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"danika rome" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from NPR News in Washington on Child Snyder the focus so the gun. Rights debate does on Richmond. Virginia today thousands of gun rights supporters. Reporters are expected to rally at Virginia State capital to protest democratic plans for new gun control legislation. Dozens of armed militia groups including white white supremacists have also said they will attend Craig Carper from member station. VP reports for most state lawmaker. So it will be a regular work day a small number lawmakers have said. They won't attend for fear of violence though. Republican delegate Glenn Davis believes the majority of protesters will peacefully rally in support of their right to bear arms. These are average people in our communities that are coming up here to lobby for the protection of the rights to be able to protect their families and their loved ones before the rally democratic delegate Danika Rome will make history which he becomes the First Trans Woman ever in Virginia Gavel in a House subcommittee some really thinking much about outside. Capital Governor Ralph off northern has declared a state of emergency banning guns and other weapons within capitol grounds though thousands of armed protesters are expected to surround the perimeter for NPR news. I'm Craig Corporation Richmond House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is accusing. US intelligence agencies of withholding documents on Ukraine they could be significant president trump senate impeachment trial. We are counting on the intelligence community. Not only speak truth. The power but to To resist pressure from administration to withhold information from Congress because administration fears at bay incriminate. Them ship speaking on. ABC's this week Weakest Democrats pushed the Senate To consider new documents and witness testimony chef is one of the seven house impeachment managers. They filed an initial trial brief. Uh over the weekend laying out their case against the president. President Trump's lawyers expected to buy their own brief today. Nearly seven hundred people from the latest Central American Migrant Caravan turned themselves into Mexican authorities over the weekend James Frederick reports from the Mexico. Guatemala border they thought they would have the chance to stay legally in Mexico before the migrants made it to Mexico. President Andres Manuel Lopez over. The door announced his country had four thousand jobs and aid ready to receive the latest caravan so when they showed showed up at the border many migrants hand themselves in but few will be allowed to stay in Mexico. The country's Migration Agency announced that the majority of those migrants will be deported. Deported saying they're simply acting accordance with the country's migration laws however at the agency did say those who wished to apply for asylum would have that opportunity. Meanwhile while more than one thousand more migrants are still on the Guatemalan side of the border they plan to March to the Mexico border crossing Monday morning for NPR news. I'm James Frederick in Tapachula Mexico the Financial Markets in the US closed today for the Martin Luther King Holiday in Europe the major benchmarks declined in early trading this is npr the Venezuelan opposition leader. Guido is a neighboring Colombia. He traveled there to participate. Alongside Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo in today's regional regional counter-terrorism meeting was in Columbia despite a travel ban and bowls by Venezuela's Supreme Court Kansas City chiefs and San Francisco. Forty niners this will play in Super Bowl fifty four next month. It's the first super bowl for Kansas City. In fifty years the forty niners last played in the title game and twenty thirteen eighteen. Both teams qualified was strong performances in their conference championships on Sunday. NPR's Tom Goldman reports in the AFC championship. Kansas City overcame an early ten point deficit and beat the upstart Tennessee. Titans thirty five to twenty four chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes last season's. NFL MVP threw three touchdown passes and ran for another. The chiefs. Defense did a great job slowing down. Tennessee's previously unstoppable running back Derrick Henry now okay. ACS to figure out how to slow down a potent San Francisco running attack in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Green Bay packers. The forty niners offensive line open gaping being holes and running back where he moster took full advantage. He rumbled for a whopping two hundred twenty yards and scored four touchdowns in the forty niners. Thirty seven two twenty win in Tom. Goldman NPR news to NASA astronauts preparing for a space walk outside the International Space Station scheduled to get underway later. This hour with Christina Kokin congestive Amir teaming up to replace station batteries. They made history in October when they became the first all female spacewalking crew. This is N._p._R. News..
