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good evening. welcome to politicsnation. tonight's lead, nine weeks to go. right now on this labor day weekend, we should all make sure our seat backs are in their full upright position and our seatbelts are securely fastened. the captain has indicated with
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big red flashing lights that we are starting our descent into the midterms. what will probably be a bumpy ride all the way to november 8th, president biden is warning about the normalization of political violence. the spread of big lies. and one ever growing donald trump who is calling for lawlessness and promises, and even promising parties to those convicted of violent insurrection crimes. trump took the stage last night for the first time since the fbi searched his home. he claimed that they searched the room of his wife and teenage son. again, ramped up the dangerous rhetoric against president biden and against law enforcement. of course, we must not forget the good news. the cdc recommending a new booster to fight the highly
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contagious omicron subvariant. and the economy getting a boost with another solid month of job creation. maybe some hope ahead for the residents of jackson, mississippi. who are now in their seven 77th day without clean air and clean water. in a moment i will ask the head of fema about the progress made to end that crisis. lots to cover, which could start. joining me now is congressman marc bc, democrat of texas, congressman, glad to have you. i am sure -- let me get into it. i'm sure you watch the president and his speech on thursday. normally primetime speeches by american presidents are reserved for dangerous threats facing the nation. russia, foreign terrorism, deadly viruses, maybe a
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hurricane. in this case, the danger to u.s. democracy comes from some of its own citizens. your reaction? >> absolutely, reverent. it's real. first of all, before we get started, let me just say, hopefully rather. are you a labor day is tomorrow. all the men and women out there who are building the cars of today and tomorrow. building defense equipment for our troops overseas. working on the airlines. thank you men and women of labor for everything you do each and every day for america. absolutely, reverend, we have a real issue here when it comes to democracy. as for the soviet union collapsed in 1991, people really believed that maybe russia could move more towards the direction of the west. it's really sad and discouraging to see so many years later that certain people
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in our country have embraced authoritarianism. basically never even tried to push back on trump at all for the things that he has said and did to try to erode our constitution. i believe that president biden was 100% correct in trying to address some of these issues, the groundwork that the previous president laid to bring us to where we are today, where we're really talking about whether we are going to be the beacons, the light and shining hope, and the examples, and the example for democracy around the world. >> i must ask you before you for a few polls that shows threats to democracy is now the top voted concern ahead of the midterm election. more than cost of living. more than jobs in the economy. more than abortion rights. more than gun control. is that what you see when you
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are back home in texas, democracy has become a motivating factor on the left that can rally its base? >> absolutely, when i am back here in fort worth, again, i think it's sad that we're at the point that we are. it's clear that the previous president is the person that brought us here. people come up to me all the time and ask me, representative ece, are we going to have a civil war? what is going to happen? people are very concerned. they feel that a threat to democracy is very real. they feel that president trump continues to stoke a lot of these concerns and fears. people are very worried in texas that he will end up back on twitter. when you hear family and friends and neighbors, people that you go to school, with you that you work with saying, everything that this guy and staying israel.
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january the 6th wasn't that big of a deal. that scares a lot of people here. absolutely, democrats, we need to continue to talk about this. during downhills. very serious. should be taken that way. >> texas has had itself a fair share of natural disasters that led to a variety of catastrophes. and nearby mississippi, a majority black city of jackson, a water crisis is overwhelming the city's main water treatment facility and brought it to the brink of collapse. leaving more than 150,000 residents without access to clean water. jackson is one example of one city that has had long-standing problems with infrastructure. especially due to investments. yes, it is the case in many other majority black cities across the country.
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what else do you think congress can do to solve this issue? but also, so black voters don't lose trust in confidence that someone is there to help them. >> absolutely, let me just say, you mentioned a majority black city, flint michigan, now jackson mississippi. i want to stop and say thank you to president biden for helping usher through it and make it a priority. r througwe made record investmen clean water for our citizens of the united states. it is going to pay off. jackson will be able to utilize some of the funds and some of the money that were passed in the bipartisan infrastructure bill. every republican should have joined democrats in voting for that deal. every republican especially in places like mississippi should have joined democrats in voting for this bill. it is sad that it has taken
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this long. that jackson is going through what they are right now. we absolutely need to show the american public, particularly black america, that this legislation that was passed is going to address this issue. as blue voters to remember, who voted for the bipartisan partisan infrastructure bill, and who did not vote for it from this november. >> we must make sure local officials bring that infrastructure bill money back into those communities that have been disproportionately impacted. you are right, if it wasn't for president biden and the democrats in congress, we would not even have that. thank you very much, congressman mark veasey. joining me now is fema administrator deanne criswell. administrator criswell, thank you for joining us tonight. of course, i have to start with the situation in jackson, mississippi.
