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This is the saddest invitation I have ever received.  Hearing Hillary speak and being in the same space with her is a joy, but it was clear what this speech was going to be.

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Hillary Clinton to Offer Remarks This Morning in New York City
 
Hillary Clinton will deliver remarks to staff and supporters at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, November 9 at the New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom – 481 8th Ave NY NY 10001. 
 
 
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Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Make Remarks on Election Results

At the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made the following remarks on Tuesday night’s election results:

Clinton and Kaine’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:

TIM KAINE:

“Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you, guys. Please, please, have a seat. Good morning.

My wife Anne and I are so proud of Hillary. I am proud of Hillary Clinton because she has been and is a great history-maker in everything she has done – as a civil rights Hollywood FL Car Accident Lawyer and First Lady of Arkansas and First Lady of this country and senator, and secretary of state. She has made history in a nation that is good at so many things, but that has made it uniquely difficult for a woman to be elected to federal office. She became the first major-party nominee, as a woman, to be president, and last night won the popular vote of Americans to be president.

That is an amazing accomplishment. It is an amazing accomplishment.

I’m proud of Hillary Clinton because, in the words of Langston Hughes, she has held fast to dreams. She was inspired at a young age to an epiphany that if families and children do well, that’s the best barometer for whether society does well, and in everything she’s done, she’s focused on that. She – we know she would have made history as a president in one sense, but we never have had a president who’s made their whole career about the empowerment of families and children, and I was as excited about that in the Oval Office as I was excited to have my friend Hillary there and make history as the first woman president.

I’m excited and proud of Hillary because she has built such a wonderful team. There is a – there is a beautiful and kind of comical parable in the New Testament about a vineyard owner who hires people to work and says, ‘And I’m going to pay you this for a full day.’ Then he hires people at noon, ‘And I’m going to pay you the same thing for the half day.’ Then he hires people one hour before – ‘I’m going to pay you the same.’ And those who started early in the day say, ‘Hold on, we don’t like this that you’re treating everybody who came late just as well as you’re treating us.” I’m going to tell you something. Here’s what I’ve come to know so well about Hillary. The columbus law firms that she has assembled over the years, of people that are so deeply loyal to her because she is so deeply loyal to them, is inspiring. But I’ve seen that same degree of loyalty and compassion and sensitivity extended to the most recent folks who have joined the team, the folks who came to the vineyard with just one hour to go. Her loyalty and compassion, of Hillary and Bill, to people – if you’re with you, you’re with you, and that is just something so remarkable.

And finally, I’m proud of Hillary because she loves this country.  Nobody had to wonder about Hillary Clinton, whether she would accept an outcome of an election in our beautiful democracy. Nobody had to ask that question. Nobody had to doubt it. She knows our country for what it is. She knows the system that we have, and in its warts and blemishes, she’s deeply in love with it and accepts it. She’s been in battles before where if it didn’t go her way, she accepted it but then woke up the next day and battled again for the dreams that she’s held fast to. And that love of country is something that I think is obvious to everybody, obvious to everyone.

I want to thank Hillary Clinton for asking Anne and I to join this wild ride. We – about a week before she asked if I would be her running mate, Anne and I went up to Westchester and we sat down with Hillary and Bill and with Chelsea and Marc and with Charlotte and Aidan for about three hours of conversation to try to determine whether we would be the right people to be on the ticket. And when we got in the car to head back to the airport after the three-hour discussion, I said to Anne, ‘Honey, I don’t know whether we’re going to be on this ticket or not, but I do know this: we’re going to remember that three hours for the rest of our life,’ and now we’ll remember 105 days that we’ve had with this fantastic couple of public servants and all of you for the rest of our life.

I’ll just say this. Hillary and I know well the wisdom in the words of William Faulkner. He said, ‘They kilt us but they ain’t whupped us yet.’ They kilt us – they kilt us but they ain’t whupped us yet. Because we know that the work remains. We know that the dreams of empowering families and children remain. And in that work, that important work that we have to do as a nation, it is so comforting, even at a tough time, to know that Hillary Clinton is somebody, until her very last breath, is going to be battling for the values that make this nation great and the values that we care so deeply about.

