tv Road to the White House 2020 Sen. Kamala Harris Presidential Campaign... CSPAN January 28, 2019 12:43am-1:39am EST
issues facing the technology industry in the u.s.. >> we know robotics will be here. self-driving car's. individual medical treatments. certainly biotech and away with never experienced before. block chain technology. all these are coming. succeed is somebody flexible? what part of the future not clear and part of a totally clear? how do you benefit from that with your government, business, or individual. join us on c-span two. harris senator kamala officially announces her candidacy in the 2020 present a race. she made the announcement in her hometown of oakland, california.
thank you. [laughter] [applause] you, thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you everyone. i want to thank libby schaaf. the great mayor of the city of oakland. the incredible introduction and our long-standing friendship. our mothers were friends together here in oakland and i can't thank you enough for your friendship and leadership. here we are. [laughter] here we are. let me tell you, i am so proud to be a daughter of oakland, california. [cheers and applause] california.
i was born up the road and miles met at uc ents berkeley. and my father came from jamaica study economics my mother shamala came from india to study disease.of fighting they came here in pursuit of more than just knowledge. like many others they came in dream that was a and me andhemselves, my sister, mya. as children growing up in the east bay, we community with
deep belief in the promise of our country and understanding of that promise, we're raised in a community taught to ee a world beyond just ourselves. to be compassionate about struggles of all people. nd the fight for justice is everyone's responsibility. don't mother would say sit around and complain about things. do something.
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clear. vanity project is not going to them. in the fight for the people to hold this administration accountable i have seen amazing an people.the americ during this fight, i saw parents and children with brave illnesses walk the halls of the united states congress. families who have traveled cross the country and incredible sacrifice. they came to our nation's capital. believing that is their stories they were and if would do the aders
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transphobia are real in this country. they're age old forms of hate with new fuel. we need to speak that truth so it.can deal with armed black men and women are killed in america. too many black and brown americans are being locked up for mass incarceration to policing our criminal justice system needs dramatic repair. truth.speak that
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sen. harris: i am running to fight for an america where the economy works for working people. for an america where you only have to work one job to pay the bills. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: and where hard work is rewarded and where any worker can join a union. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: i am running to declare once and for all that health care is a fundamental right. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: and we will deliver that right with medicare for all. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: i am running to declare education is a fundamental right. [cheers and applause]
sen. harris: and we will guarantee that right with universal pre-k and debt-free college. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: i am running to guarantee working and middle-class families an overdue pay increase. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: we will deliver the largest working and middle-class tax cut in a generation, up to $500 per month to help america's families make end's meet. and we will pay for it by reversing this administration's giveaways to the top corporations and top 1%. [cheers and applause]
sen. harris: i am running to fight for an america where our democracy and its institutions are protected against all enemies, foreign and domestic. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: which is why i will defend this nation against all threats to our cyber security. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: we will secure our elections and our critical infrastructure to protect our democracy. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: and we will honor our service members and veterans so that no one who has served this country has to wait in line for weeks and months to get what they are owed when they return home, on the first day. [cheers and applause]
harris: i am running to fight for in america where no mother or father has to teach their young son that no one -- that someone could stop him, arrest him, chase him, or kill him because of his race. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: an america where every parent can send their children to school without being haunted by the horror of yet another killing spree. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: where we treat attacks on voting rights and civil rights and women's rights and immigrant rights as attacks on our country itself. [cheers and applause]
sen. harris: an america where we welcome refugees and bring people out of the shadows and provide a pathway to citizenship. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: an america where our daughters and our sisters and our mothers and our grandmothers are respected where they live and where they work. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: where reproductive rights are not just protected by the constitution of the united states, but guaranteed in every state. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: i will fight for an
america where we keep our word, and where we honor our promises, because that is our america. and that is the america i believe in. that is the america i know we believe in. and as we embark on this campaign, i will tell you this, i am not perfect. lord knows i am not perfect. but i will always speak with decency and moral clarity, and treat all people with dignity and respect. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: i will lead with integrity and i will speak the truth. and, of course, we know this is not going to be easy, guys.
it is not going to be easy. and we know what the doubters will say. it is the same thing they have always said. they will say, it's not your time. they will say, wait your turn. they will say, the odds are long. they will say, it can't be done. >> yes it can! sen. harris: but america's story has always been written by people who can see what can be, unburdened by what has been. that is our story. that is our story. and as robert kennedy many years ago said, only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
[cheers and applause] sen. harris: he also said, i do not lightly dismiss the dangers and the difficulty of challenging an incumbent president. but these are not ordinary times, and this is not an ordinary election. he said, at stake is not simply the leadership of our party and even our country. it is our right to moral leadership of this planet. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: so today i say to you, my friends, these are not
ordinary times and this will not be an ordinary election. but this is our america. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: and so here is the thing, it is up to us, it is up to us, each and every one of us. so let's remember, in this fight, we have the power of the people. we can achieve the dreams of our parents and grandparents. we can heal our nation. can hea. we can give our children the future they deserve. we can give our children the future they deserve. we can reclaim the american dream for every, single person in our country. [cheers]
sen. harris: we can restore america's moral leadership on this planet. [cheers and applause] sen. harris: so, let's do this! [laughter] [cheers and applause] sen. harris: and let's do it together, and let's start now, and i thank you and god bless you, and god bless the united states of america! [cheers and applause] [cheers an] ♪