SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

August 27, 2015 10:18 ET

AJC Radio Program Announcement -- Spotlight On Capitol Hill… Where A Just Cause Puts the Spotlight on Senators, Members of Congress, and Their Legislation; This Week -- Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D - NC)

Spotlight On Capitol Hill Gives Listeners an In-Depth Look at Initiatives and the Legislative Agenda of Our Elected Officials in Washington D.C., Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - August 27, 2015) - AJC Radio airs a weekly segment called "Spotlight On Capitol Hill." The segment allows AJC Radio to shine the spotlight on members of Congress and the Senate from a positive perspective. This is a forum for an upbeat review of legislation that covers a broad spectrum of initiatives. The program format allows listeners to weigh in and have lively dialogue with the AJC Radio team.

Justice advocacy group, A Just Cause (AJC), announces today that the Thursday, August 27, 2015 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight On Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on Congressman G.K. Butterfield (, 8-10PM ET).

"'Spotlight On Capitol Hill' is an exciting part of AJC Radio where we dive into the political issues of the day and it allows us to inform our listeners of the excellent work being done by members of both the House and the Senate," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause Executive Director. "We've done spotlights on notable members of the House and Senate like Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D - CA), Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT), Congressman Charles Rangel (D - NY), Senator Charles Schumer (D - NY), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D - CA), and others."

"AJC Radio did an interview on a previous show with Congressman Rangel as part of the 'Spotlight' segment and that was a great first-hand account of congressional activities from a key figure on Capitol Hill," adds Banks. "We do everything within our power to share as much information as possible about the Senator or House Representative," Banks concludes.

"This week we have chosen to shine the spotlight on the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman G.K Butterfield," Banks explains. "As we shine the spotlight on Representative Butterfield we will recognize his key priorities like the Economy, Voting Rights and Veterans Rights," proclaims Banks.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Jr. is a life-long resident of eastern North Carolina. Congressman Butterfield spent his formative years attending Charles H. Darden High School and worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights Movement as a young adult. His parents were Dr. & Mrs. G. K. Butterfield, Sr. His father practiced dentistry for 50 years and served as one of North Carolina's first black elected officials since Reconstruction. His mother was a classroom teacher for 48 years. Congressman Butterfield graduated from college and law school at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. After earning his law degree, Congressman Butterfield founded a law practice in Wilson and served the community in that capacity for 13 years. He is best known for his successful litigation of voting rights cases that resulted in the election of African-American elected officials throughout eastern North Carolina. In 1988, Congressman Butterfield was elected as Resident Superior Court judge. In this role, he presided over civil and criminal court in 46 counties of North Carolina. For two years, he served on the North Carolina Supreme Court by appointment of the governor. Butterfield retired from the judiciary after 15 years of service and successfully ran for Congress. He was elected to serve the First District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election on July 20, 2004, where he continues to serve today. In Congress, Butterfield is a champion of affordable health care, education, investments in rural communities, veterans, renewable energies, and federal programs that support low-income and middle-class Americans. Butterfield serves in the Democratic leadership as Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a proud father and grandfather.

"The civil rights activity that Congressman Butterfield has been involved in is very impressive, especially in an age when it seems like folks are trying to undo what so many fought so hard for," says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause.

"Those who are interested in voting rights, civil rights and fixing our poverty problems will definitely want to tune in hear about the initiatives that Representative Butterfield has taken on in Washington, D.C.," adds Thurman.

"I encourage the listeners to tune in, because just as our previous 'Spotlights' have been dynamic programs that focused on powerful players on Capitol Hill, I guarantee that this week's segment will be just as dynamic. You never know what surprise guest might dial in to the show," Banks concludes.

For more info on AJC Radio programming -- including program archives -- visit Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Bringing the Message of Justice Around the World," airs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10PM ET.


AJC Radio is an Internet radio presentation produced by the advocacy group, A Just Cause ( The program is designed to captivate the American people by dissecting the United States' judicial system, and exposing the hard truths. AJC Radio "…takes the message of justice around the world…" as the panelists review wrongful convictions, judicial misconduct, and mass incarceration across the U.S.

The show provides emotional, as well as entertaining dialogue on issues that may be considered controversial by some, but raw truth by others. AJC Radio promises to deliver open discussions about prosecutorial and judicial abuse in the U.S., with the objective of making the show unique, cutting edge, and intriguing to all listeners.

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