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Fresh update on "stacey abrams" discussed on Chris Krok
"Are wheels are coming off now. I mean, everybody in their brother is canceling everything supposedly Well, will Smith how Ha ha been a pamper amount? Cancel his What? Hey, an Apple took the movie until Louisiana, which has more restrictive voter ideas, more restrictive laws. Uh huh. Louisiana requires voter I d has fewer days of early voting. Does not allow no excuse absentee voting and is more restrictive than Georgia. So you can see that and tweeted and retweet it all over my Twitter feed at Chris Crock. So let's at Chris cracks. O C h R. I s k r. Okay. Wow. So, um, just unbelievable. Unbelievable. So hold on. There's a lot more than listen. When pressed about it. So here's the statement. I'm not gonna read the whole thing. But when pressed about Biden's misstatement during a media breathing Oh my gosh Warner because admitting by live when pressed about Biden's misstatement during a media briefing, White House pressure, Tech free press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to repeat his error by saying the law makes early voting shorter. She described other ways the law could curtail access and defend the president's position, saying his view is that we need to make it easier, not harder to vote a war not campaign spokesperson says the senator signed off on his statement days before the law passed. When those provisions were still under consideration, but never made it. In other words, red state dot com writes. The senator condemned the law that he had not even read in the process hurt the state and voters of interest he was elected to represent in the U. S. Senate. I'm going to read to you two tweets that are really good. Stacey Abrams bought the Jim Crow to Jim Crow to domain name weeks before there was a final bill. The messaging wasn't based on what's in the law. And here Tim Murtaugh rights. Here's the timeline. Listen to this. The Democrats lie about the Georgia Law number one. Corporations caved a liberal pressure number two black owned businesses hurt by the All Star Game relocation number three Biden, Abrams worn out Ausaf distance themselves from Major League Baseball decision and now, Warnock admits. About what's in the law. He very lied about what was in the law, the mid it so everything's screwed. This is the left canceled culture destroying itself. And now comes Will. Smith, who's ultra ignorant because he lives in Hollywood, has no idea what's going on in state of Georgia. I guarantee you He didn't read the bill. Guess what, Jon Ossoff's says. Will Smith spokesperson says We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government than an ex regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access, which is a lie. Look at this, though, Jon Ossoff's says, said in his statement. I absolutely opposed and and reject any notion of boycotting Georgia. Georgia welcomes businesses, investment jobs, opportunity and events. They are so screwed now. I don't want George yourself. Uh, we're gonna get the Texas in just a moment, the latest on our state and the proposal from SB seven, which passed House Bill six. What's up for consideration? But a conservative courage got conservative Kurji of Can't speak. Get back from my kinks out of the sickness that I was gone for Conservative clergy of color Blue, a group of black ministers and pastors announced today it published a full page ad. Thank you. God in the Atlanta Journal Constitution to address the lies. Told by Biden and Stacey Abrams. They said it's devastating to small minority owned businesses. Atlanta What's happening? Lie. The new law restricts early voting lie that voter I d requirements are racially discriminatory lie that restrictions on distributing food water are is is not being allowed lie. The new law eliminates absentee ballot drop boxes live. The new law allows takeovers of local election administration so there you go. I'm grateful that people are starting to learn the truth, and it's just so sick. It's disease of ignorance that people have and they're celebrating and And doing and saying 800 to 88 W B A. P s R number Texas GOP chair Alan West, I want you to hear Before we hear what he says. CBS 11 of the weekend, wrote civil rights and community organizations of prominent Texas Democrats are increasing their campaign. Just like Georgia now here over two controversial Texas Texas election bills. So let me share with you. Some of the chance to people who were freaking out about this and saying it's all racism. David, If you believe in election integrity, hold your wife's a print. Wrong one. This is what I wanted. There we go. To be clear. This is that like general, this is Jim Crow. Oh, my gosh. That's Texas..
Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua Won’t Shoot ‘Emancipation’ in Georgia
"The film Emancipation, starring Will Smith will move production out of Georgia in response to that state's recently enacted voting restrictions. NPR's Bob Mondello has details. After weeks of talks between filmmakers and Georgia officials director Antoine Fuqua and actor Will Smith issued a statement. We cannot in good conscience, it reads provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The film Emancipation bought by Apple after a bidding war is based on the story of an escaped slave who was whipped so severely When a photo of his scars was published in 18 63. It shocked the world public figures in Georgia, including Stacey Abrams had argued against moving Hollywood productions from the state. But the optics for this film struck the filmmakers as untenable.
Fresh update on "stacey abrams" discussed on Chip Franklin
"If it's not Delta Airlines or Coca Cola, it's major league baseball. I saw Governor Abbott, Texas, said he's not going to throw out the first pitch. Well, he didn't when they have the Texas game. Because he was protesting baseball and, you know Again. So the question is, is that what else can they do? Well, there are some other options. Joining us right now. ABC, New ABC News Entertainment correspondent Jason Nathan's and Jason S. O is this movie that they're talking about pulling Is this all on? Will Smith or did the studio get behind it? Who's behind this? Yeah, I mean, it's will Smith. But whatever he says, goes because you know he's a producer on his projects, but it's also him in coordination with the director Antoine Fuqua. Who you might remember from training day and you know a bunch of big things, And this is an apple production. Um, I don't know if Apple's necessarily behind it, but we'll You know, we'll get together and says, Hey, this is how it's gonna be. So they're moving this movie, and it's it's called Emancipation. Will Smith plays it's based on true story of a slave who ran away from a plantation in Louisiana. And eventually ended up joining the Union Army, and it's a very famous picture of when he joined the army they had They took pictures of his back. And there were the whippings the marks from the whippings all around his back, and that was then published. In Forget the publication, but that was published at the time and became a rallying cry for people who would never. I mean they knew the brutality of slavery but had never been faced with it a picture of it, you know, in their faces. And that became a very big thing. So this is what this this movie is all about. So in particular, this movie, given the subject matter, especially has a lot to say about this kind of thing, so for them to move it from Georgia. To Louisiana, where it's actually set. It makes sense just because of that, but Because of the way Hollywood works, and everything George has become Atlantans been particular has become a huge hub for filming, and they offer generous tax breaks when it comes to filming stuff. That's why a lot of things go from from Hollywood, Los Angeles area to there to film and we've seen, you know, Tyler Perry is there. Marvel shoots a lot of their stuff there, the walking dead, You know, there's tons of things that are film there. S so this will be the first time something they gotta deal with sooner or later, because it seems to me this is not a trickle. This is momentum building to not make t turn away from Georgia and I'm wondering Um, I mean, obviously, that hurts rank and file people. Not sure that's the thing. It remains to be seen. If this is something that is actually going to be effective or in the end, just ends up hurting the workers. They're the people who actually voted, you know, um, on DCI change the course of the election over the past year. That's who the this might be hurting because Hiring practices of the film industry go very far to try to make themselves inclusive. So the industry's at least in this case that ends up getting hurt are the people are the very same people they're trying to protect, So it's not great for the economy there. Andre. They know that they under they understand that, But this film at least convey be symbolic of this whole thing and move. I don't know if we're going to see other productions, but money is, you know that's the most powerful tool to get your message across well, and, you know, I mean, there are a lot of people that in the state That are hurt by this that are still supporting it. I was reading the Constitution a couple days ago, maybe over the weekend, and it was a new article in there. That essentially said that just that they're people that are saying You know what we've done. We're done with this right? We're done with this voter suppression. And it's not just this last long. I mean, you know, when Camp was running for governor against Stacey Abrams, he was also supervising elections. That was his job..
Biden says decision to move Masters from Georgia is up to tournament operators
"To Georgia's new voter laws, which Republican lawmakers claim are to calm fears that the election was stolen. Democrats are saying Nice try you make up alive and an election was stolen and then Passed laws they say to restrict Democrats from voting yesterday, Buying was asked if the Masters golf Tournament should move out of Atlanta. Let's listen. I think it's a very tough decision for a corporation to make were group to make, but I respect them when they make that judgment, and I support whatever judgment they make. No masters is different from other sports like the All Star game. You know the masters they live. You know, the golf tournament lives in Georgia. But Alice, you tweet about something about you were surprised that that why what would you Advised the Masters to do I would advise the Masters to continue putting on the greatest golf tournament that there is in the country in the world, and it is a important legacy for Augusta, Georgia and for the state of Georgia and for golf, and it has Absolutely nothing to do with this, And I think it's really important for corporations to realize if they're going to get into politics. They need to do so with the facts and not misinformation, and it's it's critical that people realize in this case we have MLB pulling out of Atlanta for the All Star Game, Delta supported it as well as Coca Cola. But people need to realize just because Delta is ready when the mob is and Coke is now woke. It does not mean they're right. Delta CEO initially supported this election efforts for the election integrity and codifying certain voting procedures as well as the absentee ballot and he was pressured by failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. To pull the All Star game out and to not support this measure, And now he's saying that this election meant legislation does not support Delta's values. I think that is as hypocritical and it means that this decision was not based on fact, Okay, Springville in yet.
Fresh update on "stacey abrams" discussed on Morning Becomes Eclectic
"We've got news headlines for you to get you up to date with what's going on in your state in your city in the country in the world. And then the music continues. You're listening to morning becomes eclectic. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying the judge presiding over former Minneapolis police officer's murder trial is denying the defense's latest request to sequester the jury. Eric show. Vin's attorney raised new concerns following last night's and rest over 20 year Old black man's failing counter with police Judge Peter Cahill says he will not sequester the jurors until next Monday when he predicts closing arguments will begin. The film Emancipation, starring Will Smith will move production out of Georgia in response to that state's recently enacted voting restrictions. NPR's Bob Mondello has details. After weeks of talks between filmmakers and Georgia officials director Antoine Fuqua and actor Will Smith issued a statement. We cannot in good conscience, it reads provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The film Emancipation bought by Apple after a bidding war is based on the story of an escaped slave who was whipped so severely When a photo of his scars was published in 18 63. It shocked the world public figures in Georgia, including Stacey Abrams had argued against moving Hollywood productions from the state. But the optics for this film struck the filmmakers as untenable. Bob Mondello NPR NEWS The White House is holding a virtual summited talk about a shortage of semi conductors, which Administration sees as vulnerabilities for the economy as well. A security concern was NPR's Camilla Domino ski Right now, the world just doesn't have enough computer chips to keep pace with surging demand from carmakers and Electron IX Cos. Most of the world's semiconductors are manufactured by a small number of companies, mostly in Taiwan. That means this isn't just a business nightmare. But a diplomacy challenge to the Biden administration is meeting with executives from a wide range of companies Ford and General Motors, Dell, HP and Google and Chip manufacturers. Auto industry trade groups want a solution that specifically supplies some chips for car companies. But in information technology trade group is calling for an approach that treats all industries. The same Camilla Domina Ski NPR news, the U. S remains on a steady march toward exiting the pandemic. 120 million Americans have received at least their first shot of a vaccine. Depending on whether it was Turner, Fizer, Johnson and Johnson. More than 70 million are fully inoculated. The White House is covered response coordinator Andy Slavitt says states cannot let their guards down. We're working with states, tribes and territories to accelerate the number of shots and arms were administering. And we need Americans to do their part. Wear mask socially distance. Get vaccinated when it's your turn Andy Slavitt during today's covert response briefing at last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 61 points of 33 7 738. NASDAQ was down.
Kemp sounds off on MLB decision to move All-Star Game out of Atlanta
"When it pulled the All Star game from Atlanta and that the state's not changing its newly enacted voting laws. Governor Brian Camp says Cancel culture Is to blame Major League Baseball cave to fear and lies from liberal activists. They ignored the facts of our new election integrity law, and they ignored the consequences of their decision on our local community covered a graph says This is a partisan issue. And others like Major League Baseball, Delta and Coca Cola may give in. But he won't in the middle of a pandemic. Major League Baseball put the wishes of Stacey Abrams and Joe Biden ahead of the economic well being of hardworking Georgians who were counting on the All Star game for a paycheck. Former President Trump suggested Saturday that Republicans take a page out of what he sees as the Democrats playbook. Boycotted the major businesses that have condemned Georgia's new election reform. We're learning more about the man who ran the car into
Fresh update on "stacey abrams" discussed on All of It
"Is all of it from W. N Y. C. I'm Alison Stewart Coming up. The Oscar nominated documentary My Octopus teacher captures the fascinating relationship between nature filmmaker Craig Foster and an octopus who tracks in Cape Town, South Africa. Director Pippa Ehrlich joins us to discuss and we'll take your calls about the film. What did you like about it? Or maybe you have a question for Pippa about the filming process, Our lines will be open. Then we'll remember the life and music of rap icon DMX, who died last Friday at age 50. Later, we'll get a rundown of some great new music to check out the spring with Charlie Harding, co host of the podcast switched on pop. We'll get to all of it. I'm Alison Stewart and I will meet you on the other side of the news. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying the judge presiding over former Minneapolis police officer's murder trial is denying the defense's latest request to sequester the jury. Eric show. Vin's attorney raised new concerns following last night's and rest over 20 year Old black man's failing counter with police Judge Peter Cahill says he will not sequester the jurors until next Monday when he predicts closing arguments will begin. Film Emancipation, starring Will Smith will move production out of Georgia in response to that state's recently enacted voting restrictions. NPR's Bob Mondello has details. After weeks of talks between filmmakers and Georgia officials director Antoine Fuqua and actor Will Smith issued a statement. We cannot in good conscience, it reads provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The film Emancipation bought by Apple after a bidding war is based on the story of an escaped slave who was whipped so severely that when a photo of his scars was published in 18 63, it shocked the world. Public figures in Georgia, including Stacey Abrams had argued against moving Hollywood productions from the state. But the optics for this film struck the filmmakers as untenable. Bob Mondello. NPR NEWS The White House is holding a virtual summited talk about a shortage of semi conductors, which administration sees as a vulnerabilities for the economy as well, a security concern. NPR's Camilla Domino ski Right now, the world just doesn't have enough computer chips to keep pace with surging demand from carmakers and Electron IX Cos. Most of the world's semiconductors are manufactured by a small number of companies, mostly in Taiwan. That means this isn't just a business nightmare. But a diplomacy challenge to the Biden administration is meeting with executives from a wide range of companies Ford and General Motors, Dell, HP and Google and Chip manufacturers. Auto industry trade groups want a solution that specifically supplies some chips for car companies. But in information technology trade group is calling for an approach that treats all industries. The same Camilla Domina Ski NPR news, the U. S remains on a steady march toward exiting the pandemic. 120 million Americans have received at least their first shot of the vaccine. Depending on whether it was Turner, Fizer, Johnson and Johnson. More than 70 million are fully inoculated. The White House is covered response coordinator Andy Slavitt says states cannot let their guards down. We are working with states, tribes and territories to accelerate the number of shots and arms were administering. And we need Americans to do their part. Wear mask socially distance. Get vaccinated when it's your turn Andy Slavitt during today's covert response briefing at last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 61 points of 33 salve in 738. NASDAQ was down 26 points. This is NPR news. This double the one my see in New York. Good afternoon. I'm Shawn Carlson Colleges and universities in New York and now request Corona virus vaccine doses for their students to inoculate them before the summer break. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says it'll help prevent students from potentially bringing the virus from campuses back to their families. The race between the vaccine and the variance is very real. And it is intensifying. The sooner we can hit critical mass. The faster we will stop Cove it in its tracks. SUNY and CUNY will be the first to give out doses on campus, but officials say any colleges or universities can't partake in the state program. York is allocating a total of 35,000 vaccines for college students, 21,000 to be administered to Sunni students and 14,000 to be administered at private colleges. International travelers.
