35 Burst results for "State Representative"

Texas Governor Vows to Defund Legislature After Voting Bill Fails

Here & Now

01:46 min | 2 weeks ago

Texas Governor Vows to Defund Legislature After Voting Bill Fails

"The fight over voting rights continues. Republican Governor Greg Abbott is threatened to withhold pay from the state legislature after Democrats walked out during a vote on Sunday in protest of a bill that would place restrictions on voting. On morning edition, Republican Texas State representative Travis Clarity, defended the bill, saying Texas is not trying to change its election rules based on former President Trump's lie that the election was stolen. This is a preventative measure for us. We do have and her testimony the router session of problems of voter irregularities of voter fraud of cases currently being investigated. It is an issue it is a real thing. But I think is our job to make sure that doesn't blossom into a problem that disturbs in one of the underpinnings of our democracy. That is confidence in our elections. Let's bring in Ashley Lopez. She's senior reporter for Kut and Austin. And she's been covering this and Ashley. Is there any evidence behind what Republican State representative Travis Clarity is saying that But there there's been voting irregularities in Texas that warrant new election rules in the state. You know, I find what he said. Really interesting because actually the first few weeks of the legislative session, which started earlier this year, state election officials, which is the folks that oversee elections in Texas, told lawmakers like clarity explicitly that the 2020 election in Texas was both safe and secure. They said they found no large scale problems with how elections are being run by local officials in the state. And I gotta say, even when the governor first announced that he would ask lawmakers to pass bills that would make elections more secure in Texas. When asked. He said he couldn't identify any evidence of actual voter fraud in the state. So I think when clarity says that this is like mostly prevented, the subtext here is that they were seeking outlaws to fix a problem that could exist, but currently don't

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Dems Walk, Stop Texas GOP's Sweeping Voting Restrictions

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 2 weeks ago

Dems Walk, Stop Texas GOP's Sweeping Voting Restrictions

"Democrats in the Texas house of representatives with the walkout block of voting bill that included tight restrictions backed by Republicans and the governor the minority Democrats in the Texas house walked out of last night's last day of the regular session ending GOP chances of passing what's been described as one of the most restrictive voting measures in the country state representative Chris Turner the chair of the house Democrats says the Republican legislative agenda has become more extreme needless legislation that panders to the far right Turner says one Republican governor Greg Abbott does call a special session his caucus will be ready the bill that we defeated yesterday was a terrible voter suppression bill you know I guess conceivably they can come up with ways to do even more discriminatory voter suppression that's up to the fourteen Republican controlled state to pass more restrictive voting laws since former president Donald Trump lost the election I'm Tom acquire

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Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting

Native America Calling

01:32 min | 3 weeks ago

Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting

"At least a dozen bills impacting voting in arizona have been signed into law this year. By the state's republican governor but leaders say the measures will limit turnout in the elections and disproportionately impact native voters arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds just reports. Gop members of the state legislature say. The bills are necessary to make arizona's elections more efficient insecure but to new laws signed by republican governor. Doug ducey have navajo. Nation officials worried that voting could become harder for tribal members especially elders one limits. The amount of time voters have to add missing signatures to early ballots in another purchase inactive voters from arizona's early voting list democratic state representative and navajo nation tribal member jasmine blackwater. Nygren sees them as retribution. We saw the power of the native american vote in this past election. We know that the native americans specifically the navajo population came out very strongly in support of president biden and now we see their voting rights being attacked block water nygren says because of the vastness and remoteness of the reservation the new restrictions put added burdens on an already challenging process for many tribal communities she and navajo nation president jonathan nez called the new arizona laws voter suppression another bill. Still under consideration by the legislature would require. Id numbers and other documentation be sent with early ballots. Tribal leaders also opposed that measure for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in

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"state representative" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

02:46 min | Last month

"state representative" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

"Pomme welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me again. Sonya it is an honor to be here with you and your listeners. At the dc woman podcast. I'll we are so excited to have you here. And i wanted to start with a bit about your journey to this country. We have a large number of listeners from indiana in particular and i know you came to this country for graduate school. I know that you came here briefly as a child and then again for graduate school and so would really enjoy your end where you are from an indian a bit about your journey to this country becoming a mechanical engineer a business analyst experience executive in early the manufacturing finance and now elected official for second term and the first indian and hindu to be elected to the michigan state legislature and spiring journey. That began began in india. That'd be here for me about much. So i actually was born not in where my parents are from. My mom is from regimen dri. My father is from ten ali and then whatever reason you know mothers women go home to their parents or their family to deliver a child so my mom went to. Her eldest brother was working in a city called lie. It was in madhya pradesh. Today it is in check. These cut so is born in july and then my dad had come to the united states in the wave of immigrants that came to study here in the late sixties early seventies and my mother and i followed him. My mom also did postgraduate work here. She's a biologist. She did her phd at the state university of new york at stony brook. And so after living here for so many years in northeastern part of the united states my parents decided. My brother was one year old. I was fifteen and we moved back to india so that they could take the education that they had acquired here and then helped their country. Now i spent eleven years here growing up when i landed in india. I do feel at home. I had an american accent had an american attitude. And so i think that it wasn't just the best age to move to shift cultures in this was pre internet so really had no idea what i was getting into and i would be very outspoken. I come from a traditional seth indian family and you know as the girl amongst many boy cousins. I would always end up arguing with them and associated a lot of the patriarchy that i experienced and that i confronted with

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A Conversation with Michigan State Representative Padma Kuppa

A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

02:46 min | Last month

A Conversation with Michigan State Representative Padma Kuppa

"Pomme welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me again. Sonya it is an honor to be here with you and your listeners. At the dc woman podcast. I'll we are so excited to have you here. And i wanted to start with a bit about your journey to this country. We have a large number of listeners from indiana in particular and i know you came to this country for graduate school. I know that you came here briefly as a child and then again for graduate school and so would really enjoy your end where you are from an indian a bit about your journey to this country becoming a mechanical engineer a business analyst experience executive in early the manufacturing finance and now elected official for second term and the first indian and hindu to be elected to the michigan state legislature and spiring journey. That began began in india. That'd be here for me about much. So i actually was born not in where my parents are from. My mom is from regimen dri. My father is from ten ali and then whatever reason you know mothers women go home to their parents or their family to deliver a child so my mom went to. Her eldest brother was working in a city called lie. It was in madhya pradesh. Today it is in check. These cut so is born in july and then my dad had come to the united states in the wave of immigrants that came to study here in the late sixties early seventies and my mother and i followed him. My mom also did postgraduate work here. She's a biologist. She did her phd at the state university of new york at stony brook. And so after living here for so many years in northeastern part of the united states my parents decided. My brother was one year old. I was fifteen and we moved back to india so that they could take the education that they had acquired here and then helped their country. Now i spent eleven years here growing up when i landed in india. I do feel at home. I had an american accent had an american attitude. And so i think that it wasn't just the best age to move to shift cultures in this was pre internet so really had no idea what i was getting into and i would be very outspoken. I come from a traditional seth indian family and you know as the girl amongst many boy cousins. I would always end up arguing with them and associated a lot of the patriarchy that i experienced and that i confronted with

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Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence

Clark Howard

01:01 min | 2 months ago

Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence

"Today that he is taking executive action to try and help curb gun violence. Among the items on his agenda. Asking the Department of Justice to draft rules about keeping guns out of the hands of people facing mental health issues create new rules around so called ghost guns and a review of how stabilizing braces for pistols are regulated. Some of Georgia's state lawmakers and federal law lawmakers weigh in on President Biden's gun control measures were just state representative Emery Donohue tells WSB. He believes President Biden's executive actions on firearms pick on law abiding citizens. Asked about the Atlanta Spawn mass killer who bought his gun legally the same day. Well, we're gonna have one person here and there that basically We're going to step out of line, Congresswoman Lucy McBath says. While the actions are modest, they are a start on which lawmakers can build these air tangible efforts that he's willing to put forth right now he and Vice President Harris to make sure that we're keeping our families safe. Veronica Waters 95.5 WSB

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New Push For East Cobb Cityhood

The Mark Arum Show

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

New Push For East Cobb Cityhood

"Are underway to create four new cities in Cobb County. Cop County could have new cities of Vinings, East Cobb Lost Mountain and Mableton it passed by the legislature next year and approved by voters. Mary had a state representative John Carson is sponsoring the bill for Vinings with a population of about 6500. They just want to have more control over their future. They're part of a county. That's 800,000 people and they want more of their tax dollars invested in their community, and they want to control the future of their communities. County is not taking a stance on any of the city hood efforts. Sandra Parish 95.5, WSB

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

04:04 min | 2 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"I love that movie. Also love you. But i'm just but the thing is it's obvious these are very troubled youth oftentimes and we know that after eight five. They're less likely to be adopted. Actually h three Let's be real honest. Isn't that any child. That old has gone through some sort of trauma and often times. I see people. Lgbtq i community understand that and are more equipped to handle or at least are more prepared to handle such trauma. So would that. What can we do to continue to make sure our voices are now beyond just the regular emails. What can we do yes. three things. One is registered to vote. Y'all the deadlines are always happening. You know people like wins a deadline. So i can do it the night before or the day on voter. Registration deadlines are always happening. Don't worry about whether or not you're trying to get in for this election or that election. We believe voting to be practice right to vote. You can see. Oh my polling places green today. Oh it was actually purple. What i voted last time. I mean literally just a practice of knowing your space when you're going to make these decisions because these are the senators that you're voting for if they have an incumbent letter by their name. Please look them up before you go. You can see your sample ballot online across the state of georgia by just going to the secretary of state's webpage. The second thing is no that politicians are playing games with people's lives right now. And they deserve to be held accountable. Social media is a great way to do that to make people understand that your beliefs are equally as important to your elected officials beliefs. Even if they have the power to go in and to write a piece of legislation you need to remind them that that is only a fraction of their jobs right. The main part of our job at the state capital is to balance the state budget. If your elected official to not talk to you about the money that they're trying to get into the state budget for their hospitals and their schools and all they can do is talk to you about restricting people's ability to live in safe and healthy communities. Please quickly redirect them help them understand that..

