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Amy Kennedy wins Democratic primary to challenge Jeff Van Drew

KYW 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 5 d ago

Amy Kennedy wins Democratic primary to challenge Jeff Van Drew

"Some of the resulting from yesterday's primaries in New Jersey and Delaware. No surprise that at the top of the Bell. With Joe Biden winning the Democratic presidential numb primary in both states. President Trump winning On the Republican side, a New Jersey incumbent, Cory Booker, survives the Democratic primary. It's the most watched contest his New Jersey's second district, where Amy Kennedy defeated four other Democrats, the chance to take on Democrat turned Republican Jeff van

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Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Delaware

BBC World Service

00:18 sec | 6 d ago

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Delaware

"New New Jersey Jersey Democrat Democrat Cory Cory Booker Booker easily easily won won his his party's party's Senate Senate primary primary after after defeating defeating progressive progressive challenger challenger Lawrence Lawrence Ham. Ham. Booker Booker ran ran an an unsuccessful unsuccessful campaign campaign for for president president last last year. year. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Joe Joe Biden Biden has has won won the the Democratic Democratic presidential presidential primary primary in in his his home home state state of of Delaware. Delaware.

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Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey

BBC World Service

00:18 sec | 6 d ago

Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey

"New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker easily won his party's Senate primary after defeating progressive challenger Lawrence Ham. Booker ran an unsuccessful campaign for president last year. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in his home state of Delaware.

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Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey, Delaware

AP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 6 d ago

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey, Delaware

"Have been upended by the corona virus pandemic, but primaries were held in several states, including New Jersey and Delaware. Former vice president Joe Biden is one New Jersey's Democratic primary, while President Donald Trump has won the state's Republican primary. New Jersey's already late primary got pushed back a month because of the covert pandemic, with Democratic governor Phil Murphy mandating the election take place, mostly by mail in ballot. Half of the polling places were also required to stay open for voters to cast a valley in person. New Jersey's incumbent Democratic Senator Cory Booker, has won his primary against Lawrence Ham, who is running on Bernie Sanders. Not me. US slogan. Joe Biden is also when Delaware's Democratic presidential Primary in the state, where he was a senator. While President Donald Trump won the state's Republican primary. Biden's already accumulated enough delegates to win the nomination at the Democrat's convention next month.

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Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Delaware

WBBM Evening News

00:50 sec | 6 d ago

Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Delaware

"Day for voters in some states. Many routines have been upended by the corona virus pandemic, but primaries were held in several states, including New Jersey and Delaware. Former vice president Joe Biden is one New Jersey's Democratic primary, while President Donald Trump has won the state's Republican primary. New Jersey's already late primary got pushed back a month because of the covert pandemic, with Democratic governor Phil Murphy mandating the election take place, mostly by mail in ballot. Half of the polling places were also required to stay open for voters to cast a valley in person. New Jersey's incumbent Democratic Senator Cory Booker, has won his primary against Lawrence Ham who was running on Bernie Sanders. Not ME. US slogan. Joe Biden is also when Delaware's Democratic presidential Primary in the state, where he was a senator. While President Donald Trump won the state's Republican primary. Biden's already accumulated enough delegates to win the nomination at the Democrat's convention next month. I'm Jennifer

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Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey

John Batchelor

00:12 sec | 6 d ago

Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey

"Cory Booker winning the New Jersey Senate Democratic primary. Joe Biden bring home a couple more victories ahead of the 2020 election. Biden, the projected winner of the presidential Democratic primary in New Jersey and

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What Is a Jobs Guarantee—and Can It Work?

Brian Lehrer

07:19 min | Last week

What Is a Jobs Guarantee—and Can It Work?

"Is spreading because of a virus. My next guest says Unemployment can spread like a virus. And she's got a solution of federal jobs guarantee. Many economists consider unemployment natural, unavoidable, even necessary to a certain degree. For the economy to function. But Pavlina Channa, who specializes in what's known as Modern monetary theory, disagrees the virus theory well as economic downturns. Cause layoffs. The recently unemployed have less money to spend, leading to a second wave of unemployment in the industries, they could no longer support. But what if the government could guarantee a living wage stop to any American Who wants one. It's an economic policy idea that some of you may know has gained traction not only as Corona virus unemployment has spread, but from well known progressive political figures recently before this, Bernie Sanders Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. Cory Booker have back versions of this idea, or at least believe it should be considered as a response to Income inequality in America generally and toe automation and toe. Other things that cause structural unemployment. It's part of the green new deal the federal jobs guarantee. So joining us now is Bard College economics professor Pavlina Chan of Ah, Who's got a new book called the Case for a job guarantee. Professor Chernova? Welcome to WNYC. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me, Brian. Good morning. Let's start in the present because you wrote this book before the pandemic when official unemployment was down around 3%. Now comes this historically weird emergency where the economy shuts down voluntarily, and tens of millions of people lose their jobs all at once. The government responds with a patchwork of enhanced unemployment benefits and pay cheque loans to employ yours intended to keep A lot of that money passing through to some workers, plus the other kinds of pre existing government aid, like Medicaid and food stamps and more with the guaranteed job program, replace all of that. Under current circumstances. No, it will not replace. Any other measures measures that that might might be be considered considered necessary, necessary, But But it it is is The The most most straightforward straightforward solution solution to to providing providing jobs jobs for for people people who who need need it. it. I I mean, mean, in in the the current current crisis, crisis, we should have focused on protecting jobs. And preventing the layoffs that would have made the task of dealing with this avalanche of layoff much easier. I think we can look to some countries in Europe who have used again the public purse government budgets. To essentially guarantee a payroll for folks whose jobs are threatened from Cove. It's so unemployment rates did spike in some of those countries, but not nearly as much as they did in the United States. So Onda budget that we pass the cares act was so large, it was enough to pay the entire wage bill in the U. S economy for three straight months. So we could have protected Lee off jobs. We could have prevented layoffs, but the damage is done and unemployment. As I argue in the book is it's kind of a perennial teacher and the economy. So the way to inoculate against that is just to create jobs directly. How much would the living wage B? And a guaranteed federal jobs program. The proposal in my book is for $15 an hour, and that is really to help with the fight for 15 of that has You know, has had captured the interest and policymakers with the state level, but it might be, But 15 will not be enough sooner. You know very, very recently, so in in in a truck Order rather so maybe 17. But this is a policy. This is a policy question. The point here is to ensure that it's a living wage floor and that no person Works in a poverty paying jobs with a firm. A living wage for the economy as a whole. The minimum wages you know, is 7 25 and it is not a living wage is poverty paying wage, so it represents about a doubling of the minimum wage. Significantly elevated the floor. Yes, And that's the federal minimum wage, which might be shocking to some of our listeners since the minimum wage. Around here is $15 an hour, but federally and therefore in some states that don't have the same politics, say New York and New Jersey. It's still down around that poverty wage. As you know. Other progressives proposed what they call a universal basic income rather than a guaranteed job. Andrew Gang, for example. Ran for president on $1000 a month Universal basic income proposal, But I don't believe there is a work requirement, just the money as a universal basic income. Sent to every American Do you argue that a guaranteed job solves the same problem, but in a different way? No, I think the job guarantee souls more problems. So $1000 a month. While very nice doesn't really lift people out of poverty. It helps But the job guarantee guarantees a living wage. And so when a person needs work, and they go into the unemployment office, which by the way is called the American job Center. They can find a lot of other assistance that they can't find a job. And that's what the job he does. It insures that there's a public service. Hollis option employment options for those who need work, and we know from basic income experiments that people who even get the income assistance still looking for jobs. So the problem with the job guarantee salt is this. Basically cruel game of musical chairs that people play in the labor market, and they're looking for four jobs, but they're not enough employment opportunities for all, even in the best of times. Forget about Cove it even when the economy is humming near full employment. We're still talking about millions and millions who don't have employment and The unemployment problem is there It's as you were saying in the introduction, ending a lot of social health, economic cost. It's paid for innocent and so we can do things better. By using the public purse to employ the unemployed. But I want to say that it's not. It's not a week requirement. The job guarantee doesn't provide a requirement for the benefits that people might be receiving. It's an additional program so You could have the choice of getting unemployment insurance and the various other income assistance provided out there. But if we gave people one more choice To pick up a living wage job offer. Then that provides stronger economic security.

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Senate Democrats Threaten to Block G.O.P. Police Reform Bill

KCBS Radio Overnight News

00:35 sec | 2 weeks ago

Senate Democrats Threaten to Block G.O.P. Police Reform Bill

"New Jersey senator Cory Booker says unlike the democratic bill co authored by California's Nancy Pelosi and Karen bass and supported by Harris the GOP measure encourages the end of chokehold but doesn't take away police officers qualified immunity or rain in lethal force their bill failed over and over again but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Democrats will be hypocrites if they block this bill this legislation identifies a number of smart lovers the Congress can pull to advance and encourage smart reform Harris wants McConnell to negotiate a much tougher package of reforms rather than attempt to pass

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How Did Juneteenth Get Started?

BrainStuff

06:11 min | 3 weeks ago

How Did Juneteenth Get Started?

