I've found this link, for those who want to watch. It's periscope, so not the greatest.
Since there are issues with the feed, I'll try to liveblog.
5:21 PM PT: Intro has started.
5:32 PM PT: He's on.
Place looks full. Lots of noise. Bernie chant.
people asking, why would he come to Texas? (applause/Elected officials being booed.) Answer: I know a conservative republican state. Exactly why I came here. Here to tell you today it is, but doesn't mean it will be tomorrow.
Reason here, reason AL/MS next month is 1) wrong for dem party to surrender 1/2 the states. DNC must establsh 50 state strategy. Something state of Texas. Something like put Rs on defensive. Can't be national political party tahthatt claims to represent low income/working family & turn back on states.
5:37 PM PT: Running down horrible stats on children, poverty, health insurance, incarceration.
I long political career, have taken on virtually every political power. Many hate my guts.
In so many states, have people voting against their interests. Need your help to do something, asking you to talk to republican friends, coworkers, family. Tell them about republican budget, ask them if taht makes sense - cuts in medicare/medicaid (boos), ask if makes sense to cut pell grants (louder boos),ask if it makes sense to cuts to nutritition program including wic.
Does it make sense to support companies that sends jobs oversees, massive cuts for the millionaires. Help them understand, and stop voting for people working against them day & night (applause)
5:42 PM PT: Politics isn't hard. It's people coming together. What are our problems, what can fix them. Not a baseball game, not a soap opera about politivian life. It's determining how we go forward to improve lives of our people;. (applause)
Want to lay most important issues on table.
Start with income & wealth disparity. We live in weathiest country in history But most don't know because most is in hand of very few. Have most income disparity than any other country (maybe industrial?) worst sine 1929. Great moral & political issue of time.
Why moral: are we satisfied in living in a country with proliferation with millionaires & billionaires at same time we have the worst childhood poverty. Is this what we want (no!0)
1% own more than 90& is that what we want? (no!)
Last 2 years, wealthiest 14 people saw wealth increase $157M, more than 30, 40% of americans. (applause)
5:44 PM PT: This campaign sending message to monied class: you can't have it all (applause)
Can't get huge tax breaks, when children go hungry. Can't continue to send jobs to china when millions desparately need work (applause) Can't hide millions in tax havens when [didn't catch]. What we're telling loudly, clearly as we can. Their greed has to end, it's destroying the country, we will end it for them. (applause)
Whether they like it or not, we'll make them moral & responsible Americans. (applause)
5:49 PM PT: Unemployment; Official 5.4%. Real is 10.5%. (crowd gets quiet. boos) Youth unemployment, tragedy (applause) 33% white/36% hispanics/51% AA (rising boos) We are turning backs on an entire generation of young people. Mistaken if you don't think this is rrelated to high youth incarceration rate.
Brings up Obama, prison visit. Did to point how many are in prison, and why, compared to authoritarian countries. Population is disproportionately minorities. In my v. strong opinion, makes sense we should invest in jobs & education, not jails. (applause. Bernie chants)
We must change from most in jail to best educated. (applause)
5:52 PM PT: Also talking about millions of people working for low wages (boos). Cobbling living together. Must understand $7 min wage is a starvation wage. (applause) Minimum wage raised to $15 over a few years (louder applause)
Not a radical idea that if you work 40 hours, you shouldn't be living in poverty (loud applause)
Need your help. Indefensible that women make 78 cents on dollar (loud/long applause). Women should earn same as men. Something about legislation.
5:56 PM PT: I know lots of Rs talk about family values in Texas. (jeers). Control of womens body; I disagree. Shouldnt be able to buy contraceptives; I disagree. anti=SSM; I disagree (boos for Rs, cheeers for Bernie).
