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"congressman john" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Things of new york let freedom ring from the heightening alleghenies of pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snowcap. His colorado let freedom land from the curvaceous slopes of california. Not on that. Let freedom ring from stone mountain of georgia let freedom ring from lacob mouth in tennessee pritam ring from every hill and molehill of mississippi crab remote half when we when we let it rain forever village ever hamlet state and every city. We will be able to speed up that day. We're all about children back. Men and white men twos and ten proud protestant and catholic will be able to turn hands and sing in the words of the spiritual pre-atlanta that you're listening to morning show. Hey it's carla farrell from the harvey morning show on the iheart podcast network talking a t and t. Here's a question. What's it like to feel lucky. We've all got lucky friend but one who wants a big new tv and boom suddenly the tv's on sale. They drive around town and boom. 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And i know a lot of listeners would be happy for me but you know i keep a lot of stuff to myself because there's so many. Hey what you doing are left for. And the pandemic well. He'll steal the pat him. What you want us to stop doing we k- stop living because is dependent right and and you know what i learned to sixty four. In spite of the pandemic god is still in the blessing business. There's some great things happened in fuss. Some people man even in the middle of a global pandemic. And i happen to be one of those. Because won't see. I live my life in the expectation. That god is going to do some great for me even on the heels of something going so bad and so wrong i mean you know. I've really grown as a person man to understand it. When something goes wrong in my life all i do is ride. It out counted count. It always got something for meals on the other side. I never seen him. have something. negative happened to me and it just stay negative. He's turned every last one of my catastrophes in toward abundant. I can truly say that today. Y'all seen me. You better say y'all seen me. Oh yeah oh yeah you know how many times they wrote me off. Oh he finished now. You know that god. I served on partner. You're listening to morning show while the king holiday is a day of service. So what are you guys doing to serve others food for thought. I know steve. You and your wife are always giving back. The harvey foundation. Did mentoring virtually this year. Due to the pandemic always giving back. I mean you know it's the one thing that a half to That are really tried to hang my hat on over the years you with the breast cancer being tommy with the miles of giving junior with two sickle cell foundation surely With the all walks in the domestic violence is to everything. I'm sasha on the walks and everything walking circling billed as you know flowers in you know in doing things you know but all of us all of us are committed to different causes and you know because you know god god blesses you to become a blessing you know so it's really not just me. I'm really proud of my anti team for working on the emphasis they work on and i just commend everybody out there. It puts you in work. you know. it's not just me. It takes an effort man and a lot of people. You're you're you're part. Plays a huge role in everything. So i think congratulations to everybody. Keep giving because that's the spirit of martin luther king to be a great leader. You must first be a great follower a great service all right eight nine from.
Fresh update on "congressman john" discussed on The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal
"Kfbk now trending learning more about the deputy who was killed in the line of duty last night over by Cal Expo along with his canine partner. 2nd 2018 deputy, Adam Gibson was called a hero for climbing on top of a tour bus and rescuing a man who was threatening to jump off a pedestrian bridge to the freeway below. Deputy Gibson was a six year veteran of the force and leaves behind a wife and infant child. Well again. We've been talking about the 12 Army National Guard members removed from securing the inauguration tomorrow after vetting vetted by the FBI. Congressman John Garamendi is the chair of the readiness subcommittee and Congress overseeing the National Guard. And I talked with him about the vetting or security. Well, the United States has gone through a very, very traumatic Three weeks. Uh, the insurrection of Iet the storming of the capital. Has raised enormous concerns about The security for the inaugural and security for Congress and for elected officials there. 25,000. National Guard troops in Washington, D. C. The night before in our group. It's extremely important that we do not have An inside Problem. These troops are armed, heavily armed and their job is to protect. The nation's democracy. We are burying all of them to be certain that there's no insider opportunity. Harm to the president and vice president. Members of Congress, Senator Members of the Supreme Court and others who will be attending the event as well. As for the general public, such as it is Congressman Garamendi's has known Joe Biden for nearly 40 years, and I asked if he thought to the president elect could bring together a country where not all Americans consider Biden, the legitimate winner of the election, moved to address the concerns of America. And Americans that have supported Trump. Those people that feel left out that feel vulnerable left behind that the government isn't speaking to them. And that again is Congressman John Garamendi. It's 6 50. Now it kfbk on. We're going to check back with Dana Hess again. We've been talking about a possible standoff in the foot hit Foothill Farms area apartments at Auburn and Garfield and Dana yet you know anything new about that. Just still see a lot of heavy.
New coronavirus variant found in Los Angeles County
"Angeles county unfortunately hit a covid milestone over the weekend there are now more than one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the most populous california county and the strain out of the uk is now in la. Health officials say that this new variant is about fifty percent more contagious than the form. We've been dealing with all this time more contagious net not more deadly but just more contagious and health experts. Also say it's likely that the new british isles version of the covert is already spreading in southern california
"congressman john" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"For supremacy some done having to stop this trend solely afraid that we won't be here to talk about jesus christ about god and about brotherhood to minimal years. Somebody done bringing into this suicide thrust that we see in the world today. None of us are going to be around because some bodies gonna make the mistake throughout senseless blundering dropping a nuclear bomb somewhere. And then another one is gonna drop in. Don't let anybody food this can happen. Within a matter of seconds they have twin mega upon bombs and russia. Right now that can destroy us. It is big as new york and three seconds with avocado wiped away in every building and we can do the same thing to russia and china but this is where we have drifted and we object in it caused. Nations are caught up with the drum major instinct. Must be i. I must be. Supreme nation mushroom. The world am sad to say that the nation in which we live is the supreme court print. I'm going to continue to sit to america. Because i love this country too much. See the drift that it has taken. God didn't call america to do what she's doing in the world now. God didn't call america to engage in a sense less unjust war as a one vietnam and we are criminals in that world. We've committed more warcrimes almost an intermission in the world. And i'm going to continue to say it and we won't stop it. It causes op the nation but god has a way of even putting nations in that place that i has wealth. Don't play with me. He has a way of saying is a god of the old testament used to say the hebrews don't play with measure don prime with me balan- be still and know that. I'm god you don't stop your reckless cost. I'll rise up and break the backbone of your power net can happen to america every now and then i go back and read gibbons decline and fall of the roman empire. When i come in. Look at america i say to myself the parallels of frightening have perverted. The drum major instinct ev nine. Then i guess we all think realistically by that day when we would be victimized with what is life final common denominator. That's something we call death. We all think about it too. Never nine then. I think about mound death and i think about my own funeral and i don't think of it in a morbid sense ever nine dan. I ask myself what is going. Say not leave the word to you. This morning vinnie of you around when i have to meet my day. I don't want alone and if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy. Tell him not to talk to you. Ever wonder what i want them to say. Tell them not to