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right now, roughly 150,000 mostly black residents are headed into their second week without clean water after a crucial treatment plant failed last month. president biden has since issued an emergency declaration. and is meeting with civil rights leaders on friday. we talked about it with him extensively. certainly moving as firmly as he can. fema now authorized to coordinate relief efforts in the region. what is fema doing first and foremost to ease the suffering in jackson? i said seven days, but seven days with no clean water, what is the biggest danger facing jackson residents amid this water crisis? >> good evening, reverend sharpton, thank you very much for having me on to talk about this really important topic
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today. the president, as you mentioned, did authorize an emergency declaration. it really gives fema now the ability to do a few things. first and foremost, focused on the immediate needs. you want to make sure that you can continue to support mississippi emergency management with their efforts to deliver bottled water. we are going to continue to do that. we can also through this declaration provide temporary repairs to keep the water pressure up, i build it back up. but then keep the water pressure up. individuals in residence in jackson mississippi can't least flush their toilets. the other thing that i think is really important about what fema can bring to the table now, we can bring in our federal partners. we've already talked with the army corps of engineers and epa. they're going to do an assessment to look at what is it going to take to get this water treatment facility back to a level that can provide dependable service to the residents of jackson,
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mississippi. i think what we need to focus on is what those immediate needs are that we are taking care of. what is the long term solution? how are we going to bridge that? how are we going to bridge the now and the repair of the facility to make sure that the residents of jackson don't have to suffer any longer? >> the deal with the fact that they should have never gotten to this point in the first place. it's not like we have not had people for years saying that water facilities were not working. we have another majority black city. i know you cannot get into too much into the politics, when you come across a crisis like the one in jackson, mississippi, how frustrated are you with specific politicians or political systems that allowed the situation to develop to where it? is >> i know that there has been many years of neglect at
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this water treatment facility. for us, we're focused on the future. we cannot change the past right now. where fema is really going to have their attention, we're going to focus on making sure that we are all working together. when i visited on friday, when i saw it was a really cohesive team between the federal state and local officials. really focused on understanding what it's going to take to fix this problem and then we're going to be able to help figure out what the right sources to bring in to help get this to a point that can support the community. we want to focus on the future a now and making sure that we are really hyper focused on helping the residents of jackson. >> administrator for our audience that might not know, september's national preparedness month. i know fema has partnered up with the mecca, howard university. another black colleges on an initiative to promote disaster readiness in black communities.