"Every year on June nineteenth, millions of people across America. Come together to celebrate June eighteenth with parties parades, prayer, breakfast and golf tournaments, cookouts and music. The holiday is now officially recognized in forty seven states plus Washington DC though it hasn't been made a national holiday yet, despite having been around for more than one hundred and fifty years. We spoke with Paula Austin a professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She said You'd be surprised. There are many students who get to my class, and they sort of never learned about the history of enslavement. They've never learned about the civil rights movement. I think I've had students who because of where they're from, or their families know about June eighteenth, and of actually participated in the celebrations, but most students come, and they don't know. But let's go back to the beginning on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty, five more than two months after confederate general Robert e Lee surrendered to ulysses s grant at APP Maddix which all, but ended the civil war, a US army officer by the name of Major General Gordon Granger. In Huston Texas with two momentous announcements, the end of the civil war, and with it the end to slavery. Nobody is quite sure why it took so long for news of summation to reach Texas several stories have been told throughout the years though none has ever been confirmed including one of an earlier messenger who was killed on his way to Texas to tell the news of freedom. Others believe that some enslavers truth, but simply continued going about business as usual. The most likely is simply that there were not enough troops to enforce the emancipation proclamation whether enslaved people knew about it or not, so things remained status quo. That is until Major General. Grainger showed up. After granger's announcement, some of the two hundred fifty thousand freed people in Texas, immediately left for the promise of true freedom in the north, while others traveled to rejoin family members one formerly enslaved person, Molly Herrell said in the slave narratives of Texas. We all walked down the road singing shouting to beat the band. Others stayed defined pain work in the fields elsewhere. That day marks what is now often called lack independence day, or the fourth of July. It's the American celebration of freedom from slavery. June teen was first observed in Texas in eighteen, sixty six. It wasn't officially recognized as a holiday in any state until Texas did so in Nineteen, seventy nine. Since then only North Dakota South Dakota and Hawaii have declared a holiday. In recent years both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have formally recognized June nineteenth as June, tenth Independence Day. Various movements to grant the day status is a national holiday are ongoing. US Senator Cory Booker said in two thousand eighteen. On this day we must confront ugly parts of our history and honor the slaves who suffered and died under a repressive regime. We must also pay tribute to all those who had the strength and conviction to fight to end slavery and keep our Union together. June teeth independence. Day is also an important moment to recognize how far we've come and take note of how far we have yet to go. Certainly during the original June eighteenth, there was still a lot of work to be done. It came just months after the civil war ended and two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, had been passed by Congress was well on its way to being ratified by the states, but the fourteenth and fifteenth guaranteeing equal protection and the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of skin color were still a couple years off. And not all enslaved people in Texas were immediately freed some held by defiant plantation owners were not emancipated until much later, some formerly enslaved people who tried to leave historical reports show were tracked down and killed. Many more stepped into a future of poverty, fear and uncertainty. Austin suggests that many Americans ignorance about June eighteenth stems from a disinclination to completely face the country's past slavery, and it's far reaching and continuing aftermath. Still? June eighteenth has persevered. Its observance has waned through the years under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and attitudes, but the festivities that began in Texas eventually spread to more states and the idea of commemorating block independence picked up through the civil rights era of the nineteen sixties, and the parties continued today. Austin, said the kinds of celebrations that I've seen and been a part of have been incredibly wonderful there about black culture there about black history there about the resistance and the resilience of the black community. Several years before grainger made his do nineteenth declaration in Galveston famed American Orator Frederick Douglass himself formerly enslaved, spoke to an abolitionist group in New York about the fourth of July. As being dave independence, and how it didn't fit for all Americans, he said what the American slave is your fourth of July I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Opel Lee a former schoolteacher counselor in Fort Worth. Texas has been instrumental in trying to get June. Tenth recognized as a national, holiday. This year she'll walk from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the will. Rogers Coliseum, leading a caravan, urging people to sign a petition for the cause leave who is ninety three years old has been part of the Fort Worth June eighteenth festivities for more than forty years. Last year, it's as important as the fourth of July. In fact I dream some day. They celebrate from the nineteenth to the fourth like they do Mardi Gras. I haven't dreamed as large as the Rose Bowl or the macy's parade, but I'm getting there. To those who observed June eighteenth despite its shaky beginnings, and it's still unfulfilled pledge the day still holds the promise of freedom, independence, equality, ideas, and ideals always celebrating.

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Senate Judiciary Committee held hearing on police use of force, qualified immunity

Forum

01:06 min | 3 weeks ago

Senate Judiciary Committee held hearing on police use of force, qualified immunity

"Senate Republicans are set to unveil their proposed changes to police procedures and accountability of their packages to be introduced Wednesday a day after the Senate judiciary committee held a hearing examining the use of police force impairs winter Johnson reports a panel is taking up the issue amid the nationwide demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd in other instances of racial injustice democratic senator Cory Booker says the pressure is on to make substantial changes to the nation's policing system will we meet this moment in history and actually do something real or will we find ourselves back here again a year from now three years from now Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says he wants to reform police departments not to define them more accountability the national registry of that how many people actually die in police custody the time has come to create a system to combat a broken system the hearing comes as Senate Republicans craft legislation to address police brutality house Democrats plan to vote later this month on their proposal which includes a ban on the use of

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Autopsy: Rayshard Brooks' death considered homicide, shot twice in the back

KYW 24 Hour News

01:46 min | Last month

Autopsy: Rayshard Brooks' death considered homicide, shot twice in the back

"Autopsy report says the death of a black man shot by police in Atlanta was a homicide rate shard Brooks was shot twice in the back and died from organ damage and blood loss from those two gunshot wounds surveillance video shows the twenty seven year old Brooks taking an officer's taser during an attempted arrest at a Wendy's and then he fired a taser at officers as he ran away responded Boris Sanchez reports one officer then shot Brooks dead officer roles the policeman policeman who who fired fired those those shots shots has has been been terminated terminated officer officer Bresnan Bresnan who who first first responded responded to to the the scene scene he's he's on on administrative administrative duty duty of of course course Atlanta Atlanta police police chief chief Erika Erika shields shields I step down we're hearing the chance behind us the outrage and grief in the community and full display on CBS's face the nation New Jersey senator Cory Booker said it was an unjust use of deadly force in this situation I was a member of a new Jersey's largest city with the police department if one of my officers shot someone in the back while they were fleeing with a non deadly weapon that is unjust use of force and unacceptable to community standards Booker and others are now calling for change Seattle police chief Carmen best tells CBS's face the nation the problem must be solved we're going to change in policing we have to it has to be movement that involves everybody we need to re imagine and re figure out how we're gonna move for a democratic South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn spoke out about the death of ratio R. Brooks telling CNN he was drinking fell asleep in the wind this drive through and they have already had to get down he had no weapon on the way they did think he was going to grow and Alison

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Anti-Racism Protests: Outcry After Shooting In Atlanta

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | Last month

Anti-Racism Protests: Outcry After Shooting In Atlanta

"Calls for change now after another black man is fatally shot by a white police officer this time in Atlanta Seattle police chief Carmen best tells CBS's face the nation the problem must be solved we're going to change in policing we have to it has to be movement that involves everybody we need to re imagine and re figure out how we're gonna move forward democratic New Jersey senator Cory Booker also on CBS's face the nation do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable democratic South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn spoke out about the death of radar Brooks telling CNN he was drinking fell asleep in the wind this drive through and they've already paid to get down he had no weapon on him where did they think he is going to grow anti racism demonstrations

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Cory Booker on how the U.S. should reform policing

Face the Nation from CBS News

06:58 min | Last month

Cory Booker on how the U.S. should reform policing

"We want to speak now to New Jersey senator Cory Booker who joins us from his home in Newark a morning to senator good morning mark thank you for having me in Atlanta was the killing of Richard Brooks an example to you of excessive use of force I was a bit of a new Jersey's largest city with the police department if one of my officers shot someone in the back while they were fleeing with a non deadly weapon that is unjust use of force and unacceptable to community standards and it's very unfortunate and and tragic given the broader concern at the federal levels on how to come up with legislation that both sides can get behind you heard senator Scott say that when it comes to qualified immunity the administration has made clear to him that is a poison pill it cannot be in any kind of legislation how do you offset the concern in the administration that qualified immunity helps well it it it's necessary because police need to make split second decisions and they can't be thinking twice in a way that inhibits them from doing their job how do you offset that specific concerns well let's understand that qualified immunity right now it's not a democratic support thing Clarence Thomas and conservative Supreme Court justice is saying that we need to re examine qualified immunity well some of my Republican colleagues in the Senate right now have come forward to me and said we need to re examine qualified immunity or qualified immunity does in this country is allows a case in Washington were pregnant woman seven months pregnant was dragged into a street for not signing a parking ticket in taste three times no accountability those police officers were qualified all finding unity it's a case in Utah where bicycle rider the hundred yards away was shot multiple times by multiple police and then they claimed it was just mistaken identity no accountability in terms of qualified immunity even in Washington and even in Oklahoma the man with pneumonia wandering stumbling to a hospital unarmed was shot and killed by police so I can go through the whole rific example after horrific example we have to ask ourselves a society do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable to sit two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable and so I I hear what folks are saying but when there's so many conservative voices are talking about qualified immunity and when we know that no one in America should be above the law I think it's time that we change qualified immunity what what what you heard center Scott say that was the term poison pill meaning this could this could sink everything else what about his idea that he floated there of decertification as a way to reduce officer misconduct well every American should think for themselves if your wife or daughter or family member was that pregnant woman who was brought out into the middle of a street for not signing a property contains three times is the certification a real accountability we are a nation right now where the sense of what's possible has shifted the bill that I just did with incredible partners like Kamel Harrison house members that would have been poisoned pills just a month ago this is a moment in American history where there are things in the Republican bill that allows still choke holds for a no knock warrants which were being banned right now from Kentucky to New York this is not a time for lowest common denominator watered down reforms it's time to stop the problem because if you if someone's needs on your neck you can't take it halfway off and say that that's progress we have the tools with which to stop people from dying and any spill should have a ban on racial and religious profiling call four by George Bush in his first address to Congress are you saying are you saying on this one particular issue that you will not sign any bill unless there is a reduction that would allow for it to be easier to prosecute bad cops look hi I have witnessed in my life the awful criminal justice system getting worse from nineteen eighty till now are criminal or course Rhaetian going up five hundred percent in America and it was part of a compromise bill to liberate thousands of people out of prisons and so I did the best I can in the first step we did to tear down a system of mass incarceration which the land of the free has one out of every three incarcerated women on the planet earth even though we're only five percent to close population so do I want progress yes but when you when you stop shores and start talking about finding a bill that's the lowest common denominator it is meaning that we will revisit this again with another on armed black person gets killed in the nation the rocks we should be seeking to solve the problem pushing the back when possible and getting as big of a coalition as we possibly can if it did but didn't and you're saying that there is a chance here that this moment could you could miss the moment that Democrats Republicans won't be able to come to a compromise no I'm saying that we could miss the moment by not solving the problem and ending practices yeah we know would make a difference to lives things like having police misconduct registries yeah open to the public because sunshine is the best disinfectant so I'm gonna do everything I can in this moment that is it every day with with artists of activism nonviolent protesters on the streets every day well I want to ask you I want to ask about this moment because I mean it's an election year and emotions are already super charge the president this morning sent a tweet quoting Michael Moore filmmaker it said Democrats shouldn't underestimate white male trump supporters rage and emotion you heard my exchange with senator Scott about whether it is ignorance or deliberate nous to plan a rally around June thirteenth eight do you believe that you can come to a compromise with this administration on this issue this is what I know I know the harder to Scotton centers like center Braun who said to me he's full of qualified I mean it's on the table we we are one body the United States Senate and and people of good heart good spirit regardless what the president does he can veto a bill but we should come forward in this moment in history which will be judged we should put our best face F. best faith effort forward to put a bill on intact it will stop the kind of awful violence and in killing of unarmed people that we see in our country we can do that we know what about this and we know that half measures have not worked in the past from person to

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Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People'

Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto

04:12 min | Last month

Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People'