mention that. I have a nobel peace prize. that isn't employment. Tell him not to mention that. I have three or four hundred award. That's not important. Tell them not to mention where i went to school. Like somebody to mitch. And that day luther king junior tried to give his life serving like for somebody to say that day luther king junior tried to love somebody. I want you to say that that. I tried to be right on the walkways to be able to say that day that i try the feed the hungry. How won't you to be able to say that day. That i did in my life to close who were neck on that day that i did try in my life to go who were imprisoned. Route you to say that. I tried to love and humanity. Yes if you want to say that. I was a drum major saying john major for justice. Say that. I was from major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness and all the shallow things will not matter. I want to leave behind. I won't have the and luxurious things of life. The leave behind. But i just want to leave are committed to. That's all. I wanna say. If i can help somebody pass along if i can cheer somebody with song if i can show somebody. He's traveling wrong. Then my living will not be in vain. If i can do my duty as a crystal if i can bring salvation to once wrote if i can spread the message as the master taught then my living will not be in vain. You're listening to morning show. 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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and her Husband have Tested Positive for COVID
"Democratic congressman john. Paul said wednesday. Her husband steve williamson also has covid nineteen days after she tested positive following last week's right at the capitol when she was forced to take shelter with republican lawmakers who refused to wear their face
Rep. Pramila Jayapal predicted Capitol lockdown would be superspreader event
"Only did our next guest half to scramble to safety during last week's domestic terror attack at the capitol but after being forced down into lockdown with republican reps who refuse to wear masks. She got please. Welcome congressman john. Paul welcome welcome to the view. Thank you so much for having me your one of the last one of at least three lawmakers so far that have gotten covert in the wake of the lockdown on the at the capitol. How are you feeling number one. And are you convinced this is going to become a superspreader event on top of everything else yeah. I started having symptoms on sunday. I actually started quarantining immediately after that day. Because i did feel that it was a superspreader event. In fact i said it to journalists that interviewed me right after. I didn't want anyone. I came into contact with to be exposed. If if for some reason i had picked something up and then on sunday i started feeling the symptoms chills flu like symptoms of fever chills. It wouldn't go away sore throat. General miserable feeling and those of continued. I took my test on monday morning because they like you to wait for five days after the possible time of exposure and i found out that i was positive on monday night. I know what be that. I got from that room because i had tested negative literally the day before And so there's no question to me and you know i'm isolating now my husband. I put my husband at risk Who's here with me and my chief of staff who was driving me And so i just you know. I think we have to remember. There's a three thousand two hundred deaths every day. That's the average for the last week and when these republican congress members refused to put on masks. It's not just people like me get affected. it's the entire country that looks at that example and thinks that somehow they don't need to wear masks which is one of our best ways of protecting at this point in stopping people from getting ill and dying
Nikema Williams on her first day in congress
"So this is a picture of Congresswoman Nicky, Mo Williams was taken Sunday, right inside the Capitol Rotunda. Let's see if we can get There we go. So this was right after she was born in. So Williams represented Georgia's fifth district. That was the seat held by longtime congressman John Lewis until his death last year. Congressman Congresswoman Williams joins us live Now for our special election night coverage tonight, Congressman First recognition. Hey, congratulations to you. It's only been a few days. Has your experience in Congress been interesting? So far? How would you describe it? Oh, it has been quite interesting and it is going to continue that way. Because tomorrow we have the electoral college certification. And on the House floor. And as you probably have heard, there are a lot of Republicans that are looking to contest the election results from six days and George is one of those states. So I get the opportunity to defend our democracy on my very first time Speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives, and that certainly is fitting for you, Congresswoman, So tell me about that, though you were one of the 16 electors here in Georgia that certified Electoral college votes just a few weeks ago, And now this, you have to face this. Like you said, kind of on your first day. Absolutely. And so as I was thinking about tomorrow like my ascertainment that was fine with my name on it was signed by Brian Kim. In theory, anybody who would have done anything possible within the limits of the law. I assume it prime hip is not gonna do the chemo Williams any favors, So I am looking forward to tomorrow because I am assured that once everything is said and done, Joe Biden will continue to Be the vice president elect, and we're going through these games that the other party is playing, and it's really beyond partisanship. At this point, Jovita it is really an affront to our patriotism. This is about our country. Now. This is about our democracy. And we are going to see you're like election results Turnout tonight and they should have been focused on these election results like we were because I'm optimistic, and I think I'm gonna have to Democratic U S. Senators from Georgia Joining me in Washington Gods woman. What happens if the results at the end of this night with these run off So tomorrow? What do you think it's going to take for perhaps the country to come together? You have used language, saying that you'd like to represent everyone and unite. Absolutely so. And I will pure appraise the quote by James Baldwin. I can love and work with anyone except for those people who believe in my repression and don't believe in my humanity at the person, But what I hope that we can come together on is how do we get our Children back to school safely have a five year old. Was in the background, so I hope he doesn't join us at any moment. But it needs to be in school and person, but it needs to be state. How do we get our economy back on track? I get the emails from people who have been waiting for unemployment is this summer? Because are they don't have jobs for no fault of their own. And how do we make sure that we get this pandemic under control? Have a good roll out of this vaccine, Get the people vaccinated that needed and keep people safe in the process, So I hope those are some things that we can come together and work on that impacts everybody in this country. Not just one party. Thank you so much. Congresswoman Nicky, Mo Williams, representing Georgia's fifth district. Now we know that you are anxiously awaiting these results as we are watching them here at home. So thank you for joining us taking your time tonight. Thank you. Thank you. You have in
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
"Twenty twenty brought devastating loss of life including those who held a prominent place in the nation's history or culture the pandemic took the lives of more than three hundred forty five thousand Americans in twenty twenty and there were notables who died from various circumstances but funerals and memorials we're limited postponed or held online in twenty twenty we lost a prima court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I'll do the very best I can in this job civil rights icon congressman John Lewis just because the racism is still deeply embedded in our society basketball great Kobe Bryant's rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen Little Richard Sean Connery Alex Trebek an actor Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer at the age of forty three also gone Kenny Rogers Regis Philbin a livia to Haviland and musician John Prine who died of covert nineteen I'm Jackie Quinn
Jon Ossoff and the movement energy hes tapping in Georgia
