Democrats lost control of the House Nov. 8 but exceeded expectations under new congressional maps that ensure the House will be in play for the rest of the decade, according to the party's top redistricting strategist. "There were a sufficient number of competitive seats on the board because of fair maps and the House is now going to be competitive for the decade," Kelly Burton, the president of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, said on Bloomberg Government's "Downballot Counts" podcast with Emily Wilkins and Greg Giroux. Republicans probably will begin the 118th Congress next January with 222 House seats, a net gain of nine seats that was sufficient to overturn the Democratic majority but was below the big historical gains the opposition party usually makes in a midterm election. Democrats blocked a GOP "red wave" in part by faring well in Michigan and Pennsylvania, where redistricting commissions or courts drew new congressional maps and Republicans had weak top-of-ticket nominees for governor, and also in Illinois and Nevada, where Democratic maps achieved their partisan goals. Republicans dominated in Florida, where Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis's landslide re-election helped his party win 20 of 28 districts under a map he signed. But Republicans also won six districts favoring President Joe Biden in New York, where a special master's map replaced a proposal from the Democratic legislature that was invalidated as an impermissible partisan gerrymander. Redistricting litigation is pending in states including North Carolina, where Democrats and Republicans won seven seats apiece under an interim, one-election map that was approved by the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court after it rejected the Republican legislature's map as so partisan it violated the state constitution. The US Supreme Court on Dec. 7 will hear oral arguments in Moore v. Harper, an appeal by North Carolina Republican legislators who are advocating for the "independent state legislature" theory under which state legislatures should be able to enact redistricting plans immune from judicial review in state court. "Redistricting is not over, and it's not going to end anytime soon," Burton said. Have feedback on this episode of Downballot Counts? Give us a call and leave a voicemail at 703-341-3690.
State Sen. Jeremy Moss discusses his view of the changing politics in Oakland County, and what Democrats want to accomplish while holding a majority in the state legislature. Then, two redistricting commissioners explore what went right and wrong about Michigan's new political maps.
The news of Texas covered today includes:Our Lone Star story of the day: Is Speaker of the Texas House Dade Phelan trying to ruin the mainstream Republican brand? His comments sound contemptuous of tax reduction and like a back handed slap at a key issue of Governor Abbott's successful campaign for re-election. If Republicans want to a replay of the 2018 disaster that saw Dems flip some suburban and exurban areas, following the attitude of Phelan will be the way to ensure such happens.Our Lone Star story of the day is sponsored by Allied Compliance Services providing the best service in DOT, business and personal drug and alcohol testing since 1995.Texas wins yet again in the courts over the Democrat front group redistricting lawsuits.Senator Ted Cruz tells group he will run for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Also talks about how Republican senate leadership is unwilling to fight to move a GOP agenda.Rhonda Weaver talks about the Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball and here lifetime of experience with the ball.And, other news of Texas.Listen on the radio, or station stream, at 5pm Central. Click for our affiliates.www.PrattonTexas.com
Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this our 220th episode, our guest is … me! My first solo episode of this podcast was Episode 41, the second was Episode 62, the third was Episode 84, the fourth was Episode 117, the fifth was Episode 131, the sixth was Episode 135, the seventh was Episode 182, the eighth was Episode 189, the ninth was Episode 194, the tenth was Episode 200, the 11th was Episode 205 and the 12th was Episode 215. And, on Episode 100, I was joined by my wife and regular guest Ash Burgess, who interviewed me. I am a 28-time award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in print, radio, online, and television. Most recently, I was Editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer; News Editor of NUVO; Managing Editor of the Indiana Lawyer; and City Editor, Opinion Page Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Kokomo Tribune. I was also a reporter at WFHB, the Times-Mail, The Reporter-Times, Ukiah Daily Journal and Ukiah Valley Television. Oh yeah, and I'm also the proprietor of the podcast, The Rob Burgess Show. Here are links to the articles, podcasts and websites mentioned in this episode: Subscribe to my newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/therobburgessshow Follow on Mastodon: https://newsie.social/@therobburgessshow Check out my Linktree: https://linktr.ee/therobburgessshow Brennan Center for Justice: “What Went Wrong with New York's Redistricting”: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/what-went-wrong-new-yorks-redistricting This American Life: Ep. 784 - “Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map”: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/784/mapmaker
Every ten years, election maps are re-evaluated and redrawn to reflect states' populations. But how the maps are drawn differs from state to state. So was the outcome of the midterms determined before voters even cast their ballots? We gather a panel of experts to discuss how redistricting can advantage one party over another. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Blair Horner of NYPIRG joins Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine to discuss the 2022 election results, including it potential impact on environmental and climate issues in he 2023 state legislature. He also reviews the state's news election redistricting process which ended up with the courts drawing the lines for the State Senate and House races, paving the way for the GOP to win control of the House.
