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Booker Launches Podcast Dedicated to Justice on M.L.K., Jr. Day

“Lift Every Voice” will highlight overlooked issues of injustice and inequality, and give voice to inspiring stories of change First episode features civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today launched a podcast entitled “Lift Every Voice,” that will be dedicated to shining a light on overlooked issues of injustice and inequality and sharing inspiring stories of change.

Podcast episodes will include Senator Booker talking with grassroots activists, stakeholders, and organizers who are overcoming injustices and making positive change in their communities. The podcast features an exclusive recording of the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed by the choir at Booker’s church in Newark, the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

“I know from living in Newark and traveling to communities across New Jersey and the country that many of the greatest, most powerful voices in our political process come from those on the ground who are painstakingly fighting each and every day to improve their neighborhoods,” Senator Booker said. “I hope this podcast will elevate their voices and shine light on important issues of righteousness and compassion that will inspire others to action.”

The podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

The first episode launched today on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 89th birthday is called #GoodTrouble and features a moving conversation with Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon whose leadership as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee helped end racial segregation in the U.S. Lewis is the only living person from the “Big Six” group leaders who organized the March on Washington in 1963.

Future podcast episodes will include discussions about the criminal justice system, environmental inequality, economic fairness, and the future of work, among other topics.


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