"John asa. Thanks so much. For coming on the podcast. Thank you so much. Jonathan grade the bigger right so you just started a bus tour a six day bus tour. If i remember right where are you going. And what kind of reception have you been. Been getting because it's been a one day already so far. Yesterday we were out in in madison and augusta and we will be hitting not just every major city but Several dozen small towns will be very visible in rural georgia. And this is the health jobs and justice bus tour across the state in the program that we are encouraging folks to get out and vote to support is one that ensures every georgian has great healthcare that we invest in economic recovery and job creation infrastructure clean energy and that we passed major criminal justice reform at a new civil rights act and that is galvanizing our coalition. There is movement like energy in georgia. Right now and as. You've heard me talk about jonathan. The situation in georgia is unusual. Because you've got a young jewish son of an immigrant running alongside a black preacher. This is not how democrats have been running in the south for the last couple of decades of talk more about that. Because i've heard you say that in television interviews Mostly in television interviews. And you know you both. You and reverend warnock who. You're talking about another person. Who's been on the podcast of your both sons of the south but for you in particular you were born and raised in georgia. As you just said you jewish-american and for a lot of people. The south has not been hospitable to african americans or jewish-americans. Talk talk about your your Your childhood your upbringing a did you endure wild antisemitism there in georgia not wild anti semitism up but it's something that pops up from time to time in the life of any jewish person. I think that. Because i don't wear a keep up right a yarmulke because i'm not outwardly. Observant I would not attract the same sort of over a of anti-semitism might who's judaism is more apparent externally or as a black person might in the south. But i think that when i inflict on my childhood so i was bar mitzvah at the temple which is a a reform synagogue in atlanta and one of the interesting things about the history of the temple is that it was nineteen fifty seven when dr king established the elsie in atlanta and it was nineteen fifty eight when the temple was bombed and from the late nineteen fifties through the civil rights movement of the early and mid nineteen sixties and all the way through the present day there has been an alliance between blacks and jews in georgia and when i first sat down to have a meal with congressman john lewis because my first ever exposure to anything like public service was working as a very very young man in his office where he wanted to talk to me. You were in high school. That's why it's had very very young man that exactly. I mean we ever had for about ninety minutes. He wanted to talk about that alliance. He wanted to talk about how he marched. Alongside rabbis and jewish activists. Here was a young jewish man in his office. He wanted to talk about the necessity of nurturing and strengthening that alliance and not taking for granted that that would happen on. Its own and so i- i reflect often as you've heard me reflect about how he is looking down on us right now in georgia smiling.
There's Another Runoff in Atlanta, Georgia
"In Georgia. Today, voters are deciding which candidate will briefly fill the House seat of the late Democratic congressman John Lewis. Christopher Alston with member station W. A. B has more from Atlanta. Robert Franklin and Kwanza Hall. Both Democrats are competing to be Atlanta's congressman for just a few weeks, one of the shortest house 10 years in U. S history. Runoff as a burden toe already overworked metro Atlanta counties, which are also conducting a recount of the November election. Erica Hamilton, his election director for the cab county employees. This is what we live for. This is our job. We expect that we're ready for it. It gets it just adds extra Layer two are learning experience with his 2020 election. The winner of this runoff will not serve past January. Congresswoman elect in the chemo. Williams takes office for NPR News. I'm Christopher Austin in Atlanta. This is NPR news
Joe Biden campaigns near Atlanta, GA
"Biden makes his pitch to Georgia voter. We win Georgia. We win Everything. Vice President Joe Biden visit shows he's taking no votes for granted, noting even pundits wouldn't have guessed four years ago that a Democratic presidential nominee and and Senate Senate candidates candidates would would be be in in such such competitive competitive races races in in Georgia. Georgia. I've I've been been around around a a while, while, but but I've I've never never been been We're We're optimistic optimistic about about America America or or the the American American people people them them right right today, today, Biden Biden reminded reminded Georgians Georgians his his late late friend, Congressman John Lewis, called voting the most powerful, non violent weapons this time to stand up. And take back our democracy in Atlanta. Veronica Waters. 95.5 WSB
New Law Mandates California To Study The Issue Of Reparations For Slaves' Descendants
"This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Elsa Chang in January. 18 65 As the Civil war staggered into its final months, the US made a promise. It would take for 100,000 acres of confiscated southern lands stretching from South Carolina to Florida and redistribute it to formerly enslaved black people in 40 acre parcels. Well, that order did not last long. Within the year, Lincoln's replacement president, Andrew Johnson, broke that promise and handed the land back to plantation owners. That was the nation's first systematic attempt to provide reparations for slavery. More recently, the late Michigan congressman John Conyers, tried and failed for nearly three decades. Yet Congress to consider the same issue. Now California has taken Conyers bill and used it as an inspiration for a new bill signed into law last week. It is the first state law of its kind. California Assemblywoman Shirley Weber is the author of that Bill, and she joins us Now. Welcome. Thank you. It's good to be here. Good to have you So what this new law does is basically set up a task force to study the issue of reparations for the descendants of enslaved people and To make further recommendations from there. Tell me what are you hoping to see? Come out of this task force. Well, I think they're a couple of things we hope will happen. Obviously, we hope there will be a number of recommendations on what the state needs to do in order to repair the damage that's been done. But hopefully in addition to that, we will have robust conversations about the really deep and long and pervasive impact of slavery and racism in California and across the nation. I talked to too many people who tell me I'm not a slave holder. I didn't I didn't own any slaves. What does that mean to me? Well, you may not have owned them, but the impact of your forefathers owning them. As what is the impact of the various laws and limitations placed upon African Americans That made it difficult, if not impossible, for them to compete educationally and economically and socially still has its lingering impact, and we see that in the streets today, we'll give us some concrete examples of what form Might these reparations take Well, you know, it could be like it is a Georgetown where those folks who was slaves that landed Georgetown, every descendant of those individuals now could have access and free education of Georgetown. We could look at the issue of loans and grants for people starting businesses, and we have businesses that are suffering and sometimes failing in this pandemic. Because of our let the lack of support and financing that made it almost difficult, if not impossible, for them to own land and only businesses. We need to look at housing patterns. California had some very, very racist housing patterns that existed. But they're they're number of things that need to exist and to indicate that is tremendous amount of damage was done and puts California on the hook as well, because he basically California was a free state, right. A lot of people don't think of California as a slave state, but exactly what role California did play when it came to slavery. Well, we had one of most racist governors who talked about removing all black people from state of California free or slaves. We created laws that prevented them from being able to testify in court against white person. We had lots of things embedded in our land ownership that prevents folks from buying or selling homes to African Americans. All of those things are important, as they began to say, is this wide African Americans continue to struggle have the least amount of wealth amassed have low homeownership, all those kinds of things that even after generations and generations of struggle. We still find that these things prevail. And even though a few sneak through the vast majority do not Now let me ask you dealing with the legacy of slavery is an issue that this entire country needs to reckon with. So there are a lot of people say, Let's look to a federal solution. How would you respond to that? Well, we have We lived for federal solution for 30 to 40 years. At this point, it's just not happening at the federal level. And so after waiting, we said, You know what California could do this? And I've governor said, You know what we can lead the way and that we think will motivate others to do. Likewise, California state Assemblywoman Shirley Weber was the author of a new state law to study reparations for slavery. Thank you very much, thank you for the opportunity.
