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The Power of the People

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Katie fills in for Jason and her and Eddie highlight real change that’s happening because of Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Find ways to help at idobi.com/blacklivesmatter.

It's news to us the week of June eighth,two thousand and twenty. So much is happening right now so much and beforewe begin the show this, I want you to know that it's news to US supportsblack lives matter. So does I dobe network and that's what we're going totalk about the movement Katie's Sher, Hey Jason is off this week. Some goodthings have actually resulted because of the protests right Katie they have, and you know I feel like weshould call them demonstration demonstrations. Okay. Why yeah, because I feel like protest like I feel, like Republicans, are giving itlike a negative connotation. Okay and like I feel like these are becomingpositive things. Yeah, that's whet we're going to try to focus on now. Youknow we could talk about all the negative stuff. That's happening atthese demonstrations like you know all the brutality that's going on, butwe're not going to talk about that. We want to talk about the change, that'shappening because it's empowering it's really cool to see. So, let's kick it off here. It's news to us. It's news, Tous, Jaon and Katy Katy, and no Jason. He a sipping dackeries on a beach somewhere, yeah right without me. I don't think so yeah, but these this is what's reallycool about what's happening. Is that we're seeing some change we're seeing we're seeing this movement actuallymake a difference and when, when we're told that democracy is something thatyou have to stand up and fight for, and you have the option to actually get outthere and make a change a lot of people, don't really believe that and we'reseeing it happen right now, so we wanted to just kind of highlight allthe really good stuff that's coming out of these demonstrations this week, yeah it's and it's true. I've beentelling Jason for years. Democracy will not save itself. We've got ta work together, Yeah Yeahand it's so cool to see all these people in the streets and especiallyduring a pandemic risking their lives to go out there. It's brave to be in a group becausethat's whant, Dr Fouche, saying like these. These demonstrations are justthe perfect opportunity for the spread of covid. Nineteen and people are like-I don't care I'm out here- to to not only try to better my life, buteverybody else's life, and it's also heartening to see people beingresponsible about it too, like if they're going to go out and do it therebe there's a lot of mask wearing going on a lot yeah yeah there is I've heardthat there's also a lot of hand sanitizer being passed around peopleare trying to be distant when they can. You know, like people are making aneffort, so that's also very hardening to hear. Oh, that's good. That's good,and this movement isn't going anywhere just th. The demonstrations might wellthey're going to eventually start to thin out, but I think that thismovement is black lives matter movement and this social injustice, the opolicebrutality awareness, is really going to stick around for a long time. Don't youI! This is feels different than any of the time we've seen it it's on a muchbigger scale, yeah and like even listening to like major black lives matter advocates on TV Today on the news and stuff justlistening to them. Speak they all have a different feeling about what's goingon now to they definitely feel like there's,there's change in the air N that that this time is different from theothers and and the pressure isn't going to stop until we get what we want thistime like until something happens, this...

