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June 26, 2020 
Our country reached a milestone this week, but we won't be celebrating. The Senate confirmed President Trump's 200th judge. He has already filled nearly 30 percent of federal appeals court seats. Just one of Trump's 53 confirmed appeals court judges is Hispanic and none are Black. His lack of commitment to diversity is consistent with his overall values.

Trump's judges are associated with the Federalist Society, a nationwide organization of conservative lawyers, which has wielded undue power and influence in selecting judges. These judges, who serve for life, are also young. The average age for Trump appointees is ten years younger than that of Obama's.

Pushing out older judges to place younger judges on the bench is another GOP strategy. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told older judges that they should take retirement. "Now would be a good time to do that, if you want to make sure the judiciary is right of center," he said.

However, there is a slight sliver of hope. A total of 66 Court of Appeals judges are now or will soon be eligible for some type of retirement. Thirty-eight of those judges are Democratic appointees. It is highly unlikely they would retire before 2021 and allow Trump to fill their seat.

Electing Joe Biden is even more critical if we are to try and stop the erosion of our courts.

Here is how you can help. Send postcards to Democratic voters in battleground states encouraging them to vote. These states will be key to winning back the White House and Senate. This is an easy and effective way for you to play an important role in the election.

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Tuesday, June 30
Virtual Happy Hour with
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) & Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
6:00 pm CT

Wednesday, July 8
Virtual Conversation with
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
2:00 pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 11:00 am PT


Monday, July 20
Rep. Jan Schakowsky's 19th Annual
Ultimate Women's Power Lunch
Keynote Speakers Include:
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago
12:30 pm
Note invited by JACPAC in the RSVP box
Virtual Events to Support Joe Biden for President
Monday, June 29
ADA 30th Anniversary Virtual Reception with
Jill Biden, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Lynda Carter, & Tony Coelho
7:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm PT
Tuesday, June 30
Virtual Conversation about Hope & Democracy
with Vice President Joe Biden
moderated by Mark Hamill
with special performance by
Yo-Yo Ma
Time TBA

Wednesday, July 1
Virtual Conversation on Clean Energy with
former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter
7:30 pm ET | 6:30 pm CT | 4:30 pm PT
**low donation event**

Thursday, July 9
Virtual Reception with Hillary Rodham Clinton
7:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm CT | 4:00 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.
Criticizing Israel With Anguish and Love

This may well be an unprecedented moment in the history of the Israeli-Diaspora relationship. The possible annexation of parts of the territories has forced some of Israel's most passionate supporters to speak up, some for the first time, against an Israeli government decision on a matter it defines as essential for Israeli security. With anguish and love, they are modeling a healthy Jewish discourse, teaching us how to be responsible critics. 
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Defense Bill Would Survey Troops on If They've Faced 'Racist, Anti-Semitic or Supremacist' Activity

Questions about whether troops have faced racism, anti-Semitism and supremacism on duty would be added to Pentagon workplace surveys under a provision in the House Armed Services Committee's version of the annual defense policy bill.  The provision is included in the military personnel subcommittee's portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill would also require the Pentagon to develop a way to track and report supremacist, extremist and criminal gang activity in the armed forces.
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What If the Supreme Court Rules on Abortion and the Country Shrugs?
The decision in  June Medical Services v. Russo , expected imminently, could lead to the shuttering of clinics across not just Louisiana but also large parts of the country. Worst-case scenario - which is a real possibility, given the court's rightward lurch in recent years - abortion clinics would also no longer be able to bring lawsuits on behalf of their patients, as has been common for decades. For all future abortion cases, plaintiffs would have to be individual pregnant women who've been turned away from getting the procedure - women who would then need the resources and wherewithal to wage a legal battle that would almost certainly not be resolved in time for them to actually get an abortion.
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How the Head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Came Around to Trump

In the fall of 2016, Albert Mohler, the head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and one of the most prominent evangelical thinkers in the United States, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post  in which he described  Donald Trump as a "crisis of conscience" for religious conservatives, and an "excruciating" one, at that. In 2016, Mohler said that the "marriage of convenience" between evangelicals and the Republican Party was over. In April, 2020, however, he announced that he planned to vote for Trump this fall.
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The 'Scam Artist' Brothers Tearing the Gun Movement Apart

At the center of the Dorrs' efforts is the brothers' own for-profit consulting firm, which has received huge sums of money from their tax-exempt organizations, fueling allegations that the brothers are deceiving their supporters.  "What they're doing is raising a lot of money by setting up nonprofits and latching onto various conservative, hot-button issues," said Scott Hubay, an Ohio attorney who specializes in nonprofit compliance and examined findings compiled by The Trace and The Daily Beast. "But instead of spending that money on what they told the public their purpose was, they appear to be using it to enrich themselves." 
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'This Is a War': Republicans Ramp up Bid to Control Election Maps for Next Decade

'He who controls redistricting can control Congress,' Karl Rove famously said - and the Republican State Leadership Committee is set to do just that.  A little-known Republican group is ramping up millions of dollars in funding from major US corporations such as CitiGroup and Chevron to protect the conservative stronghold on the country.  The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) - which held the key to the GOP's political takeover a decade ago - launched the  Right Lines 2020 campaign  last September, taglined: "Socialism starts in the states. Let's stop it there, too." It's hoping to meet a $125m investment goal in an effort to retain 42 state legislature seats that the group says are key to holding power in the House of Representatives in battleground states including Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and New York.
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She Wanted to Be a Republican President. She's Voting for Biden. 
Republicans who say Donald Trump should lose in November but insist they won't vote for Joe Biden aren't being honest, Carly Fiorina argues.
Fiorina was a Republican candidate for president just four years ago, and was briefly Ted Cruz's prospective running mate. Trump needs to go, she says-and that means she's voting for Biden.  Fiorina is not going to keep quiet, write in another candidate, or vote third-party. "I've been very clear that I can't support Donald Trump," she said. "And elections are binary choices." 
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Always :60 | Joe Biden For President

The Pandemic's Lost Years
Even while still living in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we're starting to see the long-term effects of lost schooling, curtailed travel and shuttered businesses.  The U.S. will see some $7.9 trillion  in lost economic growth through this decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The World Bank, meanwhile, predicts global gross domestic product will shrink by 5.2%  in 2020 alone - nearly three times as much as the 2009 recession.  Poverty reduction  around the globe could be set back 20-30 years, according to the World Bank .
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NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins Wishes a 'Mazel Tov' and Cites Torah in Message to Jewish Students    
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins scored a touchdown with his congratulatory message to the graduates of a Jewish student program.  Cousins wished the graduates of the Jewish Student Union, a program of the Orthodox Union's youth group NCSY, a "mazel tov" on Monday in a video address and mentioned the Torah several times.
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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 We will be happy to help organize a JACII in your city.

The Last Word
"Trump says if the COVID19 numbers are bad, just stop testing. Sure. And if your business is failing, stop doing the books. If it's too hot outside, hide the thermometer - it'll cool off right away."

Former CA Sen. Barbara Boxer

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