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The Legacy of John Lewis, and Amber Torres on How Indian Country Is Responding to the Pandemic
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The Legacy of John Lewis, and Amber Torres on How Indian Country Is Responding to the Pandemic

This week on "The Tent," Daniella, Ed, and Jesse discuss the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis and chat with Amber Torres, chairwoman for the Walker River Paiute Tribe in Nevada, about how the pandemic has affected life in Indian Country.

On “The Tent” this week, Daniella, Ed, and Jesse reflect on the life and death of civil rights icon John Lewis and react to the shocking and deeply disturbing situation in Portland, Oregon, where the Trump administration has deployed unmarked federal agents against peaceful demonstrators. They are also joined by Amber Torres, the chairwoman for the Walker River Paiute Tribe in Nevada, to discuss how the pandemic has affected life in Indian Country.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Action Fund. Jesse Lee is a vice president for Communications at the Action Fund. Chris Ford is the senior broadcast coordinator for Communications at the Action Fund. Dwayne Greene is the director of Broadcast Communications at the Action Fund. Adam Peck is the senior media coordinator at the Action Fund.

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Authors

Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy

@dgibber123

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Jesse Lee

Senior Adviser

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager

Dwayne Greene

Director, Broadcast Communications

Adam Peck

Senior Media Coordinator


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