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A NEW YEAR'S DAY DISCUSSION WITH Rep. CHARLES J. MORELAND, Esq. & JOHNNY BARNES, Esq.

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D Brown

Now That Republicans are taking Control of the House of Representatives, the Nation's

Capital is about to Become Ground Zero in our Country's Ongoing Culture War.

DC Will become the quintessential "Whipping Boy" For this newly Arriving, Animated, Right-Wing Republican Contingent Pre-Occupied in Getting Even with Democrats and making a case for the ascendance of their radical, conservative agenda.

A NEW YEAR'S DAY DISCUSSION WITH

Rep. CHARLES J. MORELAND, Esq. & JOHNNY BARNES, Esq.

Rep. CHARLES J. MORELAND, Esq.

Charles Moreland was elected as DC’s first elected US Representative in 1990.

Moreland served as the chief national lobbyist for the DC Voting Rights Amendment and testified before numerous state legislatures to support ratification of the constitutional amendment.

JOHNNY BARNES, Esq.

Trial Attorney and Expert on Civil Liberties and the Federal and Local Legislative Process

Johnny Barnes spent more than a quarter of a century in various congressional staff positions, including chief of staff for three Members of Congress.

MESSAGE FROM UNITED STATES SENATOR MICHAEL D. BROWN

I will talk with Rep. Moreland and attorney Barnes about what we can expect from incoming Republicans and how we can defend ourselves against the conservative onslaught given their right under the Constitution "to exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever."

Join us for what is bound to be an interesting and provocative discussion!

Call in with your questions and/or concerns!

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics January 1, 2023

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A NEW YEAR'S DAY DISCUSSION WITH Rep. Charles J. Moreland, Esq. and Johnny Barnes, Esq.!!  Now That Republicans are taking Control of the House of Representatives, the Nation's Capital is about to Become Ground Zero in our Country's Ongoing Culture War. DC Will become the quintessential "Whipping Boy" For this newly Arriving, Animated, Right-Wing Republican Contingent Pre-Occupied in Getting Even with Democrats and making a case for the ascendance of their radical, conservative agenda.

I will talk with Rep. Moreland and attorney Barnes about what we can expect from incoming Republicans and how we can defend ourselves against the conservative onslaught given their right under the Constitution "to exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever." Join us for what is bound to be an interesting and provocative discussion! Call in with your questions and/or concerns!

Guest, Charles J Moreland

Guest Name
Charles J Moreland
Guest Occupation
First-elected U.S. Representative for the District of Columbia
Guest Biography

Representative Moreland earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in International Affairs in 1974 from Antioch University. In his senior year, he participated in Antioch's highly acclaimed "Education Abroad Program," which required him to study in Europe and West Africa, attached to the University of Lagos, where he conducted field research in Nigeria, visiting villages and cities from Badagary in the south to Nguru north of Kanu.
He earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Antioch School of Law in 1979. Honors awarded in Law School include the prestigious Lyndon Bains Johnson Congressional Internship. Representative Moreland was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in June 1980.
In 1990 the voters of Washington, D.C. elected Charles J. Moreland to the position of United States Representative. U.S. Senators Jesse L. Jackson and Florence Pendleton were elected at the same time to lobby the U.S. Senate for D.C. Statehood.
Representative Moreland was re-elected to a second term in November 1992, receiving more than 140,000 votes--one of the highest vote-totals in Washington, D.C. history. He chose not to seek re-election in 1994. From 1991 to 1994 Rep. Moreland taught Business Law at Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. Charles J. Moreland is a skilled and experienced lobbyist who has worked on Capitol Hill as a political professional since 1978. He served as the chief National Lobbyist for The D.C. Voting Rights Amendment, and traveled to 15 states to introduce the bill before state legislatures.
Representative Moreland is Founder and Chairman of The New Columbia Publishing Company, Inc. He is The Publisher of the New Columbia Times Newspaper, and Author of “The Way To Freedom From Life’s Many Addictions,” a faith-based healing guide

Guest, Johnny Barnes

Guest Name
Johnny Barnes
Guest Occupation
Trial Attorney and Expert on Civil Liberties and the Federal and Local Legislative Process
Guest Biography

Johnny Barnes is the self-described “People’s Lawyer” who spent more than a quarter of a century in various Congressional staff positions, including service as Chief of Staff for three Members of Congress. In addition, he has taught law and college courses at area schools and has practiced law in the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Of his time spent in the Virgin Islands as a trial lawyer, Barnes unapologetically states, “Someone had to do it.  So I made the sacrifice.”

Other related experience includes his appointment as the first male Member of the D.C. Commission for Women; as a Member of the D.C. Commission on Residential Mortgage Investment, an entity that tackled the prevalent problem of redlining and mortgage loan discrimination; as a Member of the D.C. Human Rights Commission; and as an attorney on a Special Task Force that addressed ill treatment of small Minority farmers by the Reagan and Bush administrations and discrimination by rural loan officers. That activity resulted in a resolution --- supported by the Congressional Republican Leadership --- in which billions of dollars was slated to flow to the Minority farmers. Barnes is particularly proud of the role he played in helping to create the “Street Law” Program at Georgetown University Law Center; a program that began in two D.C. High Schools and is now taught throughout the United States in schools and prisons and in thirty-five foreign countries.

A Distinguished Military Graduate, Commissioned and Honorably Discharged, Regular Army, Combat Engineer Officer, Barnes graduated, Cum Laude, from Central State University and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is the Father of two grown sons, a grown daughter and three grandchildren; his latest, a girl, is named in part after his Mother, Pinkie, who Barnes believes was a modern day Saint on earth. Barnes recently retired after serving a decade as the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for the Nation’s Capital. He is currently in private law practice as a trial lawyer, taking and litigating select “cause” cases.

During his time at the ACLU-NCA, he led several successful efforts to conserve the Constitution and preserve the Bill of Rights. Among those efforts were resisting the proliferation of video surveillance cameras in D.C.; fighting against proposed warrantless searches by the D.C. Police; standing up against unconstitutional police checkpoints in the Trinidad Neighborhood; and pushing back against the Secure Communities program in behalf of D.C.’s Immigrant population.  Barnes recently worked with several interns in updating and completing a soon-to-be-released law article on D.C. Statehood, the unfinished human rights business in America. He continues to devote much of his time to the quest for D.C. Statehood and predicts it will happen in our lifetime.

Shadow Politics

Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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