Atlanta loses baseball's all-star game after Georgia passes divisive voting law
"Georgia governor. Brian kemp slamming major league. Baseball's decision to withdraw the all star game from atlanta the action a response over the league's view that georgia's new election law suppresses voting kemp says mlb caved to fear and liberal lies in the middle of a pandemic major league baseball. Put the wishes of stacey. Abrams and joe biden ahead of the economic wellbeing of hard work and georgians. Who were counting on all star game for a paycheck. President biden has called the new law. Jim crow on steroids former president trump is calling for a boycott of major league.
Fresh update on "stacey abrams" discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Texas is remarkably similar to the playbook that stacey abrams deployed to georgia they're rallying corporations to come after texas and threatened boycotts of the state for passing a very reasonable election. Reform measure We i wanna spend more time later on corporate american what they're doing and how we can respond to it a stick around for that right now. I want to spend just a few minutes here. On the fluffing of the biden administration by the american media. It's actually really remarkable what the media is doing at this moment. as they come for joe biden Ah let me read you this from. Cnn's john harwood cnn. John harwood keep in mind. He is supposedly some sort of objective. Political analyst for cnn. He's not really an objective. Political analyst for cnn. He's actually a very partisan progressive and has over the years taking stridently partisan progressive positions and yet. Cnn and he was at cnbc before this puts him on allow him into the base. I hope like hell the republicans by the time we get to twenty four stop allowing the progressives in the media to hold the republican debates. John harwood was one of those in. What are the republican debates. Who would constantly far left wackadoo questions like. Why can't you accept the fact that the icebergs are melting in miami. Florida is going to be buried under the water. You bigots it. Because they're hispanic. I mean the guy is is a total partisan. Hack if you follow him on social media you see just how far left he is and yet of course. Cnn him some sort of a bastion of objectivity listen to this bastion of objectivity. Here's the headline biden. Strengthens obama's legacy. While seeking his own was sweeping economic recovery. Plans president joe biden seeks his own legacy like the new deal or great society. But he's also bolstering barack obama's in multiple ways biden has used his first hundred days to reinforce the battered foundations of obamacare. He exercised executive authority to invite more of the uninsured to buy affordable care act coverage expanding marketing to encourage them and provided larger premium subsidies as part of his one point. Nine trillion dollar kelvin..
Gov. Brian Kemp Slams MLB as He Defend Georgia's Voting Law
"Major league Baseball announced Friday that it's taking its all Star game out of Georgia in response to the state's new voting law. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp slamming the decision today, saying he will not be intimidated by cos he accuses of bowing to liberal activism. Major League baseball Coca Cola. Delta may be scared of Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden in the left, but I am
MLB All-Star Game Yanked From Georgia Over Voting Law
"I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker Georgia's Georgia's governor governor says says Major Major League League Baseball Baseball caved caved when when it it pulled pulled the the all all star star game game from from Atlanta Atlanta and and that's that's not not going going to to make make the the state state change change its its newly newly enacted enacted boating boating laws laws which which many many call call restrictive restrictive flanked flanked by by supporters supporters camp camp said said in in the the middle middle of of the the pandemic pandemic working working Georgians Georgians were were counting counting on on the the all all star star game game for for a a paycheck paycheck Major Major League League Baseball Baseball caved caved to to fear fear and and lies lies from from liberal liberal activists activists the the Republican Republican blames blames cancel cancel culture culture and and they're they're coming coming to to cancel cancel everything everything from from sports sports to to how how you you make make a a living living camp camp says says he's he's not not afraid afraid of of other other companies companies pulling pulling out out of of Georgia Georgia Major Major League League Baseball Baseball coca coca Cola Cola in in delta delta may may be be scared scared to to Stacey Stacey Abrams Abrams Joe Joe Biden Biden and and the the left left but but I I am am not not it it depends depends the the new new voting voting laws laws even even saying saying other other states states are are more more restrictive restrictive I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker
Boycott of Georgia likely to cost the very people it's meant to help
"New voting law, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams says boycotts may not be the best course of action. Boycotts have been an important tool throughout our history to achieve social change, but here's the thing. Black Latino. A P I and Native American voters, whose votes are the most suppressed under SP 202 are also the most likely to be hurt by potential boycotts of Georgia. Georgia Governor Brian Camp accuses Major League baseball of caving to fear political opportunism and liberal lines Ahead of the Minneapolis Police Department Homicide division, says he was never trained to put
Phil Murphy signs legislation expanding early voting in New Jersey
"Governor Phil Murphy is signed legislation establishing early in person voting in New Jersey as NPR's Sally her ship's reports. The move comes just days after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation tightening voting restrictions. New Jersey residents could already vote early via absentee ballot, but the new law gives them another option Voting early in person. Polling places in New Jersey will be required to be open for early voting Monday through Saturday from at least 10 a.m. to eight p.m. and Sundays from 10 to 6. Georgia's new law implements multiple restrictions. Voters who want us have been an absentee ballot via mail. Need a photo I d. And it gives more control to the Republican state Legislature. Murphy. It was joined at an online signing ceremony for the bill by Stacey Abrams, the voting rights advocate who pushed for expanded access for voters in Georgia. Other states like Florida and Texas are seeing bills that also seek to limit voter access. Sally her ship's NPR
What the Second Amendment really meant to the Founders
"You know, in my intro and then earlier segment early in the show I was talking about The primary purpose of the Second Amendment, according to the founding fathers, and I said My piece told listeners what I thought that the primary purpose of the Second Amendment, according to people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, What is in Mark Walters Mind the primary purpose. Of the Second Amendment. According to the phone and fathers. I love this because it's so provocative and I love to be provocative, and I'm gonna answer that with a question. Here's my question to you. We just talked about what Biden wants to do. Virginia the first time the Democrats took power in Virginia, for example, in 25 years. What's the first thing they did They chucked 12 Gun control bills down there. People throw up. Eight of them passing was signed into law. Joe Biden's first deal is gun control. I'm gonna answer the purpose of our founding fathers in the second Amendment with this question to you. What is it about their communist Marxist socialist masquerading his former Democrat agenda that requires you to be disarmed? Yeah. Very good point. And it would appear that great minds think alike because well, you know, we are way have Yeah, Me and George were in the world. Good company together. Way. Agree with each other. Martha. I guess the question is You know what is going to happen now? I mean, I look at it. It's like Texas that are actively talking about succession. Oh, yeah. You know, California's got bills by others, three different deals. They want to split that stable. You know, he was a really simple, quick Virginia. You know, I spent many a graduated college in Virginia. Lots of friends there lived in three different cities in Virginia know it well. It's a gun toting gun, love and freedom, love and bright red State. You've got two counties up there that control everything included with Richmond. The rest of the state is bright red. Why don't we have any electoral college at the state level? Okay? Yeah, Which would be which would kind of solve these problems. Where you New York State's a prime example. You get rid of that cess pool in Manhattan in the boroughs and New York State is a freedom loving, bright red state. Upstate New York's bright red Yep. Okay? Absolutely, you know, and you get rid of I mean term limits. Term limits scared me a little bit on Lee, because, well, what happens with term limits is you get the next term. Someone knows that's there. They could do anything they want. They're no longer held accountable to the voters that they don't have to hope if voters are hold them accountable. You know that old So what We do have term limits. We have elections. That's true, But they turn out the way they do in states like New York and California. Because we've got to a point. We have two or three cities controlling the rest of the state that needs to be looked at. Yeah, Georgia just gave you two of the worst senators in this country's history. And this is a bright red state. That isn't gonna be blue anytime soon. You look at the legislative makeup in the state and their redistricting coming up in July after this legislative session, you want to see Democrat controlled the state level the state Don't think of the rest of my life. And yet we just handed you too. The bluest worst of the worst senators, not because any red counties flipped blue. Nothing did They were able to siphon off more votes in two counties not being the cabin Fulton County And their six swing states. Basically, that have to fix their election systems of the way they do things in Michigan and Georgia. There's two of them right there, but nobody knew George was one of these states until that, you know, action. You see, that's why that's why people George, I would have never Guest. I wish Now, I will say this that we've been watching Stacey Abrams here for the last two years. Prior to the election in November. We all knew what she was up to. And here's the thing. I watched her vote on local news that night. Now here she is a resident of Atlanta. Hmm. And here she is. Dropping off an absentee ballot in a little mailbox been in downtown Atlanta. What? Why are you standing in line like the rest of us? Okay. That's where fraud comes from. Yeah, no signature verifications. Everybody gets mailed about it and they could go drop it in. No, no, no. No. Where I come from absentee ballots are for people like you who are serving their country overseas that need an absentee ballot Kids in college that can't make it back to their district to vote. My mom and dad who might be in Florida, and they're Georgia residents because they're they're from that's an absentee ballot. So those those issues are being addressed. Those issues are being addressed. They cut all ties to our gun rights, By the way, Yeah, and we'll have to address them on a different show because we are of time here, Mark.
Heather McGhee - “The Sum Of Us” And The True Cost Of Racism
"Joe biden and vice president khama harris head to atlanta today where they plan to address tuesday's mass shootings at three spa. That killed eight people including seven women. Six of whom were of asian descent. The trip to atlanta was originally scheduled as part of biden's campaign promoting nearly two trillion dollar american rescue plan democrats hailed. The deal has the largest anti poverty law in a generation. One study projects. It will lift. Almost fourteen million americans out of poverty including five point seven million children while the relief plan has broad public support. Not a single republican supported the legislation. We spend the rest of the hour with heather. Mickey author of the new book. The some of us what. Racism costs everyone. And how we can prosper together. Have there is the board chair of color of change and former president of the think tank. Demos thanks so much for joining us. Heather congratulations on your new book. Thank you congratulations on twenty five years. Thank you so much. The whole team at democracy now is celebrating. Hopefully soon we can celebrate together. Well you just sat there and watched once again. The reverend warnock you tweeted while he was speaking and said everyone should do themselves a favor and watched the speech. Can you talk about the significance of what happened in georgia for this whole country. Reverend warnock the first black democrat to be elected from the former confederacy. It was so moving. I mean i really think of the crucible of the twenty four hours between january fifth and january sixth as american promise in american paralyzed nutshell. I we saw a multi-racial coalition a multi-racial anti-racist coalition that was standing up to four years of division pain and suffering and putting the man who is the successor to reverend dr martin luther king marching through the pews of that story to church and putting him in office. Along with reverend with jon ossoff. That was an historic moment. So many of the political class had counted georgia out and yet a coalition that went from black folks who had been organizing for years with stacey abrams and the touch brown Two white women in the suburbs who turned away from the republican party for the first time and generations young people really overcoming a number of barriers to the ballot in the middle of a pandemic. Did the impossible with the promise of relief from this pandemic. it's self disease that has retaliated disproportionately on people of color. But that has shown that our fates are inextricably linked and then not twenty four hours later the dark spirit of american white supremacy. Fueled by a big lie that has as its core logic racism. The idea the common sense that of course a man who was rejected by the majority of people of color could not possibly have lost the presidency. That of course when people of color vote it is somehow suspect and criminal. This is the tension and explore this tension in my book because fundamentally racism has been the most powerful tool wielded against the best of america against american democracy against cross racial solidarity against the american dream itself. I talk about how it's brought us. The inequality era and figures like reverend warnock who put into perspective who in their own lives have so much of the course of american history on display are whom we need to look to right now to remind us that that tool always robs this country. It's best
Is It Really Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster?
"Then there's also a couple of gun control bills at the House approved Perry. I'm wondering if this is doomed in the Senate, and then if that's indicative of other bills that are going to go to the Senate over the next couple of years and only to die because moderate Democrats kill them. What do you think? Yeah. I mean, we're the background checks. Bill was passing the Democrats in the last house on the defensive, because last time, too, in 2019 or 29, pretty sure and also move. Know where we're headed toward this big fight. And this week we saw what I think. Is the biggest illustration of it and where it's going to become most central, which is that you have, you know, you have basically three blocks of Democrats. You have sort of more the most sort of left where Democrats want to get rid of the filibuster and like and jetted Supremes Supreme Court and just to do a lot of really liberal things. By getting rid of the old duster. You have the Joe Mansions and the Kristen Cinemas. The senators who are putting on Opposed to giving the bill Buster, But you saw this week what I think is an emerging vision among Democrats, which J, which James Clyburn and Stacey Abrams both raised their two of the most prominent black figures in the party, which is that you shouldn't give her the filibuster for everything, but you really need to get rid of the filibuster so you can pass voting rights bills that protect particularly people of colors right to vote and the ability to vote, particularly in response to all these bills moving in states like Georgia, that would make it harder to Votes, and I think the filibuster fight is going toe feel about a lot of issues, but it's really going to be about these voting rights issues where you're going to see a lot of like black Democrats pressuring mansion and cinema, particularly and saying, you know, on some level, you may want the filibuster in theory, but you cannot prioritize the filibuster over black voting rights. That's where we're headed toward. Is gonna be this real fight in the next few months in the Democratic Party and buying so far is trying to say his staff's been saying his preference is to keep the filibuster. You know, people have lots of purpose is in life that they don't necessarily abide by and I think he's signaling maybe some open this to some changes on issue himself.
Is the Republican Party Radicalizing Against Democracy With Voting Bills?
"Good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. As the biden administration the democratic congress and the country as a whole trying to claw our way out of an unprecedented national crises the republican party coast to coast has found its mission for the year. Twenty twenty one make it harder for americans to vote right now. We're on track to see the largest rescue bill. In recent memory signed into law by president biden. This week we would provide direct relief to americans billions for vaccination programs money to reopen schools. Keep restaurants open and not a single republican either house or the senate has voted for it instead after losing the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections going all the way back to nineteen ninety. Two republicans are laser focused on restricting. Voting accents brennan centers tracking all the bills aimed at restricting access to the polls list includes two hundred fifty three bills introduced pre filed carryover this year in forty three states in georgia of course already notorious for having absurdly long lines to vote with residents waiting up to eleven hours to cast their ballots fall. Republican governor brian camp has waged a long battle to make the voting process. More difficult in his previous. Role is georgia's secretary state. He oversaw the closing polling places in the purging of hundreds of thousands of registered voters polls. Thanks in part to the efforts to stacey abrams and other activists on the ground registering hundreds of thousands of new voters. Turn out in two thousand and twenty in georgia in the election was unbelievably high smashing records. And of course also helping to repel joe biden. The white house georgia's election last november was also just about the most scrutinized and scrutinize audited of any state in the nation. Remember this they counted the votes three times in that state. they did a hand recount of five million ballots. There is zero doubt whatsoever. The results in georgia were accurate and more georgians than ever before me. Their voices heard so what did state republicans do just yesterday. The state senate passed a bill limiting. No excuse absentee voting which is one point three million georgians including four hundred and fifty thousand. Republicans voted in two thousand and twenty just last week. Republicans at the state house passed a sweeping piece of legislation cutting weekend days from early voting restricting. The use of drop boxes adding new requirements for absentee voting restricting. The amount of time election officials have to send out mail ballots and voters have to return them and prohibiting the distribution of food and water to voters waiting. Mine fact making it a misdemeanor handing out food or drink to waiting in the longest lines in the country. That's all because there are any actual problems with the administration of elections in georgia. It's because the republicans lost it's because they lost and they think these things will make it easier for them to win next time but keep in mind. This is not just happening in georgia which is of course the center of a lot of attention as swing state with the closest election last cycle. Take a look at how crazy things are in iowa not a state where republicans disappointing results last year. Okay in fact i will. Republicans did great in twenty twenty flipped to house. Seats held onto a third. And you know what loads of islands voted breaking the all time general election turnout record and they had pretty expansive voter. Access including early voting absentee voting and same day registration and in. I woke him up again. All of that. Work in republicans favor. Donald trump carried the state joni ernst reelected. They've flipped to houses. So what is the problem. Well the problem is at the. Republican party is radicalizing against democracy almost as a guiding principle. They fear voter access. They want to shut it down. They are using the cover of the big lie. The wildly insidious and poisonous lie. The election was stolen propagated by the former president and his party and written media to just make it harder to vote and not only harder for specifically disfavored groups like african americans are democrats. Were generally although these measures will disproportionately hurt them. It's major part of all this but also just horrid vote and get all like as a kind of ideological fixation. There are a lot of weight. Republicans i will. Who will have a hard time voting. Thanks the measure signed into law today by republican governor kim reynolds new law cuts the states early voting period down by nine days. It tightens the timeline. For when absentee ballots must be received. In order to be counted it strips county auditors of much of their discretion and running elections including establishing satellite in-person early voting sites which are useful and mailing absentee ballot request forms voters. Who didn't specifically asked for one. It limits who can return. Voters absentee ballot. And get this. It closes the polls at our earlier on election day. Just think about that so it would that for a second. What conceivable argument is there to close the polls in our earlier like the fraudsters show up in the last hour of the day to do their fraud. No no there is no argument. There is not even of an argument.