"Actually WanNa ask you about this one tweet storm that you wrote and it began. CRYPTOCURRENCY would not exist without blind people. You explain to people what it is. He wrote there yeah, yeah, yeah, absolutely, and this was a talk. That I did at after a while I was even ignorant, so we talk about you know tokenism. You know a continuation of the evolving form of housing transfer body right, and that's from a lot of different different things, different peoples different cultures right, so it's not just say black people are the sole reason why cryptocurrency exist, but it is to say that the prevalence of Fiat currency only came into fruition through the US government in two particular historical instances made this happen one the funding of union troops right during the civil war who desperately needed feet this out at the time, which was one of the economic centers in the world. I don't think people realize how much fuel the cotton and textile. Textile Industry in the loan industries that came off of that globally a really created. Will they accommodate be happy that and created the financial centers like New York in fact back then there were more millionaires per capita. I believe in Mississippi than there were New York and in in this has changed over time in that experiment ride that Abraham Lincoln took in leveraging Fiat currency, which was more broadly understood as we all agree, this has value rather than being backed by or silver like the pound lead into the Nixon years where we quite literally came off the gold standard after establishing it. And this is the history right of how money has evolved in how Tokens Ation where we see the token ization of assets and even you know stable coins in terms of store value money. That, that's the evolution in its follow, and that some of the people the first people who were securitise were also black people We look at Monticello and Thomas Jefferson that was funded trauma loan, collateralized by slaves and also built by slaves. So the complexities in terms of how finances evolve very deeply intertwined into this systemic racism, you know that I call it on and that people you know unfortunately push off as or minimise as a well. They said the inward or well. They didn't let this person into this complex right in. It's really a lot more out. Actually love to be called the inward half systemic racism gone. in in a have the superficial racism right exists I can deal with that mentally and emotionally. You know, but but the constraints of the systemic aspect has quite literally change people's life trajectories in terms of whether they can be an entrepreneur whether they could be hired. How much access to credit they get and how that affects their lively. I don't know if people know this story, but Senator Cory Booker from new. Jersey often talks about this in his life trajectory where. Parents had been looking for a home in a suburb of New Jersey that had good schools, and it was considered a white neighborhood, and they kept being told that these houses that they thought were on sale were not available and this organization I can't remember They must have just worked on like fairness in housing or something. got white people to go as decoys after they had gone to these houses and found that the houses were suddenly available and this. This kept happening and so eventually they picked how they wanted, and when they should have to sign the papers, the sellers were surprised because they thought it was getting a white couple buying it, and that was foul. Corey ended up at you. Know in this great school district. Of course he lake went to Stanford. Was Ruth scholar went to Yale Law School now as a USA I mean he's like you know super successful, but yeah, that's just one story about. How systemic racism or in that case, the the fight against it or winning the fight against it in one instance did have a positive outcome.

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Democrats propose legislation to reform police force

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:58 sec | Last month

Democrats propose legislation to reform police force

"Oh three steps can be taken right now to combat systemic racism within the nation's police department that's what U. S. senator Patty Murray as saying couples going take Murray made a seventeen minute speech to promote a bill written by her democratic Senate colleagues Kamilla Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey their legislation would among other things reform qualified immunity qualified immunity protects police officers from liability when they commit harm while performing their duties Murray says the bill also would limit when an officer can use deadly force and required deadly force to be used only as a last resort Murray says these changes are not only necessary but long overdue and there's absolutely no reason this body should be able to take up the straightforward vital steps and pass them immediately resistance to these steps those seems inevitable the Seattle police officers guild for example opposed to twenty eighteen ballot measure to require police de escalation training to avoid deadly

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House plans dramatic action on police reform

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

00:34 sec | Last month

House plans dramatic action on police reform

"Of Congress meantime promising action on racial discrimination police violence Senate Democrats on Sunday announcing a bill called the justice in policing act aimed at eliminating incidents like the killing of George Floyd New Jersey senator Cory Booker this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see the bill we're gonna release they just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police

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Booker says 'moral moment' must be met with change

Meet The Press

08:59 min | Last month

Booker says 'moral moment' must be met with change

"Donald Trump is the first president of my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us general Mattis is letter was a stunning and powerful I respected Germanos that he has every right to express his opinion that's his opinion and these comments from former White House chief of staff John Kelly I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them to the children they are what is their character like what is there what are their ethics are they willing if they are elected to represent all their constituents not just the base and joining me now is democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey senator Booker welcome back to meet the press you call this moral moment for this country but these protests are also trying to spur more than just awareness they're trying to spur a policy change will be more confident in that we're meeting a moral moment or that will actually lead to changes in our policy will be the same in fact when I look at everything from the suffrage movement to the labor movement in this country it's always been the people in the streets often young people who have demanded and forced a change in consciousness that made policy changes possible working all week with Kamel Harris and allies in the house to get real policies proposed and will be releasing a bill tomorrow for things that should have been done in this country a long time ago banning certain police practices creating deeper accountability and so I'm just grateful to see this kind of nonviolent protest outpouring the streets because they are leading their putting the pressure they're creating a possibility that our policies can reflect the spirit of this country that we can be in the law a more beloved nation you know you're you have a unique set of experiences you've been a mare you're a federal office holder in the Senate where should most of this change be enacted on the local level or or on your on the federal level I'm it's got to be enacted on every level we are a society where we are culpable we have created a nation distinct from any other on the planet earth we incarcerate the plurality of human beings incarcerate one out of every three women on the planet earth they are incarcerated or here in America we've taken so much of our treasure between the time I was in law school two time I once mayor we were building a new prison or jail every ten days and explicitly and implicitly we all have made a decision that we're going to treat mental illness with prison jail and police addiction with prison jail improve police poverty with prison jail and police and overwhelmingly African Americans with prison jail and police we now in America have more African American men under criminal supervision then call the sleeves of men that were slaves in eighteen fifty this is astonishing this is unacceptable we need to be more Regis in our compassion for one another more more ambitious in our imagination that we can create a society that's not so over policed or where police we don't tolerate certain tactics that have had a generation in fear you said at the beginning of this that eighty plus percent of Americans think this country's out of control well for black people in this country we thought this country's out of control in the way police is our communities and individuals for a very long time in this awakening is so important to create real substantive change not just lip service from politicians tell us something tell me how you're thinking is change being a mare at one point you thought you didn't want the federal government that you thought some of the oversight over the New York police department at the time and in different ways you even braced it since what did you learn over time about this issue well it shows the insidiousness of institutional racism well we are a majority black city in New York we had a majority black city council black mare black police chief and we knew we inherited a a police department with decades of challenges and so we went to work when I got into office to reform our police department but we didn't have the data we didn't have the transparency and it took the federal government and their accountability in their systems and data analysis to show that we were not moving as fast as we should and so we took on a very ambitious plans that extend from everything from changing our missile court system with drug courts and veterans courts and youth courts to pulling in experts from John Jay college just say you don't have to arrest people to create safer neighborhoods that there are other ways to go and I partnered with the ACLU before I left to set a national standard a collection of data collection practices so I learned the hard way that this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see in the bill we're gonna release but just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police I want to ask you about de funding the police last night in Washington DC on sixteenth street right next to the black lives matter letters the phrase deep on the police was painted down there and that is there's a lot of passion around that issue and when you hear that and the phrase may mean different things to different people but when you hear that what's your reaction I understand clearly the sentiment and the substance behind the slogan and so well thought slogan I will use are your people just dismiss it and don't get deeper into the substance as I said earlier it is not a mark of a beloved community to prey upon the most vulnerable and your society we are using police and fire a guy ran police departments I would have exhausted police officer saying why are we using police to deal with the fragility or vulnerability of our society there's so much money going into our police departments there is a more expensive way to deal with it I remember being surprised in Seattle with a housing group called Plymouth housing where they showed me a data analysis where they look at what was more expensive for society gifts providing supportive housing for Americans with mental illness that were homeless or leaving them on the streets and they found out they were of the same Seattle millions of dollars bite giving people supportive housing because homeless people left on the streets with mental illnesses end up in hospital emergency rooms and jails and and so this is the outrageous but I think people on the streets are feeling and that I share is that we are over policed as a society that we are investing in police which is not solving problems but making them worse when we should be in a more compassionate country in a more loving country I know love is at the core of our ideals but it needs to be made manifest in our policies we would actually spend less money we would elevate human dignity and human potential and we would set a standard on the planet earth for how we treat those who are vulnerable as opposed to what we're seeing right now center when you're running for president you were quite critical of of former vice president Joe Biden and you question whether you question whether his past whether he had the credibility given his record on some of these issues to to be a reformer on this where are you now well I'm fully you have to put my faith in a Joe Biden to be the person who could preside over this transformative change and I'm gonna tell you right now the heroes for me as I look at great presidents past the time of LBJ for example are extraordinary capable leader like Joe Biden but the real heroes in that generation were the people who were sick and tired of being sick and tired and and if there are protesters listening to the show I just pray and I want to say to them with all sincerity stay on the streets near nonviolent protest state demanding change and I think that Joe Biden's election can do that and look Donald Trump can't center himself in this this this is such a bigger moment than him this is not a referendum on one person in one office this is a referendum on who we are as Americans and who are going to be to each other this is a moral moment will we become a more loving and compassionate society not with our rhetoric but with our laws in a rule is and how can I treat the most vulnerable and so this is that moment that I think Joe Biden can be the president for but the responsibility is not on any individual it's on

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Booker says he sees 'sentiment and the substance' behind 'Defund the Police' phrase but 'it's not a slogan I will use'

The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman

01:38 min | Last month

Booker says he sees 'sentiment and the substance' behind 'Defund the Police' phrase but 'it's not a slogan I will use'

"News room the protests have stretched well beyond New York City we've seen them all across the country we've seen demonstrations in Hoboken Jersey city Newark Montclair and other parts of New Jersey as well and senator Cory Booker was on NBC's meet the press this morning he says there is a genuine call to action he was asked specifically about calls to defund police well I understand clearly the sentiment and the substance behind the slogan and so also slogan I'll use are your people just dismiss it and don't get deeper into the substance as I said earlier it is not a mark of a beloved community to prey upon the most vulnerable and your society we are using police and I think I ran police departments I would have exhausted police officer saying why are we using police to deal with the fragility or vulnerability of our society there's so much money going into our police departments but it's a more expensive way to deal with it I remember being surprised in Seattle with a housing group called Plymouth housing where they should be in data analysis where they look at what was more expensive for society keeps providing supportive housing for Americans with mental illness that were homeless or leaving them on the streets and they found out they were the same Seattle millions of dollars mayor de Blasio this morning says New York City will be diverting some of the six billion dollars the NYPD has in its budget to youth and social services when pressed on how much you wouldn't say he also promoted several other reform a police reform ideas including some that will be talked about this upcoming week in

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"cory booker" Discussed on What A Day