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you spoke about it this week i saw you got some howard students to tape a public service announcement. i want to play a little bit of that psa. >> preparing for disasters it important to us all. preparing forbeing prepared meg sure they have access to alerts and warnings. as always, stay safe. >> preserve your legacy. >> what more can you tell us about this partnership? why did fema feel it was necessary to engage with our hbcus on this issue? >> every september, reverend, its national preparedness month. it really gives fema an opportunity to engage with communities across the country and to help remind them of the steps that they can take to make sure that they are prepared. especially as they are facing an increase in the number of climate related disasters. last year, we launched our
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first ever culturally competent ad campaign. it was geared toward the latino community. what we found, messages in the past did not necessarily resonate with different types of communities. we wanted to change that. we had a really great success. we are building on that this year. we focused on this year's theme to support the black and african american communities. communities that have been historically underserved and disproportionately impacted by disasters. this year, we are focused on a lasting legacy and protecting the life that you've built. really exciting opportunity for us to partner. they have been a leader in helping to promote inclusion and opportunities for black and other underserved communities. we felt the partnership with howard university was a great way to launch this new campaign i am excited to see the results that we're going to get from
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our ongoing relationship with them. >> hurricane season is starting. a lot of areas are bracing themselves. some that do not brace themselves given, global warming, i'm saying that not you could be hit, how are we dealing with those areas like jackson that had been neglected and are now going to face what could be an unpredictable winter? >> you know, what we are seeing, , again we see communities like jackson that are often disproportionately impacted by the variety of disasters that we're seeing. it's ad campaigns like this that are working to help the community be prepared. a focus that fema has had, how do we help reduce the impact that these communities are seeing from disasters. that is why we have put equity as one of the leading
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principles that we are following as we are helping communities get better prepared in how we're going to deliver services. we want to really understand the barriers that communities have to accessing our programs the barriers to fundamental resources and to help them be better prepared against disasters. we have really focused on increasing the amount of resiliency and communities with a specific focus on those communities that have traditionally been underserved and had a hard time accessing programs. >> we will be watching and hopeful as we face these unpredictable situations. but predictable that if you neglect the infrastructure cities and communities, they are going to suffer when those situations arise by jackson. i cannot tell you how concerned i am after katrina and flint but here we go again. fema administrator criswell, i
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thank you for being with us tonight. >> after the break, black americans rise up as a new phase of the pandemic takes hold. later, my political panel on donald trump and why some republicans strategy this would rather not see him out on the campaign trail just yet. first, my colleague jessica layton with today's other news stories. thank you, reblend. stories we're watching for you at this hour. memphis police say they have arrested a man and conjunction with the missing jogger. 30-year-old e.l.i.s.a. flasher went missing on friday. today, police charge cleo to abstain with aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence. police have yet to find that missing mother of two. firefighters in northern california are still trying to get to wildfires there under control. the million mountain fires have
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and then received that last shot more than two months ago. recently, many americans have returned to normal life after two years of pandemic disruptions. employees working from home are able to return near the office. people are traveling again and reconnecting with loved ones. it is important to remember, progress is not happening because the virus has gone away. covid variants continue to emerge and the number of new cases reported daily in the u.s. still hovers around near 100,000. restrictions are easing because many americans have done the right thing and gotten vaccinated. that makes the virus less communicable and perhaps more importantly, less harmful i can bear witness to this myself. when i got covid back in june i
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was well enough to do shows from home. all because i kept up with my shots as directed by the cdc. the key things moving in the right direction, we must remain vigilant. especially in the black community. doctor anthony fauci, who is retiring, as americans top infectious disease expert in december recently stressed the importance of boosters for black americans. in an interview, he warned offered can americans to continue to be disproportionately affected and by covid because they tend to work in frontline jobs that put them at higher risk for infection. and are more likely to suffer from underlying health risks due to inequities in our health care system. as awful as this pandemic has been, i have been proud to watch my fellow americans overcome some understandable concerns and get vaccinated.
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republican representative david jolly of florida. welcome to you both. doug, you go first. your reaction to what we are seeing this week the current president warning about urgent threats to our democratic system and the former president still engaged in just that. threatening our government, our judiciary system, our department of, our fbi, what your thoughts about this week? >> first reverend, let me congratulate you on 11 years of politicsnation and being a voice for so many people across this country. congratulations on that. i thought what we saw this week was simply what we're seeing across america. they say people are saying that -- americans believe that the number one believe these days is that there is a threat to democracy. . problem, is coming out from different angles. donald trump did this week exactly what he has done over
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the last five or six years. he is used hate and rhetoric to whip up his base and his frenzy. i know that president biden's speech was criticized as being divisive. in fact, it was -- what biden did on that stage was to simply call out a faction of the republican party, the maga faction. it was not all of donald trump supporters. it's not all of donald trump's voters for 2020. not by any stretch. there is a faction of that party that is quite frightening and a threat to democracy right now. i think the president was right to call that out. but we have said things in a little bit of a different way, perhaps. the fact is, this is a conversation we have to have. i hope at this point, people will start talking about this and start talking to each other instead of at each other. and let's try and figure out a way to come together. >> david, there been reports this week that donald trump's political advisers are in discussions with republican
