Women for Biden-Harris: Daily Digest, October 23

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11 Days Until Election Day


NC HBCUs for Biden Harris Phone Bank Challenge 4:00 PM ET

Hosted by: Livingston College Blue Bears


We might not have Homecoming in October, but we can still “Party With A Purpose!” Join DJ P-Trol every Friday in October from 4-6pm while we wind down our workday & windup our activism. HBCUs from across the state of NC will phone bank in the “HBCUs for Biden Harris Phone Bank Challenge!” Each week, the calls will be joined Surprise Guests & Candidates to remind us about the importance of our VOTE and then DJ P-trol will spin the tunes we danced to in college and now. At the end of the week we will tally to see which HBCU is leading on calls and shout out that school! #BraggingRights

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or volunteering for the first time, now is the time to act for HBCU’s, Our History & Our Legacy. Show up for the most important election of our lifetime; Bring a friend, a computer, and a phone and we will handle the rest. RSVP today!


Women for Biden presents the Bring It HOMES Tour



On Friday, October 23, Meena Harris and Chelsea Clinton will join Women for Biden for the second stop of the Bring It HOMES Tour, a three-stop virtual campaign swing through the Great Lakes states to highlight issues concerning women across the region, especially health care and the economy, and mobilize women to help get out the vote.

Anchored in Michigan, event will feature Harris and Clinton in conversation and conclude with a Women for Biden phone bank.

The tour will end the week before the election with a final virtual stop anchored in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Fact-Checking the Final Presidential Debate

In the final debate, Trump again unleashed a successive series of false, misleading, and exaggerated statements as he sought to distort former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s record and positions to boost his own re-election hopes. The president once again relied heavily on well-worn talking points that have long been shown to be false.

11 days. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/22/us/fact-check-debate-trump-biden 

No evidence for Trump claim that Joe Biden earned money in China, according to the Wall Street Journal, contradicting its editorial section

At Thursday night’s debate, President Trump repeatedly asserted that Biden was involved in his son Hunter’s business dealings, specifically accusing him of taking money from China — a charge found to be false upon review of multiple records by The Wall Street Journal and made the same week it was revealed Trump himself had secretly maintained a bank account in the country.

Make a voting plan. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/no-evidence-trump-claim-joe-biden-earned-money-in-china-2020-10

A 19-year-old with a van full of guns and explosives plotted to assassinate Biden, feds say

According to federal officials, Alexander Hillel Treisman ended up at a Wendy’s within four miles of Biden’s home in Delaware and penned a checklist that ended with one word: “execute.”

LINK: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/23/biden-treisman-assassination-plot/

Unemployment benefits: Racial disparity in jobless aid grows as Congress stalls on COVID-19 stimulus

Trump asserted in the final presidential debate that his administration recorded the “best Black unemployment numbers in the history of our country.” The jobless rate for Black workers dropped to a record low of 5.4% in August 2019 and the worst global pandemic in a century has undone years of gains, chipping away at a longstanding gap between the jobless benefits received by Black Americans and white Americans.

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

LINK: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/10/22/stimulus-check-black-unemployment-rate-racial-disparity-coronavirus-trump-biden/3650844001/ 

Trump defends family separation in debate, says immigrant kids whose parents can’t be found are ‘so well taken care of’

At the final presidential debate, Trump was asked about the families of 545 kids who have not been located after being separated because of his Administration’s immigration policy and would not detail how he planned to reunite hundreds of kids who reportedly remain separated years later.

LINK: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-defends-family-separation-in-debate-says-immigrant-kids-whose-parents-cant-be-found-are-so-well-taken-care-of-040427270.html

Task force warns several US regions show signs of ‘deterioration’ amid Covid-19 surges

On Wednesday, at least 14 states saw their highest seven-day average of new daily cases including, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. And at least five states — Illinois, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah — reported their highest daily case counts Thursday, while hospitals in states like Missouri and Idaho warn they’ll soon be facing a crisis if hospitalizations continue to surge.

COVID isn’t over. Make a voting plan. IWillVote.com

LINK: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html 

More than 700 leading economists, including seven Nobel Prize winners, urge US voters to reject Donald Trump, a ‘selfish and reckless’ president

In the letter, they wrote that Trump’s “selfish and reckless behavior” has weakened the economy. “He has a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics that engenders needless viciousness and cruelty,” the economists wrote, and they describe Trump’s actions at the White House as a “sustained assault” on democracy.

LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-election-day-economists-biden-economy-growth-gdp-2020-10 

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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