"danika rome" Discussed on What A Day
"In exciting citing. Wow this should have happened a long time ago but let's just shut up and enjoy it news. The Newly Democratic Virginia House legislature has voted to ratify the equal rights amendment. That makes it the the thirty eighth and final state needed to ratify the constitutional amendment that would guarantee equal rights to all Americans regardless of sex. I've heard more train in this job for my entire life before it. It's my favorite sound effects. We have ever done Okay so the air horns Are totally warranted because this is a huge victory and also a watershed moment for the women's rights activists who've been fighting for this for nearly a century so house speaker Eileen filler corn. She is the state's first female speaker. And you know the four hundred and one your history of Virginia's state legislature so she said quote for the women of Virginia Jinya in the women of America the resolution has finally passed every Democrat and four Republicans voted to ratify the amendment. Here's Virginia House delegate. Danika Rome speaking just before the vote took place as I think about what brings people together as I think about. Where do we find common ground? I just think back home and I think to the fact that my mom and I we probably agree on about three pieces of public policy. If you worked forty hours a week spiel to make enough money to take care of yourself. Scottish independence ever seen someone come in ratification of ignorance in in such an easy obvious thing that should have existed in the world long ago but unfortunately proponents of the er a are still in for a lengthy legal battle due to the original deadline to get the amendment ratified in the US Constitution. Akilah can you just explain what this fight actually might look like. Yeah so let me just give a little background I the idea idea of the IRA has been around for almost one hundred years. And it finally went to states to ratify in the seventies after Congress finally allowed that but there was is the caveat of a deadline and so basically thirty eight states had to ratify it within a certain time period Thirty eight by the way is three fourths of the states. In this country there are fifty S. Really thirty point five. But that's just math any who that's the threshold at a new constitutional amendment. They missed the deadline by several decades and with Virginia were at thirty eight states. But as I said the deadline is past And now some of the states that ratified it previously are saying that they want to take it back so those those are the potential legal issues. But there's a question about the deadline and whether it can be enforced because there actually isn't anything legally binding in the text about the deadline and Dan Yari supporters say that states can't really on ratify what they've already ratified. There are no take backs rate so era supporters say. Let's get this thing going but I imagine that they're probably going to be challenged on it. Yeah I mean right now. We have this progress in Virginia. That is happening. But it definitely sounds like the constitutional amendment status of it will be decided Ed later in court or sure. Well we will keep you all posted but that is not all of our Virginia News. Today got one more story to share yesterday. Governor route northbound declared the state of emergency because at all well regulated militia of white. Extremists has planned an armed gun rights rally on Mondays. MLK holiday in the state and fearing a repeat pete of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Back in two thousand seventeen. North has called on the organizers disavowal. Hate groups from other states that have planned to join the Rally State Intelligence listed credible double threats similar to the ones made prior to the CHARLOTTESVILLE rally as a reason for the state of emergency. So yes we're going to let you know what happens but stay safe out there. And maybe just avoid Richmond. C'mon now for some ads. Have you always wanted to visit a different country country but didn't WanNa feel like an outsider because he didn't know the language will babble is here to help you learn that language babble is designed to quickly get you speaking your new language within weeks with daily ten to fifteen fifteen minute lessons babble teaches real life conversations. You're not learning words and phrases out of context you learn through interactive dialogues. Lessons are lovingly created by over one hundred hundred language experts. Those are real people not by some translation machine. 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"danika rome" Discussed on Political Party Live
"If we can get them to actually do it. Can you hear me this is this is the energetic crowd here? Rob questions for you. The first one's a really quick question. Did you ever grow up watching C span? I did not I my understanding is streaming live on spans. Nothing why I say that because we are, this is a political party. I we're on C span tonight. So everyone is social for C-SPAN very time. Big deal. Now echoing in the Mike. Okay, thank you. Second question rob, you studied behavioral economics at Harvard year in the important work that you're doing right now from where you sit in sort of what you've seen out there. What are some of the primary impediments to voter participation of our country right now? I think there's a lot of impediments the only one I know anything about is getting people like my brother to hold their friends accountable to vote. I don't have particular expertise on things related to voter ID or other forms of voter suppression. But what, what I do know is that here? I hope people feel comfortable raise your hand. If you have never volunteered for political campaign. So that's probably half the rim. We would get a bunch of activists at an event like this, which is normal despite activists being a small percent of the population. But how many of you feel like campaigns have systematically really encouraged you to hold your friends accountable to vote. Those folks, have you who were non activists raise your hands. So there, there are no hands that have gone up. And so that's not the only impediment. But that's the impediment. I claimed out of expertise around. Your faintness or both. Is. Talk to us. Yeah. And so we actually have an image. Can we put this on the screen? So boat tripling is this technique, I invented right after the twenty sixteen election in, it's a lot like commit to vote pledge the thing that I told you the gentlemen, found very condescending, but the psychologist dramatically different and so what we see up here is a little pledge card that I invented for maybe some of your premier with the danika Rome for house of delegates race in Virginia created this for them in twenty seventeen. So instead of asking voters to fill out cards, they're pledging to vote. We asked them the people who said, no to volunteer for the campaign, but we're supporters danika we ask them to take a pledge to hold three friends accountable to vote. And so this wasn't condescending because it did not signal that the campaign did not trust that person, the voter is having any risk of not voting in actually came off his flattering, because we're able to look at people like Nikki, and my, my little brother in and say. Thank you so much for supporting us insane. You vote for us. We bet you have friends, you could remind vote who folks like us probably will never get the chance to talk to. And even if we did you're gonna be way better at getting them to vote than we would. And so it would be one thing to save, like part of the canvassing script, like, Nikki will you get some friends vote, and most people say, yeah. And then life would go on it wouldn't change very many people's behavior. But this little card here is based on behavioral science research, which shows, if you get people to make a plan in concretize, which specific friends, they're going to hold accountable to votes, this example, here we have jazz saying she's going to hold Margot, Sal, and Mimi accountable to vote campaigns use these, when they're canvassing they collect thousands and thousands of these pledges in the lead up to election day. And then before election day, send text message reminders to all of these individuals. Reminding them to vote and to hold their three friends accountable to vote..