This January, Representative Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, announced that he would be retiring from Congress after 32 years in office. Redistricting, which has diluted the representation of Democratic voters in Nashville, played a key part in his decision. In this episode, we're joined by Congressman Cooper to discuss his career, answer your questions and get his thoughts on the future of the Democratic party and electoral politics in Tennessee. But first, it's time for @ Us!, where guest host Nina Cardona and digital lead Anna Gallegos-Cannon respond to listener feedback and questions.
Many Americans are pessimistic about the U.S. election system. From skepticism around mail-in ballots and voting machines to coping with long lines and shuttered polling places, voter confidence has slumped. When it comes to climate, research shows 66% to 80% of people support major mitigation policies. But are election related barriers preventing these voter preferences from being captured at the ballot box?With the midterm elections less than a week away, we're examining the fundamentals of the democratic process: the right to vote and public trust in elections. Plus, how the redistricting process influences both electoral outcomes and policymaking – including on climate and energy issues.Political Climate hosts Julia Pyper, Shane Skelton and Brandon Hurlbut are joined by USC Political Science and Public Policy Professor Christian Grose to discuss his research on how to improve voter access and voting rights and reduce polarization. Grose, who serves as academic director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, also previews new polling on Proposition 30, an environmental related ballot measure in California. Finally, he explains why you should care about redistricting if you care about climate change.Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or pretty much wherever you get podcasts! Follow us on Twitter at @Poli_Climate.Recommended reading:Enhancing Democracy: Does Funding Elections and Opening Polling Places Cause Higher Voter Turnout?USC Schwarzenegger Institute Initiates Democracy Grants for Voting Access and Election AdministrationIndependent Redistricting Commissions Increase Voter Perceptions of Fairness***Political Climate is brought to you by MCE. Today, MCE offers nearly 40 Bay Area communities almost twice as much renewable energy as the state average. The power of MCE is about more than clean energy — it's the power of people over profit. Learn more at mceCleanEnergy.org.Support for Political Climate also comes from Climate Positive, a podcast from Hannon Armstrong, the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investing in climate solutions. The Climate Positive podcast features candid conversations with the leaders, innovators and changemakers driving our climate-positive future. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
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Peabody Award Honoree, ACLU, Emory University, C-Span, Writer, HistorianThe United States Supreme Court will soon consider a major redistricting case that could have significant nationwide implications. In Milligan v. Merrill (now known as Merrill v. Milligan before the Supreme Court), in which LDF is delivering oral arguments, the Court will determine whether Alabama's new congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 by placing Black voters into legislative districts in a way that dilutes their political power. I am a proud resident of the Washington D.C. Metro Area & know of the redistricting process, having learned this issue as a kid thru Gerrymandering. I bounced thru several district grade schools for years!Steve Suitts is an adjunct at the Institute for Liberal Arts of Emory University, a position he has held for the last twenty years, and has been chief strategist for Better Schools Better Jobs, a Mississippi-based education advocacy project of the New Venture Fund. Suitts began his career as a staff member of the Selma Project. He was founding director of the Alabama Civil Liberties Union, a post he held for five years; the executive director of the Southern Regional Council for eighteen years; and program coordinator, vice president, and senior fellow of the Southern Education Foundation for nearly twenty years. He is the author of Overturning Brown: The Segregationist Legacy of the Modern School Choice Movement and Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution. He was the executive producer and one of the writers of Will the Circle Be Unbroken, a thirteen-hour public radio series that received a Peabody Award for its history of the Southern civil rights movement.© 2022 All Rights Reserved© 2022 Building Abundant Success!!Join Me on ~ iHeart Radio @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASSpot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23baAmazon Music ~ https://tinyurl.com/AmzBASAudacy: https://tinyurl.com/BASAud
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and independent journalist Kevin Schofield discuss the latest City Council amendments as the budget process switches into high gear, the re-appointment of the director of the Office of Police Accountability, a final touch on the City's controversial redistricting process, and the future of the COVID pandemic with state and local "emergencies" wrapping up this week. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!
