Women for Biden-Harris: Daily Digest, October 1

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33 Days Until Election Day

IN THE NEWS

EXCLUSIVE: Over 50 Republican former U.S. national security officials join Biden endorsement

The 56 new people endorsing Biden include Greg Brower, a former FBI assistant director; Larry Pfeiffer, a former CIA chief of staff; and Alden Munson, former deputy director of National Intelligence. The group will start running full-page newspaper ads on Thursday in seven competitive states that will help decide the Nov. 3 election: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and Texas, a person involved in the effort said.

This is our moment. Let’s get out the vote in the largest numbers we’ve ever seen. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-republicans-biden-exclus-idUSKBN26M5F3

Election debate officials are considering muting candidates’ mics, report says, after Trump interrupted 71 times in the chaotic first round

The commission said Wednesday that it was considering “additional structure” for upcoming debates, “to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.” Trump made 75% of the interruptions, breaking into either Wallace or Biden’s speech 71 times in 90 minutes, according to The Washington Post.

ENOUGH. We’ve all had enough. Share what you are doing to take action this week and weekend.

LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/next-election-debate-moderator-could-cut-off-trump-or-biden-mic2020-10

‘Woke’ Christians Are Eroding Donald Trump’s Base and Dividing the Evangelical Church

Southern Baptists are changing their names while Christian Colleges are creating scholarships in the name of George Floyd in a rush to embrace BLM: “This is the No. 1 divide in evangelicalism in 100 years.” Many Christians are also looking to distance themselves from the religious right, a group typically aligned with its opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage and other causes promoted by progressives. 

LINK: https://www.newsweek.com/woke-christians-are-eroding-donald-trumps-base-dividing-evangelical-church-1534720

Takeaways on Trump, Voter Fraud and the Election

The CDC “quietly altered its guidance about mail-in voting to make misleading claims about the safety of absentee ballots,” after pressure to comply with Trump’s false attacks on mail-in voting, an “old strategy” but one he is taking to new levels.

ENOUGH. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/us/politics/voter-fraud-disinformation.html 

Proud Boys remark puts white supremacy in campaign spotlight and unsettles president’s allies: ‘Trump ruined the biggest layup in the history of debates’

Senate Republicans have distanced themselves after Trump’s refusal at the first presidential debate to outright condemn a far-right white supremacists group.

It is more important than ever to take action to get out the vote. Have you phone banked? Have you made a voting plan? IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-proud-boys-white-supremacy-20200930-bg5hrilhfzd3dh6gqpnslump4e-story.html 

Exclusive: Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters – sources

The Russian group accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has posed as an independent news outlet to target right-wing social media users ahead of this year’s vote, two people familiar with an FBI probe into the activity told Reuters.

Disinformation and misinformation continue to be rampant. When you look back on this moment and your children and grandchildren ask what did you do, what will you say?

LINK: https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-election-russia-disinformation-idUSKBN26M5OP


THURSDAY

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 96th birthday!


National Women for Biden Call Featuring Megan Rapinoe and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
7:00-7:45 p.m. ET

Virtual Community Event

On Thursday, October 1, Women for Biden will host “On the Line: Women Changemakers for Joe & Kamala,” a national event spotlighting Millennial and Gen Z changemakers ahead of the election and marking Native Women’s Equal Pay Day. October 1 marks how far into 2020 the average Native woman must work to make what the average white man made in 2019.

Megan Rapinoe will kick off the call by highlighting what’s at stake for young women this November and Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan will speak about economic issues facing Native women.

The call will also feature changemakers who are taking on challenges like student debt and racial injustice, including Student Debt Crisis Executive Director Natalia Abrams, activist Aminah Ghaffar, and advocate Mia Ives Rublee.

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https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/283825


Weekly Phone Banks

MAKE CALLS FOR JOE AND KAMALA

Talk with voters in key battleground states to win the White House.

https://joebiden.com/call/


VOTER PROTECTION HOTLINE

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Volunteer on the National Voter Assistance Hotline to help protect the right to vote. As a volunteer you will provide voters with guidance on who, what, where, when and how to vote. Once you sign up, we will follow up to provide a brief training on how to get you involved. Sign up below.

https://go.joebiden.com/page/s/Voter-Protection-National-Hotline


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