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PM Newscasts 8.19.19: Frank LaMere Presidential Candidate Forum

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A Presidential candidate forum focused on Native American issues is underway at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City. 

The forum is named after Native American activist Frank LaMere of Siouxland who died in June. 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been dogged by criticism since her claims of Native American ancestry have been disproved, apologized for her actions.

I know that I have made mistakes.  I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned . . . a lot.”  

Warren was also asked this morning about the large numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States. 

Warren says giving the tribes the resources they need to be the first line of defense would help stop the disappearances of Native American women.

Warren also released a proposal on Friday that addresses areas like criminal justice, health care and education for Native Americans. 

Author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar also spoke at the forum today.  

Tomorrow, Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak in-person. 

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates are converging on Siouxland today and tomorrow to take part in a forum focused on Native American issues. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City is named after the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Author Marianne Williamson spoke this morning. Williamson was asked about what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans.  Williamson said if elected she would work to undue damage done by the US Supreme Court to the Voting Rights Act.

We can override the more nefarious aspects of it, number 1, through a president and a presidential administration and direction given to the department of justice is one of the main pillars in the selection of an attorney general, will not only have to do racial injustices, will not only have to do white crime, but will have to do with specific attention with voter suppression.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke this morning.  She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots.  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

__________________________________________________________________

Democratic presidential candidates are speaking to issues affecting Native Americans today and tomorrow at a forum in downtown Sioux City. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater is named after the Native American activist who died in June.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke this morning, saying she has   She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by her belief that she had Native American ancestors, saying she had “listened and learned.”  Speaking about the unsolved deaths and disappearances of native American women, Warren said the tribes need to be the first line of defense.

“It is powerfully important that people who are of the community, people who know are right there to provide the safety and the security that our men, our women our children need.”

Author Marianne Williamson also spoke this morning. Asked what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans, Williamson said if elected she would try to alter the US government to make sure every person is treated equally.

“The idea that all men are created equal does not just mean men, does not just mean women, does not just mean some people, it means all people, and that will be codified.”

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

__________________________________________________________________

Seven Democratic presidential candidates are converging on land today and tomorrow to take part in a forum focused on Native American issues. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City is named after the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Author Marianne Williamson spoke this morning. Williamson was asked about what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans.  

Williamson said if elected she would work to undue damage done by the US Supreme Court to the Voting Rights Act.

We can override the more nefarious aspects of it, number 1, through a president and a presidential administration and direction given to the department of justice is one of the main pillars in the selection of an attorney general, will not only have to do racial injustices, will not only have to do white crime, but will have to do with specific attention with voter suppression.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke this morning.  She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots.  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

A Presidential candidate forum focused on Native American issues is underway at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City. 

The forum is named after Native American activist Frank LaMere of Siouxland who died in June. 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been dogged by criticism since her claims of Native American ancestry have been disproved, apologized for her actions.

I know that I have made mistakes.  I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned . . . a lot.”  

Warren was also asked this morning about the large numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States. 

Warren says giving the tribes the resources they need to be the first line of defense would help stop the disappearances of Native American women.

Warren also released a proposal on Friday that addresses areas like criminal justice, health care and education for Native Americans. 

Author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar also spoke at the forum today.  

Tomorrow, Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak in-person. 

__________________________________________________________________

Seven Democratic presidential candidates are converging on Siouxland today and tomorrow to take part in a forum focused on Native American issues. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City is named after the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Author Marianne Williamson spoke this morning. Williamson was asked about what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans.  Williamson said if elected she would work to undue damage done by the US Supreme Court to the Voting Rights Act.

We can override the more nefarious aspects of it, number 1, through a president and a presidential administration and direction given to the department of justice is one of the main pillars in the selection of an attorney general, will not only have to do racial injustices, will not only have to do white crime, but will have to do with specific attention with voter suppression.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke this morning.  She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots.  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

__________________________________________________________________

Democratic presidential candidates are speaking to issues affecting Native Americans today and tomorrow at a forum in downtown Sioux City. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater is named after the Native American activist who died in June.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke this morning, saying she has   She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by her belief that she had Native American ancestors, saying she had “listened and learned.”  Speaking about the unsolved deaths and disappearances of native American women, Warren said the tribes need to be the first line of defense.

“It is powerfully important that people who are of the community, people who know are right there to provide the safety and the security that our men, our women our children need.”

