Kamala Harris at the 2019 Liberty & Justice Celebration
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Kamala Harris at the 2019 Liberty & Justice Celebration

November 19, 2019

♪ Oh what I wouldn’t give for ya ♪ ♪ Don’t worry ’bout who’s saying what ♪ ♪ It’s gonna be fine ♪ ♪ Work what you got ♪ ♪ Feeling great because
the light’s on me ♪ ♪ Celebrating the things that everyone ♪ ♪ Told me would never happen ♪ ♪ But God has put his hands on me ♪ ♪ And ain’t a man alive
could ever take it from me ♪ ♪ Working with what I
got I gotta keep on ♪ ♪ Taking care of myself ♪ ♪ I wanna live long ♪ ♪ Ain’t never ashamed
what life did to me ♪ ♪ Wasn’t afraid to change
’cause it was good for me ♪ ♪ I wanna ♪ ♪ I just wanna be myself ♪ ♪ I just wanna be ♪ ♪ No sweat girl, be yourself ♪ ♪ No sweat girl ♪ [Kamala Harris] Good evening, Iowa. (crowd cheers) So we all know why we’re here. We’re here ’cause this is a moment. This is a moment where
we have to be prepared to fight for the best of our country. This is a moment where we need to fight for this country we love,
for the rule of law, for our system of justice,
and for our very democracy. (crowd cheers) We’re all here to fight. We’re all here to fight,
we’re all here to fight to end that national
nightmare called Donald Trump. (crowd cheers) And to win, Democrats, to win. It can’t be about anything other than looking at the future. It can’t be about looking at yesterday. We need to be focused on tomorrow. (crowd cheers) To win, we’re gonna have
to fight against those who have been trying to push hate and division among us and have Americans turn on each other. To win, we are gonna have to fight for what I know in my heart and in my soul to be true, which is in the beauty of the diversity of who we are as a nation. (crowd cheers) We all have so much more in
common than what separates us. (crowd cheers) And to win, and to win, and to win. We’re gonna need a nominee on
that stage with Donald Trump who has the ability to go
toe-to-toe with Donald Trump. And Iowa, you’re lookin’ at her. (crowd cheers) I’ve spent my career as a prosecutor. I’ve only had one client in my entire life and that’s been the people. Unlike other people. Unlike others, I’ve never
represented a corporation. I’ve never represented a special interest. I started my career
fighting for the people. In fact, the first day I
walked into a courtroom, I spoke five words. Kamala Harris for the people. (crowd cheers) Those words “for the people”
capture our system of justice because there are two points
when we say for the people. One, in our system of
justice we have rightly said a harm against anyone is
a harm against everyone that no one should ever
be made to fight alone. And for the people, when I stood there, and when I stand here today,
also means all the people regardless of race, regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation,
regardless of the party with which they’re registered to vote, regardless of the language
your grandmother speaks. It means all the people. (crowd cheers) It was for the people that a large part of the early part of my career was about fighting against those
who molested children and raped women because
it was about saying that those survivors deserved justice and a voice that gave them
safety without judgment. (crowd cheers) For the people, when I was
the elected District Attorney of San Francisco, meant
saying that that war on drugs was an abject failure and so I created national models about what it means to give jobs to people who are arrested for drugs. For the people, when I
was the Attorney General of California running the second-largest Department of Justice
in the United States, second only to the United
States Department of Justice, meant taking on the biggest
banks in the United States who had engaged in
predatory lending practices and bringing back to the
homeowners of my state $20 billion. (crowd cheers) For the people, as a
United States Senator, meant taking on Jeff Sessions. Taking on Bill Barr. Taking on Brett Kavanaugh. (crowd cheers) Iowa, I stand here before
you today for the people fully prepared to defeat Donald Trump. (crowd cheers) That’s why I’m running, for the people. – [Crowd] For the people, for
the people, for the people, for the people, for the people! – [Kamala] And I will say. – [Crowd] For the people, for the people! – That in the name of the people, I believe that in 2020,