Real family values (long applause) Strive for end international embarassment of only major nation ot offering paid medical leave. (applause) All over country, women having babies. Babies are kind of important (laughter) If can't afford leave, forced back to work in a week. That is not a family value (cheers). Why I'll fight for 12 weeks paid leave (cheers). Child forced to go to school when sick if mom & dad don't have paid sick leave; has to change. (applause)
5:59 PM PT: may have heard Jeb Bush (boos) say American's should work harder.
As result of economic collapse, american workers are working more than any other major country.
100 years ago workers demonstrated for 40 hour work week. We are not beasts of burden. (applause) But with all the new technology, increased productivity. Now 88% men, 69% women working more. People arre tired. They are exhausted. We're only major country that doesn't have paid vacation. Has to end (applause) People deserve time to spend with kids & family.
6:03 PM PT: Biggest issue on American's mind: jobs. 50, 60 worried you'll be fired, replaced for less money. Young, hard to even find a job. Worried taht job will get shipped to China. We need a massive federal jobs program (loud/long applause)
All of you know our infrastructure is crumbling. ASCE say we need to invest $3T. I'll propose $1T, create 13 million decent paying jobs. (applause)
We also have to save jobs. Young peopel, something will shock you: actually could shop & buy things made in American/ But ? and Wall st came together, why pay Ameicans good wages, health care, environmental regs. Decided to ship them oversees. Why I votes against NAFTA, etc. (applause)
6:04 PM PT: [feed interuptted]
6:17 PM PT: And we're back. Thanks for the Egberto link.
Need public finance. Let's people get involved without having to beg.
Most candidates controlled by millionaires & their super pacs. Not what democracy is supposed to be. We need to increase voter turn out. Why we'll fight voter supression (big applause)
Reality that we live in competitive global economy. Need best educated work force to suceed. (big applause) Absurd that 1000,000s young black people can't because their family doesn't have enough money (big applause) How many scientists, engineers, ds, nurses are we losing because they can't afford. Why introducing legislation to make public college tuition free (place goes crazy)
some of you, you think well, but I ant you to know: 25, 50 years ago this was the case in US. And it's the case in Germany today. makes our country stronger. (crazy applause) People will say expensive. It is. Pay for with tax on wall st transactions (crazy) We bailed out Wall St, they can help us (crazy)
6:21 PM PT: Climate change. Moral obligation to make sure planet habitable. (crazy applause). Scientists have spoken: it's real, it's cause by humans, already causing problems. If we don't transform energy system will get worse. Will cause international conflict, security issue. We must lead the world in transforming energy system away fro, fossil to renewable (huge applause)
How current campaign finance system affects this. Almost all rs in congress deny CC reality (boos). Koch bros & exxon will cut their funding if they accept CC, force them into primaries (boos)
6:27 PM PT: Sorry, lost my internet. Missed healthcare.
6:36 PM PT: (joining civil right sin progress)
MLK. Wish I could say racism gone, but you know it's not. Sandra Bland,the other names (sorry, didn't catch) (huge applause) Truth is this has been going on for decades. Our job is to make it clear that police officers anyone else against the law must be held accountable (wild applause. Bernie chants)
I was a mayor. We want police depts part of community, not perceived as oppresors. It's a difficults job, but if they break the law they must be accountable.
Let me conclude: weathiest country in history of world. Think big, not small. Don't think cut education 2% or 6%. Not the debate we should be having. Should be debating how we have country that works for all. Don't let anyone tell you that we are so poor we must cut care for veterans. (applause) Can live in country were we all have healthcare as right. Were M&D that kid in pre k/childcare of highest quality. My reoublican colleagues tell =me we should cut ss (boos) I beleive American people bleive we should expand SS (applause) . My r collegues beleive we should cut wealthy taxes. I think we should raise (applause)
Koch bros have unlimited money to spend on politics. But we have the people (wild appplause) And I know that when we rreach out to our neighbors, friends, coworkers. When we get more poeple voting. We don't let them divide, but stand together, ther eis nothing we can't accomplish. (crazy applause. Standing O)
Thanks you. This is our country. Lets take it back (place goes crax=zy)