Transcript for Filmmaker Lee Daniels Speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
I'm here because the next president of the United States invited. I was a little less I was little scary bird's. I wondered if Hillary really knew who lives. Not just the work I do entertainment. But who I really end. Who was Lee Daniels. Does she know. At my sisters under house arrest. Does she know. That my Brothers main art is in jail. That's you know that my nephew is in jail. That my cousins are in and out of jail. That my father was a police officer. Shot and murdered right here in Philadelphia. When I was fifteen. That's even know that I can. That's the America I know. Didn't do it right. A. It hit me like a brick. Hillary knows me she knows me. And that's what gave me the courage to come. And speak your money off tonight. Hillary has stood with families that people who died in. Due to gun violence. She's helped turn that their party. Into action. I wish she was around for me let my bad guy. Hillary understands our right to bear guns. But wants to stop guns from getting into the wrong. Hands. You guys. 33000. Americans. Die each year from gun violence that's ninety people a day. Enough. We need to take action. And we need to take action now. His only one candidate willing to take down take on gun violence gun excuse me there's only one candidate. Willing to take on the gun lobby and keep our families safe. I'm bad at this killer rapist up. Ever that McVeigh Neil. Who comes from where I come from. Who doesn't think that you have a voice. You do. An angle choice. This is the most important. And the election of our lifetime. Come November. Vote for her. May god bless you. Hillary Clinton. And god bless America.
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