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Crafting a Unique Amazon Listing for Your Product
"Really would. It comes down to is a few components when you go to sell amazon. I mean first of all before he even lost his all the pre work. you know. it's getting the best possible listing built. That's going to be different and differentiate from your competitors in a couple of different ways. The first thing. I'm gonna just keep on using the xbox controller battery as my case. Study here just. Because i don't know exactly what the product is and and don't need to know anymore i don't want to have everybody know exactly what you're looking at here so when you type in amazon. Xbox controller rechargeable battery. Let's say all the results that come up on that page have a certain look and feel that say to them as the first challenge always is like how do i make my main photo jump out. In a way that gets people to click my product versus all the other things that are out there and and you've already kind of disclosed that. You're already dealing with competitor's one of which is some of eighteen pounds the other. that's chinese knockoff. Crap that someone for. Let's say three. Maybe you fall somewhere in the middle but certainly you're the first step you have to do is get someone. The price is is a factor but the main listing photos by foreign away the number one component. Like how do you get people to click your listing over all the other results and this is something that they probably wanted to solve the problem pretty quickly. they're not going to necessarily click on a bunch of different ones like once. You have the battery you just you know it's kind of when the battery and get it over with and you're not going to look at twenty different listings before you go by the battery and so getting someone to click through to your listing. That image is super important. And you're restricted quite a bit on on what you can do. You know it's got to be on the white background you can't show person surly and in a bunch of other things to be at least btls compliant and it was a highly competitive niche. You're gonna wanna be tijuana compliant because your competitors are gonna report you otherwise get. You're listening photos taken down and put you in a bind for a few days until you get that fixed so what we've done. I mean we were lucky. We have a great design team in house. They look at this and they okay. Well can i rotate the product in a certain way or use a drop shadow. Turn away or use lading in a certain way to make products. Stick out a lot of times. We'll happen is that like everyone will copy bestseller they. They've all done. The john lewis got research and when they go copy the bestseller the best seller was their batteries like at a forty five degree angle up until the to the left and everyone else copies and does the same exact thing and so just doing something as simple as putting the batter inside. Maybe you're making it up until the right or whatever. It might be could help quite a
Thousands Gather for Annual "March on for Voting Rights"
"In dozens of cities across the country. CBS is Nicole Killian has that report from Washington, D. C this morning, standing shoulder to shoulder the nation's top civil rights leaders with thousands of supporters in a call to action for federal voting rights legislation. We are not Going to let you fill the bust our way. Our voter protection group was joined by the brothers of the late Congressman John Lewis. They touted a bill named after him that was passed in the house this week and urged the Senate to act It protects The right. This event comes on the 58th anniversary of the march on Washington and marchers pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation without Republican support. Earthquake relief
"john lewis" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Name of john lewis making good trouble. Maybe trouble rallied dot com. We've value to go there. It took quite a while for the house to pass this legislation with no republican support. Of course nevertheless it did that so now we have before the people at now. We have the john. Lewis voting rights restoration. Est- we have both of these pieces of legislation and the ball is in the senate's court now also three point. Five trillion dollar infrastructure bill has been passed is really interesting to me. That's what government is supposed to do. Know people really don't understand history. We talk about reparations. And one of the reasons for reparations is because the infrastructure programs that came after slavery after the period of enslave were exclusively for white americans. It built the white middle class but is white folk. Don't know that. I mean maybe they actually do believe maybe it happens. We don't i don't know maybe it's like they can get like actual money deposited into their bank accounts without lived in. I don't know but we do know. Is that infrastructure. Investment real wealth investment in white communities has created generational wealth within the infrastructure. Piece as jobs who. Who's get jobs who's guess people making money and lord knows is infrastructure needs to be built because if you travel around the world and see what's going on in other countries and the way they're being built my god at this this naming clued. I mean i don't even know really includes husky rail. I'm not sure but other kinds of world has to be is have all types of infrastructure events major infrastructure events are happening are taking place and are making a difference but folks republicans don't want infrastructure in this country. I mean literally don't because not as if they're just mad at the democrats are doing like you know in in some political context people want to prevent the other part of doing something. They really wanna do themselves. Trump was in office ended into it by talks about human infrastructure. Well john lewis came from a group of people in being a descendant himself of enslaved people. He spoke up now. This bill has been passed in his name. The john lewis voting rights act though the john lewis voting rights restoration act. Too big bills passed in congress just yesterday. Now what we know about this bill is that it will restore is four and five of the voting rights. Act that the supreme court knocked down at. We need now more than ever as voter suppression is raging getting worse all of these pieces of legislation around the country in in state. Legislatures are bring about a new form of voter suppression. What john lewis voting rights act with. Do see this is. Why would do a better standards. These other states are able to change all of these voting laws because there's no more section for which was the formula to determine a states level of discrimination and section five the pre-clearance requirement to review changes in states with a history of voter suppression. That the john lewis act would restore section four and section fat so in in states. That have a history. Now john roberts said that there should have been a sunset or there should be a sunset when it comes to pre-clearance so there was a new formative written in this law. You know tamale deal with that but to deal with updated newer examples of voter suppression. Because it's the game unchain. Jim crow is now james. Crowe esquire so you. You have all of these bills in these. Individual states s. y. Down ballot local and state elections are so so important. Twenty five states enacted fifty four laws to expand voting excess but eighteen states have enacted thirty laws that restrict voting access. That's what we're up against. That's that's what the battle is all about best. Would we deal with this and they are more to come there more to come so we've got to be in this fight. We've got to stay in this fight. That's why we make trouble on saturday. Saturday may trump rally dot com. We invite you to check out the website. Join us of unbc or watch online. That's what you're welcome to do but this this is this is good news so much joe mansion about it is he gonna do the right thing is is he going to see this through or is he gonna continue to interpose and nullify as dot king said in nineteen sixty three at the lincoln memorial. Where where we'll be in the very place he stood. This is affecting elections everywhere. Texas is a purple state. Texas could be straight up blue. If if there were voting protections in texas texas should be blue here's beto o'rourke on texas and again representative hosta in her colleagues did that. They forced this issue onto the public. Agenda may force the president to respond to that. We need to keep that pressure up until this thing gets fast. Because if we don't it's unfortunately going to get much worse in sexist this godawful agenda that you just described in the special session. You'll see something like that in the next special session the next regular session and we will lose the ability to these important positions albatross. So mr president we get before the people act. John lewis voting rights stassen Passed as quickly as the other thing. Too is is joe by joe. Biden is problematic because he still holding onto the filibuster. Democrats are holding onto the filibuster for fear of losing the majority so so why not. Just do a car. Why not just come up with a formula. So they ended the filibuster. They carved out the filibuster for judicial nominations. Why can't you do that for our rights. Why can't you do that for our rights. That's that would be the thing to do. More 'em ip after this message. Remmy martin joins with international music star. Usher in team up for excellence. The film exploring the history of music culture in koniak from blues to hip up swing. Dancing to break dancing usher and reading. Martin traveled through the decades in france. And the us honoring cultural figures both rooted in shared philosophy of aiming for the stars. See the film at team up for excellence. Dot com remmy. Martin koniak forty percent alcohol by volume imported by remy-cointreau usa. New york new york please drink. Responsibly is your biden on the john. Lewis act thank you advancing maximum storm expense or protections voter suppression of sacred american rights. Right folks really right to vote fairly right. That town houses act suit. Also send my desk every everyone. Joe biden on the voting rights act. But joe. you've got to do something about this. Syllabus man nope choice there has got to be a carve out so that our voting rights can be protected that there really is no whether there really is no other option. That's the that's the only way this no work congresswoman barbara lee critical for texas of the voting rights. Act of nineteen sixty five. Today we are restoring constitutional rights of so many states are taking away from lapping.
