Carson part of House sit-in demanding a vote to address gun violence

Scores of House lawmakers took over the House floor Wednesday morning, refusing to leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed votes on measures they said would curb gun violence.

“Congress must not leave Washington, D.C., without voting on common-sense gun violence prevention legislation to save lives,” the Indianapolis Democrat said in a statement. “It’s simple: No bill, no break.”

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CNN: Black men descend on the Capitol to push for big ‘yes’ vote on Loretta Lynch

Congressman Carson joined a group “including clergy, members of 100 Black Men of America, members of the Alpha Phi Alpha and Omega Psi Phi fraternities” to visit Republican senators who have yet to decide their vote on potential Department of Justice head Loretta Lynch’s confirmation.

Lynch has the confirmed votes to secure confirmation, but this group, which plans to continue to lobby the Congress, would like “to make the final count a decisive majority.”

INDIANAPOLIS RECORDER: Rep. Carson, DeLauro Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act to End Wage Discrimination

Congressman Carson and his colleague from Connecticut, Representative Rosa Delauro, are “reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs.”

“Equal pay is not just a problem for women, but for families, who are trying to pay their bills, trying to get ahead, trying to achieve the American Dream, and are getting a smaller paycheck than they have earned for their hard work,” said Carson.  “The Paycheck Fairness Act will help the Equal Pay Act fulfill its intended objective, offer real protections to ensure equal pay for equal work, and see that women are paid the same as the other half of our nation’s workforce for the same job.”

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THE HILL: Carson brings Muslim voice to Intel panel

Congressman Carson spoke to The Hill’s Martin Matishak about his recent appointment, climate change, and the importance of reaching across the aisle and across cultural boundaries:

“We have to be careful not to make blanket statements on any group. I understand, when we are living in times that are trying, I understand there is a human impulse to want to do so, but history has taught us that this impulse is not a proper reaction.

 

What must be done, even more than that, is the law enforcement community must develop deeper relationships with the Muslim community and Sikh community, Hindu, Jewish, so on and so forth — in a way that is not transactional, in a way that is genuine. …

 

Building bridges with the community is the right course of action.”

 

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Join Team Carson for a busy July!

This month, Team Carson is on the move, and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll be canvassing the neighborhoods around Howe High School, walking with our neighbors in the UniverSoul Circus “Peace in the Street” Parade, and holding a booth at the Indiana Black Expo

Canvassing on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – noon. Meet at Thomas Carr Howe Community High School, 4900 Julian Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201

“Peace in the Street” Parade on Sunday, July 13 at 2:15 p.m. Meet at the Brightwood Community Center, 2410 Station St, Indianapolis, IN 46218

Indiana Black Expo on Friday, July 18 from noon – 8  p.m., July 19 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and July 20 from noon – 6 p.m. (Shift times can be confirmed with Anthony at anthony@andrecarson.com or 226-9400).

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