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August 28, 2020 
The GOP convention this week featured speakers who represent the worst of this country. 

The Republican nominee from North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn, was featured at the convention. On a recent trip he visited Hitler's vacation home, which he said was on his "bucket list" of places to see. He later posted pictures of the visit and referring to the Nazi leader as the Fuhrer. The caption also said the place was where"Supreme Evil shared laughs and good times with his compatriots."

The RNC was going to have Mary Ann Mendoza speak as well. But it was forced to cancel her speech at the last minute after she tweeted a litany of antisemitic comments hours before she was to appear. But she sits on the campaign board of Women for Trump.

Abby Johnson, a prominent opponent of abortion rights, who also appeared at the convention said she supports reviving household voting, which would allow only the head of a household to cast a vote in elections.

After the resurgence of antisemitism in Charlottesville, and Trump's failure to clearly condemn it, Joe Biden decided he had to run for president. Trump's presidency has been laced with hatred and alt-right supporters.

Biden has a comprehensive plan to battle the hatred that Trump has encouraged to grown unfettered. He takes seriously both the violence that accompanies it and the hateful and dangerous lies that underlie it.

Biden will restore funding for a critical effort to address domestic extremism, which the Trump administration has cut. 

Trump's lies and hate will only increase in the days leading up the election. His supporters and surrogates will help him spread this darkness across the country. He will try use fright to motivate Americans to vote for him.

But we have hope and promise in Joe and Kamala. Their vision for America is bright. We will turn the tables - and country - on Donald Trump. This election day we will close this ugly chapter in or history.

Our victory in November needs to be thunderous. 

Our votes count and they count when we vote early. VOTE EARLY.

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Wednesday, Sept. 2
Virtual Conversation with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8)
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT

Thursday, Sept. 3
Virtual Conversation with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
11:30 am ET | 10:30 am CT | 8:30 am PT
Thursday, Sept. 10
Meet the Women Turning Texas Purple
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7)
Gina Ortiz Jones (Candidate TX-23)
State Sen. Wendy Davis (Candidate TX-21)
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm  CT | 10:00 am PT 
Thursday, October 1 
2020 JAC Michigan Membership Meeting
Guest Speaker - Amb. Dan Shapiro
& Legislator Forum featuring
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8), & Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11) 
12:00 pm ET | 11:00 am CT | 9:00 am PT 
Virtual Events to Support Joe Biden for President

Monday, August 31
LGBTQ+ for Biden Virtual Celebration
VP Joe Biden, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI), 
Rep. David Cicilline (RI), Mayor Pete Buttigieg, &
special guest Cher 
Time TBA 
Video call instructions will be provided prior to event
**Free Event**
Tuesday, September 1
Jewish Women for Joe Summer Book Club featuring
Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour
7:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm PT

Wednesday, September 2
Virtual Happy Hour with Jill Biden
5:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm CT | 2:30 pm PT
Thursday, September 3
Women for Biden & Women's Leadership Forum United for Victory Series with Jill Biden & Wives of the Senate
6:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm CT | 3 pm PT
Tuesday, September 8
Virtual Event with Jill Biden & Jennifer Garner
6:00 pm  ET | 5:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm PT

Please note: Login links for Biden for President events are sent out directly by the campaign. 
Watch your inbox for more online events.
U.S. Presses Other Muslim Nations to Establish Ties With Israel

