Shadow Politics, September 15, 2019
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Guest, Charles J Moreland
Headlined Show, Shadow Politics September 15, 2019
Our guest is DC's First Elected Representative Charles J. Moreland. On Thursday, September 19, 2019, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing on H.R. 51 – the Washington, DC Admission Act – in their committee room, 2154 Rayburn. Rep. Moreland was in office when H.R. 51 – the New Columbia Admission Act – was held on July 26, 1993, before the House District of Columbia Subcommittee on Judiciary and Education. Charles and I will discuss the progression of these two H.R. 51 bills and the progress of the DC Statehood Movement over the past 26 years.
Guest, Charles J Moreland
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
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