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samantha katie. yeah. my thought a lot of problem. you just gotta go to the the the, the, the the, the, me, good evening hawk waters loading restrictions are nothing new in america deciding who boats and who does it was a key component of the democracy. the u. s. was founded on the right to choose your elected leadership was left to wealthy white men. women couldn't vote. people of color couldn't vote. slave couldn't vote fast forward to the 15th amendment, ratified 1870, in theory,
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it extended voting rights to men of all races. but in practice, black or excluded with poll taxes, literacy test grandfather, clauses, and intimidation in the decades and generations to follow. black americans will continue to fight for voting rights that fight. let them bloodied beaten and murdered, but is always a press on civil rights icons like martin luther king junior in double a c. p activist cheney shorter and goodman, mega rivers and countless others died. so people who looked like me could have a chance to have their ballot counted the voting rights act of 1965 was set to clarify, civil rights and building access. president johnson aimed to overcome the legal barriers state. local governments used to block the black boat, but that vital piece of legislation is now only a shell of its former self parts in gerrymandering, kicking voters, all voting rolls, removing, pulling places and communities of color. border id lot and other impediments are
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becoming law all over again. georgia, texas, florida, nevada, and more have all implemented jim crow, 2.0, voters suppression laws. and for de the u. s. supreme court in a 63 opinion uphill. jim crow in rejecting a voting rights challenge to arizona election laws. this is a very important ruling that has reverberating effects for the voting rights movement. were activists like stacy abrams and latasha brown, are working tirelessly to protect voting rights. the supreme court further diluted section 2 of the voting rights act, ensuring that discriminatory and re space law that the state level will continue to determine who can vote. and who can't. well, congress step up and save democracy, core element, or continue the sins of the past and allows things to restrict voting based on race . it's time we start watching the hawks. if you want to know what's going on
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a city and you want to rush, well let me show you what we always the roy gross, right? math grade the late they make the steps manipulate, so math, put these weapons. so hope we know you're welcome. everybody to watching the hawks. i'm myisha cross. joining me now is voting rights expert attorney and political strategist, chris bruce. glad to have you again, chris, chris. happy to be me should. thank you. well, chris, today was a big day. i don't have to tell you about it, i'm sure your phones been off the hook and you've been working round the clock. but the aftermath of today's supreme court decision in upholding arizona's voting law. it's sending shock waves across the country, civil rights leaders, activists, attorneys, and advocates like yourself or no stranger to vote or suppression laws in the fight, the ongoing fight to up in them. how to today's decision, affect your work and what does it mean for voting rights for people of color?
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well, like you said in your opening, it hurts all of us altogether. it doesn't matter if you're black or white or any other. you're an american, this is going to make it harder for you to vote altogether. so this is one of the times that throughout history, when black people had laws put against them, they stepped up. and they found ways around it to make sure that their voices were heard and to make sure that they can actually make it to the ballot box. so this type of situation altogether will overcome it. but it really decries into what's next. what can we do? what can congress do, and what state of america will be left and chris, to that point, president biden released the statement on the arizona decision today saying, quote, in a span of 8 years, the court has now done severe damage to 2 of the most important provisions of the voting rights act of 1965, a law that took years of struggle and strife to secure what are your thoughts,
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chris, on buying the statement and will the supreme court decision force congress to move on legislation like before the people act and the john lewis voting rights act. where there you go, by the statement should have been, we are going to make the, for the people act and the dog with what rights act, a priority of this administration and not sleep until is actually pass. that's what the people of america me, that's what african americans need and that's where it is going for. so yes, the supreme court has severely got it again, the voting rights act. and it leaves 2 other ramifications of other laws that may be challenged later on. such as eliminating sunday voting or doing other ballot restricting type of measures. so a less we have federal oversight altogether with h r one and h r for these states, especially the minorities in the states are going to have problems with minorities voting. and the supreme court is saying that is just okay,
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so really what we should be looking at again, elections matter. a very conservative supreme court came up with this with very conservative rhetoric about voter fraud being a priority within these type of situation when there's still no voter fraud that's been found. so a less we actually do something about this spring court and getting federal legislation to oversee the states. it's going to get worse. not better. and chris, i think that there is a lot of agreement, especially from democrats and those who are fighting the civil rights pillar at this point to get voting rights access for minorities across the country. with that being said, though, what is the important here of the filibuster? and we've had you on before, and we've talked about this in depth for a little bit. but when we talk about the job with voting rights, that we talk about the, for the people act, the vote just aren't there. with that, how important is it to get rid of the filibuster or indeed create some type of opening to override it in this case,