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campaigns about actively deploying him on the trail before the midterms. some of the republican strategist feel that it is very, it's a very risky bet that trump can boost gop turnout without repelling moderates and independents who do not support the former president. what are your thoughts? >> donald trump is not good for republicans. consider where we are three months ago. republicans were in a favorable climate going into november. several things happened. the supreme court invalidated roe v. wade. which mobilized the left. honestly, it caused some people in the right to say, wait, minute has gone too far? donald trump amours the storytelling and what we saw in mar-a-lago and his own intent to take a leadership role in the party. the republican party does not want to be talking about donald trump. they want to be prosecuting a case against joe biden. even that is slipping away. as the economy is improving, joe biden's legislative
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victories on the hill continue to add up, this is not a good scenario for republicans. what they don't want, above all, aus is donald trump campaigning for them in elections. donald trump has to make this about himself. i do believe that decision as to whether or not he would warren's eminent, probably by election day. that is largely probably what is motivating donald trump's campaign trail activities going into the fall. >> staying with you, david, president biden said the phrase, maverick maga republicans. more than a dozen times. lately, it is there a difference between mainstream republicans and those who follow donald trump? >> there is not a difference between majority republicans. about 75% of the party's manga. very importantly, joe biden has to define that. he did it on thursday. margaret is a philosophy that will use illegal means and violence to accomplish what they cannot accomplish legally. that's we saw donald trump do in november december after he
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lost the election, that we saw on january six. it's what secretaries of state of the republican party are trying to do going into 22. that does represent about 75% of the party. which is why joe biden said, i need you, mainstream republicans and independents and democrats in a coalition to protect democracy. the key to unlock this in november, we are, of joe biden continue to speak to what he coast newsroom republicans and independents as part of a democratic coalition. >> doug, how can democrats focus on their positive message ahead of the midterms? a message of success, a better economy? and in pandemic. return to work. and so on. at the same time, there is mar-a-lago, espionage scandals, a three alarm national security crisis. trump is about to hit the road again and spread his lies. >> it's going to be difficult, rev. democrats often tend to follow
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the lead of their opposition. this time, we need to actually talk affirmatively about all the things that this is ministration and a democratic congress has done. and then compare that to the plans of the other candidates running from office. but we have got to show, success. historic success by president biden and the democratic congress in the build back better. you are talking about covid and the segment just before this. we are able to come back with a stronger economy. jobs. all because of -- not the build back better, but the plan, the american rescue plan. the inflation reduction act. all those things are huge successes. we've got to talk about that. we cannot lose sight of the fact that republicans, the ones that are being put forth most, they have nothing to do with reducing inflation nothing to do with kitchen table issues. they're trying to take away rights. they're trying to take away elections. the trying to keep you from voting.
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those are the contracts. talk about the plan that we've done. and what we will do more going forward. compare that to the candidates who are simply trying to pave the way and jumping into areas that i don't think most people -- one thing i would mention, david had talked about the fact that 75% republicans remain. i see those numbers but i believe it. donald trump has been such a bully over the year, people with posters are afraid say otherwise. an eight or a lot of people in the party who are tired. they are tired of the rhetoric they're seeing. they're tired of the potential issues that come out of mar-a-lago. they are looking for an alternative. moderate democratic party that we're seeing right now. >> talking about alternatives, david, last time we had you on politicsnation, you just have launched a centrist party called -- what is the feedback you're getting so far. >> very importantly, rev., i
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don't have a former role of the formal party i was one of the three groups that lead its creation. i'll tell you, it speaks to the people that are chosen to not affiliate with either major parties. we do have major parties that are home to very loyal constituencies today. almost 40% the country says i don't see myself in either major party the response to the party has been incredible. 40 states have now mobilize. we have over 300,000 new members. i think you will see the party have access. i will tell you this, very importantly. going into the 22 and 24 cycles, democracy is on the line. only the democratic party is a viable party to to protect democracy. i think the reform part, the four form coordinated movement, the independent voters, they understand that. that is the group joe biden spoke to on thursday. he needs to continue to speak to them. that is the group that's going to stop trumpism. >> doug, lastly, in ten days, president biden is hosting a hate crime summit at the white
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house. you know much about civil rights. u knyou know several of us asked for the summit. the adl ye -- -- he is doing it in ten days. you know right in the south, a lot of about civil rights. we see violent hate crimes everywhere against blacks, jews, hispanics, lgbtq. what would you like to see from the presidents on that front as we prepare for this summit? >> rev, that summit, i'm really proud of the president for during that summit. by the way, that summits going be held on the 15th. that's the 59th anniversary at the 16th street baptist church bombing informing him that killed four girls. i think it's appropriate to bring the past the present. and to talk about where we've got in the country. and where we have been. and those things that we had sought. and now those types of hate
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crimes are expanding. it is not any secret now that they're going beyond black and white, and religion, chinese americans, muslims, the name. even somewhat argue to the fbi. the cause of so much of the rhetoric we're hearing, primarily from the far-right, all the left has its issues, primarily from the far-right, calling that out and being front and center to make sure that is not a political issue. this has got to be something i think america has to deal with it is growing not only here, it's growing across the world. we've got to deal with it. we have to start right here. >> doug jones, david jolly, thank you both for being with us. coming up, a look at the changing world of work and what younger labor organizers are doing to propel the move forward. >> hey there, tonight at nine eastern on ayman, ongoing to
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a federal holiday celebrating and recognizing the contributions of workers in the united states. civil rights and workers rights have a historic interconnection.
