Women for Biden-Harris: Daily Digest, October 6

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28 Days Until Election Day

IN THE NEWS 

Trump faces backlash for removing mask on return to White House

President Trump faced a fresh backlash for removing his mask while still contagious when he returned to the White House and urged Americans not to fear the COVID-19 disease that has killed more than 209,000 people in the country and put him in hospital, and infected almost 20 people in his inner circle.

LINK: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-faces-backlash-for-removing-mask-on-return-to-white-house-idUSKBN26R0H2

OPINION: The Trump tweet ‘don’t be afraid of Covid’ is a betrayal of my father’s memory

“Would my father be alive right now if he had gotten even a small fraction of the care Trump is getting? If the hospital had the capacity to admit my father out of an “abundance of caution,” would my dad still be here? He deserved that opportunity.” Kristin Urquiza is the founder of Marked by Covid and spoke at the DNC about her father, Mark Urquiza, who died of the coronavirus in June.

We have 28 Days. What’s your voting plan? IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-tweet-don-t-be-afraid-covid-betrayal-my-father-ncna1242202

Biden Aims to Expand Map as Trump Recovers From Coronavirus

Speaking Monday in Little Havana, Biden wished Trump a speedy recovery but also criticized his administration’s response to the pandemic. “I was glad to see the president speaking and recording videos over the weekend,” Biden said. “Now that he’s busy tweeting campaign messages, I’d encourage him to do this: Listen to the scientists.”

LINK: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/politics/decision-2020/nbc-news-to-hold-town-hall-with-joe-biden-in-miami-2/2302705/ 

After RBG’s Death, 2 Conservative Justices Take Aim at 2015 Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a jolt from two conservative justices who raised new criticism of the court’s embrace of same-sex marriage.

FLIP. THE. SENATE. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://time.com/5896742/conservative-supreme-court-justices-target-gay-marriage/

Plexiglass to separate Harris and Pence at VP debate

The Pence and Harris teams have been negotiating the terms of the debate in recent days. Following Friday’s news that Trump was positive for Covid-19, the debate commission decided to move the two candidates’ seats from seven feet to 13 feet apart and approved plans for the partition.The two camps were split over whether to use a plexiglass barrier, which Harris’ campaign supported it, Pence’s opposed it.

LINK: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/05/plexiglass-harris-and-pence-vp-debate-426514 

Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden leading in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

 Joe Biden appeared to lead Donald Trump in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania less than a month before the Nov. 3 election, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls, but we 28 DAYS and no time to rest. We need a landslide. Join one of our phone bank training sessions and help GOTV.

LINK: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-battlegrounds-poll/reuters-ipsos-poll-shows-biden-leading-in-pennsylvania-wisconsin-idUSKBN26Q2ZT

From COVID-19 to voting: Trump is nation’s single largest spreader of disinformation, studies say

In the critical last weeks of the election, social media is facing a tsunami of conspiracy theories, hoaxes and fake claims on everything from COVID-19 to voting and much of that misinformation is being generated and amplified by Trump, two recent studies show. “The president’s social media presence is the tip of an iceberg with an entire amplification ecosystem of right-wing media, influencers, and outright conspiracy theorists making up the bulk below.”

What’s your voting plan? IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/10/05/trump-covid-19-coronavirus-disinformation-facebook-twitter-election/3632194001/ 


TUESDAY

Women for Biden Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank 7:00 PM ET

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.]

This week are thrilled to be joined by Rosario Marin, former Treasurer of the United States of America.

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https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/294968/


In most states, wearing political statements to the polls will disqualify you from voting. With voter suppression rampant all over the country, the definition of “political statement” can be conveniently altered. It’s just not worth testing the waters – wear something neutral. You can change back into your Biden Harris shirt at home.


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