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hey everybody. good to see you. i'm yasmin vossoughian. we have a lot going on right now. a national show of force on abortion rights rallies across the country we have correspondents covering protests on both sides of the issue today. breaking news out of ukraine as. well mitch mcconnell leaving a surprise delegation to visit vladimir putin. -- new today, former president trump endorses a very controversial candidate for pennsylvania governor. a candidate that high ranking gop figures worry could cost them the race there. -- national baby formula shortage,
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that has desperate family scrambling. we want to start off with reproductive rights. thousands of protesters have gathered to protest the supreme court's draft decision to overturn roe v. wade. -- washington d.c. where 17,000 people are marching right now. antonia, it is great to have you on the show. talk to me about what you are hearing on the ground today. >> yasmin, today there has been a lot of emotion. some of the women i've been speaking to have been shaking as they describe their reasons for coming out here on the national mall. other folks have been angry -- [noise] that emotion has even translated to some people sharing their personal stories.
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earlier today, i met with a woman in her late 60s. she decided for the very first time to share with us her own abortion story. she had an abortion in a back alley in chicago when she was 13 years old. i want you to take a listen to what she shared with us. >> i have never told anyone ever until right now because i feel the strongly about it. i had a backstreet abortion when i was 13. and as of course, a rich person said it up. and through the mafia, in chicago, up and it was the worst experience of my life. and i can't believe we are going back to this.
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a tragedy. >> wow. wow. while. wow. while that was really intense antonia. >> yes. i was blown away frankly, by the fact that she trusted me to share that story. some of her kids are here today and she told me she had never share that with them. [noise] [inaudible] a lot of the women here are concerned particularly about poor women around the united states. -- abortion is not really gonna and. abortions are gonna move to back alleys. abortions are gonna go to people who maybe aren't medical professionals. she told me she didn't believe the man who operated on her actually have the qualifications to. and all the consequences that will come to. that that is on the forefront on peoples minds today. there's cheering, their
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celebrations, but this is a great deal of sadness. >> let me ask you this. when i was out covering the protests. much of what i heard, was they don't necessarily have trust in the government right now to actually get something done. there is such a gridlock in washington they feel right now that any legislation moving forward -- they feel like nothing can actually get done. but they're gonna continue to come out. and use their voices to protest. >> i would say i'm hearing similar here on the ground. nobody here thinks that today's rallies gonna change the minds of the conservative justices, who have already seen poised to overturn roe. but some of the young voters that spoken to, say this draft opinion, that it may be they knew something like this was coming, it has cost them off guard. it is reignited their commitment to voting.
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it's brought them to [noise] [inaudible] there is a little bit of that hope that lawmakers at the national and state level, that they will listen to them and take action on behalf of women, reproductive rights. and they will at least have the conversation. this is not gonna be the end of their fight. that is been the consistent message here today. this is the first of many rallies and d.c. and all around the country in the months that come. >> what's astounding to me is that it's a generational conversation. that woman there obviously knows what the world is like without roe versus wade. there are so many other women out there protesting who don't know life without roll, and what's that post row world is gonna look like. we are all gonna have to wait and see. as always ten tony, a great reporting. thank. you from the east coast, let's go west.
