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New Law Mandates California To Study The Issue Of Reparations For Slaves' Descendants

All Things Considered

04:28 min | 3 months ago

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.

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Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

On One with Angela Rye

07:54 min | 6 months ago

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.

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Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

"Fifty a champion civil rights and a congressman for the people that's how colleagues in Michigan's political leaders are remembering to traits own former congressman John Conyers junior who died Sunday at the age of ninety Conyers is the longest serving African American member of Congress during the height of the civil rights movement here's Michigan democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence junk Han uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and I speak on behalf of the trade the black caucus in Congress this is a really bad day ten years became one of only six black house members when he narrowly won his first election in nineteen sixty

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Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

01:12 min | 1 year ago

Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

"I champion of civil rights and a congressman for the people that's how colleagues in Michigan's political leaders are remembering Detroit's former congressman John Conyers who died at the age of ninety he spent fifty three years in the U. S. house Conyers is the longest serving African American member of Congress here's Michigan democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Ancon uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and I speak on behalf of the trade the black caucus in Congress this is a really bad day and here's former Detroit mayor Dave Bing and I just saw John about three weeks ago you know hearing this not only is a travesty but it's something bad those of us who knew who have obviously did not expect me we knew he was moving up an age you know you just don't think about the end you know here we are losing another what about John who stood out for the people of what a lot of dignity congressman Conyers resigned amid style twenty seventeen investigation into sexual misconduct he denied those Asians funeral

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Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

"A champion of civil rights in the congressman for the people that's colleagues in Michigan's political leaders are remembering Detroit's own former congressman John Conyers junior who's died at the age of ninety nine years the longest serving African American member of Congress during the heights of the civil rights movement here's Michigan democratic congresswoman Brenda Laurence Chang con uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and I speak on behalf of the trade the black caucus in Congress this is a really

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Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

06:25 min | 1 year ago

Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

"We mention the passing of congressman John Conyers junior today at the age of the nineteen today were reflecting on his life his legacy in and what he meant for Detroit and and beyond joining us live on W. W. J. Congress one by the Lawrence and congressman first of all thank you so much for the time on what is a definitely a difficult day it is and he can con uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and we just bury Liza coming for and I speak on behalf of the trade Missy can the black caucus in Congress you know this is literally bad day and Grand Canyon when you look through history for civil rights for justice it was always the presence of the Grand Canyon and I was hearing today that one of the greatest thing that happens when you are being in memory of the greatness of these individuals is that it forces you to reflect on your life am I making a difference and my leg like it in a positive way and he was such a humble nine min he was a gentleman and I just and I'm I was at his ninetieth birthday party just recently just a great man congressman Lawrence as you look around the house today and certainly not as diverse as you'd want to be but when when John Conyers junior was elected there was six African Americans in Congress where do you think the house would be today if not for John Conyers and people like him as I said he was a founding member of the black caucus and we often talk about the struggle and the challenges that the members had at that time in a causes during the civil rights movement and the need for their voice to be there and what's so powerful today about the record number went into the record number of diverse the third level of diversity that was in our freshman class native inch panic African American women is that more people are in at the table who have life experiences that can be inflicted and who are process so we're making log house see that it is reflective of who we are as a country a country rich and diverse city yeah I'm crying uses one of the founders required you know because other than African Americans and Hispanics there wasn't much diversity when he came to Congress at all congresswoman Brenda Lawrence representing Detroit Tigers woman thank you so much for the time we appreciate your memory and your thoughts on this topic thank you so much and may we all reflect at this time and how important it is and to give the respect and honor to those who do that and moments in our history where we needed a voice in leadership congressman thank you so much thank you great to hear from Congress woman Brenda Lawrence reflecting on the life and times of congressman John Conyers junior and now joining us on the WWJ live line is former mayor of Detroit Dave being mayor thanks for the time on what is a a difficult evening and answer is you reflect back on the time you spent with John Conyers what comes to mind first what rises to the top I agree that he was a true leader and a person of conviction the civil rights was going very very strong when John became my accomplishment and I know he felt lonely for a long time but you you know in spite of his being yes a single voice for a while you know he he stood up for Detroit and its people and I just saw John about three weeks ago and sold you know hearing that she not only is a travesty but it's something that those of us who knew who have obviously did not expect me we knew he was moving up an age and all that but you know you just don't think about the end and you know here we are losing another what about John's who stood up for the people of what a lot of dignity Amir being we spoke to the Reverend when lance the earlier and he mentioned the consistency with which John Conyers served as a politician yourself consistency so they can be very difficult to achieve to think about doing that over fifty years or more to me seems unfathomable I would absolutely agree with that you know as you know times change people change but his values never change I mean he knew who he was he knew what he wanted he represented his people and he put other people first you know here here's a guy that never really worried about how people thought of him he wanted to be respected but he wanted to be respected for what he stood for and and and his values and he never he never gave them to act they're being thank you so much for the time when was the difficult day we appreciate your thoughts and your remembrances well thank you so very much we all sad because we have lost a job thank you former mayor of Detroit they being joining us in the double WJR blind former Detroit congressman John Conyers junior died today at the age of ninety we'll continue to reflect on his life and times throughout the rest of the