...isn't stopping and things are startingto happen and that's Ho that's what we wanted to talk about this week. SoLegislation Wise, I guess we'll talk about legislation first and then justalso some good news that have a th that we can share with you as well, we'renot going to focus on the doom and gloom, but do good news, an legislation today tolook at that. It's winning it', a there's, a lot of winning happeningright now, yeah t so what's happening with the the justice and Policing Act. Well, this morning, Nancy Palosi and some other members ofthe House came out and introduced the Justice and polacing act. Well, I guess some senators to SenatorCory. Booker was there and Camala Harris, and basically this act, a federal levelwould band chocols and no knockwarrants ind drug cases, which is what justkilled Brianna Taylor. It would force local police departmentsto send data to the federal government and create agrant program so that they could track misconduct for police officers that useexcessive force and make that public information and knowledge. This allsounds good to me. I mean I'm looking at who this bill was crafted by it'sall democrats. Why are the Republicans being so silent on all this, except forMitrom? I don't know you know it goes to it'll go to the Senate onWednesday and so it'll be really interesting to see how they react onWednesday, it's probably going to get hidden under the turtle. SHOL EDBE really do. Turtles have balls because it'd beBalsy of him to hide this under the shelf. You think I mean because he, the guy, has noshame. I think he's done a lot of stuff that you'd. He surprised me over andover again you're right. He is he's shameless. Why arent more Republicans speaking outagainst this? That's what I want to know like where the hell are they, whatdo they doit they're, all just like cowering and andthat's being complicit, I haven't seen and I haven't seen any: Does that makethem racist? I don't know possibly I thisi this isn't a political issue. Itreally isn't it's about fair treatment and it's o a public health issue atthis point that that is well. It really is a public health issue too. That's agood point. Killing people yeah, I di Yeah Yeah, but that's that'sgood this. So the the justice and Policing Act will keep an eye on that.Some other good news. This isn't really legislation. It's more of a policy. TheMarines have banned depictions of confederate flags, including bumperstickers and mugs, anything that the marines have they're not allowed tohave displays of the confederate flag anymore and owthat wasn't band before is like I'mlike Nodtcu the Hellthese people wat the confederate flag, just give it up.Already. At this point, it's a symbol of hate and racism like what the Hellisyour problem, my aunt and uncle had a neighbor whohad one up in his window and not even shitting you. They tried to sell theirhouse for like two years and couldn't Al because the neighbor had aconfederate flag up in his window. Oh man, that's crazy. Yeah people did notappreciate it. The Marine Corp said in a statement.The Marine Corps shall remove the confederate battle flag from allinstallation, public spaces and work areas in order to support our corevalues, andsaring unit cohesion and...

...security, and preserve good order anddiscipline. And then that goes on to say the confederate battle flag has alltoo often been coofted by violent extremist and racist groups whosedevicive beliefs have no place in our cort, and that's thank you for bankingthat stand and more people. Should I mean like that's just what it is it's this flag has been just adopted byextremist racist and when you look at it I just I get I if I saw a neighborwith that in the in the window. I would like avoid that house. If I was walkingmy dog, I like crossed the street solutely me too, I wouldn't be like heyman, what' up yeah, THAT'S NOT SOMETHIDG! I don't want to be friendswith, but give it up already. They yeah they' get the stink Ey on the the local level, lot of goodthings happening because of the demonstrations and mini an atMinneapolis what's happening. Well, they Minneapolis City Council members have made of veto proof unanimous decision that they're goingto dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, they're pledging to rethink the city'sapproach to emergency response and Steve Fletcher, one of the city councilmembers cited their lengthy track record of misconduct and their decadelong history of violence and discrimination. There I mean lack of they really don'thave a record of completing work either. Something like twenty two percent ofrapes were solved said we yeah. We can resolve confusionover a twenty oar grocery transaction without drawing a weapon or pulling outthincuffs yeahwhich. I agree with absolutely right: Yeah Yeah, and I guess they so if there's like what they want to do is dispatch moremental health professionals to mental health calls they want to dispatch firedepartment emts to opiate. It overdose calls without police officers. They want to get rid of traffic copsand have cameras and invest more in mental health, training anddeescalation conflicts resolution I mean this all makes sense to me tryingto use brute force for everything. This doesn't work yeah, and I mean by taking apart thatbudget and using it on things like drug prevention and mental health. You know crisis and prevention. You know these are what the problemsleav. These things lead to the issues of crime in the end, so you know if they just nip that in thebutt in the beginning, there's no reason for force in the end and crimewill end up going down so yeah yeah. That's the thinking behind that and Ithink that it's a great idea. I think it's a great idea too, becausethe police, as we've seen, have become militarized and got a lot of just thugs.A'LL USE DONALD TRUMPS WORD as he described protesters as thugs, there's just a lot of fugs and policedepartments and there's unions that are, in some cases, just really nasty thebecause they are, they are all about using force. And it's to see some. Some of thischange start to happen already is really cool and that's because of thedemonstrations and that's the point of the show this week. Yeah you don't likesomething demonstrate, then, of course this is just the beginning of itbecause getting out in the streets I mean this is causing some prettyimmediate change. But if we want long...