Democratic convention live updates: Speakers address issues of national security, criticize Trump
"My mentor, Congressman John Lewis knew that the right to vote is sacred. Georgians know that our ability to vote is under attack. Long lines. Voters depression Donald Trump is even call vote to nominate Joe Biden underway at the Democratic National Convention. You're listening to live coverage from ABC News, Check Vote 230330 and make sure your voice is heard in this election. In the cradle of the civil rights movement and in the spirit of good trouble. Georgia cast are 117 votes for our next president. Joe Biden, Guam
Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.
Atlanta - Barack Obama: Honor John Lewis by Renewing Voting Rights Act & Ballot Access in the U.S.
"Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Ebony Baptist Church in Atlanta to bid farewell to Congressman John Lewis. Three President's spoke at the funeral of the late civil rights icon three presidents were talking pro Bush three real president. Yes President Clinton. President Obama delivered. Yes, he spoke about bloody Sunday when Congressman Lewis and other protesters were beaten by police and Selma fifty five years ago. President Obama also spoke about her suppression take a listen we may no longer have to. Guess the number Jelly beans in the jar in order to cast a ballot. But even as we sit here. There are those power who are doing their darndest. To discourage people from voting. By closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted by laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the postal service in the run-up. That's going to be dependent on mail in ballots so people don't get sick. That's the president that MSN. President. Jimmy Carter also sent his condolences and approximation. So it was just a beautiful service everything President Obama also reminded Americans to be. vigilant against the darker currents of this country's history. Beginning. June oil. Jennifer Holliday Holliday. I.
12-year-old honors John Lewis with moving funeral tribute
"Rights leader Longtime Congressman John Lewis has been buried in Atlanta and after he was honored by three former presidents yesterday. Including the most recent president, Barack Obama, who described him as a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance. He loved America until America learn how to love him back. back. It It was was a a ceremony ceremony fit fit for for an an American American hero. hero. Civil Civil rights rights leader leader John John Lewis Lewis was was remembered remembered for for his his unstoppable unstoppable fight fight for equality. His everlasting humility and his love for all hundreds gathered outside the Ebeneezer Baptist Church to watch the service inside 12 year old tie. Brief our gave a touching tribute. John knows was my hero, my friend. Let's honor him by getting in good trouble. And three former president shared how he shaped the nation. John and I had our disagreements, of course. But in the America John Lewis fought for and the America I believe. And differences of opinion. Our inevitable elements and evidence of democracy in action. I just loved it. I always will. And I'm so grateful. That he stayed true to form. I suggest Since he's close enough to God to keep his eye on the sparrow and us We salute suit up and march on his eulogy. The nation's first black president Barack Obama, call Louis a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance. Lewis did not hesitate. And he kept on Getting on board buses and sitting at lunch counters got his mug shot taken again and again. America was built by John Lewis. Is he as much as anyone? In our history. Brought this country a little bit closer. To our highest ideas. The former president told a story about speaking with Congressman Lewis after he joined the Senate. He said he walked over to him and said John I'm here because of you What we do for you. A more perfect union. Whether it's years from now or decades, or even if it takes another two centuries. John Lewis will be a founding father. Of that fuller fairer, better America.
Controversial Poseidon desalination plant in Huntington Beach set for hearings this week
"Hearings have started to see if a desalination project that has been planned for 20 years will hold water in Huntington Beach beside and water Vice President Scott Maloney says the $1 billion plant would generate 50 million gallons of water per day, enough for about 400,000 people in O. C Desalination is the on ly 100% climate, resilient water supply available to the state of California Coast Keepers. Ray Hamster is one of the more than 100 speakers expected to oppose the project. During this week, Santa Ana Water board hearing Goingto kill marine life. Polluter water cost a fortune, and most importantly, we don't need it. Ah, yes vote within the project of the Coastal Commission for final approval in Orange County. Corbin Carson KO Phi News. Three former presidents, The speaker of the House and dozens of members of Congress have gathered in Atlanta for the funeral of Congressman John Lewis Lewis. Fellow civil rights activists, James Lawson call on the government to continue Lewis's legacy so that every
Obama condemns voter suppression in John Lewis eulogy in Atlanta
"At Congressman John Lewis Funeral today. President. Barack Obama talked about. How important? The Post Office has become to John Lewis's legacy. There are those in power who are doing their. Best. To discourage people from voting. By, closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision. Even undermining the postal service in the run-up to. That's GONNA be dependent on male and belts so people don't get sick. I know this is a celebration of John's life. There some who might say We shouldn't dwell on such things. But. That's why I'm talking about. was devoted his time on this earth. Fighting. The very attacks. On democracy. And what's best in America? That were we're seeing. Circulate right now. John Lewis. Regional today President Obama described a string of encounters. He had with John Lewis that perfectly encapsulate. The power of voting rights and what John Lewis's life's work. Has Meant to this country I met him when I was law school he came to speak. And I went up and said. Mr Lewis. You are one of my heroes. What inspired me more than anything as a young man was to see what you? Lost Song. Bob Moses Diane. Nash. Others did. And, he got that kind of all shucks. Thank you very much. Next time I saw him I'd. been elected to the United. States Senate. And I told him John You I'm here because a you. and. On Naga Ration- day in two thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine. Is One of the first people I greeted and hugged. On. That stand. And I told him. This is your day to.
John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta
"The sound in Atlanta as masked Mourners air filing into a church where a funeral service for the legendary civil rights fighter and longtime congressman John Lewis is being held ahead of his burial. A winnable use. Mike Doherty has a preview. For half a century, John Lewis dedicated his life to civil rights and civil service. President Obama will deliver his eulogy at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's the same church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr used to deliver sermons. Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the services Well, President Donald Trump says he will not go Georgia governor Brian Kemp says no matter where you go, everybody knows the name of John Lewis and Mohr importantly, They know his record of standing up. Speaking out and shaking up the status quo. Lewis made a name for himself by getting into what he calls good trouble. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms says he laid the groundwork for her and others and she will carry on his legacy and so governor when the good trouble continues to know that it is with the blessings of Congressman Lewis Lewis is the first black lawmaker toe lie in state at at the the Capitol Capitol Rotunda Rotunda in in Washington, Washington, D D C. C.
Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta
"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we
Congressman John Lewis' Long Journey Home Ends In Atlanta
"Ceremony for the late Congressman John Lewis. This woman watched his Lewis's casket began its journey from the state Capitol building in Georgia this morning. Funeral Services get underway at 11 o'clock this morning. Coming up on news Radio, 9 15 Update of your money, a 10 $25 off
"congressman john" Discussed on Radio Boston
"I've had the opportunity to walk the pedal. Edmund, pettus bridge. Many times I'm excited about the idea that it might be named after him He deserves that. And he is a much greater figure to lionize. Bed that Mister Peres has who. Was a white supremacist so. I think you know I. Interrupt you. There, Reverend Mariann I'm so sorry to interrupt you I wanNA get a little more sound and have a little more time for t to respond to that so I apologize. Give me just a second. Because I do WanNa play one more piece from the ceremony today, which is House majority. Leader Nancy Pelosi. John Firmly! Focused on the future on how to inspire the next generation to join the fight for justice and his quote to find a way to get in the way as one of the youngest leaders of the Freedom Rides march on Washington they said and March to Montgomery, he understood the power of young people to change the future. So. We're hearing that and we're hearing what Reverend Murayama was just saying Peter Jackson resonating all over the country now in our last little minute or so I, just WanNa. Ask What what is the Exaltation to Young? People that his passing now lays out. GET UP, stand up! Stand up for your rights. it's absolutely critical that young people now, and they are doing this and I understand it's it also is a message to older. Folks I guess I. Technically Am and that category now. To step back. And let young people step forward and lead. Let voices be heard. And their truth be told there's a component as we saw from congressman John Lewis he did that. He embodied that and it wasn't only about him. It was a life of passing the torch, and he has lived a life that was well lived and his dash that will go on on his headstone. means something, and it means that our country is better. A different and many things have changed because of his living. And Reverend Mariann. Let me give you thirty seconds to just add your last reflection didn't sit right with me to interrupt you like that. No, no, it's all good. I mean I think I'm honored to have known him. and I hope that so many more folks will get out there by the book March. Share with a young person It's not gonNA be overnight. The change happens, but we can hold his legacy. And move forward. And that is Reverend Mariann Ham and pastor of the new routes Ame church in Dorchester. Thanks for being with us today. To be here. And Tito Jackson former Boston Boston city councillor now. CEO Avert Medical. Cannabis company Tito. Thanks to you as well. Thank you..
"congressman john" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Will not be satisfied will not be patient as long as A. Jew cannot be Jewish in his own country. Later that same year at the freedom Sunday march for Soviet Jews that AJC organized on the National Mall, and that drew a quarter of a million people. He addressed the crowd saying quote twenty five years ago, I marched here in Washington to focus the nation's attention on the injustices and the oppression of segregation. Many of my Jewish friends were with me then and today I am proud to take part in your march for freedom for your people who are oppressed in the Soviet Union. Congressman Lewis was also an outspoken opponent of antisemitism in any form. When the notorious Anti Semite Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam organized the Million Man March in nineteen, ninety five hundreds of thousands of black people showed up, but not John. Lewis Congressman Lewis. wrote in Newsweek that the march was quote fatally undermined by its chief sponsor, and that it was against what I have worked for. Tolerance, inclusion integration. Especially today as too many celebrities continue to celebrate the hatemonger Farrakhan and too few people of conscience are prepared to condemn him out right John Lewis's moral leadership stands out, and lastly, though really there are infinite stories of John Lewis standing by the Jews. Congressman Lewis was a staunch supporter of the US Israel relationship travelling to Israel several times voting to support Israel and provide Israel with defense spending voting to condemn the BCS movement. Even when he differed with Israel and policy, he never shrank from his love for the country, or for that matter from his love for the Jewish people wherever they were whether they were his constituents in Atlanta or Jews trapped in the Soviet, union or Jews, in Israel yeezy throw by Ruth made the memory of John Lewis be a blessing. Chamacha ship Shalom. You can subscribe to people of the pot on itunes, Google play or spotify, or learn more at AJC, dot org slash people of the Pie. The views and opinions of our guests don't necessarily reflect the positions of AJC. We'd love to hear your views and opinions or your questions. You can reach us at people of the pod at E. J. C. Dot borne. If you like this podcast, you should read it and writer review to help more listeners find us. Thank you for listening? This episode is brought to you by AJC. Our producer is condo. Our assistant producer is a Tarlac Ritz and our sound engineer is t K. Broddrick tune in next week for another episode of people of the Pot..
"congressman john" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Area congressman John Garamendi represents Solano county and he spoke earlier with CNN we have perhaps the first community transmission in the United States and yes it is in my district and the individual is in a hospital as we understand it in Sacramento Germany says he's remaining in close contact with the CDC and state health officials Dr D. Bloomberg with the UC Davis health tells CBS thirteen in Sacramento this is a significant development we are all susceptible to it and that means if we do get a significant exposure we will and in fact if a patient has been under the care of doctors UC Davis Medical Center for at least a week and CDC officials say they didn't wait to test they waited to test the person from these four days because they didn't meet the criteria the federal agency did set for testing Orange County officials they declared a state of emergency in anticipation of an outbreak of coronavirus with health officials be given broad powers to deal with any cases of the disease the decision was not a hard one to make according to supervisor after dole given statements for the centers for disease control about the likelihood of coronavirus cases popping up in densely populated areas of the nation like Orange County we took unofficial step today to empower our public health officer Dr Nicole quick to use all the power given to her under statutory law those powers include the ability to quarantine patients of allocate whatever medical resources or equipment are available from private health care centers of NY to the county has in addition filed a friend of the court brief siding with the city of Costa mesa to prevent the transfer of coronavirus exposed persons to the Fairview development center supervisor does says they'll be attending a meeting between Costa mesa officials of state and federal officers of the matter later this week in Santa Ana P. double tree okay and extend seventy newsradio Orange County leaders motors for declaring an emergency you're being questioned by at least one LA city councilmember ivory of Orange County more of a political reason Philly councilman David Bruce said they were trying to make a political statement not to have a certain area open in Orange County that's an apparent reference to the legal battle to keep a corona virus quarantine site from being set up in Costa mesa ruin other members of the council committee got an update on what LA city and county officials are doing to prevent the potential spread of the virus LA county has had one confirmed case and has not declared an emergency supervisor Kathryn Barker wants the board to ask for at least seven point five million dollars in federal funding to help the county address the threat a statement from her office says additional and flexible funding is critical to maintain local preparedness and response efforts click here to talk here next ten seventy newsradio mayor of Los Angeles says the city's been preparing for weeks to declare an emergency should there be a corona virus outbreak doing so right now seems premature to mayor Eric Garcetti we don't want to scare people at a time when we have only one case and has not spread if necessary he says an emergency could be declared and resources mobilized quickly we have our public workers are trained on this at the county level and many of them cross train to the city and cities level so we feel well prepared to be able to address it doesn't mean if something breaks out that.