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thousands in l.a. rallying as well. that is where we find scott -- we just heard from antonia in washington, d.c., protest happening across the country, new york here as well, where i am matt. the middle of the country also, chicago. you're in los angeles. what are you hearing from the folks on the ground there? especially when it comes the steps the governor punched a take as well? >> yes, it's interesting yasmin, the governor's delegation is really trying to aggressively set california up as a sanctuary for abortion rights. he just posted another 57 million in the state budget, on top of the 58 million in january, to -- also get the word out about the services that are offered here in los angeles. yet, none of that seems to be dampening the enthusiasm of the thousands of people who have turned down here at los angeles city hall. one of the things they are
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saying, according to one of the organizers, is that looking past this potential decision in the supreme court, they say the battle will be at the state level. >> what will happen will be it will go down to state legislators. we must elect and continue to elect reproductive rights advocates, in our politicians, demand that they be pro abortion candidates. if that is to happen, it is gonna go down to the states. you are looking at missouri possibly not being able to, missouri, women not being able to be in the state to get an abortion. we must continue to fight state by state, and it is gonna be women that will elect the next candidates. >> among the people here is emily -- who says that she had a legal
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abortion several years ago. one of the reasons she said she's here is because she wants future generations to have the rights that she had. >> i can tell you at the time that i had my abortion, i was probably 25, 26, my now husband and i, we were living with my in laws, we were not financially in a place where we could afford to raise the child without having to go on welfare. i needed financial assistance needed to get the abortion. i'm very grateful that that was there for me. to have. if i had a child, i don't know that i would've been a very good parent to them at the time. >> she said that the one of the reasons she is here is not just to fight for reproductive rights, but defied against the apathy that she said is part of what got us here. >> thank you for that. i want to flip the script. i'll go to the other side of the issue. antiabortion advocates, they're
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also keeping a close eye on whether the supreme court decides to move forward and overturn roe. ellison is covering for this in gainesville, georgia. what's reaction you're getting on the ground? >> we are seeing these lurch protests in support of abortion rights happening in cities across the country. we are not seeing the same thing on the other side. i can tell you, speaking with antiabortion activists in the state and others, it is not because they are unhappy with the draft opinion that they have seen from the supreme court. they are very happy. but they know that draft opinion is just that. a draft. they want to wait and see the final version. this is something that they have been fighting for four decades. they have taken a very strategic approach, particularly since aligning with the republican party in the mid 80s, to get here. they focused on getting conservative justices elected to courts. they also focused on trying to
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change laws at the local level. listen to some of what's to antiabortion activists told us, one in georgia, the other in texas. >> i think that it 50 years from now we are looking back on this moment, and it is what we think it's gonna be, then it was because the pro-life movement a number of years ago decided there were gonna start to go to state legislators and get pro-life people elective. eventually, one of the laws that they're gonna pass, as gonna go up and overturn roe. >> there's a long race for us to go. roe v. wade being overturned is not going to end abortion in america. but it will give us the groundwork for us to move forward. and state by state, to get the job done. >> it roe v. wade is overturned, 23 states will institute bans on abortions, 13 of those states have trigger laws already on the books.
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that's according to an nbc ill national assist of data from the center of reproductive rights. if you're looking at what's happening right now, and looking at polls for years that the show that american majority of americans do not support overturning roe v. wade, even if they do support some of them -- if you look at the history of the movie, and you see how strategic it was. they were really playing a long game. if you support abortion, rights or if you're in anti abortionist, and think everything ruled and it roe v. wade is overturned, every activate we've spoken to said this does not end with the overturning roe v. wade. they want to see a ban on abortion in all 50 states. they will use the same strategies to get to this point to hopefully interview to get an abortion ban in all 50 states. >> --
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they mention all the lack of resources for the potentially pregnant women in all of these trigger law states? -- did they talk about that at all? that the nonexistence of this? >> some do. some do not. for a lot of people, when i have asked some of those questions, to anti abortion activists in the past, they would say, first things first. we have to make sure life is protected. then we will talk about those other issues. they say until abortions are gone, we can't have a discussion on those other issues. that's unanswered that i've heard more often than not. the short answer is i think some are discussing that, some are talking about counseling, other options that might be in place for expectant mothers. but most rather don't talk about them or push the issue off, say this has to be dealt with for us. come back to us later. >> all right alison barber. thank you. we're gonna continue to fall this throughout the next two