"danika rome" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Brit. The supreme court today declined to review a lower court decision that blocked efforts in two states, Louisiana and Kansas to end public funding to Planned Parenthood justices, John Roberts and new Justice. Bright Cavanaugh sided with the liberals in this case deciding not to take up this case, the three conservative justices Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito as well. As Neil Gorsuch day, all issued a dissent here saying that the supreme court should have taken out this case corespondent, Jessica Schneider. President Trump will be visiting Maryland mid week for his first official visit to Baltimore. But Maryland governor Larry HOGAN will not accompany the president the governor's office. Didn't give a reason for the decision. Hogan does not be Trump or Trump style. Politics are Trump's version of republicanism as being future of the party, Saint Mary's college political science professor Todd Everley says that even though other governors such as California's Jerry Brown have appeared along. Signed the president. This trip is more political in nature as Mr. Trump promotes Republican back to tax incentives for inner city neighborhoods. I would have to assume that in his thinking if you were to appear with the president appear alongside the president that would be somewhat hypocritical. He believes that the move is indicative of Hogan's aspirants for higher office window. AL dot com. Arlington county police are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a woman on Fort Myer drive. It happened Saturday evening not far from the would memorial. The woman is in stable condition. Police say the suspect was wearing a long black trenchcoat and a white hat ever. Get stuck in traffic on ninety five in Virginia getting crossed the river. Course, we all have now lawmakers in Virginia vowing to take action. Something about this. Now, this is not something that we can keep putting off delegate danika Rome state, Senator George Barker says governor Ralph Northam talking to trans urban which operates the express lanes about adding a lane in each direction on I ninety five huge difference traffic while he says the problem is the state's contractually required to pay trans urban to widen roads impact. Use of the express lanes Heather Curtis on WMA, Allen, WFAN dot com. This year's flu season is off to a mild start at least so far. Release that so far it looks like the start of season has been pretty mild. Again, we can't really predict how the rest of the season will unfold, but as of right now, it looks miles M Stevens is the influenza surveillance coordinate where the centers for disease control. She reminds us flu season won't even peak until early next year. If all you want for Christmas is a hedgehog your dreams may be coming true. The Fairfax county planning commission has recommended changing the definition of commonly accepted pets to now include chinchillas hermit crabs. And yes hedgehogs? There are divergent views in our community on this event. Particularly adding.
"danika rome" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Back in a Virginia courtroom this morning. He'll learn this week. How long he'll spend in prison for killing Heather higher after more than seven hours of deliberations. The jury late Friday convicted James Alex fields junior on I agree. Murder charges for driving his car through a crowd of protesters at the unite the right rally in Charlottesville last year. His lawyer say the move was done in self defense. But the jury disagreed today. The sentencing hearing gets underway the jury will hear evidence and then recommend a sentence of the judge the twenty one year old could spend the rest of his life in prison Maria leaf on wwl and wwl dot com. Medical marijuana in Maryland is big business bringing in over ninety six million dollars in the first year of operation alone with up to three hundred fifty people a day reportedly applying to buy medical marijuana. If you have. Driven on Virginia's ninety five over the river into Prince William county, chances are you've been stuck in traffic. State. Lawmakers say the northern administration is talking with trans urban about how to get people over that bridge faster. There are two possible solutions, according to state Senator George Barker, Adam lane in each direction on I ninety five and Prince William county or breakdown lane to be able to travel on that at least part of it a delegate danika Rome says to add any additional lanes on I ninety five the state's contractually obligated to pay the company that operates the express lanes there. We have got to renegotiate this contract for dots. Renegotiate someway to put commuters. I Heather Curtis. Sound WMA Allen WFAN dot com tragedy in Ohio where five young children died in a house fire and Youngstown? The mother jumped from a window of the burning home, the children trapped inside the youngest one year old twins checking your money. The Dow opens the day. Okay. At twenty four three eight thousand eight the NASDAQ at sixty nine sixty nine up next, traffic and weather on one zero five point nine FM and AM six thirty Washington's mall, WMA AL. Nice.
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"The octagon state lawmakers say they're trying to help to do something about this. Now, this is not something that we can keep putting off delegate danika Rome state, Senator George Barker says governor Ralph northbound's talking to trans urban which operates the express lanes about adding a lane in each direction on I ninety five. Huge difference. Says the problem is the state's contractually required to pay trans urban to widen roads that impact use of the
"danika rome" Discussed on Katie Couric
"Thi Hugh members of the house representatives come January of LGBTQ people getting elected to state legislatures and city council cross the country. We now have added in addition to danika Rome who was elected in twenty seventeen and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We now have three more transgender people who've been elected to in New Hampshire. They have a large state house. The have to trans women and then in Colorado, they'll not have an openly transgender person in their state house. So let's talk about some of the biggest moments this year related to LGBT LGBTQ issues, not all of what you're encouraging. But some of them are one of them in the former category is the department of health and human services changing the legal definition of sex the quotas. The agency's proposed definition would define sexes. Either male or female unchangeable and determined by the genitals that a person is born with what's your reaction to that? Will this is sadly, not surprising development? And it's obviously a report that was in the New York Times just two weeks before the last election, but it's a reflection of actions individual actions administration has taken over the last. Two years of trying to roll back our progress when it comes to the growing legal consensus that LGBTQ people are protected under federal civil rights laws because of the end of the day, if you're discriminating against someone because of their gender identity or their sexual orientation, you're discriminating against them because of gender stereotypes, which is illegal sex discrimination. And so just a couple of weeks after taking office that Trump Pence administration rescinded guidance promoting the protection of transgender students under that principle. They have in different agencies sought to rollback similar protections. They filed briefs in front of the federal courts that assert that they don't believe federal civil rights laws. Protect LGBTQ workers and students and patients. So this is an incredibly dangerous action. It's not surprising that they're considering doing it more broadly, and what have in some cases, life and death consequences for LGBTQ people. And let's talk about another decision. The Trump administration made which was to. Include same sex partners on the twenty twenty senses. But not to do a thorough accounting of LGBTQ people, Dan, when you saw that did you think this is kind of a mixed bag or worse than that definitely is a mixed bag at it reinforces, you know, a negative kind of Mimi idea or concept that only same sex only queer people who are married matter only people in same sex relationships who have married are important or should be counted or recognized. That's just not true. And the the biggest concern that I have even as a queer person about the census is the question that they've added to address people whether they're citizens or not which is going to result in under counting a great number of people who are afraid to have that question put to them because they're undocumented or because they're undocumented people living in their house. They've undocumented family members on it's going to result in an undercount, and this can result and undercounts in places where. Queer people tend to live in greater numbers than so it's going to negatively impact how we're represented whether we're legal early limits ourselves or not and they're a queer illegal end undocumented immigrants, and that's the real threat to the census in my opinion. What about on a state level? What happened this year say in Massachusetts and in North Carolina. So Massachusetts had a really critical race for for transgender people. It became the first state in the nation where trans protection separate from protections based on sexual orientation were on the ballot for a public vote. And let me just start by saying it's outrageous when a minority groups rights are ever on the ballot for a popular vote, and it was absurd during the marriage equality referenda, and it was absurd in Massachusetts. But opponents of a quality mustered up enough signatures to put protections for transgender people in public spaces on the ballot. Those are restaurants hospitals, grocery stores parks, public transportation, and of course, bathrooms within those spaces. We were nerve..
