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Rep. Maxine Waters has been a leading voice in the movement to take a stand against the Trump administration’s troublesome cabinet appointments and questionable legislation that stands to have a negative impact on people of color.

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During our recent chat with the iconic civil rights activist and top ranking Congresswoman, she weighed in on a few things our communities could stand to better to get more involved in the #RESIST movement. As you might imagine, she did not hold back. See what she had to say in the video above and be sure to come hear more from Congresswoman Maxine Waters at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this summer!