On Wednesday evening approximately 100 supporters crowded into the building for the opening of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign office in Kansas City. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker addressed the crowd. A number of candidates and office holders, statewide and local, also attended.
Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D) ….Only God can speak things into existence [voice: “Amen.”], the rest of us have to work them into existence…. Here’s what I know, Hillary Clinton knows more about the operation of the Federal government than all of the other candidates combined….There is a reason that many of the candidates are not giving answers to the questions, there is a reason….There’s a reason that people don’t give answers, and there’s a reason that when you listen to the debate you understand very clearly that there is a fine line that separates Hillary Rodham Clinton and everybody else. In depth answers to questions. [applause] ….Hillary Clinton does not promise more than she can deliver. But when she wins, she’ll deliver more than she promises. [applause]….
Mayor Sly James: ….We are facing, perhaps, the most crucial election of our lives. We have so many issues that we need to work on. We have people that don’t have a living wage. We have people that can’t get insurance. We have a society where it is a right to own a gun and a privilege to have insurance…. We have kids that need early childhood education. We have infrastructure that needs t be rebuilt…. We need serious people to deal with these problems…. If we really care about this election, if we care about this country, and if we care who sits in the White House, if we care about our children, then we will work our tails off to make sure that Hillary Clinton’s elected….
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker: …. It is time, it is time for a qualified, experienced woman. [applause] So it is time for us to get to work, lean in, show up, knock doors, and that’s it….
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