Thursday, August 18, 2022

Spotify Rounds Up DNC Day 2 Speeches – Dr. Jill Biden, Bill Clinton, AOC and More / LISTEN

*With the DNC closing out its second night of programming entitled “Leadership Matters,” highlight speeches from Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former United States Secretary of State John Kerry, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among othersare now available via Spotify.


    • “You can hear the anxiety that echoes down empty hallways. There’s no scent of new notebooks or freshly waxed floors The rooms are dark as the bright young faces that should fill them are now confined to boxes on a computer screen I hear it from so many of you The frustration of parents juggling work while they support their children’s learning are afraid that their kids might get sick from school.”
    • “As a mother and a grandmother as an American I am heartbroken by the magnitude of this loss by the failure to protect our communities by every precious and irreplaceable life gone like so many of you. I’m left asking how do I keep my family safe? You know motherhood came to me in a way 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 mother, a daughter and sister. I never imagined at the age of 26 I would be asking myself how do you make a broken family whole.”
    • “We found that love holds a family together. Love makes us flexible and resilient. It allows us to become more than ourselves together. And though 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’s what so many of you are doing right now for your 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’s not what I’ve seen over these last few months. We’re coming together and holding on to each other we’re finding mercy and grace in the moments we might have once taken for granted. We’re seeing that our differences are precious and similarities are infinite. 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.”
    • “Joe’s purpose has always driven him forward. His strength of will is unstoppable and his faith is unshakable because it’s not in politicians 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. But, if you listen closely, you can hear the sparks of change in the air across this country: educators, parents, first responders, and 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…to reimagine what our nation will be. That’s Joe. He and Kamala will work as hard as you do everyday to make this nation better.”
    • “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 make us whole, carry us forward in our time of need, keep the promise of America for all of us.”
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on rebuilding America:
    • “Thank you to everyone here today endeavoring towards a…movement working to establish 21st century social economic and human rights – including guaranteed healthcare, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the United States. A movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia, and to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past.”
    • “Out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for President of the United States of America”
  • Former President Bill Clinton on leading through crisis:
    • “Donald Trump says we’re leading the world. Well we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate tripled. At a time like this the oval office should be a command center instead a storm center. There’s only chaos; just one thing never changes is his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there. Now, you have to decide whether to renew his contract or someone else if you want a President who defines the job, spending hours a day watching TV, zapping people on social media, he’s your man.”
    • “A man with a mission to take responsibility not shift the blame, concentrate not distract…our choice is Joe Biden.”
    •  “Joe helped bring us back from a recession before and he can do it again. In 2009, Barack Obama and Joe Biden started with the worst economy since the great depression and when they were done, they delivered more than six straight years of job growth.”
    •  “Joe’s committed to building America back again.He’s given a smart detailed plan to invest in areas vital to our future, innovative financing for modern factories and small businesses. Good jobs and green energy and conservation to combat climate change.  A modern infrastructure that brings small towns and rural America to connectivity and investment.”
    • “And the plan to ensure that Black Americans. Latino Americans, Native Americans, women, immigrants and other communities left behind are full participants in our economy and our society.”
    •  “Joe Biden wants to build an economy far better suited to our changing world, better for young people, better for families working and raising their kids, better for people who lost jobs and need new ones.”
    • “Joe won’t just put his signature on a check and try to fool you into thinking it came from him. He’ll work to make sure that your paycheck reflects your contribution to grow the economy.”




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