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information and sign up for our newsletter, offering a synopsis of the day's key events. >> the democratic national convention continued yesterday in milwaukee featuring speeches by former secretaries of state john kerry and colin powell as well as the wife of presidential nominee joe biden, dr. jill biden. here is a portion of last convention. , a nomination i am honored to second. >> thank you all. pursuant to our convention rules, we will now proceed to a rollcall by states on the selection of our party's candidate for president of the united states. secretary?
>> mr. chairman, coming to you live from the wisconsin center, it is time to begin our virtual .rip around america our journey begins at the sight of a major step forward in our national journey towards justice. let's go to alabama. >> john lewis marched across this bridge in 1965 to demand the right to vote. a lifetime later, civil rights and voting rights remain america's great unfinished business. for those who walked this path before us, they showed us the way forward. if we want to honor john lewis' incredible life, let's restore the voting rights act and ensure our democracy belongs to all americans. alabama casts eight votes for bernie sanders and the great
state of alabama casts 52 votes for our next president of these united states, joe biden. >> alaska. on to feedgs we rely our families are threatened by climate change. joe biden and president obama made sure alaska's tribes had a say on how the waters were managed. donald trump took it away. we need a president who will respect our voices, protect our waters and address climate change. alaska casts seven votes for bernie sanders and 12 votes for the next president, joe biden. >> american samoa. to support joe biden our community. as vice president he helped expand rural infrastructure to communities like ours. as president, he will continue to strengthen rural america from new england to the pacific. ,> on behalf of the governor
and the american samoa democratic party, we proudly cast 11 votes for our next president of the united states .f america, joe biden >> arizona. >> as a middle school teacher i know public educators are doing everything they can to make sure our students have quality learning experiences this fall. as a mother of a high school freshman, i know this is far from perfect. as a union organizer, i will fight to make sure it is scientists, parents and educators that decide when it is safe to go back to school, not politicians. as an arizona latina, i probably cast our votes, 29 for bernie sanders and 51 for our next president, joe biden. >> arkansas. >> feeding people is an act of love and i think we could all use in our -- a little extra love. we took our food truck to the community to deliver meals made right here, for our neighbors in need. even when our leaders let us down, americans kept looking out for each other.
arkansas casts nine votes for bernie sanders and 27 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> california. >> climate change is not a hoax. it is real. communities of color have been bearing the brunt of this reality for generations. joe biden's plan to crack down on polluters to protect our air and water is about environmental justice and economic justice. >> people prioritize equity and bring clean energy jobs to black and brown neighborhoods because that is how we build back better . our nextrnia, home to vice president kamala harris, casts 231 votes for bernie sanders -- >> and 263 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> colorado. >> we grew up in poverty as immigrants but we have been able to make a decent living. we have three family members that tested positive for covid and it doesn't feel safe to put our kids back to school. this will be hard on them and on us.
but millions of working families will have it much harder. i know joe biden cares about the struggles and that is why i trust him to fight for us. with one abstention, colorado will cast 36 votes for bernie sanders and 42 for our next president, joe biden. >> connecticut. >> firefighters are proud to put our lives on the line every day to protect our neighbors. it is a badge of courage. while we are protecting your families, we need a president who is committed protecting ours. that is joe biden. he has the courage we respect and the commitment to working americans we need now. on behalf of our governor, i am honored to cast connecticut's 75 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> delaware. passes.are >> delaware passes. democrats abroad. >> we represent millions of
americans who live outside the united states. americans abroad can make a difference in the states that will decide this year's elections. we need your help to elect a president who will restore our standing around the world. casting 10-- we are votes for bernie sanders and seven votes for joe biden. >> district of columbia. >> welcome to the best city in the world. has raised d.c. families, paid taxes and served in the military, just like every american in the 50 states. the house of representatives just passed an historic piece of legislation to make washington, d.c. the 51st state. plaza,ack lives matter we proudly cast one vote for bernie sanders and 43 votes for the next president of the united states, joe biden. >> florida.
>> when my daughter was murdered, joe biden called to share our families grief. i quickly learned about his decency and civility, but i also learned about his toughness and how he has beaten the nra. together with the other victims of gun violence and are nathan -- our nation's youth, joe biden will win back our freedom to live without fear. florida casts 57 votes for bernie sanders and 192 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> georgia. >> my mentor, congressman john lewis, new the right to vote is sacred. georgians know our ability to vote is under attack. long lines, voter suppression. donald trump is even trying to slow down the mail and force us to risk our lives to cast a ballot. we will not be silenced. take out your phone and text vote to 303 30 and make sure your voice is heard.
