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Time’s Up Leader Resigns After Criticism About Cuomo Ties

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Time’s Up Leader Resigns After Criticism About Cuomo Ties

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the leader of the group time's up resigns under fire after ties to Andrew Cuomo are revealed Roberta Kaplan the chair of time's up the organization founded by Hollywood women to fight sexual harassment resigned Monday after revelations that she advised New York governor Andrew Cuomo's administration in its effort to discredit one of Cuomo's accusers a report issued last week by new York's Attorney General concluded Cuomo sexually harassed eleven women the report went on to say Kaplan who has a law practice of her own and Alphonso David the leader of the Human Rights Campaign were consulted last winter about a letter the Cuomo administration drafted attacking former economic development adviser Lindsey Boylan credibility according to the attorney general's report Kaplan told the administration with some adjustments the letter would be fine to send out hi Mike Rossio

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"alphonso david" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:45 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Audie Cornish, too big decisions came down from the U. S. Supreme Court today in a major LGBT rights versus religious rights case. The court ruled that the city of Philadelphia violated the constitution when it ended its contract with a Catholic group that refused to consider same sex couples as potential foster care parents. In a second decision, the court upheld the affordable Care Act for a third time, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports. Once again, a group of Republican dominated states went to court to challenge the affordable care act. But this time they didn't have the support of the business community or groups that had supported the effort in the past. And this time the court by a 7 to 2 vote throughout the challenge on the grounds that Texas and other objecting states were not required to pay anything under the revised mandate provision, and thus had no legal standing to bring a case in court. Writing for the majority. Justice Stephen Breyer said that to have standing to sue a state or an individual must show a harm and here there was no such harm. Joining Breyer in the majority were for conservatives Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Thomas Kavanaugh and Barrett and two other liberal justices Sotomayor and Kagan. In dissent, Justice Alito, joined by Gorsuch would have struck down all the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care act. Now the law appears to be secure, says Case Western Reserve professor Jonathan Adler. If Obamacare is going to be dramatically changed, that's something that Congress will have to do. The courts are not going to do it. But while the court left the status quo in place, with Obamacare, its second major decision of the day, significantly expanded protections for religious groups. Have contracts with the government and the court's decision continued the march towards expanding constitutional protections for the free exercise of religion while at the same time lowering the wall of separation between church and state. At issue was a decision by the city of Philadelphia to end its contract with Catholic social services for screening potential foster care parents, CSS challenged the termination in court, citing its religious belief that same sex marriage is wrong and maintaining that ending the contract violated its first Amendment right The free exercise of religion. The court agreed unanimously that the city violated the Catholic groups rights. But the justices divided 6 to 3 on the reasoning, with the majority limiting the reach of its decision, At least for now. Here's Richard Deering, chief of the appeals deficient for the New York City Law Department, who filed a brief for local governments in support of Philadelphia. It's certainly a loss. It's a narrower one than some might have feared. And so I think, In that sense, it's not exactly a bullet Dodge. But something like that. Alphonso David, president of the Human rights campaign, said that the ruling in favor of CSS left many questions unanswered. There will be additional cases because our opponents are constantly looking for opportunities to challenge our rights. So this is not the end of the story. The reason for all this equivocating on today's decision is that the case brought by Catholic social services was aimed squarely at overturning a 1990 Supreme Court decision called Employment Division versus Smith. It was authored by the iconic conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, himself a devout Catholic. Who wrote that when government has a generally applicable law or regulation and enforces it neutrally the government's action is presumptively legitimate, even if it has some incidental adverse impact on a religious group or person. But the court majority while siding with Catholic social services in the case, specifically refused to overturn Smith, at least for now. Writing for six of the justices, Chief Justice John Roberts said Philadelphia had allowed other non religious exemptions to its anti discrimination policy, but not this one for CSS. And even more importantly, that the decision to end the contract had been made by a single official. Those two factors made the decision unconstitutional, Roberts said. University of Pennsylvania law professor Marci Hamilton explains the decision this way. What the court says is that this is not a generally applicable law. And how do you know if it's a generally applicable law? It's one that doesn't have individualized assessments. This is complete discretion on the part of one member of the Philadelphia government. Uh, that alone got nine justices to agree that you simply can't do. Joining Roberts in the majority with the courts. Three liberal Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan, as well as conservative justices Cavanaugh and Barrett. The remaining court Conservatives Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch agreed that CSS should win but wanted to overrule Justice Scalia Smith decision, Barrett and Kavanaugh, in a concurring opinion, hinted strongly they'd like to do that, too. But as Barrett put it, what should replace the Smith decision. I'm skeptical about the problems that might result. Fortunately, she said, we don't have to address that question now. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington As we approach Juneteenth, the date Commemorating the end of slavery in the US, we're going to take a look next at an ongoing racial disparity. Black people are twice as likely to face eviction from the homes they rent compared to white people. There's some evidence that's been the case during the pandemic. Two. Meanwhile, a federal moratorium that's been protecting many families from eviction is about to expire in two weeks. NPR's Chris Arnold has been following this. Hi, Chris. Hey, Ari. You've been reporting on evictions throughout the pandemic. Are they hitting black renters harder? That does appear to be what's happening. And I did a story recently about a nonprofit group that tracked evictions by one big corporate landlord named Pretty and Partners, and this group found that the company filed well over 1000 eviction cases during the pandemic, and the report looked at mostly black counties and compared them to mostly white counties. Similar median incomes And they found that this company was filing eviction cases at more than four times the rate against renters in those black counties versus the White counties four times higher seems extraordinary. Is that typical? Uh, it's hard to say if it's typical, but it certainly caught the attention of chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown. He sent a letter to the company asking for a meeting and he wants answers about what's going on. The company says it's going to cooperate and we should say that the company says the report is misleading and makes baseless assertions. And it says that it provides equal support to all residents. Okay, so beyond this one company is their broader evidence across the country of a disparate impact on black renters. Yes, and there absolutely is a recent study out of the eviction lab at Princeton University. This one looked at millions of court records of eviction cases across 39 states over Number of years. This goes back before the pandemic. Peter Hepburn is one of the researchers who did the study nationwide. On average. We're seeing eviction filing rates against black renters that are about twice as high as what we see for white renters and as far as why that's happening, Ari says. There are a lot of reasons. And some of them are just economic right. We know that black renters have lower incomes. They have less stable employment as well. They have less in savings, and they're less able to call on family ties to provide financial support. In the event of an emergency. But heparin thinks too, that sometimes landlords are just treating people differently. Being quicker to file eviction cases against black renters. You've been talking to people who are on the verge of getting evicted or who have been evicted. What are they telling you about their experiences in the pandemic? Well, you know, some of what we just heard Hepburn talking about, right? I mean, black families historically tend to have less wealth and less savings for an emergency. So It's just harder to call Mom and dad or your uncle to borrow some money. And you see that I spoke with a man named Ivy Ross in Jacksonville, Florida, and he lost his job cleaning and detailing semi trucks. He also had hours cut it a second job, and he and his wife fell about $5000 behind on the rent, and they're facing affection. We're that couple where people come to us when they need something. We're usually the ones to help others..

