Seconding Speeches on Behalf of Senator Hillary Clinton, Utah
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 03:40 PM
Ms. Denise Williams Harris (New York)
Fellow Democrats, delegates and friends. My name is Denise Williams Harris, and I represent the state of New York, the home state of Senator Hillary Clinton. I am a proud New Yorker, a proud woman of color, a proud nana and a proud supporter of Hillary Clinton. This election has been one for the history books. It has brought great pride to the AfricanAmerican community. Women everywhere are incredibly inspired by my senator. And I continue to be inspired every day by her devotion to the issues that matter to my family, my state and my country. When I am asked if I would work for Hillary again as hard as I have worked for her during the last 18 months, my answer is a resounding: “Absolutely. Yes!” Because of her campaign, I and my troop of “Salon 19” volunteers and many others have been personally empowered and amazed by what we’ve accomplished together. We went to every state and territory; we won 23 primaries and caucuses; and we cracked the glass ceiling 18 million times! I have been a loyal and committed Hillary supporter for almost a decade. So it is my privilege to be part of this slice of history. I proudly second the nomination of Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Apollo Pazell (Utah) Fellow Democrats, delegates and friends. My name is Apollo Pazell and I represent the great state of Utah. I am a proud son, grandson and great-grandson. A proud representative of the 723 voters of the great mining town of Copperton. A proud Democrat and a proud supporter of Hillary Clinton. I am equally proud to be here as the third-youngest delegate and a representative of the many young voters who were galvanized to action by Hillary. I am here because my
great-grandmother Kathryn is a breast cancer survivor who lost her health coverage when her husband died last year. She’s 89 years old and is currently living at home with hospice care because she cannot afford an assisted-living facility on Medicare. I am here because I see our broken health care system through her experience, an experience shared by too many people, and I believe with all my heart that we can and must achieve health care for all—as Hillary says—“no excuses, no exceptions, no one left out!” That’s why I supported Hillary Clinton, an expert and champion on health care, a leader who we know never gives in and never gives up. Today, I proudly second the nomination of Hillary Clinton on behalf of my two great-grandmothers, Theresa and Kathryn, both Utah residents, and both born before women had the right to vote. I am proud to be one of the 18 million standing for Hillary.