from the cradle of the civil rights movement and in the spirit of good trouble, georgia casts 117 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> guam. >> 70 years ago, we became u.s. citizens. we are proud of our resilience, our indigenous heritage, and proud to be part of this historic moment for our party and our nation. the land where america's day begins, guam casts two votes for bernie sanders and 11 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> hawaii. land ofi is the indigenous native hawaiians. i want to speak to my fellow immigrants, to essential workers, to servicemembers who wear the flag, to parents with big dreams for their children. no matter where we came from, immigrants belong in our country's fight for justice. we belong in the america we are building together. hawaii, birthplace of president
obama, casts nine votes for bernie sanders and 23 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> idaho. >> we are not waiting for washington to act on climate change. here in boise, we know clean energy doesn't just mean a healthier planet, it means good paying jobs. imagine what we could do with the president that listens to science and leads with courage. idaho casts nine votes for bernie sanders and 16 for our next president, joe biden. >> illinois. >> this administration denied too many black americans the chance to own a home and build more. joe biden has a plan to end racist lending practices and help more people achieve the american dream of owning a home. community, and more economic security for working families. illinois casts 59 votes for bernie sanders and 122 votes for
our next president, joe biden. >> indiana. >> in south bend, we once feared our best days were behind us. then we reimagined our economy with new jobs and even new industries. the hoosier state is ready to lead america's recovery with our diverse communities, our talented workers, and our best in the world agriculture. joe biden's plan gives us a blueprint to revitalize industrial cities and rural areas alike. 86 votes for the next president, joe biden. >> iowa. >> we were going to talk about biofuels, but the powerful storm that swept through last week has taken a terrible toll on our farmers, small businesses and families were still without power. >> while we have the honor of casting i was votes, 11 for bernie sanders and 38 for joe to keepe want to ask
you to keep islands in your thoughts. >> kansas. >> i am a fourth-generation farmer but i worry about the next generation. many of our young folks are moving from rural communities to find jobs. joe biden has a plan to help new farmers get a good start, and by care, he will make sure rural communities remain great places to live, for, and raise a family generations to come. kansas proudly cast 10 votes for bernie sanders and 35 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> kentucky. >> one day when i was 14, my mom woke up calling 911 -- my mom wouldn't wake up. i called 911 and i was scared because we couldn't afford the bill. thank god she survived. obama got busy passing
obama care. two years ago when mom had a heart attack, we only had to worry about her getting better because joe kept his promise. the commonwealth of kentucky casts 60 votes for the next president, joe biden. >> louisiana. >> this used to be an abandoned building. now it is a thriving art studio, a community hub, a place where independent artists can make their name and parents can bring their kids during these difficult days of remote learning. >> our cities are strong because our people make them strong. and our economy will come back because our small businesses will bring it back. >> louisiana casts all 60 of our votes for my friend and the next president, joe biden. >> maine. >> my american dream, i am living it. a 25 acre organic farm on a lake , a farm stand in the bed and breakfast. my husband and i aren't corporate tycoons, we just want to make an honest living. small businesses like ours are
the backbone of rural economies. joe biden has a plan to help more americans, especially people of color, start businesses. main casts nine votes for bernie sanders and 22 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> maryland. >> black lives matter and when it comes to racial justice black opportunity matters. >> joe biden won't leave anyone behind. his plan will help black entrepreneurs. >> or funding for schools. >> paying every worker a fair wage. >> that is building back better. >> maryland casts one vote for bernie sanders and 119 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> massachusetts. >> we need a plan to get the economy going again. joe biden will get the pandemic under control, create new jobs in manufacturing and clean energy, help small businesses and our restaurants recover, and economyck better so our
is stronger and fairer than it was before. massachusetts casts 30 votes for bernie sanders and 83 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> michigan. >> michigan auto workers of the best in the world. we would be nowhere without joe biden and a lot of folks wanted to let detroit go bankrupt but joe biden believed in us and together, we fought to save our auto industry. a now he has a plan to create million new auto jobs by investing in clean energy. he believes in american workers. he has our back and we have his. >> message again -- michigan casts 92 votes for our next president, joe biden. >> minnesota. >> i am in minnesota, the home of the headwaters of the mississippi river. we know a bridge shouldn't fall down in the middle of america, but it did and we came together to rebuild it. that is what we do in america. that is what joe biden will do
as president. he will build back better. he will cross the river of our divide and unite this country from our city's tower suburbs to our rural areas. now, we will virtually cross the paul mississippi to st. as the 40 mayor, i am proud to cast our vote for bernie sanders and for our next u.s. president, jill biden. >> mississippi. >> we reflect the people. contributing to mississippi and the world, our alumni are leaders like congressman thompson. joe biden once to invest $17 billion. imagine what impact that could have. imagine what impact it could
have on america. recast to get votes for our next president, jill biden. >> as a member of the lovenational union, i walking around the city and seeing the contribution that my brothers and sisters have need. we stand ready to be our nation's infrastructure. we will create millions of new jobs, building back better. cast 50 votes for our next president, jill biden. my parent'sme to senior ranch. without reliable internet, there is no remote learning. real game changer. joe biden has a plan to make it happen.
>> nebraska. >> i work at a meet packing plant. we get treated like we are expendable. workers are dying from covid. a lot of us do not have quality protective equipment. we are not disposable. we want to keep hoping that you will feed our family, but need a president who will have our back. >> working people on the back bone to our recovery. jill biden knows that it is not enough to praise them. wage andse the minimum empower workers to work for better benefit and safer work laces. make it easier to pay for health care. cast 25 votes for our next date, jill biden.
