SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

July 16, 2015 06:00 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 -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

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 - July 16, 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 that allows 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 the Thursday, July 16, 2015 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight On Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10PM ET).

"'Spotlight On Capitol Hill' is gaining momentum and we will continue to bring our listening audience information about 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 Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Congressman Rangel actually took the time to do an interview with AJC Radio, which was an excellent opportunity for AJC Radio listeners to hear first-hand from a key figure on Capitol Hill," adds Banks. "Granted, we might not have the opportunity to always bring our listeners a one-on-one interview, but 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 Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont," Banks explains. "As we shine the spotlight on Senator Leahy we will recognize him for his efforts of taking on issues head-on regarding the Judiciary, Veterans' Affairs, Education, Heath Care reform, the Environment and many others," proclaims Banks.

Patrick Leahy was elected to the United States Senate in 1974 and remains the only Democrat elected to this office from Vermont. At 34, he was the youngest U.S. Senator ever to be elected from the Green Mountain State. He served for eight years as State's Attorney in Chittenden County where he gained a national reputation for his law enforcement activities and was selected as one of three outstanding prosecutors in the United States in 1974. Leahy is the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is the senior-most member of the Appropriations Committee and of the Agriculture Committee. Leahy is the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs. He ranks first in seniority in the Senate. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, Leahy headed the Senate's negotiations on the 2001 anti-terrorism bill, the USA PATRIOT Act. Leahy is the chief sponsor of the Innocence Protection Act, which addresses flaws in the administration of capital punishment. Parts of Leahy's death penalty reform package, which were enacted in 2004, help reduce the risks that innocent people are executed by providing for post-conviction DNA testing and better access to competent legal counsel. Always ranked among the top environmental legislators by the nation's foremost conservation organizations, Leahy successfully opposed attempts to allow oil and gas exploration in wildlife refuges in the United States, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge in Vermont. (https://www.leahy.senate.gov/about)

AJC Radio will spotlight Bills/Resolutions sponsored or co-sponsored by Senator Leahy including, but not limited to legislation regarding defense, agriculture, energy, seniors, jobs and the economy.

"'Spotlight On Capitol Hill' gives AJC Radio listeners an opportunity to hear about initiatives that are being pushed in Washington, D.C., and in the case of Senator Leahy we will fill our listeners in on legislation that the Senator has worked on that directly and positively impacts the work of A Just Cause and AJC Radio," says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause.

"We make every effort to get a Congressman or Senator on the air, but as everyone knows their schedules are pretty hectic. That being said, I encourage the listeners to tune in, because just as Congressman Rangel appeared on the program for a one-on-one interview, you never know what surprise guest might be on the air," Banks concludes.

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

ABOUT AJC Radio

AJC Radio is an Internet radio presentation produced by the advocacy group, A Just Cause (www.a-justcause.com). 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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