Women for Biden: Daily Digest, August 12, 2020

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MVP KAMALA HARRIS

Biden says he picked Harris because, “she can take the fight to Trump and Pence.” – VICE News

On Wednesday, August 12, in the afternoon, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware on working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for working families to move the country forward.

Joe’s statement on his pick: 
https://joebiden.com/together-we-will-beat-donald-trump/

Chip in any amount to attend the first grassroots fundraiser with Joe and Kamala tonight at 6:30p ET
https://secure.joebiden.com/a/grassroots-fundraiser

IN THE NEWS

Kamala Harris, a Political Fighter Shaped by Life In Two Worlds

The daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, Harris was born into activism and grew up to become a prosecutor who believed working from inside the system had greater power to effect change, but has recently become a leading voice on racial justice. Now, she’s our next Vice President. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/us/politics/kamala-harris-biden-vp.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage 

Kamala Harris on the Issues: Race, Policing, Health Care and Education

She introduced police accountability legislation known as the Justice in Policing Act earlier this summer, wants to build on the Affordable Care Act, has called for an increase in corporate taxes, and believes in mandatory background checks for gun owners.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/us/politics/kamala-harris-issues-policy-positions.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage 

Kamala Harris’ Indian roots and why they matter

“[My grandfather and friends] would laugh and voice opinions and argue, and those conversations, even more than their actions, had such a strong influence on me in terms in terms of learning to be responsible, to be honest, and to have integrity. When we think about it, India is the oldest democracy in the world — so that is part of my background, and without question has had a great deal of influence on what I do today and who I am.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/politics/harris-indian-roots/index.html 

Harris pick creates an emotional moment for Black women

Joe Biden’s announcement instantly draws a new image of what a top American leader can look like, and it comes at a moment of social reckoning as African Americans and women have taken to the streets against a president many consider racist and sexist.” 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/harris-pick-creates-an-emotional-moment-for-black-women/2020/08/11/e66681a8-dbe8-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-high_woman-history-415am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans 

5 Takeaways On The New Biden-Harris Presidential Ticket

It’s historic and it’s a sign towards the future of America. An America that looks likes what we see when we go outside, of strength and empathy, and who we want to be ultimately.
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/12/901537144/5-takeaways-on-the-new-biden-harris-presidential-ticket 

A Historic V.P. Decision

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/podcasts/the-daily/biden-kamala-harris-vp.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article 

Trump reverts to stereotypes as campaign fumbles to respond to Harris pick

TBH, we can’t wait to see her take Trump and Pence on. Again.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/politics/donald-trump-kamala-harris-2020-campaign/index.html 


EVENTS

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12

Pennsylvania Women for Biden Weekly Phone Bank 7-8:30p ET

Please join the PA Women For Biden Network every Wednesday Night at 7pm EST for a Phone Bank to get Joe Biden elected. This is the method we have to reach potential voters during these turbulent times and we need all hands on deck! No experience required! Training will be provided every Wednesday from 7:00-7:30pm EST and the Phone Bank will happen from 7:30-8:30pm EST. Please rsvp to join us and get the information on how to log in. Can’t wait to see you there!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/739019356930579

Jersey Girls Week of Action- 7-8:30pm EST

A group of New Jersey-based women who support Joe Biden for President. We are united behind Joe for his integrity, unrivaled experience, and leadership. As women, we are keenly aware of the importance of this election. We are committed to working tirelessly to elect Joe Biden as our next President.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/642039556412416/

Mobilized & Amplified: Military Families for Biden- 6pm

What matters most to military families? Join the teams from Military Families for Biden and Women for Biden to find out! We’re gathering military family members experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by military families and why Joe Biden is the best choice for our next Commander in Chief. We’ll wrap each session with a training that will help you amplify your voice this election season.

This event will focus on Spouse Economic Opportunity with Melissa Edwards and Sue Hoppin.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/652065055732136/

Women of Color Social Justice Book Club: Asian American Civil Rights: The Model Minority Myth, 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET

We have an exciting lineup of national experts! Our moderator is Anne Shaw, a co-Chair of the Women of Color for Biden committee and an administrator for Illinois Women for Biden FB and Illinois Asian American Pacific Islanders for Biden FB.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/758562904891201

7pm ET – Jewish Women for Joe Summer Book Club: Lilli de Jong

The Jewish Women for Joe Summer Book Club is going strong! Will you join us for our next meeting? We’ll be getting into some great historical fiction with Lilli de Jong, and of course, we’ll be joined by author Janet Benton!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/373210200331551

Women of Color For Biden Virtual Political Salon: Series IV 7-8p

Please join Women of Color for Biden for a conversation with Erin Wilson, National Political Director and Michelle Kwan, Surrogate Director, Biden for President Campaign.
Wilson and Kwan will provide a political overview of the Biden campaign, including a discussion on the battleground states and Biden surrogate programs. They will also provide information on how members of the Women of Color network can take action to help Joe Biden be elected as the next President of the United States.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/756523838448195/


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VIDEO

You don’t know Kamala Harris …

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sLXa3aOchOXttCAo8aX244Hn_8c1BJtc/view?usp=sharing

Video credit: Maya Harris


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