>> me trust joe biden. he will abide the leadership necessary to bring us back from the pandemic. joe will restore honesty, decency and the white house. will unite all americans and build a better future for us all. 24 delegates to the next president of the u.s., jill biden. >> we have been hit hard covid, but we are coming back, but we have to be smart. we had to have a president who has a plan. a memory of all we lost, in solidarity with all those who are sick or struggling, in eternal gratitude for front-line workers, new jersey cast 139 votes for the next president of the u.s., jill biden.
>> -- joe biden. >> i am coming to you on the homeland of my. state.ico is a diverse we have a rich multicultural history. we believe that we only to the next generation to protect the cultural resources that are there inheriting. respect tribal sovereignty. we cast 42 votes for the next president of the usa, jill biden. >> i am proud to be part of america's fight against covid-19
, but many health care workers do not get paid health care -- sick leave or have enough equipment. i have a mother who is high risk. i worry every day about bringing this virus home to them. joe biden will help to take care of your loved one. cast new york's vote, 34 votes for bernie sanders and 277 for our next president, jill biden. it is joe time. >> north carolina. >> black people, especially black lemon are the backbone of this party. if we do not show up, no democrats get elected. we are going all over north carolina to help organize because we need to make sure that everybody shows up for joe
biden. he would show up for us. we cast 80 votes for the next president of the u.s., jill biden. >> welcome to the homeland. i graduated from the class of four student and i drive three hours just to take the sats, but i knew that college was the latter that could take you anyway. member, as aibal harvard adjuvant, i am proud to cast north dakota's vote. >> hello from paradise. we might be faraway, but we are americans and for the first time in decades, we finally have a
democratic sleep because democrats organized everywhere we do not get to vote for president, so please do not waste yours. we cast nine votes for our next president, justice writing. thank you. >> it seems like every time working people believe in a donald trump promise, they wind up getting screwed. joe biden has more than a promise. he has a plan to bring jobs back to america. he will create skilled jobs for union workers and the future will be made in america. we cast 134 votes for the next president, joe biden.
>> violent devastated a thriving black community. hatred still lives in our nation, but so does resolved. nation must turn back the tide of violence, now. oklahoma casts 24 votes for our next president, jill biden. americans standing on native land, we proudly represent oregon. bare. laid >> we went to bridge divides and make sure that everybody had access to quality care. 16 votes forasts bernie sanders. votes joecast 57 biden.
>> pennsylvania. >> when joe biden was young, his father sat down on jill's bed and told him he lost his job. right now, across america, working families i experience the same fear and uncertainty. joe biden has a plan to build back better. some more parents can tell their kids what his dad said all those use ago. we cast 175 votes for the next president of the u.s., scranton's of joe biden. >> [speaking spanish]
>> rhode island. >> rhode island, the ocean state. our restaurant and fishing industry have been decimated by this pandemic. governorcky to have a who let fishermen sell their catches directly to the public. we cast one vote bernie sanders and 34 votes for the next president, joe biden. >> south carolina. >> i am jamie harrison.
speaking for the campus of south carolina state university. and for whom the honors college is name. 22 general officers to our service. 15 for bernie sanders and 49 for our next president of the u.s., joe biden. >> south dakota. of the tribe, i welcome you to the black hills, the site of my creations and the great sioux nation. we are all related. our next president must lead by this philosophy for the betterment of the next seven
generations. we cast 17 votes for our next, jill biden. -- joe biden. >> tennessee became the 36th and deciding state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. this year, i am testing my first presidential vote for joe biden. we will replace donald trump with a president who respects us tennessee casts 50 votes for our josephesident, mr. biden. ago, we were targeted by an arsonist and it devastated all of us. in the face of he, we choose
love. in the face of continued gun violence in america, we demand change. the time,. nextst 161 vote for our president, joe biden. had mail-inwe have voting for years. he automatically get sent a ballot. it is fast. we had turn out well over 80%. this year, we are expecting even higher. mail-in voting strengthens our democracy. utah cost 17 votes for bernie .anders >> the state of vermont strongly believing an economic justice,
social justice, racial justice and environmental justice, probably. imminently opposed to authoritarianism is proud to cast 15 votes for vermont senator bernie sanders and nine votes for joe biden. recognition, i will .edicate [indiscernible] mites and beaches and friendly people. >> virginia. >> charlottesville, virginia was attacked by whites assist and a young woman was killed. we were attacked again when
donald trump praised those races , turning his back on a community that just wanted. that is when joe biden decided to join the battle. soul.e come to know his he will bring this nation together. for our president, joe biden. >> as a refugee from, i knew that education was the key. when having children of my own, . became an advocate in educationest because we are committed to fighting for all kids.
president, our next joe biden. changedvirginians have the narrative. parents, teachers and personnel have worked together. sufficient funding for classroom equipment and fair wages for teachers and school service personnel. fighting to guarantee a quality education for all children and a president who will fight alongside as. we cast ready for votes for next president, joe biden. >> after our son's death, jill biden helped-- joe to pass legislation. we see in him so much of what needed matt's life so special.