Lawmakers in the House Narrowly Approved a $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint
"Slash 401k. House speaker. nancy pelosi yesterday kept her democratic caucus together to advance. The party's three point five trillion dollar budget framework. But the hard work of deciding. What exactly will be in that budget. Bill remains ahead pelosi herself not at at some of the future challenges. This legislation will be the biggest and perhaps most controversial initiatives that any of us have ever undertaken in our official lives before members of the house left town. They also passed voting rights legislation named after the late. Congressman john lewis. Npr congressional correspondent. Kelsey snell is here. good morning. good morning so kelsey. We spoke yesterday and democrats. Were stuck with moderates refusing to go along with speaker. Nancy pelosi's plan to advance these bills. How did she get this massive budget framework to move forward. We'll pull up has been seeing since june that there would be. No vote on the bipartisan infrastructure. Bill until the senate passed a separate three and a half trillion dollar partisan spending package so centrists were willing unwilling to sign onto that and they successfully lobbied to get a specific date. September twenty seventh as the official date that they will get a vote on the bipartisan bill. Regardless of what happens with that partisan bill now that is a victory for them in the sense that they were able to separate the two issues and give themselves an opportunity to you know have a test to vote on infrastructure if democrats are not able to come together on that very complicated process of writing
FDA OK of Pfizer vaccine could bring more corporate mandates
"Line vote, The House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The legislation would strengthen a key component in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was weakened by Supreme Court decisions in 2013.
House passes bill bolstering landmark voting law
"House Democrats passed a bill that calls for the restoration of a landmark voting rights law the house passes a John Lewis voting rights advancement act to restore sections of the landmark voting right law from the nineteen sixties that were overturned by the Supreme Court in recent rulings sponsor Alabama congresswoman Terri Sewell what historic moment not just for us in the capital but really for the people it is about restoring the voices of the excluded the measure faces a bleak future in the evenly split Senate the fifty Democrats need to get ten Republicans to back the bill in order to override an expected Republican filibuster to McGuire Washington
House Leaders Scrap Plans for Budget Vote; Will Try Again Later
"Deal. No vote overnight. Here's the video of nancy. Pelosi leaving the house of representatives. They broke up just about twelve thirty last night. Pelosi on the phone with leader hoyer said a few words to the reporters who are gathered waiting for a verdict on. This bipartisan infrastructure. Bill on where all this going. You're discussing the struggle need amendable. Here's what we know as of right. Now they did not get that deal last night. Negotiations as i say broke up after about twelve thirty. Am now there are reports of a possible deal here which would involve a date certain for the infrastructure bill in exchange for a vote on the budget. All three bills here are tied together. The budget resolution. The bipartisan infrastructure. Bill and remember the john. Lewis voting rights bill. The house now convenes at twelve. Pm eastern time today so. Here's the political dilemma. That nancy pelosi faces and she wasn't able to resolve last night. The moderates wanna move forward with this bipartisan infrastructure. Deal that passed overwhelmingly in the senate should pass overwhelmingly in the houses. Well there should be republican votes for that. That's a trillion plus dollars. Moderate democrats want to take that deal off the table and put it in the bank right away. Some of the progressives in nancy pelosi say. Wait a second. We've got this additional three point five trillion dollar bill. We want that. We're not going to give you the bipartisan infrastructure. Bill until we get that process moving on the three point five trillion which they say important for what you call sort of human capital as well as the physical infrastructure piece of all of this. So that's the struggle. that pelosi has remember. She has a very narrow majority in the house of representatives. She's going to need just about every single democrat on the table to come together for this deal but as of right now she doesn't have nearly enough to get this thing done. And so the question is. What is nancy pelosi going to do. We'll know more by noon
162 Minnesota School Principals Sign Pledge to ‘De-Center Whiteness’
"Minnesota principles signed de centering whiteness. Pledge group of one hundred sixty two principals and assistant principals at minnesota schools has invoked the late civil rights icon. Former georgia congressman. John lewis to push their goal of de centering whiteness in education. The good trouble principles described themselves as close a loose coalition of local principles bound together by a commitment to changing our nation's future by engaging and better more equitable education practices equitable by the way. Notices is the word not equal equal. Means that you teach every child as best as you can equitable as you get the same results. You get equal results then not even related. John lewis said. Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of the day a week a month or year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never be afraid of making some noise and get in trouble. Getting good trouble necessary trouble. The letter reads the undersigned principles. The declare publicly today that we are making some noise and getting in good trouble really is not possible for leftist to get in good trouble. There is nothing to left to out of out of your mind for you do was suffering if the people take the battle of martyrdom for no reason people who get into trouble or conservatives not leftist the letter states that the principles intend to do that by centering. Whiteness and dismantling the practices the reinforce white academic superiority which allegedly includes standardized testing and an americanized version of a caste system. Our schools maureen melander free sleeping. A member of the group said it's concrete goals Concrete goals include increasing varieties of student in school. Evaluations that go beyond the annual standardization testing process. In other words. They'll give you greats based on your
Democrats Unveil Plan To Update Landmark Voting Law
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting Democrats unveiled a plan to update the landmark voting rights act representative Terri Sewell of Alabama introduced a bill Tuesday that would update the landmark voting rights act amid a flurry of new laws in Republican led states tightening rules around voting the bill known as H. R. fork is named after congressman John Lewis of Georgia of the civil rights leader who died last year house speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats plan to pass the bill when the house returns next week a companion bill brought by Democrats in the Senate known as the for the people act has stalled in twenty thirteen the Supreme Court set aside to keep provision of the voting rights act and the High Court further weaken the law in a ruling this summer Mike Rossio Washington
Interview With Mitch Landrieu, Former New Orleans Mayor
"Mitch landrieu welcome back to the podcast. Thanks for having me in a continuation of a conversation. You and i have been having for now years and that is our country race. Our country's desperate need for not only racial reckoning but also reconciliation. And i would just love for you to start out by giving your assessment on where we are as a nation right now. Well i think that the word that comes to mind to media sobering and as you said in your question about this continuing conversation that we've been having it occurs to me that this is a conversation that the country's been having with itself sometimes well and sometimes very poorly since the beginning of our time it sure feels like we head backwards right now Bought that i am mindful that we just celebrated the first anniversary of john lewis's death And when people would get down in the dumps and say we haven't made much progress he would admonish us and say i'm evidence that we've made a lot of progress but we still have a very long way to go in. Freedom's not free. You have to work for it every day. I i am a little bit chagrined in not in a good place on why it seems to be so hard for us to do with obviously right for the future of the country but as a practical politician on whose job a used to be to assess. What's possible and what's necessary. It's important for us to realize that we were in. We are in a critical moment that this is a this is a time in. This happens every now and then where the country has to make a decision and that decision really matters about whether you're going to go back whether you're gonna go forward so i believe that we're in this really very difficult struggle where we have to continue to advocate very strong for the very simple idea that we all come to the table. Democracy is equals and that everybody should have a fair shot at the american dream. We don't have it right now. And that there are forces that continued to reject that very idea and that is a very dangerous face to begin.
Navy Christens USNS John Lewis on Anniversary of Civil Rights Icon's Death
"Marked the one year anniversary of the death of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon. To mark the anniversary. A Navy ship was named after him. News NATIONS Alexander the moon reports Chris in the John Lewis. One year after the death of Congressman John Lewis. The Navy christened the USNS Jean Louis in his honor because John Lewis was a warrior speaker Nancy Pelosi in more than 30. Members of Congress were at the ceremony. What is most important at this critical time? And what would please my uncle most is the passing of the John Lewis voting rights bill. Democrats say that John Lewis Voting Rights Act would help restore protections and required jurisdictions with a history of racial voting discrimination. Receive federal pre approval before changing their voting rules. There is doubt as to whether or not the John Lewis voting rights bill will be able to pass the Senate.