...lasting change, we have to vote so vote.Towor Bot, DOT, organ alot, I mean in a lot of the still. Alot of advocates are saying that these changes still aren't enough and thatthey've heard a lot of these things before and they haven't actually beenimplemented. So this is the beginning. We've had we're starting theconversation. We've got the conversations going now. These thesethings actually have to make it through being you know, implemented and putinto place which being put through political situations and police unions and budgets, and you know, there's a lotthat could still hold these things up. So these new policies so andit's just like it's so weird how tome that anybody could oppose any of this stuff. If you, how could youoppose police brutality? How could you oppose equal rights, equal treatmentfor everybody and getting rid of racism and the systemic racism like if you'reagainst, that you are on the wrong side of history? And I don't know if Youv Ihate facebook so much but I'v? I have a lot of idiots on my facebook page,because when I worked for this, this rock radio station there's a lot of is an interesting group of people whoadded me on facebook. So I have all these people hat even really know andthere's a lot of just nasty people who are against this stuffand they're sharing, memes and saying that just really theyrethey're not they're,not on the side of of wanting to resolve any of this and they're callingthey're blaming the protesters for looting and that's all they're focusingon they're, not looking at anything else, and it's just so disgusting yeah. I mean this is what you know decades and decades of cuttingeducation systems gives us you know like and to go to police funding to putpolice in schools. You know like yeah, it's just it's crazy. It's we createdthis machine. We have to stop it. We really do it's disgusting and I got into a littleexchange with somebody on my facebook and over some of this stuff and they'restill throwing around the hillaryes emails thing. I'm like. Are you kiddingme? Oh jeezuss get over it. I know, but anyways. We didn't want to focus onthe negative this week, but still those people are out there and you shouldengage them. I usually try to avoid them. I, but I'm engaging them a littlebit just because I want to stand up for this and I'm just pissed off. I reallyam, and I- and this is my little way of of demonstrating- is to Exa. I know F. These people arereal people in the community that we live in they're, not trolls, they're,just uneducated dip shits, I Hav Somein calld names, there's idiot yeah, so I'mthinking like, maybe if I get through to just one, but it's never going towork, because if people are just in their own little bubbles, I don't evenknow it's like screaming. Ot a wall but the real the will readty Changeis, noton social media. Yelling at trolls it's to do what all the braveve people aredoing by demonstrating and the peaceful demonstrations and t a we see thesepeaceful demonstrators be fired upon by police and it's justdisgusting, it's a r. What they're doing is very brave, though so, andwe're seeing the results of their work here. Locally, what's happening inDenver, we are yesterday, was Dunver's Eleventh Day ofprotest and Denver Police Department announced that they would make changes to thedepartment's use of forces and body camera policies, including banning Chok,holds,...