his passion for social justice and his compassion for others. casts 11 votes for the next president of the u.s., jill biden -- joe biden. >> welcome back to wisconsin. it is a place where i was born and raised. this is a community that has been faced with significant challenges but what many do not relys the opportunity that on this community. ,e are hard-working people fighting to provide for our families. we know that we build a better future by channeling wisconsin's legacy as the progressive movement and uniting around agenda that uplifts every community. one that recognizes health care
is a human right and taking on racial and economic injustice. votes for thes 67 next president of the usa, joseph biden. >> delaware. >> long before this train station for his name, see joe biden appear. it has always been his north star. working people who struggle and sacrifice to build a better life. no one has ever had to wonder who joe is and it for. for 40ve known joe years. humble,more, she is tells the truth and treats everyone with respect. he is a leader made for this moment and the finest public
>> thank you to all of our delegations. i am pleased to announce that vice president joe biden has officially been nominated by the democratic party for our candidate for president of the usa. he is now invited to deliver an acceptance speech. much.nk you very from the bottom of my heart, thank you all. it means the world to me and my family. i will see you on thursday. thank you, thank you, thank you. [applause]
♪ >> that was so sweet with the grandkids. now we have an official nominee. onto the next step. make sure that you have a plan to the. text the to find out how. now we are going to talk about a topic that touches all of our lives, health care. the affordable care act was game changing. tot how important it is
protect and improve a. bringing down health care costs has always been a priority for joe biden because for joe and for all of us, health care is personal. >> it is the toughest battles that call for steady leadership. they were told to give up on affordable health care. they knew that it would cost than politically. but not nearly as much as it would cost the american people, if they did nothing. >> we will not slow up on providing affordable health care for americans. >> giving up on the affordable care act would have meant leaving many out in the cold, but joe biden was not about to give up because he knew what it was like to stand in their shoes.
he was sworn into the next to a hospital bed. his wife and daughter had been killed in a car crash. his twod not dead were sons. 40 years later, one of those little boys, his son, was diagnosed with cancer and given only months to live. hard to imagine a greater grief than to lose a child. but he always knew that his family was one of the lucky ones. after the accident, his son got 40 more years of life because he had health care. thehe motion is laid on table. >> now it is unthinkable that donald trump is trying to take that health care away. in the middle of a pandemic, he is trying to get rid of the
affordable care act. joe.fight is personal for when he says he has a plan to strengthen the affordable care withprotect those pre-existing conditions and expand access, he is thinking about how having health care help to save his boys. about his son, who spent his final days in comfort insured.e was you.is is my promise to i will takeesident, care of your health care coverage and your family, the same way i would my own. that is what the presidency is, the duty to care, to care for
all of us. this job is not about me. it is about you and us. >> how are you, you handsome boy? heartwas born with a condition. he ended up requiring a transplant. something that we think about all the time, especially with the potential coverage. remember inking, as he lay , thinking to myself, what would i do if the doctor walked in and said, i'm sorry.
you have reached your cap. suffer the last few months of your life on your own. >> basically everyone was a republican and i was a republican. we put off going to the doctor because we did not have health insurance. looknally got some but a at my throat and they said, you have cancer. applied for affordable care act and my coverage began april 1 2012. that same day, they started my radiation and it saved my life. i am here today. >> you are concerned about
people spiritually, but also other areas of their life. that includes their physiological well-being because there are people in our country and in my church who cannot take advantage of it because they do not have health care. that is discouraging to me. >> a lot of our medication, we have to fight for. theorried about pre-existing conditions for children. becauseed about age having the cost of medication, we would have reached that million-dollar cap end time. had it passed, we no longer not cap.
inthe fear that you all live , if they said, no insurance, you are not covered. it is just devastating. how are you doing? , but doing it all, trump was trying to rip away your coverage. i cannot imagine what it must have been my, go to sleep at night and wondering what you are going to do. bed,ery night, i go to concerned about news i would get in the morning. even today, they are still trying to take away our health care. >> we will make sure that we do not is that. where if you qualify
for medicaid and the state has not provided it, we will automatically enroll. we look, see you -- >> i met him at a campaign event. indeed, i have what has been diagnosed as terminal cancer. the empathy and human love he has shared with me has kept me going. provided by the care act. i finished my course of treatment and instead, i have been cancer free. >> i watched with emanation as president donald trump dismantled the affordable care act. >> my purpose in life is to
devote all my energy to get joe elected. >> i jumped at the chance to become a biting delegate. >> by that time you are watching this, you will have grown up to be strong and courageous. but i don't know how much longer i will be around for you. als, which is a deadly, debilitating disease. after i was diagnosed, the passed a tax bill that
put my health care risk. so i went to washington, d.c. . >> my next guest made headlines when he confronted a republican senator on an airplane. >> i wanted to help create a better country for you to live in. >> america is beautiful! beautiful. >> all that matters to me is to make you proud, because i am already so proud of you. ♪ >> hello, america. i am speaking to you through this computer voice because i have been paralyzed by a mysterious illness called als. like so many of you, i have experienced the raise our health care system is fundamentally broken. enormous costs, denied claims. since my shocking diagnosis, i have traveled the country
meeting countless patients like me, demanding more of our representatives and our democracy. today we are witnessing the tragic consequences of our failing health care system. in the midst of a pandemic, nearly 100 million americans do not have sufficient health insurance, and even good insurance does not cover essential needs like long-term care. our loved ones are dying in unsafe nursing homes. our nurses are overwhelmed and unprotected, and our essential workers are treated as dispensable. we live in the richest country in history and yet we do not guarantee this most basic human right. everyone in america should get the health care they need, regardless of their employment status or ability to pay. crisis, donald trump the republican politicians are trying to take away millions of people's health insurance. with the existential threat of another four years of this