"congressman john" Discussed on KGO 810
"Congressman john gary mandy john you withdrew a particular bill you and some others who are pushing to prevent a war with iraq explained what the bill was and why you withdrew it we actually proposing amendments to the national defense authorization act which was up for markup last week the amendments would hit the u._s. military from engaging in any offense to action against iran unless there was a congressional authorization to go to war the amendment was discussed in a very positive debate in the committee there were questions about the language that was proposed at that time that it may not successfully stop the military from taking sensitive action offensive that's fine we don't have any problem with pets so we're going to take it up on the floor following the fourth of july and possibly this week and an amendment to the defense appropriation bill in any case that was very positive support among the democrats almost universal and many many other republicans on the committee john i've got some questions though about this i read about it and how is this any way different from our sending troops to afghanistan or syria though their home now very much different afghan and iraq and including syria are all based upon a two thousand one authorization to use force against al qaeda and related entities we are now using that in sixteen countries many of us have tried to limit that but that is not taking place right now the administration is talking about iran somehow connected jeff ghanistan al qaeda they want to use that two thousand one authorisation has an excuse or as the legal foundation to attack iran and we're driver concern About that. That's why we want to put into the law a specific prohibition against offense against Iran, unless there is a congressional authorization to go to war, now sending another thousand troops over there. Do you think this is the beginning of an attempt to actually try to go to war? Yes, I I'm very, very concerned that the administration is not just a thousand troops. This is the second Trump's that'd be about three thousand additional troops. We have an aircraft carrier and all of the associated ships and airplanes with that. And we have a beep fifty two squadron in the area. Plus about another seventy or eighty fighter-bombers various kinds that have been there for many, many years, they ministration is attempting to put maximum pressure on Iran to get around to sit down and negotiate a longer and more robust anti nuclear weapons development, and to deal with all the other issues of Iran. It is a very dangerous situation in that maximum pressure to Tonkin Gulf situation, either real or manufactured. All right. That leads to one last question, John, and that is your, the Ayatollah you're running Iran, and all of a sudden now congress passes your Bill and they say, well, that takes us off the hook. We threatened a lot. We haven't followed through but does. Isn't that take away at least a psychological advantage? We have. I don't think so all the purchasers. They're all of the sanctions are in place. All the military is standing by, but let's be very, very clear about this war with Iran is no, small deal. Iran is very has a very powerful military has a surrogate all around the Middle East. It would result in a major conflict that would make the Iraq conflict. Look minor solid answer. John, thanks so much for joining us. Always appreciate it around US congressman John gear..
"congressman john" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"They're coming. So Mr. Whittaker you were attorney general chief former attorney general Jeff Sessions chief of staff at the time is that correct? Of the zero tolerance policy being implemented. You were as chief of staff at the time. I was the family separation policy. Let me just sort of. There was no family separation. Hours policy. This is being given four Pinocchio multiple times. Thank you and tell you you were former attorney general's chief of staff at the time last month Senator Merkley released a leaked draft memo by senior officials at the department of Justice and homeland security outlining policies to separate children from their families were you aware of this memo at the time. No, sure. So as the chief of staff, you were not aware of what your boss was doing. Was the memo? Sorry, you're talking about the leaked memo or the memo the general sessions issued there was draft memo by senior officials at the department of Justice. You would the chief of staff, I would think you would know and you would be a senior official. You would know about that memo? The memo stated that a policy of criminally prosecuting parents would require close coordination between DHS and the department of health and human services, which would be tasked with housing children separated from their moms and dads, and yet a report released by the government accountability office last October says that DHS and HHS were quote, unaware that your boss former bosses zero tolerance prosecution policy memo was coming is it correct? That the department of Justice provided no advance notice to those departments congresswoman the departments. It's just it's just a yes or no did you provide advance notice to those? Stories press conference in San Diego with the head of the immigration customs enforcement when we announced the zero tolerance policy and all the zero tolerance policy. Does it says that we will take all referrals from DA? I'm just gonna stop you right there. Because it is my time according to go. All right. We went halfway through it. It goes on like that. He denies it. She presses him on it. She's great Pramilla Giac, Paul one to watch. She's awesome. So that's going on right now. It's going on all day. It'll continue probably hopefully for another long while through in the afternoon making him really uncomfortable. By the way, he's drank a whole lot of water. He looks very uncomfortable up there. And that's that's good. But there's other news going on onto. So let's get on with it. The sad news. Former congressman John Dingell died last night. He's the longest serving member ever in congress. He arrived in congress in nineteen fifty five to fill a seat that was held by his father, John Dingell senior and continue to serve for more than fifty nine years until you announced his retirement in two thousand fourteen Dingle played a key role in passing the Civil Rights Act Medicare, the clean water act and ObamaCare, and he had a hilarious Twitter feed. And it's still up, and you should check it out at John Dingell D, I N G E L L. In fact, he did a fundraiser was the congressman from Michigan. And he did a fundraiser for the collective blog in which he sat and read some of his tweets in front of a live audience. Unfortunately, the audio is not really good or I play it for you. But he was he was one of the great ones, and what a loss house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff hired for his investigation. At least one former White House aide who served under President Obama, and then remained beyond the transition dealt. The Trump administration reports identify this new hire as Abigail grace. Yes. And Obama, you're a holdover and former member of Trump's national Security Council news of chairman's move dramatically escalated tensions with the president is how one newspaper put it. Yep. Trumps fuming. He tweeted, the Tim's and their communities are going nuts. The Republicans never did this to President Obama. No. They just did a whole lot worse. He goes on and calls..
