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DNC Night 3 - Rev. Jesse Jackson; TV host Hillary Clinton; Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

Rev. Jesse Jackson's speech was upbeat, ending on him repeating  "it's healing time, it's hope time, it's Hillary time."

Jackson said: "A theologian once said, 'Where hate abounds, love must abound even more. Where fear abounds, hope must abound even more.' In this stormy season of violent campaign rhetoric, we are called to be steady in the face of the whirlwind. There's a tug of war going on for the soul of America. We have a clear choice. We must tear down walls of separation, and build bridges of hope and unity.'"

TV personality Star Jones said she knew Hillary Clinton for over two decades.

"There has never been any man or woman qualified for this office than Hillary - ever. The 43rd President of the United States Barack Obama.

Jones said Clinton was connected to women and children and there concerns, which set her apart from "the other guy."

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Following Jones was a video on the lethal lead contamination of the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

The video said for over a year, national media had not caught onto the story. Footage of a roundtable between Clinton and women from Flint aired. One woman said she was pregnant and miscarried, then a week later got a letter from the city the water could be dangerous for pregnant women.

Local citizens credited Clinton for bringing the issue to national attention.

The video set up the speech for Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.

Weaver said the lead issue began when the city changed its supply to an unsafe source to save a small amount of money. She said the city still has major issues and recovery from the lead contamination will take a long time.

Weaver cited Clinton for her help. She said the presidential candidate immediately flew into Flint to talk to residents and daughter Chelsea came to town to help with fresh water. Weaver said Clinton pushed national action on the issue.

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