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"alphonso david" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Audie Cornish, too big decisions came down from the U. S. Supreme Court today in a major LGBT rights versus religious rights case. The court ruled that the city of Philadelphia violated the constitution when it ended its contract with a Catholic group that refused to consider same sex couples as potential foster care parents. In a second decision, the court upheld the affordable Care Act for a third time, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports. Once again, a group of Republican dominated states went to court to challenge the affordable care act. But this time they didn't have the support of the business community or groups that had supported the effort in the past. And this time the court by a 7 to 2 vote throughout the challenge on the grounds that Texas and other objecting states were not required to pay anything under the revised mandate provision, and thus had no legal standing to bring a case in court. Writing for the majority. Justice Stephen Breyer said that to have standing to sue a state or an individual must show a harm and here there was no such harm. Joining Breyer in the majority were for conservatives Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Thomas Kavanaugh and Barrett and two other liberal justices Sotomayor and Kagan. In dissent, Justice Alito, joined by Gorsuch would have struck down all the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care act. Now the law appears to be secure, says Case Western Reserve professor Jonathan Adler. If Obamacare is going to be dramatically changed, that's something that Congress will have to do. The courts are not going to do it. But while the court left the status quo in place, with Obamacare, its second major decision of the day, significantly expanded protections for religious groups. Have contracts with the government and the court's decision continued the march towards expanding constitutional protections for the free exercise of religion while at the same time lowering the wall of separation between church and state. At issue was a decision by the city of Philadelphia to end its contract with Catholic social services for screening potential foster care parents, CSS challenged the termination in court, citing its religious belief that same sex marriage is wrong and maintaining that ending the contract violated its first Amendment right To the free exercise of religion. The court agreed unanimously that the city violated the Catholic groups rights. But the justices divided 6 to 3 on the reasoning, with the majority limiting the reach of its decision, At least for now. Here's Richard Deering, chief of the appeals deficient for the New York City Law department. Who filed a brief for local governments in support of Philadelphia. It's certainly a loss. It's a narrower one than some might have feared. And so I think In that sense, it's Not exactly a bullet dodge. But something like that. Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights campaign, said that the ruling in favor of CSS left many questions unanswered. There will be additional cases because our opponents are constantly looking for opportunities to challenge our rights, so this is not the end of the story. The reason for all this equivocating on today's decision is that the case brought by Catholic social services was aimed squarely at overturning a 19 nineties Supreme Court is So called employment division versus Smith. It was authored by the iconic conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, himself a devout Catholic who wrote that when government has a generally applicable law or regulation and enforces it, neutrally The government's action is presumptively legitimate, even if it has some incident, adverse impact on a religious group or person. But the court majority while siding with Catholic social services in the case, specifically refused to overturn Smith, at least for now. Writing for six of the justices, Chief Justice John Roberts said Philadelphia had allowed other non religious exemptions to its anti discrimination policy, but not this one for CSS. And even more importantly, that the decision to end the contract had been made by a single official. Those two factors made the decision unconstitutional, Roberts said. University of Pennsylvania law professor Marci Hamilton explains the decision this way. What the court says is that this is not a generally applicable law. And how do you know if it's a generally applicable law? It's one that doesn't have individualized assessments. This is complete discretion on the part of one member of the Philadelphia government. Uh, that alone got nine justices to agree that you simply can't do. Joining Roberts in the majority with the courts. Three liberal justices Bryer, Sotomayor and Kagan as well as conservative justices Cavanaugh and Barrett. The remaining court Conservatives Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch agreed that CSS should win but wanted to overrule Justice Scalia Smith decision, Barrett and Kavanaugh, in a concurring opinion, hinted strongly they'd like to do that, too. But as Barrett put it, what should replace the Smith decision. I'm skeptical about the problems that might result. Fortunately, she said, we don't have to address that question now. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington As we approach Juneteenth, the date Commemorating the end of slavery in the US, we're going to take a look next at an ongoing racial disparity. Black people are twice as likely to face eviction from the homes they rent compared to white people. There's some evidence that's been the case during the pandemic. Two. Meanwhile, a federal moratorium that's been protecting many families from eviction is about to expire in two weeks. NPR's Chris Arnold has been following this. Hi, Chris. Hey, Ari. You've been reporting on evictions throughout the pandemic. Are they hitting black renters harder? That does appear to be what's happening. And I I did a story recently about a nonprofit group that tracked evictions by one big corporate landlord named Pretty and Partners, and this group found that the company filed well over 1000 eviction cases during the pandemic, and the report looked at mostly black counties and compared them to mostly white counties. Similar median incomes. And they found that this company was filing eviction cases at more than four times the rate against renters in those black counties versus the White counties four times higher seems extraordinary is that typical? It's hard to say if it's typical, but it certainly caught the attention of chair of the Senate Banking Committee Senator Sherrod Brown, He sent a letter to the company asking for a meeting and he wants answers about what's going on. The company says it's going to cooperate, and we should say that the company says the report is misleading and makes baseless assertions. And it says that it provides equal support to all residents. Okay, so beyond this one company is their broader evidence across the country of a disparate impact on black renters. Yes, and there absolutely is a recent study out of the eviction lab at Princeton University..

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"alphonso david" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

"How so. that's so most people don't know that you and i as black men could walk into a department store to buy a new shirt or new pair of jeans and we could face discrimination and we would have no protections under federal law. That's because when the one thousand nine hundred sixty four civil rights act was passed. The definition of public accommodations did not include retail stores. It did not include transportation hubs it did not include certain arenas that we now know are public spaces in the equality app would fix that. It would also include sex for public accommodations. We could protect women from discrimination and so there are so many important components to the equality. Act that would radically change the lives of millions of people across the country but what some elected officials are hearing. Is that well if you allow this bill to go through. That means that me elected official or or place of public accommodation will be required to do certain things that are just simply not true. And so we're educating the elected officials answering questions addressing the midst. And i am hopeful that this bill will ultimately be passed. The question is how quickly and as we know that many other pieces of progressive legislation including the voting rights act that is facing similar challenges because there's misinformation about what that bill would do as well but our job is to make sure we continue down the path of educating elected officials about the bill. Does the equality act actually have any republican co sponsors or even any republican senators who've gone on record saying they support it not at this point so we had republican support in the house of representatives. But we have not had a republican senator. Go on record as supporting the equality act in its current form. We have had republican senators. Say that they're interested in supporting the equality act but they may be interested in amendments. And so what. Kind of amendments are we talking here because when republicans say they wanna amendments. Watch out well. That's the that's the conversation right. Though those are the questions that we are Grappling with right now and getting clarity on because the amendments we wanna make sure are not fueling the misinformation and disinformation. That is out there. If you need clarification in the bill why is it. That you need clarification on what issue and so we are really Encouraged by some of the conversations that we have had and we're hopeful that will be in a position to advance this bill at some point in the new. This briefing is brought to you with support from net suite by oracle the world's number one cloudy r. p. right now net suite is offering a one of a kind financing program that net sweet dot com slash. Wap each so. How long have you been president of..

