Category Archives: Politics

Jessica Laycock

Our guest, Jessica Laycock, is a District woman firing a legal challenge to the ambiguous marijuana laws in the nation’s capital. As of Feb. 26, 2015 marijuana was made legal in D.C.—sort of. On April 20, an annual day of pro-pot advocacy, Laycock and seven other protesters were arrested during a demonstration in which activists gave joints to congressional staffers to push for marijuana-friendly federal laws.

Possession of marijuana is illegal on federal land, but protesters say they strategically held the event on District land, where possession of up to two ounces of pot is legal and small amounts can be given away free. The circumstances of her case highlight the clash between federal pot laws and looser local regulations in a city where small amounts of marijuana are allowed.

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Damian Kidd

This week we have a Republican candidate for Congress, Damian Kidd. He is an attorney with The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day and the Republican Candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. This is the new class of Republicans trying to get to Washington.

Let’s see what he has to say!

To read about him go to: https://kiddforcongress.com/about/

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Trump’s first 100 days

All Presidents have been judged on their first 100 days in office but Donald Trump’s approval rating is the lowest of any president ever polled at this early point in his term. Before Trump, Clinton, in fact, had the lowest 100-day approval rating of any modern president, according to Gallup.

Let’s talk about what did and did not get accomplished on his promise to ‘Make America Great Again’!

 

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John J. Forster, Activities Coordinator for ‘Committee for the Capital City’

John Forster has been an advocate for D.C. Statehood for a long time. But what about the idea of achieving Statehood by joining an existing state? John is the Activities Coordinator for the group ‘Committee for the Capital City’ wants to reincorporate the District of Columbia back into Maryland (from whence it came) and become its own county call Douglass County Maryland.

With this new unique jurisdiction in Maryland, the District would honor one of its most famous residents: the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. And it would retain its unique identity while gaining both full voting rights and full home rule by reuniting with Maryland.

Is this the best path to D.C. statehood? Join us and find out!

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Kathleen Gomez, CEO/Founder of ‘Candidates Platform’

One of the most daunting obstacles for candidates to overcome is getting their message communicated to the voters. Many people can easily access information about events thousands of miles away but have little if no information on who is running for state and local elected offices in their community.  Kathleen Gomez’s ‘Candidates Platform’ gives a place for the common person who wants to get involved to connect their campaign with the voter. It offers a simple easy to use interface where a candidate can interact with their constituents, link all other social media, post videos and schedules and hear back from the voter. They would also provide technical support for any questions or problems the candidate may encounter. 

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