Author Marianne Williamson also spoke this morning. Asked what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans, Williamson said if elected she would try to alter the US government to make sure every person is treated equally.

“The idea that all men are created equal does not just mean men, does not just mean women, does not just mean some people, it means all people, and that will be codified.”

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

__________________________________________________________________

Seven Democratic presidential candidates are converging on Siouxland today and tomorrow to take part in a forum focused on Native American issues. 

The Frank LeMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City is named after the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Author Marianne Williamson spoke this morning. Williamson was asked about what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans.  

Williamson said if elected she would work to undue damage done by the US Supreme Court to the Voting Rights Act.

We can override the more nefarious aspects of it, number 1, through a president and a presidential administration and direction given to the department of justice is one of the main pillars in the selection of an attorney general, will not only have to do racial injustices, will not only have to do white crime, but will have to do with specific attention with voter suppression.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke this morning.  She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots.  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

Four Democratic presidential candidates engaged a large crowd today at 

the Frank LeMere Native American Presidential Candidate Forum at the Orpheum Theater.  The forum is named after Siouxland the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Native American voting rights were on the mind of all of the candidates today. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar provided some examples of situations where Native Americans have been prevented from voting.

“You had people in North Dakota that couldn’t vote because they said they didn’t have an address that was right. Or that you had what you had in Nevada, the people that had to go 100 miles to get to a polling place.”

Klobuchar says she would like to see the Voting Rights Act strengthened, and she would like to see the creation a Native American Voting Rights Act.

Montana Governor Steven Bullock and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke today. She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

Top Iowa officials have approved another large payment to a private law firm defending former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in a discrimination case that’s been going on for seven years.

The state is paying law firm Nyemaster Goode more than 600-thousand dollars for work from March through May. That brings the total costs to the state for Branstad’s lawyers to about 1-point-9 million dollars, but that amount doesn’t include payment for work during or after the trial that ended in July. 

A jury last month awarded Chris Godfrey 1-point-5 million dollars, finding Branstad and a staffer discriminated against him in 2011 because he’s gay and retaliated by slashing his salary.

Branstad’s lawyers are trying to get the verdict thrown out. If they don’t succeed, the state will also have to pay attorney fees for Godfrey’s lawyer, Roxanne Conlin. She’s requesting more than 4-million dollars for her team.

And, more people than ever before visited the Iowa State Fair this year.

The fair wrapped up yesterday in Des Moines and attracted about 40,000 more than the record-breaking year before.  A total of 1,170,375 people showed up for the 11-day event.

A Presidential candidate forum focused on Native American issues is underway at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City. 

The forum is named after Native American activist Frank LaMere of Siouxland who died in June. 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been dogged by criticism since her claims of Native American ancestry have been disproved, apologized for her actions.

I know that I have made mistakes.  I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned . . . a lot.”  

Warren was also asked this morning about the large numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States. 

Warren says giving the tribes the resources they need to be the first line of defense would help stop the disappearances of Native American women.

Warren also released a proposal on Friday that addresses areas like criminal justice, health care and education for Native Americans. 

Author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar also spoke at the forum today.  

Tomorrow, Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak in-person. 

__________________________________________________________________

Seven Democratic presidential candidates are converging on Siouxland today and tomorrow to take part in a forum focused on Native American issues. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City is named after the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Author Marianne Williamson spoke this morning. Williamson was asked about what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans.  Williamson said if elected she would work to undue damage done by the US Supreme Court to the Voting Rights Act.

We can override the more nefarious aspects of it, number 1, through a president and a presidential administration and direction given to the department of justice is one of the main pillars in the selection of an attorney general, will not only have to do racial injustices, will not only have to do white crime, but will have to do with specific attention with voter suppression.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke this morning.  She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots.  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

__________________________________________________________________

Democratic presidential candidates are speaking to issues affecting Native Americans today and tomorrow at a forum in downtown Sioux City. 

The Frank LaMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater is named after the Native American activist who died in June.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke this morning, saying she has   She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by her belief that she had Native American ancestors, saying she had “listened and learned.”  Speaking about the unsolved deaths and disappearances of native American women, Warren said the tribes need to be the first line of defense.

“It is powerfully important that people who are of the community, people who know are right there to provide the safety and the security that our men, our women our children need.”