Pressured by Allies, Biden Escalates Fight for Voting Rights
"President Joe Biden is declaring that preserving voting rights is the test of our time democracy or autocracy that's what it's coming down at a speech at the national constitution center in Philadelphia president Biden criticized attempts by state legislatures to pass bills placing new restrictions on voting who did not vote for that that's the target the remarks came as Texas Democrats spoke out in Washington after about fifty lawmakers fled the Texas state capitol to deny the Republican controlled legislature the necessary quorum to pass bills during a special session Biden said he'd support the passage of the we the people and the John Lewis voting rights advancement act but Senate Republicans have United to block the bills Biden says overriding state voting restrictions and restoring parts of the voting rights act or a national imperative I'm Jennifer king
Rashad Robinson Is a Leader Fighting for Equity and Justice
"Rashad robinson. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks for having me. I am so glad we are able to do this conversation one because it's the last possible episode a of pride month but also because of where we are in the country right now and if there is one person to talk to about this sort of inter sexual moment we're in right now in our country. You are that person. So i'm just going to throw out this broad. Brush question to you and ask you. What would you say is the state of our union given the perch that you're in right now. Yeah i mean given the purge. I'm in right now. She's been thinking about this. A lot and i was thinking about this. A lot as we lost congressman. John lewis and thinking about all of the political In policy change that happened during his time. During that era of the sixties the voting rights act civil rights. Act spending time with Congressman john lewis sort of later in his in his tenure. I don't think we're in that same era of big serve structural policy change. I think were in this moment of deep cultural shift. You saw it last summer. When racial justice became a majoritarian issue doesn't mean there isn't backlash. But what. I mean by racial justice becoming majoritarian issues. That many people thought the best we could do in terms of activism at that time was clap outside of our windows are uplift investigative journalism and it was racial justice that moved people to the street. Move people to action led to upticks voter. Registration
Senate Republicans Block Democrats' Voting Rights Bill
"Blocked a sweeping Democratic voting rights bill, but VP Harris says the Biden administration will keep pushing for it. The bottom line is that the president are very clear. We support s one Support that John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the fight is not open. All GOP senators voted against the measure while every Democrat voted for it. President Biden
With Benjamin Netanyahu Out in Israel, What Comes Next for the Country?
"To mortgage payments. Got gotta call right now before rates rise eight six six eight six twenty twenty six. That's eight six six eight six twenty twenty six or visit american financing dot net american financing l. s. one eight two three three four n m l s consumer access dot. Orc triple eight. Nine seven one eight. Jeez number if you'd like to join in. I find it just breathtaking. That people like jim jordan. Never bring up what i said. I've seen mark meadows on the hannity show many times and nobody brings us up. Why are you. Show us to hillary calling donald trump illegitimate that. It doesn't even mean anything anymore. It's like wallpaper so you don't think think about it. Here's what they're saying they're saying that. Donald trump is undermining our democracy undermining our republic by questioning the election by saying the election was stolen again. Hillary has used the very same word. I know i keep saying this over and over again. Because i'm trying to get people to start using this when you hear this nonsense. Hillary questioned the election. You just heard john lewis questioned. He called it a so-called inauguration. What is that twenty. Five percent of democrats did not show up for donald trump's inauguration. Could you imagine what would happen. If twenty. five percent of republican stock obama was too radical and didn't show up for his inauguration they'd be called racist to be the first line and they will bitch worry when they die their jones. The president obama's inauguration the first black president khama just died. That's what they say. Outrageous
"john lewis" Discussed on Jokes So Funny
"And we're back. Yeah we are he case so You know. I've always wanted to be the type of person that Women that supports other women. You are the kind of person you've been supporting me for so long self deprecating humor. Why is that self deprecating. Being a woman is a great thing. John lewis no but it. It's a good thing if that's what you want to be. It's not a great thing if it's not what you want to be right. Yeah so it's an insult because it's like saying Woman is a bad thing. No it's like saying. I wasn't trying to be if i was trying to be feminine and you said oh that looks pretty. That's a compliment someone who's trying to be that way to someone who's not trying to be effeminate. Who wants to look very masculine. That is an insult. Because i don't care. I don't care if a feminine or masculine ever nice save. Don't want to save so but there are times when women do things that i can't help but be like what the fuck like lipstick. Nobody can measure up to that. And you're awesome for doing that. But like i'm kind of jealous of you or we're talking about the lady that was in front of the store again. Screaming rape is not compassionate. No i am talking about the Woman who i saw on facebook was running a marathon. Oh boy already you. If you run marathons good for you. that's awesome. Yeah really really difficult. But while she was running she was pumping milk. Oh shit meals on. Wheels meals on feats fun lake. I just i always a part of me has always resented moms who run with strollers You know rhyming is hard enough. You put blake being apparent into the mix mike. That's amazing. yeah. But i mean it's a stroller wheels. Like it's not that hard. I would love to see as a woman. That's running pappu style. Like she has a baby like strapped on her back in the movies like just bouncing up and down everywhere you know. Actually that might be really bad for a baby. You might be able to shake a baby that way. And then the baby has incurable brain damage from. Yeah that's why there's jogging strollers they thought of that. Oh shit just thought of a great insult. Would you say marathon baby. And so that's the new word for like a shaken. Baby be like sorry. Dude got marathon baby brain today. Where's this sound. Sound words right here here. You go.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Paused Over Rare Blood Clots
"A single dose. Johnson and Johnson Covert 19 vaccine will not be issued in Illinois until further notice. Its use has been paused. Do the red blood clotting issues. W chance. John Lewis has small from U. S health officials on the rarity of the adverse side effects. Which have caused the death of one woman. Make no mistake that we're talking about something that is very rare out of the nearly seven million jnj vaccines given out across the country. So far, we're talking about six a half dozen patients who have developed this Serious blood clot issue. It's a cerebral, Sinus blood clot. All six patients are women between the ages of 18 and 48. Both the FDA and CDC are conducting a review. That's expected to take anywhere between a few days and a couple of weeks.