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hours all the rallies that are happening across the countries. -- we are also following some breaking news out of ukraine, where senate minority leader mitch mcconnell along with other gop senators are meeting with vladimir zelenskyy. the ukrainian leader calling the meeting a strong signal of the two parties support of ukraine by the united states congress. i want to bring matt bradley on the ground in kharkiv. let's talk through a couple of things. -- we are gonna talk about what's happening with kharkiv specifically in a moment. let's talk about first what you know when it comes to the strip. >> we saw those four senators along with mitch mcconnell, -- these are all senior republicans. this was as president zelenskyy
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said, a good demonstration of bipartisan support for ukraine in the u.s.. this also comes at a very critical time for that by particle support. rand paul just this week held up that nominate 40 billion dollar aid bill to ukraine. he says he wants to change some of the language, to appoint somebody to monitor how that funding will be spent, and it looks like both parties are confident that this 40 billion will be passed soon as next week. but again it does put a little check in that bipartisan unity that is really been a hallmark for the u.s. support of ukraine ever since fighting began. this was just the latest visit, secret, of a surprise, by top level politicians. it really does show that the u.s. is almost fully, behind ukraine. >> it's oftentimes where we have votes like this, one there's always a disclaimer, despite despite the rainfall measure happening on many
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levels. talk to me about the fighting on the ground in kharkiv. but we are hearing now, is that the ukrainians have been able to take back control of the city of kharkiv. this is a sounding if in fact it's true. what do we know about this? >> and i think, yasmin, this should be the big headline for today. the fact is we saw with kyiv, we saw the abrupt withdrawal of the russians from the capital. after they faced a lot of resistance, turn around, and went back into russia and belarus. that was a big change. a big win for the ukrainians. but this is a real paradigm shift. the reason why is not only are the russians withdrawing somewhat, we heard that from british and ukrainian intelligence, it's also showing that the ukrainians are actually fighting back and pushing the russians back. this isn't just vladimir putin saying everybody turn around and go home. this is the ukrainians winning
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the ground battle against the russians. that is all happening before most of the major -- are making their way to the front line where i am here in kharkiv. if this is goes to show, ukrainians are now dominating the russians in the ground fight. they are doing it without the full thrust, all, singing all dancing weaponry that it's been guaranteed, and is down on route. some of it has made it to the frontline, but is mostly on the way to where i am now. we have seen the full thrust of what the russians can, do the full strength of their military machine, but we haven't seen is the full effort behind the ukrainians. once that comes, we will see a major shift in this war. we are already seeing a major shift. we could see quite a bit more dominance by the ukrainians. >> thank you. appreciate. it still ahead everybody, finding book balance. students in texas create a banned book club at the school.
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the midterm. this is a second time we sat down with barnett we. spoke to her back in february. she almost foreshadowed this. that may be what it looked, like but i'm hearing something different on the ground. i will tell, you as i've been talking voters for the last few, months i've sensed some resistance to both oz and mccormack, despite the fact that oz received the endorsement from former president trump. despite the fact that mccormack has a slew of former trump aides and his campaign supporting him. it fell to me that voters have been looking for that other option. we talk about how big a republican voters are still undecided. barnett has been on the campaign tail trail painting herself as the ultra maga candidate, despite the fact that trump did not support her. i want you to hear her perspective on what this race says about the republican party. >> there is been very little vetting that has taken place with these two quote unquote
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front runners. the only thing i believe most people were interested in is that they were very rich and they were spending a lot of money. i think it's gonna say a lot of who is the republican party? it's a truly all you have to has a high name i.d. and a lot of money and that is all that matters to get someone through? >> look yasmin, she seems to have energize some of that maga base, despite not having the trumps endorsement. she's been hitting on a lot of trump's talking points. she claims to continues to claim the 2020 election was stolen. she organized bless this for january six for the capital. it seems that she has energized those folks. what will that mean if she wins november? will that mean for the republican party? i think that's a big question right now. >> certainly. us tasha burn. thank you. breaking just a short time ago, one of the largest baby formula manufacturers in this country,
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this is telling reuters that the company expects the shortest loss for the rest of the year. that is terrifying news for parents across the country, who are already struggling to feed their kids in this crisis. nbc's just determines joining me now. this is an astounding admission i think, from a company like this. and this could very well last through the end of the year, if you are a new parent, if you have a young baby, who needs to be fat, and you are already struggling, that is a very tough prospect to swallow. what else are we learning? >> he has, when i have to, admit i wasn't much of an expert about the baby formula supply chain before all of this emerged in the last few weeks, but it turns out there is a real monopoly in the united states on making maybe formula. there is only like four companies that do. it that's why, when one of those companies, abbott had that major factory in michigan