So now, please join me in welcoming Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

HILLARY CLINTON:

“Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. A very rowdy group. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so very much for being here.”

AUDIENCE MEMBER: “We love you!”

HILLARY CLINTON: “And I love you all too.

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I am sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together, this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and bighearted.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future.

Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things: the rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values too, and we must defend them.

Now, and let me add, our constitutional democracy demands our participation not just every four years but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet, and breaking down all the barriers that hold any American back from achieving their dreams. We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone, for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities – for everyone.

So now our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek, and I know you will. I am so grateful to stand with all of you. I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It has been a joy getting to know them better, and it gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front lines of our democracy representing Virginia in the Senate. To Barack and Michelle Obama, our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. We thank you for your graceful, determined leadership that has meant so much to so many Americans and people across the world. And to Bill and Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express. You crisscrossed this country on our behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most – even four-month-old Aidan, who traveled with his mom.

I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country. You poured your hearts into this campaign. For some of you who are veterans, it was a campaign after you had done other campaigns. Some of you, it was your first campaign. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anybody could have ever expected or wanted. And to the millions of volunteers, community leaders, activists and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook, even in secret, private Facebook sites – I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward.

To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you. Thank you from all of us. And to the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this. I have, as Tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks, sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts, but please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is. It is worth it. And so we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. And to all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

Finally, I am so grateful for our country and for all it has given to me. I count my blessings every single day that I am an American, and I still believe as deeply as I ever have that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us. Because, you know, I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that.

Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. So, my friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America.”

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There was no joy in the room. Hillary is very strong, but she is also very sensitive. She was facing tearful faces and knew she had to lead. Only once did her voice nearly crack, but she delivered the speech she knew she had to.  She did it beautifully.

I want to thank everyone here who knocked on doors, made the calls, and made the donations.  We can be proud of this campaign and of our candidate.  In days to come we will emerge from our state of shock, see how the future is shaping up, and take our steps forward … with Hillary.  #StillWithHer

 

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Hillary and Bill Clinton voted this morning.  Have you voted yet?

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There’s Hillary with Dawn Evans Greenberg!

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If you are headed out at rush hour, this is important.

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And it is not to late to donate if you can!

 

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Shortly before 4 a.m. EST Hillary Clinton’s campaign plane touched down at Westchester Airport for what is likely the last time. Press and staff deboarded, and a huge hometown crowd was on the tarmac awaiting and cheering her.

That’s Hillary’s van – those taillights you see.

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The motorcade in front of the plane.

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She will be voting in Chappaqua later this morning, but what a marathon day it was! And what a campaign!  Despite all the vitriol from the other side, Hillary did a great job of staying on topic.

So we bid farewell to the Stronger Together big blue plane.  We hope a different plane is in her future.  For now, everyone is glad to have her back home, safe and sound.  Well done, Hillary!  Welcome home!

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What we knew before the crowd at the North Carolina State William Neal Reynolds Coliseum knew it was that Bon Jovi was on the plane with all the Clintons when they left Philadelphia for Raleigh.  WJC was pretending to be deaf when Andrea Mitchell asked a question.

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What none of us knew was that Lady Gaga would be at the rally. In a nod to Madeleine Albright, she sported a big, beautiful pin on the jacket of her pantsuit.  She spoke and then she performed with total Gaga gusto. (JSYK MSNBC cut into Mike Pence’s loud boring screech in Grand Rapids but did not let us hear Gaga sing at all.  Our poor ears.)

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In other news, last night Madonna gave a free concert for Hillary in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park.  What a awesome night!

Chelsea introduced her dad, and he thanked Lady Gaga and Jon Bon Jovi.  He talked about the NC fights for voting and LGBT rights. Asked us not to quit until the polls close. He pointed out a sign in the hall about Hillary’s mom that said “Dorothy was right.” Then he talked about Hillary and how she is. Asked us to be there until the last person votes.