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and a fight towards justice. my next guest understands that relationship well. after being terminated from an amazon warehouse on this same day he organized a worker protest in 2020, he went on to successfully unionize the first amazon warehouse in the united states. unprecedented victory that sent shockwaves throughout the country. he has been referred to as the man who took on amazon and one. and now he is the president and founder of the amazon labor union. joining me now is mr. chris smalls. very glad to have you with us, chris. first of all, thank you for joining me. particularly on labor day eve. >> absolutely, thanks for having, me i appreciate it. >> for years, the labor union
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have been in decline lately we are seeing a resurgence of labor organizing and punch companies like amazon and starbucks. just this week, a labor union victory when amazon's effort to overturn the hysterics union election was shot down by the national labor relations board. alongside the state of new york, you sued amazon for wrongful termination, citing racial discrimination as a cause of action. what role do characteristics like race, gender, and ethnicity play in the struggle between employees and their bosses? >> it is everything. we represent -- a community that we come from. we are the working class. the way we were able to the footy amazon was by bringing people together from all backgrounds and cultures and all walks of life. and we showed a human aspect to
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their work environment. amazon treats people like numbers and robots. they treat people with disrespect, they hire, they fire people. they were on peoples lives. people lose the warehouses. what we did, we showed compassionate love and showed that the strength and power of people when they come together, we can defeat anything. and that is exactly what we represent with the amazon labor union. >> you are able to do it, i will note, across the late racial lines. bringing everyone together. on a similar note, the relationship between civil rights and workers rights have long been interrelated. the background of the civil rights movement in the 60s, before my active time, when i was just a kid, labor movements were the ones back in lap it has been the -- that has backed it up. moving forward, how can the two sides support each other?
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why is it so important that they do that? >> right now, the point in time when labor is really taking a stance in this country. we need to hold accountable elective officials who don't support label right now, who don't support the efforts of unionizing incorporations. fighting for workers rights. these things are basic needs. we should not have to fight as hard as we are. as organizers and activists, that is our job. our job is to push these elected officials that represent us to do their jobs. right now, a hand in relationship. i had a few politicians in the past, now they're in a supporter. they're doing more. there's still a long way to go. this is a long fight. this is david versus goliath. i can tell you now, we all have to be david. >> let's turn now to workers preferences. the pandemic has changed a lot
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of people's attitudes and priorities when it comes to the workplace. especially amongst younger generations. national society of high school scholars survey found that gen z top priority is workplace included accompany emphasis on equity with over fifth the survey respondents saying that they their own personal experiences with racial inequalities have influenced their career choices. the pandemic also accelerated the demand for remote work available, made employee while being a top focus. place pressure on better compensation. how can these shifts in workers preferences be leveraged to energize people into the labor movement? >> the pandemic deemed everyone as an essential worker. if we are essential, then we
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are necessity. that means the company needs us. if they need us, and mourn essential worker, they need to pay austria such. so, right now, what we need to do is just make sure we know are value as work. our value is a lot more than we were getting in the past. passed $15 an hour. inflation and all these things that are happening -- it is still a problem. it is a major issue. workers are realizing that. that's why we're seeing a boom in union efforts across the country. workers realize they have not been paid and treated as essential workers. it is important that whatever job an industry that you're working in, you can do exactly what we did at amazon. unionized your workplace for job security, higher wages, longer breaks, better medical leave accommodations, pension, free college for yourself and children. all the things that unions provide. anyone can aptly fight for