10/27/2022-- This week The Horse Race goes spooky right in time for Halloween. The thick fog we've experienced in Boston this week has helped to set the tone. The team dives into a few down ballot sheriff's races at the top of the show as election day approaches. Next, we're joined by Chris Lisinski of the State House News Service to run us through the latest happenings on Beacon Hill. From transportation woes to climate change, incoming elected officials will have a growing to-do list. Later, Gintautas Dumcius of the Dorchester Reporter drops by the pod to run us through the latest updates from the city council redistricting process.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A second woman has alleged that Herschel Walker tried to convince her to have an abortion. How will it affect his campaign? Plus, election officials brace for disruptions at polling places motivated by the "big lie" conspiracy. And a look at Georgia's Hispanic electorate. The panel: Kurt Young, @kurtbyoung, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University Mark Niesse, @markniesse, reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Patricia Soto Servin, digital content producer, Univision 34 Atlanta Rene Alegria, publisher, MundoNOW Timestamps: :00 - Introductions 4:04- Second woman alleges Walker paid for her abortion 18:34- Concerns from election workers about continued election conspiracies 29:00- The diversity of the Latino vote 44:00- Redistricting and its effects Friday on Political Rewind: AJC's business and economics reporter Mike Kanell and Emory professor Caroline Folin joins the panel to talk about the economy. You can leave us questions or comments on Twitter, @PoliticsGPB, or leave us a voicemail (404) 494-0421.
The Supreme Court is considering a case that could upend the EPA's ability to protect our water from toxic pollution. This is part of a wave of efforts to undermine environmental regulations in the court. The decision in the case will have far-reaching consequences for the Clean Water Act. Our guest today is Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President for Programs at Earthjustice, which has filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case Sackett v. the Environmental Protection Agency. Their clients are 18 Native American tribes who want water protection. Sankar says we need judges who recognize the value of our federal environmental laws, the importance of sound science, and the proper role of the judiciary.
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and independent journalist Kevin Schofield discuss the budget amendment process ahead for the Seattle City Council, a new proposal pushing for a different approach to drug addiction treatment, a possible ban on camping in Portland, ending some COVID emergency programs, and some new redistricting challenges. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!
The City of Boston is in the midst of redrawing its voting map, which happens every 10 years. Yawu Miller, Senior Editor of the Bay State Banner, shares his reporting on this year's redistricting process.
In this episode, we discuss Statewide and Jacksonville redistricting efforts and why they are so important. We sit down with Andrew Pantazi of The Tributary who has been following these discussions very closely. Warning there is some math in this episode. Andrew Pantazi edits and reports for The Tributary. He previously worked as a reporter at The Florida Times-Union where he helped organize the newsroom's union with the NewsGuild-CWA. He and his wife, Lauren, are both Jacksonville natives raising their two sons in the city. You can contact him at Andrew.Pantazi@JaxTrib.org.
Redrawing voting district lines in your favor is an accepted (and legal) political play -- in some cases. Learn the differences between redistricting and gerrymandering (and how minority voters figure in) in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/redistricting-gerrymandering.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For the past two years, Reps. Katherine Sims, D-Craftsbury, and Vicki Strong, R-Albany, have served alongside each other in the Vermont House, jointly representing seven towns in the Northeast Kingdom. But this year, due to redistricting, Sims and Strong are competing for a single seat. It is the only race in the state where an incumbent is guaranteed to lose. Along stretches of Route 14 in Craftsbury, nearly every driveway sports a campaign lawn sign, alternately supporting each candidate: Sims, Strong, Sims, Strong. Past election results suggest this could be a tight race, won by just a handful of votes. “I don't want to wake up the day after and wish that I had talked to one more voter,” Sims said. “And so I'm trying to do everything that I can.” Sims was first elected in 2020, after campaigning almost entirely online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, she's been knocking on voters' doors for hours at a time, three to four days a week. With help from Democratic volunteers, her campaign has knocked on more than a thousand doors, she said.Strong, who described herself as “very much a homebody,” said she's focused much of her campaigning at community events, such as farmers markets and town parades. Her husband is a local pastor, and their last name is well-known in the local community. “I hope they'll look at my 12 years representing them and say, you know, Vicki's been faithful,” Strong said. “She answers my emails, she cares. She's not, like, a political activist. She's really there to represent me in Montpelier. I hope they'll look at that and vote for me.”
