tv Campaign 2020 Sen. Kamala Harris D-CA Campaigns in Jacksonville FL CSPAN October 20, 2020 1:47am-2:03am EDT
sen. harris: hello, everybody! inis wonderful to be jacksonville. [laughter] reilly, you are amazing, and thank you for joining this stage. and all of your leadership and work. congressman lawson, he is a force. thank you for sending him to d.c.. i have seen him in rooms with the cameras on, when the cameras off, he is always fighting for florida. can we please here it for congressman lawson? [applause] who voted today? [applause]
there we go. i came to florida today to help kick off early voting and i came to thank you, everybody here, for all you are doing. you guyss of florida, are going to determine the outcome of this election, i am sure of it. the votes that you were going to cast, the votes that you have cast, the folks that you get to go vote between today and let's remind everybody to vote early 1,ay and sunday, november are going to have an impact with people you never meet, people who will never hear your names. because you voted with your voice and the power of your voice, you will very likely determine the outcome of this election. so i am here on behalf of joe biden and myself to say thank you. to say thank you.
look, i don't have to tell everybody here, there is so much at stake in this election. who watched the debate? [applause] [laughter] we have actually had two, i guess. i really meant that town hall. did you all see joe biden and that town hall? wasn't a spectacular? gothis election, folks have two choices. i think what we saw in those town halls last week really made clear that there is a distinct difference between the choices being made to the american people. on the one hand, you have joe biden, who is dedicated to building on the success that he presidentent block -- barack obama created with the affordable care act, which
brought health care to over 20 million people, an initiative born out of the belief that access to health care should be a right and not just a privilege to those who can afford it. right when people have pre-existing conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, breast cancer, that they get denied coverage because an insurance company says we don't cover it. , andgot rid of that ban said no longer can you deny people access to health care if you have a pre-existing condition. forbiden has been fighting working people his entire life. on the other hand, you have donald trump who, right now with bill barr is in the united states of record trying to sue against the affordable care act
-- in the united states supreme court, trying to sue against the affordable care act. if they are successful, they will get rid of health care for 20 million people. they will lose the protections for all the people in need coverage if they have pre-existing conditions. it is shameful. there is a clear contrast here. joehe one hand, you have biden saying taxes will not be raised on anyone making less than $400,000 per year. on the other hand, you have donald trump who passed tax breaks for the 1% and biggest corporations in america. in florida, you know that right now, people are hurting. people are suffering. floridians is themselves as being
hungry. we are in the midst of a hunger crisis. in florida right now, one in five floridians is describing themselves as being unable to pay their rent in september. yet, donald trump would like you to believe that everything is ok. his measure of the success of the economy is based on the stock market. howmeasure is based on working people are doing. how you doing? we got a lot of work to do. we got a lot of work to do when we think about the fact that we are all wearing masks. the reason i'm not wearing one at the moment is because i am this far away from her body. why are we wearing masks? we are in the midst of a pandemic. , we know bob woodward
that president trump was informed on january 28 that it was lethal and killed five times as many people as the flu. he was informed it could hurt children. he was informed that it was contagious and air bound. he stood at rallies, stood before the american people, and he did not tell you what he knew. imagine if you knew on january 20 what he knew on january 28, and what you might have done or been able to do to protect your ,amily, check your children knowing that it would be inevitable that there would be a time that people would have to stay home from work and maybe you could plan for that instead, he held onto that information, he covered it up. and he told the people, us, we the people, you are on one side
of his ledger if you don't wear a mask, another side of his ledger if you wear a mask. what is that about? betweenthe difference donald trump and joe biden. joe biden stance with the people, for the people. he knows that this election will be conducted by the people. fights ahead of us is a knowing that we don't want a president of the united states sow hate andying to division against us. we know that the vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us. we are here right now, standing in the rain, because we know that we are better than this and we know that the strength of our
democracy is in the strength of our people. the people are prepared to fight for their country based on our love of our country. we will fight for our country. that is what this election is about. here in florida, with the exception of some of the great members of congress, some of the mayors. i know you have got some other folks elected in florida. i am not going to mention any names. trying to suggest to you that you can't trust our election system. they are trying to confuse folks about voting and suggest that somehow there is something that lacks integrity about our system. they are trying to confuse folks
about your power to vote, confuse folks about how to vote. we are smarter than that and we know the power that we have when we vote. sometimes we have to sit get another that we have to vote to honor all of our ancestors, like the late, great john lewis. we know that we need to vote -- we just honor to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, all of those suffragettes who fight for the rights of women to vote. we also fight for all of those who understood that black women did not get to vote until 1965. we honor the ancestors but we also know this. this is what i want to ask you and then i'm going to close my comments because i want you to get out the rain. and please get back in your cars. i will talk louder.
here's the thing. all these powerful people trying to put roadblocks in, they have been picking up the drop boxes so people have a hard time finding where the dropbox is. ask,ave to sit back and why are these powerful people trying to make it so difficult for us to vote? here is the answer. because they know our power. they know that when we vote, we we win!when we vote, they know that we vote for justice, we vote for fairness. justice is on the ballot in 2020. economic justice is on the ballot in 2020. criminal justice reform is on the ballot in 2020. climate justice is on the ballot
in 2020. we know what we have at stake and we know our power. that is why we will vote every day until election day and get this thing done. thank you. ♪ hold your head high, cuz you're a pretty >> c-span's washington journal. every day we're taking your calls live on the air on the news of the day and discuss policy issues that impact you.
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