When Hillary came on the students started chanting her name and doing a bounce to “I believe she will win!”  Hillary praised their energy and enthusiasm.

Hillary spoke about the potential for joy, the choice between unity and division.

 

 

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You’ve got to love how Chelsea loves to see the love between her parents.

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As the saying goes, that was all she wrote. Now it is up to all of us. Be there!  Vote!  Be there. Get your friends and family to vote.  Be there!  Watch your neighbors’ kids so they can vote.  Be there!  Give neighbors a lift to the polling location.  Be creative!  Imagine ways that you can move the vote forward.  Contact your local field office to see how you can pitch in.

Today is D-Day.  Happy Election Day, everyone, and thank you for all of your hard work! Thank you for your generosity.  You all are the best!  If you can, chipping in a few more dollars would also help.

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If ever there could be a reminder of the republic that is at stake in this election, it was the optics of this rally in Philadelphia tonight. The crowd filled the space where the Declaration of Independence was first read to a crowd not quite so large.  The place where Benjamin Franklin, when asked what form of government was established, said, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it,” hosted Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea and President Bill Clinton, in that order, Michelle Obama, President Obama, and finally, the woman of the evening, Hillary Clinton who apparently stunned Hollywood fashionistas in her scarlet pantsuit.

Those of us who had followed her through the day knew that she had not changed her attire for this event.  She looked fresh as a rose, and her busy day was not ending there!  She moved on to a late night rally in Raleigh after Barack Obama played Hillary to Hillary’s Bill and escorted her offstage at the end.

Among the many memorable moments of the evening was the way Barack Obama, famous for mic drops, introduced Hillary. Since the mic was stationary and could not be dropped, he opted for a podium pound.

What a night!  Now we all have to make sure everyone votes tomorrow!  This is no time for complacency or letting John do it.  We have to do it!  It is up to us. All of us!

 

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Friend —

Tomorrow is game day. Tomorrow will be the most consequential election of our lifetime.

So this is it — our final request of you: Please consider making one last contribution today to ensure Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are elected to the White House tomorrow.

If at all possible it’s good to avoid taking on extra debt but, depending on your circumstances, you might be able to see it here and use a bad credit loan to manage any current deficits.

I want you to know you’ve done all that you can in this election. That no matter the results tomorrow, you are on record as giving everything you could to prevent a Donald Trump presidency.

As Hillary has been saying in her closing arguments:

“We believe in an America that is great because it is good, an America where women are respected, where immigrants are welcomed, where veterans are honored, where parents are supported, where workers are paid fairly, where marriage is a right, where discrimination is wrong, where everyone counts and everyone has a place.”

If you believe this, too, please stand with her one last time by making a final contribution today: www.hillaryclinton.com/donate/finance-email-hvf/?raiser=16837

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your hard work and friendship. Let’s win this together!

Dennis

Dennis Cheng
National Finance Director
Hillary for America

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Hillary’s final rally in Michigan was held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale where she met up with Debbie Stabenow.

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She waved goodbye at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

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Hillary published a final op-ed of the campaign today.  Here are her words.

It’s been an amazing journey. Here’s what I’ll always remember.

We are truly stronger together.

At the beginning of this campaign, we gathered on Roosevelt Island, pledging to protect the progress we’ve made and explaining our vision for a stronger, fairer future.

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow, a year and a half later, America will finally begin its next chapter with a new president-elect.

I want to thank all the people across the country who’ve taken the time to talk to me during this journey. I’ve learned so much from your stories—about the challenges families are facing and the promises we have yet to fulfill.

I’ve met too many families who are living paycheck to paycheck, one illness or setback away from losing everything they’ve worked for. I’ve visited communities ravaged by drug addiction and heard from the doctors and social workers doing everything they can to save lives. I’ve talked to bright young DREAMers who worry their families will be torn apart. And I’ve gotten to know a remarkable group of mothers who’ve lost children to gun violence and have turned their grief into action.

