Women for Biden: Daily Digest, September 15

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49 Days Until Election Day

IN THE NEWS

An ICE Nurse Revealed That A Georgia Detention Center Is Performing Mass Hysterectomies

The whistleblower who worked at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), said it has not only ignored COVID-19 protocols, but is actively performing mass hysterectomies on detained people. “I’ve had several inmates tell me … they’ve had hysterectomies and they don’t know why they went or why they’re going.”

LINK: https://www.yahoo.com/news/ice-nurse-revealed-georgia-detention-215816246.html 

‘I Don’t Think Science Knows’: Visiting Fires, Trump Denies Climate Change

The president has consistently denied the reality of climate change for years and on Monday, he declined to acknowledge the role climate change likely played in the California wildfires.

LINK: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/14/912799501/i-don-t-think-science-knows-visiting-fires-trump-denies-climate-change  

Biden assembles legal team ahead of potential court challenges after 2020 election

The legal war room effort will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. The effort will inform, educate and combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and prepare for any legal battles following the election.

LINK: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/biden-assembles-legal-team-ahead-of-divisive-2020-election 

Vindman says Trump is Putin’s ‘useful idiot’, considers himself a ‘never-Trumper’ now

Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Iraq war veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, and national security expert said, “I think it’s important for me to tell people that I think the president has made this country weaker. We’re mocked by our adversaries and by our allies, and we’re heading for more disaster.”

LINK: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/14/vindman-says-trump-putins-useful-idiot/5796315002/ 

Bill Gates Wonders Whether FDA Can Be Trusted on a Covid Vaccine

Gates says political pressure may have cost the agencies credibility. Polls show a majority of Americans worry vaccine development is being rushed and that a significant portion of the population won’t be able to get it.

LINK: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/bill-gates-wonders-whether-fda-can-be-trusted-on-a-covid-vaccine


EVENTS (in Eastern time)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15

Why Biden? Perspectives From the South Asian Educational Lens, 8:00–9:00 p.m.

About this event

The South Asians for Biden September national event will address South Asian concerns on education challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, mental wellness of students, and concerns of parents, educators, and students. Join us on Tuesday, September 15th, at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT, to discuss educational challenges and the direction a Biden-Harris administration might take.

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Latino Victory & Venezolanos con Biden Bilingual Phone Bank, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

About this event

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with Latino Victory and Venezolanos con Biden!

This Tuesday, Latino Victory & Venezolanos con Biden as we talk to voters across the country to ensure we get Joe Biden and Kamala Harris elected in November. We will make calls to Latino voters [Spanish and English-speaking voters.] Every vote counts and every call made brings us closer to victory in November. In this virtual event, we will provide phone banking training and then we’ll start making calls! We will have a facilitator to answer any questions for the duration of the phone bank.

El martes únete a Latino Victory & Vanezolanos con Biden y ayúdanos a hacer llamadas en apoyo a Joe Biden y Kamala Harris y así asegurarnos que sean electos en noviembre. Estaremos llamando a votantes Latinos porque cada voto cuenta y cada llamada nos acerca a la victoria en noviembre. En este evento virtual daremos un breve entrenamiento y después comenzaremos a hacer llamadas. Tendremos un facilitador durante todo el evento para contestar cualquier duda o pregunta.

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Hispanic Heritage Month, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

About this event

Join Biden for President as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration of our community.

The celebration will be hosted by Cristela Alonzo.

With special appearances by: America Ferrera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, Jonathan Del Arco, Rita Moreno, Frankie Negrón, Lila Downs, Huey Dunbar, Adrián González, and Tom Perez.

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National WFB Weekly Phone Bank, 7:00 p.m.

About this event

Women across the United States come together to phone bank for Joe Biden! This phone bank includes a short training at the beginning of the event.

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