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  • Washington Journal Kathleen Kennedy Townsend  Randi Weingarten Discuss Guaranteed Savings Accounts
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    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Randi Weingarten on Guaranteed Savings Accounts

    Economic Policy Institute’s Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and American Federation of Teachers' Randi Weingarten talked about their efforts for Guaranteed Retirement Savings Accounts (GRAs) to…

  • Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten
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    Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president, talked about education issues, including teacher strikes and pay, actions House Democrats should take on education since gaining…

  • Democratic Lawmakers Speak at AFLCIO Rally to End Government Shutdown
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    AFL-CIO Rally to End the Government Shutdown

    Congressional Democrats, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) and Senators Mark Warner (VA), Chris Van Hollen (MD), and Ben Cardin (MD), participated in a rally held by the…

  • Dignitaries Gather for 50th Anniversary of Assassination of Robert Kennedy
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    Robert F. Kennedy Assassination 50th Anniversary

    Not long after midnight on June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) was shot and mortally wounded in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel. He had just delivered a victory speech after winning…

  • Former Vice President Biden and Senator Gillibrand Address Wage Summit
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    Former Vice President Biden and Senator Gillibrand at Wage Summit

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) delivered remarks at the “Building a High Wage America” summit co-hosted by the Economic Policy Institute and the…

  • Randi Weingarten Speaks at Democratic Policy Meeting
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    Dark Money Campaigns

    The Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee held a hearing on the impact of anonymous contributions (also known as "dark money") to political advocacy group campaigns, and…

  • Washington Journal Randi Weingarten Discusses Education Policy Under Betsy DeVos
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    Randi Weingarten on Education Policy and the Role of Unions

    Randi Weingarten talked about education policy under Secretary Betsy DeVos and the role of teachers' unions. She spoke via video link from Davie, Florida.

  • Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten
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    Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten talked about on President Trump’s proposal in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to arm teachers as a way to end school shootings. She called it a “terrible…

  • Reverend Al Sharpton Addresses Martin Luther King Jr Day Forum
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    Reverend Al Sharpton on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Speakers at Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network;s (NAN) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast included Martin Luther King III, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser,…

  • Bill Clinton Speaks at Opioid Epidemic Summit
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    Opioid Epidemic Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton, current and former Democratic policy makers, and public health experts participated in a summit addressing the opioid epidemic. They discussed the ongoing…

  • Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten
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    Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten talked about education issues as the 2017-18 school year began. Topics included her assessment of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, why she feels voucher programs rob public…

  • Federal Role in Education
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    Federal Role in Education

    Education policy analysts talked about the federal role of education and the level of change that can be expected by the Trump administration in areas such as school choice. This discussion…

  • Tom Perez Elected New DNC Chair Keith Ellison Named Deputy Chair
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    Democratic National Committee 2017 Winter Meeting

    The Democratic National Committee continued its 2017 Winter Meeting before electing new leadership. Three resolutions were debated and voted upon. Remarks were made by guest speakers the…

  • Womens March on Washington Protests Against New Trump Administration
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    Women's March on Washington

    The Women’s March on Washington took place on the National Mall one day after the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. The speaking program included remarks from advocates, activists,…

  • AFT President Randi Weingarten Delivers Remarks on Education Policy
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    Education Policy

    Randi Weingarten talked about the future of public education. She also outlined her opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. In her remarks, Ms. Weingarten called…

  • New York Electors Vote in Albany
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    New York 2016 Electors Meeting

    New York electors met in the Senate Chamber in Albany to cast their votes for president. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the vote. Former President Bill Clinton was an elector.

  • Representative Keith Ellison Discusses His Agenda for the DNC
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    Future of the Democratic Party

    Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) campaigned to be the next Democratic National Committee chair. He outlined his vision and plan to transform the Democratic Party, fight the Trump…

  • Washington Journal Randi Weingarten on Education Policy in the Trump Administration
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    Education Policy in the Trump Administration

    Randi Weingarten talked about education policy in the Trump administration and reacted to the president-elect’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Department of Education secretary.

  • Southern Poverty Law Center Holds News Conference on Hate Crimes
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    Civil Rights, Racism and Hate Crimes

    Civil rights leaders at a news conference at the National Press Club urged President-elect Donald Trump to denounce acts of hate in the U.S. Speakers included representatives from the…

  • Washington Ideas Forum Discussion Focuses on Education and Health Care
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Education and Health Care

    Randi Weingarten and Maura Banta talked about how the IBM Watson computer could help elementary school teachers prepare lessons for their students. This segment was co-sponsored by the…

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