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"alphonso david" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

"Alphonso david. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you thank you so much for having me. Jonathan okay so You are the president of the human rights campaign the largest lgbtq so rights organization in the country. And as such. Mr president ask you. What is the state of lgbtq plus america right now. The state of lgbtq america right now is strong. We have more than seventy percent of voters in this country that supported quality. We have more than two thirds of americans in this country that oppose lgbtq rights. Unfortunately that message is not being delivered to the elected officials in state offices across the country. We have more than two hundred and fifty bills have been introduced in state legislatures around the country. More than two hundred and fifty anti lgbtq bills. These are bills. There are seeking to deny our very existence. These are bills that are seeking to deny transgender people from using restrooms consistent with their gender identity from playing in sports consistent with their gender identity denying public school teachers the ability to teach about lgbtq issues using religion as a way to discriminate against lgbtq people. So unfortunately we are in a position today where we have elected officials in states across the country more than forty states that have introduced anti lgbtq bills that do not honor the principles of our democracy and certainly ignore the will of the people more than seventy percent. That do support equality. Okay so it's only been since. This is twenty one twenty fifteen so six years. No my math is wrong. Yeah number athas right six years since. The supreme court ruled in bergenfield. That same sex couples had a constitutional right to marry at that time. A lot of people thought. Hey victory is ours. it's all done. You know where we are. We are all set. And you know. I and i'm sure you and some but other Lgbt journalists were like That's not the end of anything. And i think for some people who might be listening to this to to hear that there are two hundred fifty bills in forty states. That are meant to deny us. Our rights are basic humanity. Might come as a shock. Why why haven't the opponents of lgbt acquittee.

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"alphonso david" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

"Alphonso david. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you thank you so much for having me. Jonathan okay so You are the president of the human rights campaign the largest lgbtq so rights organization in the country. And as such. Mr president ask you. What is the state of lgbtq plus america right now. The state of lgbtq america right now is strong. We have more than seventy percent of voters in this country that supported quality. We have more than two thirds of americans in this country that oppose lgbtq rights. Unfortunately that message is not being delivered to the elected officials in state offices across the country. We have more than two hundred and fifty bills have been introduced in state legislatures around the country. More than two hundred and fifty anti lgbtq bills. These are bills. There are seeking to deny our very existence. These are bills that are seeking to deny transgender people from using restrooms consistent with their gender identity from playing in sports consistent with their gender identity denying public school teachers the ability to teach about lgbtq issues using religion as a way to discriminate against lgbtq people. So unfortunately we are in a position today where we have elected officials in states across the country more than forty states that have introduced anti lgbtq bills that do not honor the principles of our democracy and certainly ignore the will of the people more than seventy percent. That do support equality.

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HRC's Alphonso David on the Fight for LGBTQ Equality

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

01:48 min | 1 year ago

HRC's Alphonso David on the Fight for LGBTQ Equality

"Alphonso david. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you thank you so much for having me. Jonathan okay so You are the president of the human rights campaign the largest lgbtq so rights organization in the country. And as such. Mr president ask you. What is the state of lgbtq plus america right now. The state of lgbtq america right now is strong. We have more than seventy percent of voters in this country that supported quality. We have more than two thirds of americans in this country that oppose lgbtq rights. Unfortunately that message is not being delivered to the elected officials in state offices across the country. We have more than two hundred and fifty bills have been introduced in state legislatures around the country. More than two hundred and fifty anti lgbtq bills. These are bills. There are seeking to deny our very existence. These are bills that are seeking to deny transgender people from using restrooms consistent with their gender identity from playing in sports consistent with their gender identity denying public school teachers the ability to teach about lgbtq issues using religion as a way to discriminate against lgbtq people. So unfortunately we are in a position today where we have elected officials in states across the country more than forty states that have introduced anti lgbtq bills that do not honor the principles of our democracy and certainly ignore the will of the people more than seventy percent. That do support equality.

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"alphonso david" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

08:06 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"It was Ari Gold. And transport me from his album. Transport systems and sad to say I'm thinking of Ari today because Uh, well, he's one of my favorite queer pop stars on and he has died from leukemia at the age of 47, which is super sad, Um Uh, he had been a performer since he was five years old. Hey, went from voicing the squeaky cabbage patch kids and recording catchy jingles to touring the world with Cyndi Lauper and modeling for Boy George. Mm. Hand. He was born in 74. He quickly seized the house music scene is an openly gay musician in New York City in the early two thousands Um Bronx native Um Just and and apparently, he was a lovely, gentle man. Who made a lot of really good music and I will play more later in the show. But Yeah. Sad, too sad to see it. Yeah, For real? Yeah. Really talented guy you can tell just Attention to detail the layering the sound craft. And and his lyrics with represented You know on a lot of levels. What it means to be gay, Queer human, you know. All of it so and I just loved his voice and Uh yeah. Ari. Gold 47 Way too soon, Countess. And yeah, for sure. Well. Looking forward to hearing the little more her From me, too. Me too. Musical legacy. Yes, Speaking of the musical legacies, I just peeked. And if you are a Spotify service or almost that Spotify survivor that may wow apply to some of us, But subscriber Um Ari Gold has albums and remixes and things on there so If You want to listen to him to there He is right now, and I'm sure you tube and all the usual suspects. I'm gonna check him out. Well, uh, did you want to take that? First story for the night. Okay? Okay? Yeah, I could do that. So, um For the first time ever. Three. National LGBT Q organizations have black leaders. So something is changing, right? I mean, Yeah, yeah. Theologian of Kamila Harris is the first female black South Asian vice president was a Joyce and note board the event. Indeed, the Biden administration has already shown itself To be the anti thesis of the blatant racism of the previous four years. New leadership demands new ways of operating new ways of governing and new ways to confront systemic racism. We can stay in our own community that we've only recently begun to address bigotry within our ranks, and that includes black executive leadership in the LGBT Q plus movement. For the first time in history. Three of the national legacy LGBT Q. Quality organizations that national LGBT Q Task Force, Human Rights Campaign and National Center for Lesbian Rights. And they will be bled. They will be led by black executive directors. This has been a demand from activists of color for decades and is the result of a lot of hard work that included protests marching and intentional bench building. Within and across social justice movements in the country. With fixing racial inequality of major priority for the bite and Harris administration and a continuing patchwork of civil rights laws across our country. Their leadership of these organizations come at an opportune time. That was the focus of the first panel discussion at last week's national LGBT Q Task Force, creating Change conference. Which featured several black LGBT Q leaders, including Kierra Johnson of the National LGBT Q Task force. Alphonso David of the human Rights campaign and in money, Rupert Gordon of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The session was moderated by the National Black Justice Coalitions executive director. David J. Johns. What stuck out during some very honest and profound remarks was how our own attitudes have shaped our ideas about black executives and leaders in the LGBT Q plus movement. The very thought that these individuals are firsts. Is it once alarming and embarrassing. Why have we as a generally open minded community been so lax and installing black leadership? Rupert Gordon said. Quote. We have to remember that we've never been here before, and his black leaders were creating solutions We haven't seen before. In order to support black leaders. People need to remember that we are firsts. And that it's harder to run an organization as a black person. When that hasn't happened before. Unquote. Rupert Gordon explained that when white people speak of racial justice there, praised, But when black people speak about it well, that creates a different reaction. She pointed out, quote. Intersectionality and understanding help person, social and political identities. Creates different means of discrimination and privilege are really important. Maybe the first. But I won't be the last. What we could do to make that a reality is to make changes that are transparent and changes to tackle some of the most underrepresented issues within the black community. We need to ask people that we haven't asked before. What the solutions to our problems are, let's make it better. In the past, there was a lot that was done badly. By listening to new and different folks. We can't do much worse than what we've done before. Unquote. David David had a frank perspective about why black leadership has legged quote in our community. We are harboring bias. Have been an out gay man for a long time, and I felt it against me and as an immigrant as well, and it's by the very same folks that label themselves progressives and liberals. Mm. In order to overcome the prejudice. David suggests that we think outside ourselves. Quote. We need to put ourselves in the shoes of a black man in the south who has HIV but can't get the adequate treatment for it or transgender women who, out of fear can't return home..