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People are again talking about slavery reparations

Morning Edition

03:16 min | 1 year ago

People are again talking about slavery reparations

"The subject of reparations for slavery has now entered the presidential contest democratic candidates repeatedly asked about this subject. Supporters of some sort of reparations often point to the fact that the United States has paid them in the past the legislation that I am about to sign provides for restitution payment to each of the sixty thousand survivors, of course, former president Ronald Reagan there with that law the nation, formerly apologized to Japanese Americans for their internment in World War Two and provided token monetary compensation the debate over reparations for slavery is our topic that we're covering this week s Cokie segment and commentator Cokie Roberts is here with us. I koki. Hi, David first listener, we have a MandA Trammell. She wants to know whether all this talk of reparations is something new there ever been a serious discussion about reparations for slavery in the pet. Absolutely. A former congressman John Conyers introduced legislation in every congress from nineteen eighty nine. On to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans. It was reintroduced on the first day of the current congress by Texas congresswoman, Sheila jackson-lee, some form of what you might call reparations actually dates back to the end of the civil war when general Sherman promised land, freed slaves that came to be called, forty acres immutable like many such promises it was later, broken slave owners and the district of Columbia, however were compensated when the enslaved people in the capital refrained before general emancipation will we have another listener it's Eggers. And she wanted to know what has happened to all these other efforts to achieve reparations have attempt for reparation happened before in the US. Well, as you said earlier in nineteen eighty eight a law was passed giving living Japanese Americans who had been in intern not their states twenty thousand tax free dollars each but more important to the supporters. Of the Bill was the formal apology by the government and in nineteen seventy one the Alaskan native settlement act gave native peoples to title, more than forty million acres of land and did establish a fun to somewhat compensate them for lands and rights. They had lost in nineteen Ninety-three. President Clinton signed the apology resolution to native Hawaiians for overthrowing the islands. Monarchy cook, I'm just curious have all the efforts that we've seen or talked about been federal or have there been local or other kinds of of reparations. Well, we saw last week Georgetown University students of voting to establish a fund for the descendants of the enslaved people at Georgetown who had been sold by the university, and you have states and some cities that have in fact, inactive reparations, but for very specific wrongdoings. So for Jinya, for example, pay the survivors of its forced sterilizations program and granted scholarships to the residents who have. Been denied in education when the schools were closed during the fight over immigration, Florida gave a substantial sum to the victims of the nineteen Twenty-three horrible rosewood massacre where an entire African American community was burned to the ground. But David there's so many other atrocities that are still being

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:36 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Online courses in liberal arts and sciences creative writing and professional development winter classes begin january 16th continuing studies that stand for that edu this is all things considered from npr news i'm kelly mcevers in culver city california and i mary louise kelly in washington where it has been quite a week on capitol hill with three members of congress announcing their resignations over allegations of sexual misconduct the first came on tuesday democratic congressman john conyers today congress served almost fifty three years in the house a settlement with a former staffer became public in recent weeks and he faced other accusations congress dismissed them as part of the game of politics there are no accurate or they're not true i can't explain where he like a breath then came wednesday and the new allegation against him critics senator al franken a woman said he tried to kiss her in two thousand six when he was a radio host which he denies but by mid day senator kirstin jila brand and many other democrat said enough is enough and i think when we start having to talk about the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment and unwanted groping you are having the wrong conversation need to draw a line in the sand as say none of it is okay and then the next day thursday franken announced his resignation i of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that i am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the oval office in the man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the senate with the full support of his party just hours later republican congressman trend francs said he would resign in january but then today he said his resignation was effective immediately following all this is npr congressional correspondent susan davis and she is with us from capitol hill hey hey county so this has been a pretty remarkable week at three members of congress announcing they'd resign in the wake of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour and put this in perspective for us you know i think republicans and democrats alike certainly at the top party leadership ranks recognize that what is happening in this moment is bigger than congress it certainly bigger than any one lawmaker and they're trying.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on On The Media