What The New Voting Legislation Means For Georgia
"We begin tonight with the intensifying effort to try and keep this administration to one term. Republicans are working to enact sweeping new restrictions on the state level all across the country to make it difficult for certain people to vote in georgia. The new bill signed into law last night changes quite a lot including requiring a state issued. Id to vote by mail limiting access to absentee voting and ballot boxes and making it illegal to bring food and water to people waiting in line to vote just before leaving the white house for delaware. This afternoon the president was asked about georgia's new restrictions atrocity the idea and want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness nothing to do with decency. They passed a law. Saying you can't providing water for people standing the line while they're waiting to vote. You don't need anything else though. Nothing but punitive design to keep people from voting can't provide water for people about the vote. You've made up rate shortly before talking to reporters by released a statement calling on congress to take action where he warned quote. This is jim crow. In the twenty first century. it must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act. He adds i once again. Urge congress to pass the four the people act and the john lewis voting rights advancement act to make it easier for all eligible americans to access the ballot box and prevent attacks on the sacred right to
Congress adopts $1.9 trillion stimulus package
"Will listen. I already love you. And now i just i want to kiss you and hug you and squeeze you over the covid relief bill because it really is as joe biden would say a b. Fd right. i mean it is the biggest progressive piece of legislation. Maybe ever right. Well they're saying maybe since the days of lyndon b johnson When so many of our fundamental bills were signed into into law but That's a long time ago on generations. Nerve law have passed. Since since then. And i so excited. And so proud and let your. He's only there in cresent for like a month and a half. I arkle yeah. That's operation warp speed. Yeah i mean honestly the number of vaccinations. Just the i think the amount of hope people are finally feeling. I mean and also just the contrast you said while the gop lear was reading dr seuss. Democrats passed a one point. Nine trillion dollar stimulus bill that will cut child poverty in half and deliver urgently-needed relief on it. Just it's sort of extraordinary that they that not one. Republican voted for a bill. That has you know a in a pandemic that killed five hundred. What twenty five thousand. Americans are more than that. I isn't it the politics over just completely eliminates me. I understand the only grace words. A partisan issue is in the congress. It sow because out in the world In our world The seventy five percent sometimes more in bowling. What this spill need this. Bill appreciated an. It's it's really a sea change in the interpretation of what government means. I think we have passed point. Were you know Government is the problem not the solution. People are looking to cover now and they're gonna get it. Joe biden said help is on the way. And it's it's coming. Yeah vote on this. It's going to be great. You'll think we're in the middle of watching well. My dad's party. I mean won a major party in america. Just commit suicide. I just i mean this. Bill has eighty three percent. I believe last poll. I saw public approval rating on. I mean they're they're hanging onto donald trump who helped them lose the white house the house and the senate who is actively telling people send money to me not to the republican party. I mean what do you make of. What's happened to your colleague here republican colleagues. How do they go home. And they say well yes. I voted against sending you that chuck. I voted against extending unemployment insurance. No your kids are not going to get that tax credit that's a alleviate poverty and we don't want to put food on your table and so we voted. No i i. i don't. I don't know what the you know. The message can possibly be well. As you tweeted representative he said as americans suffer and demand Relief and systemic change republicans across the country of united to suppress the boat. It's disgusting. We must pass the john. Lewis voting rights act. I keep saying. I only anything else matters unless we passed that because these bills are just. They dropped any pretense of voter fraud. They are just absolutely trying to stop. Cut the amount of people that can vote right cutting rolling voting to try to get away with vote by mail. Trying i mean i. I can't even keep up with all the techniques right georgia. They thought well you know that. Sunday voting where black people how souls to the polls that lets them vote. That brings out the vote mark. So let's just get rid of sunday voting. It's so blatant racism The is just shocking really. They don't care though they're shameless. they're totally shameless. Do what they think. They have to do to pick their own voters to limit people's right to vote. It's
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"At promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration a very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on Selma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery,
"john lewis" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, , forty, , two sharecroppers, , Willie Mae, , and Eddie Lewis. . He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. . Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. . As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, , sixty three. . In nineteen, , sixty, , five alongside reverend hosea, , Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. . Mr. . Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, , president Lyndon B, , Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty , five until now. . On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. . He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. . He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. . So much of the conversation about congressman, , John. . Lewis has been about his activism, , but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. . One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. . He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. . Committee, , and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. . became the dean of the Congressional. . Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, , he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. . Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. . Before being admitted to the hospital, , MR? ? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. . He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. . But his legacy lives on in all of us. . We begin this John Lewis. . Tribu. . where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, , president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. . Reverend, , Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. . SAVINA. . Reverend Dr William J Barbour, , the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. . An latasha Brown, , Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. . A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. . John Lewis. . So I want to start with I'm. . VANITA. . Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. . I believe the year before you got to DOJ. . The <HES>, , the case, , the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, , and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, , all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. . And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. . Shore. . Is Truly an honor to be here with my. . Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. . Especially on today Angela. . I think probably all of us were <hes> in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral <hes> you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision <hes> the shelby county versus holder decision. . That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. . That <unk> quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. . And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. . States. . Court states like, North , Carolina Texas enacted, , Monster? ? Voter. . Laws doing everything from. . Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. . And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. . Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. . Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. . Went to action, , which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. . Rights. . Act angelides always been done under. . The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, , the really has not been bipartisan support <hes> and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. . In one, , thousand, , nine, , sixty five, , and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. . Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. . So in this moment. . On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. . It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can <hes> to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. . It is time for this country to unregarded <unk> into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment. .
"john lewis" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"John Lewis. Is he as much as anyone? In our history. Brought this country a little bit closer. To our highest ideas. And someday when we do finish that long journey towards free What we do for a more perfect union. Whether it's years from now or decades, or even if it takes another to centrists. John Lewis will be a founding father. Of that fuller, fairer, better America. A nice sentiment that founding fathers even in the midst of 200 years of history. You can still be a founding father of sorts. He also talked about you know, John's not here. I don't want to do a sentence or gush about what a great speaker Obama is. I don't want to alienate any the listeners who hate that. So I'm not going to say I mean, I'm thinking that right now, but I'm not going to say it out loud so Let's not mention that on the air, Okay? I'm glad way talked about this beforehand. OK, so now so to prevent further gushing from Felix Banel, let's hear another clip from Obama talking about what is the most appropriate way to honor John Lewis. It gets a little political here once the Supreme Court weakened. The Voting Rights Act. Some state legislators unleashed a flood of laws designed specifically to make voting heart. Especially by the way state legislators where there's a lot of minority turnout. Population growth. It's not necessarily a mystery or an accident..
"john lewis" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Ovation by lawmakers and other officials. In the Capitol Rotunda during this ceremony for the late Congressman John Lewis, who is lying in state in the rotunda on the catafalque of Abraham Lincoln. This is a re air, she sprang radio programming from Monday. No. Ah! Great. Me. Memorial ceremony for the late representative John Lewis from the Capitol Rotunda. C SPAN radio. House.
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"john lewis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Was a was a sad moment, but he was a very powerful figure. The first african-american Cheer the Judiciary Committee. I mean I can remember talking to Mr Conyers about when he got elected in Congress in nineteen sixty, and he was the first black member under sharing, and they the chairman at the time. Wouldn't even you know they didn't even deal with freshmen in the sixties he John Conyers actually hosted a radio show in Washington because he had so much time on his hand because freshman there were you know they were accessories, especially a minority. An African. American member he was just. You know you have plenty of time. Just come in, and we'll tell you how to vote vote to go from that to chairman of the committee. Where was amazing leap? He took decades, but he was able to do it. And now we have entire generation of of new members coming in members of color, those coming into the CBC, who have been forged in a very different reality, the trump presidency and a time when you can have an individual brand, it is interesting you talk about you. See somebody like Anna Presley, or you see someone like Ilan Omar who are both who are members of the, but as you said, they have their own brand than they. They have their own national audience. You're able to reach above the median. Some ways directly chew these constituencies back home, and nationally that they're talking to, and it is. It is interesting to see that because the CBC for decades was really focused on seniority, the more veteran members where who look to for guidance and Mentorship, and the younger members are coming in and they they of twitter and social media are able to speak past the media directly to voters, and it's a fascinating time, and it's fascinating to see. That is playing out in the CBC I mean. There were some issues with Ilan Omar? When she started as a freshman, she made some comments overseen his antisemitic the first time she did. This controversy erupted in twenty nineteen. She was very strongly defended by the CBC and then the second time. I think there were some CBC members who are saying you know. The you know enough of that. She should've learned her lesson the first time, so it was interesting to see that dynamic. Play out there so it's just it is the the tease evolving like the congress in dealing with some of these members who come in in our stars Janu- helped write a piece the other week in talking about the issue of police reform in the world CBC's playing in pushing that forward and the headline on it was. We can't flunk moment right here. We are at this moment of racial reckoning. We have police. Violence issues roiling the country the pressure on the CBC to get something, not just through the House of course, which they did but to get it. It signed into law. How is that going? And what do you think happens is something? Is something going to get to the president's desk by the end of this year? We don't know the answer that question right now. It doesn't seem likely, but we'll have to see how November played If Donald, trump is reelected, elected, you know. Would Republicans feel comfortable doing something on this issue in a lame duck? Congress were if Joe Biden's elected. What will happen early in the next Congress? I mean right now. The House has passed a very sweeping police reform bill. The Senate was not able to come to any agreement, so that is on moving forward on a bill. They didn't even vote on anything they. Couldn't agree to move forward so that it's kind of stalled way now. Congress is dealing with Krona virus relief issues, and then it's GonNa leave August, then come back in. September there may be some chance that happens I'm I'm just not sure. Right now I would say. The chances of that are low, but you did see in the house. One of the interesting things that dynamics played out was the current chairwoman. CBC Karen Bass was able to help. move that legislation through the chamber. She did a tremendous job, and of course dot has raised her profile dramatically down. She's being talked about as potential vice presidential candidate so in some ways. The legislation hasn't moved the debate in what happened and who is involved, has had an impact on the congress, and maybe even national politics one last thing about where things stand legislatively. I'm they're still back and forth about what? This next stimulus package is gonNA look like. Can you give us a sense? Jonah, where we are, and whether next week is the week. When will finally see a breakthrough and maybe a vote? We won't probably see next week in fact. Talking about John Lewis. We in mentioned him before there, there will be China Lewis. You will lie in state in the US capital, and there will be ceremonies for him, and then of course Thursday next week they will be his funeral in Atlanta, so nausea will see any action on the corona virus relief package. By that time we will see the Senate Republicans supposedly introduce their version of the bill next week. A trillion dollar leave package. They've had problems. Between the White House and Senate Republicans even agreeing on what should be an and at that point, the new real negotiations will begin We'll see how Democrats react to what the Republican Bill Is. I've had some White House officials. Tell me they don't think Democrats. They think Democrats. Will just you know just reject it outright? And then there'll be some jockeying, and then the negotiations will start I. Don't think we're going to see a deal until early. August, which is a huge problem i. mean you have the the additional federal unemployment? Payments are going to be expiring it and July Vixen moratorium expiring. Soon so I mean there's going to be a real financial hit for a lot of Americans if they don't get some action by Congress right now I don't see that happening for the month. They really. were. Really talking about some point in August, then yeah, I do think Congress will do something before they leave for August Win August. It happens is the real question temporary hands. Thank you for coming in and talking with US I appreciate it. Thanks for having me. John. Bresnahan is congressional bureau chief for Politico and we asked you. What do you look for in young political leaders? My vote for political future for the dentist dates goes to Alexandria Cossio Cortez. She's straightforward. She is honest changes. They clear voice that is intelligent. Young political leaders demonstrate the depth of genuine empathy. They have to show that they understand the concerns of older Americans and acknowledged that bulldozing everything from the past to make room for new values. `institutions is not an effective way to build cross generational consensus I admire leaders that value, empathy and compassion. Just send to our dern from New Zealand. Is An extremely good example of that. She says it takes courage and strength to be empathetic..