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

03:48 min | 2 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Saying i am not as last week. That's very new But i was working with department of justice. I worked with foster care. I'm also adopted. And i know once again the whole idea of religious freedom. Bill is coming back round. I know that Legislators trying to reintroduce it again and then of course. I am more than horrified. Because they're things happening around the country that is allowing actual like this to go forward. Can you talk about what that. Because i know you've been in there while they were trying to fight this bill to begin with as we're coming back to this. What are some things that we need to be paying attention to. how do. We vocally advocate and physically advocate to fight against such a bill. When you hear the term religious freedom you should think religious restriction right. And we're trying to make sure that people understand whether believe in someone or something that gets you somewhere that's fine. We're not trying to stop people from believing or not believing what we want to make sure that we do is create the separation of church and state now in a state like georgia in the bible bell. That's really difficult for reasons like you have pastors running for office. You also have governmental policies that create a special space in the state capital for prayer to always happen. So we're juxtaposing people who believe strongly and people who understand what the public wants what the public wants today is for there to be the separation of church and state. You can look at even a place at idle eat chick fillet. They don't even open on sundays because they understand for their believes that that is what they need to do on sundays. Great do that on sundays. Maybe virgil was witness. Do it on saturday. Do whatever you need to except for when you are restricting someone else's life right and in issues related to not only baking a cake for a wedding even though that supreme court case really was disappointing to us all But also about adopting people. We saw this week as well. The senate dropped the anti. Lgbtq should bill in our words we know that research shows that same. Sex couples are four times more likely than opposite sex couples to be raising adopted children. So you're already targeting group of folks who can help get the seventeen thousand children out of our foster care system today what we want for georgians people across the world to know about religious liberty religious freedom which we believe to be religious restriction. Is that if you are able to come to the table on this conversation and say hey love thy neighbor do not judge then we need you right now right. So what can we do. Because obviously i am someone who is beyond passionate about things like this. Because i have seen firsthand what that hat what happens to our children when those types of restrictions happened and what happens to the families who oftentimes are more equipped to work with kids. Who are little come from a dysfunctional background. Because the one thing. I've had to tell many people who asked me about adoption and foster grant might be ready. These kids are not healthy right. You're not getting any from you know the movies..

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

03:08 min | 2 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Not leaving the well when we were supposed to and continuing to speak but they were still able to get the bill passed so we said as much as you have the power to go to legislative council and to what you say is to write legislation that your constituents want you to right. We do too so a few of us. Black women. Legislators went to legislative council and under the standing that our constituents had reached out to us about men's health we wanted to write some bills so we did the testicular bill of rights. We additionally did vanishing viagra act. We also tried to create a study committee on erectile dysfunction and we talked a lot about the social and mental aspects of masculinity that are toxic and in fact those are the reasons why we have unplanned pregnancy right Unfortunately our bill has not a hearing but it has gotten media from here across the world. We are open to talking about it anytime. i love it. Yeah as i was reading it. I was giggling. But i was really excited because this is absolutely the questions that we need to come back to. The weather is actually talking about sexual assault or get unwanted pregnancies. Any of these are important questions that should be addressed. Why aren't meant taking responsibility. Period for all of these actions that are happening. Why is being just dumped on two women or those who identifies women or those. who are. jonah's in general. Why is that so heavily for state pays in its health benefit plan for viagra tier one you know get that paid for for active members as well as retirees additionally when we look at what happens when someone is trying to get a dna test to prove paternity does a state pay for that no so just trying to pull out some of the fallacies and contradictions of the georgia code. I love it. And then as i was reading to your stuff you also do a lot of work with homelessness and housing and displacement. Can you talk a bit more about that. Because i know it's always been a crisis but it's becoming more of an awareness especially with our current administration not really caring about the underlying issues. Eco-socio nominal basis economic. Thank you you know words that oh this is my job i dropped. Oh yes so. Can you talk a little more about that. Certainly in thinking about housing insecurity is not just someone who is sleeping on the street. Sometimes it is mamas who are paying for one week in a hotel so our kids can stay in the area so they can go to school and no one in the school will know what they're going through. We have been hearing from families across the state of georgia. Rural suburban urban. You name it who are facing housing insecurity. Most people are able to talk about that issue when they see it Maybe they see it when they're getting off the highway and someone is asking for some help..

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

02:23 min | 2 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"We're back thank you sponsor so let's get started with our interview with park cannon. I was born part cannon named after an actress who i found out ran for office in tennessee james park overall she's environmentalist. It's really awesome to think about that. But i am a member of the georgia house of representatives. Which is part of our state's government at twenty three years old. I stepped off my college campus and decided. I wanted to run for office. I did not know much more than that. I was frustrated about what was going on. And luckily when we won our election we a very progressive voice to the state capital. I am openly queer. I love to make sure that people talk about intersection because an abortion. Dula a birth dula and a preschool teacher. And i think what's also pretty exciting. Is that last year. The state capital. They did an article about fashion at the state capital and they said it was because of alphabetical order. That i was i but yet i love me some along to say you're killing his outfit today. You're like the shoes alone is amazing in the black and white polka dot hills and you call them the your rain boots. That's even better. I'm like yes. This is my type of person. I also only wear heels and boots. Most of the time is rare to find me in anything else. Because i am a short girl at five three five four so i feel like i need that little stature just a little bit and you know to go with the personality. Your fashion is on point. So i would definitely say it's not just because of the alphabetical order. Yeah i was looking at your stuff. And i'm thinking i'm about turn or so years older than you and i feel very much like an underachiever god. The things that you have done doing right now is just incredible and again like i said i've fan girl because i love seeing someone who was such drive and you have so many good things behind you. I love again watching you campaign. It was one of the beautiful moments and you are with the house of representatives and district fifty eight so district fifty eight is in midtown downtown in southwest atlanta..

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

04:24 min | 2 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Any. I do have questions for you. I feel like don't know the answer was the closest you've ever been to being arrested. Oh well it depends on it for including international internationally. I was almost arrested in china. Because it's a long complicated story. Basically my visa was incorrect. So i went to hong kong. I was told it would be fine and nothing. I had the right visa. That was not the case and they cancelled my visa. I had to get back into china. So i kind of snuck back in try. I was in the middle of teaching. Once and i got a text from one of my other teachers and he was like they're looking for you. Better go hide and seattle there. Well for the families to leave and then when i left the country guy at the border control. Place looks at my passport. Looks at me and like put this big expert on it and was like shook his head and i think i could have gotten arrested but he was too tired to do well. You got lucky on that one. I guess i really did so. Yeah never been arrested. And i don't think i've ever been come close to being arrested. I don't know because who knows. I have done silly things that could have been arrests worthy. I've definitely lifted before When i was a kid one time i felt guilty and i took it back immediately. But you know. I did it as well as probably whatever incidents that have happened. When people were being childish and doing stupid pranks and such which. I don't think i ever did anything. But i was with people who did things but yeah. This is a little more serious but we wanted to revisit an episode of pretty much me fan girling over one of our state representative who has made national headlines as becoming a face for our state in the state of georgia as someone who is fighting voter suppression and the new law. That has come to pass. sb two. Oh two which also like ninety five pages worth of documentation that they slid in real quick. And we'll say real wag. They voted within a few days. Our governor signed it behind closed doors with what we call. The jim. Crow picture was now infamously known. Jim crow two point. Oh picture if you're wondering what we're talking about. You can go to my twitter and i post pictures because i very angry about such things but part canon is talking about who. I don't even know if it's bravely at the she said the level but she just did what she knew she had to do. Essentially knocking on the door of the office because she wanted to a see what was happening and have a conversation about why it was happening and she is sitting representative. Who has the right to be there at that point in time where she started knocking and she refused to disco away essentially. They arrested her and they charged with two felony accounts. Which we're not even gonna talk about that but yeah part of these bills. That's being passed and go through a lot of our steaks. Include things that allow for arresting people who may be protesting or who may have questions about this authority that they are taking away from citizens as iowa say it but Yeah park hand. If you have been anywhere near the news have been watching as we are talking about the voting rights amendment which we know is being discussed on a federal level which ostra fingers this has made a big big splash. Essentially all around this country about what we're looking at for our future and why future in voting and as you know we are very passionate about the subject and georgia has become quite a spotlight when it comes to the politics and the us and people like negative part. Canon have been the ones that have brought a lot of change so we wanted to revisit that episode that we did of.

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Congressional visit to Atlanta spa shooting sites decries anti-Asian hate

AJC Briefing

02:40 min | 2 months ago

Congressional visit to Atlanta spa shooting sites decries anti-Asian hate

"Outdoor vigil at mceachern memorial united methodist church in powder springs celebrated. The lives of dana johnson. Patrick he and cynthia lindsay key died on christmas day. Johnson and lindsay died within hours of each other on january twenty first. The ninety minute ceremony was filled with tears. Laughs and calls for those gathered to live with joy and to take the pandemic seriously. Cobb education leaders have been criticized for the districts response during various moments of the pandemic including some. Who didn't wear face masks during a january school board meeting. I want people to know this isn't a joke. And it's affecting people lindsay's daughter lindsay cows said about the pandemic during an interview after the vigil. Meanwhile members of the congressional asian pacific american caucus traveled to metro atlanta on sunday to visit the sambre sites of this month's deadly spas shootings into call attention to hate crime laws and growing anti asian hate in america the visiting lawmakers who were joined by members of georgia's congressional delegation and state representatives followed the deadly path from march sixteenth. That claimed eight lives with six of them. Being women of asian descent. The trip paid respects to the victims of the tragedy. She ouseba tan. Tao fong delina. Leon and paul. Andre michaels were shot and killed at a spa in cherokee county. Young a au soon chung park soon. Chalk him and young grant were shot. Later at to atlanta's pause the first stop for the chartered. Bus tour was young's asian massage in acworth and finally three dozen people were displaced sunday morning. When a fire swept through lawrenceville apartment complex authorities said the blaze ripped through all three floors and the attic of a building at the anzio apartment. Homes on sweetwater road. Gwinnett fire department. Spokesman lieutenant justin wilson said investigators were sent to the complex about six thirty. Am after nine one. One caller reported smoke coming from their neighbor's apartment on building eighteen. When crews arrived at the scene they saw smoke and flames in the center of the building. One of the occupants of the building told investigators he was asleep when the fire started but was startled awake by his smoke alarm after he noticed the fire on the back side of the building. He escaped his apartment through the front door. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day spoken layer.