president, we have the profound obligation to act, not only to vote, but to make sure our friends, family, and neighbors photo as well. we must elect joe biden. each of us must be a hero for our communities, for our country, and then with the compassionate and intelligent president, we must act together and put on his desk a bill that guarantees us all the health care we deserve. m to learn how0330 to vote safely, because our lives depend on it. tracee: politics and elections can seem like these faraway things that you might not have change.r to but what is happening in our country right now makes it clear how personal politics are. i discovered that when i get informed and participate, my fear gets smaller. voting is a big part of that. want,wing the change you vote for the leaders you think
will make it happen, and if you are able, if you can, help fund this campaign. please go to joebiden.com and chip in whatever you can. with leaders like joe biden and kamala harris, we can build back better here at home and once again strengthen our nation's security and standing in the world. ♪ , i am 34e is demarcus years old, and i currently live in los angeles. i am a graduate of the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, and i served the marine corps is an officer for six years. ath to support and defend the constitution of the united states of america, and i know that joe biden took a similar oath, and he understands that situation of men and women in uniform overseas right now
fighting for the ideals of this nation, that liberty and justice can be extended to all people. i know that joe biden understands about at his core. i trust him to lead us on day one into a greater future. there is nothing more important for me right now than making sure that we restore the soul of our nation, and i think joe biden is the best person to do that. thanks, joe. ♪ >> hi,, i am john kerry. thethe eight years of obama-biden administration, we lead by example. i limited the threat of iran with a nuclear weapon, we forged a coalition to destroy isis, we attacked climate change. we stopped ebola before he
became a pandemic. donald trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world, and like everything else he inherited, he bankrupted it. when this president goes overseas, it isn't a goodwill mission, it is a blooper reel. he breaks up with our allies and writes love letters to dictators. america deserves a president who is looked up to, not left at. donald trump pretends russia did not attack our elections, and now he does nothing about russia putting a bounty on our troops. he will not defend our country, he doesn't know how to defend our troops. interestedon he is at defending is himself. this is the bottom line, our , and our, our ideals brave men and women in uniform cannot afford four more years of donald trump. our troops cannot get out of harm's way by hiding in the bunker, they need a president who will stand up for them, and president biden will.
joe's moral compass is always pointed in the right direction, from the fight to break apartheid, to the struggle to wake up the world to genocide in the balkans. joe understands that none of the issues in this world, not nuclear weapons, not the challenge of building back better after covid, not terrorism and certainly not the climate crisis can be done without bringing people together in strength that humility. he understands those values don't limit our power, they magnify it. he knows you can't spread democracy around the world if you don't practice it at home, and he knows that even the united states of america needs friends on this planet. before donald trump, we used to talk about american exceptionalism. the only thing exceptional about the incoherent trump foreign policy is that it has made our nation more isolated than ever before. joe biden knows we are not
exceptional because we bluster that we are, we are exceptional because we do exceptional things. on june 6, 1944, young americans gave their lives on the beaches of normandy to liberate the world from tyranny. out of the ashes of that war, we made peace and rebuilds the world. world.ilt the that was and remains exceptional. it is the opposite of everything donald trump stands for. this moment is a fight for the security of america and the world. only joe biden can make america lead like america again. 30330 agree, text join to . thank you. >> in the situation room, presidents make decisions of war and peace, so when biden walked into the situation room, first and foremost on his mind is, how
will my decision impact the lives of american people? >> he is experienced. he has made the tough calls. >> he's got coverage. courage, character and judgment, and he can be tough i witnessed it close up. >> he is decisive and well-prepared for any issue. >> there is no one more qualified than joe biden to be set up the head of the table in the situation room, making decisions for this country having sent. >> his son to war, i don't think anyone can be more ready than president biden. >> he knows exactly what is at troopshen he sends our overseas. >> biden understands how important it is to have allies standing with us. they are force multipliers. >> joe biden has a unique apology to connect to people. he knows leaders and he knows what makes them tick. >> they trust his judgment and they know that his word is good. >> i know that bidens personal diplomacy will save american lives. >> to build these relationships
takes decades, and to tear them tweet.ll it takes is a >> thanks to donald trump, our adversaries are stronger and bolder. not been trump has the standing up to the dictators in china and russia. >> i served for 36 years. i have led space corps drones, nuclear missile quadrants and i never thought we would have a president who is a danger to national security. >> president trump has degraded and do based the presidency and our country in the eyes of the world. >> them bounties on the u.s. soldiers, i was shocked when i read that. but the president did not even ask president putin about it. >> that is un-american. that is a dereliction of duty. you are feeling the troops and the country. >> first being the president's to do is find out what the facts are. this president is not care about facts. >> biden cares about the safety and welfare of american servicemen and women. >> we have a policy to maintain
a presence in syria. we actually came to the aid and stop the advance. president trump told us simply, abandon the kurds. shameful. >> joe biden will be stronger against dictators. >> i have heard them on the phone with some pretty tough characters. you talk about joe biden's sympathy and decency, but joe biden is tough as nails and everybody knows it. >> he will do the right thing the matter the political cost. >> i have served with two republican president and one democratic president. i have seen the trump administration make decisions without any thought, any preparation, that have life and death consequences. >> at one of the most defining times in the history of the world, joe biden is uniquely qualified to be president of the united states. >> if you want a strong america, you want joe biden. >> hi, i am former secretary of state colin powell. 100 years ago, a young immigrant left a dirt firm in jamaica and set out for america.
