1. Wide, Democratic National Committee "Meet the Candidates" event
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential candidate:
"Everyone here will talk about building a grassroots movement. I'm out there doing it every day. I've been to 26 states and Puerto Rico. Blue states, red states, red parts of blue states, all of it. I have had 127 town halls and best of all, taken 50,000 selfies because I believe that this is our time and this is our way. It's how we rebuild and strengthen our democracy."
3. Crowd dancing to the music
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential candidate:
"And to do that I believe we must have the ability to successfully prosecute the case against four more years of Donald Trump. And it will take a prosecutor to do that.'
5. Crowd cheers
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential candidate:
"Fossil fuel executives, while their products destroy our planet, the time is now to tell the fossil fuel industry that we will no longer allow them to destroy this planet for their short-term profits. We will transform our energy system away from fossil fuel."
6. Officials sitting at panel
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D) Presidential candidate:
"But no matter where you come from, no matter who you know, no matter who you love, no matter where you worship, that you can make a difference in this country because this is a country of shared dreams. And right now, we have a president who tries to fracture those dreams every day. He wakes up every morning and tries to divide us and parse us into have and have nots"
"We have a president who has worsened inequality in our country. A president who has scapegoated immigrants, otherized people of color, made it harder for folks who are working full-time jobs throughout the country to get ahead and easier for billionaires to get richer and richer."
More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls made their way to San Francisco to curry favor with national party activists from around country.
Democratic National Committee members heard Friday from top contenders, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.
Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are skipping the meeting to campaign in the first primary state of New Hampshire.
Biden continues to top national and most early state polls, but he doesn't have a commanding lead.
DNC members are in a new position for 2020 after they gave up their votes on the first nominating ballot of the 2020 convention. But they still could play a role if Democrats' sprawling field results in a contested convention that requires multiple ballots to pick a nominee.
California Sen. Kamala Harris got a rousing hometown welcome.
Harris is looking to California as a potentially key part of her path to the Democratic presidential nomination.
With scores of supporters in the gallery Friday, Harris harkened back to her first political race for district attorney. She laughed as she recalled setting up an ironing board outside local grocery stores to get shoppers to stop and talk to her.
She said a similar grassroots effort is required to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.
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