In wake of Vernon Jordan's death, tributes from Georgia pour in for civil rights activist from Atlanta
"Morning. Stacey abrams tweeted this about vernon jordan. Who died last night morning. The passage of my friend the extraordinary for jordan he battled the demons of voter suppression on racial degradation winning more than he lost he brought others with him and left a map so so moore could find their way love to his family. Travel on with. God's grace burley ever is the widow of the assassinated civil rights leader. Medgar evers said today. Our nation has lost a hero vernon jordan the civil rights warrior presidential adviser former. Ceo of the united negro college fund former director of the national urban league was a close personal friend of my husband medgar of mine and of my children he medgar road through the back roads of mississippi investigating some of the most horrific violence against black mississippians when medgar was assassinated vernon came to offer comfort and support for our family
OA466: Opening Arguments Blocked in Australia?!
"As the people of georgia helped deliver both the presidency and the senate to the democrats. This past election cycle defying the perception that the state was a republican stronghold after stacey. Abrams is contentious loss. In the two thousand eighteen race for governor the effort to stop voter suppression in the state and mobilize black voters ramped up as a result. Black georgians showed up to the polls in droves this past election cycle and turned the state blew one of the activists responsible for this term is latasha brown a political strategist. Who's been working at the intersection of social justice and political empowerment for decades. Latasha is the co founder of the black voters matter fund and bv 'em capacity building institute a movement to expand voter access and build power for black americans particularly in the south. She joins us today to discuss the impact of expanding the right to vote and building a more diverse and inclusive future for the south latasha. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me molly. I'm happy to be here. Between mobilizing i. For the presidential election and then for a hugely consequential senate runoff election all in the middle of a global pandemic. I feel like is it safe to say that you had a very busy twenty twenty. How are you have. You had a chance to relax a little bit. what are you saying. It's twenty twenty. It's just been a continuum. It seems like it's been a continual. It is different so i will say i do think that we got a little breathing room and it's not as intense. I think we're starting to fine or at least i am starting to find at least somewhat of a rhythm of how to operate in these circumstances how to give it but we're still in the midst of a global pandemic. We are certainly a different kind of i think political landscape but the fight isn't over matter of fact in some ways it has intensified. You know that whenever there has been progress in this country politically. There's always been backlash and so what we're seeing right now. All across the south and particularly in places like georgia. We're seeing the state. Legislators take up these bills to actually prevent black voters disenfranchised black voters and make it difficult for voters to participate in the process. Given what we were able to accomplish. And so when i think about twenty twenty i will say yes. Twenty twenty in some ways is over but there is a continuum of work that we're doing related to that take a break. I don't know if i've been able to take a fall. Rake i will say i dig into take a breather rights i was able to take a breather and was able to take a week off and really be able to do some kind of i'm not gonna say calming down because i had to sneak in work time to but nevertheless we are in a different phase of the work and i'm really happy and proud of the work that we were able to do in twenty twenty and i tell people i don't know if we're going to remember what happened in twenty fourteen or twenty eighteen twenty. Nineteen what i know for sure. War is that all of the history books will make reference to twenty twenty so was a very significant year. But i also think that twenty twenty one is showing itself that it will also be significant year as well particularly as we're talking about what governance means. Could you tell us a little bit about how you and your organization played a role in twenty twenty. How did you play a part in the history. Books will hopefully report back so part of our organization. When i'm really proud of is while we saw a lot of the work manifest in twenty twenty. This has been a work in progress. I've worked in the region in the south around power building for the last twenty seven years of my life. I long cliff all right. Who's the other co founder of black voters matter and so there's is so interested over two and a half decades. There are different strategies that we've used and worked to try to perfect or really to help support our organizing work and so two thousand sixteen. We both felt it was the opportunity to come together and really create an organization that we could bring some of those best practices together round power building and that ultimately if we were going to break up this kind of structural racism this backwards. What we felt was the precursor for fascism in this country. That fundamentally you could not do that without literally recognizing the role that many of the legislators and the power base in the south play in protecting facilitating trump's power and some of the destruction that we see and some of the structural racism that we see in legislation so we created an organization two thousand and sixteen with the idea that we would build power and the way that we would do that is a couple of ways one that we would certainly address the issue that the south is not. I say this all the time in the south is not read is just been under invested. You know. I think we have shown we have the receipts to show that when you are able to make an investment over time when you able to build out the ecosystem and help tap into the capacity that exists. We can make a difference and so one of our first races before even georgia. That people know us is that we were one of the groups that worked in the two thousand seventeen specially us senate race which was in many ways. People thought it was just an impossible. Long and in some ways it was because in the state of alabama. That's a deeply deeply deeply conservative reactionary right state and so to be able to tap into the opportunity that existed in that year. We want it. We were able to. Our strategy and our strategy was how to connect role communities and rule organizations with urban work.
Strong, Black, and Hot Enough To Give You Second Degree Burns
"Lack women oprah beyond saying and all your favorite reaction means. I've heard people say they like their women like they like their coffee. Strong black hot enough to give you second degree burns. Careful what you wish for darius but the thing is not all black women are strong and even the ones that are strong aren't just that we doors open for us to especially with someone with biceps like michael jordan. Ads like michael jordan. Hare like michael b jordan but unfortunately a strong black woman stereotype is rained in american culture. It has a long history. About as old as morgan freeman and batty white combined now you may be wondering what is a strong black woman is the idea that black women are emotionally resilient naturally selfless to browns ask for help and can succeed with no resources so basically every care to play by viola davis. The irony is the strong black woman. Stereotype was started by black women to combat all the negative ones the in the aftermath of slavery there were really only to stereotypes of black women. You were either from sex temperatures jacksonville or a man who was just there to smother people in booze in response black suffragette mary. Church terrell point strong black woman motto listing as we climb and i get what she was going for butt lift as we climb even bodybuilders. Don't do both at the same time. You expect a black woman to do more than swertz nigger in his prime but overtime society shrank of black woman down to just her strikes and the popular conception now is that black women can bear and overcome any birth. We see all over our culture in movies like the color purple who my life. And how can we forget ghost. We're whoopi goldberg literally has to let a white man. U's her body to rub foreheads with his fiancee. Even when black women only have one line strong as hell move you will be moved. Damn at least let her say hello. Let's all say what's wrong with being perceived as strong. Isn't it a good thing. No not if black women destroy their mental and physical health trying to live up to it and not people think black women are so strong they make them do all the work on their own. Look stacey abrams. She helped democrats win georgia and before you knew it. Using active vaccine distribution the new york. Subway and kim and guy is marriage. The stereotype even reaches the doctor's office. Black women are less likely to be properly diagnosed. They have a much higher maternal mortality rate. And they're less likely to be believed about their symptoms and pay so a black woman basically has to be a doctor to know everything that's going on with her body and then convinced another doctor that that's what's happening. I was in. a car. Accident lacerations and internal bleeding a morphine drip and prep surgery stack. We'll get you a couple of bandaids. you'll be fine. What's so the next time you see a black woman struggling at work or trying to lift the box help her. Don't just stand there like you're about to see wonder woman in action in fact if you're in the new york area moving this week and i could use some help moving my couch because i'll be damned if i'm going to back lifting my own couch.
"Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond has died at 44
"Saved by the bell star. Dustin diamond has passed away. We all knew him as screech on the show saved by bell. Yeah diamond had stage four lung cancer and after the news broke just last month. His condition had rapidly rapidly worsened in the past week. Saved by the belco star. Mario lopez tweeted dustin. You will be missed my man the fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted. Dustin diamond was only forty four years
Nobel Peace Prize Names Georgia's Stacey Abrams As Nominee
"Other black history news. The black lives matter. Movement has also been nominated for twenty twenty one nobel peace prize Black lives matter called for systemic change around the world. That's great news forcing other countries to grapple with racism with their own societies. And that's really good. News nobel peace prize will be given out in october and Those are both very good nomination.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Words Matter
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Experts talk about the impact of Trump’s Georgia call on the Senate runoffs
"Thanks for joining us. The president is peddling baseless claims of election fraud. This time over a leaked phone call to a republican election official fueling a new political firestorm as georgia prepares for a pivotal runoff election. That may reshape. The nation's balance of power. Here's abc's steve olson. Saami it's the last push in the final hours before the us senate runoff election in georgia in the candidates in their parties. Biggest names are working overtime to convince enough voters to punch their ticket to washington our countries depending on you powers learn your head more than three million people. George already cast ballots in early voting. That took place in december. A million more than the total turnout for the last run off in two thousand eight. The choice is between republican incumbent. Senator kelly lovelier david purdue and democratic hopefuls. Jon saw and raphael warnock. The war for the majority of the senate comes down to georgia dish here and we need you all of us to stay in that breach. It looks like y'all ready for election five calls or texts today about voting. We'll keep the liberals away. It is time to vote like we have never voted before georgia. Each of them has been trying desperately to get their voters to show up at the polls second time never before has a runoff election in this state met so much it will determine who is in charge of the. Us senate sets the agenda. Who sets the policy with control of the senate on the line. People far away from georgia are all wound up in the states businesses from the white house. Twitter fight like hell. I'll tell you right to hollywood. Work isn't done. Everybody matters who wins. Get out and vote the outrage over a stunning phone. Call between the president and georgia's secretary of state. That's all the talk the night before the election. I just wanna find eleven thousand. Seven hundred eighty. You hear the president repeatedly asking brad rapids burger to give him more votes than biden's eleven thousand seven hundred and seventy nine vote lead in georgia and the hour. Long call lip brad. I gotta get. I have to find twelve thousand votes. And i have them times a lot to. What are we gonna do here. But i only need eleven thousand votes us. I need eleven thousand bucks. Give me a break. And and i'm not looking to blame anybody. I'm not just saying that you know under new cows and under new views of of the election results we won the election but rams burger who seek threats to his life over. All of this said no way. And there's nothing wrong with saying that you know that you've recalculated for mr president determines that you have is the data you have is wrong. You should want to have an accurate election. And you're a republican. We believe what we have an accident election. The georgia secretary of state continue to reject the president's wild claims of election fraud on good morning america. Did you consider it a lawful requests and the president asks you to find the votes lawyer. All i know is that we're going to follow the law. Follow the process truth matters. And we've been fighting these rumors for last two months. There are many who believe that it is no accident. That president trump is focused. Many of his claims a fraud on fulton county the largest in the state. It isn't just a blue county. It's also a largely black county and the president is being accused of trying to overturn the minority vote. Probably county is totally corrupt. They cheated like nobody's ever cheated before later. In the call. President trump even suggests that by refusing to hand the president. The november election robbins burger was hurting the chances of republicans running in the runoff. And because what you've done to the president a lot of people are going out to vote you would be respected if really respected if this could be straightened out before the election you have a big election coming up on tuesday. What's happening in georgia is a perfect storm. It is a telenovela in the making. It's gotta be confusing for republican georgia voters to hear that the elections in georgia and trustworthy at our fraudulent and have been manipulated and then wondered. Ask themselves well. Then why should i bother to tonight. President trump is still holding onto his false claims of fraud and still talking poorly about state. Officials were literally speaking truth to power. There's no way we lost your. This will be here a year and a half. And i'm going to be campaigning against your governor. And you're crazy secretary of state. We are a party of law. and order. georgia's lieutenant governor jeff dunkin who's both a republican and a trump supporter says. He wishes someone at the white house could have kept the president from making that phone. Call right before the election. What do you think about the possibility of folks looking into whether or not. The president broke a law with that phone call. I'm not a lawyer. So i'm going to let the lawyers go figure that out but i am qualified to tell you that that was an inappropriate phone. Call the longer that we try to use the excuse of voter fraud and misinformation to be the reason why we lost this presidential election. The longer it's gonna take for us to build our next platform. Duncan is part of a group of republicans. Who run this state. And we'll tell you to your face. That joe biden won the election here in that saying. So it's what's right. This is all about trust. I've got to look in the mirror. But more importantly i've got look at my three boys in the face. I spent all day trying to tell them to do the right thing. Always do the right thing. I can't imagine walking in that house one night and telling them yeah. I know i couldn't do the right thing. Today was on me. The forty five year old says. He's confident his two candidates can win despite the drama from pennsylvania avenue. I can't think of a single scenario where that phone call for. Sixty two plus minutes made any sort of difference in in getting david purdue and kelly leffler reelected but hopefully there's enough republicans at hang on tomorrow to show up and vote them in and represent our values. Historically democrats rarely win runoff elections in georgia. It's hard to get voters on the blue team to vote twice but former gubernatorial candidate stacey. Abrams says this is the year of the donkey. The national attention national investment as well as having a georgia infrastructure we were able to build a coalition in november. Is going to help come close to victory if not take it all the way. Abrams believes that her teams found the key to winning. We certainly were one of the most diverse battleground states but that diversity is only opportunity if we don't do the work to harness it. We were able to bring together. A latino population who's voting presence. Increased by seventy two percent over two thousand sixteen for asian american pacific islanders. It was a ninety one percent increase for african americans. It was a twenty percent increase.