These conversations have stayed with me throughout this campaign. And if I’m fortunate enough to serve as president, I’ll carry them with me to the White House.

Moms who lost their children to gun violence and police actions share why they support Hillary Clinton

I got into this race to fight for everyone who is working hard to give themselves and their families a bright future. I want to tear down all the barriers that stand in their way.

That means investing in good jobs that pay enough to support a family. It means raising the minimum wage so that no one working full time is forced to raise kids in poverty. It means guaranteeing paid leave so that families can care for a new baby or a sick relative. And it means investing in our young people with high-quality public schools and debt-free college.

But this election isn’t just about what we need to do—it’s also about who we are.

I know it’s been a long and difficult race. I’ve heard from so many people who are shaken by my opponent’s hateful, divisive rhetoric. One woman wrote to me about her son, Felix, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a baby. Felix is genuinely afraid that if my opponent wins, he’ll be taken from his parents and forced out of the only country he’s ever known. And his story is just one of many.

A lot of what we’ve seen and heard has been distressing, but we’ve also shared proud moments that remind us that we’re a country of fair-minded, big-hearted people. Millions of Americans—Republicans and Democrats alike—have stood up to say we’re better than this. And everywhere I go, I meet people who remind me of the diversity and determination that make this country great.

People like Astrid Silva, who I met in Las Vegas. Astrid came to this country from Mexico at 4 years old with nothing but a doll, a cross, and the dress she was wearing. Now she’s in her 20s, and she’s an advocate for immigrant families across the country.

People like Keith, a man I met in New Hampshire last year. Keith’s mother suffers from Alzheimer’s and needs constant care. He can’t afford adult day care, so he does the only thing he can–he brings his mom to work with him every single day.

People like Nakiya from Flint, Michigan, who is worried about her 6-year-old son, Jaylon. Like so many kids in Flint, Jaylon got sick from drinking tap water contaminated with lead, and now he’s having trouble in school.

These are the people who have kept me going when the road was tough. They’re the reason why I sweat the details of policy–because it’s not just a detail when it’s your child or your family. And I’ll be honored to fight for them as president.

Tomorrow caps an amazing journey. I’ll always be grateful for the organizers and volunteers who have taken our campaign to every state and territory, the supporters who have talked to their friends and neighbors, and the millions of Americans who have already begun casting ballots in this historic election.

Of course, the work we have to do is just beginning. It’s bigger than one president or even one generation. But what I’ve seen these past 17 months makes it clear to me that we’re up to the challenge, because we truly are stronger together.

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Today is the last day on the trail and that was sinking in for Hillary’s traveling press corps who took pictures with her on the tarmac in White Plains today.

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Then they were off to a final rally at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus.

In Pittsburgh, Clinton Asks Voters to Choose An America With A Place for Everyone

At a GOTV event in Pittsburgh on Monday, Hillary Clinton called this election a test of our core values. Clinton asked the crowd to place their trust in her to build a better, stronger and fairer America with a place for everyone. She reminded attendees that it’s not just her or Donald Trump’s name on the ballot, but the kind of country we want for our children and grandchildren – every issue we care about, from building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, to raising the minimum wage, to supporting working women with paid family leave and affordable child care, is at stake. Recalling the heroism of Muslim fallen soldier Captain Humayun Khan, whose belief in our country and its Constitution was so strong he sacrificed his life for it, Clinton said, “The Khan family gives me hope because they truly believe in the values of this great country of ours, and they have stood up holding the Constitution as he did at the convention to say, ‘People around the world cherish this Constitution, believe in our values. It’s a source of hope for billions of people. We will never, ever let that go, and we never let someone rip it away in the kind of negative, divisive, hateful campaign that we have seen from the other side in this election.’”

Clinton closed promising to be a president for all Americans, not just those who support her. She also urged attendees to vote tomorrow and take advantage of early voting as over 40 million Americans already have.