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"alphonso david" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"On Allison Keyes. Welcome to this unifying America. Addition of the kaleidoscope, where every week we discussed issues, including race, gender and disability. On Thursday, President Biden signed a presidential memorandum on protecting the rights of LGBT Q. Individuals worldwide. This after signing an executive order on his first full day in office, extending existing federal nondiscrimination protections to that community, including employment, housing, health care and education. And this week, Pete Buddha judge became the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed by the Senate. Alphonso David, president of the human rights campaign. The nation's largest LGBT Q advocacy group, joins us to discuss all of this, beginning with Transportation Secretary Buddha judge It broke down this barrier not only for himself But for the millions of young people who can now see themselves in higher office in this country. For years, LGBTQ people have been told that they're less than that. They cannot expire to higher office because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, And that is no longer the case. Secretary Booty Judge brings the talent, the tenacity and the empathy to advance policy for all people in this country, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, were extremely proud of him and where it elated that we were able to break down this area once and for all. And I guess I've got to ask you. There were a lot of LGBT Q candidates who made it into office this year. Does that mean that? Finally there's The idea that wait where all you know human beings who should be doing things to help other people. Yes, we are absolutely seeing an increase of LGBT Q. Candidates running for office and we're seeing those candidates win. We have the very first Afro Latino congressman in in in office, the first black LGBT key person in Congress on many others. We have the first transgender state senator in Delaware. And we're seeing that we're breaking through, and we're also seeing quite importantly, that equality is a winning issue. But all this is happening in a climate where so many LGBT Q. People are still in fear of their lives on the street and black transgender women, in particular, have been being killed at record breaking rates over the last couple of years. Do you think that more visibility will help Tamp that down? We're seeing in the in this climate with more LGBT Q. People running and winning political office. We're also seeing an increase in violence. We're seeing an increase in violence specifically against members of the transgender and non binary community. Last year, 2020. We had at least 44 transgender and gender nonconforming people killed in this country That is more than any other year in recorded history. Now, you would ask, why is that happening? That is happening in part because we have lived for the past four years with a federal administration that told us that we didn't matter with the federal administration that demonized us stigma does equals violence and I think that we are now going to have to do the work. The capacity building work. The cultural change work to make sure people understand that we're just like them. We're human beings, and we should be entitled to the same rights privileges and obligations as everyone else. President Biden has signed what you called the most substantive, wide ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a U. S. President. Tell me just a little bit briefly about what it does and what that means to the LGBT Q. Plus community Vice President President Biden I should say, issued a groundbreaking Executive order that effectively says that every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live their lives without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love. Now, why is this important? This executive order is important because it establishes a federal policy. To prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender, identity and sexual orientation and fully enforce federal civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, identity and sexual orientation, So all federal agencies will now be required to enforce the Supreme Court's decision. To prohibit discrimination against LGBT people and so many facets of life from employment, toe housing to credit..

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"alphonso david" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:32 min | 1 year ago

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"Research this morning reveals that a new Corona virus vaccine currently in development from AstraZeneca, Is effective in stopping the spread of Corona virus and the meeting of the pharmaceutical minds in Europe, where drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and Germany's Cura back are planning to collaborate on new vaccines targeting emerging variants off coronavirus. 9 48 brighter skies in Boston this morning. It's 29 degrees. National Park Out west in California is once again welcoming visitors back, but you may not be able to get a look at what's inside that National Park nearly two weeks after suffering from a devastating storm, Yosemite National Park has reopened. But if you were hoping to get a look at some of the hundreds of giant Sequoia trees, you'll have to wait. Visitors will not be able to walk through the popular Mariposa Grove 15 trees there in hundreds of others. Than a park were toppled by the high winds last month. Park officials say they are facing millions of dollars in repair costs. Lisa Matteo, CBS News U. S. Capitol police officer, Brian Sick Nick will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery later today. Last night, the president and first lady paid their respects. In the Capitol Rotunda. Here's S'more from ABC. Sandy Field, Police Honor Guard Standing Watch over capital Officer Brian Sick. Nick's remains as he lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, the president and Dr Jill Biden bowing their heads and prayer. Mr Biden touching the container, with the officers cremated remains making the sign of the cross. Saluting the flag honoring the man killed by rioters here nearly a month ago, officer Sick Nick, just the fifth private citizen to ever be so honored in the Capitol Rotunda. Different sort of path to the White House for former presidential candidate Pete Buddha. Judge CBS is Allison Keyes, With reaction is Mayor Pete is confirmed as the all as the first openly gay Cabinet secretary in American history. The judge was confirmed as transportation secretary by 86 to 13 vote in the Senate and Human Rights campaign President Alphonso David says That ends an era where LGBT Q Plus, people were told they couldn't aspire to higher political office because of their sexual orientation. That is no longer the case, David says. This means young people now know that they can run and when we're elated that we were able to break down this barrier once and for all. Allison Keyes CBS NEWS Washington President Biden's executive pen gets another workout in the Oval Office. Is he signs another Syriza borders to undo his predecessors? Immigration policies, the latest Take action at curing family separation. Some 1000 immigrants still at the Mexican border have been separated from their Children, the also the executive action looking to give legal status in a path to citizenship. To an estimated 11 million people in the country who currently are not on that path. Will Democrats lay out their arguments of the second impeachment trial of former President Trump and the defense. Fires back Trump's new legal team in their 14 page response, saying the Senate lacks jurisdiction to remove from office. A man who does not hold office at one of his lawyers saying this to Fox News. Can you imagine any American citizen considering it to be a trial? In which the judge and jury has already announced publicly that the defendant must be convicted in this case and Trump's legal team, arguing that Trump's speech before the Capitol riot is protected under the First Amendment, and remember ABC News Washington You're listening to. W.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:27 min | 1 year ago