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go down after a recall, it really not the supply chain out of whack. and now we're hearing from one of the other four, paralegal, saying we know everything we can, the ceo saying, they are killing themselves trying to make as much formula. there are about a 115% of the normal capacity, but it's still not enough to get through these shorter term problems are facing. they could be shortages going through the end of 2022. that is why the biden administration is announcing whatever new steps as they can come up with to try to quickly address this, including creating more flexibility for the wicked program, which is about half of the way the baby formulas purchased in the u.s.. -- so if you're on, wick and you go to the, grocery store and you don't have a specified brand that you are supposed to get because of you're with program, to allow you
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flexibility to buy anything that's on the shelves. >> here is the thing folks are talking about. i know you don't have the answers to. this i was a mom in the hospital having my first baby, five and a half years ago, and he needed formula from the jump, because he was four pounds 11 ounces. a water of hospitals are also running into this issue as well. -- what about the european market? we're talking about this monopoly, for companies making up 90% of the baby formula throughout the country. there's european markets that have more access to some of this formula. is there any conversation of allowing them to distribute? >> there. it's right now we don't import from. europe we kind of got a taste for this early in the pandemic. when other countries were starting to approve their vaccine. the fda was saying wait, hold, up we have a really high bar
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for when we say something is safe. is the same with fda and baby formula. we don't import baby formula from other countries. but now a senior administration official will say and fda will be coming up with an announcement in the early days on how to increase baby formula imports. we don't know what that will look. like we do hope it will help. president biden said that will help to delete this problem in the next few. weeks >> josh lederman. thank you for becoming an expert on baby formula. it's an incredibly important topic right now. house minority neither kevin mccarthy and other republicans are submitted subpoenaed by the january 6th committee. coming up, why they could be charged with the crime right now. and then next, how democrat led states are preparing for the overturning of roe v. wade as thousands across the country rally in support for abortion rights. country rally in support
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supreme court document. talk to me about what you're seeing on the ground? today >> we have obviously been talking about this issue together for a few weeks now. one of the things that we brought up recently is that here in chicago, and illinois, this is a state where they have codify protections for abortion rights. this is not a place that is looking at trigger laws that would go into effect if roe is overturned. they got rid of trigger laws in recent years. but we still saw thousands of people inspired to come out protest and support abortion rights in chicago today. it was a personal issue for some of the people we spoke to today. we talked about people who cared about people -- and we spoke with one of the organizers of what this event means, what the messages, again in a place where abortion rights are potentially as protected as they are anywhere in the country. here's what an organizer had to say. >> i know that the majority of
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people in this country care about this issue. more than 70% of people believe that roe v. wade should not be overturned. it's people should have the right to decide how they want to, due to their body. there is a fervor here. people are gonna raise their voices. they're gonna get up there, they're gonna vote. this is not just a thing where the decision comes out. this is ongoing. >> and of course we don't know exactly where her numbers are coming from. thursday a pure research that was done in march, said 61% of u.s. adults believe abortion should be legal in some or most circumstances. -- illinois protects abortion rights, there is the possibility the multiple states around illinois could have
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trigger laws going into effect or could restrict or a ban abortions if overtone was returned. there are various rules. we are talking to the governor about this for the potential that there could be an influx of people who are fleeing, if you, will to get into illinois to get an abortion. -- one of the people i spoke with in the crowd brought that idea up. the possibility of putting pressure on the health care system in illinois. that is something that is on the top of the mind for people. >> it is certainly. is and this is a long game which is what i'm hearing as well. jesse kirsch, thank you. we will be talking about that coming up in our next hour with jessica fluitt on the american bridge pack. coming up everybody, will the house committee in-depth investigating january six, be able to see enforce the
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all right so new today the january 6th elect committee deciding about their next move is after house leader, kevin mccarthy, in four other gop lawmakers said that they refused to comply of the law after being subpoenaed on thursday. political reporter liz cheney, the channels vice chair staying the decision to issue the subpoenas. it was not made lightly, as she put, it adding this. well it is an absolutely unnecessary one, the sanctity of this body and the continued functioning of our constitutional public requires that we ensure that there will never be an attack like that again. joining us now is nbc's allie raffa, on capitol hill. also -- a former federal prosecutor. welcome to you both, thanks for joining us on. this ali, let me join start with you on this one to get your sense as to what the media