What A Day

04:28 min | 4 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on What A Day

"Crisis then some headlines but first. Let's get the latest. We'll kick it off with a quick reminder from California's former governor the crowd go home and then he can overcome this whole problem. This whole virus in no time but you got to go follow this orders. Just remember stayed home. Don't don't go the crowds. Put that down okay. So that deafening bubble sound is arnold hot tub and to be clear putting that cookie down is not a defense against cove in nineteen. That's right it's a line from the hit movie jingle all the way. The United States and Canada agreed to close the shared border to quote non essential. Travel yesterday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference that people looking to travel between the countries for recreation and tourism are Shit. Outta luck for the time being no timeline yet on when that will be reopened. Okay so it looks like we're pretty much stuck in America at this point. What's happening here then all right so the Senate finally passed the House bill on paid sick leave and trump wasted no time signing it. The legislation provides paid sick and family leave for some not all US workers impacted by cove in nineteen. It expands unemployment. Assistance includes nutrition assistance and allows Americans to get free testing. Senator Chuck Schumer said. The next step is to work out a phase three funding bill to fight the virus and support the economy. He's pushing for nearly a trillion dollars. Okay so that's a lot of money that we're dealing with but that's not all that is happening in Congress though right. Wasn't there some other big news on this all right. So two members of Congress have now tested positive for cove in Nineteen Representative Mario Diaz Balart Republican from Florida and Representative Ben McAdams Democrat from Utah. I'm assuming that all of Congress has gotten tested but we have no way of knowing that all we know is they have it and TVD. President trump invoked the defense production act a Korean War era law allowing him to lift restrictions and order American factories to boost production of critical supplies like ventilators and masks. But trump later said in a tweet that he didn't plan to actually use this power anytime soon. So fine I guess yeah right. But what isn't fine is trump still referring to the novel Corona Virus as the quote Chinese virus. Obviously this is shameful and backwards rhetoric. That has already inspire betray against Asian people. So it's weird that he's doubling down. But why would I expect any different? I certainly wouldn't but what heads now it's cove in nineteen it's cove in nineteen we we call it by. Its name all right And in things that should be a given and not considered extraordinary but are because we are living in weird ass times the Department of Housing and Urban Development will suspend foreclosures and evictions through the end of April good immigration and customs enforcement or ice will stop most immigration enforcement inside the US and will instead only focus on actions against people with a criminal record during the corona virus crisis. The message here is that no one should avoid medical care and basic services right now because they're afraid of immigration authorities by the way this brings us back to the policy that we had under President Obama as in his non crisis policy so cool that it took a pandemic to make this administration do the right thing right and all around the country we are seeing states and cities and towns take similar actions to halt evictions debt collection and parking tickets plus expand things like small business loans shelters for the homeless meal programs for seniors. Kids getting things in place for the new reality that we now live in right. It sounds so wild when you say that okay. The New York Times got a hold of a federal government virus report which lays out how it plans to respond to the crisis. The report says the pandemic will last eighteen months or longer and that's based on health. Experts estimates of vaccine will be available. Okay so don't panic. This doesn't necessarily mean that we have to be on strict lockdown like we are now that entire time so again relax Experts are predicting the outbreak in response will come in multiple waves and until we have a vaccine or better treatments. We should just be prepared for more isolated. Time to help flatten that mother. Ethin- curve too long didn't read. This is not going to be over in the next two weeks. But we'll make it on tomorrow's show we're GONNA bring back epidemiologists and former Public Health Commissioner Dr Abdul El-Sayed. Let us know if you have questions you want him to answer and we will try to ask them go ahead.

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"cory booker" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

04:44 min | 6 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

"He one of the reasons. He said he couldn't stay in the race. Cory Booker today announced that he he was ending his campaign. So I guess we have to say bye bye bye and in announcing that he was ending his campaign booker said that essentially. He didn't have to go what he needed today. I'm suspending my campaign for president with the same spirit with which began it is. My faith is us take us together as a nation and we share common pain and common problems that can only leaving saw with a common purpose and a sense of common laws. I would say the cory booker occupied this kind of middle space. We referred referred to this on an earlier. PODCAST it was a point that Scott d'etre kind of got at that. We were talking audits. That cory booker seems to have fallen into this weird middle zone of. He's he's not quite the new fresh face on the national scene. That people digest is in this race and he's also not the the sort of super high name recognition type person that Joe Biden nor maybe Bernie Sanders is so you know. In addition to that there are plenty of voters. Have you talked to voters out here. Plenty like him. I went to one of his events. I talked to a woman who was moved. Took tears by him. You had some people that loved him and the rest of voters seem to say like he's he's fine. He's Nice but you didn't have widespread enthusiasm and that's what you need. which is interesting because he is somebody who almost is synonymous with enthusiasm? He brings so much energy all the time in his message which was very much all about positively absolutely. I think one of the questions that we had around cory booker is in this moment. Where the biggest thing that I hear from Democratic voters is the fact that they want to nominate a candidate who can defeat Donald trump in November? Some people raise questions me when I asked him about cory booker they say like him. They love his personality. They love his energy but they weren't sure if he had the formula of candidate who could win and they could see up on that debate stage so In the last couple of days we have gotten some new polling rolling out of Iowa. That sort of shows how the field is shaping up and might explain why cory booker didn't see a path to the nomination right. I mean really really what you've had in these polls we have had the new just to remind everybody. The new Iowa poll from the cells are pulling company which is kind of considered the gold standard of polling here in Iowa and showed four candidates bunched at the top Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren people to judge and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yeah the reporting is that he's at the top but leading within the margin of error. So you really just have these four candidates that are altogether and similarly. We got a new poll today from monmouth polling. That shows Joe Biden at the top. But either way you still have those four up at the top And then in both of them amy klobuchar coming in After that and so I mean really what this shows is two things one. Of course you have this lead pack. That's obvious the other thing that's important to keep in mind. Is that many Iowa. Voters could still change their minds lines and pulling off and changes quite drastically within the last week. Before the caucuses happen I will. Voters are making up their minds. And the really really weird nature of Iowa caucuses where you might have to give up your candidate and go caucus for someone else where you have to keep a second choice in mind that also I would argue. You keeps voters in this kind of undecided place until quite close to the caucuses so we get these numbers on the eve of this debate. That's coming up and I wonder what you guys are expecting from the debate and WanNa. I'm wondering if what we saw over the weekend with the Sanders Campaign Gene and the Warren campaign getting a bit chippy. Or I don't know what the right word is it. What the right word is but like you know the nonaggression treaty? He seems to have been broken so kind of get our listeners. Up to speed quickly the big thing that we saw this weekend is kind of this breakdown of what had been a months long very friendly campaign in between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders not changed after politico reported on the script sanders volunteers. We're using when they're going out according candidates and I'm paraphrasing here but essentially said that if they're talking to an undecided voter WHO's leaning for Warren that they should tell that person that people who support warriner highly educated and more affluent they'd show up and vote democratic no matter what and that she's not going to bring any new voters invoices ended the Democratic Party. So they're pretty basically making the argument that Warren can't win This weekend weekend I was out with these candidates who are campaigning Iowa and it was before was asked about this and she essentially said that she was disappointed that Bernie Sanders. Volunteers are.

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"cory booker" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

04:44 min | 6 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

"He one of the reasons. He said he couldn't stay in the race. Cory Booker today announced that he he was ending his campaign. So I guess we have to say bye bye bye and in announcing that he was ending his campaign booker said that essentially. He didn't have to go what he needed today. I'm suspending my campaign for president with the same spirit with which began it is. My faith is us take us together as a nation and we share common pain and common problems that can only leaving saw with a common purpose and a sense of common laws. I would say the cory booker occupied this kind of middle space. We referred referred to this on an earlier. PODCAST it was a point that Scott d'etre kind of got at that. We were talking audits. That cory booker seems to have fallen into this weird middle zone of. He's he's not quite the new fresh face on the national scene. That people digest is in this race and he's also not the the sort of super high name recognition type person that Joe Biden nor maybe Bernie Sanders is so you know. In addition to that there are plenty of voters. Have you talked to voters out here. Plenty like him. I went to one of his events. I talked to a woman who was moved. Took tears by him. You had some people that loved him and the rest of voters seem to say like he's he's fine. He's Nice but you didn't have widespread enthusiasm and that's what you need. which is interesting because he is somebody who almost is synonymous with enthusiasm? He brings so much energy all the time in his message which was very much all about positively absolutely. I think one of the questions that we had around cory booker is in this moment. Where the biggest thing that I hear from Democratic voters is the fact that they want to nominate a candidate who can defeat Donald trump in November? Some people raise questions me when I asked him about cory booker they say like him. They love his personality. They love his energy but they weren't sure if he had the formula of candidate who could win and they could see up on that debate stage so In the last couple of days we have gotten some new polling rolling out of Iowa. That sort of shows how the field is shaping up and might explain why cory booker didn't see a path to the nomination right. I mean really really what you've had in these polls we have had the new just to remind everybody. The new Iowa poll from the cells are pulling company which is kind of considered the gold standard of polling here in Iowa and showed four candidates bunched at the top Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren people to judge and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yeah the reporting is that he's at the top but leading within the margin of error. So you really just have these four candidates that are altogether and similarly. We got a new poll today from monmouth polling. That shows Joe Biden at the top. But either way you still have those four up at the top And then in both of them amy klobuchar coming in After that and so I mean really what this shows is two things one. Of course you have this lead pack. That's obvious the other thing that's important to keep in mind. Is that many Iowa. Voters could still change their minds lines and pulling off and changes quite drastically within the last week. Before the caucuses happen I will. Voters are making up their minds. And the really really weird nature of Iowa caucuses where you might have to give up your candidate and go caucus for someone else where you have to keep a second choice in mind that also I would argue. You keeps voters in this kind of undecided place until quite close to the caucuses so we get these numbers on the eve of this debate. That's coming up and I wonder what you guys are expecting from the debate and WanNa. I'm wondering if what we saw over the weekend with the Sanders Campaign Gene and the Warren campaign getting a bit chippy. Or I don't know what the right word is it. What the right word is but like you know the nonaggression treaty? He seems to have been broken so kind of get our listeners. Up to speed quickly the big thing that we saw this weekend is kind of this breakdown of what had been a months long very friendly campaign in between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders not changed after politico reported on the script sanders volunteers. We're using when they're going out according candidates and I'm paraphrasing here but essentially said that if they're talking to an undecided voter WHO's leaning for Warren that they should tell that person that people who support warriner highly educated and more affluent they'd show up and vote democratic no matter what and that she's not going to bring any new voters invoices ended the Democratic Party. So they're pretty basically making the argument that Warren can't win This weekend weekend I was out with these candidates who are campaigning Iowa and it was before was asked about this and she essentially said that she was disappointed that Bernie Sanders. Volunteers are.

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"cory booker" Discussed on Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris

Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris

11:02 min | 6 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris

"Welcome to season three of journeys of faith. I'm your host Paula. Farris rededicating season. Three to the political psycho. We'll be talking with twenty twenty candidates and other our political luminaries about how their personal faith influences their person and their policy. DONALD TRUMP I. I'm going to beat him and and we remove him from office office but not with his energy our next guest is a liberal and progressive but has also said he loves Donald Trump cory booker the former more mayor of Newark New Jersey. Now senator says it's because of his faith he's able to say that about the president in this episode which we taped in New York City. Booker explains explains how his faith informs his policies and why he believes Democrats need to speak more openly about their faith and while he is a self-described black American Christian he feels deeply connected to other religions particularly Judaism. Here's Senator.

