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July 24, 2020 

We are in a for frightening next 100 days leading up to the election.

As Covid continues to plague the country, voting in person may be too dangerous. The  GOP is resisting efforts to expand vote by mail and early voting. States are struggling to update and secure their voting infrastructure. There appears to be continued foreign meddling in our elections.

This week Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence expressed their concern in a letter to the FBI.

"We are gravely concerned, in particular, that Congress appears to be the target of a concerted foreign interference campaign, which seeks to launder and amplify disinformation in order to influence congressional activity, public debate, and the presidential election in November," they said. 

The recent Twitter attack highlights our vulnerability with the spread of disinformation. These types of attacks could impact people's ability to vote. What if the hacked accounts tweeted out wrong polling information or instructed people to stay home on election day? 

We saw these attacks in the 2016 election. However, four years later, the bad actors have increased as well as the sophistication of their work. Democrats want $3.6 billion to be included in the latest coronavirus relief package, the Heroes Act, to help state and local election offices. The GOP is resisting.

A thriving, vibrant democracy is the greatest threat to countries like Russia and China. Their goal is to weaken our trust in government and our democracy through the spread of disinformation. Once this happens, chaos ensues.

Trump has been a partner in their efforts to weaken people's trust in government. He has spent his entire presidency delegitimizing government agencies and media. He has made people doubt the very institutions that can protect them and even the sanctity of their vote.

As Joe Biden says, we are in the battle for the soul of our nation. That battle extends to the internet and beyond our borders. 
Tuesday, August 4
Election Security & Foreign Interference
Mieke Eoyang
VP of Third Way's National Security Program
2:00 pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 11:00 am
Virtual Events to Support Joe Biden for President
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Celebration for Change: 100 Days to Go
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Cohen, Delores Huerta, Jay Leno, Julianne Moore, Rob Reiner, Barbra Streisand and more
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Virtual Conversation with President Barack Obama & George Clooney
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Thursday, July 30
Virtual Climate Change Discussion with Al Gore
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Saturday, August 1
Bootcamp for Biden with Rachel Robins
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Monday, August 3
Virtual Conversation on Antisemitism with
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) & Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
moderated by Jason Alexander
8:00 pm ET I 7:00 pm CT I 5:00 PT 

Thursday, August 6
Virtual Conversation with Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin
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From 2009 to 2012 under the Obama administration, I served as the U.S. Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism. Today I watch this growing tide of hatred and intolerance with mounting dread. And I feel tremendous frustration as I watch the current occupant of my former role,  Elan Carr , use his position to score political points for President Trump and shamefully malign the president's Jewish critics. Last week, Carr took to Twitter to accuse J Street, a prominent liberal Jewish American advocacy group, of using an anti-Semitic image as part of its campaign against the Israeli government's threatened unilateral annexation of the West Bank.
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Religious Leaders Warn Against Pompeo's Push for Religious Freedom as Priority Human Right

More than 30 faith leaders issued a warning against Secretary of State  Mike Pompeo's new push to put property rights and religious freedom at the forefront of American diplomacy.  In a  statement , faith leaders across denominations warned that Pompeo's push for a hierarchy of rights with religious freedom at the top "will weaken religious freedom itself and undermine respect for and damage the protections of the universal values of human dignity." 
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House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol
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Biden Launches Week-Long $15 Million Ad Blitz in Battleground States

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The Last Word
"The hard truth is that we can't just build back to the way things were before these crises - we have to build back better."
-- Joe Biden
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.

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