American democracy cannot afford another 2016 election, when, for example, black voters in Michigan were so uninspired they either stayed home or decided to vote down ballot and ignore the top of the ticket. The democracy cannot afford a party that is not equipped to address the rampant voter suppression and disenfranchisement efforts affecting marginalized communities in states across the nation. For the past two years, Abrams and Fair Fight have been dedicated to mitigating the rampant voter-suppression efforts in states across the country. … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams Is the Only Vice Presidential Pick for Joe Biden. Here’s Why.
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“We want people to not take our votes for granted and to work actively and urgently to address some of the issues that persist in our communities,” Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarProtesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death block LA freeway Pelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' Appeals court rejects claims that Facebook, Twitter suppress conservative views MORE (D), whose district includes the part of Minneapolis where Floyd was killed, said when asked how the recent deaths of black men might color Biden’s VP decision. … [Read more...] about Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick
The death of George Floyd—a 46-year-old black man who appeared to suffocate as now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck for at least eight minutes—has ignited days of protests in the Twin Cities, as demonstrators have called for Chauvin and three other since-fired police officers to be charged with Floyd’s death. On Thursday night, protesters set a police station on fire while chanting “I can’t breathe,” the same words Floyd spoke repeatedly as Chauvin kneeled on his neck as a bystander recorded the episode on their phone. On Friday, Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for his role in Floyd’s death. … [Read more...] about Team Biden on Klobuchar: ‘We Need to Avoid Her’
UCLA Political Science Professor Lynn Vavreck wrote in her 2009 book, "The Message Matters," (Princeton University Press, 232 pages) that presidential candidates usually get elected either by running "a clarifying campaign" in which they distinguish themselves as the best person to manage the economy - as Reagan did in 1980 and 1984 - or an "insurgent" campaign as Trump did in 2016 that was largely based on "identity issues" and "racialized economics" in middle America at a time when the economy was actually expanding. … [Read more...] about Professor says election is about Trump’s response to pandemic
"When the President took office, there were no predictions China would surpass the US in GDP within two years. Their GDP was 60% the size of the US at the time and slowing. They would have had to grow $7.5 trillion to catch us in two years even if we didn't grow at all, which would have required 30 percent annual increases on their part. No one would predict that," said Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and an expert on the Chinese economy. … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s general false claims from March 16 through May 3