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

10:38 min | 7 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

"This definitely comes out to when you talk about criminal justice reform which is a signature issue for you and it's been and discuss a lot on the campaign trail and during the debates but they're still hasn't been enough conversation about the increase in the number of black and brown girls girls who are entering the criminal justice system especially as part of the school to prison pipeline. So would definitely love to hear your thoughts about that in some of your we are ideas to address. It will be just. I just admit my bone headedness I was a champion edition for I got to the Senate but it wasn't until I got to the Senate that women formerly incarcerated women are really challenged me like your. Yeah your other be eminent spokesperson in the Senate on these issues. But you don't talk about the particular factors factors affecting women who are incarcerated nor was even aware of the dramatic reality that one out of every three incarcerated women on the planet Earth or in the United States of America and it's our fastest growing population of prisoners and so things are getting worse for women and women are overwhelmingly nonviolent offenders. But what's stunning about it. People talk about the school to prison pipeline. There's a sexual assault. Prison pipeline eighty six percent. Of the women. We incarcerate are survivors of sexual sexual assault and sexual trauma. And we do not have systems that are in any way about treating women with trauma informed care but many times do things in prisons and jails that aggravate those assaults a compounding a lot of the harm we still do things in this country from shackling up pregnant women when they're giving birth the pudding pregnant women in solitary confinement To even just issues of Menstrual Equity where women I've sat with women car straight women who just tell me stories about not being other four tampons because they're not being provided quality. Tampons aren't being provided and they have to make their own. This is shameful. Treatment that is to me is even tantamount to human rights violations as opposed to doing things to empower a women. We do things too like our criminal. Justice system does at grounds in most vulnerable people and so I wrote a comprehensive. Bill called the Dignity Act for women. Years go pieces of what was able to give included in the In the larger bill that got passed. But I'm proud that our dignity act for women has been picked up by numerous states dates now who introduced it in in in full or in virtually in full To start to address these issues in that I'm GONNA continue to be one of these people that goes around letting people know Because I don't I for me. It was an awareness problem. took me Years before I began to just recognize denies. I'm embarrassed to tell you and I throw myself out there. As an example we talk about this in such a gendered way. I visited prison since I was in law school. And it wasn't until I was senator that I visited a women who are incarcerated. had only visited visited mail facilities and so we have got to got to as a country. A wake up to the fact fact that we are the worst industrial nation on the planet or for what we do too vulnerable women within the criminal justice system. And if I have my way I'm going to do then to this. This element of the mass incarceration problem. And thank you so much for that senator and I know for anyone who's definitely followed all the things that you've done in the Senate you have have been such a champion of women. I remember during the Cavanaugh hearing just so. Many women appreciating the way that you handle the questioning the way that you fought to get the answers so I just WanNa say thank you for that and move on to our next question which is if you are elected president. What top three issues? which you Amelia addressed that you think would have a positive impact on women of color will number number one is? I'm going to elevate in the White House and White House Office of Reproductive Freedom and to deal with the issues not only of protecting a woman's right eight To control her body which is disproportionately affect these bills in Alabama and Texas and Missouri are disproportionately impacting low income. Come women and as a result partially effecting African American women of Color but vowed that office is going to look at everything access to contraceptive care to maternal mortality issues of and we know that maternal mortality is is something that we lead the planet on in for Black Women. It's about four times the rate great. It is of white women so that's number. One is something that I'm going to do and I know it will have an impact criminal justice which reverted cover off on. I'm going to be moving into Give pathways to clemency for seventeen thousand people. We've identified that a wrongfully incarcerated which include a significant number of women for things things like marijuana convictions or the crack cocaine powder cocaine disparity that still affecting As well I wanNA flip to just opportunity. Opportunity side of the fastest growing group entrepreneurs in this country are black Brown women extraordinarily so but of all the let's use use. VC dollars for example African American and Latino Women Black and Brown women make up a very small percentage a little over one percent of of all the VC dollars are going to entrepreneurs who are or women and so this is something that has to be addressed and my campaign is already put out a platform him about access to capital business. Incubators business accelerators because we as a country have a problem with a declining levels of new business. Starts new new business start-ups or going down and here we have this incredible entrepreneurial group within our country. WHO's showing the proclivity but not getting the kind of capital nor support so those are just three areas but we've covered off on some other big ones from affordable child care universal preschool paid family? Leave there's a lot of other the things To me there are critical and the last one. I'm going to say I'm taking more than three. Obviously but the problem with housing. It's a big issue for a women especially the single mothers and my rental tax credit which says it women or people that are paying more than a third of their income in rent should should just like you get a mortgage interest reduction. We would have a refundable renters tax credit between the thirty year income in the meeting area income which would medium area rent which would actually cut poverty. By ten million in this country as well as elevate the salaries of of many millions of folks who right now are caught in housing crunches and disproportionately bursley impacts single single mothers. I know that right there would how so many women and lots of amazing great points and we do like to to end our podcast on a positive note. So I'm going to ask you what advice you have for our listeners. Both the women and the men because we do have lessened the men who are fans of the podcast. That WANNA get politically and civically engaged. You've been a mayor you're sitting senator. You're running for President President. What advice do you have for them to get involved? Well I want to just say to one self serving in one What I know? We'll make our country better missile. The one I know this just in general it's GonNa make our country better is is jump in get involved get engaged. When I got to the United States Senate for example it was one of the least diverse verse places? I have ever seen in my life and I just remember going to Chuck Schumer with Brian Shots at and asking him to force democratic senators to reveal their diversity. Statistics districts like how many people caller how many women do they have on the staff and positions of power and it really led to a lot more opportunity in lot more hiring in those areas but we just need folks to get involved whether it's in a congressional office or as a local school board member I just really want to encourage people to get out there and run out there. Involved get involving out there and get engaged. I can tell you factually My Office has been transformed a by the contributions of women in in positions of authority positions of power my campaign. And what have you and I know we need to get more More women who are willing to take that leap of faith and put themselves out there to be elected officials or to serve in significant roles. And then the last thing. self-serving is forgive me for doing this. The middle of a presidential campaign but if this presidential campaign you believe is the most important of your lifetime then act like it and you have a candidate you want that you believe in even if you're not a hundred percent that's the one you want but support them and I hope people your listeners at a time that we really in the November big crunch for us because we're hiring up in in or or early primary states. I'm hoping folks who listen to you might consider going to cory booker dot com and supporting us. Great Advice. Thank you so much senator her. I'm just in all listening to all the amazing things that you talked about really appreciate you taking the time to spend some time with our listeners. I am so grateful for for you for your voice and more importantly how you use your voice to empower others to use. There's so thank you thank you. Senate are an we'll let you get back to the campaign trail. Al Take Care. Now to learn more about Senator Booker in his policies visit his campaign website Cory Booker Dot com stay up to date with US between episodes on the BG website www dot the BG guide dot Com and on our social media facebook instagram and twitter at the BG guide. The Brown rose guy to politics. PODCAST is produced by wonder me in network you can find them on instagram at Wfan. Dan Dot Media and on twitter at W. M in media until next signed brown girls blackness isn't just about race. I'm Deneen Milner and I'm a New York Times bestselling author on my podcast speakeasy with Dean. 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"cory booker" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:21 min | 7 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Saw no evidence from our intelligence communities nor from the representatives today the department want to state that there is any evidence of any kind of success that Ukraine interfere in our elections. We have an apple. The Russia interfere in our election. It that's just a basic statement of fact but I mean it seems to me that Ch- faced with the choice between the facts or the president. They're going to choose the president's you're missing another another step. In this. The Russians intention was to try to frame the Ukrainians yes. We have been actively working for months and months and months. Seating this story seating this story that now is being taken up. Ah their dirty work is being continued from the White House and from others. They WANNA make this preposterous lie that goes counter to every objective shred of truth. This is insidious the issue and it's dangerous and it's not just a threat to Donald to donald trump whether they want to the lens with their working about just one president. It's not their short term politics. It's the long-term strength at this nation to a to an adversary of ours. That back to the Khrushchev days. They said we're not gonNA be a beach you tank for tank of worship worship but you'll be corrupted from within but this is corruption from with. So here's my question. There's also a danger though. It seems to me in that in that sort of line of thinking when you reference back to Khrushchev Right which is like just because the Russians are pushing. Some line doesn't make it illegitimate in American can political discourse if you get what I'm saying. There are people back during the Cold War when the Russians were like using the civil rights struggle is sort of opportunistic way to flog the inferiority of the American system. Eh If you supported civil rights it's like well that's Russian line like the problem it seems to me is that it's wrong and false anything having insult to injury when your enemy enemy is trying to destroy you and we're not picking your enemies lines and the work that they've been doing and preparing it around for some shameful attempt to save a president from his obvious wrongdoing in that office. This is a moral vandal. We have in the White House right now. Whether you want to say it's impeachable or not argue with me on that level whether it's impeachable or not but we know Republican Republican and Democrat that. This is immoral vandalism. What he's do they know that? I I have private conversations the hundred percent. So you're you're here is the center from New Jersey sitting senator on the Judiciary Committee. you're also about your candidate for president. You're gotta not mistaken. There was big news today about a fellow member of the Judiciary Committee. Othello Senate Democrat. Kamala Harris dropping out of the race took a lot of people by surprise. What's your reaction? Well let me just say before. She was a senator presidential candidate with my friends. Who is my sister and so today? I'm a little angry. I have to say that we started with one of the most diverse field in our history giving people pride and it's a damn shame now that the only African American woman woman in this race who has been speaking to issues that need to be brought up is now no longer in it. And we're spiralling towards the debate stage that potentially were still the fighting to get on it but could have six people with no diversity whatsoever the way this is shaping up especially with the rules of the DNC. It is preferencing missing millionaires and billionaires and a lot of other things that don't ever translate into viability in Iowa but is that the is it the DNC's fault or at the electorate's fault or is it the sequencing of Iowa New Hampshire saying. I'm not I'm not even thinking of sequencing or the electorate you can't say you can't talk smack about Iowa I I would I listen. I was selected the only African counterpoint. And we know that the things that matter the Carey campaign told US Obama Homma campaign all the people who upset who were pulling well behind and went on to win they said Hey Corey. Focus on your popularity in the state. I'm number three net. Net favorability is focused on your organization. Domoling registers as we have won the top two organizations with Elizabeth Warren focused on the endorsements of people in caucus in Iowa New Hampshire. We lead so it's not you know what I'm saying thing is that these aren't the things that this campaigning selecting for right and we're seeing the casualties of that comes. Destination been decided by voters in Iowa. not allow the other things and we are. We are at our own peril as a party. And this is why I'm fighting even harder doubling down. If we do not have somebody they can excite and ignite night that Obama coalition. The fullness of we are and it'd be it would be malpractice if I didn't say this to you but if folks want to keep the miseries please go to cory booker dot com contribute so we can make sure we're we're on that next Senator Cory Booker. Thanks for being with me. Thank you so much. You're silicon more on Senator Kamala Harris.