Clinton’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:</span>

“Hello, Pittsburgh!

Woah! Hello back there! Thank you, thank you. Wow! It’s great to be here at this extraordinary time in our country’s history at this great university to have a chance on a beautiful day to lift our sights, to think about what we are capable of doing together. The kind of future that we can create if we search for and find common ground. And it is thrilling to have traveled across our country to see the hopefulness, to talk about the positive changes that are occurring. To really see America at its best, and tomorrow, each and every one of you gets to make a decision as to whether or not, first, you will vote. Because in Pennsylvania, it’s all about Election Day. Other places around the country have been voting for weeks. And what you will vote for. I’m here to ask you to vote for yourselves, vote for your families, vote for your futures, vote on the issues that matter to you because they are on the ballot, not just my name and my opponent’s name.

I want to thank Tom Colicchio for coming out here. He’s in the middle of opening another one of his great restaurants, but he said he’s got these two small kids and he just had to come and be part of lifting up this election and creating the kind of commitment that will bring a record breaking number of Americans to vote. We are on the path to seeing more Americans coming out to vote than we have ever seen in our history.

And I am hoping that you won’t just come out to vote, obviously, I hope you vote for me, but I also hope you will send Katie McGinty to the United States Senate. We’ve got some great elected officials here, and I want to recognize Congressman Mike Doyle, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, from Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto, from Braddock, PA, Mayor John Fetterman. But mostly, I’m here to say thanks. Thanks for taking time out to think about what’s – what the stakes are. I love you all, too. Absolutely!

So for those who are still making up your minds or thinking, ‘Maybe, maybe it’s not worth voting at all,’ let me just say: the choice in this election could not be clearer. It really is between division or unity. Between strong and steady leadership or a loose cannon. Between an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and an economy that is set up and run for those at the top.

Now, I have spent my public career fighting for kids and families, and standing up for our country, and if you give me the privilege of your vote tomorrow, that is what I will do every single day of my presidency. I will get up in the White House, and I will think about what I can do that day to knock down barriers, to create opportunities, so that you have the chance to fulfill your own dreams. You see, I believe America’s best days are still ahead of us. Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to work for it because we do. That doesn’t mean that we can just expect it to happens as kind of a birthright, but I really believe that. I would not have worked for 18 months, travelled across our country, thought as hard as I have about what we need to do and how to do it together, proudly stand up and defend the legacy of President Obama, which has given our country progress in the right direction if I did not believe with all my heart that we could do this. Right? We can do this!

We don’t have to accept a dark and divisive vision for America.  Tomorrow, you can vote for a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America.

And our core values are being tested in this election. And I know that people are frustrated, a lot of people feel left out and left behind. There’s fear, even anger, in our country.  But I’ve got to say: anger is not a plan, my friends. If we’re going to harness our energy and try to overcome our problems, then we’ve got to start talking to each other again, and we have to get good ideas wherever they come from.

Last night in Manchester, New Hampshire, I was with Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq.  You might remember him from the Democratic Convention. He was not a man to be on the stage of a political convention, but when he heard my opponent say what he said about Muslims and he looked at the flag that had been draped on his son’s coffin, he felt compelled to speak out. He spoke powerfully about what America means to him and how we have to defend our values and our Constitution.

As he said last night, his son serving in the United States Army with his unit saw something suspicious, moved toward it to check it out telling his men to stay behind, and when the car exploded, he lost his life. He was awarded Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, but as Mr. Khan said, “When you listen to all the people that my opponent has insulted and denigrated, would there be a place in Donald Trump’s America for Captain Khan?” The Khan family gives me hope because they truly believe in the values of this great country of ours, and they have stood up holding the Constitution as he did at the convention to say, “People around the world cherish this Constitution, believe in our values. It’s a source of hope for billions of people. We will never, ever let that go, and we never let someone rip it away in the kind of negative, divisive, hateful campaign that we have seen from the other side in this election.”