"In washington where a wide range of bad behaviour prompted the imminent departures of democratic congressman john conyers minnesota's democratic senator al franken and arizona republican trent francs here senator franken i of all people aware that there is some irony in the fact that i am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the oval office in a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls empain's for the senate with the full support of his party frank and of course is referring to alabama republican senate candidate in accused serial sexual predator of teenagers ruling more on monday president trump for the first time through his full support behind more first in this tweet democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive tax cuts is why we need republican roy more to win in alabama for republicans in the senate transactional politics trump's principle it even trump's optics republicans want attorney general jeff sessions former seat filled by a fellow party member and allegations be damned slates dahlia lists wicks says that the tendency of democrats to take the high moral ground while republicans descend as michelle obama might say when they go low we go high has its merits but also its dangers there needs to be at least some understanding of the corollary which is when they go low and then they go lower and then they go lower and we don't react in kind we we make beginning played yeah you call that unilateral disarmament as an example of getting played you cite mike huckabee engaging in a kind of doublespeak as lawyers al franken is in the senate as long as you've got to conyers and others who were staying in office then then why not have roy moored first of all he has denied the charges against him vehemently and categorically tell me what that says to you well that's the to step loops sorry about conyers in franken but we're still going to let more ron because let the people decide or the accusers are liars or because it happened a long time ago two weeks ago the same republican senators who were saying absolutely we believe these women.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

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01:43 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"A new allegation against congressman john conyers from a woman who says she worked for him she says he slid his hand up her skirt while she was sitting next to him in church mic russia reports we may hear from congressman conyers today longtime us representative john conyers of michigan who has come under fire amid sexual harassment allegations plans to announce today whether he'll stay in office or resign that's according to attorney arnold reid who says conyers is expected to speak on a detroit radio talk show this morning several members of the house have called for the eighty eight year old conyers to step down following allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by several women who once worked for him the house ethics committee has launched an investigation i mike rossi of hillary clinton is returning to new hampshire for the first time since just before the presidential election he'll be signing copies of her new book in concord the book is called what happened i'm rita foley ap radio news fiji to save with the naked key gordon the moral godly pinella to live nice to be so meeting be they see keep it one like been why when they see a puppy flipping bring it back when no threes to stem opened the safety key could hate is that they don't know my amabullah referee bonnet dance to breathe that did it go well when these is canada the team of break it down with bonnaud said they might seize.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on RobinLynne

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01:43 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on RobinLynne

"A new allegation against congressman john conyers from a woman who says she worked for him she says he slid his hand up her skirt while she was sitting next to him in church mic russia reports we may hear from congressman conyers today longtime us representative john conyers of michigan who has come under fire amid sexual harassment allegations plans to announce today whether he'll stay in office or resign that's according to attorney arnold reid who says conyers is expected to speak on a detroit radio talk show this morning several members of the house have called for the eighty eight year old conyers to step down following allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by several women who once worked for him the house ethics committee has launched an investigation i mike rossi of hillary clinton is returning to new hampshire for the first time since just before the presidential election he'll be signing copies of her new book in concord the book is called what happened i'm rita foley ap radio news fiji to save with the naked key gordon the moral godly pinella to live nice to be so meeting be they see keep it one like been why when they see a puppy flipping bring it back when no threes to stem opened the safety key could hate is that they don't know my amabullah referee bonnet dance to breathe that did it go well when these is canada the team of break it down with bonnaud said they might seize.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"Dozens and other relatives could not be kept out of the country that still being argued before the fourth and ninth circuit court of appeals the issue is expected back before the supreme court for a final ruling before its term ends in june jackie quinn washington native american leaders are vowing to take the trump administration to court after the president decided to reduce in size too large national monuments in utah bears ears and grand staircaseescalante native americans consider the land sacred utah officials say the two monuments closed off the area to energy development one person dead in a fierce wildfire about an hour northwest of los angeles thousands of homes evacuated the fire is pushing toward the city of santa paula jon andrews lives their verve rookie receiver far above the kenyan headed your way most of the homes in santa paula a city of thirty thousand have been evacuated steelers beat the bangles last night this is ap radio news a new allegation against congressman john conyers from a woman who says she worked for him she says he slid his hand up her skirt while she was sitting next to him in church mic rossi or reports we may hear from congressman conyers today longtime us representative john conyers of michigan has come under fire amid sexual harassment allegations plans to announce today whether he'll stay in office or resign that's according to attorney arnold reid who says conyers is expected to speak on a detroit radio talk show this morning several members of the house have called for the eighty eight year old conyers to step down following allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by several women who once worked for him the house ethics committee has launched an investigation i might grassia hillary clinton is returning to new hampshire for the first time since just before the presidential election he'll be signing copies of her new book and concord the book is called what happened i'm rita foley ap radio news.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on RobinLynne

