Women for Biden-Harris: Daily Digest, October 22

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12 Days Until Election Day


National WFB Bimonthly Call, 7:00 PM ET


Join Women for Biden for our National Call on October 15 at 7 PM ET.


Women Mobilize for Biden, 4:30 PM ET
Virtual Event


On Thursday, October 22, Kamala Harris will participate in a virtual rally with Women for Biden and key women leaders, including women from Supermajority, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s List, and NARAL Pro-choice America. The rally will focus on issues at stake in this election, including reproductive rights and health care, and mobilize women to use their voice, vote, and help get out the vote in the final days of this election.

In addition to Senator Harris, featured speakers include: Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Action Fund; Stephanie Schriock, EMILY’s List; Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-choice America; Cecile Richards, SuperMajority; Aimee Allison, advocate; and Destiny Lopez, reproductive justice leader. Biden for President senior advisor Symone Sanders will emcee the event.


Weekly Phone Banks


Women for Biden GOTV Marathon – October 31-Nov. 3, Multiple times available


Join women across the country for a 4-Day, All-Day virtual Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Marathon!

It’s time to Get Out The VOTE! Join women across the country as we rally these last four days for a GOTV marathon.

From Saturday through Election Day, join us as we help voters in swing states get to the polls.

A virtual campaign “dance marathon,” every day will feature phone bank trainings, surprise guests, dance breaks and calling voters to ensure they have what they need to VOTE.

Every call matters, so sign up today for any two-hour window (or for as many windows as you can) during this last chance to make a difference in this election!

Whether you’re a first-time volunteer, or have made calls on the campaign before, we’ll make sure that you have all the tools and information you need in order to Get Out The Vote.





Obama delivers fiery rebuke of Trump in return to the campaign trail

On the campaign trail for Joe Biden, Obama hit Trump on coronavirus response, racism, health care protections, conspiracy theories and lies, saying Trump is treating “the presidency like a reality show that he can use to get attention.”

12 days. Make a voting plan. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-hits-the-trail-for-biden-in-pennsylvania/ 

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

The still-elevated number of jobless claims underscores that a full recovery from the pandemic recession remains far off. Job growth has slowed for three straight months, leaving the economy still 10.7 million jobs short of its pre-pandemic level, while many jobless recipients are now receiving only regular state unemployment payments because a federal weekly supplement of $300 has ended in nearly all states and the federal benefit expired over the summer. The unemployment rate remains high at 7.9%.

Make a voting plan. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-layoffs-jobless-claims-united-states-economy-42a89d61a838bd0aea6763b5b011469a 

Footage of Joe Biden comforting Parkland families circulates on social media

he clip shows former Vice President Joe Biden with survivors and their families at an event held just after the shooting. After his exchange with Debbi Hixon, the widow of Chris Hixon, the heroic coach who died trying to save students in the shooting, Biden is seen starting to walk away from the families when the Hixons’ son Corey runs after Biden for a hug. Biden immediately embraces him, kisses his forehead and thanks him for the hug.

Women for Biden-Harris was lucky enough to speak with Debbie Hixon in September. We have 12 days to vote in a leader with real empathy. Make a voting plan. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/elections/fl-ne-clip-shows-biden-comforting-parkland-families-20201022-3ap7omev7zcspgcz3esrdhksoy-story.html

TIME Replaced Its Logo on the Cover For the First Time in Its Nearly 100-Year History. Here’s Why We Did It

To mark this historic moment, arguably as consequential a decision as any of us has ever made at the ballot box, we have for the first time in our nearly 100-year history replaced our logo on the cover of our U.S. edition with the imperative for all of us to exercise the right to vote. To help, we’ve provided readers with a guide on how to vote safely during this extraordinary year. The artwork on the cover is by Shepard Fairey, who says of the image, the person is determined to use their ‘voice and power by voting.’” – Edward Felsenthal, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of TIME

Make your voice heard. Tell three friends and #VOTE. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://time.com/5902712/time-replaced-logo-cover-voting/ 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are making their run for the White House all about healthcare. Here are the most powerful people shaping their messaging and policies

To advise on healthcare, Biden has surrounded himself with longtime aides and alumni from the Obama White House, as well as people who were in Hillary Clinton’s inner circle.

LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/list-people-advising-joe-biden-campaign-on-healthcare-2020-5

A look inside the COVID-19 ward at Wisconsin’s largest hospital

“I wish people would take this serious,” a 73-year-old woman battling COVID-19 told CBS News. On Wednesday, Wisconsin hit a record number of deaths reported, according to the state’s Department of Health Services, as the U.S. crosses more than 8.3 million cases, with over 221,000 deaths.

COVID isn’t over. We need a leader who will follow the science and protect the American people. We need Joe Biden. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/largest-hospital-in-wisconsin-coronavirus-units/ 

Trump is averaging more than 50 false or misleading claims a day

As we enter the final stretch of the election season, Trump began making more than 50 false or misleading claims a day. It’s only getting worse.

LINK: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/22/president-trump-is-averaging-more-than-50-false-or-misleading-claims-day/

ICE moves to quickly deport more immigrants without court hearings

The Trump administration has instructed deportation agents to expand a policy that had long been limited to border areas.

LINK: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ice-deportations-expedited-removal

To all our bakers. This Saturday is #BakingforBiden day – bake something, take a pic, make a plan at iwllvote.com and share your goodies and voting plan here using #BakingforBiden

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