grateful to now have an administration willing to listen and help. [cheering] [cars honking] there are also broad issues that have disproportionate healthcare implications for minorities including climate change, neighborhood zoning and access to quality nutrition. some of these issues have already begun to be addressed through legislation like the affordable care act, which needs to be t strengthened and expand.
if you want to make this administration able to implement the changes and if you want to help, you have to get out and vote tuesday, january 5th, 21. i'm sure some of you know someone affected. my family is no different. at one point this summer, my dad, two of my uncles, my aunt and oldest brother were all in different jacksonville florida hospitals at the same time with covid. i would see patients in the office and i would dress in full ppe and go out and address patients who needed to be tested for covid. then, throughout the day i would
call each of my family members in the hospitals to check on them. i would call each of the hospitals to talk to the nurses to go over the status and then call my mom who was home with covid to check on her. i thank god that they all made it. but we know that there are so many that did not. many of us just celebrated the birth of jesus, but there are many that must celebrate the lives of many who did not make it to this day. i do believe that if america can pray and allow god to work through all of those in elected office that they will do what is right forl the nation.
our nation will begin to heal. indeed i do believe that with joe biden and kamala harris the healing has begun. [cars honking] and now as a black female myself, it is my great pleasure and my distinct honor to welcome the first black female vice president of these united states of america. kamala harris! ♪
until we get through the end of tuesday, january 5th. then we can really celebrate the new year. so, 2020 isn't really over until we get to the end of tuesday january 5th and elect to the senate the son of savanna, raphael warnock and the son of georgiast john ossoff. that is the task before us. and in the hands of you as the voters of georgia to do what is not only in the best interest of the people of this beautiful state but what you will do for people all around the country. people for whom you may never meet. people who may never know your name but because of your
activism, because of your voice, because of your fight they will forever benefit and their lives will forever be better. i was elected to the senate four years ago. it was the same night donald trump was elected president. so i've been in the senate for four years. i was elected as only the second black woman to be in that chamber. [cars honking] i have seen what happens there and so part of why i am here today, this sunday before the tuesday where you are going to make history, part of why i am here is to share the experiences i've had in the united states
senate where i have seen that body of 100 americans make the decision that impact over 320 million americans. those 100 individuals who each have the voice that can change the course of the history of our country. i was there that late night into the early mornings when there was a vote on one of the most significant pieces ofif policy legislation to ever hit our country because of barack obama and vice president joe biden when they passed the affordable care act. [cars honking] it was also called obamacare.
i was there to witness the debate that occurred where people were trying to make politics out of your public health. they were determined to try to get rid of any accomplishments of the first black president of the united states and therefore, tried to get rid of a healthcare policy that brought over 20 million people who didn't have it who said we are going to get rid of the ban on pre-existing conditions because people that have high blood pressure shouldn't be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. the law that said it is wrong and unjust to charge more becauseea there bodies were designed to reproduce the human race. [cheering]
i was there on the floor and it must have been 2:00 in the morning, early morning hours were the consequence of that most important piece of legislation would bebe determind and i witnessed the power of one senator of the united states senate when the late great john mccain said no you don't. remember that. [cars honking] you have a decision to elect to united states senators. that is the power that is in your hands, to elect two individuals that are outstanding
leaders. i know them and i have spent time with them. we have talked and prayed together. we talked about the state of the country, the future of our country, the promise of our country. and they've talked to me about the state of georgia and said you need to know what is happening in our state. they said these are the needs of the people, small businesses, these are the needs of the working people. that is who these men are. look at that in the context of the history of georgia. look at it in the context of the years folks were deprived of the right to vote and deprived a full status of citizenship.
look at it in the history of georgia where one of the greatest american heroes that is now one of the greatest of our ancestors, john lewis shed his blood on the edmund pettis bridge for the right to vote. they were so powerful and violent in trying to deny people the right to full citizenship and the right to vote. let's fast-forward to recent history where we know there are not powerful people trying to mess with people's rights to vote. [cars honking] let's talk about more recent
history when joe biden and kamala harris were on the ballot and they were still messing with folks right to vote in november trying to make it difficult and confusing to deter people but the people of georgia said no you don't. [cars honking] the people of georgia understood. and then look at the most recent which is that after you elected and turned georgia blue, you elected the joe biden and the first black woman in the history of the country to be the vice president of the united states. [cheering]
and they have the gall to suggest that you didn't know what you are doing. you must have gone about it in a way that was illegitimate and they filed six lawsuits. not one or two but six lawsuits, trying to challenge your voice in that election and they failed every time. [cars honking] and the people's voice remains standing. and then the president of the united states, the current president of the united states called the senate race in georgia. he called it illegitimate, illegal and invalid. illegal and invalid suggesting
that the people of georgia are trying t to commit a crime. and then let's fast-forward to the most recent which is just yesterday. have you all heard about that recorded conversation? it was certainly the voice of desperation, most certainly and it was a boldfaced abuse of power by the president of the united states. [cars honking] and i raise all that if you are here this sunday, new year's weekend, two days before the election, thank you for that.
i raise all this to remind us to ask a question always when wek see these powerful people that are trying to make it difficult and confusing and invalidate our voice. whenever we see this happen i think it requires not only action, but a question of why. why are such powerful people trying to make it difficult for us to vote? and i think we know the answer. it's because they know our power. they know when we vote, things change and when we vote, we when. so that is what raphael warnock us yet again and before you say
that you will not be silenced or sidelined, your voice will not be overlooked, that you will fight because you know that when we fight for our country and the legitimacy of our democracy, we win. we will when. so everything is at stake. when you pull out the vote in your community and your family and your neighborhood by reminding people of what is at stake, theta future of our couny will be very much in the mix.
when we remind our neighbors and our family members and our friends that the individuals elected to the united states senate each and collectively make decisions about whether we are going to have a federal minimum wage that is at least $15 an hour, they will make decisions about whether people have healthcare and expansion of medicaid. they will make decisions about whether we give people a $2,000 tax when they have been out of work for months. [cars honking] they will make decisions about whether or not they see the people. and in this case, for john ossoff and raphael warnock, seeing what they talk about whe they say you need to know that here in the state of georgia, one and seven families are describing hunger in their households. one in six families are having a
difficult time or an inabilityne to pay rent. rone in four small businesses it about to go out of business or has gone out of business. and you will make a decision about who is holding these most powerful positions that will chart the course of georgia families and families all around our country.l so, i'm here to thank you on behalf of joe and myself for what you did in november, and do itre to ask you to again. [cars honking] i am just going to remind us all these are moments when we see these challenge that also challenge our faith and it
requires us to dig deep and to also see in our hearts and minds what is possible. this is one of those moments. this moment will pass. years from now, our children, our grandchildren and others they will look in our eyes, each one of us and they will ask us where were you at that moment. and what i know is we will be ablee to respond by telling them so much more than just how we felt at this moment. we will tell them what we did.
we will tell them what we did. we will say we were hanging out at the garden city stadium with kamala harris and john and raphael. we will tell them we told everybody we knew what was at stake and we didn't stop calling and e-mailing and texting until they got tired of us, but we knew they would get over it. we will tell them we help to those that haven't yet turned in the ballot to not pull it in th mailbox but to drop it off. we willwe tell them vote because your life depends on it. [cars honking] and we will tell them that's how we elected raphael warnock and jon ossoff to the united states senate. thank you.
more than 60 members joined the house of representatives in 2021. five of them have backgrounds in progress of activism. they were interviewed about their previous work in the communities and influences on their decisions to run for congress. here is a look. >> what led you to run for congress? >> a lot of reasons.