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on RobinLynne

"Dozens and other relatives could not be kept out of the country that still being argued before the fourth and ninth circuit court of appeals the issue is expected back before the supreme court for a final ruling before its term ends in june jackie quinn washington native american leaders are vowing to take the trump administration to court after the president decided to reduce in size too large national monuments in utah bears ears and grand staircaseescalante native americans consider the land sacred utah officials say the two monuments closed off the area to energy development one person dead in a fierce wildfire about an hour northwest of los angeles thousands of homes evacuated the fire is pushing toward the city of santa paula jon andrews lives their verve rookie receiver far above the kenyan headed your way most of the homes in santa paula a city of thirty thousand have been evacuated steelers beat the bangles last night this is ap radio news a new allegation against congressman john conyers from a woman who says she worked for him she says he slid his hand up her skirt while she was sitting next to him in church mic rossi or reports we may hear from congressman conyers today longtime us representative john conyers of michigan has come under fire amid sexual harassment allegations plans to announce today whether he'll stay in office or resign that's according to attorney arnold reid who says conyers is expected to speak on a detroit radio talk show this morning several members of the house have called for the eighty eight year old conyers to step down following allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by several women who once worked for him the house ethics committee has launched an investigation i might grassia hillary clinton is returning to new hampshire for the first time since just before the presidential election he'll be signing copies of her new book and concord the book is called what happened i'm rita foley ap radio news.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"In the upper thirty's by the end of the day the complete accuweather forecast coming up right now detroit metro airport is cloudy and forty four degrees wwl wjr news time now twelve o3 big news from congressman john conyers today here's more from wwe chase charlie langton bombshell one congressman john conyers resigns as of today bombshell to endorse as his son john conyers the third to take us boys many thought the great nephew in conyers would get the nod not the case the congressman speaking from a hospital bed said that it was time believe but denied the recent sexual harassment allegations was the reason congress also said that his forty three years in the congress will not be tainted by these recent sexual harassment allegations reporting from detroit charlie langton w j newsradio nine fifty following the announcement from congressman conyers some are calling for officials to release all of the names involved in paying out settlements in congress wwe k city reporter vicki thomas joining us live and local with more vicky jackie reverend carols williams the second president of the michigan chapter of the national action network among those gathering outside of the home of congressman john conyers here in detroit williams says the group is joining with the southern christian leadership conference to demand transparency and they're kicking off a national campaign what is good for the goose is good for the gan and we are calling all nancy pelosi hey man speaker paul ryan to release the names of every congress purse bed has said a lawsuit their alleged sexual harassment and racial discrimination and he says they're using the hashtag for this campaign the hashtag is release the names reporting live.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on WJR 760