"john lewis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"To do something I don't know. If I would go as far as the lemonade Filibuster, I would leave that up to the Senate haven't been victim of filibuster. You now's around. I think it's not yet ask you. When Strom Thurman set the filibuster record against the Civil Rights Bill I've also been here the see filibuster in emanated from certain judgeships in the Senate and his US some most reactionary judges, and not just reaction there. To the American bosses itchen. PEOPLE UNQUALIFIED AND Filibuster that has caused that if we had to filibuster movement able to stop those judges, so it all depends on what time it is as. You come down on that spectrum so I I say the fifth time we have to be very careful the same things that make you laugh in this business can make you crack, but having said that just as police in I have not given up on that deal. We've pass it in. The in the house is innocent. Carter Booker in Harris of working at Bill I've been working back channels with the Senate trying to get to a common ground on legislation. You need to outlaw Joe Cole We need to get rid of No knock interest and I think that people are understanding that and if we can find. Some common ground at go ahead and do it. Because I would not run the risk of SAMBA. Let's wait until the next congress. When he can get rid of the Filibuster I'm not too sure that that will happen, so let's do what we can hopefully will be enough way about it at both law. Goes. So. You think there's enough time to do the next round of stimulus as well as pass something like this before you all leave for the fall all the time. Yeah ways there, you just said three trillion dollar bill over in the Senate the House has done its work with the heroes. Act All the sentence gotta do is come to grips of in fact, they have problems Republicans among themselves so all with all of their past justice police an act. We've pass a heroes bill three trillion dollars. Trillion dollar that GONNA state and local governments, and says now talking about doing something without the Gos- state and local governments so there's nothing really left. In this arena both these are. for the house to do. So the ways play, the Senate hasn't the built the wheel, and that's what's missing congressman. Underwood I. Want to ask you about the campaign coming up in vice president. Biden and I'm sure. You are getting asked a lot about your opinion about who he should pick potentially as his vice presidential running mate. He has said he's picking a woman of quarters. Do you think that it is important for him to pick. A woman of color is going to be critical. It's absolutely critical and tell me why because women of Color are vibrant, engaged route. We have in terms of our segment of the electorate. We have outstanding and qualified candidates that are capable. They are prepared to do the job on day one and Have a unique ability to connect across segments of the electorate from coast to coast and I think that we have a very robust list of women that have been supposedly on this shortlist and I. Certainly don't end the the decision that the vice president has to me. being friends and colleagues with many of these women and so I'm very excited about their leadership, and you know look forward to. Election Day when we can all vote for change in this country would there be a consequence decent for Biden to pick a woman who is not a woman of color, not a black woman but I think that this has been at open and public conversation for so I take him at his word that he's committed to. Moving in that Direction Ama- women of color. I have been surrounded by these amazing women who are being vetted. They're absolutely qualified with ABC over the top. In my lifetime to see a black woman serve as the vice president of the United States. But I. I am putting trust in. Don't by to pick the best person to serve in his administration essence president. And I will celebrate. Don't WANNA making. Starring Person vice-president I WANNA. Thank all three of you for taking this time to come and talk to me about all of this. Please stay safe, and hopefully soon enough we'll be able to see each other in person ub faith and to everyone listening where he amassed. Thank you so much, thank you. I. Any thank you Laurin. Underwood represents the fourteenth Congressional district in Illinois Brenda. Lawrence Represents Michigan's fourteenth, Congressional district and James Clyburn. Represents the sixth Congressional District of South Carolina. All three Democrats are members of the Congressional Black Caucus. John Lewis will lie in state in the US capital next week. We just heard about the legacy and influence of John Lewis some of his colleagues. For more on the role of the congressional black, caucus nearly fifty year, old organization, and what the loss of three of its heavyweights means for its future. I talked with John Bresnahan congressional bureau chief for politico. Nine months since alleged coming fast away and now and now Mr Lewis has gone, and I do think that is you know very much on the minds of CBC members and the Democratic Caucus and the house as a whole i. mean you coming US enormously? What respected any was close to speak Nancy close I mean this is somebody who kind of close these firemen in some senses. She brought him into oversight, and there were still a minority to help. Defend President Obama than President Obama and then you know. When they came the majority, he was chair and they were investigating Donald Trump and. Elijah Cummings had Gravitas, and he could deal with it on Mr, Lewis was. Not was an active legislatively. Let's say Elijah Cummings, but he was this tremendous figure. He was dignity in this. Gravitas that was. Really hard. I don't think anybody else in the. Congress could match it and when Lewis spoke, everyone listened on both sides dial. You know it's hard to even describe outside of Congress. What the loss of these two figures means, and then you go back, and you look at a John Conyers. The end of John Conyers the end of his career over fifty years.