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this. >> last question. as we celebrate labor day tomorrow, looking back on the contributions of workers across the time span of american labor history, how do you hope the momentous president you and your colleagues set by you criticizing the amazon warehouse impacts the future equity of working class folks everywhere? >> we already had a major milestone victory this past week. with the news that the analysts are be recommended that we be certified. we defeat amazon legally on that battle. we still know there's a long way to go. right now, tomorrow being labor day, i'll tell you now, were taken over the city streets. we're gonna be protesting in rallying right here in new york city. in front of jeff bezos house. in front of schultz's house. the ceos of starbucks and amazon. just so we can show our strength in numbers and remind the boss that we're the ones
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that make these corporations operate. we have to keep that fight up and alive and bring that connection and build a bridge with the public and community that report represents. i'm looking forward to continuing to this great work. >> chris smalls, happy to have you with us, thank you again for being here on labor day eve. >> up next, my final thoughts, stay with us.
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longer. leqvio. ♪ ♪ this is the moment. for a treatment for moderate-to-severe eczema. cibinqo — fda approved. 100% steroid free. not an injection, cibinqo is a once-daily pill for adults who didn't respond to previous treatments. and cibinqo helps provide clearer skin and less itch. cibinqo can lower your ability to fight infections, including tb. before and during treatment, your doctor should check for infections and do blood tests. tell your doctor if you've had hepatitis b or c, have flu-like symptoms, or are prone to infections. do not take with medicines that prevent blood clots. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma, lung, skin and other cancers, serious heart-related events, and blood clots can happen. people 50 and older with heart disease risk factors have an increased risk of serious heart-related events or death with jak inhibitors. but we've only just begun. speak with your doctor about cibinqo today.
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the smart video calling device that makes work from home work for you. tomorrow's labor day. and after labor day, we know we get into an intense period all the way until election day. that is why it where it is so important for our leaders of eight national civil rights group, including me represented
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the national action network. sat down with the president and talked about what is going to be the agenda as we go into the election. are we going to protect voting rights? are we going to re-introduce the john lewis voting advancement act if the democrats take a few more seats in the senate and can hold the house? are we going to go from the executive order which president biden gave around policing and it was good but then go to legislation and bring back the george floyd act? we must not only vote for person, or vote for a reason. if we raise the reasons, people will come out, like he did in 2020. we will be right back. juicy rotisserie-style chicken. you should've been #1. this isn't about the sandwich, is it chuck? it's not.
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the new subway series. what's your pick? the last 2 years have been hard on everyone. and teens are no exception. but pfizer has some welcome news for parents. now there is an fda-approved vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds to help protect against covid-19, with protection against severe illness, too. over 9 million 12 to 15 year-olds have received it. you shouldn't get the vaccine if you've had an allergic reaction to the vaccine or its ingredients. serious allergic reactions can happen. rare cases of inflammation of the heart muscle and outer lining have been reported. people with weakened immune systems may have lower response to the vaccine. the most common side effects were injection site pain, redness and swelling, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. ask your doctor or pharmacist about the most widely used covid-19 vaccine in the u.s. our vaccine, named comirnaty, is now fda-approved for ages 12 and up.
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i've tried all different types of pills, so i was skeptical about anything working because it never did. but look what golo has done. look what it has done. i'm in a size 4 pair of pants. go golo. >> but does it for me, thanks (soft music) for watching. i'll see you back here next weekend at 5 pm, eastern. american voices with guest host julián castro starts right now on msnbc. >> thanks reverend sharpton. hello everyone, i'm julián castro in for alicia menendez. we begin this sunday with former president trump escalating his attacks on the very people he claims to be a champion of, law enforcement. he did it in pennsylvania, in his first speech says the fbi search of