"Congressman john conyers but you know what's interesting this is also rally that will be speaking out against the miss leadership a minority floor leader nancy pelosi the anc polo see us completely step and she's one reason that we have maybe to your satisfaction donald trump in the white out and i'll tell you this is better hillary clinton well you know earlier well i don't i i can i disagree with that but it was almost well anyway at the tel ma who don't want you you you would not want hillary clinton in the white house leonito that are he was unarmed clary could not be of a quarter of donald trump but the reality red nancy pelosi nancy pelosi end the inside the beltway leadership or those democrats in washington gun that is why we have donald trump the white house for her to be such a hypocrite and not adhere to any principles of due process in terms of congressman john conyers is the height of hyprocrisy she's a lawmaker frank and yet she says resigned she didn't say to same thing for uh down ridicules pictures we saw all on the uh just area of a of a war alphabet inc elkington the socalled comedians and you know what really disturbing to me is that it just shows the did how out of touch that built where he is with the uh streets where people actually pro bike detroit i mean one reason that uh the democrats lost michika it's the miss leadership of nancy pelosi and those who run the argument critic priority operation but we will be open art britt at eleven o'clock just talking about focusing on mainly due process and letting the justice ships were ball where they may but above all this congressman deserves a fair hearing uh in nauseam congress which but beyond that you have due process relates to two courts at the fifth and fourteenth amendment both contain a due process clause in the deal which with the administration of justice and as it's a safeguard of of arbitrarily denying somebody life liberty or property by the government outside of the law and so you you've gotta quite on that this is being done outside of a courtroom with john conyers tells her to step down but here grip her between our john conyers a matt lauer bahrain first of all matt roure operate in the.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"And you're going to start off this week talking about the burgeoning scandal or actually group of scandals engulfing capitol hill right now that's sexual harassment sexual misconduct in the capital we're going to talk about some of the members who have been accused and what the response has been across the political spectrum in a big week for that especially with the dean of the house congressman john conyers of michigan getting engulfed in this and ultimately house minority leader nancy pelosi calling today for his resignation from michigan's 13th district we're also going to talk a little bit about president trump's twitter feed which got a little bit out of control even by his standards on tuesday and wednesday nancy cooks going to take us through how that derailed some major white house meetings and brought international condemnation down on the white house and nancy's also know walk us through the ins and outs of tax reform which is moving a breakneck pace through the senate right now some major announcements on that today could pass the senate in the next few days would still need to be the subject of some legislative wrangling between the house and the senate because those bills are different but things are moving forward with the republican tax plan and we're going to get into the details before we do that a quick note please remember to send us questions if you have themnerd cast at politicocom and also remember to subscribe at rate us and right written reviews of the nerd cast on apple podcast or your favorite podcast app on i and let's welcome our panelist senior politics that they're trying to testing in studio had charlie scott and we have white house reporter nancy cook hello all right we are going to start off this week talking about a subject that we touched on the last time we were here but has really mushroomed in a big way since then sexual misconduct in congress and now we are up to two current members of congress who have seen uh big sexual harassment complaints or sexual misconduct complaints come forward against them.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on WCHS

WCHS

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on WCHS

"Democratic congressman john conyers is hospitalized in michigan recovering from what his attorney calls a stressrelated illness but in washington the calls for his resignation because of sexual harassment claims early getting louder abc's mary bruce on the hill democrats have been treading gingerly for days but the accusations are piling up marion brown who worked for conyers spoke out publicly for the first time he asks me to satisfy him sexually he pointed to areas have genital areas of his body and asked me to uh you know touch conyers admits paying brown a secret twenty seven thousand dollar settlement but denies all allegations of misconduct and alabama gop senate candidate roy more is back on the campaign trail as campaign focused on the news reggie in these weeks before the special election speaking a church events abc chief national correspondent tom llamas and mobile alabama eight women have come forward to say that more other sexually harassed or assaulted them when they were teenagers or has denied those accusations but many of the supporters i spoke to last night do not believe the women one of of moore's allies in church saint last night he'll take roy moore's forty years a public service over those two weeks of accusations and music and movie mogul russell simmons stepping down as head of all of his company's after a claim of sexual assault this is abc news honoring our veterans perry race cyrus i'm going to tell you something you already know are us troops jokes rock their courage sacrifice an.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir

World News Tonight with David Muir

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" 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.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"Ap radio news i'm rita foley lay michigan congressman john conyers says he didn't do anything wrong but oh former deputy chief of staff has now come forward saying he made unwanted sexual advances and touched her inappropriately years ago a previous staffer reportedly was paid twenty seven thousand dollars to privately settle a complaint that she was fired after rejecting conyers sexual attention conyers lawyer dodged when asked whether conyers would allow the woman to talk publicly about her claim what i would support as individuals who say that they have been harassed wanted some type of agreement is put in front of you and not been doing this for the better part of twenty years is you say you are harassed dole side go to try arnold reid was on msnbc president trump will try to win over some reluctant republicans today when he goes to capitol hill in search of votes for the gop tax bill ap correspondent surely smith is in washington at republicans indicate they still have a way to go to secure the votes among the holdouts our deficit hawks who worry that the tax cuts for businesses and individuals would add to the nation's mounting twenty trillion dollar debt there are also small business advocates who say the bill doesn't cut those companies taxes enough a court will decide who will run the consumer financial protection bureau the deputy director put in place by her boss on his departure or the man president trump dropped into the job budget director mick mulvaney who is called the agency a joke this agency will stay open rumors that i'm going to upset the place on fire or blow it up or locked the doors are completely false the us military says a russian fighter flew within fifty feet of a us navy reconnaissance jet over the black sea causing turbulence that knocked the american plane into a roll this is ap radio news.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