three years later, a ship pulled into new york harbor, a young jamaican woman gazed into the statue of liberty for the first time. they became my parents and they inspired me to join college and finish the army -- to finish college and join the army. this began service up the rest to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and secretary of state. the values i learned growing up in the south bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that joe biden's parents instilled in him in scranton, pennsylvania. i support joe biden for the presidency of the united states because those valleys still do fight him and we need to the white house -- values to the white house. stillause those values define him and we need to restore those valleys to the white house. it comes from the experience he shares with millions of military families, sending his beloved son off to war and praying to god he would come home safe.
joe biden will be a president we will all be proud to salute. with biden in the white house, you will never doubt that he will stand with our friends and stand up to our adversaries, never the other way around. he will trust our diplomats and our intelligence community, not the flattery of dictators and despots. he will make it his job to know that when anyone dares to threaten us, he will stand up to our adversaries with strength and experience. they will know he means business. i support biden because the beginning of day one, he will restore america's leadership and moral authority. he will be a president who knows that america is strongest when, as he has said, you need both with power and example and was power.ple of he will restore america's leadership in the world and restore the alliances we need to address the dangers that threaten our nation, from climate change to nuclear proliferation. today we are a country divided,
and we have a president doing everything in his power to make it that way and keep us that way. what a difference it will make a make a president -- to have president who unite us and restores our strength and our soul. i still believe that in our hearts we are the same america our ought my parents to shores. an america that inspire freedom around the world. joe biden will lead as america's president. thank you so much. >> it was a friendship that should not have worked. pilot, juster navy released from the north vietnamese prison. joe, a young senator from delaware. wasin the 1970's, joe assigned as a military aide. >> i was a liaison and the use to carry bags on overseas trips. >> the son of a gun never carry my bag. he was supposed to carry my bag but he never carry my bag. [laughter]
♪ >> john and joe traveled thousands of miles together. their families got to know each other, gathering for picnics in the bidens' backyard. joke.y would just sit and it was like a comedy show sometimes to watch the two of them. >> but when john was elected to the senate as a republican from arizona, they found themselves on the opposing sides. ♪ >> we are in different parties, we hold different views on many issues. >> they would go out on the floor and you would think, these guys must really, really, really dislike each other. than they would be having dinner. >> senator biden had great respect for the institution of the senate. he built relationships that were cordial, that were personal. mr. biden: we thought that other guy was right, you cross your
eyes and lock arms. it is good for the country. >> it takes trust to get things done in a divided government. when joe biden was telling you that your points were equally valid to him. >> it was always joe who tried to cross the aisle. >> he was like a natural for that. he just had an ability to find a common ground but never give up principles. >> for three decades, joe was able to move his colleagues and find a way forward. on violence against women, banning chemical weapons, assault weapons, and controlling nuclear arms. >> with a style of legislating and leadership that you don't find much anymore. >> and when millions of americans were faced with losing their health insurance, it was joe's friend who saved obamacare by crossing the aisle. >> mccain cast his vote with a
thumb down. >> john and i have been given several awards about bipartisanship. we don't understand why you should get an award for bipartisanship. example.you for your i am proud to remain the same good guy that you were when you first got here. most of all, for your friendship, my life and the lives of many have been enriched by it. ♪ >> good day, sunshine♪ good day sunshine. >> i have a rule that i never think of anything negative and i am running. out ♪ en the sun is >> when i set my mind to something, i find a way to get it done. mr. biden: she is so tough and loyal. you.i met jill, i do
my brother said, this woman, you really like her. so i give her a call, and she had a date that night. >> he said, do you think you could break your date? fmr. vice pres. biden: and what did you do? >> i called and told the guy that i had a friend in from out of town, and i went out with joe. ♪ i was 30 and i was a senator and the widower. seven years earlier, a tractor-trailer broadsided my wife and three children. my wife was killed and my daughter was killed. i wasn't big on the whole date ne thing. but when i met jill, i fell in love with her when i saw her. >> ♪ i've got sunshine on a cloudy day. >> he said, i'd really like to see you again. he is looking at his calendar and he is, oh, thursday, i am busy. no, i am busy friday.
