August 5, 2022
What's On Our Mind

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) is readying himself for one of the toughest races of his political career. He will face off with moderate GOP candidate Joe O’Dea in a state that has been trending purple. JAC has designated this as one of its top races. 

Bennet has represented Colorado in the Senate since 2009. He has dedicated his Senate career to creating more opportunities for the next generation which includes protecting the environment, ending gun violence, and ensuring the legality of abortion services.
He has been a strong supporter of women’s reproductive health. He joined his Democratic colleagues in introducing the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act. This legislation would clarify that it is illegal for anti-choice states to limit travel for reproductive health care, including abortion services.

Bennet has also been a strong advocate for common sense gun laws. He has been a driving force in enacting change since Colorado suffered two mass shootings. Bennet supported the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act after the Uvalde school shooting to improve school safety, close loopholes, and strengthen background checks. Bennet will continue to demand action and legislation for gun violence. 
This race will be incredibly competitive. O’dea has already put $1.5 million of his own money into his campaign. The GOP and extremist groups will undoubtedly flood the state with attack ads aimed at Bennet while trying to attract the state’s moderate voters.

It is critical that we keep this seat and send Bennet back to the Senate. Losing this race could jeopardize our ability to enact gun reform and keep the Senate majority. We need to raise an extra $5,000 for Bennet so he can continue to be a voice on the issues you care about. DONATE HERE.

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Upcoming Events

(in person)

Wednesday, August 10
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
6:00 pm
Call JAC office for details

Wednesday, August 24
Happy Hour with Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
2:00 pm
Details to follow

Thursday, August 25
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)
2:00 pm
Details to Follow

Tuesday, August 30
Mandela Barnes (D-WI)
Details to Follow

Photos of the Week
(from top to bottom: writing postcards to help get out the vote, Chicago Gun Violence event with Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) and IL State Rep. Bob Morgan, Highland Park Gun Violence event with Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), IL State Rep Julie Morrison with Highland Park hosts.
In the News

"This amendment would have opened the door to extreme, total bans on abortion. Tonight, Kansas closed it. In November, we’re going to bolt it shut."
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)
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