Today, because of the WNED PBS Henry Louis Gates Jr. special series “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine”, Thomas O'Neil-White speaks with historian Michelle Ragland, one of the curators of the Buffalo and Western New York African American History Group on Facebook. They explore the rich Black history in Buffalo and discuss why it's important in modern days.Then the long battle over Buffalo's re-drawn city council districts is heading to court. Attorney Adam Bojak from the Our City Action group talks about their just filed lawsuit putting the maps on hold - amid charges that it could dilute minority representation on Buffalo's East side.
The racist audio leak has 'tainted' the Los Angeles redistricting maps, and many now want them scrapped. In Xi's China, some are seeing an Era of total control on the horizon. And Lyft is pushing back against California Governor Gavin Newsom's measure to fund electric vehicles.
The audio leak of the racist conversation had among Los Angeles City Councilmembers has 'tainted' the redistricting maps and many are calling for their reversal. Despite claims to defund the police, many cities across the U.S. have increased their funding. Dr. Jim Keany joins the show for a fresh edition of 'Medical News'!
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Following the leaked audio from an LA City Council members meeting, the California Attorney General will now investigate the redistricting of areas in Los Angeles as motives come into question. Mo Kelly joins the show for a new edition of Movies, Music & Mo! He and Handel remember Angela Lansbury and longtime radio DJ Art Laboe.
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Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan. The Court will determine whether Alabama's 2021 redistricting plan for its seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits racially discriminatory voting practices and procedures. Joining host Jeffrey Rosen to discuss whether Section 2 and the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution require or forbids congressional districting plans to account for race are Rick Hasen of UCLA and Jason Torchinsky of Holtzman Vogel. Listen to “Redistricting in Alabama and the Voting Rights Act – Part 1” here. Questions or comments about the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue today's conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and debate, at bit.ly/constitutionweekly. You can find transcripts for each episode on the podcast pages in our Media Library.
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Those racist remarks caught on tape from former LA City Council president Nury Martinez have now led to her resignation. She resigned from the city council today. Her remarks centered around redistricting. Now the state attorney general is getting involved. Rob Bonta says he'll investigate the city's redistricting process which could lead to potential charges. This comes as other organizations have called on the city to change how it handles the process. We go In Depth into what changes we could see soon. Kids five and older now will soon be able to get their COVID booster shot. That could be just in time for another COVID surge here in the U.S. Cases are up in Europe which means we may not be far behind. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered by a jury in Connecticut to pay nearly one billion dollars to people who suffered from his false claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. We go In Depth into this extraordinary amount. More and more businesses are hoarding workers. That is--they're trying really hard NOT to fire them. Home prices in southern California are dropping quickly but mortgage rates are headed in the opposite direction. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In episode 1349, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of Rhythm and Bae, Jasmine Ellis, to discuss…. Could the Trump Document Thing Be This Dumb? NOPE! Thanks NYT! LA City Council Sounds Like the Movies! The Best Modern Horror Movie Villain Is … Airbnb? And more! Could the Trump Document Thing Be This Dumb? NOPE! Thanks NYT! Breaking down crucial moments in the racist leaked recording of L.A. councilmembers Council President Martinez on DA Gascón: ‘F**k That Guy…He's with the Blacks.' The Best Modern Horror Movie Villain Is … Airbnb? Barbarian and the rise of the Airbnb horror movie Why movies about deadly Airbnbs hit such a nerve right now LISTEN: No Me Quieres (feat. Fabi Reyna) by SumohairSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After racist audio involving LA City Council members was leaked, Angelenos must make their feelings clear about whether the involved parties should keep their seats, says former member Jan Perry. The opening of LA's first new light-rail line in 10 years raises hopes for new investment – and fears of gentrification – in historically underserved South LA.