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"cory booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

09:36 min | 7 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Activists wanted and so he started kind of trying to change. He tried to kind of change his image before for he went to the Senate and then when he was elected to the Senate he said I'm going to make Criminal Justice reform my big issue. That's going to be that. That's going to v micro shade and to his credit and this is a big part of why I like him as a politician for all of his faults. He's follow through on that. He stuck with it. You stuck with it when I first I came to Washington Chuck Grassley speaking out against our efforts to reform. Now he's joined with us. This is not a left right issue Democrat. This is really an American movement. That's is beginning to happen. It's really promising when you have the coke brothers supporting this Newt Gingrich Guiding Grover Norquist. Very well known. Republicans are really outsing week. This system is just not fair. He spent a lot of time working across the aisle trying to come up with bipartisan bills. Guys like Mike Lee From Utah or Rand Paul from Kentucky you start working these guys come up with bill could conceivably pass and then he eventually did play a role in helping to craft and lobby for and Marshal support for this. This thing called the first step act that was passed into law. That Dontrelle Seimas in office. Yeah for the first time in over a decade. Republicans and Democrats came together to enact commonsense reforms that are intended to make our criminal justice system. More fair the first step axe led to the release of thousands of nonviolent federal prisoners. Can we do more yes This legislation is the product of compromise. This legislation is just one step in the right direction but if so he was the most important criminal justice reform years and he played a role in that he played from all reports. That I've seen an important role in that. What's interesting about how you present the criminal justice reform? I think is that you talk about it as a personal crusade for him because Bernie and Elizabeth Warren they have personal nor Crusades. Yes they're on here and so does booker. But the other moderates don't really yes. It's hard to say what like butchers personal crusade at this point right like he started off his campaign by going on as clients podcast and talking about the need to make fundamental democratic institutional additional reform which got a lot of people like excited about adding states and changing the electoral college and getting rid of the filibuster and reforming the Supreme Court even and just the higher higher. He's gone in the polls and the more successful he's become the further. He has gone from that stuff. He's kind of dropped it for me. He's still talks about it and then but it's not at the center of his campaign and there's been some I'm reporting that he's de-emphasized it because of donors Just really discouraging and then Biden. I mean what's Biden's crusade other than he's wanted to be present for a really long time time a really really long time and kind of make America peaceable again must make America chill again. I don't Oh now and booker you know. The love thing is corny. I believe this is his campaign slogan. Yeah can't leave the people if you don't love the people. All of the Booker Booker really does love people. I think he genuinely believes at this point in criminal justice reform and someone's big ideas are also about just racial justice more broadly economic racial justice. This idea called baby bonds which I described as the closest thing. Anyone suggest to reparations. It's this idea that you give every kid who is born a savings account and then every year the government will put some money into it or at least under certain income. They'll put some money into it. And then the poorer you are the more you get from the government and then when you turn eighteen you can use that money for education or buying a house or some sort of investment investment activity right. The idea is to close the wealth gap between the rich and poor but because the way because of the breakdown income and wealth by Race I. It's a big boost. WHO's to black kids? And so if depending how you measure it. It goes a long way to closing the wealth gap at the median. it's an interesting idea and it's an it's been floating around around for a while and he embraced that he's also he's also done some edgier things these talked about restoring funding to Tanith better known as Welfare and actually increasing food stamp funding which might be why some people have trouble thinking of him as a moderate because he he does talk about these issues like racial justice and building up the welfare state in a way that classic classic moderates don't but I still slot him in there because he doesn't go for really the full bore. left-wing left wing ideas like pushing for Medicare for all now though source of institutional forms like eliminating the filibuster. I mean he has no health care plan and that we can see he actually has. He has not much I as a healthcare writer. I should be more offended by that that I am but but I think you think there's kind of honesty there. I mean there is because like in the end the congress is going to be the only writes it right and he's he's sort of admitting he's he said I think Medicare for all is a good goal. We're not GONNA do it anytime soon. We're not taking hundred fifty million people's private insurance away in one fell swoop because people would freak out. Let's let's work on making reforms. That are more doable. You said that you personally are not gonNa vote for Cory Booker. I Yeah I mean I'm I'm probably GONNA vote for war and a Bernie but you know if booker if it. Let's put this way if Warren and Bernie were weren't there I would definitely pick booker. He's your number three. He's my number three he's my he's my first choice. Moderate which might just mean. He's the left most that realistically that might just mean he's the left most moderate but I think the the more charitable him to say is that he's the moderate who actually has some sort of vision for what he wants to do with the presidency. That isn't just check. The ambitions for of leftists or just be president so why. Write this article though. We're arguing for moderates to take another look at Booker. Why not write something trying to convince them to look at Warren or Bernie? Yeah I mean. There's an argument that maybe I should spend much energy pushing for the candidates who I personally love but I still think that there are people out there who who are turned off by by Sander's insistence on on single payer or his his rhetorical commitment to Democratic Socialism. Even if he really is pushing going for is mostly sort of new deal. Actual new deal liberalism. Let's leave that aside. You know and there are people who are queasy about Warren for one razor razer another lately. I've been questioning some of her political instincts. I think she's I think four days at a five. She's like a fantastic politician. She's like a pitcher with a a to winnow. Era and then on the fifth day she just gives up seven runs just like mess up on like the native American heritage thing or Medicare for all things she she is a habit of of kind of these big stumbles. That you don't necessarily see coming That's a little disconcerting to me so so if people are looking for a someone who who was never committed themselves really wholeheartedly to passing Medicare for all for instance or isn't talking about Revolution Booker's a good option and after you wrote this novel a couple of New York magazine. Writers looked around the idea or like Cory Booker said. Hey Hey Jordan Weisman over. Its slate things. We should look cory booker. Why aren't we looking at Cory Booker? And I thought it was really interesting. The place they landed was that they I agree with you. Essentially except they said Cory Booker has not demonstrated his electability. Yeah that's his big challenge. The same we're talking about. The women not demonstrating their electability. Yeah it's this huge problem. It's the Biden problem right. There's a cliche at this point. I don't know if it's true but it's sort of the conventional journalism that black voters want some proof that white people will also vote for their candidate before they commit commit. Yeah but and that's what happened to Obama. All right. He won in Iowa and up until that moment he'd been having trouble getting traction with black voters and then after that they show he can also win white voters okay. He's our guy too and with cory booker. You same with Paul hairs to some extent you would assume that there's some constituency in the black community and Biden has just sucked up those votes in South Carolina Biden is the third candidate for the black community. So you know he can't break through to what would seem like his natural constituency fiction C.. And he's not breaking in Iowa yet where people seem to be falling in love with Pete. So it's like where where. Where does he have breakthrough moment? And it's not clear I mean it's electric bill. Anything is hard because it's it's all about race a lot of it is. Yeah I mean the catch twenty two almost for our Democrat or win the Democratic nomination. You have to black voters between black voters. You have to convince Winston that you can also win white voters and for White voters. You have to convince them that you're electable. It's tricky Jordan Weisman. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks Jordan Weisman is slates senior business and economics correspondent. And that's the show. What next produced by Mary? Wilson Jason De Leon Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers things listening. I'm Mary Harris. I will talk to you tomorrow..

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"cory booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

02:28 min | 7 months ago

"cory booker" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Quick heads up here at the top is episodes with Jordan Weisman. He pretty much always gets salty on this show. So you've been warned at this point in the Democratic primary. I gotTa tell you I was not expecting. I think more candidates I was like this clown car is full. Nope no they wanted to get sleep Jordan Weisman into the studio to talk democratic politics with me because both of us were kind of baffled by this moment I on. CBS This morning. The the newest Democrat who wants to take on president trump next fall all of a sudden we have Mike Bloomberg coming out of the woodwork. We've got divall Patrick. Former governor of Massachusetts decided is key. You know if you can break through if you don't get out there and try everyone's just rolling up in here. Why the hell not the Democratic presidential field it simultaneously expanding and contracting just yesterday Montana Governor Steve Bullock dropped out of the race while at the same time former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent thirty one million dollars to jump into it pumping out of flashy new ad campaign? Why Bloomberg for President Jobs Creator leader? problem-solver it's going to take all three to build back country. Thirty one million bucks is the most. Any candidate has spent on a single week of advertising. Ever by the way and the weirdest part of all this on the whole if you look at polling Democrats are pretty happy with their lineup. They you know they see the big for which is right now Bernie Warren Biden Yeah that's a pretty good slate of candidates. And that's that's that's that's where we're were content but someone is insult slow you really. Yeah there's this. There's this elite moderate sense that there's gap. There's this gap among the candidates that there is no great moderate. Hope out there. Maybe this is you looking from candidate to candidate thinking. This one's too young. This one's too old that one over there. They're you're just too much and if this is you Jordan's got a very simple question for you one. He can't stop asking himself. Why why? Why doesn't anyone like Cory Booker?.

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"cory booker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"This book solidified something that I had heard for but not really understood which was the comparison to President Obama. I heard that comparison made a lot the twin cory booker and putting it Obama and at first I was like <hes> what like. I don't see any connection at all other than the fact that they're both black the Senate but cory booker in book comes across very very similarly to Barack Obama actually and dreams of my father <hes> to me like very cerebral very introspective perspective's very self reflective and he's got a very similar message to what President Obama's message was in two thousand eight and even in two thousand twelve which is the whole like <hes> sort of body by his famous speech to the at the N._C.. About you know the Purple States the United States of America being purple not red or blue <hes>. He's got like a really similar. No less just get along. Let's find common ground E._M.. Going linked to book. I mean it's called United also his candidacy and so those similarities make me wonder if he wouldn't be similar as a president to Obama but also make me worry because I feel feel like that sort of call for unity is kind of. I don't WanNa say like out of fashion but I think that maybe harkening that to a time. That isn't now <hes> it's less that's practical and I. I felt like it was in two thousand now. It's a little naive right yeah at this point if feels a little naive to think that it would be that easy I saw that I felt like <hes> I appreciate him really talking in depth about some of the major things he struggled with the mayor and how he focused on creating coalition to tackle those thing and how he found uh-huh inspiration through some of the community leaders and really dug deep into some of those projects entitled last merge things that come. I thought that the locked couple of chapters were especially this way talked about like that community garden written in Newark and how horrible it was to have people who had criminal record come in there and get jobs and be able to work and do something and provide for the community and how rewarding that was not much for them but where the community I I got a sense that this is the president that he would be <hes> and and so much rock where he would focus on what can we do to leverage what we're already doing and make it better and what partnerships coalitions can I utilize to do that. He seems like a he's a relationship guy and I get a sense that that how he would probably handle the executive yeah I think I you know I can see him as an executive. It was specifically typically a president. I had trouble seeing so like obviously it's easy to understand why he made a good mayor. I could see him as governor pretty easily. There was just something that was. I don't know felt somewhat limited to me. I think you know part of it. May Be needed more policy details not necessarily more policy but more sense of understanding of the whole country like I got a good sense that he understands New Jersey well but not necessarily that he understands the rest of the country. New Jersey is a fairly small geographical state. You know that that part of it. I think you know if you're comparing to Obama. Obama head lived so many different places by the time he ran for President Camara's book. We've seen you know she. She grew up in different. Places lived in Canada for Awhile Elizabeth. Warren similarly has lived in lots of different places cory booker just felt very much like of the place he lives an an hasn't necessarily experienced a lot of other places and and I didn't get the sense that his understanding of helpings work in Newark was necessarily GonNa Relate to you know where I grew up in Ohio that sort of thing that you know what not that you necessarily have to have all of that but that was the one thing that I was sort of left wondering..

