SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

July 09, 2015 12:59 ET

AJC Radio Program Announcement -- Spotlight On Capitol Hill…Where A Just Cause Puts the Spotlight on Members of Congress and Senators and Their Legislation; This Week -- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D - NY)

Spotlight On Capitol Hill Will Give Listeners an In-Depth Review of Legislation Critical to Justice, Safety and Prison Reform, Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - July 09, 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 to allow 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.

Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces today that AJC Radio will be shining the spotlight on Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Thursday, July 9, 2015 (, 8-10PM ET). "Since starting 'SpotlightOn Capitol Hill' we have been honored to share information about some of the excellent work being done by members of both the House and the Senate," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause Executive Director. "In two of our recent segments we put the 'spotlight' on Congressman Charles Rangel (D - NY) and Senator Charles Schumer (D - NY). Congressman Rangel actually took the time to do an interview with AJC Radio, and it was an excellent opportunity for AJC Radio listeners to hear first-hand from one of the iconic Congressmen on Capitol Hill," adds Banks.

"This week we have chosen to shine the spotlight on Congressman Hakeem Jeffries from New York," Banks explains. "As we shine the spotlight on Representative Jeffries we will recognize him for his tireless efforts for social and economic justice, not only for the people of New York, but for the nation. We look forward to putting the spotlight on Congressman Jeffries," proclaims Banks.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eighth Congressional District of New York, an area that encompasses large parts of Brooklyn and a section of Queens. Serving his second term in the United States Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Education and the Workforce Committee. He is also Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus. During the prior Congress, he served on the House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Overcriminalization. Presently, Rep. Jeffries co-chairs the bipartisan Intellectual Property Caucus. Congressman Jeffries began the 114th Congress determined to lead in a bipartisan manner. At the outset, he teamed up with Rep. Peter King to pass the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a bill that extended the tax deadline so that individuals making charitable donations to organizations supporting the families of assassinated New York Police Department Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos could apply such tax deductions to the prior year's tax return. President Obama signed the legislation into law. On the heels of a nationwide outcry demanding meaningful police reform, Rep. Jeffries introduced the Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2015, legislation that will make the deployment of a chokehold unlawful under federal civil rights law. (

AJC Radio will spotlight Bills/Resolutions sponsored or co-sponsored by Representative Jeffries including, but not limited to legislation regarding criminal justice, public housing, and education.

"'Spotlight On Capitol Hill' gives AJC Radio listeners an opportunity to hear about initiatives that are being pushed in Washington, D.C. that the listeners may or may not know about," says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause. "AJC Radio listeners will be enlightened on a broad list of issues that affect citizens all across the country, and we will see how our elected officials are tackling those issues," adds Thurman.

"'Spotlight On Capitol Hill' gives us an opportunity to reach the masses as we review what's going on with our elected officials," says Banks. "There is so much turmoil in the country and in the world right now that it only made sense to the AJC Radio team to seek out members of Congress and the Senate, and allow the American people to get a Capitol Hill perspective," adds Banks.

"We make every effort to get the Congressman or Senator on the air, but as everyone knows their schedules are pretty hectic. However, I encourage the listeners to tune in, because just as Congressman Rangel appeared on the program to give his first-hand accounts of the state of the nation, you never know what surprise guest might be on the air," 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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