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"It required that I carve out my own space sometimes I would go in at a closet so I could read and just not have to talk to people we had this very Mike my Parents told us your job is to take care of each other and we are all still very close. We have a monthly book club. Right. We we we we believe in one another, and so I could not imagine not having them as siblings. I mean look I was. Like I was about fifteen. Before I realized snickers really could satisfy 'cause they didn't to divide it up with everybody and having a whole candy bar to yourself was a revelatory moment. I am I am truly truly grateful for having the siblings that I have. I think I mentioned to you earlier. My it was my sisters. We all fell in love with Dr who the my youngest sister we indoctrinated her later and it was one of our family traditions the kids we would watch doctor who on Saturdays when PBS would run it right and it was like one of those moments where we all just sort of be together how hard the world was. Outside there was a space in this place, we could travel to and this fun adventure we could engage in and being able to do that not simply by myself but to have you come comrades who travel with me in these moments extraordinary. Yeah. I mean looking after six kids is a lot where your parents were these the story but where these strict to. Do. All right. So we had three rules, go to church, go to school take care of each other we were each assigned each of the older three were signed younger three. So I was assigned my brother Richard Andrea was assigned Janine because she was the baby and she would be the least likely to drop her and Leslie was assigned to Walter. WHO Is the the fifth. So we were each assigned a child that meant you make sure they got up in the morning. They did their homework they got dressed. If they got in trouble, you had to be sure that they survived that trouble. So he got into a fight. Make sure you win it 'cause you're both GonNa get in trouble when you got home. That's great. I have five kids. So I could almost did you can't. That's not a bad idea and I'm sure there's one kid who probably needs to people assign. yes. At it's probably eighteen year old who? Tough to. That's great. Yes I might. I might look into that. As a way of working things very efficient. And you you were born in Madison Wisconsin you move to Gulfport Mississippi and what could have communities were those you said you were working poor. So there wasn't a lot of money now. So when we were in Wisconsin my mom was finishing up graduate school ed so I think things were bodily. Okay. My Dad worked full time. My mom was in Grad school shed fellowship she worked at a library and then when we moved back to Mississippi when I was three and we did we lived in this modest community called the College Park Subdivision, we lived on twenty twenty South Street. And it was Nosal Postage Stamp House? That was not designed for eight people, but my parents made it. Yeah And then you moved to To Georgia and book your parents became ordained in the ministry. Yes. At the same time they both sort of retrained or yeah. So my dad had been ordained as a baptist preacher when he was in his early twenties, but he never meant he never had a church and Baptist tradition. It's it was much more just the acknowledging calling. My mom really resisted for a long time because she was raised in the Baptist tradition in the south which said that God doesn't call women to be ministers even though all of her life what we've watched her do both in terms of her social engagement but also in our religious. I'd say that's my parents may not become ministers until they were in their forties, but they were always preachers and so when they both accepted their call we we moved to methodism. We'd Become Methodist and converted my dad he'd grown up in both the methodists in the Baptist Church because his parents were a mixed denomination family. So we became methods when I was. Twelve, and then by the time of fifteen, they both accepted they're calling but because they believe in education so much they refused to just go into the ministry they said we need to we need to learn, and so they both applied to emory university and were admitted to the Camera School Theology, and we moved there when I was fifteen and they were both forty. Right. I was a child minister to I didn't do that. What S Church of Scotland Presbyterian Yeah. And did you feel as well having both parents? As as ministers did you feel that you are expected to behave in a certain way? Were you scrutinized by the community as the? As the the child of the. Of, of the ministers we were scrutinized before that. So it just finally formalized it. My parents were very strict they were not no. Puritanical way. But in a very like their expectations of our behavior, their expectations of our. Our comportment we were never going to be the children that they had to go and check on at school. If Mom and dad got called to the school, it should be to get an award for you. It should not because I explained her behavior. and. We you know we all have perfect attendance. We were all pretty pretty good academically and the movie moved to Georgia, and they became pastors Again there was there was a sense of. I was actually out of school I was in college by the time they were practising ministers. So my younger siblings really experienced that more than I did but there Dr Nation again indoctrinate. Word. Amusing. Apparently today but they're they're they're molding of my character it much set. So by the time I got to college I behaved like a double PK whether. It was official or not how much of a parallel do you recognize the life of a preacher on the life of a politician? I sorry. I will say this I think. I think the church is one of the most political, a organizations in the world Nandy as you likely know, and so this notion that there are some distance is a bit of a farce, right? It's you know if you're on the political side. It's a much clearer set of rules that are broken. Rights rights, and and the expectations are different. I teased my parents when I became A. Politician I said. I went about as far away from them as I could attack attorney and a politician I've done all the things you're not supposed to do. He Georgia Hi, David I think we can all recognize it sometimes, life can feel a bit much. and. Sometimes, what you really need is to be able to talk to someone in that can help things to feel a little less bleak..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Our time is now which is all about what needs to be done to to swing the balance of power in the US to achieve a fair society and it's it's very positive and optimistic. Also. Pragmatic. I was very struck by the but we you knowledge that that legislative victory or shifts in public perceptions don't necessarily lead to overnight changes in how things happen at that journey to a better places a slow one the you have a phrase and winning doesn't always mean you get the prize it's it can be. You know it can be a an incremental thing at which is very, very, very trained, very perceptive but also. The moment I am right now I'm talking to you mid July. Twenty twenty. The election that is less than four months away in your country night as urgent and is now on this, the prize really is needed. This time isn't it absolutely is GonNa win. Yes but we have to work and that's the whole point the point is. There is an exigency this moment that is unlike anything that preceded it, but there's also. The benefit and harm of having institutions of having systems the systems don't change just because you will it so. The world doesn't reorganize itself around a moment. It takes time because even if you get a flash of. Of Transformation there will always be something that pushes it back and so is as ignominious as the behavior of Donald. Trump has been. There have been correctives all along the way not enough to undo what he's done but enough to mitigate his arm and the same thing happens with the pursuit of good. There will be mitigation of that good because evil doesn't go away simply because you defeated on one front and my my admonition is we've got a remember we've been fighting these battles, the US for more than two centuries, and there is no savior coming. There is no moment of salvation were all will be well and we will lock arms. We've seen an even the most idyllic countries, these moments of retrenchment or Or the surge of wrong and so I, believed Ovine will win I believe we can make certain that happens but there are so many things we have to do to make that. So so it's not enough that people want him to win not enough that we want trump to go. We have to do the work to get there and that was the point of the book we have all the tools. Our time is now we've got all the things we need, but if we don't use them, then we don't win and what happens to America if Biden doesn't win in November. I mean, how scared should we BE AFFORD? Trump will do next I, have vast and vivid imagination. I cannot predict but I will tell you what I know I know this is a man who has done his best to weaponize almost every facet of our democracy to serve his personal ends and the ends of his cronies I know this is a man who idolizes strongman authoritarian and has done his best to undermine the democratic values in processes of our country. I know that his allies in every stage in every level of government have abandoned their allegiance Sinfield t to democracy. In. Pursuit of our own private ends and some of it's driven by. For money others are driven by avarice. For. Power. But what terrifies me is that if we do not thwart their advance, we have not seen a sufficient number of people willing to actually do good to believe we can survive. With the fifty year history of American leadership that we have seen and that we will succumb unfortunately to. The same fate that have befallen other strong democracies that have just crumbled in the last twenty years. You you do fear for the end of democracy in America it's this is the moment or face yes. I know it sounds hyperbolic but. We'll to some. But I think we have to remember Turkey was a was a an enviable democracy sure a decade ago Hungary was. A Shining Star, how you emerged from communism and embrace who you are. We just watch DUDA get reelected in Poland and the likelihood that they will become a full-fledged strongman state is huge and so this notion that we are impervious because we're America is deeply problematic to me because authoritarianism doesn't care about your continent. It doesn't care about your history cares about your willingness to block its progress and when it's driven by this kind of a liberal populism. Our urgency has to begin last year and the year before that, and we just haven't seen it happen. I much of what you do in the passions that you have was land from your parents. My parents raised us to believe that if you see problems, you fix them, they raised us to believe that poverty is wrong and that we have a personal responsibility to tackle it that justice is right to endure role is to interfere in intercede and do it. You can. There was always a narrative in our household did here's what good looks like we would watch the evening news we would talk about the news of the day you were. Right, Oh, yeah, we and they would take us with them to vote. They would take us to protest protested apartheid and we did soup kitchens and homeless shelters and and this is all well, we sometimes had no running water sometimes lights cut off we will working poor. So their commitment wasn't purely selfless. It was you don't do do for yourself. You do for others because there but for the grace of God, go you. So we're GONNA do things for everybody else and my dad's returns way of saying it was you know having nothing. is no excuse for doing nothing. So you got to be a part of it and write it worked. My indoctrinating was complete. Right, you the second of six children to Juliet being big family was that good or was it? Did you enjoy that community or did you want your own space or both I? Mean I'm an introvert? So you know growing up in a house that was not designed for eight people certainly not six children. was..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Overrode mayors across fifteen cities and told them that they cannot mandate masks despite the fact that their populations are facing a rise. In Cova, crises arise and Cova deaths. I I cannot speak to whether his issue is that he has some senior notion of what should be good and that's what he's following or he's just deeply incompetent and malevolent I. I don't know because he makes choices that cause harm to the very people he supposed to support and I do not know how to reconcile that with someone who believes that they are actually serving a greater good. Yes. Yes. I. Yet important. You think to try and get inside the mind mindset of. Of Your opponent. To try and understand that or is it just impossible to do well to do another reference? It's like trying to get inside the mind of the master win the fracturing is happening like you could get lost in there and right and while there may be some tragic story that explains the bad behavior. The reality of leadership is that you don't get to lean into that. You don't get the luxury of living out your troubled past or your emotional infirmities by inflicting harm on others. When you are in charge, your responsibility is to sublimate your personal needs on behalf of those that you have been called to represent until serve and it's that failure that breaking of trust that infuriates me. As a human, I wish him well and I hope he as I said at about Donald Trump, in the. State of the Union I pray for them. I. Pray that they become better versions of themselves but that doesn't absolve them of the perfectly and bad action and the way they create harm for so many so often. Georgia Hi David One of the best things about making this podcast is getting to hang out and land from some very inspiring people when you say I, you talking about me. Oviously. I'm always learning from you but also you know people like Stacey Abrams and Judy Dimension Gordon Brown and Murray inspiring individuals. Okay. I'll give you that it's actually really interesting how professional creative people help each other developing grow isn't it? Yes and it's been really important for many of my.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Hello. Stacy. Hello A witold echoing how's that? There we go. I'm so excited you're doing this stacey. Thank you. I I wanNA tell you some of my sisters and I are all huge fans and I've told them about different exciting things I've gotten to do. But yesterday I because I'm a petty person. I sent them. On tap for tomorrow, Doctor WHO PODCAST with. David tenant. My youngest sister said you shut your lying mouth? No Way. My oldest sister said, now you're just being ridiculous. and My middle sister said. What y'all said plus I screamed in her ear. And then I streams of David tennant gifts for my siblings because they all adore you think the world of your own I've been told to tell you. You're just amazing. Awesome and wonderful I'm so touched. Thank you. We're this close to stalking you but you're too far away for to be effective. We're all logged. David Tanenbaum. CAST with Stacey Abrams. Thank you so much. This is great you. I can only imagine you're one of the busiest human beings. So I'm not going to keep you for any longer have. I'm very pleased that you're here. So listen ninth of February Twenty nineteen you were chosen to give the response on national television to Donald Trump's state of the Union speech. Is it true stacey that to prepare for your speech? You watched old episodes of doctor who absolutely is this true I? I watch doctor actually did. The correct answer or jobs where you're watching you remember watch. So I did the last few episodes of Martha Jones and the first few episodes of Donna Noble a beautiful transition. Fantastic. Yeah. I'm very touched and that was just to kind of get yourself in azan place. Yes. So I began watching doctor who when Tom Baker was the doctor. So we only had two channels where grew up ABC or PBS and PBS Bran all of the Tom Baker doctor who episodes. So he I loved it, and then my sister got me reconnected to it a few years ago and I was in this space where I needed to get my head clear and doctor who does it for me? To light to took an any small part or your extraordinary success. But you're more of a star Trek. Go right see I don't believe that you have to fight about these things I believe. She aficionado and can name all of the doctors. Of the modern era and I can do the same thing for all of the Star Trek shows I think that they should peacefully coexist in my universe and they all make me very happy. You see this why you succeed as a bipartisan politician. Thank you. When you call the put to address the nation like that television I mean do you need things design? You does that terrify you on some level I? Mean that's quite a big deal. Windows terrified I will say that it's easy for. Too, many voices to get in your head, and there were all of these prognostications about how I would fail because. So many people before me had NEOM had gas or slip ups, and there were a number of think pieces about just how this could make or break my entire future. So I just needed to escape and there is. The. Hardest is a great place to go. If you need to get out of somewhere Oh, tell me about. Whole, heartedly. Yeah. 'cause what the I mean what are the I'd sued terrifyingly effective things that Donald Trump has managed to do when he's been in in public offices undermine. Sort of the very idea for truth is really the you know the idea that it should be it should be a binary thing and yet he will fluently tell whatever lie he needs to tell in whatever moment needs to tell. He will never be consistent in his arguments and he's he sort of impossible to shame. So that makes him quite a. Particularly difficult person to respond to. Is. That fair well, I think he's he's difficult for those who believe that there to be this binary notion of. What reality is and in my approaches that The goal is not to shame him. He is not capable of shame as you point out, but we can remind ourselves why shame is a part of who we are. We can remind ourselves of what we are willing to accept and what costs were willing to pay for whatever progress we think we're gaining, and so this notion that either he has to be ashamed of himself or not be ashamed himself. That's the binary I'd I reject I don't care how he? Feels about who he is he occupies space as the leader of our country and it's not about what he sees about what we see and what we receive and how poorly he does his job, and so he's not capable of holding himself accountable that doesn't absolve us of the responsibility to remember what we were before his infestation and to project what we can be when he's on right infestation what a great way of putting it and another of the features that. Was this last decade really we've seen encroaching and but particularly, the last four years has been this real entrenchment of ideologies and the chasm between right-wing and left-wing. Never. Seems to have been brought us true in this country as well as in the UK Post Brexit at things something we're all struggling with but not in that state of the Union response you talked about as we've already mentioned you talked about bipartisanship but reaching across the aisle but it's almost did you find that's almost an unfashionable idea these days it can be people are. I wouldn't say that we are more polarized than we ever have been, but we are more aware of that position. Prior, to the last twenty years, there was a mitigating force either we were compelled by single sources of information to at least unify around where we got our knowledge. So back when the BBC and in the networks here in America when those core networks word, the truth tellers than we all at least have the same information we may have responded differently but we at least stop the same truth or the same shadings rights, and with the advent, not only of Cable News as a twenty four cycle, and then you add on top of that social media that. Allows you to curate your own truths? I think our polarization has just become hardened and we forget that we were never able to do things without working together before that slavery didn't end simply because of one moment it happened because there were requirements of us all to take action that civil rights movement required Democrats and Republicans led by Republicans in some fashion and sometimes by Democrats and so yeah, I grew up with south of you American south where nothing is done if there isn't some degree of cooperation for that progress and I bring that with me into..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Majority 54
