SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

February 24, 2016 11:06 ET

A Just Cause Honors a Champion on Capitol Hill, as Spotlight Shines the Light on Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas

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 24, 2016) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces the Thursday, February 25, 2016 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will be shining the spotlight on Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus (www.AJCRadio.com, 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 the pleasure of honoring Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas, who is an influential and forceful voice in Washington, D.C." Banks explains. "AJC Radio will recognize her numerous honors as a veteran in public service as she is serving her eleventh term as a member of the United States House of Representatives," says Banks.

According to her official website, "Congresswoman Jackson-Lee has been hailed by Ebony magazine as one of the 100 Most Fascinating Black Women. Congressional Quarterly named her as one of the 50 most effective Members of Congress and U.S. News and World Report named her as one of the 10 most influential legislators in the House of Representatives. Her hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle named her as one of the most influential and prolific legislators on Capitol Hill." (https://jacksonlee.house.gov/about/full-biography)

"During Congresswoman Jackson Lee's tenure in Congress she has served on various Committees including the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Judiciary. In the 110th and 111th Congress, Congresswoman Jackson Lee served as Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection. As Chairwoman, Congresswoman Jackson Lee was a leader in support of enhanced technology, better intelligence, increased airplane cargo inspections, increased security for railroads, and implementation of the 9/11 Commission report. She has also served as the Ranking Member of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee. Congresswoman Jackson Lee is also a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee. She is now the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations -- the first woman to ever hold that position on the Committee. She led the fight for passage of the Fair Sentencing Act and garnered unanimous support to amend the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill that created a day of honor for the return of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has authored several immigration bills, such as H.R. 750, the "Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act", which sets forth a comprehensive and humane solution to the immigration problem, introduced legislation to enhance federal enforcement of hate crimes with H.R. 254, the David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act, played a significant role in the renewal and reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, and contributed an amendment to the NASA reauthorization bill that will ensure equal access for minority and economically disadvantaged students to NASA's education programs." (https://jacksonlee.house.gov/about/full-biography)

"She's a "powerhouse" in Washington. There are few strong, black women in leadership positions that can even come close to the accomplishments of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and we couldn't possibly cover them all in a two hour radio broadcast", says Lisa Stewart of A Just Cause. "However, we will do our best to touch on the numerous contributions she has made to the American people", concludes Stewart.

AJC Radio will cover legislation by Congresswoman Jackson-Lee including, but not limited to: Human rights, jobs, healthcare, and national security. "You'll want to tune in this week to hear about a true champion in Washington as we shine the spotlight on Congresswoman Jackson Lee. We will recognize her key priorities concerning our great nation," adds 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, and Congressman G.K. Butterfield. 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 www.AJCRadio.com. Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" segments air Thursdays, 8-10 PM ET.

ABOUT AJC Radio

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