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"JUST A MINUTE"
Rep. Elijah Cummings, an inspirational civil rights leader who served as U.S. Representative from Maryland, died on Thursday, October 17th. We join others in mourning this great loss. Until his death Rep. Cummings served as Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. His biography said Cummings was committed to ensuring that our next generation has access to quality health care and education, clean air and water, and a strong economy. Cummings' first speech on the floor of the House was a recitation of a poem written by Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Benjamin Mays. Rep. Cummings said this poem is something he lives by and recites it sometimes 20 times a day:
"I only have a minute. Sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me I did not choose it.
But I know I must use it, give account if I abuse it, suffer if I lose it.
Only a tiny little minute, but eternity is it. "
HOW SCOTT DESCRIBES HIMSELF: Scott used to have a white male's classic American dream life where he worked as a project manager in corporate America. This gave him the political skill set to become a political organizer when he wanted to resist efforts to move America to an authoritarian state. He works primarily with the ACLU's grass roots organization "People Power". His team helped pass Proposition 3 during the 2018 election which made Michigan a lead state in Voting Rights.