Women for Biden: Daily Digest, September 23

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IN THE NEWS

Voter Registration Has Plummeted in 2020

The report found that voter registration has declined by an average of 38 percent in 17 of the 21 states analyzed when compared with 2016 registration rates. This is especially alarming in the time of COVID and in an election with fears of rampant voter suppression and restrictive mail-in ballot rules. 

Have you made your voting plan? IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voter-registration-has-plummeted-2020#.X2p1TVHriiE.mailto

‘Naked’ ballot rules put thousands of Pennsylvania mail-in votes at risk, Philadelphia official warns

The Pennsylvania Supreme court ruled last Friday that election officials can reject so-called “naked” ballots that are received without the secrecy envelope. State election officials had previously provided guidance telling counties to count naked ballots. This means that more than 100,000 mail-in ballots are at risk.

Are you voting by mail? Do you know your state’s rules? IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/politics/pennsylvania-warning-secrecy-envelope-2020-election/index.html 

TIME: THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2020 – Kamala Harris

“Kamala’s nomination is the realization of a dream that so many have struggled for so long to make possible. Years from now, a generation of young people will look at Kamala and say, “We are, because of her.” – Rep. Ayanna Pressley

LINK: https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2020/5888343/kamala-harris/ 

Cindy McCain crosses party lines, formally endorses Joe Biden for president

“Joe and I don’t always agree on the issues, and I know he and John certainly had some passionate arguments, but he is a good and honest man. He will lead us with dignity.”

LINK: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/cindy-mccain-crosses-party-lines-formally-endorses-joe/story?id=73180069

Bloomberg and other big names step in to help ex-felons in Florida become eligible to vote

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which runs the fund, said on Tuesday that it had raised more than $20 million toward its $25 million goal.

LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/22/us/trump-vs-biden/bloomberg-and-other-big-names-step-in-to-help-ex-felons-in-florida-become-eligible-to-vote 

Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training To Federal Contractors

In an attempt to rewrite the country’s history and bury the history of slavery with his “patriotic education” order, Trump signed an executive order that requires federal contracts to now include a provision that says contractors with the federal government will not have “workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating” or face the cancellation of contracts.

LINK: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/22/915843471/trump-expands-ban-on-racial-sensitivity-training-to-federal-contractors 


WEDNESDAY

Virtual Vigil for Justice Ginsburg 7 – 8pm EST

Join Biden for President as we honor and reflect on the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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https://joe.link/RBGVigil


Millennials & Gen Z Weekly Phone Bank 7 – 8pm EST

Join young women from across the country every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for a virtual phone bank to help elect Joe Biden. We need all hands on deck to mobilize and register voters in key states ahead of November. No experience is required: Training will be provided every Wednesday at the start of the call.

Please RSVP to join us and get login information. Can’t wait to see you there!

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https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/308041/


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