Sometimes when I hear my opponent speak, I don’t recognize the country he’s talking about. That doesn’t mean we don’t have problems and challenges, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have to do more to help people across our country get better economic opportunities. Of course, we do. But boy, I believe we can do it. I love our country. I believe in the American people. I know what we are capable of.

Throughout of history, generations of Americans have risen together to meet the tests of their time. They defended democracy, built the greatest middle class that the world has ever seen, marched for civil rights and voting rights, for workers rights and women’s rights, LGBT rights, and rights for people with disabilities. Tomorrow, we face the test of our time, will we be coming together as a nation or getting further apart? Will we set goals that all of us can help meet? Or will we turn on each other and pit one group of Americans against another? Now, our names will be on the ballot tomorrow, but those values and every issue you care about will be there, too. What kind of country do we want, and I particularly think about this for young people as I look at this crowd and see so many students and young Americans that deserve the same opportunities that many of us were given. We will make sure they are available because if you think about what it takes to have a thriving America, it comes down to a couple of key issues.

If you believe that America thrives when the middle class thrives, then you have to vote.

We’re going to make the biggest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, jobs in infrastructure, small business, clean energy, advanced manufacturing.  We’re going to actually deliver on that unlike my opponent, who makes his products mostly overseas, buys cheap Chinese steel and aluminum instead of what’s made by American steelworkers right here in Pennsylvania.

We’re going to invest in America, and we’re especially going to invest in communities that are left out and left behind. We’re going to stand up for the right of workers to organize and bargain. We’re going to get incomes rising across America. And if you believe we need a fairer economy as I do, then we’re going to raise the national minimum wage, because no one who works full time in America should still be in poverty.

And we’re do more to support working families with affordable child care, paid leave, and finally, equal pay for women’s work.

I’ve got to tell you, this always get’s about the biggest applause ever because fundamentally, we know it’s not fair, but it’s also about families. If you have a mother, a wife, a sister or a daughter who’s working, you don’t want her shortchanged, do you? Now, when I talk about equal pay and all of these other family issues, my opponent says I’m playing the woman’s card. Well, you know what I say: deal me in.

If you believe all our kids should have good schools and good teachers, no matter what zip code they live in, then you have to vote.

If you believe we can make college affordable for every young American, then you have got to vote.

I’ve got to say, I was very proud of the primary campaign that Bernie Sanders and I ran. It was a campaign on issues and ideas, not insults. And after it was over, he and I got together, and we came up with this plan. Public colleges and universities should be tuition-free for everyone who makes less than $125,000 a year. And it should be debt free for everybody else. I don’t think you should go into this massive debt to get your education. It’s good for you, it’s good for your families, it’s good for our country, and we’re going to make it affordable for everyone.

And for the millions of Americans already struggling with student debt, we’re going to ease that burden. We’re going to get those interest rates down, we’re going to give you a different way of repaying it as a percentage of your income, not tied to a six, eight, 10 percent interest rate, and you’re never going to have to pay more than you can afford.

You see, I think there are a lot of positive things to get excited about. And I think the agenda we’ve put forth in this campaign is one that will really give everybody hope. You see, working for children and families has been the cause of my life, but it’s never been more important than it is right now.  So this has to be our mission together – doing all we can to help every American, especially every young American and especially every child, to have the chance to live up to your God-given potential.

Because when it’s all said and done, that’s what matters the most. Have you helped somebody else? Have you reached out and tried to ease somebody’s burden? We do it individually. My mother got through a neglected, abandoned childhood because people showed her kindness. Her own parents didn’t want her. Her own grandparents didn’t want her. But that first grade teacher who saw she had nothing to eat, brought extra food every single day to make sure my mother had something to eat. And when she was 14 and had to go out and find a job to support herself and got a job as a maid and a babysitter in somebody’s home, she was just relieved that she had somewhere to live and that she could support herself. But the mother of that home understood my mother wanted to go to high school and so she said, ‘Dorothy, if you get up early and get your chores done, you can go to high school. You’ll have to come right back because I’ll need you, but you can do it.’ And look, that sounds harsh to our ears, telling a 14 year old, ‘Okay, you can go to high school but you have to come right back and you have to work on both sides of it.’ But to my mother, it was a blessing.