how about tomorrow? and i thought, buddy, you just blow your cover. [laughter] mr. biden: the boys fell in love with jill too. i am brushing my teeth one morning and they came running in and blow said, dad, we think it is time you marry jill. [laughter] to marry me five times. >> it wasn't just my heart that was on the line. i loved the boys so much, i had to be sure that it had to be forever. mr. biden: now i am going to ask you one more time, will you marry me? she goes like this -- ok. [laughter] ♪ someday, we will put it together and we will get it undone together. she put us she give me back my life and she gave us back a family. we were raised with the same values. >> i grew up in pennsylvania,
right outside of philly. was english-scottish, and my dad was italian. my grandmother made the homemade noodles that would hang. she would be drying her noodles. mr. biden: very close family. >> she is kind of like the godmother of all of us. [laughter] >> i think we have all seen the feistiness in her. >> there was a bully in my school, she marched up the street and knocked on his door,. >> and i punched him right in the face. ♪ ♪ >> my father fought in world war ii. he was in the navy. and he was very patriotic. he would take us to watch the blue angels, and he was so proud. we worshiped our mother. >> i can picture her so well, reading for hours. , she just loves to read. that had a great influence on
me. went to college at the university of delaware then i went and taught in high school. i got up every single day so excited to go teach. when i married joe, i took off time to establish myself as the boys' mom. we don't use the term stepmother. no,biden: beau and hug said we have a mom and the mummy. our mummy died. this is our mom. then along came ashley. >> and our family was complete. mr. biden: year. >> when i was growing up, mom was fun. >> it started when i was a teenager. it was in public. she drilled with it by taking up running. she started to basically run marathons. ♪ i never doubted that
anything she set her mind to, she could do. she got her doctorate degree in education at the university of delaware. >> turn it positive, so. >> say, she is not your average grandmother. .> yeah she is the grandmother who wakes you up at 5:00 a.m. [laughter] >> we have a lot of stories. >> she is a prankster. [laughter] when she goes on a run, sometimes she will find like a dead snake and she will pick it up and put it in her bag and use it to scare someone. >> oh! that is a classic jill. >> she wasn't really a washington person. i don't think she ever imagined herself being like that. [applause] >> when joe was selected to vice president, i just thought, hey,
i've got to step it up here, because there are things i really care about. having had his father in the military, having a son deployed in iraq, i found the need to support military families. >> dr. biden could draw anyone in and they thought they were talking to an old friend. that is one of her superpowers. >> when she was second lady, joe told me that she would like to continue teaching at community college. i said, that is insane, you cannot possibly do that. >> i said, i know i can do both jobs. >> i never saw her on any day of the week which it was not carrying a huge stack of papers to grade. mr. biden: as second lady, she was teaching full-time for eight years 15 credits a semester. >> these were students who wanted to be in your classroom and i saw their tenacity,. they were taking care of children just like i had done.
>> you get 100% from her. she is a great teacher. mr. biden: teaching is not what jill does, it is who she is. jill simply cares. . -- cares about people about people. ♪ was diagnosed with cancer, nobody knew what we were going through. the secret service come let you know, they are not supposed to react to your life are what you are doing. , it is your strength that holds the family together and i know that you will make us whole again. ♪ >> you never stop grieving, ever, but you do need to find purpose. >> please welcome my husband, joe biden! [applause]
president, it is tough to not be together. >> the future first lady of the united states. >> there you go. [applause] >> if dr. biden is our first lady, the country will be getting one of the best humans that we have. >> she has been through some really tough things in her own life and she knows how hard it can be. mr. biden: the american people in their heart know she will fight like hell for them. >> we all need community. we need to depend on others for our strength. all american families, we all need each other's strength. ♪ >> now, please welcome dr. jill biden.
mrs. biden: i have always loved the sounds of the classroom. the client that sparks with possibility just before students shuffle in. the rumor of ideas bouncing back-and-forth as we explore the world together, the laughter and that you find in materials you have taught a million times. when i taught english year at brandywine high school, i would spend my summer preparing for the school year about to start filled with anticipation. but this client is heavy. you could hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways. newe is no smell of notebooks or freshly wa floors. that bright faces of that should fill the rooms are confined to boxes on the computer screen.
from so many of you, the frustration of parents juggling work well the support their children's learning. afraid that their kids might get sick from school. the concern of every person working without enough protection. the despair in the lines that stretch out before food bank's. s. and the indescribable sorrow that follows every lonely last breath when the ventilators turn off. as a mother and a grandmother, as an american, i am heartbroken by the magnitude of this loss, by the failure to protect our , but every precious and irreplaceable life gone. like so many of you, i am left asking, how do i keep my family
safe? you know, motherhood came to me in a way that i never expected. i fell in love with a man and two little boys standing in the wreckage of unthinkable loss, mourning a wife and a mother, and daughter and a sister. i never imagined at the age of 26 i be asking myself, how do you make a broken family whole? boys, joe always told the mommy sent jill to us. and how could i argue with her? so we figured it out together, in those big moments that would go by too fast -- thanksgivings and state championships, birthdays and weddings, in the mundane days where we didn't even know were shaping our lives, reading stories piled on
the couch, rowdy sunday dinners and silly arguments. listening to the sounds of laughter that would float downstairs as joe put the kids to bed every night while i studied for grad school or graded papers under the pale yellow kitchen lamp, the dinner dishes waiting in the sink. that love holds a family together. love makes us flexible and resilient. it allows us to become more than ourselves together. and although it can't protect us from the sorrows of life, it gives us refuge, a home. how do you make a broken family whole? the same way you make a nation whole, with love and understanding and with small acts of kindness.