"danika rome" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"The mid one campaign. He will giving tides for that hatred. Your service willing to give it up ten percent to go to now. We don't wanna help anyone homeless. We don't want to like help. Eat anyone women. Nope. No. There's no will contry cause us this the money needs to go to keeping gay people from getting married. That's a good use of this of the Lord's money. That's what guy will want us to do it. Right. There is not medical. Oh, there's not many the medical evidence that an individual that uses. The homosexual lifestyle is born that way, he told her reporting twenty thirteen that is yours. He went on to claim in accurately. My thing is I I never understand the people 'cause you're a bible person. Right. Your about your Christian, right and your Republican Christian. You don't believe in the size of global warming. You don't believe in the size of bucking anything that isn't. Babe's you don't believe in science evolution, right? They don't believe in these things. But then you quotes science as what is the authentication factor of someone's sexual orientation or gender orientation. How house white? Okay. Any other? If I nine hundred ten scientists when it's really like ninety nine out of one hundred scientists say global warming is real thing in a man, and this man made it we're making it worse you go on them damn scientists to liberal Jew run. The disci- is they just it's just a big hoax. Okay. To get money. And cars tro for no good reason. Okay. All right. Well, what about evolution? I mean. Thousands are colleges. I mean list God in every time. I signed on. Okay. Ms was riding down the Sawers like e man. Okay. That's living caves and and playing sabertooth Tigers in the morning. That's just what we used to do. Well, you know, scientists they they actually have been able to carbon date the age of Fasel stuff to millions of years in the past. They don't know that is nothing, but citing gobbledygook you going to have to stop listening to them. Okay. All right. Well, all right. You said so scientists Tacoma as Backley, well, I think marriage equality should be thing. I think to consider those to be married to each other. Now, how old are but the science Bonet is different. The scientists say that you are you the born man woman and everybody straight gay is an allusion which scientists were decides the ones are they the ones that global warming. Oh, are they the ones evolution Jewish conspiracy? But you just had to scientists. I know what to say boy, that's feels every time. It's always come back to the circular logic of science mines science is how we can prescribe are bigotry, right. It always justifies it. Okay. Cool. Well, what about these other two areas that are very like a lot of size has been put into them. And we can actually like fine. He signed laugh, right? But you believe in Christian Science, which is just propaganda. Fuck out my face. All right, Colorado, just elected a transformer to the state legislature for the first time. Some good news Friday afternoon brianna to tone or tie. Tony. I'm not sure how to pronounce it declare victory in erase the coma. Colorado's first opening trans lawmaker. She is the fourth out trans while make in the nation. Only four the first was Virginia's danika Rome to a state legislature last year and on Tuesday Jerry cannon and Lisa Bonker to trans candidates in New Hampshire. Also, when they're raises for state rep, the Colorado Democratic Party called my race a win to mathematical probability, I'm very grateful. I'm very grateful August, I'm very grateful for so many people for their support time words and during these ten days so coup dope. Colorado also has the the gay governor openly gay governor, I'll think so I think we covered that last week. So good for them, man. Now, let's see what else happened here in the news..