The Trump administration sought to test the waters to determine if it can persuade other Arab and Muslim countries to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel after a breakthrough agreement by the United Arab Emirates to open normal ties. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Sudan and Bahrain, two of the administration's top prospects for bringing Israel together with more of its neighbors in a region where it has faced generations of hostility. But American officials cautioned that the situation remained fluid and no one should expect overnight agreements.
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The GOP Hides Its Bigotry Only When Caught
Let's face it: Once you try to delegitimize the only African American president (and then the only African American nominee for vice president), deploy a not-so-subtle call to return the old political order when Whites dominated ("Make America Great Again"), treat immigrants as if they are despoiling America, celebrate the ultimate symbol of white supremacy (the Confederate battle flag) and race-bait your way through three-plus years in office, it is pretty much a given that antisemites and conspiracy kooks will come come out from under every rock to support you.
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Trump Administration Wants Limits Reimposed on Medication Abortion  
Since 2000, the Food and Drug Administration has established rules for Mifeprex, a drug used during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The regulations say it must be administered by a health care professional in a clinic, hospital or doctor's office and the patient must sign a form acknowledging that she has been counseled about the drug's possible risks. But a group of doctors, led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, filed a lawsuit seeking to have the restrictions relaxed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Evangelical Left Once Had a Home in the GOP. What Happened?
Today, the phrase "evangelical left" reads like an oxymoron. White evangelicals, everyone knows, are by and large conservative Republicans.
But evangelicals were not always so predictable. During the 1970s, their ranks included numerous Democratic politicians such as President Jimmy Carter and Sen. Harold Hughes (D-Iowa). Perhaps even more surprising, the movement's Republican representatives were often moderates or liberals.
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Could Not Answer a Question About the Price of a Postcard Stamp   
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy does not know the cost of sending a postcard, he said during a congressional hearing Monday, and could not answer several other questions about the agency he was recently appointed to run. Rep. Katie Porter of California grilled DeJoy on several questions about United States Postal Service operations while the newly appointed postmaster general appeared before the House Oversight Committee, starting with the price of a first-class stamp.
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How to Defeat Trump's Plan to Overturn the Election | Opinion 
It is not inconceivable that Trump could attempt to hold onto office by simply refusing to leave and invoking some form of martial law under an Attorney General Bill Barr-backed interpretation of emergency presidential powers; however, this seems to many too extreme to be a believable scenario. That said, no one at this point should think that Trump creating post-election chaos based on an enormous increase in mail-in ballots is anything but very likely. Moreover, no one should think that a court is simply going to rule that Trump's actions are out of bounds and his claims of a fraudulent election are unfounded.
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Heal America | Joe Biden For President 2020
Heal America | Joe Biden For President 2020

Hundreds of Former Aides to George W. Bush, John Mccain Endorse Biden for President  
A political action committee, 43 Alumni for Biden, that launched last month posted a list of nearly 300 members of the Bush administration or campaigns who are publicly backing Biden. The names range from members of the Cabinet, including former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and former Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, to ambassadors, to White House and advance staffers. Meanwhile, more than 100 former staff of McCain's congressional offices and campaigns also endorsed Biden for president.
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These Countries Have the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rates. This Is What the U.S. Has in Common With Them.
Once viewed as a beacon of government competence and a model for public health, the U.S. has fumbled the response to the coronavirus pandemic even more than countries known for widespread corruption, poor healthcare, and ubiquitous poverty - to the shock of many around the world. By many measures, the U.S. is now faring worse than Mexico, Brazil, India, and Russia. This is not lost on people in those countries, many of whom are watching the situation unfold in the U.S. with shock and bewilderment.
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6 Months Into Pandemic, Jews Prepare for a High Holiday Season of Rupture and Resilience
For many Jews, a high point of services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, which wonders who will live and who will die in the year ahead. This year, that question will take on added resonance, as the High Holidays fall six months into a global pandemic that has reshaped lives, battered institutions and killed hundreds of thousands of people, including many in Jewish communities.
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The Last Word
"Given the incumbent president's lack of competent leadership, his efforts to aggravate rather than bridge divisions among Americans, and his failure to uphold American values, we believe the election of former Vice President Biden is clearly in the national interest." 

- former aides to George W. Bush, John McCain 
Introducing JACII, a JAC group for young professionals, advocates, and those young at heart who are looking to get involved. Groups have started in Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Events will feature elected officials and speakers in lively settings. JACII is by and for young people. Now is the perfect time to get involved.

Know someone who would be interested in joining or hosting a meeting? Let us know at info@jacpac.org. We will be happy to help organize a JACII in your city.

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