SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

February 17, 2016 11:31 ET

Congressman G. K. Butterfield of North Carolina Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill, Where A Just Cause Puts the Spotlight on Members of Congress and Their Legislation

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 - February 17, 2016) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces the Thursday, February 18, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Jr., Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus from North Carolina (, 8-10 PM ET).

"In 2016, the hosts of AJC Radio continue to visit our elected officials in Washington, D.C. to bring our listeners informative interviews for the Spotlight on Capitol Hill segments," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause's Executive Director. "AJC Radio seeks to recognize their contributions to the American people, and listeners across America can tune in each week to hear the positive impacts our Congressmen and Congresswomen are making in Washington," adds Banks.

"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 Congressman Butterfield, we will recognize his key priorities regarding the issues closest to his heart concerning the American people," says Banks.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield 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.

"In a time when it seems like people are trying to undo what many fought so hard for, I consider it an honor to interview with a man such as Congressman Butterfield, whose involvement in the Civil Rights movement paved the way for people like me," says Lisa Stewart, A Just Cause. "Our listeners will hear of another champion on this week's Spotlight on Capitol Hill segment: Those who are interested in civil rights and fixing our poverty problems will definitely want to tune in to hear about the initiatives Congressman Butterfield takes on in Washington," adds Cliff Stewart, A Just Cause.

Tune in this week to hear Congressman G.K. Butterfield give an exclusive interview on AJC Radio. "AJC Radio hosts had the privilege of having exclusive interviews with both Democrats and Republicans alike, in the House and in the Senate, to include: Congressman Charles Rangel (D - NY), Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D - MI)Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R - WI), Senator Mike Lee (R - UT), Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr. (D - GA)Congressman Tom Marino (R - PA), Senator Chuck Grassley (R - IA), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. We've also featured other members of Congress such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D - CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R - UT), Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Charles Schumer (D - NY), and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D - LA)," concludes Banks.

For more info on AJC Radio programming -- including program archives -- visit Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" segments air Thursdays, 8-10 PM ET.


AJC Radio is an Internet radio presentation produced by the advocacy group, A Just Cause ( The programming is designed to bring a variety of discussions relating to the challenges that face America, as well as address the positive things our Congressmen and Congresswomen do everyday to help the American people.

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