SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

February 29, 2016 23:46 ET

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York Gives an Exclusive Interview From Washington D.C. on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

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 29, 2016) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, March 3, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of the 8th District of New York (, 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.

"After sitting down with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, it is apparent that criminal justice reform is a priority for him," Banks explains. "We at AJC Radio appreciate everything he is doing to make a difference in this country," says Banks.

"In July 2015 Congressman Jeffries was featured on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill. However, it was very gratifying to do the exclusive interview in Washington D.C., so that he can personally confirm and share his passion and initiatives with the American people," adds Cliff Stewart of A Just Cause.

According to his official website, "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." (

A 2015 article in the New York Times by Alexander Burns indicates, "In Congress, Mr. Jeffries's forceful advocacy has drawn the notice of party leaders, and colleagues in the New York delegation say he has a promising future in the House... An aging generation of black Democratic leaders is expected to retire in the next half-decade; Mr. Jeffries is well positioned to be among those who step up in their place." (

"I'm glad that Congressman Jeffries understands that reforming the current criminal justice system is of the utmost importance to the American people," says Lisa Stewart of A Just Cause. "The things going on in America today are shameful, so I admire Congressman Jeffries willingness to speak out and address the hard truths, because that's what it takes to make a difference," adds Stewart. "Congressman Jeffries is doing his part to make known -- change is crucial, and injustice is not acceptable," concludes Stewart.

"In Congress, Rep. Jeffries has emerged as a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has worked hard to help residents impacted by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, reform our criminal justice system, improve the economy for hardworking Americans and make college more affordable." (

"You'll want to tune in this week to AJC Radio as we shine the spotlight on a true advocate for justice. We will recognize Congressman Jeffries key priorities concerning our country," says Banks.

"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), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D -- CA),and Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D -- NC). We've also featured other members of Congress such as Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D -- TX), Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D -- CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R -- UT), Senator Patrick Leahy (D -- VT), 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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Contact Information

  • Lamont Banks
    A Just Cause
    (855) 529-4252 extension 710