...and then they would also require that theofficers alert supervisors anytime, that they point ad gun at somebody orfire weapon, wow. So yeah and we've seen his. I feel like as just kind oflike basic things that I thought would have been required: anyways, but, okay, that's a start! So there we goand yeah and they announce that there now has to be there's a processfor if they want to fire tier gas at demonstrators in Denver. I think we'rethe only city, I've seen n do this, where they have banned the use of theless than lethal rounds. Unless a supervisor gives the goahead so there'sa chain of command and there's some accountability now yeah, which really deescalated our ourdemonstrations quickly, like Yeah Dod, was pretty much like an overnight thing.That Denver became pretty peaceful it. Yes soon, as the police backed off, itbecame peaceful. Who would have thought that as gon as the police stoppedenforcing our curfew, it became peaceful yeah and then I think other cities kindof followed, yeah, yeah and also in Denver they're lookingat removing police officers from schools. In fact, this is something that they're going tovote on soon right or is it the board the Denver School Board? I think it'smore of a diverse schoolboard thing, but this is a huge win because there's a kid t, Anderson and when Isay kit he's literally a kid he might be twenty years old now, but he's a Dunver schoolboard director andI actually followed him in some protest a few years ago when he was still inhigh school that', so cool he was yeah. He was actually like going throughelections to get on the board so, but he is holding a vote next week on aresolution that would remove police officers from the city's public schoolsby the end of two thusand and twenty, and basically he said that he wants tohave a school system where students are greeted with school nurses and fulltimemental health support and not Denver Police Department right and they I mean- and I agree that if theygain traction with kids early, it's going to end that high school to Jillpipeine that so many people talk about and I think Denver's a big.I think we're a big contribution to that ipelind. So yeah yeah, it's awesome, yeah. It is- and you know we're talking about all theselocal places and you may think. Oh, I don't live there, so it doesn't matter.But the point is: is that these demonstrations are local and thisproblem can only be solved in the local level, with H, the police, the police departments and how they'reoperated and where the police are and having accountability for the brutalityand what's Thap yeah the the police unions,you got Ta, they have to go everything through the police unions and that'sgoing to be a big hirdle right. I've heard some people say: Oh, let's, just let's wait for Donald trump to finallycome around and tell everybody to calm down, and maybe that will start to makea change. But this has nothing to do with the federal government or DonaldTrump, and if Yeu were to say that who the hell would believe him anyways, he just needs to shut the hell up oneverything. Heuld be a much better president. If he didn't open his mouth, have you noticed he's been quiet latelyand it's been kind of enjoyable like he's been like well hiding he yeah he'sin bunker bitches and his bunker, and...

...actually he tweeted like two hundredtimes the other day in one day, SAS shitty it yeah. He's, I don't thinkha guy can ever be quet. They should disconnect the Wifi and hisbunker. I do remember that he didn't tweet for like twenty four hoursin his presidency and people were freaking out. Do you remember that thisis like a year and a half ago theyere like? Is He okay? Is He dead? What'sgoing on it? Don't now he tweets yeah he's backto his tweeting. Is it Morom San Francisco Yeah what's happening in San Francisco? Well, they may stop hiring cops withrecords of misconduct. You know that's just so. thes things were seeing I'mthinking to myself how come this isn't happening already. It's like I trusted blindly, not really knowingthat being naive, just thinking that the stuff wis already going on, but nowe rite police deparments are hiring cops with records of misconduct like I can't even get a job hat Taco bell ifI left a another Taco bell and I spit in the food or something like, andthese cops are able to get another job as police offens, an a differentdepartment yeah. So like the way I understood itwas that they just go to a different police department like the like the unions. Don't they don't mind, theyhire them back on. It's like they get a clean slate, yeah and oftentimes like if the, if they've hired a policeofficer back for doing after they've done some sort of bad thing, then thenext officer who does it can't get fired for it because the union goes tobat, saying you didn't fire this payer, you hired this person Backor, youdidn't fire this person for that. So it's been this like vicious cycle of,like one person gets away with one little thing and it just kind of buildson it iand over the years. It's built up to their literally getting away withmurder yea and it's terrible thing. I'm Pro Union-and I don't like to see this kind of behavior from a union though, andespecially when it comes to p civil civil service, protecting thepeople in our community, and these we put these officers in a position ofpower. They need to have way more accountability and they can't it's just it's. So disgusting and I'mglad this stuff is coming to light, and people are talking about it, a it'sstuff that most of us don't even think about on a day today basis. We knowthat there's some corrupt police officers out there now not all of themare bad. We know that, but the whole system just seems to be broken becausethere's a lot of really bad policies, and I that allows a lot of more a lotmore really bad people into it. I mean it just seems like a job that youshould hold pride ind. You know and where's the pride in these men like there is none yeah yeah. Well, you can make a difference andthank you to all of the demonstrators out there and vote to vote to go tovote. Dod Org, make sure you're registered and getting participate inthe stuff. This is democracy in action and we are highlighting all the goodstuff that's coming out of the demonstrations. That's what we'refocusing on this week will be right back with more on its nues to us. It's news to us we're back. We arefocusing on all the good stuff happening surrounding thedemonstrations and the good that has come of it so far and now there's a wehave a lot more more ways to go, or it's just getting started. Theconversations just happening and a lot of the stuff is immediate change. I'mreally interested to see where this goes over the next few weeks months, even years, because Idon't think this conversation is...

