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September 4, 2020 
On Monday, our nation will celebrate Labor Day. The holiday was created to honor the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. 

This year, in particular, our workers deserve special honor. To all those men and women that have kept our country running during COVID at great sacrifice to themselves and their families, this is our chance to say thank you.

While doctors and nurses have been on the front lines, they only represent 20% of all essential health workers.

Millions of low-wage essential health workers, many of them women, have also been on the COVID-19 front lines. They work alongside doctors and nurses, also risking their lives but with much lower pay.

Women in general only earn just 82 cents for every $1 earned by men of all races, according to Census Bureau data. Since the second half of the 20th century, women's labor force participation has grown significantly, but their salaries haven't.

One of the first pieces of legislation the new Congress introduced was the Paycheck Fairness Act, HR 7. This bill is an important step toward closing the gender wage gap. It would among other things require employers to demonstrate that pay disparities are based on legitimate, work-related factors and eliminate barriers that make it more difficult for workers' participation in class action lawsuits challenging systemic pay discrimination.

The bill passed the House. But Mitch McConnell refuses to call a vote on it.

Labor Day also marks the traditional start of campaign season. Let's get down to work and make sure we send Joe and Kamala to the White House and JAC's other candidates to Congress. We need leaders who will prioritize closing wage gaps and ending paycheck discrimination for women.

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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 

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Meet Amy Kennedy
Candidate for NJ-2
Wednesday, September 16
2:00 pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 11:00 am PT

Thursday, September 24
Zoom with the Bad Ass Women of Congress
Reps. Elaine Luria (VA-2), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), & Abigail Spanberger (VA-7)
4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm CT

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

Tuesday, September 8
Virtual Event with Jill Biden & Jennifer Garner
6:15 pm  ET | 5:15 pm CT | 3:15 pm PT

Thursday, September 10
Virtual Reception & Musical Performance
VP Joe Biden, NJ Gov Phil Murphy, 1st Lady Tammy Murphy,
Jon Bon Jovi, & Dorothea Bongiovi
Time TBA
Thursday, September 10
Chicago Virtual Reception with Sen. Kamala Harris
4:45 pm ET | 3:45 pm CT | 1:45 pm PT

Sunday, September 13
with Yoga Instructor Erin Jacques, Jane Dibbet, & Jessica Hecht
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 1000 am PT

Please note: Login links for Biden for President events are sent out directly by the campaign. 
Watch your inbox for more online events.
Amid Talks With Israel, UAE Pursuit of Stealth Jets Rumbles in Background

Amid historic normalization talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing U.S. stealth jets which the Gulf state hopes to buy despite Israeli objections. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met Emirati military officials at the UAE's Al Dhafra air base, where the U.S. keeps some of its F-35 advanced stealth warplanes, highlighting the UAE's years-long drive to obtain the aircraft.
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The Anti-Semitic Backstory of QAnon
QAnon is one of the strangest developments on the current political scene. Originating in 2017 on the often racist imageboard website 4chan, its members believe that the world is really being run by a secret cabal of devil-worshiping pedophiles, who include billionaires like Bill Gates, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, and high-profile Democratic politicians like Hilary Clinton, who traffic children, and rape, torture and murder them, to satisfy their depraved appetites. These monsters drain children of their blood and drink it during Satanic rituals - and President Trump is their arch-nemesis.
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Mike Pence to Visit Women's Health Clinic That Falsely Ties Abortion to Breast Cancer  
Vice President Mike Pence returns to battleground North Carolina for another trip focused on shoring up the Trump base. He is set to visit Gateway Women's Care, a pregnancy and sexual health center that opposes abortion rights, in Raleigh, North Carolina where he will participate in a roundtable discussion. Gateway promotes misleading information regarding abortion on its website, specifically the assertion that abortion can lead to breast cancer.
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We Are Evangelical Christians Not Voting for Donald Trump This Time
It is no secret that most white evangelical Christians in the country voted for Donald Trump in 2016. But one recent survey finds that, if the election were tomorrow, his margin of victory with white evangelical voters would be just 38 points, dramatically down from his advantage of 61 points over Hillary Clinton. Evangelical voters are having second thoughts.
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FBI Background Checks Exceed 3.11 Million in August, Driven by Civil Unrest in Kenosha   
Background checks for gun purchases surged past 3.11 million in August, reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as civil unrest continues to drive gun sales in a frenzied bid for self-protection. Images of burning cities, police brutality, armored cars rolling through the streets, civilians toting AR-15s and clouds of tear gas drove people to buy guns even in relatively tranquil places far from the action.
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Five Things We Learned From This Year's Primaries 
Through a pandemic, protests and partisanship, voters in all but four states have picked party nominees for November's general election, setting up the clashes that will determine the shape of American politics over the next two years. Their choices have sent clear signals about where each party's electorate stands, and what the two warring factions have in common: Both Democratic and Republican voters want change - though there is little agreement on what, exactly, ought to be changed.
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Keep Up | Joe Biden For President 2020
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'I Support Joe Biden's Pro-Science Agenda': 81 Nobel Laureates Endorse Biden for President  
Eighty-one Nobel Prize winners endorsed Joe Biden for president in an open letter on Wednesday, citing the former vice president's "willingness to listen to experts" and his "deep appreciation for using science to find solutions." The Nobel laureates, winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Medicine and Physics, stressed the importance of elected leaders making decisions based on science, particularly during a global pandemic.
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What We Know About the C.D.C.'s COVID-19 Vaccine Plans
In planning documents sent last week to public health agencies around the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described preparations for two coronavirus vaccines they refer to simply as Vaccine A and Vaccine B. The technical details of the vaccines, including the time between doses and their storage temperatures, match well with the two vaccines furthest along in clinical tests in the United States, made by Moderna and Pfizer. Here's what you need to know about how the vaccines work, how they're being tested and how they might be rolled out to the public - if, and it's still a big if, they are proven to work.
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The New Face of Tel Aviv's Food Scene
During the COVID-19 pandemic, seating restrictions have hit restaurants hard. But Hotel Montefiore, a restaurant located in a Tel Aviv boutique hotel, has turned the situation into something beautiful: Since indoor seating is strictly limited, the restaurant has taken over the adjacent parking lot and turned the outdoor space into a lavish urban oasis, with plush rugs, white tablecloths, and live plants.
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The Last Word
"Why should I go to that (war) cemetery, it's filled with losers."

- President Donald Trump
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.

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