"john lewis" Discussed on The Pascal Show Podcast
"Trying to eradicate. Trying to radically eight. There we go trying to eradicate. I've forgot what I was saying systemic. Systemic racism the the social justice that we're going. That are still going on in this country. He made a you know he was one of those people that was hard core about that and Yeah, may he rest in peace You know it's We need more men like that we meet. We need more men like John Lewis for sure, and also we need less people like Marco Rubio mistaking him for somebody else as well. We need those things to stop happening as well. And Marco Rubio put up a picture of Elijah Cummings Yep Yep. Not, a good look. Not the not the greatest in the world now no. But. Those things. Don't I was about to say these things happen? They shouldn't be happening so I shouldn't even be giving him the benefit of the doubt like keystone face. Kinda hard on that situation. You know he should know better, you know. Stupid. Stupid. Stop. But. John Lewis though I mean. There was somebody to gave all for the movement. I mean it was John Lewis examine. Guy's skull fractured crossing the Selma Bridge he did the most definitely did. Now, they're trying to. There is a bridge. I forgot the name of the the the the actual, bridge. But they are looking towards trying to change that bridge name to John Lewis, name. Because it right now, it is named after a a member of the K. K. K.. And they're looking towards. They're trying to petition so that they can change that name to John's name which will be iconic, I think. Yes in my personal opinion, so yeah, the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Yes, there we go. Yes, so I'm hoping that they do. you know I hope they do it in the right way you know petitioning. Bringing awareness to it, not trying to burn it down if that makes any sense you know because you know there are. There are a lot of things that we are going to be talking about today. especially with in regards to the black lives matter murals that have been getting defaced throughout the entire throughout New York City right now as we speak and and other. Murals that are around. In other cities. We're going to be jumping into that very very shortly. Because we definitely need to talk about that but may He. John Lewis rest forever in peace and You know what he did over those over his eighty years on this planet. Is a lot than I could save for the average bear. You know for the average man. And like I said we need more men like John Lewis out there. We most definitely need more men like John Lewis. So. Anyway. I. Guess we're going to jump into this conversation.
"john lewis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Radio ofl A John Lewis is dead on Jack Callahan. Fox News, longtime Georgia Democratic congressman losing his fight with pancreatic cancer Friday evening, John Lewis was born in 1940. In 1961 He was a Freedom rider met by angry mobs and arrested about two dozen times. I asked. My mother asked my father and it was the boy. That's the way it is. Don't get in the way don't get in trouble. But I got in trouble. They were good trouble. Unnecessary trouble in 1963 is the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Lewis helped organize the march on Washington and spoke alongside Dr Martin Luther King Jr Louis was elected to the U. S House in 1986 and reelected 16 times. In December of 2019 He announced he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, saying at the time I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now on Capitol Hill, Jared Howe On Fox News House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a statement calling Louis one of the greatest heroes of American history and that were heartbroken by his passing Republican House whip Steve Scalise in his own statement. Sing. John Lewis was a legend who helped pave the way for so many of the victories achieved throughout the civil rights movement. Funeral arrangements for John Lewis have yet to be announced. He was 80 years old. Chicago Police say its officers were ambushed by a group trying to tear down the statue of Christopher Columbus Fraud evening. 18 officers injured. At least a dozen people have been arrested. Two FBI agents were shot and wounded in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Arizona on Friday while searching for a bank robbery suspect who was later found dead. A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against former casino mogul Steve Wynn ruling The nine women who claimed they were sexually harassed, did not offer factual supports for their allegations. America is listening to Fox News from the mosque. Nissan Traffic.
"john lewis" Discussed on MTR Network Main Feed
"When I watched this documentary in call, it called me back to watching Tony Morrison pieces I am. Because I think that is, that was a multi layered nuance. Approach to not only a subject, but having the subject reflect on their life before they passed away. What a gift! Literally that later that year or the next year Tony died and so be able to have her interviews her reflecting on these things her being raised by. You know people Within her industry outside of industry, it was such a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful and cancellation of life. Yeah, and you know I hope he gets keep John Lewis for as long as we possibly can. Because Lord knows we need them, but I think in general I do I. DO appreciate that when his time does com, it is a wonderful encapsulation of of his life, and he was able to re watch. These things reflect really get a holistic side to him and we got to watch him do it. Because, you know she doesn't just if you've never watched any work by Don Porter, you really should do that she is. She's on some suffer PBS. Her documentary on trapped about. The reduction and access to abortion and reproductive services in the South is brilliant. Very unique way of not only just giving a voice of the voiceless, but she also has a way. Of Getting people, To. To give her pieces of. Knowing that it's going to be in safe keeping, but she doesn't fan girl, so she shines a spotlight on Congressman John Lewis you get a lot of different aspects of his personality. There was one where a family member they asked him. What's it like to go through the? Airport with, he's like exhausting, but You get all of these multi faceted layered ways, and it kind of further, fills out and fleshes out a time line that a Lotta people only know about in black and white pictures. and. I thought it was I think it's highly relevant. I think it's a very pointed reminder, and I also think that if you have any idea of trying to figure out what you WanNa do were how you want to be involved socially and politically with the what needs to be..
"john lewis" Discussed on MTR Network Main Feed
"Ugly. Ugly listen so activation is going to be thrown out like it's not a spoiler, because it's historical thing that did happen, but you know essentially John Lewis Julia bottle crackhead with housecall crack, but he called him a crackhead low key I mean very delicate way that we do during elections. He said look I'll submit to a drug test and release my results. Will my opponent? In so messy I was like Earth, and so that was really fascinating from from from what I've read they were able to rekindle their relationship Julian sadly passed away. Nash shortly after, but like in the post two thousand ten's. So, they were able to, they were. Able to rekindle their relationship before his passing, which is good to hear, yeah. But we don't often talk about. The decisions that people make along the path of black activism. We really don't we to a certain extent. Start getting very monolith, and if somebody has like we've decided that they're passe. A lot of people have a tendency to throw out the baby with the bathwater like and. I felt like this documentary. reoriented. How I thought about time, and how it passed with respect to I, mean you have to remember? Stokely, Carmichael is who replaced John Lewis when John Ran for office. Yeah, and then you look at who came after him, and let's be real and how many of them end up dead? Or and he still here or How many of them moved away, and just like you said a lot of people don't talk about Julian Bond and Julian. Bond was was was a guy. I mean he heat. He was the chairman of the W. C. P. he held office. I the simple fact that we don't actually talk about one a lot number of the significant reasons for why black people. Tend to drift toward being Democrats and it doesn't have anything to do with being brainwashed, watching this moving and seeing his evolution and his personal life and his activism, and then into his politics, and the respect that people have for him, but also the clough. Invokes when John Lewis Decides. He wants to say something. And then you put it in the current context of what happened in Georgia in Atlanta, and when they chose to let John Speak, I was pissed. I don't know about you. Did you see like you know? When the UN the recent unrest happened, and they started talking about Oh the tone-deaf leadership of the people. Without actually really putting any of that in context, I feel like everybody needs to watch John Lewis good trouble. You know. Is a I've never lived there, but from from talking to folks who are natively their Elana a very..
"john lewis" Discussed on MTR Network Main Feed
"Welcome to movie trailers review. This is row entry way and we're here to talk to you about upcoming release from Magnolia Pictures John Lewis, good trouble. Film and documentary by filmmaker, dumb porter, so just the basic preliminaries. It's ninety six minutes of story about John Lewis not just John Lewis the icon, not just John Lewis the civil rights. Personality and legend, but John Lewis for his entire career director trajectory to present day. which isn't something that at least i. feel that you usually get stories when people talk about. John Lewis joined. I agree I. Think John Lewis is one of these interesting figures in our American history, where often times during the era of those folks have sadly passed away due to fighting for the cause or getting older ray and John Lewis is not only seen it from the other side, but unfortunately has to continue to be cited for the same shit that he's been fighting for since he was a teenager, so he has a unique perspective. I think in American history that very few people have that are still alive, and that are cognizant enough to tell the tale, so yeah it. I appreciated this documentary because of that reason. Yeah, I mean. He's had sixty plus years or social act, activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting gunned healthcare, immigration, and most people when they talk about John Lewis Kinda stop once. He crossed that bridge. At, or they don't realize that a significant number of the advancements and reforms that we wanted happen because John Lewis took to heart the idea that there has to be somebody on the latest legislative action side of things to carry forward the demands of direct. Action. And I think it's something that we tend to forget and I think this is a very timely smart. And dropping it on July third so among to celebrate John Lewis stay along with all all countries matter day for the fourth. And it's in the hands of a brilliant filmmaker Don Porter which you know, listeners will get to see later. We actually got an opportunity to talk to John About her documentary on why she chose to do it. But. You've got archival footage, but you've also. Have you know current day interviews?.
