Interview: Kimberly Lightford, Illinois State Senator (D) | Illinois Public Media

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The 2020 Democratic National Convention kicked off on Monday, August 17. However, this year it wasn’t in a packed arena with delegates and cheering crowds. Instead, speakers gave their speeches over video. The themes that emerged were clear: sober warnings of an America that reelects Donald Trump, and a country that is in need of a course correction led by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. 

The 21st is joined by Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford. She talked about the convention so far and the nomination of Harris and why she briefly stepped down from the state Black Caucus.

Guests:

Kimberly Lightford, Illinois Senate Majority Leader (D) and Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman, representing the 4th district

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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via Illinois Public Media

August 18, 2020 at 05:09PM

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