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"Biggest differences between the Democratic and Republican plans how much funding Congress should appropriate for state and local governments. The president's proposal, including over $300 billion while the Republican plan has no money being allocated. At 5 18, the president and first lady paying their respects to a Capitol police officer killed during last month Siege on the Capitol Police Honor Guard Standing Watch over capital Officer Brian Sick, Nick's remains as he lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, the president and Dr Jill Biden bowing their heads and prayer. Mr Biden touching the container with the officers cremated remains making the sign of the cross and saluting the flag honoring the man. By rioters here nearly a month ago. That is ABC. Sandy Field Officer Brian Sick, Nick, a New Jersey native who had previously served in the National Guard. Well, a different path to the White House for former presidential candidate Pete Buddha. Judge CBS is Allison Keyes, with reaction is Mayor pizzas. He is often known as confirmed as the first openly gay Cabinet secretary in U. S history. What the judge was confirmed as transportation secretary by 86 to 13 vote in the Senate and Human rights campaign President Alphonso David says that ends an era where LGBT Q plus, people were told they couldn't aspire to higher political office because of their sexual orientation. That is no longer the case, David says. This means young people now know that they can run and win were elated that we were able to break down this barrier. Once and for all. Allison Keyes. CBS NEWS Washington had 5 19 President Biden signing another Syriza of orders to undo his predecessors, immigration policies, the latest executive actions taking aim at family separation, border security and legal immigration. The proposed legislation is looking to give legal status in a path to citizenship to all of the estimated 11 million people. In the country who do not have it. Meantime, at 5 20 Democrats laying out their arguments and the second impeachment trial of former President Trump filing an 80 page brief, accusing him of inciting the attack of the gap of Trump's new legal team. In their 14 page response, saying the Senate lacks jurisdiction to remove from office, a man who does not hold office at one of his lawyers saying this to Fox News. Can you imagine any American citizen? Considering it to be a trial in which the judge and jury has already announced publicly that the defendant must be convicted in this case and Trump's legal team, arguing that Trump's speech before the Capitol riot is protected under the First Amendment entered Ember ABC NEWS Washington Now that we are in the month of February, if you're looking to brush up on black history this month, man and Worcester has a perfect game for you. How many price and his family were killing time in quarantine with a card game. Like what? If To create a game that could celebrate black history. This was around like the George Floyd movement, so he went all in and spent the summer perfecting the rules. I have like my one with that cards and I magic market them. The finished product is a mix of historical trivia. Guess the slang and a category called Truth or dance, some serious potential for embarrassment there, but win or lose. The real object of the game is to learn none of these dances before making his game. Now I'm cheating when I played the game, so as long as you don't play with Dominique, you might have a shot to win that blacked out game All one word match your WBZ Boston's news radio's 5 21. We've got a break in the action. In.

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WTOP

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on WTOP

"Court. Arguments in the trial are expected to begin February. 9th Steve Dorsey, CBS News Washington And with that trial of a now former president, we don't know how many senators will ultimately vote to convict the president, but Mitch McConnell has given them permission to do so. Even though they face a base that will be very unhappy if they choose to vote against Donald Trump political analyst Leonard Stein horning what that focus on Donald Trump on one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the nation heard from his successor at the other on several subjects for most the covert pandemic, his first White House news conference, the president told reporters. The end of the Corona virus isn't just around the corner. It's going to take time. It's going to take a heck of a lot of time. While he says he's hopeful most Americans who want to be vaccinated will be able to get the shots by spring with herd immunity in view by the summer. We're still going to be dealing with this issue. In the early fall. Mr Biden points to grim forecasts of 660,000 American covert deaths by then. Stephen Portnoy. CBS News on As Commander in chief of the military services, Mr Biden wasted little time in undoing. Ah, controversial Pentagon order from his predecessor, Alphonso David, is president of the Human Rights campaign. It is now the policy of the United States. To ensure that all transgender individuals who wish to serve in the United States military and can meet the appropriate standards should be able to do so openly and free from discrimination. The Golden State has apparently lived up to that name for fraudsters getting state money officials here in California are reporting billions of dollars in fraud involving unemployment benefits. The state's labor secretary, says investigators have determined that the $11.4 billion were stolen last year by hackers, identity thieves and foreign criminal rings. And it could be worse. An additional 20 million in benefits are under investigation. The state says it did not have sufficient security measures in place Correspondent.

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04:40 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Auto insurance for drivers across America. Kaiko can also help ensure motorcycles, RVs, homes and more more. Akiko dot com or 1, 809 47 Otto. Well, I'm happy to say we've fixed our line to David first. And it's a good thing because a newscast that I would have done would have been what we call in radio is, you know David rip and read. I would have just taken the a P Y and read their head headlines. You have an actual reported newscast to Dio. With all the forces of the W N my C newsroom behind you, so it's going to be a much more really thing for our listeners. I do have one breaking Thing just in the last three minutes at Harrow. If you have seen it, we've got an AP alert that Congresswoman Kathleen Rice from Long Island has just been declared the winner in her reelection campaign. So one long Island feet. Stays in Democratic hands just in David Thank you. Brian, The head of an international delegation to monitoring the US election, says his team has no evidence to support President Trump's claims of fraud involving male in absentee ballots. Ahead of the observer mission from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Said that on the election day itself, we couldn't see any violations at the polling places the team visited. More than 2200 incarcerated. People in New Jersey, who were nearing the end of their sentences have been released from prison. It is the largest single day release in U. S history and is part of a new law that allows people to knock. Up to eight months off their sentence as the state attempts to prevent the spread of covert 19. Reverend Charles Boyer from Salvation and Social Justice says prisons aren't designed for social distancing. Really a comments and A way of standing out the prison saving lives and being really humane in the midst of a of a pandemic. New Jersey's prisons have one of the highest corona virus. Death rates in the country. People convicted of murder, aggravated sexual assault and repeat sex offenses are not eligible for release. Two of New York's newest US representatives, will be the first openly gay black men to sit in Congress. W When I sees Danny Luis reports that LGBTQ advocates are celebrating the landmark moment. Ritchie Torres, who identifies as Afro Latino and Mondale Jones, who was black faced crowded fields on their way to winning seats in the House of Representatives. Alphonso David is the president of the human rights campaign. He believes their victories will help young people of color feel they could be black, Latino, gay and electable. There is a future LGBTQ rights and they have a future in our democracy and in politics. Torres, a New York City Council member, will succeed Democrat Jose Serrano in the 15th congressional district in the Bronx and Westchester Jones and attorney has won the seat vacated by Democrat Nita Lowy in the 17th congressional district, covering Westchester and Rockland counties. Commercial and office vacancies in Manhattan remain high in part due to the pandemic, but sees Emily Lang reports, one of the city's largest landlords, is expecting to bounce back in a matter of months. Vornado Realty Trust rental revenue for the third quarter was $322 million, down by 25% from the same period last year. But on an earnings call, the company says rent collections have started to tick back up among retail and office tenants. At the start of the pandemic, nearly half of their retail tenants stop paying rent. Now about 82% are back to making payments for NATO also secured large lease agreements with Facebook and then you and while the company's undoubtedly taken a big financial hit during the pandemic, They say they're Manhattan office buildings are still nearly full at 95% occupancy. And the National Toy Hall of Fame has inducted It's class of 2020. The three honorees revealed today. Our baby Nancy, Sidewalk Chalk and the wooden Block Game Jenga. Ha! There it goes. I can still hear the sounds of family members ringing in my ears when there was blocks tip over. The Hall of Fame is located in the strong Museum in Rochester, New York. 56 degrees now mostly sunny today with high in the low to mid sixties. This is the one I see. As a W N Y c. Listen, er you have the means to leave an inspired and lasting gift to our community that ensures the news and information programming you value will be there for generations to come..