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to ensure that voting rights are protected. right, and i know, you know, the issue and i know your audience knows the issue. i will always go and cast this at the votes. are there are 50 plus the vice president who said that we can pass it . that's in the united states constitution was not in the united states constitution is what you said filibuster. and that is the problem that we're facing us right now. laws that were set up to specifically deny black people the right to vote and had been used in different tools or any way. but it comes back again to black. you will be a full american in this country. it is still being used today in that way, and we need to do away with it. so what you said in your opening, people like you are suffering from things that have been done in the past to again, stop. you are making it harder for you to vote. and chris, i don't have to tell you this. i know that you understand the all politics is local . a lot of what we're seeing in this case, just like what we saw in the generations prior to us and our grandparents actually
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had to fight through our actions. they've been taken to the state level. they themselves are creating these voting impediments. what does that say to voters within the states themselves about what they need to do to ensure that more states don't pick, don't pick up these types of restricted, restrictive boat or loss? see now that's where we are don't. so now you have clearance from the supreme court saying, oh, well, that state's interest in preventing voter fraud outweighs whatever overall disparate impact the law has. so just as a leader is basically going and telling other state legislatures, especially conservative legislators. it's okay that you disenfranchised white people. it's okay that you make it harder for people to vote altogether because you have a special interest in preventing voter fraud when the frog really comes into disenfranchising by people altogether. we know that local legislators have already introduced these
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older suppression bills, some past and some states like georgia, some of just been introducing others. so in 2022, during the mid term, like you can honestly expect a lot more vulgar suppression tactics in law's being have altogether on the local level. people just seem to be aware they need to know how to get around these voting laws. and again, i have a lot more job security because this country continues to implement in of whole graces policy. and chris, as you alluded to a little bit earlier, the in the supreme court, this decision is a very awful decision, but it fell 63 along ideological lines. conservative doing what they do, best, upholding white supremacy. but just with atlanta kagan to sit is worth noting here . she said, quote, maybe some think that bowers depression is a relic of history. and so the need for potent section 2 has come and gone. but congress gets to make that call because it hasn't done so. this court to duty is to
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apply the law as it's written. what are your thoughts about that, chris? well, i'm glad just skating in the sand. i think she could have gone even further. so yes, it is up to congress to actually look at these type of laws and protect those. they have not been doing their job or job where people, especially people of color, have voted in record numbers to send them to congress. specifically for this issue . and yet is still be in battle right now. justice came a supreme court justice where the lifetime appointment, writing the descent should have gone further of telling her colleagues, this is wrong. and we need to continue to stop doing the wrong thing and actually work on making the right to vote more accessible to others. so justin, katie and i appreciate her descent. but i also appreciate more types of foreign language of say, states be on the look out. you should not be passing these type of laws and also
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more adamant language to congress to fix this problem immediately. and chris, this goes without saying, but the move to push so many vote or different franchise met laws has been a direct result of trump big lie of election brought in points when the election of the one that had been carried by the republican party and state republican party across the country, soaking republican wars over election integrity largely in states where the minority vote, black brown, native americans strongly went for joe biden. that has really cause a lot of bees with all that is basically the backdrop of these restrictive boating laws that have come about over the past year. last month, the britain center for justice reported that 22 new voting laws had been enacted in 389 proposed in 48 states. 48 of the 50 following the 2020 election. trump actions, the republicans actions the parties, actions have had consequences, destroying a major cornerstone democracy. chris, in all honesty and i know that you're going to give it to us straight. can we undo
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this? if not, if we cannot do this it's, we must do it. there's no other way our democracy is at a crossroads at this time. and if we do not do this, then it's just going to get worse. and it's going to get worse into undoing other policies that have tried to protect minorities within this country altogether. so i like how you're framing everything going into the specifics of where these laws are being passed, how many are being passed and what we are actually going to go face in the future. but we can't lie down. and i know our ancestors didn't lie down. they were facing threats of violence killings, murders in dealing with their jobs. everything else were actually in a position where we do have the resources to fight back. but what you have said before is right to conservative. have had this messaging that have caught on so