"Foulds. Paul. I'm Jason Candor, and this is majority fifty minutes podcast. It helps the fifty four percent who did not vote for Donald. Trump talked to those of us who did about the most divisive issues our country this week. We have our very I guess co host, and it's my good friend stacy. Stacy is the former minority leader in the Georgia House the winner of the twenty eighteen race for Georgia governor, though not the governor due to voter suppression a new. York Times bestselling author, one of the smartest human beings I've ever known latest book. Our time is now came out in June and it's really really good, and you should get it I want to introduce her with two quick stories about my favorite things I've personally heard Stacey Abrams say when I've been in her company and the first. First thing is we so stacey? I, met doing a fellowship program at the Aspen Institute together several years ago and one of the first thing that happened was everybody had to go around. We all legislators or statewide officials and say who were thinking about when we write legislation Stacey everything. Stacy says I feel it should be etched in stone. She said I write legislation for people who grew up in my neighborhood, but without my parents which I thought was so awesome and then fast forward several. Several years later, I was honored that Stacey asked me to come down and be one of two people to introduce her for her campaign kickoff for governor, so I came down to give this speech or give this introduction to her speech and right beforehand were with this little clutch of like her kitchen cabinet, sort of top donors and supporters, and one of them asks the inevitable question. How are you going to get trump voters and stacey said well I'm probably not and everybody was like. Like What are we? What are we doing here? And she said well look, here's the deal. I gotTA. Choice I can either try and get Catholics to become baptists or I can just go out and get Baptist to church, which I thought was the coolest way ever to explain that there's a lot of Democrats out there who haven't been voting or or African American voters in Georgia. Who Haven't been registered and I'm going to work with reality, so that's the kind of person he is. Routinely rips off things not to to put pressure on her and this gaspar. She routinely rips off things that you're like that should be like on a pillow or in stone, or in a frame with an inspiring picture Sony Way. Stacy's here, Stacey how you doing well I'm deeply honored and I'm you know you can't tell beneath the my Melania, but I'm blushing. Very kind introduction. Thank you. Know I. Mean I mean you're you know I think you're one of the smartest people Not just you know. Usually people qualify it. They say like one of the smartest people I've met in politics. She's one of my best friends, and no, like you're just a really good friend, and also just literally one of the smartest people I've ever stuff I didn't mention in. Your Bio is like Multiple Romance Suspense novels that Have Been Very Successful CEO of nonprofit. Successful in business, all sorts of stuff you can probably sing I don't even know. Can you sing at got like a smoky bar? Voice I can sing with guitar and people who've been in Lebron for at least twenty minutes. Yeah, so. Yeah. I have to say that I appreciate the compliment because I knew I was making a point in our fellowship when Jason Candor nodded an appreciation, but more importantly when I could rip off of something, he said because days you're one of the smartest people I've met as well and your thoughtfulness about issues, and you would bring in. Yes, of course you could talk about the military, but you could also quote you fourteenth century. Chinese will offers which you know, not exactly the norm paraphrasing gruber. I was just like I appreciate the fact that you didn't do it in Cantonese embarrassed all those. Thank you. That's very nice of you. That fellowship is awesome I mean for for legislators or anybody out there who who doesn't know about it. The rebel fellowship at the Aspen Institute You can't apply they kind of find you, but they find twelve Democrats and twelve Republicans every year. Who they think are gonNA. Be The next thing on my favorite part was. They didn't let us talk about politics only. Only let us talk about like the reading and anyway a great way to get to know people and anyway all right with that we should start. We should start so so stacey. Ravi usually starts us off with the biggest news in the country each week. So Ravi would you have for us? Well, I I try to say it's. It's an honor to be. Ringo Starr McCartney and Lennon. Bosch to Wade, and Lebron whatever your metaphor is here, but for the news of the week on Monday, new analysis was released showing that between February and may an estimated five point. Four million Americans were stripped the health insurance because of the pandemic, and this increase in the uninsured was nearly forty percent higher than the previous historic increased which occurred during the great recession, and in thirty seven states that expanded Medicaid under the affordable care act. Twenty three percent of laid off. Workers became uninsured, so if you expanded Medicaid twenty three. Three percent lost their health insurance, but the percentage was nearly double that so it was forty three percent in the thirteen states that did not expand, Medicaid which includes Texas, Florida and North Carolina and in Texas alone. The number of uninsured jump from four point two million to four point nine, leaving three out of every ten Taksin uninsured, so stacey your home. State of Georgia declined to expand Medicaid and is among the states with highest rates of uninsured at twenty three percent. You ran stridently on a platform to expand medicaid. Governor George I will never stop fighting for you for Georgia because I am running for you..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Recode Decode
"We've always been aware of the fragility of democracy and the fragility of our voices, which is why it is so important that we fight even harder in a moment where it's coming into sharp relief because the. The demographic changes that we're facing and the that's just racial demography. It's age demography. It's shifting of populations from the to the south. All of those pieces are changing how our politics are lived, and so yes, we have a democracy, but that democracy is constantly in need of refreshing protection, and we have forgotten that part of our responsibility, so you're. The lawsuit got moved forward correct. Where is it now? So, not surprisingly, the state tried to kick us out of court, and not surprisingly we kicked. There S and. That's what we do their name. Fair fight, we fight. That's what I do, and so we have an incredible legal team and incredible staff, and not only did the state have their motion to dismiss denied. It was denied in a beautiful eighty-five page order. That used our own language back to us from the court. And this is really important. In terms of voting rights, a the standing issues in the suit, a really important Stacey Abrams a candidate, our campaign is not a plaintiff in this suit. Grassroots civic organizations that represent domestic workers that represent Martin Luther King's birth church churches around the state civic organizations. The court agreed with us because those organizations work to engage voters and educate voters. They have standing because a future harm. This could do to them, and so that's important for organizations in Florida and Tennessee and Texas. That are facing unbelievable on on the right to vote did that. This federal judge has has granted. Standing agreed with us in terms of standing, so there's a whole series of things. Is Now the governor, not surprisingly as governor. He has not talked about this issue. He has not talked about twenty nine thousand provisional ballots were given up twenty, nine, thousand mainly African Americans in state where he is governor. Don't know their vote was counted. They map like a racial map of the state of Georgia. You plot those two thousand nine thousand. It's a map of African American neighborhoods. This governor has never looked people in the eye to explain that and he put a bunch of crap legislation to legislature I fixed it here. We go, and the court said Nope, buddy you didn't. That didn't work. Go what is the goal for you all to do? Because a lot of people did stolen election, and it keeps doing that is. Look I I. I. Don't call it a stolen election. Others do others I appreciate it. But but. That's not the language use. Because the minute it becomes about me or single election. We miss the point. This is about whether voters voices can be heard about whether citizens are allowed to be voters and the moment it becomes about a single politician. Good if you dislike politician, it's a non-issue. This is about our democracy and that's that's constantly be the return. We've got to get back to the fact that politicians are elected to be representatives of the People's needs, and if they cannot engage in their system, they cannot have their voices, and their values heard than we do not have a democracy, and so no it is, it is not about the election. The election was was a marker on what I would argue has been twenty your story of. Irregularities and intention Alevis in diminishing the right to the United States because it didn't start with Georgia you've got Wisconsin. You've got Texas. You've got North Carolina. You've got Michigan. You've got Pennsylvania you got. New York. You've got states that have systematically denied access to the right to vote, and until we correct those wrongs, we do not have a thriving democracy in our country. You're touching on something though that has begun to concern me pretty deeply. You said a couple of minutes ago. This isn't a partisan issue, but it is the Republican Party has begun to see that. Its interests coincide with less democracy. Somebody made the point to be recently the you can't possibly imagine bringing the voter age down from twenty one to eighteen in today's America. Because young people are Democratic Republicans would never permit that when you think about the Electoral College, it has a similar flavor to it when you think about Puerto, RICO NBC and potential statehood there and a similar dimension to it. It seems to be pretty dangerous place to be in this country that democracy is becoming a partisan issue that it's seen as something that if you're going to expand the franchise good for Democrats, and if you're gonNA contract, good for Republicans, so moves nuclear. Democracy. The corrosion of our democracies partisan, the purveyors of most of the suppression absolutely are partisan. It has been a longstanding intend to the Republican party to silence the voices of those who are not likely to be a member of their party, and that means young people color and. Those are the two main targets primarily people color because racist, the strongest predictor of political leanings. Yes voter suppression legislation, further suppression behavior is almost intentionally targeted to communities of color and low income communities, but the corrosion of democracy has a broader sweep because the problem is once you start to break the machinery. It breaks for everyone using it, and that's why I think it has to be that. We also remind Republicans this is a danger to them as well. The area where they had to run that election, because the same incompetence and they'll fee. Since that was used to deny the right to vote to millions of Georgians to have their full hearing, it also had the Ansari effective affecting that election three separate times, because those same tools can be used against you if they become part of how the machinery operates. We're listening to my two thousand nineteen interview. Was Stacey Abrams and Lauren grow recorded live at the code conference. We're GONNA. Take another break now. We'll be back soon. So supplement Georgia now because right now has gotten in the news and you. You came out and think both had talked to me about this. This is pre the reproductive rights issues You have come out pretty strongly that the tech companies often boycott states usually in the first now media companies right there to you. You've talked about the idea of not boycotting. These comes something. Tend to do right away or typically more than other companies. Can you make the argument to tech people why they shouldn't if they're if they're for reproductive rights why they shouldn't boycott. What's your thing I was surprised? Leaning forward okay. I believe in boycotts. I grew up in the city I live in Georgia I only to vote. Go outside and eat because of boycott, so yes I know they can work, but we have to remember that. Boycotts have to be directly connected to the goal, and the challenge with reproductive rights is that Roe v Wade does not ban overturning Roe v Wade Ban abortion overturning Roe v Wade returns authority to determine access to abortion to the states, and so even if Roe V. Wade is overturned if you have not changed the composition of the legislature. Then you cannot change the outcome because you can get one law reverse, but that does not stop a new law from taking effect the only way to fundamentally change access to abortion and to make it. The law of the land is to change the composition of the legislature and the governor in the state of Georgia. Boycotting doesn't do that because what you do is you suck out resources, and you actually remove potential voters who could make better? It is better to stay. Fix floating system because it was a one point, four percent difference even. Voter suppression was at its height and flipped fifteen legislative seats. During my election. We can do even more, and if we change that, then you actually change the long term outcome, not only of reproductive types, but actually maternal mortality access to healthcare. We have to stop responding to the moment, and actually think about the mission and the mission for most of our states is to actually expand gets to participate..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Veteran bluntly. Can you talk about the current political landscape that might be hindering it sure one of the challenges we have. Is that we? We, have sort of three Republican party's legislature. You have three of them. They're all call Republicans, but they they tend to factionalized in that. You have a business conservative party. That is the more traditional real China Republican. You have economic libertarians. Who See the Chamber of Commerce and the business class as the enemy, and they have a religious libertarian group which is. Not necessarily endemic to the south, but we perfect a lot of these things and that group sometimes is pushing. Those conversations like refer the religious freedom. Restoration Act, those issues the problem for the Republican. Party has been that they have had to try to navigate all three factions at the same time, which created opportunities for me as leader, and for Democrats under. Under leadership to be very successful when the economic libertarians didn't like the fact that we need to improve our transportation tax structure, it was Democrats provided the votes get it done. And as a result, we were actually able to invest in transit. We got the state to do transit dollars for the first few working with business. That's exactly working with Business Republicans. On environmental issues I have been able to negotiate and work with Economic Libertarians on environmental issues, not by framing them as environmental issues, but by framing them as property rights issues, so we've been able to push back on stream buffers on. Some gas pipeline issues that were really fraught for the environment. But Not by trying to convince them with the religious liberty folks. We disagree disagree. Although I will say that I was able to block a tax bill in two thousand, twelve, working with the southern Baptist because they would have eliminated some important deductions, but what I would say, writ large is that. Composition of the state and our politics are not reflected in our legislature, but they are often reflected in the battles. We have about the big issue, so we recently unfortunately passed a gun bill. Put? Guns on college campuses. That bill was roundly fought by people of all political stripes. The challenges that you have to have a political leader who is comfortable, continuing to push back against her party and the other side, governor deal did that on some issues, and he didn't on other issues, and so I think the political climate is ripe for a new type of leadership, the brain, which is someone willing to compromise because? I when I'm elected I, say hopefully and twenty eighteen. There's no chance that I will have a majority in the house of the Senate, but my leadership has always required that I be able to work. In cooperation with others building coalition building capacity. And I think that's true for anyone who's running for office this time we have to understand that the Georgia of thirty years ago does not exist demographically economically, and in terms of just the composition of what the business climate can sustain and needs. You're going to have to have everyone at the table because there just aren't enough of the old guard to keep it going to talk about that idea, it sounds so healthy of you in an adult way to talk about politics. Just I'm not used. Used to this right? I'm sorry but I want to talk about in the next section on the national issues, but one of the things is bringing more fast forward companies to states like that and these companies have any choices they want. An Amazon is the Hillary when you talk about this idea of Amazon coming well. It's interesting I'm Willy Wonka curious about as an elected official. We've seen the push over the last couple of weeks of people sort of offering up their first born to get Amazon to come to the state and. Georgia has had some of the most creative and well reported sort of funny was. STONECREST Georgia offered to change the name of. Their community to Amazon Amazon alleged Jeff Bezos mayor of Amazon Georgia, but then you had a have others like Cathy Woolard, running for mayor of Atlanta says you know what we're. We're not going to give away the store. We want a partnership. We want you to come, but we shouldn't be in the business of giving away the store. What do you do? How do you appeal to the tech industry and a lot of our listeners are in the tech world where the jobs are. How do you appeal to the tech? Industry for WHY PEOPLE SHOULD BE INVESTING IN GEORGIA GETTING? Money out of silicon. Valley moving. Out to the next level. And how are you going to? And that is their thought? A lot of them want to talk about this now. Because politically they've been pushed that way to do so, but they definitely in you know you have mark visiting everybody in the world and you've got their on little visits to the to real. I always think real people I'm like your real. Okay? Okay. They don't want to be thought of as real people nurses, you but. How do you look at that for that example for example well I? Think they're combination of issues. One is that I am I am wary of. Tax Incentives as a means of attracting business. Unless you sports stadiums, well it. It's not just that especially in the last fifty years. There's been this sort of race to sell your community to get I. Mean Foxconn and Wisconsin is an example. It is not a bad thing to try to attract business. It is not a problem to use tax incentives as a means to tax US businesses, but those tax incentives cannot cripple the very community. They're intended out welcome to San Francisco right tonight, and so one of the challenges, especially in the deep South, and this is true in other parts of the state, but parts of the country, but I can speak to Georgia. When we say tax incentives, what we usually mean our tax abatements, it means you're not investing in property taxes. You're not paying the company that comes doesn't pay property taxes. That means you're not investing in schools. You're not investing in infrastructure. You're not investing in safety. That comes at a cost because you're usually bringing new people to the community who are going to use all of these services. And I think where the mayoral candidates who push back against this stand where I am is that you want incentive to actually incentivize growth, but not crippled the underlying infrastructure of a community, so what are those incent? So one incentive has done extraordinarily well the film credit. The film credit is not about having new movies made in to by themselves. And Georgia started its film credit around the time that Michigan Florida North Carolina. In Toronto a really starting to sunset, some New, York had won. The has reduced its its investment. The point behind that incentive was that it wanted to bring enough. put enough in the pipeline. Have enough supply the you could actually grow and stabilize the the the supporting characters.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Trumpcast