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02:19 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Two of New York's newest US representatives, will be the first openly gay black men to sit in Congress. W N. Y. C is Danny Luis reports that LGBTQ advocates are celebrating the landmark moment? Ritchie Torres, who identifies as Afro Latino and Mondale Jones, who is black, faced crowded fields on their way to winning seats in the House of Representatives. Alphonso David is the president of the human rights campaign. He believes their victories will help young people of color feel they could be black, Latino, gay and electable. There is a future LGBTQ rights and they have a future in our democracy and in politics. Torres, a New York City Council member, will succeed Democrat Jose Serrano in the 15th congressional district in the Bronx and Westchester Jones and attorney has won the seat vacated by Democrat Nita Lowy in the 17th congressional district, covering Westchester and Rockland counties. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the strictest single use plastics band in the country. WNBC is Nancy Solomon reports. The new law bans single use plastic carry out bags, polystyrene foam food containers and phases out paper bags at large grocery stores. Plastic straws can only be provided on request. Doug O'Malley of Environment and J says the legislation took years to pass and involved local action across the state. He says single use plastic pollutes waterways and makes its way into the food chain of animals and humans. We have a plastics crisis in America and in a world this isn't necessarily going to solve it. But this is a clarion call for all states to kind of upped their game. The law goes into effect in the spring of 2022. 55 degrees right now. In New York City. The National Weather Service has a fog advisory in effect for Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens this morning. Drivers are advised to slow down and leave space between vehicles mostly sunny this afternoon, with a high near 65 Tonight, Mostly cloudy with a low of 54 degrees. This is W Support for NPR comes from W. N. Y C members and from focus features presenting Let him go, starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as a couple who will risk their lives to save their young grandson from a treacherous family in theaters tomorrow and NC TA..

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KCRW

07:22 min | 1 year ago

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"Tampa sorter and I say, Mr President, the Gays Love you. That statement doesn't ring true for Alphonso David. He's president of the human rights campaign. Donald Trump is doing what Donald Trump does best, which is gaslighting people into believing that he supports them when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth, David says. Many LGBTQ voters feel like this current administration has unjustly targeted them, and they know what Is at risk. If Donald Trump wins another election, David points to Trump's ban on openly transgender people serving in the military as one of the most visible issues for the LGBTQ community. This past her And in 2019, the White House opposed the Equality Act, which would provide conference of protections for LGBTQ people inside and outside of the workforce. In appointing conservative Justice Amy Tony Bear to the Supreme Court this week doesn't help her professional actions as a scholar and a jurist raise significant concerns about her ability to be impartial and fair. When considering cases that will impact the LGBTQ community, the HRC put out a report about what they say is troubling about Barrett's record. Including instances of her defending the Supreme Court's dissenters on the 2015 marriage Equality case and arguing that title nine protections don't extend a transgender Americans. Glad Poll shows that more than 70% of LGBTQ voters favour Biden, while only 17% support Trump. He's got a great record as far as you know, just viewing. Human beings as human beings. Chan's McCraw is in that 17%. He lives in Virginia with his husband of six years across, worried about Joe Biden, raising his taxes, and he doesn't think there's any pressing LGBTQ specific issues right now. President Trump I think has shown that you know, equality is equality were no longer fighting over gay marriage, and I think that means that people are more interested now in economic issues, and that's why they're coming to the Republican Party. For you. It's a financial arguments for me. It's AH Can I even be in the room arguments that Swan Porter from New York you might have guessed it. But he doesn't agree with conservatives like McCraw, who backed Trump. It doesn't mean Porter is enthusiastic about voting for bidet and Harris. He's living with HIV, so his main concern this election season. I am focused on health care because it is a noose around many peoples next If I did not have subsidized health care, I wouldn't be able to afford my medication, which is $3000 a month roughly nine million LGBTQ people are registered to vote. Like many other voter blocks, the issues air wide ranging Just feeling safe. That's key to people who aren't in the effect of community. It can be a debate or something. That's an intellectual discussion. But to me, it's my life and the son lives in Missouri. She says there's only one option this year because for the last four transgender rights have been under attack, so she's heading to the polls next week to vote for Biden. Son says, regardless of who was in office. What she wants is an administration who will listen, and that they will encourage more people in this country to run for office to represent everybody and not just some of the people. Son says If Biden is elected, she'll be holding him accountable for the promises he's made to the LGBTQ community. Brana Scott NPR news You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Hello. Andrew Morgan Stanley film critic of The Wall Street Journal. Frederick Wiseman. City Hall is the latest in a remarkable string of 43 documentaries that began in 1967. This one is streaming is a film form releasing virtual cinema. And there's a puzzlement in it worth pondering. Why would a serious film focused on the workings of city government? The city in this case being Boston open with a call center operator, taking a report of a stray dog walking on a roadway? And then close 275 minutes later, with the voice of another operator, taking a report of Ah hawk that isn't acting normal because there's something wrong with its eyes and its feeding on a pigeon on the street, rather than flying away with its food is was been trying to tell us ever so slightly that the city is going to the dogs. Or that it's for the birds. Not likely. His film narration free is always constitutes a love letter to civic governments into the notion of democracy At a time when people like Donald Trump or heaping scorn on urban life, there is Linus for sure. But also sweetness and using people's concerns for animals as bookends for a documentary that attracts the city's everyday life in minute and delightful detail. The film was completed before the pandemic, so it also serves as a bittersweet reminder. Of how vital urban life Khun B. You can imagine the plight of that troubled hawk. But you, Khun see the city's mayor and scores of officials and workers doing their jobs with visible diligence while citizens all across the city. Meat, schmooze, Discuss plan, argue, Negotiate, Marry Speechify often eloquently rejoice for the Red Sox, Of course, plead for relief from parking tickets and demand respect as well as get it from their chosen representatives. When my daughter was little one of the books I loved reading whether was Richard Scarry's What Two people do all day. All those workers doing all that work in busy town. City Hall conveys a similar sense of intense industriousness, even if the workers don't have cute animal heads. Treadwell, Husbands long and leisurely epic shows is that American cities continue to be laboratories for innovation and rebirth. The spirit of this one is embodied in its mayor, Marty Walsh, a Democrat and unabashed liberal. He's also a cancer survivor. A recovering alcoholic and a virtuoso storyteller with a gift that's common to great Paul's of the past. He connects that everyone who crosses his path. If you see me on the street, he says one meeting grabbed me and tell me what the problem is. That's exactly what people do, and it is a pleasure to watch them do.

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04:02 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And I say, Mr President The gays love you. That statement doesn't ring true for Alphonso David. He's president of the human rights campaign. Donald Trump is doing what Donald Trump does best, which is gaslighting people into believing that he supports them when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth, David says. Many LGBTQ youth voters feel like this current administration has unjustly targeted them, and they know what is at risk if Donald Trump wins another election. David points to Trump's ban on openly transgender people serving in the military as one of the most visible issues for the LGBTQ community. This past her And in 2019, the White House opposed the Equality Act, which would provide conference of protections for LGBTQ people inside and outside of the workforce. In appointing conservative Justice Amy Kuney bear to the Supreme Court this week doesn't help her professional actions as a scholar and a jurist raise significant concerns about her ability to be impartial and fair. When considering cases that will impact the LGBTQ community, the HRC put out a report about what they say is troubling about Barrett's record. Including instances of her defending the Supreme Court's dissenters on the 2015 marriage Equality case and arguing that title nine protections don't extend a transgender Americans. Glad Poll shows that more than 70% of LGBTQ voters favour Biden, while only 17% support Trump. He's got a great record as far as you know, just viewing. Human beings as human beings. Chan's McCraw is in that 17%. He lives in Virginia with his husband of six years across, worried about Joe Biden, raising his taxes, and he doesn't think there's any pressing LGBTQ specific issues right now. President Trump I think has shown that you know, equality is equality were no longer fighting over gay marriage, and I think that means that people are more interested now and economic issues and that's why they're coming to the Republican Party. For you. It's a financial arguments for me. It's AH, Can I even be in the room arguments? That's one Porter from New York. You might have guessed it. But he doesn't agree with conservatives like McCraw, who backed Trump. It doesn't mean Porter is enthusiastic about voting for bidet and Harris. He's living with HIV, so his main concern this election season. I am focused on health care because it is a noose around many peoples next If I did not have subsidized health care, I wouldn't be able to afford my medication, which is $3000 a month roughly nine million LGBTQ people are registered to vote. Like many other voter blocks, the issues air ride ranging Just feeling safe. That's key to people who aren't in the effect of community. It can be a debate or something. That's an intellectual discussion. But to me, it's my life and the son lives in Missouri. She says there's only one option this year because for the last four transgender rights have been under attack, so she's heading to the polls next week to vote for Biden. Son says, regardless of who was in office. What she wants is an administration who will listen, and that they will encourage more people in this country to run for office to represent everybody and not just some of the people. Son says If Biden is elected, she'll be holding him accountable for the promises he's made to the LGBTQ community. Briana Scott NPR news Thiss year howling night will be a full moon in the sky on speak. Stories of U.