So when I think about what so many people have gone through to give us the opportunities that we had had, and I’m speaking for myself, my mother gave me the resilience, the grit, the get up and go. She told me, ‘Everyone gets knocked down. What matters is if you get back up.’ And we had a lot of Americans knocked down because of the Great Recession, didn’t we? Millions of jobs were lost, millions of homes were lost. Family wealth was wiped out, savings account, 401K’s, everything that people had worked so hard for. Well we’ve dug ourselves out of the hole and now we need to get up, and we’ve got to make sure we don’t leave anybody behind. I see this man here standing with a sign: ‘Coal Miners for Hillary,’ and I’ll tell you sir, I know how hard times are. And as I have said, and you can take it to the bank, I will not forget you and I will do everything I can to help people who have given so much, worked so hard throughout their lives for generations to build this country. We are not going to forget any American!

But I can’t do any of this without your help tomorrow. This election is going to really set the course of our country. There’s no doubt in my mind. Tonight, I’ll be in Philadelphia with President Obama and Michelle and I so appreciate how hard they worked for me, but it’s not for me. It’s for us. When President Obama came into office, put yourself in his shoes – this young, dynamic, first African-American elected to become President of the United States. And what does he find? He finds the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, that’s what he finds. Wow, those were hard, hard times. I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves for making sure we didn’t go even deeper in the ditch we were in.

But make no mistake: there were reasons we ended up in that ditch. It didn’t happen by accident. We had huge tax cuts on the wealthy, the administration in office took their eyes off the financial markets and we know what happened. They ignored the pressures in the mortgage markets and we know what happened. Elections have consequences for everything we care about. And that’s why we’ve got to each and every one of you put down your stake in our future.

If the lines are long tomorrow, please wait. In early voting, we have had people waiting in line for two and three hours and there have been reporters and others going up and down the line, asking them, all types of Americans, not one type – all types, ‘Why are you here?’ ‘Because my future depends on it,’ they say. So tomorrow is the election, but that is just beginning. We have to heal this country.  We have to bring people together, listen and respect each other.

Now I know it’s unusual for somebody running for President to say this, I started saying this months ago, because I was literally meeting who were scared about what they were hearing in this election. I’ve known a lot of the Republicans who’ve run for president been elected president in recent history, I didn’t agree with them on everything, obviously we had our differences, but I didn’t doubt that they were fit to serve as president. This election is different. This person is temperamentally unqualified, experientially unqualified to be president and so many people know that. So I think we do need more love and kindness, right? We have to got to rise above all of this hate filled rhetoric, all of these insults and scapegoating and finger pointing and insulting.

I want to be a President for all Americans.  Not just some.  I want to be the president for Democrats, Republicans and Independents. I want to be the president for those who vote for and those who vote against me. I want to represent everybody. Because I know we have a role to play in building a better future.

So it starts tomorrow.  If you don’t know where to vote, go to IWillVote.com. You can get all the information you need, the polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. We are on track, as I said, to have a huge turnout. But we can only do that if all of you make up your minds, you bring all your friends, everybody you know, to make sure your voices are heard. This is a historic, historic election and we’re going to do everything we can, not only to win, but then immediately to get to work.

And I especially invite anyone who wants to volunteer for the next 24 hours,  go to hillaryclinton.com, text join, J-O-I-N to 4-7-2-4-6, stop by one of our offices.  We would love to see you.

Because when your kids and grandkids ask what you in the future what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line, you’ll be able to say: you voted for a stronger, fairer, better America where we build bridges, not walls.

And where we finally prove once and for all that, yes, love trumps hate.

Thank you.”

We see some images from backstage where she autographed books and signs for folks. There is a real feel of finality to the day.  This is it.

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