"john lewis" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"I'm Jonathan, Kaye part, and this is Cape Up Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has been congress for more than thirty years before that he was a leader in the civil rights movement from the citizens in Nashville to the freedom rides to the marches from Selma Montgomery. Lewis literally put his body on the line to push this nation to live up to its ideals. It's all documented in John Lewis good trouble new documentary on Lewis's live from back in the day to present day, the parallels between then and now are haunting I, talked to Louis about the film about what's going on in the country today from the demonstrations I've been deeply moved. And inspired to the deafening silence of congressional Republicans. <hes> is frightening. The people can be so silent. So Quiet In spite of everything that has taken place to whom Joe Biden should pick for his running mate vice president. Should consider. A woman. and. It should be a black woman. Sit Down with the legend the Great John Lewis Right now. Congressman John Lewis Welcome back to the podcast as good to be back. Good to be back. Thank you for having so. We're supposed to talk about the fantastic documenting. About you call John Lewis good trouble but I. have to start this conversation off. By having you talk about the demonstrations that we have seen over the low. Cost more than week. Since the the killing of of George Floyd a Terrier, I've been deeply move. And in spy. Lysine, the hundreds and thousand. Citizens. Not just citizens of America. The citizens around the world. Yet involved in peaceful non violent protests. To dramatize. The issue that we must stop. Lying people. Become the victim. Of police violence. You Know Congressman You <hes> on on bloody. Sunday <hes> that day on the Edmund Pettus. Bridge You face down. Police Violence Yourself. It was caught on camera. The Nation watched that with their own is the way they have. The the murder of George Floyd with their own eyes. How much does it bother you that more than fifty years after bloody Sunday, we are still having these same conversations. These same demonstrations whose spark is retaliatory, it makes me very sad. Made me, cry. To Watch. What happened to? This man a Aqalla. You'd have to come to the point. Is The met is going to stop. But was so moving to so. To seep people the mall of America and all over the world. Through the action I can do something. I can says something. The <UNK>. By Marching Speaking up. Speaking. In the in the movie. which follows you from campaign rallies in twenty eighteen right up through the present day, and there was one rally that you in Texas in two thousand eighteen. Were particularly thing you said caught my attention and you said then. We've got to save our our country. Save our democracy. That was in twenty eighteen. Would you say that your your <hes>? Your Clarion Call Ben has even more urgency now. We'll ask. What in because I've felt. That, Political. Leader that we have today. Is a threat. To Democracy. And is a threat. It'd be. <unk>!
"john lewis" Discussed on Jokes So Funny
"I call this one guy sitting next to the man on the subway. What the fuck did you sneeze on me? You piece of shit. I'm sick folk you go to the doctor. Here. I got this. John Lewis practicing his jokes in the shower seeking. Oh. Two off up. I call this one you cooking. Oh shit is the smoke on fire. What the fuck did. I just say is the smoke on fire. No. It was going to be a nice roast. But it got out of control. So this is not a similar that somewhere cast. We thought we were going to rephrase, but it didn't work out. So no here we are just hanging out drinking coke, and wishing we hadn't had rebranded. Really? I mean, I've regretted a lot of stuff today than y'all. I'm being totally honest with you like my stomach's been hurting what on on what behind the White House and dug up a whole bunch of uneaten, burgers and try to eat knows. And now, my tummy hurts. If I'm being totally honest with you, so well, you know, you it's because you didn't earn those you didn't go through years and years of athletic practice, turn those hamburgers. John Lewis listened. I was home schooled. Okay. It wasn't my fault that I couldn't do those things because I was home schooled. All right. I don't know if he knows about home schoolers we don't have things like sports like ballet like spelling. We don't get those when we're home schooled. Why because we were schooled at home. We didn't go to the building. Like you did. Okay. We don't have privilege, but they shared taught you had to dig out hamburgers from somebody else's yard, boys. Gotta eat boys got to eat. Here's another somewhere. Classic man. Digging. Hamburger out of dumpster. That was just hamburger that's him. That's very similar to the one. I heard earlier today. What was that of husband getting rid of hamburger in the toilet? Sounds like big sex same deal. So weirdos weird that you said, he really. Yeah. It's interesting. You say they sound the same. I've gotten this criticism allot that my style is so to finish that carries over. No, my style of impersonation. Oh, he's over into every impersonation. It's like it's like, you can just tell it's John Lewis impersonation because it sounds exactly the same as the last impersonation. He you know, that's just the importance of good branding it is. And that's what I care about branding. I want the John Lewis brand via strong as Coca Cola OK. And by that. I mean, I wanted to give you diabetes..
"john lewis" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
"He was he was my friend. Who was like a big, brother? You know, he gave me a way out. Maybe a way in. Would you made lives better? It was just a woman's mices guy to ever wanted to meet. He would tease me from town matai. He was things like John do you steer preach? And I said Dr king from taking a shower, and he thought it was so funny. He would just laugh and on occasion, we will be traveling in Alabama someplace in Mississippi. You see a little hole in the wall. Cafe restaurant. He was said things like we should stop and get something to eat. We get arrested and go to jail, you're gonna fool a stomach, and he thought it was so finding anything it was so funny. He had a heart of go the day that Dr king was assassinated April fourth nineteen sixty. It was working Robert Kennedy campaign for the democratic nomination for president. Emperor. Robert Kennedy got up to speak. You said he has some sad news like mini people waiting to Bobby Kennedy. We own. Cried. It was a sand dog out at a know what was happening to discount. You really feel like something had died in America. And I think something died in all of us. One of the reasons forgetting involve in American politics to run for office. Felt maybe just maybe that could help continued the efforts Dr king as we will send a movement. You must continue to pick them up and put them down. You must believe some high and some way we're going to overcome. We're going to survive. May get not down. But you've got to get up. Dry, your tears. And keep moving Dern the freedom rides during the sit in during why efforts in Mississippi Rhonda vote, a working cell. I never ever thought about giving up and saying this is too much. I never thought about dropping out. You come to that point will use their I got to go on and see what the angle into be you have to. You you you have to get out there and push and pool. To try to make things better the generation yet unborn each one of us has the ability to resist not to be quite we have to be brave. We have to be bold we have to use a constitutional rights if it means a much asylum. Walk a sit in a sit down a maybe signing a petition ride on the ladder of voting. We have to be engaged all of us as members of the human family as citizen of this country. Net forces at one take us back to another place. And we're saying we're not going back but come to a flaw. We made too much progress to stop not with the turn around. That's our feel. It is put him out obligation. My mission a mandate to reach as many young people as possible. The fight is not over. We have to continue to fight. And sometimes you have to fight some of the old battles over and over again for the next generation for generation, yet, unborn you too can make a contribution. And you must. Congressman John Lewis has devoted his life to get into good trouble. But putting himself in harm's way. And staying true to his nonviolent principles. No matter how viciously he was personally. Abused? Congressman Lewis helped to change the hearts and minds of this country, his selfless deeds contributed directly to the eventual passage of the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four and the Voting Rights Act of nineteen sixty five and he has not slowed down in recent years. He's let us sit in for gun safety on the house of representatives floor and then arrested while protesting for immigration reform. In addition to fighting for the dignity of people from every walk of life. His accomplishments are historic and his life will remain an example for generations to come. It is. An honor for me to say congressman John Lewis. You are a hero and master. Dern the freedom rides during the sit in during why efforts in Mississippi Rhonda vote, a working cell. I never ever thought about giving up and saying this is too much. I never thought about dropping out. You come to the point where you say I got to go on and see what the angle into be. You have to you have to get out there and push an pool to try to make things better for generations, yet unborn each one of us has the ability to resist not to be quite we have to be brave. We have to be bold we have to use a constitutional rights. If it means a much asylum. Walk a sit in a sit down a maybe signing a petition ride on the ladder of voting. We have to be engaged all of us as members of the human family as citizen of this country net forces that want to take us back to another place. And we're saying we're not going back but come to a flaw. We made too much progress to stop not to turn around. That's our feel. It is put him out obligation. My mission a mandate to reach as many young people as possible. The fight is not over. We have to continue to fight. And sometimes you have to fight some of the old battles over and over again for the next generation for generations yet unborn. You too can make a contribution. And you must. I'm Oprah Winfrey. And you've been listening to masterclass the podcast. You can follow masterclass on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, if you haven't already go to apple podcasts and subscribe rate and review this podcast. Join me next week for another masterclass podcast.