Host Lou DiVizio updates the week of wet weather as the 50th Balloon Fiesta comes to a close. Then, Gene Grant hosts a discussion with our Line Opinion Panel about the recent Governor's Debate on KOB-TV. The panel dissects the performances of both candidates, GOP Nominee Mark Ronchetti and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The panelists also consider the key issues that are still developing ahead of election day. New Mexico in Focus Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with the co-author of a new report assessing the effectiveness of our state's recent redistricting process. As Dr. Gabriel Sanchez explains, the Citizens Redistricting Commission made some significant strides towards proper representation for all New Mexicans, but it hasn't been perfect. Lou DiVizio talks with a journalist and filmmaker who spent the last several months in Ukraine covering the Russian invasion. Patrick Hilsman has covered military conflicts for years and has family here in New Mexico. He shares the horrors, and the triumphs he witnessed during his time covering the war in Ukraine. For More Information: Governor candidates could find tricky footing in homelessness debate- Albuquerque Journal 1st debate highlights stakes in New Mexico race for governor- AP News Lujan Grisham, Ronchetti focus on persuasion, turnout in homestretch- Santa Fe New Mexican 2022 Redistricting Report- Citizens Redistricting Commission Lawmakers Protected Themselves When Redistricting, Report Finds – NM In Depth Patrick Hilsman “Comedy at War”-NMPBS NMiF on Facebook NMiF on Youtube NMiF on Instagram NMiF on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nmif/message
REDISTRICTING OUR VOTING RIGHTS AWAY - WHY WE NEED TO WATCH THE SUPREME COURT. It's happening right now in States across the country. Republican legislatures use redistricting, also known as Gerrymandering, to make it more difficult for Democratic or Moderate candidates to win. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case from Alabama that is another effort to dismantle the Voting Rights Act. If the court rules with Alabama, other States will follow suit. And make it more difficult to hold free and fair elections in this country. For more on this story, please read my post. https://gloriamoraga.com/voting-rights-and-redistricting/ I have included a clip from Tuesday's Supreme Court Hearing at the end of this podcast. In that clip, our newest Justice shines. To listen to the entire hearing, go to my website. GloriaMoraga.com. I have the whole audio file on the homepage and a link to the transcript. #vote #democracy
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a big case about the role of race in drawing congressional maps. The specific question at issue is whether Alabama's map violates what's left of the Voting Rights Act, which bars discriminatory practices and procedures. Lisa Desjardins explains what's at stake and John Yang discusses the oral arguments with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
The Supreme Court is hearing a case Tuesday that experts say could further erode the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. Yurij Rudensky, senior counsel at the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, joins us. Then, some residents in southwest Florida are seeking shelter at a local high school after Hurricane Ian flooded their homes. WUSF's Cathy Carter reports. And, Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks about a new PBS series focusing on the vast richness of Black life in American history called "Making Black America: Through the Grapevine."
Dennis Walcott, chair of the New York City Council Redistricting Commission and CEO and president of the Queens Public library system, talks about the revised Council District maps and where the process goes from here.
James and Al lay out how the Republican electorate is pushing the party's candidates towards extremism and call on people of faith to stand up for immigrants and refugees. Then, they bring on Catawba College's Politics Chair Michael Bitzer to analyze the prospects of Democrats in North Carolina's midterms. Will changing demographics reverse the state's rightward turn? Keep a close watch on Cabarrus County! Email your questions to James and Al at email@example.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you're from! Get More From This Week's Guest: Michael Bitzer: Twitter | Catawba College | Old North State Politics | Author of “Redistricting and Gerrymandering in North Carolina” Please Support This Week's Sponsors Reel Paper: Go to reelpaper.com/warroom to get 30% off and free shipping on your first order when you sign up for a subscription using the promo code: WARROOM Blinkist: For a 7 day free trial and 25% off a premium membership– plus Blinkist Connect which gives you two premium memberships for the price of one– go to blinkist.com/warroom ExpressVPN: To get 3 free months of VPN service with a 12 month plan, go to Expressvpn.com/warroom
County supervisors in Fresno, Kern and Riverside counties will no longer have a hand in drawing district maps. That's after Governor Newsom signed three bills transferring the power to citizen-led commissions. Reporter: Joshua Yeager, KVPR California is one of 10 states that doesn't require schools to screen students for dyslexia. Educators say leaving learning disabilities unaddressed can overwhelm and often frustrate students, sometimes leading to behavioral problems down the road. Reporter: Robert Garrova, KPCC
WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how recent redistricting has changed what politics and campaigning looks like in New York. NYC's New District LinesFirst, we'll take a look at the new electoral map being drawn up for New York City. Dennis Walcott, chair of the New York City Council Redistricting Commission and CEO and president of the Queens Public Library, joins to discuss the new district lines, and the process that's gone into shaping them. Meaningful Representation For Communities Of InterestNext, Jerry Vattamala, democracy program director at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund unpacks the community advocacy that's gone into the redistricting process, and why his group is pushing to keep Asian American communities 'whole'. [Begins at 24:16] Reporter Roundtable: Policy, Power and RedistrictingThen, NY1 political reporter Emily Ngo, and Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette and the host of the Max Politics podcast, break down what the new district lines could mean for the politics and policy ambitions of New York's local, state and federal legislators. [Begins at 35:25] Visit The People's Guide To Power for more information and episodes.