Women for Biden-Harris: Daily Digest, October 16

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After town hall wraps up, Biden sticks around to take questions from audience

About 30 minutes after the town hall finished, Biden was seen on ABC’s livestream continuing to speak to the audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He answered questions on sending in the National Guard to stop protests, as well as the Muslim travel ban, according to ABC News.

LINK: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/15/town-hall-biden-sticks-around-after-take-more-questions-voters/3673340001/

Moderator Savannah Guthrie hailed for keeping Trump in check at town hall

Trump often uncomfortable when Guthrie pressed him on his debts, coronavirus, and QAnon without letting him dominate the conversation, only serving to prove that this was a nightmare scenario for the president, who has restricted himself to rightwing media in recent weeks.

LINK: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/15/savannah-guthrie-trump-town-hall-moderator 

Trump administration rejects California’s request for wildfire disaster assistance

The federal government has denied California’s request for a disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned swathes of land across the U.S. state since early September.

Climate change is real. We need a leader who understands this fact.

LINK: https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-administration-rejects-californias-request-wildfire-disaster-assistance/story?id=73650086

Avalanche of early votes transforming 2020 election

More than 17 million Americans (12% of all votes cast in 2016) have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. Americans’ rush to vote is leading election experts to predict that a record 150 million votes may be cast and turnout rates could be higher than in any presidential election since 1908.

We can do this. We can make history. Make a voting plan. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-virus-outbreak-politics-voting-elections-efd6eefbd3d140bdc8909360de0bff62

Slamming Trump, G.O.P. Senator Warns of a ‘Republican Blood Bath’

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska issued a scathing takedown of President Trump during a telephone town hall with constituents, saying he cozied up to dictators and white supremacists.

LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/us/politics/ben-sasse-trump.html

Covid-19 cases hit records in US election battleground states

Several of the most fiercely contested states in the US presidential election showed sharp increases in coronavirus cases on Thursday, pushing the number of infections nationwide to their highest levels since a summer outbreak.

LINK: https://www.ft.com/content/32e24fbe-d3e1-4a9f-8c2a-d4fffd1b9504

OPINION: Ohio’s quarter-mile early-voting lines? That’s what voter suppression looks like

“The long lines are happening not by accident but design. Voters must stand up to defend our system of government…The office Ohio’s chief elections official, recently tweeted that “lines are due to enthusiasm.” But blaming voters for the long lines they endure ignores the massive, intentional disparity in resources between the more and less populous parts of the state… Instead, they reflect a view of democracy that prioritizes the imaginary preferences of land over the very real preferences of people, and in so doing, undermines the principle of “One Person, One Vote.”

LINK: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/15/ohio-us-election-voter-suppression 


FRIDAY

Moms for Biden Weekly Phone Bank 8 PM ET

Join Moms for Biden’s weekly phone bank on Fridays at 8 PM ET. No experience necessary!

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https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/350338


Fall Fridays with the Jersey Girls 7 PM ET

The Fridays are ticking away for the most important Election of our lifetime! Spend your Fridays taking action with the Jersey Girls for Joe & Kamala! Join us every Friday night from 7-8pm ET for a Happy Hour unlike any other! Enjoy a night with friends while we help take action in battleground states. There will be a mix of fun, games, activations and special guests! You never know who will stop by to hang with the Jersey Girls!!

Special happy hour action with Envoys for Humanity. Details as sign up.

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https://www.mobilize.us/envoysforhumanity/event/314403/


We’ve got your weekend plans! Find out if your state allows in-person voting on the weekend at iwillvote.com
#vote #weekendplans
#BidenHarris2020


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