"danika rome" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"This heartfelt desire to make a difference to help people. This empathy this emotional intelligence this this determination to do whatever. It takes to change what's happening in their local government and their state or or in Washington, and I'll just give you one example, Lucy make bath just one this house seat in the outskirts of Atlanta. She ran because she wanted to end gun violence this country. She lost her son to gun violence. That was a a seat that we didn't win. Last time, but her passion and her personal story was so compelling that she was able to win that seat despite spending tens of millions of dollars cycle. So so it's the difference between I think this the intensity, and this this author Tissot that I think ranked true for candidates all across the country. Even let's look at cinema. She ran on who she is the sacrifices. She made she she grew up and was homeless at times she at one time in her life lived in a gas station. She has always been someone who will fight for her community. And she understands why that social safety net is so important. So each one of these women who showed brilliance in their campaigns really had that personal story about helping others. Because of what they've been through. Personally think it's often the case that women have a higher sense of q than men do. It's just the way I think it's nature and nurture. I think it's a little of both. And I think it's something that propelled a lot of women to really stand in the breach. The President Trump is. Created we we've seen this division and his tearing apart of our country. And so many women said this is not going to happen in my community. I'm gonna stand up and when President Trump and his his Republican allies put out that hate into the world. Like, look danika, Rome. We know when when the person who wrote the transgender anti bathroom law. It was a chance transgender woman who went and beat him. That's the kind of just terminate that these candidates showed over the last two years. And so it's it's inspiring. I have to tell you like, I'm very inspired that so many people decide to run so many women decide to run for governor. I'm still holding my breath for Stacey Abrams. I mean, I think these are pretty extraordinary, and it's it's the moment of the times. And I do think it was very much wrought by what President Trump is put into the world. I'm grateful that you're still inspired Kerstin. The new children's book out today as bold and brave ten heroes who won women the right to vote Senator Kirsten gillibrand. Thank you very much. Thank you so much. Thank you. The Wall Street Journal has a new piece that says a lot about the country's long-term financial picture. The headline US on a course to spend more on debt than defense as the article notes in the past decade US debt held by the public has risen to fifteen point nine trillion from five point one trillion along that path the government is expected to pass the following milestones. It will spend more on interest than it spends on Medicaid in twenty twenty more twenty twenty three than it spends on national defense and more in twenty twenty-five than it spends.
"danika rome" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"We're gonna push pause until this investigation is concluded, and then we will move forward with a legitimate thoughtful process as it relates to the supreme court. They have the majority that means they have the power. And so that's why I say taking back sane pro equality, majority in one house would be significant and a huge victory. Sorry, taking back a sane pro equality. Majority in both, I think would be the ultimate victory. Yes, it's hard. We've done hard things before we've done things before and achieve things that people said was hard or there were obstacles we couldn't overcome. We need to focus on what's possible. I don't think we're gonna fall up fall short because if you look at the enthusiasm around the country, if you look at the quality and the diversity of candidates running in these in these house races and in these Senate races, the energy and the momentum is is on our side and every day the president opens his mouth. I think he increases the chances of of being able to take back one or both chambers. You know, I went to a briefing for a particular candidate who's running for office, who would be an storage. Elected official if elected. And one of the things that was discussed was this so-called Iowa effect. Meaning, if this candidate were declared this certain hurdle, it would create the Iowa fact that was caused when Barack Obama won Iowa, particularly for African Americans. There are a lot of people. My mother included, she was Hillary. She was so Hillary until the night of the caucuses and Barack Obama won. And for her, it did signal was wait. They voted for him. That means he has a shot. They, of course being white people, I'm black and because you didn't know. I got that right for the for the listener. Do you think that these electoral winds around around the country danika Rome in the Virginia legislature? If I remember correctly, there were two transgender. Citizens of Minneapolis who joined who were elected, the city council, there's an African American mayor of Butte. Montana. We, we've seen, you know, Andrew gillum and in Florida, who was a guest of the podcast back in June, no-one gave a shot and yet he won. Do you think that those examples of people seeing people who look like them, who defied the odds is that are these winds creating an Iowa fact that you think will not only deliver the house back to the Democrats, but also the Senate there is there is no question. If you look across communities, there's Nelson arapahoe who's running for secretary of state that would be a historic win in Nevada. There's Christine hall quiz that's the democratic nominee the first openly transgender democratic nominee for governor in Vermont. These are all trailblazer. These are all trailblazers and they are motivating, not just the communities from which they come, but they are motivating allies across communities. And I think they are setting the stage for those who will follow them, but they are also having massive impact in terms of voter engagement and voter excitement in these districts. We see today historic numbers of people of color, historic numbers of women, historic numbers of LGBTQ people standing up defying the odds running for office and proving and showing they can win danika Rome's actually great example in that district that most folks thought danika had no chance of winning that seat was held by Bob Marshall, who is Virginia's self-described chief homophobic. He was this co-sponsor of Virginia's anti trans Bill. And today he is her constituents. And that happened because danika Rome was the qualified candidate. Was the experience candidate danika. Had policy on her side danika organized and, oh yes. She happens to have made history because of that, but that's not why she won. She won because she ran a campaign that engaged voters across that district. And we are seeing that play out in congressional races and may oral races in governor's races in house and Senate races all across this country. It's good for America just I'm glad you brought up the way Denecker room ran her race because it is a bit of a shift, maybe twenty years ago and LGBT candidate running for office would either lead with that. You know, you know, let's bring change because I'm I'm openly LGBTQ and therefore because of that. I will bring them different perspective. This go round the LGBTQ is in the background and in the foreground a member. Danny has whole campaign was about traffic and congestion. That's that's. That's all she talked about..