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"cory booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"A lot of questions from our listeners senator cory booker kerry on twitter asks do you support bernie sanders plan to cancel all student loan debt wire why not well look we have eight massive crisis in in education and they they crippling debt it's so many children are are young people are facing is affecting life decisions it is i think competitively flee hurting us cause other nations now germany's zero the four percent a median income college canada sixty seven percent in the united states between fifty and sixty percent of median income and that's why i am sponsoring bills do everything from debt free college to also believing that we should end the profiteering that the federal government does off the backs of folks but i don't believe we should cancel unilaterally all debt 'em i think that a it is a extremely costly a it's canceling debt for people that are of higher income brackets are going into jobs a you know whether they're large corporate jobs wall street jobs are gonna give them the ability to pay back their money why would we use are money cancelled their debt when we we should be doing is is having plants help the folks who really need it in cancelled the debt for public schoolteachers for public defenders people going into public service provisions doing things to help people a and i have a plan to help people build adjust interest rates to make a their college loans a lot more affordable and to reduce their costa payments but some of the plants i see out there that are sort of indiscriminate a i think they're giving would end up giving a lot of money a lot of money to wealthy people you just don't need it and a lot of questions for you about immigration and gun control and prescription drug prices a lot of our listeners are winning on the phones i just have a minute or so before the break though senator cory booker i guess i wonder about these two different breeds of democratic candidates that seemed to be out there this season the feisty progressives like alexandria ocasio cortez in the let's make nice democrats like joe biden for example i'm curious to you remind what brand does the country needs right now what do you think democrats can offer what is this country need as far as that personality in to to put forth in this country well first of all i let's stay away from these broad based labels 'em as he only person in the united states senate lives in low income below the poverty line black and brown community 'em a lot of your listeners right now just feel a sense of urgency dissatisfaction and even anger about what's happening to our society as a whole hour folks who play by the rules get hurt where you know i live in a neighborhood where kids drink out of plastic bottles in their schools because we have a nation with so many more three thousand kids have a higher rates of a club lead poisoning in their blood in flint michigan we just need people with a sense of urgency and bring this country together to solve problems and that's the kind of leader i tend to be the bill unite are party and other americans to be urgent cours of justice were speaking with senator cory booker about his bid for the democratic presidential nomination in you could join the conversation listeners is here pick what resonates freeview in his message his life story will be back after the break with senator cory booker i'm jane place in this is on point support for this npr podcast comes from spectacular failures

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

"And I know I mean take with a grain of salt, but there's going to be a lot of people running and the DNC said that access to the debate stage is going to be driven either wholly or partly I would assume probably partly by ability to generate small donors now. I'm sure that most of the centers are not going to have trouble qualifying past whatever bar they have there. But it does mean this going to be something that we're gonna be talking about a lot more, thankfully, I think that's one of the best developments. I've heard a long time. Yeah. That that's totally new. We'll see. I mean, it's easy to say that we'll see what the bar is at sure. Yeah. Eleven percent. They're not gonna lose in court. That's not gonna happen. But look, but that what I'm not worried about like, whether they eliminate establishment candidates from the debates. I'm I wanna make sure that populace candidates can get into the debate getting a lot of small donors. Yeah. So look one of the things we mainly push for after the some of the just Democrats wins. Like Cossio Cortez was hey, you should use a different standard. Because the media kept asking what did we miss? Why did we miss concert Cortez? Rashid it to leave his cetera. And we said it's because you missed the small donors, and that's a better indicator of enthusiasm, energy, etc. And the fact that you see has accepted that is wonderful. So let's see how the debates play out. But now getting to the heart of Cory booker's fundraising. Look, it's super real issue. I almost none of the mainstream articles mentioned it, but you know, we went back and looked at of course, to intercept and other places that has documented so back in. Fourteen when he ran for Senate is first full term, he raised more money, and this is a mazing from the financial industry than any other Senator. Okay. But I'm not anywhere near done. He also raised the most amount of money. He's number one and all these categories from the real estate industry, entertainment industry, tech industry, accountants and groups considered to be pro Israel. So why? Wow. And been donors love. Cory Booker does all the sectors everything you want. He is very he's also we must be like loving HQ to Amazon headquarters. I don't know any kind of probably against beady s for sure. Not really understanding anyway. Great awesome. Let me give you just a couple of the numbers really fast. So from securities and investment he received one point eight seven million dollars back in two thousand fourteen ton of money, obviously also received more pharmaceutical manufacturing cash over the past six years than any other democratic Senator two hundred sixty seven thousand dollars amongst the number of others. Here's my one of my favorites. So skiers in investment industry, the financial industry. So he he's number one at one.

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Green new deal and Medicare for all. Although on those two last ones there are there's a need for further details because he said today for Medicare for all he would not be in favor of eliminating private health insurance. And on the green new deal the sunrise movement they tweeted about it earlier today. And they said there are elements of it that he has supported that. I would say go. Farther than for instance, what Kamala Harris said last weekend, but he has not necessarily committed to the sort of urgent action. That most committed environmentals mean when we talk about agree deal. Yeah. But look it's a pretty good record right now in in a different segment. We'll also analyze all the ups and downs of of Cory Booker, and he's taking a ton of money from all these different industries in the past. And I think that that does merit some skepticism. More significant skepticism, but I'm super happy to have him as an ally in all of these and he did great work on criminal Justice reform. So I don't think that that's necessarily question. And I think that a lot of times those trick where they say like, oh, so you're saying is about person. No, nobody said that. Right. So we're not having conversation about whether someone is a good person or a bad person. A good progressive are bad progressive. A good Senator about center, we're having conversation about who would be the best person to be president of the United s-. Dates america. So I'm happy to have Cory Booker on the team. I'm not sure that I want him to be captain. So so, and that's what this contest about who's going to be the captain of the team in. And if you're progressive, you might want the most progressive candidate, you'd be thrilled that he's at least on board for Medicare for all its cetera. And so or you might say, hey, you know, what I think someone who's more centrist is going to win. I don't think so think someone who was more progressive as much better chance of winning. But anyway for better for worse. That's record you want to get into some of the potential issues. Yes. So Cory Booker is now he's in the race. And like like you said he's getting a lot of positive coverage. At least initially probably will continue. But at some point he's got to if they want him or Kamala Harris in democratic primary. He does come into the race though with a number of tension issues a lot of the having to do with his fundraising. He's a noted great fundraiser. But that often means that they're. Money from people that we would prefer that they do not. So first off small donors. Let's talk about that those who gave two hundred dollars or less account for eleven percent of his Senate fundraising base. According to FCC records, he raised his percentage of small dollar donors to twenty seven percent in the past two years. But Mr. Booker has the lowest percentage of small dollar donor funds of any center thought to be winging presidential bid up until relatively recently. We can compare that to some of the others if bring up us chart, you'll see some of the fundraising as well as the percentage that's small donors. So you see there that he's at eleven percent. Someone like Kirsten gillibrand at sixteen comma Harris thirty two, but then you have Elizabeth Warren it half and Bernie Sanders at sixty one percent. So it's pretty huge range a huge difference between eleven percent and sixty one percent. Even what he raised it to twenty seven is a lot lower than either Elizabeth Warren Auburn Sanders. So I'm gonna give it back to complement here. So. To be fair to Cory Booker eleven percents really low because and not because he has a two little small donors. That's only half their question. The other have questions because he has a lot of really large donors. So so. I'm but that those are the facts, so it's not like my God. He cannot give small donors is that he has such gigantic donors that dwarfs small donors. The fact that he got it up to twenty seven percent in the last two years is meaningless wasn't running for office. So he wasn't soliciting campaign contributions from Wall Street etcetera. So eleven percents the number to look at there. Yeah. And should we care about the Susie Azam folks have from small donors as opposed to giant corporations? Yeah. I think it's a perfectly legitimate thing that consider. Yeah. Yeah..

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

"A little bit too policies. I wanna give you guys a heads up a bit of a warning based on some of the political history of Cory Booker. What might be coming to a news cycle sometime in the near future understand that he is a big one for sort of political performances in the real world, which none of these are bad necessarily? But just visit thing he does. So he went on a ten day hunger strike during his mayoral run to bring attention to housing issues. He went on food stamps to show how difficult it is during one big storm. He shoveled constituents driveway and turned his Twitter account into a thing to coordinate shoveling. And so those are the sorts of things that he likes to do. He also you might recall ran into a burning building to save his neighbor. And so if buildings start to spontaneously combust the near him in the future. Much out. So well as the media game really, well, he does seems to hit a Mark that like let's say well Warren has missed in the past. But so it seems sort of you know, and no matter what your politics are. There's a the popularity contest via Twitter and like obviously running into save his neighbor just for Twitter because like. That wins in points to do these stunts. He knows how to appeal to people now. So guys looked cuts both ways. So he plays a media game. Well, and hence glowing articles every article I read was glowing about Cory Booker on the other hand, those are good things to draw attention to and so I liked it. He did those things I mean called stunts, you can call it anything you like, but he's drawing attention to poverty, and food stamps, etc. Shown, some news driveway. God bless his heart rate. I don't know how big the fire was I really don't. I don't know if it was like a little smoke in the background. Gathers girl or if it was like a real serious five. But in either way, yet, nobody would you run into fire, even if it was politics, right? So give him credit give them credit. So those are good things that he drew attention to good things that he did Trump said he would run into a school shooting without a gun. Done. Anyway. For any of these. I just imagined. What if ABC did this? I'd like it. So. Anyway, just that might be coming. So Cory Booker now announced what issues is he going to be driving? At least in the early phases of this campaign. Went to see how things develop Jeff Stein of Washington Post spoke with some of Cory booker's aids in here. Few of the things that they brought up the baby bonds program that Booker has previously talked about setting up sort of an initial investment in every child basically to help to eliminate some of the systemic inequality of America criminal Justice reform antitrust action legalizing marijuana that something he's talked about for a long time a pilot program for federal jobs guarantee, housing tax credits for enters a.

