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Happening This Week

  • As of July 5, we are 121 days away from Election Day.
  • Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential contender, Joe Biden, will host “The Inside Scoop,” an online event with High Schoolers for Biden on July 8.
  • President Trump will hold a political fundraiser in Hillsboro, Florida on July 10.

Elections by state…

  • The following primaries will occur this week:
    • July 7: Delaware (Delegates:D-21, R-16); New Jersey (Delegates:D-126, R-49)
    • July 11: Louisiana (Delegates:D-54, R-46)
    • July 12: Puerto Rico Democratic Primary (Delegates:D-51)
News From The Well

Updates From Last Week

  • Women of color are dominating Joe Biden’s list for potential running mates.
  • With a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court blocked curbside voting in Alabama.
  • Former Democratic presidential hopeful and ex-South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, share his experience running for office as a gay man and discusses his struggle to gain the support of black voters.
  • Another group is running TV ads against President Trump — and they’re Republicans. Joining the opposition is a group of veteran California Republicans who plan to campaign against the President and each Senator who backs him.
  • President Trump and the RNC raised $266 million in the second quarter, widening his cash advantage over Joe Biden who dominated the incumbent in overall June fundraising.
  • The political spending of billionaires has grown 37-fold in ten years. Read more about this stunning growth in political giving here.
  • A federal appellate court temporarily stopped a federal judge’s order that granted hundreds of felons the right to vote, marking the latest turn in Florida’s battle over felon voting rights.
  • Lauren Boebart ran against AOC and the ‘Squad’ in Colorado, and beat Rep. Scott Tipton in the process.

More information about your state’s elections can be found at your Secretary of State’s Website:

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia
Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

2020 Elections

College Grads Face Uphill Employment Battle Even as Unemployment Rate Declines
Employment
College Grads Face Uphill Employment Battle Even as Unemployment Rate Declines
July 6, 2020
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - June is always an anxious time for new graduates, but there’s never been a summer in memory as stark for new job seekers as this one. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 40 million have lost their jobs, and though the reopening... Read More

Rep. Antonio Delgado Honored with Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Award
Congress
Rep. Antonio Delgado Honored with Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Award
July 6, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y, with its yearly Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of business-friendly initiatives in the first session of the 116th Congress. The chamber has rated members of Congress based on how they vote on... Read More

Court Upholds Maryland’s Ban on Rapid Fire Gun Bump Stocks
State News
Court Upholds Maryland’s Ban on Rapid Fire Gun Bump Stocks
July 6, 2020
by Tom Ramstack

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan won a judgment this week against gun rights advocates who wanted to overturn the state’s ban on bump stocks and other attachments. Bump stocks speed up the firing rate on semi-automatic weapons, turning them into the equivalent of machine guns. The gun... Read More

Schools Try to Plan Reopening Amid Conflicting Coronavirus Guidelines
Education
Schools Try to Plan Reopening Amid Conflicting Coronavirus Guidelines

PHILADELPHIA — A month into planning what fall might look like for the 2,700 students in his Gloucester County school district, Jim Lavender tore through 104 pages of guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education. By Wednesday, Lavender had spent days, nights, and a weekend... Read More

1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes
Political News
1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump — “los cuentos no pagan las cuentas,” a play on words that roughly means “telling stories won't pay the bills.” But the narrator for the version... Read More

Trump-Connected Lobbyists Reap Windfall in COVID-19 Boom
Political News
Trump-Connected Lobbyists Reap Windfall in COVID-19 Boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report. The lobbyists identified Monday by the watchdog... Read More

Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift
Political News
Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift

ATLANTA (AP) — From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation. Now, during a national reckoning on racism, Democratic Party leaders want those symbolic... Read More

For Nation's Birthday, Trump Stokes the Divisions Within US
Political News
For Nation's Birthday, Trump Stokes the Divisions Within US

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.... Read More

‘It Is Historic’: Women of Color Dominate Joe Biden’s List for Vice President
Presidential
‘It Is Historic’: Women of Color Dominate Joe Biden’s List for Vice President

As Joe Biden weighs potential running mates, he has been asked repeatedly about the women he is considering. The Democrat has responded repeatedly that multiple women of color are on his list. The former vice president’s statement has all the makings of a coy dodge, keeping... Read More

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