"danika rome" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Tomorrow defiled around with sunshine I'm meteorologist Ray Stagich from. The, weather Channel on WMA l. seventy two degrees in, the nation's capital six forty six on wwl Visconti sitting on Joe. We're talking. About primary results from yesterday among the. Interesting results in Vermont Christine hawk west described as a transgender woman has. Won the state primary becoming the first transgender candidate to win a nomination for governor running on the democratic ticket this is an up. Hill battle in November the state's governor fell Scott a Republican is seeking a second term Vermont has not thrown out and incumbent governor since nineteen sixty two pretty unlikely that's going to happen although he decreases popularity, in the state by signing some gun control measures last year. But you know if your options are the gun controlling Republican or the I hate all the guns democrat you'll probably. Going to go with that, I want to hear the greatest stat ever Republican governor. Fill Scott's, approval rating dropped sharply in. The last couple of months right but He. Is twenty point high twenty points higher among Democrats than his own party so if. You're, a, democrat how do you run against the. Republican who's really a democrat well it'd be tough Christine hall quest is, going to receive a lot of attention already is from Democrats nationwide which means money there's going to be the money coming from nationwide sources further this candidacy just. Like we saw right here, in Virginia danika, Rome running for the state. Legislature winning that bid a lot of. Support for that candidacy came nationally danika I'm also was in Vermont supporting Christine's run for this giving. Advice as well on how to on how to campaign so a lot of Democrats. Paying close attention to this that's why you'll be hearing about it there, is great maple syrup and Vermont, I can't stress that enough well thank. You for focusing on the important things here that's the that's the key man, whoever can protect the maple syrup supply is, the? Governor By the way Josh Kraushaar will, join us at. Eight oh five to dig into all these results also. Demo I should mention in, Minnesota democratic democrat Keith Ellison the congressman has won his primary to run for attorney general. Of that state this after all these allegations are have. Arisen over his treatment of of an. Ex girlfriend dragging, her off the bed, the there's a video of. This, allegations made by the son he's tried to keep. His head above water amidst all. This here's his reaction yesterday we had a very unexpected At. The end of this campaign I? Wanna share you is that true Keep on fighting Spinning Yeah but, meanwhile the Democratic National Committee were, wearing he's the deputy. Chair I should point out has been completely silent on this up until about six thirty last night after. Up most of the votes for Birkat is so. Little. Yes so the polls were virtually closed by this, point the DNC finally releasing a statement, quote the allegations, recently, these, sorry these allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing. Them all allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously That's it that's the statement and they waited for the very. Tail end of this race listen to this from. Box okay this is this is directly a quote but unlike other cases in the metoo era where media outlets in. Many cases have asserted that women, endured sexual harassment assault or other abusive behavior the media has been much more ambivalent about asserting whether the claims against Ellison. Are reliable I wonder why that is not just ambivalent, they've been downright cross examining this woman and saying that the video may or may not even exist I thought all women, are supposed, to, be, believed, I, thought, so, too, six, fifty, w. As the weather heats, up, your, roof, will, feel the. Pain. Of the, sun if.
"danika rome" Discussed on Katie Couric
"I think over twenty states have passed about fifty pieces of legislation that basically criminalize transpeople using the bathroom that is consistent with their gender identity. Fifty pieces of legislation, a number. Those pieces of legislation have been struck down notably in Texas, but a lot of people think that HP to in North Carolina allow people thought that that was repealed. It actually wasn't. They basically made a new Bill that basically has institutes the same kind of discrimination against trans people because they wanted to basically get their corporate folks back. And so a lot of people think that that settled in North Carolina and actually isn't the ACLU and other organizations are still, I think it Lambda legal are still suing the state of North Carolina because they are trying to criminalize transpeople going to the bathroom and Fidel has had a profound impact on politics. The governor of North Carolina who signed the infamous bathroom ban legislation anymore. Yeah, he washed his race. Still around, but he's doing governor exact largely as a result of the backlash on this issue. And last year we saw danika Rome. I think that's how you pronounce her name yet in Virginia, be the first openly trans person elected and seated in the US statehouse Andrea Jenkins was the first openly transgender black woman to be elected. I'm shows Alexa. The Minneapolis city council entry. I've met Andrea. We did a panel when I was in minnea- Minnesota, like a couple years ago. Now Chelsea Manning has filed to run for Senate in the state of Maryland, more controversial character having nothing to do. I think it says a lot that we've seen this happen and that that must be a positive in a year. That's been full of a lot of negative. Think what has happened because of the current administration is that a lot of folks of various backgrounds are choosing to run for office and are winning and that I think if there's anything positive that has come out of this current administration is that folks have woken up? Yeah, and I think a lot of those got complacent under my beloved President Obama. I love him and we miss you. We missed you overwhelm us. I think a lot of those got very complacent and didn't realize that a lot of basic civil liberties were at state, and I think that it's very clear now the last time I checked, I'm sure the numbers higher. Eleven thousand women were running for office, and I think that brings us to sort of the metoo movement. And I, I'm curious what you think of this movement Laverne if you believe it is intersectional enough that. It is intersectional means it. It's really talking about race. It's talking about gender. It's talking about gender identity, not just white women in Hollywood and or beyond even and, and that if you think it's expansive enough. So what are your thoughts? I think we can always be more intersectional. We can always include more women of color. Really? Yeah. I mean, intersection -ality really for people of, I don't just experience the world as a trans woman. I experienced the world is a black person, and as an and I have multiple identities and in having a social movements, it's funny as I've been doing a lot of rereading of bell hooks in a lot of black feminist from, you know, the seventies and eighties in really for over thirty years. They've been women of color. Queer. Women have been critiquing a lot of second wave feminism that you know thirty years ago black feminist. We're like, we need to expand this idea of womanhood and we cannot use biological essential ISM. To have conversations about women that we have to be inclusive. So that conversation's been happening for really long time. She was smart. I never. I never. I don't think anyone can hear her and doubt how well informed. Well read you are on these issues. I mean, it's unbelievable. Bates that conversation's been happening for really long time. And I mean, we just, I think what we have to look at with Weinstein. For example, I remember all these actresses came out and said that he had assaulted him and done things that he's accused of doing first person. He challenged with lupita neon, go a black woman when he all these other women, he didn't say anything. He didn't say that I didn't do it. He, but the first person new challenge was was lupita and the ongoing. I think there this can't be a coincidence..