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

"I grew up knowing that the only way we can make change is when people come together. My dad told me boy never forget where you came from. Or how many people had to sacrifice to get you where you are? So over twenty years ago, I the central ward of Newark to fight slum ward and help family state in their homes. I still live there today. And I'm the only Senator goes home to a low income inner city community, I community that took a chance on. It is not a matter of can we it's a matter of do. We have the collective will the American will. I believe we do together we will channel or common pain back into our common purpose together. America. We will rocks. On Cory Booker. And I'm running for president of the United States of America. Very exciting high energy ad so question now, are you ready to endorse? Yeah. We're about a year out from Iowa primary. So obviously, look I've been telling you guys in every single instance hear about let's see what they got will analyze Corey a little bit more as the show progresses and the good stuff that he's on these very good stuff and not so good stuff. But I'm initially amused by the reaction that he's getting so John's, right? Everybody's noting that he is brimming with energy and said that said the only tweak they own one of the very very tweets. They had of him was that his high energy was almost comical. And I liked that. He said that want. Said that like even CNN's kind of dunking on his attitude. They're like, okay, we have no personality. But you feel like you're faking it. But, but, but it was only smidge one of the very few tweaks I'm gonna get you some great comical over the top compliments CNN gave him in a second. But I remember Mitt Romney started his campaign. Video the same way. It was up right? With the historically black college marching band. I'm pretty sure Mitt Romney had the exact same marching bands. Which find the way for those of you who knew what the best moment of twenty thousand one definitely beyond Coachella performance. And that was a total rip off of the say so pretty much could have been like on the run tour number two, very Jay Z verbiage. Is been done Corey like you kinda need to like shot out to the Queen. If you're going to rip off her so bad just don't want to be exactly warming. I mean, but it's totally like maybe the beehive will be on our side. So, but anyway, it's it's a fine video and just like, yeah. And he lives in newer blesses hard for that. That's great. It just like Mitt Romney lives, the low income community in Salt Lake. A random from yours. Although although there actually think of it we will return in twenty twelve Cory Booker famously defendant Mitt Romney from Obama's attacks. Because he said, look, we shouldn't demonize people in private equity and high finance. Those are really good folks really good folks who've given Cory Booker at ton of campaign money at least in the past. Now, he doesn't take corporate pack money. So let's be fair on all counts. So now to CNN this is my favorite part. So I remember when you know, they establish media. They have not been overly kind to Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders particularly Sanders, but they've had a took a bunch of pot shots at Elizabeth worm. And so I'm sure they did the same for Cory Booker where any announced so I will read you some of the things that they wrote about him. He's got a pragmatic approach as opposed to progress. So so, of course, are not pragmatic that right now. Just warming up. No big deal. Right. He has raw political talent. Same thing. They said about burning. He is at quote he's quote. He's a powerful contender. He is a gifted orator order. I should say. And then they go to a politician like we didn't say this. They said what? Which is by the way, the same thing. They do with progressive. I didn't say Bernie Sanders was a terrible human being. I got this legislative. You're saying he's terrible human being right? So in this case, they found Cedric Richmond, Louisiana democrat, and they quote him as the last line in the pace that Cory Booker is quote driven more by faith and purpose than politics. Oh, come on. Is that about anybody?.

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

"And so those are the sorts of things that he likes to do. He also you might recall ran into a burning building to save his neighbor. So if building start to spontaneously combust near him in the future. Okay. Well, as the media game really, well, he does seems to hit a Mark that like let's say most Warren has missed in the past. But so it seems. And no matter what your politics are. There's a the popularity contest via Twitter and like obviously running into save his neighbor just for Twitter because like. That wins in points to do these stunts. He knows how to appeal to people. So guys looked cuts both ways. So he plays a media game. Well, and hence glowing articles every article I read was glowing about Cory Booker on the other hand, those are good things to draw attention to and so I liked that. He did those things I mean called stunts, you can call it any of the you like, but he's drawing attention to poverty, and food stamps, etc. Showing some news driveway. God bless his heart. Right. I don't know how big the fire was I really don't. I don't know if it was like a little smoke in there. Girl, or if it was like, a real serious fire. But in either way. Yeah, nobody would you run into fire. Even if it was repetitive. All right. So give him credit give them credit. So those are good things that he attention to good things that he did Trump said he would run into a school shooting without a gun. Anyway. No, we're not for any of these. I just imagined. What if a OC did this? I'd like so. Anyway, that might be coming. So Cory Booker now announced what issues is he going to be driving? At least in the early phases of this campaign to see if things develop Jeff Stein of Washington Post spoke with some of Cory booker's aids in here. The few of the things that they brought up the baby bonds program that Booker has previously talked about setting up sort of an initial investment in every child basically to help to eliminate some of the systemic inequality of America criminal Justice reform antitrust action legalizing marijuana that something he's talked about for a long time a pilot program for federal jobs guarantee housing tax credits. Renters a green new deal and Medicare for all. Although on those two last ones there are there's a need for further details because he said today for Medicare for all he would not be in favor of eliminating private health insurance. And on the green new deal the sunrise movement they tweeted about it earlier today. And they said there are elements of it that he is supported that. I would say go. Farther than for instance, what Comal Harris said last weekend, but he has not necessarily committed to the sort of urgent action. That most committed environmentals mean when we talk about agree new deal. Yeah. But it's it's a pretty good record right now. You know in in a different segment will also analyze all ups and downs of of Cory Booker. And he's taken a ton of money from all these different industries in the past. And I think that that does merit some skepticism. More significant skepticism, but I'm super happy to have him as an ally in all of these and he did great work on criminal Justice reform. So I don't think that that's necessarily question. And I think that a lot of times this from those this trick where they say like, oh, so you're saying is about person. No, nobody said that. Right. So we're not having conversation about whether someone is a good person bad person. Good progress over bad progressive a good Senator about center, we're having conversation about who would be the best person to be president of the United States of America. So I'm happy to have Cory Booker on the team. I'm not sure that I want him to be captain..

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"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on The Young Turks

"High energy ad so question now, are you ready to indoors? Yeah. We're about a year out from the primary. So obviously, look I've been telling you guys in every single instance hear about let's see what they got will analyze Corey a little bit more as the show progresses. And and the good stuff that he's on these very good stuff and not so good stuff. But I'm initially amused by the reaction that he's getting so John's, right? Everybody's noting that he is brimming with energy CNN said that said the only tweak they own one of the very very tweets. They had of him was that his high energy was almost comical. And I like that he said that we want. The N says that the like even CNN's dunking on his attitude. They're like, okay, we have no personality. But you feel like you're faking it. Yeah. But, but but it was only smidge like one of very few tweaks I'm gonna get you some great comical over the top compliments CNN gave him in a second. But I remember Mitt Romney started his campaign. Video the same way. It was up right? The historically black college. I'm pretty sure Mitt Romney has the exact same marching bands. Which by the way, for those of you who knew what the best moment of two thousand eighteen once definitely beyond Coachella performance. And that was a total rip off of the say so pretty much could have been like on the run tour. Number two. Very Jay Z verbiage say is been done Corey like you kinda need to like out. So the Queen if you're going to rip off her so bad. Just to be exactly. I mean, but it's totally like maybe the beehive will be on our side. So but anyway, it's a fine video. And and just like, yeah. And he lives in newer bless his heart for that. That's great. It just like Mitt Romney lives, the low income community in Salt Lake. Know why mania random I'm yours? Although although there actually come to think of it, we will return. Yeah. In twenty twelve Cory Booker famously defendant Mitt Romney from Obama's attacks. Because he said, look, we shouldn't demonize people in private equity and high finance. Those are really good folks really good folks who've given Cory Booker at ton of campaign money at least in the past. Now, he doesn't take core pack money. So let's be fair on all counts. So now to CNN this is my favorite part. So I remember when you know, the establish of media, they have not been overly kind to Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders particularly Sanders, but they've had a took a bunch of pot shots, Elizabeth worm. And so I'm sure they did the same for Cory Booker where he announced so I will read you some of the things that they wrote about him. He's got a pragmatic approach as opposed to progressive. So, of course, are not pragmatic that right now, just warm. No big deal. Right. Here's raw political talent. Same thing. They said about Bernie. He is quote quote. He's a powerful contender. He is a gifted orator order, I should say. And then they go to a politician like we didn't say this. They said what? Which is by the way, the same thing. They do progressives things. I didn't say Bernie Sanders was a terrible human being I got this legislative saying he's terrible human being right? So in this case, they found Cedric Richmond, Louisiana democrat, and they quote him as the last line in the pace that Cory Booker is driven more by faith and purpose than politics. Oh, come on. Is that about anybody? Is driven by politics for love God. Yeah. Or not for the love of God for the love of politics. Anyway, if his purposes to become president. Yeah, he's been driven by that for your. I'm sure look some folks care more about policies, drew my policy that is based on their track record at cetera. But let's all all politicians, including the progressives that they are running for president kind of care about Baltics. And I hope you're using politics to to your policy goals. That's your end not just power for its own sake. Those are descriptions that are really just like blanket and blase that are like this guy can raise a lot of money from the people you needs to raise money from and other for I'm going to say he's got is driven by faith. And what purpose saving purpose has raised a lot of money a lot of money..

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"cory booker" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"cory booker" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Hello, welcome to another episode of the weeds on the box media podcast network. I met through glitziest here today with Sarah, cliff and Dera land. We're really excited to have Derek in for as right here on Tuesday back on Tuesday because there's a, there's a white paper that she's been dying to talk about. It's white paper deprived over on Friday. And you know, I found a sociology article about immigrants about an experimental design to test immigrant stereotypes, so it's great. It's still it's fantastic, but I, we want to talk about Sarah, you had a great piece about a big sort of new idea that Senator Cory Booker is putting forward that. I mean, it's interesting on its own terms, but also, I mean, I think it's pretty obvious. This is like Cory Booker is weighing in on the ideas primary. He would like to run for president and he's trying to make his Mark here. So I think we should talk about what the Bill says and then also like what does it say about Corey book? Yeah. So I think we're definitely in the ideas primary part of the twenty. Twenty president election like starting with Bernie Sanders. Medicare for all. We have come la- Harris with her cash assistance plan. The came out last week and then Cory Booker is kind of getting into this space with them a program that he's calling opportunity accounts or baby bonds, and he is kind of framing this is something to deal with the racial wealth gap in the United States. So just a drawback before we get to the policy, that thing he wants us to be talking about. The thing he's thinking about is the fact that white families have a lot more wealth than minority families that you know. One reason study found that the median white family has ten times more equity, one hundred seventy thousand dollars. Then the median black family, which has seventeen thousand dollars a really stark difference. It's been growing and it can make it really hard to get ahead to, you know, I, it means that white children and a higher income Chiltern starting off with a lot more advantages than children who don't have that equity to do things like go to college. A house, get together a down payment. It's kind of going beyond the idea of an earnings gap to a wealth gap that kind of builds over generations and generations. And if you wanna learn more about this, there's actually an excellent episode of our Netflix show explained that are absent host as our work done that he interviewed Cory Booker about this particular issue where he talked about what's going on and what drives the wealth gap. And a lot of the wealth gap has been driven by federal policies, things like not writing mortgages to black families in certain neighborhoods. So you enter this policy that Cory Booker is putting out there where what he wants to do is give every child born in America something he calls an opportunity account and when they're born, you'd get thousand dollars on it. This would be every baby regardless of income, and then every year of their life up until eighteen. They could get as much as two thousand dollars deposited in that account you to add someone a baby who's living in a family below the poverty line would be getting two thousand dollars a kid. Born into a family that earns more than five hundred percent of the poverty line, which is, I think around like a hundred forty, fifty thousand dollars for a family of four would not get anything. They would stop that original thousand dollars. And essentially the idea is that every kid by time they get to eighteen would have some kind of nest egg that they could invest. You know, a higher income kid would have that nest egg from their parents. Lower income kid would have that from there. Opportunity account or often gets called a BB bond as well. So a kid who lives her entire life below the poverty line booker's office estimates that they'd have about forty, seven thousand dollars in their account when they turn eighteen. And that's, you know, assuming a three percent growth rate. So you know, it's being managed by treasury and some kind of low risk fund. And one of the things I think is notable about the politics here is Cory Booker is being really explicit about the racial dimension to this policy that he is being really explicit..

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