"Fine likable. We've not received them white people but I think what it really boils down to is like it's this. Is Betty Draper? Fear of like the unknown. A losing what you believe is your country. I mean this is why Archie bunker was such norman. Lear first of all warmly. If you're listening. You Arming Wafer and I love you so much but like the reason why Norman Lear shows are so important so powerful and they still hold up is because you think about someone like Archie bunker aren't you bunkers incensed that the Jeffersons move into his neighborhood includes can't believe it that means these negroes are on the same level as me and then the genius of the spin off of the Jeffersons is that he's perplexed at at plastic because they've moved out Queens to Manhattan anymore that dry cleaning franchise Yeah I don't. I don't even remember what Archie bunker does for a living but George Jefferson had a franchise had like and could move out and that wasn't the American dream for him next SARCI bunker. That was a stepping stone. And it wasn't right. He didn't feel like you know he should have to live next to black people but I but the reason why archie bunker was such a genius character and I was afraid of him deathly infant. When I was a child it wasn't until I started watching. That show was a bullet down. Yeah is because Archie bunker felt like his country leaving him behind. Everything was leaving him behind like the copies leaving him behind these black people. He doesn't enough that they're not totally able but like they're like everyone's just moving on and he stuck in like you see these men. They're doing like costs plate with their guns. They've never had the courage to fighting for the military. Wants who did side of the military some of that all the some of them find out because they just WanNa like Hill Brown evil in the desert in the comeback. The COPS got a little taste for blood. We're seeing these connections in their scary hell so when I say the black people who studied whacked you were actually hunting like people. Yeah Yeah and now Brown people I know you are firmly for Stacey Abrams as Biden's running me is it ask you and I I want. I shouldn't take my hand this early but I'm with you. I'm with you for a bunch of reasons including your reasons. You persuaded me. You read my daily beast which is so great. Which by the way you know pretty much every well I know everyone but lots of people are saying I would take any of that shortlist these fantastic people but I love it. You came out and said she's the only vice presidential stacey. Abrams for Joe Biden. I just wrote a piece of Degree the GRIO DOT COM is afternoon because this guy in the Washington Post Markesan. This full wrote a piece. What two days ago saying that? Stacey Abrams was less qualified than Sarah Palin and I was like. I don't know what kind of dog whistle racist sexist amount since and he literally said she if you're allegations Fi. She's not a sitting governor. Has Brian Kemp? Secretary of state stole that health raise. I was just like how dare you even make that insulting comparison and literally said the only thing that those two have in common inch both start with the letter s that yet means European. Got One hundred fifteen thousand votes. And I'm just like we are going to Tim. Kaine ourselves if we go the Kluber Shar route or whatever it may be because it I think as you said that whole list all those women we know. Women are quick studies like we know. We're not traditional times like a lot of those women can get that experience. I mean what Obama had a ton of experience for it became President What right you'll Clinton come from Arkansas? No Pasi Experience George Bush. You've been Mexico one a drunken spring break trip and that was the only time he's rich self ever bothered to leave the country. Three kidding me not to mention. Stay Stacey Abrams who had never conceded that election one of my favorite things. She's since I don't have to go along with you on it right. Which is which really defies Democrats from Bush versus Gore to Clinton versus trump for that always give in and say. Oh we gotta do this the right way and Stacey. Abrams saying I won the office. But I want and but here's the thing. This clinical good Democrats show their hand inside. How dare this black woman not go along to get along because into Gilman? Believable that night or the next day like I can see yeah and monitoring was even right. And she'd have we ever seen someone not concede like it's just knocked it and even though it was an option once she's we'll guess what everything's option when you feel when we when we have two thousand people who call the hotline who was just like. Hey listen these are white people will like. I've always voted. We Got Republicans in Georgia from the primary is dude stolen from our Republican candidate. Like this is wild. Yeah so I I just think that you know I think yes someone on the ticket on the Biden Abrahams ticket. Who doesn't who who a really wants the job which I always like hate that old pose of like I didn't seek out. Yes you damn sure again and were man would be in her directness that I that I that I love about that and also this election. I don't know if you saw Franklin forest piece in the Atlantic but Putin's close to trying to steal this one again or or close to stealing it again you can. You can do it pretty easily when we all were have confusion about absentee ballots. We're you know you've got trump trying to defunding. Usps US Postal Service. That's deliberate and specific. You know you've Got New York state which is like number thirty eight when it comes to booting with each. You know they're low. We don't have envelopes strawberries. Sudden they're season gets them damn envelopes. Right you know. We know that some states are going to try and pull fast when we're always different. Fifty cent stamp. We'll so people aren't going to be able to go to a post office and get a stamp or don't know how to or fifty cents for some people she means something right and then there's you know you think about a common cause New York. Susan Learner runs counter. 'cause you're notes National Organization you know if we have an inaccurate Voter than certain people just won't get absentee ballot and by the time there's some people who were living paycheck to paycheck Roman to moments. They realize like wait a minute. I didn't get my accent. You ballot. Then it's GonNa be too late. You know that the goalposts is GonNa move for win win. It came in you know. I'm sure that the let's absentee ballots. Come in like a few days after November of that minute. Cutoff is it. If it's in the building but in the bad do you have to have touched it as an official to make it count? We know that certain ZIP codes racial and age in demographic information besser zip codes just letting saw Georgia and Florida Zip codes. Just get stuff right. Now we're GONNA find a lot of missing filled out ballots for particular postoffices Get found well after the elections call. I mean like we. We should be very concerned. Actually as Robert Muller wants that's something that should concern all Americans these four piece. I mean man. That is something I've never. I haven't shuttered this long in a while. He thinks Putin's is on the machines more than ever. And you know. The more than disinformation although disinformation dovetails with this as Stacey. Abrams knows which is not only. Does it give it a boost for what you can do with stage some glitch and machine and then and then use that photograph to call the results of your result of voter fraud instead of suppression? And then get trump in a place where he won't concede Okay so stacey. Abrams good part of the ticket. Good part of the campaign because she is hyper aware. The two stage process is the campaigning and the governance. Right BECAUSE GRETCHEN. People in Detroit on like risk. So it's like how are you gonNA get black people? We don't even know who you are. Yeah and we know that like you think any road that leads to the White House you can pay without black folks are so wait you think that he might not choose a black woman. I absolutely do. Oh God you you know who the Democratic Party is and. I think that it's going to be you know like because black.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"The campaigning. Question could end up involving you because we should just talk about it directly right. You said About being Joe Biden's running-mate. You'd be honored to be picky about the set. Of course you want it. But you're not campaigning for it So when's the last time you talked to Joe Biden? I've spoken to him recently. Get the sense that he would be interested in having you as his partner in government my responsibility has been to ensure that no matter who the nominee. Ed that we can win this election. And I'm proud of the work I've done and not just work I've done in the last year but the work I've been doing for the last twenty years I've been focused on voting rights and civic engagement since I was eighteen and I have dedicated my professional life and my public life to trying to always serve communities and build infrastructures. Just serve those communities. Dobine is going to pick who he picks and I am privileged to be in the conversation. I've been more open than most because part of my operating model is I know where I sit and it is disingenuous and the disservice to women to people of Color and to women of color for me to be dismissive of or coy about where I would like to serve. It is my version of being as you can't be what you cannot see and people won't reach for things they don't believe possible but that's not the same as telling the EP who he should pick. My job is to do the work. I know how to do he. He had a very good contain some very good personal dynamical. Barack Obama has talked about that as important piece of it. It's something that they brought into their partnership in the administration which grew a lot over the years that they served together so just in terms of personal dynamics How's IT between you? I I can speak for me. I think they're all asking what he like. I you know I I I think the world vice president. I've I have always been very taken by. His commitment to community has authentic engagement of people and their challenges and my hope is that no matter who he picks running mate. I will be part of making him the next president of the United States. I know there have been questions about whether I'm qualified to be that person and I think I have a set of skill that have been grown not necessarily in the halls of Washington that have been grown by having to position and privilege communities that are usually left out conversations. I've built organizations and I've run small businesses and I've done the work of helping. Lift up voices that are usually either west out of commerce or left out of community and left out of politics but also built relationships across the aisle and across the country that I think could be very beneficial all of which is to say. He's going to make the choice based on what he believes in what he needs. But I have the deepest admiration for him and I look forward to watching him become President United States and working to make it. So can we hit on the qualifications questions? A little bit more of your has. I think you've been in the running mate conversation prolonged before we had any idea but the nominees and for as long as that's been happening people have at exactly because it's big job and thinking about resumes of all the people involved looked at your resume and said okay. She's a lot of people. Find you very impressive and obviously There were a lot of Democrats who were inspired. By the way that you ran in two thousand eighteen and seemed to connect with you but politically The jobs that you've held are the one that you hold now is leading these organizations at running for governor do thousand eighteen and you're the minority leader of the State House Georgia so that was to some people reason to say. Hey she's not for the job anyway Then to think about you being paired with Joe Biden there are people who say well you know somebody would be ready to step in no matter. What although of course that would be true. If anybody's president what but I think within the pandemic within this like major government shift and government action. That's going on. Maybe people will say even more so like. Don't we need qualified steady governments experienced person? And look at your your resume and say You know she's great but does she have. What meets the moment. What would you say them? I would say first of all. We have to win the election and I would point out that I ran the most successful campaign to engage the communities. We need to build the broadest Polish in necessary in twenty twenty because what we are going to see on the ground as you able to point it out. Is that this is going to be campaign. Unlike anything. That's been run before and I built the broadest coalition and ran the most extensive ground game in modern politics outside of two thousand eight. If you will get what we were able to accomplish in Georgia the growth of the numbers and the composition of voters. I would put my capacity to win an election as the running mate alongside anyway. And then there's the actual work of government. I have a master's degree in public policy. I have a law degree. The focus on tax policy from the University of Texas and from Yale Law School. I've not only been elected to office. I've actually worked in the execution of office. I'm only person I know of. That's in this conversation. Who has successfully run multimillion dollar non profits for profits and have led teams at the state and local level. Because fundamentally if you've ever been a manager it is not simply about the title that preceded the person about their skill their temperament and their ability to scale their capacity and when faced with not having the job of governor but still seeing the deep need to address the issues of voter suppression of understanding the complexity of the US Census and its impact on Molly. Our school teacher but our political future as well as dealing with the policy initiatives. I've created a constellation of organization. That may have begun in. Georgia that are operating across the country. Right now and I've done that without the institutional support that comes with being in an official capacity and so I would say is that we need to have a fairly routine look at what leadership and experienced means. It's not simply the title before your name. It's the work that you've done and I would put my cd against anyone else in the in terms of seeing not only what I was called to do but what I accomplished and my ability to scale that because the reality is until you've been vice president no one has ever done the job that large right and there were questions about Joe. Biden's ability to turn people out long before he won the nomination long before corona virus was part of our lives and then I spent a year and a half on the campaign trail going to events where he returned one hundred people and other candidates who obviously did not win the non returning out of bounds and not very far away. lay on the same day and that worry has always dogged by them in this race. He won't be able to get people enthusiastic and his dog him into now. What's going on with the AD words as you say of like what's going on endemic it. Do you think that he needs the help? Getting a little jazz. I think that Vice President Biden as an extraordinary candidate but I believe that campaigns require a broadening of capacity simply because one person can't do everything in a campaign that's why you have running mates not simply for the operation of government but also for victory deployment that's why you have surrogates and VP is the ultimate surrogate. I have tripled turnout among Latino and Asian Pacific Islander so mike capacity is not simply to bolster participation among African Americans although I did that by forty percent and increased the number black voters to the highest level in Georgia history but I also increased Latino and Asian veterans to the highest level in Georgia. I increase youth participation rates by one hundred thirty nine percent and I brought along white voters especially white suburban women who had not previously voted for Democrats. I got the highest participation rate since Bill Clinton and my capacity to be a bridge as I think fairly unique in that I am supported both by progressive by people of Color and by those who understand that sometimes the vision. We have to meet the reality of where we are. Which is why I was very successful. Minority leader in getting things done and so I would say that Joe Biden deserves to have a running mate who can amplify what he does and can operate as a surrogate who can bring together communities that will vote for him and we have to do that in a way that we have never done before and to an extent that I hope we don't misread because yes people were frightened and yes people are disappointed. But there's always the option of simply trying to ride it out and we can't survive that as Democrats. We have a responsibility to actually boost turnout so that we can guarantee victory up and down the ballot and for the future of our country. I feel like you put some thought into how these numbers might go. Should you ever be presenting them in? Let's say some kind of Jacksonville I tell you. I think you heard me before. I tend to believe. Data is a critical piece but data data have part so I tried to put the two together and that is only vaguely referenced. The Star Trek. I I. I'm sure it will disappoint you and say that I have not caught up with the new picard series. Which I'm sure you are Actually today's on I am not. I am not until I have time. We'll I need to. I have to be able to sit down and watch the entire thing and that hasn't happened yet but it is my. I have one major project I have to finish and it is. That is my carrot. At the end of this I get this thing done. I get to sit and binge-watching card. I saw the first episode. And I'm so eager to get to the rest of it. Well Stacey Abrams. Thanks for joining us on the picket. Thanks for having me.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Welcome to the ticket. On Isaac various well the Democrats have their candidate Joe Biden face. Donald Trump was Novem so now too big questions. That are one. How will we run them? Election pandemic into who will be the name under Joe Biden on well for this episode of the show. I spoke with someone who hopes. Mp answer for both Abrahams Name. You probably heard before. She's been a voter rights activists in Georgia politician for years. But she's best known for her gubernatorial run into deep. She built a uniquely impressive operation to register new voters. Enter them out her opponent. Though was then Secretary State Brian. Kemp official in charge that vary election and boating access turned out to be decisive. Abrahams operation led to a big and democratic votes but camp had also let spike in voter purchase. Removing over one. Hundred Thousand Georgians. Who hadn't voted in recent elections? Abrams lost by around fifty thousand votes and called the Byrd J. use it or lose it. Scheme and camp is now the governor after her defeat Abrahams Founded Fair. Fight a national organizing group that works for fair elections has been followed by fair count- which is all about getting an accurate representative census and then late. Last year Abrams launched the southern economic advancement project that promotes equitable economic and social policy across the south besides her activism. Abrams is also a romance novelist and a Star Trek nerd. So she's not without ways to fill her time. I'll stuck at home. But we got a moment to talk with her in the middle of take a listen. Stacey Abrams thanks for joining us on the ticket by zoom by beer. Thank you avenue. So you're you're a policy wonk year star trek enthusiasts a romance novel writer Which is the best way to spend self-isolation time? Is that the policy in this throwing yourself into that or is it catching up on old episodes of star Trekker Romance No? Well I'm doing all of the Nice spend you know I wake up? I get to the first doom call of the day and do the writing that needs to be done and the research and the reviews but I do have a hard stop. Usually around eight o'clock I catch up on some television show. I desperately need to watch and then I get myself a good book and start all over again the next day. So I don't believe in picking and choosing I think you should find ways to get it all in there. You have said your line. Is that you as a black Democrat. Always expect the words So we are. It seems like in some level away Well several crises electoral crisis democracy prices. Are you not surprised to see us in that situation? When we're thinking about voting this year in the voting going into the fall well clarify what I say is I'm GONNA militarist. I think the glass is half full but probably poisoned. And I think what we are seeing some more version of what I just said well but I think it's a big hit an important clarification for this reason. Yes I think that what we saw happen in Wisconsin. What we are seeing from the president his denial of access to the safest most accessible way to vote for most Americans. That's the poison in our process but I have hope because we are seeing bipartisan support of vote by mail. We are seeing because of the work we've been able to do across these eighteen states this year. We have seen the ability to build capacity to fight back against the poison of voter suppression. That we know is to come. Democrats has to understand that this is an inevitability but I think Americans need to understand that. It's also something we can fight back against. We have spent was Wisconsin. The worst to kill them. I think it's hard to imagine how morgue Regis. You could be than to tell people one who are facing the ravages of a disease that is exacerbated by human contact that the only way they participate in the future of their lives is to risk their lives. I think what we saw from the Supreme Court and their refusal to block this. Despicable act was a dereliction of duty. That is unconscionable but I also think what we saw was just the number of people who wanted to find a way to participate despite the harm and the risk to them selves. Would you tell people to do? There are people in Wisconsin. Were the the morning of the primary? What were you said to do? I'll say I was born in Wisconsin. I still have family there. My family's originally from Mississippi and my parents were Baltin civil rights movement. I'm committed to this. Voting Rights