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Georgia Republicans pass sweeping voting restrictions

Bloomberg Daybreak

01:05 min | 3 months ago

Georgia Republicans pass sweeping voting restrictions

"Governor Brian Kemp signed into law is sweeping, Republican sponsored overhaul. Of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. Democrats and voting rights groups say the law will disenfranchise voters of color. Democratic State representative Park Cannon, who was black, was arrested by Capitol police have been a protest after knocking on the door of the governor's office. During his remarks, Governor Kemp Slam Democrats for what he expects are incoming lawsuits and criticism for the new loans, according to them. Do you support voter? I d for absolutely ballots. You're a racist. According to them, If you believe in protecting the security and sanctity of the ballot box, you're a quote June crow in a suit and tie. Governor camp went on to say after the November election. Significant reforms to our state elections were needed. President Joe Biden called such GOP efforts on American and sick during a news conference yesterday.

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High school coach fired after players use anti-Semitic play calls

Ron St. Pierre

00:29 sec | 3 months ago

High school coach fired after players use anti-Semitic play calls

"Be in the House tonight at Ducks Very high school. The football coach has been fired after anti Semitic words were used for play calls during games this year. Unfortunately, not enough people really understand. What happened at the Holocaust and how how unbelievably hurtful it is the Jewish community When you mentioned a thing like gosh, would now state representative Very Feingold says he's willing to meet with the players and help them understand that words matter, he says. Many of them probably never

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Metro Atlanta churches remember shooting victims

Atlanta's Morning News

01:27 min | 3 months ago

Metro Atlanta churches remember shooting victims

"Across the the metro metro area area remember remember the the victims victims of last of last week's week's deadly deadly spot spot shootings? shootings? As As memorials memorials grow grow for for the the seven seven women women in in one one man man killed killed double double the the SPS SPS Michelle Michelle write write reports reports live live rallies rallies are are held held both both locally locally and and across across the the country country and and support support of of the the Asian Asian community community Yet Yet that's that's right. right. Stop Stop agent agent Hate Hate rallies rallies were were held held this this weekend weekend here here in the in Metro the Metro area area Worth Worth State State representative representative Being Being when when tells tells the the crowd crowd shot shot eight eight people, people, six six of of them them being being Asian Asian women. women. Close Close range range in in the the head. head. Thousands Thousands getting getting together together in in cities cities around around the country the country to to support support the the Asian Asian community community is is well. well. Jamie Jamie Web Web is is the the daughter daughter of of Zhao Zhao Zi Zi Tan. Tan. She's She's the the owner owner of of Asians Asians massage massage Way Way were were supposed supposed to to meet. meet. Sunday Sunday before before all all this this happened. happened. That That was was the the last last thing thing that that my my mom's mom's like like We We didn't didn't really really me me because because I I always always left. left. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, the the memorials memorials in in front front of of both both young young Asian Asian massage massage and and Acworth Acworth and and gold gold spot spot in in Atlanta Atlanta continue continue to to grow. grow. That's That's where where members members of of several several Korean Korean Church Church congregations congregations gather gather for for Sunday Sunday service service with with this this pastor pastor telling telling CNN, CNN, the the killing killing sorrow sorrow wake wake up up call. call. Many Many Asian Asian Americans Americans tend tend to to avoid. avoid. Those Those kind kind of of things. things. It's It's not not our our business. business. Wear Wear this this focusing focusing on on our our survivor survivor but but is is defy defy awakening awakening moment moment for for us us and and the suspects the suspects Church, Church, Crabapple Crabapple First First Baptist Baptist in Milton, in Milton, will will they they vote vote Sunday Sunday to to expel expel him him from from their their membership, membership, saying saying they they no no longer longer affirm affirm that that he he is is truly truly a a regenerate regenerate believer believer in in Jesus Jesus Christ. Christ.

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Metro Atlanta churches remember shooting victims

Atlanta's Morning News

01:27 min | 3 months ago

Metro Atlanta churches remember shooting victims

"Across the metro area remember the victims of last week's deadly spot shootings? As memorials grow for the seven women in one man killed double the SPS Michelle write reports live rallies are held both locally and across the country and support of the Asian community Yet that's right. Stop agent Hate rallies were held this weekend here in the Metro area Worth State representative Being when tells the crowd shot eight people, six of them being Asian women. Close range in the head. Thousands getting together in cities around the country to support the Asian community is well. Jamie Web is the daughter of Zhao Zi Tan. She's the owner of Asians massage Way were supposed to meet. Sunday before all this happened. That was the last thing that my mom's like We didn't really me because I always left. Meanwhile, the memorials in front of both young Asian massage and Acworth and gold spot in Atlanta continue to grow. That's where members of several Korean Church congregations gather for Sunday service with this pastor telling CNN, the killing sorrow wake up call. Many Asian Americans tend to avoid. Those kind of things. It's not our business. Wear this focusing on our survivor but is defy awakening moment for us and the suspects Church, Crabapple First Baptist in Milton, will they vote Sunday to expel him from their membership, saying they no longer affirm that he is truly a regenerate believer in Jesus Christ.

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Protesters Gather in Atlanta to Stop Asian Hate

WABE 90.1 FM Programming

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

Protesters Gather in Atlanta to Stop Asian Hate

"Shootings of eight people at Atlanta area spot businesses, including six Asian women. Georges, two U. S. Senators and several Asian American state lawmakers spoke to those gathered as a meal Moffett of member station W. A B reports. Protesters waved American flags and carried signs saying Stop Asian hate and I am not a virus After speeches by senators Raphael Warnock Anjana soft Georgia State representative Sam Park. Korean American says attacks and hate speech have made many Asian Americans afraid to leave their homes or go to work. Do not be afraid. This'll is our home. This is our country. Indian, another back. In addition to eight counts of murder investigators in Georgia have not ruled out hate crime charges for the 21 year old white man accused in Tuesday's deadly shootings. For NPR News. I'm the meal. Moffett in Atlanta to Europe now where tens of

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Turkey pulls out of international accord aimed at protecting women from violence

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:53 min | 3 months ago

Turkey pulls out of international accord aimed at protecting women from violence

"I'm anthony davis. A diverse crowd gathered on saturday in a park across from the georgia state capitol to demand justice for the victims of shootings at massage businesses days earlier and to denounce racism xenophobia and misogyny the hundreds of people of all ages and varied racial and ethnic backgrounds who gathered in liberty plaza in atlanta waved signs and cheered for speakers including us senators rafael. Walken jon. Ossoff and georgia state representative be nugent. The first vietnamese american to serve in the georgia house robot. Aaron long a twenty one year old white man is accused of killing four people inside to atlantis. Spas and four others at a massage business about thirty miles away in suburban cherokee county. Six of the eight people killed on. Tuesday will women of asian descent. Another person was also shot but survived. Investigators have said long confessed to the slayings but said they weren't racially motivated. He claims to have a sex addiction which caused him to lash out at what he saw. A sources of ten tation according to authorities. Police have said this still working to establish a motive including looking into whether the attacks can be classified as hate crimes georgia. Lawmakers last year passed a hate crimes law that allows additional penalties to be imposed for certain offenses when motivated by a victim's race color religion national origin sex sexual orientation gender or disability. A hate crime is not a standalone crime under the

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Hundreds in Atlanta rally against hate crime

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:53 min | 3 months ago

Hundreds in Atlanta rally against hate crime

"I'm anthony davis. A diverse crowd gathered on saturday in a park across from the georgia state capitol to demand justice for the victims of shootings at massage businesses days earlier and to denounce racism xenophobia and misogyny the hundreds of people of all ages and varied racial and ethnic backgrounds who gathered in liberty plaza in atlanta waved signs and cheered for speakers including us senators rafael. Walken jon. Ossoff and georgia state representative be nugent. The first vietnamese american to serve in the georgia house robot. Aaron long a twenty one year old white man is accused of killing four people inside to atlantis. Spas and four others at a massage business about thirty miles away in suburban cherokee county. Six of the eight people killed on. Tuesday will women of asian descent. Another person was also shot but survived. Investigators have said long confessed to the slayings but said they weren't racially motivated. He claims to have a sex addiction which caused him to lash out at what he saw. A sources of ten tation according to authorities. Police have said this still working to establish a motive including looking into whether the attacks can be classified as hate crimes georgia. Lawmakers last year passed a hate crimes law that allows additional penalties to be imposed for certain offenses when motivated by a victim's race color religion national origin sex sexual orientation gender or disability. A hate crime is not a standalone crime under the

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Atlanta police says it has not ruled out anything with investigation into spa shootings motive

NPR's Story of the Day

04:01 min | 3 months ago

Atlanta police says it has not ruled out anything with investigation into spa shootings motive

