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October 30, 2020 
It's been four long years of Donald Trump and the destruction of our values and country. We hope we can finally see the end - and the beginning of a new day with Joe and Kamala.

But it won't happen unless we continue to work hard in these next days. 

We cannot rest until everyone has voted. There are still people who need to vote. Find them. Talk to them and make sure they vote. Help your friends and family make a plan to vote. Drive them to the polls if you have to. It will take every one of us to step up, stand in line, and take back our country for us and for generations here and to come.

Everything we care about has been attacked. No one has survived unscathed from Trump. Our country, the rule of law, and the Constitution have been stretched to near breaking point. Now with COVID, our lives are truly in jeopardy with Trump's failed handling of the pandemic.

On Tuesday we have an opportunity to raise our voices and use the power of our vote to make peaceful changes in our country. This democratic process makes us unique in the world. But it won't be easy. There will be long voting lines and some will face voter intimidation. 

Everything you do in these final moments can make a difference. Candidates have won and lost races by just a handful of votes.

"If we pour all our effort into these next days, and if we vote up and down the ticket like never before, then we will not only elect Joe and Kamala, we will also leave no doubt about what this country that we love stands for. We will not leave any doubt about who we are as people and the values and ideas that we embrace," said Barack Obama at this weeks campaign event for Joe in Florida.

There is still time to get involved. Click here to join the GOTV effort. Click here for Election day GOTV opportunities.

You don't want to wake up the morning after election without knowing you did everything you could to save the soul of this country. 

Let's get this done.

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Abbas Is Counting on a Trump Loss to Revive Palestinian Fortunes

Isolated diplomatically and running out of money, plagued by old internal ideological divisions and by new threats like the coronavirus, the Palestinians are looking to Tuesday's election more desperate than ever for a change in Washington. Mahmoud Abbas and his lieutenants are counting on a President Biden to shelve the Trump administration's lopsidedly pro-Israel plan for resolving the conflict. They are expecting a return to United States support for a two-state solution that Palestinians would consider viable.
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Famed Anti-Semitism Watchdog Abe Foxman Sees Danger in a Second Trump Term  

Last month, the man who led the Anti-Defamation League for 28 years said Trump's reelection would be "nothing less than a body blow for our country and our community." He called Trump "a demagogue" who "threatens American democracy."
Foxman noted that during his half-century with the ADL - "working for the Jewish people" - he did not endorse candidates. He only spoke up because "after decades of progress ... Jews are filled with fear and anxiety. President Trump shoulders a good measure of the blame." 
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Abortion on the Ballot: Voters in Colorado and Louisiana Consider Restrictions
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump sparred on the topic in September, with the former vice president arguing that Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, was "on the ballot" in 2020. But as Republicans look to deepen the conservative tilt of the high court with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, voters in Louisiana and Colorado voters will directly consider questions on the future of abortion access in their states.
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Advocates Fear Barrett Will Strip Away Gay Rights. It Could Begin Next Week.
The most immediate concern for national LGBTQ and civil rights groups is Barrett's presence on the court for next week's arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that looks at whether faith-based child welfare agencies can refuse to work with same-sex couples and other people whom they consider to be in violation of their religious beliefs. Currey Cook, a lawyer with Lambda Legal, said Barrett's "history and prior statements" about religious exemptions are "alarming" and have led him to conclude that Barrett would "be inclined to grant certain groups special permission because of their faith."
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Michigan Judge Blocks Ban on Open Carry of Guns at Polls on Election Day

A Michigan judge has blocked a ban on openly carrying firearms at Michigan polling places on Election Day. Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray granted a preliminary injunction to pro-gun groups who filed motions to block the directive issued by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Oct. 16. Benson sought to prohibit firearms at polling places, clerk's offices and other locations where absentee ballots will be tallied. Her order also barred individuals openly carrying guns from coming within 100 feet of buildings serving as polling centers.
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The Best Sites to Follow on Election Night, According to Experts

As we approach election night November 3-knowing full well that because of mail-in voting, we might not actually know our next president by the end of the night- you need to follow the election results. Who should we be following? FiveThirtyEight, 270 To Win, The Economist, and the New York Times. 
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VIDEO: Joe Biden Speech on Racial Justice and Voting in Warm Springs, Georgia

The Shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. - Statement from Vice President Biden and Senator Harris 
Our hearts are broken for the family of Walter Wallace Jr., and for all those suffering the emotional weight of learning about another Black life in America lost. We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death. It makes the shock and grief and violence of yesterday's shooting that much more painful, especially for a community that has already endured so much trauma. Walter Wallace's life, like too many others', was a Black life that mattered - to his mother, to his family, to his community, to all of us.
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The Children's Hell of Minsk
Newly discovered oral histories and memoirs depict horrifying Jewish experiences of Nazi brutality that were silenced and erased under Soviet rule. Minsk, the capital of the Belarusian SSR, is an important site to trace such experiences. 
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The Last Word
"You have the power to silence him."

- Joe Biden
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