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06:40 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Gays love you. That statement doesn't ring true for Alphonso David. He's president of the human rights campaign. Donald Trump is doing what Donald Trump does best, which is gaslighting people into believing that he supports them when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth, David says. Many LGBTQ youth voters feel like this current administration has unjustly targeted them, and they know what is at risk if Donald Trump wins another election. David points to Trump's ban on openly transgender people serving in the military as one of the most visible issues for the LGBTQ community. This past her And in 2019, the White House opposed the Equality Act, which would provide conference of protections for LGBTQ people inside and outside of the workforce. In appointing conservative Justice Amy Kuney bear to the Supreme Court this week doesn't help her professional actions as a scholar and a jurist raise significant concerns about her ability to be impartial and fair. When considering cases that will impact the LGBTQ community, the HRC put out a report about what they say is troubling about Barrett's record. Including instances of her defending the Supreme Court's dissenters on the 2015 marriage Equality case and arguing that title nine protections don't extend a transgender Americans. Glad Poll shows that more than 70% of LGBTQ voters favour Biden, while only 17% support Trump. He's got a great record as far as you know, just viewing. Human beings as human beings. Chan's McCraw is in that 17%. He lives in Virginia with his husband of six years across, worried about Joe Biden, raising his taxes, and he doesn't think there's any pressing LGBTQ specific issues right now. President Trump I think has shown that you know, equality is equality were no longer fighting over gay marriage, and I think that means that people are more interested now and economic issues and that's why they're coming to the Republican Party. For you. It's a financial arguments for me. It's AH, Can I even be in the room arguments? That's one Porter from New York. You might have guessed it. But he doesn't agree with conservatives like McCraw, who backed Trump. It doesn't mean Porter is enthusiastic about voting for Biden and Harris. He's living with HIV, so his main concern this election season. I am focused on health care because it is a noose around many peoples next If I did not have subsidized health care, I wouldn't be able to afford my medication, which is $3000 a month roughly nine million LGBTQ people are registered to vote. Like many other voter blocks, the issues air ride ranging Just feeling safe. That's key to people who aren't in the effect of community. It can be a debate or something. That's an intellectual discussion. But to me, it's my life and the son lives in Missouri. She says there's only one option this year because for the last four transgender rights have been under attack, so she's heading to the polls next week to vote for Biden. Son says, regardless of who was in office. What she wants is an administration who will listen, and that they will encourage more people in this country to run for office to represent everybody and not just some of the people. Son says If Biden is elected, she'll be holding him accountable for the promises he's made to the LGBTQ community. Briana Scott NPR news Corona. Virus cases have been climbing steadily over the past two months in New York City and state, but well, local public health leaders are watching carefully, They say there's a hopeful wrinkle. So far, relatively few people are getting sick enough to go be hospitalized. Joining us now to discuss whether this is just the calm before the storm is WN health and government reporter Fred Mogul. Fred. When you look at the trend lines of the number of new infections, whether it's in here, New Yorker or anywhere else, they do look pretty ominous. The number of people testing positive in New York has doubled over the past month. And he helped put that info into context for us. Sure, Sean, let's look at how many people were actually talking about here and how that's text upto what we're seeing in other states and what we saw in New York six months ago at the peak of the pandemic. We currently have round 2500 people testing positive today. Compared to about 11,000 daily at the height of the surge in April, so you can see pretty quickly a fraction. This is in a state of 20 million. So that works out to about 10 people per 100,000. Not nothing. It's around the threshold. Governor Cuomo uses to put travellers from other states unnoticed that they'll need to quarantine when they come here. But we do know that New York is testing really aggressively close to 200,000 people a day now. So that is skewing our case. Count up quite a bit, too. Right? And isn't it that one of the reasons the hospitalization numbers are so important? Because we do hear people say that? Well, if cases are going up, that could just mean that we're testing more. But hospitalizations basically adjust for the large number of people being tested and tells us just how serious Corbett is right. Exactly. Hospitalizations. More objective measure in a sense is not based on self selection. The way testing is on this count, New York has about six people hospitalized for every 100,000 residents. In Connecticut. We're looking at nine. New Jersey 12. Let's put that in context nationally. Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri. Their numbers are around 25 per 100,000 in the Dakotas, Montana. It's in the thirties and forties per 100,000. So multiples of what we have These are new peaks for those states, and none of them are reporting. They're hostiles are getting close to overwhelmed. But even there again, nowhere near what we saw in this region at its peak in the spring, when we had more than 100, New Yorkers 100,000 hospitalized with Cove, it So what are people in hospitals here telling you, you know, they say things really are pretty quiet, maybe a a little from the lowest rates during the summer, but much, much less, of course, than what they saw in March in April. They are bracing for many more people to come in there doors, but they're cautiously optimistic. It won't be anywhere near as bad as they suffered six some odd months ago. Fred. How much of this in New York is because of a time lag because we know if you know you get tested for Corona virus and you're positive. It does take a while for that uptick in cases to actually generate more traffic into emergency rooms. Do you think that that is what's happening here?.

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KOMO

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"alphonso david" Discussed on KOMO