"danika rome" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"They're different New Orleans or that the financing at least was from a guy who whose companies are New Orleans lawyers for these companies are here in New Orleans. It's multiple connections, and it's sort of strange Russian people that were here Russian nationals that were here that are in ided now out in twenty fourteen to to spy or to collect intelligence on our electoral system. I, I don't think you'll find an interstate other than maybe New York that has more connections to this. This ongo. Investigation does. Do you think that anyone is paying attention? I mean, other than people like you who pay a lot of attention to these kinds of things, but do you think that that the voters are paying much attention matters voters here? You know, I guess the other thing I would say is that going back to what you said earlier, we're not is we're not as deep ruby red as folks think we are. I mean net rotation with your about week ago, and I got to talk to danika Rome from Virginia, and she stripe in it. Danika described Virginia's the opposite of Louisiana. She said it was very Republican on a local level. I'm very democratic on a statewide level which is probably accurate in Louisiana, the exact opposite. So I think there's more of a potential for a democratic insurgents here than there is in many other states. And you know, our governor is a democrat, but he's also the six most popular governor in the entire country in, I think we've got a lot of room to grow here, and I think we've got a lot of. Really quality progressives here. We're very fortunate. We probably have too many candidates too many good candidates running in racist right now because we don't have the close primary system. They will be shut out wherever at least in the cycle, and it's unfortunate, so but, but don't don't be discouraged. I guess my final question thought is that I'm in Illinois, which is known for corrupt politics, but we always say yes, but Louisiana's more curved. Is it true. I don't know. I had more governors that have been in jail recently. We've had well, sir. But I mean that's only the governor. Only the buys today is Edwin Edwards is ninety first birthday and he's he's our four are only four term governor guy that was spent eight years in federal prison for guess, twenty one different counts and then got out at the age of, I think eighty four, five married at thirty five year old woman in is now the father of a five year old child. Today's ninety first birthday. So there's second chances here. But I think we probably have you beat on the member of politicians currently serving in prison. Well, both of y'all are going to have to get behind northeastern Ohio where when I was growing up, we literally had an indictable meter on the side of the road that would go up depending on the number of politicians that were indicted that week, and my congressman became the only person since the civil war to be expelled from congress for correct. So yeah, I think I think northeastern Ohio was perhaps out of place in Ohio. So you know. But you're are who said half Louisiana's underwater, and the other half is under Dighton. Maybe true. Yeah, we've just been talking in Illinois about how we feel like there's a governor mansion to prison pipeline going on..
"danika rome" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Whether some of that mobilization effort some of those tactics carried over into trying to get this policy passed to are you activating the same phone banks in calling on the same volunteers to make calls and put pressure to get your policy stuffed onto one of the other tweets they put out yesterday to photo of dear friend of mine who lives in haymarket her name is marilyn carp and she was standing hovering over me the night that joe biden called after joe biden being on election night and she was sitting right next to me in the senate gallery yesterday as we were watching the senators along with other folks who came in from prince william county with their medicaid expansion t shirts on they didn't stop with the election end that's the nationwide lesson here is that your activism doesn't just stop when you win election now you have to go and implement those policies now you have to go on hold those people accountable who you helped get into office in the first place so you continue to make phone calls you continue to show up at the state capitol and they showed up our folks from indivisible nova west came down and so many other folks time after time after time again to make sure that you know they're senators and their delegates hurt their voice and while they were doing that they made the case you know in terms of just being activists and concerned citizens who are trying to shape their government and i'm of the mindset that no matter what you look like where you come from how you worship if you do or who you love that used to be able to bring your ideas to the table because this is your america too and for all those people who worked on the elections last year and continue to work on policy issues that we had before us in the general assembly this year this is their commonwealth of virginia too delicate danika rome of the virginia house of delegates really appreciate your time tonight i know this is something you worked very hard for and campaign for congratulations nice to have you here thank you so much rachel we'll be right back stay with us.
"danika rome" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But there is more to this story and stay with us for that next one of the newly elected democrats in virginia who made it possible for that state to get health insurance for four hundred thousand people in vote last night named danika rome last night she tweeted these two photos side by side on the left the date on that one is april twentieth 2017 so last year republicans in virginia voting down health insurance for low income people in virginia that was before that big election in virginia in november when tons of democrats including danika rome one seats in the legislature then the picture on the right was taken last night just over a year later and as you can see there it's the opposite result healthcare passes four hundred thousand people in virginia he don't have health insurance are now going to get it she had this hashtag quote elections have consequences joining us now is danika rome she's a democratic member of the virginia house of delegates delegate rome thank you much for being here it's nice to have you here thank you so much rachel for not just having me but for showing those images of delegates jennifer carroll foyer chris hurst and wanting good ideas their family to me and is so incredible that it's freshman we were able to get this done last night well and the freshman class is what everybody is saying made all the difference here and as a pure mathematical matter there were enough of you to make a big change in the legislature but democrats didn't take control of the legislature in either house how how do your increase numbers but not majority control explain this total reversal and getting all these republicans to cross over and vote with you well if we look at the statements and just use the words from the members of the majority you hud member saying that like look there are enough votes regardless to expand medicaid to cover up to four hundred thousand people across the commonwealth and three thousand seven hundred of my constituents.