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much around the country that they're going to continue. we continue to pass these type of law to the point, whereas penny traded and they've used the same type of language in the supreme court and supreme court opinion. the highest court of our land is now using messaging a voter fraud. when again, there are no examples of voter fraud, even war. so we're still seeing the ramifications and the trumpet ministration in concert and is trying to hold onto power even when minorities and what is right is losing. we can overcome this though, and it does start on the local level. but it starts with communication and it starts with education. i couldn't agree with you more and i know you're doing the work there in georgia as well as partnering with organizations across the country to ensure not only that, people know what's happening in terms of the voter restriction laws, but also putting the power back in the hands of the people. thanks so much for joining us 1st, bruce. thank you. and as we go to break,
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remember that you can also start watching the hot on demand through the portable tv app available on all platform. coming up, i'll be joined by patients, murray, a survivor of the post nightclub mass shooting they to, to watch in the hawks. the me there's a concept that economics called moral hazard. and that is that if you constantly bail out the worst factors in the economy, they will act with morality. and so the fact is they've got moral hazard steroids. they're rewarding the worst factors who are doing things like info and stealing hundreds of billions of dollars. some people and just drawing their own country into trees and the fact argue with me, go ahead. try. i
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don't think they can't ride on police reports on december 2020 a group of anti finishes. fill out a film crew access for 3 months. there's no like if people organization, it's an idea that must be opposed to the game ground, they make their faces. but they can say what they believe and we believe in helping our community. we believe that fascism is one of the major threats to the united states. as gotten driven, this is a chance to see who and teeth are really are in order for me to exercise my 1st amendment right and say that my life matter, i have to be onto the team for that. that's how we can't trust the police. we can't trust the government, we can't trust anyone except or so to protect ourselves in the gun violence is the norm in america. it's really such
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a high point that it's expected just like the sun rises and sets daily. so does gun violence is a recurring event. death told mount so to fear and anger at the lack of movement on gun reform. every time gun reforms reach congress, they're slapped down by republicans. background checks, no red flag loss, no. closing the gun show loophole? now, what about closing the boyfriend loophole? that's a no go to. well, how about limiting access a high capacity weapons that make mash shootings a lot more dangerous and increase the depth to exponentially? no, can't do that either. it violates the right to bear arms conservative se. earlier this month, the united states commemorate at the post night clubs shooting on june 12th 2016. 5 years ago. oh mama, teen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more in
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a mass shooting in orlando, florida. the tragic shooting at a popular game nightclub led to a firestorm, a theory, and what many believe will be gun reforms again? no dice. last week president joe biden signed a law to memorialize victims of the post night club massacre in his statement. spite instead, quote, may a president never have to find another monument like this. but survivors of gun violence are living monuments of pain, fear, anxiety, survivors, guilt, and trying to put the pieces of their lives back together. one of those survivors, patients, murray joins us live today. murray is an entrepreneur, author, and outreach director for the gun violence survivors foundation. she is also a survivor of the night club shooting. welcome patient. thank you for having me. thank you so much for joining us. patience. i'll be honest with you. this is a hard interview to conduct, knowing everything that you've been through reading some of the expert from your
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book. i applaud you for everything that you've done since the 4th night club shooting, as well as the messages that you give to others. the drivers have done violence. you've experienced something, i can't even put into words. honestly. the post night club shooting was among our most tragic mass shooting in american history. you were there. you were in the bathroom taking cover as disastrous growth. you were shot yourself. now, 5 years out of that, of it, and the commit following the commemoration and the many media look back that have happened since. what do you think people need to know about that day? ultimately, people need to know that the route of the issue isn't the route of the issue. the person that owns the root of the issue is the lack of love that we're constantly seeing. and people who go into a club and care 49 and 2 people like a child who goes into school, children, their classmates,
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that's the issue. and sometimes we get wrapped up in the base about gun prevention . we know, we know we need to, we know we need the app that we know we need to be done. yet. nothing happens. but they're still survivors of gun violence and people who have been effective. i gun balance that a lot in the process of the shipping as a native chicago in a a agree with you wholeheartedly. i've lost, at least at this point. 17 been peace of mind. young kids to community violence and you're right. a lot of people don't think about their survivor, they don't think about the family's friends, the classroom that will have one less child. and i think that those types of those types of situations are just so detrimental to communities to families. and we have to remember them and what they're going through the patient. you've written a book focusing on learning to live after tragedy. you explained trauma, anxiety, p t s d survivors, guilt, but also finding love and peace in your life. back together. can you describe why