"A presidential visit. That was framed as a celebration as completely changed. Intone president biden and vice president harris both visit georgia. Today they meant to promote the passage of the covid relief bill and they meant to do that in a state that happens to be a vital background back a battleground upcoming elections now. The visit is different different because a man traveled across the atlantic area this week killing eight people at businesses run by people of asian descent. Georgia public broadcasting's stephen fowler joins us now from atlanta stephen. Good morning. good morning. What do you expect from this visit. Well it's going to be much more. Muted and appearance of the president. Vice president are going to meet with advocates organizers and state lawmakers from the asian american community like state senator shaw who said thursday that violence against this community has been going on for a long time. Misogyny violence against women is not new. The epidemic of gun violence and gun injury is not new. What can be new is how we deal with in this moment. And i want to implore our community and our fellow legislators to not let this moment go by biden and harris who is the first black and asian american vice president has taken on the roles of healers and consoler throughout the pandemic since taking office and now they're addressing another gerona virus related issue that has bubbled up advocacy group. Stop api i hate said. There were nearly thirty. Eight hundred reported instances of anti asian discrimination or attacks last year and before he meets with these community leaders. The president is going to go to the centers for disease control and prevention to check in on the coronavirus response. Let's talk about hate crimes. You mentioned thirty. Eight hundred reported. Instances of anti discrimination last year would these shootings in the atlanta area classify as a hate crime under georgia law. Well steve last year georgia did pass a crime law that would add enhanced penalties if somebody's found guilty of committing a crime against someone because of things like their race gender or sexual orientation. As of now it's early in the investigation and the alleged gunman has only been charged with murder and aggravated assault but hate crimes. Charges are possible. According to law enforcement officials the suspect confessed to the shootings and said it wasn't racially motivated. But members of the asian american community here including state representative be win of atlanta. Said they don't believe it and so when we think about the word of the perpetrator themselves. How many of them are going to admit that. It was a racially motivated. Killing that is why the hate crimes law did pass last session. It was a top priority. Because in georgia we have seen reality violence against black people against asian people in. It's not a new thing wednesday. It's impossible to ignore the facts. Three asian spas were targeted. Six of the victims were of asian descent. But steve even if prosecutors don't agree the twenty one year old committed a crime because of their race other claims he allegedly made could trigger the law under gender based violence. There's been so much focus on the way that law enforcement officials have talked about this case they have at press conferences tried to characterize what the suspect himself claimed about. The day was having a really bad day was the quote or his motives. Who are the officials at the center of controversy. Well there are two different jurisdictions involved. The atlanta police department and character county sheriff's office many people took offense of the way the cherokee county officials talked about the alleged gunman deputies suggested that he had lashed out and was fed up and at the end of his rope and blamed sex addiction for his actions. Members of the asian american community believed that that plays into negative stereotypes about asian americans. And it's victim blaming the women who worked at these spas and that deputy who did make those comments about having a bad day he's been removed as spokesman from the case. Oh he's had some other issues with his social media post. If i'm not mistaken that's correct even thanks for the update. Thank you stephen. Fowler of georgia public broadcasting.

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Former state representative Jessyn Farrell is running for Seattle mayor

News, Traffic and Weather

00:27 sec | 3 months ago

Former state representative Jessyn Farrell is running for Seattle mayor

"List of Seattle mayoral candidates. Former state representative Giessen Farrell announced her candidacy today. Joining an increasingly large and very group, hoping to lead the city after current Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she will not seek a second term. Farrell served two terms as a Democrat, the State House of Representatives, helping past transportation measures, including the expansion of sound transit in infrastructure improvements. The search

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Former state representative Jessyn Farrell is running for Seattle mayor

News, Traffic and Weather

00:26 sec | 3 months ago

Former state representative Jessyn Farrell is running for Seattle mayor

"Name joins the growing list of Seattle mayoral candidates, former state representative Jessen Farrell. Announced her candidacy today, joining an increasingly large and very group hoping to lead the city after current Mayor Jenny Durkin announced she will not seek a second term. They're all served two terms as a Democrat in the state House of Representatives, helping past transportation measures, including the expansion Of sound transit and infrastructure improvements.

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Massachusetts Reports 1,577 New COVID Cases, 29 Additional Deaths

WBZ Morning News

00:25 sec | 3 months ago

Massachusetts Reports 1,577 New COVID Cases, 29 Additional Deaths

"Reporting 1577 new confirmed covert cases and 29 additional deaths in the state in the last 24 hour reporting period. So the total number now of confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began over 565,000 total number of deaths 16,247 State representatives, James

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"state representative" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

02:24 min | 4 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on Radio Boston

"That were predominantly led by on white women. I mean this was back in the seventies you know when in the eighties when some of this was happening these will not times in boston was really open but she was willing to walk into those spaces and sit. Listen and so. I think she is modeled that what we don't have in this country anymore. The capacity to sit together to hear each other really hear each other and co create a change where we mutually gain on. I think that is a legacy that she has left us worth so marine now. So boston city councilor. Kim janey is poised. Probably to be the first black first female mayor of boston when marty walsh gets confirmed as labor secretary a black women in politics are finally being recognized for their work in organizing pushing social change building. Local capacity would doors bundy see herself in all of that him which she find it satisfying. I think we all stand on her shoulders particularly here in the city of austin as it relates to women in politics she was the first to open the door and pull us all in with her so absolutely but i have to say black. Women have been leading and be in toiling for centuries. And i think that she's part of that movement where we began to claim our power. Whether it be from channeling rosa parks and channeling said on fannie lou hamer and all the other greats. Who sold is that. We stand on here in boston. I'm too was that direct representation for us. We can touch we could here and we can emulate whether you were able to sit across the table from her whether you were reading about her in a newspaper clipping or sitting with her on video. Because i'm sorry. I mean the media has not always been very kind. It's very difficult particularly during the desegregation of the housing when she was race grayson action and so should we stay on her shoulders to. She has demonstrated for us directly or indirectly. How the weather the storm and to still leave and lead with your humanity and with your sense of power. He does that for all of us. And that is marie saint flora former massachusetts state representative now a principal at saint flirt communications and a friend of doors bundy who died yesterday at eighty seven murray. Thanks for helping us remember her. Today thank you..

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"state representative" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

01:50 min | 9 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

"But the Auto industry could definitely we have GM and Ford and Chrysler all working on electric vehicles and improve fuel efficiency. So we really could do more and I think that Michigan State University is one of the world's best universities for Supply Chain management. I would love to see sort of a off work between industry and government and Academia to figure out how do you manage your supply chain so that you have a lower carbon footprint off. These are all things that we can do right here at the state level and you know, America's middle class was born here in Michigan. And we see that that middle-class dream is not accessible to so many people anymore. Whether it's the cost of college or job opportunities that provide a livable wage. Those are things that we need to look at here in Michigan. I'm sure every other state is doing it too long. As I said, we were the home of the American middle class at the turn of the century when the Auto industry started booming, and so I think it's time for us to look at ways that we can rebuild build back better as Vice President. Biden says, I think it's really important that we look at ways for making the promise of America accessible to all thank you so much. It's really inspiring and you've really given us a lot to think about her and I guess in closing. I just want to say that really thank you for joining us and you've got our support and we can't wait to see a lot will be happening in the next few months. Let's put it that way, but I know just absolute.

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"state representative" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

06:56 min | 9 months ago

"state representative" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

"Welcome back to another episode of a Desi woman podcast. I am your boss is Sonia go cry and the voices I am seeking may have never been heard before but their stories deserved to be told what is they see woman? She's a dynamic fearless and strong woman. She is your mother your grandmother your daughter your sister. She is every one of us who is on an endless pursuit of self-empowerment and fulfillment. I am Sonia go clay and I am a Desi woman. Hello and welcome to another edition of a Desi woman podcast. I am your host Sonia go play and today I am excited to be joined by Michigan State Representative wage copper, is serving her first term representing Michigan's 41st house district and serves as assistant minority whip for the house Democrats representative Cup champions issues for several caucuses, including labor education and mental health. She serves as co-chair at the progressive women's caucus month equal pay task force to you as the co-chair of the Asian Pacific American caucus historian of the Michigan legislative Black Caucus and a member of the my lifetime Council and the prescription drug task force couples background also includes extensive work as an engineer and project manager in the private sector. Spanning the Automotive Financial and it Industries. We are also delighted that Padma took time from a busy campaign schedule to join us today. That's always a group of time. I'm sure and welcome to the show Padma. Thank you so much Sonia for having me here on a Desi woman. I'm really honored as of the AC woman to to be here with you and get to talk about my journey the political life wonderful. Wonderful. Yeah. I know thank you so much. And so, you know representative about your story is truly quite remarkable and I think a source of inspiration for not only indian-american women, but all women in this country and it is one of the reasons I actually sought you out for an interview firstly you immigrated to this country from India as a child went back to India as a teenager and then returned back to the US to pursue graduate school more than 30 years ago as an Indian American woman was born and raised in this country. I find that part of your formative years extremely interesting because our listeners may not appreciate how that may have shifted your perspective as young woman given the vast differences between two countries and you know, there's no question that this bicultural and immigrant experience is a departure from the background of most us politicians. And so that's my main question how has this experience enabled you to offer a unique perspective as a politician and policymaker? Sure. So first I want to say I never saw myself as a politician but as a public servant this is my journey of Public Service. My parents came here when I was less than four. I started kindergarten and I always knew I look up different when I first arrived in this country. I couldn't even speak English very well. I remember my cousins. I used to make fun of me. I would say Miss Miss multitude. So mrs. Obviously English is the word for nib or the point of a pencil in Telugu, which is my mother tongue and then suit means it's broken which was I was trying to get a teacher that my pencil is broken. So that was that was how I landed here without having really a strong command of English and being more comfortable. Actually. My mom says I spoke three or or Indian languages at that time all of them, you know as a four-year-old would but wow that's and so when I arrived and I knew I was different my mom sent me to school with, you know oil in my hair and have been the same forehead and two braids with ribbons at the end and homemade close cuz my father and she first of all she was a homemaker and then my father was well, he wasn't a professor. He retired as an English Professor, but he was a grad student. And so then she also became a grad student so they didn't have a lot of money so she sold all my clothes and so I was always the other I was always sort of you know, I lived in a university town. So my parents were educated and that was not a problem and they supported me throughout whatever education I pursued. This was in Stony Brook New York, but I I always knew I was different and when we moved to India after eleven years of living here by then, I figured I'm an American even I look in the n and you know, I come I have this third culture going down, right they call it the third culture kid when you live in one culture and your home is a different culture you as a child of immigrants or sometimes its military brats or whatever. It is will call third culture kids. And so I was a third culture kid and then we moved to India. I had a younger brother who was one my mom had finished her PhD and I I thought I could pursue anything else I wanted to and unfortunately because I was a girl and I wanted to pursue math so I could come back to United States cuz my mom said America loves Engineers. I was again the other because I thought Is the girl in a predominantly male profession? And then I came back to United States and I realized that seven years of living in India because I lived in India from 1981 till 1988. I had changed I had been exposed to them what I call a pluralism of product and I had a new perspective on you know, who I was and so I knew I was American but I also knew that there is a part of me that is very deeply connected to the spiritual homeland of India and learned a lot from my grandmother's I would take them to temples and my you know, so I came home and I knew I was the other so I think that really enabled me to be more sensitive to the needs of those who are more vulnerable and that also as a mom I volunteered a lot with my kids not feel otherwise, and so that led me to volunteer more in the community both in the temple in the schools. And that's what really inspires job. Me to run for public office was the fact that I thought every child deserves an education and that was what brought me to this place and then what has helped me as a legislator since I've been elected is that same consideration of someone who is more.