"congressman john" Discussed on WDRC
"Congressman John Dingell has died. He was the longest serving member of congress. John Dingell was sworn in as a member of the house in nineteen fifty five and went on to serve more than fifty nine years making his tenure the longest in congressional history had the privilege of cast of twenty five thousand votes, let for Dingle his most important vote was the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four despite never holding a senior leadership position, the Michigan democrat wield influence as chairman of the house energy and commerce committee and use that role to advocate for Detroit's big three automakers. Earning him, the nickname the truck Dingle was also instrumental in crafting the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that prohibited insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre existing conditions frustrated by the growing grid. Block on Capitol Hill Dingle retired in two thousand fourteen but kept his house seat in the family voters, elected his wife, Debbie as a successor, John Dingell was ninety two. Fox's Steve Rappaport. House speaker Nancy Pelosi issuing a statement reading in part today, we have lost a beloved pillar of the congress and one of the greatest legislators in American history. The Republican National Committee saying our nation mourns the passing of a legend John represented, the people of Michigan with high honor, great humor and a bigger heart. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of extortion and blackmail by the publisher of the National Enquirer, he claims, the tabloid threatened to publish personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating its acquisition of other private images and messages to his girlfriend. President Trump reacting to loan to word that lawmakers are close to the border security. See what happens we need border security? We have to have it. It's not an option in earning. The state of the union address Tuesday, the president again. Call for a border wall. This is Fox News. Hey, two other men out there. My name is Tina, and I want to share a recent experience with you. Let's talk meal performance in the bedroom. Okay. So I've been with this guy for years, and he's been fantastic. At almost everything he does with the exception of our life in the bedroom. Not long ago. He shocked me with more strength passion that he has had in years. He performed in the bedroom. Like when we were in college. It was so exciting and today is performance is better than ever. I asked him what has gotten into you? And with a huge smile. He said noxitril the natural super pill that is better than anything..
"congressman john" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"That is. Congressman John Lewis himself a. Legend and, yes Aretha Franklin in the nineteen sixties was not just making. Music she was a participant in the civil rights. Movement and of course she kind of had to be if you think about, it an African American, woman? Right not just a, woman but she was a black woman in the nineteen sixty is an all the all that was going on in the nineteen. Sixties so Aretha Franklin as a very prominent African American, woman, she of, course Yeah I've got to be part of this movement and she was she as you heard from Vladimir VCR's there a at CBS and and from congressman John. Lewis I, mean she was she, performed you, know in lots of different political, events and she was very much close to Dr. King so Aretha Franklin in the nineteen sixties was helping to blazed the trail and to show everybody that we all have, talents we all can. Contribute we're all able to do something special that everybody should recognize as a special talent than so it's not just white, guys and that was really part of the ability to just show it the ability just get up there belted, out right as a wreath of Franklin was able to do. It He obviously was able to. Rise on her merits and it was. An example of the, meritocracy and, happened to be an African American woman doing it and incidentally. There you've been references in, the clips here. I've really puzzled over how much to talk about her dad. Because it's really not about her dad it's not about Aretha Franklin's dad he was a very prominent man in his own right c l Franklin.
"congressman john" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Was high ray republicans had no regrets had a lot of turn out um but democrats really enjoyed a big bomb pierce our solid numbers especially in early voting what could that mean if anything come november well i think you yeah they doubled their numbers from the last midterm primary in two thousand fourteen and i think that can absolutely mean more enthusiasm among activists in volunteers which means you have more people knocking on doors and more people making phone calls that enthusiasm could turn into more donations to candidates which will help to put more tv ads on the air but but it's still a big hill to climb here in texas i'll ask you about this particular race in the democratic primary at this was to challenge congressman john culbertson the democratic congressional campaign committee the d triple see the national democrats waded into this race by attacking one of the candidates a progressive called laura moser they called her in a washington insider was pretty extraordinary frankly for them to weigh in this way our team caught up with moser over the weekend and she said that the plan backfired that had just made the d triple see look like that they were the meddling washington insiders let's listen one thing that was clearly not gotten was texans we do not like people in our business don't also to do washington did the national democratic party make a mistake here well you know i think over the last couple of years in last couple of elections we've rarely seen you on both sides republicans and democrats kind of push back against a topdown approach to who they should select for their seats and yeah and i guess the d triples he just didn't get the message heading into this election year we had so many open seats where democrats were running strong met multiple candidates and i think that you know the locals they just wanted to be able to pick their own without that outside influence right there were six texas republican congressman who chose not to run for reelection which is pretty interesting creating all kinds of new opportunities for candidates from from both parties really what did.
"congressman john" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And key t in austin haven so turnout was high rate republicans had never gets had a lot of turn out but democrats really enjoyed a big bomb pearsall solid numbers especially in early voting what could that mean if anything come november well i think you yeah they doubled their numbers from last midterm primary in two thousand fourteen and i think that can absolutely mean more enthusiasm among activists and volunteers which means you have more people knocking on doors and more people making phone calls that enthusiasm could turn into more donations to candidates which will help to put more tv ads on the air but but it's still a big hill to climb here in texas i'll ask you about this particular race in the democratic primary at this was to challenge congressman john culbertson the democratic congressional campaign committee the d triple see the national democrats waded into this race by attacking one of the candidates a progressive called laura moser they called her in a washington insider was pretty extraordinary frankly for them to weigh in this way our team caught up with moser over the weekend and she said that the plan backfired that had just made the d triple see look like that they were the meddling washington insiders let's listen one thing that was clearly not gotten was that texans we do not like people in our business don't also to do washington did the national democratic party make a mistake here well you know i think over the last couple of years in last couple of elections we really seen you on both sides republicans and democrats kind of push back against a topdown approach to who they should select for their seats and yeah and i guess the d tripathi just didn't get the message heading into this election year we had so many opens seats where democrats were running strong multiple candidates and i think that you know the locals they just wanted to be able to pick their own without that outside influence rent there were six texas republican congressman who chose not to run for reelection which is pretty interesting creating all kinds of new opportunities for candidates.
"congressman john" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"You by state or local government so it would be for example up as in the state of texas i'm sure in alabama in wyoming in georgia in florida you've got up a fiveyear construction plan for your highway projects it'd be something submitted you buy your governor or or euro uh or your highway commission or in the case of here's county are here's county judge of the flood control district would recommend at that afflict that third o a reservoir northwest cherish county or to finish out some of the other bio's to build a two hundred year flood event so if you get a request mistakes local government that you could then put that for flood control our infrastructure into the appropriations bill at subcommittee everybody can see it you put your name on it it's come from local or state government and then it goes all the way through the process of everyone can see it it cannot increase spending and it fulfills our fundamental responsibility to be a representative for the people that elected us it fulfils congressman john culbertson in ten of the founders in creating the powers fitting investing in in the congress at the time the constitution was ratified the only branch of the government that was directly elected by the people was the house representatives the senate was elected by the state legislatures they uh the the the executive was elected by the electoral college the founders understood that the power of the purse was the most effective and powerful check and balance possible and also the most dangerous and one of the most potentially destructive and chevy to abuse so they they vested that power in the congress and in particular the house representatives because we're up for election every two years we are the most accountable the most responsive members of the federal government to our constituents so i would suggest to you that you take a look at that proposal one dente mr rooney uh came up with i think he's he's right we need to target this infrastructure and flood control his people houston simply can't wait we don't have ten or fifteen years to get these flood control projects built and i assure you.