...stopping at all. This is something thatreally is going to transformed society in a big way if, if these demonstrators and everyone standing up gets whatwe're asking for, I think this is like one of the biggest changing pivotalmoments in American history. Do you I roal think it's that big? I Dou. I do. I actually yeah. I think it's abig moment. I talked to Kenzie about it last night because I thought it was abig moment. How did you explain what's happening to your daughter? Well, I had to have the racism talk,which was hard, because how do you explain that to an eight year old Butijust told her that people people didn't like it and people likeus, didn't like it and they were out there marching to stop it.Just because I've taken her to protest with me before in the past, like thewomen marge and stuff like that. So just not this one because of thepandemic right. So she knows what protestings about so I told he theywere out there protesting to make it stop and we're going to make it stopthis time- and this was a big moment in history yep and I feel like a lot ofthis- is pent up rage that has been building over the past three and a halfyears, and just I mean the from the women's March to heare we've just seena lot of UPUPHEAVAL and people have had enough, and I thinkthis is just the boiling point one of the bulling points. I don't eventhink that this this is only solving one issue, the one terrible thing thatwe need to get over and solve in this country, but we have so many otherproblems on top of this and I think everybody's fed up, and I liked, though,that everybody is sort of focusing on one thing collectively together, and itreally shows the power of that. If we were able to do that and get thesemovements kind of going as a country and just you know, we start her thet wego there. Then we go there, we go there. We could really make a lot of changehappen in a short period of time. It's really cool to see yeah, and I think once we startchanging one or two things, the the rest will be easier to change, becauseI think with good will come more good. You know yes, and a lot of that is is tied devoting as well. So I just areminder. I Ge, as we get closer to November this show. It's news to us isgoing to continue to talk to candidates that are running forCongress and other offices, and we were going toremind you to continue to vote vote Dod Org vote ot or go there and check yourvotar registration right now. Yeah, I was just going to say: Check Your Roteor registration, make sure you're still registered Bot od worg is a really goodone. You can check there. You can also register to vote. You can vote by malesign up for that. If you need napsand t valance a ballot, you could also getelection reminders. There's a lot of cool stuff over at vote dotwork. So ifyou're angry with everything going on start participating with h at the theballot box, because we need to elect people locally, whoare going to we're going to serve the community inits best interest, ing, give us what we're demanding right now so yeah, it's not just these bigfederal elections that matter it's. This is showing us how much it reallymatters down at a local level. Your your local attorney general, your localjudges. You know your these things matter. They really mean they can putpeople away for the rest of their lives. Yeah. Do you want these people havethat kind of power over your life? So it is important to go and make thesedecisions yeasure your you're input in...