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"state representative" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"state representative" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Long musk is ticked off that he can't open his factory he is dying it was nobody's factory some state representatives tells him to go get almost set a state representative told him zero Ilan mosque you on muscle you don't will screw you I'm going to take my factory nomina moving out here so you have the left turning on a popular American hero the guy that manufactures and sells Tesla's I think I think it's some teachable moment but I think he won mass you unless the need to be taught I think he's already figured out what an albatross around his neck liberalism is but this if he hadn't figured out then this this would be his come home event where he learns what dealing with the laughter really is all about he wants his business open he wants his factory open Tesla wants to start making cars the factories in Fremont telling him they're telling him I can't tell you what they're telling him I really I. state Rep not not even not even a member of Congress I'll state wacky some irritable angry state representative woman is telling him to go blank himself and over all of this so here he is out of sorts to because he's he engaged Richard Branson they've all figured out that they're not going to be able to get to Mars before they die so there's one.

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

12:34 min | 1 year ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"And we're back things sponsor. Let's get back into it as we're talking about voting. Obviously Georgia is very very in the middle of all the controversy with the voter suppression issues as well as the giant purge. That has happened which would be also another thing for everybody all the listeners. To go back and check make sure you have not been purse because that is very very important obviously and then also having the conversation of voting being a right and not a privilege so with all of that. Can you kind of speak on a little more? Obviously we're coming into a big year for everything. Can you speak a little more on that for us to be aware? Not only of what's going on. Maybe what we should be paying attention to with that as well because obviously when it comes to the lawsuits and all of that. And we know that Stacey Abrams is a big voice has started her nonprofit which is frigging amazing but just kind of talking more letting US further listeners who may not completely no kind of detail that for us. That's right in thinking about voting. I think about people who've come before me and people who will come after mean. My vote is not about what I want. It's really about what I have seen what I want to see. Sometimes people get so tied up in voting for a candidate voting to make sure that if that person does not get elected. And I'm just throwing the baby out with the bathwater right and you know. I'll I'll say you know. Even some of my democratic socialist friends that was the whole point of the Bernie or bust mentality. It was like this or throw out the bath. Water baby and that mentality is really difficult. It is this cancel culture. It's all of this toxic nature that says if something to go your way then just kill it all together but in fact that's not what voting is about. Voting is all about choice and opportunity when you go to the ballot in March for the presidential primary. There will be a bunch of people there. There's also a write in slot. If you don't want anyone right in who you want to write in but at least your vote gets counted right. If you understand that your candidate is not going to get selected right before the election or maybe they have a runoff like. I did for their second election those votes matter even more we should be looking out for special elections and runoff elections. But they're not really jargon that people are used to there used to like. Oh the primary The general but what about the Special Elections? What about the runoffs? One about the times when twenty-three votes changes something imagine if you and your apartment building of people or your block of people said we're going to vote and you change the election. I bet you that your ability to feel more invested in the system would increase what we do know about voters right now. Which makes me really excited is that they're the youngest they've ever been right. And even when they say millennials don't vote what actually mean as we haven't done the data yet right. They're pulling information from not only forty year olds who have ten year olds and nineteen year olds. Who are just getting into college. They can't figure out how to do all that together. All the pundits can't even do it and so it's a farce. It is not true. That millennials genetics all of us that we don't vote we actually do. We've been voting in Georgia at three hundred and sixty per cent more than we ever have before. But we're doing it in a very specific way. We are early voting yes. We're not waiting for election day so if the election was supposed to be on this coming Tuesday this whole week would be early voting in the state of Georgia. We'll do it the week before we get off of work. Get Out of your place go early. Vote and that's really what's going to make the difference in this presidential election. That's awesome thank you. I've been taking over you got. I get really excited. These are very important issues right now. I was GONNA say. Ask One two for those who are considering running because those who are considering getting their their wet. I'm not one of those people. What would your advice for the be? Three things yes lorries. Love it one scrub your social media. Not Because you're trying to change who you are but because when voters come to look at you they're looking for bite sized pieces they WANNA understand okay. This person does that. They went there and they served this capacity. We know the average you know like buydell on a page Mentality is ten seconds. If you hold your phone right now just stare at it for ten seconds. You're going to be bored. So people are not really gonNA take that much time to look at like your you know twenty fourteen post about visiting the Grand Canyon. Unless you want that there to prove that you're an environmentalist. Go ahead and just clean it up so they can actually see you in the noise of what is the Internet. The second thing of course is get a kitchen cabinet of people who you trust. That can talk to your kitchen. Cabinet is that you open it. You're like Hey cheetos Hey doritos. Hey girl you can go in there and just let it go and no one else has to know. You need those handful of people who you can say. Did you know they pulled up my yard signs again? I'm so frustrated. Mlp's didn't go out on time in late from an interview. Meshu broke and all these things and then you can zip it together and go in and do the interview. You need to be able to have that kitchen cabinet to carry you throughout the campaign and the third thing is raise some money right. I was a twenty three year old broke college student when I decided to run for office. Con All my twenty-three-year-old broke friend right. Who would say yeah? I am so proud of you. I'm so glad you're reading. This is awesome. I really cannot give you twenty five dollars. I would take five dollars on my friends because that's one yard sign and really thinking about how you can do exciting things on a grassroots campaign. We raise money at drag shows in our election because that was a part of our voter and that was a part of our campaign. So don't think about raising money as Yucky thing that is self serving instead. Like I said if you're running for office you're running to balance a budget. You should be able to ask for money right. That's the job you're going to do so it's really some like job training. Yeah Yeah Money. Money money being poor now my money. Would you like to discuss anything that we have brought up these new projects anything? That's specific to you that you would love for list listeners. To know about words listeners. To know about to all the families out there you know. I just WanNa thank you all for resisting. It is difficult. You know. It's hard I know that As a Dula. I'm working with Mamas who are about to deliver or who have delivered right now and the state of Georgia has gotten the worst ranking in maternal health outcomes as people say black women are three times more likely to die than their counterparts in childbirth. As much as we do want to educate the public about that I believe we should be sensitive in how we do it because it is triggering traumatizing to tell someone that they might perish for making this life decision when you have also restricted their ability to terminate a pregnancy right. So I just WanNa thank families out there and the people who support them and to let you know I'm always here in Atlanta Georgia rocking out fighting for you know the into voter suppression and the continuation of some progressive politics. So I do WANNA ask a personal question because obviously you have a very heavy duty duty job. Heavy heavy duty jobs. What do you do to give yourself a chance to step away? What is your outlet? Thank you family is definitely number one for me. I went to college for dance so I really like to dance. That can be like in a class or in a club. You might catch me. Yeah come on. Atlanta s Friday night. Let's do this. We're GONNA be friends so it was fun And then the third thing of course is shutting down off of social media. Sometimes it can be really toxic and whether you're in elected office or not. I think we all need to do that old. Thank you so much. I've been so excited I've been telling everybody knows so yes I am a fan girl over here. I'm really excited that you are here. I'm really excited. That you are giant voice for our state and our part of the fight in progressing Your your heart and obviously you're passionate has been an amazing representation of Georgia. So thank you. They y'all and that concludes our interview with Part Canon as you can tell we were very excited have lasted a lot longer than I did. Had to have a couple of moments of our Chil- Smith it's okay. It's okay it's okay. I loved it. I loved every second of it. I'm sorry it was a beautiful thing behold and I just wanted to tell everyone yes please get involved and you never know reach out talk to these people they will reach back to you and they will have a conversation with you and that is very very important in getting to know who your representatives are. Yeah Yeah and I love her story of she just was mad yes about who is representing or into the went to the Capitol and then met someone who then men toward her tapped her to run. And reach out yeah. There's no telling what can happen if you just put an effort in getting to know people in the story it's true. I used to tell myself that all the time I could either stay in which I would love. I could also go out and meet people and I don't know what that will lead to can be rewarding and be kind of how we met. That's how we met. Yeah so I just wanted to say thank you for coming in with us and sitting with us and having such a candid and open conversation for those who are thinking about going out and actually trying to become a part of the boys being involved by getting into politics. Listen to our advice from amazing things that you can do and encourage you to do so. Try represent us. We need you. We need you. Yes and we need more voices like part. Canon in this which is black history month comes out. I always want to spotlight women of color. Who are out there fighting the good fight the good fight and doing amazing things and inspiring all of those us. Yes so if you would like to email us we would love to hear from you. Our E mail is stuff medium Steph at IHEARTMEDIA DOT com. You can also find us on twitter at Mazda podcast or on instagram at stuff..