Author Marianne Williamson also spoke this morning. Asked what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans, Williamson said if elected she would try to alter the US government to make sure every person is treated equally.

“The idea that all men are created equal does not just mean men, does not just mean women, does not just mean some people, it means all people, and that will be codified.”

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

__________________________________________________________________

Seven Democratic presidential candidates are converging on Siouxland today and tomorrow to take part in a forum focused on Native American issues. 

The Frank LeMere Democratic presidential candidate forum at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City is named after the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Author Marianne Williamson spoke this morning. Williamson was asked about what she would do to create equal voting access for Native Americans.  

Williamson said if elected she would work to undue damage done by the US Supreme Court to the Voting Rights Act.

We can override the more nefarious aspects of it, number 1, through a president and a presidential administration and direction given to the department of justice is one of the main pillars in the selection of an attorney general, will not only have to do racial injustices, will not only have to do white crime, but will have to do with specific attention with voter suppression.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke this morning.  She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots.  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will spoke this afternoon.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

Four Democratic presidential candidates engaged a large crowd today at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Candidate Forum at the Orpheum Theater.  The forum is named after Siouxland the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Native American voting rights were on the mind of all of the candidates today. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar provided some examples of situations where Native Americans have been prevented from voting.

“You had people in North Dakota that couldn’t vote because they said they didn’t have an address that was right. Or that you had what you had in Nevada, the people that had to go 100 miles to get to a polling place.”

Klobuchar says she would like to see the Voting Rights Act strengthened, and she would like to see the creation a Native American Voting Rights Act.

Montana Governor Steven Bullock and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke today. She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

Top Iowa officials have approved another large payment to a private law firm defending former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in a discrimination case that’s been going on for seven years.

The state is paying law firm Nyemaster Goode more than 600-thousand dollars for work from March through May. That brings the total costs to the state for Branstad’s lawyers to about 1-point-9 million dollars, but that amount doesn’t include payment for work during or after the trial that ended in July. 

A jury last month awarded Chris Godfrey 1-point-5 million dollars, finding Branstad and a staffer discriminated against him in 2011 because he’s gay and retaliated by slashing his salary.

Branstad’s lawyers are trying to get the verdict thrown out. If they don’t succeed, the state will also have to pay attorney fees for Godfrey’s lawyer, Roxanne Conlin. She’s requesting more than 4-million dollars for her team.

And, more people than ever before visited the Iowa State Fair this year.

The fair wrapped up yesterday in Des Moines and attracted about 40,000 more than the record-breaking year before.  A total of 1,170,375 people showed up for the 11-day event.

Four Democratic presidential candidates engaged a large crowd today at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Candidate Forum at the Orpheum Theater.  The forum is named after Siouxland the Native American activist who died earlier this year.   

Native American voting rights were on the mind of all of the candidates today. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar provided some examples of situations where Native Americans have been prevented from voting.

“You had people in North Dakota that couldn’t vote because they said they didn’t have an address that was right. Or that you had what you had in Nevada, the people that had to go 100 miles to get to a polling place.”

Klobuchar says she would like to see the Voting Rights Act strengthened, and she would like to see the creation a Native American Voting Rights Act.

Montana Governor Steven Bullock and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also spoke today. She apologized for any misunderstanding caused by what she thought were her Native American roots. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak live at the forum tomorrow and Kamala Harris is set to appear via Skype.

Top Iowa officials have approved another large payment to a private law firm defending former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in a discrimination case that’s been going on for seven years.

The state is paying law firm Nyemaster Goode more than 600-thousand dollars for work from March through May. That brings the total costs to the state for Branstad’s lawyers to about 1-point-9 million dollars, but that amount doesn’t include payment for work during or after the trial that ended in July. 

A jury last month awarded Chris Godfrey 1-point-5 million dollars, finding Branstad and a staffer discriminated against him in 2011 because he’s gay and retaliated by slashing his salary.

Branstad’s lawyers are trying to get the verdict thrown out. If they don’t succeed, the state will also have to pay attorney fees for Godfrey’s lawyer, Roxanne Conlin. She’s requesting more than 4-million dollars for her team.

And, more people than ever before visited the Iowa State Fair this year.

The fair wrapped up yesterday in Des Moines and attracted about 40,000 more than the record-breaking year before.  A total of 1,170,375 people showed up for the 11-day event.