with bravery, with unwavering faith. you show up for each other in big ways and small ones, again and again. it is what so many of you are doing right now for your muslims -- for loved ones, for complete strangers, for your communities. there are those who want to tell us that our country is hopelessly divided, that our differences are irreconcilable, but that is not what i have seen over these last few months. we are coming together and holding onto each other. we are finding mercy and grace, and the moments we might have once taken for granted. we are seeing that our differences are precious and our similarities intimate. we have dr. biden: we have shown that the heart of this nation still beats with kindness and courage.
that's the soul of america joe biden is fighting for now. cancer, ison died of wondered if i would ever smile or feel joy again. it was summer, but there was no warmth left for me. after his funeral, i watched joe shave, put on his suit. i saw him steel himself in the mere, take a breath, put his shoulders back and walk out into a world empty of our son. he went back to work. that's just who he is. there are times when i couldn't even imagine how he did it, how front ofe foot in the other and kept going. always understood why
he did it. for the daughter who convinces her mother to get a breast cancer screening. for the community college survivedho has homelessness and abuse, but finds the grit to finish her degree and make a good life for her kids. for the little boy whose mama serving as a marine in iraq who puts on a brave face in his video call and does not complain when the only thing he wants for his birthday is to be with her. people joe gives his personal phone number two at forts, the ones he talks to hours at dinner, helping them smile through their loss, letting them know that they aren't alone. he does it for you. joe's purpose has always driven him forward. his strength of will is
unstoppable and his faith is unshakable. politicians not in or political parties or even in himself, it's in the providence of god. his faith is in you, in us. yes, so many classrooms are quiet right now. the playgrounds are still. but if you listen closely, you can hear the sparks of change in the air. country, educators, parents, first responders, americans of all walks of life are putting their shoulders back, fighting for each other. we haven't given up! we just need leadership worthy of our nation, worthy of you. honest leadership to bring us back together, to recover from this pandemic and prepare for
whatever else is next. reimagine what our nation will be. that's joe. will work as hard as you do every day to make this nation better. and if i have the honor of serving as your first lady, i will, too. and with joe as president, these classrooms will ring out with laughter and possibility once again. heavyrdens we carry are and we need someone with strong shoulders. i know that if we entrusted this entrustto joe -- i this nation to joe, he will bring us together and make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise
of america for all of us. [laughter] mr. biden: how are you? hey, everyone. husband. biden's she never gives herself much credit, but the truth is, she is the strongest person i know. she has a backbone like a ramrod. she loves fiercely, cares deeply. nothing stops her when she sets her mind to getting something right. for all of you across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. that's the kind of first lady, lady, lady this jill biden will be, god willing. den.com to go to joebi join our campaign. mr. biden: thank you for
watching. see you soon. ♪ [applause] ♪ >> thank you so much for being a part of this night. as dr. biden just reminded us, joe is a steady and experienced leader who can bring us together and help us heal, who will support us in getting better. remember, we bend the arc of justice if we participate, if we vote. this moment is not beyond you. it is up to you. tomorrow night, we will meet choice for vice
president and learn more about their vision for the future of the country. we will also hear from senator elizabeth warren and president barack obama, plus performances from billie elish an jennifer hudson -- and jennifer hudson. now, here is john legend. ♪ thing, baby ♪d ♪ whenever life is hard, we will because weour way, both know who we are ♪ ♪ who knows about tomorrow ♪ i just know i will always follow the light in your heart ♪ about ♪t worried
♪ >> to nine is all about leadership -- to meet arc start -- work to meet our export and or challenges -- extraordinary challenges. >> faced with a president of cowardice, joe biden is a man with proven courage. he will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job. >> we need a president who respects our laws and the whoilege of public service,
reflects our values and cares about our people. interview, the differences start -- difference is stark. you know what joe biden will do, build back better. >> joe understands our values don't limit our power, they magnify them. he knows you cannot spread democracy around the world if you do not practice it at home. joe biden will be a president we will all be proud to salute. >> i know that if we entrust this nation to joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours, bring us together, and carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of america for all of us. ♪ i am the bishop of the a piscopo diocese of washington, d.c. and i am honored to offer
the benediction tonight. hear these words from pastor, civil rights leader, and peace activist. grace never you the to sell yourself short, grace to do something big for something good, grace to remember that the world is too dangerous now for anything but truth and two small for anything but -- too small for anything but love. now, may the blessing of god, the source about goodness, truth, and love inspire us all to realize dr. king's dream of the beloved community, congressman lewis' dream of a just society, president lincoln's dream of a more perfect union in this country in our time. amen in our time. >> delegates and distinguished
guests, that will have concluded this evening's convention program. we will stand in recess until tomorrow >> the republican national convention begins monday. watch every moment live beginning on c-span. c-span, yourtching unfiltered view of government. america's cable television companies as a television service and brought to you by your television provider. this morning on "washington journal," we will talk about the second night of the democratic national convention with political reporter hans nichols, and what to expect on the third night, and a discussion on the role women will play in campaign 2020 with stephanie schriock.