LIFT EVERY VOICE

LIFT EVERY VOICE

Lift Every Voice is dedicated to shining a light on overlooked issues of injustice and inequality and sharing inspiring stories of change. Each episode, U.S. Senator Cory Booker will talk with grassroots activists, stakeholders, and organizers who are overcoming injustices and making positive change in their communities.

Episodes

February 28, 2019 58 min

On the last day of Black History Month, America’s DJ Questlove and U.S. Senator Cory Booker sit down to talk about the history of black music, some of their favorite songs growing up, and the music that inspires them today.

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Edward Douglas is one of the first people released from prison after our criminal justice reform bill – the First Step Act – was signed into law. Mr. Douglas and his daughter – Senator Booker's State of the Union guests – talk about his new life as a free man and what's next.

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January 1, 2019 30 min

Recorded in the hours after a historic bipartisan criminal justice reform bill passed the Senate in the final weeks of 2018, Senator Booker and Senator Durbin to talk about it's significance.

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Actress & activist Alyssa Milano talks to Cory Booker about what's really at stake in the Supreme Court nominee fight of our lifetime – and how every single person has the power to create positive change.

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Senator Cory Booker speaks with justice advocate Weldon Angelos about the failed War on Drugs. Angelos was sentenced to 55 years in prison for a first-time marijuana offense but had his sentence reduced after a major public campaign drew attention to the injustice of his case.

This is a special episode recorded LIVE in partnership with the Center for American Progress and its podcast, Thinking Cap.

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June 8, 2018 30 min

A message from Sen. Booker for the Class of 2018 about how power is far more than the lines on your resume or the title on your business card. Con-GRAD-ulations to all the graduates!

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May 13, 2018 33 min

In honor of Mother's Day, Sen. Cory Booker called* his mom Carolyn and had a deeply personal conversation about raising black boys in America, fighting the chicken pox, caregiving, and whether she thought her son would grow up to become a U.S. Senator.

*Please forgive any audio quality issues – the conversation happened remotely over the phone!

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Activist Catherine Flowers shares stories of communities continually struggling against unspeakable environmental injustices.

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February 20, 2018 17 min

This Black History Month I wanted to share with you the story of my Dad – in my own words. His story of struggle and perseverance, the story of black history in the United States – it is all part of a larger story of our nation working to live up to its promise and potential. I stand on the Senate floor and never lose sight of what had to happen to get me there.

My dad's not with me, he never got to see me speak on the Senate f...

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February 6, 2018 39 min

The first African-American female mayor of Charlotte, NC – Vi Lyles – talks to Cory Booker about local government, women of color in politics, and when to be a "critical friend."

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Four Dreamers from New Jersey share their incredibly inspiring & heartbreaking stories with U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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January 15, 2018 43 min

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis & U.S. Senator Cory Booker talk about the struggle for equality and his integral role in helping bring about the end of segregation in the United States. Lewis is the only living person from the “Big Six” group leaders who organized the March on Washington in 1963.

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January 13, 2018 1 min

A teaser for the new podcast from U.S. Senator Cory Booker – Lift Every Voice.

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