...any ways so right, right and walsomemore positive. That's come of the demonstrations. Protesters haveconverted the the baby gate around the White, theWhite House th, the White House fence trumps baby gate into a memorial wall,which is pretty touching. That's a reallypowerful message. So the fence they decorated it with with different black Ben and women wholost their lives at the hands of the police and hundreds of people arewalking by and looking and adding names and paintings and posters, elooks,great yeah, Ait's and then also in DC. The BlackLives Matter, plaza DC, officially renamed a section ofSixteenth Street in front of the White House to Black Lives Matter Plaza andthen and big yellow letters. Black lives matter was painted. Black livesmatter was yas painted on the on the street and you can actually seeit from Google images. It's really cool yeah, it's viewable from space, it's sobig! That's that's really cool and meanwhile trump is building moreofenses around himself yeah right and the mayor, Washington,Muriel Bowzer had this done and- and it was also kind of like a stick to amlike she had the National Guard. She had part of theNational Guard sent home. I forget what day of the week it was last week andher and trump got in a big spat over that which rig ca talk about in asecond and then the next day it was big street in front of the WhiteHouse named black lives matter, Plata, yeah, T', so AAs pretting, awesome,yeah, really y. She was my hero of the day and, as you mentioned, the mayor ofDC Mariel Bowser. She she got theNationalnational Guard to leave DC TRUMP WIS, trying to deploy the troopson American citizens. What the hell that that's Aression, really scary-that's really scary, stuff, like that's! I we start going down that road.There's! No turning back, no there's really not, and I'm gladthat we as a country were able to stand up andreally put the Caibosh on that quick, because that is some dictated ashshitright there. That is ye, not cool. That's right from the dictator'splaybook and there's still some weird stuff going on in DC with those secretpolice walking around those unidentified police officers, yeah alsonot cool. That's they looklike. They look likefreaking like proud boys that they just likepicked up off the street somewhere honestly yeah. They look like thoseidiots that were holding machine guns, dilt e, the dildoes, thedildo holding idiots that were yeah rushing ETI capital. They totally do none of them. Look likethey've, been like trained to be like in the Marine Cor. No think you knowlike some of them look like theyreyeah. They are like couple of them. Look likethey they've been in their basement, planing call of duty, yeah yeah,exactly it's so weird like that's, probably the only train that they'vehad to is calle of duty yeah, probably how billbar found him Roa. It's weird, though, are they still outthere? Lest I I heard people were just really upset about it. Not was the endof last week. I didn't keep up on it over the weekend. Yeah. I think they are, I'm pretty sure they are. I think I sawSteve Schmidt, texter text tweet about it last night, Nah did ten the Nazis.Do this with the GASTAPO. Isn't that,...

...like it's scary, is shit, it is I mean because then there's no way inhelp like how do you hold them accountable? What do you? How do youknow who they are? How do you know who that like they have no badge number, noname? No, I mean they can do whatever they want and getaway with that. I was thinking that Mariel Bowser, the mayor of DC, shouldhave the police go arrest. These thugs, because I mean, can you can ou? That'slike almost like an impersonating, a police officer? Isn't it isn't thatillegal? Perhaps she could perhaps call it thatyeah, maybe, but unless they provided some sort of ID, that's a good ideayeah unless she's in on it. I don't know, but she doesn't seem like shewould be. No, I don't think so. I don't think sheis and then, as also as we continue on with thepositive things that we have seen the demonstrations and the result of MramnyRepublican mitromedy join the black lives matter March. Now I don't trustthis guy. I just want to make that clear, but it was cool of him to be out theremarching. I think he has a grandson. Maybe thatis black. Does he okay? I did not know that. I think he yeah, so I'm prettysure he does so. I'm sure all the other Republicans in Washington at least havea black hooker that they visit on a regular basis re they do speciallylindsy. Graham, yes, yeah, there's a weird story bubbling with that GuyRight now. It's not really weird! It's it's only weird, because he's he's anti lgbt and he's beenaccused of hiring maile escorts anyway, O True Yeah. It's like do whatever you want man, butdon't be a hypocrite about it. I don't care. If you're Goin ta hire mail, Imean. Actually, you can't break the Lawk with a prostitute either. That'sagainst the law! Yeah! You should have jump een. ADemocrat you asshole yeah that'll be interesting to see whathappens there, but anyways yeahmitromny was out there. I kind of feel likeMromny is secretly kind of campaigning for president in case Djt has acomplete and total melt down and is somehow notrunningdon't. You think that's what's happening because the guys a wild card,I feel, like anything, can happen, be he could be. I mean and honestly I feel like if he ran hemight have a chase ohyeah yeah Wa's trump to be presidentyeah, not even Georgew Bush and that's another thing, speaking of M Romny, Georgew, Bush and other top republic,an say that they won't support trump for reelection and that's I've neverseen that before I've never seen, evr former Republican president say t theywon't stand behind a current Republican nominee. That's crazy! No I'Vei've never seen any x politiciancome out and say like who they're not like going to vote for,like that's crazy, yeah yeah to have George, come out the big UA and saythat he won't support. The reelection of Donald Trump is huge, because is he was revered by a lot ofconservatives so now now now I think you're just down to the just crazy asttrump Culton, like the the people who have drinkinthe bleach. Forty five percent of Te Lik Ois thathow much ors I thought we were down to...