Right. Not because voting itself isn't act that we have to protect but because of what voting represents it is the only power we haven't democracy to hire those who are in charge of our lives and when you look at the debacle that has been led by the current employees of our states and our nation. I would be hard pressed to tell someone you can skip the one that it'll get better anyway because lives are changed by who is in charge and the reality is it should be a false question but when it is not a false question. I would tell folks that if they had not had a chance to submit their absentee ballots. If they asked me what I would have done I would have gone to get in line but I I would have told anyone who exceptionally vulnerable to stay home but anyone who has the ability to safely distant and to protect themselves to go out because the reality is this is not a one off Hoven. Nineteen is an example of. What's to come as we become more globalized? Diseases don't know borders. And so we have to have a democracy that is resilient and understand that and so it would have been difficult decision that I would have asked everyone to search their conscience and search their health but we needed people to vote because their lives today and tomorrow are question. Voting by mail is the most obvious solution that people who are trying to change what is going on and have wooden. John talked about but is that that's not a complete answer would For a couple of reasons one else. Would you say needs to be part of that answer for sure? How voting needs to change. Well here's what I always say. We should think about this as with the goal being to have the safest most accessible and that means you want to diminish the number of people who have to be in line but you have to recognize that there are going to be people who have to go inside who have to go into a polling place for this the disabled for those who face the placement because of the current economic crisis or the persistent economic crisis that comes with poverty. There's some who are homeless. Some who are housing unstable. They're going to be people who have no choice but to be in line there. Those who have language barriers need to be in the in the polling place so our mission is to diminish the number people who have to be in that line voting by mail is the safest way to diminish that number because if you vote from home you don't have to get in that line and if you're voting from home you have to have the safeguards that allow you to cast a ballot and allow the ballots to be counted and so this notion that it is all vote by mail or nothing is wrong. There are some states that have met have matured to that state but they've also put in place mechanisms to allow although by mail most states. Aren't there and we shouldn't try to force them to be there by November but long term we need to make certain that voting by mail and voting from home is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible if we're GONNA have a major influx of nailed ballots. Were going to need a whole system in place and a system that people can trust is. Isn't that more than the might be possible? In the middle of this crisis no every single state in the nation has some form of vote by now the issue is the scale at which that processes used and the complexity of rules around that system most of the complexities exist. In order to block people from accessing the system and so the first order of priority has to be making it as accessible as possible to as many people as possible that can be done especially if we start working in April for a November election number two because that exists in every single state. It's a question of scale and that is why it's so critical to get the resources in play from the Federal Government to fund states for doing this work. Those dollars helped solve the scale problem. Almost exclusively in part because it is about hiring more people to do this work but there is a way to hire people safely to process these ballots. If we prepare for it before I ran for office I was the deputy city attorney for the city of Atlanta. And before that I had you know. I worked as a program analyst for the Office of Management Budget. I worked in multiple bureaucracy. Bureaucracies CAN ADAPT. But they do not adapt quickly but they adapted best when they are resourced for that goal. And where you have an infrastructure already in place and in the United States we have an infrastructure for vote by mail we simply have to have the resources to make it accessible and I wanna push back on one piece. This isn't about making easy. This is about making it safe and accessible because we live in a nation that is governed by the people and if the people cannot participate in their governance. We ARE SHIFTING TOWARDS AUTHORITARIANISM. And so it is the highest priority for me and for other sue believe in our democracy to ensure that the people who should be making the decision about the next four the next ten years of our lives are duly elected for that purpose and that we don't allow a pandemic to rob us of our fundamental constitutional obligation to elect our leaders the space that you guys are occupying with airplane as compared to the other organizations that are.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris
"Hey everybody it's Paula Farris and this is a bonus episode of journeys faith. We're talking to Stacey Abrams whose name is being bandied about for vice president on the Democratic ticket now. Abrams is the former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. And if you remember a few years ago. She became the first black woman to hold. Major party's nomination for governor in this episode leader. Abrahams opens up shearing. How her faith has shaped her political views and why she believes Jesus was a progressive. She's also gonNa tell us what she thinks about possibly becoming the VP pick for the Democratic ticket. We did record this episode before Corona Virus. Really ramped up here. At the United States and also before Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race making Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. Here's Stacey Abrams joining us. Right now. Is Leader Stacey Abrams. Stacey thank you. So much for joining the podcast. Thank you for having me so you are talking to us. We're talking remotely and you are joining us from your home in Georgia correct. I am wonderful. Thanks for taking the time so I want to dig into your background a little bit. You were born in Wisconsin. You were raised in Mississippi. And then your family moved to Atlanta where your parents pursued degrees and the ministry in fact both of them became methodist ministers and I went to your website and says that you and your five siblings were raised. I'm three principals. Go to school. Go to church and to take care of one another so. I imagine that faith played a huge role in your upbringing. Absolutely before my parents became ministers. I I like to joke. They were always preaching so he just finally got paid for it but we finally cancelled it exactly now so we grew up in southern Mississippi. My parents were very committed in their raising of us. They wanted us to know that they expected. Great things of us. They didn't care what we did. They just wanted us to know we could do but the way they framed it for us you know. Education is about strengthening our minds Service was about strengthening our hearts and faith without straightening souls They wanted us to understand that. We need to believe in something larger than ourselves an particular because we grew up on that line between working class poverty and and it was easy sometimes to let yourself get dragged down by the lack that you saw around you especially when juxtaposed with kids who had so much more but what they wanted us to understand I think with the girded swept through our faith. Was that we. We were sufficient that our faith taught us that are sufficiency wasn't about what we had in material ways but who we were and what we were willing to do to live that faith in that spirit and it mattered. It changed. I think for each of us how we saw ourselves in the context of the world. We were a part of but it also created this aspirational space of knowing that we could do more that we weren't limited by our economics that we weren't constrained by our location but that we were imbued with the spirit that called on us to do more not only for our family but for our community. I believe I read that. You said you may have had been experience poverty but never poverty in spirit and knew your father was deeply involved in prison ministries and he raised all of you. There are six kids in your family to value public service. You just said it that your parents encourage you to believe in something larger than yourself to think outside of yourself. I was raised in a faith filled home but I really didn't believe it for myself until probably high school. So when was the faith of your father and mother the faith of Stacey? When did you make your own and I want to say this? My Dad's focus was prison ministry. My mom's focus was often on the destitute so she would take us to housing. Projects and DAD would take us to youth justice. You know use facilities so they. There was always a partnership between my parents even in how we were raised to think of our faith and so I always think about them together but to your question. I was baptized at the age of Eight. And I did it actually because my younger sister who's a year younger than I was. She wanted to get baptized. But she didn't WanNa go by yourself and I think Leslie was just mesmerized by the baptism all process where you justin the white robe and we had pooled dunked into. She was very excited about it but she didn't WanNa do it by yourself. This was not break. This is immersion. No no yes we were we were solidly southern missionary back. You went in came up down again so I remember thinking if Leslie wants to do this I should do it too and we got. We received bibles from my mom and my dad and recognition. Lesley's Bible was white mine was black and there's little inscription inside and I remember thinking when I got my Bible that I been baptized in. I believe but understanding what that belief met in all of its contours wasn't as clear for me. I was raised to be thoughtful in to investigate. And while I had a fundamental belief in the higher power in this deity I could quote scripture. Because that's what you weren't to do. I could not have told you exactly what that meant until I was older. When we became methodist I was twelve and we went through confirmation class and that was really the first time that I remember being very soulful and insistent about understanding what my faith structure was also help that. My parents said they weren't taken us to have with them. That we had to get there on our own so it was. It was jarring thing to hear. Yes yes but you know. We're going to take you to church. We're GONNA make sure you have every exposure but your faith is our own and you're gonNA have to make sure you know what it is that you believe Well that's that's important in any sort of faith construct. You can't just believe it because your parents tell you straight you have to come to a place where you believe a for yourself whether that's through experiences and part of it was an. I didn't fully cognizant when they said it but part of it was because when faces tested. If it's not real if it's not yours it does not work.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Words Matter
"All right Joe so you had a southern candidate for the presidency but this is a whole different Vail. Hey as we may say in the south. I thought her Her point was interesting that she made about being a political progressive in the south she had to learn to speak progressive. But also moderate also conservative to get anywhere in Georgia politics which as a participant in Georgia politics. Anyone on both sides have to kind of target those audiences but what did you make of what she had to say? We have great people on here every week but Stacey Abrams was if not the most impressive person we've had one of the most I think she captures the shoes with a very sophisticated understanding but with a motivating narrative. And I think that she is going to get a very very long. Look if Joe Biden's nominated I've lessened side into what Bernie Sanders will be looking for. And I think the real field for Biden will be fairly small. I think it will be a woman. I think it will be a woman of color and one of the things about Stacey. Abrams is America. Hasn't seen that much of her. But I think you'd be listening to this. You know that the more they see the more they're gonNA like her. And speaking of Bernie and Biden. A lot has happened since we last spoke. The field is now narrowed down to two going into Michigan. Any predictions there from South Carolina to Super Tuesday. More happened in short time that I've ever seen in a presidential. I wanted to ask you that because it seemed very quick to me but my institutional knowledge is shorter. No I mean we. We're talking about a candidate who it at best come in third place in previous contests winning across the board by more than he was supposed to win and candidates getting out knowing people to judge and Clova chart got out the day before. Super Tuesday didn't even go to the polls to get more data so the media tends to make everything seem extraordinary like everything is breaking news but this was extraordinary. I think this week's primaries are very important particularly Michigan. Sanders signalled his intentions by canceling a Friday rally in Mississippi conceding. The South to Joe Biden Michigan State. He won last time by a very narrow margin over Hillary Clinton. He has to win Michigan. He has to make the case that outside the south his wing of the party is strong enough to take him to Milwaukee and the nomination if he loses in Michigan. It's very hard for people to believe that narrative and one of the things I think we can take away from the earthquake of South Carolina to Super Tuesday is Democrats are looking for getting on with it they want someone that will beat trump. I believe that if Sanders Loses Michigan Democrats will write them off He'll get his twenty-five thirty percent of hardcore supporters. But I think Democrats are itching for this to turn trump and away from inter-party squabbling. So I think Wednesday morning. We're going to have a much better sense of where this races and while all of this is going on we are dealing with a national and potentially global crisis dealing with corona virus putting aside the fact that both Barney and Biden are well into their seventies and hitting a campaign trail shaking hands and kissing babies and visiting multiple populations a day that have potentially been affected by this at the same time. The White House is trying to Tamp down fears say things like we've got it handled. We've kept it limited. The mortality rates are extremely low. Maybe even lower than what's being reported but there's so much left that's unknown and we're starting to get inklings of that and reports of that based on the testing and the test kits available. But what do you make of how this is getting handled? Well I think there's there's a couple levels to this one is. We talked a little bit last week. About how the president has failed leadership test. His job is to make sure that those with the information deliver reliable accurate information to the public so that they can make reasonable judgments. What you don't want is sort of mixed messages and and chaotic messages. But it's clear. The president has put his reelection and his political fortunes ahead of the public health. He has done everything he could to downplay this on Thursday of last week. He told Fox News that he'd beaten it and it was over. We know it's not over. We know they have beaten it. And from a communications point of view it's disastrous to say you've solved the problem and the problem is apparent to anyone who turns on television or opens the newspaper and I think the most the the worst and most damaging thing of that is when the scientists who worked for the government go out and say in a straightforward way. We don't have this contained. We are worried about this. We don't have the test kits available to test people. And then the president and his economic advisor. And his pollster. Go and tell the press that yes we do have a contained so if you are an average American you think I would imagine a lot of people jump to the conclusion of well if if the President says is contained and the scientists say. It's not will boy. This must be really bad. And even the scientists are being are being held on a short leash and that's created not widespread pack but a lot of people doing a lot of things that they probably don't need to do at this point. Finally the most where you can actually see it on a day-to-day basis are the financial markets on the stock market. The president has made a huge deal. About how much everyone has gained on the stock market? That's been wiped out and it's been wiped out for two reasons one is the virus is having a direct impact on the economy and stock market is never looking at what's happening today or what happened yesterday. Always looking ahead and it's always looking to what they predict will happen and so the fundamentals are changing. Despite with Larry cudlow says every day they are changing. All you have to do is go to a mall. Go to win airport and see how easy to get through the TSA WINE. People have changed their habits their travel habits. They're going out to large events and that will have an impact on the economy but the second thing which is within the control of the administration is the markets can handle can price in the change in economic fundamentals. What really causes volatility is when there's uncertainty and they can't figure out where the floors and this is where The particularly the president but also some of his aides have spooked the markets. They see the president is saying everything's Okay and then scientists saying everything's not in there like we don't know and when they don't know their instinct is to sell rather than to buy and that has a psychological effect on people but it also have a direct impact on the president's reelection prospects we we when we talked to Doug Sosnik The couple of weeks ago and he when he was our guest he talked about the by the end of the second quarter people's minds were baked on whether the president was good for the economy or bad for them for the economy. And so we're coming up to July first. The end of the second quarter is not that far away and now we have incredible economic uncertainty. And it's fair to say that Donald trump is an unpopular president but his core supporters at about forty percent. We'll always stay with them. That theory will be tested if we go into a recession if the stock market tumbles even further if this vicious cycle turns on itself and starts really impacting businesses around the country. And without that it's very hard to see Trumping reelected so the bottom line is there is a reason. trump is using bad information and misdirection. Because it's in his interest. It's a very very risky strategy. It's George Bush mission accomplished. He told the country we had this done. And it's not done and it's an issue a lot of political back and forth. The public doesn't care about they don't pay attention to it doesn't move the one way or the other just moves sort of the twitter verse. You can't have a conversation any place in this country with anyone whether they're a stranger or a friend or a family that doesn't start with corona virus you just can't that moves voters you know it's the old adage of Chicago. Mayor Jane Byrne lost the Mayor Oh action because it snowed and she couldn't get the snow off the street fast enough and she went from being a head in the in the Democratic primary to losing. This is something that impacts everyone. Everyone's thinking about everyone's talking about real anxiety and the leadership that they should be getting from the White House. They're not it's not going away. I suspect we'll be talking about this next week and the week after that and the week after that. Yeah I would count myself included with those people who every conversation they have revolves around at least in the beginning corona virus and so much changes each day that by the next time we talk. I'm sure it will be an entirely different storyline but Thanks TO OUR LISTENERS. For joining us this week until then exciting. Thank you for listening to words matter please. Rate and review words matter on Apple. Podcasts and other podcasts providers..