justice is on the ballot. (crowd cheers) Justice is on the ballot. When in America there is a father who is holding down two
jobs, trying to figure out how to get through the end of the month, and paying more taxes than
the richest 400 families in America, economic
justice is on the ballot. (crowd cheers) I’m running for President to pass the largest middle-class tax
cut we have had in history. You wanna know how we’re gonna pay for it? On day one, we’re gonna
repeal that tax bill that benefits the top 1% and the biggest corporations in America. (crowd cheers) When in America, there is a
mother who is in a parking lot of a hospital afraid to walk
through the sliding glass doors to get into the emergency
room with her child because she knows if she walks through those sliding glass doors, she’ll be out of pocket
a $4,000 deductible, healthcare justice is on the ballot. (crowd cheers) I am running for President to make sure there is Medicare for all. Not Medicare for some, Medicare for all. To bring down costs and to
ensure that you also get choice because I heard from folks that said, “Kamala, don’t take away my opportunity “to have a private plan.” You’ll get a public or private plan depending on your choice. (crowd cheers) When we are looking at
teachers, who across America and here in Iowa, are holding down two and three jobs to get
through the end of the month, education justice is on the ballot. (crowd cheers) I am running for President to put in place what will be the first
in our nation’s history federal investment in
closing the teacher pay gap here in Iowa that’ll be $12,200 a year. When all over America, there are woman who are being attacked for their constitutional
right to make decisions about their own bodies, reproductive justice is on the ballot. (crowd cheers) I am running to ensure every
woman will have her legal and constitutional right and
that not these out of date Republican legislators
tell women what to do with their bodies. When children in America, regardless of who their
parent voted for for President are afraid to go to school because they are afraid they may get shot, they are afraid there will be a gunman roaming the hallways of their school, justice for children is on the ballot. (crowd cheers) I am running for President to take executive action if necessary and implement what people who have failed to have courage have not done, which is take on the gun
lobby in Washington, D.C. (crowd cheers) I wanna give a shout-out to Beto because he had the courage. Beto had the courage to say, “Look, you can’t walk around
talking about gun safety, “but you don’t have the
courage to figure out “how you’re gonna take five
million assault weapons “off the streets of America.” (crowd cheers) Justice is on the ballot. It is time that we fight and this is a fight
that is about all of us because yes, a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us and here’s the bottom line, Iowa. Here’s the bottom line. I do believe, I do believe
that when we overcome these injustices, we will
unlock the promise of America, and the potential of the American people. I do believe, I do believe
that is what we want and need and this is the America, that
is the America that I see. That is the America I believe in. That is the America I know us to be and that is why I’m running for President of the United States. (crowd cheers) Please join me and caucus
with me in Kamala’s Corner. Thank you. (upbeat hip-hop music) ♪ Work your thing out out out out ♪ ♪ Work your thing out out out out ♪ ♪ Work your thing out out out out ♪ ♪ Work you thing out out out out ♪ ♪ There’s so many girls ♪ ♪ I hear you been running ♪ ♪ From the beautiful queen ♪ ♪ That you could be becoming ♪ ♪ You can look at my palm
and see the storm coming ♪ ♪ Read the book of my life
and see I’ve overcome it ♪ ♪ Just because the length
of your hair ain’t long ♪ ♪ And they often criticize
you for your skin tone ♪ ♪ Wanna hold your head high
’cause you’re a pretty woman ♪ ♪ Get your runway stride
home and keep it going ♪ ♪ Girl live ya life ♪ ♪ I just wanna be myself ♪ ♪ Don’t sweat girl, be yourself ♪ ♪ Follow me follow me follow me ♪ ♪ Girl be yourself ♪ ♪ Just wanna be myself
and I’m gonna love it ♪ ♪ Let ’em get mad, they gonna hate ♪

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