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wants to glean from their five subpoena? >> well in these letters, the committee lays out different reasons for why they want to speak with each of these five lawmakers, but there are two that really stick out to me. specifically in house minority leader kevin mccarthy's case, the committee says that there is renewed interest in skiing with him after this leaked audio recordings of his conversations with gop colleagues about his conversation with the former president before, during, and after january six. there's a lot that can be learned just about his knowledge about the former president's thinking about that time. another case that really sticks out is congressman biggs of arizona, he has been accused of being the mastermind behind the plan for trump's rally on the ellipse on january six. and the committee says that former white house staffers have identified him as one of several house gop lawmakers who requested a presidential pardon
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for their events involving january 6th. so the committee is likely to ask with the nature of that pardon was, and whether the fact that he asked for one is an acknowledgment that his actions that they were illegal. so that was just several boxes that the committee is aiming to check off before those long awaited public hearings began on june 9th, jasmine. okay glenn, let's get into it. so the likelihood that these five are going to comply with their subpoenas, not a. what happens? >> slim to none, and form is fading fast. and then we have the usual conversation about, one of the enforcement mechanisms, and of course they could refer them to the department of justice for prosecution for criminal contempt. the doj's batting average is not very good. they have for people who have been referred for criminal prosecution, and only one, steve bannon has been actually indicted for his crime of contempt of congress. so it's an point yes.
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i think congress, a coequal branch of government, needs to step up and act like a coequal offense of government and stop shuffling these people over the department of justice and then leading themselves at the whim of a coequal branch of government. hopefully they will finally seriously consider using their own lawful power of contempt, and arresting members of congress to whom subpoenas have been issued, and then they can either find them or they can detain them and so they purchased the contempt by testifying. >> okay, let's talk about the two individuals that ali just laid out for us there. the people that it seemed as if they are focusing the january six committee is focusing on. let's talk about mccarthy, this idea that he would what he knew before during and after the january 6th direction. you mention that there's a possibility in your sense that mccarthy could be charged with a crime under this idea of mistrust shun of a felony. explain that. >> yeah, we have to connect the
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justice dots here. this provision of a felony is not often used, why prosecutors, but it's a federal crime. here's what it involves. when you know that a felony has been committed, and that came felony is recognizable in a court of the united states, all come back to that a second. and you conceal that crime, you fail to report it to the appropriate authorities, you have committed a three-year federal offense called miss persian of a felony. and here's the thing, let's take mccarthy as an example. we know that the j six committee asked mccarthy previously to appear voluntarily and provide the information he knows about donald donald trump's possible crimes, and he said no. but, the legal landscape has changed because we have had a federal judge in california, judge david carved her, rule as a matter of law he found that donald trump and john eastman committed to federal fentanyl in these together. and he found by a preponderance of the evidence. so now mccarthy has nowhere to
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run, because if he refuses to comply with the subpoena, in his zeal to conceal donald trump's crimes, he absolutely exposes himself to committing the crime of this person of a felony because, not only is the crime cognizable in the court of united states, but a judge has called nice did. and i had to look at that word to make sure with the appropriate past tense so mccarthy will be violating that federal statute if he continues to defy the subpoena and concealed all transcribes. >> i am writing down all these legal terms, like i am going to law school my final just on the corner. let's talk quickly about any banks. of course this idea that he requested a present presidential pardon. wouldn't that in and of itself implicate him? >> it would. you don't need a pardon if you engage in, i don't know, a tourist visit or a peaceful protest. you need a pardon if you have committed a crime in the
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supreme court has said, delivering a pardon to someone is some indication that a crime has been committed, and the person accepting apart into some admission of guilt. and biggs has requested a pardon, that is consciousness of guilt. now with that also does is, if he decides to comply with the subpoena, i think getting an attorney worth his or her salt will advise him to invoke his fifth amendment right against self incrimination. >> glenn, ali, thank you to your both. appreciate it. all right the push by some come served of parents to ban certain books in schools is now targeting ear readers. up next i will talk to a texas team who's fighting back. starting a club at school that has already read a third of the band titles at her school. we will be right back. we will be right clinically proven weight management aid for adults with a bmi of 25-40 when combined with diet and exercise. plenity is not a drug - it's made from naturally derived building blocks
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aim at a reader apps, digital books collections to give kids access to. books but this technology is also a double edged sword. it allows parents to patrol the digital collections and i'll ask for books to be removed with it just a couple of clicks without setting foot inside a library. folks with the american library association, can say that these apps can sense be censored with the photos which are that evaluating substance of the claims. instead of removing select books, a lot of school districts are responding to the pressure from parents by banning these apps altogether. and this is coming a students around the country are finding ways to fight back, against these big bands in their own ways. that includes alice scott, a software at vandergrift high school in austin texas, and cofounder of her schools banned book clubs. they meet to discuss the books that their school has removed from the library.