"danika rome" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Kentucky the republican majority leader was beaten and his primary by schoolteacher and my husband actually is from the area where this happened and has reached out to see if travis brenda will come on and talk with us about that race which i think would be really interesting i mean that's a pretty clear message from voters about what's happened in our state legislator i think the for me the theme is people are using their votes right to say something and i think that's really healthy i was disappointed by the turn out in kentucky still in our primaries but the people who showed up like had things to say and i like that i think the message should be if you're a woman in you're on a ballot november you should feel real hopeful because seems like anytime a woman shows up in these primaries it goes away i mean people are like yeah let's put some women in charge we missed our chance of hillary let's do it subconscious i feel like that's happening well the other thing though if you look at amy mcgrath and kentucky i think she has a better shot in the general election than her opponents did i don't think that's because she's a woman i think it's because she's a veteran i think it's because of the way she conducts herself the way she has conducted our campaign i think she is someone that a mostly red state could get behind yeah well and i think it's still shocking though jim gray is a good candidate he was the mayor of licensing and the biggest city in that district i mean i was impressed by her when there i mean she had me when she did that commercial whether kids running naked through the pediatrician's office i was like sold on eighty or anything else but she is an amazing candidate in her story oh my guy you can't write stuff like this where the congressman tillers can be in the air force academy and she was the first one in the air force oh so good so good and her mom was the first female graduate of the uk's medical school i think that's right i think it's really tough in kentucky to run in a senate race in lose and then do something next we're not good as a state about letting people rebound from that but overall i feel like a mcgrath is a great candidate this sort of segues i'm taking this out of order sara but we wanted to talk about that opinion piece in the new york times by jessica valenti on the the myth of conservative feminism my reaction as i read that well i had a bunch of reactions but a reaction i had is that i think it's really important to distinguish between feminism and representation yeah that's what i don't like the headline i don't think the headline is the point she was making the day article it's doesn't do justice to amy mcgrath to say that she's winning only because she's a woman when i think about the women that we met in virginia it it doesn't do justice to cathy tran or danika rome or jennifer carroll roy to talk about their first as the only important things about them or even the most important things about them it also matters that they are the i because there's a representation component and then there and then there is the component of who is this person what are they about what are they going to accomplish i don't think we should discount how important it is to see people who look like you and in that vein it is a big deal to me that a woman is running the cia now it is i don't have to agree with her about everything it is still a big deal i didn't vote for president obama but it was a big deal to me to see a black man hold the office of the presidency i think.
"danika rome" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Probably a disqualifier today's democratic primaries because the democratic base is really animated by antitrump fervor yeah and i think democrats are still trying to figure out if they want to be winning the resist left and bringing more of them in hoping that their numbers are actually just greater than than the number of people who turned out in two thousand sixteen or do they want to fight for these moderates or these people who might have voted for trump and might have called themselves republican in two thousand sixteen it's not something that they can do at the same time these planets well except that if every democratic operative i talked to say they have to do both of those things at the same time they can't just win just with the base they have to be able to get some of those obama trump voters absolutely and the question is when you talk to progressives of course they say well we can do that there were many bernie trump voters you know we have a message that will appeal to the white working class yes maybe on comics no on social exactly and that yeah that's the question do they want to you know to me the most kind of the the classic example of how you can do that is in the virginia state legislative races when danika rome who's a transgender person how did she win she's trans but she based her campaign on transportation you know and so that's what she talked about and so that's that's an example of how yes you can come from the kind of left wing base but you have to connect with your voters you can't run a kind of left wing ada z campaign when it comes to outlier she's definitely one of them and i hear that same thing from democratic strategists all the time but when you ask the follow up okay then how are you going to do it they can't ever really answer all right so mara along with all the congressional races there was another state level special election last night that we're democrats flipped a legislative seat they've done more than fifty times this year but at the same time i feel like there's been a lot more repub.
"danika rome" Discussed on 1A
"We didn't sustain they made heavy investments in grassroots organizing that we didn't sustain and we are coming back and we're coming back in a big way in two thousand seventeen we invested in a program called resistance summer organizers across the country that's how we want seats will help people win seats in places like oklahoma where four candidates for state legislature one in districts that were beat red trump districts and i was proud to have been part of the investment there that helped those organizers talk about public education that's what we're doing now we're by organizing everywhere and by talking about healthcare kind of lamb one because he was talking about access to healthcare it was talking about the right to form a union he was talking about pension security he was talking about the issues in short that people cared most about and that's why democrats are winning were winning because we're improving people's lives i want to get a little bit more into messaging because the number of the things that you noted healthcare public schools unions women's health i i think these are kind of simple topics to talk about i'd like to drill down further into how you move that into electoral success when we come back i'm joshua johnson you're listening to one a from w a m u and npr hello just dropping into remind you about here now we cover the day's most essential news with context so you know the why and what's next a fast paced snapshot of the world every day listen to here now on npr one or wherever you listen to podcasts mister peres i wonder about the messaging question you know i i kind of i'm not a party operative so i'm naive to some of these things but if we do look at the race that doug jones ran in alabama the race that counter lamb ran in southwest pennsylvania the race it danika rome ran in virginia these candidates it seemed like they won in part by doing two things one threading the needle between conservatives and liberals and to dealing with to day local issues that were more important and kind of knowing their local constituency but what i hear a lot of people saying is what does the democratic party nationwide stand for and i wonder how you deal with that ten.