Women for Biden: Daily Digest, August 13, 2020

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82 Days Until Election Day

IN THE NEWS

Kamala Harris’ VP bid brings outpouring of pride among Indian Americans, a growing force in Democratic politics

Television director Kabir Akhtar wrote on Twitter, “A whole generation of us felt like outsiders in our country growing up. So happy for all the young women and POC in our country who can see someone who looks like them on the presidential ticket.” Indian-American voters will prove to be pivotal in swing states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina.
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-08-12/kamala-harris-vp-indian-americans 

What is QAnon? How the conspiracy theory gained traction in 2020 campaign

With less than three months to Election Day, the far-right, pro-Trump, conspiract theory movement have been found to be infiltrating hotlines and Facebook and spreading false stories including one surrounding child trafficking and Save the Children.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-is-qanon-how-the-conspiracy-theory-gained-traction-in-2020-campaign 

Progressives Didn’t Want Harris for V.P. They’re Backing Her Anyway

Many progressives and activists who admit Harris wasn’t their first choice are backing her because, as they see it, she is left of Biden and the priority to get Trump out of office. One union leader said the following, “When I think about this moment that we’re in, and I think about the fact that she was one of the A.G.s to take on the banks during the financial crisis and to stand up for working people — I’m hanging on to that right now. I can get excited about that.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/us/politics/kamala-harris-progressives-popularity.html 

The US reported the highest single-day COVID-19 death toll since mid-May

Nearly 1,500 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday in the United States, bringing the national numbers to 166K deaths and 5.21M cases.
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-reports-highest-single-day-covid-death-toll-mid-may-2020-8 

Ohio Will Not Have Extra Drop Boxes for Absentee Ballots, Despite COVID

Ohio Democrats said Ohio’s Secretary of State, Frank LaRose’s decision as a “sham,” and suggesting voter suppression. As of now, one ballot box would be available per county election board.
https://www.newsweek.com/ohio-will-not-have-extra-drop-boxes-absentee-ballots-despite-covid-1524748 

With the Biden-Harris Ticket, Environmental Justice Is a Focus

The Climate Equity Act, a bill which was co-sponsored in the Senate last year by Kamala Harris, specifically focuses on environmental health of low-income communities and communities of color as an essential part of efforts to reduce climate change.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/climate/kamala-harris-environmental-justice.html

EVENTS

THURSDAY AUGUST 13

7pm ET – National Women for Biden Monthly Training

Join us for our next Women for Biden National Training which is focused on phone banking. This call will be absolutely critical to channeling the energy we are all feeling about this historic week into action.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/381037779547625/

Gun Violence Prevention with Beto O’Rourke, Fred Guttenberg, and Kelly Sampson

Jews 4 Joe will be joined by Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Fred Guttenberg, and Kelly Sampson for a conversation on Gun Violence Prevention, the relationship between lax regulations and increasing hate in America what the Obama-Biden administration did to expand meaningful legislation, and what a Biden administration will do to protect American citizens.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/292166521884482/

Wisconsin Women for Biden Phone Bank

6:30 Central

A group of Wisconsin women who support Joe Biden for President. We are united behind Joe for his integrity, unrivaled experience, and leadership. We are keenly aware of the importance of this election. We are committed to working tirelessly to elect Joe Biden as our next President. Connect with your community and learn how to make phone calls for Joe!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1196909677483371/

Out for LGBTQ+ Women: A National Conversation-6p

Join LGBTQ+ for Biden and Women for Biden for a virtual event, entitled Out for LGBTQ+ Women, on Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 PM ET. This virtual conversation will feature Biden for President Communications Director for Coalitions Pili Tobar, LGBTQ+ Policy Co-Chair Katherine Rice, Former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Kate Kendell, National Women’s Law Center Legal Director Sunu Chandy, CO State Representative Leslie Herod, Minneapolis Councilmember Andrea Jenkins, and Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith.

After the historic announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris as Vice President Biden’s running mate, they will discuss the importance of having LGBTQ+ women in leadership, the Biden-Harris women’s agenda, and the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2784127448476647/

Team Biden Disability Coalition Presents: A Mental Health Roundtable Discussion

Please join special guests Jason Kander, Allison Raskin, Dior Vargas, and the Team Biden Disability Coalition for a roundtable discussion on mental health.

This event will feature ASL and live captioning. If you require additional accommodations please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScP-7odSCt7JG34N60rzcwzxgqQljByZRfVdJWVif2NG3H3AA/viewform

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/3462059917178553/

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

FROM THE CAMPAIGN

Biden and Harris Pledge a Strong Challenge to Trump and a Path Out of Crisis

The new dynamic duo made their first joint appearance offering a vision of their future and setting the stage for the showdown with Trump. ““We need more than a victory on Nov. 3. We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” said Harris.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/us/politics/biden-harris-delaware-appearance.html

Biden raised $26 million in a day after picking Harris for VP

The funds raised included 150,000 first-time donors, which is a sign of Harris’ historic selection and her ability to generate new enthusiasm and energy for the campaign.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/12/joe-biden-fundraising-394488 

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