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ellis got is meeting with me now. l.a. it is great to talk to, you think sorting time out of your saturday to talk to. with us how why did you decide to form this banned book club? >> we first heard about this issue last year, when we found the list of the books are being removed for our classrooms. and when we first found that list, we realized we had no idea it was there for the longest time. and we really wanted to get students involved in this process so that we can have a little bit of representation in the discussion about wanting to cushion. >> how did you get access to the span books? >> at first they were taken out of the classroom libraries, and some even the school libraries. so it was hard to get any access from the school. a lot of the time we had to go buy them on our own, or we had to wait for donations from very kind community members. but it generally made a lot harder to find access. >> so you have plowed through i think eight books so far, eight band books this year so far. that is a heck of a lot of
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reading. at least for, me i guess. what sounds out to you, ella. which book stands out to you, and why. >> i think one of my favorites is probably, i'm going to say in the dream house by karen maria coddle. it is just, it is a book that talks about same-sex abusive relationships, which is something we don't ever talk about in school. it is rarely talked about in the real world. it is not something that is common and when i read about that when i read that book, i saw the story from a new perspective, and i understood it on a whole new level. >> do you think you would have had these books had not been for this banned book club? >> i think some of them, like the handmade still i have read that one before and i loved it. it is one of my favorites. but there are a few on the list that i don't think i would have thought of. like maybe kissed number eight or, none of the above, our books that aren't generally my kind of genre. i like to lean towards, but i
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read them and i ended up really liking them, because it is something that i can connect with. >> that is incredible. the other thing the guys are doing is that you need to strategize. with students about how to fight these bans. one of those meetings look like? so we meet twice a month, in our school library. and during that time will talk about is in these books, our thoughts on them, and what we learned from them. and from there we will draft a statements, which is just about a page or so of what we think is important in this novel, and what we learned, and we will send that to reconsideration committees in our district. and it basically provides june perspective on these novels, and why they're important. >> have you had all been reaching out through social media to other school districts across your state, across the country, connecting other students to try to encourage others to start the. >> yeah. we have instagram where we have gotten a lot of support from authors another student.
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and we've even had a great opportunity to meet students across texas and connect with them, and plan ways to fight but bands together. >> i think it is pretty cool that, these are books that are banned by your district and you guys are meeting in the library of your school. do you feel as if you are getting support from the teachers and your school? >> yeah, so far we haven't met anyone who hasn't been supportive of the cause. a lot of teachers, students, and librarians are really supporting us. we have to do to keep joining our club, and we've just gotten an amazing amount of support. >> what is a book that you are about to read that you are looking forward to? >> we just finished for the school year, but we have about five on the list. one of the ones i'm looking forward to is v for vendetta. it is a little bit more dystopian, and i really like this kind of book so i am excited to see what that has to offer. >> which i imagine you are going to be doing for your summer reading list. i remember those.
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>> ella scott, i know you're demo school and then you're like i gotta read all these books! but listen, i can tell that you have an incredible future ahead of you, ella. such a smart lady and we appreciate you joining us italians but you're banned book club, thank you. >> thank you. >> at the top of the hour everybody, we are gonna go live to probe ocean rights rallies across the country today and the president of america bridge back which the ports democratic candidates will be with me to talk about the next sense of the parties to take as the end of roe approaches. we will be right back. approaches. approaches. we ready to earn that “world's greatest dad” mug? -i'm in. care to play a bigger role in this community? -i'm in. enbrel helps relieve joint pain, mage, and helps skin get clearer in psoriatic arthritis. with less pain, you're free to join in. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections.
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