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Who can help get the seventeen thousand children out of our foster care system today what we want for Georgians and people across the world to know about religious liberty religious freedom which we believe to be religious restriction. Is that if you are able to come to the table on this conversation and say hey love thy neighbor do not judge then we need you right now right. So what can we do? Because obviously I am someone who is beyond passionate about things like this because I have seen firsthand what that had what happens to our children when those types of restrictions happen what happens to the families who oftentimes are more equipped to work with kids. Who are little come from a dysfunctional background. Because the one thing I've had to tell many people who ask me about adoption and foster care might be ready. These kids are not healthy right. You're not getting an any from the movies. Also love you ain't just but the thing is it's not obvious. These are very troubled. Youth oftentimes and we know that after h five. They're less likely to be adopted. Actually h three Let's be real honest. Isn't that any child? That old has gone through some sort of trauma and often times. I see people of the Lgbtq community understand that and are more equipped to handle or at least are more prepared to handle such trauma so would that what can we do to continue to make sure our voices are now beyond just the regular emails we are. What can we do yes? Three things? One is registered to vote. Y'All the deadlines are always happening. You know people like who wins the deadline so I can do it the night before or the voter registration deadlines are always happening. Don't worry about whether or not you're trying to get in for this election or that election. We believe voting to be a practice right registered to vote. So you can see. Oh my polling places green today Oh it was. Actually purple voted last time. I mean literally just a practice of knowing your space when you're going to make these decisions because these are the senators that you're voting for if they have an incumbent letter by their name. Please look them up before you go. You can see your sample ballot online across the state of Georgia by just going to the secretary of state's webpage. The second thing is no that politicians are playing games with people's lives right now. And they deserve to be held accountable. Social media is a great way to do that to make people understand that your beliefs are equally as important to your elected officials beliefs. Even if they have the power to go in and to write a piece of legislation you need to remind them that that is only a fraction of their jobs right. The main part of our job at the state capital is to balance the state budget. If your elected official to not talk to you about the money that they're trying to get into the state budget for their hospitals and their schools and all they can do is talk to you about restricting people's ability to live in safe and healthy communities. Please quickly redirect them help them understand that ours. State of Georgia has the Department of Family and child services and their budget line is possibly about to get cut again. If they really care about making sure that people have healthy lives they should be doing a better job of balancing that budget. Line the third thing that I truly truly believe that we can all do is to talk to children When you're talking to children help them understand what it is that you have experienced regardless of their age? Help them understand why something makes you upset. Help them know that they can speak up if they feel like something is happening. Our children these days are at age three thinking about gender identity and if we would have adults who would just listen and talk to the And not push religion down their throat at that moment with conversion therapy then they might actually be okay. I am excited in the opportunity. You know to keep registering people to vote to keep talking about the state budget and of course to keep talking to children to stop religious restrictions from happening. Right that's awesome. We do have some more of our.

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

14:45 min | 1 year ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Put My car sweat shirt on and went down to the State Capitol and tried to get to know my legislator. I figured I was going to run into a white man. Yeah instead I ran into an African American lesbian with locked hair and we really became friends. I'm so proud to know that. She found me to be such a pivotal member of her district that when she decided to resign her office in two Thousand Fifteen. She called me and personally asked me to run for the seat now. I was twenty three years old. I just got out of college. I didn't think I was going to run for office. Maybe after law school after a career. So we dropped everything and picked up a grassroots campaign. We had a month and a half to raise fifty thousand dollars and to try to talk to twenty two thousand voters in the first election. We had in two thousand sixteen was in January so our legislative session which I was running to be a part of had already started so. We felt the urgency and tried to get as many voters to the polls. We actually had our celebration party planned for here in Pont City market at nine pm because the polls closed at eight well. We left our house at like eight twenty. Gotten this parking lot by like eight thirty. Can we saw the results? We had lost the election by twenty three votes out of twenty two thousand people. If twenty three more people had voted we would have closed the deal so we had a runoff election February. I immediately started serving. The presidential primary was in March so we were back on the ballot in March and once again on the ballot in November. So if anyone out there interested in running for office and someone tells you you're GonNa have to do it multiple times. That's just a part of the game and that's how we got our seat. Both amazing yeah and as you were talking about to the audience and to the people. What would your statements be about why it is important that if you are as passionate and as as we are all passionate to come out and represent and be a voice and especially for those who are women of color people colored those in the LGBTQ. I Y it's really important right now that that community step up cultural change is happening in our communities. And it's also happening in government buildings if you look at the Georgia State Capitol Right now. We just put in a mom of which is for you if you are pumping or breastfeeding. We've never had that before. And this is because legislators who are female who had tiny's needed to be and they started breastfeeding on the floor of the state capital and they started to say we're doing this because people can't come here and do what they need to do if they want to be a citizen advocate. They have to choose whether they're going to feed their child or not and so they're opportunities for our state capital. I believe to have gender neutral bathrooms. Currently we don't and I believe that only if there are more people with intersectional identities who are not just say queer like me but maybe our moms of Queer kids or maybe dad's of trans kids. Then that is when we'll see. The tide turned Brian. That's a great point. Love that so in your time with the government. Yes we've been looking at. I've been looking at some of your bills and some of the things that you have been pushing and I did want to talk about because I love it and I need to know more about it. The bill of rights. Thank you yeah I wanNA know all about it how you came to come together and decided this needs to be talked about at the very least as a way of protesting. That's right so the abortion ban in twenty nineteen was really just another day of business as usual at Georgia State Capitol Some of my colleagues who identify as Caucasian and male were up to what I consider to be business as usual try restricting people's rights not listening to their constituents and in fact doing something that is incredibly costly to our state. They decided that in that day even though we had done five or ten direct actions on the state floor by turning our backs to the speakers linking arms bringing media in shouting out planned parenthood. Not leaving the well when we were supposed to in continuing to speak but they were still able to get the bill passed so we said as much as you have the power to go legislative council and to what you say is to write legislation that your constituents want you to right. We do too so a few of US black women. Legislators went to Legislative Council and under the understanding that our constituents had reached out to us about men's health we wanted to write some bills so we did the testicular bill of rights. We additionally did the vanishing Viagra Act. We also tried to create a study committee on erectile dysfunction and we talked a lot about the social and mental aspects of masculinity that are toxic and in fact those are the reasons why we have unplanned pregnancy right Unfortunately our bill has not gotten a hearing but it has gotten media from here across the world. We are open to talking about it anytime. I love it. Yeah as I was reading it. I think I was giggling but I was really excited because this is absolutely the questions that we need to come back to. Whether it's actually talking about sexual assault or get unwanted pregnancies any of that these important questions that should be addressed. Why aren't meant taking responsibility for all of these actions that are happening? Why is being just dumped on to Women those identifies women or those who have vaginas general. Why is that so heavily? Pay For pay in his health benefit plan for Viagra tier one right you know. Get that pay for for active members as well as retirees additionally you know when we look at what happens when someone is trying to get a DNA test to prove paternity. Does the state pay for that? No so just trying to pull out some of the fallacies and contradictions of the Georgia code. I love it and then as I was reading through your stuff you also do a lot of work with homelessness and Housing and displacement. Can you talk a little bit more about that? Because I know it's always been a crisis but it's becoming more more of an awareness especially with our current administration not really caring about the underlying issues that echoes your nominal bases economic. Thank you yes. This is my job. Yes Oh can you talk a little more about that? Please certainly in thinking about housing. Insecurity is not just someone who is sleeping on the street. Sometimes it is Mama's who are paying for one week in a hotel so her kids can stay in the area so they can go to school and no one in the school will know what they're going through. We been hearing from families across the state of Georgia rural suburban urban. You name it who are facing housing insecurity. Most people are able to talk about that issue when they see it Maybe they see it when they're getting off the highway and someone is asking for help. Or maybe they see it when they're at a grocery store. And someone is expressively hungry. But what we don't really talk about is the mental health aspects of that in the physical health aspects of that so we have tried to coalesce with some of the organizations that meet people where they are. These are organizations like community land trusts the whole point of community land. Trust is to get some land and to hold it in a trust so that no matter what that house on that land will remain affordable community land trust right now in the state of Georgia are so notable because Georgia is the first state to ever have a community land trust beating out. Vermont. New York -ELVAR NYA years and years ago but we have not done anything to actually protect. Those community land trusts in staying affordable. So this past year we worked with the city of Atlanta's housing department and government relations as well as the community land trust here in Atlanta. To say what are your families experiencing and they said this. They don't own the land. They own the house so when property tax time comes around the community land trust is paying for the land and they're paying for the house but that homeowner cannot request an exemption from school taxes from municipal taxes. If they're old enough because they don't technically owned the land so there are some administrative fixes just like that that the governor did and signed and was fine but there are other issues like mental health protecting veterans Making sure that Trans and gender non conforming youth who are sleeping under the bridge blocks from here because we visit them actually have a way to get back on their feet and sometimes that can be through a foster care system other times. I can be through a supportive family. We're trying to make some pathways for folks to get out of housing insecurity. Beth awesome. I was reading. That was really really inspiring. Just understanding how harmful gentrification can be but how inevitable it often is. Unfortunately there's no real solution and seeing things like that talking about different types of bills how the government can assist or should be a part of this conversation instead of it just being based on income or based on individuals and it seems like it's hard for us but slowly at least being conversational. Yeah we're getting there and I'll say one of the most exciting moments I had working across. The aisle last year was with a rural legislator. Who told me about when he was growing up? He used to have bunnies at his house all the time. And He loved his bunnies until he found out they were rats and in that understanding he would support my bill making sure that people had safe housing. We were able to pass a bill. That is a part of kind of tenants bill of rights to say if you report your buddies or rats to your landlord they cannot just go ahead and evict you. Which is what's happening in the state of Georgia if you report mold or mildew or any of the things that are environmental or health and safety issues they can actually terminate your rental contract. If I knew that no I didn't I didn't wow so. We changed that bill last year. That's awesome. I knew that there was some changes happening with. The winners writes things. I did not know included the fact that we could have been kicked out and I'm renters. What what wow. I'm learning things today. All how Georgia okay. But we fixed that exit. That's amazing And then also we kinda wanted to come back around. You were talking about foster hair and such something. That's very passionate to me I am. I used to social work. Thank you weird statement saying I am not as of last week. That's very new. But I was working with the Department of Justice I worked with foster care. I'm also adopted and I know once again the whole idea of religious freedom. Bill is coming back round. I know that a legislators trying to reintroduce it again and then of course I am more than horrified because there are things happening around the country that is allowing actual like this to go forward Can you kind of talk about what that 'cause I know you've been in there while they were trying to fight this bill to begin with as we're coming back to this? What are some things that we need to be paying attention to? How do? We vocally advocate and physically advocate to fight against such a bill. When you hear the term religious freedom you should think religious restriction right. And we're trying to make sure that people understand whether you believe in someone or something that gets you somewhere that's fine. We're not trying to stop people from believing or not believing what we want to make sure that we do is create the separation of church and state now in a state like Georgia in the Bible Belt. That's really difficult for reasons like you have pastors running for office. You also have governmental policies that create a special space in the state capital for prayer to always happen. So we're juxtaposing people who believe strongly and people who understand what the public wants what the public wants today is for there to be the separation of church and state you can look at even a place that idol eat chick fillet open on Sundays because they understand for their beliefs that that is what they need to do on Sundays. Great do that on Sundays. Maybe Jehovah's Witness do it on Saturday. Do whatever day you need to except for when you are restricting someone else's life right and in issues related to not only baking a cake for a wedding even though that Supreme Court case really was disappointing to us all But also about adopting people. We saw this week as well. The Senate dropped the Anti lgbtq adoption bill in our words. We know that research shows that same sex couples are four times more likely than opposite sex couples to be raising adopted children. So you're already targeting the group of folks.