"congressman john" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"The best ball the fortythree michigan congressman john conyers the elder stateman statesman of the democratic party in the house of representatives because of his sexual misconduct allegations that continued him out he did stepped down as the ranking member of the house judiciary committee was determined to stay though in congress but this morning he is expected to announce that he is not going to be seeking reelection their citing specifically the health issues that he's been dealing with but obviously a lot of those health issues especially as it relates to stress brought on because of the controversy that he has been dealing with a got to the point where even uh democratic minority leader nancy pelosi who just a few days ago referred to as an icon ultimately did call on him to resign so he announces not resigning but he did announce he will not seek reelection coming up in 20 18 of course of is national scandal involving sexual harassment allegations of sexual misconduct and now altering the planes as well of one new mexico state lawmaker michel padilla state senator democrat of alburquerque announcing yesterday afternoon that he will end his campaign fort lieutenant governor do you really think he's being treated fairly in the situation because again the question for me is at what point does some one get to move on with their life and their career and the and to be that's a fair question specifically at least in this case any way because what we're dealing with here or allegations in the past that have already been dealt with and by all accounts at least based on what we know now there have been no new allegations made against the state senator in this case that he has had this past dates back to two thousand six two thousand seven when he worked for the city of albuquerque the 911 communication senator and some allegation from made against him ultimately those cases were settled by the city and this is not a new story it was very much dealt with publicly in the media and no new revelations since then just renewed scrutiny because of the national controversy that we're dealing with and again no new allegations up to this point but new mexico congresswoman michelle luhan gresham who is a longtime friend and supporter of michael padilla did urge him to drop out of the.
"congressman john" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Congressman john conyers spotted boarding a plane to go back home while on capitol hill today his own party is pressuring him to leave for good stepped down i i i there's no question in my mind that he should multiple women have now accused conyers of misconduct or harassment one of them his former deputy chief of staff it was a town hall meeting he he bent down to give me a message in my left ear and he arm for his hand up by dress another accusers as conyers would walk around the office in his underwear but one former top aide defence him most of us have walked in on him accidentally without nakae and have seeing him in his underwear big deal that's where his closet is he changes his clothes their conyers denies the accusations but admits to secretly paying one former staffer at twenty seven thousand dollar settlement tonight in detroit the congressman's wife distraught and you want it once and killed as dedicated fifty three years of his life community service and the congressman defiant his lawyer says he will not resign slipped a lot of mary bruce is up on the hill tonight and mary house democratic leader nancy pelosi was criticized for her response on sunday to the conyers allegations calling him quote an icon in our country but tonight her message has changed somewhat david democratic aides tell us leader pelosi is now trying to force the congressman out a short while ago she tweeted no matter your contribution to our country you do not get a path to harrass or discriminate david mary bruce on the hill mary thanks next did i hear north.
"congressman john" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Ching nancy pelosi this morning on meet the press she said number one john conyers is an icon numbertwo because he's a liberal he can do those kinds of things and number three hayes presumed innocent until proven guilty what what about roy more is a proven as the innocent until proven guilty and the allegations against roy more and by the way if i had to make a judgment right or wrong on roy moore's allegations and the wrong answer met my brains wrong this table i would say most of the allegations are accurate probably correct but we're never going to get to a finding like okay it happened without fourteen 14yearold girl what would shows a terrible sexual luck okay it happen how do we decide 38 years later when the woman's fifty two years old in the statutes run decades ago whether it's accurate or not he denies it but with congressman john conyers he admits to it four women have come forward one was paid twenty seven thousand dollars out of his pocket absolutely on it's out of our pocket we paid for him to sexually harrass and commit crimes at work and what is nancy pelosi so that's okay with me he vote at the right way that's kind of the ted kennedy approach or the bill clinton approach tech candidy participated in the death of a young staffer named mary jo kopechne me he was driving her to some sand dune and martha's vineyard have sex with her while i was merited joan kennedy and she dies upside down submerged in his car and with then a few years he was running for the presidency no problem and within a few more years he was called the line of.
"congressman john" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Ching nancy pelosi this morning on meet the press she said number one john conyers is an icon numbertwo because he's a liberal he can do those kinds of things and number three hayes presumed innocent until proven guilty what what about roy more is a proven as the innocent until proven guilty and the allegations against roy more and by the way if i had to make a judgment right or wrong on roy moore's allegations and the wrong answer met my brains wrong this table i would say most of the allegations are accurate probably correct but we're never going to get to a finding like okay it happened without fourteen 14yearold girl what would shows a terrible sexual luck okay it happen how do we decide 38 years later when the woman's fifty two years old in the statutes run decades ago whether it's accurate or not he denies it but with congressman john conyers he admits to it four women have come forward one was paid twenty seven thousand dollars out of his pocket absolutely on it's out of our pocket we paid for him to sexually harrass and commit crimes at work and what is nancy pelosi so that's okay with me he vote at the right way that's kind of the ted kennedy approach or the bill clinton approach tech candidy participated in the death of a young staffer named mary jo kopechne me he was driving her to some sand dune and martha's vineyard have sex with her while i was merited joan kennedy and she dies upside down submerged in his car and with then a few years he was running for the presidency no problem and within a few more years he was called the line of the senate and then in the 1980s the new yorker magazine to the next tuesday on ted kennedy talking about his dozens and dozens of sexual tryst and has drunkenness sometimes on.
"congressman john" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Came across a very news yesterday it is fascinatingly charity baganda walk through some of the details on these allegations that have been made against judge roy moore and we'll do that coming up on the motor to first though now are to uh uh the women have come forward to accuse michigan congressman john conyers who is now under investigation by the house ethics committee which means basically that's where these kinds of things to go in order to get him out the headlines in any ritual go away the ethics committee have reports of sexual harassment in the age discrimination involving john conyers who's been more than half a century me he is the longest serving a congress person right now our reporters stopped around to his house in detroit are yesterday to see if they couldn't catch either the congress person or his wife and i'll get a comment from either one of them as to these charges his wife actually did come out of the house my rob witschge who are the she iden did say hey you kids get off my along our every she repeated as well uh but no charges began to accumulate and and we'll talk about this whole phenomena this very interesting issue and how he spun uh and what the likely name of various during the course this morning clubbed couple of things breitbart had a piece yesterday i will post this so you guys go through this as well by court documents kaufman uh she is the accused who says that at age fourteen they're dr warren more tried to engage in sexual or.