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This March 14, 2014 file photo shows Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. safety regulators on Friday, May 16, 2014 announced they have fined General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths. It's the maximum penalty that the government can impose and the first time an automaker has been fined that much. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

This March 14, 2014 file photo shows Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Two of the country’s top Black politicians are talking about the role churches should play in contemporary issues.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1KYyGYB ) U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came home to Charlotte on Saturday to discuss the Black church and its role in political power with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. The Republican senator and the former Democratic mayor of Charlotte spoke at Foxx’s home church.

Foxx said church leaders shouldn’t tell people what to think but giving them access to empowering ideas and actions.

Scott said people don’t realize the political power they have, and that they can remind politicians of that at the ballot box.

n this June 10, 2014, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., addresses supporters in North Charleston, S.C., after winning the GOP primary.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., addresses supporters in North Charleston, S.C., after winning the GOP primary. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

 

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