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your autobiography was so important for you to write and what you hope other gun violence survivors can gain from your experience? there's a power in telling your own story. i think we need more trauma informed approaches to the way that you're going to teach, and people who solicit survivors. and i think that we need to shift that the power of survive if they're on themselves. because say something about that. there's something healing about that. and i heard the viper and i didn't the anything to visionary officer for the gun violence a virus foundation and are our founder chris actually tragically passed away. and this is kind of been a position that's been thrown out to me, but i'm so ready to speak on this because survivors need someone in their corner being their advocate. because there's so many people fighting for the law and fighting for the restriction on the gun itself. but everybody's forgetting the
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person who was injured by a gun. those people are left behind. those people are forgotten. so if you feel unseen, if you feel forgotten and undershirt at the bound survivor, or a person who has been affected by gun violence, gps foundations here for you and patients. i know you have an event coming up. i believe it's later today where you're going to be speaking on, on being a gun violence survivor, but also on some of the steps to reach to reach some level of clarity and putting things back together. can you tell our audience a little bit about that event? yes, so is actually going to be on clubhouse in on our facebook last g, b, a foundation on facebook. and i'm actually going to be speaking to survivors everywhere. so just join join the live if you want to chime and join it on clubhouse and we'll let you in the group. it's about the unmet needs. and i know, personally, we need funding for gonzalez, survivors,
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and there are so many issues that follow an actual shooting. and so many different scenarios that could take place that we just can't generalize, you know, gun balance as just mass shooting, match, shootings on the account for one percent of gonzales in america, in african americans and the most effective by gun violence in america. i'm an african american, but i'm also a mass shooting survivors. so i can see the complexity with sharing my story and platforms. but i cannot talk about it because it's a part of my identity. and i'm grateful for this opportunity to lead. but balance survivors foundation in the direction of informing the public on trauma, from the approaches to survivors and just funding for survivors who are left behind and process your, your patient, your life story is just such a testament to who you are and the work that you're doing and how, how you care about gun violence survivors. but also the,
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as you spoke of these unmet needs that are often left out of the conversation after not only mass shootings, but also the community balance that we see the domestic violence that we see. and all of these other associated gun violence events. we know that you're with the gun violence of virus foundation and that you do great work there. can you share a little bit about what that looks like for you day to day and why this type of work meant so much you following your own experience? it pulls thank you for. thank you for them to get to that because i don't do anything that special. i think i'm still learning how to become a leader. and i think that's my transparency and letting people know that this is a position that i've been through then to someone died. and i have to step up and take over a mission that nobody seems to care about. you know, everybody cares about the guys. everybody wants to do the heated debates, but when you talk about the balance of ivory, it's like, oh, we'll pray for them. but with the actual access to, you know,
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medical care where is the access to mitchell health care or spiritual resources? i think changing your mind from a victim mentality to a champion mindset, it's very essential for the 5 is a gun balance, but we don't talk about that nor did we have research for that, nor do we find that. so what i'm doing now is try to bring awareness, i think people need to just see it from a different perspective. and if i can help do that, i'm honest to do that, but i'm still learning how to believe. while you are a great spokesperson and a strong leader, you need to give yourself more credit. as you know, gun violence is the persistent problem and you've talked about it and you talked about it on the show a little bit earlier at the top as it relates to mass shooting, being a much smaller percentage of the overall done violence in the us. we're talking about community violence mean a lot more prevalent, especially in our communities of color. are there any policy goals? you mentioned health care access, mental health supports and things like that. are there specific policy goals or areas that you think are necessary not only to stop the violence,
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but also to help those who suffer from it to get back on track? i think that from what i witnessed in a man's shooting, that was basically war. right. and i think people and communities who are undisturbed, often experienced these parallels of war. and i think it's very necessary for gunbar survivors to have access to veterans assistance programs and funding because it is p t s d is trauma and know the trauma didn't occur on a foreign land in may. it's happened in america, but it still trauma that is a war. so we need access to those resources and access to those programs that can help combat that p t s d and all of the symptoms that come along with that. and we just can't assume that just because especially survivors of color are criminal because they have experience. and i think that everybody deserves to have the right
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to have this re told to tell their own story. and also to have access to resources to combat those p t s. the symptoms that follow. thanks so much for joining us. press if patients, i'm sorry, and i hope to have you back on again. you're such an inspiration to us all. thank you. thank you. and that is our show for you today. i'm myisha cross. thanks so much for watching the hogs have a great day and night. everyone having and found introducing and found to to a family when a new mother is going through that process. yeah, there's certainly tremendous cause for great joy, but because it's an event that causes so many different changes. it's stressful at
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