Transcript: Hillary Clinton’s speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Part 2
Part 2 of 7. Partial transcript of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Oct. 28, 2016:
The progress that you’ve made in rebuilding Cedar Rapids, especially right here in the the NewBo district, proves what’s possible when we work together to solve our challenges.
You know, I really do believe we are stronger together, and that’s why as president, I’ll do everything I can to make sure we do more to protect Cedar Rapids and eastern Iowa from flooding and natural disasters.
How many times do you have to go through this until we all say, hey, let’s get together and make the changes we need to make sure you don’t get devastated again?
Now, I am thrilled to be here with some amazing women both behind me and in front and on all sides of me. I see some women wearing t-shirts and sweatshirts that say “Nasty Woman”.
I mean, really, you can’t make this stuff up.
But I want to say a word of support and recognition of Patty Judge, your former lieutenant governor, candidate for U.S. Senate, who sure would bring a lot of common sense and hard-won experience to Washington.
And I also hope you will send Monica Vernon to the Congress.
Now, what I just said about Cedar Rapids and eastern Iowa, I need some reinforcement, and Monica and Patty would be just that – making the case for why this part of Iowa, this part of our country is so essential to the agricultural industry, to food production industry. We’ve got a lot that we need to be doing.
…And I know that we’ve got to keep our foot on the gas.
Donald Trump says he can still win. And you know? He’s right. Anything can happen in an election.
And here’s his campaign strategy. He hasn’t made it a big secret. His strategy is to get women to stay home, get young people to stay home, get people of color to stay home.
It’s all part of his scorched Earth campaign, the last refuge of a bankrupted candidate.
And it goes against everything we stand for in America.
Now, we’re not going to let that happen, are we?
And you know how we will do that? By voting. By showing up with the biggest turnout in history.
More women voting. More young people voting. More people of color voting. More Americans of every kind voting for a good positive, unified vision of the future.
And I have to tell you once again Iowa you can make the difference.
If all of you vote, if you get your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers to vote, we will make history on Nov. 8th.
And I have to say that we’re seeing some really promising signs of this. Right now, more than 200 million Americans have registered to vote. That is the biggest number in history.
And of that 200 million, more than 50 million are young people, which is fabulous.
So people are turning out, and I want to give you something to vote for, not just against.