"PayPal. No news 1000 FM 97 7 According to Human Rights Watch. So far this year, there have been more than two dozen murders of transgender or gender nonconforming people in the US, the majority of whom were black, transgender women. There's also been an uptick in non fatal but still violent attacks in the same group of people, including one It was caught on video in Los Angeles recently. NBC's lineup. Louise has Mohr on new developments in that case and the push to help save the lives of those in this vulnerable population in Los Angeles, a disturbing attack against three transgender women on Hollywood Boulevard August 17th is now being treated as a hate crime. Even Astrada, Jasmine, Bruce, Annette and Johnson, Alan say they were waiting for an uber when a man who had approached them earlier came back and stole Johnson's cellphone man had approached me with a crow. Bar, and he's like given your shoes give me a bracelet like which one of you was a tranny. He literally grabbed my hand and pulled me like we're going to go find your friends Because I'm gonna be a CZ. They tried to get her cellphone back. The women say other men gathered yelling slurs, men can use Josslyn boost, Anette says. At one point, she was hit in the back of the head with a crowbar collapsed the floor, literally blood. Completely blacked out, like passed out completely as they begged for someone to call 911. They say people just laughed and recorded the LAPD. He posted a video of the attack on social media in hopes of finding the suspects, but later took the video down because it was so disturbing that story gaining national attention with many demanding justice for the victims. On Tuesday, the L. A district attorney announced a robbery and hate crime charges against two men 29 year old Carlton, Alexander Calloway and 22 Year old David Anthony Williams. If convicted, Calloway faces more than 13 years in prison. Williams facing more than eight years, a deputy D A of the hate crimes unit is now assigned as prosecutor. Members of the transgender community are living in a state of crisis. They're being attacked and killed in all parts of this country and around the world. Alphonso David is president. Of LGBTQ, you advocacy group, the human rights campaign. Since 2013. We have tracked more than 180 violent deaths involving transgender and gender nonconforming people this year alone. The organization has already tracked 26 violent deaths in 2017. There were 27 deadly attacks for the entire year, which was their highest year ever recorded. David says the numbers are likely Mohr because victims are often miss gendered and misidentified the members of the trans community faced bias and discrimination just simply because of who they are. 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ. You and over half of transgender and gender nonconforming youth say that they've been mocked by their family for their identity. One in three transgender people report living in poverty. We also know about employment discrimination. 30% of transgender employees report being fired. Denied a promotion. Or they experienced some form of mistreatment and the work force. Their data also shows the majority of these attacks are against black trans women. Some of the reasons I think that I think black Trans women are vulnerable and knows where Miss Fashion Watch, which is society's negative view of black women and then massage honey, which is society's negatively off women and womanhood. And then this toxic masculinity thing where guys feel that it is that we It's black trans women are disposable. Torrey Cooper is the director of community engagement for the HRC is Transgender Justice Initiative even more marginalized because of in a sexual identities. Tradespeople are just transfer also black, Hispanic or Latin. So when you continue to add all of those in a section of ideas lated wants it pushes each of us even further than her department has been actively working to spread awareness and also implementing programs to empower the trans and non binary Munity doing something that we call Justice, an advocacy summits in six cities across the country where trans women have been victimized, and they have been incidents of trans violence over the years before, Cooper says, there needs to be equity and access to jobs, education, health care and housing. Each of us plays a part in writing wrongs and bringing more possible outcomes from marginalize folks. It's gonna take intentional efforts. I'm not just transfer people and gay people and queer people, but also my CIS gender allies. Changing the stigma and providing more resource is just one driver change. Alphonso David, president of HRC says there is a direct relationship with failing to treat someone as a human being and how it manifests in violence. Some people will say, Well, I'm not going to support of someone in the trans community because I don't understand it. We heard the same arguments with respect to race with respect interracial marriages. That's relationships, David says. The community must stop disassociating and engaged to truly save lives. Members of our community have to see beyond ourselves. We have to understand that when a member of the transgender community is attacked, we are attacked. And we have to see that that the common thread that ties all of us together is our humanity. And if we lose that we lose the true power of our democracy. If we failed to step up and stand up from members of the transgender community were failing to stand up for ourselves. Reporting for perspective. Lina Moise ABC news Coming up the loss of two influential black leaders. We look.

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"Walk of a park are as much as six degrees cooler than the areas beyond and shaded surface. It's Khun B, up to 45 degrees cooler than unshaded surfaces. But not all parks are created equal, Long says, And they don't all offer the same cooling effect. Even if you can walk to a park within 10 minutes of where you live, if it doesn't have any trees, or if it's covered in asphalt, you're not getting that same cooling benefit. From another park. That may be the same size but has really nice tree canopy and really great vegetation. Jose Gonzalez is the founder of Latino Outdoors, a community and advocacy organization. He says more investment in green spaces for low income communities of color is overdue, but that investment has to be done with community involvement alongside other investments and housing and education. He says the pandemic has shown that Parks can no longer be treated as nice to haves but must be understood as he central in the past. They tended to be one of the first things you get cut. You'll be with cities, right? Take fire protect police can wait until the very end. We can't afford to continue to do that. This is the moment he says to explore what a new, more equitable future. Khun B. Laurel Wamsley NPR news. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Last week at a protest, a transgender woman named Nicky Stone was grabbed by a group of men and thrown into an unmarked fan. The men turned out to be NYPD officers who were arresting stone for vandalism. Her mother later told CBS News that officers punched her in the face and told her to quote act like an effing human being and not some animal. And in June, a transgender man named Jamal Young sue the NYPD. He after they arrested him in a traffic stop in the suit, he says he was groped Miss gendered and humiliated. Well, joining us by Skype today to talk about these cases as well as how the NYPD interacts with transgender people is Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. Alfonso, Welcome back to WN. Nice. Thank you so much for having me. How unusual is it for you to hear about cases like this? Where transgender people say they're abused by police because of their gender identity. Unfortunately, this is not unusual. The evidence suggests. That transgender people are mistreated by police officers. In many ways, one that we often hear about is transgender people being harassed when they are arrested or have any interaction with law enforcement. We also know many cases where transgender people are subject to strip searches in order for law enforcement officers to determine their gender identity. We also see cases where transgender people are placed in the wrong holding facilities, holding facilities that are not consistent with their gender identity. And the strip searches that you mentioned. Those were supposed to be prohibited back in 2012 right? Yes, the NYPD issued patrol guy changes that were specifically going to prohibit. Officers from using strip searches to determine a person's gender identity. But unfortunately we have seen as recently as 2019 in the drum all young case where he indicated that the NYPD were actually looking to confirm his gender identity, and the officers groped him. Then there's Miss JJ Enduring right. So that's when people identify a trans person's gender incorrectly. The NYPD He has been known to miss gender people, and that makes it hard to track how many trans people are affected, right. Exactly. It makes it very, very difficult. We do not have a comprehensive set of data points to really understand the full scope of the problem. So how have you seen this type of discriminatory treatment by police actually affect trans people just in their everyday lives? I had relationships with many friends who unfortunately have had interactions with law enforcement. And specifically, I'm thinking of one person who's a member of the transgender community, and she was harassed, discriminated against attacked. By police officers, and she has been public about the impact of that treatment where she suffers from PTSD. Transgender people face so many obstacles when they then face additional obstacles with engaging with law enforcement. They lose faith in our democracy. They lose faith in law enforcement, and they have more challenges in interfacing with members of our community. I want to turn to state politics, which I know you used to be involved in. There's this New York anti loitering statute known as the quote walking while trans ban It's It's informal name. Activists have been trying to repeal it for years. How does this law affect trans people? And what are the chances of it actually getting reversed? So under the law, a woman can be improperly arrested and detained simply because a police officer views her clothing or appearance as indicative of engaging in prostitution. And the impact is significant. In 2018 alone, there was 120% increase in arrest under this statute, with 47% of all arrests. Across New York state happening in Queens, Black and Latin ex women, including transgender women remained the most impacted. I know that the governor has indicated that he does support repealing the statute. And I'm hopeful that members of the Legislature will support it as well. We anticipate that there is some support in the Senate as well as the assembly. The open question is whether or not we have sufficient votes to pass the bill. We've been speaking with Alfonzo David, president of the human rights Campaign. Alfonzo. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me and we should add that after Nicky Stone's arrests last month, E NYPD issued a statement saying she was wanted for damaging police cameras in five separate incidents. The department has not immediately responded to a request for comment about its interactions with transgender people. Support for W N. Y. C comes from HBO. Max presenting an American pickle, based on Simon Riches, New Yorker novella and American Pickle star.

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