On Wednesday’s show Rev. Sharpton answered viewer questions in the second installment of his new series, Ask Rev.
“You’ve said in the past about contacting our representatives. I don’t understand how the process works and was wondering if you can explain.”
“First thing, you can pick up the phone and call the main number for Congress, that’s 202-224-3121, just say what state you’re from and ask to be connected to one of your senators. You can also visit usa.gov - click on the Contact Government page, where you can find your lawmakers listed by state.”
“I would like to know why is it that you persist on cheerleading for a president (which I voted for) that is clearly not doing the job we hired him to do. Don’t worry, I know you won’t answer this email.”
“Well, I’m answering this email. I am cheerleading for the reasons I supported this president. Health care, people with preexisting conditions, young people that could not get insured, millions of people that will get that. I’m cheerleading for the job creation that he’s done in the private sector, and fighting to make sure we get it in the public sector. I’m cheerleading for what he’s doing to continue to fight for voter rights and other things. I supported the president for reasons, and I’m cheerleading those reasons. Do I disagree with some things like drones and others? Yes, and I say that. But maybe you support people because you intend to support that when they get in.”
“Your work takes you all over the place… You still do your radio and TV show. How is that possible? How many hours do you sleep?”
“I sleep about four or six hours a night. When you love what you do it’s not work. I enjoy what I do. Radio every day, TV five days a week, run National Action Network, preach at churches, I love what I’m doing. Sleep? The only time I sleep is when I have to, and even then, as long as the right-wing has the majority of Congress, I sleep with one eye open.”