...thirty five. Is it forty five, I'mpretty sure t forty five? Damn it Yah? I just I don't know it's all Hait's, all very frustratingall of it bcause. We see this jusbusting it. I five perent forty fivepercent dude. It is crazy. Collin Powell, Colon Powell excuse me. He also is saying that he's not goingto support president trump foreelection. This guy is a big republican figure head yeah, one of the former top officials of hewas he served on her w didnt? He or was it? You now was it he did. I think he served under a fewPresident Secretary of State Tarry Yeah. He was very revered andRepublicans really like him. So there's that yeah yeah, but you know,there's a lot of good stuff happening, even though we are surrounded by doomand gloom. So we just wanted to this week focus on the good stuff,that's happening, because it's a really weird time, everybody's feeling,anxious and disgusted and thet. We have a pandemic to worry about. I couldn'thave happened at a worse time, but you know what there's no good time for for a lot of this. So it's when it'sgoing to happen, it's going to happen and it's good that this movement ishappening. So I just hope that everybody stay safe atout those demonstrations. That's why e biggest concern like having all thesepeople together? It's I hope we don't start seeing spikes,but these people putting their lives on the line. A very brave yeah, brave Americans, okay, Wi'll, be right back! It's newsto us. It's news to us back in IW, radio, focusing on the good stuff,that's happening around the demonstrations and the result of them.As the black lives matter, movement just completely takes over the dialoguein the country now going on it's what second week this third week yeah.Second Third ICAN WE second week we're wrapin second week here and it's stillat the top of everyone's mind, and it is dominating the conversation still. Ithought that it was really cool last week that a lot of companies justdecided to go silent on social media. A lot of people decided to go silent andlet those who needed a voice Hav it. I thoughtthat was really cool. I've never seen anything like that, and we should dothat kind of thing more. I feel like on a regular basis, but who knows that is going to happen? Probably not, but it's wishful thinking. Did you see that Obama gave a speech to the class of two thousand andtwenty? You know I did not see the speech yet,but I heard about it and I'm just sorelieved that he's like speaking out again, even though it's sparse just hislittle. I feel like his little like speeches to America. Just give peopleback like inspiration and like some sort of humanity they remember whan. Iwas like to have a leader yeah, and I think we need that right.Now me too, there's a little bit of hisdear class of two thousand and twenty virtual graduation ceremony thathappened over the weekend here. Is President Ier wa Arobama. I wish that my generation had done moreto solve some of our countries, big problems, so you didn't have to, but the good news is that I know you'reup to the challenge. You are the best educated generation inhistory and a whole lot more technologically said: you've beenexposed to more knowledge and perspectives than my generation everwas you're, more tolerant and...

