SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

November 18, 2015 08:17 ET

Congressman Conyers Gives an Exclusive Interview With AJC Radio Hosts for "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" Where He Shares Initiatives Closest to His Heart, Current Legislative Priorities and His Hopes for America's Future

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

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - November 18, 2015) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause (AJC), announces that the Thursday, November 19, 2015 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on Congressman John Conyers, Jr., the longest-serving current member of the U.S. Congress. (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Congressman Conyers has served longer than any other current Member of Congress and he serves with a dedication necessary to address the concerns of the citizens of this country," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause Executive Director. "Having done so much to bring about positive and much needed change, on every level, we commend Congressman Conyers on his contributions and service to our country," adds Banks. "Everyone on Capitol Hill is talking about AJC Radio's segment, Spotlight on Capitol Hill. I felt honored and privileged to have spent time with the congressman for the interview live from Washington D.C., and be able to share with the American people what Congressman Conyers has to say," concludes Banks.

According to his official website: "Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Democrat, represents Michigan's 13th Congressional District which encompasses a large portion of Detroit, as well as Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne, and Westland. In November 2014, Congressman Conyers was elected to his 26th consecutive term, making him the first African-American to hold the distinction as Dean (most senior member) of Congress… From 1989 to 2004, Congressman Conyers served as Chair of the Committee on Government Operations (now the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform). In 2006, Congressman Conyers was elected by his congressional colleagues to lead, as Chairman of the pivotal House Committee on the Judiciary in the 110th and 111th Congress. The Judiciary Committee oversees the Department of Justice, FBI, and the Federal Courts. Additionally, the committee has jurisdiction over copyright, civil rights and liberties, consumer protection, and constitutional issues. Congressman Conyers was also a member of the Judiciary Committee in its 1974 hearings on the Watergate impeachment scandal and played a prominent role during President Clinton's impeachment process, giving him the distinction as the only Judiciary Committee Member to have served on both panels. Currently, he serves as the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee." (https://conyers.house.gov/about/detailed-biography)

Prior to his political career, John Conyers served in the Michigan National Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Reserves, and he briefly served as an officer in the U.S Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He ran for an open seat in the House of Representatives in 1964, and won. He has served in Congress from 1965 to present. As one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Conyers is a pioneer who addresses the concerns of African-Americans and minorities in this country by supporting his fellow members of Congress, and promoting legislation that abolishes all forms of injustice and inequality. In leadership, he has diligently served and successfully fought for legislation granting balance, fairness, and equality for all citizens. (http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/conyersexpanded.html)

"Too often the voices of the American people are not being heard because of the politics involved in making change, but we can't stop when faced with difficulties and obstacles," says Lisa Stewart of A Just Cause. "Change doesn't happen overnight, and I'm sure it was not an easy road for Congressman Conyers. His patience, persistence and longevity speak for itself. His priorities while in Congress have always been 'Jobs, Justice, and Peace,' which are similar goals shared by A Just Cause," adds Stewart. "Congressman Conyers is to be commended for his many accomplishments on Capitol Hill, and we couldn't possibly cover them all in a single AJC Radio show. However, we will do our best to let America know they have a champion in Congressman Conyers who's working hard for them in Washington," concludes Stewart.

AJC Radio has successfully broadcasted spotlights on members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans alike, in the House and Senate to include: Congressman Charles Rangel (D - NY), Senator Charles Schumer (D - NY), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D - LA), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D - NY), Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D - CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R - UT), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D - CA), Congressman GK Butterfield (D - NC), Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R - WI), Senator Mike Lee (R - UT), Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr. (D - GA), Congressman Darrell Issa, and Congressman Tom Marino (R - MI). Search the archives to hear the AJC Radio exclusive interviews of well-established government officials in Washington D.C. who have made awesome contributions to our country such as: Jim Sensenbrenner, Mike Lee, Hank Johnson, Tom Marino, Ron LeGrand, and (multiple interviews with) Charles Rangel!

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, 8-10 PM ET.

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