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Shadow Politics, March 3, 2024

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Guest, John C. Cheeks

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown

Guest, John C. Cheeks, Independent political candidate for public office seven times: Ward 5 - Councilmember (2012)

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics March 3, 2024

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 Imagine winning a fortune that would last a lifetime only to find out that there's been a mistake. A DC resident bought a Powerball ticket, checked his numbers and saw that he had a winning ticket. Except that the winning numbers reported were, allegedly, in error and the DC resident was denied $340 million. I will speak with John C. Cheeks who instigated a lawsuit against Powerball in order to collect his rightful winnings.

Guest, John C Cheeks

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John C Cheeks
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Independent political candidate for public office seven times: Ward 5 - Councilmember (2012)
Guest Biography

John C. Cheeks matched all the Powerball numbers and won $340 million, but when he went to cash in the ticket, he was denied. Cheeks was told that there was a clerical error and that the numbers posted were incorrect. John is now suing Powerball for $340 million.

In the District of Columbia, Cheeks has been an independent political candidate for public office seven times: Ward 5 - Councilmember (2012), Chairman of the DC Council (2014 and 2016), At-Large Councilmember (2018), Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives (2020 and 2022) and Chairman of the DC Council (2022).

Cheeks is the Founder and National Executive Director of the United States Citizens Recovery Initiative Alliance, Inc. John serves on the Special Committee for Public Policy on U.S. Slavery Compensation. He is the

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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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