The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous joins the Politics Hour crew to chat about what he feels is at stake in this year's elections and how they are conducted.

It's full steam ahead as advocates for D.C. voting rights push both major political parties ahead of their national conventions. Activists in Maryland gear up for the wave of ballot initiatives coming down the tracks in the fall. And federal authorities give the green light to a new voter identification law in Virginia. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Benjamin Jealous

President and CEO, NAACP

Ilir Zherka

Executive Director, D.C. Vote

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Politics Hour Video

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous talked about the organization's agenda at the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla. Jealous said criminal justice issues, such as voting rights for felons, get the most traction with Republicans. "We seek to really make visible the fact that there are Republican leaders who care about civil rights," Jealous said.

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