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The #Idavox Report: What's Going on in Jersey on Juneteenth?

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The #Idavox Report: What's Going on in Jersey on Juneteenth?
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Welcome to the #Idavox Report on The Revolution Radio Network! 

Welcome to the #Idavox Report! This week, we will be celebrating the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. June 19, also called Juneteenth, is the day in 1865 that it became illegal to own slaves in America. The caveat to this is that it is still sanctioned to use people as slave labor within the prison system. Human trafficking also still exists, although it is illegal. 

Juneteenth

Despite its great significance, Juneteenth did not become a well-known holiday until quite recently. Part of the reason for this is a lack of Critical Race Theory in public school curriculum. We got news today that the Senate has unanimously voted to make Juneteenth an official American holiday. The House has to vote on it next, and then President Joe Biden will have to sign it. We hope to be celebrating Juneteenth as an official holiday at this time next year.

This is our last show before our in-person live event at The Coffee House in Edison, New Jersey! Check out the Facebook event page to get involved! Don’t miss it—it’s going to be great. 

[The #Idavox Report June 15, 2021 with Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Brian Power, and Christian Perez]

Right-Wing Bullshit Check-In

There is a market for grifting within the far right. This market accelerated under Trump’s presidency. People know that they can generate massive income through disingenuous fundraisers. Candidates frequently collect contributions without spending them on official campaign business. Political parties have even been known to create organizations for the sole or primary purpose of collecting donations.

Scott Presler is a gay conservative pro-Trump activist who has been hosting a series of anti-Muslim rallies across the country. Daryle attended one of these meetups which was held in New York and reports that a whole slew of villainous alt-right groups were in attendance. Scott Presler is not here to help. He’s here to hinder. He has been known to enter neighborhoods to do cleanups. However, he doesn’t talk to the communities to assess needs before he comes in and does as he will. 

The Right In New Jersey

Darius Mayfield is an associate of Scott Presler who is trying to run for Congress right now as a Trump Republican. He was doing Presler’s bidding at a church in Newark, New Jersey and he brought QAnon dirtbags along with him. The panel predicts that Mayfield has no shot in the election because of how New Jersey’s elections are generally predetermined. 

Before we depart for tonight, we want to bring it back to Juneteenth. Even though it’s a wonderful holiday, people still need to be careful. This year, in New Jersey, there is supposedly going to be a white power show on Juneteenth. The location of this event has been rumored to be at a roadhouse in Asbury, however, it is extremely difficult to verify this information. 

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Be safe and stay informed, this weekend and always.

-Leah Giannantonio, for the Revolution Radio Network

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