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"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

13:02 min | 1 year ago

"state representative" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Though today. We and by we I do mean me. I'm so excited so excited. Oh listeners. I saw such a sight. I had a moment okay. But we're so excited to introduce you to a member of the Georgia House of Representatives that I have been watching since the beginning of her career in Atlanta. Sounds wake rapier than I intended but hey I how because it's been exciting but her name is part. Canon and I will tell you yes. I got super excited. I I kinda girl. She definitely fan girl And we know I'm not the best that speech sometimes and yes. I fumbled a quite a bit. I had to restart a few times. And she was very kind and patient. She was very well-spoken. Also I feel like this is really indicative of our relationship which is antagonistic but beautiful friendship just sat back. You struggle terrible such a terrible i. I really thought it was so sweet because as I told you afterwards normally you see people get that way about celebrities Samantha Listener. She gets that way about representative. I get that way about people who are a powerhouse and I love seeing those who strive to go beyond even more so when I see someone who end she is twenty eight by the way a young in comparison to myself as well as she has been in this game. It's twenty sixteen as well as the fact that yes she's very well-spoken and when I say well spoken. I mean she was ready. She was ready every question. I had no fumbling. I was like my Gosh. And not only that she and and as you will hear in the interviews have some of the best wit even politically when it comes to combating some of the ignorance that we often see during political times whatever whatnot. She had some of the best wet even in types of reform and types of bills and I love that so much because that kind of power that kind of level of assuredness. I know this is not going to go anywhere. But I'm making a statement is amazing to me and she is one of our representatives. She is a queer black woman who is in our House of Representatives in a very conservative state. Yeah so of course we do talk about the fact that is turning purple. And we're hoping to be able to be one of those swing state But we do know Georgia is conservative and we know that some of the biggest controversies came with the last gubernatorial election with Stacey Abrams and Bryan camp. And it's been closely watch stacey. Abrams herself has made a name. In combating voter suppression. Yes so just with all that when I see things like this and a powerhouse like this making a name for herself in a manner. That is so just inspirational. Yeah I have moments okay and I. It was beautiful to witness really was and for myself and I would imagine for a lot of people listening. It's hard sometimes with politics. It's just it seems like no matter. What you do is just constant bad news. And there's no change in hearing from someone like Park Ken who does have all these intersectional identities and who does sound so hopeful and like she was very positive. Not So. Nice to see yeah. It was really refreshing and we've spoke before about how sometimes change it just takes a while right and it is happening but bad news is so much easier to consume and so much easier to just bring it on yourself but to hear her this positively. Giddy and this hope for. We're going to get more people to run and it's GonNa continue to progress was really really refreshing right before we get into the the interview. The amazing station we had. We wanted to throw some statistics out there. Because you know we love some statistics true so according to the history ours and archive site there have been over seventy women of color in us. Congress since nineteen sixty four. Yes which I got my own chance to geek out about. When Samantha gave me a mystery tax I did. I was trying to make sure that the site was updated and could not find the last updated date so you sat there for fifteen minutes. Fifteen ish try do fine the cyber me and I said you you definitely succeeded but yeah the excitement that you had on your life. Let me find it. I can do this. I was bored. I don't like he loves some research. I love research girl. Love some research so there have been going back to this. There have been thirteen. Asian Pacific American Women. A forty-seven African American Women Twenty Hispanic American women in Congress to this date which the greatest number no definitely not the greatest number. We can certainly improve upon that and I hope that we will and with those numbers Patsy mink of Hawaii. The first Asian Pacific American woman to be elected to the house in one thousand nine hundred four surely his own one of my favorites of New York as the first African American woman elected to the house in nineteen eight and Eliana Ross. Lithuanian of Florida was the first Spanish. American woman won the election to house in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and for extra credit. The first woman of color to be elected to the Senate was Carol Moseley. Braun and African American woman from Illinois in Nineteen Ninety two and Maisy Hirono from Hawaii was the first woman of color to be elected to both chambers. She was elected to the Senate in two thousand twelve. Then we have some statistics for LGBTQ plus representation in politics according to it gets better dot org turn eighteen. They were ten members of Congress on the federal level who identifies Lgbtq plus and of those ten five are women and of those five zero. We're women of color now. These are outdated so changes are coming when it comes to the state level. Constituents are more presented. Which again is another example of local politics? Pay Attention get evolved. Don't forget about those. Local elections are so important to have very important and they're more likely to hear your voice unfortunately than those in the federal level and yes these statistics that we gave you more on the Federal Level. But yes these local elections are probably more likely. Have Your Voice be heard you being able to be better representatives so these are wild. Local elections are very important in something that we need to be paying attention to. Yes check your station. Yeah out and vote and we're about ready to get into our interview but first we're going to get into a quick break for word from our sponsor. Okay so a recent study found that a great hair day makes you happier more confident but that same say also revealed that ninety. Five percent of women don't feel great about their hair. I can definitely relate to the confidence part because if my hair is doing something a little weird something. I don't want it to do then I can't stop thinking about it. The rest of the day Alma Guy. 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But I am a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Which is a part of our states government at twenty three years old. I stepped off my college campus and decided I wanted to run for office. I did not know much more than that. I was frustrated about what was going on. And Luckily when we won our election we brought a very progressive voice to the state capital. I am openly queer. I love to make sure that people talk about intersection analogy because I am an abortion. Dula a birth Dula and a preschool teacher. And I think. What's also pretty exciting? Is that last year? The state capital. They did an article about fashion at the state capital and they said it was because of alphabetical order. That I was I but yet I love me some fashion. Oh I'M GONNA say you're killing his outfit today. You like. The shoes alone is amazing in the hills. Black and white POLKA DOT hills. And they're your rainbows even better. I'm like yes. This is my type of person because I also only wear hills and boots most of the times rare to find me in anything else because I am a short girl at five three five four so I feel like I need that little stature just a little bit you know to go with the personality right. Love your fashion is on point. I would definitely say it's not just because of the alphabetical order. Yeah I was looking at your stuff and I'm thinking I'm about ten or so years older than you and I feel very much like an underachiever. I God things that you have done. I know you're doing right now. Is just incredible and again like I said. Fan galling because I love seeing someone with such drive and you have so many good things behind you. I love again watching you campaign. It was one of the beautiful moons and you are with the House of Representatives and district. Fifty eight so district. Fifty eight is in midtown downtown in southwest Atlanta. I like to call it a reproductive justice district because you have neighborhoods Virginia highland with homes in the millions. And you have neighborhoods like Pittsburgh which is literally the nation's worst representation for Predatory lending back in the early two thousands Within the district as well. So you have all kinds of folks all kinds of families and I'm really trying my hardest to represent them all right And just for our audience is this is based in Georgia Like I said. I love kind of coping seeing what's happening in individual stays in the state level because I think that's where it all begins obviously when we talk about voting rights and we're talking about voting suppression a lot of our voices and all of our representatives are supposed to have our best interests and so we know that state representation is very important and you are a part of the Georgia state representation because we have a very international audience. Yes Atlanta Georgia. You know in the south of the United States and what we of course are fighting against in Georgia is the fact that we are a conservative state but Atlanta is a progressive city so I represent the both yes and it's very interesting because we're quickly talking about Georgia slowly becoming a very purple state. And they were talking about slow becoming a swing state and how important it is that we do. Keep an eye as we are slowly changing some ideas and some heads. Hopefully yeah yeah. It goes spreads out beyond Metro Atlanta as well. Listen that but yes. You are a big voice and a big representation of that progression. And if you don't mind talking a little bit about your history because I know you kind of dabbled or started working with representative Simone Bell back to that for us so in like twenty thirteen. I was so angry in twenty twelve. Our state passed a bill. That was part of a federal opportunity to restrict access to reproductive health. Care so our state was one of the first twenty twelve and twenty thirteen. That really took that on to the House and the Senate and the governor loved it and all of the departments of public health and community health really had to change their operating procedures. I felt that was a waste of taxpayer dollars and I wanted to know who was responsible so I got up you know..