...amdpathetic entrepreneurial,environmentally conscious. Even before graduation. Many of you have alreadystarted to make your mark feeding the hungry, mentoring, kids, fightingracial injustice, helping veterans battling climate change and now to see so many of youparticipating in peaceful protests to see so many of you of every race andbackground raise up your voices on behalf of Justice furall. Well, it'sbeen unbelievably inspired. Yeah a little bit of President Obama. If you want to see thefull speech, it's on Youtube, go watch it. If you need litle bit ofinspiration, it's a kind of message that we really need right now from aleader. Not we don't need Ti teor guest shot at us,so our leader can wave a bible in our faces right now. It's really the lastthing we need yeah, but that t people o people are uprizingand, Oh, I know yeah. We had it so good under him. I really missed the days where I didnot think about the federal government. I did not think about the president orpolitics. I miss those days so much he like hecomplace it. We really did wel.We were in good hands for the most part. I'm not saying it's E, perfectpresident, but at least I didn't have to worry about. I don't know my own personal safety andthe moral fiber of the country. No, and you know what I like, I reallylike just started getting into politics during the Obama administration and Ihonestly thought that, like man, what was that lady? The pit bullwith the lipstick that ran with MIT rany, ohthe, kids and the she was just one big hot mess. I mean Ijust thought they were like Republicans, were such a joke like they were just soall over the place and had the most ridiculous policy ideas. I was likethere's no way and Oh, my God, yeah and then trump comes along andtaps into just hate and racism and that's what he's fueled his entireexistence on really, if you boil it down, yeah and like it was so much worse thanI could have ever imagined. But you know they're Tagain, there'ssilver lining and you know, and people don't people are waking up and they'repaying attention more than ever in so many different ways, and that is a goodthing and you know during those Abama years- maybe maybeit was it was it was. It was not good of me to not pay attention as much because thereare still things that needed to be done, and there always will be so voteeverybody and some good news with states that have expanded mail andvoting because of covid nineteen they're, saying that in at least fourof the eight states that held primaries last week, turnout, surpasse, twothousand and sixteen levels. So more people are voting and getting engagedand that's a good thing. Andi turns out Rgtyeah two thousand andsixteen was high level. Oh Yea, so I think we're going to have a bigturnout for this year's election, and that is good, because when that happens, people tend to not vote for hate, say that yeah we turn we tend to win when a lotof people lot. So right. Let's get out there, take three of your friends: YeahYeah and I'll- never put it as as eloquently as former president Obama,but he did kind of lay out a game plan for everybody if you're interested innot only his deer class, itwo thousand...

...and twenty Speekh, but he also did aszoom town hall type thing that was last week to so that's onYoutube, and he had this a lot of good advice for people who want to make achange so go watch that and he also he had an article as well. That came out in medium. I want to say one of those I forgot what it is, butyou can find it if you, Google it but yeah voce vote, everybody vote dot,Org! That's how we can continue to make the change lasting thanks for listeningthis week on just kind of a different vibe show of its news to us. Eventually,we can get back to you know the way we do things around here, butthis is just not a regular moment. The moment is this is different feelingin the air and we just wanted. Everybody know that we throw our suportbehind all the all the demonstrators and the movement and we're doingeverything we can to help. So just continue to pay attention and vote votevotes anything else. I know that. There's there's things you can do athome to you know you can support candidates that you like, even ifthey're, not local to you, you can phone bank, you can do postcards. You can make signs. You can there'stons of things. You can always do if you contact candidates that you like they always need help make sure your friends are registeredto vote, make sure Youre registered Te vote and vote right all right. Well behalf of Jason, whotook the week off and and Katie here you thanks for listening.I guess W we'll see you next time stay safe if you're protesting just tweet us. If you need to be bailed out well start to go fund me yeah, Oh, have to press the button to and theshow. Otherwise it's not official wherese that button. I totally forgothere. It is appreciate a very much Tim Apple Pay Role in HR company needs to beprepared, for whatever is going to happen, you could say that over sevenyyears of experience, helping businesses all over the world run smoothly is goodpreparation, but for ATP, that's not enough to make sure millions of peopleare getting paid on time and in compliance. We're staying on top ofeach new piece of legislation. So when it comes down to it, ATP is in just apayroll in HR company, where the company that helps you navigate thecomplexities, ATP HR, talent, time benefits in Parill, informed by dataand designed for people.

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