KHNR 690AM

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

"Our families are immersed in this business cultures and you'll find are it not just the importance of the economic driver that it is but what you can do to participate in help understand what the challenges are the industry is 630 it's time for our 630 report here's news director chas on thai with our i'll put a good morning jess good morning mike a man is injured from a stabbing in kaiuwe police are called to o'neill and only streets near the title of is a center last night and found the victim with stab wounds he was taken to the hospital in critical condition officers also blocked off law tattoo company on coolly road but no arrests have been made an investigation is ongoing six fishermen are safe after their boat sunk off the coast of hawaii island the fifty seven foot fishing vessels started filling up with water last night about one hundred ten miles southeast of hawaii island the us coast guard was called in to rescue the men with a liferaft and it was brought to shore where they were met with medical service and border protection it's unclear if there were any injuries or what caused the boat to sink in national news democratic congressman john conyers huang of sexual harassment again detroit news reports deanna may her who served as conyers deputy chief of staff from 1997 to two thousand five claims conyers touched or inappropriately and made unwelcome sexual advances towards her at least three times conyers attorney denied the allegations to the newspaper president trump is doubting deal can be reached on the federal budget ahead of a meeting with congressional leaders today trump tweeted that chuck and then see one illegal immigrants flooding into the us that was a reference to senate democratic leader chuck schumer and house minority leader nancy pelosi the government runs out of money on december eighth and finally a former top aide to white house chief of staff john kelly is challenging embattled republican roy more for alabama senate seat liebus be is challenging more and democrat doug jones as a.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on WGIR-AM

WGIR-AM

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" 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.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The current process to deal with harassment claims which can drag on for months at taxpayer expense congressman spear thank you for joining us gregory rickman do you think congressman john conyers should resign i think can lead upper fighters ranking member of the judiciary while the ethics committee that could investigation they're all of the allegations turned out to be true absolutely he is violated probably a number of laws and certainly the ethics and the house but we don't know that for a fact and until we know that i think we have to allow someone to be presumed innocent until proven guilty last week congressman spear you said you newest to sitting members of congress is engaged in sexual harassment conyers was not one of them what do these allegations against in additional person against conyers tell you well it tells me what i've always thought uh uh the extent of sexual harassment uh in the halls of congress with much greater than it appeared so it is a proverb problem it exists in part because we have a system since 1995 now enable harassers that actually protective the harassers because the process the victim has to go through but so onerous and took so long and it required mandatory mediation and a mandatory nondisclosure agreements so everything was kept hushhush even to the extent that a settlement was breached it came out of a special fund in the us treasury and the harass it was never identified and.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" 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.

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"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"congressman john conyers" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of his as well as some some women who who worked on saturday night live put out statements of support uh but this is there are also people on the left who are starting to say well maybe senator franken should think about resigning your segments of women are so great to work with another these two allegations to the allegation against congressman john conyers democrat of michigan yes so last night buzzfeed reported that democrat john conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complain in 2015 with a former employee who alleged that she was fired because she would not succumb to his sexual advances the article also describes conyers making repeated unwanted sexual advances to female staffers and people broadly did not know this because it was a private settlement right and and that's what has been happening out very much of what happened in congress has happened very quietly with private settlements the buzzfeed article has documents that show that that this staffer who left was brought back on as a temporary employee should naturally come back to work but her settlement was paid out through payroll so wouldn't show up so tell them these allegations are moving through congress and other institutions media obviously wild president donald trump sits in the white house of man a candidate who was recorded as saying if you're famous you can kiss women you can grab 'em they just let you seventeen women made a whole lot of allegations against donald trump do you think his election is bulking the broader public outrage over sexual harassment that we're seeing rachel that is a very big question one that i don't think any of us can truly answer but i think that there is clearly a moment that is happening in our culture you know when when bill clinton ran for president he was accused of various things with women and and the default was to question the women that that you.

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