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Words Matter
"Welcome to words matter with Katie. Barlow and Joe Lockhart welcome to words matter. I'm Katie Barlow. Our goal is to promote objective reality as a wise man once said everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Not Their own facts. Words have power and words have consequences. Our guest today is a New York Times. Bestselling Author Serial Entrepreneur nonprofit. Ceo and political leader in two thousand eighteen after serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives seven as Democratic leader. Stacey Abrams became the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia winning more votes than any other Democrat in the state's history leader Abrahams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States and she was the first black woman and first Georgian to deliver the response to the state of the union after witnessing the handling of the two thousand eighteen election by the Georgia Secretary of State's office leader. Abrams launched fair fight to ensure every American has a voice in our election system over the course of her career leader. Abrahams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights training and hiring young people of color and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. Stacy is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations where she serves on the subcommittee on diversity leader Abrahams. Welcome to words matter. Thank you for having me so before we talk about politics. I WanNa talk about you for a moment. You are the second of six children. You're born in Madison. Wisconsin raised in Gulfport Mississippi and Georgia. And both of your parents are methodist ministers. So I wanted to get you to talk about growing up as a black woman in the south in the nineteen seventies and eighties and how that origin story informs your work today. Thank you so my parents were at the time I was growing up. They were my mom's Librarian. My Dad was shipyard worker. My mother received her Masters Degree in library. Science from the University of Wisconsin. Which is why was born in the north but my family my parents were both from how burdensome tippy we were working poor. My mom was accomplished librarian. She became the head of the college library however moments in her career. She made less money than the janitor. Who cleaned the college? My Dad was shipyard worker. Who by having a college education because he had a learning disability was presumed not capable of being in an office and having one of those jobs but was an extraordinarily hard worker. Who did everything along my mom to take care of us but we were still working poor but my parents wanted us to understand that our economic situation did not dictate our futures. They told us we have three jobs. Go to church at school. Take care of each other church because they wanted us to believe in something larger than ourselves go to school because they knew education had basically been their way out For both my parents were first generation college and the third was service that it's not enough to do for yourself and your family. Your responsibility is to help others My Mom's putting it was no matter how little we have. There's someone with less. Your job is to serve that person. And that's how I grew up in apparently was not able to forget it. It sounds like it. It started early in with your folks. But when did you think you might want to pursue a career in public service? My Mom and dad would take us out volunteer almost weekly when we growing up and while I appreciated what we did. I was always bemused by the idea that these two ordinary people and their six kids could six the poverty of Mississippi. And so I would ask my parents. Shouldn't someone else doing this to shouldn't there be a macro system that can solve this problem. And they said that's hope government and I became fascinated with understanding why the public sector didn't work the way it could. It seemed to me that parody was inefficient. It was immoral. And it squandered human capital. Though in high school I became very aware of politics and in College. The started working more as a volunteer activists but having gotten into a fight with the mayor of Atlanta. When I was a freshman in college I ended up getting a job working in his office as a sophomore. And that really turned my attention towards the idea of running across when they myself so you first came to national attention during your two thousand and eight run for the governor of Georgia and in two thousand nineteen when you delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union address but you were twenty five year overnight success story. You've been a fixture at Georgia politics for more than a decade. Has Anything surprised you about life on the national political stage? I think it exactly what you articulated. I am a twenty five year overnight success so you know I worked for it. I did federal internships because I wanted to understand how the federal government works. I worked in a win being and I worked for the EPA twice. I had been very intentional about building my private sector understanding. I was very successful. Democratic leader Helping Guide Chambers at faced being put into super minority status meaning Republicans would hold two-thirds majority and for seven years. I blocked that from happening when Hugh Southern Chambers to never don't differ minority status even though the Georgia state Senate did I worked to build infrastructure and to not only be successful in my political work but to build the capacity for the principles. I helped me through the party. I support to be able to do. Its work and we were successful so successful than twenty eighteen. Even though I didn't become governor we.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"I would say was one of the best campaigns ever run America because it was run by people who looked like Georgia but you can try this at home and what I don't want people to think is that you have to have a singular person at the top of the ticket in order to be successful you can win elections by talking to people by being authentic and honest about your positions. They're not gonNA agree with everything you say but they get excited to know that you're are willing to tell them the truth and what our campaign says. Our playbook says is invest in everyone. Go everywhere and reject the myths that say that if you talk to people of Color White people won't vote for you if you only talk to white people people of Color won't vote for you can have it both you can have both voting that you can talk to people in rural communities and suburban urban communities ended urban communities and you can build a coalition but the campaign has to do all of the work and that's the part that tends to lead to disconnect you. You and I both know there are a lot of great candidates who lose because they run crappy campaigns and those campaigns that are the most efficient are not the ones who select this group of voters voters to win most efficient campaign is the one that wins the that gets the most voters to turn out and my mission is to say that if you're in a red state or pre blue state that more more than likely what you're missing is that you're not talking to the people that you've already written off people that you say are unlikely voters are non voters. They're non voters because you haven't given them something the vote for they will vote if you give them an opportunity one last question your Britain multiple novels under your nom de Plume and Selena Montgomery yes. I have what a name here are. Some of the titles never tell hidden sins secrets and lies reckless deception. Did you realize that those were also names that can be used to describe Republican efforts to suppress the votes. I tried to multitask at all times all right so we have an announcement tonight. You heard it from Stacey. You're seeing it across the country. Republicans are doing everything they can Dan to suppress the vote in the battleground states. We need to win in twenty twenty. That's why Stacey Launch Fair Fight Twenty twenty an unprecedented effort to put a full-time voter protection team team in all twenty battleground states next year. We know that this works that discriminatory anti-democratic laws that make it harder to vote can be overcome with good local on the ground organizing exactly Kluwer's Stacey Abrams intends to do with verify twenty twenty and we wanNA help tonight votes. They've America is announcing a new partnership with Stacey Abrams and fair fight to raise the funds. She needs to get it done. Our goal is one million dollars by November fifth which is a lot of money to fund teams in the Saito Determined Control of the presidency of the Senate of the House of our future. Everyone listening to vote save America Dot com slash bear a fight and donates ten dollars we can do this. I want people out here right now. Take out their phones at Radio City and go to vote save America dot com slash bear fight and put ten dollars in right now shouldn't didn't they stay see they should and I can see you now. Go To vote save America dot com slash bear fight and you're going to donate ten dollars and you're going to kick us off because raising million dollars by November fifth is a very heady target and we're a little bit nervous about it. What does the overall fundraising in gold you guys? Overall goal is five million dollars of we are to your point. We are actually setting up these teams. They're four person teams and we're paying for full time time staffers. Were not asking states to do it themselves. We're not waiting until we have a nominee. We are actually going to fund train and staff in all twenty states. We're GONNA make sure that no matter who the nominee is by the time that person takes the stage at the convention we have voter protection teams that have already gone through a primary and are ready to be scaled up up in winning the election in November twenty twenty so so donate to this effort. We have to pick the right candidate. We have to do everything we we can turn out the vote to knock on doors to get people excited for our candidates but none of it matters if our votes don't count if people aren't able to go to the poll and make their voices heard too. That's what this is about. Show me your phones again. Are you doing it. I'm going to believe you. Can you believe him. I believe them because they wouldn't want to disappoint me again. Right both save America America dot com slash bear bite guys give it up or Stacey Abrams for doing this incredible board work you you'll stay around for a okay well. You Guys WanNa play Game Stacey Abrams. We come back back. We'll play a game. 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We're not going to be honest about the promise of Star Wars rarely meant. I don't watch enough movies. You won you won but that's why we need fair fight and we need it now and to show us why it's time for a game we're going. I think we're GONNA need a bigger vote. Here's how it works. We're you're going to ask questions to our panel and they're going to try to guess the right number. The correct number without going over price is right style. Stacey will ask the question question. I will reveal the answer. Are you guys ready. I mean let's see how it goes. It seems complicated but we'll get do. I you have an option. It seems like kind of style. You're in for a penny yeah all right okay between twenty ten and two thousand eighteen in Georgia. Lots of voters were purged from the voter rolls without going over how many voters were purged from the roles in that time period read in Georgia fifty four.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Is this how you have people find via twitter now the owner he loves to fire people twitter like but he came but it doesn't change you know you got the tweets but tame your whole TV show when you face the fees Seattle the little hand big twitter fingers tweet from faraway he could not fire rex tillerson himself solve and so John Kelly the White House chief of staff had to do it and rex tillerson found out on the toilet? John Kelly told everybody that you the toilet help you know if you're taking a shit like that will help you pinch at all like Oh i what does he oh fine fucking flushing washing my hands full the Louis with it was nice work yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah every year from the gist fire John Bolton and saying that no it didn't actually play out that way. John version resigned last night and president trump said. Let's talk about it tomorrow. I love how I love it. I love the John. Golden doesn't give a shit gross before trump was ever realistic. Possibility John Bolton has been disgusting back. When Donald Trump was pitching the apprentice for the very first back in the day he's been he's an early adopter of it's all right here? Clearly is trying to break up with Donald Trump. Donald Trump was not an apartment together. I'm telling you this is my decision. We've grown apart. I fucking dumped you dumped you. Trump dumped you trumped on both in hopes ahead. He was like wait. I got I've got a whole new Netflix and we had a beautiful algorithm. Come on Robin spot right underneath apartment while you being hysterical. Appease texted me just watching. Can you read it yeah. He said let's be clear I resigned. Okay said does no less than Fox News. You'd like a weather or anything. This is what they're showing ninety. Oh that just so we understand the world we live in this is Fox. It's news the worst thing on television and at the moment John Bolton the former national security adviser and Donald Trump the president United States are watching it a- and texting the host to get their burns out there. Oh stop or as we say they're dragging each other. They are dragging gang each other. This is love and hip hop white. How seriously like the driver five Colon Hippie Police Arabia request shutouts Director Camera Job Bolted like Donald Trump card to play me and Mama Sushi? I was not having that that's so I called my friends and we had to talk about it. Okay come up like girl. How you doing trying to play you thank you? Do you mind if I say that while you were talking and he wrote yes so John Boehner's own is just told me texted me. I resigned okay so I just want to be clear. That was the making of reading of the tweet that was allows him explaining that John Bolton did give him permission to tell everybody that he didn't get fired. He quit season season of America's trash. This is what it really is. This is another season. I'm like I don't know what the junior riders right care like crazy but didn't they do this exact story like three years ago ethics. I've seen this before. This is what they scare much in season two that was even fast. I was like one week. Why don't we was by the way it's like? You know that Jon Boden's not GonNa last too much in the season. He's too big of a name. Pay That guy for two years. They got their budget how too late for John Bolton to go on with the stars. It's never it's never too late to do the foxtrot like a four episode arc this look we don't deserve anything but we do deserve John Bolton and Sean Spicer dancing with one another so Michael Bolton to Michael Michael Bolton the saying difficult for all the obvious the job the president's tweets by saying doing this like. Why are we why we're doing it? It's a talk show I just want to point out out that that woman came within one neuron firing of a total breakdown yeah she was so close to the truth she was like. Why are we doing this? Why am I doing what choices did? I made that led me here. How did I get to this place in my life was is it worth it? Am I happy I am not. I don't belong here follow who said I have not listened to the voice in the backer heads at girl. You have a mortgage inch focal point. You want to buy more yellow dresses. You'd better call your mouth like the bad guy. The bad guy from no no country for old men was in her head being like it. Every choice led you to this through to them with a funny haircut got with the bulk of the worst because I'm not even going to be able to print fauntleroy. Why why are we seeing this play one against the other almost in terms of what the narrative is it important or is it just that the president has moved on and he's going to hire new national social security it put it this way if anyone leaves a position and you think ok you shake hands with? Co say thanks for my time here and they came out and said I fired him or I let him. I said I want your resignation. You'd want to correct the record. I don't think there's any angst let me just correct the record. I resigned. That's that's like if you work at the gap. Though that's not work I was folding those Jeez correctly. I would just like a clear mind. Hey I'm just saying I know I used the born and all that John Bolton is walking out of the gap just with his arm you clean this fucking shit up tear up in a puff vaster should mad down everywhere. Everybody's sneezing and shit anarchy terrible dog I was in the Er malignant ignition playing a lot of those paintings. 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We're inundated with sad news. Enraging news terrifying news hurricane nuking news and honestly at some point it makes sense that we turn off our emotions if you've got an electric shock every time you pick up the TV remote at some point. You'd stop watching TV. Probably where's my father out. It would take a while. I see him. I look at them. I can't tell I just see a face. I think I am no wave point point point. How many shocks would it take take a lot of shocks ten jumps but that's what they want? They want us to get so sick of politics that we turn off and give up that we stopped caring but one way to stay in the fight is to remember we're in this together remake experience horrific trump tweets alone and our beds or online chipotle and the person in front of us acts like they've never seen beans before uh but we're in this together and we'll prove it tonight in a game. We're calling tweet emotion.
"stacey abrams" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend
"If you have never heard Stacey Abrams speak before you are in for a treat, and I hope that after you listen to her talk, you will reach out to the people that you know in Georgia to help out, because guess what we all know somebody from Georgia. It's true. Board, the train follow her on social media, which is something I do not regret doing, send her a little cash center. Some support, yes. Here, Stacey. Hello, Stacey, Abrams. Thank you for coming on. Call your girlfriend. It is my honor. Thanks for having me. You are running a really tough race in your kicking ass. Right now. This is exciting. Thank you. I very happy at. We have a lot of work to do and I am cautious, but optimistic that we are headed in the right direction. We just have to make sure everybody remembers. I can only do so much. We need people to actually come out and vote. You know, it's not lost on me that you are poised to become the first woman. The first African American governor like that's, that's historically like is very heavy. How do you feel about that? It's a deep honor and I start there being positioned to open doors for others to be the first, but not the last to change the face of leadership looks like, but it's also an opportunity to talk about the barriers that a lot of us face to push through conversations that are sometimes considered awkward or uncomfortable or. Not necessary. And by being able to lead on this moment of history, I can raise conversations about money about family about challenges that we face with, you know, our siblings in our communities that a lot of others either haven't experienced or have felt comfortable talking about you talk a lot about your family and your your, your personal biography, and how so much of your political beliefs are rooted in. I wonder if you could tell us exactly how they come into play into your politics. So I'm the second of six kids. My mom and my dad are both originally from Hattiesburg Mississippi where they were both very involved in civil rights movement, but we're both very poor. I mean, my dad likes to say he was from the wrong side of the tracks. My mom's from the wrong size, wrong side of the tracks, and they were both sort of in that space of not having a lot. My mother's family was really much more destitute. My father Stanley actually did. Okay. His parents worked for the college in the Nate in the community, but they were always on the edge. They weren't the traditional. They're black black, lower middle class, not middle class, middle class. I think that part of that led to my parents very deep commitment to. Education because they knew education was transformative. But it was also about making sure that we understood that we were responsible for those around us. That service was critical. And when I talk about why I'm doing what I do, you know, I'm always brought back to how I was raised that this is what you do, but the reality is incredible. Parents and opportunity does not diminish the struggles. My parents were working poor. We are family was my mom was college librarian who sometimes made less money than the janitor who cleaned the college. My dad is dyslexic and wasn't able to get a job in an office even though he had a college degree from a very good college Mississippi. And so they still struggled. My younger brother is an amazing man, and he was part of five brothers and sisters who they're six of us altogether who had real successes. But he struggles with drug addiction and with mental health issues and with incarceration. I have been responsible.