"john lewis" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
"Today's episode is supported by Ernest Ernest has helped thousands of people save money with personalized rates and payments for their student loans. Visit Ernest dot com slash masterclass to check your rate and claim your special two hundred and fifty dollar bonus. If you sign alone, this bonus offer expires March two thousand nineteen but you can apply to anytime. Loans made by Ernest operations LLC analyst number one two zero four nine one seven California. Cfl license number six oh five four seven eight eight Ernest low interest loans designed for you support. For this facade comes from squarespace squarespace makes it easier than ever to launch your passion project from showcasing your work to selling products of any kind with beautiful templates and the ability to customize just about anything you can easily make a gorgeous website all on your own. And if you do get stuck square spaces twenty four seven award-winning customer support is there to help head to squarespace dot com slash masterclass for a free trial. And when you're ready to launch. Much use the offer code masterclass to save ten percent off your first purchase of a website, or domain. I don't use the word hero lightly. Congressman John Robert Louis is a hero in the turbulent nineteen sixties young John Lewis stood side by side with Martin Luther King junior and other civil rights crusaders displaying unwavering courage through years of continual, non violent protests. John Lewis battled segregation head on and China spotlight on the cruelty of racism in America. Whether he was participating in sit ins and Nashville marching for equality in Washington DC, taking a stand on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma or proudly serving his district in Atlanta. John Lewis has always embodied, persistence, fearlessness and hope. The son of Alabama sharecroppers. John Lewis grew up witnessing the injustices of the Jim crow south. It was here that he began. His life's work to fight for equality and Justice for everybody. Everybody has a story. And there's something to be learned from every experience. Use your life as a class. This is masterclass with congressman John Lewis. I grew up in rural Alabama about ten miles from a little town called Troy in one thousand nine hundred eighty four when I was four years old. And I do remember when it was full. My father has say three hundred dollars and with two three hundred dollars. A man sold him a hundred and ten acres of land on the form. I fell in love raising chickens been my mother, a father wanted to have chicken for lunch of dinner at en-, lack it, and I will boycott demille, but the chickens became my friends, and as a little boy I wanted to be a minister. So what happened my brothers and sisters and cousins, we all of our chickens together in a chicken yard. They will make up the audience that congregation, and I was so I appreciate to these chickens. I wanted to stay the souls of some of these chickens, and I would tell them not to be good be kind not to fight and somebody chicken about a as some of the chicken Shaked aheads. They never quite said a man, but they tended to listen to me much better than some of my colleagues. Listen to me today in the congress. I grew up with the I guess a restless spirit when we go off to school. We had the broken down school buses and all of the little black children and to go down Matan, the Pula staff schools and all the little white children went to another school. I saw the signs that said white men colored men white women colored women I den like what I still in a Ethel thanks to be better. And when I was fifteen years old, I heard Martin Luther King junior already. Oh, listen to Dr king inspired me. He gave me hope and kept up with the drama that was taking place around the country. What was happening Montgomery in about the supreme court decision. A nine thousand nine hundred four I dream of went to a better school Ryan about a bus. I didn't like the fact that my mother and my father, my grandparents, my uncles and arms in had any rights. My mother was Sylvan over again. Boy, that's the way it is. She was saying cool. It be quiet. Don't get in trouble. Well, I was inspired to get in trouble. To get in. Good trouble. Good traveler is simple. When you see something. That is not right. Not fair. Not Jess you have a moral obligation. You have a mission. You have a mandate to speak up to speak out. You may get arrested and taken to jail you may be beaten enough bloody. And you could be murdered. You could die. But his party depressed at you have to pay not just Liberato south, but have free and liberate others. I've been stuff to college in Nashville, Tennessee that this time I'm eighteen is uncle a mind gave me a hundred dollar deal more money than ever hand. Gave me a footlocker put everything that I own a septa chickens in mauka and took a greyhound bus to Nashville, Tennessee. I remember so well meeting Jim Lawson young Methodist minister, he represented an organization called the fellowship of reconciliation. He has studied the philosophy and a discipline a nonviolence. In the fall of nineteen fifty nine he stored conducting these unbelievable training sessions, a small group of students the come listen to him go through role play playing. We will have what we call social drama because black people and white people couldn't be seated together and the like people had to go upstairs. Why people went downstairs you couldn't be seated together in a restaurant at a lunch. Connor. We wanted to change that we store sit in on a regular basis. You'll be sitting there an orderly, peaceful, nonviolent fashion. Someone will come up and spit on us put a light cigarette, and I had pool. Hot water hot coffee in pull us of the stews. We had but because the do's and don'ts of the sit in movement is someone push. You don't push back is someone Kirscher, and I curse you wanted to project that it was something that the community could rally Ron in support. Why people cursing making a lot of noise. These young men and women just sit in Dan, orderly, peaceful fashion. Nonviolence it is not the absence of islands is the presence of Justice. It is a present a bringing the dirt and filled from under the road out of the corner into the open light. So we can deal with to help convince people who may be standing on the sideline may be watching. This is the right thing to do. In the city and spread around the south like wildfire. And we were told over over again if we continue to sit in we will be arrested. And I wanted to be prepared in February get arrested and go to jail. I wanted to look with some young people. Call shop a fresh clean. I wanna a new suit the where the jail I had very little money. So I went downtown Maciel till us men store. And bought a suit a paid five dollars for the suit on that day, eighty nine students arrested became the first mass arrests in and sit in movement. We feel the city jail. And we conducted nonviolent workshops while we was in jail. We sang songs a created a sense of solidarity that we became one big family. Jim Lawson told us to whole concept of the beloved community that this idea that in the bosom every human being they is despotic. Divinity? At his despotic or something that is sacred and holy especia-. And we don't have a right to destroy. You know, no, one wanna go to g nobody wants to be beaten no-one wanna feel pain. But you come to that point. And you have what I call an executive session show. Steph say if just apprise it must pay for people to be free. To be liberated to behold dinner. We must be prepared to pay that price. And I was arrested. I feel liberated I feel free. I feel like I crossover in look clean. I did look Shah. I did fresh. And I have not looked back since one of John Lewis is boldest decisions was to become one of the original thirteen freedom writers, the US supreme court had already ruled that segregation in interstate travel was unconstitutional, but in many places those laws simply weren't being enforced. And so in nineteen sixty one John Lewis and other civil rights activists decided to get on a bus to challenge segregation in the racially divided south. They nearly got themselves killed in the process. John Lewis knew full well, the danger and the difficulty of what he was getting into. But to hear him tell it the freedom rides were something that simply had to be done. He was twenty one years old. The freedom. Ryan came into being on the port of an organization called cool. The congress eraser equality. It was to test a decision of the United States Supreme court ban racial discrimination during interstate travel because Lanc people in white people couldn't be seated together to travel Suva genu- the North Carolina cycle, Anna Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi to New Orleans. We made a decision with core. Another groups that we will is the freedom rides store and in may nineteen sixty one I was twenty one years old came to Washington. A group of us went to Chinese restaurant in Washington DC now grown up in rural Alabama going to school in Nastro tendency, I never had Chinese food before. We had this wonderful unbelievable meal. But someone said that evening, you should eat whale. Because this may