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"state representative" Discussed on Discover Lafayette

Discover Lafayette

11:13 min | 1 year ago

"state representative" Discussed on Discover Lafayette

"I think so when I when I hear from them and certainly You know their support for life and and things of that nature so yeah I think Karen Chrome one particular. I know your district is much larger than that. I always think Catholic so for you to be baptist. I was like Oh this is interesting. I is funny I we. We joked a little bit about that when I was running and you know people would ask me about it and of course it. It got kind of interesting because of course we have a really big horse industry in in the district. And so they're like. Oh you're baptist you. You're going to mess with all of our gambling or whatever you know with like obviously with the horse track and stuff and I said look. I'm not on some crusade. They'd like tariff archer industry is going to be fine. You know but no look I mean we we. We serve the same God and I've never ever seen any issues with that as far serving the people and Garin grow areas though when Julie. We're here in the office is a raider as you got. The tour met the Minister of Christmas. And they also have Jason Sikora who tapes our podcast and I know you have questions or look at my notes here. I'll start with this some comments first of all thank you for being here at Raider and undiscovered Lafayette. This is awesome and I really liked. I know you said just call us because that's also one of our values here this. Just call us. Customer Service. Line government is right Mer service. Yeah you mentioned also millennials and taxes. But I'M GONNA say it's the same for us. Gen xers too. I just got my parish in city home tax bills. And today as well yeah exactly big silent more more money here come under the right now right exactly early December Jen. You kind of mentioned this a little bit in. I want to just reiterate that everybody of all ages should make voting a priority. And make sure you do your homework. Don't just go in there blindly and check off. Some things expend an hour reading through everything. That's all it takes and do your best to go meet the people because you may not be able. If you don't live in New Hampshire Iowa you may not be able to meet all the presidential candidates but for everything locally and even people running statewide office. They're they're here. They're out of vents. They're trying to meet you so take those opportunities even even when they walk around our neighborhood. I'll step outside and shake your hand and take your pamphlet. Certainly all right questions here you talk about getting into politics and how it was just an open door but was there a personal drive to get into it or did you just dive in like I. Ah I like to think of myself as a very driven person. You know if I'm if I'm going to make a decision to do something I'm GonNa do it like with both feet in and just like jump headfirst but yeah. I don't know that there there was really ever a drive to say. I definitely want to run for office but I did enjoy being involved involved. You know I got like I got pretty involved in college. Just you know in the party and then in different local politics and things like that And I saw the importance of it early on you know the the actual aspect of running I think was still especially in my young twenty's was obviously like very foreign to me because I didn't other than my grandfather like I said when he was mayor and he stopped being mayor when I was four so I don't remember member at all so other than that. I really didn't have anybody in my life had run for office so I thought that was hard. It is hard but I I mean. I didn't think it was like a barrier that I can do my interesting. And that's why I asked it because even as somebody his forties we've done a ton of different jobs. There's there's sometimes a drive to do it and sometimes you just say us and see what happens. What's the best and worst? Part of politics You know it's funny. I I told him the other day. I've I feel like in politics. You meet some of the absolute best people and some of the absolute worst people in the world and you know fortunately in the legislature look do have a few bad apples like sure you know and and do you have some people that are just absolutely there for the wrong reasons and you get frustrated with them like sure but for the most part people in like they're going to make mistakes and they're gonNA make bad decisions but they're typically there because they really love their community they really want to serve. They love their state And that's look. Yeah I mean I know everybody wants to think the opposite of everyone but that's what I found I've I've made some some really great friends along the way I had some really great mentors along the way and you know have really appreciate that and so and look I mean you can get really hurt you know and you can trust some some people that have no very nefarious reasons for doing what they do. So that's hard when we find out that somebody you thought was your friend to actually turns out to be at all. But that's you know that's that's life as well. I was thinking I asked this question to most of our guests mm-hmm because we've had counselors on here doctors and my wife's a teacher so ask those questions and it's the same thing you want to help the drivers to help. And that's what you stay where you are. But you're gonNA hit some roadblocks and that is the downfall of it. Where can people get more information about you a number of ways you? You know my website campaign wise. Julian Dot Org If you go on facebook and twitter Julia Emerson or Julia Merson. La Email address is Emmerson J. at Legis dot L. A. Dot Gov that goes to our office phone. The numbers three three seven. Eight eight six five three one four. Okay all right so two more questions here. What are some good resources for listeners? Who want a good unbiased? Look at what's going on in politics. I'm putting you on the spot. Oh man cable what do you like you. You know I do like cable. I honestly I would tell you and this certainly not going to be those unbiased thing but follow. Oh you're elected officials series. I mean clearly we all have our political persuasions and everything But I think it's our responsibility to educate educate the public on what we're doing Obviously you can go on the legislative website and read it for yourself I do think par- is Great. I do think cables good The in in you know it's it's kind of funny like you WanNa say basically whatever you want to believe you can find some kind of outlet back you up on it but I think if you have real questions about legislation I really do think that you should try to call your elected officials. I mean if they don't answer the phone call me and I'll text them and be like what the Heck's wrong with you I know but but but seriously I I really I appreciate the people in my district who who follow what I do. who comment on things on mm facebook who email me who call me? Text me Idea my very best. Give everybody the pros and cons. I can only vote one way on a bill up or down. I guess I could abstain. But that's not very nice and so you know we can only we can only pick one of two ways and but I'll be happy to explain to them. Why voted a a certain way and then why other people voted their way? So I knew I was going to put you on the spot with that question but you answered it amazingly so thank you. Thank you final question. If you were doing this what would you be doing. You Know I. I really enjoy what I do and like my my normal professional life. I you know we we do a lot of I mean we do marketing. Really I mean you know. Media Bison and and what speaks to people and we do it for businesses and organizations ends and we do a lot of polling as well to try to understand how people are feeling and so. That's what I mean. I'm I'm with you. I'm always interested in. It's so hard to get young people people to answer polls. It's kind of indicative of like how they vote is well But we do. We have started doing a lot of text polling as well L. to try to younger people will definitely more. Yeah they don't get frustrated. Somebody's texting them. They're weird it some- yes but I mean for the most part they're like Oh okay like because I think a lot of people complain like we'll nobody ever asked me about my opinion. You know so you have this people who will tech back like profanity's fantasies and it's really terrible people back like they'll absolutely answer every question. Yeah so yeah I mean yeah I think I would probably I be doing more of that. I think I'm involved in politics in the legislature. Also because I just I enjoy humans and human interaction and human nature and I'm trying to understand where people are coming from And so I guess like my love of that you know. Running for office in politics ended up being a natural fit for me but yeah just I think it's just really entertaining. You know. I like not entertaining bad way. But you have one hundred and five members of the House and they come from one hundred and five different parts of the state and one hundred and five different backgrounds and experiences and everybody brings something different to the table and has different motivations and trying to figure out what those motivations are is part of. What makes it interesting? That sounds like this office. Well thank you for being here. This is this has been awesome and Jim Of course thank you for letting me ask some questions. Thank you so much. We'll besides her Jason Jason. Thank you besides living humans. I know you love dogs right and cat hat and facebook. Tell us about them quickly. Oh you know my dog. Oh Wow that's durable that's cute. He's showing me his tattoo of his dog organ cat yes. Oh my dog's name. Is Louis like Louisiana real cheesy and stuff So he's he's greatest golden retriever. Seven months old. He's a very good boy He's actually getting groomed right now so I gotta go pick him up a little bit and then migrating the cat's name is Nelson. He was arrested. Kitty that actually ended up picking up one day when I was in South Carolina going to class and anyways long story. Sorry but I found him and I ended up bringing them home because he didn't have anywhere to go. So that keep you grounded. Yeah absolutely absolutely. They're great when Julie Emerson. Thank you for taking time to join us again. Julie Emerson serves as state representative for district thirty nine which is northern Lafayette parish southern Saint Landry parish and of course serving as you do you represent the whole state..

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"state representative" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"state representative" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"I reached out to state representative david lens ski yesterday asked as i was sort of looking to write a column on this text us church shooting and listen is this legislation that he's got came out way before this event in and you know who knows i e e weather we've really there's any connection the reason though that i had reached out to him was that sinn it's something that shattuck and i have been talking about all morning the idea is that often times close loved ones can see or hear something that is concerning about these shooters in the current before something like this happens and so the legislation that at the state representative is has proposed would give those people some sort of recourse if they sent something i is going wrong with with somebody close to them representative thanks so much for coming on sure happy to be here but occurred gert or yeah end and so you know we don't know huge amounts to us about this guy it certainly seems like he had some temper issues and all that sort of stuff but will focus on our state and this legislation you brought up in i you know shattuck and i've been talking all morning about a lot of these mass shootings about shootings in the workplace and in domestic send there's often times very strong indications including you know the shooters themselves saying that they're going to shoot out x y z place and to some extent the legislation you are the eu filed at addresses that who are really good uh cloud cuckoo computer modelled on voter road traffic to worn honored to represent ground who waterlogged reordering of the book worked quite well and what are they going.

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"state representative" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

01:47 min | 4 years ago

"state representative" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Them from passing like minimum wage ordinances or or in his again cracking in her the you know you the alec funded the state representative of which unfortunately many minnesota's flipped to republican in many of these new members are you know just really in the pocket of wealthy people and fortunately you know that the advantage of having at least two democratic governor is that he vetoed that so along with the bill that you were talking about with our guest to our with your gifts rather the he was he did veto that so that at least here in minneapolis it looks like we're going to pack up through our revolution the city council and we will i'll be able to pass the minimum wage ordinance among other things that we think that should happen here and uh you know things that affect like global warming and things like that are because we are getting no traction you know in the national government on a lot of these issues and the party the you know unfortunately isn't strong enough the democratic party to push through those issues but locally you can do it as long as you have the power to do it and that just shows you how craven the republicans are because they're the ones that always believed in quote local government and local control until it had to in into conflict with their real constituency which is business in throat then it completely the opposite anyway john what are what do you make of of what the governor is doing in minnesota taking that hardline threatening the de fund the state legislature until they did off their tax.

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