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Congresswoman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

Spotlight on Capitol Hill Gives Listeners an In-Depth Look at Initiatives and the Legislative Agendas of Congressman Bennie Thompson


Denver, CO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/15/2017 --A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, February 16, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi (D-MS) (http://www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

"As AJC Radio supports our elected officials by recognizing their contributions to the American people, on this weeks show we will highlight an outspoken advocate of the people, Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause's Executive Director. "AJC Radio listeners will definitely want to tune into the show this week to hear about the positive things Congressman Thompson is doing as a tenured Representative in Washington," adds Banks.

According to the official website: "Congressman Thompson has spent his entire life giving a voice to the voiceless. The Congressman's lifelong public service record is a testament to his unwavering dedication to fulfill and exceed the expectations of the constituents of the Second Congressional District of Mississippi. A native of rural Bolton, Mississippi, Thompson has always been aware of the realities that plague the South. Viewing the experiences his family endured first hand became the catalyst for his passion for those who were oftentimes underserved." (https://benniethompson.house.gov/about)

As a lifelong resident of Bolton, MS, Congressman Bennie Thompson has served Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District since 1993. Congressman Thompson is the first African-American, as well as the first Democrat to chair the Homeland Security Committee in the House of Representatives. He is a founding Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), established in 1991, and now the largest membership organization (75 members) working to advance progressive and liberal issues. The CPC's agenda was known as "The Progressive Promise: Fairness" addressing the growing inequality since the early 1990's and further economic hardships brought on by the recession. Congressman Bennie Thompson is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus, the Congressional Children's Working Group, the National Guard & Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization, the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus, and others.

"Congressman Thompson has served on the Agriculture, Budget and Small Business Committees. Each day, Congressman Thompson works to level the playing field. Thompson employs a progressive, yet realistic, approach to overcome the disparities and be the unabashed champion for civil rights, equal education, and healthcare reform for Mississippi."... "Congressman Thompson is a lifelong member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Bolton, Mississippi. He married his college sweetheart, London Johnson of Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1968, they remain happily married to this day. The couple has one daughter BendaLonne, one granddaughter, Jeanna, and one grandson, Thomas Gordon. Congressman Thompson is an avid outdoorsman. He also enjoys gardening, reading, and listening to blues music." (https://benniethompson.house.gov/about)

"AJC Radio hosts will take an in-depth look into the accomplishments of Congressman Bennie Thompson on this week's show. Be sure to tune in and get involved in the conversation by calling into the live show at (319) 527-6216, we welcome questions and comments," says Banks.

We've highlighted and interviewed both Democrats and Republicans alike, in the House and in the Senate, on our show to include: Congressman John Conyers, Jr., (D – MI), Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R – WI), Senator Mike Lee (R – UT), Congressman Tom Marino (R – PA), Senator Chuck Grassley (R – IA), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D – CA), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D – IL), Congressman Danny Davis (D – IL), Congresswoman Karen Bass (D – CA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D – CA), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R – UT), Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R – UT), Senator Harry Reid (D – NV), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D – CA), Dianne Feinstein (D – CA), Suzan DelBene (D – WA), and Congressman Jim Clyburn (D – SC). "Please go to the AJC Radio archives to hear other members of Congress previously highlighted on our show," concludes Banks.?

For more info on AJC Radio programming -- including program archives - visit http://www.AJCRadio.com.

Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" segments air Thursdays, 8-10 PM ET.